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British Museum

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Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

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Confirmed minutes, 1780 - 1801

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/6
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, the rates of various chronometers; Charles Hutton's tables of products, powers and roots of natural numbers; the voyages of HMS 'Resolution' and HMS 'Discovery' and the examination of their log books; John Arnold's improvements to his watches; a suitable site for the Board of Longitude's instruments after the burning of the cupola of the Greenwich Hospital where they had been kept; improvements to reflecting telescopes;...
Dates: 1780 - 1801
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 the British Museum, 1964-10-05 - 1967-05-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/874
Scope and Contents

Correspondence of Sir Richard Woolley regarding the presentation to the British Museum of an engraving from the 'Historia Coelestis', including letters on the Museum's acceptance of the print. There is also correspondence concerning the display of chronometers at the National Maritime Museum and the chronometers to be retained by the Chronometer Department of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.

Dates: 1964-10-05 - 1967-05-18
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 loan of equipment, 1963-05-08 - 1968-08-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/881
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding the loan of Royal Greenwich Observatory equipment and items of interest, including a model of the Isaac Newton Telescope, to various bodies and institutions, including the British Museum, Mount Stromlo Observatory and Imperial College.

Dates: 1963-05-08 - 1968-08-05
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, 1873 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/7
Scope and Contents Notes on John Flamsteed intended to serve for a history of the Royal Observatory, comprised of an extract from the parish register of Burstow, Surrey.Notes on Edmond Halley intended to serve for a history of the Royal Observatory, comprised of a biography by F.W. Simms, an extract from 'The Weekly Visitor', and a copy of the inscription on his gravestone.Notes by F.W. Simms on Halley's Comet intended to serve for a history of the Royal Observatory.Notes by Airy on...
Dates: 1873 - 1875
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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Personal correspondence, A-H, 1959 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/910
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Sir Richard Woolley regarding invitations, awards, lectures, committees, dinners and other subjects. There is correspondence with newspapers and magazines concerning books and articles; with tradesmen, banks and insurance companies; with individuals, including Dr Atkinson, Sir Edward Appleton, Sir Allen Brown at Australia House, G. de Beer, Professor Bondi, K. St. B. Collins, Sir N. Cooper-Key M.P., Sir John Carroll, Sir Durnford Slater, Sir H. Spencer Jones,...
Dates: 1959 - 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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Transactions with the Royal Society, 1870 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/394
Scope and Contents Papers relating to transactions with the Royal Society, including correspondence with its members. The papers includes Council minutes; a newspaper cutting on a Royal Society soirée, with a catalogue prepared for the event; papers and correspondence on the Meteorological Committee; printed accounts of the British Museum, 19 April 1872, and lists of Trustees; printed testimonials of Vernon Harcourt; an Admiralty chart of Heligoland (Helgoland), 1855; and a printed report of the...
Dates: 1870 - 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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