Personal correspondence, 1945 - 1952
Scope and Contents
Personal correspondence of H. Spencer Jones concerning visits, awards, lectures, manuscripts, articles and book reviews, with related papers, including the following items:
Correspondence with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1948-1949.
Correspondence with the National Physical Laboratory, the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, the B.B.C., the Royal Society, Sir David Brunt and Dr Bart Bok, 1949-1952.
Correspondence with F. Hoyle, Dr R.A. Lyttleton, Professor V.G. Childe of the Institute of Archaeology and Sir E. Whittaker, 1949-1951.
Correspondence with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, 1949-1952.
Correspondence with the 'Engineer', 'Family Doctor' and other publications, 1949-1952.
Correspondence with Professor J. Garstang of the British Institute of Archaeology and with A.P. Herbert, 1949-1952.
Correspondence with Professor M. Kamienski and Dr G. Kuiper, letters concerning the Julian Calendar, and an article on radar and navigation, 1948-1952.
Correspondence with Dr W.H. Munk, Professor F.J.M. Stratton, 'Nature' and the Nobel Committee, and reviews of books on Kepler, 1945-1950
Correspondence on Professor Smart's article 'J.C. Adams and the Discovery of Neptune', 1946.
Various papers, extracts from published material and book reviews relating to the Royal Observatory's move to Herstmonceux, the Copernican Revolution, terrestrial magnetism and observatories.
Correspondence with Professor Danjon of the Paris Observatory; the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada; and Professor Mitchell, the Union of South Africa, 1949.
Correspondence with the Society of Visiting Scientists concerning German and Japanese scientists, 1947.
Draft constitution for the Educational and Cultural Organisation of the United States, 1945.
Correspondence with Professors Minnaert, van Rhijn and Oort, 1945.
Various articles, comments, extracts and books reviews, including 'The Drayonian Heresy and Climatic Changes', 'A Survey of the Universe', 'From Copernicus to Einstein', 'Practical Air Navigation', 'The Poulkovo Observatory', 'Pennsylvania Lives - John Alfred Brashear', 'Edmund Halley 1656-1742' and 'The Observatories of Jai Singh'.
- 1945 - 1952
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- Adams, John Couch, 1819-1892 (astronomer)
- Astronomical Society of the Pacific
- British Broadcasting Corporation
- Danjon, André (Louis (1890-1967) astronomer)
- Halley, Edmond, 1656 - 1742 (astronomer)
- Hoyle, Fred, Sir, 1915 - 2001 (Knight, astronomer)
- Lyttleton, Raymond Arthur, 1911 - 1995 (astronomer)
- Mount Wilson Observatory, California
- National Physical Laboratory
- Royal Society
- From the Series: Jones, Harold Spencer, Sir, 1890 - 1960 (Knight, astronomer) (Person)