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Dyson, Frank Watson, Sir, 1868 - 1939 (Knight, astronomer)

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Applications for sick leave, 1886 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/21
Scope and Contents Applications for sick leave from Royal Observatory staff and medical certificates sent to the Astronomer Royal, 1895-1909. The correspondents are F.W. Dyson, H.P. MacManus, G.E. Niblett, J. Simmons and C.J. Symms.Correspondence with employees confined to their homes for a quarantine period for smallpox and with doctors regarding safeguards for the rest of the Royal Observatory staff, 1902. The correspondents are G. Bischlager, F.W. Dyson and W.G. Thackeray.Applications for sick...
Dates: 1886 - 1909
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Astrographic Branch papers, 1891 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/279
Scope and Contents A volume titled 'Instructions and precedents relating to the Astrographic Branch'. An alphabetical index at the beginning includes the following contents:Astrographic equatorial, use of (p. 3).Chemicals for stellar photography: apparatus, etc. (p. 2).Chart plates (p. 7).Development of stellar and solar photography (pp. 1 and 11).Diameters, measurement of (p. 20).Numbering of photographs (p. 2).Observing with astrographic equatorial (p....
Dates: 1891 - 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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Correspondence on charities, 1874 - 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/245
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence relating to the Charity Organisation Society's Meetings, 1906-1921Letters and postcards concerning the date of the October meeting, 1906.Calling card from Miss M.N. Johnson, the Society's secretary, 1906.Invitation card to the 24 October meeting, 1906.Report from the Charity Organisation Society, Greenwich Committee, for the year ending 30 September 1915.Report from the Charity Organisation Society, Greenwich Committee, for the year...
Dates: 1874 - 1921
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 chronometers, 1920 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/89
Scope and Contents Correspondence between the Hydrographer of the Navy, Sir Frank Dyson and Lieutenant-Commander R.T. Gould on the following subjects:1. The Astronomer Royal's permission for Gould to see the Board of Longitude papers.2. The preparation of Gould's book 'The Marine Chronometer'.3. The cleaning and repair of Harrison 1, 2, 3 and 4 by Gould, including a list of notebooks and papers relating to the Harrison chronometers which Gould presented to the National Maritime...
Dates: 1920 - 1946
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 clocks, 1879 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/252
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence regarding clocks and sympathetic clocks, 1879-1893Correspondence on clocks and sympathetic clocks not belonging to the Royal Observatory:Correspondence between H. Eaton, G.S. Criswick, T. Lewis, W.H.M. Christie, Dent and Co., H.H. Turner and J. Buckney regarding the Westminster Clock, 1879-1887. The topics discussed are poor signals from the clock; inaccurate time; errors and the stopping of the clock; renewal of signal wires; changes in the organisation for...
Dates: 1879 - 1927
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 computers, 1882 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/132
Scope and Contents Letter from the Secretary of the Admiralty regarding an explosion in the Chronometer Room and injuries to W. Bartlett, 1901.Letter from the Astronomer Royal concerning compensation for a computer, 1901.Letter from a group of computers regarding the Civil Service examinations, 1901.Printed notice, lists, conditions, etc., for clerkship examinations in the Civil Service, 1906.Letter from a group of computers regarding unsatisfactory conditions, with a reply from...
Dates: 1882 - 1912
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 Government grants correspondence, 1887 - 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/241
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the Government grants administered by the Royal Society.(1) Correspondence on Government grants, 1887-1895Letter from G.G. Stokes requesting a £300 grant on behalf of D. Gill, 1887.Letter from M. Forster suggesting a meeting to discuss the merits of the claim, 1888.Letter from J. McLaren on behalf of W. Peck, 1888, regarding a grant towards a photographic survey of the northern skies, with Christie's...
Dates: 1887 - 1926
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 instruments, surveys and publications, 1880 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/76
Scope and Contents Correspondence on different aspects of the work of the Cape Observatory:(1) Cape Observatory InstrumentsCorrespondence between G.B. Airy, W. De La Rue and D. Gill regarding the proposed large equatorial for the Cape, 10 April - 13 November 1880, with Airy's report to the Admiralty of 10 November 1880.Correspondence between G.B. Airy and J. Simms regarding iron stands for small transits, including diagrams, 21-28 July 1880.Correspondence between G.B. Airy and the...
