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Atkinson, Robert d'Escourt, 1898 - 1982 (astronomer, physicist and inventor)

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Found in 99 Collections and/or Records:

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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 of Robert Atkinson, 1946 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/635
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Robert Atkinson with various organisations, including universities, observatories, periodicals and the Inspector of Taxes at Bexhill, regarding talks, lectures, minutes of meetings, circulars, articles and papers, and income tax, including the following items:Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding consultant work for Messrs Kelvin and Hughes, 1954.Correspondence with C.W. Allen, University of London Observatory, 1958.Correspondence with H....
Dates: 1946 - 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 a kinetheodolite, 1964 - 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/897
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the use of a kinetheodolite at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the following items:Letters from Sir Richard Woolley to R.C. Vanderburgh of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 1964, giving him details of observations made during February 1964.Report from R. Atkinson to D.C. Martin of the Royal Society on the first six months of kinetheodolite observations, 1964.Correspondence between R.H. Stoy and Sir Richard Woolley concerning...
Dates: 1964 - 1966
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 a mirror transit instrument, 1948 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/134
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding a mirror transit instrument for use at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux. There is also correspondence with Avimo Ltd concerning meridian transit recording cameras, 1952, and correspondence between R. Atkinson and Dr M.G.P. de Barros regarding a mirror transit circle pavilion, 1948-1952.
Dates: 1948 - 1957
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 a Schmidt telescope, 1955-01-13 - 1955-02-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/26
Scope and Contents Correspondence with R. Atkinson and H.H. Plaskett regarding suggestions for worthwhile programmes for a classical Schmidt telescope if it is chosen by the Executive Committee for the Isaac Newton Telescope, with extracts from a letter from A.D. Thackeray, Radcliffe Observatory, South Africa, giving his views.
Dates: 1955-01-13 - 1955-02-22
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 Cape instruments, 1939 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/18
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding instruments at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, including the following material:Correspondence between R. Atkinson and J. Jackson regarding an 18-inch lens, 1949.Correspondence between R.H. Stoy and Sir Harold Spencer Jones regarding the pallet stones of the Riefler Astronomical Clock, 1949.Correspondence with Lady Hart Dyke of the Lullingstone silk farm regarding English raw silk cocoons for use as spiderwebs in telescopes and other...
Dates: 1939 - 1949
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, 1925 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/29
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning clocks, time and the 24-hour time system, including the following material:(1) Non-Observatory clocksMemorandum on the history of 'Joseph Knibb', 17th-century London clockmakers, 1925.Correspondence between Ethel M. Knocker, British Columbia, and Sir Frank Dyson regarding the history of Joseph Knibb, 1925.(2) Non-Observatory chronographs and transitsCorrespondence between Sir Harold Spencer Jones and the Mercantile Marine...
Dates: 1925 - 1946
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 cometary aphelia, 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/642
Scope and Contents Correspondence of Robert Atkinson with J.G. Porter of the Computing Section of the British Astronomical Association regarding cometary aphelia, with handwritten and typed lists of cometary aphelia.
Dates: 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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Correspondence on eclipse expeditions, 1949 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/648
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding eclipse expeditions to observe the annual eclipse of September 1951 and the solar eclipse of February 1952, including the following items:Letter from D.H. Sadler enclosing solar eclipse data for 1950-1954.Letter from D.C. Martin, Royal Society, concerning the expedition to Rio de Oro, 1951.R. Atkinson's correspondence with D.H. Menzel, Harvard College Observatory, regarding weather data in Africa along the eclipse track.Copies...
Dates: 1949 - 1952
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 eclipses, 1951 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/503
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding eclipses, including the following items:Correspondence with the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, including minutes and agendas of the meetings of May 1952, June 1952, November 1952 and May 1953.Paper by R. Atkinson on eclipse photography, 1951, including two 6½" x 3 7/8" film strips with sidereal marks.Correspondence with, and meteorological data from, Dr Madwar of Egypt, 1951-1952, regarding the eclipse of February...
Dates: 1951 - 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 eclipses, 1951 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/505
Scope and Contents Detailed correspondence regarding eclipses and eclipse expeditions, including travel arrangements, equipment and medical supplies, including the following items:Correspondence with Paul Nadeau of the Canadian Royal Astronomical Society regarding the total eclipse of the Sun on 20 July 1963.Correspondence with Eremildo Luiz Vianna concerning the partial solar eclipse on 15 February 1961 and the central line of passover in Yugoslavia.Correspondence with Dr J. Dommanget,...
Dates: 1951 - 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 instruments, 1937 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/88
Scope and Contents General correspondence regarding instruments, including the following items:Correspondence with J.S. Hindle, astronomical instrument-maker, regarding the aluminising of four 20-inch mirrors, 1960.Correspondence with C.F. Smith, scientific instrument-maker regarding his 'Projection Spectrum Comparator', 1959, including a photograph and a copy of his paper of August 1959.Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the Royal Hospital Transit Clock, 1957.Memorandum...
Dates: 1937 - 1960
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 La Palma, 1974-04-22 - 1974-06-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/130
Scope and Contents Correspondence with D.W.N. Stibbs, St Andrews, and Dr C.J. Durrant, Fraunhofer Institut, regarding progress with the Spanish authorities and the German site tests at La Palma. There is also a copy of H.A. Brück's letter to H. Atkinson on German optimism regarding the use of La Palma for astronomy.
