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South Africa

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on colonial observatories, 1959 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/440
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding colonial observatories, including those in Canada and South Africa.

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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Correspondence on observatories, 1924 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/22
Scope and Contents (1) Miscellaneous foreign observatoriesLetter from R. Atkinson to Colonel Gerado Dianderas, Peru, regarding equipment for the proposed Arequipa Observatory, 1946.Correspondence with the Hong Kong Royal Observatory regarding time signals, 1946.Letter from S. Jarocinski, Warsaw, to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, regarding the Babia Góra Observatory, 1937.(2) Miscellaneous British observatoriesLetters from E.M. Lindsay, Armagh Observatory, to Sir...
Dates: 1924 - 1948
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 observatories, 1948 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/430
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, notes and other papers regarding observatories, including sections on foreign observatories; English observatories; the Solar Physics Observatory, Cambridge; colonial observatories, including those in Canada and South Africa; Commonwealth observatories, including those in Australia; the Norman Lockyer Observatory; the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; and Denmark.

Dates: 1948 - 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 British Association visit to South Africa, 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/189
Scope and Contents Volume I of a series of correspondence regarding the visit of the British Association to South Africa in 1905. This volume contains correspondence with various organisations and individuals in England. It begins with a letter from D. Griffin, Secretary of the British Association, asking if it is possible to meet in Cape Town, with a reply from Gill stating that this is not possible due to Boer unrest. Subsequent items include Gill's letter of 6 August 1902 making a formal invitation to the...
Dates: 1901
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 British Association visit to South Africa, 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/190
Scope and Contents

Volume II of a series of correspondence regarding the visit of the British Association to South Africa in 1905, comprised of correspondence with various organisations and officials in Cape Town concerning aspects of the visit, including meetings, travel and excursions.

Dates: 1902
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 British Association visit to South Africa, 1902 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/191
Scope and Contents Volume III of a series of correspondence regarding the visit of the British Association to South Africa in 1905. These letters relate largely to the section of the visit which involved the Transvaal. They include correspondence between David Gill and the High Commissioner's Office, the South African Association for the Advancement of Science, the Colonial Secretary's Office, the British Association and the British Association Reception Committee in Johannesburg. There are also minutes of...
Dates: 1902 - 1906
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 British Association visit to South Africa, 1902 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/192
Scope and Contents Volume IV of a series of correspondence regarding the visit of the British Association to South Africa in 1905, divided into the following sections:1. Correspondence with Natal, 8 August 1902 - 8 March 1906, including correspondence between David Gill, the Natal Governor, the Secretary of the British Association and the South African Association for the Advancement of Science; details of the timetable at Natal; press cuttings, May 1905; and details of various arrangements for the...
Dates: 1902 - 1906
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 Nautical Almanac Office, 1939 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/27
Scope and Contents (1) Miscellaneous correspondence and related material concerning the Nautical Almanac Office. There are papers regarding staff finance, including concession passes issued to staff, salaries, reference sheets and data supplied by the N.A.O. to H.G. Barker, Secretary and Cashier for the Royal Observatory, for making payments. There is also correspondence regarding Hollerith equipment for the N.A.O.; telegrams from the Colonial Office regarding Greenwich Mean Time and British Summer Time in the...
Dates: 1939 - 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 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...
Dates: 1950 - 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 the South Africa Geodetic Survey, 1879 - 1882

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/98
Scope and Contents Correspondence, telegrams and other papers concerning the Trigonometrical Survey of South Africa. The volume is indexed at the front and each piece of correspondence is numbered. The contents include the following items:A printed pamphlet of correspondence, despatches, etc., 1880, relating to the survey, indexed and with a list of contents. There are several attached maps. Originals of D. Gill's submissions to the Governor-General.Reports by the Hydraulic Engineer on...
Dates: 1879 - 1882
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 South Africa Geodetic Survey, 1882 - 1883

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/99
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, telegrams and other papers concerning the Trigonometrical Survey of South Africa, with an index at beginning. Much of the correspondence concerns funding, particularly of the survey of Natal Province. There is also correspondence on the despatch and receipt of instruments, including a letter from Simms on the construction of theodolites; letters regarding equipment, with diagrams of tents, etc.; and a copy of the Surveyor-General's Report, 1882.

