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Found in 322 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on visitations, 1938 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/17
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty and minutes of the Board of Visitors relating mainly to visitations, 1938-1941, 1943 and 1946-1956. There are also progress reports, 1953 and 1956, on the transfer of the Royal Observatory to Herstmonceux; correspondence with the Admiralty concerning the new Royal Warrant (1953) for the Board of Visitors; and a memorandum by H.H. Plaskett on the 'Argument in favour of a Wide Angle 100-inch Telescope'.
Dates: 1938 - 1956
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on visitor admissions, 1835 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/706
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding admissions to visit the Royal Observatory. The volume is divided broadly into requests from the Admiralty to visit the Royal Observatory, introductions on behalf of visitors, personal requests to visit the Observatory, and instructions to assistants to receive guests. The correspondents include C. Wood, F. Beaufort, J. Barrow, S.H. Herbert, H.T.C. Corry, H.G. Ward, R.S. Dundas, J.G. Children, C.W. Pasley, H.C. Schumacher, J.F. Encke, J.W. Lubbock, T. Henderson, W.R....
Dates: 1835 - 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 visitor admissions, 1849 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/707
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty and the general public concerning visits to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. The correspondents include J. Babinet, S. Bannister, F. Beaufort, J.B. Biot, G.P. Bond, E.W. Brayley, F.F.E. Brünnow, T. Chevallier, W.B. Clark, E. Cowper, A. d'Abbadie, A. de Morgan, J. Drew, W. Elliot, J.F. Encke, G. Everett, W. Farr, H.A.E.A. Fayé, G. Fisher, G.C. Foster, K.F. Gauss, H.W. Gordon, B.A. Gould, J.W. Grant, R. Grant, C. Grey, A. Hall, W.R. Hamilton, W.S. Harris, J.S....
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 visitor admissions, 1855 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/708
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding admissions to visit the Royal Observatory. The volume is divided broadly into requests from the Admiralty to visit the Royal Observatory, introductions on behalf of visitors, personal requests to visit the Observatory, questionnaires for visitors, and instructions to assistants to receive visitors. The correspondents include J. Washington, J. Field, W.H. Sykes, J.W. Lubbock, B.A. Gould, J.C. Adams, J.R. Hind, J.E. Grey, J.A. Brown, J.D. Forbes, R. Fitzroy, J. Challis,...
Dates: 1855 - 1860
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 visitor admissions, 1861 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/709
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding admissions to visit the Royal Observatory. The volume is divided broadly into requests from the Admiralty to visit the Royal Observatory; introductions on behalf of visitors; personal requests to visit the Observatory, including visits by Prince Arthur and Louis Phillipe d'Orleans; questionnaires for visitors; and instructions to assistants to receive visitors. The correspondents include J. Washington, G.H. Richards, W.G. Romaine, R. Grant, W. Thomson, J.R. Hind, W....
Dates: 1861 - 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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Correspondence on visitor admissions, 1866 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/710
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding admissions to visit the Royal Observatory. The volume is divided broadly into requests by the Admiralty to visit the Royal Observatory, introductions on behalf of visitors, and personal requests to visit the Observatory. The correspondents include H.C.G.G. Lennox, G.H. Richards, F.J.O. Evans, R. Hall, J. Winlock, B.A. Gould, R. Grant, E.J. Stone, A.A. de la Rive, C.T. Bright, J.W. Lubbock, J.C. Adams, E.J. Routh, J. Glaisher, W. De La Rue, W. Farr, the Earl of Rosse,...
Dates: 1866 - 1872
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 visitor admissions, 1868 - 1876

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/711
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding admissions to visit the Royal Observatory. The volume is divided broadly into requests by the Admiralty to visit the Royal Observatory, introductions on behalf of visitors, personal requests to visit the Observatory, and instructions to assistants on receiving guests. The correspondents include F.J.O. Evans, G.H. Richards, R. Hall, T.H. Stafford, A. Cayley, J. Glaisher, F.N.M. Moigno, O. Struve, E.J. Routh, T.A. Hirst, F.A.T. Winnecke, W. Spottiswode, E.J.A. Gautier, G....
