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Correspondence on the Radcliffe Observatory, 1950 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/483

Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, 1950-1956, including appointments; the Radcliffe Travelling Fellowship; the Board of Visitors' Reports; reports on the Wolverton Estate; reports of the Radcliffe Trustees' Annual Meetings and agenda papers; estimates of expenditure for the Observatory; Radcliffe Trust balance sheet and accounts; maintenance accounts, receipts and payment accounts; and Pension Funds. The papers also include the following items:

A folder of papers concerning Brick Kiln Farm, Wolverton (part of the Radcliffe Estate), 1956, including sketches and a revised layout plan with a report.

Correspondence regarding the Wilfred Hall Telescope, 1953.

Correspondence regarding the Pretoria Cassegrain II Mirror and also the aluminizing plant, 1952.

Correspondence concerning the Coude Spectrograph for the 74-inch reflector at the Radcliffe Observatory, 1952.

Correspondence regarding the use by the Cape Observatory of the 74-inch telescope, 1951.

Memorandum on 'Aluminizing in South Africa', 1951.

Correspondence concerning the coude convex mirror and the Radcliffe Observatory Spectrograph, 1951.


  • 1950 - 1956

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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-06-07 12:30:34+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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