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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


Evan John Hobden Papers, 1913 - 1989

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 71/2
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1913 - 1989
Conditions Governing Access: Part restricted.

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

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 71/1
Scope and Contents Most of the records retained by the Chronometer Department date to the Herstmonceux era and relate to the service, repair and overhaul of Admiralty owned chronometers at the workshop there. Many of the files bear ‘Chronometer Laboratory’ file series numbers 38 or 39 and have been grouped accordingly. A series of photographs (series 4) includes images of H1, H4 and Kendall 1 and 2, along with two sets of photographs showing the Chronometer Department and staff at Bradford on Avon during the...
Dates: c.1872-1876, 1924, 1927, 1937, 1939-1948, and c.1954-1983 (bulk) ; 1924 - 1937; Majority of material found within 1954 - 1983
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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (