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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1886 - 1937

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/251

Scope and Contents

(1) Correspondence of the Astronomers Royal W.H.M. Christie and F.W. Dyson with the Hydrographer of the Navy, 1886-1932.

(2) Correspondence with the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, 1886-1937

Letters on the disc presented to W.H.M. Christie, 1902.

Pages from 'Nature' reporting the speech made by Professor Love on presenting W.H.M. Christie and A.W. Rücker with the degree of Doctor of Science (Honorary), 1902.

Notice of the vacancy of the chair of Savilian Professor of Astronomy, 1893.

Papers relating to Mr Freeman's application for the Savilian Professorship, 1893.

Papers from H.H. Turner, including a paper 'On the Reduction of Measures of Photographic Plates', submitting his qualifications for the chair of Savilian Professor, 1893.

Notice of a meeting of electors, 1893.

List of candidates for the chair of Savilian Professor, 1893.

Circular to the Heads of Departments at Oxford University requesting that they state what they deem necessary to add to their departments, 1902.

Notice of a meeting of the Visitors of the University Observatory, 1893.

Papers relating to Mr Freeman's application for the chair of Savilian Professor, 1893.

Correspondence with H.H. Turner regarding additions to the schedule for examinations in astronomy, 1895.

Examination papers for the Honour School of Natural Sciences at Oxford University, 1898.

Papers and a booklet from Ruskin College, Oxford, regarding an establishment for the lower classes, 1905.

Papers relating to the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the University Museum, Oxford, 1908.

Copy of the rules governing the Halley lecture on astronomy and terrestrial magnetism and correspondence between H.H. Turner and F.W. Dyson concerning the lectures, 1910.

Letter appointing F.W. Dyson to the Board of Electors to the Savilian Professorship, 1911.

Notice of meetings of the Board of Electors to the Halley Lectureship, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1920, 1922, 1929, 1933, 1934, 1936 and 1937.

Letter appointing F.W. Dyson to the Board of Electors to the Savilian Professorship, 1917.

Letter from F.W. Dyson to H.H. Turner regarding changes that could be made in the astronomy examinations, 1921.

Forty-seventh annual report of the Savillian Professor to the Visitors of the University Observatory, Oxford, 1922.

Letters to the Henry Skynner Trust at Balliol College, Oxford, 1924, and a list of its regulations.

List of the published works of H. Knox-Shaw for the degree of Doctor of Science, 1926.

Copy of the 'D Litt and D Sc Regulations', c. 1926.

Notice of the conferring on F.W. Dyson of the degree of Doctor of Science (Honorary), 1926.

Notice of a meeting of the Visitors of the University Observatory and the annual report sent to Spencer Jones, 1934.

Notice of a meeting of the Visitors of the University Observatory, with an agenda of the items to be discussed, 1935.

Extract from 'The Times', 21 August 1930, containing an obituary of H.H. Turner, 1930.

Gallery-proof of an obituary of H.H. Turner written by 'F W D' (possibly F.W. Dyson), 1930.

Papers from applicants for the post of Cambridge University Librarian, 1886 and 1889.

Correspondence concerning filling the vacancy arising in the Lowndean Professorship of Astronomy and Geometry caused by the death of J.C. Adams, with testimonials from candidates, 1892. There is also a booklet on 'The Reappearance of Saturn's Ring' and a list of papers by J.W.L. Glaisher.

(3) Miscellaneous correspondence, 1899-1926

Newspaper cutting from 'The Times', 2 January 1899, containing the New Year Honours List.

Newspaper cutting from the 'Standard', 9 November 1905, containing the Birthday Honours List.

Newspaper cutting from the 'Daily News', 9 December 1905, containing the Resignation Honours List.

Envelope sent to W.H.M. Christie from King's College School, with red one penny and green half penny stamps attached, 1906.

Abstract of the income and expenditure of King's College, London, for the year ending August 1906.

Notice of annual meetings and reports on the accounts of King's College, London, 1906.

Memorandum on the scheme for the incorporation of King's College into the University of London, 1906.

Paper on the proposed incorporation of King's College into the University of London, 1905.

Booklet of the officers and rules of the Greenwich Conservative and Unionist Association, 1907.

Letter concerning a suitable author for a book on the scientists Lords Rosse, father and son, 1908.

'List of Leading Astronomers, in Neutral States', 1914.

Declaration signed by many eminent British persons thanking the Spanish for their assistance, c. 1914.

Declaration signed by many eminent British persons conveying the regret felt by the British at the attitude of the German scientists, c. 1914.

Correspondence with American scientists regarding America's attitude to the war, 1915.

Letter of sympathy, and a translation of the same, from eminent Spanish people to the British public, 1915 or 1916.

Agenda for a meeting of the Science Masters' Association, 1919.

Notice of the annual prize distribution of the Northampton Polytechnic Institute, 1920.

Letter, in French, from the Royal Observatory of Belgium making Dyson an associate member of the Royal Academy of Belgium, 1920.

Letter inviting F.W. Dyson to become a member of the City Livery Club, 1924.

Letter from the Home Office, Aliens Branch, giving permission for the extended stay of Mr Shajn, 1926.







































































































Dates

  • 1886 - 1937

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials

English

French

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