Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Correspondence regarding various functions organised at Herstmonceux Castle, mainly concerning events run by the Herstmonceux Old Tyme Dance Club.
Correspondence with the Superintendent, Navy Works, Ministry of Public Building and Works, Chatham, and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding Herstmonceux Castle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
Correspondence and other papers regarding accommodation at Herstmonceux.
Correspondence and memoranda regarding the canteen refrigerator and water tanks at Herstmonceux Castle.
The souvenir edition of the parish magazine of All Saints' Church, Herstmonceux, for the Festival of Flowers.
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