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Optics

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

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A Manuscript Note-book, c 1681-c 1693

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3975
Scope and Contents Notes on precious stones, colours, temperatures, salts, medical matters, alchemy and other subjects, in English and Latin.
Dates: c 1681-c 1693
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Additional publications and lectures, 1949-1964

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add. 8726/D.41
Scope and Contents Contains: letter from Bernard Pagel, Royal Greenwich Observatory Archive to E.H. Linfoot, the Observatories, Madingley Road Cambridge, about the design of a Cassegrain spectrograph for the Isaac Newton Telescope, 5 May 1964; reprint of a paper by Herbert Dingle from The Bulletin of the Institute of Physics, pp. 314-316, December 1968 annotated [by Linfoot?] with an inserted note containing further calculations; an undated note on Ritchey Chrétien telescopes, containing a list of observatories...
Dates: 1949-1964
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Correspondence on the Optical Convention, 1925 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/124
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Optical Convention of 12-17 April 1926 held at Imperial College. The papers cover the Astronomer Royal's election as President of the Convention, committee meetings, rules, the presidential address and broadcast, exhibits, lists of members and officers of the Convention, a circular on the convention's activities and minutes of meetings.
Dates: 1925 - 1927
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).
 Fonds

George Frederick Charles Searle: Notebooks and Class Experiments

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8324
Dates: 1892-1944 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: 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).
 Fonds

Hydrostatics, Optics, Sound and Heat, c 1672-c 1706

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3970
Scope and Contents Drafts of 'Optics' and other miscellaneous material.
Dates: c 1672-c 1706
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Index of Reprints, c.1925-1982

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add. 8726/D.42
Scope and Contents From the Series: Publications, Lectures, and Conferences presents a chronological sequence of drafts and related correspondence. The largest body of material relates to Linfoot's unpublished book on almost periodic functions (completed at Princeton 1929-31), and comprises a typescript draft and correspondence with the Clarendon Press Oxford and colleagues in Britain, Germany and the USA. This section also includes material relating to a mathematics colloquium organised by Linfoot and H Heilbronn at Bristol in...
Dates: c.1925-1982
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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).
 Fonds

Lectiones Opticae, January 1669

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4002
Scope and Contents Early draft.
Dates: January 1669
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Letters to Edgar W. Cox, 16 Jun 1912 - 30 Apr 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add. 9750/312-317
Scope and Contents Five letters and one testimonial addressed to Edgar William Cox and 'Mon General'. Includes: (MS Add. 9570/312) Letter from George Frederick Charles Searle to Cox, 16 June 1912 on how to address optical questions in a book probably a revised edition of a Textbook of Topographical and Geographical Surveying. ; (MS Add. 9750/313) letter from Walter Coote Hedley, Geographical Section, General Staff, War Office, Whitehall, SW to Cox, 30 April 1915 thanking him for 'your book on the Bosches'...
Dates: 16 Jun 1912 - 30 Apr 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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).
 Fonds

Nicholas Saunderson: Lectures

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2977
Scope and Contents Notes on Sanderson's lectures in the hand of William Haswell. Includes: lectures on hydrostatics, sounds, optics (with others), mechanics, astronomy, tides, technical chronology, and the doctrine of heat and cold. With (fo. 128) copy of letter from James Bate to Hans Deveille, 3 Jan. 1726
Dates: 1725 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: 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 optics, 1827 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/463
Scope and Contents Correspondence and research papers on optics, with associated calculations. The correspondents include, among others, W. Whewell, J.F.W. Herschel, B. Stewart, A. de Morgan, B. Powell, J.W. Lubbock, W.R. Hamilton and M. Faraday. There are papers concerning B. Powell's findings on forming spectrums, light rays in various conditions and refractive indices; W.R. Hamilton on quartz theory and polarity of the spectrum; J.D. Forbes on J.W. Cubbuch's radiant heat experiments; Airy's 'diffraction for an...
Dates: 1827 - 1848
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 optics and navigation, 1884 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/233
Scope and Contents Undated ink drawing of Fraunhofer's solar spectrum.General correspondence concerning optics, relating mainly to telescopes, 1884-1894, including two copies of the Admiralty Telescope Contract, 1884; a copy of Patent No. 17994 of 1892: 'Improvements in Compound Object Glasses for Telescopes' by H.D. Taylor; W.J. Watson on increasing the power of a telescope; D.F. Webster on the reflection of the Moon in a mirror; Ralf Sadler on improvements to object glasses; and W.H. Duncan on water...
Dates: 1884 - 1900
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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Physics: Optics, 1943-05-10 - 1985-12-09

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/90
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds: This series contains files on each topic set out in Joseph Needham's grand plan for 'Science and Civilisation in China'.
Dates: 1943-05-10 - 1985-12-09
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Problems in Geometrical Optics, c 1666

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3958.6:93-96
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.
Dates: c 1666
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
 Fonds

Proof sheets of the edition of Newton's Opticks, with a few MS. additions by Newton

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4001
Scope and Contents Moved to Rare Books: Adv. D. 39.3
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Richard Watson: Notes of lectures

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5047
Scope and Contents 184 folios. Includes: (fo. 2) title page; (fo. 2v) rough notes; (fo. 3) notes by Richard Watson of lectures given by Gerras Holmes on natural philosophy; (fo. 66) notes by Watson of lectures by Holmes on optics; (fo. 134) notes by Watson of lectures by Holmes on hydrostatics; (fo. 180v) 'Lectures read by Mr. Holmes of Emanuel College in Cambridge', 'Cambridge 31' and scribblings; (fo. 184) 'twells Pigott Pigott Burslem Twells'.
Dates: 1755 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: 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).
 Fonds

Sir George Gabriel Stokes: Miscellaneous Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7656
Scope and Contents 1. Correspondence The letters are divided into two main parts. The largest group of correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, then chronologically within these sections. The remaining letters are arranged chronologically in the following subject groupings: LB1.1 to LB1.22 Letter book containing letters written to Stokes in 1846. LB2.1 to LB2.34 Letter book containing correspondence between Stokes and George Baden Powell in 1847 and 1848. RS1 to RS2415 Royal Society of London...
Dates: 1830-1902 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: RESTRICTED - copy microfilm CM04928-CM05027 to be used
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The Laws of Reflection, c 1665-c 1672

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3958.5: 85-86
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.
Dates: c 1665-c 1672
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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'The Optick Artists of Chiangsu', a paper by Joseph Needham and Lu Gwei Djen, 1959-01-27 - 1992-02-18

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/92
Scope and Contents Joseph Needham's file title also reads 'Po Yü, Sun Yün-Chhiu, & Telescope & Microscope Matters'.
Dates: 1959-01-27 - 1992-02-18

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