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Found in 322 Collections and/or Records:

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Chronometer rates, 1908 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/101
Scope and Contents Printed accounts of the rates of box and pocket chronometers on annual trial at the Royal Observatory during 1908-1914 with a view to their purchase by the Admiralty. There are annual rates for box chronometers during June-January and for pocket chronometers during August-November.

Printed account of the rates of box chronometers on trial at the Royal Observatory during June 1914 to January 1915 with a view to their purchase by the Admiralty.

Dates: 1908 - 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Chronometer rates, 1888 - 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/102
Scope and Contents Printed account of the rates of deck watches on annual trial at the Royal Observatory during November 1888 to February 1889 with a view to their purchase by the Admiralty.Printed accounts of the rates of deck watches on annual trial at the Royal Observatory between the months of October to February in the years 1889-1904 with a view to their purchase by the Admiralty.Printed accounts of the rates of deck watches on annual trial at the Royal Observatory during October 1904 to...
Dates: 1888 - 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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Chronometer rates, 1893 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/103
Scope and Contents Printed account of the rates of chronometer watches and pockets chronometers on annual trial at the Royal Observatory with a view to their purchase by the Admiralty, 1914.Printed account of the rates of chronometers on annual trial at the Royal Observatory during July 1893 to January 1894 with a view to their purchase by the Admiralty.Printed accounts of the rates of chronometer watches on annual trial at the Royal Observatory during 1906-1913 with a view to their purchase by...
Dates: 1893 - 1914
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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Chronometer sales and ratings, 1835 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/575
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning valuations, exchanges and sales of chronometers by the Admiralty and the Royal Observatory. There are tables of the ratings of individual chronometers. The correspondents include F. Beaufort and J. Barrow.
Dates: 1835 - 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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Claims for chronometer improvements, 1834 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/587
Scope and Contents Correspondence between the Admiralty and chronometer makers regarding the latter's claims for rewards for making improvements to chronometers. The claims were made principally by J.S. Eiffe and J.G. Ulrich, although there are also claims from R. Molyneux, M.R. Parkinson and C. Frodsham. The correspondents include F. Beaufort, R .Willis, C. Wheatstone, J. Barrow and many of the more famous chronometer and watch-makers. The volume includes unconfirmed minutes of the Royal Society, 10 June 1841;...
Dates: 1834 - 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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Claims for chronometer improvements, 1845 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/588
Scope and Contents Correspondence between the Admiralty and chronometer makers regarding the latter's claims for rewards for making improvements to chronometers. Most of the papers concern the claims made by E.T. Loseby, but there is the repeat of a claim by J.G. Ulrich, in the form of a memorial. The papers also include several pages of calculations and three newspaper cuttings relating to Loseby's claims.
Dates: 1845 - 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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Copy of a letter from the Admiralty Office to Samuel Grimaldi, 1812-08-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 276
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file: Ten letters from Grimaldi to Captain Thomas Hurd and the Board of Longitude, with two copy replies from the Admiralty Office and Hurd.
Dates: 1812-08-17
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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Copy of a letter from the Admiralty to Arthur Hodge, 1814-06-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 172
Scope and Contents Acknowledging receipt of his letters and proposals but questioning their relevance to the longitude problem.
Dates: 1814-06-08
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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Copy of a letter from the Admiralty to Arthur Hodge, 1814-06-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 182
Scope and Contents Acknowledging receipt of his letters and stating that his proposals had to be examined by the Board before any advance payment would be made.
Dates: 1814-06-13
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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Copy of a letter from the Admiralty to David Kirkpatrick, 1814-03-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 433-434
Scope and Contents Concerning Kirkpatrick's 'artificial horizon' instrument.
Dates: 1814-03-10
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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Correspondence of Robert Atkinson, 1946 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/635
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Robert Atkinson with various organisations, including universities, observatories, periodicals and the Inspector of Taxes at Bexhill, regarding talks, lectures, minutes of meetings, circulars, articles and papers, and income tax, including the following items:Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding consultant work for Messrs Kelvin and Hughes, 1954.Correspondence with C.W. Allen, University of London Observatory, 1958.Correspondence with H....
Dates: 1946 - 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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Correspondence on a coordinate measuring machine, 1928 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/78
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Messrs Hilger and the Admiralty regarding a coordinate measuring machine L43 for photographic [star] plates and a microscope.
Dates: 1928 - 1929
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on Abinger Magnetic Observatory, 1893 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/46
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the need for the Abinger Magnetic Observatory and on the establishment of the observatory, including the following material:Correspondence with Admiralty departments and officials, 1923-1937, including the Scientific Research Department, the Civil Engineer-in-Chief, the Hydrographic Department, the Director of Electrical Engineering, Sir Vincent Baddeley, Col. R.G. Hayes, the Director of Naval Construction and the Secretary of the Admiralty concerning the move,...
Dates: 1893 - 1937
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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Correspondence on Admiralty hostels, 1947 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/27
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding Feldmore Hostel and its proposed closure, 1952-1957, and concerning the running of the Herstmonceux Hostel, 1947-1950.
Dates: 1947 - 1957
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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Correspondence on Admiralty rents, 1948 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/37
Scope and Contents Official and general correspondence regarding Admiralty housing rents, including notices of rent and rate increases for the West Lodge, East Lodge, Head Messenger's Cottage, Nos 1 and 2 Garage Cottages, Oak Cottage and the assistant canteen manageress' quarters; correspondence regarding rent at 'Feldmore', Holmbury, St Mary, including copies of tenancy agreements; and correspondence regarding the rent received for the Observatory farmland at Herstmonceux.
Dates: 1948 - 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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Correspondence on Admiralty reports, 1959 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/350
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the supply of Admiralty reports to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with supply notes from the Royal Navy Scientific Service, Admiralty, forwarding reports (the reports are not included), and a list of surplus publications in the A.C.S.I.L. Library, Admiralty.
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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Correspondence on astrographic equatorials, 1887 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/43
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning astrographic equatorials for the Greenwich and Cape observatories:Official and unofficial correspondence with the Admiralty concerning the photographic mapping of the heavens, the transfer of the telegraphic wires to the Post Office, and the extra expense of re-determining the longitude between Paris and Greenwich telegraphically, 1887.Official and unofficial correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy, A. Milner and Sir Howard Grubb concerning the...
Dates: 1887 - 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on buildings and grounds, 1949 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/215
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the buildings and grounds of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including letters regarding the Royal Air Force radio station and camp at Wartling and housing for the Observatory staff at Herstmonceux.
Dates: 1949 - 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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Correspondence on charities, 1878 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/246
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence regarding the Blue Coat Charity, 1878-1899Annual Reports, 1893-1898.Letters between trustees, 1898-1899.Draft of a scheme for the management of the Blue Coat School for Girls, 1899.Letters between trustees, 1899.Notices of meetings of the trustees, 1893-1899.Annual statements of accounts, 1878-1880, 1884 and 1888-1892.Papers concerning the floating of a company run by the Conservative Association of Greenwich titled the...
Dates: 1878 - 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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Correspondence on chronometer trials, 1885 - 1894

