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Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on the 1952 Eclipse Expedition, 1950 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/506
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the 1952 Solar Eclipse Expedition, including the following items: Correspondence with the bank regarding the transfer of money to Khartoum, 1952.Inventories of equipment, apparatus, food and medicine, and notes and correspondence on packaging, shipment costs and customs dues, 1951-1952. The correspondents include Thomas Cook, the Admiralty and the Sudan Government.Maps of Sudan and Iraq, 1951, showing the path of total eclipse of 25 February...
Dates: 1950 - 1952
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 the Göttingen Lectures, 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/650
Scope and Contents Correspondence of Robert Atkinson regarding his visit to Germany for the University of Göttingen lectures, including the following items:Correspondence with the Foreign Office and H. Spencer Jones, including copies of Spencer Jones' correspondence with the Admiralty.Correspondence with O. Heckmann, Hamburg Observatory; F. Becker, Bonn University Observatory; and Professor ten Bruggencate, University of Göttingen (in German), with Atkinson's handwritten notes, 'Die...
Dates: 1950
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 transit of Venus, 1868 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/269
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to the transit of Venus, 1874. The correspondents include the Treasury; the Foreign Office; the India Office; the Colonial Department; the Agents General of New South Wales, Victoria and Southern Australia; the War Office; the Post Office; the Science and Arts Department; the Royal Society; the Royal Astronomical Society; the Nautical Almanac Office; and the Board of Visitors. There is also a report by Airy to the Treasury on telescopic observations of the transit of...
Dates: 1868 - 1878
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 visitations, 1925 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/43
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to Visitations to the Royal Observatory, including the following material:Correspondence with Lord Stamfordham and others regarding the Royal Visit on 23 July 1925, part of the 250th Anniversary celebrations, with sample tickets, lists of invitees and invitees' replies.Correspondence with the Foreign Office and Press regarding the visit of the King of Afghanistan on 22 March 1928.Correspondence regarding visits by Admiralty representatives,...
Dates: 1925 - 1946
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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Miscellaneous meteorological papers, 1884 - 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/131
Scope and Contents (1) Miscellaneous papers, 1888-1889Index sheet, 1889.Index sheet, 1888.Letter to W.G. King from H.C. Fox, 1888.Unsigned and undated memorandum [1888].Letter from W. Ellis to H.C. Fox replying to his letter, 1888.Letter from the R.M. College, Kingston, Ontario, and a reply from W. Ellis, 1888.Letter from W. Hoshen Richards regarding droughts and a reply from W. Ellis, 1888.Letter regarding cup...
Dates: 1884 - 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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Official instructions, 1879 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/2
Scope and Contents Letter from J. Hall of the Admiralty requesting a list of all officers and clerks employed by the Royal Observatory who are 60 years of age or over, 1879, with a reply including the requested list.Letter from J. Hall requesting a list of all employees of the Royal Observatory who are directors of public companies, 1879.Correspondence between Sir George Airy and Admiral Sir Cooper Kay, 1880, containing a request by Kay to visit the Royal Observatory in order to see the general...
Dates: 1879 - 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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Papers on geodesy, 1874 - 1895

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/145
Scope and Contents (1) Papers relating to the North American BoundaryCorrespondence with C. Frodsham and Co. concerning clocks by Lindsay Russell on trial at the Royal Observatory, 1874.(2) Papers relating to the North American Boundary west of Lake in the WoodsCorrespondence with Captain L. Anderson, Royal Engineers, concerning the determination of the 49th Parallel and the methods to be used, with a map of the area, a memorandum of progress and the Astronomer Royal's...
Dates: 1874 - 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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Papers on geodesy pendulums, 1874 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/144
Scope and Contents (1) Miscellaneous papers concerning geodesy pendulumsCorrespondence with Kew Observatory, 1874, concerning the correction of the sidereal clock and the extending of the period of transmission of time signals.Printed extract from Walker's report of the survey of India, 1874.Letter from W. Harkness of the U.S. Naval Observatory concerning pendulum swings at the Transit of Venus stations and asking what base stations to use, 1874.Correspondence with Captain...
Dates: 1874 - 1927
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on Government superintendence, 1869 - 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/6
Scope and Contents Letters concerning the receipt of old papers from F.W. Simms, 1870, including an epitaph of James Bradley and an epitaph of Edmond Halley.Letter concerning the restoration of Bradley's monument, 1871.Letters from Airy requesting leave of absence, 1870-1871.Correspondence concerning the resignation of the gate porter, M. Sheeky, 1864.Correspondence concerning the dismissal of the porter, R. Tuddenham, and the appointment of J. Rainbow, 1872.Letter to...
