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National Physical Laboratory

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Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on chronometers, 1947 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/352
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the inspection, rating, supply and testing of service watches and other chronometers and clocks by the Royal Greenwich Observatory Chronometer Section, including the following items:Correspondence regarding the irregular rates of watches in submarines during 'snorting' at sea, 1952.Correspondence regarding tests with Ragasine oil carried out by the Chronometer Section for the International Watch Company, Schaffhause, Switzerland,...
Dates: 1947 - 1953
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 instruments, 1937 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/88
Scope and Contents General correspondence regarding instruments, including the following items:Correspondence with J.S. Hindle, astronomical instrument-maker, regarding the aluminising of four 20-inch mirrors, 1960.Correspondence with C.F. Smith, scientific instrument-maker regarding his 'Projection Spectrum Comparator', 1959, including a photograph and a copy of his paper of August 1959.Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the Royal Hospital Transit Clock,...
Dates: 1937 - 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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Correspondence on loans, 1910 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/288
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the loan of equipment to the Royal Observatory, including the following items:Correspondence on the Bendorff Electrometer and Flame Collector.Correspondence on the 45° astrolabe.Correspondence on a coil magnetometer.Correspondence on a 6-inch 45-foot focus lens loaned by J. Worthington of California.Correspondence on the loan of the Cookson Floating Zenith Telescope by the Cambridge Observatory Syndicate,...
Dates: 1910 - 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 on magnetic instruments, 1912 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/42
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence regarding matters relating to magnetic instruments, including the following material:Correspondence with Adam Hilger Ltd regarding a quartz-fibre vertical force magnetograph, 1920-1924.Miscellaneous correspondence relating to the repair, purchase and testing of magnetic instruments, 1923-1937, including the repair of Elliot Magnetometer No. 75 by Elliott Bros., the testing of the Shuster-Smith Magnetometer for Abinger, the return to the Royal...
Dates: 1912 - 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 magnetic investigations, 1930 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/62
Scope and Contents

Correspondence concerning magnetic investigations, including correspondence with the Admiralty regarding suitable observation stations, and with the National Physical Laboratory regarding the propagation of radio waves.

Dates: 1930 - 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 on magnetism, 1949 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/372
Scope and Contents

Correspondence relating to the National Physical Laboratory and magnetism, including letters concerning the magnetic declination of London and Paris in the early 19th century, with a graph, 1953, and correspondence with Dr E.C. Bullard of the National Physical Laboratory regarding J. Flamsteed's magnetic observations, 1952.

Dates: 1949 - 1953
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 magnetism, 1953 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/378
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the National Physical Laboratory regarding magnetism.

Dates: 1953 - 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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Correspondence on meteorology, 1950 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/396
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous correspondence regarding meteorology, including a memorandum on the units and standards of measurement employed at the National Physical Laboratory, 1950.

Dates: 1950 - 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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Correspondence on mirrors and micrometers, 1912 - 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/41
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to mirrors, micrometers and spectrophotometry, including the following material:Correspondence with J. Cooke and Sons on a speculum mirror, 1912.Correspondence with Troughton and Simms on a Duplex micrometer, 1910-1912.Correspondence with the Cambridge Instrument Co. and the National Physical Laboratory on spectrophotometry, 1926-1930.Correspondence concerning a new measuring micrometer for the Cookson Plates and a second micrometer,...
Dates: 1912 - 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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Correspondence on scientific institutions, 1951 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/521
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding meetings, lectures and other matters relating to various scientific institutions, including the following items:Correspondence with the National Physical Laboratory on time comparisons by Telstar, 1962.Correspondence with Dr Keil of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chronometrie on the International Congress, 1959.Correspondence with Réne Baillaud and minutes of a meeting of La Commission Internationale de Coordination des Travaux des...
Dates: 1951 - 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 staff, 1935 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/2
Scope and Contents Correspondence and memoranda concerning wages, apprenticeships, promotions and the retirement of industrial and non-industrial staff, as well as the applications of watch-makers, repairers and chronometer department staff. The papers include a reference from the Lee Estate Office testifying to D. Weston's reliability with regard to the payment of his rent; correspondence on the recruitment of a Senior Assistant and a Senior Principal Scientific Officer; a report on the Royal Danish...
Dates: 1935 - 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 standard frequency transmissions, 1945 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/630
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding standard frequency transmissions of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the following items:Correspondence with H.M. Smith, 1954, including an extract from a paper by L. Essen on standard frequency time.Correspondence with H.M. Smith regarding barometric pressure variations on the rate of B5, including a graph; investigations of the sub-soil at Herstmonceux; bore-holes for quartz resonators; and variations in the rate of ring...
Dates: 1945 - 1954
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 reversible transit circle, 1929 - 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/37
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the Admiralty, the National Physical Laboratory and various firms, such as Troughton and Simms, regarding the reversible transit circle.

