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Maunder, Edward Walter, 1851 - 1928 (astronomer)

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Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

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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
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 loans and gifts, 1891 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/211
Scope and Contents (1) General correspondence, 1891-19051891: E.P. Sealey's request for a transit of Venus negative.1892: Lane and Oscar's request to be allowed to buy photographs; W. Brookes on matter required for a photographic talk; E.P. Ridley on apparatus for a spectrum experiments; and A. Berry and J.R. Clapham's request for solar positions.1893: Correspondence with A.A. Common and the Royal Astronomical Society regarding photographs for the World Fair in Chicago; D. Riordan's...
Dates: 1891 - 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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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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Edward Walter Maunder and Annie Scott Dill Maunder: papers, 1877 - 2008

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 205
Scope and Contents The collection primarily consists of the Maunders' published works both on their research and explanatory works on astronomy for a more popular audience. Some of these publications bear annotations. There are also some notes on a variety of subjects, a pin-hole camera, a planisphere and some items of correspondence. There is supporting material in the form of obituaries, letters of condolence and subsequent published works on the Maunders and their work.
Dates: 1877 - 2008
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 Harold Thomson, 1924-06-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 46/24
Scope and Contents A letter from Harold Thomson, Honorary Director of Durham University Observatory, containing observations of the occultation of BD -14º 4045 on 7 May 1923 by G. Frank Sargent, made at the instance of E.W. Maunder, and a description of the appearance of the occultation.
Dates: 1924-06-05
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 observatories, 1880 - 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/154
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies, with enclosed testimonials; the foundation of a new observatory in Hong Kong; work at Indian observatories; covering letters to reports; and observatory reports. The correspondents include J.L.E. Dreyer, E.J. Stone, C. Pritchard, Earl Rosse, Sir H. Thompson, E.J. Cooper, W. Spottiswoode, L. Mallet, N.R. Pogson, T.H. Huxley, E. Dunkin, O. Struve, G.G. Stokes, Earl Portsmouth, R.S. Churchill, Earl Kimberley, J.C....
Dates: 1880 - 1890
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 astronomical papers, 1876 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/262
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from Lord Lindsay, Sir D. Gill, A. Winnecke, Maxwell Hall, E.W. Maunder, R.S. Newall, A. Hall, Herr Bruhns, Professor S. Newcomb and Professor C. Pritchard. The subjects covered include the opposition of Mars, 1877, including a map and photographs of Ascension Island; the transit of Venus, 1882; a list of the drawings of planets made at the Royal Observatory; solar photographs, 1873-1877; charts and drawings of Mars;...
Dates: 1876 - 1878
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 astronomical papers, 1881 - 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/266
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from Professor C. Pritchard, E.W. Maunder and J.R. Hind. The subjects covered include a total eclipse of the Moon; a change of the Earth's axis; the Moon being inhabited; and correspondence on other subjects relating to astronomy.
Dates: 1881 - 1888
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, 1872 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/28
Scope and Contents Correspondence between the Astronomer Royal and A. Downing, assistant, on the subject of eyepieces, lenses and the principles of the telescope, 1874.Report to the Astronomer Royal on the work of E.W. Maunder, assistant, 1874.List of addresses of Royal Observatory staff, 1872.Request from W.G. Thackeray, assistant, for a testimonial from the Astronomer Royal, 1877.Letter from F. Galton and a reply informing him that in E. Dunkin's absence his letter was being...
Dates: 1872 - 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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Miscellaneous correspondence, L-Z, 1896 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/129
Scope and Contents Correspondence between David Gill and various individuals, including members of other observatories, divided into nineteen sections:Professor R.H. Tucker, W.W. Campbell, J.E. Keeler and E.S. Holden of the Lick Observatory, April 1896 - January 1900.W.H. Maw, London, 21 February - 13 June 1899.Professor Simon Newcomb, Washington, 13 January 1896 - 31 January 1900.H.F. Newall, Cambridge, 3 March - 9 October 1899.Professor Vogel and Dr G. Muller, Potsdam,...
Dates: 1896 - 1900
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 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
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 British and Empire observatories, 1874 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/156
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the appointment of the Radcliffe Observer at Oxford, 1897.Papers relating to the appointment of the Director of the Dunsink Observatory, 1897, including applications from the Royal Observatory staff.Correspondence with Professor Aldis concerning the establishment of the Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory at Auckland, New Zealand, 1890.Papers relating to Bidston Observatory, Liverpool, 1890-1893, including suitable work, 1890; the appointment of a...
Dates: 1874 - 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 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 on...
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 Government superintendence, 1873 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/7
Scope and Contents Notes on John Flamsteed intended to serve for a history of the Royal Observatory, comprised of an extract from the parish register of Burstow, Surrey.Notes on Edmond Halley intended to serve for a history of the Royal Observatory, comprised of a biography by F.W. Simms, an extract from 'The Weekly Visitor', and a copy of the inscription on his gravestone.Notes by F.W. Simms on Halley's Comet intended to serve for a history of the Royal Observatory.Notes by Airy on James...
Dates: 1873 - 1875
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 seismology and photography, 1876 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/232
Scope and Contents (1) Papers on photography Letter from the Minister for Commerce and Industry in France, 1889, inviting the Astronomer Royal to the Photographic Congress in March 1889.Correspondence with the Photographic Society of Great Britain, 1890, regarding a lecture wanted by them, which E.W. Maunder agreed to give.Proof of an abstract of a paper by Captain W. de W. Abney titled 'Transmission of Sunlight through Earth's Atmosphere', 1892.(2) Papers on...
Dates: 1876 - 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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Papers on solar photography, 1880 - 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/267
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding solar photography at the Royal Observatory. There is an index listing the following sections:1. 'Photos to complete the Greenwich Series': correspondence with the Solar Physics Observatory, South Kensington, and the Trignometrical Branch, Survey of India, Dehra Dun, India, comprised mainly of requests for the supply of photographs to fill the gaps where no photograph was taken at Greenwich due to the weather conditions. There is also correspondence between E.W....
Dates: 1880 - 1890
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 staff annual leave, 1879 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/20
Scope and Contents List of the number of days of leave of absence allowed to Royal Observatory staff each year, 1903.List of the number of days of leave of absence allowed to Royal Observatory staff each year, 1909.List of the number of leave days carried forward for the years 1905-1909.General order on revised scales of sick leave, 1912.Memorandum on leave arrangements for Royal Observatory staff, 1898.Applications from Royal Observatory staff for leave of absence and sick...
Dates: 1879 - 1909
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 staff reorganisation, 1883 - 1896

