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Papers on the Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics, 1937 - 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/616
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics (N.C.G.G.), including correspondence with A.H. Goldie, Professor Chapman, Dr Vestrine, Professor Proudman, Dr R. Field, Professor Stagg, Dr Oort, Dr Stoneley, Dr Bullard and others concerning meetings of the N.C.G.G., the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (I.U.G.G.) and sub-committees; times; dates; places; attendance; programmes; and proposals. There are letters regarding officers of committees, nominations, the...
Dates: 1937 - 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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Papers on the International Astronomical Union, 1948 - 1952

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/619
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the International Astronomical Union, including the following items:Statement concerning Professor P. Swings's nomination for a Gold Medal, 1952.R. Atkinson's comments on a circular by Dr Sadler, 1952.Correspondence regarding the publication of the reports of various commissions, 1952.Correspondence with Professor Lindblad concerning candidates for the new Executive Committee, 1952.Correspondence with Dr Jackson regarding funding,...
Dates: 1948 - 1952
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 International Committee on Weights and Measures, 1880 - 1891

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/148
Scope and Contents Notes on extracts from Board of Trade reports, 1880-1883.Contributions to the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, 1884.Correspondence with Dr Hersch of Vienna, 1883-1884.Correspondence with D. Gill of Berlin and Professor Huxley of the Royal Society concerning the misunderstanding regarding the Astronomer Royal's views on international geophysics, 1884.Correspondence with the Treasury concerning the meeting of the Royal Society on international...
Dates: 1880 - 1891
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 Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, 1895 - 1905

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/193
Scope and Contents General correspondence with Dr A.A. Common, the Royal Society and the Royal Astronomical Society, 1895, concerning committee matters and organisation for the 1896 total eclipse.General correspondence with members of the Committee concerning various aspects of the Japanese expedition, 1896.General committee correspondence for 1897.General committee correspondence for 1898, including a letter on the form of reporting the 1896 eclipse.Committee correspondence for...
Dates: 1895 - 1905
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 Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, 1894 - 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/194
Scope and Contents Invitations to the meetings of the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, 1894-1911.Correspondence between the Astronomer Royal and Committee members, 1894-1910, including estimates for expenses, decisions as to new members and general correspondence.Correspondence concerning the loan of instruments between members of the Committee, 1898-1902.Papers on a joint meeting of the Royal Society and the Royal Astronomical Society, 19 October 1905, to discuss the eclipse of 30...
Dates: 1894 - 1911
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 loan and return of property, 1875 - 1927

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/69
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers regarding the loan and return of property belonging to the Royal Observatory:Correspondence concerning the loan and return of Observatory instruments, both to institutions and to private individuals such as E. Knobel, Sir George Airy, Captain Abney and others, 1875.Correspondence concerning the photographs sent by the Astronomer Royal to the Potsdam Photographic Exhibition, 1886.Correspondence concerning the loan to Captain W.J....
Dates: 1875 - 1927
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 Mathematical Tables Committee, 1947 - 1970

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/337/3
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Personal correspondence of D.H. Sadler of the Nautical Almanac Office.

Dates: 1947 - 1970
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 Observatory's condition, 1726 - 1775

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/307
Scope and Contents Various loose papers on the condition of the Royal Observatory.1. Report from the Royal Society committee on the refurbishment of the Observatory, 26 May 1726, including accounts.2. Report from the Royal Society committee on the refurbishment of the Observatory, 26 May 1726, including accounts.3. Letter on the poor condition of the equatorial instruments and the employment of Jesse Ramsden to effect their repair, 5 October 1775, with the autographs of Henry Cavendish...
Dates: 1726 - 1775
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 Observatory's protection, 1893 - 1910

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/60
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning 'Special cases out of which arose discussions as to original protective clauses', including conferences at the Board of Trade. The correspondence covers the period 1893-1903, and is mainly with the Director of Works.Correspondence with A.W. Rücker and others concerning the protection of the Royal Observatory from the production of a 'magnetic field' as a result of poor insulation between the carriages of the trains passing by the Royal Observatory,...
Dates: 1893 - 1910
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 Radcliffe Observatory, 1935 - 1951

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/21
Scope and Contents Papers relating to Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including the following material:Correspondence between Theodore Dunham and Sir Harold Spencer Jones regarding plans for a coudé spectrograph at Pretoria, 1951.Correspondence with H. Spencer Jones regarding staff and instruments at the Radcliffe Observatory, 1950.Correspondence with the Trustees of the Radcliffe Trust and letters concerning the Trust, 1950.Letter from H.H. Plaskett, University Observatory,...
Dates: 1935 - 1951
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1880 - 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/243
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence concerning Royal Astronomical Society Council business, 1900-1910Correspondence regarding the following subjects:Election of J. Glaisher as the Society's President, 1900.Recognition of Mr Tebbutt's work by H.H. Turner, 1904.Election of a Secretary, 1904.Correspondence concerning Cowell's attack on Sir George Airy's work, 1906.H.H. Turner's reflections in the 'Observatory' on the Royal Astronomical Society Council,...
Dates: 1880 - 1915
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 Royal Society, 1764

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/306
Scope and Contents Various loose papers concerning the Royal Society.1. Dates of meetings of the Board of Longitude and Council of the Royal Society in which James Bradley's papers were mentioned, and a description of attempts by the Royal Society to recover Bradley's observations.2. Regulations for the execution of the office of Astronomer Royal.3. Letter from William Kirkby to Mr Da Costa at the Royal Society, 18 September 1764, regarding the death of Nathaniel Bliss, mentioning that...
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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Papers on the Royal Society, 1879 - 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/127
Scope and Contents Correspondence, official circulars and other papers regarding Royal Society council business:(1) Papers on council business, 1907-1935, including the Copley and Royal Medals, the Mackinnon Studentship, an astrographic chart, the need to establish a station for solar photography at an Australian observatory, the Royal Society receiving the Greenwich Time Signal, the new International Geodetic Association, the Bureau des Longitudes and the powers of Royal Society's national...
Dates: 1879 - 1935
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 Royal Society, 1915 - 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/130
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Miscellaneous papers concerning the Royal Society, including a report on P.M. Ryves' Observatory at Zaragoza, Spain; correspondence relating to the obituaries of Sir Thomas Muir, Professor A. Rambaut and David Gill; correspondence regarding Royal Society medals; and letters concerning submitted papers.

