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

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Correspondence on the Göttingen Lectures, 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/650
Scope and Contents Correspondence of Robert Atkinson regarding his visit to Germany for the University of Göttingen lectures, including the following items:Correspondence with the Foreign Office and H. Spencer Jones, including copies of Spencer Jones' correspondence with the Admiralty.Correspondence with O. Heckmann, Hamburg Observatory; F. Becker, Bonn University Observatory; and Professor ten Bruggencate, University of Göttingen (in German), with Atkinson's handwritten notes, 'Die...
Dates: 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 the I.N. report, 1955-03-02 - 1955-05-06

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/29
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Correspondence with G.M. Sisson, R. Atkinson, H.H. Plaskett and members of the Isaac Newton Executive Committee regarding drafts of the Committee's first report to the I.N. Board of Management, and a letter to the Royal Society booking a room for a meeting of the Committee.

Dates: 1955-03-02 - 1955-05-06
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 Isaac Newton Observatory, 1947 - 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/636
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers of Robert Atkinson regarding the Isaac Newton Observatory, including the following items:Correspondence with F.J. Hargreaves regarding large telescope designs, particularly mirror problems, and referring to Nairobi district as a suitable site for a large telescope, with a copy of a letter from H. Cole, Pilkington Brothers Ltd, on the production process of discs.Letter from E.H. Linfoot, H.H. Wills Physical Laboratory, Bristol, referring to the...
Dates: 1947 - 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 the Kanzelhöhe Observatory, 1945 - 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/497
Scope and Contents The solar observatory at Kanzelhöhe in Carinthia, Austria, was built during the Second World War, and observing began in 1942. In 1946 R. Atkinson and H. Spencer Jones visited the observatory to arrange its general directionCorrespondence regarding the Kanzelhöhe Observatory, including correspondence with Dr G. Kuiper, Dr Behr, Dr K.O. Kiepenheuer, Dr A. Bruzek, Professor H. Benndorf and the Fraunhöfer Institut. The papers also include a note by R. Atkinson on certain technical...
Dates: 1945 - 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 the Melbourne Transit Instrument, 1954

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/99
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Correspondence between R. Atkinson and H. Spencer Jones regarding the Melbourne Transit Collimator lenses.

Dates: 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 the Melbourne Transit Instrument, 1947 - 1954

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/131
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Correspondence regarding the Melbourne Transit Instrument, including a memorandum describing the Melbourne Transit Circle, a gift from the government of Victoria, Australia; and letters from R. Atkinson putting on record the provisional latitude and azimuth of the Herstmonceux meridian site, 22 June 1950.

Dates: 1947 - 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 the meridian circle, 1953 - 1955

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/102
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Correspondence regarding the meridian circle, including letters from Dr H.A. Brück of the Dunsink Observatory, County Dublin, regarding the meridian circle at Dublin, 1955, and letters from the Imperial Chemical Industries to R. Atkinson regarding the structure and properties of liquid metals, 1953.

Dates: 1953 - 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 meridian circle, 1948 - 1956

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/135
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Correspondence regarding the meridian circle, including letters from A. Danjon to Richard Woolley concerning the determination of longitude, 1956; letters from R. Atkinson concerning the analysis of measurements made with the meridian circle, 1950; and drawing No. 4591 of the 7-inch transit circle 'Copenhagen', showing the proposed arrangement of the axis thrust block, 22 June 1948, prepared by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.

Dates: 1948 - 1956
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 move to Herstmonceux, 1946 - 1957

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/644
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the transfer of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and allied departments to Herstmonceux:(1) Correspondence, memoranda, manuscript notes and plans concerning the move, 1946-1948, including the following items:Memorandum from the Civil Engineer-in-Chief's office referring to estimates of costs, the Nautical Almanac Office, the Chronometer Department and the Solar Department Building.Letters to R. Atkinson from J.T. Williams,...
Dates: 1946 - 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 the move to Herstmonceux, 1949 - 1952

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/75
Scope and Contents (1) Official correspondence regarding the transfer of the Royal Observatory to Herstmonceux:1. Correspondence concerning the vacation of the Royal Air Force domestic camp within the boundaries of the Admiralty's estates at Herstmonceux.2. Correspondence concerning street lighting in the area surrounding Herstmonceux.3. Correspondence with the British Electric Authority, London division, regarding compensation for damage to instruments at the Royal Greenwich...
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 the Nautical Almanac Office, 1939 - 1956

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/27
Scope and Contents (1) Miscellaneous correspondence and related material concerning the Nautical Almanac Office. There are papers regarding staff finance, including concession passes issued to staff, salaries, reference sheets and data supplied by the N.A.O. to H.G. Barker, Secretary and Cashier for the Royal Observatory, for making payments. There is also correspondence regarding Hollerith equipment for the N.A.O.; telegrams from the Colonial Office regarding Greenwich Mean Time and British Summer Time in the...
Dates: 1939 - 1956
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 N.H.O. draft, 1974-09-19 - 1974-10-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/225
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Correspondence with F. Graham Smith, Royal Greenwich Observatory, concerning Smith's draft proposal for the public on the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, a copy of which is included. There is also a letter from John Hutchinson to Redman, 19 September 1974, regarding the proposal, and a letter from Redman to H.H. Atkinson, 11 October 1974, suggesting amendments to it.

