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RGO Archives contains:
RGO 1 Papers of John Flamsteed
RGO 10 Papers of Sir Richard Woolley
RGO 104 The Nautical Almanac, Part 1, and the Abridged Nautical Almanac
RGO 11 Papers of Margaret Burbidge
RGO 12 Papers of Alan Hunter
RGO 126 Airy's Transit Circle: observation and reduction ledgers and associated papers
RGO 127 Greenwich Reduction Registers
RGO 128 Groombridge's Catalogue: new reductions
RGO 129 Greenwich Star Catalogues and Ledgers
RGO 13 Papers of Francis Graham Smith
RGO 14 Papers of the Board of Longitude
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Papers of Sir Richard Woolley

Title Papers of Sir Richard Woolley
Reference GBR/0180/RGO 10
Creator Woolley, Richard van der Reit
Covering Dates 1927–1987
Extent and Medium 68 boxes; paper/photograph
Repository Royal Greenwich Observatory Archives
Content and context

Sir Richard van der Riet Woolley (1906-1972) was born in Weymouth, Dorset, on 24 April 1906, the son of Paymaster Rear Admiral C.E.A. Woolley and Julia van der Riet. He attended Allhallows School, near Honiton, Devon (of which he later became a governor), before rejoining his family in his mother's homeland, South Africa. The family lived in Cape Town, where Woolley attended the city's university and obtained an M.Sc. in mathematics. He returned to Britain in 1926 to take up a place at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he studied for the Mathematical Tripos and was classed a Wrangler. From 1928 to 1932 he worked for a Ph.D. under the direction of Sir Arthur Eddington. He left Cambridge in 1929 to take up a Commonwealth Fund Scholarship at the Mount Wilson Observatory, California, but returned in 1931 as Isaac Newton Student. He became Chief Assistant at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, in 1933, and published his first major work, 'Eclipses of the Sun and Moon', in collaboration with the Astronomer Royal, Sir Frank Dyson, in 1937. That year he returned to Cambridge for a third time to become John Couch Adams Astronomer.

In 1939 Woolley left Britain for Australia to take up the post of first (and last) Commonwealth Astronomer at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, near Canberra. He remained there until 1956, during which time he supervised the construction of the 74-inch telescope which, along with the 74-inch at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, was then the largest telescope in the southern hemisphere. In 1953 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, awarded the O.B.E. and published his second major work, 'The Outer Layers of a Star', produced jointly with Professor D.W.N. Stibbs.

Woolley returned to England in 1956 to become Astronomer Royal. When he arrived the Royal Observatory was still in the throes of its move from Greenwich to Herstmonceux in Sussex, and as a consequence the first part of his stewardship was taken up with the supervision of this upheaval. By the end of 1956 all the main instruments were in place at Herstmonceux, and within three years Woolley had them working on a full-scale programme.

Under Woolley the main operations at the Royal Greenwich Observatory were diverse. Many of the traditional functions of the Observatory were still undertaken, including the measuring of the positions of stars for almanacs, the running of the Time Service and the making of geomagnetic and meteorological observations, although the last of these functions was soon discontinued. Woolley expanded the operations of the Observatory into wider fields, especially astrophysics. Study programmes were introduced for stars and much work was also done on variable stars, in particular RR Lyrae.

The Royal Greenwich Observatory under Woolley was noted for its international links. Staff were often sent on observational visits to foreign observatories, notably Mount Palomar in California and Helwan in Egypt. National and international links were strengthened further by Woolley's initiation of an annual Herstmonceux Conference, which was held for the first time in 1957.

The highlight of Woolley's time as Astronomer Royal came in 1967 with the opening by Her Majesty the Queen of the long-awaited 98-inch Isaac Newton Telescope at Herstmonceux. At the time this was the largest telescope in Western Europe. It brought much prestige to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, as well as allowing more advanced observation programmes to be carried out.

The building of another large telescope, the 150-inch Anglo-Australian Telescope at Siding Spring, New South Wales, owed much to Woolley's personal efforts. On becoming Astronomer Royal, he put forward the idea of a large southern hemisphere telescope to help redress the imbalance between astronomy south of the Equator and the much more advanced astronomy of the northern hemisphere. Woolley was the driving force behind the project, carefully steering it around many obstacles, and it was largely due to him that the Australian option was chosen in preference to the alternative of joining the European Southern Observatory project.

Woolley was also heavily involved in astronomy at what might be termed the 'grass-roots' level. He took many opportunities to popularise astronomy by means of television and radio appearances and newspaper and magazine interviews. He gave lectures and short talks at many functions organised by university, school and local astronomical societies and provided advice to individuals who wrote to him on astronomical and related matters. He was also keen to foster goodwill between the Royal Greenwich Observatory and the local community, taking an active part in events around Sussex whenever possible and giving his support to, for example, the village football team in Herstmonceux. He also forged close links with the Department of Astronomy of the newly-formed University of Sussex, becoming visiting Professor of Astronomy in 1966 and an Honorary Doctor of Science in 1970. He encouraged the university's astronomy undergraduates to spend time working and studying at the Royal Greenwich Observatory as part of their course, and also introduced a popular summer course for students from all over the country. Some of the students who took advantage of these opportunities later came to work at the Observatory.

Woolley received numerous awards during the course of his career in recognition of his contribution to astronomy and science. He was knighted in 1963, and in 1971 was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society for his contributions to observational and theoretical astrophysics, particularly in the field of stellar dynamics. He was Honorary Fellow of the Australian National University; Honorary Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; President of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1963-1965; Honorary Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Uppsala, Sweden; and Vice-President of the International Astronomical Union, 1952-1958. In 1969 he was elected Warden of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. He was also granted the freedom of the City of London.

Woolley retired as Astronomer Royal in 1971 to become the first Director of the new South African Astronomical Observatory at Sutherland. At this point the decision was taken to split the posts of Director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and Astronomer Royal, which until that time has always been inseparable. As a result, Sir Richard's successor as Director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Dr Margaret Burbridge, did not become Astronomer Royal, this appointment going to the Cambridge radio astronomer Sir Martin Ryle.

Woolley returned to Cambridge in 1978, where he was awarded the title of Emeritus Professor of Astronomy at Cambridge in recognition of his long-standing and very close links with the university. His first wife, Gwyneth Jane Margaret Meyler, who he married in 1932, died in 1979, and later that year he married Emily May Patricia Marples. After her death in 1985, he married his third wife, Sheila Gillham. Following a fall, Woolley died at Somerset West, Cape Province, South Africa, on 24 December 1986.

The collection contains a wide range of material relating to the activities of the Royal Greenwich Observatory during Sir Richard Woolley's time in office, with some additional papers from other periods. The first half of the collection is comprised of correspondence. This begins with two long series of general correspondence arranged alphabetically by correspondent. These are followed by a long series of individual or small sets of letters relating to various correspondents. The second half of the collection contains letters and other papers concerning a wide range of subjects, including British and foreign observatories, particularly the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope; numerous other organisations, notably the British Association, International Astronomical Union, Ministry of Public Building and Works, Royal Astronomical Society, Royal Society and Science Research Council; departments and committees, including the Large Telescope Users' Panel; the acquisition, maintenance and employment of instruments and other equipment, including the Isaac Newton Telescope; the administration and organisation of operations at the Herstmonceux site; publications; and conferences.

Most of the papers became part of the Observatory's archives subsequent to Woolley's retirement. Details of later accessions can be found in the revelant entries in the catalogue.

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Please cite as Royal Greenwich Observatory Archives, Papers of Sir Richard Woolley, RGO 10

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A word-processed handlist is available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Indexed

