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Comrie, Leslie John, 1893 - 1950 (astronomer and mathematician)

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Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on the 'Nautical Almanac', 1934 - 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/11
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Astronomer Royal and others on matters relating to the printing of the 'Nautical Almanac':Correspondence with Harold Spencer Jones, Astronomer Royal, 1941, concerned mainly with delays in the printing of 'Nautical Almanac' publications, with letters approving the preface for the 1943 edition.Correspondence with the H. Spencer Jones, the Hydrographer of the Navy, His Majesty's Stationery Office and L.J. Comrie, 1934-1941, regarding changes in the...
Dates: 1934 - 1943
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 foreign observatories, 1926 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/18
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence with foreign observatories: Correspondence with the Aarhus Observatory, 1936, concerning the location of the Tusculanum Observatory of Ole Rømer.Correspondence with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1926, concerning the change of name to be inserted in the 'Nautical Almanac'.Correspondence with Apia Observatory, Western Samoa, 1926-1937, concerned mainly with the observation of the total eclipse, 21-22 October 1930. There is also a copy...
Dates: 1926 - 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence with the Hydrographer, 1902 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/7
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy:Correspondence with the Hydrographer, 1933-1937, including reports on the introduction of the 'Air Almanac', estimates of staffing and work needed, correspondence on a new clerical assistant and the rental of a calculating machine for outside workers.A Hydrographic Office file entitled 'Nautical Almanac Office History 1902-1930' (the file includes information beyond 1930).Correspondence between the Nautical...
Dates: 1902 - 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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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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General correspondence, C-G, 1921 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/14
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence:Correspondence with J.A. Carroll, 1933-1935 and 1938-1941, regarding new calculating machines, possible candidates for the Nautical Almanac Office and various papers required by L.J. Comrie.Correspondence with Mrs M.E. Clarke, 1928-1937, concerning her appointment at the Nautical Almanac Office as Miss Williams and subsequent discharge on marriage.Correspondence with the Revd M. Davidson, 1935-1940.Correspondence with P. Davis,...
Dates: 1921 - 1941
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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General correspondence, H-P, 1929 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/15
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence:Correspondence with D.R. Hartree, 1929-1936, concerned mainly with calculating machines and their use for a mathematics department of a university.Correspondence with Major M. Hotine of the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, 1935-1936, concerned principally with the reductions of star observations carried out by the Nautical Almanac Office.Correspondence with T.C. Hudson, 1927-1937, relating mainly to outside work undertaken by...
Dates: 1929 - 1941
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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General correspondence, P-R, 1929 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/16
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence:Correspondence with the Powers-Samas Calculating Machine Co., 1932-1938.Correspondence with P. Ramsey-Kent, 1930-1931, concerned mainly with his 'Control Table of LogaritH.M.S.'.Correspondence with the Royal Geographical Society, especially A. Hinks, Secretary, 1933-1940, concerning the supply of almanacs for various expeditions to remote parts of the world.Correspondence with R.O. Redman, Solar Physics Observatory, Cambridge,...
Dates: 1929 - 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letters from L.J. Comrie, 1936-08-11 - 1948-07-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45/14
Scope and Contents Two letters from L.J. Comrie regarding a B.A.A. calculating machine and the fate of copies of Comrie's 1923 thesis on planetary occultations.
Dates: 1936-08-11 - 1948-07-26
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, 1817 - 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/1
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence and related papers:A volume of cuttings from 'The Times' referring to the dismissal of W.S.B. Woolhouse, Chief Assistant, and related matters, 1835-1838.A volume containing computations of lunar distance from the Sun and other stars, 1817-1818. The book was probably given to the Nautical Almanac Office by O.J. Eggen. There is no indication of its author.Correspondence with Edward Roberts, retired assistant, 1909-1920, regarding his complaint...
Dates: 1817 - 1935
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 Leslie John Comrie, 1912 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 46
Scope and Contents The largest part of the collection is correspondence, much of it dating from Comrie's time in the United States during 1923-1924 (RGO 46/1-32). The letters are concerned primarily with Comrie's work on occultations, and include letters from around the world sending observations. The remaining material is comprised of draft papers by Comrie (33-35), including a copy of his 1923 thesis (35); draft papers that were probably written by Comrie (36); published papers dedicated or sent to Comrie...
Dates: 1912 - 1952
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 7- and 8- figure tables, 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 19/1/2
Scope and Contents Correspondence and articles on L.J. Comrie's attempt to publish 7- and 8- figure tables of the trigonometrical functions for every second of arc.
Dates: 1931
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 Saturn and Jupiter's satellites, 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45/136
Scope and Contents A reprint of two published papers by Porter's colleagues from 'Memoirs of the British Astronomical Association', Vol. 30, Part 3, including forewords by Porter: L.J. Comrie, 'Phenomena of Saturn's Satellites' (pp. 97-106), and A.E. Levin, 'Mutual Eclipses and Occultations of Jupiter's Satellites' (pp. 149-183).
Dates: 1935
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 calendar, 1935 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/97
Scope and Contents Correspondence, tables, notes and reproductions from articles and published works regarding the calendar. The correspondence includes copies of two letters from J.K. Fotheringham to Dr Comrie, 3 and 23 August 1935, regarding the rule for Easter.
Dates: 1935 - 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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Sixth Difference Table

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/66
Scope and Contents Undated machine-generated tabulated figures entitled 'Sixth Difference Table', apparently generated by L.J. Comrie's machines.
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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Staff papers, 1936 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/60
Scope and Contents Two folders of the papers of members of staff. The first folder contains two bundles of confidential letters and papers relating respectively to H.W.P. Richards of the Nautical Almanac Office, 1941-1957, and to W.P. Preston, R.G.O. Librarian, 1957 and 1964. There is also a letter by the Superintendent, 4 May 1940, regarding disciplinary action against Miss V.M. Hooper, N.A.O. shorthand typist.The second folder contains three bundles of correspondence and related papers concerning L.J....
Dates: 1936 - 1964
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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