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Meteorites

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on comets, 1832 - 1847

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/92
Scope and Contents Correspondence on comets observed between 1832 and 1847, including Halley's Comet (1835); Encke's Comet (1832, 1835, 1838, 1842); Galle's three comets (1839-1840); Brenniker's Comet (1840); Laugier's Comet (1842); the Great Comet of 1843; Mauvais' three comets (1843, 1845, 1847); Fayé's Comet (1843-44); De Vico's six comets (1844-1846); D'Arrest's Comet (1844); Wilmot's Comet (1844); Colla's Comet (1845 and 1847); Biela's Comet (1845); Brorsen's three comets (1846-1847); and Hind's 1846...
Dates: 1832 - 1847
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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Correspondence on comets, 1840 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/93
Scope and Contents Correspondence on comets observed between 1840 and 1848, including Brennecker's Comet (1840); Mauvais' Comet (1844); Colla's Comet (1847); De Vico's Comet (1847); Biela's Comet (1848); and Encke's Comet (1848). The correspondents include J.J. von Littrow, W.C. Bond, J.R. Hind and R. Sheepshanks on matters including observations, ephemerides, positions of comets and various texts, as well as H.C. Schumacher's circulars. There are also pieces on the awards of, and procedure for, the King of...
Dates: 1840 - 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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Correspondence on comets, 1848 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/94
Scope and Contents Correspondence on comets observed between 1848 and 1852, including Graham's Comet (1849); Goujon's Comet (1849); Bond's Comet (1850); Fayé's and Brorsen's Comet (1850); and Biela's Comet (1852). The correspondents include A. Graham, J.R. Hind, E.J. Cooper and H.C. Schumacher on ephemerides, observations, positions of comets and various texts. There are circulars from H.C. Schumacher, A.C. Peterson, P.A. Secchi and B.A. Gould, and the Cape of Good Hope observations of the Great Comet of 1843....
Dates: 1848 - 1852
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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Correspondence on comets, 1853 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/95
Scope and Contents Correspondence on comets observed between 1853 and 1855, including Secchi's Comet (1853); the Southern Comet (1853); Klinkerfeus's first and second comets (1853-1854); and the Second Comet of 1854. The correspondents are largely interested amateurs forwarding their own observations with a few theories on comets, but also include O. Struve and J.R. Hind. The volume includes T. Maclear's South African observations, the time of return to perihelion of comets and newspaper articles on recent...
Dates: 1853 - 1855
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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Correspondence on comets, 1856 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/96
Scope and Contents Correspondence on comets, including the Comet of 1556; Comet of 1811; Bruhn's Comet, Encke's Comet; Brorsen's Comet (1857); Klinkerfeus's Comet (1857); the fifth and sixth comets of 1857; the eight comets of 1858; and Fayé's Periodical Comet. The correspondents are a mixture of international astronomers and amateurs, forwarding observations and making requests. They include J.R. Hind, T. Chevallier, G.S.G. Santini, J. Challis, R. Grant, Y. Villarceau, J.J. von Littrow, J.F. Encke and W.C....
Dates: 1856 - 1858
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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Correspondence on meteorology and meteor showers, 1879 - 1895

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/112
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding meteorology and the sighting of meteor showers, divided into eight sections:Correspondence between D. Gill and the Meteorological Office, London, regarding the supply of equipment, barometers, etc., to the Cape Observatory, 18 March 1879 - 5 April 1884.Correspondence between D. Gill, the Meteorological Commission and various individuals on the preparation of annual weather reports and measurements made, 30 May 1879 - April 1895.Correspondence...
Dates: 1879 - 1895
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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First day cover from the British Astronomical Association with Halley’s Comet 17p stamp affixed, 1986-02-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97/5/1
Scope and Contents

Envelope with printed images of Halley, a satellite and the comet as depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry and in art, with the 17p Halley’s Comet stamp affixed. Postmarked by the London Planetarium and by British Airways. Also an information sheet (originally enclosed in the envelope).

