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Subject Source: Local sources

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Letter from P.M. Roget of the Royal Society, 1828-02-02

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 220-221
Scope and Contents

Concerning the reduction of the observations taken at Parramatta Observatory under Sir Thomas Brisbane.

Dates: 1828-02-02
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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Letter from William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1787-01-25

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 249-250
Scope and Contents

Concerning a fault in the sextant and requesting a replacement instrument; also concerning his desire to be placed in the land detachment.

Dates: 1787-01-25
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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Letter from William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1790-07-26

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 302-304a
Scope and Contents

Reporting on his work at the observatory at Sydney, and describing the main hindrances to his work (including the lack of 'men of business' in the country, the 'unfortunate want of abilities' of the surveyor of lands, and his problems with the Governor). The letter also includes a description of the local topography of Sydney and his opinion of the country - 'a more dreary, dismal, barren, inanimated [sic] country I believe does not exist anywhere in the whole world'.

Dates: 1790-07-26
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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Letters, A - Z, 1917-01 - 1917-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/6
Scope and Contents Correspondence (mainly consisting of letters written by LSA while Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet) between LSA and correspondents including: Professor William Adams [Secretary to the Prime Minister], on LSA's memoranda about Ireland (2); Christopher Addison [Minister in Charge of Reconstruction], on LSA's idea for extending postal rates to Empire trade; Waldorf Astor [Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister], on LSA's ideas on proportional representation; Lieutenant-Colonel John...
Dates: 1917-01 - 1917-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters concerning the purchase of two chronometers for New South Wales, 1829 - 1830

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 328-335
Scope and Contents From the Series: The collection contains a complete set of astronomical observation ledgers, with clock error notes, computation ledgers, star catalogues, weather records and correspondence. There are observations of comets, including measurements taken of Encke's Comet, 1828, and Halley's Comet, 1835, and observations of rockets, made with Sir James South in 1831. The papers include Pond's measurements for his work on the proper motions of stars, stellar parallax and other subjects, as well as substantial...
Dates: 1829 - 1830
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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Letters from Lady Diana Cooper to Conrad Russell: transcripts, 1941-10 - 1941-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 1/1/21
Scope and Contents

Letters on subjects including: visiting India, Australia and New Zealand; the Japanese advance; the sinking of HMSS Prince of Wales and Repulse.

Dates: 1941-10 - 1941-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters from parents, 1938-02-27 - 1939-08-21

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/1/3
Scope and Contents Letters to JEP in Australia from his parents, on subjects including: JEP's work at the University of Sydney, Australia [as Professor of Greek]; his publications, including work on the Rendel Harris Papyri, and his poems, Casting Off; the approach of war; JEP's preparations to move to Durham [as Professor of Greek and Classical Literature]; news from Trinity College [Cambridge]; JEP's finances. Also includes letters from others, including Colin Hardie [Tutor in Classics], Magdalen...
Dates: 1938-02-27 - 1939-08-21
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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Letters from the Queen to Churchill, 1952-08 - 1962-02

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW V 1/8
Scope and Contents Letters from Queen Elizabeth II on subjects including: Churchill's correspondence with Harry S Truman, President of the United States, on a joint message to Mohammed Mussadiq [Prime Minister of Iran, also known as Mohammed Mossadeq and Mosaddegh] over the oil dispute with Iran; the Queen's respect for "Bobbety" [5th Lord Salisbury, earlier Lord Cranborne]; her Christmas broadcast (1952); horseracing; the Bermuda Conference (1953); her tour of the Commonwealth (1953-54), particularly her...
Dates: 1952-08 - 1962-02
Conditions Governing Access: Closed.
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Letters to Europe, 1810-1898 (with one photocopy made in c. 1983)

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C11
Scope and Contents

Fair copies of letters from Jardine, Matheson & Co. (C11/4-60) and its precursors (C11/1-3), Canton, Macao and Hong Kong, to places in Europe, including some to the United States, Australia and other locations. C11/4 also includes some letters from Europe. C11/1-3 and C11/6-60 includes indexes of recipients.

Dates: 1810-1898 (with one photocopy made in c. 1983)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Letters to India, 1800-1883 (with some photocopies made in c. 1983)

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C10
Scope and Contents

Fair copies of letters from Jardine, Matheson & Co. (J10/15-67) and its precursors (J10/1-14), Canton, Macao and Hong Kong, to correspondents in India, as well as some in the East Indies, Australia and other locations. Most of the letters are unsigned. Prior to 1832 the letters are from the companies that preceded Jardine, Matheson & Co., notably Charles, Magniac & Co. and Magniac & Co. C10/2-63 and C10/65-67 include indexes of recipients.

