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Astronomical telescopes

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds — Obsy

Archives of the University Observatory, its sister body the Solar Physics Observatory, and their successors, the combined Observatories and Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, 1818 - 1999

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Obsy
Scope and Contents

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: 1818 - 1999
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).
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Correspondence on Northumberland's telescope, 1833 - 1841

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/157
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the installation of the Duke of Northumberland's telescope at the University Observatory, Cambridge. The letters covers the initial purchase of the telescope, the refinements made to it, the construction of a new dome to house it, its mounting and its installation. The correspondents include the Duke of Northumberland, Sir F. Beaufort, J. Challis, E.J. Cooper, J. Glaisher, J.F.W. Herschel and many builders and instrument makers. There are various sketches and plans, as well...
Dates: 1833 - 1841
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 Northumberland's telescope, 1842 - 1846

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/158
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the publication of a paper by Airy on the establishment of the Northumberland telescope at the University Observatory, Cambridge. There is an essay giving a description of the dome and telescope, and correspondence with engravers, artists and printers for the paper's publication. The correspondence includes letters of thanks for the work from J. Challis, W.H. Miller, W.S. Stratford, G. Bishop, G. Fisher, W.R. Dawes, E. Sabine, Sir F. Beaufort, S.H. Christie, M.J. Johnson,...
Dates: 1842 - 1846
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).

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.