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Admiralty

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Found in 322 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on chronometers, 1853 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/578
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: 1853 - 1857
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, 1857 - 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/579
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: 1857 - 1859
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, 1860 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/580
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. There is also a printed paper on sending defective chronometers from abroad to the Royal Observatory.
Dates: 1860 - 1861
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, 1861 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/581
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. There are also papers on the printing of the chronometer rates and a printed circular from 'The Horological Journal' to its readers containing a letter on 'rating chronometers on trial at Greenwich'.
Dates: 1861 - 1863
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, 1863 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/582
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. There are also printed copies of the rates of chronometers on trial at the Royal Observatory in 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867 and 1868.
Dates: 1863 - 1868
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, 1876 - 1885

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/606
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the ownership of, purchase of, loss of, conversion of, and trials of chronometers. There is correspondence with the Admiralty and with many chronometer makers. The volume also includes printed copies of 'Instructions for packing chronometers sent from abroad, or from the outports to the Royal Observatory at Greenwich'; a copy of the rules of the Clockmakers Company governing the issuing of the prizes; two pages extracted from 'Nature', 29 March 1877, concerning 'Ships'...
Dates: 1876 - 1885
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, 1894 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/90
Scope and Contents General correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy, 1894-1896, concerning the trial of chronometers, the number of chronometers available for issue to the Navy, the inspection of the book of weekly chronometer rates by the Assistant Hydrographer, and the distribution of 'B' class chronometers.Correspondence between the Hydrographer of the Navy, the Astronomer Royal and members of the Royal Observatory staff concerning the issue of chronometers, 1896-1897, including lists 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 chronometers, 1900 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/86
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning the annual trial of deck watches, 1900.Correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy concerning the shipment of chronometers and instructions on the direction of invoices, 1900-1901.Correspondence concerning damage to chronometers in transit due to bad packing and revised instructions for packing, 1904.Correspondence concerning the alteration in the times of the diurnal trials of chronometers and deck watches,...
Dates: 1900 - 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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Correspondence on chronometers, 1901 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/87
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Lady Lockyer concerning the storage of Royal Observatory chronometers at her house in Sidmouth for the duration of the war, 1940.Correspondence with Professor Greaves of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, concerning the transportation of chronometers from Greenwich to Edinburgh for safety during the war, 1940.Correspondence with His Majesty's Chronometer Depot concerning arrangements for the removal of stocks of Admiralty navigational equipment from Bristol...
Dates: 1901 - 1940
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, 1884 - 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/88
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the purchase and loss of chronometers:Correspondence with E. Dent and Co., J. Poole and Co., T. Hewitt and other watchmakers asking for a quote for making deck watches, 1885.Correspondence concerning the purchase of chronometers from Messrs Williams, Moore, Shephard and Son, J. Poole and Co., and Reid and Sons, 1885.Correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy concerning the purchase of chronometers and deck watches,...
Dates: 1884 - 1901
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 and time signals, 1891 - 1895

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/109
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding chronometers and time signals, divided into nine sections:'Chronometers, Admiralty'.'Chronometers, Naval Offices'. 'Time Signals, Cape Town', 1891-1894.'Time Signal, Docks (C.T.)' 1891-1895.'Time Signal, Simon's Town': reports of the Postmaster, miscellaneous correspondence and telegrams, and telegrams on special signals sent.'Time Signal, Port Elizabeth': reports of the lighthouse keeper.'Port Elizabeth...
Dates: 1891 - 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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Correspondence on chronometers and time signals, 1896 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/110
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding chronometers and time signals, divided into nine sections:'Admiralty', 1896-1899.'Naval Offices', 1895-1900.'Correspondence with the Astronomer Royal Greenwich', 1895-1899.'Signals and Telegraphs Generally', 1896-1900.'Docks Time Ball Reports', 1896-1899.'East London Time Ball Reports', 1898-1900.'Port Elizabeth', 1896-1900.'Simonstown Time Ball Reports', 1896-1900.'Miscellaneous Correspondence',...
Dates: 1896 - 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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Correspondence on computers, 1882 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/132
Scope and Contents Letter from the Secretary of the Admiralty regarding an explosion in the Chronometer Room and injuries to W. Bartlett, 1901.Letter from the Astronomer Royal concerning compensation for a computer, 1901.Letter from a group of computers regarding the Civil Service examinations, 1901.Printed notice, lists, conditions, etc., for clerkship examinations in the Civil Service, 1906.Letter from a group of computers regarding unsatisfactory conditions, with a reply from...
Dates: 1882 - 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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Correspondence on damage by enemy action, 1940 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/216
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty, the Hydrographer of the Navy and Royal Victoria Yard, Deptford, regarding damage caused to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, by enemy action.
Dates: 1940 - 1941
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 domes, 1950 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/213
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; and others regarding the domes at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
Dates: 1950 - 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 estimates and expenditure, 1955 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/24
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding estimates and expenditure, including the following items:Correspondence regarding estimates of expenditure for the Royal Greenwich Observatory for the years 1956-1960, including vote ledger credit and debit cards; the upkeep of the grounds; estimated overseas naval expenditure and receipts; salary and staff estimates; Navy estimates; instruments to be included in the Sketch Estimates; the Sketch Estimates; Appropriation Accounts; liability statements; D.R.E....
Dates: 1955 - 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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Correspondence on finance, 1959-12-04 - 1966-08-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/541
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding financial matters with, among others, the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; P.M.S. Blackett of Imperial College, London; the Board of Trade; the Science Research Council; and the Ministry of Public Building and Works.
Dates: 1959-12-04 - 1966-08-02
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 galvanic communications, 1849 - 1853

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/610
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the establishment of galvanic communications between the Greenwich and Paris observatories. The papers include extracts from Airy's report on galvanic communications to the Admiralty; the laying of telegraph wires in the grounds of Greenwich Park, illustrated with a plan; the laying of telegraph wires on the South Eastern Railway between London Bridge and Dover; a plan and description of the electric telegraph employed on the South Eastern Railway;...
Dates: 1849 - 1853
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 gas and electric light, 1949 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/214
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty and H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, regarding gas and electric light at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
Dates: 1949 - 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 general costs and plans, 1962 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/271
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Chief Surveyor of Lands, Admiralty; Hydrographer of the Navy; Senior Surveyor of Lands and Superintendent of Navy Works, S.E. England Navy Works District, Chatham; and others, with memoranda and other papers, concerning general plans and costs relating to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including a site plan of the Observatory showing proposed speed limit signs, November 1962.
Dates: 1962 - 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 general plans and costs, 1957 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/253
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Hydrographer of the Navy; and others concerning general plans and costs with regard to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
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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Correspondence on general plans and costs, 1959 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/261
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Admiralty House and the S.E. England Navy Works District, Chatham; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Hydrographer of the Navy; and others, with memoranda and other papers, concerning general plans and costs with regard to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
Dates: 1959 - 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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Correspondence on general plans and costs, 1952 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/281
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Civil Engineer-in-Chief, Admiralty; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; Hydrographer of the Navy; and the Ministry of Works concerning general plans and costs with regard to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
Dates: 1952 - 1953
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 general plans and costs, 1955 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/239
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; and others, with additional papers, concerning general plans and costs with regard to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
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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Correspondence on general plans and costs, 1956 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/245
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty; East Sussex River Board; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Hydrographer of the Navy; and others, with memoranda, concerning general plans and costs with regard to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
Dates: 1956 - 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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