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Correspondence on the Herstmonceux hostel, 1955 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/77

Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding the Herstmonceux hostel and canteen, including income and expenditure reports relating to the use of attic floor accommodation for hostel use by observatory employees and vacation students; minutes of meetings of the canteen committee; a memorandum by Richard Woolley regarding accommodation in the castle; correspondence on the supply of canteen equipment; correspondence concerning the raised scales of pay for hostel staff; correspondence with the Transport and General Workers' Union regarding the dismissal of the canteen worker Mrs B.M. Christian due to the changeover from hostel to canteen; and correspondence regarding the closing down of the Herstmonceux hostel, 28 November 1955.


  • Creation: 1955 - 1963


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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-06-07 11:51:52+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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