Dates: 1929 - 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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Correspondence on the Royal Society and U.N.E.S.C.O., 1946 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/559
Scope and Contents

Correspondence relating to the Royal Society and U.N.E.S.C.O., including letters concerning the setting up of the Field Science Co-operation Office in Cairo, 1948, and correspondence with Sir George Darwin, National Physical Laboratory, on the determination of the interval of time, 1946.

Dates: 1946 - 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 transit circle, 1937 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/85
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Royal Greenwich Observatory's new transit circle, including the following items:Correspondence with Optical Works Ltd regarding filters for use in the solar eye-piece of the transit circle, 1961.List of optical parts and accessories for the 10-inch Cooke Refractor Telescope and transit instrument that was being offered by C. Baker of High Holborn, London, to A.N. Singh, with a request from Dr Singh regarding the R.G.O. testing the telescope before...
Dates: 1937 - 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 time signals, 1955 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/627
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding time signals, including duration, frequency, times, coordination of signals, equipment adjustments, replies to queries regarding radio time signals, clocks and the publication of lists of signals, the discontinuation of vernier radio time signals, reception reports and maintenance. The papers include the following items:Royal Greenwich Observatory circulars on solar activity, time signal adjustments and international time signals,...
Dates: 1955 - 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 with institutions, 1930 - 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/117
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the National Physical Laboratory, 1935-1936, regarding the international testing and comparison of calibrated platinum step reducers used in astronomical spectrophotometry, and correspondence with other institutions, 1930-1938, including the Institute of Physics, H.M. Office of Works and the Franklin Institute, Pennsylvania.

Dates: 1930 - 1938
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 magnetic observatories, 1911 - 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/61
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with magnetic observatories, including Eskdalemuir and Kew, regarding staff and other subjects, and with the National Physical Laboratory, regarding instruments.

Dates: 1911 - 1932
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 National Physical Laboratory, 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/684
Scope and Contents

Minutes, agenda, reports and other papers relating to the executive committee of the National Physical Laboratory.

Dates: 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 National Physical Laboratory, 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/685
Scope and Contents

Minutes, agenda, reports and other papers relating to the executive committee of the National Physical Laboratory.

Dates: 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 National Physical Laboratory, 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/686
Scope and Contents

Minutes, agenda, reports and other papers relating to the executive committee of the National Physical Laboratory.

Dates: 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 National Physical Laboratory, 1939 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/687
Scope and Contents

Minutes, agenda, reports and other papers relating to the executive committee of the National Physical Laboratory.

Dates: 1939 - 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 National Physical Laboratory, 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/688
Scope and Contents

Minutes, agenda, reports and other papers relating to the executive committee of the National Physical Laboratory.

Dates: 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 National Physical Laboratory, 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/689
Scope and Contents

Minutes, agenda, reports and other papers relating to the executive committee of the National Physical Laboratory.

Dates: 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 National Physical Laboratory, 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/690
Scope and Contents

Minutes, agenda, reports and other papers relating to the executive committee of the National Physical Laboratory.

Dates: 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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