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Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria

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Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

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Annual acknowledgements of loans, 1919 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/290
Scope and Contents Annual acknowledgements for instruments on loan from the Royal Observatory, including the following items:Correspondence on the transfer of the Herschel 6-inch and 9-inch telescopes to Professor Fox of Chicago, 1929.Correspondence on the loan of the Cooke Equatorial to the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, 1929.Correspondence on the loan of magnetic instruments to the National Committee for the Polar Year for use at Fort Rae during the International Polar Year,...
Dates: 1919 - 1936
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 Radcliffe instruments, 1967-10-19 - 1968-03-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/906
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the purchase and repair of various instruments at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including the repair of the Coudé exposure meter and the provision of Schmidt cameras and an autodeclinator.
Dates: 1967-10-19 - 1968-03-19
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 staffing, 1966 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/808
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding staffing at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria.
Dates: 1966 - 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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Correspondence on the Cape Observatory, 1949 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/400
Scope and Contents Correspondence with government departments regarding the Cape Observatory, covering staffing, the siting of the 40-inch telescope for the Cape Observatory, Markowitz's lunar camera scheme, the proposed transfer of the naval base at Simontown, the Gill Clock, and a proposal for co-operation between the Cape Observatory and the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria.
Dates: 1949 - 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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Correspondence on the Cape Observatory, 1969-08-27 - 1975-09-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/562
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, including correspondence with the Yerkes Observatory, Wisconsin; the University Observatory, St Andrews; the Astronomisches Institut, Binningen, Switzerland; the University Observatory, Oxford; the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria; the Department of Astronomy, University of Manchester; the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London; the Department of Astronomy, University of Glasgow; the South African Embassy,...
Dates: 1969-08-27 - 1975-09-19
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 Large Telescope User's Panel, 1966-06-22 - 1975-03-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/585
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Large Telescope User's Panel terms of reference and membership, including correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy; correspondence with T.G. Cowling of the University of Leeds; correspondence with the Science Research Council; notes on the payment of fees, travelling and subsistence expenses to members of the Large Telescope User's Panel; a draft press release concerning the assumption of responsibility for the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria; correspondence...
Dates: 1966-06-22 - 1975-03-25
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 N.H.O., 1973-01-06 - 1973-02-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/187
Scope and Contents Correspondence of Redman, A.D. Thackeray, M.W. Feast, Mrs M. Burbidge and T. Lloyd Evans of the Radcliffe Observatory, South Africa, regarding the Northern Hemisphere Observatory project, including 'Comments and Additions by Staff at the Radcliffe Observatory to Views of Astronomers at the R.G.O.'.
Dates: 1973-01-06 - 1973-02-05
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 Radcliffe Observatory, 1950 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/483
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, 1950-1956, including appointments; the Radcliffe Travelling Fellowship; the Board of Visitors' Reports; reports on the Wolverton Estate; reports of the Radcliffe Trustees' Annual Meetings and agenda papers; estimates of expenditure for the Observatory; Radcliffe Trust balance sheet and accounts; maintenance accounts, receipts and payment accounts; and Pension Funds. The papers also include the following items:A folder of...
Dates: 1950 - 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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Correspondence on the Radcliffe Observatory, 1957 - 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/484
Scope and Contents Correspondence, invoices and other papers regarding equipment bought from the Department of Science and Industrial Research Grant, Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including letters regarding orders for instruments and correspondence with Pickfords Travel regarding air tickets.
Dates: 1957 - 1967
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 Radcliffe Observatory, 1957 - 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/485
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding finance and estimates relating to the Department of Science and Industrial Research Grants, Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including correspondence with Longbourne, Stevens and Powell regarding payments from the Department. There are also accounts for the Radcliffe Trust Scheme authorised by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research for the years ending 30 June 1958 and 30 June 1959.
Dates: 1957 - 1967
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 Radcliffe Observatory, 1957 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/486
Scope and Contents General correspondence and other papers regarding the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, and the Radcliffe Trust, including correspondence on the Observatory's instruments; the Radcliffe Trustees' agenda papers for the annual meetings; the Trust's balance sheets and accounts; papers on the Observatory's expenditure and estimates; material on the Radcliffe studentship; papers concerning the Radcliffe Trust Travelling Fellowship; papers on staff matters and salaries; applications to the Department...
