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

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Papers of Frank Dyson, 1875 - 1980

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8
Scope and Contents The collection contains a wide range of papers relating to the activities of the Greenwich Observatory during Dyson's time in office, with some additional material from other periods. There is considerable material concerning the internal affairs of the Observatory, including its removal to Herstmonceux Castle, staff, instruments, visitors and Visitations, publications and garden parties. There are papers on the Cape Observatory and Nautical Almanac Office, as well other societies and...
Dates: 1875 - 1980
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 Radcliffe Observatory, 1929 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 48
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised principally of correspondence, with related papers (1-618). Much of the correspondence is concerned with the everyday running of the Observatory, including funding issues; the appointment and salaries of staff (including a long series on the Radcliffe-Henry Skynner Fellowship); the maintenance of buildings; and the acquisition and operation of instruments and other pieces of equipment. The principal correspondent is the Trustees' legal representative, the firm...
Dates: 1929 - 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 appointments and regulations, 1880 - 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/5
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence between the Admiralty and the Astronomer Royal regarding staff appointments, applications and regulations:G.S. Criswick, Second Class Assistant, retires on a pension, 1896.H.P. Hollis, Second Class Assistant, promoted to First Class Assistant, 1896.P.H. Cowell appointed Chief Assistant, 1896.H. Outhwaite appointed Clerical Assistant, 1897.W.C. Nash, Superintendent of the Magnetical and Meteorological section, retires on a pension,...
Dates: 1880 - 1925
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 appointments of Established Computers, 1895 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/9
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence concerning the appointment of five candidates as Established Computers, 1895-1897, and general correspondence regarding the schedule of the examination for Established Computers, with a full set of exam papers. The candidates were W. Bowyer, C. Davidson, D.J.R. Edney, H. Furner and R.F. Rendell.(2) Correspondence on the examination, appointment and resignation of Established Computers, 1901-1908, concerning the following subjects:The examination held to...
Dates: 1895 - 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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Papers on British rainfall, 1894 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/127
Scope and Contents Annual report from the Astronomer Royal of rainfall at the Royal Observatory during 1893, published 1894.Letter from 'British Rainfall' inviting support, 1894.Annual rainfall report for 1894, published 1895.Letter from 'British Rainfall' inviting support, 1895.Annual rainfall report for 1895, published 1896.Letter from 'British Rainfall' inviting support, 1896.Annual rainfall report for 1896, published 1897.Letter from 'British...
Dates: 1894 - 1915
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 chronometers, 1922 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/263
Scope and Contents (1) Miscellaneous papers, 1922-1929Papers from chronometer-makers and the public concerning the following subjects:1. The supply to the Royal Observatory of relays, batteries for time signals, non-magnetic watches, accumulators, carbon-dioxide gas and cylinders, ammeters, agate contact wheels, aerial protectors, thermostats, thermometers and magnets.2. Circulars for chronometers, oil, dry roll batteries and spare parts.3. Appointments to visit the Royal...
Dates: 1922 - 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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Papers on computers' orders, 1881 - 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/136
Scope and Contents Papers concerning occasional orders given to supernumerary computers:(1) Granting of certificatesRecommendations from staff that certain individuals be granted a certificate asserting their competence to use particular pieces of equipment and notes from the Astronomer Royal announcing these grants, with an index at the beginning:Memorandum by W.H.M. Christie to E. Dunkin recommending a certificate for W.A. Peat, 1881.Note by Airy stating that...
Dates: 1881 - 1919
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 overseas observatories, 1909 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/157
Scope and Contents (1) Papers regarding various overseas observatoriesPapers relating to the closure of Perth Observatory, Western Australia, 1912-1913, including letters from the Royal Society, the Royal Astronomical Society and Sir David Gill and correspondence with Downing Street and the Agent General for Western Australia.Papers relating to the comparison of Greenwich and Helwan Observatory photographs on the introduction of the new telescope at Helwan, 1909-1912.Correspondence with...
Dates: 1909 - 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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Papers on Royal Society soirees, 1876 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/242
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence and papers regarding Royal Society soirees, 1900-1912Request for names of Royal Observatory assistants of six years' standing, 1900-1901.Papers relating to soiree exhibits and the preparations to present the exhibitions, 1900.Requests to present a soiree on the forthcoming solar eclipse, 1905.Covering papers and lists of solar transparencies, 1906.Request for names of Royal Observatory assistants of six years' standing,...
Dates: 1876 - 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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Papers on small planets and satellites, 1899 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/153
Scope and Contents Correspondence with A.R. Hinks, Cambridge Observatory, regarding observations of Eros, 1900-1907, including correspondence on the Paris observations and the sending of the results to Cambridge.Correspondence with A.R. Hinks concerning his tables for the computation of standard coordinates, 1907-1908.Correspondence with M. Loewy, Paris, concerning Eros, 1900-1906, including reductions of Greenwich observations; tables of errata; and tables of the results of photographic...
Dates: 1899 - 1920
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 appointment of assistants, 1880 - 1894

