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British Astronomical Association

 Organization

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

 Sub-Series

British Astronomical Association, 1895 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 74/2
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The collection contains a wide range of material created or accumulated by Melotte during his lifetime. There are four main series, relating to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, British Astronomical Association, Royal Astronomical Society and solar eclipses. The remaining material comprises papers, photographs and other items on a wide range of astronomical subjects.

Dates: 1895 - 1952
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence of Robert Atkinson, 1946 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/635
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Robert Atkinson with various organisations, including universities, observatories, periodicals and the Inspector of Taxes at Bexhill, regarding talks, lectures, minutes of meetings, circulars, articles and papers, and income tax, including the following items:Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding consultant work for Messrs Kelvin and Hughes, 1954.Correspondence with C.W. Allen, University of London Observatory, 1958.Correspondence with...
Dates: 1946 - 1963
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on cometary aphelia, 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/642
Scope and Contents

Correspondence of Robert Atkinson with J.G. Porter of the Computing Section of the British Astronomical Association regarding cometary aphelia, with handwritten and typed lists of cometary aphelia.

Dates: 1948
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on scientific societies, 1954 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/519
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence regarding scientific societies, including the following items:General correspondence on meetings, lectures, papers, etc., relating to the British Astronomical Association, 1954-1963. The correspondents include Dr Woolley, R. Atkinson, Dr Porter and Dr Waterfield.Agendas, circulars, reports and the constitution of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, 1956-1957.Correspondence with the British...
Dates: 1954 - 1963
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the British Astronomical Association, 1959 - 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 12/11
Scope and Contents

Personal correspondence of Dr Hunter as a member of the Council of the British Astronomical Association regarding publication policy, memoirs, financial matters and the election of a new President.

Dates: 1959 - 1965
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the Royal Astronomical Society, 1937 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/28
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the Royal Astronomical Society, including the following material:(1) General correspondenceCorrespondence between Sir Harold Spencer Jones and Miss Garratt, Royal Astronomical Society, regarding the Padbury chronometer, 1949.Correspondence regarding the R.A.S. Finance Committee, 1949.Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and Dr G. Merton regarding reductions of the Stanley Williams variable star observations,...
Dates: 1937 - 1949
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence with societies, 1900 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/116
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence with miscellaneous societies, 1900-1923, including the British Astronomical Association, regarding lectures for 1917; Royal Geographical Society, regarding a geodetic survey, 1923; Optical Convention, regarding a visit to the Royal Observatory, schedules, agenda, etc., 1912; and the Optical Society, regarding the Optical Standards Committee and the Optical Convention, 1900-1904.(2) Correspondence with miscellaneous societies, 1913-1916, including the Mexican...
Dates: 1900 - 1937
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence with the British Astronomical Association, 1947 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/640
Scope and Contents

Papers relating to the British Astronomical Association, including letters to Robert Atkinson from M.W. Ovenden, Secretary; P.M. Holborn, Secretary; and Kennet Pollock, Treasurer. There are also minutes of Council meetings, 31 December 1947 - 30 June 1948, and a memorandum on the present and future financial position of the Association, 11 February 1948.

Dates: 1947 - 1948
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence with the British Astronomical Association, 1964 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/782
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with officials and members of the British Astronomical Association regarding the Assistant Secretary's pension, the publication of papers, Dr A. Hunter's Presidential Address and other subjects.

Dates: 1964 - 1968
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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General correspondence 'B', 1964-09 - 1965-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/2
Scope and Contents

General correspondence with, among others, the British Horological Institute; the Minister of State for Education and Science; Blackie and Son Ltd, publishers; Magdalene College, Cambridge; the University of Sussex; and the British Astronomical Association. The letters include correspondence with the B.B.C. regarding broadcasts on or by Sir Richard Woolley and the Royal Greenwich Observatory.

Dates: 1964-09 - 1965-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Miscellaneous correspondence 'B', 1969-07 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/48
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia; the British Horological Institute; Air Vice-Marshal Sir Geoffrey Bromet; the B.B.C.; Bedford College, London; Bart J. Bok; H.A. Brück of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; the British Astronomical Association; and Mrs E.M. Burbidge of the University of California, San Diego. The subjects include an interview by Sir Richard Woolley for the B.B.C.; a lecture to Bedford...
Dates: 1969-07 - 1972
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers of John Guy Porter, 1925 - 1981

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45
Scope and Contents The collection contains a wide range of material from throughout Porter's career. The largest body of papers are copies of scripts for B.B.C. Radio, written mostly by Porter, but including some by other authors. There are many letters, many of them concerning the activity of the Computing Section of the B.A.A., particularly the preparation of ephemerides for its Handbook, but also including correspondence with mathematical astronomers, much of it reflecting Porter's interest in meteor and...
Dates: 1925 - 1981
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Personal correspondence, 1951 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/527
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of H. Spencer Jones concerning meetings, lectures, accounts, visits and other subjects. The correspondents include E.N. da C. Andrade, A. Danjon, Sir Laurence Bragg, J. Bartels, Sir Alan Barlow, E. Burgess, Sir Edward Bollard, P. Bourgeois, I.S. Bowen, Sir John Cockroft, T.G. Cowling, S. Chapman, Sir Henry Dale, A. Einstein, R.F. Hesketh, Sir Claude Gibb, H.S. Jelstrup, Sir Harold Jeffreys, A. Kopff, W.H. Munk, F. Moreau, N.F. Mott, J.H. Oort, H. Quill, R.O. Redman,...
Dates: 1951 - 1956
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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