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Papers and publications, 1913 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/660

Scope and Contents

Papers and publications by H. Spencer Jones, including the following items:

Undated manuscript notes on the origins of solar systems.

Undated manuscript notes on astronomy for a publication of 50,000 words.

Undated bibliographical references concerning observations of the magnitude of old novae, the origin and ancient records of novae and miscellaneous references.

Typed dictionary entries on astronomers and astronomy, with manuscript corrections and additional entries, 1955-1956.

Undated manuscript notes on novae, including 'The Parallax of Nova Persei, 1901', and biographical references.

Undated typed manuscript titled 'The Great Moon Hoax', with a copy of a letter from the B.B.C. to A.J. Shimmin, English Universities Press Ltd, with photocopies of articles from the 'New York Sun', 25-31 August 1835, on great astronomical discoveries lately made by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope.

Undated typed draft on 'The Effects of Magnetism on the Rates of Chronometers and Watches'.

Undated typescript on 'The System of Astronomical Constants'

Articles and papers written by Spencer Jones while H.M. Astronomer, Cape of Good Hope, 1923-1933.

Published papers by H. Spencer Jones, 1913-1958, including Royal Institution of Great Britain weekly evening meeting lectures; reprints of lectures to the Physical Society, the Royal Society, the Royal Meteorological Society, the Royal Society of Arts, the Institute of Metals, the British Association for the Advancement of Science and other learned societies; periodical articles and reprints; and published pamphlets.

'Observations made with the Cookson Floating Zenith the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, for the Determination of the Variation of Latitude and the Constant of Aberration', 3 volumes, 1911-1918, with manuscript notes and alterations by H. Spencer Jones.

Typed list of publications and papers by Spencer Jones and biographical details.


  • 1913 - 1958

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3 bundle(s)

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Finding aid date

2006-06-07 12:40:45+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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