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Found in 145 Collections and/or Records:

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Appointments of the Astronomers Royal, 1713 - 1762

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/302
Scope and Contents Various letters and copies of the royal appointments of the Astronomers Royal.1. Letter from the Royal Society, 5 March 1713, requesting the 1712 observations.2. A copy of the official royal appointment of Nevil Maskelyne as Astronomer Royal, with the signature of the Earl of Sandwich.3. A copy of the official royal appointment of James Bradley as Astronomer Royal, with the signature of Holles Newcastle.4. A copy of the royal warrant for employment and payment of...
Dates: 1713 - 1762
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Claims for chronometer improvements, 1834 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/587
Scope and Contents Correspondence between the Admiralty and chronometer makers regarding the latter's claims for rewards for making improvements to chronometers. The claims were made principally by J.S. Eiffe and J.G. Ulrich, although there are also claims from R. Molyneux, M.R. Parkinson and C. Frodsham. The correspondents include F. Beaufort, R .Willis, C. Wheatstone, J. Barrow and many of the more famous chronometer and watch-makers. The volume includes unconfirmed minutes of the Royal Society, 10 June 1841;...
Dates: 1834 - 1844
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 letter from Sir James South to the President and Council of the Royal Society, 1827-11-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 314-317
Scope and Contents Regarding the comparative state of astronomical observations in England and on the Continent.
Dates: 1827-11-06
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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Copy of a reply from Davies Gilbert (on behalf of the Royal Society) to Sir James South, 1828-01-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 318-319
Scope and Contents From the File: Observations and correspondence regarding miscellaneous astronomical matters.
Dates: 1828-01-30
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 of Fallows and Henderson, 1820 - 1833

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/27
Scope and Contents Correspondence of F. Fallows and S. Henderson during their respective periods as Cape Astronomer. The letters deal mainly with the initial establishment of the Observatory, its daily running, instructions from the Lords Commissioners on work to be conducted, and information on the provision of instruments. The correspondence includes the following items:A letter from the Lords Commissioners appointing Fallows as Cape Astronomer, 26 October 1820.A letter from T. Young, Secretary...
Dates: 1820 - 1833
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 of Robert Atkinson, 1946 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/635
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Robert Atkinson with various organisations, including universities, observatories, periodicals and the Inspector of Taxes at Bexhill, regarding talks, lectures, minutes of meetings, circulars, articles and papers, and income tax, including the following items:Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding consultant work for Messrs Kelvin and Hughes, 1954.Correspondence with C.W. Allen, University of London Observatory, 1958.Correspondence with H....
Dates: 1946 - 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 of Thomas Maclear, 1828 - 1895

