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Found in 322 Collections and/or Records:

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Papers on the Thompson 26-inch Equatorial Telescope, 1893 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/38
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning the acceptance of Sir H. Thompson's offer of a 26-inch reflecting telescope for £5000, 1894.Correspondence with Sir H. Thompson concerning alterations to the 26-inch reflector and its transfer to the Royal Observatory, 1893-1899.Copies of correspondence between Sir Howard Grubb and A.A. Common concerning alterations and tests relating to the 26-inch reflector, 1895-1899.Correspondence with Troughton and Simms concerning the...
Dates: 1893 - 1899
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 Time Service, 1943 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/625
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the Time Service and time signals, including alterations to signals, equipment, maintenance, faults, accommodation at Abinger, and the transition to Herstmonceux. The correspondents include H.M. Smith, the Admiralty, Mr Barker, R. Atkinson, H. Spencer Jones and R. Woolley. The papers include the following items:Correspondence between H.M. Smith and the Admiralty regarding 'Timing by Lovan-C' transmissions, 1963.Correspondence with A.P. Herbert...
Dates: 1943 - 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 West Building, 1957 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/252
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty, H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Office Building (the 'West Building'), including a drawing showing the layout of the existing external lighting, February 1958.
Dates: 1957 - 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 West Building, 1955 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/238
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Hydrographer of the Navy; and others, with additional papers, regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Building (the 'West Building'). The papers include five drawings from Thorn Electrical Industries Limited, Atlas Lighting Division:1. Drawing of details of the proposed lighting fittings for the control room, 16 April 1956.2. Drawing of the proposed lighting for the control room showing details of the...
Dates: 1955 - 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 Yapp Telescope, 1958 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/922
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the refurbishment of the Yapp 36-inch Reflecting Telescope, concerned primarily with the two Schmidt cameras on the Yapp grating spectrograph. There is correspondence between G.E. Manville; G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; the Admiralty; B.E.J. Pagel; Sir Richard Woolley; and R. Atkinson. There are also queries arising from the ordering of equipment and its design, and drawings of mirrors for the Cassegrain collimator, the f3.5 spherical mirror, the f3.5...
Dates: 1958 - 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 Yapp Telescope, 1956 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/925
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the refurbishment of the Yapp 36-inch Reflecting Telescope and the 30-inch Reflecting Telescope, concerned primarily with spectrographs and covering several topics, including Fehrenbach prisms for a proposed Schmidt telescope, the Schmidt Camera, the 30-inch telescope Coudé spectrograph and the Isaac Newton Telescope spectrograph. There is correspondence between Hilger and Watts; Chance-Pilkington; Parra-Mantois; the Admiralty; G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co....
Dates: 1956 - 1962
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on time signals, 1939 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/629
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding time signals, including the following items:Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones, H.M. Smith and the Admiralty concerning equipment required and installations at Abinger, clock radio receivers and aerial systems, 1952-1955.Correspondence with Central Rediffusion Services Ltd and the Admiralty concerning the availability of the 6 pips time signal for the Independent Television Authority, 1955.Correspondence between R. Atkinson and...
Dates: 1939 - 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 Transit Circle II, 1875 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/32
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Troughton and Simms regarding the polishing of the transit circle object glass and the subsequent overhaul of the instrument, as well as the proposal to fit an aluminium dew cap to the transit circle, 1906.Correspondence with Troughton and Simms on the improved illumination of the transit circle, 1908.Correspondence with Troughton and Simms on the new travelling wire micrometer for the transit circle, including estimates, specifications, and the order and...
Dates: 1875 - 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 Universal Time, 1885 - 1898

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 Dr...
Dates: 1885 - 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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Partial draft of a letter in French concerning J. Riboult, 1822

