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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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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...
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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Correspondence on the Radcliffe Observatory, 1956 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/235
Scope and Contents

Correspondence of Richard Woolley and others regarding the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, relating mainly to research grants. There are two folders, covering the years 1956-1961 and 1958-1961 respectively.

Dates: 1956 - 1961
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 Royal Institution, 1954 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/518
Scope and Contents

General correspondence with Sir Lawrence Bragg, Dr Hunter, Dr Woolley, H. Spencer Jones, Dr Davies and others regarding meetings, lectures and other matters concerning the Royal Institution.

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 with the Leiden Observatory, 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/463
Scope and Contents

A letter from J.H. Oort, University Observatory, Leiden, to Richard Woolley, 1 December 1959, regarding a summer course in Holland, with Woolley's reply, 11 December.

Dates: 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 with the Norman Lockyer Observatory, 1959-04-02 - 1959-04-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/442
Scope and Contents

A letter to Richard Woolley from S. Archer, Norman Lockyer Observatory, 2 April 1959, requesting the U.T. of plates mentioned in the Greenwich Observations of Colour Temperatures of Stars, with a reply from A. Hunter, 7 April 1959.

Dates: 1959-04-02 - 1959-04-07
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 with the press, 1958 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/544
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various newspapers and magazines concerning articles, interviews and reviews of books, including the following items:Request from the Soviet Press for Richard Woolley's comments on the space flight, 1962.Correspondence with Field Enterprises, the Educational Corporation and 'The Guardian', 1962.Correspondence with the 'Yorkshire Post', the National Society for Clean Air and the Associated Press on the move to Herstmonceux and scientific progress,...
Dates: 1958 - 1962
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 Science Research Council, 1971 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 11/17
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Science Research Council:Correspondence with various individuals and departments of the S.R.C., concerned mainly with travel expenses, 1971. There are also letters of congratulation from Sir Richard Woolley and D. Lynden-Bell.Correspondence with individuals and departments of the S.R.C. regarding staff and organisation changes, and notes on various S.R.C. committees and panels, 1972.Correspondence with individuals and departments at the S.R.C....
Dates: 1971 - 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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Dr Alan Hunter, 1986-10-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 86/4/13
Scope and Contents Dr Alan Hunter, former Director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, talking to Andrew Shaw about his life and career at the RGO. Includes: discussions on how he joined the Observatory at Greenwich; his background; first impressions of the ORO; his work and instruments there; the atmosphere and working conditions; the outbreak of War and evacuation of Greenwich; details of the Thompson and Yapp telescopes; his observational research work and science at the RGO; his opinion of Humphrey...
Dates: 1986-10-31
Conditions Governing Access: Due to its sensitive content this recording is restricted and is currently unavailable for access.
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Letter from D.A. Senior, 1960-01-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/479
Scope and Contents

A letter from D.A. Senior to Richard Woolley regarding letters of introduction sent by Woolley.

Dates: 1960-01-01
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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Letter from F. de la Puente, 1960-11-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/480
Scope and Contents

A letter to Richard Woolley from Francisco Fdez de la Puente, Director of the Instituto Observatorio de Marina, Spain, regarding the death of H. Spencer Jones.

Dates: 1960-11-10
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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Letter on the Woolsthorpe Manor Committee, 1960-12-01 - 1960-12-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/591
Scope and Contents

A letter from D.C. Martin, Royal Society, to R. Woolley, 1 December 1960, inviting him to serve on the Committee for the Management of Woolsthorpe Manor, with Woolley's reply accepting the offer, 8 December.

Dates: 1960-12-01 - 1960-12-08
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, 1947 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/652
Scope and Contents Letters to Robert Atkinson, with a few other items, including the following:Letter from R.S. Colebrook, Chichester, 3 March 1947, regarding the cosmic ray theory.Letter from A. Parson, Maryport, 12 December 1947, concerning his investigation into binaries.Letter from G.M. Sisson, Sir Harold Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, July 1949, on the design of the impersonal micrometer for the Cadiz 7-inch meridian circle, with a handwritten draft reply by R. Atkinson.Letter...
Dates: 1947 - 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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1950 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 12/31
Scope and Contents Correspondence and memoranda of R. Woolley regarding matters of secrecy with regard to the staff of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and the leaking of information; a letter from Permagon Press Ltd to Dr Hunter informing him that Volume 1 of 'Vistas in Astronomy' is to be published in March 1955; drawings of the 26-inch refractor at Greenwich, 1950; drawing number EEM/YM/936B, 'Royal Greenwich Observatory Herstmonceux. Proposed E., L. & P. [electric light and power] Installations in Domes...
Dates: 1950 - 1955
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 papers, 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/675
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers, including a handwritten paper by Sir Richard Woolley on the minimum mass of a star; a note by Woolley on observations of the Sun in very long wave lengths; a letter from D. Lynden-Bell of Clare College, Cambridge, regarding a method of finding general solutions of the Lionville equation without assuming any special velocity distribution such as the ellipsoidal 'law'; and a report by Woolley on his impressions of a visit to Russia.