This description was created by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Index Terms
Woolley, Sir Richard van der Reit (1906-1986) Knight, astronomer
RGO Archives/RGO 10 contains:
1 General correspondence 'A'. General correspondence with, among others, the Athenaeum Club; Allhallows School, Lyme Regis; the Australian Academy of Science; the Astronomical Society of the Pacific; and the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (including a request for Sir Richard Woolley to address gatherings).
1 bundle.
Sep. 1964-Oct. 1965
2 General correspondence 'B'. General correspondence with, among others, the British Horological Institute; the Minister of State for Education and Science; Blackie and Son Ltd, publishers; Magdalene College, Cambridge; the University of Sussex; and the British Astronomical Association. The letters include correspondence with the B.B.C. regarding broadcasts on or by Sir Richard Woolley and the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
Sep. 1964-Oct. 1965
3 General correspondence 'C'. General correspondence with, among others, the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, the Commonwealth Trading Bank of Australia, Professor T.G. Cowling of the University of Leeds, and the Cornell-Sydney University Astronomy Centre. There is also an invitation to a function held by the Clockmakers' Company.
1 bundle.
Sep. 1964-Oct. 1965
4 General correspondence 'D'. General correspondence with, among others, the editor of the 'Daily Mail' and the University of Durham, including letters on the tax affairs of employees.
1 bundle.
Sep. 1964-Oct. 1965
5 General correspondence 'E'. General correspondence regarding the 'Encyclopaedia Hebraica', French lessons for Sir Richard Woolley and other subjects.
1 bundle.
Sep. 1964-Oct. 1965
6 General correspondence 'F'. General correspondence with, among others, the Arab translator of Sir Richard Woolley's book 'A Key to the Stars', Lord Florey and the California Institute of Technology. The subjects include Woolley's appearance on 'Desert Island Discs' and invitations to various functions.
1 bundle.
Sep. 1964-Oct. 1965
7 General correspondence 'G'. General correspondence, including an invitation to a function at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.
1 bundle.
Sep. 1964-Oct. 1965
8 General correspondence 'H' and 'I'. General correspondence with local clubs and societies, various Haberdashers' Aske's Schools and others, including letters concerning an engagement to speak at Hackney Technical College.
1 bundle.
Sep. 1964-Oct. 1965
9 General correspondence. Invitations to Royal Greenwich Observatory staff to attend various functions.
1 bundle.
Nov. 1965-June 1967
10 General correspondence 'A'. General correspondence with, among others, the Australian National University, the Athenaeum Club, the Carnegie Institute, Associated Television Ltd, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and the Australian Academy of Science. The subjects include a building society account and Allhallows School, near Lyme Regis.
1 bundle.
Nov. 1965-June 1967
11 General correspondence 'B'. General correspondence with, among others, the British Horological Institute; the London Planetarium; the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; Brasenose College, Oxford; the B.B.C.; and Blackie and Son, publishers. The subjects include Sir Richard Woolley's book 'A Key to the Stars'.
1 bundle.
Nov. 1965-June 1967
12 General correspondence 'C' and 'D'. General correspondence with, among others, the Commonwealth Trading Bank of Australia, the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, Professor T.G. Cowling of the University of Leeds, various amateur astronomical societies, Sir Bernard Lovell of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratory, and Jodrell Bank. The subjects include the award of the Gold Medal and the Eddington Medal, insurance matters and tax issues.
1 bundle.
Nov. 1965-June 1967
13 General correspondence 'E'. General correspondence with the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, the Australian National University and others.
1 bundle.
Nov. 1965-June 1967
14 General correspondence 'F'. Correspondence with the University of Sussex and various individuals.
1 bundle.
Nov. 1965-June 1967
15 General correspondence 'A'. General correspondence with, among others, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, the Cambridge University Mathematical Society ('The Archimedeans'), the Athenaeum Club, various amateur societies, various schools, the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, the Australian Academy of Science, and the University of Adelaide. The subjects include the Catharine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal, talks and lectures, and building society accounts.
1 bundle.
July 1967-July 1969
16 General correspondence 'B'. General correspondence with, among others, the British Horological Institute; Professor Blackett of Imperial College; the B.B.C.; and Allhallows School, near Lyme Regis. The subjects include the Isaac Newton Telescope.
1 bundle.
July 1967-July 1969
17 General correspondence 'C'. General correspondence with, among others, the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, the 'Christian Science Monitor' and the University of Cape Town, regarding minutes of meetings, correspondence on tax matters and other subjects.
1 bundle.
July 1967-July 1969
18 General correspondence 'D'. General correspondence with Bernard Levin of the 'Daily Mail', the University of Durham and others, include letters regarding a savings plan.
1 bundle.
July 1967-July 1969
19 General correspondence 'E'. General correspondence with the 'Encyclopaedia Hebraica' and others.
1 bundle.
July 1967-July 1969
20 General correspondence 'F'. General correspondence with the Franklin Institute Philadelphia; Queen Mary College, London; and others. The subjects include 'Stellar Kinematics' by W.M. Smart.
1 bundle.
July 1967-July 1969
21 General correspondence 'G'. General correspondence regarding various subjects, including an article on the new 98-inch Isaac Newton Telescope.
1 bundle.
Oct. 1965-July 1968
22 General correspondence 'H'. General correspondence with Professor F. Hoyle, various clockmakers and others, including requests for information and a brief resumé of a proposed Summer Time Bill.
1 bundle.
Oct. 1965-July 1968
23 General correspondence 'I'. General correspondence with the Imperial College of Science and Technology and others. The subjects include a synopsis of a proposed book by Sir Richard Woolley and a draft of two chapters from the book concerning star clusters and variable stars.
1 bundle.
Oct. 1965-July 1968
24 General correspondence 'J' and 'K'. General correspondence with Bernard Kotkin, the University of Keele and others.
1 bundle.
Oct. 1965-July 1968
25 General correspondence 'L'. General correspondence with the Inner London Education Authority, the University of Leicester and others. The correspondence includes letters regarding Lewes Golf Club, with two copies of Sir Richard Woolley's address for the club's opening. There is also correspondence with Patrick Moore concerning the B.B.C.'s 'The Sky at Night'.
1 bundle.
Oct. 1965-July 1968
26 General correspondence 'M'. General correspondence with, among others, the B.B.C.; the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London; and Sir Harry Melville of Queen Mary College, London. The letters include correspondence with Patrick Moore regarding the B.B.C.'s 'The Sky at Night'.
1 bundle.
Oct. 1965-July 1968
27 General correspondence 'N'. General correspondence with, among others, the National Maritime Museum, the Nuffield Foundation, 'Nature' and the 'New Scientist'. The subjects include a draft of Sir Richard Woolley's speech for the opening of the Meridian Building at Greenwich, insurance matters, an article by Woolley for 'Nature' concerning the Isaac Newton Telescope, and a request for Woolley to review a copy of Patrick Moore's 'Sky at Night', Vol. 2.
1 bundle.
Oct. 1965-July 1968
28 General correspondence 'O'. General correspondence with, among others, the University of Glasgow, the Australian National University and 'The Observatory', including letters regarding Sir Richard Woolley's review for 'The Observatory' of 'Sir Arthur Eddington' by C.W. Kilminster.
1 bundle.
Oct. 1965-July 1968
29 General correspondence 'P' and 'Q'. General correspondence with Queen Mary College, London; Australian correspondents; and others. The subjects include stocks and shares and a foreword written by Sir Richard Woolley for a book on John Harrison by Colonel H. Quill.
1 bundle.
Oct. 1965-July 1968
30 General correspondence 'G' and 'H'. General correspondence with, among others, Magdalene College, Cambridge; Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope; the Greenwich Society; Hatfield Polytechnic; Brasenose College, Oxford; J.F. Hosie of the Science Research Council; the 'Guardian'; the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research; Hailsham Rural District Council; the Department of Health and Social Security; the University of St Andrews; and Herschel High School, Slough, regarding insurance, Herstmonceux Football Club, the 150th anniversary of 'The Guardian', pension entitlements and other matters.
1 bundle.
Aug. 1968–1972
31 General correspondence 'I' and 'J. General correspondence with, among others, the Institute of Physics; the Physical Society; the Institution of Professional Civil Servants; the Junior Astronomical Society; Seton Hall University, New Jersey; and the University of Georgia. The subjects include a proposed meeting of the Institution of Professional Civil Servants.
1 bundle.
Aug. 1968–1972
32 General correspondence 'K' and 'L'. General correspondence with, among others, the University of Sussex; MacDonald and Co. (Publishers) Ltd; Queen Elizabeth College, London; Bernard Levin of the 'Daily Mail'; Donald Lynden-Bell, Pasadena; the University of Keele Astronomical Society; Sir Bernard Lovell; the University of Leeds; and the Lord Chamberlain's Office. The subjects include a book by Professor Sobolev of the U.S.S.R., congratulations on Sir Richard Woolley's award of the Royal Astronomical Society Gold Medal, and a lecture given by Woolley.
1 bundle.
Aug. 1968–1972
33 General correspondence 'M'. General correspondence with the Leverhulme Trust Fund, the Maudsley Society and others.
1 bundle.
Aug. 1968–1972
34 General correspondence 'N' and 'O'. General correspondence with, among others, the Duke of Norfolk; the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; 'Nature'; the Revd Father D.J.K. O'Connell, S.J., Specola Vaticana, Castel Gandolfo, Rome; the University of British Colombia; and the University of Newcastle, New South Wales. The subjects include Sir Richard Woolley's review of 'The Journal of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon' and of 'Herschel at the Cape: Diaries and Correspondence of Sir John Herschel'.
1 bundle.
Aug. 1968–1972
35 General correspondence 'P' and 'Q'. General correspondence with the Portsmouth College of Technology and others, including an article by V.D. Porensky on the Western reaction to the work of A.D. Sakharov.
1 bundle.
Aug. 1968–1972
36 General correspondence 'R'. General correspondence with, among others, Royal Holloway College, London; the Royal Society; the Royal Radar Establishments; the Royal Aeronautical Society; the Radio and Space Research Station; and Radley College, Oxfordshire. The subjects include the review of books, and there is a copy of one book review by R. Atkinson.
1 bundle.
Nov. 1962-Oct. 1966
37 General correspondence 'S'. General correspondence with, among others, the Mount Wilson Observatory; the Palomar Observatory; the University of St Andrews; the Royal Society; G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; A. Samaha of the Helwan Observatory, Egypt; E.B. Ford of All Souls College, Oxford; the 'Science Journal'; and the Society for Visiting Scientists. The subjects include a proposed visit by Sir Richard Woolley to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; Woolley's contribution to a special issue of the 'Science Journal' on astronomy, with a rough draft of the article; and the proposed winding up of the Society for Visiting Scientists.
1 bundle.
Nov. 1962-Oct. 1966
38 General correspondence 'T' and 'U'. General correspondence with 'The Times'; D. Bruce, U.S. Ambassador to London; and others, including an article for the 'Times Science Review' on photo-electric methods in astronomy.
1 bundle.
Nov. 1962-Oct. 1966
39 General correspondence 'V' and 'W'. General correspondence with, among others, the 'World Who's Who in Science'; C.G. Wynne of the Imperial College of Science and Technology; and the University of Victoria, British Columbia.
1 bundle.
Nov. 1962-Oct. 1966
40 General correspondence. General correspondence with the Coulsdon and Hooley Young Conservatives.
1 bundle.
Nov. 1962-Oct. 1966
41 General correspondence 'R'. General correspondence with, among others, the University of Sussex; the Australian National University; Rear Admiral G.S. Ritchie, Hydrographer of the Navy; and the University of Southern California.
1 bundle.
Nov. 1966-Dec. 1970
42 General correspondence 'S'. General correspondence with, among others, R.H. Stoy of the Royal Observatory, Cape Town; the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, California; A. Curtis, Literary Editor of the 'Sunday Telegraph'; the University of Southampton; the Chambre Suisse de l'Horologerie; and G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd. The subjects include a review by Sir Richard Woolley for the 'Sunday Telegraph' of 'The Story of Jodrell Bank' by Sir Bernard Lovell.
1 bundle.
Nov. 1966-Dec. 1970
43 General correspondence 'T'. General correspondence, including correspondence with 'The Times' over a delay in the publication of the first 'Science Review Supplement'.
1 bundle.
Nov. 1966-Dec. 1970
44 General correspondence 'U' and 'V'. General correspondence with, among others, the Julius Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; the University of Uppsala, Sweden; and the United Nations Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. There is also correspondence with the Observatorio de Caruja, Spain, regarding the eighteenth-century astronomer Velázquez.
1 bundle.
Nov. 1966-Dec. 1970
45 General correspondence 'W' and 'X'. General correspondence with 'Who's Who in Science in Europe' and others.
1 bundle.
Nov. 1966-Dec. 1970
46 General correspondence 'Y' and 'Z'. General correspondence with the University of York and other correspondents.
1 bundle.
Nov. 1966-Dec. 1970
47 Miscellaneous correspondence 'A'. Miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, the Australian Broadcasting Commission, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, the Australian National University, and the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science.
1 bundle.
July 1969–1972
48 Miscellaneous correspondence 'B'. Miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia; the British Horological Institute; Air Vice-Marshal Sir Geoffrey Bromet; the B.B.C.; Bedford College, London; Bart J. Bok; H.A. Brück of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; the British Astronomical Association; and Mrs E.M. Burbidge of the University of California, San Diego. The subjects include an interview by Sir Richard Woolley for the B.B.C.; a lecture to Bedford College; and the appointment of E.M. Burbidge as Director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
July 1969–1972
49 Miscellaneous correspondence 'C'. Miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, the Commonwealth Trading Bank of Australia and the California Institute of Technology. There is also correspondence with 'Contemporary Physics' regarding an article by Sir Richard Woolley on stellar movements.
1 bundle.
July 1969–1972
