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Correspondence on the Nautical Almanac Office, 1939 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/27
Scope and Contents (1) Miscellaneous correspondence and related material concerning the Nautical Almanac Office. There are papers regarding staff finance, including concession passes issued to staff, salaries, reference sheets and data supplied by the N.A.O. to H.G. Barker, Secretary and Cashier for the Royal Observatory, for making payments. There is also correspondence regarding Hollerith equipment for the N.A.O.; telegrams from the Colonial Office regarding Greenwich Mean Time and British Summer Time in the...
Dates: 1939 - 1956
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Literary: correspondence with consultants and others on WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War", mainly volumes 1 to 4), M-Z., Jan 1942 - Mar 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/23A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Ian Fraser, Chairman of St Dunstan's; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor]; Sir Thomas Moore (2); Lord Mountbatten of Burma (3) including (2) on Canada and the Dieppe raid [France]; 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Telegraph]; Cecil Aspinall-Oglander on 1st Lord Keyes and King Leopold of Belgium; Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall (3); William Deakin (2); Admiral William Leahy, Chief of Staff [to...
Dates: Jan 1942 - Mar 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open

(Untitled), 10 May 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/11/17-18
Scope and Contents

Letter from King George VI to WSC advising him to reconsider his choice of [1st] Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] for Aircraft Production in the Air Ministry; feels there will be repercussions, especially in Canada where the Air Training Scheme will take place. [manuscript].

Dates: 10 May 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open

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