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Hosie, James Findlay, 1913 - 1993 (Director of the Science Research Council)

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Correspondence of J.F. Hosie, 1971-06-25 - 1971-07-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/342
Scope and Contents

A letter from J.F. Hosie, 25 June 1971; a copy of Redman's reply, 28 June 1971; and a copy of a letter from Hosie to R. Woolley, 7 July 1971. The letters discuss the A.A.T. autoguider system, including the different views of the Project Office and the United Kingdom members about it, and refer to the meeting of the Astronomers' Advisory Committee in Canberra on 7 June. There are two accompanying photographs taken by the Site Engineer showing the progress of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.

Dates: 1971-06-25 - 1971-07-07
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 a French meeting, 1969-06-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/112
Scope and Contents

A letter from John Hutchinson, Science Research Council, 19 June 1969, and a copy of Redman's reply of 21 June, regarding participation in a meeting in France to consider the results of the studies of telescope sites by the French National Institute for Astronomy and Geophysics. There is also a copy of a letter from J.H. Hosie to R. Cayrel, Director of the Institute, 25 June 1969, stating that Redman will represent the United Kingdom astronomers at the meeting.

Dates: 1969-06-25
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.A.T. meetings, 1970-02-19 - 1970-03-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/326
Scope and Contents

Letters from J.F. Hosie, 19 February 1970, and John Hutchinson, 23 February 1970, regarding the Anglo-Australian Telescope Joint Policy Committee meeting in Australia and a preliminary meeting of astronomers on 20 March to discuss the building design; and copies of Redman's correspondence with R.J. Harris and H.C. Minnett, by letter and telex, regarding travel arrangements, including a visit to Victoria B.C. to see spectrographs.

Dates: 1970-02-19 - 1970-03-02
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 design issues, 1968-07-05 - 1968-08-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/452
Scope and Contents A copy of a letter from M.H. Jeffery to J.F. Hosie, 5 July 1968, regarding the mirror figuring and tube contract, enclosing a copy of Jeffery's letter to J.D. Pope, 2 July 1968, concerning automatic focussing, end focussing, primary figuring, optical alignment tolerance, the primary mirror cell, access to the Cassegrain cage, hydrostatic bearings, Koban-type declination bearings and the tube contract. There are also letters to Jeffery from Redman, 6 July, and Pope, 11 July, regarding points...
Dates: 1968-07-05 - 1968-08-05
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 ESO/CERN conference, 1970-11-19 - 1971-03-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/651
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the European Southern Observatory (E.S.O.) and European Organization for Nuclear Research (C.E.R.N.) conference on large telescope design, 1-5 March 1971, comprised of Redman's correspondence with Adriaan Blaauw, Director-General, European Southern Observatory, on possible delegates and conference details; a copy of a letter from Redman to John Hutchinson, 24 November 1970, concerning expenses; a copy of a letter from J.F. Hosie to Blaauw, 4 December 1970; and...
Dates: 1970-11-19 - 1971-03-25
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 Mediterranean sites, 1969-11-06 - 1969-12-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/117
Scope and Contents

A letter from J.F. Hosie, 6 November 1969, asking Redman to provide a report on Mediterranean observatory sites for the next Northern Hemisphere Review Committee meeting on 4-5 December 1969, with a copy of Redman's reply, to John Hutchinson, 1 December 1969, enclosing an interim report, and a copy of his letter of 2 December informing M.J. Smyth of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, of his actions.

Dates: 1969-11-06 - 1969-12-02
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 N.H.O. sites, 1972-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/122
Scope and Contents

Copies of the correspondence of J.F. Hosie, H.A. Brück and Sir Fred Hoyle regarding possible sites in Spain and the United States for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.

