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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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Notes on alignment problems, 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/676
Scope and Contents

Notes on discussions with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd relating largely to problems of alignments.

Dates: 1970
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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Notes on an A.A.T. meeting, 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/679
Scope and Contents

Notes on a meeting between Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd and members of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board regarding the mirror for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.

Dates: 1972
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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Notes on principal mirror tests, 1971-12-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1324
Scope and Contents

Notes by Redman on a phone conversation he had with D.S. Brown of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 3 December 1971 regarding 'Principal mirror tests'.

Dates: 1971-12-03
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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Notes on the A.A.T., 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/675
Scope and Contents

A notebook entitled 'O.I. 1969 July, O.I. 1969 April', containing notes on the work of Owens-Illinois and Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.

Dates: 1969
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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Notes on the A.A.T., 1971 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/678
Scope and Contents

Notes on various topics, including the Rodgers Committee of 23 August 1971; meetings with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; and a meeting of Redman, O.S. Brown and Richard Woolley in Cambridge on 26 January 1972.

Dates: 1971 - 1972
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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Paper on a visit to Grubb, Parsons and Co., 1973-02-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1307
Scope and Contents

A copy of a paper by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd entitled 'Errors due to separation of X & Y coma slope correctors', regarding tests on the A.A.T. primary mirror, 13 March 1972.

Dates: 1973-02-13
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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Paper on mirror blank supplies, 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1003
Scope and Contents

A paper by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd entitled 'Large Mirror Blank Supply Situation December 1973', regarding the situation at Corning Glass Works and Owens Illinois.

Dates: 1973
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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Paper on mirror tests, 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1306
Scope and Contents

A copy of a paper by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd entitled 'Errors due to separation of X & Y coma slope correctors', regarding tests on the A.A.T. primary mirror, 13 March 1972.

Dates: 1972
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 of G.M. Sisson, 1955 - 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/634
Scope and Contents Papers by G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, including 'The Isaac Newton Telescope', reprinted from 'Instrument Review', December 1965; 'A New 75-inch Telescope for Saint Michael Observatory, Basses Alpes', reprinted from 'Nature', Vol. 179, 11 May 1957; 'On the Design of Large Telescopes', reprinted from 'Vistas in Astronomy', Vol. 3; 'Some Design Considerations for Large Reflections', reprinted from the 'Occasional Notes of the Royal Astronomical...
Dates: 1955 - 1965
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 of the A.A.T. Board meeting, 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1171
Scope and Contents

The agenda and papers of the fifth meeting of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board held in Canberra, 23-28 March 1973. There are handwritten notes by Redman written on some papers, particularly on the report on a visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd of 29-30 January 1973. The papers also include a Performance Evaluation and Review Technique Chart for the Anglo-Australian 150-inch Telescope.

Dates: 1973
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 mirrors, 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1293
Scope and Contents

A copy of a paper by J.D. Pope entitled 'Proposal for Pneumatic Support of Secondary Mirrors', 17 June 1969, with comments by R.V. Willstrop, and a copy of notes by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on the A.A.T. optics programme, 22 April 1969.

Dates: 1969
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 observing eclipses, 1935 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/23
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding finance and equipment for observing eclipses, including the following material:(1) General correspondenceCorrespondence between R. Atkinson and Dr M.R. Madwar, Helwan Observatory, Egypt, 1950, regarding the programme for the eclipse of 1952.Correspondence with Professor Stratton, 1950, regarding the eclipse of 1952.Correspondence with Professor H.A. Bruck, 1950, regarding the loan of an 8-inch coelostat for the eclipse in...
Dates: 1935 - 1950
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 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes, 1947 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/133
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and estimates concerning the dismantling, modifications and re-erection of the 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, including a quotation for modifications to the 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes for installation at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux, 1950.

Dates: 1947 - 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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Papers on the 36-inch Yapp Reflector, 1931 - 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/30
Scope and Contents Papers concerning the installation of the 36-inch Yapp Reflector at Greenwich, including the following material:(1) Miscellaneous materialUndated scroll containing the proposed inscription for the new Yapp Telescope.Envelope of photographs of the 36-inch reflector at Edinburgh, showing the telescope observing carriage and grating, 1931.(2) Correspondence with Hutchinson and Cuff, solicitors, and William Johnston Yapp regarding the 36-inch reflector,...
Dates: 1931 - 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 the 74-inch telescope, 1947 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/132
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and memoranda regarding the 74-inch telescope for Australia, including a draft order form from the Commonwealth of Australia to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 1948, ordering a 74-inch reflecting telescope for installation at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, Canberra.

