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Correspondence on estimates and expenditure, 1955 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/24

Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding estimates and expenditure, including the following items:

Correspondence regarding estimates of expenditure for the Royal Greenwich Observatory for the years 1956-1960, including vote ledger credit and debit cards; the upkeep of the grounds; estimated overseas naval expenditure and receipts; salary and staff estimates; Navy estimates; instruments to be included in the Sketch Estimates; the Sketch Estimates; Appropriation Accounts; liability statements; D.R.E. (Director of Radio Equipment); estimated overseas expenditure; and receipts.

Explanatory notes regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope and the estimated cost, 1959.

Information leaflet on the 'AVO Valve Tester, type 160', 1959.

Material on new works and shore machinery, 1959.

Copies of letters from Richard Woolley to the Admiralty regarding a Schmidt telescope and estimate, 1957.

Detailed estimate of capital and running costs of the electronic computing machine Deuce, 1957.

Copy of amendments to notes for the Parliamentary debate on the 1956-1957 estimates, regarding the R.G.O., 1957.

Select Committee on Estimates memoranda, prepared by the Admiralty, on the removal of the Royal Observatory to Herstmonceux and on the cost of publishing the official almanacs and the receipts derived from them, 1957.

Correspondence of the Admiralty regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope extended contract for grinding and polishing the 98-inch disk, 1955.


  • Creation: 1955 - 1960


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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-06-07 11:49:02+00:00

Includes index.

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