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Found in 322 Collections and/or Records:

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Papers on the 28-inch refractor, 1885 - 1894

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/41
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning estimates for the cost of producing the New Refracting Telescope and Dome, including applications to the Treasury for the necessary funds, 1885.Correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb concerning the production of the 28" refracting telescope, including copies of the first, second, third and final claims for instalments of payment, 1886.Correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb concerning the cost of erecting the New Refracting...
Dates: 1885 - 1894
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 36-inch Yapp Reflector, 1931 - 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/30
Scope and Contents Papers concerning the installation of the 36-inch Yapp Reflector at Greenwich, including the following material:(1) Miscellaneous materialUndated scroll containing the proposed inscription for the new Yapp Telescope.Envelope of photographs of the 36-inch reflector at Edinburgh, showing the telescope observing carriage and grating, 1931.(2) Correspondence with Hutchinson and Cuff, solicitors, and William Johnston Yapp regarding the 36-inch reflector,...
Dates: 1931 - 1939
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 appointment of assistants, 1880 - 1894

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/8
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Sir George Airy and the Admiralty on the difficulty of obtaining a sufficient number of suitable applicants for the post of Second Class Assistant to the Astronomer Royal, 1880. The correspondence covers discussion of the postponement of the examination of applicants, the suitability of the existing examination requirements, and the possibility of revising them. The correspondents are Sir George Airy, S. Butler, W.H.M. Christie, A. Fowler, R. Hall, E. Headlam, M....
Dates: 1880 - 1894
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 Cape Observatory, 1963 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/735
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, 1963-1966, including the change from the Admiralty to the Science and Education Research Council, the position of the work of the Cape Observatory, changes of personnel, the inauguration of the 40-inch telescope, travel between United Kingdom and the Cape, accounting matters and transfers of accounting duties from the Admiralty, and staffing at the Cape.(2) Correspondence regarding the Cape Observatory,...
Dates: 1963 - 1968
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 Chester-Dee inquiry, 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/520
Scope and Contents

Papers on the Admiralty Inquiry into the Chester - Dee Navigation improvement, including minutes of the evidence and appendices on tides and obstructions in the river.

Dates: 1849
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 Committee on Space Research, 1958 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/599
Scope and Contents Agenda and minutes of meetings of the British National Committee on Space Research and sub-committees; letters concerning attendance at meetings; and reports on meetings, activities and proposals. The papers include the following items:Report by Sir Graham Sutton on the 13th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics at Berkeley, California, August 1963.Papers on a report to the Committee on Space Research, 1963.Correspondence on a grant...
Dates: 1958 - 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 the Equatorial Group, 1952 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/231
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, memoranda and other papers relating to the Admiralty; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Hydrographer of the Navy; R.T. James and Partners; and others regarding the Equatorial Group.

Dates: 1952 - 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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Papers on the Geodetic Association, 1883 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/142
Scope and Contents (1) Papers relating to the Geodetic AssociationLetter to the Admiralty concerning the Geodetic Association Conference in Rome, 1883.Correspondence with Colonel A.R. Clarke concerning the Rome conference, 1883.Letter to Dr Hirsch concerning resolutions passed at the Rome conference, 1883.Letter to Col. Donnelly concerning copies of the proceedings of the Rome conference, 1883.Telegram from Col. Donnelly stating that engineers are visiting him,...
Dates: 1883 - 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 International Astronomical Union, 1953 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/620
Scope and Contents Papers regarding to the International Astronomical Union, including the following items:Reports on meetings of the Executive Committee of the I.A.U. concerning the 10th General Assembly in Moscow, 1958.Correspondence with R. Woolley and C. Jowsey regarding a visit to Washington by D.H. Sadler for a meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Council of Scientific Unions, September 1958.Correspondence with the Academy of Sciences, U.S.S.R.; Professors...
Dates: 1953 - 1958
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on the International Astronomical Union, 1959 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/621
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the International Astronomical Union, including the following items:Correspondence with Dr T. Elvius concerning the selected areas committee, 1963.Correspondence with Dr Oosterhoff regarding Commission 27 on the names of variables in Magellanic Clouds, 1963.Correspondence with Professor van der Kamp concerning Commission 26 on double stars.Report to Commission 37 on globular clusters, 1963.Printed programme of the Royal Astronomical...
Dates: 1959 - 1963
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on the library layout, 1949 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/221
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, estimates and other papers relating to the Admiralty; Hydrographer of the Navy; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; Libraco Ltd; and others regarding the layout of the library at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.