Dates: 1947 - 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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Papers on the A.A.T. Board, 1972 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 11/9
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board:Correspondence regarding A.A.T. Board matters, 1972, including control, management and finance, with a copy of the draft bill put before the Australian Parliament to ratify the agreement to build the telescope.Correspondence regarding A.A.T. Board matters, 1973, including reports of visits to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; material on finance, management and control of telescope affairs; and...
Dates: 1972 - 1973
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 Radcliffe Observatory, 1935 - 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/21
Scope and Contents Papers relating to Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including the following material:Correspondence between Theodore Dunham and Sir Harold Spencer Jones regarding plans for a coudé spectrograph at Pretoria, 1951.Correspondence with H. Spencer Jones regarding staff and instruments at the Radcliffe Observatory, 1950.Correspondence with the Trustees of the Radcliffe Trust and letters concerning the Trust, 1950.Letter from H.H. Plaskett, University Observatory,...
Dates: 1935 - 1951
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1949 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/601
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Astronomical Society, including notices of meetings; programmes; correspondence concerning papers to be read; memorandum concerning attendance at meetings, travel arrangements, etc.; correspondence on subscriptions; and correspondence, photographs and reports regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope. The correspondents include Dr J.A. Ratcliffe, Dr W. Heintz, G.J. Whitrow, C.W. Allen, A.W. Rodgers, Professor H. Bondi, Professor J.H. Oort, Dr A. Hogg,...
Dates: 1949 - 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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Papers on the Yapp Telescope, 1958 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/922
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the refurbishment of the Yapp 36-inch Reflecting Telescope, concerned primarily with the two Schmidt cameras on the Yapp grating spectrograph. There is correspondence between G.E. Manville; G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; the Admiralty; B.E.J. Pagel; Sir Richard Woolley; and R. Atkinson. There are also queries arising from the ordering of equipment and its design, and drawings of mirrors for the Cassegrain collimator, the f3.5 spherical mirror, the f3.5...
Dates: 1958 - 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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Papers on the Yapp Telescope, 1958 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/923
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the refurbishment of the Yapp 36-inch Reflecting Telescope and the 30-inch Reflecting Telescope, concerned primarily with Cassegrain grating spectrographs, and including minutes of a meeting and designs for the apparatus. The papers also include correspondence between G.E. Manville; G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; Bausch and Lomb; H. Butler of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; the United States Naval Observatory; B.E.J. Pagel; Sir Richard Woolley; and...
Dates: 1958 - 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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Papers on the Yapp Telescope, 1956 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/925
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the refurbishment of the Yapp 36-inch Reflecting Telescope and the 30-inch Reflecting Telescope, concerned primarily with spectrographs and covering several topics, including Fehrenbach prisms for a proposed Schmidt telescope, the Schmidt Camera, the 30-inch telescope Coudé spectrograph and the Isaac Newton Telescope spectrograph. There is correspondence between Hilger and Watts; Chance-Pilkington; Parra-Mantois; the Admiralty; G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and...
Dates: 1956 - 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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Papers on the Yapp Telescope, 1957 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/927
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the refurbishment of the Yapp 36-inch Reflecting Telescope and the 30-inch Reflecting Telescope. Much of the material relates to the Cassegrain Spectrograph and the Schmidt Camera. There is correspondence on the design and construction of these items between G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; E.H. Linfoot of Cambridge University; the National Physical Laboratory; and B.E.J. Pagel and Sir Richard Woolley of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. The papers also...
Dates: 1957 - 1958
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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Personal correspondence, A-H, 1959 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/910
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Sir Richard Woolley regarding invitations, awards, lectures, committees, dinners and other subjects. There is correspondence with newspapers and magazines concerning books and articles; with tradesmen, banks and insurance companies; with individuals, including Dr Atkinson, Sir Edward Appleton, Sir Allen Brown at Australia House, G. de Beer, Professor Bondi, K. St. B. Collins, Sir N. Cooper-Key M.P., Sir John Carroll, Sir Durnford Slater, Sir H. Spencer Jones,...
Dates: 1959 - 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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Personal correspondence R-Z, 1958 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/917
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Sir Richard Woolley regarding lectures, dinners, meetings, articles for magazines, book reviews and other subjects. There is correspondence with tradesmen, bankers, etc.; with societies, universities, observatories and other institutions; and with individuals. The correspondents include the Mount Stromlo Observatory; the Mount Palomar Observatory; the Royal Academy of Arts; the Royal Naval College, Greenwich; R.O. Redman; Professor Brück; Professor Sir Charles...
Dates: 1958 - 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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Progress report on the A.A.T., 1972-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1243
Scope and Contents

A progress report on the Anglo-Australian Telescope project, September 1972, with a summary of a telephone conversation held between R.V. Willstrop and D.S. Brown of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 20 September 1972 regarding the company's progress in manufacturing the mirrors for the telescope.

Dates: 1972-09
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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