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 Management Group — Container: UA

Cambridge University Archives

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA
Scope and Contents The University Archives is responsible for the selection and preservation of the internal administrative records of the University of Cambridge, dating from 1266 to the present, and for making them available for administrative and research purposes. The archives are as diverse in their contents as the activities - self governance, teaching and research, property management, administration of justice, external relations - the University has pursued down the centuries. They include charters,...
Dates: 1266 - 2019
Conditions Governing Access: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cambridge University examination papers, 1769 - 1776

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/273
Scope and Contents Cambridge University examination papers in mathematics, with answers, 1769-1771, apparently in competition for 'Dr Smith's prizes', with a list of candidates, 1769-1776. The candidates include Dr Samuel Vince of Caius College, who was first prizeman and senior wrangler in 1775.
Dates: 1769 - 1776
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 and speeches, 1910 - 1980

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/160
Scope and Contents A miscellaneous collection of papers relating to Frank Dyson:1. Envelope containing letters to Dyson from W.H.M. Christie, 9 September 1910, A. Montagu Butler, 9 September 1910, and James [ ], 12 September 1910, regarding Dyson's appointment as Astronomer Royal.2. Undated photocopy of a letter from Dyson, Weld Club, Perth, W. Australia, to his wife Carrie, 2-3 August 1914.3. Printed booklet containing Latin pieces assigned to various individuals, including Dyson,...
Dates: 1910 - 1980
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 Cambridge observatories, 1953 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/433
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding Cambridge observatories and solar physics.
Dates: 1953 - 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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Correspondence on Cambridge observatories, 1958 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/439
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the observatories of Cambridge University.
Dates: 1958 - 1961
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 Cambridge observatories, 1961 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/445
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the observatories of Cambridge University.
Dates: 1961 - 1962
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 Cambridge observatories, 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/451
Scope and Contents A small set of correspondence regarding the observatories of Cambridge University.
Dates: 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 on observatories, 1924 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/22
Scope and Contents (1) Miscellaneous foreign observatoriesLetter from R. Atkinson to Colonel Gerado Dianderas, Peru, regarding equipment for the proposed Arequipa Observatory, 1946.Correspondence with the Hong Kong Royal Observatory regarding time signals, 1946.Letter from S. Jarocinski, Warsaw, to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, regarding the Babia Góra Observatory, 1937.(2) Miscellaneous British observatoriesLetters from E.M. Lindsay, Armagh Observatory, to Sir...
Dates: 1924 - 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 the Royal Astronomical Society, 1937 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/28
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the Royal Astronomical Society, including the following material:(1) General correspondenceCorrespondence between Sir Harold Spencer Jones and Miss Garratt, Royal Astronomical Society, regarding the Padbury chronometer, 1949.Correspondence regarding the R.A.S. Finance Committee, 1949.Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and Dr G. Merton regarding reductions of the Stanley Williams variable star observations,...
Dates: 1937 - 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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Correspondence on the U.K. observing time, 1974-03-21 - 1975-05-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/561
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the United Kingdom observing time at the Anglo-Australian Telescope, including correspondence with the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge; R.O. Redman; S.C.B. Gascoigne of the Siding Spring Observatory; the Science Research Council; Sir Fred Hoyle; J. Wampler, Director of the Anglo-Australian Telescope; the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation; the University of London Observatory; V.C. Reddish of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh;...
Dates: 1974-03-21 - 1975-05-22
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 Cambridge University, 1963-11-18 - 1968-02-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/564
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the University of Cambridge, including correspondence with R.O. Redman; G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; R.V. Willstrop; Sir Martin Ryle; E.L. Pilditch of Lincoln's Inn Fields; Roger Griffin; D.W. Dewhurst; and P. Maitland. There are also invitations to various functions and the report of the Observatories Syndicate for the year ending 30 September 1963.
Dates: 1963-11-18 - 1968-02-23
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 Cambridge University, 1968-10 - 1971-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/572
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Cambridge University, including the report of the Cambridge University Observatories Syndicate for the year ending 30 September 1968; correspondence with R.O. Redman; a report on future policy for the Observatories, dated 23 January 1969; photographs of NGC 419 in the Small Magellanic Cloud, from the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria; reports of the Observatories Syndicate for the years ending 30 September 1969 and 30 September 1970; correspondence with G. Burbidge of the...
Dates: 1968-10 - 1971-12
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 Cambridge University, 1909 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/144
Scope and Contents Correspondence with, and official instructions from, Cambridge University, regarding the annual commemoration of benefactors; the appointment of the Astronomer Royal as an elector to the Professorship of Astrophysics and the Lowdean and Plumian Chairs; testimonials for R.A. Herman, R.H. Cowen, A.N. Whitehead and H.F. Baker, candidates for the Lowden Chair in 1913; the appointment of the Astronomer Royal as adjudicator of the Adams Prize; and the endowment of a Chair of Geodesy and a Geophysical...
Dates: 1909 - 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 foreign observatories, 1957 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/780
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various overseas observatories, S-Z, including the following items:Saudi Arabia: correspondence regarding the setting up of a large telescope in Riyadh, and minutes and correspondence concerning a special committee to advice Riyadh University.South America: correspondence with the National Observatory of Argentina.Spain: correspondence regarding the Seville Observatory and its lease by the Royal Greenwich Observatory from the Jesuit...
Dates: 1957 - 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 with the Royal Society, 1937 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/564
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence with the Royal Society relating mainly to the re-establishment and expansion of astronomy after the Second World War. The papers include the following items:Correspondence concerning the re-equipping of Cambridge observatories, 1948.Minutes of the meeting of the Gassiot Committee on 31 October 1947, with reports from the Kew and Eskdalemuir Observatories.Correspondence concerning Maskelyne manuscripts, 1947.Correspondence regarding...
Dates: 1937 - 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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Letter to the Cambridge Registrary, 1959-02-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/345
Scope and Contents A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to the Registrary, Cambridge, supporting the application of Donald Lynden-Bell for the Isaac Newton Studentship, accompanied by a notice on the aim of the Isaac Newton Studentship.
Dates: 1959-02-13
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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Letters written home while a student at Downing College, 1868 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/OW/1
Scope and Contents These letters give much details about everyday university and college life. Includes depositor correspondence. Contents include (from summary in The Griffin, Michaelmas 1961): discontent with College food and student protests about the cost and quality of food at Sidney Sussex, 1868, whereas 'at College the charge was 1/6d for bad meat and potatoes only'; Dr Perkins' invitation to all Freshmen to wine (1868), 'a very pleasant, easy affair, for Perkins is the most unceremonious man I ever...
Dates: 1868 - 1871
Conditions Governing Access: Depositor correspondence to remove.
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Memoranda on directions for computers, dates of Oxford and Cambridge terms, and a list of current computers, 1809

