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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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Correspondence on the D.S.I.R. and R.A. Drive, 1965-01-07 - 1965-01-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 48/361
Scope and Contents A letter from A.D. Thackeray to Sir Richard Woolley, 7 January 1965, regarding a request from the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research for information. The letter also discusses the right ascension drive and encloses a copy of a letter from Thackeray to G.M. Sisson, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 7 January, on this subject, as well as a copy of the technician's report for the drive, dated December 1964. There is also a copy of Woolley's reply to Thackeray of 14...
Dates: 1965-01-07 - 1965-01-14
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 I.N.T. Board, 1962-03-20 - 1966-07-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/550
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management for 1962 onwards with, among others, W.H. McCrea of the Department of Mathematics, Royal Holloway College, London; the Royal Society; the Director General, Naval Works; the Department of Astronomy, University of Glasgow; the Department of Physics, Imperial College, London; H.A. Brück of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; R.W. Ditchburn of the Department of Physics, University of Reading; D.E. Blackwell of the University...
Dates: 1962-03-20 - 1966-07-08
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 I.N.T. Board, 1962-05-29 - 1964-11-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/551
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Technical Sub-committee of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management with, among others, R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Navy Works Department; D.E. Blackwell of the University Observatory, Oxford; the Royal Society; the Hydrographic Department of the Navy; the Ministry of Public Building and Works; and the Ministry of Defence. There are also minutes of the second meeting of the...
Dates: 1962-05-29 - 1964-11-13
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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Correspondence on the I.N.T. Committee, 1955-07-04 - 1967-09-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/596
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope Committee, including correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley at the Commonwealth Observatory, Mount Stromlo, and H. Spencer Jones, Astronomer Royal; minutes of various meetings of the committee; and monthly financial/progress reports. There is also correspondence with P.M.S. Blackett of the Imperial College of Science and Technology; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Rector of Cairo University; the...
Dates: 1955-07-04 - 1967-09-15
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 Isaac Newton Telescope, 1946 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/126
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the finance and design of the Isaac Newton Telescope, including official correspondence; reports and correspondence on meetings of the Board of Management; and correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on documents, including a copy of Report No. 3 on the 98" Isaac Newton Mirror (1955), a drawing of the 80"-98" duplex telescope proposed servo-optical alignment system (1955), a graph of tests on the 98" spherical mirror for the Isaac Newton Telescope...
Dates: 1946 - 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 Isaac Newton Telescope, 1945 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/129
Scope and Contents Correspondence, notes, memoranda and minutes regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope, including the following items:Copy of a report on post-war needs in astronomy laid before the Council of the Royal Society on 7 March 1946, with related correspondence, 1961.Correspondence regarding the weight of the Isaac Newton Telescope as given by Sir Howard Grubb Parsons and Co. Ltd, 7 February 1961.Memorandum by H. Barker giving a brief history of the progress of the Isaac Newton...
Dates: 1945 - 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 the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1956 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/130
Scope and Contents (1) Official correspondence and minutes of the Board of Management regarding the design and finance of the Isaac Newton Telescope:Summary of official correspondence since the last Executive Committee meeting on 16 November 1956, dated 1959.Correspondence concerning microseisms affecting the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1957-1959.Letters and a diagram from Dr David Dewhirst concerning the Lick prime focus cage, 1959.News release from the Admiralty on the subject of...
Dates: 1956 - 1959
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 Isaac Newton Telescope, 1967-01-02 - 1974-09-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/556
Scope and Contents Correspondence and some related papers regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope and building grounds, including the following items:Correspondence with the Ministry of Public Building and Works regarding various pieces of equipment.Correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.Correspondence with the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.Correspondence with the Defence Lands Office, Canterbury.Correspondence with the McGregor Fund,...
Dates: 1967-01-02 - 1974-09-04
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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Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1967-10-16 - 1969-06-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/557
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Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope correcting lens with, among others, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; C.G. Wynne of the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London; the Directorate General of Works, Ministry of Public Building and Works; and J.F. Hosie of the Science Research Council.

Dates: 1967-10-16 - 1969-06-12
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 on the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1967-01-11 - 1973-09-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/558
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope opening ceremony and publicity with, among others, 'Physics Today'; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Directorate General of Works, Ministry of Public Building and Works; the Science Research Council; Central Press Photos Ltd; Bodo-José F. Weber of Du Pont de Nemours International S.A., Geneva, regarding Du Pont neoprene seals used in the Isaac Newton Telescope dome; the Central Office of Information; the...
Dates: 1967-01-11 - 1973-09-05
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 the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1960-06-07 - 1966-12-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/542
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope and power supply with, among others, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge; O. Heckmann of the Hamburger Sternwarte; Theodore Dunham, Jr., of the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London; the Navy Works Department; I.S. Bowen of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, Pasadena; the Ministry of Defence; the Ministry of Public Building and Works; the Science...
Dates: 1960-06-07 - 1966-12-07
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 Isaac Newton Telescope, 1965-07-22 - 1966-02-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/544
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding the north door of the Isaac Newton Telescope building, including correspondence with the Ministry of Public Building and Works; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; and the Commanding Officer of HMS 'Collingwood'.