Dates: 1800-1883 (with some photocopies made in c. 1983)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Letters to parents: letters from Australia, 1938-02-18 - 1938-10-31

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/1/1
Scope and Contents

Letters from JEP to his parents on subjects including: his journey to Australia and work at the University of Sydney, as Professor of Greek; his edition of Herodotus; sales of First Poems.

Also includes annotated typescripts of JEP's article Religion at the Stake, and an article [? by JEP], The Aim of Education.

Dates: 1938-02-18 - 1938-10-31
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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Letters to parents: letters from Australia, 1938-10-11 - 1939-09-10

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/1/2
Scope and Contents Letters from JEP to his parents on subjects including: his work at the University of Sydney, Australia, as Professor of Greek; his edition of Herodotus; his poetry; the approach of war, including the German invasion of Czechoslovakia [later Czech Republic and Slovakia]; his preparations to move to Durham [as Professor of Greek and Classical Literature]. Also includes: letter from Maurice Pryce [fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge]; drafts of lectures and articles by JEP, The Case...
Dates: 1938-10-11 - 1939-09-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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Letters to parents: letters from Australia (copies), 1938-02-18 - 1990-12-10

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/1/4
Scope and Contents Copies of letters, edited by Professor Kenneth Cable, Associate Professor of History at Sydney University, Australia, from JEP to his parents on subjects including: his work at the University of Sydney, as Professor of Greek; his edition of Herodotus; his poetry, particularly First Poems; the approach of war, including the German invasion of Czechoslovakia [later Czech Republic and Slovakia]; his preparations to move to Durham [as Professor of Greek and Classical Literature]. Also...
Dates: 1938-02-18 - 1990-12-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": book 10 [eventually entitled "Recovery and Reform" and included in volume 4, "The Great Democracies"]: various pre-war proofs., [1938] - [1945]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/411
Scope and Contents Includes typed drafts and galley proofs (marked printer's copy and first revise) for chapters entitled "The Crimean War", "Canada: 1660-1780", "Canada: 1780-1812", "The Loyalists", "New Zealand", "Australia", "The Locust Years (1815-32)", "The Monarchy and the Divorce (1820-22)", "Tory England (1822-27)", "The Dissolution of Eighteenth-Century England (1827-30)", "The Passing of the Great Reform Bill (1830-32)", "Reform and Beyond (1832-54)", "England: 1832-37", "England: 1837-46", "South...
Dates: [1938] - [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": book 10, "Recovery and Reform" [eventually included in volume 4, "The Great Democracies"]: various post-war revises., Nov 1954 - Jan 1957

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/436A-B
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs (some described as first, second, third, fourth, penultimate, or last revise, "duplicate", or second draft) and manuscript and typed drafts for: provisional chapter lists; chapters entitled "The Locust Years" or "The Tory Peace" or "The Victory Peace", "Prelude to Reform" or "Canning and the Duke", "The Migration of the Peoples. I: Canada and South Africa", "The Migration of the Peoples. II: Australia and New Zealand", "Reform and Beyond" or "Reform and Free Trade",...
Dates: Nov 1954 - Jan 1957
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": Vol 4., 01 Jan 1938 - 31 Dec 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/793
Scope and Contents

Galley proofs comprising contents page for Bk 10 (1 folio), American Civil War of 1862 (2 folios) and Australia (1 folio).

Dates: 01 Jan 1938 - 31 Dec 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volume 4, "The Great Democracies": final proofs., Jan 1957

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/439A-B
Scope and Contents

Includes galley proofs of the entire volume [with the exception of the index]: introductory pages and books 10-12, "Recovery and Reform", "The Great Republic", and "The Victorian Age" [chapter 7 of which, "The Dawn of the Twentieth Century" is renamed "The South African War" in the published volume].With very minor suggested amendments and notes from various people [secretaries, literary assistants, etc.] including: [Alan Hodge].