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/104
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the annual trials of chronometers and watches at the Royal Observatory:Table showing the greatest change in rate, from one week to the next, of various chronometers during the annual trials of 1856-1880, compiled 1885.Correspondence concerning the annual trial of chronometers, 1885, including a rough abstract on the chronometer trial of that year, a letter of withdrawal from the horologist W.G. Schoof, a list of chronometers entered in the trial, a list...
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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Correspondence on chronometer trials, 1894 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/105
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the trial of chronometers at the Royal Observatory, 1894-1895, including:(i) Notice of the trial to be published by the 'Horological Journal'.(ii) Copies of chronometer rates.(iii) Copies of letters to Usher and Cole, A. Johannsen and Co., F.J. Clerke, Frodsham and Keen, and M.F. Dent requesting that they withdraw their chronometers from the trial due to their poor performance.(iv) Rough abstract on the annual trial of...
Dates: 1894 - 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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Correspondence on chronometer trials, 1899 - 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/106
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy, trade journals and chronometer-manufacturers concerning the annual trials of chronometers and deck watches at the Royal Observatory, including:(i) Notices to trade journals.(ii) Correspondence with F.J. Britten.(iii) Results for chronometers in order of merit.(iv) List of chronometers purchased by the Admiralty.(v) 'Rough Abstract of the Annual Trial Box Chronometers'.(vi) 'Abstract of the Annual...
Dates: 1899 - 1904
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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Correspondence on chronometer trials, 1904 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/107
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy and various trade journals concerning the annual trial of box and pocket chronometers and deck watches at the Royal Observatory, including:(i) Results for chronometers in order of merit.(ii) Reports and memoranda.(iii) List of chronometers purchased by the Admiralty.(iv) 'Rough abstract of Annual Trial Box Chronometers'.(v) 'Abstract of Annual Trial Centre Seconds Pocket Chronometers'.(vi) 'Abstract...
Dates: 1904 - 1909
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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Correspondence on chronometers, 1845 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/576
Scope and Contents Correspondence with, mainly, chronometer makers and the Admiralty concerning the testing of chronometers at the Royal Observatory and the purchase of chronometers by the Admiralty.
Dates: 1845 - 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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Correspondence on chronometers, 1849 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/577
Scope and Contents Correspondence with, mainly, chronometer makers and the Admiralty concerning the testing of chronometers at the Royal Observatory and the purchase of chronometers by the Admiralty.
Dates: 1849 - 1852
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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