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Optical instruments

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Correspondence on mirrors and micrometers, 1912 - 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/41
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to mirrors, micrometers and spectrophotometry, including the following material:Correspondence with J. Cooke and Sons on a speculum mirror, 1912.Correspondence with Troughton and Simms on a Duplex micrometer, 1910-1912.Correspondence with the Cambridge Instrument Co. and the National Physical Laboratory on spectrophotometry, 1926-1930.Correspondence concerning a new measuring micrometer for the Cookson Plates and a second micrometer,...
Dates: 1912 - 1931
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).
 Series

Instruments records, 1844 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Obsy E
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The archives comprise the records of internal governance, finance, building and equipment development and astronomical observation, together with several small assortments of personal papers of individuals associated with the University Observatory, its sister and successor bodies, such as G.B. Airy, H.F. Newall and R.O. Redman.

Dates: 1844 - 1973
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Kew Observatory papers, 1829 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 66
Scope and Contents The bulk of RGO 66 comprises the incoming and copy correspondence of the chief assistant, later superintendant, George Mathews Whipple during 1871-5. Much of it is with the chemist and astronomer Warren De La Rue whose photoheliograph was moved to and used at Kew in the early 1870s. The correspondence is largely concerned with solar photographs and the practicalities of their production. There are a few financial papers and some records of solar and lunar observations made both at Kew and...
Dates: 1829 - 1911
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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