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/324: 32r-33r
Scope and Contents From the File: A diary of work performed on the 'Nautical Almanac' and arrangements for its compilation and publication.
Dates: 1809
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 correspondence, 1959-07-17 - 1967-01-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/554
Scope and Contents Correspondence on miscellaneous matters, including correspondence with the National Institute of Oceanography; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Department of Geodesy and Geophysics, University of Cambridge; the Economic League; the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty, concerning applications from the B.B.C. and the 'Yorkshire Post' to give publicity to the Isaac Newton Telescope mirror; Professor C. Fehrenbach of the Observatoire de Marseille; Dr T. Dunham,...
Dates: 1959-07-17 - 1967-01-04
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 correspondence, 1846 - 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/247
Scope and Contents (1) Letters regarding the existence of Neptune, 1846-1878Duplicate copies of collected correspondence on the investigations of J.C. Adams and U.J.J. Le Verrier into the existence of Neptune and in particular of the ensuing controversy over the name of the planet. There are also other letters concerning the minor planets and mathematical formula for their orbits, the Moon's equation and lunar acceleration. The correspondents include J.C. Adams, Sir George Airy, F.N.M. Arago, J. Challis,...
Dates: 1846 - 1897
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 correspondence, 1886 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/251
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence of the Astronomers Royal W.H.M. Christie and F.W. Dyson with the Hydrographer of the Navy, 1886-1932.(2) Correspondence with the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, 1886-1937Letters on the disc presented to W.H.M. Christie, 1902.Pages from 'Nature' reporting the speech made by Professor Love on presenting W.H.M. Christie and A.W. Rücker with the degree of Doctor of Science (Honorary), 1902. Notice of the vacancy of the chair of Savilian...
Dates: 1886 - 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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Papers on geodesy and geophysics, 1897 - 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/81
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous material relating to geodesy and geodynamics, including a report on terrestrial magnetism and atmospheric electricity work at Greenwich and Abinger, 1927-1929; reports and notes to members of the Committee for Geodesy and Geodynamics, 1928 and 1930; correspondence regarding the possibility of establishing a permanent Department of Geodesy and Geophysics at Cambridge University; and a copy of the International Association of Geodesy 'Rapport du Secrétaire Perpétuel', 1909.
Dates: 1897 - 1931
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 quartz clocks, 1945 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/626
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding quartz clocks, including the following items:Correspondence with M.L. Bateman and A. Hunter regarding the new the 'Isatome' portable quartz clock, 1963.Letter from H.M. Smith to the Division of Scientific Intelligence, Ministry of Defence, regarding Russian work on quartz clocks, 1957.Correspondence with H.M. Smith concerning the Time Department's move to Herstmonceux and the performance of ring crystals, including graphs,...
Dates: 1945 - 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 Sheepshanks' Memorial, 1856 - 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/222
Scope and Contents Material concerning Sheepshanks' Memorial, including papers on the establishment of funds; letters on the fund from Airy, Miss Sheepshanks, Dr W. Whewell, the Revd W.H. Bateson and W. Sharp; letters from Trinity and other Cambridge University colleges; and a public letter to Miss Sheepshanks, in Latin.
Dates: 1856 - 1859
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 Sheepshanks' Memorial, 1859 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/223
Scope and Contents Material concerning Sheepshanks' Memorial, including correspondence with Miss Sheepshanks, W. Sharp, the seniority of Trinity and other Cambridge University colleges, Professor J. Challis and W. Simms. There is also correspondence on the examination of 1859 and 1861, with related papers and results.
Dates: 1859 - 1861
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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