Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart, 1897 - 1974 (Baron Blackett, physicist)
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence regarding the joint Royal Society Club/Worshipful Company of Clockmakers dinner, including correspondence with G.B.R. Feilden, Deputy Director General of the British Standards Institution; W.H. McCrea of the University of Sussex; R.C. Pennefather; R.R. Race of the Lister Institute; Sir Bernard Lovell of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank; Colonel H. Quill; P.M.S. Blackett; and D.G. Evans of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Correspondence regarding financial matters with, among others, the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; P.M.S. Blackett of Imperial College, London; the Board of Trade; the Science Research Council; and the Ministry of Public Building and Works.
Miscellaneous correspondence relating to the Royal Society, including correspondence concerning the Gassiot Committee; correspondence with D.C. Martin of the Royal Society; invitations to various functions; correspondence with the Agricultural Research Council; correspondence with P.M.S. Blackett, President of the Royal Society; and a biographical memoir by Sir Richard Woolley on Charles Rundle Davidson, 1875-1970.
Correspondence with P.M.S. Blackett, Imperial College of Science and Technology, regarding the history of British non-participation in the European Southern Observatory. There is also a confidential letter from W.V.D. Hodge, Royal Society, to Redman regarding Blackett's desire to change the British attitude to the E.S.O.
General correspondence with, among others, the British Horological Institute; Professor Blackett of Imperial College; the B.B.C.; and Allhallows School, near Lyme Regis. The subjects include the Isaac Newton Telescope.
A letter from H.H. Plaskett, 7 June 1955, commenting on his letter to Robert Atkinson of 28 May 1955 concerning his meeting with P.M.S. Blackett about a Schmidt telescope and its use by astronomers for research purposes. A copy of the second letter is enclosed.
A letter from P.M.S. Blackett to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the proposed Southern Hemisphere Observatory project.
A letter from P.M.S. Blackett to Sir Richard Woolley on the idea of a Southern Hemisphere Observatory project.
A copy of a letter from Redman to D.E. Blackwell, Oxford University Observatory, arranging a visit to Oxford to discuss the Northern Hemisphere Observatory. Redman mentions that he was infuriated by a 'Guardian' article quoting Mrs Burbidge.
A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to P.M.S. Blackett of the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, regarding proposals for studying the methods of reduction of Schmidt plates taken for astrometric purposes, and the wisdom of a pilot scheme for the determination of stellar parallax by a Schmidt telescope.
A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to P.M.S. Blackett regarding the prospect of a Southern Hemisphere Observatory project, and the possible advantages of delaying such a scheme and building a new observatory in Australia in conjunction with the Australians and Canadians, rather than in South Africa with European partners.
A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to P.M.S. Blackett regarding the 200-inch telescope project and other matters.
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