Dates: Jan 1957
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence, mainly readers' comments on volume 4 ("The Hinge of Fate") of WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War")., Oct 1950 - Aug 1961

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/57A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: General Sir Kenneth Anderson on 1st Army in north Africa; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] (6); Lieutenant-Colonel L V S Blacker (6); Captain John Broome on convoy PQ17; Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Browning on the raid on Bruneval [France]; ?Robert Chapman; Admiral John Godfrey; R G Gregory (4) and Josiah Francis, Australian Minister for the Army, on Australian troops and the Burma campaign; R V Jones on German use of "Window" [the code name...
Dates: Oct 1950 - Aug 1961
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence, mainly readers' comments on volume 6 ("Triumph and Tragedy") of WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War")., Oct 1953 - Dec 1955

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/64A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Houghton Mifflin Company of Boston [United States] including President Henry Laughlin and Austin Olney (13) on subjects including a request to publish WSC's speech on hearing of his Nobel Prize award; representatives of Time-Life International including Daniel Longwell [former editor of Life Magazine] (10); representatives of the New York Times [United States] including Assistant Managing Editor Theodore Bernstein (8); Ernest Passant [Director of...
Dates: Oct 1953 - Dec 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence with consultants and others on WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War", mainly volumes 1 to 4), A-B., Sep 1945 - Jun 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/18A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: William Deakin (9); [George Gordon] Allen (16); Sir John Slessor on information on the Coastal Command in 1943; Thomas Allen, publisher, on Canadian editions of the memoirs (5); 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] on Sir Edward Spears reviewing "Their Finest Hour" (volume 2); "Max", 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken]; Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall (2); Ernest Passant, Director of Research, Librarian and Keeper of the Papers, Foreign Office...
Dates: Sep 1945 - Jun 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: miscellaneous correspondence, A-E, and correspondence on the Life magazine serialisation, of WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War")., Mar 1948 - Jul 1953

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/52A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall (4); Brigadier Hugh Harlock [Australian Army Representative in the United Kingdom] on accounts of the Australian Army's part in the war; William Deakin (2); Robert Mason (Foreign Office); George Crosfield; Count Edmund Carton de Wiart (2); Andre de Staercke [Secretary to Prince Charles, Regent of Belgium]; Olive Muir (4); Arthur Birse [one of WSC's wartime interpreters] thanking WSC for mentioning him; Robert Marshall [Private...
Dates: Mar 1948 - Jul 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 1 "The Gathering Storm": Appendices: Copy and provisional proofs., 20 May 1938 - 20 Feb 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/112
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of the appendices to Volume 1 including: Appendix A "A Conversation with Count [Dino] Grandi" [Italian Ambassador to Britain]; Appendix B "A Note on the Fleet Air Arm"; Appendix D "My Statement on the Occasion of the Deputation of Conservative Members of Both Houses to the Prime Minister, July 28 1936"; Appendix F "Tables of Naval Strength, September 3 1939"; Appendix G "Minute of September 12 1939, Plan 'Catherine'"; Appendix H "New Construction and...
Dates: 20 May 1938 - 20 Feb 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 1 "The Gathering Storm": Book 2: 'Almost Final' proofs., 07 Jan 1948 - 23 Jan 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/121
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs of: Chapter 22 "War"; Chapter 23 "The Admiralty Task"; Chapter 25 "War Cabinet Problems" (provisionally entitled "War Problems"); Chapter 26 "The Front in France"; Chapter 27 "The Combat Deepens"; Chapter 28 "The Magnetic Mine"; Chapter 29 "The Action off the River Plate"; Chapter 30 "Scandinavia. Finland"; Chapter 31 "A Dark New Year"; Chapter 32 "Before the Storm"; Chapter 33 "The Clash at Sea" (provisionally entitled "The Clash of the Fleets"); Chapter 34 "Narvik";...
Dates: 07 Jan 1948 - 23 Jan 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance", Appendices., 1941 - Jan 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/240
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Appendix A (Abbreviations), Appendix B (Codenames), Appendix C (Prime Minister's Personal Minutes and Telegrams, 1941), Appendix E (Monthly totals of shipping losses), Appendix H (Prime Minister's telegrams to the government of Australia), Appendix I (the British Purchasing Commission in the United States), Appendix J (The Anglo-American Russian conference), Appendix K (fleet dispositions in the Indian Ocean), Appendix L (tanks for the Middle East),...
Dates: 1941 - Jan 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance", Appendix C., 1941 - 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/241A-N
Scope and Contents

Includes typescript and galley proofs of Appendix C "Prime Minister's Personal Minutes and Telegrams, 1941." Annotated by various individuals with comments and corrections including: WSC, Denis Kelly, William Deakin, 1st Lord Camrose [earlier William Berry] and Sir Edward Marsh.

Dates: 1941 - 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open