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Found in 322 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on Herstmonceux plans and costs, 1950 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/225
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; and the Hydrographer of the Navy regarding general plans and costs relating to Herstmonceux.
Dates: 1950 - 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 instruments, 1849 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/93
Scope and Contents Correspondence of G.B. Airy and related papers under the heading 'Cape Observatory and Survey 1849 to 1854. Instruments', divided into thirteen sections:Notes on the barometer used by Henderson.Letters from G.B. Airy to W. Dolland regarding an eyepiece and level for the Cape Transit, 1850-1851.Sir J. Herschel's recommendation for the erection of a transit circle at the Cape, 27 December 1851.Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the transit circle,...
Dates: 1849 - 1854
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on instruments, 1937 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/88
Scope and Contents General correspondence regarding instruments, including the following items:Correspondence with J.S. Hindle, astronomical instrument-maker, regarding the aluminising of four 20-inch mirrors, 1960.Correspondence with C.F. Smith, scientific instrument-maker regarding his 'Projection Spectrum Comparator', 1959, including a photograph and a copy of his paper of August 1959.Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the Royal Hospital Transit Clock, 1957.Memorandum...
Dates: 1937 - 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 instruments, surveys and publications, 1880 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/76
Scope and Contents Correspondence on different aspects of the work of the Cape Observatory:(1) Cape Observatory InstrumentsCorrespondence between G.B. Airy, W. De La Rue and D. Gill regarding the proposed large equatorial for the Cape, 10 April - 13 November 1880, with Airy's report to the Admiralty of 10 November 1880.Correspondence between G.B. Airy and J. Simms regarding iron stands for small transits, including diagrams, 21-28 July 1880.Correspondence between G.B. Airy and the...
Dates: 1880 - 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 leave, 1876 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/4
Scope and Contents Correspondence between the Admiralty and the Astronomer Royal concerning the latter's requests for leave of absence from the Royal Observatory. The letters relate to two Astronomers Royal: Sir George Airy and Sir William Christie. The papers include a summary of the leaves of absence taken by each Astronomer Royal.
Dates: 1876 - 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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Correspondence on loans, 1910 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/288
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the loan of equipment to the Royal Observatory, including the following items:Correspondence on the Bendorff Electrometer and Flame Collector.Correspondence on the 45° astrolabe.Correspondence on a coil magnetometer.Correspondence on a 6-inch 45-foot focus lens loaned by J. Worthington of California.Correspondence on the loan of the Cookson Floating Zenith Telescope by the Cambridge Observatory Syndicate,...
Dates: 1910 - 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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Correspondence on longitude, 1902 - 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/148
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to longitude and its determination, including the following material:(1) Correspondence regarding the Potsdam-Greenwich Longitude via Emden and Bracton, 1902-1904.There is correspondence with C.T. Albrecht regarding accommodation, equipment and arrangements with the General Post Office (G.P.O.); correspondence with the G.P.O. regarding the line between the Royal Observatory and Potsdam; and a copy of 'Longitude Difference between Potsdam and Greenwich', a...
Dates: 1902 - 1928
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on longitudes and latitudes, 1892 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/260
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding longitude observations at Killorglin, County Kerry, Ireland, 1898.Correspondence regarding the longitude of Yola, 1904.Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the longitude of Killorglin, expenses and the issue of a chronometer, 1898.Letter regarding the travelling and baggage arrangements for determining the longitude of Killorglin, 1898.Correspondence with the Ordnance Survey and locals regarding the determining of the longitude of...
Dates: 1892 - 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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Correspondence on magnetic instruments, 1912 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/42
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence regarding matters relating to magnetic instruments, including the following material:Correspondence with Adam Hilger Ltd regarding a quartz-fibre vertical force magnetograph, 1920-1924.Miscellaneous correspondence relating to the repair, purchase and testing of magnetic instruments, 1923-1937, including the repair of Elliot Magnetometer No. 75 by Elliott Bros., the testing of the Shuster-Smith Magnetometer for Abinger, the return to the Royal...
Dates: 1912 - 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 magnetic instruments, 1932 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/63
Scope and Contents Correspondence with several observatories, the Admiralty and the Physical Department regarding the repair, testing and standardisation of magnetic instruments and the issuing of certificates, 1935-1936; correspondence with the High Commission for India, 1934-1936, regarding the standardisation of magnets for the Colaba Observatory, India, and magnetic instruments for other Indian observatories, such as Alibag; and correspondence and reports relating to the comparison of Eskdalemuir and Abinger...
Dates: 1932 - 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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Correspondence on magnetic investigations, 1930 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/62
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning magnetic investigations, including correspondence with the Admiralty regarding suitable observation stations, and with the National Physical Laboratory regarding the propagation of radio waves.
Dates: 1930 - 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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Correspondence on magnetism, 1932 - 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/60
Scope and Contents Official correspondence with the Admiralty regarding magnetic instruments, surveys, disturbances and results of observations.
Dates: 1932 - 1934
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 magnetism and seismology, 1880 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/111
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding magnetism and seismology, with a detailed index at the beginning. The letters are divided into the following sections:'Magnetism - Admiralty', 26 July 1894 - 24 July 1901.'Cape Magnetic Establishment', 28 January 1882 - 4 July 1899.'Magnetism - Observations given', 28 July 1880 - 5 April 1905.'Magnetism - Survey of South Africa, Professors Beattie & Morrison', 14 January 1898 - 28 August 1906.'Instruments', 16 July...
