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Time

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

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Articles, 1971 - 1979

Reference Code: GBR/0014/YUNG 2/1/5
Scope and Contents Comprising: with John Ziman, "Cycles in Social Behaviour", 1971; with Peter Willmott, "Social Class and the Peak-Load Traffic Problem in London", 1971; "Historical Changes in Social Cycles", 1972; "Parish Councils for Cities?", 1972; "Dilemmas in a New Europe", 1972; "A Dosser's Day", 1973; with Jorg Münstermann and Konrad Schacht, "Poverty in a West German Town", 1975; "For Richer, For Poorer. Some Problems of Low-Income Consumers", 1975; "SSRC - the First Years", 1975; "Suffer the Children:...
Dates: 1971 - 1979
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Articles on time measurement, 1938 - 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/254
Scope and Contents Reprinted articles and some additional papers, in English, French and German, on the measurement of time.
Dates: 1938 - 1967
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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Astronomical enquiries, 1916 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/107
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous astronomical enquiries to the Royal Observatory from members of the general public, firms, forces, ministries, councils, universities, societies, institutes, companies, etc., relating to the Moon, including its centre of gravity, phases, the 'Man in the Moon', times of the full Moon, new and harvest moons, longitude, lunar tables, tides and transits; the Sun, including sunspots, the solstice, the equinox, solar eclipses, times of sunrise and sunset, the seasons, the length of the...
Dates: 1916 - 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).
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‘Centenary of the Greenwich Meridian’ stamps: two first day covers, 1984-06-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97/2-3
Scope and Contents Two first day covers each bearing four stamps issued for the 1984 ‘Centenary of the Greenwich Meridian’. The stamps show: a view of the Earth from the Apollo 11 (16p), a navigational chart of the British Channel (20.5p), the Royal Greenwich Observatory (28p), and Sir George Airy’s Transit Circle (31p). The first set is on an envelope with a printed image of Flamsteed House; the second is on an envelope with a printed image of the Meridian.
Dates: 1984-06-26
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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Chronology, c 1650-c 1750

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/7
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Macclesfield Collection principally comprises the archives of John Collins (1625-1683) and William Jones (1675-1749). As well as being mathematicians in their own right, both men corresponded with leading scientific figures of their day and so the collection includes autograph material by Isaac Newton, Edmond Halley, Henry Briggs, Roger Cotes, Henry Oldenburg and Robert Hooke.
Dates: c 1650-c 1750
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
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Clock comparisons and time signals, 1924 - 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/155
Scope and Contents From the Series: The collection contains a wide range of papers relating to the activities of the Greenwich Observatory during Dyson's time in office, with some additional material from other periods. There is considerable material concerning the internal affairs of the Observatory, including its removal to Herstmonceux Castle, staff, instruments, visitors and Visitations, publications and garden parties. There are papers on the Cape Observatory and Nautical Almanac Office, as well other societies and...
Dates: 1924 - 1925
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 about the Association for the Social Studies of Time, 1984 - 1994

Reference Code: GBR/0014/YUNG 6/4
Scope and Contents Mainly concerns ASSET conferences.
Dates: 1984 - 1994
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Correspondence on galvanic signals, 1852 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/611
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the South Eastern Railway and the Electric Telegraph Company and related papers concerning galvanic signals. The papers cover the trials of the Greenwich Mean Time signal between Greenwich and London and Greenwich and Dover, and proposals for and implementation of an extension to the central Telegraph Office, Lothbury, London. There is also correspondence with the Electric Telegraph Company on the time ball service in the Strand, activated from Greenwich by telegraph, and on...
Dates: 1852 - 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 galvanic time, 1849 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/612
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the communication of time by telegraph to Exeter, Norwich, the Bank of England, Portsmouth, Plymouth and Southampton. The papers include complaints about alleged inaccuracies of the Liverpool Time Ball; a request for a clock for the Greenwich Hospital School Observatory; galvanic regulations of the clocks at the General Post Office and the Athenaeum; and the construction of sympathetic galvanic clocks. The correspondents include C.V. Walker, J.C. Clark, S.H. Northcote, G....
Dates: 1849 - 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 galvanic time, 1855 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/613
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the communication of time by the Post Office telegraph. There are papers on the trials, costs and tests of clocks on the network; the regulation of clocks; proposals for time signals to be sent to naval dockyards from Greenwich; time balls at Portsmouth, Devonport, Sheerness, Glasgow, Hamburg, Liverpool and the City Observatory, London; and a report by Airy on the workings of the Devonport Time Ball and sketches of its galvanic arrangement. The...
Dates: 1855 - 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 the Deal Time Ball, 1877 - 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/255
Scope and Contents Report from G. Criswick regarding his visit to Deal to examine the apparatus of the time ball, 1877.Report from G. Criswick regarding his visit to Deal to examine the apparatus of the time ball, 1881.Letters concerning the sanitary alterations made at the Deal Time Ball tower, 1879.Letters regarding the widening of the roadway running past the Deal Time Ball tower, 1880.Correspondence with C.V. Walker regarding the failure of time signals,...
Dates: 1877 - 1913
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 the Deal time ball, 1852 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/619
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the time ball at Deal, much of it concerning the construction of the station. The correspondents include Sir F. Beaufort, J.T. Walker, W. Richards and A. Hall. The papers include a diagram of triangulation between St Peters, Thanet, Dover Castle and Paddlesworth.
Dates: 1852 - 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 the Deal time ball, 1855 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/620
Scope and Contents Correspondence with J. Washington, J.C. Clark and C.V. Walker and others regarding the time ball at Deal. There is also a plan of the magnets of the Deal Time Ball and two maps of the South Eastern Railway and connecting railways in Europe.
Dates: 1855 - 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 the Deal time ball, 1858 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/621
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the day to day running of the time ball at Deal, its telegraphic communications with Greenwich, and the transfer of ownership from the Admiralty to the South Eastern Railway. The correspondents include C.V. Walker, J. Washington and C.E. Paget.
Dates: 1858 - 1863
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 the Deal time ball, 1864 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/622
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the day to day running of the time ball at Deal and its telegraphic communications with Greenwich. There are also papers on the sale of the Deal naval dockyard and time ball; Airy's report on a visit to the Deal Time Ball; instructions and orders for W. Newby, the time ball attendant; and a poster explaining the Deal Time Ball service and the refurbishment of the time ball tower. The correspondents include W.G. Romaine, C.V. Walker and J. Field.
Dates: 1864 - 1868
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 the Deal time ball, 1868 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/623
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the day to day running of the time ball at Deal and its telegraphic communications with Greenwich. There are instructions on cleaning, repairs and failures of current between the Observatory and Deal, and correspondence with W. Newby, the time ball attendant, and with C.V. Walker.
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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Correspondence on the Deal time ball, 1873 - 1876

