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Correspondence on observatories, 1924 - 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/22

Scope and Contents

(1) Miscellaneous foreign observatories

Letter from R. Atkinson to Colonel Gerado Dianderas, Peru, regarding equipment for the proposed Arequipa Observatory, 1946.

Correspondence with the Hong Kong Royal Observatory regarding time signals, 1946.

Letter from S. Jarocinski, Warsaw, to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, regarding the Babia Góra Observatory, 1937.

(2) Miscellaneous British observatories

Letters from E.M. Lindsay, Armagh Observatory, to Sir Harold Spencer Jones regarding the future plans of the Armagh Observatory, 1939.

Correspondence between Wilfred Hall, Durham University Observatory, and H. Spencer Jones regarding the future of the Durham Observatory, 1938.

Report of the Committee of Management of Durham University Observatory for the year ending 31 May 1937.

Correspondence with the Librarian, Allhallows School, Rousdon, Devon, regarding the Rousdon Observatory, 1947.

Correspondence with the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, regarding staff, 1945.

Correspondence with E.M. Lindsay, Armagh Observatory, regarding the financial status of the Armagh Observatory, 1940.

Correspondence from the University of London regarding the appointment of C.C.L. Gregory as Honorary Director of the University Observatory, 1939.

(3) Cambridge University and the Solar Physics Observatory

Correspondence with Professor R.O. Redman regarding the scrapping of the transit circle at Cambridge, 1947.

Correspondence between Arthur Beer and H. Spencer Jones regarding Beer's appointment as the Senior Observer at the Solar Physics Observatory, 1947.

Correspondence between F.J.M. Stratton and H. Spencer Jones regarding the International Union of the History of Science and the International Council of Scientific Unions, 1947.

Correspondence between A.D. Thackeray and H. Spencer Jones regarding the star Cassiopeia, 1946.

Correspondence regarding a meeting of the Observatories Syndicate on 30 November 1946, and decisions taken by the Executive Committee, also including the annual report.

Correspondence regarding a meeting of the Observatories Syndicate, 14 August 1946, regarding the report of the Joint Committee appointed by the Faculty Boards of Physics and Chemistry and of Geography and Geology to advise on the future of meteorological studies at Cambridge University, 1946.

Correspondence with Cambridge University regarding the Plumian Professorship of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy, 1946.

Annual Reports of the Solar Physics Committee, Cambridge University, 1940 and 1943-1945.

Correspondence with Professor S. Chapman regarding the Directorship of the Cambridge Observatory, 1945.

Income and expenditure accounts of the Department of Astrophysics, Faculty of Physics and Chemistry, 1938-1939, 1939-1940, 1942-1943 and 1943-1944.

Correspondence with W. Moss regarding magnetic storms, 1942.

Cambridge University Annual Report of the Committee of Geodesy and Geophysics, 16 May 1942.

(4) Canadian, South African and New Zealand observatories

Correspondence between C.S. Beals, Dominion Astronomer, and H. Spencer Jones regarding plans for a Magnetic Observatory at Baker Lake, 1947.

Correspondence between Nicholas Polunin and H. Spencer Jones, with an attached newscutting regarding new magnetic north poles, 1947.

Correspondence between the Union Astronomer, South Africa, and H. Spencer Jones regarding the visit of Finsen and Hers to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1947.

Letters from D.H. Sadler to J. Jackson, H.M. Astronomer, Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, 1947, regarding planets at transit, 1949-1952.

Correspondence between A.C.M. Lillie, Preston, Lancashire, and H. Spencer Jones regarding the helio-chronometer made by Messrs Pilkington and Gibbs of Preston, with an attached drawing of a helio-chronometer by A.C.M. Lillie, 1947.

Dominion Observatory Bulletin R-30, Wellington, 1944, reprinted from the Annual Report of the New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, 1944-1945.

Correspondence between Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd and H. Spencer Jones regarding the Franklin Adams lens, 1946.

Correspondence with Dr van den Bos regarding minor planet observations, 1946.

Letter from H. Spencer Jones to Brigadier B.F.J. Schonland regarding the award of the Hughes Medal of the Royal Society, 1945.

Correspondence with Dr van den Bos regarding short-wave signals, 1945.

Correspondence with the Carter Observatory, New Zealand, regarding the driving clock for the 20-inch reflector, 1945.

Letter from H. Spencer Jones to Dr van den Bos regarding the examination of Pluto for signs of a visible disk, 1942.

Correspondence between Dr van den Bos and H. Spencer Jones regarding the Moon's phases, 1942-1946, and the effect the war is having on Britain and Holland, 1941.

Report of the Dominion Observatory for the year ending 31 December 1941.

Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Dominion Observatory, New Zealand, Bulletin T-17, New Zealand Mean Time, 1941.

Report of a technical sub-committee relating to the Carter bequest, set up to consider and report on a suitable scheme for equipping the Carter Observatory and the probable cost of this scheme, 1937.

Correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding a telescope for Wellington, New Zealand, 1936.

Correspondence between E. Marsden and H. Spencer Jones regarding the Carter bequest, 1936.

