Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co Ltd
Found in 140 Collections and/or Records:
Cables and telexes exchanged between Redman and Hermann Wehner, a telex from Redman to S.C.B. Gascoigne, and a cable from D.W. Cunliffe, regarding Redman's travel arrangements for Australia and progress reports on tests by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
A letter from A.D. Thackeray to Sir Richard Woolley, 30 January 1965, regarding an oscillator unit and the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research instrument survey, and a copy of Woolley's reply of 4 February sanctioning the purchase of the unit from Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd and commenting on the settlement of P.J. Andrews's salary.
Correspondence with A.W. Rodgers regarding the Users Specification of the Computer Guidance and Control System, the date of the next meeting of the A.A.T. Working Party, H. Kobler's autoguider on the 74-inch telescope, and Redman's visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 17 November. There are also copies of correspondence between Rodgers and V.C. Reddish concerning meetings of the Working Party.
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.
Correspondence with G.M. Sisson, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, regarding the possibility of the Science Research Council funding design work for the Anglo-Australian Telescope. Redman outlines his and E.H. Linfoot's views on design. Sisson reports on his visit to the Astronomer Royal and Sir Harry Melville and the factors hindering the start of the Anglo-Australian Telescope projects.
A copy of a letter from Redman to Hermann Wehner, 24 August 1973, and Wehner's reply of 10 September, regarding Redman's travel arrangements and the plans for shipping the primary mirror. Wehner reports that the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board meeting is deferred and discusses the work on secondary blanks at Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
Correspondence, estimates and orders relating to scientific instrument firms, including Negretti and Zambra; Troughton and Simms; Siemens Bros. and Co. Ltd; Adam Hilger Ltd; Phillips; the Cambridge Instrument Co.; C.F. Casella and Co. Ltd; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; and Vickers.
A letter from J.D. Pope, 7 August 1973, and a copy of Redman's reply of 29 August, regarding cost studies for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, including detailed comments on the reports by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd and Boller and Chivens.
Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding meetings, travel arrangements, optical alignment, correctors and the Coudé flat. Gascoigne encloses a draft tender for prime focus correctors and notes on 'Aspheric Plate and Material for Doublet'. The letters also refer to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd's performance on correctors.
Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding primary mirror figuring, secondary mirror testing, optical design calculations, auto-guiding, the Hartmann screen and R.L. Ford's visit to Redman concerning telescope and dome control. Gascoigne encloses notes by J.D. Pope on the latter's visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 9-11 March 1971, and also minutes of the company's meeting with representatives of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
A copy of two letters and the text of a cable from Redman to S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding meetings and a visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd in Newcastle, with a telegram from Gascoigne regarding travel arrangements.
Drawing No. 6751 depicting a section through the mirror cell, tube and declination axis of the 98-inch telescope, and Drawing No. 6725 of the 98-inch telescope, produced by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
An estimate by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd for the cost of items for the Isaac Newton Observatory, totally £481,000.
Extracts from the Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd contract for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, 1969, relating to the technical specifications and specification revisions for the mirror support system. There is also a copy of a letter from D.S. Brown of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd to H.C. Minnett, 7 April 1970, regarding his suggestions.
General correspondence with, among others, R.H. Stoy of the Royal Observatory, Cape Town; the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, California; A. Curtis, Literary Editor of the 'Sunday Telegraph'; the University of Southampton; the Chambre Suisse de l'Horologerie; and G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd. The subjects include a review by Sir Richard Woolley for the 'Sunday Telegraph' of 'The Story of Jodrell Bank' by Sir Bernard Lovell.
A letter from A.D. Thackeray to G.M. Sisson, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, regarding the F/1 camera (Cassegrain).
A letter from D.W. Cunliffe regarding the forwarding of extracts and amendments to the Final Contract with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
A letter from F. Graham Smith, Royal Greenwich Observatory, 6 February 1975, enclosing a copy a letter from F.W. Jackson, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 4 February 1975, containing a quote for David Brown to examine the new blank at Schott's.
The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.