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McCrea, William Hunter, Sir, 1904 - 1999 (Knight, mathematician and astronomer)

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Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on a joint dinner, 1968-10-21 - 1969-11-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/607
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the joint Royal Society Club/Worshipful Company of Clockmakers dinner, including correspondence with G.B.R. Feilden, Deputy Director General of the British Standards Institution; W.H. McCrea of the University of Sussex; R.C. Pennefather; R.R. Race of the Lister Institute; Sir Bernard Lovell of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank; Colonel H. Quill; P.M.S. Blackett; and D.G. Evans of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Dates: 1968-10-21 - 1969-11-18
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 an astronomical report, 1954-10-20 - 1954-11-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/99
Scope and Contents Correspondence with H. Spencer Jones, H.H. Plaskett and W.H. McCrea regarding a draft report to the British National Committee of Astronomy of the Sub-Committee on the Needs of Astronomy in Britain, accompanied by McCrea's draft of the report.
Dates: 1954-10-20 - 1954-11-24
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 Barrie Jones, 1966-06-21 - 1966-07-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 48/552
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding Barrie W. Jones' application to Professor W.H. McCrea, University of Sussex, for an appointment in astronomy at his university, including correspondence between McCrea and Jones's referees, D.F. Gibbs and Dr N. Thompson, H.H. Wills Physics Laboratories. There is also a copy of a letter from Sir Richard Woolley to A.D. Thackeray, 19 July 1966, recommending Jones as a possible Scientific Officer at the Radcliffe Observatory.
Dates: 1966-06-21 - 1966-07-19
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 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 Royal Society committees, 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/595
Scope and Contents Correspondence with W.H. McCrea regarding the Astronomy and Geophysics Sub-committee of the Trend Committee; letters on the financing of United Kingdom contributions to international projects; and correspondence concerning scientific societies and research in the United Kingdom.
Dates: 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 on Royal Society nominations, 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/596
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding Royal Society nominations, including W.H. McCrea's nomination for a Research Fellowship. There is also a memorandum for the Royal Society on a large southern telescope and correspondence with Sir W. Hodge concerning the telescope.
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 Sussex University, 1962-05-27 - 1973-07-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/590
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the University of Sussex, including the following correspondents (belonging to the University unless otherwise indicated): A.E. Shields, Registrar; D.B. Scott, Professor of Mathematics; J.S. Fulton, Vice-Chancellor; K.F. Smith, Professor of Experimental Physics; P.J. Message, Department of Mathematics, University of Liverpool; R.J. Blin-Stoyle, Dean and Professor of Theoretical Physics; W.H. McCrea, Director of the Research Group in Theoretical Astronomy;...
Dates: 1962-05-27 - 1973-07-30
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 Board of Visitors, 1963 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/698
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Royal Greenwich Observatory Board of Visitors, 1963-1965, including correspondence with W.H. McCrea, Convenor; material on the nomination of D.W.N. Stibbs to the Board; minutes of meetings; correspondence on the management of the Isaac Newton Telescope and the projected merging of the Board of Management with the Board of Visitors; and papers on the dissolution of the Board of Visitors and the setting up of the Royal Greenwich Observatory Committee. There...
Dates: 1963 - 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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Correspondence on the E.S.O., 1953-12-29 - 1954-01-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/72
Scope and Contents A copy of a letter from D.C. Martin to members of the British National Committee for Astronomy, 29 December 1953, asking them for their views on an attached memorandum by Redman on the proposed Southern Hemisphere Observatory before he attends a meeting in Leiden on 25 January. There are copies of the replies received from J. Jackson; W.H. McCrea, Royal Holloway College; T.G. Cowling, Leeds University; H. Spencer Jones; D.H. Sadler, H.M. Nautical Almanac Office; H.H. Plaskett, Oxford University...
Dates: 1953-12-29 - 1954-01-15
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 for Theoretical Astronomy, 1963-12-09 - 1968-04-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/591
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the University of Sussex Institute for Theoretical Astronomy, including correspondence with R.J. Blin-Stoyle; Sir Bernard Lovell of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank; J. Tuson of the Science Research Council; Sir John Fulton, Vice-Chancellor of the University; H. Bondi of King's College, London; W.H. McCrea of Royal Holloway College; and J. Hemp of Horton-cum-Studley (regarding the possibilities of taking a course in theoretical astronomy at...
Dates: 1963-12-09 - 1968-04-23
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 I.N.T. Board, 1962-03-20 - 1966-07-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/550
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management for 1962 onwards with, among others, W.H. McCrea of the Department of Mathematics, Royal Holloway College, London; the Royal Society; the Director General, Naval Works; the Department of Astronomy, University of Glasgow; the Department of Physics, Imperial College, London; H.A. Brück of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; R.W. Ditchburn of the Department of Physics, University of Reading; D.E. Blackwell of the University...
Dates: 1962-03-20 - 1966-07-08
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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Correspondence on the I.N.T. Board, 1961-04-28 - 1962-04-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/42
Scope and Contents Copies of correspondence concerning the responsibilities of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management being vested in the Board of Visitors of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. There is Richard Woolley's reply to a letter of complaint from Sir William Hodge, Pembroke College, Cambridge, about purposeless Board of Management meetings. There are also letters from W.H. McCrea, the President of the Council of the Royal Astronomical Society, and W.I. Tupman of the Admiralty.
