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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1817 - 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/1

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous correspondence and related papers:

A volume of cuttings from 'The Times' referring to the dismissal of W.S.B. Woolhouse, Chief Assistant, and related matters, 1835-1838.

A volume containing computations of lunar distance from the Sun and other stars, 1817-1818. The book was probably given to the Nautical Almanac Office by O.J. Eggen. There is no indication of its author.

Correspondence with Edward Roberts, retired assistant, 1909-1920, regarding his complaint that he has not received sufficient 'outside work' under a scheme devised to allow retired assistants to do work for the Nautical Almanac Office when a vacancy in the Office is not filled.

A small set of letters, 1901-1902, including a memorial to the Admiralty by the assistants at the Nautical Almanac Office asking for a salary increase. There is also a copy of the memorial and a note to the Superintendent requesting to see the reply that was made to it.

A small file of correspondence concerned mainly with T.C. Hudson, assistant, 1910-1923, who committed a number of indiscretions and was suspended from duty after he was certified mentally unstable in 1923. There is also correspondence with two retired assistants regarding outside work.

Minutes of the first meeting of the Lunar Distances Committee, 28 March 1903. The committee was formed to establish whether lunar distances should remain in the 'Nautical Almanac' (they were omitted from circa 1907).

Correspondence with retired assistants enquiring about the normal hours of attendance, 1930. The query appears to have originated with the Daniels brothers' insistence on a five-hour working day.

A letter from L.J. Comrie to [] Daniels describing tables which were in preparation at the N.A.O., 1926. The letter was written from the home of Major A.E. Levin.

Miscellaneous papers, 1933, comprising a notice specifying office organisation and duties and papers relating to the Selection Board for appointing a Senior Assistant, including the duties of the post and profiles of candidates.

Treasury circulars and other printed papers regarding conditions of service, 1934-1935.


  • 1817 - 1935

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2 envelope(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Misc 1-10

Finding aid date

2006-08-18 12:15:39+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

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