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Correspondence on the Observatory's removal, 1938 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/1

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, memoranda and other papers concerning the removal of the Royal Observatory to Herstmonceux, including material on site requirements; lists of sites considered; minutes of the Board of Visitors Committee regarding the need to move the Observatory; correspondence with E.V. Appleton of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research; and papers on the curtailment of the Observatory's activities due to its move and the Second World War.


  • Creation: 1938 - 1949


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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-04-24 14:53:40+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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