Dates: 1961-04-28 - 1962-04-10
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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Correspondence on the Royal Astronomical Society, 1960-05-17 - 1965-07-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/553
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Royal Astronomical Society with, among others, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; the President of the Royal Astronomical Society; the Admiralty; W.H. McCrea of the Department of Mathematics, Royal Holloway College, London; the Hydrographer of the Navy; and T.G. Cowling of the Department of Mathematics, University of Leeds. There is also a press notice concerning the Royal Astronomical Society Annual Summer Meeting at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 21-25...
Dates: 1960-05-17 - 1965-07-08
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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Correspondence with J.M. Barnothy, 1967-08-26 - 1967-08-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/429
Scope and Contents A letter from J.M. Barnothy of Evanston, Illinois, 26 August 1967, enclosing a 10-page preprint from 'Science' titled 'The Quasar Model of McCrea and the Short Time Variations of 3C 446', with a letter of acknowledgement from the Personal Secretary of the Astronomer Royal, 30 August.
Dates: 1967-08-26 - 1967-08-30
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 British National Committee for Astronomy, 1959 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/588
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the British National Committee for Astronomy regarding meetings, agenda and minutes of meetings, proposals, and reports on various projects. There is material regarding the computational needs of theoretical astronomy; the proposed institute of theoretical astronomy; the European Southern Observatory; the 9th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union; the International Polar Motion Service; grants in aid of travel; and frequency bands for radio astronomy. The...
Dates: 1959 - 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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Letter to J.M. Barnothy, 1967-08-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/430
Scope and Contents A letter from Miss A.R. Hewerdine, Personal Secretary to Sir Richard Woolley, to J.M. Barnothy thanking him for a preprint of the paper 'The Quasar Model of McCrea and the Short Time Variations of 3C 446'.
Dates: 1967-08-30
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 on the I.N.T. Board, 1964-05-23 - 1964-06-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 12/71
Scope and Contents Letters regarding the Board of Management of the Isaac Newton Telescope, sent to Dr Hunter by Gwyneth Davies, University of Reading; Basil Willey, Pembroke College, Cambridge; R.O. Redman, The Observatories, University of Cambridge; H.A. Brück, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; C.W. Allen, University of London Observatory; D.E. Blackwell, University Observatory, Oxford; and A. Sydenham, on behalf of W.H. McCrea, Royal Holloway College, London.
Dates: 1964-05-23 - 1964-06-01
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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Paper on British astronomical needs

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/880
Scope and Contents An undated copy of a paper by W.H. McCrea regarding the needs of astronomy in British Universities.
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 on the 1948 eclipse expedition, 1947 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/647
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding Robert Atkinson's expedition to Mombasa, Kenya, October-November 1948, to observe a total solar eclipse, including the following items:Letters from W.F. Clenshaw of the National Physical Laboratory; Kodak Ltd; Ilford Ltd; and Recordak on the use of photographic equipment.Correspondence with J.A. Leclerc, Société Astronomique, Paris, and W.H. McCrea, Royal Astronomical Society.Correspondence with H.M. Smith regarding...
Dates: 1947 - 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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Papers on the Joint European Southern Observatory, 1953 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/598
Scope and Contents Agenda and minutes of meetings of the Joint European Southern Observatory Committee and Sub-committees, with correspondence, including the following items:Correspondence with Sir A. Todd regarding a Commonwealth observatory, 1960.Memorandum on the Astronomer Royal's views on the needs of British astronomy, 1960.Correspondence with Sir M. Oliphant, Sir W. Hodge and Sir Solly Zuckerman concerning a Commonwealth observatory and the Joint European Southern Observatory,...
Dates: 1953 - 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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Papers on the National Committee for Astronomy, 1949 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/583
Scope and Contents Papers relating to National Committee for Astronomy, including letters regarding meetings, minutes of meetings, reports, proposals and other material, including correspondence regarding grants for Dr Ferraro and others for visits to Moscow for spectroscopy meetings. The papers also include the following items:Papers regarding rockets and satellites, including the first Russian satellites, 1957-1958.Correspondence with Dr Merton, Professor McCrea and others regarding nominations...
Dates: 1949 - 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 National Committee for Astronomy, 1944 - 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/604
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the International Astronomical Union's National Committee for Astronomy, including the following items:Agenda and minutes of meetings of various committees, including the National Committee for Astronomy and the Geodesy and Geophysics Committee, 1947.Correspondence with S. Chapman, W.H.M. Greaves, Professor L. Carnera, T.H. Tizard and the Royal Society regarding committee business, including visits abroad, travel allowances and other subjects,...
Dates: 1944 - 1947
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on the Royal Astronomical Society, 1957 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/600
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Astronomical Society, including agenda and minutes of meetings of committees and the Council; officers' reports; notices and programmes for ordinary meetings; correspondence on speakers and club guests; material concerning papers to be read or refereed; correspondence concerning grants for travel, publications and research; and correspondence regarding the arrangements for lectures given by the Astronomer Royal. The papers include the following...
Dates: 1957 - 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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Personal correspondence, 1956 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/529
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Richard Woolley concerning lectures, awards, committees, visits, dinners and other subjects. The correspondents include various societies, institutions, universities, schools and other observatories; newspapers and magazines, concerning books and articles; and tradesmen, insurance companies and others, regarding Herstmonceux. There is also correspondence with individuals, including A. Kratzlaff, P.G. Kulikovsky, Rear Admiral H.A. Karo, R.A. Lyttleton, S. Landgren,...
Dates: 1956 - 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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