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 409
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters and a proposal by J. Riboult of the district of Simphéropole in Tauride, with related letters from Sir Charles Bagot, British Ambassador to Russia, and from the Admiralty Office.
Dates: 1822
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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Printed Admiralty notice concerning changes to Baltic sea charts, 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 30
Scope and Contents From the File: Admiralty papers sent to Pond concerning the fitting out of H M Ships with chronometers.
Dates: 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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Printed declaration signed by chronometer makers and listing the distinguishing numbers of their chronometers, 1833-12-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 225-226a
Scope and Contents The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty required each depositor to sign a declaration asserting that they were the maker of the chronometer(s) deposited at the Royal Observatory.
Dates: 1833-12-19
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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Record of Admiralty files, 1946 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/352/3
Scope and Contents 'Hydrographic Jacket Nos and Subjects relating to N.A.O.' - a record of Admiralty files, listing their number and subject.
Dates: 1946 - 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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Register of official and First Assistant's letters, 1849 - 1862

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/23
Scope and Contents Register of official letters, 1849-1857, and First Assistant's register of letters, 1852-1862.

Register of official letters to the Admiralty and to other departments of the Government, 1 January 1849 - 18 June 1857.

First Assistant's register of letters received during the absence of the Astronomer Royal, 18 January 1852 - 2 August 1862.



Dates: 1849 - 1862
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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Register of official letters, 1857 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/787
Scope and Contents A register of official letters of 17 June 1857 to 2 October 1866. Each letter is numbered by year, and includes the date, address, a brief account of the subject, the number of the enclosures, a brief account of the subject of the enclosures, and an index to the classification under Airy's scheme. The letters are addressed to Lord Clarence Paget, Secretary of the Admiralty, or to the Rt. Hon. H.T. Lowry Corry, and concern financial matters, estimates and bills.
Dates: 1857 - 1866
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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Register of official letters, 1866 - 1874

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/788
Scope and Contents A register of official letters of 20 October 1866 to 24 June 1874. Each letter is numbered by year, and includes the date, address, a brief account of the subject, the number of enclosures, the subject of the enclosures and an index to classification. The letters are addressed to the Secretary of the Admiralty, and concern financial matters, primarily estimates.
Dates: 1866 - 1874
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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Register of official letters, 1874 - 1887

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/789
Scope and Contents A register of official letters of 25 June 1874 to 4 October 1887. Each letter is numbered by year, and includes the date, address, a brief account of the subject, the number of enclosures, the subject of the enclosures and an index to classification. Most of the letters are addressed to the Secretary of the Admiralty, with others addressed to the Director of Stores, the Accountant General of the Navy, the Director of Works and the Hydrographer. They concern financial matters, mainly claims and...
Dates: 1874 - 1887
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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Royal Astronomical Society and the Government, 1836 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/228
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society's transactions with the Government, including correspondence on the transfer of the 'meridian ephemeris' to the Admiralty; the printing of T. Henderson's Edinburgh observations; the printing of T. Henderson's and T. Maclear's Cape papers; and F. Baily's reproduction of Cavendish's experiment.
Dates: 1836 - 1844
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Semi-official correspondence, 1963-12-16 - 1967-10-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/599
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous semi-official correspondence, including the following correspondents:J.H.R. Savage, British Council.K.R. Thomson, Thomson Newspapers Ltd, Toronto, Canada.Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty.J.D. McGee, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London.Miss R.L. Pliner, 'Physics Today', New York.F. Bruce, Imperial College of Science and Technology.E.H....
Dates: 1963-12-16 - 1967-10-10
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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Supply notes on Admiralty reports, 1955 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/332
Scope and Contents Supply notes from the Royal Navy Scientific Service, Admiralty, forwarding reports to the Royal Greenwich Observatory (the reports are not included).
Dates: 1955 - 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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Supply notes on Admiralty reports, 1952 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/339
Scope and Contents Supply notes from the Royal Navy Scientific Service, Admiralty, forwarding reports to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with related correspondence (the reports are not included).
Dates: 1952 - 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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Visitation papers, 1868 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/16
Scope and Contents Letters concerning Airy's proposal to reduce the number of impressions of the Greenwich Observations, 1868.Letters relating to the Visitation of the Royal Observatory by the Board of Visitors, 6 June 1868.Preparatory notes for the report of 8 June 1868, including some calculations.Report of the Astronomer Royal to the Board of Visitors, 6 June 1868.Preparatory notes for the report of 5 June 1869, including some calculations.Report of the Astronomer Royal...
Dates: 1868 - 1871
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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