Dates: 1957 - 1960
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 Radcliffe Observatory, 1960 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/487
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers regarding the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, and the Radcliffe Trust, including correspondence with Longbourne, Stevens and Powell regarding the Trust; minutes of the annual meetings of the Trust; correspondence concerning the Radcliffe Travelling Fellowship and Skymer Studentship; the Department of Science and Industrial Research Grant reports of A.D. Thackeray, the Radcliffe Observer; papers concerning staff matters; and correspondence regarding instruments...
Dates: 1960 - 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 Radcliffe Observatory, 1957 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/488
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers regarding the Department of Science and Industrial Research Grant, Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including correspondence on annual reports; letters regarding Department grants; correspondence concerning staff matters, appointments and salaries; correspondence on instruments and equipment for the Observatory; notes on Southern Hemisphere photometry; correspondence concerning M.W. Feast; papers on Southern Hemisphere observations, relating to the cosmic...
Dates: 1957 - 1964
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 Radcliffe Observatory, 1967-03-30 - 1974-08-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/563
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including correspondence with the University Observatory, Oxford; the Science Research Council; the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories; the University Observatory of St Andrews; the University of London Observatory; the Department of Astronomy, University of Manchester; the Department of Physics, University of Victoria, Canada; the Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town; the National Research Council of Canada; the...
Dates: 1967-03-30 - 1974-08-06
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 Radcliffe Observatory, 1967 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/697
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding legal and insurance matters with regard to the buildings and residential properties at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, and also concerning roads.
Dates: 1967 - 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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Correspondence on the Radcliffe Observatory, 1956 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/235
Scope and Contents Correspondence of Richard Woolley and others regarding the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, relating mainly to research grants. There are two folders, covering the years 1956-1961 and 1958-1961 respectively.
Dates: 1956 - 1961
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 Society, 1928 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/555
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence regarding general committee business of the Royal Society, including the following items:Correspondence concerning agenda, minutes and other matters relating to the meetings of various committees, 1928-1947, including the Gassiot Committee, Soiree Committee, International Relations Committee, British National Committee, Newton Tercentenary Committee, Meteorological Research Committee, Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, National Committee for Astronomy and the National...
Dates: 1928 - 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 G.A. Harding, 1961-02-20 - 1961-02-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/77
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Richard Woolley and G.A. Harding regarding Harding's work at the Radcliffe Observatory.
Dates: 1961-02-20 - 1961-02-28
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 G.A. Harding, 1961-08-17 - 1961-09-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/85
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Richard Woolley and G.A. Harding regarding systematic errors in the 74-inch telescope at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, and other topics.
Dates: 1961-08-17 - 1961-09-06
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 G.A. Harding, 1962-10-11 - 1962-10-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/115
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Richard Woolley and G.A. Harding regarding the radial velocity of NGC 6522, photometers at the Royal Greenwich Observatory and Harding's replacement at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria.
Dates: 1962-10-11 - 1962-10-19
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 I.S. Glass, 1972-11-30 - 1972-12-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/177
Scope and Contents A letter from I.S. Glass, South African Astronomical Observatory, 30 November 1972, and a copy of Redman's reply of 5 December, giving views on infra-red photometry, sites, telescope design and the closure of the Radcliffe Observatory.
Dates: 1972-11-30 - 1972-12-05
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 P.A. Wayman, 1957-05-29 - 1957-06-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/61
Scope and Contents Correspondence between P.A. Wayman and Richard Woolley regarding the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria.
Dates: 1957-05-29 - 1957-06-05
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 Royal Society, 1937 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/564
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence with the Royal Society relating mainly to the re-establishment and expansion of astronomy after the Second World War. The papers include the following items:Correspondence concerning the re-equipping of Cambridge observatories, 1948.Minutes of the meeting of the Gassiot Committee on 31 October 1947, with reports from the Kew and Eskdalemuir Observatories.Correspondence concerning Maskelyne manuscripts, 1947.Correspondence regarding...
Dates: 1937 - 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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Letter from D.S. Evans, 1963-07-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/134
Scope and Contents A letter from D.S. Evans to R.H. Stoy regarding signs of astigmatism in the telescope at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, and the need to take corrective action, with discussion of matters relating to the use of the grating.
Dates: 1963-07-24
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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Letter from G.A. Harding, 1967-08-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/191
Scope and Contents A letter from G.A. Harding to Sir Richard Woolley regarding progress with the galactic cap programme at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria.
Dates: 1967-08-25
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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