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Correspondence on estimates and expenditure, 1954 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/23

Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding estimates of expenditure for the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including papers on the upkeep of the grounds; Navy Estimates; statements of the instrument situation for the years 1952, 1954 and 1955; Appropriation Accounts for 1953-1954 and 1954-1955; R.G.O. Sketch Estimates for 1955-1956 and 1954-1955; Liability Statements; estimated overseas expenditure and receipts; correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and C. Jowsey regarding the contract for the Schmidt Telescope and the Braunbek Coils; correspondence regarding the type of radio receivers and an automatic frequency recorder to be installed at Herstmonceux, including estimates; a memorandum prepared by the Civil Engineer-in-Chief, giving a brief account of the transfer of the Royal Observatory from Greenwich to Herstmonceux, showing costs and progress; and notes concerning the R.G.O., supplied to the Cabinet Section for use in a Parliamentary debate on Navy Estimates.


  • Creation: 1954 - 1956


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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-06-07 11:48:59+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

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