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Correspondence on the 30-inch telescope, 1946 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/87

Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding the 30-inch telescope. The letters include correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding the Coude spectrograph for the 30-inch telescope, 1960. There is also correspondence between Cox, Hargreaves and Thomson Ltd and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding the 30-inch reflector mounting, 1947-1957, including the following items:

1. Report on the state of the 30-inch reflector on 23 March 1956.

2. Correspondence regarding a S.K.E.F.K.O. ball bearing from the S.K.F. Ball Bearing Company, Gothenburg, Sweden, for the 30-inch reflector telescope, 1955.

3. Specification for the 30-inch reflector mounting drawn up by R. Atkinson, 1953.

4. Tender for an equatorial mounting for the 30-inch reflector from Cox, Hargreaves and Thomson Ltd, 1950.

5. Correspondence with Knight Instruments regarding the refiguring of the parabolic mirror for the Royal Observatory, 1947.


  • 1946 - 1960

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Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-06-07 11:52:28+00:00

Includes index.

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