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Time

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 51 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on time signals, 1902 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/146
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning time signals, including the following material:Correspondence with E. Dent and Co. regarding irregularities in the Westminster Clock, tables of errors for the clock and newspaper cuttings relating to it, 1902-1906.Correspondence regarding the installation of a wireless-telegraph receiving station at Greenwich, 1912-1914.Correspondence of 1912-1915 regarding the inauguration of a wireless-telegraph time service from the Eiffel Tower and...
Dates: 1902 - 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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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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Correspondence regarding time signals, 1879 - 1893

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/253
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the following subjects:Telegraphs announcing errors and failures in the time signal, 1879-1880.Complaints about the time signal sent to Glasgow, the General Post Office and Portsmouth, 1880-1881.T. Lewis and W.H.M. Christie on the correction of the mean solar clock and errors in the 10 o'clock signal, 1884.Explanation by W.H. Preece to H.H. Turner that the failure of the time signal is due to poor batteries,...
Dates: 1879 - 1893
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 with the International Society for the Study of Time, 1985 - 2000

Reference Code: GBR/0014/YUNG 6/37
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Papers comprising manuscripts of books, articles, lectures, research data, diaries, correspondence, press cuttings, photographs, video and audio tape recordings. The bulk of the collection is formed by Michael Young's correspondence subject files about organisations he was involved in starting up or with existing organisations who collaborated in his ventures. There is also substantial correspondence with individuals, including family, friends, colleagues and financial backers. A...
Dates: 1985 - 2000
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Early psychological researches

Reference Code: GBR/3377/JWard/2/13
Scope and Contents

The booklet contains records of experiments carried out to test reaction times. There is a reference to a 'decapitated frog' under the heading 'Queries' two-thirds of the way through the booklet, showing that some (perhaps even most of) the experiments were conducted on animals, not humans.

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John Harrison’s ‘Marine Timekeepers’ stamps: presentation pack and first day cover, 1993-02-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97/13-14
Scope and Contents

Presentation pack containing four stamps of John Harrison’s Marine Timekeeper No.4 (24p, 28p, 33p and 39p) and a Harrison information sheet.

Also, first day cover with printed images of Harrison and a ship at sea; the four 'Marine Timekeepers’ stamps are affixed and postmarked by the British Philatelic Bureau, Edinburgh.

Dates: 1993-02-16
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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Lectures, 1980 - 1985

Reference Code: GBR/0014/YUNG 3/1/2
Scope and Contents Comprising: "Small Politics Is Not Always Beautiful", given at a seminar at Hasselby Castle, 22 August 1980; "Decentralising Education", given to the Green Alliance, 19 May 1982; "The SDP's Roots in History", given to the Manchester Tawney Society, 21 May 1982; "The Round of Time. A Sociologists's View", the Barnett Shine Foundation Lecture at Queen Mary College, London, 1983; "Democratic Socialism: what's left?", given at the Fabian Centennial Weekend, 8 January 1984; "Progressive Education...
Dates: 1980 - 1985
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Newspaper cuttings on the RGO and astronomy, 1922 - 1998

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 190
Scope and Contents A set of press cuttings on the subjects of astronomy, the RGO, its move to Herstmonceux Castle and later to Cambridge, and its subsequent closure. Significant cuttings include coverage of the Moon landings (1968), the Space Race, the Apollo 13 disaster (1970), Halley's Comet (1986), images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, Comet Shoemaker-Levi’s collision with Jupiter (1994), Comet Hale-Bopp (1997), and the Galileo mission to Jupiter.Early coverage is sporadic, with cuttings...
Dates: 1922 - 1998
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 Standard Time, 1880 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/84
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence, official notices, tables and articles relating to Standard Time, including the following material:Proceedings of the Conference Internationale de l'Heure, 1913.Colonial Office notifications to the Royal Observatory of changes in Standard Time adopted in the colonies and protectorates, with copies of various acts and ordinances amending the law in respect of time at home and in the colonies, including the Act of 1880 and the British Summer Time...
Dates: 1880 - 1940
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 astronomical day, 1919 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/2
Scope and Contents

Papers concerning the change in reckoning of the astronomical day, including 'The Report of the Committee on the 24 Hour Method of Expressing Time', 1919; correspondence with the Hydrographer concerning documents; correspondence between D.H. Sadler and the Royal Astronomical Society; and handwritten notes by Sadler on the history and timetable of the proposed change.