Dates: 1986-02-18
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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First day cover from the London Planetarium with Halley’s Comet 17p stamp affixed, 1986-02-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97/5/2
Scope and Contents

Envelope with a printed image of Edmond Halley and the Comet, marked ‘The London Planetarium welcomes the return of Halley’s Comet’. The Halley 17p stamp is affixed, postmarked by the London Planetarium.

Dates: 1986-02-18
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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First day cover from the Royal Greenwich Observatory with all four Halley’s Comet stamps affixed, 1986-02-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97/5/3
Scope and Contents

Envelope marked ‘The Return of Halley’s Comet / Official Cover, Old Royal Observatory Greenwich’, printed with an image of the comet and a satellite. Four Halley’s Comet stamps are affixed, postmarked by the O.R.O. Greenwich, ‘Many Happy returns to Halley’. Also an information sheet on the comet (originally enclosed in the envelope).

Dates: 1986-02-18
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 — Box MS Add. 8075

Francis John Welsh Whipple: Notes and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8075
Scope and Contents

Observations, notes and drafts, with related correspondence.

Dates: 1844-1943
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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Halley to Newton About Comets' Orbits, c 1695-c 1725

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3982
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 1695-c 1725
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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Halley's Comet: 20th century illustrative material, 1909 - 1986

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 116/11
Scope and Contents

Illustrations, photographs and posters relating to Halley's Comet.

Dates: 1909 - 1986
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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‘Halley’s Comet’ stamp, India: first day cover, 1985-11-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97/4
Scope and Contents

First day cover envelope issued by the International Astronomical Union, New Delhi, decorated with a sun and moon and bearing a 100-rupee stamp showing Halley’s Comet.

Dates: 1985-11-19
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

John Desmond Bernal: Scientific and Personal Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8287
Scope and Contents A. Scientific Writings (24 boxes) 1.1-1.2. Books; 2.1-2.10. Contributions to books; 3.1-3.225. Periodicals; 4.1-4.60. Unpublished writings. B. Non-scientific Writings (33 boxes) 1.1-1.12. Books; 2.1-2.21. Contributions to books; 3.1-3.392. Periodicals; 4.1-4.115. Unpublished writings; 5.1-5.69. Broadcasts. C. Birkbeck College (1 box) 1-11. Correspondence, photographs, visitor's books, lectures, annual reports, etc. D. War (2 boxes) 1-13. Diaries, correspondence, photographs, maps, reports,...
Dates: 1950 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Section R is closed to readers until 2021.
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Papers on falling meteors, 1887

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 59/81
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and newspaper cuttings regarding a falling meteor of 23 November 1877, including drawings of the flight and subsequent explosion of the meteor that night at approximately 8 hours 24 minutes Greenwich Mean Time. There is also an account of another exploding meteor viewed that evening from Whitney, Oxford, at 7 hours 35 minutes.

Dates: 1887
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 small planets and comets, 1859-01 - 1861-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/101
Scope and Contents

The volume is divided into sections comprised chiefly of correspondence between Airy and British and international astronomers on the minor planets. It includes demands for ephemerides for the minor planets, the possibility of planets between Mercury and the Sun, observations and announcements on the discovery of asteroids, and material on comets sighted during this period. There is also an article on the cost of crime in England and Wales for 1858.

Dates: 1859-01 - 1861-03
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 small planets and comets, 1861-04 - 1862-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/102
Scope and Contents

Circulars and letters on the observations of various minor planets, some newly discovered, and extensive works on comets, correspondence relating to comets and newspaper articles. There is a print drawing and description of Donati's comet; a letter from J.F. Encke on his comet; an article from 'The London Review', 13 July 1861, on the Great Comet of 1861; a listing of comets; and a piece on minerals in England. There is also a letter sent anonymously to 'Professor Faraday'.

