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Ministry of Public Building and Works

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Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

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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 financial matters, 1965-08-16 - 1965-11-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/869
Scope and Contents Two letters regarding financial matters:1. W.B. Harvey, Hydrographic Supplies Establishment, Taunton, to the Hydrographer of the Navy and the Astronomer Royal, 16 August 1965, regarding the Royal Greenwich Observatory's request for the issue on permanent loan of an HS1 Survey Chronometer with special contacts.2. J.H. Whale to R. Rivers, Finance Division, Science Research Council, 18 November 1965, regarding the certification by the R.G.O. that a set of Ministry of Public...
Dates: 1965-08-16 - 1965-11-18
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 Cape Observatory, 1966 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/693
Scope and Contents

General correspondence regarding the buildings at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, including the purchase of new accommodation, the transfer of the office block from the Ministry of Public Building and Works to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, a report on the percentage of clear nights at De Aar against Sutherland, and an unsigned report on 'My Visit to Sutherland 22.2.68 to 1.3.68'.

Dates: 1966 - 1968
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 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, 1960-09-21 - 1966-07-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/546
Scope and Contents

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, 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
Scope and Contents

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 with the Ministry of Public Building and Works, 1964 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/795
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Ministry of Public Building and Works regarding works and maintenance carried out, changes in personnel and the location of offices.

Dates: 1964 - 1968
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 accounting matters, 1963 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/865
Scope and Contents Papers regarding various accounting matters, including payments made to the Royal Greenwich Observatory for services it has supplied and payments made by the Observatory to electricity and water companies for services rendered. The papers include the following items:Correspondence regarding various accounts owed to the R.G.O., 1963-1968, including payment for information supplied, such as astronomical data and copies of various archive documents.Accounts for other government...
Dates: 1963 - 1968
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 expenditure control, 1965 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/739
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers regarding the control of expenditure at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1965-1968, with a second bundle of papers, 1966-1968, concerning payments made by the Science Research Council for various goods and services and inter-departmental charges and accounts from the Ministry of Public Building and Works.

Dates: 1965 - 1968
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 Equatorial Group, 1962 - 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/681
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the Equatorial Group and individual domes, including the following items:Correspondence with the Ministry of Public Building and Works, Chatham, regarding work carried out in Dome 'B', 1964.Letter from the Science Research Council concerning work to be carried out on Dome 'C' shutters, 1965.Correspondence with the Ministry of Public Building and Works regarding the air conditioning plant in Dome 'E' and the West Building Clock...
Dates: 1962 - 1967
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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Statements on the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1961-10 - 1966-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/543
Scope and Contents General statements on progress with regard to the Isaac Newton Telescope, including correspondence with, among others, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Navy Works Department; the Admiralty; the Ministry of Public Building and Works; D.E. Blackwell of the University Observatory, Oxford; R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge; and the Ministry of Defence. There are also several brief progress reports, and notes on a meeting between Sir Richard Woolley and...
Dates: 1961-10 - 1966-09
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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