Dates: 1919 - 1970
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 Time Service, 1943 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/625
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the Time Service and time signals, including alterations to signals, equipment, maintenance, faults, accommodation at Abinger, and the transition to Herstmonceux. The correspondents include H.M. Smith, the Admiralty, Mr Barker, R. Atkinson, H. Spencer Jones and R. Woolley. The papers include the following items:Correspondence between H.M. Smith and the Admiralty regarding 'Timing by Lovan-C' transmissions, 1963.Correspondence with A.P....
Dates: 1943 - 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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Papers on time balls, 1885 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/257
Scope and Contents (1) Papers on time balls at various places, 1894-1910Correspondence and papers on the following subjects:Request by G.H. Hills to see the Greenwich time ball for guidance on the erection of a timeball at Chatham, answered by Christie, 1894.Letter of thanks for C.F. Close's visit to inspect the time ball, 1894.Arrangements for the fall of the Bremen time ball, reported by 'Normal Zeit' and acknowledged by F.W. Dyson, 1895.P. Stevens on the difference in...
Dates: 1885 - 1910
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 time balls, signals and clocks, 1904 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/256
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the Deal Time Ball; time balls and signals at Portland, Gibraltar and Dover; and clocks for Malta and Chatham:Correspondence with J. Jermyn concerning repairs and reasons for the failure of signals, 1904-1910.Correspondence with J. Jermyn concerning repairs and inventions of moveable property, 1904-1921.Correspondence with G. Cutcher concerning repairs, 1922-1925.Page extracted from the 'Deal, Walmer and Sandwich Mercury', 11 July...
Dates: 1904 - 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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Papers on time signals, 1939 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/629
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding time signals, including the following items:Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones, H.M. Smith and the Admiralty concerning equipment required and installations at Abinger, clock radio receivers and aerial systems, 1952-1955.Correspondence with Central Rediffusion Services Ltd and the Admiralty concerning the availability of the 6 pips time signal for the Independent Television Authority, 1955.Correspondence between R. Atkinson and...
Dates: 1939 - 1955
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 Universal Time, 1885 - 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/146
Scope and Contents Canadian and North American Papers relating to Universal Time:Printed notice from the Royal Society of Canada drawing attention to matters of time determination and nomenclature, 1890.Letter from Wilhelm Prealt of Hamburg, in German, 1890.Letter from Sandford Fleming, Ottawa, enclosing a Bill to be laid before the United States Senate regarding the reckoning of time in the United States, 1891.Letter from [J.P. Sohiham] of Vienna sending a copy of a booklet by...
Dates: 1885 - 1898
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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Photographic Zenith Tube: Records, c.1940s-1980s

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

The PZT papers include: five boxes of Dudley S. Perfect and PZT papers; two observer's notebooks (1982-1983); three fault repair notebooks (c.1973-1983); a PZT 'phase slips and clock repair book' (1975); and PZT plate records.

Dates: c.1940s-1980s
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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Prof. Vinicio Barocas (1914-2016), 1940 - 2017

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 94/2
Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of Vinicio Barocas during and after WW2, two prisoner identity discs from his time in a Canadian internment camp, telegrams to secure his release, photographs of Abinger, an autobiography by Barocas, and a biography of Barocas by his friend Ian Cuerden.

Dates: 1940 - 2017
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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Psychology, Only one page carries a specific reference as to date of writing: the verso of p. 92, which is dated 12 November 1900. We assume that the rest of the notebook was made in and around that year.

Reference Code: GBR/3377/JWard/2/8
Dates: Only one page carries a specific reference as to date of writing: the verso of p. 92, which is dated 12 November 1900. We assume that the rest of the notebook was made in and around that year.
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Psychology Lecture Notes: Continuation 1879, 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/3377/JWard/2/1
Scope and Contents

On the cover, after 'Continuation 1879', there is the additional note: '1880 - p. 46'.

Dates: 1879 - 1880
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Psychology V, 19000115 - 19140826

Reference Code: GBR/3377/JWard/2/7
Dates: 19000115 - 19140826
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"The Metronomic Society" (1988), 1981 - 1993

Reference Code: GBR/0014/YUNG 1/1
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds:

Including the Bethnal Green and Debden surveys.

Dates: 1981 - 1993
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"The Rhythms of Society" (1988), 1985 - 1989

Reference Code: GBR/0014/YUNG 1/2
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds:

Including the Bethnal Green and Debden surveys.

Dates: 1985 - 1989
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Time ball and clock statistics, 1852 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/626
Scope and Contents

Statistics concerning the Galvanic Motor Clock during 1857-1861; the Greenwich Time Ball during 1852-1861; the Deal Time Ball during 1856-1861; and the regulation of the Post Office clocks during 1856-1861.

Dates: 1852 - 1861
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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