Dates: 1861-04 - 1862-03
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 small planets and comets, 1862-04 - 1863-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/103
Scope and Contents

Circulars and a few letters on the observations of various minor planets, some newly discovered. The volume also contains many pieces on comets, chiefly ephemerides, but also descriptions and letters on cometary matters, such as 'The Second Comet of 1862'. There are sections on Brorsen, Encke, Klinkerfues and D'Arrest's comets.

Dates: 1862-04 - 1863-08
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 small planets and comets, 1863-08 - 1868-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/104
Scope and Contents A large numbers of letters and circulars regarding observations of the known minor planets and those newly discovered, including correspondence with the French astronomers U.J.J. Le Verrier, M. Loewy and A. Gaillot. The material on the minor planets includes the division of labour regarding observations of the asteroids and speculation on the existence of a planet between Mercury and Venus. The second part of the volume is devoted to comets, listing observations, ephemerides and circulars...
Dates: 1863-08 - 1868-09
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 small planets and comets, 1868 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/105
Scope and Contents The first part of the volume deals with the minor planets, beginning with the Paris observations of asteroids between 1866 and 1872, chiefly in the form of correspondence with M. Loewy. There then follows pieces on the discovery of new planets by J.C. Watson, R. Luther and C.H.F. Peters, with their respective elements and ephemerides, and observations of known asteroids, with printed German ephemerides by T.E.V. Oppolzer of the small planets. The second part of the volume is devoted to...
Dates: 1868 - 1872
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 small planets and comets, 1873 - 1875-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/106
Scope and Contents The first part of this volume deals with the minor planets, beginning with the Paris observations of asteroids, and is chiefly in the form of correspondence between Airy and U.J.J. Le Verrier. This is followed by various other observations of minor planets, announcements of new discoveries, requests for information and elements and ephemerides of these asteroids. There are circulars for the Berlin Jahrbuch by F. Tietjen, 1874-1875. The second part of the volume is devoted to comets,...
Dates: 1873 - 1875-10
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 small planets, satellites and comets, 1875-11 - 1878-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/107
Scope and Contents The first part of the volume is dedicated to the minor planets, and includes observations taken at Paris and Greenwich. There are also circulars by F. Tietjen for the Berlin Jahrbuch, 1875-1878; discoveries of new minor planets by J.S. Watson, P.P. Henry, J. Palisa, C.H.F. Peters, M. Borrelly, M. Perrotin and M. Cotterot, chiefly in the form of telegrams and ephemerides; and elements and observations of known asteroids, largely in German. The second part concerns the intra mercurial planet...
Dates: 1875-11 - 1878-02
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 small planets, satellites and comets, 1878-03 - 1879-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/108
Scope and Contents The volume is divided into three sections. The first of these deals with the minor planets, including observations at Paris and Greenwich; circulars by F. Tietjen for the Berlin Jahrbuch, 1878-1879; the discovery and announcement of new minor planets, chiefly in the form of telegrams; and various elements and ephemerides of the asteroids. The second section deals with the intramercurial planet, Vulcan, with articles on its claimed appearance from 'The New York Times' and the 'Sacramento...
Dates: 1878-03 - 1879-12
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 the small planets, satellites and comets, 1880 - 1881

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/109
Scope and Contents The volume includes the Greenwich and Paris observations of the minor planets; circulars for the Berlin Jahrbuch, 1880; and announcements and observations of newly discovered asteroids by C.H.F. Peters and Coggias, in the form of telegrams and requests for ephemerides. There are also papers concerning comets, relating largely to the Great Southern Comet of 1880, with associated sunspot activity observed in New Zealand and Sir D. Gill's Cape of Good Hope observations. Other comets observed...
Dates: 1880 - 1881
Conditions Governing Access: Please note that File 8 is missing.
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Postcard with a printed image of Halley and 17p Halley’s Comet stamp affixed, 1986-11-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97/5/4
Scope and Contents

Stamped ‘Edmond Halley Memorial Service Westminster Abbey’ and marked ‘Star Card no. M’ [sic.].

Dates: 1986-11-03
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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