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/54
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Thomas Maclear, including a letter notifying him of his election to the Astronomical Society of London, 14 November 1828, and a petition calling for him to be made a Fellow of the Royal Society, read on 17 March 1831 (he was elected on 8 December 1831). There are also receipts for subscriptions and admission fees to the Royal Society; certificates and diplomas electing Maclear as a corresponding member of various organisations; a printed copy of a review of Alexander...
Dates: 1828 - 1895
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 a joint dinner, 1968-10-21 - 1969-11-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/607
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the joint Royal Society Club/Worshipful Company of Clockmakers dinner, including correspondence with G.B.R. Feilden, Deputy Director General of the British Standards Institution; W.H. McCrea of the University of Sussex; R.C. Pennefather; R.R. Race of the Lister Institute; Sir Bernard Lovell of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank; Colonel H. Quill; P.M.S. Blackett; and D.G. Evans of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Dates: 1968-10-21 - 1969-11-18
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 a Royal Society grant, 1948 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/524
Scope and Contents Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones, Mrs K. Baxter, the Royal Society Scientific Relief Fund and the Clydesdale and North of Scotland Bank concerning a grant to Mrs K. Baxter, widow of Alan Baxter, to defray school fees for her two daughters.
Dates: 1948 - 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 a Royal Society grant, 1942 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/525
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Sir H. Spencer Jones, the Royal Society Scientific Relief Fund, Mrs M. Nevill, the Institute of Chemistry and Lloyds Bank Ltd concerning a grant to Mrs M. Nevill, widow of Edmund Nevill, Government Astronomer of Natal and one of the founders of the Institute of Chemistry.
Dates: 1942 - 1955
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 an obituary, 1946-10-16 - 1946-10-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/560
Scope and Contents A letter from John D. Griffith Davies, Royal Society, to H. Spencer Jones, 16 October 1946, asking that he write an obituary notice for Professor H.C. Plummer, with Jones' reply of 18 October.
Dates: 1946-10-16 - 1946-10-18
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 Government grants correspondence, 1887 - 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/241
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the Government grants administered by the Royal Society.(1) Correspondence on Government grants, 1887-1895Letter from G.G. Stokes requesting a £300 grant on behalf of D. Gill, 1887.Letter from M. Forster suggesting a meeting to discuss the merits of the claim, 1888.Letter from J. McLaren on behalf of W. Peck, 1888, regarding a grant towards a photographic survey of the northern skies, with Christie's...
Dates: 1887 - 1926
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 International Geophysical Year, 1952 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/565
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding International Geophysical Year, including the following items:Copy of a United Kingdom programme for International Geophysical Year, revised to July 1955.Correspondence concerning the longitudes of the International Geophysical Year stations, 1956.List of stations in China for International Geophysical Year, 1956.Correspondence concerning the loan of instruments and photographs for an exhibition at the Science Museum,...
Dates: 1952 - 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 International Geophysical Year, 1956 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/566
Scope and Contents (1) General correspondence regarding International Geophysical Year, including committee and sub-committee papers, minutes of meetings, I.G.Y. programmes, observations, and correspondence with British and international institutions and observatories. The papers include the following items:Correspondence with Dr J.M. Stagg concerning geomagnetic data, 1957-1960Correspondence with Dr W. Markowitz, H.M. Smith and J.D. Balfe concerning the Lunar Camera Programme, May...
Dates: 1956 - 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 magnetic observations, 1834 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/675
Scope and Contents Correspondence on magnetic observations, including papers on the establishment of a Magnetic Observatory in Greenwich Park and the benefits to astronomers of this research; specifications and accounts for the Observatory building; functions of the Magnetic Observatory and the provision of staff and equipment; extracts from Royal Society correspondence and minutes on magnetism and meteorology; a report on a letter by F.W.H.A.V. Humboldt concerning magnetic observations; the report of the...
Dates: 1834 - 1848
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 meteorological results, 1875 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/704
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Meteorological Commission and Meteorological Society relating to the publication of meteorological results. The papers include notes for the Treasury Committee to report on certain questions relating to the Meteorological Committee; grants to the Meteorological Committee; a report of the Meteorological Committee of the Royal Society; comparisons, discussions and results of the Kew and Greenwich meteorological observations; the report of the Committee on the Greenwich...
Dates: 1875 - 1878
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 Newton's Reflecting Telescope, 1952 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/584
Scope and Contents Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and Mr Martin of the Royal Society regarding the construction of a replica of Newton's Reflecting Telescope.
Dates: 1952 - 1953
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 post-war astronomy, 1945 - 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/554
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to the Royal Society's committee on the post-war needs of astronomy, including the following items:Correspondence with F.J.M. Stratton, W.H.M. Greaves, H.H. Plaskett and E.A. Milne concerning an application by E.M. Lindsay for a grant to convert a telescope at Armagh to a Schmidt Camera, 1946-1947, with a copy of the application and a report by H. Spencer Jones.Correspondence with W.H.M. Greaves concerning the proposed Schmidt Camera at Edinburgh,...
Dates: 1945 - 1947
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 Royal Society candidates, 1939 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/553
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding candidates for election to the Royal Society, including F.J.M. Stratton, W.M.H. Greaves, R.O. Redman, Carroll, L.J. Comrie, S. Chandrasekhar and Admiral Edgell. There is also a list of Stratton's papers, 1946.
Dates: 1939 - 1946
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 Royal Society committees, 1961 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/593
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding meetings, minutes and agenda of meetings, with other papers, relating to various Royal Society committees, including the International Relations Committee, British National Committee for Astronomy, Sub-committee on the Proposed Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, British National Committee on Space Research and the International Council of Scientific Unions. The correspondents include R. Woolley, R. Atkinson, D.H. Sadler, H. Bondi, Sir H.S.W. Massey, F. Hoyle, Sir W....
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 Royal Society committees, 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/595
Scope and Contents Correspondence with W.H. McCrea regarding the Astronomy and Geophysics Sub-committee of the Trend Committee; letters on the financing of United Kingdom contributions to international projects; and correspondence concerning scientific societies and research in the United Kingdom.
Dates: 1962
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 Royal Society nominations, 1950 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/572
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various people, including B.F.J. Schonland, F.J.M. Stratton, G.B.B.M. Sutherland, R.A. Lyttleton, R.O. Redman and H.S.W. Massey, regarding the nomination for the Royal Society of R.H. Stoy, A.D. Thackeray, D.J. Malan, J.H. Oort, R. Atkinson, A.C.B. Lovell, F. Hoyle and others.
Dates: 1950 - 1959
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 Royal Society nominations, 1961 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/575
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding nominations to the Royal Society.
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 Royal Society nominations, 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/596
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding Royal Society nominations, including W.H. McCrea's nomination for a Research Fellowship. There is also a memorandum for the Royal Society on a large southern telescope and correspondence with Sir W. Hodge concerning the telescope.
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 scientific institutions, 1951 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/521
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding meetings, lectures and other matters relating to various scientific institutions, including the following items:Correspondence with the National Physical Laboratory on time comparisons by Telstar, 1962.Correspondence with Dr Keil of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chronometrie on the International Congress, 1959.Correspondence with Réne Baillaud and minutes of a meeting of La Commission Internationale de Coordination des Travaux des Observatoires...
Dates: 1951 - 1962
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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