50 Miscellaneous correspondence 'D'. Miscellaneous correspondence with the Royal Institution and others.
1 bundle.
July 1969–1972
51 Miscellaneous correspondence 'E'. Miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, the 'Encyclopaedia Hebraica'; Professor O.J. Eggen of the Mount Stromlo Observatory and Siding Spring Observatory; the 'Encyclopaedia Britannica'; and Sir John Eccles of the State University of New York, Buffalo.
1 bundle.
July 1969–1972
52 Miscellaneous correspondence 'F'. Miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, W. Fricke, Direktor des Astronomischen Rechen-Instituts, Heidelberg; Brig. Sir Bernard Fergusson; Sir Brian Flowers, Chairman of the Science Research Council; and the 'Financial Times', regarding a visit to the N.A.S.A. and other subjects.
1 bundle.
July 1969–1972
53 Miscellaneous correspondence 'R'. Miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, R.O. Redman of the University of Cambridge; the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London; G. Porter of the Royal Institution; and V.C. Reddish of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, including letters regarding a lecture by Sir Richard Woolley, with a copy of the actual lecture.
1 bundle.
1971–1972
54 Miscellaneous correspondence 'S'. Miscellaneous correspondence with the Slough Technical High School; C.A. Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; and others.
1 bundle.
1971–1972
55 Miscellaneous correspondence 'T'. Miscellaneous correspondence with Trinity House, A. Toonire of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and others.
1 bundle.
1971–1972
56 Miscellaneous correspondence 'U' and 'V'. Miscellaneous correspondence with Uppsala University, the Institut Für Theoretische Physik und Sternwarte der Universität Kiel and others.
1 bundle.
1971–1972
57 Miscellaneous correspondence 'W'. Miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, P.A. Wayman of Dunsink Observatory; the South African Embassy, London; and Sir Richard Woolley as Director of the South African Astronomical Observatory.
1 bundle.
1971–1972
58 Miscellaneous correspondence 'Y'. Correspondence with the Yorkshire Philosophical Society.
1 bundle.
1971–1972
59 Letter from P.A. Wayman. A letter from P.A. Wayman to Richard Woolley regarding the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
1 page.
29 Apr. 1957
60 Letter to P.A. Wayman. A letter from Richard Woolley to P.A. Wayman regarding a list of stars to be put on the observing programme of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
1 page.
3 June 1957
61 Correspondence with P.A. Wayman. Correspondence between P.A. Wayman and Richard Woolley regarding the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria.
4 pages.
29 May 1957–5 June 1957
62 List of 'A' Stars in the S. Galactic Cap.
4 pages.
10 June 1957
63 Letter to P.A. Wayman. A letter from Richard Woolley to P.A. Wayman enclosing a list of 18G stars occurring south of 30° which have no radial velocity.
2 pages.
19 Aug. 1957
64 Correspondence with P.A. Wayman. Correspondence between Richard Woolley and P.A. Wayman regarding the radial velocities of certain stars.
3 pages.
23 Oct. 1957–30 Oct. 1957
65 Correspondence with P.A. Wayman. Correspondence between Richard Woolley and P.A. Wayman regarding an enclosed manuscript by Wayman on 'The Gravitational Potential of the Galaxy and the Velocity Ellipsoids'.
1 bundle.
6 Nov. 1957–23 Dec. 1957
66 Correspondence with P.A. Wayman. Correspondence between Richard Woolley and P.A. Wayman regarding the selection of stars for the 'Moore and Paddock' programme.
3 pages.
21 Jan. 1958–30 Jan. 1958
67 Letter from P.A. Wayman. A letter from P.A. Wayman to Richard Woolley regarding the 'Moore and Paddock' radial velocity programme.
1 page.
21 Feb. 1958
68 Correspondence with P.A. Wayman. Correspondence between P.A. Wayman and Richard Woolley regarding the programme for the 'Moore and Paddock Extension' and the 'Galactic Cap 'A' Star' programme.
3 pages.
2 Oct. 1958–9 Oct. 1958
69 Correspondence with R.H. Stoy. Correspondence between Richard Woolley and R.H. Stoy of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, regarding a paper prepared by P.A. Wayman.
3 pages.
28 Oct. 1958–12 Nov. 1958
70 Correspondence with R.H. Stoy. Correspondence between Richard Woolley and R.H. Stoy of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, regarding a paper prepared by P.A. Wayman.
2 pages.
4 Dec. 1958–10 Dec. 1958
71 Letter to P.A. Wayman. A letter from Richard Woolley to P.A. Wayman regarding velocities of nearby stars and other subjects.
1 page.
6 Feb. 1959
72 Correspondence with P.A. Wayman. Correspondence between Richard Woolley and P.A. Wayman regarding the transfer of Royal Greenwich Observatory staff to the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
3 pages.
4 Mar. 1959–11 Mar. 1959
73 Letter from P.A. Wayman. A letter from P.A. Wayman to Richard Woolley regarding the progress of Wayman's observing programme.
1 page.
6 July 1959
74 Correspondence with P.A. Wayman. Correspondence between Richard Woolley and P.A. Wayman regarding a paper describing Wayman's analysis of all Cape Standard Star radial velocity measurements from 1951 to April 1959, with a list of the measured velocities of the galactic cap 'A' Stars reduced on the system derived in the paper.
4 pages.
14 Nov. 1959–11 Dec. 1959
75 Letter to P.A. Wayman. A letter from Richard Woolley to P.A. Wayman regarding the results of Wayman's work on the velocities of the A-type stars in the galactic cap.
1 page.
23 Dec. 1959
76 Correspondence with G.A. Harding. Correspondence between Richard Woolley and G.A. Harding regarding Harding's arrival in South Africa and his work on NGC 6397.
3 pages.
27 July 1960–4 Aug. 1960
77 Correspondence with G.A. Harding. Correspondence between Richard Woolley and G.A. Harding regarding Harding's work at the Radcliffe Observatory.
3 pages.
20 Feb. 1961–28 Feb. 1961
78 Letter to G.A .Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding plates from Pretoria of NGC 2004.
1 page.
3 Mar. 1961
79 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding various matters relating to Harding's work at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria.
1 page.
13 July 1961
80 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding Omega Centauri and other subjects.
4 pages.
20 July 1961–1 Aug. 1961
81 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to Miss A.R. Hewerdine, Personal Secretary to Richard Woolley, regarding the best address for mail to Harding.
1 page.
8 Aug. 1961
82 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding Cape plates, including the measuring of the plates.
1 page.
23 Aug. 1961
83 Letter to G.A. Harding. An undated letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding the velocity of HD 64096.
2 pages.
84 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to Richard Woolley concerning various matters, including work on the Pleiades, and enclosing graphs relating to the Pleiades and S.A. 141.
5 pages.
25 Aug. 1961
85 Correspondence with G.A. Harding. Correspondence between Richard Woolley and G.A. Harding regarding systematic errors in the 74-inch telescope at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, and other topics.
4 pages.
17 Aug. 1961–6 Sep. 1961
86 Correspondence with G.A. Harding. Correspondence between Richard Woolley and G.A. Harding regarding the better results obtained from Cape rather than Radcliffe plates, enclosing a list of brighter stars found to date, as well as a Hertzsprung-Russell diagram and a graph showing how the stars can be located.
10 pages.
4 Aug. 1961–30 Nov. 1961
87 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding the double Star Beta 101.
1 page.
4 Dec. 1961
88 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding the variable No. 48 in Martin's list B.A.N. 17, 1938, and concerning plates of Omega Centauri.
1 page.
11 Dec. 1961
89 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to Richard Woolley regarding the relative merits of the D and E cameras and other subjects.
3 pages.
21 Dec. 1961
90 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to Richard Woolley regarding variable No. 29 in Omega Centauri.
1 page.
28 Dec. 1961
91 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding a blow-up of Omega Centauri, which was originally enclosed with the letter.
1 page.
1 Jan. 1962
92 Correspondence with G.A. Harding. Correspondence between Richard Woolley and G.A. Harding regarding the construction of light curves and the measurement of proper motion.
3 pages.
14 Feb. 1962–22 Feb. 1962
93 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding enclosing a chart of stars in Omega Centauri brighter than 12.99 Visual.
2 pages.
26 Feb. 1962
94 Correspondence with G.A. Harding. Correspondence between Richard Woolley and G.A. Harding regarding the Hyades and spectra for ADS 6420.
3 pages.
22 Feb. 1962–5 Mar. 1962
95 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to Richard Woolley regarding the March batch of Newtonian plates, a list of which is enclosed.
3 pages.
9 Mar. 1962
96 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to Richard Woolley regarding further results of spectroscopic work on Omega Centauri, a list of which is enclosed.
3 pages.
23 Mar. 1962
97 Letter from R.H. Stoy. A letter from R.H. Stoy of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, to Richard Woolley on possible plates of Omega Centauri taken in 1940 or 1950.
1 page.
24 Mar. 1962
98 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to Richard Woolley regarding long-camera Coudé plates of ADS 6420 and short-camera Coudé plates of Hyades suspected binaries HD 27991 and HD 28394.
1 page.
26 Mar. 1962
99 Letter from R.H. Stoy. A letter from R.H. Stoy of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, to Richard Woolley regarding a set of Omega Centauri plates.
1 page.
16 Apr. 1962
100 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding preliminary results of measuring grating photographs and enclosing a list of these results.
3 pages.
15 May 1962
101 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to Richard Woolley enclosing a list of E-camera observations in Omega Centauri.
2 pages.
25 May 1962
102 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to Richard Woolley regarding a batch of grating plates, a list of which is enclosed.
2 pages.
7 June 1962
103 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding radial velocities in Omega Centauri.
1 page.
8 June 1962
104 List of stars. A list of stars for G.A. Harding.
1 page.
1962
105 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to R.J. Dickens of the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding the magnitudes, etc., of various stars.
3 pages.
18 June 1962
106 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to R.J. Dickens regarding discrepancies in the numbering of certain stars and other subjects.
2 pages.
28 June 1962
107 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to Richard Woolley regarding grating plates on Omega Centauri and NGC 6397, and enclosing a list of these.
3 pages.
2 July 1962
108 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to Richard Woolley enclosing a list of radial velocities in Omega Centauri.
2 pages.
26 July 1962
109 Correspondence with G.A. Harding. Correspondence between Richard Woolley and G.A. Harding regarding Harding's report on the season's work on Omega Centauri and proposals for next year's observing programme.
2 pages.
15 Aug. 1962–22 Aug. 1962
110 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to Richard Woolley regarding further information on Omega Centauri Star No. 11051, written up as an enclosed report titled 'A CH Star in Omega Centauri'.
5 pages.
7 Sep. 1962
111 Letter to F. Hoyle. A letter from Richard Woolley to F. Hoyle regarding G.A. Harding's discovery that the reddest star in Omega Centauri is a carbon star.
1 page.
20 Sep. 1962
112 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding the integrated magnitude of NGC 6522 and ways of obtaining its radial velocity.
1 page.
20 Sep. 1962
113 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding short exposures of NGC 6522.
1 page.
20 Sep. 1962
114 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding the photometry of 47 TUC.
1 page.
8 Oct. 1962
115 Correspondence with G.A. Harding. Correspondence between Richard Woolley and G.A. Harding regarding the radial velocity of NGC 6522, photometers at the Royal Greenwich Observatory and Harding's replacement at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria.
4 pages.
11 Oct. 1962–19 Oct. 1962
116 Note on a new sequence. A short note by Richard Woolley stating that a new sequence has been sent to G.A. Harding.
1 page.
22 Oct. 1962
117 Notes on grating plates. Notes by Richard Woolley on acquiring grating plates from G.A. Harding.
1 page.
6 Nov. 1962
118 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding the benefits of using plates taken with the Wesselink grating.
1 page.
9 Nov. 1962
119 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to Richard Woolley regarding a new grating to be used for work on 47 TUC and the problems caused by the old one.
2 pages.
9 Nov. 1962
120 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding known or suspected variable radial velocity of certain Hyades stars.
1 page.
12 Nov. 1962
121 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding spectra of NGC 6522.
1 page.
22 Nov. 1962
122 Correspondence with G.A. Harding. Correspondence between Richard Woolley and G.A. Harding regarding the use of the long and short Coudé camera for work with the Hyades.
4 pages.
16 Nov. 1962–26 Nov. 1962
123 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to Sir Richard Woolley regarding spectra of NGC 6522 using the Cassegrain, E-camera and Newtonian spectrograph.
1 page.
26 Nov. 1962
124 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding plates of Sigma Ceti.
1 page.
29 Nov. 1962
125 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding F. Hoyle's interest in Harding's discovery of a carbon star in Omega Centauri.
1 page.
10 Dec. 1962
126 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to Richard Woolley regarding F. Hoyle's interest in Harding's discovery of a carbon star in Omega Centauri.
2 pages.
27 Dec. 1962
127 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding the position of star 13530 in Omega Centauri, enclosing a list produced by C.A. Murray of stars which could also be members of Omega Centauri according to proper motion.
2 pages.
4 Feb. 1963
128 Correspondence with G.A. Harding. Correspondence between Richard Woolley and G.A. Harding regarding a proposed programme using the Newtonian spectrograph.
2 pages.
25 Feb. 1963–4 Mar. 1963
129 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding the grating plates on Omega Centauri.
1 page.
9 May 1963
130 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding a disagreement between the three V grating plates on 6397.
1 page.
16 May 1963
131 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding exposures obtained in the dark of the Moon and concerning the grating V plate on 6397.
1 page.
29 May 1963
132 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the May Newtonian plates of Omega Centauri and grating plates for NGC 6522 and NGC 6397.
1 page.
3 June 1963
133 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to Richard Woolley regarding the June Newtonian plates and problems with the secondary mirror support.
1 page.
25 June 1963
134 Letter from D.S. Evans. A letter from D.S. Evans to R.H. Stoy regarding signs of astigmatism in the telescope at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, and the need to take corrective action, with discussion of matters relating to the use of the grating.
2 pages.
24 July 1963
135 Letter from S.R.C. Malin. A letter from S.R.C. Malin to Richard Woolley giving a report of the August Newtonian work.
1 page.
