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Papers on accounting matters, 1963 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/865

Scope and Contents

Papers regarding various accounting matters, including payments made to the Royal Greenwich Observatory for services it has supplied and payments made by the Observatory to electricity and water companies for services rendered. The papers include the following items:

Correspondence regarding various accounts owed to the R.G.O., 1963-1968, including payment for information supplied, such as astronomical data and copies of various archive documents.

Accounts for other government departments for services provided by the R.G.O., 1965-1967, including detailed accounts for the Chronometer Department's use of the R.G.O. facilities, including typing and telephone calls.

Details of monies owed to the Hydrographer for services provided to the Chronometer Department, including heating, typing and cleaning, 1967-1968.

Letter from J.H. Whale, R.G.O., to F. Bootham, Science Research Council, concerning the use of staff of the Ministry of Public Building and Works outside the R.G.O., 24 Nov. 1966.

Details of repayments to be made to the R.G.O. for services provided for the Ministry of Defence, 1966.

Correspondence regarding the sale of postcards and other literature for public information, 1967-1968, including several items connected with the inauguration of the Isaac Newton Telescope.


  • 1963 - 1968

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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-06-30 14:34:01+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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