Dates: 1868 - 1876
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 regarding enquiries, 1915 - 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/105
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding observations and calculations provided by the Royal Observatory, comprised of enquiries from other observatories, astronomers, the Admiralty and the general public and the Observatory's replies:Observations and calculations, 1915-1916, concerning the position of Polaris, Greenwich parallaxes, the position of the Moon, flexure determinations, times of sunset and errors of the Moon.Observations and calculations, 1917-1925, concerning the position of...
Dates: 1915 - 1925
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 regarding time signals, 1879 - 1893

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/253
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the following subjects:Telegraphs announcing errors and failures in the time signal, 1879-1880.Complaints about the time signal sent to Glasgow, the General Post Office and Portsmouth, 1880-1881.T. Lewis and W.H.M. Christie on the correction of the mean solar clock and errors in the 10 o'clock signal, 1884.Explanation by W.H. Preece to H.H. Turner that the failure of the time signal is due to poor batteries,...
Dates: 1879 - 1893
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 with the Admiralty, 1891 - 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/3
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence with the Admiralty and related papers:Correspondence between J.R. Hind and the Admiralty, 1891-1878, including a letter from the Shipmasters' Society concerning the new 'Nautical Almanac', correspondence on salaries and Civil Service Certificates.Papers concerning administrative matters, 1892-1899. The correspondents include A.M.W. Downing, the Admiralty, W.J. Harding, the Royal Astronomical Society, the Astronomer Royal, F. Nansen and the United...
Dates: 1891 - 1922
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 with the Admiralty, 1911 - 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/4
Scope and Contents 'Admiralty Letters' relating to the payment of temporary and supernumerary computers, 1911-1922. There are also quarterly accounts for the fourth quarter of 1911 to the fourth quarter of 1921; imprest requisitions, 3 January - 23 September 1912; and postage stamp requisitions, 5 June 1912 - 17 December 1915.
Dates: 1911 - 1922
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 with the Admiralty, 1921 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/5
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence with the Admiralty:Correspondence with the Accountant General of the Navy regarding payments to staff, insurance, office expenses, postage, accounting, the closing of the Nautical Almanac Office's bank account, and other subjects, 1921-1941.Correspondence with the Civil Establishments Branch on various staff matters, 1927-1935.Correspondence concerning a census of Civil Service staff, 1932-1933, including copies of form E40 (returns of...
Dates: 1921 - 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 with the Admiralty, 1878 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/74
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty on various subjects. There is correspondence between D. Gill and G.B. Airy on whether Gill would be likely to be successful as a candidate for the post of Her Majesty's Astronomer Royal at the Cape of Good Hope, including some related correspondence with J.J. Plummer and Alex. Freeman. There is also a letter to the Admiralty concerning the candidates for the vacancy at the Cape, a letter from W.H.M. Christie offering his candidature, and letters announcing...
Dates: 1878 - 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 with the Admiralty, 1821 - 1826

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229
Scope and Contents Correspondence between the Admiralty Office and the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, requesting the loan of chronometers for H M Ships. The principal recipient is John Pond; the principal correspondent is John Barrow. Other correspondents include John Croker, Richard S. Dundas, G. Smith, John Franklin and Sir William Edward Parry.
Dates: 1821 - 1826
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 with the Admiralty, 1916 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/71
Scope and Contents Official correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the appointments, loans, salaries, examinations, accidents, leave and military service of computers, 1916-1936; correspondence with regimental paymasters regarding war separation allowances to dependents, 1917-1919; and correspondence with officers in charge of records, regarding the notification of war casualties, 1917.
Dates: 1916 - 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 with the Admiralty, 1937 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/18
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding staff; lists of addresses and telephone numbers of staff working for the Hydrographic Department; reports by the Hydrographer on surveys carried out by H.M. Naval Surveying Service, and on the work of the Hydrographic Department for the years 1949-1951; and a memorandum from the Hydrographer to the Astronomer Royal regarding the publication of scientific and technical papers, 1952. There is also correspondence between 'The Jewish Fund for Soviet...
