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Found in 322 Collections and/or Records:

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Papers on clocks and chronographs, 1888 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/45
Scope and Contents Correspondence with T. Lewis and E. Dent and Co. concerning repairs to clocks and correspondence with W.H. Shepherd, 1888-1889.Correspondence with Victor Kullberg concerning the tender for the supply of new electric dials and the repair of old ones, 1897-1899.Correspondence with clockmakers, principally V. Kullberg and Dent and Co., concerning repairs to Royal Observatory clocks and chronometers, 1901-1911.Internal memoranda on the subject of clocks, chronographs and...
Dates: 1888 - 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 computers' resignations, 1881 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/138
Scope and Contents (1) Papers relating to the resignations of computers, 1892-1910, including testimonialsTwo typed and two written sheets of contents.Handwritten 'Summary of justifications for applying for Testimonial' by Miss A. Everett, 1892. Handwritten testimonial for Miss Everett by W.H.M. Christie, 1892.Testimonial and letter regarding A.P. Miskin, 1893.Letter and doctor's certificate regarding Mr Allworth and a letter from W. Ellis terminating his employment,...
Dates: 1881 - 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 electric light installation, 1891 - 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/55
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning the proposal and estimated cost of electrical light installations at the Royal Observatory, 1891-1894, including tenders from various companies.Contract with Johnson and Phillips to install electric lighting at the Royal Observatory, with related correspondence, 1892-1896.Tenders from J.D.F. Andrews and Co., the Anglo-American Brush Co., Drake and Goreham, and Siemen Bros., all of which were rejected, with related correspondence,...
Dates: 1891 - 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 estimates and expenditure, 1935 - 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/21
Scope and Contents Correspondence and statements regarding the estimates and actual expenditure for the Royal Greenwich Observatory and Nautical Almanac Office, including financial liability statements; Navy Estimates; annual statements of salaries and wages chargeable to vote 6; annual estimates for major works chargeable to vote 10; annual statements for the R.G.O. salaries, wages and allowances chargeable to vote 6A; instruments chargeable to vote 6B; and correspondence with the Hydrographer regarding...
Dates: 1935 - 1938
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 exhibitions, 1903 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/228
Scope and Contents Correspondence of 1903-1904 concerning the St Louis Exhibition of 1904, including a request from the Royal Commission for an exhibit to be sent, a list of exhibits, a written description of the Royal Observatory photographs and the work of the Royal Observatory generally, correspondence with the Royal Photographic Society, correspondence on the award of the Grand Prize to the Royal Observatory exhibit, a file of miscellaneous memoranda, and diagrams of exhibition...
Dates: 1903 - 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 gas and electric light, 1953 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/205
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, memoranda and other papers relating to the Admiralty and H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, regarding gas and electric light at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.

Dates: 1953 - 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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Papers on general plans and costs, 1953 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/233
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and other papers relating to the Admiralty; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; Hydrographer of the Navy; and others concerning general plans and costs with regard to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.

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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Papers on geodesy, 1874 - 1895

