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Herstmonceux

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on estimates and expenditure, 1950 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/22
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding estimates of expenditure for the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including an airmail letter from G.B. Wellgate, South Africa, to Richard Woolley, 6 August 1963, regarding the 1964-1965 Sketch Estimates; and letters regarding the instrument situation at the R.G.O., the Navy Estimates and the removal of the Royal Observatory to Herstmonceux, 1950-1952.
Dates: 1950 - 1963
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on estimates and expenditure, 1954 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/23
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding estimates of expenditure for the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including papers on the upkeep of the grounds; Navy Estimates; statements of the instrument situation for the years 1952, 1954 and 1955; Appropriation Accounts for 1953-1954 and 1954-1955; R.G.O. Sketch Estimates for 1955-1956 and 1954-1955; Liability Statements; estimated overseas expenditure and receipts; correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and C. Jowsey regarding the contract for the Schmidt Telescope...
Dates: 1954 - 1956
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on estimates and expenditure, 1955 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/24
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding estimates and expenditure, including the following items:Correspondence regarding estimates of expenditure for the Royal Greenwich Observatory for the years 1956-1960, including vote ledger credit and debit cards; the upkeep of the grounds; estimated overseas naval expenditure and receipts; salary and staff estimates; Navy estimates; instruments to be included in the Sketch Estimates; the Sketch Estimates; Appropriation Accounts; liability statements; D.R.E....
Dates: 1955 - 1960
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on functions, 1967 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/728
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding various functions organised at Herstmonceux Castle, mainly concerning events run by the Herstmonceux Old Tyme Dance Club.
Dates: 1967 - 1968
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on Herstmonceux Castle, 1959 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/257
Scope and Contents Correspondence with H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, and others, with memoranda and related papers, regarding Herstmonceux Castle. Much of the correspondence is with the Superintendent of the S.E. England Navy Works District, Chatham.
Dates: 1959 - 1961
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on Herstmonceux Castle, 1962 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/267
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Superintendent, Navy Works, Ministry of Public Building and Works, Chatham, and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding Herstmonceux Castle.
Dates: 1962 - 1963
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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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...
Dates: 1955 - 1963
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the Melbourne Transit Instrument, 1947 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/131
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Melbourne Transit Instrument, including a memorandum describing the Melbourne Transit Circle, a gift from the government of Victoria, Australia; and letters from R. Atkinson putting on record the provisional latitude and azimuth of the Herstmonceux meridian site, 22 June 1950.
Dates: 1947 - 1954
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the move to Herstmonceux, 1946 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/644
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the transfer of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and allied departments to Herstmonceux:(1) Correspondence, memoranda, manuscript notes and plans concerning the move, 1946-1948, including the following items:Memorandum from the Civil Engineer-in-Chief's office referring to estimates of costs, the Nautical Almanac Office, the Chronometer Department and the Solar Department Building.Letters to R. Atkinson from J.T. Williams, Admiralty;...
Dates: 1946 - 1957
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the move to Herstmonceux, 1949 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/75
Scope and Contents (1) Official correspondence regarding the transfer of the Royal Observatory to Herstmonceux:1. Correspondence concerning the vacation of the Royal Air Force domestic camp within the boundaries of the Admiralty's estates at Herstmonceux.2. Correspondence concerning street lighting in the area surrounding Herstmonceux.3. Correspondence with the British Electric Authority, London division, regarding compensation for damage to instruments at the Royal Greenwich Observatory...
Dates: 1949 - 1952
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the Observatory and Herstmonceux, 1958 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/7
Scope and Contents Correspondence and some related papers regarding Herstmonceux Castle and the Royal Observatory, including the following items:General correspondence regarding the Observatory, including the administration of the grounds of Herstmonceux Castle, the supply of trout for the lake at the Castle, and the supply of wild fowl for the Castle grounds, 1963.Requests for information from the Royal Observatory archives, mostly dealt with by P.S. Laurie, 1963.Correspondence between...
Dates: 1958 - 1963
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the Observatory and Herstmonceux, 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/11
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding Herstmonceux Castle and the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the supply of trout and wild fowl for Herstmonceux Castle's lake and grounds; requests for information from the R.G.O. archives, mostly dealt with by P.S. Laurie; correspondence between 'Thomson Newspapers' and Richard Woolley regarding the latter's desire to acquire a portrait of King Charles II; and correspondence concerning the Public Records Office and the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works.
Dates: 1963
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the Observatory and Herstmonceux, 1934 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/1
Scope and Contents Correspondence and some related papers regarding the general administration of the approaches, grounds and interior of Herstmonceux Castle; the removal of the Royal Observatory from Greenwich to Herstmonceux; and the history of the Royal Observatory and Herstmonceux Castle. The papers include the following items:Letter from G. Jones to R. Woolley concerning the gift of his painting of the old buildings at Greenwich, 1956.Correspondence regarding the pair of swans for the lake at...
