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

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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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Memorandum of Board of Visitors, 1913

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/158
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A memorandum by F.W. Dyson regarding Professor Turner's letter to the Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the Royal Observatory.

Dates: 1913
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1872 - 1920

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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
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1846 - 1897

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/247
Scope and Contents (1) Letters regarding the existence of Neptune, 1846-1878Duplicate copies of collected correspondence on the investigations of J.C. Adams and U.J.J. Le Verrier into the existence of Neptune and in particular of the ensuing controversy over the name of the planet. There are also other letters concerning the minor planets and mathematical formula for their orbits, the Moon's equation and lunar acceleration. The correspondents include J.C. Adams, Sir George Airy, F.N.M. Arago, J....
Dates: 1846 - 1897
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1834 - 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/248
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence, 1834-1895Correspondence regarding J.C. Adams and other subjects, as follows:Index to correspondence, 1895.C. Taylor's suggestion of a memorial to J.C. Adams at Westminster Abbey, 1892.D. McAlister's proposal for a publication of J.C. Adams's papers, with lists of important correspondence, 1892-1893.Notes on correspondence in the Royal Observatory records regarding the search for Neptune, 1834.Notes from J.F.W. Hershel's...
Dates: 1834 - 1912
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1886 - 1937

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/251
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence of the Astronomers Royal W.H.M. Christie and F.W. Dyson with the Hydrographer of the Navy, 1886-1932.(2) Correspondence with the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, 1886-1937Letters on the disc presented to W.H.M. Christie, 1902.Pages from 'Nature' reporting the speech made by Professor Love on presenting W.H.M. Christie and A.W. Rücker with the degree of Doctor of Science (Honorary), 1902. Notice of the vacancy of the chair of Savilian...
Dates: 1886 - 1937
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Miscellaneous correspondence, L-Z, 1896 - 1900

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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
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Miscellaneous meteorological papers, 1884 - 1904

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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
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Official instructions, 1885 - 1888

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/3
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the trial of telescopes, binoculars, mirrors, gun directors, etc., for the Royal Navy:Letter from the Admiralty, 1885, asking that the Astronomer Royal draw up a specification for telescopes for automatic sights of turret guns, so that the purchase may be put out to competitive tender.Form for the forwarding of a pattern of a gun director (pattern 306, registration no. 27) from Portsmouth, 1885.Blank form for use in tendering estimates for the...
Dates: 1885 - 1888
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Papers on astronomical telegrams, 1882 - 1907

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/178
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the setting up of the Kiel Centralstelle, 1882.Letter to Kiel undertaking to transmit telegrams between Kiel and Rio and vice versa, 1883.Correspondence with L. Wells of the Eastern Telegraph Company concerning the transmission and payment of telegrams between London and Greenwich, 1883.Invitation to the Central Stelle Committee meeting in Vienna, 16 September 1883, with a list of subscribers and an agenda.Correspondence with Kiel...
Dates: 1882 - 1907
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Papers on catalogued stars, 1898 - 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/168
Scope and Contents Correspondence with A. Auwers, Berlin, concerning Groombridge's Catalogue, 1901-1903, including copies of papers sent to him and Greenwich north polar distance observations and reductions.Correspondence with Leopold Schulof, Paris, concerning catalogues and corrections, 1906-1908.Correspondence concerning observations of heliometer comparison stars, 1898-1901.Correspondence with Sir David Gill and H.H. Turner concerning the apparent rotation of bright stars with...
Dates: 1898 - 1912
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Papers on computers' orders, 1881 - 1919

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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...
Dates: 1881 - 1919
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Papers on computers' resignations, 1881 - 1910

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/138
Scope and Contents (1) Papers relating to the resignations of computers, 1892-1910, including testimonialsTwo typed and two written sheets of contents.Handwritten 'Summary of justifications for applying for Testimonial' by Miss A. Everett, 1892. Handwritten testimonial for Miss Everett by W.H.M. Christie, 1892.Testimonial and letter regarding A.P. Miskin, 1893.Letter and doctor's certificate regarding Mr Allworth and a letter from W. Ellis terminating his employment,...
Dates: 1881 - 1910
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Papers on geodesy pendulums, 1874 - 1927

