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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1894 - 1916

 Sub-Series
Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/73

Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding accounts held with various tradesmen:

Section (i)

Correspondence with tradesmen concerning the settlement of bills and accounts for repairs to buildings, instruments and stationery, 1908.

Estimate from Williams and Norgate for supplying millimetre paper, 1894.

Correspondence with Bernard Quaritch concerning the purchases of books, 1894.

Bill from Gridley and Ford for the carriage of parcels, 1894.

Bill from H.J. Smith for repairs to the observing couch, 1894.

Estimate from Smith and Son for steel wire, with an envelope containing three samples, 1894.

Correspondence with Johnson and Phillips concerning the supply of belt fasteners, 1894.

Bills from Atkinson and Co., Banks Ltd and others, 1895.

Estimates from Maple and Co. and Haycroft and Son for the supply of copper pails, 1895.

Correspondence with Lane and Neave and Piggott Bros. concerning the purchase of tarpaulins, with an envelope containing three samples, 1895.

Correspondence with Morgan and Kidd concerning the supply of photographic paper, 1895.

Correspondence concerning the settlement of accounts with Charles Lowe, Leggart Bros., Richardsons, G. Hart, W. Hart, A. Keell, Jacob Bros. Ltd, and J.D. Muir, 1895.

Correspondence with the Anglo-American Varnish Co. concerning the purchase of black and white enamels, 1896.

Tenders from Huntly and Co. and W. Dowell and Co. for the supply of coal to the Royal Observatory, 1896.

Estimate from Buck and Hickman for a steel punch, 1897.

Estimate from E. Challis for manilla rope, 1897.

Correspondence with M. Likeman concerning the purchase of the 'Argelander Star Chart', 1897.

Estimates for tools from Buck and Hickman and Tanner and Co., 1898.

Estimate from R. Rollinson for roller blinds, 1898.

Correspondence with Robinsons Ltd concerning the purchase of photographic envelopes, 1898.

Correspondence concerning the settlement of an account with Herr Teubner, 1899.

Correspondence with H. Knight concerning a new polishing process, 1899.

Section (ii)

Correspondence with Willesden Paper and Canvas Works Ltd concerning an order for sheets of canvas, 1909.

Correspondence with J.W. Snee concerning the purchase of firewood, 1909.

Price lists from Simmens and Co. and Drew, Clark and Co. for two-wheeled trolleys, 1909.

Correspondence with A.R. Thomas concerning the sale of a medal with a portrait of Sir Isaac Newton engraved upon it, 1909.

Correspondence with Grimshaw, Baxter and J.J. Elliott Ltd cancelling an order for cutting broaches, 1909.

Correspondence with the Agricultural Association Ltd concerning an order for fumigating compound, 1909.

Estimate from Johnson, Matthey and Co. Ltd for a sheet of platinum, 1909.

Correspondence with Richard Bell and Co. concerning the purchase of white cotton wipers for machinery, 1909.

Estimate from Samuel Putney Ltd for boxwood, 1909.

Estimate from M. Sallinger for the framing of diplomas, 1909.

Estimate from Collins Bros and Gabriel advertising rare flower bulbs, 1909.

Letter from H.N. Wood, 1909, offering for sale a copy of 'Hieronymous Astronomicon' printed in 1485.

Letter from E. Sims offering for sale a portrait of John Harrison, 1909.

Letter from Laing and Wharton Ltd offering to re-silver telescopic mirrors ready for the return of Halley's Comet, 1909.

Tenders from Haycroft and Son Ltd, G.H. Beaver and Co., and Beard and Co. for various items of hardware, 1909.

Estimate from J. Heathman and Co. for a step-ladder, 1909.

Estimate from Wittingham and Co. for the repair of a 'Brunsviga' calculating machine, 1909.

Estimate from Haycraft and Son Ltd for an iron hook to be made to order, 1909.

Estimate from William Cottis and Sons for the repair of a lawn mower, 1910.

Estimate from the Great International Plate Glass Insurance and Cleaning Company for cleaning the windows at the Royal Observatory, 1910.

Letter and advertising literature from Birnbaum and Co. for the 'Archimedes' calculating machine, 1910.

Letter from Spink and Son offering for sale a portrait intaglio of Halley, 1910.

Correspondence with Richard Bell and Co. concerning the late delivery of an order for white cotton wipers for machinery, 1911.

Letter from J.L.E. Dreyer enclosing a page from a book list offering an autographed letter by John Flamsteed, 1911.

Letter from A. Schlesinger offering for sale an engraving of Nevil Maskelyne, 1911.

