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Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co Ltd

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Found in 140 Collections and/or Records:

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4.2m William Herschel Telescope for the La Palma Observatory: Mounting (Book 2), 1982-04-08 - 1983-02-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 106/4/2
Scope and Contents

Manufacturers' photographs, NEI-Parsons Ltd, Grubb Parsons Division, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Two photograph albums (one orange, one red) containing identical sets of colour photographs mounted one per page. Index provided inside front cover (giving titles, negative numbers, and dates).

Dates: 1982-04-08 - 1983-02-03
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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4.2m William Herschel Telescope for the La Palma Observatory: Tube (Book 1), 1980-08-29 - 1982-07-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 106/4/1
Scope and Contents

Manufacturers' photographs, NEI-Parsons Ltd, Grubb Parsons Division, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Two photograph albums (one orange, one red) containing identical sets of colour photographs mounted one per page. Index provided inside front cover (giving titles, negative numbers, and dates).

Dates: 1980-08-29 - 1982-07-30
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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A.A.T. site program, 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1732
Scope and Contents

'Phase II Site Program 1974' for the Anglo-Australian Telescope by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.

Dates: 1974
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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Booklet on the 74-inch telescope, 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1430
Scope and Contents

A booklet by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on the 74-inch Reflecting Telescope of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, reprinted from 'The Engineer', September 1938.

Dates: 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 of Robert Atkinson, 1946 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/635
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Robert Atkinson with various organisations, including universities, observatories, periodicals and the Inspector of Taxes at Bexhill, regarding talks, lectures, minutes of meetings, circulars, articles and papers, and income tax, including the following items:Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding consultant work for Messrs Kelvin and Hughes, 1954.Correspondence with C.W. Allen, University of London Observatory, 1958.Correspondence with...
Dates: 1946 - 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 of the A.A.T. Working Party, 1963-05-28 - 1964-05-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/290
Scope and Contents Correspondence between members of the Working Party formed by R. Woolley to consider the design study for a 150-inch telescope. The correspondents include Woolley; Redman; S.C.B. Gascoigne, Royal Greenwich Observatory; B.J. Bok, Director, Mount Stromlo Observatory; and A. Hunter, Royal Greenwich Observatory. Bok sends copies of his reports on visits to the Lick, Mount Palomar and Kitt Peak Observatories, and to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd. There is also a copy of a letter from...
Dates: 1963-05-28 - 1964-05-17
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 43-inch disks, 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/139
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding four 43-inch optical disks.

Dates: 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 chronographs, 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/95
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd and the Etablissements Edouard Belin regarding the Belin printing chronograph.

Dates: 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 contracts, 1969-04-03 - 1969-07-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/473
Scope and Contents Correspondence with G.E. Manville, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; M.H. Jeffery; and S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding Jeffery's visit to Britain; arrangements for meetings; Redman's visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd to discuss mirror blanks and tests, including his report of the visit; and Redman and Gascoigne's proposed visit to Owens-Illinois Inc. There is a copy of a letter from D.S. Brown, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, to R.R. Heraty, 5 June 1969, enclosing a...
Dates: 1969-04-03 - 1969-07-31
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 domes, 1950 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/213
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the Admiralty; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; and others regarding the domes at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.

Dates: 1950 - 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 Dutch observatories, 1936 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/456
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding Dutch observatories, including letters from Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd concerning the Leiden-Johannesburg Astrograph, and correspondence with J.H. Oort, Leiden.

Dates: 1936 - 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 finance, 1959-12-04 - 1966-08-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/541
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding financial matters with, among others, the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; P.M.S. Blackett of Imperial College, London; the Board of Trade; the Science Research Council; and the Ministry of Public Building and Works.

Dates: 1959-12-04 - 1966-08-02
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 gifts, 1960 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/299
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding the delivery of gifts from the Royal Observatory, including letters regarding star globes; correspondence regarding a pair of swans presented by the Observatory to Hailsham Parish Council; and letters concerning a barrel chronograph by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd presented to the National Maritime Museum.