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/144
Scope and Contents (1) Miscellaneous papers concerning geodesy pendulumsCorrespondence with Kew Observatory, 1874, concerning the correction of the sidereal clock and the extending of the period of transmission of time signals.Printed extract from Walker's report of the survey of India, 1874.Letter from W. Harkness of the U.S. Naval Observatory concerning pendulum swings at the Transit of Venus stations and asking what base stations to use, 1874.Correspondence with Captain...
Dates: 1874 - 1927
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Papers on observatories, 1896 - 1913

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/160
Scope and Contents (1) Papers on appointments at various observatoriesAssistant at Helwan, 1907.Mechanical Assistant at Helwan, 1908.Ceylon Survey Department, Assistant Astronomer, 1908.Government Astronomer, New South Wales, 1911-1912.First Assistant at Hong Kong, 1912.Candidacy of A.C.D. Crommelin for the Directorship of the Dunsink Observatory, 1912.Appointment of J.E. Evans as Second Assistant at Ceylon, 1912.Appointment of Assistant...
Dates: 1896 - 1913
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Papers on overseas observatories, 1909 - 1927

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/157
Scope and Contents (1) Papers regarding various overseas observatoriesPapers relating to the closure of Perth Observatory, Western Australia, 1912-1913, including letters from the Royal Society, the Royal Astronomical Society and Sir David Gill and correspondence with Downing Street and the Agent General for Western Australia.Papers relating to the comparison of Greenwich and Helwan Observatory photographs on the introduction of the new telescope at Helwan, 1909-1912.Correspondence with...
Dates: 1909 - 1927
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Papers on overseas observatories, 1891 - 1908

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/161
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Colonial Office and various individuals concerning the post of Chief Assistant at the Hong Kong Observatory and a request for the loan of an altazimuth, 1891.Correspondence with Dr Dobeck concerning the Directorship of the Melbourne Observatory, 1892.Correspondence with the Colonial Office concerning the use of the Hong Kong Observatory, 1892.Correspondence with the Tekhtasingi Observatory, Poona, 1895-1901.Article from the 'Town and...
Dates: 1891 - 1908
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Papers on seismology and photography, 1876 - 1914

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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
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Papers on small planets and satellites, 1881 - 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/152
Scope and Contents (1) Papers relating to small planets and satellites, 1881-1912Correspondence with Paris Observatory, 1881, concerning observations of minor planets for the period ending 31 December 1880.Letter from D. Gill, Cape of Good Hope Observatory, 1881, regarding observations of minor planets to determine solar parallax.Telegrams concerning the discovery of new minor planets, 1882-1892.Correspondence with R. Bryant concerning perturbations of Sappho,...
Dates: 1881 - 1912
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Papers on small planets and satellites, 1899 - 1920

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/153
Scope and Contents Correspondence with A.R. Hinks, Cambridge Observatory, regarding observations of Eros, 1900-1907, including correspondence on the Paris observations and the sending of the results to Cambridge.Correspondence with A.R. Hinks concerning his tables for the computation of standard coordinates, 1907-1908.Correspondence with M. Loewy, Paris, concerning Eros, 1900-1906, including reductions of Greenwich observations; tables of errata; and tables of the results of photographic...
Dates: 1899 - 1920
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Papers on solar eclipses, 1896 - 1898

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/195
Scope and Contents (1) Papers regarding the solar eclipse seen in India, 22 January 1898Bills of tradesmen, hotels and restaurants connected with the solar eclipse, with receipts, 1897.Correspondence concerning the special meeting of the Royal Society on 31 March 1898 to receive preliminary reports on the solar eclipse.Preliminary correspondence and camp arrangements.Preliminary correspondence with the India Office and reports from the meteorological reporter, 1896-1897,...
Dates: 1896 - 1898
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Papers on staff annual leave, 1879 - 1909

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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...
Dates: 1879 - 1909
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Papers on star catalogues, 1894 - 1908

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/167
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Professor Safford, 1894, concerning errors in the 1860 Star Catalogue: north polar distance of 16 Persei.Letter from G. Dunn concerning 73 Leonis being a variable, 1894.Letter from S. Newcomb, 1894, concerning the north polar distance of standard stars during 1891-1893, with a reply including the Greenwich observations for 1891.Correspondence with Major Gore, R.E., concerning the place of double stars, 1894-1895.Letter from Professor...
Dates: 1894 - 1908
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Papers on the appointment of assistants, 1880 - 1894

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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....
Dates: 1880 - 1894
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