Dates: 1972-09
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 primary mirror tests, 1971-12-20 - 1972-01-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/548
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding primary mirror tests, including a copy of a letter from Redman and S.C.B. Gascoigne to W.A. Goodsell, 20 December 1971, reporting on their visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; a copy of a letter from Redman to Gascoigne, 28 December 1971, enclosing Redman's notes on his visit to the company on 16-17 December; a letter from J.D. Pope, 27 December 1971, regarding his visit to the company with Gascoigne on 23 December, and concerning the support system tests...
Dates: 1971-12-20 - 1972-01-24
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 visit, 1967-05-04 - 1967-06-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/299
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding Redman's visit to Kitt Peak and Vancouver to discuss design proposals for the Anglo-Australian Telescope. The correspondents are C.S. Beals, Ontario; J.F. Hosie; W.L. Francis; S.C.B. Gascoigne, Mount Stromlo Observatory, who encloses an interim report prepared by him and Hermann Wehner on 'A Visit of the 150-inch Technical Committee to the USA. May 1967'; and J.D. Pope. There are handwritten drafts of letters from Redman to W.L. Francis, 20 May 1967, and (on the...
Dates: 1967-05-04 - 1967-06-10
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 A.A.T., 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/306
Scope and Contents

Copies of letters from E.G. Bowen, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation to W.L. Francis, 4 July 1967; K.N. Jones to S.C.B. Gascoigne, Australian National University, 13 July 1967; and J.F. Hosie to K.N. Jones, 25 July 1967, regarding the Southern Hemisphere Telescope, discussing the Joint Policy Committee and the appointment of a project engineer. There is also a draft press release on the J.P.C.

Dates: 1967
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 A.A.T. autoguider, 1971-05-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/341
Scope and Contents

A letter from John Hutchinson, 25 May 1971, enclosing copies of J.F. Hosie's correspondence with W.A. Goodsell, 7 and 24 May 1971, regarding the fact that United Kingdom representatives are unable to agree to the A.A.T. Project Office's proposals on the autoguider unit, but will consider further proposals after the Rodgers Committee meeting in June.

Dates: 1971-05-25
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 Australian attitude, 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/296
Scope and Contents

A copy of a letter from J.F. Hosie, Science Research Council, to R. Woolley, 24 August 1966, enclosing the Australian reply to the British proposals for the Southern Hemisphere Telescope, as well as a copy of a draft telegram sent by the British representatives to the High Commission, Canberra. The papers describe how the Australians appear to believe that the British are procrastinating and that they envisage adding the Americans to the telescope scheme.

Dates: 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 the James tender, 1971-09-28 - 1971-10-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/539
Scope and Contents

A copy of a letter from Redman to J.F. Hosie, 28 September 1971, enclosing S.C.B. Gascoigne's 'Notes on a Visit by Gascoigne and Goodsell to Mr W. James, Melbourne, September 22, 1971', and recommending that James' tender for the prime focus corrector system be accepted. There is also a copy of a letter from W.A. Goodsell to W.E. James, 1 October 1971, stating that it is the intention of the A.A.T. Project Office to place a contract with James.

Dates: 1971-09-28 - 1971-10-01
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 mirror blank, 1969-05-12 - 1969-07-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/475
Scope and Contents Letters and cables regarding the inspection of the CER-VIT primary mirror blank at Owens-Illinois Inc., including copies of telexes and letters from J.J. Tyson to M.H. Jeffery and B.E. Broughton; a letter from John Hutchinson, 12 May 1969, including the text of a teleprinter message from Jeffery to J.F. Hosie of 9 May; Redman's correspondence with Jeffery on the main mirror blank, dust measurements at the Siding Spring Observatory, the Altazimuth Committee and general progress; and Redman's...
Dates: 1969-05-12 - 1969-07-08
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 the N.H.O., 1972-04-28 - 1972-05-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/152
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with J.D. Pope, J.F. Hosie, V.C. Reddish and G.J. Carpenter in the wake of the circulation of the draft report of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Panel, concerning wider terms of reference, change of name, costs, telescope design and a questionnaire.

Dates: 1972-04-28 - 1972-05-30
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 spectrograph, 1972-01-04 - 1972-02-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/348
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the Anglo-Australian Telescope Coudé spectrograph, including a letter from J.F. Hosie, 4 January 1972, enclosing an extract from the Anglo-Australian progress report for the quarter ending December 1971, and asking for a briefing; and a copy of a letter from R. Griffin to J.F. Hosie, 4 February 1972, enclosing copies of telegrams exchanged with H. Wehner, as well as R. Griffin's letter to Wehner of 15 January. Griffin complains about the delay in implementing the...
Dates: 1972-01-04 - 1972-02-04
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 with B.N. Watts, 1972-01-07 - 1972-01-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/349
Scope and Contents

A copy of a letter from Redman to B.N. Watts, 7 January 1972, and Watts's reply of 11 January, regarding an article on site testing and concerning J.F. Hosie's letter on the Coudé spectrograph, which is to be delivered to R. Griffin by Mrs Griffin.