Dates: 1882 - 1883
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 South Africa Geodetic Survey, 1883 - 1884

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/100
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the Trigonometrical Survey of South Africa, including letters regarding the funding of the survey, particularly with regard to Natal. There are instructions to the officer commanding the Survey Party (fos 28-30), including pay scales for all members of the Party; a report and results of observations made during the trigonometrical observations of Natal (fos 245-248); a report in Dutch from the Surveyor-General (fos 259-279); a map of Natal Colony showing the survey...
Dates: 1883 - 1884
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 South Africa Survey, 1900 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/120
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers on the Topographic Survey of South Africa and the Arc of the Meridian, divided into four sections:'Topographical Survey of British South Africa': correspondence and reports, 1902-1905, relating to D. Gill's proposal and plans for the topographical survey, including the 'Proceedings of Congress' held at Cape Town, March 1904, and Minutes of the Inter-Colonial Council Select Committee on Surveys, 7 June 1905.'Miscellaneous': letters to D. Gill...
Dates: 1900 - 1906
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 with colonial observatories., 1952 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/434
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with colonial observatories, including those in Canada and South Africa.

Dates: 1952 - 1958
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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History of the Cape Observatory, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 41/3a
Scope and Contents

'A History and Description of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope' by Sir David Gill (London: H.M.S.O.), containing sections on staff, instruments and results, with photographs and illustrations. In the inside pocket at the back of the volume is a 'Diagram of the Geodetic Triangulation of South Africa' and a 'Plan of the Royal Observatory. Cape of Good Hope'.

Dates: 1913
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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History of the Cape Observatory, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 41/3b
Scope and Contents

'A History and Description of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope' by Sir David Gill (London: H.M.S.O.), containing sections on staff, instruments and results, with photographs and illustrations. In the inside pocket at the back of the volume is a 'Diagram of the Geodetic Triangulation of South Africa' and a 'Plan of the Royal Observatory. Cape of Good Hope'.

Dates: 1913
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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Livingstone's South African observations, 1853 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/117
Scope and Contents

Dr Livingstone's South African observations, with calculations for altitude; distance; local, solar and Greenwich time; and longitude. The volume includes a letter signed by Livingstone.

Dates: 1853 - 1857
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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Loose notes entitled 'The Jameson Raid', 1899 - 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 205/1/1
Scope and Contents

The notes comprise a report of a verbal account from an unnamed informant from the 'Pretoria Press' speculating that Paul Weinthal acted as a spy and agent provocateur for President Kruger before and during the raid.

Dates: 1899 - 1902
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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Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1873 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/487
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous scientific correspondence and papers, including correspondence on the tensile strength of metals; A.R. Clarke on the elasticity of brass; W. De La Rue on the stratified discharge of electricity; drawings of electrical appliances; a paper titled 'the Great Lighting Inductorium'; R. Owen's paper on fossil reptilia of South Africa; a paper by the Eastbourne Natural History Society 'on the sinking of the South Coast of England'; W. Ackland's views on the training of opticians;...
Dates: 1873 - 1875
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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Orders and memoranda for paper and the sending of copies of the 'Nautical Almanac', 1790 - 1804

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/324: 2r-3v
Scope and Contents From the File:

A diary of work performed on the 'Nautical Almanac' and arrangements for its compilation and publication.

Dates: 1790 - 1804
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 Joint European Southern Observatory, 1953 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/598
Scope and Contents Agenda and minutes of meetings of the Joint European Southern Observatory Committee and Sub-committees, with correspondence, including the following items:Correspondence with Sir A. Todd regarding a Commonwealth observatory, 1960.Memorandum on the Astronomer Royal's views on the needs of British astronomy, 1960.Correspondence with Sir M. Oliphant, Sir W. Hodge and Sir Solly Zuckerman concerning a Commonwealth observatory and the Joint European Southern Observatory,...
Dates: 1953 - 1962
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 S.R.C. and South Africa, 1967 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/198
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers regarding the Science Research Council's support of astronomy in South Africa, including the Cape Observatory and the Radcliffe Observatory. The papers include handwritten notes by George Harding on 'Astronomy in South Africa', 28 March 1968; the report of the Southern Hemisphere Review Committee on proposals to concentrate funding on the development of the Anglo-Australian Telescope; and a letter from A. Hunter to G. Harding concerning the aforementioned...
Dates: 1967 - 1969
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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Report on seeing in South Africa, 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/881
Scope and Contents

An undated report, in French, by G. Courtes and J. Dommanget entitled 'Rapport au Comite sur les quatre premiers mois de prospection en Union Sud Africaine', reporting on the seeing conditions in South Africa, with a copy of a letter to the authors from M. Boehmke, 29 February 1956.

Dates: 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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Report on the climate of South Africa, 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1208
Scope and Contents

A two-part report on the 'Climate of South Africa'. Part 1 concerns 'Climate Statistics'; part 2 concerns 'Rainfall Statistics'.

Dates: 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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Report on the climate of South Africa, 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/866
Scope and Contents

A report by H. Siedentopf entitled 'Climate of the Union of South Africa'.

Dates: 1955
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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