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Colonial Office

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Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

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Copy of a letter to Mr Baillie concerning four chronometers supplied to the Colonial Office for delivery to Mr Arnold, 1823-04-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 13r/1
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.

Dates: 1823-04-18
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 longitude, 1902 - 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/148
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to longitude and its determination, including the following material:(1) Correspondence regarding the Potsdam-Greenwich Longitude via Emden and Bracton, 1902-1904.There is correspondence with C.T. Albrecht regarding accommodation, equipment and arrangements with the General Post Office (G.P.O.); correspondence with the G.P.O. regarding the line between the Royal Observatory and Potsdam; and a copy of 'Longitude Difference between Potsdam and...
Dates: 1902 - 1928
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, 1894 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/93
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence regarding Commonwealth and colonial observatories, 1911-1935, including the following material:Correspondence regarding equipment for the Mount Faber Observatory, Singapore, 1928-1930, including a transit instrument and micrometer.Correspondence concerning the closure of the Apia Observatory, Samoa, by the New Zealand Government, 1919-1935.Correspondence on the supply and testing of a 4-inch transit instrument and clock for the Colombo Observatory,...
Dates: 1894 - 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 on the Nautical Almanac Office, 1939 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/27
Scope and Contents (1) Miscellaneous correspondence and related material concerning the Nautical Almanac Office. There are papers regarding staff finance, including concession passes issued to staff, salaries, reference sheets and data supplied by the N.A.O. to H.G. Barker, Secretary and Cashier for the Royal Observatory, for making payments. There is also correspondence regarding Hollerith equipment for the N.A.O.; telegrams from the Colonial Office regarding Greenwich Mean Time and British Summer Time in the...
Dates: 1939 - 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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Letters from the Colonial Office, 1860 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/60
Scope and Contents Letters to Thomas Maclear from the Colonial Office regarding work to be carried out at the Cape Observatory, time balls, surveys, lighthouse and financial matters. The letters include the following items:News of Dr Livingstone, 3 April 1861.A list of instruments used for the Cape Coast Survey, 31 January 1862.A report on Captain Bailey's completion of general triangulation work, 18 February 1863.Comments on the proposed changes in the Table Bay Lights, 17...
Dates: 1860 - 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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Letters to Lady Wester Wemyss, 1923 - 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WMYS 7/15
Scope and Contents Written from 92 Elm Park Gardens, the Naval & Military Club, the Army & Navy Club, the Beefsteak Club, the Marlborough Club and the Orleans Club in London, Wemyss Castle in Fife, the Hotel du Louvre & de la Paix in Marseilles, SS Mooltan, Heliopolis House Hotel in Cairo, Baghdad in Iraq, the Chine Hotel in Bournemouth and the Damascus Palace Hotel in Syria. Subjects include early air travel, Wemyss' work as President of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), ...
Dates: 1923 - 1928
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1870 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/66
Scope and Contents Letters to Thomas Maclear from F.H. Aspin; the Colonial Office; the Washington Naval Observatory; William Bond of London; the Meteorological Office; C.D. Fischer; F.T. Read; T. Risler; C. Bell; L. Adamson; I.M. Grant; A. de Schmidt; the Cape Telegraph Office; R. Noble; I.A. Thwaits; R.D. Hodgson; H. Waltham; W. Stow; [W.] Freeman; H. Richards; the Perth Observatory; Creichton Bell; F.C. Dick; T. Kyd; W. Roberts; and Der Commission für die Vorberathung de für die Beobachtung des...
Dates: 1870 - 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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Papers on instruments, 1884 - 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/164
Scope and Contents Papers concerning instruments not held by the Royal Observatory:Extract from 'Engineering', 16 December 1887, describing various telescopes by Grubb.Correspondence concerning telescopes and other instruments, 1888, including the Army and Navy Stores asking for the verification of a sextant; the Horological Institute seeking the verification of a transit circle; Baron Rothschild asking for Royal Observatory staff to go to York to oversee a telescope being constructed; F.H....
Dates: 1884 - 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 overseas observatories, 1891 - 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/161
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Colonial Office and various individuals concerning the post of Chief Assistant at the Hong Kong Observatory and a request for the loan of an altazimuth, 1891.Correspondence with Dr Dobeck concerning the Directorship of the Melbourne Observatory, 1892.Correspondence with the Colonial Office concerning the use of the Hong Kong Observatory, 1892.Correspondence with the Tekhtasingi Observatory, Poona, 1895-1901.Article from the 'Town and...
Dates: 1891 - 1908
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 Standard Time, 1880 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/84
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence, official notices, tables and articles relating to Standard Time, including the following material:Proceedings of the Conference Internationale de l'Heure, 1913.Colonial Office notifications to the Royal Observatory of changes in Standard Time adopted in the colonies and protectorates, with copies of various acts and ordinances amending the law in respect of time at home and in the colonies, including the Act of 1880 and the British Summer Time...
Dates: 1880 - 1940
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 Colonial Survey and Geophysical Committee, 1934 - 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/682
Scope and Contents

Papers relating to the Colonial Survey and Geophysical Committee, Colonial Office.

Dates: 1934 - 1939
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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Weekly register, 1854 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/3
Scope and Contents The weekly register of the Cape Observatory, including daily reports of observations made and work carried out at the Observatory. The volume includes the following items:A report by Thomas Maclear on 'The Repeating Time Ball upon the Lion's Rump Signal Station', 23 January 1854.Material on the shipment of the transit circle from England on the 'Beyne', 30 January 1854.Specifications of work to be carried out at the Royal Observatory Cottage, 13 February...
Dates: 1854 - 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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Time 2

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