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First World War (1914-1918)

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on military service, 1914 - 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/36
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with or concerning staff members of the Royal Observatory on active war service, covering pay, changes of address, commissions, operations, demobilisation and re-employment. There letters are foliated in one sequence, beginning with volumes for 1914-1916 and 1916-1918, and concluding with an envelope of loose letters for 1918-1919. The volumes have been incorrectly bound as part of the series of Annual Visitation Official Correspondence (formerly A6).

Dates: 1914 - 1919
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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Edward Walter Maunder, 'The Stars as Guides for Night Marching' (Charles H. Kelly; London, 1916), 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 205/6/D/8
Scope and Contents

The final page and back fly leaf have annotations which include a table of calculations. A letter from Captain F.A. Osbourn, The Royal Army Medical Corps (2 D.A.C., B E 7) to [Edward Walter Maunder, no place given], 7 September 1916, was enclosed and is now stored in a separate envelope. Captain Osbourn was at the frontline, using 'The Stars as Guides for Night Marching', and felt Maunder should advertise the book more.

Dates: 1916
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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List of ‘Permanent Staff of the Royal Observatory for the Hundred Years 1811-1910 and from 1910 to date’ [c.1936], 1910 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 171/6/3
Scope and Contents Manuscript list with typed cover and table of contents. Includes a note by W.W. Burkett dated 1911. The list is organised by Astronomers Royal, First (Chief) Assistants, Assistants, Clerical Assistants, Established Computers, Staff of the Magnetic and Meteorological Department 1850-1910, General arrangement of staff 1811-1910, Belgian Refugees temporarily employed during the [First World] War, and industrial staff.Staff are listed in alphabetical order, with date of birth,...
Dates: 1910 - 1936
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).