Dates: 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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'New Buildings of R.O. Herstmonceux. Part 1: Equatorial Group of Buildings', 1953 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 86/7/1
Scope and Contents

Silent colour film footage with captions about the building of the Equatorial Group, comprising six domes, two laboratory buildings and the Lily Pond. Includes footage of Sir Richard Woolley. Made by Charles R. Price, Building and Engineering Contractors, London.

Dates: 1953 - 1958
Conditions Governing Access: This item is awaiting digitisation and is not currently accessible.
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Papers of Sir Richard Woolley, 1927 - 1987

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10
Scope and Contents The collection contains a wide range of material relating to the activities of the Royal Greenwich Observatory during Sir Richard Woolley's time in office, with some additional papers from other periods. The first half of the collection is comprised of correspondence. This begins with two long series of general correspondence arranged alphabetically by correspondent. These are followed by a long series of individual or small sets of letters relating to various correspondents. The second half...
Dates: 1927 - 1987
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 1974 conference, 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 56/8
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers regarding the 1974 Herstmonceux Conference:1. OrganisationA circular describing the conference; the programme and agenda; two copies of a list of delegates; and a blank application form for attending the conference.2. AttendanceCorrespondence arranging the attendance of delegates: C.A. Murray to Sir Martin Ryle inviting him to attend; Murray to W. Fricke suggesting that he write a paper to be presented at the conference; Murray...
Dates: 1974
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 Observatory' magazine, 1922 - 1983

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 84
Scope and Contents The collection comprises an incomplete archive of the business papers of ‘The Observatory’ from 1922 to 1983 (mostly covering 1939-1975). The papers are arranged in four series: financial records, general correspondence and business files, reprints files, and miscellaneous print material. The bulk of the collection consists of editorial correspondence with contributing authors, mainly concerning submissions for publication (RGO 83/2) and reprints (RGO 83/3). Some files include...
Dates: 1922 - 1983
Conditions Governing Access: The provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 apply to many of these records.
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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 observing eclipses, 1935 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/23
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding finance and equipment for observing eclipses, including the following material:(1) General correspondenceCorrespondence between R. Atkinson and Dr M.R. Madwar, Helwan Observatory, Egypt, 1950, regarding the programme for the eclipse of 1952.Correspondence with Professor Stratton, 1950, regarding the eclipse of 1952.Correspondence with Professor H.A. Bruck, 1950, regarding the loan of an 8-inch coelostat for the eclipse in...
Dates: 1935 - 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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Papers on quartz clocks, 1945 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/626
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding quartz clocks, including the following items:Correspondence with M.L. Bateman and A. Hunter regarding the new the 'Isatome' portable quartz clock, 1963.Letter from H.M. Smith to the Division of Scientific Intelligence, Ministry of Defence, regarding Russian work on quartz clocks, 1957.Correspondence with H.M. Smith concerning the Time Department's move to Herstmonceux and the performance of ring crystals, including graphs,...
Dates: 1945 - 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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Papers on the 150th anniversary celebrations, 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/211
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Cape Observatory, including details of arrangements for the two days of celebrations; lists of scientific, diplomatic and civic guests; an office notice detailing the arrangements for the V.I.P. Visitation of the 4th December and Public Open Day on the 5th; correspondence with various outside parties requesting attendance, and with the Royal Greenwich Observatory asking for material for the exhibition; letters...
Dates: 1970
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 Astronomical Union, 1953 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/620
Scope and Contents Papers regarding to the International Astronomical Union, including the following items:Reports on meetings of the Executive Committee of the I.A.U. concerning the 10th General Assembly in Moscow, 1958.Correspondence with R. Woolley and C. Jowsey regarding a visit to Washington by D.H. Sadler for a meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Council of Scientific Unions, September 1958.Correspondence with the Academy of Sciences, U.S.S.R.; Professors...
Dates: 1953 - 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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Papers on the Radcliffe Observatory, 1935 - 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/21
Scope and Contents Papers relating to Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including the following material:Correspondence between Theodore Dunham and Sir Harold Spencer Jones regarding plans for a coudé spectrograph at Pretoria, 1951.Correspondence with H. Spencer Jones regarding staff and instruments at the Radcliffe Observatory, 1950.Correspondence with the Trustees of the Radcliffe Trust and letters concerning the Trust, 1950.Letter from H.H. Plaskett, University Observatory,...
Dates: 1935 - 1951
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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