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Royal Observatory Board of Visitors

 Organization

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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Copies of royal warrants establishing the Board of Visitors, 1769

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3/18
Scope and Contents

Copies of a royal warrant setting up the Board of Visitors (12 Dec. 1710) and detailing regulations; with notes on the appointments of the astronomers royal.

Dates: 1769
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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Copy of a warrant renewing the Board of Visitors at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich upon the accession of George III, 1765-02-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3/10
Scope and Contents From the File:

Set of documents relating to the Royal Observatory, wrapped in paper marked 'King's warrant of appointment to the Royal Observatory, appointment of visitors and sundry other papers relative to the Royal Observatory'.

Dates: 1765-02-22
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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Copy of the Royal Society's case as visitors of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, 1764

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3/4
Scope and Contents From the File:

Set of documents relating to the Royal Observatory, wrapped in paper marked 'King's warrant of appointment to the Royal Observatory, appointment of visitors and sundry other papers relative to the Royal Observatory'.

Dates: 1764
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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Motion concerning ownership of the observations of the Astronomers Royal, 1762 - 1764

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3/2
Scope and Contents

The motion was raised with the Royal Society as Board of Visitors to the Observatory.

Dates: 1762 - 1764
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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Motion outlining the case for demanding the observations of the Astronomers Royal for the Royal Observatory, 1764 - 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3/3
Scope and Contents

The motion was raised with the Royal Society as Board of Visitors to the Observatory.

Dates: 1764 - 1811
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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Note from John Pond to Dr Young, 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 214-214a
Scope and Contents

Concerning a meeting and a clock which could be spared [for the Cape Observatory].

Dates: 1820
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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Notes on decrees/warrants pertinent to the Board of Visitors, 1726-1764, 1764

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3/5
Scope and Contents From the File:

Set of documents relating to the Royal Observatory, wrapped in paper marked 'King's warrant of appointment to the Royal Observatory, appointment of visitors and sundry other papers relative to the Royal Observatory'.

Dates: 1764
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).
 Series

Papers of the Board of Visitors, 1830 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 55
Scope and Contents

The largest part of the collection is a series of minutes of Board meetings. The remaining material is comprised of reports by or to the Board, Royal Warrants, resolutions and correspondence on the Annual Meeting.

Dates: 1830 - 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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