Dates: 1869 - 1873
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on overseas observatories, 1909 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/157
Scope and Contents (1) Papers regarding various overseas observatoriesPapers relating to the closure of Perth Observatory, Western Australia, 1912-1913, including letters from the Royal Society, the Royal Astronomical Society and Sir David Gill and correspondence with Downing Street and the Agent General for Western Australia.Papers relating to the comparison of Greenwich and Helwan Observatory photographs on the introduction of the new telescope at Helwan, 1909-1912.Correspondence with...
Dates: 1909 - 1927
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on seismology and photography, 1876 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/232
Scope and Contents (1) Papers on photography Letter from the Minister for Commerce and Industry in France, 1889, inviting the Astronomer Royal to the Photographic Congress in March 1889.Correspondence with the Photographic Society of Great Britain, 1890, regarding a lecture wanted by them, which E.W. Maunder agreed to give.Proof of an abstract of a paper by Captain W. de W. Abney titled 'Transmission of Sunlight through Earth's Atmosphere', 1892.(2) Papers on...
Dates: 1876 - 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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Papers on solar eclipses, 1896 - 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/195
Scope and Contents (1) Papers regarding the solar eclipse seen in India, 22 January 1898Bills of tradesmen, hotels and restaurants connected with the solar eclipse, with receipts, 1897.Correspondence concerning the special meeting of the Royal Society on 31 March 1898 to receive preliminary reports on the solar eclipse.Preliminary correspondence and camp arrangements.Preliminary correspondence with the India Office and reports from the meteorological reporter, 1896-1897,...
Dates: 1896 - 1898
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on solar eclipses, 1904 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/204
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the partial solar eclipse of 28 June 1908 and the solar eclipse of 10 October 1912:Correspondence and memoranda concerning the unauthorised presence of a 'Daily Mail' reporter during the observations of the partial eclipse, 1908, with newspaper cuttings.Correspondence relating to the solar eclipse expedition to Brazil of 10 October 1912, including correspondence with the Admiralty regarding charts, advice on a suitable site for the expedition, and expenses...
Dates: 1904 - 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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Papers on the Geodetic Association, 1883 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/142
Scope and Contents (1) Papers relating to the Geodetic AssociationLetter to the Admiralty concerning the Geodetic Association Conference in Rome, 1883.Correspondence with Colonel A.R. Clarke concerning the Rome conference, 1883.Letter to Dr Hirsch concerning resolutions passed at the Rome conference, 1883.Letter to Col. Donnelly concerning copies of the proceedings of the Rome conference, 1883.Telegram from Col. Donnelly stating that engineers are visiting him,...
Dates: 1883 - 1927
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on the Radcliffe Observatory, 1935 - 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/21
Scope and Contents Papers relating to Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including the following material:Correspondence between Theodore Dunham and Sir Harold Spencer Jones regarding plans for a coudé spectrograph at Pretoria, 1951.Correspondence with H. Spencer Jones regarding staff and instruments at the Radcliffe Observatory, 1950.Correspondence with the Trustees of the Radcliffe Trust and letters concerning the Trust, 1950.Letter from H.H. Plaskett, University Observatory,...
Dates: 1935 - 1951
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on the solar eclipse, 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/203
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the solar eclipse of 30 August 1905, seen at Sfax, Tunisia:Correspondence and memoranda concerning E.W. Maunder's expedition to Labrador.Correspondence with steamship companies regarding travelling arrangements for getting to Sfax.Pamphlets and booklets of steamship lines relating to services useful to the eclipse expedition.Correspondence with the Foreign Office and Treasury regarding the passage through Customs for eclipse expedition...
Dates: 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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Papers on Universal Time, 1885 - 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/146
Scope and Contents Canadian and North American Papers relating to Universal Time:Printed notice from the Royal Society of Canada drawing attention to matters of time determination and nomenclature, 1890.Letter from Wilhelm Prealt of Hamburg, in German, 1890.Letter from Sandford Fleming, Ottawa, enclosing a Bill to be laid before the United States Senate regarding the reckoning of time in the United States, 1891.Letter from [J.P. Sohiham] of Vienna sending a copy of a booklet by...
Dates: 1885 - 1898
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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