Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
Miscellaneous correspondence regarding horology, including letters concerning radiation hazards in the Chronometer Department of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1958; correspondence concerning the training of Abdul Salim as a watch repairer, 1955; and correspondence regarding the use of Ragasine oil in the watch industry, 1948-1949.
Correspondence and papers relating to the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, including accounts of the Clockmakers' Company for 1960, compiled 1961; correspondence with the British Clock and Watch Manufacturers' Association, 1958; correspondence with the Clockmakers' Company on meetings, nominations, share transfers and the Harrison Clock, 1954-1955; correspondence with the Association of British Science Writers, 1955; and correspondence with West Kent Scientific Society, 1954.
A collection of papers by Evan John Hobden who worked at the Chronometer Department, Herstmonceux and had a strong interest in marine chronometers. The records include John's handwritten notes on marine chronometer sales; his records of the sale and advertising of chronometers between 1972 and 1987; annotated Sotheby's catalogues for 1982 chronometer sales; and pamphlets on the RGO Chronometer Department and the Salisbury Medieval Clock.
Extracts from the Minutes of the Board of Longitude, including the findings on John Harrison's chronometers.
A record of observations at sea with calculations and notes, including notes on observations of Jupiter's satellites and on his chronometers during his voyage to Barbados [to test John Harrison's chronometer H4].
Ministry of Defence Chronometer Department, Herstmonceux, Papers, c.1872-1876, 1924, 1927, 1937, 1939-1948, and c.1954-1983 (bulk) , 1924 - 1937, bulk: 1954 - 1983
Ministry of Defence Chronometer Department, Herstmonceux, Papers; with John Hobden Papers and George Rickett Papers, 1872-2018 (mainly 1939-1983)
This collection consists of the papers of the Ministry of Defence Chronometer Department (series 1), based at Bradford on Avon (1939-1948) and then Herstmonceux Castle. Also catalogued here are two donated collections: papers relating to marine chronometers by John Hobden who worked at the Chronometer Department (series 2); and papers and photographs from George W. Rickett (1903-1978) who ran the Chronometer Department while it was based at Bradford on Avon (series 3).
Observations made on board HMS Adventure during her passage to the South Seas as part of the expedition led by Captain James Cook in HMS Resolution.
Observations made on board HMS Resolution during her passage to the South Seas on the expedition led by Captain James Cook.
Papers regarding the public trials and improvements of clocks and chronometers, 1779-1826, 1779 - 1826
Papers regarding the public trials and improvements of clocks and chronometers, 1784-1828, 1784 - 1828
A set of black and white photographs passed to the RGO archives by 'Joan' in 1978. Includes images of George Rickett, C. Ryall, A Shortland and others at work in the Chronometer offices and workshop. Some were taken during the Second World War as evidenced by posters in the background. Many are captioned on the back.