Dates: 1965-07-22 - 1966-02-02
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 the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1959-07-01 - 1966-11-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/545
Scope and Contents Official correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope dome and building, including correspondence with the Hydrographic Department of the Navy; R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Navy Works Department; A. Conder of the Observatoire de Paris; Barnes Wallis of Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd; Sir William Hodge of the Royal Society; J.D. Pope of the Royal Greenwich Observatory; and Head Wrightson and Co. Ltd....
Dates: 1959-07-01 - 1966-11-30
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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Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1960-09-21 - 1966-07-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/546
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Correspondence regarding the aluminising plant for the Isaac Newton Telescope, including information sheets for various components, a schedule of the handling procedure before and after aluminising, and a draft specification for the supply of an aluminising plant. There is also correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Ministry of Public Building and Works; A.E.I. Electronics; and H.M. Factory Inspectorate.

Dates: 1960-09-21 - 1966-07-21
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 the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1960-12-01 - 1966-06-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/547
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Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope Coudé spectrograph with, among others, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Navy Works Department of the Admiralty; R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge; and the Science Research Council. There are also details of a proposed design for the Coudé spectrograph.

Dates: 1960-12-01 - 1966-06-27
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 Isaac Newton Telescope Board, 1960-04-08 - 1960-08-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/548
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management for 1960 with, among others, the Royal Society; the Royal Astronomical Society; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; H.A. Brück of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; F. Hoyle; the Department of Astronomy, University of Glasgow; and the Department of Physics, Imperial College, London.

Dates: 1960-04-08 - 1960-08-12
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 on the meridian circle, 1948 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/135
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Correspondence regarding the meridian circle, including letters from A. Danjon to Richard Woolley concerning the determination of longitude, 1956; letters from R. Atkinson concerning the analysis of measurements made with the meridian circle, 1950; and drawing No. 4591 of the 7-inch transit circle 'Copenhagen', showing the proposed arrangement of the axis thrust block, 22 June 1948, prepared by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.

Dates: 1948 - 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 the mirror alignment system, 1970-04-23 - 1970-06-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/506
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the mirror alignment system and Redman's inspection, including a letter from H.C. Minnett, 23 April 1970, enclosing copies of his correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on the 'Alignment System for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, Stage I Report', which includes Redman's pencilled comments; Redman's correspondence with Minnett and D.S. Brown regarding his inspection of mirror blanks, the first Coudé flat, crystallites in the optical surface of the...
Dates: 1970-04-23 - 1970-06-09
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 move to Herstmonceux, 1946 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/644
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the transfer of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and allied departments to Herstmonceux:(1) Correspondence, memoranda, manuscript notes and plans concerning the move, 1946-1948, including the following items:Memorandum from the Civil Engineer-in-Chief's office referring to estimates of costs, the Nautical Almanac Office, the Chronometer Department and the Solar Department Building.Letters to R. Atkinson from J.T. Williams,...
Dates: 1946 - 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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Correspondence on the Observatory's removal, 1946 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/6
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the removal of the Royal Observatory to Herstmonceux, including letters from the public concerning the move; correspondence with the Admiralty; material relating to the agreement for the sale of Herstmonceux Castle; correspondence with P. Latham; a letter from the Bishop of Chichester regarding the chapel; correspondence regarding the developments which might prove detrimental to the Observatory; material on the housing of staff; correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb,...
Dates: 1946 - 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 oscillator unit, 1965-01-27 - 1965-02-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 48/385
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A letter from D.E. Wallis, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, to Sir Richard Woolley, 27 January 1965, regarding the oscillator unit, and enclosing his letter to A.D. Thackeray of 27 January concerning modifications to the unit. There is also a copy of Woolley's reply to Wallis of 5 February referring decisions about the unit on to Thackeray.

Dates: 1965-01-27 - 1965-02-05
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 the photographic zenith tube, 1955 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/111
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the photographic zenith tube, including correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on modifications and adjustments. There are also the following papers:A copy of the observing programme for 1965-1971, which also lists stars from the 1958-1964 programme, 1963.Correspondence with foreign observatories regarding adopted places and the proper motion of the stars on the photographic zenith tube list, 1958. The correspondents include Dr P.J....
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 on the Photographic Zenith Tube Building, 1951 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/279
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Correspondence with the Civil Engineer-in-Chief, Admiralty; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding the Equatorial Group, including a drawing of the Photographic Zenith Tube Building, 10 October 1953, and a drawing of the Thompson Equatorial showing the dimensions of the pier and the positions of the bolts for the toe plates, September 1952.

Dates: 1951 - 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 the Royal Astronomical Society, 1960-05-17 - 1965-07-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/553
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Royal Astronomical Society with, among others, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; the President of the Royal Astronomical Society; the Admiralty; W.H. McCrea of the Department of Mathematics, Royal Holloway College, London; the Hydrographer of the Navy; and T.G. Cowling of the Department of Mathematics, University of Leeds. There is also a press notice concerning the Royal Astronomical Society Annual Summer Meeting at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne,...
Dates: 1960-05-17 - 1965-07-08
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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