22 Aug. 1963
136 Letter from S.R.C. Malin. A letter from S.R.C. Malin to Richard Woolley regarding the September report of Newtonian work.
1 page.
21 Sep. 1963
137 Letter from S.R.C. Malin. A letter from S.R.C. Malin to Sir Richard Woolley giving a report of the October Newtonian period.
1 page.
19 Oct. 1963
138 Correspondence with R.H. Stoy. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and R.H. Stoy regarding Cape proper motions.
2 pages.
15 Oct. 1963–21 Oct. 1963
139 Report on extra-galactic spectroscopy. 'Interim Report on the Progress of Extragalactic Spectroscopy in the South' by D.S. Evans of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
2 pages.
25 Oct. 1963
140 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy regarding stars with the C characteristic in RR Lyrae.
2 pages.
1 Nov. 1963
141 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy regarding the possible classification of the spectra of variables in Omega Centauri.
1 page.
20 Dec. 1963
142 Letter from R.H. Stoy. A letter from R.H. Stoy to Richard Woolley regarding photoelectric observations made to date and the resultant light curves.
1 page.
24 Dec. 1963
143 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy containing a query on proper motions.
1 page.
Jan. 1964
144 Correspondence with R.H. Stoy. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and R.H. Stoy regarding Woolley's request for spectra of RR Lyrae variables in Omega Centauri, and including comments on the subject by D.S. Evans.
3 pages.
7 Jan. 1964
145 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy regarding the use of Blaauw and Delhaye's tables for the reduction of all the RR Lyrae proper motions to FK3.
1 page.
24 Jan. 1964
146 Correspondence with D.S. Evans. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and D.S. Evans regarding Evans's examination of the spectroscopic material available on southern RR Lyrae stars, etc.
4 pages.
31 Jan. 1964–17 Feb. 1964
147 Letter from D.S. Evans. A letter from D.S. Evans of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, to Sir Richard Woolley regarding charts of Omega Centauri and the discovery of an eclipse variable.
1 page.
25 Feb. 1964
148 Letter to D.S. Evans. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to D.S. Evans regarding the astigmatism in the 74-inch mirror and obtaining the spectrum of the variable in Omega Centauri.
1 page.
31 Mar. 1964
149 Letter to S.R.C. Malin. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to S.R.C. Malin regarding the astigmatism in the 74-inch mirror and obtaining the spectrum of the variable in Omega Centauri.
1 page.
17 Apr. 1964
150 Letter from D.S. Evans. A letter from D.S. Evans to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the RR Lyrae Stars in Omega Centauri, the astigmatism in the 74-inch mirror and other matters.
2 pages.
15 Apr. 1964
151 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy regarding the good results obtained from the new 40-inch reflector and its possible use for photometry.
1 page.
27 Apr. 1964
152 Letter from S.R.C. Malin. An extract from a letter from S.R.C. Malin to Sir Richard Woolley regarding observing AI Vel, the arrival of the new grating, and progress on the RR Lyrae programme.
1 page.
30 Apr. 1964
153 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy regarding the observation of NGC 6273 and enclosing a memorandum on this subject.
2 pages.
4 May 1964
154 Letter from S.R.C. Malin. A letter from S.R.C. Malin to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the Newtonian plates obtained in May.
2 pages.
14 May 1964
155 Correspondence with D.S. Evans. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and D.S. Evans regarding Evans's proposed visit to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
3 pages.
29 May 1964
156 Letter from S.R.C. Malin. A letter from S.R.C. Malin to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the June Newtonian plates and problems caused by instrumental defects.
1 page.
11 June 1964
157 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy regarding difficulties with the Right Ascension drive of the 74-inch telescope and the best way of attempting to solve the problem.
1 page.
11 Sep. 1964
158 Letter to S.R.C. Malin. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to S.R.C. Malin asking for spectra of a double star, CPD-68°918 = HD 80671.
1 page.
16 Sep. 1964
159 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy regarding requests for photoelectric sequences in Variable Field II (Shapley Constellation III) in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
1 page.
6 Oct. 1964
160 Correspondence with S.R.C. Malin. Correspondence between S.R.C. Malin and Sir Richard Woolley regarding the double Star CPD-68°918 = HD 80671 and progress on the RR Lyrae programme.
5 pages.
28 Sep. 1964–12 Oct. 1964
161 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy regarding the velocities of certain southern variable stars, supposedly of the W Virginis type.
1 page.
21 Oct. 1964
162 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy on the determination of velocities, mentioning in particular ST Puppis.
1 page.
22 Oct. 1964
163 Letter from R.H. Stoy. A letter from R.H. Stoy to Sir Richard Woolley regarding radial velocities of the W Virginis type variables, photoelectric sequences in Variable Field II of the Large Magellanic Cloud, and problems vignetting in the corrector field of the Elizabeth Telescope.
1 page.
30 Oct. 1964
164 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy regarding a programme to obtain the proper motions of certain southern stars.
1 page.
28 Nov. 1964
165 Letter from R.H. Stoy. Letter from R.H. Stoy to Sir Richard Woolley regarding a programme to obtain the proper motions of certain southern stars.
1 page.
6 Nov. 1964
166 Correspondence with D.V. Thomas. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and D.V. Thomas of Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, regarding a set of plates of 2-minute unguided B exposure on the region E8.
4 pages.
5 Nov. 1964–4 Dec. 1964
167 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy regarding a proposed joint programme between the Royal Greenwich Observatory and the new 74-inch telescope at Kuttamia (a branch of Helwan Observatory) to measure radial velocities, including observations of short period variables.
1 page.
14 Dec. 1964
168 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy regarding the question of whether modern meridian proper motions can be made to improve the value of the Oort B constant.
1 page.
18 Jan. 1964
169 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy regarding progress towards setting up a system for RR Lyrae proper motions, including a list of relevant variables.
2 pages.
22 Jan. 1965
170 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy regarding Vyssotsky's objective prism work, resulting in the detection of several hundred late type dwarf stars with declinations north of -20°, and the possibility of extending this work to the South Pole.
1 page.
28 Jan. 1965
171 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy regarding Omega Centauri stars for possible observation, with a list of the stars in question.
2 pages.
19 Feb. 1965
172 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy requesting plates, detailed on an attached sheet, for work on Omega Centauri.
2 pages.
10 Mar. 1965
173 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy regarding the use of grating plates and Malin's programme for 1965.
1 page.
12 Mar. 1965
174 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy regarding the Royal Greenwich Observatory Astrometric Department's campaign on RR Lyrae star proper motions and the impossibility of reducing Louren's motions to the new Greenwich northern system.
1 page.
20 Apr. 1965
175 Correspondence with R.H. Stoy. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and R.H. Stoy regarding the proper motion of RR Lyrae stars and the completion of the northern stars by the Royal Greenwich Observatory Astrometric Department. The letters also discuss the possibility of a Cape Observatory programme on M-Dwarf stars.
3 pages.
1 Feb. 1965–26 Apr. 1965
176 Letter to D.S. Evans. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to D.S. Evans of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, regarding radial velocities of HD 64096 = ADS 6420 = Beta101.
1 page.
4 May 1965
177 Letter from T.W. Russo. A letter from T.W. Russo of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, to Sir Richard Woolley detailing thirteen modern Cape Astrographic Plates of RR Lyrae variable stars which were recently dispatched to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 page.
5 May 1965
178 Letter from D.S. Evans. A letter from D.S. Evans to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the star HD 64096 = ADS 6420 and giving possible references to it.
1 page.
7 May 1965
179 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy regarding a paper by D.S. Evans titled 'Fundamental Data for Southern Stars'.
1 page.
11 June 1965
180 Letter to S.C.R. Malin. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to S.C.R. Malin of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, regarding radial velocities.
1 page.
11 June 1965
181 Letter from R.H. Stoy. A letter from R.H. Stoy to Sir Richard Woolley regarding alterations to a paper by D.S. Evans titled 'Fundamental Data for Southern Stars'.
2 pages.
23 June 1965
182 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy on the difficulty of separating the W Virginis type of Cepheid variable from the classic variables, and giving a list of stars given in the Russian catalogue as CW variables, as well as a second list given as neither CW nor C Delta.
1 page.
19 July 1965
183 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy regarding the star UY Eri and whether it should be regarded as a high velocity Cepheid or a very long period RR Lyrae variable.
1 page.
8 Dec. 1965
184 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy on the limitations of Wesselink's method of determining the stellar radius with regard to RR Lyrae star observations.
2 pages.
3 Jan. 1966
185 Correspondence with R.H. Stoy. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and R.H. Stoy regarding the star UY Eri and whether it should be called the fastest W Virginis star or the longest period RR Lyrae star.
2 pages.
31 Dec. 1965–7 Jan. 1966
186 Correspondence with R.H. Stoy. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and R.H. Stoy regarding work on the RR Lyrae stars and a way to beat the difficulties arising from the variation from one cycle to the next.
3 pages.
11 Jan. 1966–18 Jan. 1966
187 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy on matters relating to Wesselink's method of finding the radius of a variable star.
1 page.
28 Jan. 1966
188 Correspondence with R.H. Stoy. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and R.H. Stoy regarding the observing programme for RR Lyrae.
4 pages.
5 Feb. 1966–14 Feb. 1966
189 Letter from D.H.P. Jones. A letter from D.H.P. Jones to Miss A.R. Hewerdine, Sir Richard Woolley's Personal Secretary, regarding copies of a paper written by Jones and sent to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 page.
9 Dec. 1966
190 Letter to D.H.P. Jones. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to D.H.P. Jones on required alterations to a paper written by Jones.
1 page.
30 Dec. 1966
191 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to Sir Richard Woolley regarding progress with the galactic cap programme at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria.
2 pages.
25 Aug. 1967
192 Letter to A.N. Vyssotsky. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Dr Vyssotsky of the Leander McCormick Observatory, University of Virginia, regarding Gliese's 'Katalog der Sterne naher als 20 Parsek fur 1950.0'.
1 page.
15 Aug. 1957
193 Letter from A.N. Vyssotsky. A letter from A.N. Vysotsky to Sir Richard Woolley on the obtaining of space motions of M-dwarf stars and Gliese's 'Katalog der Sterne näher als 20 Parsek für 1950.0'.
1 page.
2 Sep. 1957
194 Letter to I.S. Bowen. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to I.S. Bowen of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories regarding the space velocities of stars within 20 parsecs of the Sun and concerning Gliese's catalogue.
1 page.
6 Sep. 1957
195 Letter to Olin Wilson. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Olin Wilson of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories regarding the measurement of a plate of HD 88230.
1 page.
28 May 1958
196 Lists of HD numbers. Undated lists of the HD numbers of stars in the Hyades.
4 pages.
197 Correspondence with Olin Wilson. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Olin Wilson on progress with the work on spectrograms of the Hyades and other matters.
5 pages.
9 June 1958–19 June 1958
198 Correspondence with Olin Wilson. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Olin Wilson regarding the taking of spectra of Hyades stars.
3 pages.
26 June 1958–2 July 1958
199 Letter from Olin Wilson. A letter from Olin Wilson to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the observation of stars in the Hyades.
1 page.
7 July 1958
200 Letter to I.S. Bowen. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to I.S. Bowen regarding the measurements of plates and their variations, with a table of the residual velocities from Hyades group motion according to B.A.N. 432.
3 pages.
9 Sep. 1958
201 Letter from Olin Wilson. A letter from Olin Wilson to Sir Richard Woolley regarding a set of drawings made in 1911 of the plate measuring engines at the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories.
1 page.
17 Sep. 1958
202 Letter to Louise Lowen. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Louise Lowen of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories on the question of whether the radial velocity is variable or not.
1 page.
29 Sep. 1958
203 Letter to I.S. Bowen. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to I.S. Bowen on the question of whether the radial velocity of 70 Ophiuchi is variable or not.
1 page.
10 Oct. 1958
204 Letter to Olin Wilson. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Olin Wilson regarding progress with the measurement of the radial velocities of the Hyades.
2 pages.
7 Nov. 1958
205 Letter from Olin Wilson. A letter from Olin Wilson to Sir Richard Woolley regarding plates of Alpha Bootis and Epsilon Cygni.
1 page.
12 Nov. 1958
206 Letter from O.J. Eggen. An undated letter from O.J. Eggen to Sir Richard Woolley regarding work at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, and enclosing a copy of a paper by Eggen titled 'Space Motions of the Subdwarfs'.
8 pages.
207 Letter from Olin Wilson. A letter from Olin Wilson to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the K-line method to visual binaries in order to obtain binaries.
1 page.
11 Nov. 1958
208 Letter from Olin Wilson. A letter from Olin Wilson to O.J. Eggen regarding observations of visual binaries, mentioning a compilation by Franz, 'Mitt Univ. Sternw. Wien Band 8, 1956'.
3 pages.
11 Nov. 1958
209 Letter to A. Deutsch. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Dr A. Deutsch of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories regarding unpublished measures of Mira Ceti.
1 page.
26 Nov. 1958
210 Letter to W.P. Bidelman. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to W.P. Bidelman of the Lick Observatory regarding a list of measurements of Mira Ceti.
1 page.
27 Nov. 1958
211 Letter to Olin Wilson. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Olin Wilson regarding the measurement of plates and Woolley's proposed viewing programme for his visit to the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories.
1 page.
4 Dec. 1958
