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Christie, William Henry Mahoney, Sir, 1845 - 1922 (Knight, astronomer)

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Found in 58 Collections and/or Records:

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Papers on instruments, 1875 - 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/179
Scope and Contents Papers on adjustments, tests, trials, performances and purchase of facilities and equipment for the Royal Observatory, including adjustments to the transit circle and its errors, collimation observations, intervals of wires and corrections; removal and installation at Greenwich of the Lassell Reflector; construction of a dome for the 18 foot telescope; performances of spectroscopes, including one drawing; photoheliographs; chronographs; the new sidereal clock; the chronometers the Brockbanks...
Dates: 1875 - 1888
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 magnetism, 1862 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/695
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on magnetic disturbances, magnetic observations, statistics and reductions, requests for data and matters arising from magnetic papers. There are papers concerning the disagreement between Airy and E. Sabine concerning the usefulness of Greenwich magnetic observations; an article in 'The Engineer' on meteorological observations at the Royal Observatory and a paper on early railways by S. Smiles; 'The relation of the Earth's magnetism to the rotation of the Sun' by...
Dates: 1862 - 1872
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 photography and astronomy, 1876 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/489
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous scientific works concerned with the appliance of photography to astronomy, including tables for the conversion of millionths of an atmosphere to millibars; a paper by R. Applegarth on the feasibility of public street lighting by electricity; a report on the extension of ocean telegraphs in South Australia; articles on the earthquake of 28 January 1878; inspection of Navy telescopes; notes on lamps for lighthouses; inequalities of angles of incidence and reflection illustrated...
Dates: 1876 - 1878
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 Standard Time, 1880 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/84
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence, official notices, tables and articles relating to Standard Time, including the following material:Proceedings of the Conference Internationale de l'Heure, 1913.Colonial Office notifications to the Royal Observatory of changes in Standard Time adopted in the colonies and protectorates, with copies of various acts and ordinances amending the law in respect of time at home and in the colonies, including the Act of 1880 and the British Summer Time...
Dates: 1880 - 1940
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 International Astrographic Chart, 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/135
Scope and Contents Correspondence of David Gill and related papers regarding the International Astrographic Chart, divided into sections by correspondent: Professor Bakhuyzen, Leiden; W.H.M. Christie, Greenwich; Ellery, Melbourne; Professor Foerster, Berlin; J.C. Kapteyn, Groningen; Lord McClaren, Edinburgh; Admiral Mouchez, Paris; Professor C. Pritchard, Oxford; H.C. Russell, Sydney; G.G. Stokes, Royal Society; O. Struve, Pulkova; H.C. Vogel, Potsdam; and the Royal Astronomical Society Committee. These...
Dates: 1879 - 1880
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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Reports to the Board of Visitors, 1882 - 1896

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 17/1/4
Scope and Contents

The printed reports of William Christie, Astronomer Royal, to the Board of Visitors.

Dates: 1882 - 1896
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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Reports to the Board of Visitors, 1897 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 17/1/5
Scope and Contents

The printed reports of William Christie, Astronomer Royal, to the Board of Visitors.

Dates: 1897 - 1910
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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Visitation papers, 1881 - 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/20
Scope and Contents Letters appointing E.J. Stone to the Board of Visitors in place of W. Lassell, 1881.Letters appointing Airy to the Board of Visitors in place of Professor H.J.S. Smith, 1883.Letters appointing Lord Rayleigh to the Board of Visitors in place of W. Spottiswoode, 1884.Letters appointing Captain F.J.O. Evans to the Board of Visitors in place of General E. Sabine, 1884Letters appointing Professor J. Glaisher to the Board of Visitors in place of Dr W. De La Rue,...
Dates: 1881 - 1890
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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