Dates: 1937 - 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 with the Admiralty and Simon's Town, 1870 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/67
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the Admiralty and Simon's Town Naval Base, including an undated list of equipment in the Telescope Room. There is considerable correspondence with the Admiralty in London regarding pensions for widows of staff; the purchase of instruments; pay for Her Majesty's Astronomer Royal at the Cape of Good Hope; the examination of staff; authorisation for new magnetic instruments; papers for the open competition for the position of Junior Assistant, 1872; the...
Dates: 1870 - 1879
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 with the Admiralty on the payment of accounts, 1803-1823, 1803 - 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/2: 346-356
Scope and Contents From the File: Includes information regarding salaries of members and imprest monies, financial reports and correspondence with the Admiralty.
Dates: 1803 - 1823
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 with the B.B.C., 1948 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/540
Scope and Contents Correspondence with or concerning the British Broadcasting Corporation, including the following items:Correspondence with the B.B.C. concerning talks and interviews by the Astronomer Royal for radio and television, 1948-1957.Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding Dr Porter's broadcasts for the B.B.C., 1956.Correspondence between Dr A. Hunter and various individuals concerning a lunar crater, 1952.Correspondence with the B.B.C. concerning photographs of...
Dates: 1948 - 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 with the Chief Assistant, 1894 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/19
Scope and Contents Correspondence of the Chief Assistants with the Astronomer Royal during the latter's official absences.(1) Letters from F.W. Dyson to the Astronomer Royal, 1894-1895, covering the following subjects:1. Forwarding of mail from the Admiralty on the subject of chronometers.2. Forwarding personal mail.3. Repairs to the Royal Observatory letterbox and a request for instructions.4. Administrative matters.5. Information on the use and the repair of Royal...
Dates: 1894 - 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 with the Hydrographer, 1902 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/7
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy:Correspondence with the Hydrographer, 1933-1937, including reports on the introduction of the 'Air Almanac', estimates of staffing and work needed, correspondence on a new clerical assistant and the rental of a calculating machine for outside workers.A Hydrographic Office file entitled 'Nautical Almanac Office History 1902-1930' (the file includes information beyond 1930).Correspondence between the Nautical...
Dates: 1902 - 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 with the Navy on equipment, 1948 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/696
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the supply of various pieces of equipment:1. Letter from H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, 20 October 1948, regarding the return of buckets.2. Letter from H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, 29 October 1948, regarding the return of a faulty hand sprayer.3. Letter from H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 6 December 1948, regarding an order for tape adhesive.4. Letter from the Director of Navy Accounts, Admiralty, to the...
Dates: 1948 - 1949
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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Demands for stores, 1955 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/314
Scope and Contents Demands for stores from the Royal Greenwich Observatory to the Admiralty Co-ordinating Office (R.C.S.C.), Admiralty Signal and Radar Establishment, giving a description of the stores and the quantity required.
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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Eclipse maps, 1950 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/77
Scope and Contents Maps printed by the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty marked up to show the path of eclipses:Map of the East Siberian Sea, Northern Russia and North America depicting the path of the total eclipse of 12 September 1950.Map of the North Pacific Ocean depicting the path of the total eclipse of 12 September 1950.Map of the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Central and South America depicting the path of annular eclipse of 7 March 1951.Map of Southern Africa and the...
Dates: 1950 - 1958
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Financial correspondence, 1863 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/15
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning salaries of staff and other financial matters:Correspondence between Sir George Airy and the Right Honourable G.W. Hunt M.P. discussing the Astronomer Royal's salary, 1875.Correspondence concerning the Astronomer Royal's salary cheque for 1876.Correspondence concerning an application by the Astronomer Royal to the Admiralty for the imprest of the petty cash to be raised to £600, 1876.Correspondence concerning an application by A....
Dates: 1863 - 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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