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Correspondence on the 'Nautical Almanac', 1934 - 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/11

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the Astronomer Royal and others on matters relating to the printing of the 'Nautical Almanac':

Correspondence with Harold Spencer Jones, Astronomer Royal, 1941, concerned mainly with delays in the printing of 'Nautical Almanac' publications, with letters approving the preface for the 1943 edition.

Correspondence with the H. Spencer Jones, the Hydrographer of the Navy, His Majesty's Stationery Office and L.J. Comrie, 1934-1941, regarding changes in the publication of 'Nautical Almanac' material, instructions and proposals as to who is to publish the Almanac, the issue of who decides how many copies of the Almanac are required, delays in the Almanac's publication, and errors and defects in its printing.

Correspondence with the printers J.G. Hammond and Co., Birmingham, and Trinling and Co., Prescot, concerning the correction of proofs and other matters, 1937-1943.

Correspondence with His Majesty's Stationery Office regarding changes of typeface and delays in publications, particularly of foreign materials, 1935-1943.


  • Creation: 1934 - 1943


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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Pkts 1-4

Finding aid date

2006-08-18 12:16:05+00:00

Includes index.

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