Dates: 1915 - 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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Papers on the Royal Society, 1937 - 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/557
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports relating to the Royal Society, including the following items:(1) Report by Ferraro and Price on theoretical work done for the magnetic sub-committee since 1939, 1947.(2) Minutes of meetings of the International Relations Committee, 1945-1947.(3) Papers relating to the International Council of Scientific Unions, including the following items:General correspondence of Professor Stratton, Professor Oort and H. Spencer Jones concerning...
Dates: 1937 - 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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Papers on the Royal Society, 1879 - 1910

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/239
Scope and Contents (1) Notices of Royal Society meetings, 1893-1909Notices of Royal Society meetings for the election of Council Officers, 1893-1909.Notice of an informal meeting to consider the claim of 'Physical and mathematical candidates for the Fellowship' and the office of President, 1900.Anniversary dinner notices, 1900-1901 and 1904-1909.Notice of the special meeting of the Council of the Royal Society, 1901.Committee recommendations on modifications in the six...
Dates: 1879 - 1910
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 Royal Society, 1889 - 1901

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/240
Scope and Contents (1) Papers concerning the granting of Royal Society MedalsW.J. Wharton's endorsement of S. Newcomb for the Copley Medal and Christie's approval of the award, 1889.List of S. Newcomb's principal astronomical papers, 1889.Statement by Christie in favour of S. Newcomb's claims for the Copley Medal, 1890.Further list of important papers by S. Newcomb, 1890.Christie's recommendation for a Royal Society Medal for A.W. Rücker, 1890.Acknowledgement...
Dates: 1889 - 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 Royal Society Antarctic Expedition, 1956

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/662
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A copy of a letter of appointment to R.A. Smart, Leader of the Royal Society Antarctic Expedition, with notes of guidance, a press release and notes on Halley Bay.

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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Papers on the Royal Society Government Grant Committee, 1928 - 1929

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/129
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Correspondence and reports relating to the Royal Society Government Grant Committee.

Dates: 1928 - 1929
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 Science Research Council, 1965-02-12 - 1970-04-22

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/658
Scope and Contents Personal papers relating to the Science Research Council, including correspondence with Sir Harry Melville; a Science Research Council press notice relating to the Radio and Space Research Station; a note on probable provisions of the Science Research Council superannuation scheme; correspondence with the Royal Society; minutes of meetings; a first draft by Professor H. Bondi of a paper on astronomy in Great Britain; a note on the payment of fees and travelling and subsistence expenses to...
Dates: 1965-02-12 - 1970-04-22
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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Papers on Universal Time, 1884 - 1898

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/146
Scope and Contents Canadian and North American Papers relating to Universal Time:Printed notice from the Royal Society of Canada drawing attention to matters of time determination and nomenclature, 1890.Letter from Wilhelm Prealt of Hamburg, in German, 1890.Letter from Sandford Fleming, Ottawa, enclosing a Bill to be laid before the United States Senate regarding the reckoning of time in the United States, 1891.Letter from [J.P. Sohiham] of Vienna sending a copy of a booklet by...
Dates: 1884 - 1898
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 relating to the glass experiments of the Board of Longitude and the Royal Society, 1824-05 - 1829-01

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/10: 158-170
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The purpose of the glass experiments was to find a more satisfactory method of producing glass for optical plate. Includes correspondence with the glassmakers, Pellatt and Green on providing premises for building a glass house and furnace.

Dates: 1824-05 - 1829-01
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 relating to the warehouse in Catherine Street occupied by the Board of Longitude, 1782 - 1826

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/16: 287-304
Scope and Contents From the File:

The accounts of printers and publishers for Board of Longitude publications, with miscellaneous accounts.

Dates: 1782 - 1826
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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Personal correspondence, 1945 - 1952

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/526
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of H. Spencer Jones concerning visits, awards, lectures, manuscripts, articles and book reviews, with related papers, including the following items:Correspondence with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1948-1949.Correspondence with the National Physical Laboratory, the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, the B.B.C., the Royal Society, Sir David Brunt and Dr Bart Bok, 1949-1952.Correspondence with F. Hoyle, Dr R.A. Lyttleton,...
Dates: 1945 - 1952
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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Personal correspondence, 1951 - 1956

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/527
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of H. Spencer Jones concerning meetings, lectures, accounts, visits and other subjects. The correspondents include E.N. da C. Andrade, A. Danjon, Sir Laurence Bragg, J. Bartels, Sir Alan Barlow, E. Burgess, Sir Edward Bollard, P. Bourgeois, I.S. Bowen, Sir John Cockroft, T.G. Cowling, S. Chapman, Sir Henry Dale, A. Einstein, R.F. Hesketh, Sir Claude Gibb, H.S. Jelstrup, Sir Harold Jeffreys, A. Kopff, W.H. Munk, F. Moreau, N.F. Mott, J.H. Oort, H. Quill, R.O. Redman,...
Dates: 1951 - 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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