Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence regarding various functions organised at Herstmonceux Castle, mainly concerning events run by the Herstmonceux Old Tyme Dance Club.
Correspondence regarding the works programmes at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the West Building sub-basement, lifting appliances, maintenance arrangements and Castle maintenance arrangements.
Correspondence regarding the maintenance of the West Building, including the conversion of the clock cellar to a store room, electricity metering to the chronometer section, the removal of the chronometer section, repairs to the Herstmonceux Castle water supplies, additional office accommodation at the West Building, and car parking on the site.
Inventories of the moveable property of Herstmonceux Castle compiled prior to the Royal Observatory's move to Cambridge, including details of the items' disposition. There are also annotated maps of the castle used in compiling the inventories.
Miscellaneous items, including Sir Richard Woolley's Declaration of the Freedom of the City of London; Woolley's membership certificate of the 'Société Royale des Sciences de Liège'; a Science Research Council pack produced for the inauguration of the Isaac Newton Telescope by Her Majesty the Queen on 1 December 1967; metal photographic plates for newspaper printing, showing the Isaac Newton Telescope and Herstmonceux Castle; and Woolley's mail book.
RGO 56 contains a wide range of papers relating to the Herstmonceux Conferences, including correspondence, programmes, forms, list of participants, seating plans, menus and invoices. There are also black and white group photographs of the delegates.
Correspondence and papers concerning various aspects of works on Herstmonceux Castle, including central heating in the castle, the annex to the long gallery, the responsibility for exterior maintenance, the erection of a clock in the castle wall, and extra furniture in castle bedrooms.
Papers regarding the domestic arrangements at Herstmonceux Castle, including canteen matters, accommodation and weekend expenses for guest observers.
Papers regarding the musical evening at Herstmonceux Castle on 6 December 1970.
Replies to invitations to the garden party of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers held at Herstmonceux Castle on 6 June 1969, including a sample invitation, a guest list and brief guides to the castle and grounds for guests.
Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Greenwich Observatory's House Committee, including worn carpets, dangerous stairs in Herstmonceux Castle and accounts for castle accommodation.
Photographs of the Mount Bingar Field Station of the Mount Stromlo Observatory and of a fishing party in the moat of Herstmonceux Castle.