Dates: 1934 - 1957
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the Observatory and Herstmonceux, 1956 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/2
Scope and Contents Correspondence and some related papers regarding Herstmonceux Castle and the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the following items:Correspondence regarding the 1958 Public Records Act, 1959.Correspondence regarding the opening of the Castle grounds to the public, 1959.Correspondence regarding the visit of Lord Euston, a representative of the National Trust, 1959.Correspondence regarding the layout and management of the Castle grounds, 1959.Copy of...
Dates: 1956 - 1959
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the Observatory's removal, 1938 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/1
Scope and Contents Correspondence, memoranda and other papers concerning the removal of the Royal Observatory to Herstmonceux, including material on site requirements; lists of sites considered; minutes of the Board of Visitors Committee regarding the need to move the Observatory; correspondence with E.V. Appleton of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research; and papers on the curtailment of the Observatory's activities due to its move and the Second World War.
Dates: 1938 - 1949
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the Observatory's removal, 1938 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/4
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the removal of the Royal Observatory to Herstmonceux and the proposed new sites, including estimates for the cost of building and re-erecting the telescopes on the new site; minutes of the proceedings of the Board of Visitors of the Royal Observatory, 2 June 1945; a report on the new site by the Board of Visitors; details of inspections of proposed sites; meteorological reports; and correspondence with the Southern Railway Company.
Dates: 1938 - 1946
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the Observatory's removal, 1946 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/6
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the removal of the Royal Observatory to Herstmonceux, including letters from the public concerning the move; correspondence with the Admiralty; material relating to the agreement for the sale of Herstmonceux Castle; correspondence with P. Latham; a letter from the Bishop of Chichester regarding the chapel; correspondence regarding the developments which might prove detrimental to the Observatory; material on the housing of staff; correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb,...
Dates: 1946 - 1949
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on visitations, 1938 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/17
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty and minutes of the Board of Visitors relating mainly to visitations, 1938-1941, 1943 and 1946-1956. There are also progress reports, 1953 and 1956, on the transfer of the Royal Observatory to Herstmonceux; correspondence with the Admiralty concerning the new Royal Warrant (1953) for the Board of Visitors; and a memorandum by H.H. Plaskett on the 'Argument in favour of a Wide Angle 100-inch Telescope'.
Dates: 1938 - 1956
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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General correspondence 'H' and 'I', 1964-09 - 1965-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/8
Scope and Contents General correspondence with local clubs and societies, various Haberdashers' Aske's Schools and others, including letters concerning an engagement to speak at Hackney Technical College.
Dates: 1964-09 - 1965-10
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on Herstmonceux, 1946 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/269/7
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers regarding accommodation at Herstmonceux.
Dates: 1946 - 1956
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on Herstmonceux Castle, 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/250
Scope and Contents Correspondence and memoranda regarding the canteen refrigerator and water tanks at Herstmonceux Castle.
Dates: 1959
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on the move to Herstmonceux, 1938 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/632
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the transfer of the Royal Observatory from Greenwich to Herstmonceux, including correspondence, minutes, newscuttings, plans, agenda, questionnaires, memoranda and reports. Much of the material relates to staff queries and the Informal Office Committee, including correspondence on the provision of housing and hostel accommodation for staff and completed staff questionnaires on housing requirements. The remaining papers include the following items (the list is not...
Dates: 1938 - 1956
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Parish magazine, 1967-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/620
Scope and Contents The souvenir edition of the parish magazine of All Saints' Church, Herstmonceux, for the Festival of Flowers.
Dates: 1967-08
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Personal correspondence, A-H, 1959 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/910
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Sir Richard Woolley regarding invitations, awards, lectures, committees, dinners and other subjects. There is correspondence with newspapers and magazines concerning books and articles; with tradesmen, banks and insurance companies; with individuals, including Dr Atkinson, Sir Edward Appleton, Sir Allen Brown at Australia House, G. de Beer, Professor Bondi, K. St. B. Collins, Sir N. Cooper-Key M.P., Sir John Carroll, Sir Durnford Slater, Sir H. Spencer Jones,...
Dates: 1959 - 1960
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Personal correspondence, A-H, 1960 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/911
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Sir Richard Woolley regarding invitations, awards, lectures, committees, dinners and other subjects. There is correspondence with magazines concerning articles and books; with tradesmen, banks and insurance companies; with various societies, universities, schools, observatories and other institutions; and with individuals. The correspondents include J.B. Alexander; Dr Atkinson; the Astronomical Society of the Pacific; Allhallows School; Sir William Boreman's...
Dates: 1960 - 1961
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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