Dates: 1960 - 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 institutions, 1949 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/512
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various individuals and societies regarding meetings, membership, papers read, etc., including the British Astronomical Society, 1949-1954; the British Astronomical Society Scottish Branch, 1953; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 1952; D.A. Campbell, 1952; Professor Kopal of Manchester University, 1952; Dr G. Merton, 1952; Arthur C. Clarke, 1952; the British Interplanetary Society, 1952; the Société Chronométrique de France, 1950; Dr E.C. Bullard, National Physical...
Dates: 1949 - 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 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 instruments, 1953 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/96
Scope and Contents

Letters from A.C.B. Lovell to A. Hunter regarding an equatorial mounting, 1956; letters from A. Hunter to Dr G. Merton regarding the visual Lummer Brodhun microphotometer, 1955; and correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding the photographic zenith tube measuring machine, 1953.

Dates: 1953 - 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 mirror testing, 1972-03-01 - 1972-04-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/552
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Redman regarding primary mirror testing, including reference to the Hartmann and Wave Stearing Interferometer tests, astigmatism and the stage II specification. There is correspondence between Redman and S.C.B. Gascoigne; a letter from D.S. Brown, 15 March, enclosing 'Test Procedure for Stage Two Acceptance'; a letter from Redman to Gascoigne, 17 March, enclosing the notes on his visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 3-14 March 1972; a letter from W.A....
Dates: 1972-03-01 - 1972-04-21
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 mirror tests, 1972-10 - 1973-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/573
Scope and Contents Letters and cables regarding the progress of mirror tests at Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd and arrangements for visits to the company by S.C.B. Gascoigne in 1973. There is correspondence of Redman with W.A. Goodsell, Gascoigne and D.S. Brown, and copies of letters from Gascoigne to D.S. Brown. The correspondence discusses tenders for the Cassegrain head; the Waterworth camera; Redman's report on his visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 1 November 1972; primary mirror...
Dates: 1972-10 - 1973-05
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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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 observatories, 1947 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/489
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the setting up of the European Southern Observatory and the Southern Hemisphere Observatory, including the following items:Memorandum by Stephen Toulmin regarding the Foundation of Scientific Policy, 1963.Correspondence with Professor R.J. Blin-Stoyle regarding the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, University of Sussex, 1963.Report by A.B. Muller of the visit of European Southern Observatory observers to Chile, 1963. Correspondence...
Dates: 1947 - 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 photographic zenith tubes, 1943 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/110
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding photographic zenith tubes. There is detailed correspondence relating to the design and installation of the Royal Greenwich Observatory photographic zenith tube, including correspondence with D.S. Perfect and Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding its design; correspondence on cable work, lifting gear, the building for housing the telescope, the measuring machine suitable for measuring photographic zenith tube plates, the mercury reflector, the shutter and...
Dates: 1943 - 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 primary mirror tests, 1971-12-20 - 1972-01-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/548
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding primary mirror tests, including a copy of a letter from Redman and S.C.B. Gascoigne to W.A. Goodsell, 20 December 1971, reporting on their visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; a copy of a letter from Redman to Gascoigne, 28 December 1971, enclosing Redman's notes on his visit to the company on 16-17 December; a letter from J.D. Pope, 27 December 1971, regarding his visit to the company with Gascoigne on 23 December, and concerning the support system tests...
Dates: 1971-12-20 - 1972-01-24
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 telescopes, 1954 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/100
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding the 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes, including correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd concerning the telescope mountings, 1955, and letters from R. Atkinson to the Ministry of Works regarding gale damage to the 28-inch telescope dome, 1954.

Dates: 1954 - 1955
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 30-inch telescope, 1946 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/87
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the 30-inch telescope. The letters include correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding the Coude spectrograph for the 30-inch telescope, 1960. There is also correspondence between Cox, Hargreaves and Thomson Ltd and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding the 30-inch reflector mounting, 1947-1957, including the following items:1. Report on the state of the 30-inch reflector on 23 March 1956.2. Correspondence regarding a...
Dates: 1946 - 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 the Australian telescope, 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/468
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding the 150-inch telescope for Australia, including correspondence with Dr Bart J. Bok; reports on meetings; estimates; reports on United Kingdom participation; and correspondence with the Kitt Peak and Mount Stromlo Observatories, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, the Advisory Council on Scientific Policy and the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.

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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