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Portraits of Astronomers, 1712 - 1990

 Series
Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 96

Scope and Contents

A collection of loose portrait plates, chiefly of astronomers, printed from engravings, drawings and photographs. The portraits are arranged alphabetically by surname of the sitter. Alongside astronomers, sitters include physicists, mathematicians and other scientists of note. The collection also includes a single portrait of King Charles II, an RGO staff photograph, and a book of portraits of astronomers.

Dates

  • 1712 - 1990

Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Extent

3 archive box(es) (3 boxes (1 outsized) & 2 loose items) : Paper

2 item(s) (3 boxes (1 outsized) & 2 loose items)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accumulated by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich and the Royal Greenwich Observatory.

General

Catalogued by Dr Emma Saunders, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, November 2014

Date information

DateText: circa.

Originator(s)

Royal Greenwich Observatory

Finding aid date

2014-10-22 12:19:58+00:00

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Contact:
Cambridge University Library
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Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom


The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.