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Correspondence on the National College of Horology, 1947 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/542

Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding the National College of Horology and horology in general, including the following items:

Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and T.H. Holmes regarding meetings of the Board of Governors of the National College of Horology, 1947-1955, including agenda and minutes of meetings, College account balance sheets, and diplomas for H. Spencer Jones' signature. There is also correspondence concerning lectures by Spencer Jones.

Correspondence concerning the Board of Governors' proposals to the Ministry of Education, 1955.

Correspondence with Dr Richardson concerning the National College of Horology and Northampton Polytechnic, 1955.

Correspondence on the resignation of K.J. Hume, Head of the College, 1955.

Correspondence with the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery concerning the Exhibition of British clocks and watches and the loan of various time-pieces by the Royal Observatory, 1954.

Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning the loan of timepieces to the Birmingham Museum, 1954.

Correspondence concerning the appointment of K.J. Hume as the new Head of College and the death of Sir Allan Gordon-Smith, Chairman, 1951.

Correspondence on scholarships and proposed courses for the College, 1947-1948.

Copy of the Declaration of Trust for the National College of Horology and Instrument Technology, 1947.


  • Creation: 1947 - 1955


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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-06-07 12:34:28+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

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