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Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1960-05-30 - 1963-03-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/555

Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding parliamentary matters with regard to the Isaac Newton Telescope, including correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley, Rear Admiral K. St. B. Collins, the Hydrographer of the Navy, and H. Hinsley of St John's College, Cambridge, on doubts about the siting of the Isaac Newton Telescope at Herstmonceux; correspondence with the general finance branch of the Admiralty on the same subject; Cabinet Section briefing notes for the Civil Lord of the Admiralty on questions to be asked in the House of Commons about the siting of and progress with the Isaac Newton Telescope; a breakdown of the total estimated cost of the Isaac Newton Telescope; an extract from 'Hansard' detailing the responses given to the questions outlined above; and supplementary notes on questions asked in the House of Commons about the Isaac Newton Telescope.


  • Creation: 1960-05-30 - 1963-03-26


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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-06-30 08:53:12+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

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