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Cowell, Philip Herbert, 1870 - 1949 (mathematician and astronomer)

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Found in 17 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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Computation of Jupiter's eighth satellite, 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/299
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Tables, graphs and notes by P.H. Cowell and A. Crommelin relating to the computation of the orbit of the eighth satellite of Jupiter by mechanical quadratures.

Dates: 1908
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 and papers on staff, 1948 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/645
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding staffing issues, including the following items:Correspondence of R. Atkinson, Chief Assistant, Royal Greenwich Observatory, with I.N. Sneddon of Glasgow University, H. Spencer Jones and C. Jowsey, 1948-1949, with drafts of Atkinson's confidential letters to Dr Dyson and Professor Dee on the appointment of a second chief assistant.R. Atkinson's drafts of confidential letters to D.H. Sadler and H. Spencer Jones regarding Sadler's refusal to...
Dates: 1948 - 1954
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 eclipses, 1891 - 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/192
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Major Butler V.C., 1891, concerning the annular eclipse of 18 September 1857.Correspondence with C.R. Simpson concerning the solar eclipse, 1893, with a sketch of a solar eclipse sent by S. Vincey.Correspondence on eclipses in 1896: W. Norton on the date of the next eclipse and S.E. Grant on eclipses of 1831.Correspondence concerning eclipses in 1897: J.E. Hurt on the locality of eclipses, 1 February 1897; E.C.P. Barber on photographs of an eclipse...
Dates: 1891 - 1916
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 time signals, 1884 - 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/254
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence and related papers on the following subjects:Covering letter from W.H.M. Christie to a report by the Board of Visitors, received with thanks by C.A.B. Patey, 1888.Letter from W.H. Preece regarding Treasury matters, 1888.Mr Raikes' reply to a parliamentary question on the time service transmitted by J.W. Board, 1888.Letters from Christie to W.H. Preece regarding reforms of the time signal service, with letters of acknowledgement...
Dates: 1884 - 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 with D.H. Sadler, 1943-09-23 - 1971-09-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45/63
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Donald Sadler, including copies of official correspondence between H.M. Nautical Almanac Office and the U.S. Navy N.A.O. The subjects include the use of 'Nautical Almanac' material in the B.A.A. Handbook, with some mention of the copyright position and reproduction fee; the recomputation of Crommelin's Perturbation Tables, mentioning the use of (human) computers in the N.A.O. and British Astronomical Association in September 1947; the use of 'National Machines' in this...
Dates: 1943-09-23 - 1971-09-20
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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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 meteorological papers, 1879 - 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/128
Scope and Contents Letter from the Royal Meteorological Society to the Astronomer Royal regarding discrepancies in sunshine records at Kew and Greenwich, 1896.0Summary totals of sunshine at Bunhill Row, Greenwich and Kew, 1896.Undated, unsigned notes regarding the conditions, position, etc., of sunshine recorders [1896].Comparative record of sunshine at Greenwich and Kew, 1891-1896 inclusive [1896].Letter, probably to the Royal Meteorological Society, regarding difference in...
Dates: 1879 - 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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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 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...
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 Halley's Comet, 1907 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/174
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Helwan Observatory concerning the photographing of Halley's Comet, 1909-1910.Correspondence with W.J. Spratly, 1907, concerning the period of Halley's Comet, the more philosophical aspects of the comet and its connections with early Egyptian history.Memoranda on and ephemerides of Halley's Comet, mostly by A.D.C. Crommelin, 1908-1910.Correspondence with J. Franklin Adams concerning his visit to the Royal Observatory and a photograph of Halley's...
Dates: 1907 - 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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Papers on planetary and lunar theory, 1896 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/151
Scope and Contents Correspondence of 1896-1905 concerning a proposed new comparison of theory with the Greenwich observations of the Moon from 1750. The correspondents include S. Newcomb, E.W. Turner and D. Gill.Correspondence with S. Newcomb concerning errors in the tables of Mars, 1905.Correspondence with S. Newcomb regarding comparisons of Sir George Airy's longitudes of the Moon with Hansen's tables, 1905.Mr Cowell's memoranda on gravitational calculations and empirical terms of...
Dates: 1896 - 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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Papers on small planets and satellites, 1899 - 1920

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
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 Society, 1879 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/239
Scope and Contents (1) Notices of Royal Society meetings, 1893-1909Notices of Royal Society meetings for the election of Council Officers, 1893-1909.Notice of an informal meeting to consider the claim of 'Physical and mathematical candidates for the Fellowship' and the office of President, 1900.Anniversary dinner notices, 1900-1901 and 1904-1909.Notice of the special meeting of the Council of the Royal Society, 1901.Committee recommendations on modifications in the six...
Dates: 1879 - 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 time balls, 1885 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/257
Scope and Contents (1) Papers on time balls at various places, 1894-1910Correspondence and papers on the following subjects:Request by G.H. Hills to see the Greenwich time ball for guidance on the erection of a timeball at Chatham, answered by Christie, 1894.Letter of thanks for C.F. Close's visit to inspect the time ball, 1894.Arrangements for the fall of the Bremen time ball, reported by 'Normal Zeit' and acknowledged by F.W. Dyson, 1895.P. Stevens on the difference in...
Dates: 1885 - 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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