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Woolley, Richard van der Reit, Sir, 1906 - 1986 (Knight, astronomer)

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Found in 73 Collections and/or Records:

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'74 Inch Telescope at Commonwealth Observatory Canberra', 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 86/7/3
Scope and Contents Black and white film footage with audio, made by the Commonwealth of Australia News and Information Bureau for BBC Magazine. Includes an interview with Sir Richard Woolley.
Dates: 1955
Conditions Governing Access: This item is awaiting digitisation and is not currently accessible.
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Correspondence of G.A. Harding, 1969 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/200
Scope and Contents Correspondence of G.A. Harding regarding administrative and astronomical matters, including letters concerning the occultations of Antares, 9 January 1969; a request for information on globular cluster NGC 6171, 29 January 1969; details of the Cape Transit Circle, 17 February 1969; maintenance work to be carried out on the 30-inch telescope, 17 April 1969; the specification for the prime focus plateholder mount on the Isaac Newton Telescope, 14 March 1969; defects in the R 40 plates, 5...
Dates: 1969 - 1973
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 of G.A. Harding, 1969 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/201
Scope and Contents Correspondence between G.A. Harding and others regarding the agreement between the Science Research Council and the Committee for Scientific and Industrial Research on the future of the Cape and the organisation of work at the South African Astronomical Observatory. The letters include suggestions for the dispersal of various instruments, a copy of the draft inter-agency agreement, March 1969, with a revised copy, 14 May 1970; minutes of the council meeting of 19-20 February 1970 to discuss...
Dates: 1969 - 1972
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 Britain and the E.S.O., 1959-04-16 - 1959-06-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/95
Scope and Contents A notice to British National Committee of Astronomy members on the setting up of a sub-committee to consider British participation in the European Southern Observatory. There are also Redman's letters to J.H. Oort and R. Woolley on the British position, including reference to R.H. Stoy's suggestion that Britain contributes on a reduced scale.
Dates: 1959-04-16 - 1959-06-11
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, 1962-02-09 - 1962-02-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/317
Scope and Contents A letter and 2-page write-up sent to Richard Woolley by Remington Rand Ltd, 9 February 1962, regarding its UNIVAC Computer Division, with a reply from the Private Secretary to the Astronomer Royal, 19 February 1962.
Dates: 1962-02-09 - 1962-02-19
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 estimates and expenditure, 1950 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/22
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding estimates of expenditure for the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including an airmail letter from G.B. Wellgate, South Africa, to Richard Woolley, 6 August 1963, regarding the 1964-1965 Sketch Estimates; and letters regarding the instrument situation at the R.G.O., the Navy Estimates and the removal of the Royal Observatory to Herstmonceux, 1950-1952.
Dates: 1950 - 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 on estimates and expenditure, 1955 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/24
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding estimates and expenditure, including the following items:Correspondence regarding estimates of expenditure for the Royal Greenwich Observatory for the years 1956-1960, including vote ledger credit and debit cards; the upkeep of the grounds; estimated overseas naval expenditure and receipts; salary and staff estimates; Navy estimates; instruments to be included in the Sketch Estimates; the Sketch Estimates; Appropriation Accounts; liability statements; D.R.E....
Dates: 1955 - 1960
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 institutions, 1954 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/517
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various people and bodies, 1960, including Dr Woolley; Dr Goldsbrough; Professor Lighthill; the Ministry of Aviation, Farnborough; F.G. Call of the Maritime Museum; and Southern Television. There is also correspondence and other material relating to the Royal Photographic Society, 1954-1959, and the International Society for Photogrammetry, 1959, regarding meetings, lectures, etc.
Dates: 1954 - 1960
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 International Geophysical Year, 1952 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/565
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding International Geophysical Year, including the following items:Copy of a United Kingdom programme for International Geophysical Year, revised to July 1955.Correspondence concerning the longitudes of the International Geophysical Year stations, 1956.List of stations in China for International Geophysical Year, 1956.Correspondence concerning the loan of instruments and photographs for an exhibition at the Science Museum,...
Dates: 1952 - 1956
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 International Geophysical Year, 1956 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/566
Scope and Contents (1) General correspondence regarding International Geophysical Year, including committee and sub-committee papers, minutes of meetings, I.G.Y. programmes, observations, and correspondence with British and international institutions and observatories. The papers include the following items:Correspondence with Dr J.M. Stagg concerning geomagnetic data, 1957-1960Correspondence with Dr W. Markowitz, H.M. Smith and J.D. Balfe concerning the Lunar Camera Programme, May...
Dates: 1956 - 1960
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 leave, 1957 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/5
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the travel arrangements for Richard Woolley for visits to Moscow, to attend the 'Tenth General Assembly of the Astronomical Union'; South Africa; Finland; and the United States. There is also correspondence relating to travel arrangements for the visits of Woolley and Dr Eggen to Sweden and Marseilles, and letters from B.V. Kukarkin inviting Woolley to visit Russia.
Dates: 1957 - 1958
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 observatories, 1947 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/489
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the setting up of the European Southern Observatory and the Southern Hemisphere Observatory, including the following items:Memorandum by Stephen Toulmin regarding the Foundation of Scientific Policy, 1963.Correspondence with Professor R.J. Blin-Stoyle regarding the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, University of Sussex, 1963.Report by A.B. Muller of the visit of European Southern Observatory observers to Chile, 1963. Correspondence with...
