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Papers on the Solar Physics Committee, 1879 - 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/205

Scope and Contents

Printed papers containing copies of correspondence and a memorial from G. Stokes, B. Stewart and Strachey relating to a proposed committee to report on observations in solar physics, 1879.

Preliminary report of the Committee on Solar Physics, 1879.

Two copies of a memorandum from the Solar Physics Committee on future work areas, 1887

Printed copies of the Report to the Solar Physics Committee, 1890-1896.

Copy of an article in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society', Vol. 60, 1896.

Annual Report of the Solar Physics Observatory, 1897-1899.

Memorial from Sir J.N. Lockyer concerning the future of the Solar Physics Observatory and the need for new buildings for astronomical work, 1899.

Undated confidential letter to the Duke of Devonshire concerning the future of the Solar Physics Observatory and its finances, much altered by Christie, with a printed copy dated January 1902.

Undated printed memorandum concerning a testimonial for Sir J. Donnelly.

Memoranda relating to the Solar Physics Committee, 1905-1921.

Further papers relating to the Solar Physics Committee: 'Printed Papers and Circulars and Memoranda'.

Memorandum concerning Treasury action with regard to the study of solar physics, 1909.

Printed staffing list giving duties and personal details of staff members, 1909, with financial details for the 92nd Meeting of the Solar Physics Committee.

Minutes of the 55th meeting, 17 June 1887.

Memorandum on the future of the Solar Physics Observatory, 1887.

Minutes of the 77th meeting, 25 November 1897.

Minutes of the 90th meeting, 29 June 1908.

Undated memoranda concerning the financial conditions and requirements of the Solar Physics Observatory.

'Note on Meteorological Work undertaken in and since 1898 at the Solar Physics Observatory', 1909.

Typed memorandum concerning the future work of the Solar Physics Observatory at Cambridge [1912].

'Draft Regulations for the Solar Physics Observatory', 1913.

'Draft Report of the Committee', 1909, and correspondence regarding certain proposed amendments, with notes on the draft report by E.W. Maunder and copies of the final printed report.


  • Creation: 1879 - 1921


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Finding aid date

2006-03-30 10:46:35+00:00

Includes index.

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