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Found in 322 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter to G.S. Ritchie, 1969-09-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/477
Scope and Contents A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Rear Admiral G.S. Ritchie, Hydrographer of the Navy, regarding an Admiralty publication on the recent history of weather conditions in Europe, relating to the cloud density for various possible telescope sites in the Mediterranean area.
Dates: 1969-09-26
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Letters, 1736 - 1739

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 2/17
Scope and Contents A miscellaneous collection of letters. 1. Invitation from the Royal Society, 4 February 1736.2. Letter from the Office of Ordnance stating the whereabouts of a parcel from Peru, 26 October 1739.3. Notice that there is a package from Peru awaiting Dr Halley, 12 October 1739.4. Letter from the Admiralty Office calling a meeting of the Judges of the Board of Longitude, 21 November 1739.5. Letter from Philip Miller, of Chelsea, requesting the India Company...
Dates: 1736 - 1739
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Letters from the Admiralty, 1853 - 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/59
Scope and Contents Letters to Thomas Maclear from the Admiralty and the Hydrographer's Department regarding administrative and financial matters. The subjects include: The appointment of Mr Mann as assistant at the Cape Observatory, 14 September 1853.The discovery of the minor planet Euterpe by J.R. Hind, with observational places, 8 November 1853.Financial estimates for the year 1861-1862.Sanction for the payment of the Simon's Town time ball, 6 May 1861.Inventory of the...
Dates: 1853 - 1870
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Letters on the Magnetic Observatory fire, 1851 - 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/61
Scope and Contents Letters to Thomas Maclear from various individuals regarding the fire at the Magnetic Observatory and its subsequent reconstruction. There are also letters from Mr Mann regarding instructions from the Admiralty to Maclear on the purchase of a new telescope and concerning other matters at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich; requests from individuals for observations and the loan of various items of equipment; correspondence regarding lighthouse positions, 26 February 1833; and a letter from W.H....
Dates: 1851 - 1856
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Letters to Bradley, 1729 - 1762

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 3/43/8
Scope and Contents Letters to James Bradley and other correspondence.1. Letter to Bradley on atmospheric pressure, with two examples of evidence provided by the author for his argument. There is also a piece on the origins of springs and rainfall by 'Academicus', an unknown pupil and admirer.2. Equation written on a letter to Mrs Paine of Wanstead, Essex.3. Letter to Mrs Woodom from Mathew Hymondefold, 11 October l729, informing her of the safe return home of him and his family. On the...
Dates: 1729 - 1762
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Minutes of the Board of Visitors, 1710 - 1784

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/21
Scope and Contents Minutes of the Council of the Royal Society:14 December 1710: concerning a letter from the Queen, dated 12 December 1710, regarding the formation of a Board of Visitors for the Royal Observatory.30 May 1711: concerning a letter sent to the Revd John Flamsteed.16 October 1711: concerning a meeting with Flamsteed.12 June 1712: ordering a report by a 'Mathematical Instrument maker' on the number and condition of the instruments at the Royal Observatory.4...
Dates: 1710 - 1784
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Minutes of the Board of Visitors, 1784 - 1830

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/22
Scope and Contents Minutes of the Council of the Royal Society:27 May 1784: resolving that the printing bill for the second volume of the 'Greenwich Observations' be paid.24 June 1784: concerning the King's approval of a proposal for ascertaining the relative situations of the observatories at Greenwich and Paris.29 July 1784: concerning and including a letter from Lieut. General Roy, dated 28 June 1784, on the measurement of a base line. The minutes also cover Visitation...
Dates: 1784 - 1830
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1841 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/49
Scope and Contents Letters to Thomas Maclear on a variety of subjects, including requests for chronometers; requests for sets of observations and publications; instructions for work to be carried out; observations made at Williamstown, Victoria, 16 November 1859; work on the weights and measures bill; and accounting matters. There are also letters from the Admiralty referring to the renewal of the transit clock, 9 April 1857, and a printed notice on the 'Revolving Light on the Cape of Good Hope', 2 April 1860.
Dates: 1841 - 1860
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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1947 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/652
Scope and Contents Letters to Robert Atkinson, with a few other items, including the following:Letter from R.S. Colebrook, Chichester, 3 March 1947, regarding the cosmic ray theory.Letter from A. Parson, Maryport, 12 December 1947, concerning his investigation into binaries.Letter from G.M. Sisson, Sir Harold Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, July 1949, on the design of the impersonal micrometer for the Cadiz 7-inch meridian circle, with a handwritten draft reply by R. Atkinson.Letter...
Dates: 1947 - 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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1959-07-17 - 1967-01-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/554
Scope and Contents Correspondence on miscellaneous matters, including correspondence with the National Institute of Oceanography; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Department of Geodesy and Geophysics, University of Cambridge; the Economic League; the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty, concerning applications from the B.B.C. and the 'Yorkshire Post' to give publicity to the Isaac Newton Telescope mirror; Professor C. Fehrenbach of the Observatoire de Marseille; Dr T. Dunham,...
Dates: 1959-07-17 - 1967-01-04
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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1817 - 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/1
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence and related papers:A volume of cuttings from 'The Times' referring to the dismissal of W.S.B. Woolhouse, Chief Assistant, and related matters, 1835-1838.A volume containing computations of lunar distance from the Sun and other stars, 1817-1818. The book was probably given to the Nautical Almanac Office by O.J. Eggen. There is no indication of its author.Correspondence with Edward Roberts, retired assistant, 1909-1920, regarding his complaint...
Dates: 1817 - 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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1875 - 1886