Dates: 1949 - 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 longitude of Valentia, 1836

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/182
Scope and Contents Material regarding preparations for the project to ascertain the longitude of Valentia (Valencia), Ireland, by means of an arc of parallel. The papers begin with correspondence with the Admiralty and Ordnance Survey, including S. Herbert, T.F. Colby, Captain Larcom and C.M. Pasley, and letters concerning arrangements for the transportation of chronometers. The correspondents on the project include Sir J. Barrow, Sir F. Beaufort, W. Cubitt, E. Dunkin, W.H. Smyth and S.H. Christie. The papers...
Dates: 1836
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 Nautical Almanac Office, 1894 - 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/171
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning stars to be added to the apparent place list, including the listings, 1894.Request from the Nautical Almanac Office for a proof copy of the 5-Year Catalogue, 1894.Request for observations of the occultation stars for the 1898 'Nautical Almanac', with listings and observational results, 1894.Observations of the minor planet Flora for the 'Nautical Almanac', 1894.Correspondence on the existence of star BAC 5255, 1894.Request for...
Dates: 1894 - 1918
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 Nautical Almanac Office, 1930 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/24
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the Nautical Almanac Office, including the following material:(1) Staff and equipmentMonthly statements by H.G. Scott Barrett of outside work done for the N.A.O., 1943-1945.Correspondence between D.H. Sadler and Sir Harold Spencer Jones regarding the increased accuracy in the transit of the first point of Aries, 1940.Correspondence regarding unestablished service counting for superannuation purposes,...
Dates: 1930 - 1948
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 Nautical Almanac Office, 1938 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/26
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Nautical Almanac Office and related papers, in fifteen sections, including the following material:(1) Astronomical navigation tablesCorrespondence with D.H. Sadler regarding George G. Hoehne's 'Practical Celestial Air Navigation Tables', 1943.Correspondence with D.H. Sadler regarding astronomical tables, 1942.Memorandum by Sadler titled 'Polar Navigation. A Device for Drawing Position Lines within 15 Degrees of the Pole',...
Dates: 1938 - 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 Naval Stores, 1953 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/209
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, memoranda and other papers relating to the Admiralty and H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, regarding the Naval Stores.

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 the New Altazimuth Building and Dome, 1892 - 1896

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/35
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Director of Works concerning the building of the New Altazimuth Dome, 1892.Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning the contract for the building of the New Altazimuth Dome, 1894-1895.Correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb concerning the contract for the New Altazimuth Dome, 1895.Bills and accounts from Grubb for the building of the New Altazimuth Dome, 1895-1896.Correspondence with Grubb on the progress of the building of the New...
Dates: 1892 - 1896
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 New Altazimuth Instrument, 1892 - 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/34
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the proposal to the Board of Visitors for a new universal transit circle, to be called the New Altazimuth Instrument, 1892, includes preliminary correspondence with the Admiralty and the estimated cost of constructing the instrument.Correspondence informing the Admiralty of the resolution of the Board of Visitors in favour of the new instrument and correspondence with the Admiralty asking that they authorise the construction of the instrument, 1892-1893. The...
Dates: 1892 - 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 the New Altazimuth Instrument, 1881 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/36
Scope and Contents Tables showing 'the difference in the values of the runs of the microscope - micrometers as found from observations made during the day and during the night', 1888-1889.Correspondence with Troughton and Simms regarding the supply of an eyepiece and the supply of a long focus lens for the altazimuth instrument, 1889.Correspondence with J.G. Loughborough requesting six 6" cannon balls to raise the Altazimuth Dome 1" higher, 1889. There is also correspondence with the...
Dates: 1881 - 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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Papers on the Observatory's protection, 1893 - 1910

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

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 Observatory, 1948 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/262/25
Scope and Contents

Papers regarding the position of the Royal Observatory in the Admiralty organisation.

Dates: 1948 - 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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Papers on the solar eclipse, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/200
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the solar eclipse seen in Portugal on 28 May 1900:Pamphlets concerning the eclipse expedition, Cooke's Tours, etc., 1900.'Nautical Almanac Circular', No. 17, and a United States Weather Department report on the probable sky state, 1900.Correspondence with the Admiralty, Treasury and Hydrographer concerning arrangements for travelling, money, the loan of watches and travelling claims, 1900.Correspondence with the Portuguese Government and the...
Dates: 1900
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 solar eclipse, 1904 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/202
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the solar eclipse of 30 August 1905, seen at Sfax, Tunisia:Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding expenses and advances in salary for the Astronomer Royal, F.W. Dyson and C. Davidson, 1905.Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning the use of the warship HMS 'Suffolk' for the conveyance of the eclipse party from Malta to Sfax, 1905, including the Astronomer Royal's report to the Admiralty on the expedition results.Correspondence with the...
Dates: 1904 - 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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Papers on the South East Dome, 1890 - 1896

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/53
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning the cost of the South East Dome, 1890. Correspondence concerning the expenses of the Astronomer Royal and a claim from Cooke and Son for part payment for the construction of the South East Dome, 1893.Correspondence on the dismantling of the South East Dome, applications for tenders, tenders, and letters of acceptance, 1891.Sir Howard Grubb's plans for the machinery in the Dome, 1891.Notes and memoranda concerning...
Dates: 1890 - 1896
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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