212 Letter from Louise Lowen. A letter from Louise Lowen to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the possibility of Woolley obtaining some high dispersion spectrograms from Dr Albrecht Unsold of Kiel.
1 page.
23 Dec. 1958
213 Correspondence with I.S. Bowen. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and I.S. Bowen regarding arrangements for Woolley's visit to the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories.
3 pages.
28 Jan. 1959–4 Feb. 1959
214 Letter to H.H. Plaskett. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to H.H. Plaskett of the University Observatory, Oxford, regarding the measurement of a number of KO stars on Mount Wilson and Mount Palomar plates.
2 pages.
6 Feb. 1959
215 Letter from H.H. Plaskett. A letter from H.H. Plaskett to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the results of measurements of Coudé plates and other matters.
2 pages.
7 Feb. 1959
216 Letter to Olin Wilson. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Olin Wilson regarding the results found from measuring the Mount Wilson Coudé plates.
1 page.
11 Feb. 1959
217 Letter to I.S. Bowen. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to I.S. Bowen regarding the results obtained from measuring the Mount Wilson Coudé plates.
1 page.
11 Feb. 1959
218 Letter to Louise Lowen. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Louise Lowen regarding the plates of Alpha Bootis, Epsilon Cygni and 70 Ophiuchi.
1 page.
12 Feb. 1959
219 Letter from I.S. Bowen. A letter from I.S. Bowen to Sir Richard Woolley regarding measurements of Coudé plates done by Woolley and Sir Richard's proposed observing programme for his visit to the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories.
1 page.
10 Feb. 1959
220 Letter from Olin Wilson. A letter from Olin Wilson to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the results of the Coudé measurements made by Woolley.
1 page.
18 Feb. 1959
221 Letter to I.S. Bowen. A letter from I.S. Bowen to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the results of Woolley's radial velocity measurements on Coudé plates.
1 page.
3 Mar. 1959
222 Letter to A.R. Sandage. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to A.R. Sandage of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories regarding measurements taken of the photoelectrically determined stars in the III Field and other matters.
1 page.
24 Mar. 1959
223 Letter from J.B. Alexander. A letter from J.B. Alexander of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the smallest feasible standard error from photographic proper motions and enclosing notes on the variation of the velocity ellipse with R.
3 pages.
1 Apr. 1959
224 Letter from J.B. Alexander. A letter from J.B. Alexander to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the remaining Cepheid plates and a list of K Stars near the galactic centre for the change of velocity ellipse programme.
1 page.
30 Apr. 1959
225 Letter to A.R. Sandage. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to A.R. Sandage regarding the positions of certain variables on the 74-inch plates.
1 page.
12 May 1959
226 Letter to J.B. Alexander. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to J.B. Alexander regarding a list of KO stars and the measurement of variables, and the difficulties involved in working on short-period variables.
1 page.
21 May 1959
227 Letter from J.B. Alexander. A letter from J.B. Alexander to Sir Richard Woolley regarding poor weather at the Cape.
1 page.
25 May 1959
228 Letter from J.B. Alexander. A letter from J.B. Alexander to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the proposed observation of the Large Magellanic Cloud and the magnitude limits of a certain short-period variable, and Dr Thackeray's request for information with regard to this work.
1 page.
28 May 1959
229 Letter from A.R. Sandage. A letter from A.R. Sandage to Sir Richard Woolley regarding Woolley's measurements of the plates of variables and concerning other matters.
2 pages.
6 June 1959
230 Letter from O.J. Eggen. A letter from O.J. Eggen to T.J. Deeming of The Observatories, Cambridge, regarding lists of definite and probable sub-dwarfs, and concerning allied stars, the recurring nova RR Pic and VW Hyi.
1 page.
27 July 1959
231 Letter to A.D. Thackeray. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to A.D. Thackeray of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, requesting some closely-spaced B and V plates.
2 pages.
11 Aug. 1959
232 Letter to A.D. Thackeray. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to A.D. Thackeray giving corrected Right Ascensions of a Large Magellanic Cloud field.
1 page.
14 Aug. 1959
233 Letter to A.R. Sandage. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to A.R. Sandage regarding colour arrays in the large Magellanic Cloud and progress with work on the variables in Fields 1 and 2.
3 pages.
19 Aug. 1959
234 Letter to J.B. Alexander. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to J.B. Alexander regarding progress with work on the variables in Fields 1 and 2.
1 page.
27 Aug. 1959
235 Letter to A.R. Sandage. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to A.R. Sandage regarding the up to date state of the Field 1 measurements and enclosing a table to show this.
3 pages.
31 Aug. 1959
236 Correspondence of Eggen and Deeming. Correspondence between O.J. Eggen and T.J. Deeming regarding a list of subdwarfs and high velocity stars, and concerning the best way to approach stars not listed in the CoD or Cpd.
3 pages.
1 Sep. 1959–11 Sep. 1959
237 Letter to A.D. Thackeray. A letter from O.J. Eggen to A.D. Thackeray regarding the list of stars sent to T.J. Deeming and arrangements for a visit to the Cape.
1 page.
19 Oct. 1959
238 Letter to A.R. Sandage. A letter from Sir Richard to A.R. Sandage regarding plates to be sent from South Africa and enclosing a list of good plates of Field 1 already cleared.
2 pages.
24 Nov. 1959
239 Letter to T.J. Deeming. A letter from O.J. Eggen to T.J. Deeming at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, regarding arrangements for working on the 74-inch telescope.
1 page.
25 Nov. 1959
240 Letter to Alan Hunter. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Alan Hunter at the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories regarding the two-line binary HD 27149.
1 page.
31 Dec. 1959
241 Letter to Alan Hunter. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Alan Hunter requesting a plate of HD 29310 and discussing a systematic difference between the four giants measured off Olin Wilson's plates in 1959 and all the dwarf stars.
1 page.
4 Jan. 1960
242 Letter to Alan Hunter. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Alan Hunter requesting a plate of HD 293210 and concerning the allocation of time on the telescopes at the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories and other matters.
1 page.
4 Jan. 1960
243 Letter to Olin Wilson. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Olin Wilson regarding Alan Hunter's difficulty in obtaining time on the Mount Wilson and Palomar telescopes to do the work on the Hyades requested by Woolley.
2 pages.
11 Jan. 1960
244 Letter to Alan Hunter. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Alan Hunter regarding a letter sent to Olin Wilson.
1 page.
11 Jan. 1960
245 Letter from Olin Wilson. A letter from Olin Wilson to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the difficulty of allocating telescope time for Woolley's work.
1 page.
19 Jan. 1960
246 Letter from Alan Hunter. A letter from Alan Hunter to Sir Richard Woolley regarding his success in finding a clear night at Mount Palomar.
1 page.
1960–1961
247 Letter from A.R. Sandage. A letter from A.R. Sandage to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the blinking of all plates of both variable star field 1 and 2, work on the Small Magellanic Cloud cepheids by Arp, and the importance of the date on the Large Magellanic Cloud cepheids.
2 pages.
26 Jan. 1960
248 Letter to A.R. Sandage. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to A.R. Sandage regarding the measurement of all of the 100-inch and forty per cent of the 60-inch Coudé plates for radial velocity.
1 page.
1 Feb. 1960
249 Letter to Alan Hunter. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Alan Hunter regarding the proposed publication of Cape results in the Royal Greenwich Bulletins.
1 page.
1 Feb. 1960
250 Correspondence with Alan Hunter. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Alan Hunter regarding problems with bad weather at the Palomar Observatory and a test of the lack of collimation on the 60-inch telescope.
3 pages.
29 Jan. 1960–8 Feb. 1960
251 Letter to O.J. Eggen. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to O.J. Eggen regarding the failure to reconcile the Cape established sequences when measured on J.B. Alexander's 74-inch plates A3724, A3730, A3731 and A3739.
1 page.
19 Feb. 1960
252 Correspondence with Olin Wilson. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Olin Wilson regarding spectrograms of Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Nu Tauri, etc.
2 pages.
23 Feb. 1960–26 Feb. 1960
253 Letter from Alan Hunter. A letter from Alan Hunter to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the successes and failures of his observing trip to the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories.
1 page.
26 Feb. 1960
254 Letter to A.R. Sandage. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to A.R. Sandage regarding the results of Sandage's survey of NGC 1783.
1 page.
2 Mar. 1960
255 Letter to O.J. Eggen. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to O.J. Eggen regarding a discovery that the Large Magellanic Cloud is a good example of a two-population object.
2 pages.
4 Mar. 1960
256 Letter to A.R. Sandage. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to A.R. Sandage regarding the progress of work on the Large Magellanic Cloud variables.
2 pages.
20 Apr. 1960
257 Report on Magellanic Cloud photometry. A two-part report on (A) Photometry in the Magellanic Clouds and (B) Photometry away from the Clouds. Part A has sections on photoelectric observations, photographic observations, variable stars, colour-magnitude diagrams and publications. Part B covers NGC 6522, Omega Centauri, NGC 6397 and publications. The report is accompanied by graphs titled 'Period-Luminosity Relation for Cepheids in the Large Magellanic Cloud (Blue)', 'Period-Luminosity Relation for Cepheids in the Large Magellanic Cloud (Visual)', 'Field II' and 'Plot of Bright Blue Stars in Field I'.
1 bundle.
1960
258 Letter to A.R. Sandage. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to A.R. Sandage regarding proper motions of cepheids and the determination of the zero point of the Period-Luminosity relation.
2 pages.
9 June 1960
259 Letter from A.R. Sandage. A letter from A.R. Sandage to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the stability of the colour scales across the Cape refractor plates.
2 pages.
30 June 1960
260 Letter to A.R. Sandage. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to A.R. Sandage on the question of whether the zero point of the Period Luminosity curve should be done in Visual or Blue.
1 page.
11 July 1960
261 Letter to A.R. Sandage. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to A.R. Sandage regarding the progress of work on the Large Magellanic Cloud variables, NGC 6397 and Omega Centauri.
1 page.
25 Aug. 1960
262 Correspondence with Olin Wilson. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Olin Wilson regarding the main sequence in the Hyades for spectral types KO and later.
3 pages.
19 Oct. 1960–27 Oct. 1960
263 Correspondence with I.S. Bowen. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and I.S. Bowen regarding the allocation of telescope time to Woolley for his next visit to the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories in the autumn of 1961.
5 pages.
12 Jan. 1961–31 Jan. 1961
264 Letter to A.R. Sandage. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to A.R. Sandage regarding plates of M67, mentioning an 1898 plate of M67 taken on the Greenwich 26-inch refractor.
2 pages.
27 Apr. 1961
265 Correspondence with A.R. Sandage. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and A.R. Sandage regarding work on M67 and opposition to project 'West Ford'.
2 pages.
31 May 1961–19 June 1961
266 Letter to I.S. Bowen. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to I.S. Bowen asking for time on the 60-inch telescope to take repeat plates of van Maanen's first epoch plates of M67, in order to obtain improved proper motions.
1 page.
19 June 1961
267 Letter from I.S. Bowen. A letter from I.S. Bowen to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the acceptance by the Committee of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories of Woolley's request to carry out a programme on proper motions in M67.
1 page.
7 July 1961
268 Letter to Louise Lowen. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Louise Lowen regarding the return of certain plates after having measured them at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
4 pages.
25 July 1961
269 Letter to Donald Lynden-Bell. A letter from C.A. Murray of the Royal Greenwich Observatory to Donald Lynden-Bell of the California Institute of Technology regarding van Maanen's first epoch plates corresponding to globular cluster fields in which Lynden-Bell is interested.
1 page.
22 Nov. 1961
270 Correspondence with D.H.P. Jones. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and D.H.P. Jones of the California Institute of Technology regarding trigonometric parallaxes of AO stars.
3 pages.
28 Nov. 1961–11 Dec. 1961
271 Letter from D.H.P. Jones. A letter from D.H.P. Jones to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the inaccuracy of the published corrections of computations on 70 Ophiuchi.
1 page.
20 Dec. 1961
272 Letter to D.H.P. Jones. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to D.H.P. Jones regarding trigonometric parallaxes of A-type stars for use in an article which Woolley was writing for Blaauw.
1 page.
21 Nov. 1961
273 Letter to A.R. Sandage. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to A.R. Sandage regarding the blinking technique and the survey of Omega Centauri.
1 page.
30 Jan. 1962
274 Letter from O.J. Eggen. A letter from O.J. Eggen to Sir Richard Woolley regarding corrections to Woolley's manuscript on the nearby stars, and giving general comments about Eggen's visit to the U.S.A.
1 page.
21 Feb. 1962
275 Letter to O.J. Eggen. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to O.J. Eggen regarding measurements of the deep plates on NGC 6397, and the proper motion studies of Omega Centauri.
1 page.
26 Feb. 1962
276 Correspondence with O.J. Eggen. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and O.J. Eggen regarding NGC 6397 and Omega Centauri.
2 pages.
6 Mar. 1962
277 Letter to A.D. Thackeray. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to A.D. Thackeray of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, regarding certain photoelectric magnitudes in NGC 6397 and a coarse grating for the 74-inch telescope.
1 page.
7 Mar. 1962
278 Letter from O.J. Eggen. A letter from O.J. Eggen to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the possibility of finding a young English astronomer to work as an assistant at the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, working the 20-inch and 60-inch telescopes photometrically. Enclosed is a copy of a letter from Eggen to G.F.W. Mulders of the National Science Foundation, Washington D.C., regarding an I.A.U. Sponsored Colloquium of Commission 37 (clusters) to be held at Herstmonceux Castle in August 1962.
2 pages.
1962
279 Letter to Maarten Schmidt. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Maarten Schmidt of the California Institute of Technology regarding the measurement of a proper motion for Omega Centauri.
