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Greaves, William Michael Herbert, 1897 - 1955 (astronomer)

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Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

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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 Schmidt telescope, 1955-01-18 - 1955-02-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/27
Scope and Contents A note from H.H. Plaskett and Redman's correspondence with W.M.H. Greaves, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh (who was a member of the Board of Management of the Isaac Newton Observatory), regarding the provision of a Schmidt telescope and problems of design and usage.
Dates: 1955-01-18 - 1955-02-08
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 telescope tube, 1955-02-03 - 1955-02-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/56
Scope and Contents Correspondence with G.M. Sisson on the best place to hold a telescope tube. Sisson gives Redman the views of W.M.H. Greaves on spectrographic facilities from the Isaac Newton Telescope.
Dates: 1955-02-03 - 1955-02-07
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 post-war astronomy, 1945 - 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/554
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to the Royal Society's committee on the post-war needs of astronomy, including the following items:Correspondence with F.J.M. Stratton, W.H.M. Greaves, H.H. Plaskett and E.A. Milne concerning an application by E.M. Lindsay for a grant to convert a telescope at Armagh to a Schmidt Camera, 1946-1947, with a copy of the application and a report by H. Spencer Jones.Correspondence with W.H.M. Greaves concerning the proposed Schmidt Camera at Edinburgh,...
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 Redman's report, 1954-03-03 - 1954-04-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/80
Scope and Contents Royal Society notices of meetings of the British National Committee of Astronomy and its sub-committee to discuss Redman's report on the International Southern Hemisphere Observatory, with Redman's handwritten notes in the margin. There are also letters to Redman from sub-members C.W. Allen; W.M.H. Greaves, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; J. Jackson; W.M. Smart, Glasgow University; and H.H. Plaskett, giving comments and amendments to his draft memorandum.
Dates: 1954-03-03 - 1954-04-04
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 candidates, 1939 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/553
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding candidates for election to the Royal Society, including F.J.M. Stratton, W.M.H. Greaves, R.O. Redman, Carroll, L.J. Comrie, S. Chandrasekhar and Admiral Edgell. There is also a list of Stratton's papers, 1946.
Dates: 1939 - 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 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 National Committee, 1955-01-22 - 1955-05-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/101
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding sub-committee meetings and draft reports to the British National Committee for Astronomy, including a copy of a letter from R.H. Stoy to H. Spencer Jones, 22 January 1955, giving information about the Armagh, Radcliffe and Cape Observatories; revised drafts by Redman and H.H. Plaskett of the introduction of the report; a letter from Redman to W.M.H. Greaves, 9 April 1955, regarding the revised estimates for the European Southern Observatory, as given at the Paris...
Dates: 1955-01-22 - 1955-05-13
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 J.H. Oort, 1954 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/82
Scope and Contents Correspondence with J.H. Oort and related papers, including, among other items, correspondence of 18-22 March 1954, containing Oort's comments on the views of the British National Committee of Astronomy on the proposed southern observatory and the belief that the project will fail if Britain does not participate; a copy of a letter in German from O. Heckmann, Hamburg, to Oort, 11 March 1954, commenting on the South African project, enclosed with a letter from Oort to Redman; copies of Oort's...
Dates: 1954 - 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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Letters on spectroscopes, 1954-04-23 - 1954-04-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/22
Scope and Contents Letters from Robert Atkinson, Royal Greenwich Observatory; H.H. Plaskett; W.M.H. Greaves, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; and C.W. Allen, University of London Observatory, regarding spectroscopes, with a copy of Greaves' memorandum on spectro-photometric requirements affecting spectroscopic design.
Dates: 1954-04-23 - 1954-04-27
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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Minutes of the Spectroscope Sub-Committee, 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/735
Scope and Contents Minutes of an unspecified meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Spectroscope Sub-Committee, with a memorandum by W.M.H. Greaves for discussion at the meeting and handwritten notes by Redman.
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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Papers on the Association of Terrestrial Magnetism and Electricity, 1936 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/613
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Association of Terrestrial Magnetism and Electricity, including the following items:Letter from G. Acchini to Professor Lambert concerning 'A single pole of reference' and the organisation of Central Office, 1949.Correspondence of A.H. Goldie and W.H.M. Greaves concerning magnetic work in Greece, 1937. Correspondence with Dr D. la Cour regarding magnetic records from Abinger, including a graph, 1937.Correspondence concerning magnetic...
Dates: 1936 - 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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Papers on the Joint European Southern Observatory, 1953 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/598
Scope and Contents Agenda and minutes of meetings of the Joint European Southern Observatory Committee and Sub-committees, with correspondence, including the following items:Correspondence with Sir A. Todd regarding a Commonwealth observatory, 1960.Memorandum on the Astronomer Royal's views on the needs of British astronomy, 1960.Correspondence with Sir M. Oliphant, Sir W. Hodge and Sir Solly Zuckerman concerning a Commonwealth observatory and the Joint European Southern Observatory,...
Dates: 1953 - 1962
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 National Committee for Astronomy, 1944 - 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/604
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the International Astronomical Union's National Committee for Astronomy, including the following items:Agenda and minutes of meetings of various committees, including the National Committee for Astronomy and the Geodesy and Geophysics Committee, 1947.Correspondence with S. Chapman, W.H.M. Greaves, Professor L. Carnera, T.H. Tizard and the Royal Society regarding committee business, including visits abroad, travel allowances and other subjects,...
Dates: 1944 - 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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Papers on time signals, 1939 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/629
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding time signals, including the following items:Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones, H.M. Smith and the Admiralty concerning equipment required and installations at Abinger, clock radio receivers and aerial systems, 1952-1955.Correspondence with Central Rediffusion Services Ltd and the Admiralty concerning the availability of the 6 pips time signal for the Independent Television Authority, 1955.Correspondence between R. Atkinson and...
Dates: 1939 - 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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Report on spectrographic equipment

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/802
Scope and Contents An undated report by W.H.M. Greaves entitled 'Isaac Newton Telescope. Spectrographic Equipment - Spectrophotometric Requirements'.
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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Report on the 100-inch reflector

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/801
Scope and Contents An undated report by W.M.H. Greaves entitled 'Report on Observing Programmes for 100-inch Reflector'.
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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