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Correspondence on the British Horological Institute, 1951 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/522

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with various people, including Richard Woolley, Major Cowan, the 'Horological Journal' and H. Spencer Jones regarding meetings, memberships, dinners and awards relating to the British Horological Institute. There are minutes of the Institute's meeting on 28 March 1963; a committee report, 7 February 1963; and biographical notes on Major Cowan, Secretary of the B.H.I. The papers also include the following items:

Correspondence with A. Danjon of the Paris Observatory regarding the Chronometer Congress, 1959.

Correspondence with Ingersoll Ltd, 1951-1961.

Correspondence with the British Interplanetary Society, 1958.

Correspondence with the British Clock and Watchmakers' Association, 1958.

Correspondence with the Privy Council, Whitehall, concerning the British Horological Institute Charter, 1957.

Correspondence with the British Horological Institute, East Sussex Branch, 1956.

Correspondence with H. Spencer Jones on the 'Moon's Influence on Time-keeping', 1952.

Correspondence regarding the Ingersoll prizes for the Lip and Elgin Electric Watch, 1952.

Photocopy of 'Certificat d'Essais', Observatoire Nationale de Besançon, and a typescript of technical documentation concerning the lip watch, 1952.

Correspondence with the Science Museum, H. Spencer Jones and the Lord Chamberlain's Office regarding the Clockmaker's Heritage Exhibition, 1951-1952.


  • Creation: 1951 - 1963


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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-06-07 12:33:01+00:00

Includes index.

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