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Correspondence with foreign observatories, 1964 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/779

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with various overseas observatories, A-R, including the following items:

Australia: papers concerning the 150-inch telescope proposal, the use of the Isaac Newton Telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, and other observatories.

Egypt: correspondence concerned mainly with the Helwan Observatory, including observing trips, maintenance and students studying at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.

Africa: correspondence with various African observatories, including the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, regarding the maintenance of equipment and the publishing of astronomical results.

Belgium: correspondence with the University of Liège, particularly Professor Swings.



Germany: correspondence with Professor Gliese of Heidelberg.

Greece: letter of accession from the new director of the Athens Observatory.

Holland: letter from Professor Minnaert regarding solar photographs.


Italy: correspondence with the Revd Father O'Connell regarding his work and that of Father Vives in Spain.

Japan: material on scholarship and fellowship awards by the Japanese government.

New Zealand: papers on the appointment of the government astronomer.

Portugal: material on students coming to England.


  • Creation: 1964 - 1968


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Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-06-30 14:29:43+00:00

Includes index.

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