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Correspondence on the Magnetic Observatory, 1948 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/78

Scope and Contents

General and official correspondence regarding the removal of the Magnetic Observatory from Abinger to Hartland, including the following items:

Correspondence regarding hotel bookings for people visiting Hartland, 1963.

Report on hygiene inspection at Hartland, 1963.

Letters to P.L. Rickerby regarding the allocation of construction work at Hartland, 1963.

Correspondence regarding the trials of a recording magnetometer, 1963.

Plan of the proposed new fencing at Hartland, 1963.

Correspondence regarding the Hartland sewerage scheme, 1963.

Copy of Ordnance survey plan number SS 2624 of Hartland, 1963.

Correspondence with V.E. Fuchs of the Falkland Island Dependencies Survey regarding the training of two physicists in geomagnetic work prior to their departure to the Antarctic, 1961.

Correspondence regarding magnetic equipment at Hartland, 1960.

Correspondence regarding the proposed sewer at Hartland and letters regarding batteries for magnetic recorders, 1959.

Correspondence with P.L. Rickerby regarding defective photographic equipment at Hartland, 1958

List of fire precautions for Hartland, 1958.

Copy of letters from H.G. Barker to the Admiralty regarding 'The Way Ahead' exercise, 1957.

Copy of the chief fire officer's report on Hartland, 1957.

Report by the select committee on estimates sub-committee B for the Magnetic Observatory, Hartland, 1957.

Letters from Hartland to Mr Whale, Herstmonceux, regarding plants required for the official garden at Hartland, 1957.

Correspondence regarding fuel supplies and storage at Hartland, 1957.

Applications for the post of caretaker at Hartland, 1956.

Correspondence regarding the Braumbeck coil array required for the Magnetic Observatory at Hartland, 1956.

Correspondence regarding building requirements at Hartland, 1956.

Reports of site meetings held at Hartland on 15 November 1955, 26 October 1955 and 24 August 1955.

Plan of external works and services at Hartland, 1955.

Plan of the site and drainage layouts and testing hut at Hartland, 1955.

Map showing the site for the proposed Magnetic Observatory at Hartland, 1955.

Memorandum on the reasons for the inclusion in the major works programme for 1955-1956 of the transfer of the Magnetic Observatory to a site in North Devon, 1955.

Report on magnetic tests carried out at Hartland from 11 October 1949 until 21 October 1949.

Memoranda nos 1 and 2 on the urgency for the removal of the Magnetic Observatory from Abinger, 1949.

Report by H. Spencer Jones on possible suitable sites for the Magnetic Observatory, 1949.


  • Creation: 1948 - 1963


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Language of Materials


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Finding aid date

2006-06-07 11:51:55+00:00

Includes index.

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