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/10
Scope and Contents (1) Official correspondence, 1883-1896Papers concerning the appointment of staff at the Royal Observatories at Greenwich and the Cape of Good Hope; the general reorganisation of Observatory staff; increases in scales of salary; additions to staff allowance for the Greenwich Observatory; a comparison table showing the difference between existing and proposed staffing levels; and copies of past correspondence between Sir George Airy and J.J. Scudamore on the same subject. The...
Dates: 1883 - 1896
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 stars, nebulae and comets, 1881 - 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/210
Scope and Contents Cutting from the 'New York Times', 2 April 1882, concerning Henry Draper's photographs of the spectrum of the Orion Nebula.Correspondence with Dr N. Konkoly of Umgarn concerning the spectrum and bright lines of Eta Ceti.Correspondence with A.E. Buttress on whether M42 is gaseous; a letter from C. Pritchard, Oxford, asking for a measure of the motion of Eta Tauri; correspondence with W. Huggins on Pickering's wavelengths; and correspondence with Sir George Airy regarding...
Dates: 1881 - 1890
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. Howlett,...
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, 1881 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/134
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers regarding the employment of computers. The letters include enquiries about vacancies and potential candidates and notification of the result of applications.(1) Letters and other papers concerning the engagement of computers:Letter from W. Saunders requesting employment, with a memorandum from W. Ellis on this matter, 1881.Letter to W. Saunders offering employment, with a memorandum from W. Ellis on this subject, 1881.Two letters...
Dates: 1881 - 1900
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 International Union for Cooperation on Solar Research, 1904 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/208
Scope and Contents Letter from G.E. Hale stating his wish for a new organisation to be formed to co-ordinate solar research and to encourage work on solar problems, 1904.Printed copy of minutes of a meeting of delegates to a conference on solar research in St Louis, 23 September 1904, with copies of 'Intensity of Solar Radiation' by Sir Arthur Schuster, 'Report on Radiation' by Vislle, 'Work with Spectroheliograph' by G.E. Hale, and 'Nene Wellenlanger-Normalen' by Kayser.Correspondence with H.H....
Dates: 1904 - 1911
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 spectroscope...
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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