Dates: 1947 - 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 on observatories, 1924 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/22
Scope and Contents (1) Miscellaneous foreign observatoriesLetter from R. Atkinson to Colonel Gerado Dianderas, Peru, regarding equipment for the proposed Arequipa Observatory, 1946.Correspondence with the Hong Kong Royal Observatory regarding time signals, 1946.Letter from S. Jarocinski, Warsaw, to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, regarding the Babia Góra Observatory, 1937.(2) Miscellaneous British observatoriesLetters from E.M. Lindsay, Armagh Observatory, to Sir...
Dates: 1924 - 1948
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 research fellowships, 1956 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/69
Scope and Contents General correspondence regarding research fellowships, including Gassiot Fellowships, Commonwealth Fund Fellowships and Nuffield Foundation Fellowships. There is a report on D.L. Bell's thesis; correspondence regarding arrangements for paying Department of Science and Industrial Research students; Richard Woolley's papers on Commonwealth Fund Research Fellowships; correspondence with P. Aldrich, President of the Commonwealth Fund, New York, regarding research fellowship interviews; and...
Dates: 1956 - 1960
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 Royal Society committees, 1961 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/593
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding meetings, minutes and agenda of meetings, with other papers, relating to various Royal Society committees, including the International Relations Committee, British National Committee for Astronomy, Sub-committee on the Proposed Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, British National Committee on Space Research and the International Council of Scientific Unions. The correspondents include R. Woolley, R. Atkinson, D.H. Sadler, H. Bondi, Sir H.S.W. Massey, F. Hoyle, Sir W....
Dates: 1961 - 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 on scientific societies, 1954 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/519
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence regarding scientific societies, including the following items:General correspondence on meetings, lectures, papers, etc., relating to the British Astronomical Association, 1954-1963. The correspondents include Dr Woolley, R. Atkinson, Dr Porter and Dr Waterfield.Agendas, circulars, reports and the constitution of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, 1956-1957.Correspondence with the British Interplanetary...
Dates: 1954 - 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 on staff, 1935 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/2
Scope and Contents Correspondence and memoranda concerning wages, apprenticeships, promotions and the retirement of industrial and non-industrial staff, as well as the applications of watch-makers, repairers and chronometer department staff. The papers include a reference from the Lee Estate Office testifying to D. Weston's reliability with regard to the payment of his rent; correspondence on the recruitment of a Senior Assistant and a Senior Principal Scientific Officer; a report on the Royal Danish...
Dates: 1935 - 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 on the British Association, 1954 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/514
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers relating to the British Association for the Advancement of Science, including the following items:Agenda and minutes of meetings of the British Association on 9 September 1959, 6 January 1961, 5 January 1962 and 4 January 1963.Reports, agenda and minutes of the meeting of the British Horological Institute on 4 July 1963.General correspondence with the British Association and Richard Woolley, 1956-1963.Correspondence with various people,...
Dates: 1954 - 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 on the British Horological Institute, 1951 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/522
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various people, including Richard Woolley, Major Cowan, the 'Horological Journal' and H. Spencer Jones regarding meetings, memberships, dinners and awards relating to the British Horological Institute. There are minutes of the Institute's meeting on 28 March 1963; a committee report, 7 February 1963; and biographical notes on Major Cowan, Secretary of the B.H.I. The papers also include the following items:Correspondence with A. Danjon of the Paris Observatory...
Dates: 1951 - 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 on the Herstmonceux hostel, 1955 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/77
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Herstmonceux hostel and canteen, including income and expenditure reports relating to the use of attic floor accommodation for hostel use by observatory employees and vacation students; minutes of meetings of the canteen committee; a memorandum by Richard Woolley regarding accommodation in the castle; correspondence on the supply of canteen equipment; correspondence concerning the raised scales of pay for hostel staff; correspondence with the Transport and General...
Dates: 1955 - 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 on the Institute of Physics, 1951 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/523
Scope and Contents General correspondence of R. Woolley, Dr P.S. Trebble, T.H. O'Beirne and H.R. Lang regarding the Institute of Physics, including correspondence and preliminary details of the fourth 'Physics in Industry' conference at Glasgow, 25-28 June 1952.
Dates: 1951 - 1956
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, 1956 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/130
Scope and Contents (1) Official correspondence and minutes of the Board of Management regarding the design and finance of the Isaac Newton Telescope:Summary of official correspondence since the last Executive Committee meeting on 16 November 1956, dated 1959.Correspondence concerning microseisms affecting the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1957-1959.Letters and a diagram from Dr David Dewhirst concerning the Lick prime focus cage, 1959.News release from the Admiralty on the subject of the...
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 meridian circle, 1948 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/135
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the meridian circle, including letters from A. Danjon to Richard Woolley concerning the determination of longitude, 1956; letters from R. Atkinson concerning the analysis of measurements made with the meridian circle, 1950; and drawing No. 4591 of the 7-inch transit circle 'Copenhagen', showing the proposed arrangement of the axis thrust block, 22 June 1948, prepared by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
Dates: 1948 - 1956
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, 1958 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/7
Scope and Contents Correspondence and some related papers regarding Herstmonceux Castle and the Royal Observatory, including the following items:General correspondence regarding the Observatory, including the administration of the grounds of Herstmonceux Castle, the supply of trout for the lake at the Castle, and the supply of wild fowl for the Castle grounds, 1963.Requests for information from the Royal Observatory archives, mostly dealt with by P.S. Laurie, 1963.Correspondence between...
Dates: 1958 - 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 on the Observatory and Herstmonceux, 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/11
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding Herstmonceux Castle and the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the supply of trout and wild fowl for Herstmonceux Castle's lake and grounds; requests for information from the R.G.O. archives, mostly dealt with by P.S. Laurie; correspondence between 'Thomson Newspapers' and Richard Woolley regarding the latter's desire to acquire a portrait of King Charles II; and correspondence concerning the Public Records Office and the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works.
Dates: 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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