Dates: 1974-09-19 - 1974-10-11
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 Observatory and Herstmonceux, 1934 - 1957

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/1
Scope and Contents Correspondence and some related papers regarding the general administration of the approaches, grounds and interior of Herstmonceux Castle; the removal of the Royal Observatory from Greenwich to Herstmonceux; and the history of the Royal Observatory and Herstmonceux Castle. The papers include the following items:Letter from G. Jones to R. Woolley concerning the gift of his painting of the old buildings at Greenwich, 1956.Correspondence regarding the pair of swans for the lake...
Dates: 1934 - 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 the Observatory and Herstmonceux, 1956 - 1959

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/2
Scope and Contents Correspondence and some related papers regarding Herstmonceux Castle and the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the following items:Correspondence regarding the 1958 Public Records Act, 1959.Correspondence regarding the opening of the Castle grounds to the public, 1959.Correspondence regarding the visit of Lord Euston, a representative of the National Trust, 1959.Correspondence regarding the layout and management of the Castle grounds, 1959.Copy of...
Dates: 1956 - 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 the Observatory and Herstmonceux, 1958 - 1963

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/7
Scope and Contents Correspondence and some related papers regarding Herstmonceux Castle and the Royal Observatory, including the following items:General correspondence regarding the Observatory, including the administration of the grounds of Herstmonceux Castle, the supply of trout for the lake at the Castle, and the supply of wild fowl for the Castle grounds, 1963.Requests for information from the Royal Observatory archives, mostly dealt with by P.S. Laurie, 1963.Correspondence between...
Dates: 1958 - 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 the Royal Institution, 1950 - 1954

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/511
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Correspondence regarding meetings and lectures of the Royal Institution, including lecture programmes for 1951 and 1953. The correspondents include H. Spencer Jones, R. Atkinson, Sir Lawrence Brigg, H.M. Smith, L.B.W. Jolley, Dr Lyne-Pirkis and Professor Andrade.

Dates: 1950 - 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 the Schmidt Telescope, 1953 - 1955

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/104
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Correspondence regarding the Schmidt Telescope, including a drawing by Leroy M.E. Clausing depicting the 'Off Axis Schmidt Optical System' and correspondence between R. Atkinson and H. Spencer Jones regarding the proposed Schmidt camera.

Dates: 1953 - 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 transit circle, 1937 - 1961

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/85
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Royal Greenwich Observatory's new transit circle, including the following items:Correspondence with Optical Works Ltd regarding filters for use in the solar eye-piece of the transit circle, 1961.List of optical parts and accessories for the 10-inch Cooke Refractor Telescope and transit instrument that was being offered by C. Baker of High Holborn, London, to A.N. Singh, with a request from Dr Singh regarding the R.G.O. testing the telescope before...
Dates: 1937 - 1961
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 Yapp 36-inch Telescope, 1948 - 1957

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/136
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Yapp 36-inch Reflecting Telescope, including correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding the refiguring and polishing of the telescope's mirror. The papers also include the following items:Correspondence regarding the contract for the purchase of an electric driving mechanism for the Yapp Reflecting Telescope, 1956.Memorandum by R. Atkinson on shipping mirrors and other important items, 1956.Graph from Sir Howard...
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 the Yapp Telescope, 1950 - 1956

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/103
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Yapp 36-inch Telescope and an aluminising plant, including correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding the refiguring of the 36-inch Yapp Mirror, 1956; correspondence with Edwards High Vacuum Ltd regarding an aluminising laboratory at Herstmonceux, 1954-1955; a draft specification by R. Atkinson regarding the 38-inch vacuum coating plant, 1954; a memorandum by R. Atkinson regarding the electrical supplies and connections to the Yapp...
Dates: 1950 - 1956
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, 1955 - 1963

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/627
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding time signals, including duration, frequency, times, coordination of signals, equipment adjustments, replies to queries regarding radio time signals, clocks and the publication of lists of signals, the discontinuation of vernier radio time signals, reception reports and maintenance. The papers include the following items:Royal Greenwich Observatory circulars on solar activity, time signal adjustments and international time signals,...
Dates: 1955 - 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 Whitley Council, 1950 - 1951

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/643
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A letter from H. Spencer Jones to R. Atkinson enclosing a copy of his letter to A. Hunter, Royal Greenwich Observatory, on the formation of a shop committee of the Admiralty Departmental Joint Industrial Council, and copies of letters from C.T. Strange, Secretary of the Industrial Whitley Council, Royal Greenwich Observatory, to H. Barker and R. Atkinson.

Dates: 1950 - 1951
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 Professor de Beires, 1959 - 1960

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/478
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A postcard from Professor Sarmento de Beires, Porto, to R. Atkinson, 31 December 1959, regarding Dr Pereira de Barros, with Atkinson's reply of 6 January 1950.

Dates: 1959 - 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 with the British Astronomical Association, 1947 - 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/640
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Papers relating to the British Astronomical Association, including letters to Robert Atkinson from M.W. Ovenden, Secretary; P.M. Holborn, Secretary; and Kennet Pollock, Treasurer. There are also minutes of Council meetings, 31 December 1947 - 30 June 1948, and a memorandum on the present and future financial position of the Association, 11 February 1948.

Dates: 1947 - 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 with the College of the Sea, 1947 - 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/639
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Correspondence of Robert Atkinson with the Registrar, R.R. Ryder, and Director, R. Hope, of the College of the Sea, regarding tutorial help to seamen in astronomy, German, physics and mathematics. There are also letters to various seamen.

Dates: 1947 - 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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