Dates: 1880 - 1929
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 longitudes and latitudes, 1891 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/261
Scope and Contents Letter concerning police protection for the hut used at the longitude of Killorglin station, 1898.Correspondence between Christie, F.W. Dyson and H.P. Hollis, 1898.Letter regarding a proposed determination by Major Watherston of the longitude of Sekondi in the Gold Coast, 1902.Correspondence with the Colonial Office, Ambromm, concerning errors of the Moon, 1902-1903.Latitude variation results sent to the Royal Observatory by Professor Albrecht, 1906-1914, with...
Dates: 1891 - 1914
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 Annual Visitation, 1891 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/12
Scope and Contents Official correspondence concerning the Annual Visitation of the Board of Visitors to Royal Observatory. The volume is divided into 18 sections. The first two sections cover the years 1891-1893 and 1894-1901. The remaining sections cover the years 1895-1910 inclusive. Much of the correspondence is between Christie and W.D. Barber, the Secretary of the Board of Visitors. The other correspondents are W.G. Adams, R.S. Ball, P. Cavell, A.E. Cooper (for Sir William Abriey), F.W. Dyson, Admiral Field,...
Dates: 1891 - 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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Correspondence on the Annual Visitation, 1858 - 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/13
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the Annual Visitations of the Board of Visitors to the Royal Observatory:Three new warrants issued to the Board of Visitors for the years 1858, 1901 and 1910.General correspondence concerning the arrangement of the Annual Visitation and dinner of the Board of Visitors, 1897, with a menu; a list of those wishing to attend the dinner; details for the arrangement of staff; applications to visit the Royal Observatory, accepted or...
Dates: 1858 - 1913
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 Observatory and Herstmonceux, 1956 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/2
Scope and Contents Correspondence and some related papers regarding Herstmonceux Castle and the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the following items:Correspondence regarding the 1958 Public Records Act, 1959.Correspondence regarding the opening of the Castle grounds to the public, 1959.Correspondence regarding the visit of Lord Euston, a representative of the National Trust, 1959.Correspondence regarding the layout and management of the Castle grounds, 1959.Copy of...
Dates: 1956 - 1959
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 solar eclipse, 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/201
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the solar eclipse of 17 May 1901, seen in Mauritius and Sumatra:General correspondence concerning eclipse arrangements, travel and photographs, 1901.File of correspondence concerning insurance for instruments in Sumatra and Mauritius, including policies, 1901.File of correspondence with the Admiralty and Treasury, 1901, concerning requests for expenses, travelling arrangements, correspondence regarding the need for insurance and a report to the...
Dates: 1901
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 time signals, 1884 - 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/254
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence and related papers on the following subjects:Covering letter from W.H.M. Christie to a report by the Board of Visitors, received with thanks by C.A.B. Patey, 1888.Letter from W.H. Preece regarding Treasury matters, 1888.Mr Raikes' reply to a parliamentary question on the time service transmitted by J.W. Board, 1888.Letters from Christie to W.H. Preece regarding reforms of the time signal service, with letters of acknowledgement from...
Dates: 1884 - 1913
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 Admiralty, 1937 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/18
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding staff; lists of addresses and telephone numbers of staff working for the Hydrographic Department; reports by the Hydrographer on surveys carried out by H.M. Naval Surveying Service, and on the work of the Hydrographic Department for the years 1949-1951; and a memorandum from the Hydrographer to the Astronomer Royal regarding the publication of scientific and technical papers, 1952. There is also correspondence between 'The Jewish Fund for Soviet...
Dates: 1937 - 1963
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 Chief Assistant, 1894 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/19
Scope and Contents Correspondence of the Chief Assistants with the Astronomer Royal during the latter's official absences.(1) Letters from F.W. Dyson to the Astronomer Royal, 1894-1895, covering the following subjects:1. Forwarding of mail from the Admiralty on the subject of chronometers.2. Forwarding personal mail.3. Repairs to the Royal Observatory letterbox and a request for instructions.4. Administrative matters.5. Information on the use and the repair of Royal...