Dates: 1974-04-22 - 1974-06-17
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 lectures and talks, 1946 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/646
Scope and Contents Correspondence of Robert Atkinson regarding lectures and talks, including the following items:Correspondence with J.T. Kendall, Secretary of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society and the High Master of Manchester Grammar School, with a copy of Atkinson's 1946 lecture to the Literary and Philosophical Society on 'Naked-Eye Astronomy'. Letter and receipt from the B.B.C. concerning a script on Sir James Dean by Atkinson for broadcast on the B.B.C. European Service,...
Dates: 1946 - 1950
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 Mauna Kea site, 1973-04-09 - 1973-09-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/128
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Dr K.O. Wright, Dominican Astrophysical Observatory; H.H. Atkinson, Science Research Council; H.A. Brück; J.D. Pope, Royal Greenwich Observatory; and B. McInnes, regarding the possible use of the Mauna Kea site for a telescope. There are also Redman's comments on the draft memorandum of the Site Testing Project on possible observatory sites in the Northern Hemisphere.
Dates: 1973-04-09 - 1973-09-26
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 microphotometers, 1934 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/113
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various firms regarding microphotometers, including a booklet from C.F. Casella and Co. Ltd titled 'A Moll Type Microphotometer and its Performance', 1937; correspondence with W. Edwards and Co. regarding Kipp and Zonen galvanometers; correspondence between H.H. Plaskett and R. Atkinson regarding microphotometers; and correspondence with C.F. Casella and Co. Ltd regarding a contract for a recording microphotometer.
Dates: 1934 - 1950
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, 1950 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/572
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various people, including B.F.J. Schonland, F.J.M. Stratton, G.B.B.M. Sutherland, R.A. Lyttleton, R.O. Redman and H.S.W. Massey, regarding the nomination for the Royal Society of R.H. Stoy, A.D. Thackeray, D.J. Malan, J.H. Oort, R. Atkinson, A.C.B. Lovell, F. Hoyle and others.
Dates: 1950 - 1959
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 scientific societies, 1954 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/519
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence regarding scientific societies, including the following items:General correspondence on meetings, lectures, papers, etc., relating to the British Astronomical Association, 1954-1963. The correspondents include Dr Woolley, R. Atkinson, Dr Porter and Dr Waterfield.Agendas, circulars, reports and the constitution of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, 1956-1957.Correspondence with the British Interplanetary...
Dates: 1954 - 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 staff, 1935 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/2
Scope and Contents Correspondence and memoranda concerning wages, apprenticeships, promotions and the retirement of industrial and non-industrial staff, as well as the applications of watch-makers, repairers and chronometer department staff. The papers include a reference from the Lee Estate Office testifying to D. Weston's reliability with regard to the payment of his rent; correspondence on the recruitment of a Senior Assistant and a Senior Principal Scientific Officer; a report on the Royal Danish...
Dates: 1935 - 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 telescopes, 1954 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/100
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes, including correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd concerning the telescope mountings, 1955, and letters from R. Atkinson to the Ministry of Works regarding gale damage to the 28-inch telescope dome, 1954.
Dates: 1954 - 1955
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 30-inch telescope, 1946 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/87
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the 30-inch telescope. The letters include correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding the Coude spectrograph for the 30-inch telescope, 1960. There is also correspondence between Cox, Hargreaves and Thomson Ltd and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding the 30-inch reflector mounting, 1947-1957, including the following items:1. Report on the state of the 30-inch reflector on 23 March 1956.2. Correspondence regarding a...
Dates: 1946 - 1960
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 1952 Eclipse Expedition, 1950 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/506
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the 1952 Solar Eclipse Expedition, including the following items: Correspondence with the bank regarding the transfer of money to Khartoum, 1952.Inventories of equipment, apparatus, food and medicine, and notes and correspondence on packaging, shipment costs and customs dues, 1951-1952. The correspondents include Thomas Cook, the Admiralty and the Sudan Government.Maps of Sudan and Iraq, 1951, showing the path of total eclipse of 25 February...
Dates: 1950 - 1952
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 Ballistic Research Laboratory, 1945 - 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/637
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers of Robert Atkinson regarding the Ballistic Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States, including correspondence with R.H. Kent, Aberdeen Proving Ground, regarding the suitability of offering Donald H. Jacobs a position; letters, memoranda and forms concerning the termination of Atkinson's employment and his efficiency rating, earnings and tax, including his tax return for 1945; and a letter from L.E. Simon, Director, expressing regret that...
Dates: 1945 - 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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Correspondence on the British Admiralty Delegation, 1946 - 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/638
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers of Robert Atkinson relating to the British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, including correspondence with B.S. Smith and A.O. Hunter at the British Admiralty Delegation regarding claims for travel expenses; correspondence with the Commanding Officer, HMS 'Saker', concerning lost baggage; handwritten lists of claims; letters, papers and receipts from various transport companies; and official claim forms.
Dates: 1946 - 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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Correspondence on the British Association, 1954 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/514
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers relating to the British Association for the Advancement of Science, including the following items:Agenda and minutes of meetings of the British Association on 9 September 1959, 6 January 1961, 5 January 1962 and 4 January 1963.Reports, agenda and minutes of the meeting of the British Horological Institute on 4 July 1963.General correspondence with the British Association and Richard Woolley, 1956-1963.Correspondence with various people,...
Dates: 1954 - 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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