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Found in 106 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1959-07-01 - 1966-11-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/545
Scope and Contents Official correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope dome and building, including correspondence with the Hydrographic Department of the Navy; R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Navy Works Department; A. Conder of the Observatoire de Paris; Barnes Wallis of Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd; Sir William Hodge of the Royal Society; J.D. Pope of the Royal Greenwich Observatory; and Head Wrightson and Co. Ltd....
Dates: 1959-07-01 - 1966-11-30
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 Isaac Newton Telescope, 1960-12-01 - 1966-06-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/547
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope Coudé spectrograph with, among others, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Navy Works Department of the Admiralty; R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge; and the Science Research Council. There are also details of a proposed design for the Coudé spectrograph.

Dates: 1960-12-01 - 1966-06-27
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 Isaac Newton Telescope, 1960-05-30 - 1963-03-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/555
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding parliamentary matters with regard to the Isaac Newton Telescope, including correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley, Rear Admiral K. St. B. Collins, the Hydrographer of the Navy, and H. Hinsley of St John's College, Cambridge, on doubts about the siting of the Isaac Newton Telescope at Herstmonceux; correspondence with the general finance branch of the Admiralty on the same subject; Cabinet Section briefing notes for the Civil Lord of the Admiralty on questions to...
Dates: 1960-05-30 - 1963-03-26
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;...
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 Photographic Zenith Tube and Meridian Group, 1956 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/241
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Hydrographer of the Navy; and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding the Photographic Zenith Tube and Meridian Group. The papers include a print of a drawing showing the alternative road layouts for the Meridian Group, 15 October 1957.

Dates: 1956 - 1957
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 Photographic Zenith Tube Building, 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/265
Scope and Contents

A letter from the Astronomer Royal to the Superintendent, Navy Works, Ministry of Public Building and Works, Chatham, 23 July 1963, regarding blinds for the Photographic Zenith Tube Building, with a reply from Martin Clayton, Superintendent, 7 August 1963.

Dates: 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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1960-05-17 - 1965-07-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/553
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Royal Astronomical Society with, among others, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; the President of the Royal Astronomical Society; the Admiralty; W.H. McCrea of the Department of Mathematics, Royal Holloway College, London; the Hydrographer of the Navy; and T.G. Cowling of the Department of Mathematics, University of Leeds. There is also a press notice concerning the Royal Astronomical Society Annual Summer Meeting at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne,...
Dates: 1960-05-17 - 1965-07-08
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 West Building, 1959 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/260
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Superintendent of the S.E. England Navy Works District, Chatham; and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Office Building (the 'West Building'). The papers include a copy of a drawing showing alterations to the West Building and additions to the ground floor.

Dates: 1959 - 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 West Building, 1953 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/232
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the Admiralty, the Hydrographer of the Navy and others regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Office Building (the 'West Building').

Dates: 1953 - 1954
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 West Building, 1956 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/244
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Hydrographer of the Navy; and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Office Building (the 'West Building'). There are various drawings, including the following items:1. Drawing of the sliding hatch to the storeman in Room 94 of the Time and Nautical Almanac Block, 9 January 1957.2. Drawing of the sliding window to Room 94, 24 October 1956.3. Drawing of...
Dates: 1956 - 1957
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 West Building, 1961 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/270
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the Superintendent, Navy Works, Ministry of Public Building and Works, Chatham, and others regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Office Building (the 'West Building').

Dates: 1961 - 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 Yapp Dome, 1955 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/240
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Cox, Hargreaves and Thomson Ltd; the Hydrographer of the Navy; the Ministry of Works; and others regarding the disposal of the Yapp Dome.

Dates: 1955 - 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 Yapp Dome, 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/247
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy regarding the Yapp Dome.

Dates: 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 Yapp Dome, 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/254
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the Admiralty and the Hydrographer of the Navy regarding the disposal of the Yapp Dome.

