Scope and Contents
The archives comprise the records of internal governance, finance, building and equipment development and astronomical observation, together with several small assortments of personal papers of individuals associated with the University Observatory, its sister and successor bodies, such as G.B. Airy, H.F. Newall and R.O. Redman.
- 1827 - 1965
Conditions Governing Access
The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
129 rolled item(s) (129 rolls)
17 bundle(s) (17 packets)
Language of Materials
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Cambridge University Observatory (Organization)
- From the Fonds: Airy, George Biddell, Sir, 1801 - 1892 (Knight, astronomer) (Person)
- From the Fonds: Newall, Hugh Frank, 1857 - 1944 (astronomer) (Person)
- From the Fonds: Challis, James, 1803 - 1882 (astronomer and physicist) (Person)