1 page.
1 May 1962
280 Letter from Maarten Schmidt. A letter from Maarten Schmidt to Sir Richard Woolley regarding a proper motion for Omega Centauri.
1 page.
14 May 1962
281 Letter to O.J. Eggen. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to O.J. Eggen regarding the computation of the orbit of Omega Centauri in Schmidt's potential field.
1 page.
29 May 1962
282 Letter from W.M. Smart. A letter from W.M. Smart to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the proper motion of Omega Centauri.
1 page.
6 June 1962
283 Letter to D.H.P. Jones. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to D.H.P. Jones of the California Institute of Technology regarding the variable radial velocity of the star HD 30869.
1 page.
12 July 1962
284 Letter from D.H.P. Jones. A letter from D.H.P. Jones to Sir Richard Woolley regarding plates of Beta 522 required by Woolley and the difficulties of obtaining extra time on the telescopes at the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories.
1 page.
17 July 1962
285 Letter to O.J. Eggen. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to O.J. Eggen regarding population studies in the Magellanic Cloud.
2 pages.
22 Oct. 1962
286 Letter from C.A. Murray. A letter from C.A. Murray to O.J. Eggen regarding membership of M67 and the proper motion studies available for work on this.
1 page.
2 Nov. 1962
287 Letter to L.J. Greenstein. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to L.J. Greenstein of the California Institute of Technology regarding spectra of dwarf Hyades members obtained with the Mount Palomar 200-inch Coudé which were fainter than those obtained with the 100-inch.
2 pages.
12 Nov. 1962
288 Letter from O.J. Eggen. A letter from O.J. Eggen to Sir Richard Woolley regarding work done at the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories.
2 pages.
1962
289 Letter to O.J. Eggen. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to O.J. Eggen regarding work in progress on the field of NGC 6522.
1 page.
5 Dec. 1962
290 Letter to O.J. Eggen. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to O.J. Eggen regarding Woolley's proposed observing programme for his visit to the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories.
1 page.
19 Dec. 1962
291 Letter from O.J. Eggen. A letter from O.J. Eggen to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the arrangements for obtaining telescope time for Woolley at the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories.
3 pages.
1 Jan. 1963
292 Letter to O.J. Eggen. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to O.J. Eggen regarding the distance to the centre of the galaxy of NGC 6522 and arrangements for Woolley and Eggen's joint visit to Australia.
2 pages.
28 Jan. 1963
293 Letter from J.L. Greenstein. A copy of a letter from J.L. Greenstein of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories to B.E.J. Pagel at the Mount Stromlo Observatory regarding work on subgiants and subdwarfs.
2 pages.
9 Apr. 1963
294 Letter to J.L. Greenstein. A copy of a letter from B.E.J. Pagel to J.L. Greenstein regarding work on subgiants and subdwarfs.
2 pages.
22 Apr. 1963
295 Letter from B.E.J. Pagel. A letter from B.E.J. Pagel to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the progress of Pagel's work at Mount Stromlo and other matters.
1 page.
23 Apr. 1963
296 Letter to G.W. Preston. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to G.W. Preston of the Lick Observatory, California, regarding the comparison of the proper motions of RR Lyrae stars with average radial velocities and asking for information on this subject.
1 page.
26 June 1963
297 Letter to G.E. Kron. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to G.E. Kron of the Lick Observatory, California, regarding unpublished values of B for RR Lyrae.
1 page.
26 June 1963
298 Letter from G.E. Kron. A letter from G.E. Kron to Sir Richard Woolley regarding light curves for RR Lyrae stars.
1 page.
11 July 1963
299 Letter from B.E.J. Pagel. A letter from B.E.J. Pagel to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the proposed observations of the star 3651 and concerning the progress of Pagel's observing programme at the Mount Stromlo Observatory.
2 pages.
19 July 1963
300 Letter to Miss Saunders. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Miss Saunders enclosing a list of values of B and V for RR Lyraes.
2 pages.
24 July 1963
301 Letter from B.E.J. Pagel. A letter from B.E.J. Pagel to Sir Richard Woolley regarding a proposed observing programme involving Iota Piscis, 50 Andromedae, Chi Herculis and 5 Serpentis.
1 page.
29 July 1963
302 Letter from C.A. Murray. A letter from C.A. Murray to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the proper motions of RR Lyrae stars.
1 page.
3 Aug. 1963
303 Letter from G.E. Kron. A letter from G.E. Kron to Sir Richard Woolley regarding data on photometric observations of RR Lyrae stars.
1 page.
11 Aug. 1963
304 Correspondence with D.S. Evans. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and D.S. Evans regarding the use of the grating on three Newtonian plates and the problems associated with this.
3 pages.
5 Aug. 1963–26 Aug. 1963
305 Letter from D.S. Evans. A letter from D.S. Evans to Miss A.R. Hewerdine, Private Secretary to Sir Richard Woolley, regarding the consideration of the grating plates sent to Woolley from the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
1 page.
6 Sep. 1963
306 List of plates. A list of plates sent by Sir Richard Woolley to Louise Lowen of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, with comments by Woolley.
2 pages.
9 Sep. 1963
307 Letter to Louise Lowen. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Louise Lowen regarding the August solar and lunar plate corrections.
2 pages.
10 Sep. 1963
308 Letter to O.J. Eggen. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to O.J. Eggen listing RR Lyrae stars in Northern Constellations that have proper motions but no photoelectric magnitudes.
1 page.
17 Sep. 1963
309 Letter to A.R. Hogg. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to A.R. Hogg of the Mount Stromlo Observatory regarding photoelectric observations in the field of NGC 6522.
1 page.
4 Oct. 1963
310 Letter to T.W. Russo. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to T.W. Russo of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, regarding the proper motions of RR Lyrae stars.
1 page.
8 Oct. 1963
311 Letter to Lukas Plaut. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Lukas Plaut of the Kapteyn Astronomical Laboratory, Groningen, regarding the proper motions of RR Lyrae stars.
1 page.
8 Oct. 1963
312 Letter to Lukas Plaut. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Lukas Plaut containing a list of stars for which Woolley is anxious to find a reference.
1 page.
9 Oct. 1963
313 Letter to Louise Lowen. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Louise Lowen regarding information about the Moon and solar corrections.
1 page.
10 Oct. 1963
314 Letter to F.F. de la Puente. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Rear Admiral F.F. de la Puente of the Instituto y Observatorio de Marina, Cadiz, regarding the proper motions of RR Lyrae stars determined at San Fernando.
1 page.
23 Oct. 1963
315 Correspondence with Lukas Plaut. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Lukas Plaut regarding lists of references to the proper motions of RR Lyrae stars.
3 pages.
17 Oct. 1963–24 Oct. 1963
316 Letter from F.F. de la Puente. A letter from F.F. de la Puente to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the proper motions of stars listed by Woolley in his previous letter.
1 page.
30 Oct. 1963
317 Letter to F.F. de la Puente. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to F.F. de la Puente regarding the proper motions of the stars.
1 page.
4 Nov. 1963
318 Letter from O.J. Eggen. A letter from O.J. Eggen to Sir Richard Woolley regarding a Palomar Observatory plate of ADS 12126 and concerning various other matters.
1 page.
1963
319 Letter from G.W. Preston. A letter from G.W. Preston of the Lick Observatory, California, enclosing Paczynski's U,B,V data on TV Leonis.
2 pages.
18 Nov. 1963
320 Letter to G.W. Preston. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to G.W. Preston regarding his study of RR Lyrae stars.
1 page.
21 Nov. 1963
321 Letter to Miss Balázs-Detre. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Miss Balázs-Detre of the Konkoly Observatory, Budapest, regarding the mean values of B and V for RR Lyrae stars.
3 pages.
13 Feb. 1964
322 Correspondence with Donald Lynden-Bell. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Donald Lynden-Bell regarding a request for information from Professor Kreiken and comments on the progress of editing Eggen's work on galaxies.
5 pages.
29 Mar. 1964–2 Apr. 1964
323 Letter from Zdenka Kadla. A letter from Zdenka Kadla of the Pulkova Observatory, Leningrad, to Sir Richard Woolley regarding a method of correcting telescope temperature variations over the period of a whole course of measurements.
2 pages.
9 Mar. 1964
324 Correspondence with M.W. Feast. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and M.W. Feast of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, regarding RR Lyrae absolute magnitudes, with particular reference to C-type variables.
3 pages.
28 Sep. 1965–5 Oct. 1965
325 Letter to A.R. Sandage. A copy of a letter from S.V.M. Clube to A.R. Sandage enclosing a list of RR Lyrae variables with Delta > -30°.
1 page.
26 Oct. 1965
326 Letter from M.W. Feast. A letter from M.W. Feast to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the variations in the kinematic properties of the ab type RR Lyraes, mentioning C-type variables and B stars.
2 pages.
15 Nov. 1965
327 List of Hyades stars. A list of the HD numbers of stars in the Hyades.
2 pages.
1963
328 Letter to Charles Fehrenbach. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Professor Charles Fehrenbach of the Observatoire de Marseilles regarding a method of measuring radial velocities with an objective prism.
1 page.
25 Mar. 1957
329 Letter from Charles Fehrenbach. A letter from Professor Charles Fehrenbach of the Observatoire de Marseilles to Sir Richard Woolley regarding arrangements for the visit of Woolley and O.J. Eggen to France.
1 page.
29 Mar. 1957
330 Letter to Charles Fehrenbach. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Professor Charles Fehrenbach regarding arrangements for the visit of Woolley and O.J. Eggen to France.
1 page.
3 Apr. 1957
331 Correspondence with Charles Fehrenbach. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Professor Charles Fehrenbach regarding arrangements for the visit of Woolley and O.J. Eggen to France, and concerning the idea of designing a mounting for a Fehrenbach prism which could go on any astrographic telescope.
2 pages.
11 May 1957–14 May 1957
332 Letter from G.E. Kron. A letter from G.E. Kron of the Lick Observatory, California, to Sir Richard Woolley regarding photoelectric work carried out by G.M. Minchin in 1895 and by Mr Monck and Professor Fitzgerald in 1892, and on the possibility of reducing the six colour photometry of stars compared with the standard lamp to absolute energy units.
1 page.
23 May 1957
333 Correspondence with A.T. Young. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Dr A.T. Young of the Harvard College Observatory, Cambridge, Massachusetts, regarding variations in the brightness of Mars.
2 pages.
23 Jan. 1958–30 Jan. 1958
334 Letter from R.M. Petrie. A letter from R.M. Petrie of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Canada, to Sir Richard Woolley answering Woolley's query about the value of Oort's Constant A.
1 page.
11 Apr. 1958
335 Letter to K.F. Orogodnikov. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to K.F. Orogodnikov of the Astronomical Department, University of Leningrad, regarding the time of relaxation of galaxies.
1 page.
24 Apr. 1958
336 Correspondence with Dr Bovey. Correspondence with Dr L. Bovey of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority regarding the use of the Moiré fringe technique and the Hilger digitisers for the measurement of spectra on photographic plates.
2 pages.
5 June 1958–10 June 1958
337 Letter from Dr Bovey. A letter from Dr L. Bovey to Sir Richard Woolley regarding Woolley's use of the digitiser attachment.
1 page.
26 June 1958
338 Memorandum on meridian observations. Memorandum from H. Abraham to Professor B.J. Bok, Dr Hogg, Dr Gascoigne, Mr Thomas and the Time Service staff on Herstmonceux meridian observations, detailing transit circle observations, tapes and manually operated punch, Melbourne and Sydney observations of photographic zenith tube stars, the Mount Stromlo transit instrument and punched cards, the Moon camera, the photographic zenith tube measuring machine, the Kustner polygon of photographic zenith tube groups, photographic zenith tube reductions, and ephemerides for photographic zenith tube stars.
3 pages.
4 July 1958
339 Letter from R.O. Redman. A letter from R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge, regarding the advantages of the 3800A CN band over the 4200 band.
1 page.
17 July 1958
340 Letter to P.M.S. Blackett. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to P.M.S. Blackett of the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, regarding proposals for studying the methods of reduction of Schmidt plates taken for astrometric purposes, and the wisdom of a pilot scheme for the determination of stellar parallax by a Schmidt telescope.
3 pages.
29 Oct. 1958
341 Letter to Donald Lynden-Bell. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Donald Lynden-Bell regarding a reference to the general theorem, given in a colloquium by Lynden-Bell, that the deviation of the vertex cannot be given by a steady state.
1 page.
7 Nov. 1958
342 Letter to Donald Lynden-Bell. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Donald Lynden-Bell regarding a note sent by Lynden-Bell on the deviation of the vertex.
1 page.
12 Nov. 1958
343 Letter from Donald Lynden-Bell. A letter from Donald Lynden-Bell to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the distribution function 'f' for the rotating spherical star clusters.
2 pages.
8 Feb. 1959
344 Letter to Donald Lynden-Bell. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Donald Lynden-Bell regarding the distribution function for rotating spherical star clusters.
1 page.
13 Feb. 1959
345 Letter to the Cambridge Registrary. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to the Registrary, Cambridge, supporting the application of Donald Lynden-Bell for the Isaac Newton Studentship, accompanied by a notice on the aim of the Isaac Newton Studentship.
2 pages.
13 Feb. 1959
346 Correspondence with I.S. Bowen. Correspondence between I.S. Bowen and Sir Richard Woolley on the possibilities of astronomical research in satellites, including a copy of a letter from Bowen to Michael Stoiko of the Martin Company, Baltimore, Maryland, regarding the idea of a space platform for astronomical research.
5 pages.
18 Feb. 1959–24 Feb. 1959
347 Letter to Sir John Cockroft. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Sir John Cockroft of the Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, regarding doubts about the worth of using space platforms of satellites in astronomical research.
2 pages.
24 Feb. 1959
348 Letter from Sir John Cockroft. A letter from Sir John Cockroft to Sir Richard Woolley written in reply to RGO 10/347.
1 page.
25 Feb. 1959
349 Letter from P.M.S. Blackett. A letter from P.M.S. Blackett to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the proposed Southern Hemisphere Observatory project.
1 page.
11 Mar. 1959