Dates: 1972-01-07 - 1972-01-11
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 with J.F. Hosie, 1971-10-19 - 1971-10-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/367
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with J.F. Hosie. Redman encloses a copy of the agenda for the meeting of the A.A.T. Astronomical Working Party on 18 October 1971 and a copy of his letter to V.C. Reddish of that date, in which he complains that United Kingdom representatives unable to attend meetings were not given adequate time to send written comments. Hosie encloses a copy of his letter to W.A. Goodsell, requesting an improvement in communication with the United Kingdom members.

Dates: 1971-10-19 - 1971-10-25
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.F. Hosie, 1970-04-16 - 1970-04-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/329
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with J.F. Hosie regarding the extension of the arrangements for Redman and S.C.B. Gascoigne to act as consultants on the Anglo-Australian Telescope, the death of M.H. Jeffery and his possible successors as A.A.T. Project Manager, and the comments of the Observatories Syndicate on the first report on the future of the Cambridge Observatories.

Dates: 1970-04-16 - 1970-04-27
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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Correspondence with J.F. Hosie, 1970-11-23 - 1970-11-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/338
Scope and Contents

A letter from J.F. Hosie to Redman, 23 November 1970, and a copy of Redman's reply of 27 November, regarding the delay in the availability of the GEC-AEI Computer design study, arrangements for meetings, and the use of P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) machinery for Redman's consultations with astronomers. Redman expresses the view that P.I.L.O.T. should do some urgent homework on design.

Dates: 1970-11-23 - 1970-11-27
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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Correspondence with J.F. Hosie, 1971-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/344
Scope and Contents

A copy of a letter to J.F. Hosie, 2 September 1971, concerning currency with regard to the rent for the solar tunnel in Malta, and reporting that the Anglo-Australian Telescope mirror is likely to be ready for final tests by the end of the month. There is also an extract from Hosie's reply of 14 September, regarding the mirror and R.V. Willstrop's expenses for carrying out its testing.

Dates: 1971-09
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 Itek Corporation, 1968-05-03 - 1968-06-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/447
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the Itek Corporation regarding the auto-collimating focus sensor for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, comprised of copies of letters from R. Hills Jr., Itek Corporation, to M.H. Jeffery, 3 May 1968; J.F. Hosie to F. Hoyle, 15 May 1968, enclosing a letter from Hills to Hosie, 3 May 1968; and J. Richard Vyce, Itek Corporation, to J.D. Pope, 14 June 1968, enclosing notes on the application of the Itek Device, including reference to Pope's memorandum and drawing of 20 May.

Dates: 1968-05-03 - 1968-06-14
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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Letter from A.W. Rodgers, 1971-06-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/365
Scope and Contents

A copy of a letter from A.W. Rodgers, Chairman, Anglo-Australian Telescope Project, to J.H. Hosie, regarding the autoguider head and recommending that the Project Office continue the development of the image dissector head. There is also an annotated draft of the letter.

Dates: 1971-06-11
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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Letter from J.F. Hosie, 1969-11-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/136
Scope and Contents

A letter from J.F. Hosie, Science Research Council, inviting Redman to a meeting to discuss major issues associated with organising optical astronomy in the United Kingdom and Northern Hemisphere, and enclosing terms of reference for the committee reviewing the policy for optical astronomy in the Northern Hemisphere.

Dates: 1969-11-06
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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Letter from J.F. Hosie, 1972-08-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/161
Scope and Contents

A copy of a letter from J.F. Hosie, Science Research Council, to Margaret Burbidge replying to her letter of 4 August (RGO 37/159), requesting that she prepare a detailed statement on the sort of N.H.O. project team required.

Dates: 1972-08-16
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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