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Royal Alfred Observatory, Mauritius

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Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on observatories, 1894 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/93
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence regarding Commonwealth and colonial observatories, 1911-1935, including the following material:Correspondence regarding equipment for the Mount Faber Observatory, Singapore, 1928-1930, including a transit instrument and micrometer.Correspondence concerning the closure of the Apia Observatory, Samoa, by the New Zealand Government, 1919-1935.Correspondence on the supply and testing of a 4-inch transit instrument and clock for the Colombo Observatory,...
Dates: 1894 - 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 on solar photography, 1892 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/190
Scope and Contents Correspondence with C. Pritchard concerning shutters for the solar photographic work, 1892.Correspondence with A. Arnath concerning the whereabouts of W. De La Rue's tables for the reduction of solar plates, 1894, including a letter to Mrs De La Rue on this subject, with a negative reply.Letter to E.M. Autonaide, Paris, 1896, enclosing tables of sunspot areas for 1894-1895.Correspondence with Lieutenant Colonel G. Gore concerning plates for solar photography at Dehra...
Dates: 1892 - 1912
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 solar eclipse, 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/201
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the solar eclipse of 17 May 1901, seen in Mauritius and Sumatra:General correspondence concerning eclipse arrangements, travel and photographs, 1901.File of correspondence concerning insurance for instruments in Sumatra and Mauritius, including policies, 1901.File of correspondence with the Admiralty and Treasury, 1901, concerning requests for expenses, travelling arrangements, correspondence regarding the need for insurance and a report to the...
Dates: 1901
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 on the photographic spectroscope, 1885 - 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/42
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Troughton and Simms concerning the order, construction and testing of the photographic spectroscope, 1895-1901.Miscellaneous correspondence concerning the repair and replacement of spectroscopes, 1885-1895. The correspondents are J. Brashear, J. Browning, Messrs Harvey and Peak, E.W. Maunder and J. Simms.Memoranda concerning spectroscopes, 1886-1896: 1. Oxford Reversion Spectroscope; 2. Half Prism Spectroscope; 3. Suggestions with regard to the...
Dates: 1885 - 1904
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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RO and RGO Solar Plates Contact Prints, 1873-06-02 - 1972-08-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 51
Scope and Contents The 1873-1917 prints in this class were made from glass plate negatives which are no longer extant. The plates were the product of a solar observation programme begun in 1873 at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich but are thought to have been destroyed in the First World War. The sequence of images is a continuation of RGO 67: Kew Observatory solar photographs (1858-72) and is itself continued by RGO 50: Royal Observatory Greenwich and Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux Solar Plates...
Dates: 1873-06-02 - 1972-08-02
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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Astronomical observatories 2
Mauritius 2
Cape of Good Hope 1
Greenwich 1
Herstmonceux 1

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