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/18
Scope and Contents A miscellaneous set of letters, including several applications for references and pensions. Much of the correspondence involves Sir George Airy.Letter from Sir George Airy informing the Treasury of the death of Lady Airy, 1875.Letter from the Revd A.C. Wright applying to Airy for a reference, 1876.Letter from the H. Lister applying to Airy for a reference, 1876.Letter from the Revd W.J. Read applying to Airy for a reference, 1876.Letter from J. Miles,...
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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1872 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/28
Scope and Contents Correspondence between the Astronomer Royal and A. Downing, assistant, on the subject of eyepieces, lenses and the principles of the telescope, 1874.Report to the Astronomer Royal on the work of E.W. Maunder, assistant, 1874.List of addresses of Royal Observatory staff, 1872.Request from W.G. Thackeray, assistant, for a testimonial from the Astronomer Royal, 1877.Letter from F. Galton and a reply informing him that in E. Dunkin's absence his letter was being...
Dates: 1872 - 1920
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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Miscellaneous papers, 1954 - 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/636
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers, including the following items:Aeronautical map of the area of South Africa around Calvinia, reference 'Calvinia SE33/17 2/3', with three sites, Nos 1, 2 and 3, marked near Sutherland.Letter from the Jeremiah Horrocks and Wilfred Hall Observatories, Preston.Correspondence with the Admiralty on the closing down of the staff hostel at Herstmonceux.Ministry of Defence Joint Bureau (Division of Scientific Intelligence) reports, 1958-1959: 'Soviet...
Dates: 1954 - 1965
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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National Service and Armed Forces staff records, 1939 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/3
Scope and Contents Records of staff undertaking National Service or serving in the Armed Forces, including registration and enlistment details; a letter from the Admiralty regarding the release of female staff for uniformed service; correspondence detailing the deferment of necessary staff from military service; and correspondence concerning Mr Oliver, a conscientious objector.
Dates: 1939 - 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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Note from Mr Hay to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 271
Scope and Contents Concerning papers by Charles Hudson.
Dates: 1820-04
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Official instructions, 1879 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/2
Scope and Contents Letter from J. Hall of the Admiralty requesting a list of all officers and clerks employed by the Royal Observatory who are 60 years of age or over, 1879, with a reply including the requested list.Letter from J. Hall requesting a list of all employees of the Royal Observatory who are directors of public companies, 1879.Correspondence between Sir George Airy and Admiral Sir Cooper Kay, 1880, containing a request by Kay to visit the Royal Observatory in order to see the general...
Dates: 1879 - 1906
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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Official instructions, 1885 - 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/3
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the trial of telescopes, binoculars, mirrors, gun directors, etc., for the Royal Navy:Letter from the Admiralty, 1885, asking that the Astronomer Royal draw up a specification for telescopes for automatic sights of turret guns, so that the purchase may be put out to competitive tender.Form for the forwarding of a pattern of a gun director (pattern 306, registration no. 27) from Portsmouth, 1885.Blank form for use in tendering estimates for the...
Dates: 1885 - 1888
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 Admiralty contracts, 1963-10 - 1968-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/883
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers regarding the award of Admiralty contracts, including copies of contracts, guidelines for these awards and the review of certain contracts, including those for services and their renewal.
Dates: 1963-10 - 1968-10
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 Admiralty work, 1943 - 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/178
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers regarding work carried out for the Department of Scientific Research and Experiment, Admiralty, including on D.C. Trajectories and the design of three-dimensional cams.
Dates: 1943 - 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 appointments, 1870 - 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/7
Scope and Contents Papers regarding appointments, regulations and salaries:(1) Enquiries and applications for employment as assistants at the Royal Observatory, 1900-1913. The applicants are:1900: F. Taylor.1904: H.J. Bellamy, E.G. Constable, W.A. Holmes and C. Egerton-Wragge.1905: T. Kimber and E.W. Metcalfe.1906: C.G. Browne, C.E. Wright, B.A. Bull and A. Andrews.1907: E. Carpenter, T.C. Wetton, R. Coombes and R.H.C. Christman.1908: The Revd M. Langdale,...
Dates: 1870 - 1913
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 appointments and regulations, 1880 - 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/5
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence between the Admiralty and the Astronomer Royal regarding staff appointments, applications and regulations:G.S. Criswick, Second Class Assistant, retires on a pension, 1896.H.P. Hollis, Second Class Assistant, promoted to First Class Assistant, 1896.P.H. Cowell appointed Chief Assistant, 1896.H. Outhwaite appointed Clerical Assistant, 1897.W.C. Nash, Superintendent of the Magnetical and Meteorological section, retires on a pension,...
Dates: 1880 - 1925
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 appointments of Established Computers, 1895 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/9
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence concerning the appointment of five candidates as Established Computers, 1895-1897, and general correspondence regarding the schedule of the examination for Established Computers, with a full set of exam papers. The candidates were W. Bowyer, C. Davidson, D.J.R. Edney, H. Furner and R.F. Rendell.(2) Correspondence on the examination, appointment and resignation of Established Computers, 1901-1908, concerning the following subjects:The examination held to...
Dates: 1895 - 1912
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Papers on buildings, 1953 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/210
Scope and Contents Correspondence, memoranda and other papers relating to the Admiralty and H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, regarding the building and grounds of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and miscellaneous other subjects.
Dates: 1953 - 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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Papers on buildings and grounds, 1835 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/44
Scope and Contents Three sets of papers on the buildings and grounds of the Royal Observatory:Papers on the archaeology of the buildings and grounds, 1835-1847, including a note headed 'Sir Christopher Wren'; a copy of a patent dated 15. Hen. 6. m. 7. (1437), concerning a grant of 200 acres of pasture land around Greenwich to the Duke of Gloucester; a map of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich (probably John Flamsteed's); questions and answers on the building of the Royal Observatory; and correspondence with...
Dates: 1835 - 1848
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