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/624
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the day to day running of the time ball at Deal and its telegraphic communications with Greenwich. There are instructions concerning routine work, repairs and failures of current between the Observatory and Deal, and correspondence with W. Newby, the time ball attendant, and with C.V. Walker.
Dates: 1873 - 1876
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 the Start Point time signal, 1858 - 1862

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/625
Scope and Contents Correspondence with J. Washington, J.C. Clark, R. Fitzroy, G.H. James, C.V. Walker and others on the proposed time signal at Start Point. There are maps of Start Point; plans of the Light House, tower and proposed buildings at Start Point; a map of Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse; a map of Start Point and Start Bay; and calculations of numbers for a train of wheels.
Dates: 1858 - 1862
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 time balls, 1879 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/147
Scope and Contents (1) General correspondence regarding time balls, 1879-1893, including the following material:Correspondence regarding reprints, ordered by G.B. Airy in 1880, of articles from 'Nature', 1876, concerning the distribution of time signals.Correspondence, 1879-1880, regarding the Prussian Government's request for information on colonial time in South Africa, Canada, India, St Helena, Mauritius, Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand, and similar requests from the U.S. Hydrographic...
Dates: 1879 - 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).
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Correspondence on time balls and signals, 1858 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/614
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the time signals at Portsmouth, Devonport and Sheerness and the tests, errors and running of time balls at Gravesend, Newcastle, Liverpool, Glasgow, Mauritius and the Cape of Good Hope. The papers include a newspaper cutting from 'The Gateshead Observer' on the importance of time balls; accounts and reports on the Post Office clocks; papers on the regulation of the London Bridge and Westminster Great Clock; and papers on the regulation of the Edinburgh...
Dates: 1858 - 1860
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 time balls and signals, 1861 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/615
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the time signal and the time ball service. There are various papers on the signalling of time by a falling ball or by cannon fire at Birmingham, Cardiff, Devonport, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Madras, Newcastle, Nice and the Palais Royale, Paris; proposals for time balls at Wellington (New Zealand), Ipswich, and Port Elizabeth; proposals for clocks and bells in Worcester; details of local time signals in 'The Scotsman', 'Daily Review', 'Glasgow Daily Herald',...
Dates: 1861 - 1866
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 time balls and signals, 1866 - 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/616
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the time signal and time ball service, including a proposed time ball on Tuskar Rock in the Irish Sea, with a chart; a proposed time signal at Dundee; cable laying on the Great Eastern Railway; a proposed Ipswich Time Ball; the rating and errors of the Westminster and Post Office clocks; a proposed public clock for the City of London; electric clocks for the Adelaide Parliament, Madras (including a drawing) and Colaba Observatory in Bombay (including three...
Dates: 1866 - 1870
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 time balls and signals, 1870 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/617
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the time signal and time ball service, including the failures of the Greenwich time signal; requests for information on time balls; the establishment of time balls or guns at Queenstown, Sheffield, Bristol and Manchester; a paper by S.P. Langley 'On the Allegheny system of electrical time signals'; experiments with the Post Office chronopher; corrections and errors of the Post Office and Westminster clocks; the system of operation employed by the London...
Dates: 1870 - 1875
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 time balls and signals, 1875 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/618
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the time signal and time ball service, including the failures of the Greenwich time signal; notes and a report on the time signals at Portsmouth Dockyard; questions and answers on the Edinburgh time signals; a list of British time signal stations; enquiries from various individuals and the Norwegian and Swedish governments on time signals; time balls proposed for Calcutta and the West Indies; errors and corrections in the Westminster and Post Office clocks;...
Dates: 1875 - 1878
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 time signals, 1955 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/627
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding time signals, including duration, frequency, times, coordination of signals, equipment adjustments, replies to queries regarding radio time signals, clocks and the publication of lists of signals, the discontinuation of vernier radio time signals, reception reports and maintenance. The papers include the following items:Royal Greenwich Observatory circulars on solar activity, time signal adjustments and international time signals,...
Dates: 1955 - 1963
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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