(5) Australian observatories

Correspondence of H. Spencer Jones with H.V. Johnson, Minister for the Interior, Canberra, regarding latitude variation, 1948.

Correspondence between Kerr Grant, Professor of Physics, University of Adelaide, and H. Spencer Jones regarding the resumption of latitude variation observations at Adelaide, 1948.

Correspondence between the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning and H. Spencer Jones regarding the vacancy for an astrophysicist in Australia and requesting information on the suitability of G.H. Archenhold for the post, 1947.

Minutes of the meeting of the Australian National Committee on Astronomy held at the Commonwealth Observatory, Canberra, 12 February 1947.

Report on the Commonwealth Observatory by H. Spencer Jones, 7 March 1947.

Correspondence with R. Woolley, Commonwealth Astronomer, regarding H. Spencer Jones' visit to Australia and the zenith tube, 1946.

Correspondence between R. Woolley and H. Spencer Jones regarding the Melbourne astrographic zones and the deaths of Dr Baldwin and Mr Rimmer, 1945.

Correspondence between R. Woolley and H. Spencer Jones regarding the Melbourne quartz clocks, 1945.

Report of the Director of the Commonwealth Solar Observatory for the period 1 May 1940 to 31 January 1944.

Correspondence with R. Woolley regarding the Adelaide Zenith Telescope, 1944.

Correspondence with the Bank of New South Wales regarding the Crohamhurst Observatory, Queensland, and long-range weather forecasting, 1944.

Correspondence between R. Woolley and H. Spencer Jones regarding the closure of the Melbourne Observatory, 1943.

Correspondence between T. Smith, National Physical Laboratory, and H. Spencer Jones regarding 'Systematic Constructional Tables for Thin Cemented Aplanatic Lenses', 1941.

Correspondence between R. Woolley and H. Spencer Jones regarding the Optical Munitions Panel, 1941.

Telegram from H. Spencer Jones to Dodwell, Adelaide Observatory, regarding observations, 1940.

Telegram from Dodwell to H. Spencer Jones regarding continuity of observations, 1940.

Correspondence of R. Woolley with H. Spencer Jones regarding the internment of Brück, 1940.

Correspondence between Dodwell and H. Spencer Jones regarding the construction of a photographic zenith telescope at Adelaide, 1940.

Correspondence with Sir Harold Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on the zenith telescope, 1939.

Correspondence with Dodwell regarding the future work at Adelaide Observatory, 1939.

Card announcing the retirement of W. O'Leary from the Riverview College Observatory, 1938.

Folder containing correspondence on the Mount Stromlo Observatory, regarding appointments, equipment, etc., 1924-1929.

Folder containing correspondence between W.G. Duffield and Sir Frank Dyson regarding the proposed closure of the Sydney Observatory, 1925.

Newspaper cutting referring to the Sydney Observatory, 1925.

(6) Norman Lockyer Observatory

Correspondence between Captain W.N. McClean and H. Spencer Jones regarding the appointment of members on the new council for the Norman Lockyer Observatory Corporation, 1947.

Notice of the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Norman Lockyer Observatory Corporation on 12 December 1947.

Minutes of council meetings held on 30 July 1936, 12 May 1938, 15 November 1938, 9 March 1939, 9 November 1939, 9 May 1940, 10 May 1946, 14 February 1947 and 31 March 1946.

Memorandum from D.L. Edwards regarding the future of the Norman Lockyer Observatory, 1946.

Correspondence between McIntyre and H. Spencer Jones regarding the presentation of a Shortt-Synchronome Clock to the Norman Lockyer Observatory, 1944.

Correspondence regarding the Corporation's need for higher land, 1943.

Correspondence with D.L. Edwards regarding cooperation in research with the Kodak Research Laboratory, 1942.

Correspondence between D.R. Barber and H. Spencer Jones regarding the brightness of the night sky, 1941.

Review of the work of the Norman Lockyer Observatory, 1941.

Correspondence with H. Spencer Jones regarding the work of Dr Alter at the Norman Lockyer Observatory, 1940.

Correspondence of D.R. Barber with H. Spencer Jones regarding Barber's colour-temperature programme, 1940.

Correspondence with M.R. Miller, regarding a grant of £300 per annum for research work at the Norman Lockyer Observatory, 1940.

Brief financial statement of the Norman Lockyer Observatory, 1940.

Correspondence between McClean and H. Spencer Jones regarding a grant from the Pilgrim Trust, 1939.

Material on the scheme for the memorial to W.S.J. Lockyer, 1938.

Correspondence between D.L. Edwards and Greaves regarding colour temperature work, 1937.

Report regarding the purchase of a microphotometer, 1937.

Notes by D.L. Edwards regarding the purchase of the sensitometer, 1936.

Copy of the agreement between Sir Richard Arman Gregory and the Hill Observatory Corporation, 1936.















































































































































































Dates

  • 1924 - 1948

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Extent

1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials

English

Former / Other Reference

Q5

Finding aid date

2006-04-24 14:55:38+00:00

Includes index.

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