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Staff papers, 1936 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/60

Scope and Contents

Two folders of the papers of members of staff. The first folder contains two bundles of confidential letters and papers relating respectively to H.W.P. Richards of the Nautical Almanac Office, 1941-1957, and to W.P. Preston, R.G.O. Librarian, 1957 and 1964. There is also a letter by the Superintendent, 4 May 1940, regarding disciplinary action against Miss V.M. Hooper, N.A.O. shorthand typist.

The second folder contains three bundles of correspondence and related papers concerning L.J. Comrie, 1931 and 1936-1937. This material includes the report of the Board of Enquiry, dated 19 August 1936, and letters regarding its findings. The remaining correspondence concerns the business of the Nautical Almanac Office and changes to its operations. There are many letters regarding the fate of various books, correspondence and other items, arising from confusion over which papers related to the N.A.O. and which items were the personal property of Comrie. The letters are accompanied by a covering note by G.A. Wilkins, dated 6 June 1989.


  • Creation: 1936 - 1964


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2 folder(s)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found by G.A. Wilkins in the N.A.O. Despatch Box left by D.H. Sadler in 1970, and sorted by Wilkins in 1989.

Finding aid date

2006-08-18 12:17:47+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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