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Papers of the 1974 conference, 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 56/8

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and other papers regarding the 1974 Herstmonceux Conference:

1. Organisation

A circular describing the conference; the programme and agenda; two copies of a list of delegates; and a blank application form for attending the conference.

2. Attendance

Correspondence arranging the attendance of delegates: C.A. Murray to Sir Martin Ryle inviting him to attend; Murray to W. Fricke suggesting that he write a paper to be presented at the conference; Murray to K.A. Ponds inviting him to attend the conference and to write a review paper; Ponds to Murray accepting his invitation and suggesting the subject for the review paper (recent satellite projects); Fricke to Murray accepting his invitation and suggesting a subject for a review paper; Murray to Fricke inviting him to stay at his home in order to continue the discussion on the review paper; a list of heads of astronomy departments (optical); G.A. Wilkins to members of the International Astronomical Union suggesting that their next General Assembly take place at Herstmonceux during the conference; Wilkins to members of the I.A.U. requesting more replies to his previous letter; 'David' to 'Andrew' concerning attendance at the conference; Patrick Wayman to Andrew Murray regarding attendance; Wayman to Murray on his attendance at the conference, his recent trip to South Africa (during which he saw Richard Woolley), and other subjects; Murray to Fricke thanking him for his letters; Fricke to Murray accepting his invitation; Murray to Fricke confirming meeting times; a request from G. Carpenter for further details about the conference; R.E. Spencer to Murray confirming the subject and length of his projected lecture at the conference; H.P. Palmer to Murray confirming the subject and length of review papers; R.H. Stay to Murray; A.P. Willmore on his being unable to attend; George Gray on the conference; Hubert Gert on the conference; Willmore on the conference; R.H. Stay to Murray thanking him for a good conference; and Fricke to Murray offering his thanks.

3. Accommodation

A note by Alan Hunter on accommodation; a list of accommodation at Herstmonceux Castle; a list of accommodation in the vicinity of the castle; and a brochure of the George Hotel, Hailsham.

4. Conference dinner

A circular regarding the dinner; a letter to F.J. Starling of Edouard Frederic Ltd on catering; a note to Mr and Mrs Holden about the provision of refreshments; a list of the costs of the dinner; and a note on quotations for the dinner.

5. Conference photograph

The conference photograph, with a key identifying delegates and a list of orders for the photograph.


  • Creation: 1974


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Finding aid date

2007-05-17 15:13:18+00:00

Includes index.

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