Dates: 1958
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 transit of Venus, 1869 - 1881

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/268
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to the transit of Venus, 1874, including correspondence with the Hydrographer, 1868-1880; the Accountant General of the Navy, 1874-1878; the Superintendent of Contracts, 1874; the Director of Transports, the Devonport Office, the Deptford Office and the Customs House, 1874-1876; and the Stationery Office and Printing Office, 1873-1881. There is also correspondence between Captain Tupman, the Director of Transports, and Mr Baughan, 1874. The papers include diagrams of...
Dates: 1869 - 1881
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 welfare matters, 1959 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/74
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding welfare matters at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux, including letters concerning a visit of the Royal Navy mobile mass radiography unit; first aid rooms and toilet facilities; and the visits of the regional welfare officer, including the reports and recommendations arising from these visits.

Dates: 1959 - 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 with Chatham Dockyard, 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/190
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding the Naval Stores.

Dates: 1954
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 Admiralty, 1921 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/5
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence with the Admiralty:Correspondence with the Accountant General of the Navy regarding payments to staff, insurance, office expenses, postage, accounting, the closing of the Nautical Almanac Office's bank account, and other subjects, 1921-1941.Correspondence with the Civil Establishments Branch on various staff matters, 1927-1935.Correspondence concerning a census of Civil Service staff, 1932-1933, including copies of form E40 (returns of...
Dates: 1921 - 1941
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 Hydrographer, 1932 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/6
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy:Correspondence with the Hydrographer on various personnel matters, 1932-1936.Correspondence with the Hydrographer, 1934, regarding payments to unestablished staff, examinations for vacancies and other matters, including a report to the Hydrographer of 11 March 1934 on the state of the Nautical Almanac Office and the work of the department.Correspondence with the Hydrographer regarding staffing and reports...
Dates: 1932 - 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 with the Hydrographer, 1902 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/7
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy:Correspondence with the Hydrographer, 1933-1937, including reports on the introduction of the 'Air Almanac', estimates of staffing and work needed, correspondence on a new clerical assistant and the rental of a calculating machine for outside workers.A Hydrographic Office file entitled 'Nautical Almanac Office History 1902-1930' (the file includes information beyond 1930).Correspondence between the...
Dates: 1902 - 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 Hydrographer, 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/264
Scope and Contents

A letter from the Hydrographer of the Navy to the Astronomer Royal, 18 July 1961, with the Astronomer Royal's reply, 25 July 1961, regarding the siting of the mirror transit circle and kinetheodolite.

Dates: 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 with the Navy on equipment, 1948 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/696
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the supply of various pieces of equipment:1. Letter from H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, 20 October 1948, regarding the return of buckets.2. Letter from H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, 29 October 1948, regarding the return of a faulty hand sprayer.3. Letter from H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 6 December 1948, regarding an order for tape adhesive.4. Letter from the Director of Navy Accounts, Admiralty, to the...
Dates: 1948 - 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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Estimates, 1875 - 1886

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/71
Scope and Contents

Estimates from the Royal Observatory for the years commencing 1 April 1876 and ending 30 December 1886, with the relevant pages from the Naval Estimates and lists of the actual expenditure. The letters are either written to or by Airy until 23 August 1881, when W.H.M. Christie began to receive letters as the Astronomer Royal.

Dates: 1875 - 1886
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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First Assistant's correspondence, 1868 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/32
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the First Assistant concerning Navy bills, Mr Corbett's telescope, the transit of Venus, the equatorial clock, etc.

Dates: 1868 - 1875
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 book containing outgoing correspondence, 1782 - 1810

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/9
Scope and Contents Outgoing correspondence regarding many astronomical and nautical subjects, including accounts with printers, the production of the 'Nautical Almanac', expeditions to Australia, a reward for a method of making glass of a sufficient quality for instruments, the trial of various timepieces and their employment on board Royal Navy vessels, replies to projectors proposing various methods of finding longitude at sea, and instructions for astronomers (including William Gooch on board the Daedalus...
Dates: 1782 - 1810
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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