Dates: 1894 - 1906
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 Royal Observatory, 1923 - 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/8
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence with the Royal Observatory, Greenwich:Letters on technical matters from F.W. Dyson, A. Crommelin and J. Jackson concerning the motion of the Moon, star catalogues and proposed changes to tables, 1923-1925.General correspondence between L.J. Comrie, F.W. Dyson and the Chief Assistant at Greenwich, 1926, including letters regarding calculations of the places of Bucklund-Hough stars and the Eros comparison stars.General correspondence regarding...
Dates: 1923 - 1938
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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Frank Watson Dyson, 1890 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 96/4/6
Scope and Contents From the Series: A collection of loose portrait plates, chiefly of astronomers, printed from engravings, drawings and photographs. The portraits are arranged alphabetically by surname of the sitter. Alongside astronomers, sitters include physicists, mathematicians and other scientists of note. The collection also includes a single portrait of King Charles II, an RGO staff photograph, and a book of portraits of astronomers.
Dates: 1890 - 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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Groombridge's Catalogue: new reductions, 1832 - 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 128
Scope and Contents Volumes /1-/42 are bound pages of reproduced manuscript forms designed to facilitate the re-reduction of Stephen Groombridge's observations by Dyson and Thackeray. Volumes /43-/61seem to be the product of Airy's earlier work and were probably placed into this sequence when used for reference by Dyson and Thackeray.
Dates: 1832 - 1905
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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1938 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/623
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence, including the following items:Correspondence with the Ordnance Survey Office concerning the triangulation station on the roof of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1945.Two unsigned poems: 'The Jeeping Frog of Alamein' and 'Britain's Challenge', 1945.Letter from J.J. Nissen concerning rumours of Dr Perrine's death, 1943.Letter to Dr R.G. Aitken concerning the death of Sir Frank Dyson, 1939.Correspondence with the India Office,...
Dates: 1938 - 1945
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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1834 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/248
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence, 1834-1895Correspondence regarding J.C. Adams and other subjects, as follows:Index to correspondence, 1895.C. Taylor's suggestion of a memorial to J.C. Adams at Westminster Abbey, 1892.D. McAlister's proposal for a publication of J.C. Adams's papers, with lists of important correspondence, 1892-1893.Notes on correspondence in the Royal Observatory records regarding the search for Neptune, 1834.Notes from J.F.W. Hershel's letter...
Dates: 1834 - 1912
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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1886 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/251
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence of the Astronomers Royal W.H.M. Christie and F.W. Dyson with the Hydrographer of the Navy, 1886-1932.(2) Correspondence with the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, 1886-1937Letters on the disc presented to W.H.M. Christie, 1902.Pages from 'Nature' reporting the speech made by Professor Love on presenting W.H.M. Christie and A.W. Rücker with the degree of Doctor of Science (Honorary), 1902. Notice of the vacancy of the chair of Savilian...
Dates: 1886 - 1937
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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Miscellaneous correspondence, A-H, 1900 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/130
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence of David Gill, with an index containing a précis of each item. The letters are divided into sections by correspondent:Professor A. Auwers, Berlin, 20 March 1901 - 26 March 1906.Professor O. Backland, Pulkova, 3 June 1901 - 28 May 1906.P. Baracchi, Melbourne, 18 May 1900 - 2 August 1906.Professor L. Boos, Albany, New York, 12 September 1902 - 19 September 1906.Miss Agnes Clerke, London, May 1901 - 3 December 1905.W.E....
Dates: 1900 - 1906
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Miscellaneous meteorological papers, 1884 - 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/131
Scope and Contents (1) Miscellaneous papers, 1888-1889Index sheet, 1889.Index sheet, 1888.Letter to W.G. King from H.C. Fox, 1888.Unsigned and undated memorandum [1888].Letter from W. Ellis to H.C. Fox replying to his letter, 1888.Letter from the R.M. College, Kingston, Ontario, and a reply from W. Ellis, 1888.Letter from W. Hoshen Richards regarding droughts and a reply from W. Ellis, 1888.Letter regarding cup...
Dates: 1884 - 1904
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Obituary of David Gill, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 74/6/4
Scope and Contents An obituary of Sir David Gill, K.C.B., by F.W. Dyson, reprinted from 'Proceedings of the Royal Society', A, Vol. 91 (1915), pp. xxvi-xlii. There is an engraving of Gill at the start of the booklet.
Dates: 1915
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