Correspondence with E. Goodrich concerning the settlement of the Royal Observatory's account, 1911.

Estimate from the Gandy Belt Manufacturing Co. Ltd for white cotton wipers for machinery, 1911.

Estimates from Butcher, Carrow and Co. Ltd for disinfectant and weed killer, 1911.

Estimate from the Nelson Window Cleaning Co. for cleaning windows at the Royal Observatory, 1911.

Estimate from W.E. Lee and Son for the cleaning, repair and polishing of tables at the Royal Observatory, 1911.

Estimate from Stockall, Marples and Sons for 'Gunmetal Mitre Wheels', 1912.

Letter from H.M. Mitchell offering for sale 'Poly-cycle-epicycloidal and other Geometric Curves' by Dr Alabone, 1912.

Estimate from J. Meyer for steel wire, 1912.

Estimate and price list from George Kent Ltd for refrigerators, 1912.

Estimate from F.R. Martin and Co. for refrigerators, 1912.

Estimate from the Nelson Window Cleaning Co. for cleaning the windows at the Royal Observatory, 1912.

Estimates from the Gandy Belt Manufacturing Co. Ltd, Richard Bell and Co. and E.H. Burt-Smith and Co. for white cotton wipers, with a sample, 1912.

Estimate from the Brilliant Sign Co. Ltd for a brass wall plate, 1912.

Correspondence with Magic Appliances Ltd concerning the supply of a vacuum cleaner, 1911-1912.

Correspondence with Shand, Mason and Co. concerning the installation of a standpipe, 1912.

Correspondence with S. Clark and Son concerning the purchase of a gas stove, 1912.

Estimate from the British Aluminium Co. Ltd for aluminium wire, 1912.

Estimate from J. Benson for rubber tubing, 1912.

Circular from Miss Mooney advertising secretarial services, 1913.

Letter from C. Fitch offering for sale a mezzotint engraving of James Bradley (which the Astronomer Royal purchased), 1913.

Estimate from J.H. Heathman and Co. for a ladder, 1913.

Estimate from the Nelson Window Cleaning Company for cleaning the windows at the Royal Observatory, 1913.

Quotation for relays from the Automatic Telephone Manufacturing Co. Ltd, 1913.

Estimates for an observing mattress from W.E. Lee and Son, 1913.

Circular letter from Roneo Ltd advertising fireproof filing cabinets, 1913.

Letter from Richard Bell and Co. advertising white cotton wipers for machinery, 1913.

Tenders from E. Freak and Castle's Shipbreaking Co. for supplying firewood, 1914.

Estimate from S. Mason and Co. for a canvas fire hose, 1914.

Estimate from Kelvin Bottomley and Baird Ltd for siphon recorder tubes, 1914.

Correspondence with Richard Bell and Co. concerning an order for white cotton wipers, 1914.

Correspondence with Claudius Ash and Sons Ltd concerning the purchase of two pieces of flexible coupling, 1914.

Estimate from W.E. Lee and Son for the repair of an observing chair, 1914.

Price list for baskets from the Workshop for the Blind of Kent, 1914.

Estimate from J.E. and S. Spencer for a drawn steel tube, 1914.

Estimate from E. Dent and Co. for the repair of a chronometer, 1915.

Quotation from Hawkins and Tipson for rope, 1915.

Estimate from P.B. Cow and Co. for vulcanised rubber washers, 1915.

Estimates from Hile and Cozens and Haycraft and Son Ltd for screws and hinges, 1915.

Estimate from Victor Kullberg for repairs to the micrometer of the transit circle, 1915.

Letter from Hile and Cozens concerning the delayed delivery of an order, 1915.

Tender from W. Potter and Sons for the supply of cardboard boxes for chronometers, 1915-1916.

Estimate from Lithanode Ltd for glass battery boxes, 1916.

Estimate from the Nelson Window Cleaning Company Ltd for the cleaning of the windows at the Royal Observatory, 1916.

Advertising literature from the Mulvido Calculating Machine Co. for the Mulvido Calculator, 1916

Estimate from Borgzinner Bros Ltd for leather boxes for chronometers, 1916.

Correspondence with Mosses and Mitchell Ltd concerning the purchase of fibre rings, 1916.

Tender from Shand, Mason and Co. for the supply of a canvas fire hose, 1916.

Estimate from G.H. Richards for liquid insecticide, 1916.

Tender from Hunt Wauthier and Co. for a copper-plate engraving of charts, maps and diagrams, 1916.



































































































































































































Dates

  • 1894 - 1916

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Extent

2 bundle(s)

Language of Materials

English

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