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Turner, Herbert Hall, 1861 - 1930 (astronomer and seismologist)

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Found in 67 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...
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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Astronomer Royal's journal, 1893 - 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/30
Scope and Contents A journal covering different aspects of the work of the Astronomer Royal, notably the maintenance, repair, adjustment and replacement of instruments. There is a record of visitors to the Royal Observatory, including newspaper reporters, navy officers, astronomers, V.I.P.s and those affiliated to the Observatory, including Dr Gill and Professor Turner. There is also a partial record of observations; an account of the annual Visitation Day, 1894 and 1895; and a record of a variety of meetings...
Dates: 1893 - 1898
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 astrographic equatorials, 1887 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/43
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning astrographic equatorials for the Greenwich and Cape observatories:Official and unofficial correspondence with the Admiralty concerning the photographic mapping of the heavens, the transfer of the telegraphic wires to the Post Office, and the extra expense of re-determining the longitude between Paris and Greenwich telegraphically, 1887.Official and unofficial correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy, A. Milner and Sir Howard Grubb concerning...
Dates: 1887 - 1891
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 clocks, 1879 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/252
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence regarding clocks and sympathetic clocks, 1879-1893Correspondence on clocks and sympathetic clocks not belonging to the Royal Observatory:Correspondence between H. Eaton, G.S. Criswick, T. Lewis, W.H.M. Christie, Dent and Co., H.H. Turner and J. Buckney regarding the Westminster Clock, 1879-1887. The topics discussed are poor signals from the clock; inaccurate time; errors and the stopping of the clock; renewal of signal wires; changes in the organisation...
Dates: 1879 - 1927
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 computers, 1882 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/132
Scope and Contents Letter from the Secretary of the Admiralty regarding an explosion in the Chronometer Room and injuries to W. Bartlett, 1901.Letter from the Astronomer Royal concerning compensation for a computer, 1901.Letter from a group of computers regarding the Civil Service examinations, 1901.Printed notice, lists, conditions, etc., for clerkship examinations in the Civil Service, 1906.Letter from a group of computers regarding unsatisfactory conditions, with a reply from...
Dates: 1882 - 1912
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 Government grants correspondence, 1887 - 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/241
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the Government grants administered by the Royal Society.(1) Correspondence on Government grants, 1887-1895Letter from G.G. Stokes requesting a £300 grant on behalf of D. Gill, 1887.Letter from M. Forster suggesting a meeting to discuss the merits of the claim, 1888.Letter from J. McLaren on behalf of W. Peck, 1888, regarding a grant towards a photographic survey of the northern skies, with Christie's...
Dates: 1887 - 1926
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 longitude, 1902 - 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/148
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to longitude and its determination, including the following material:(1) Correspondence regarding the Potsdam-Greenwich Longitude via Emden and Bracton, 1902-1904.There is correspondence with C.T. Albrecht regarding accommodation, equipment and arrangements with the General Post Office (G.P.O.); correspondence with the G.P.O. regarding the line between the Royal Observatory and Potsdam; and a copy of 'Longitude Difference between Potsdam and...
Dates: 1902 - 1928
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 longitudes and latitudes, 1890 - 1893