350 Correspondence with W.L. Wilcock. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and W.L. Wilcock of the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, regarding a proposed laboratory evaluation of a prototype image intensifier with relation to its possible usefulness in astronomical spectroscopy.
2 pages.
10 Mar. 1959–13 Mar. 1959
351 Letter to P.M.S. Blackett. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to P.M.S. Blackett regarding the prospect of a Southern Hemisphere Observatory project, and the possible advantages of delaying such a scheme and building a new observatory in Australia in conjunction with the Australians and Canadians, rather than in South Africa with European partners.
2 pages.
13 Mar. 1959
352 Letter from P.M.S. Blackett. A letter from P.M.S. Blackett to Sir Richard Woolley on the idea of a Southern Hemisphere Observatory project.
1 page.
19 Mar. 1959
353 Letter to P.M.S. Blackett. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to P.M.S. Blackett regarding the 200-inch telescope project and other matters.
1 page.
23 Mar. 1959
354 Letter to P.M.S. Blackett. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to P.M.S. Blackett regarding the 200-inch telescope project and other matters. (MISSING).
1 letter.
23 Mar. 1959
355 Letter to Donald Lynden-Bell. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Donald Lynden-Bell regarding the latter's paper on the distribution function for the rotating spherical star clusters.
2 pages.
24 Mar. 1959
356 Correspondence with H.E. Butler. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Dr H.E. Butler of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, regarding Professor Reuse's picture of the ultraviolet solar spectrum.
2 pages.
20 Mar. 1959–26 Mar. 1959
357 Letter from Donald Lynden-Bell. A letter from Donald Lynden-Bell to Sir Richard Woolley regarding Lynden-Bell's paper on the distribution function for the rotating spherical star clusters.
6 pages.
3 Apr. 1959
358 Stellar and galactic dynamics. A summary of a paper by Donald Lynden-Bell titled 'Stellar and Galactic Dynamics'.
2 pages.
1959
359 Letter from H.E. Butler. A letter from H.E. Butler to Sir Richard Woolley regarding Professor Reuse's picture of the ultraviolet solar spectrum.
1 page.
16 Apr. 1959
360 Letter to H.S.W. Massey. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to H.S.W. Massey of University College London regarding the correction between the far ultraviolet solar spectrum and the ionosphere, with relation to high-altitude or satellite astronomy.
2 pages.
29 May 1959
361 Letter from H.S.W. Massey. A letter from H.S.W. Massey to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the far ultraviolet solar spectrum.
1 page.
17 June 1959
362 Cluster report. A report by Sir Richard Woolley titled 'Figure of the cluster NGC 2264 = M67'.
4 pages.
1961
363 Letter to G.E. Kron. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to G.E. Kron regarding Kron's data for the intensities of clusters.
2 pages.
3 Feb. 1961
364 Letter from G.E. Kron. A letter from G.E. Kron to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the intensities of clusters and other subjects.
2 pages.
8 Feb. 1961
365 Correspondence with N.J. Woolf. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and N.J. Woolf of the Lick Observatory, California, regarding the distribution of 'horizontal branch' stars in Messier 3.
2 pages.
16 June 1961–20 June 1961
366 Letter from Donald Lynden-Bell. A letter from Donald Lynden-Bell to Sir Richard Woolley regarding a model for a rotating star cluster.
2 pages.
29 June 1961
367 Letter to E.A. Kreiken. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to E.A. Kreiken of the University of Ankara regarding the galactic orbit of Omega Centauri, the distribution of globular clusters in space and velocity, and the concept of 'demonisation'.
1 page.
24 Apr. 1962
368 Note on M3. A note from Professor W.M. Smart asking for information on the globular cluster M3.
1 page.
1962
369 Letter to W.M. Smart. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to W.M. Smart regarding the proper motion of the globular cluster M3 and giving its radial velocity and distance.
1 page.
21 May 1962
370 Letter from C.W. Allen. A letter from C.W. Allen of the University of London Observatory to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the available plates for M67.
1 page.
21 May 1962
371 Correspondence with W.M. Smart. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and W.M. Smart regarding Omega Centauri.
3 pages.
23 May 1962–6 June 1962
372 Letter from Michel Hénon. A letter from Michel Hénon of the Princeton University Observatory, New Jersey, to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the paper published in the 'Royal Observatory Bulletins', No. 54, titled 'Studies in the equilibrium of globular clusters. IV. Ejection caused by stellar encounters', and its similarities to a paper written by Hénon called 'L'évasion des étoiles hors des amas isolés'.
1 page.
22 June 1962
373 Letter from Theodore Dunham. A letter from Theodore Dunham, Jr., of the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, to Sir Richard Woolley regarding IIa-O plates and their use in making the final comparison of speed with Dunham's image tubes.
1 page.
20 June 1962
374 Letter to D.H. Menzel. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to D.H. Menzel of the Harvard College University Observatory, Cambridge, Massachusetts, requesting the loan of old Bruce telescope plates taken at Bloemfontein in order to measure motions of the stars over a 56-year period, down to the fifteenth magnitude.
2 pages.
6 Sep. 1962
375 Letter to Fred Hoyle. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Professor Fred Hoyle of St John's College, Cambridge, regarding Harding's discovery that the reddest star in Omega Centauri is a carbon star.
1 page.
20 Sep. 1962
376 Letter from Fred Hoyle. A letter from Professor Fred Hoyle at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Sydney, to Sir Richard Woolley regarding Harding's discovery that the reddest star in Omega Centauri is a carbon star.
1 page.
3 Dec. 1962
377 Letter from Charles Fehrenbach. A letter from Professor Charles Fehrenbach of the Observatoire de Marseille to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the proper motion of a star mentioned in 'Communication Nu. 2 de l'ESO' under the heading 'Deux Etoiles à Grande Vitesse découvertes dans le Ciel Austral'.
1 page.
14 Dec. 1962
378 Letter to Charles Fehrenbach. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Professor Charles Fehrenbach giving the proper motion of the star HD 116745.
2 pages.
15 Jan. 1963
379 Letter from Charles Fehrenbach. A letter from Professor Charles Fehrenbach to Sir Richard Woolley regarding work on Omega Centauri and the Magellanic Clouds.
1 page.
22 Jan. 1963
380 Letter to K. Gottleib. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to K. Gottleib of the Mount Stromlo Observatory, mentioning J. Dommanget of the Observatoire Royal de Belgique, Brussels.
1 page.
4 Mar. 1963
381 Letter to J. Dommanget. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to J. Dommanget of the Observatoire Royal de Belgique regarding details of Woolley's investigation of the couple Cordoba 193.
1 page.
4 Mar. 1963
382 Letter to L. Detre. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to L. Detre, Director of the Konkoly Observatory, Budapest, requesting photoelectric observations of the B magnitudes of certain RR Lyrae stars.
1 page.
26 June 1963
383 Letter from L. Detre. A letter from L. Detre, Director of the Konkoly Observatory, Budapest, to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the type of observations of RR Lyrae stars carried out at Konkoly and the fact that nothing has been done with regard to the determination of magnitudes in the U,B,V system.
1 page.
3 July 1963
384 Report to Commission 37. A report detailing investigations into NGC 6397, NGC 5139 (Omega Centauri), NGC 6522, NGC 104 (47 Tucanae), NGC 2682 (M67), Hyades and the dynamics of globular clusters.
3 pages.
1963
385 Letter from G.W. Preston. A letter from G.W. Preston of the Lick Observatory, California, to Sir Richard Woolley enclosing data on B magnitudes of RR Lyrae stars.
1 bundle.
5 Nov. 1963
386 Letter from C.A. Murray. A letter from C.A. Murray of the Royal Greenwich Observatory to Father D.J.K. O'Connell, Society of Jesus, of Specola Vaticana, Castel Gandolfo, Rome, regarding the arrival of plates and volumes of the 'Astrographic Catalogue', a report on the Paris discussion on the Carte du Ciel, and equipment from Ferranti.
1 page.
15 Nov. 1963
387 Correspondence with B. Box. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and B. Box of the Rank Organisation regarding the educational values and economic viability of setting up a planetarium.
2 pages.
20 Nov. 1963–22 Nov. 1963
388 Letter to Dr S.C.B. Gascoigne. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Dr S.C.B. Gascoigne of the Mount Stromlo Observatory regarding Eggen's sequence of values in Omega Centauri.
1 page.
22 Nov. 1963
389 Letter to Lubos Perek. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Lubos Perek of the Astronomical Institute, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, regarding Perek's working out of orbits in a non-inverse-square field of force using non-circular functions.
1 page.
5 Dec. 1963
390 Correspondence with Lubos Perek. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Lubos Perek regarding a paper sent to Woolley by Perek on galactic orbits in the plane of symmetry of the field of force of Schmidt's model.
2 pages.
11 Dec. 1963–20 Dec. 1963
391 Correspondence with R.N. Quirk. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and R.N. Quirk of the Office of the Minister for Science regarding an enclosed report in the 'Daily Express', 18 December 1963, titled 'Spotted: Nine Colossal Objects in Space', which refers to large-scale streams of hydrogen photographed coming out of an extragalactic nebula, with a red sensitive plate behind a red filter.
4 pages.
20 Dec. 1963–24 Dec. 1963
392 Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding an observing programme to be undertaken by Gascoigne for Woolley, and concerning the setting up of a Southern Telescope Committee by the Royal Society.
2 pages.
13 Dec. 1963–24 Dec. 1963
393 Correspondence with M.W. Ovenden. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and M.W. Ovenden of the University Observatory, Glasgow, regarding the need to postulate a greater variation of temperature across the inner surfaces of the stars than seems compatible with reflection energy considerations for 57 cygni, and asking for references to anything published by Olin Eggen on a similar difficulty with regard to the colours of closed binary stars.
3 pages.
11 Jan. 1964–13 Jan. 1964
394 Letter from M.W. Ovenden. A letter from M.W. Ovenden to Sir Richard Woolley regarding Woolley's letter concerning the reflection effect.
1 page.
17 Jan. 1964
395 Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding the results of measurements by Gascoigne of the sequence stars in Woolley's Field II.
3 pages.
31 Jan. 1964–6 Feb. 1964
396 Letter to Dirk Brouwer. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Dirk Brouwer, Director of the Yale University Observatory, New Haven, Connecticut, regarding work on proper motions of globular clusters, mentioning 47 Tuc and NGC 6397, for which Woolley requests a first epoch plate from the Yale Columbia telescope.
1 page.
3 Mar. 1964
397 Correspondence with L. Woltjer. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and L. Woltjer of Columbia University, New York City, regarding the loan of two plates of NGC 6397 and enclosing a list, compiled by Professor Epstein, of plates of this cluster available at Columbia.
4 pages.
21 Apr. 1964–30 Apr. 1964
398 Letter to L. Woltjer. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to L. Woltjer thanking him for details of the NGC 6397 plates and stating that he has written to Professor B.J. Bok asking for the second epoch plates.
1 page.
15 May 1964
399 Letter for B.J. Bok. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Professor B.J. Bok of the Mount Stromlo Observatory asking for second epoch plates to be taken of plates of NGC 6397 from Columbia University.
1 page.
15 May 1964
400 Letter from Dirk Brouwer. A letter from Dirk Brouwer of the Yale University Observatory, New Haven, Connecticut, to Sir Richard Woolley, which originally enclosed three papers that were to be submitted to the 'Astrophysical Journal'.
1 page.
7 July 1964
401 Letter from Dirk Brouwer. A letter from Dirk Brouwer of the Yale University Observatory, New Haven, Connecticut, which originally enclosed a list of cluster plates taken with the Yale telescope.
1 page.
13 Nov. 1964
402 Correspondence with Lukas Plaut. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Lukas Plaut of the Warner and Swasey Observatory, East Cleveland, Ohio, regarding the Preston criterion, as mentioned by Woolley at the end of discussions on interstellar matter and galactic structure held at Edinburgh.
2 pages.
17 Nov. 1964–7 Dec. 1964
403 Correspondence with Lukas Plaut. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Lukas Plaut regarding a proposal to divide the RR Lyrae stars into two groups according to Preston's metal content criterion Delta S.
2 pages.
13 Dec. 1964–21 Dec. 1964
404 Correspondence with P. Crofton-Sleigh. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and P. Crofton-Sleigh, an amateur astronomer, regarding work that could be undertaken by Crofton-Sleigh at his mobile observatory in the South of France.
2 pages.
25 May 1965–28 May 1965
405 Letter to D.W.N. Stibbs. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to D.W.N. Stibbs of the University Observatory, St Andrews, querying details of Stibbs's paper M.N. 116,453.
1 page.
21 July 1965
406 Letter to G.J. Teideman. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to George J. Teideman of Taunton regarding Teideman's observations of Rho Persei and other variable stars.
1 page.
8 Dec. 1965
407 Letter to R.V. Willstrop. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.V. Willstrop of The Observatories, Cambridge, regarding the question of whether a calibration can be made of a monochromatic flux of a normal star in relation to colour.
1 page.
20 Dec. 1965
408 Letter from R.V. Willstrop. A letter from R.V. Willstrop to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the problem of determining the monochromatic flux from stellar surfaces as a function of B-V and wavelength.
2 pages.
20 Jan. 1966
409 Letter to Martin Ryle. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Professor Martin Ryle of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, regarding the only two quasars, 3C48 and 3C273, bright enough for viewing.
1 page.
24 Feb. 1966
410 Letter from Martin Ryle. A letter from Martin Ryle to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the parallax of quasars and giving a list of some reasonably bright quasars.
2 pages.
5 Mar. 1966
411 Correspondence with K.C. Westfold. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Professor K.C. Westfold at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge, regarding the Masson Lecture given by Woolley, at which he derived the form for the equation of transfer, taking into account a variation in the isotropic refractive index of a medium. There is also an 15-page extract from a book by Westfold on radio astronomy titled on 'Rays in an Inhomogeneous Dielectric Medium'.
20 pages.
28 Mar. 1966–18 Apr. 1966
412 Correspondence on Arcturus. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley; Professor F. Graham Smith of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank; and Dr Roger Griffin of The Observatories, Cambridge, regarding Griffin's work on the spectrum of Arcturus and attempts to get the results published.
3 pages.
25 Apr. 1966–28 Apr. 1966
