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Papers of Herstmonceux Conferences, 1960 - 1996

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 56

Scope and Contents

RGO 56 contains a wide range of papers relating to the Herstmonceux Conferences, including correspondence, programmes, forms, list of participants, seating plans, menus and invoices. There are also black and white group photographs of the delegates.


  • Creation: 1960 - 1996


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

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Biographical / Historical

The Herstmonceux Conferences were held once a year from 1957 at Herstmonceux Castle, Sussex, and subsequently at Cambridge. The delegates were invited from throughout the world, and attended a series of lectures and talks on topics of astronomical interest.


3 archive box(es) (3 boxes) : paper/photograph

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Material regarding the Herstmonceux Conference has been added periodically to the R.G.O. Archives. Details of later accessions can be found in the relevant sections of the catalogue.


This description was created by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.


Royal Greenwich Observatory

Finding aid date

2007-05-17 14:58:38+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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