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/145
Scope and Contents (1) Papers relating to the North American BoundaryCorrespondence with C. Frodsham and Co. concerning clocks by Lindsay Russell on trial at the Royal Observatory, 1874.(2) Papers relating to the North American Boundary west of Lake in the WoodsCorrespondence with Captain L. Anderson, Royal Engineers, concerning the determination of the 49th Parallel and the methods to be used, with a map of the area, a memorandum of progress and the Astronomer Royal's...
Dates: 1874 - 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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Papers on Government superintendence, 1830 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/1
Scope and Contents Papers on the archaeology of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1830-1848, including material on the transfer of the Observatory to the Admiralty Department and the formation of a new Board of Visitors. There is also H.C. Schumacher's 'ephemeris of Distances of the planets from the Moon's centre'; extracts from the reports of the Visitors, June 1815 - December 1818; and extracts from notes by J. Henry, 1812-1825, with a few words relating to buildings.Manuscripts of the Board of...
Dates: 1830 - 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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Papers on Government superintendence, 1837 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/2
Scope and Contents The mutual accusations of Lt. W.S. Stratford and W. Woolhouse, 1837.Correspondence on the Superintendent of the proposed Naval School at Portsmouth, 1838-1839.Letter from Captain Shirreff to Airy regarding the rate of pay of schoolmasters in the Navy, 12 August 1840, including 'Naval Notice on Regulations for the Qualification, Pay, and Half Pay of Naval Instructors and Schoolmasters'.Letters from the Admiralty examining the Greenwich Hospital Schools and concerning...
Dates: 1837 - 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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Papers on Government superintendence, 1849 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/3
Scope and Contents Papers regarding T.G. Taylor.Papers regarding C. Mason, 1851.Letters concerning the lack of the Minutes of the Board of Visitors at the Royal Society, 1852.Statement by J. Henry on the salubrity of the air at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1852.Letter from Airy to R. Main, 1852, requesting copies of the letters he wrote to Main from Keswick in 1835.Instructions in reference to J. Glaisher's proposed superintendence of external meteorological...
Dates: 1849 - 1854
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 Government superintendence, 1855 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/4
Scope and Contents Note on the history of Hardy's Clock, with a few words from J. Henry, 1854.Extract from 'Notes and Queries' about the publication of John Flamsteed's 'Historia Coelestis', 1856, and a letter to Airy regarding Flamsteed's works.List of assistants of Dr Nevil Maskelyne, sent to U.J.J. Le Verrier, 1858.Correspondence with Dr P.M. Roget, 1859, concerning the missing Minutes of the Board of Visitors preceding 1830.Extracts from 'Notes and Queries', 1860, relating...
Dates: 1855 - 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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Papers on Government superintendence, 1869 - 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/6
Scope and Contents Letters concerning the receipt of old papers from F.W. Simms, 1870, including an epitaph of James Bradley and an epitaph of Edmond Halley.Letter concerning the restoration of Bradley's monument, 1871.Letters from Airy requesting leave of absence, 1870-1871.Correspondence concerning the resignation of the gate porter, M. Sheeky, 1864.Correspondence concerning the dismissal of the porter, R. Tuddenham, and the appointment of J. Rainbow, 1872.Letter to...
Dates: 1869 - 1873
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 Government superintendence, 1873 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/7
Scope and Contents Notes on John Flamsteed intended to serve for a history of the Royal Observatory, comprised of an extract from the parish register of Burstow, Surrey.Notes on Edmond Halley intended to serve for a history of the Royal Observatory, comprised of a biography by F.W. Simms, an extract from 'The Weekly Visitor', and a copy of the inscription on his gravestone.Notes by F.W. Simms on Halley's Comet intended to serve for a history of the Royal Observatory.Notes by Airy on...
Dates: 1873 - 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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Papers on Greenwich Park, 1876 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/58
Scope and Contents 1. Police Protection, 1881-1912Correspondence, newscuttings and other papers regarding security at Greenwich Park, including much material on the explosion of 15 February 1894 caused by a botched anarchist attack on the Observatory:Papers concerning the bomb explosion in Greenwich Park, 1894.Extracts from newspapers concerning the bomb incident of 15 February 1894:1. 'The Globe', 16 February 1894: 'Bomb explosion in Greenwich Park'.2. 'Kentish...
Dates: 1876 - 1912
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 magnetic instruments, 1886 - 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/47
Scope and Contents Correspondence with E. Dent and Co. concerning the replacement of the escape wheel of the magnetic declination time piece, 1891. Correspondence with Troughton and Simms concerning the repair of the declination magnet theodolite, 1892.Correspondence with A. Reuker concerning the design of declination magnets, 1898.Correspondence with the Kew Observatory concerning the supply of a unifilax magnetometer to the Royal Observatory, 1890-1891.Correspondence with...
Dates: 1886 - 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 Observatory grounds, 1953 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/204
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, memoranda and other papers relating to the Admiralty and H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, regarding the laying out of the grounds at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.