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/259
Scope and Contents Official correspondence on determining the longitude of the Montreal Observatory, 1890-1891.Letters to Captain Wharton regarding the longitudes of Valentia (Valencia) and Montreal, 1890-1891.Correspondence with Sir C. Wilson regarding the longitude of Montreal, 1891.Correspondence with Captain Tizard regarding the longitude of Valentia, 1891.Correspondence with Mr Cox regarding the longitude of Montreal, 1891-1892.Correspondence with Mr Preece and Mr...
Dates: 1890 - 1893
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 longitudes and latitudes, 1892 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/260
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding longitude observations at Killorglin, County Kerry, Ireland, 1898.Correspondence regarding the longitude of Yola, 1904.Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the longitude of Killorglin, expenses and the issue of a chronometer, 1898.Letter regarding the travelling and baggage arrangements for determining the longitude of Killorglin, 1898.Correspondence with the Ordnance Survey and locals regarding the determining of the longitude...
Dates: 1892 - 1906
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 observations given, 1889 - 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/181
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning observations given to the Northern Rifle Association, U. Levau, Mr Spencer, A. Stubbs, J. Franz, H.P. Slade, Mr MacKenzie, Mr Jackson, Mr Dawes and Mr Hutchinson, 1889. The topics include the Sun's position at Wimbledon; Vesta, 1887-1888; the azimuth of the Sun and Moon in west London; sunrise near Paris; the full Moon, January and February 1891; observations of a lunar crater; measures of Mars and Saturn; an equation of time; the meeting of Mars and Saturn; and the...
Dates: 1889 - 1907
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 photographic magnitude, 1909 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/218
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding photographic magnitudes in relation to astrographic charts:Correspondence with E.C. and W.H. Pickering of Harvard College concerning various aspects of astrographic charts and the determination of photographic magnitudes, 1909-1912, with Circular No. 150 on standard photographic magnitudes of the polar sequence and photographs of the north polar sequence stars.Correspondence with various individuals concerning photographic magnitudes, 1911, with...
Dates: 1909 - 1912
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 solar photography, 1892 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/190
Scope and Contents Correspondence with C. Pritchard concerning shutters for the solar photographic work, 1892.Correspondence with A. Arnath concerning the whereabouts of W. De La Rue's tables for the reduction of solar plates, 1894, including a letter to Mrs De La Rue on this subject, with a negative reply.Letter to E.M. Autonaide, Paris, 1896, enclosing tables of sunspot areas for 1894-1895.Correspondence with Lieutenant Colonel G. Gore concerning plates for solar photography at Dehra...
Dates: 1892 - 1912
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 Annual Visitation, 1891 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/12
Scope and Contents Official correspondence concerning the Annual Visitation of the Board of Visitors to Royal Observatory. The volume is divided into 18 sections. The first two sections cover the years 1891-1893 and 1894-1901. The remaining sections cover the years 1895-1910 inclusive. Much of the correspondence is between Christie and W.D. Barber, the Secretary of the Board of Visitors. The other correspondents are W.G. Adams, R.S. Ball, P. Cavell, A.E. Cooper (for Sir William Abriey), F.W. Dyson, Admiral...
Dates: 1891 - 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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Correspondence on the Annual Visitation, 1858 - 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/13
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the Annual Visitations of the Board of Visitors to the Royal Observatory:Three new warrants issued to the Board of Visitors for the years 1858, 1901 and 1910.General correspondence concerning the arrangement of the Annual Visitation and dinner of the Board of Visitors, 1897, with a menu; a list of those wishing to attend the dinner; details for the arrangement of staff; applications to visit the Royal Observatory, accepted or...
Dates: 1858 - 1913
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 Annual Visitation, 1879 - 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/14
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the Annual Visitations of the Board of Visitors to the Royal Observatory and Visitation Dinners:Correspondence arranging the annual dinner for the Board of Visitors, including correspondence with the caterers, Messrs Spicer and Pond, and letters accepting and declining invitations to the dinner. The correspondents are A. Carpenter, W.D. Cronin, A.A. Common, W.B. Gibbs, E.H. Griffiths, the Rajah of Jugga Row, N. Langton, A. Siemens, C....
Dates: 1879 - 1903
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, 1895 - 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/196
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to the solar eclipse seen in Norway on 9 August 1896:Receipts of tradesmen, hotels and others, 1896, including orders for Britannia Works's plates and Mawson's plates (cancelled later). There is also a receipt from the Canadian Pacific Railroad for fares to Japan.Correspondence of 1895-1897 concerning the eclipse of 9 August 1896, including letters from P.H. Matthiessen and Co. on a special cruise to Norway and letters to H.H. Turner on...
Dates: 1895 - 1897
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, 1897 - 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/197
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to the solar eclipse seen in India on 22 January 1898:Correspondence between the Secretary of the Asiatic Society of Bengal and the Secretary of the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee regarding travel and accommodation arrangements, 1897, including a copy of correspondence with railway offices and a meteorological report.Preliminary correspondence with Captain E.H. Hills regarding arrangements for the eclipse expedition and the selection of an observing...
Dates: 1897 - 1898
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 regarding time signals, 1879 - 1893

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/253
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the following subjects:Telegraphs announcing errors and failures in the time signal, 1879-1880.Complaints about the time signal sent to Glasgow, the General Post Office and Portsmouth, 1880-1881.T. Lewis and W.H.M. Christie on the correction of the mean solar clock and errors in the 10 o'clock signal, 1884.Explanation by W.H. Preece to H.H. Turner that the failure of the time signal is due to poor batteries,...
Dates: 1879 - 1893
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 Chief Assistant, 1894 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/19
Scope and Contents Correspondence of the Chief Assistants with the Astronomer Royal during the latter's official absences.(1) Letters from F.W. Dyson to the Astronomer Royal, 1894-1895, covering the following subjects:1. Forwarding of mail from the Admiralty on the subject of chronometers.2. Forwarding personal mail.3. Repairs to the Royal Observatory letterbox and a request for instructions.4. Administrative matters.5. Information on the use and the repair of...
Dates: 1894 - 1906
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 C.E. Adams, 1930-07-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 48/39
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A letter from C.E. Adams, the Dominion Astronomer, New Zealand, to Professor A. Fowler, Chairman of the National Committee for Astronomy, 15 July 1930, enclosing a copy of a letter Adams has sent to H.H. Turner that day asking that consideration be given to the claims of New Zealand as the site for a Southern Hemisphere Observatory.

Dates: 1930-07-15
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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Letter from H. Knox-Shaw, 1930-03-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 48/17
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A letter from H. Knox-Shaw to Sir Frank Dyson giving his opinion of H.H. Turner's views on the Trustees as stated in RGO 48/16.

Dates: 1930-03-05
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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Letter from H. Knox-Shaw, 1930-03-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 48/18
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A letter from H. Knox-Shaw to Sir Frank Dyson regarding H.H. Turner's withdrawal of cooperation with the Radcliffe Observatory.

Dates: 1930-03-06
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Letter from H.H. Turner, 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 48/14
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A letter from H.H. Turner to Sir Frank Dyson, 27 February 1930, regarding the relationship between the Radcliffe Trustees and Oxford University, accompanied by a copy of the rules drawn up between the Directors of the Leiden Observatory and the Union Observatory, Johannesburg, for exchange visits.

Dates: 1930
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Letter from H.H. Turner, 1930-03-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 48/16
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An annotated letter from H.H. Turner to Sir Frank Dyson stating his opinions of the Trustees of the Radcliffe Observatory.

Dates: 1930-03-05
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