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Papers on the Royal Astronomical Society, 1948 - 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/649
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Astronomical Society, including the following items:Correspondence of the Geophysical Committee with R.A. Lyttleton regarding the meeting of 24 November 1950.Notices and agendas for meetings, including memoranda connected with an Inland Water Survey.Letter from the Irish Tourist Board concerning the Astronomical Conference of September 1950.Minutes of the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee meetings of 13 June and 9...
Dates: 1948 - 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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Papers on the Royal Astronomical Society, 1880 - 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/243
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence concerning Royal Astronomical Society Council business, 1900-1910Correspondence regarding the following subjects:Election of J. Glaisher as the Society's President, 1900.Recognition of Mr Tebbutt's work by H.H. Turner, 1904.Election of a Secretary, 1904.Correspondence concerning Cowell's attack on Sir George Airy's work, 1906.H.H. Turner's reflections in the 'Observatory' on the Royal Astronomical Society Council,...
Dates: 1880 - 1915
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1883 - 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/244
Scope and Contents (1) Reviews of Royal Astronomical Society papers, 1895-1906Review of Mr Thackeray's paper on Polaris by H.H. Turner, 1895.Review of D. Gill and Mr Jacoby's 'Errors of Cape Reseau Gaulier No 8' by Christie, 1896.Review of Gill's instrument for measuring astro-photographic plates by Christie, 1898.Review of Rambout's Radcliffe observations of 1774-1838 by F.W. Dyson and Christie, 1900.Criticisms of the Greenwich sector diagrams of declination and...
Dates: 1883 - 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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1957 - 1963

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/600
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Astronomical Society, including agenda and minutes of meetings of committees and the Council; officers' reports; notices and programmes for ordinary meetings; correspondence on speakers and club guests; material concerning papers to be read or refereed; correspondence concerning grants for travel, publications and research; and correspondence regarding the arrangements for lectures given by the Astronomer Royal. The papers include the following...
Dates: 1957 - 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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Papers on the Royal Astronomical Society, 1949 - 1957

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/601
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Astronomical Society, including notices of meetings; programmes; correspondence concerning papers to be read; memorandum concerning attendance at meetings, travel arrangements, etc.; correspondence on subscriptions; and correspondence, photographs and reports regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope. The correspondents include Dr J.A. Ratcliffe, Dr W. Heintz, G.J. Whitrow, C.W. Allen, A.W. Rodgers, Professor H. Bondi, Professor J.H. Oort, Dr A. Hogg,...
Dates: 1949 - 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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Papers on the Royal Society, 1889 - 1901

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/240
Scope and Contents (1) Papers concerning the granting of Royal Society MedalsW.J. Wharton's endorsement of S. Newcomb for the Copley Medal and Christie's approval of the award, 1889.List of S. Newcomb's principal astronomical papers, 1889.Statement by Christie in favour of S. Newcomb's claims for the Copley Medal, 1890.Further list of important papers by S. Newcomb, 1890.Christie's recommendation for a Royal Society Medal for A.W. Rücker, 1890.Acknowledgement...
Dates: 1889 - 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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Personal correspondence, R-Z, 1956 - 1958

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/916
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Sir Richard Woolley regarding lectures, dinners, membership of various institutions, newspaper interviews, book reviews and other subjects. There is correspondence with tradesmen, insurance companies and hotels; with various societies, universities, schools, observatories and other institutions; and with individuals. The correspondents include S.D. Pickelman, Crimean Astrophysical Observatory; the Royal Society of Arts; the Royal Society of Health; Russian...
Dates: 1956 - 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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Photocopy of item from the holdings of the Royal Astronomical Society: Walter de la Rue's photograph album of the Total Eclipse, 18 July 1960, 1988-11-20

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/185
Scope and Contents From the Series: Photographs, photocopies, photostats and microfilms of a wide range of papers relating to the Royal Observatory or to individuals or subjects connected to it. The majority of the material relates to Nevil Maskelyne. This includes a large set of Maskelyne's correspondence (RGO 35/3-96), including letters he received from French correspondents; correspondence of family members, including his brother, Captain Edmund Maskelyne, and his daughter, Margaret Maskelyne; and letters he sent to...
Dates: 1988-11-20
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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Royal Astronomical Society, 1886 - 1951

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 74/3
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The collection contains a wide range of material created or accumulated by Melotte during his lifetime. There are four main series, relating to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, British Astronomical Association, Royal Astronomical Society and solar eclipses. The remaining material comprises papers, photographs and other items on a wide range of astronomical subjects.

Dates: 1886 - 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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Royal Astronomical Society and the Government, 1836 - 1844

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/228
Scope and Contents

Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society's transactions with the Government, including correspondence on the transfer of the 'meridian ephemeris' to the Admiralty; the printing of T. Henderson's Edinburgh observations; the printing of T. Henderson's and T. Maclear's Cape papers; and F. Baily's reproduction of Cavendish's experiment.

Dates: 1836 - 1844
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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University of St Andrews, 1944-1959

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8726/C.37-C.60
Scope and Contents At the end of the Second World War, St Andrews decided to equip its new Observatory (built 1939-40) with a 30 - 36-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and Linfoot accepted an invitation to take charge of the theoretical-optical side of the project as temporary external collaborator. The material is principally Linfoot's correspondence with the Observatory's first Director, E. Finlay-Freundlich, and the Instrument-maker to the Observatory, R.L. Waland. There are also Linfoot's MS notes and...
Dates: 1944-1959
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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