Dates: 1953 - 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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Papers on Observatory grounds, 1951 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/211
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the Admiralty and H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, regarding the laying out of the grounds at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including three drawings of the grounds (scheme C), 10 April 1952, 25 April 1953 and 5 June 1957.

Dates: 1951 - 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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Papers on quartz clocks, 1945 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/626
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding quartz clocks, including the following items:Correspondence with M.L. Bateman and A. Hunter regarding the new the 'Isatome' portable quartz clock, 1963.Letter from H.M. Smith to the Division of Scientific Intelligence, Ministry of Defence, regarding Russian work on quartz clocks, 1957.Correspondence with H.M. Smith concerning the Time Department's move to Herstmonceux and the performance of ring crystals, including graphs,...
Dates: 1945 - 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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Papers on receipts and gifts, 1875 - 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/68
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers regarding the acquisition of moveable property by the Royal Observatory, including the following:Correspondence with A. Cowper Ranyard, S. Denman, W. Spottiswoode and S. Crompton, who sent various photographs to Sir George Airy, 1875-1876.Correspondence with J.P. Maclear and the Admiralty concerning the return of a spectroscope which the Royal Observatory had loaned to Maclear, 1876.Copy of a letter from Airy to Lord Lindsay thanking...
Dates: 1875 - 1928
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 solar eclipses, 1896 - 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/195
Scope and Contents (1) Papers regarding the solar eclipse seen in India, 22 January 1898Bills of tradesmen, hotels and restaurants connected with the solar eclipse, with receipts, 1897.Correspondence concerning the special meeting of the Royal Society on 31 March 1898 to receive preliminary reports on the solar eclipse.Preliminary correspondence and camp arrangements.Preliminary correspondence with the India Office and reports from the meteorological reporter, 1896-1897,...
Dates: 1896 - 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 on solar eclipses, 1904 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/204
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the partial solar eclipse of 28 June 1908 and the solar eclipse of 10 October 1912:Correspondence and memoranda concerning the unauthorised presence of a 'Daily Mail' reporter during the observations of the partial eclipse, 1908, with newspaper cuttings.Correspondence relating to the solar eclipse expedition to Brazil of 10 October 1912, including correspondence with the Admiralty regarding charts, advice on a suitable site for the expedition, and expenses...
Dates: 1904 - 1912
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 telegraphic communications, 1855 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/628
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on telegraphic communications, including the conditions of use of telegraph wires between the Admiralty and the South Eastern Railway; proposed arrangements of galvanic wires and circuits for working the sympathetic clocks; the circuit and plan of the galvanic wires in the Lombard Street Post Office; various improvements and efficiencies in the telegraph; a report on the working of galvanic apparatus at the Royal Observatory; sketches of the automatic switch for the...
Dates: 1855 - 1858
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 telegraphic communications, 1858 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/629
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on telegraphic communications, including the failure of signals and breakdown of equipment; the agreement for use of the telegraph between the Admiralty and South Eastern Railway; renewal of telegraph wires in Greenwich Park; three samples of proposed cables, one being a specimen of Caoutchouc cable, with patent; notes on the arrangement of overhead wires; adjustments to the Greenwich sympathetic clock; R.L. Jones' system of clock regulation by electricity; a theory...
Dates: 1858 - 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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Papers on telegraphs and telescopes, 1859 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/473
Scope and Contents Papers concerned principally with telegraphs and tests on Admiralty telescopes. The material on telegraphs includes tests and observations of deflections by C.F. Varley; a map of telegraph lines; a report on the South Australian telegraph; and a newspaper article on the Atlantic cable. The papers concerning Admiralty tests on telescopes include Airy's reports on his findings and correspondence with R.S. Dundas. Other material includes A. Sedgwick writing on Darwin's Theory in 'The Cambridge...
Dates: 1859 - 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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