Dates: 1880 - 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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Correspondence on microphotometers, 1951 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/121
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding microphotometers, including letters from the Cambridge Instrument Co. Ltd regarding a two dimensional microscope for the photographic zenith tube plates, 1957; letters from the Royal Greenwich Observatory to the Admiralty regarding the presentation of two photo-electric multipliers to the R.G.O. by A. Lallemand of Paris, 1957; correspondence regarding the return of the 'Visual Brodhun Photometer', which had been on loan to the Oxford University Observatory, 1955;...
Dates: 1951 - 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 Observatory publications, 1922 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/56
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty and His Majesty's Stationary Office regarding the printing of the Royal Observatory's publications; the supply of stationary, adding machines, etc., to the Observatory; waste paper; receipts; and particulars of the contract entered into by H.M. Stationary Office for printing, 1930 and 1937.
Dates: 1922 - 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 planetaria, 1946 - 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/550
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty and the Science Museum regarding proposals for a London Planetarium; correspondence with the U.S.S.R. Embassy and Trade Delegation concerning Zeiss Planetaria; reports on planetaria in Vienna and Germany; and correspondence with the Australian Scientific Research Liaison Office.
Dates: 1946 - 1947
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 public records, 1963 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/717
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence with individuals and institutions other than the Public Record Office and the National Maritime Museum regarding public records, 1963-1966, including correspondence with private individuals on historical matters connected with astronomy and the history of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. There is correspondence with Lord Thompson of Fleet concerning an exchange with the British Museum of the bust of Newton; a request to the Admiralty to publish a history of the R.G.O. by...
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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Correspondence on publications, 1894 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/79
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to publications of the Cape Observatory, including correspondence between W.H.M. Christie and the West India Docks and agents, 30 September 1896 - 9 December 1901; requests for copies of various Cape publications and arrangements made with the Observatory to meet these requests, 3 March 1903 - 17 July 1911; correspondence between the Admiralty, Christie and D. Gill on the distribution of publications and whether it should be increased to include more observatories and...
Dates: 1894 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on reductions of Bradley's observations, 1864 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/761
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding H. Breen's reductions of the observations made by James Bradley at the Royal Observatory during the years 1743-1750. The volume includes H. Breen's wage receipts; reports on the state of the calculations; and 'Work Book (2)' of G W. Farrcourt, assistant to H. Breen. There is also related correspondence with the Admiralty, J.C. Adams and R. Main.
Dates: 1864 - 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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Correspondence on research fellowships, 1964 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/818
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty and various individuals regarding research fellowships at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
Dates: 1964 - 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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Correspondence on R.R.S. 'Research', 1933 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/14
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the R.R.S. (Royal Research Ship) 'Research'. Some of the principal items are as follows:(1) Correspondence regarding fittings and instruments for the R.R.S. 'Research'Correspondence with the Cambridge Instrument Company Ltd regarding the marine earth inductor, 1938.Correspondence regarding the collimating compass, 1938.Report on the magnetic suitability of a D'Arsonval Galvanometer submitted by the Cambridge Instrument...
Dates: 1933 - 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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Correspondence on salaries, 1965-02-18 - 1968-08-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/847
Scope and Contents Correspondence between the Admiralty and the Secretary and Cashier of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with circulars and memoranda, regarding the payment of monthly salaries.
Dates: 1965-02-18 - 1968-08-28
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 solar eclipse expeditions, 1870 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/131
Scope and Contents Correspondence for the preparation of expeditions to Spain and Sicily to observe the total solar eclipse, 21-22 December 1870. The correspondence with the Royal Society, Royal Astronomical Society, the Admiralty and the India Office includes letters from R.C. Carrington, G.G. Stokes, Sir J.N. Lockyer, A.C. Ranyard, W. Lassell, W. De La Rue, W. Huggins, C. Pritchard, Sir E. Sabine, Admiral G.H. Richards and H. Merivale. There are lists for those participating, the expeditions' accounts and...
Dates: 1870 - 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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Correspondence on solar physics, 1944 - 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/498
Scope and Contents Official correspondence with the General Post Office, Ministry of Works, Meteorological Office, Admiralty and others regarding solar physics, including letters concerning the Radar mirror for the Paris Observatory, including correspondence between the Allied Control Commission for Germany and H. Spencer Jones, 1947; correspondence regarding geomagnetic disturbances affecting General Post Office radio data and reports on sun spots and solar flares, 1947; and a report on the 'Solar Location...
Dates: 1944 - 1947
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 staff appointments, 1880 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/77
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the appointment of staff at the Cape Observatory:Letter on the appointment of a mechanic and two Kroomen, 24 August 1880.Correspondence regarding the appointment of W.H. Cox as Junior Assistant, January-September 1883.Correspondence concerning the appointment of J. Read, R. Woodgate and A. Cochrane as computers, and general correspondence between D. Gill and W.H.M. Christie on the difficulty of finding computers, March 1889 - February...
Dates: 1880 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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