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General correspondence, S-Z, 1928 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/17

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous correspondence:

Correspondence with F.J. Stratton, Cambridge, 1932-1940, regarding papers for publication, matters concerning the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, tracks of totality and the location of suitable observing sites.

Correspondence with the Ministry of Supply, 1940-1941, regarding the visit of M. Couffingal of France and requests for additional work from the Nautical Almanac Office.

Correspondence with M. Summer of Fordingbridge, 1935-1941, concerned mainly with aspects of work done for the Nautical Almanac Office.

Correspondence with His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1935-1940, regarding granting permission to various individuals and organisations to reproduce sections of the 'Nautical Almanac', the exchange of publications with other institutions and similar arrangements during wartime.

Correspondence with the Treasury, 1939-1941, regarding machine demonstrations, comparisons of various machines and arrangements for war work to be carried out by the Hollerith Co.

Correspondence with the War Office, 1928-1941, regarding identities of foreign observatories, their latitude and longitude and the appointment of a computer to the survey of Tanganyika.

Correspondence with the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, 1929-1939, regarding medical examinations, accommodation matters, the promotion of the messenger to wear a uniform and administrative topics. The correspondents include the Admiral President and the Secretary and Cashier of the Royal Naval College.


  • Creation: 1928 - 1941


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Finding aid date

2006-08-18 12:16:19+00:00

Includes index.

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