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/8
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Sir George Airy and the Admiralty on the difficulty of obtaining a sufficient number of suitable applicants for the post of Second Class Assistant to the Astronomer Royal, 1880. The correspondence covers discussion of the postponement of the examination of applicants, the suitability of the existing examination requirements, and the possibility of revising them. The correspondents are Sir George Airy, S. Butler, W.H.M. Christie, A. Fowler, R. Hall, E. Headlam, M....
Dates: 1880 - 1894
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 engagement of computers, 1897 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/135
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers regarding the employment of computers. The letters are concerned principally with selecting candidates to take the Observatory's examination, including correspondence with schools, and providing notification of whether candidates have failed or if they have passed and are offered employment. The papers also include some examination results.(1) Papers concerning the engagement of computersDraft of a letter to the Headmaster, Greenwich School,...
Dates: 1897 - 1915
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 photographic spectroscope, 1885 - 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/42
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Troughton and Simms concerning the order, construction and testing of the photographic spectroscope, 1895-1901.Miscellaneous correspondence concerning the repair and replacement of spectroscopes, 1885-1895. The correspondents are J. Brashear, J. Browning, Messrs Harvey and Peak, E.W. Maunder and J. Simms.Memoranda concerning spectroscopes, 1886-1896: 1. Oxford Reversion Spectroscope; 2. Half Prism Spectroscope; 3. Suggestions with regard to the...
Dates: 1885 - 1904
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, 1880 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/243
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence concerning Royal Astronomical Society Council business, 1900-1910Correspondence regarding the following subjects:Election of J. Glaisher as the Society's President, 1900.Recognition of Mr Tebbutt's work by H.H. Turner, 1904.Election of a Secretary, 1904.Correspondence concerning Cowell's attack on Sir George Airy's work, 1906.H.H. Turner's reflections in the 'Observatory' on the Royal Astronomical Society Council,...
Dates: 1880 - 1915
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, 1883 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/244
Scope and Contents (1) Reviews of Royal Astronomical Society papers, 1895-1906Review of Mr Thackeray's paper on Polaris by H.H. Turner, 1895.Review of D. Gill and Mr Jacoby's 'Errors of Cape Reseau Gaulier No 8' by Christie, 1896.Review of Gill's instrument for measuring astro-photographic plates by Christie, 1898.Review of Rambout's Radcliffe observations of 1774-1838 by F.W. Dyson and Christie, 1900.Criticisms of the Greenwich sector diagrams of declination and...
Dates: 1883 - 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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Papers on the Royal Society, 1879 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/239
Scope and Contents (1) Notices of Royal Society meetings, 1893-1909Notices of Royal Society meetings for the election of Council Officers, 1893-1909.Notice of an informal meeting to consider the claim of 'Physical and mathematical candidates for the Fellowship' and the office of President, 1900.Anniversary dinner notices, 1900-1901 and 1904-1909.Notice of the special meeting of the Council of the Royal Society, 1901.Committee recommendations on modifications in the six...
Dates: 1879 - 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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Papers on the solar eclipse, 1904 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/202
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the solar eclipse of 30 August 1905, seen at Sfax, Tunisia:Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding expenses and advances in salary for the Astronomer Royal, F.W. Dyson and C. Davidson, 1905.Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning the use of the warship HMS 'Suffolk' for the conveyance of the eclipse party from Malta to Sfax, 1905, including the Astronomer Royal's report to the Admiralty on the expedition results.Correspondence with the...
Dates: 1904 - 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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Papers on the Solar Physics Committee, 1879 - 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/206
Scope and Contents Minutes of meeting of the Solar Physics Committee, 1879-1913.Correspondence concerning the Solar Physics Committee, 1911-1912, including an invitation for F.W. Dyson to join.Notices of meetings and agenda, 1889-1913.Correspondence concerning the supply of copies of Greenwich photoheliographic results to the Solar Physics Committee, 1904-1909.Correspondence, minutes of meetings and general papers relating to the Solar Physics Committee and the change of site of...
Dates: 1879 - 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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Papers on time balls, 1885 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/257
Scope and Contents (1) Papers on time balls at various places, 1894-1910Correspondence and papers on the following subjects:Request by G.H. Hills to see the Greenwich time ball for guidance on the erection of a timeball at Chatham, answered by Christie, 1894.Letter of thanks for C.F. Close's visit to inspect the time ball, 1894.Arrangements for the fall of the Bremen time ball, reported by 'Normal Zeit' and acknowledged by F.W. Dyson, 1895.P. Stevens on the difference in...
Dates: 1885 - 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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Papers on Transit Circle II, 1875 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/32
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Troughton and Simms regarding the polishing of the transit circle object glass and the subsequent overhaul of the instrument, as well as the proposal to fit an aluminium dew cap to the transit circle, 1906.Correspondence with Troughton and Simms on the improved illumination of the transit circle, 1908.Correspondence with Troughton and Simms on the new travelling wire micrometer for the transit circle, including estimates, specifications, and the order and...
Dates: 1875 - 1936
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, 1911 - 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 17/1/6
Scope and Contents

The printed reports of Frank Dyson, Astronomer Royal, to the Board of Visitors.

Dates: 1911 - 1932
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, 1927 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 17/1/10
Scope and Contents

The printed reports of Frank Dyson and Harold Spencer Jones, Astronomers Royal, to the Board of Visitors.

Dates: 1927 - 1936
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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