McCrea, William Hunter, Sir, 1904 - 1999 (Knight, mathematician and astronomer)
Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
An undated copy of a paper by W.H. McCrea regarding the needs of astronomy in British Universities.