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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


Astronomical Paintings, Drawings and Other Representations, 1677 - 1990

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 116
Scope and Contents Illustrative material collected from various parts of the Royal Observatory archival stores; chiefly images of Royal Observatory buildings at Greenwich. The first two series, the engravings of Francis Place, are perhaps the most celebrated. Other items of note include drawings, sketches and watercolours of the buildings at Greenwich by relatives of the Astronomer Royal, George Airy, including his sisters-in-law Elizabeth Smith (RGO 116/3) and Caroline Smith (RGO 116/4), and his...
Dates: 1677 - 1990
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Fieldwork, 1878-1938

Reference Code: GBR/590/HRKR/02
Scope and Contents

The series comprises numbered and un-numbered field notebooks;specimen catalogues; sketchbooks, photograph albums, and maps.

Dates: 1878-1938
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. The Geological Conservation Unit [A.G Brighton and Colin Forbes Building] is open from Monday to Friday, 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00. A prior appointment made at least two weeks in advance, and two forms of identification are required. Please contact the Museum to ask about the collection or to make an appointment.

Sketchbooks, 1821-1844

Reference Code: GBR/590/ADSW/01/03
Scope and Contents

Comprising sketchbooks with pencil, ink and watercolour sketches of geological features.

Dates: 1821-1844
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some of these records are fragile- access may only be possible with support from specialist staff. Please seek guidance.