413 Letter to F. Graham Smith. A letter from Professor Francis Graham Smith to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the proposed publication by Dr Roger Griffin of the results of his work on the spectrum of Arcturus.
1 page.
2 May 1966
414 Letter from Harold Jeffreys. A letter from Sir Harold Jeffreys of Cambridge to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the magnitude of a star given in the Whittaker and Robinson catalogue, but unidentified.
2 pages.
19 May 1966
415 Letter to Harold Jeffreys. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Sir Harold Jeffreys regarding the magnitude of a star given in the Whittaker and Robinson catalogue, but unidentified.
1 page.
23 May 1966
416 Letter to Harold Jeffreys. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Sir Harold Jeffreys regarding an example in the Whittaker and Robinson catalogue which is not a star but an artefact, with two pages of notes.
3 pages.
27 May 1965
417 Letter from Harold Jeffreys. A letter from Sir Harold Jeffreys to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the debate over an example in the Whittaker and Robinson catalogue and its authenticity.
1 page.
31 May 1966
418 Letter to R.F. Christy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.F. Christy of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, which originally enclosed a copy of the 'Royal Greenwich Observatory Bulletin' that included velocity curves.
1 page.
20 June 1966
419 Letter to J.E. Baldwin. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to J.E. Baldwin of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, regarding an unidentified object and the problems of viewing it because of its northerly situation.
1 page.
23 Sep. 1966
420 Letter to John Skilling. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to John Skilling of Whitley Bay, Northumberland, regarding an account of Skilling's method of finding periods of variables.
1 page.
30 Sep. 1966
421 Letter to Maarten Schmidt. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Maarten Schmidt of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, regarding a claim by Schmidt that the relation between velocity dispersion and the age of stars is such as could not be accounted for by a collapsing galaxy, but is due to collisions with gas clouds.
1 page.
3 Oct. 1966
422 Correspondence with Harold Jeffreys. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Sir Harold Jeffreys regarding the variation of latitude, including comments by N.P.J. O'Hora of the Royal Greenwich Observatory on this subject with relation to Greenwich and Washington.
4 pages.
29 Dec. 1966–11 Jan. 1967
423 Correspondence with Sergei Gaposchkin. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Sergei Gaposchkin of the Harvard College Observatory, Cambridge, Massachusetts, regarding plates of a variable star HV5637 in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
3 pages.
22 Dec. 1966–30 Jan. 1967
424 Correspondence with W.F. Hilton. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and W.F. Hilton of the British Aircraft Corporation, Guided Weapons Division, regarding the use of an ultraviolet telescope for the probing of the atmospheres of K type supergiants by the passage of light from a B type Dwarf during eclipsing binaries, mentioning in particular Xi Aurigae, 31 Cygni and 32 Cygni.
2 pages.
3 Mar. 1967–7 Mar. 1967
425 Letter from Sergei Gaposchkin. A letter from Sergei Gaposchkin to Sir Richard Woolley regarding Gaposchkin's proposed visit to Herstmonceux to look at plates showing the variable HV5637.
1 page.
28 Mar. 1967
426 Letter to A.W. Rodgers. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Dr A.W. Rodgers of the Mount Stromlo Observatory regarding the radial velocity of NGC 6522.
1 page.
2 June 1967
427 Correspondence with A.W. Rodgers. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Dr A.W. Rodgers regarding a plate of the spectrum of NGC 6522.
2 pages.
6 July 1967–24 July 1967
428 Letter to D.S. Evans. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to D.S. Evans at the XIII General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, Právnická Fakulta Karlovy University, Prague, regarding the risk of obtaining a wrong velocity dispersion from a set of stars observed over a six-week run, on account of undetected spectroscopic binaries.
1 page.
22 Aug. 1967
429 Correspondence with J.M. Barnothy. A letter from J.M. Barnothy of Evanston, Illinois, 26 August 1967, enclosing a 10-page preprint from 'Science' titled 'The Quasar Model of McCrea and the Short Time Variations of 3C 446', with a letter of acknowledgement from the Personal Secretary of the Astronomer Royal, 30 August.
12 pages.
26 Aug. 1967–30 Aug. 1967
430 Letter to J.M. Barnothy. A letter from Miss A.R. Hewerdine, Personal Secretary to Sir Richard Woolley, to J.M. Barnothy thanking him for a preprint of the paper 'The Quasar Model of McCrea and the Short Time Variations of 3C 446'.
1 page.
30 Aug. 1967
431 Correspondence with D.S. Evans. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and D.S. Evans of the Royal Cape Observatory regarding a marked preferential tendency for random observations of variables to land near maximum or minimum velocity.
2 pages.
29 Aug. 1967–1 Sep. 1967
432 Letter from D.S. Evans. A letter from D.S. Evans to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the number of observations necessary for the determination of the radial velocity of an A-star.
2 pages.
19 Sep. 1967
433 Correspondence with Professor Wenzel. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Professor W. Wenzel of the Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschraften zu Berlin regarding a false period for HM Del used by Woolley.
2 pages.
25 Sep. 1967–3 Oct. 1967
434 Letter from Professor Wenzel. A letter from W. Wenzel to Sir Richard Woolley regarding FM Del and BE Mon.
1 page.
16 Oct. 1967
435 Letter to Roger Griffin. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Dr Roger Griffin regarding certain KO stars suspected of being spectroscopic binaries.
1 page.
18 Oct. 1967
436 Letter from Roger Griffin. A letter from Dr Roger Griffin to Sir Richard Woolley regarding certain KO stars suspected of being spectroscopic binaries.
1 page.
23 Oct. 1967
437 Correspondence with A.W. Rodgers. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Dr A.W. Rodgers regarding the colour of stars 1256, 6956 and 2379.
3 pages.
28 Oct. 1967–8 Nov. 1967
438 Correspondence with P.V. Sudbury. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and P.V. Sudbury of the University of Manchester regarding the taking of astrographic plates of a number of 13 and 14 magnitude stars in order to accurately reduce a series of photographs of the fifth satellite of Jupiter.
3 pages.
3 Nov. 1967–10 Nov. 1967
439 Letter from Zdenek Kopal. A letter from Zdenek Kopal of the University of Manchester to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the plates to be taken for P.V. Sudbury for his work on the fifth satellite of Jupiter.
1 page.
13 Nov. 1967
440 Letter from P.V. Sudbury. A letter from P.V. Sudbury to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the plates to be taken for his work on the fifth satellite of Jupiter.
1 page.
17 Nov. 1967
441 Letter to Dr Fricke. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Dr W. Fricke of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Heidelberg, regarding Mr Hansa, a list of stars without radial velocities, and the adverse effects on astronomy of the war between Egypt and Israel.
1 page.
8 Dec. 1967
442 Letter to Zdenek Zopal. A letter from Miss A.R. Hewerdine, Personal Secretary to Sir Richard Woolley, to Zdenek Kopal regarding the plates to be taken for P.V. Sudbury for his work on the fifth satellite of Jupiter.
1 page.
12 Dec. 1967
443 Letter to Wilhelm Gliese. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Dr Wilhelm Gliese regarding the observation of radial velocities of stars within 20 parsecs.
1 page.
23 Jan. 1968
444 Letter from Wilhelm Gliese. A letter from Dr Wilhelm Gliese to Sir Richard Woolley regarding an investigation of photoelectric parallaxes of M-dwarfs.
1 page.
30 Jan. 1968
445 Letter to Martin Ryle. Three copies of a letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Sir Martin Ryle of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, regarding an investigation into an unidentified proper motion.
4 pages.
13 Feb. 1968
446 Letter to Martin Ryle. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Sir Martin Ryle regarding the solution to a problem with the support of the Isaac Newton Telescope mirror.
1 page.
16 Feb. 1968
447 Letter to Martin Ryle. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Sir Martin Ryle regarding a neutron star and the possibility of making an optical observation of it.
1 page.
23 Feb. 1968
448 Correspondence with Wilhelm Gliese. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Wilhelm Gliese regarding a list of nearby stars and the possibility of Gliese attending the Herstmonceux Conference.
3 pages.
8 Mar. 1968–18 Mar. 1968
449 Correspondence with R.D. Davies. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and R.D. Davies of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank, regarding the possibility of obtaining some direct photographs at the position of several of the sources of anomalous OH radical emission.
4 pages.
21 Mar. 1968–2 Apr. 1968
450 Letter to Olin Eggen. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Olin Eggen at the Mount Stromlo Observatory regarding a group of stars below the main sequence according to their trigonometrical parallaxes.
1 page.
11 Apr. 1968
451 Letter to R.H. Stoy. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy, H.M. Astronomer, Royal Cape Observatory, regarding a group of stars below the main sequence according to their trigonometrical parallaxes.
1 page.
11 Apr. 1968
452 Letter to Olin Eggen. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Olin Eggen regarding unpublished observations of Gliese stars.
1 page.
24 Apr. 1968
453 Correspondence with R.H. Stoy. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and R.H. Stoy regarding the parallax of Gliese 157.
3 pages.
16 Apr. 1968–25 Apr. 1968
454 Letter to R.O. Redman. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.O. Redman regarding the Hartmann performance of the Isaac Newton Telescope.
2 pages.
26 Apr. 1968
455 Letter from R.O. Redman. A letter from R.O. Redman to Sir Richard Woolley regarding Hartmann tests on the Isaac Newton Telescope.
1 page.
7 May 1968
456 Letter from Olin Eggen. A letter from Olin Eggen to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the renovation of the 26-inch telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory and observational work to be carried out after this has been completed.
2 pages.
1968
457 Letter from P.V. Sudbury. A letter from P.V. Sudbury of the Department of Astronomy, University of Manchester, to Sir Richard Woolley thanking Woolley for his help in acquiring particular astrographic photographs.
1 page.
14 May 1968
458 Letter to J.A. Saxton. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to J.A. Saxton of the Radio and Space Research Station, Ditton Park, regarding the identity of a young man who fired long wave radiation at a roof prism and got a return signal from which he was able to measure the turbulence in the atmosphere.
2 pages.
16 May 1968
459 Letter to Wilhelm Gliese. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Wilhelm Gliese of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Heidelberg, regarding Box Orbits.
1 page.
16 July 1968
460 Letter from Wilhelm Gliese. A letter from Wilhelm Gliese to Sir Richard Woolley regarding Box Orbits.
1 page.
23 July 1968
461 Letter to Wilhelm Gliese. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Wilhelm Gliese regarding the publication of the box parameters of Gliese's stars and of the stars in the Royal Greenwich Observatory extension.
5 pages.
13 Sep. 1968
462 Letter from A.E. Carter. A letter from A.E. Carter to Sir Richard Woolley enclosing a list of computer usage by the Astronomer Royal's Research Team and D. Lynden-Bell's Research Team for the four weeks ending 31 August 1968.
2 pages.
1 Oct. 1968
463 Correspondence on stars and other subjects. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley; Wilhelm Gliese; O.C. Wilson; Jeno M. Barnothy; G.M. Clemence, the Director of the Yale University Observatory; and J.S. Hey of the Royal Radar Establishment regarding the position of a 13.8 magnitude stellar object thought to be a radio source; large discrepancies between Yale and Cape parallaxes of Southern Stars; Ca. reversals in nearby stars; Maarten Schmidt's theories on quasars; H and K reversals as an indication of stellar age; arrangements for a visit to Gliese in Heidelberg by Mrs Penston, Miss Epps and Miss Pocock; and photometric parallaxes of M dwarfs.
13 pages.
4 Oct. 1968
464 Letter from G.M. Clemence. Letter from G.M. Clemence to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the differences between Yale and Cape parallaxes of southern stars.
1 page.
19 Dec. 1968
465 Correspondence with Wesselink and Harding. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley; A.J. Wesselink of Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; and G.A. Harding of the Royal Cape Observatory regarding Yale parallax measures for certain stars.
4 pages.
23 Jan. 1969–31 Jan. 1969
466 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding Yale parallax measures.
1 page.
31 Jan. 1969
467 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding certain stars considered to be possible flare stars.
1 page.
4 Feb. 1969
468 Letter to Bernard Lovell. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Sir Bernard Lovell of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank, regarding stars common to Lovell's list and Gliese's catalogue.
2 pages.
5 Feb. 1969
469 Letter to Hong-Yee Chiu. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Hong-Yee Chiu of N.A.S.A. returning corrected proofs of Box Orbits.
1 page.
23 Apr. 1969
470 Correspondence with Dr Torres-Peimbert. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Dr Silvia Torres-Peimbert of the Observatorio Astronomico Nacional, Universidad Nacional de Mexico, regarding the orbital parameters of certain stars not included in Gliese's catalogue.
4 pages.
23 May 1969–23 June 1969
471 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding the intensity of calcium reversals and the comparison of these with eccentricities of stellar orbits.
1 page.
22 Aug. 1969
472 Correspondence with G.A. Harding. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and G.A. Harding regarding the present place of employment of O.C. Wilson.
2 pages.
30 Aug. 1969–4 Sep. 1969
473 Letter to A.R. Sandage. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to A.R. Sandage of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, California, regarding the use of the Baade-Wesselink method and concerning consequent promising radii and absolute magnitudes for individual RR Lyrae stars already obtained.
3 pages.
5 Sep. 1969
474 Letter to Dr Becker. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Dr W. Becker of the Astronomisch-Meteorologische Anstalt, Binningen, Switzerland, regarding a paper read in Basle by Donald Lynden-Bell and concerning the indications that the Saudi Arabians are unlikely to go ahead with their telescope project.
1 page.
22 Sep. 1969
475 Correspondence with A.E. Whitford. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Dr A.E. Whitford of the Lick Observatory, Santa Cruz, regarding the completion of the revision of the Gliese catalogue and the use of this in interpreting the spectrum and energy curve of an elliptical galaxy.
3 pages.
16 Sep. 1969–23 Sep. 1969
476 Letter to Dr Becker. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Dr W. Becker concerning a correction to a manuscript recently sent to Becker.
1 page.
24 Sep. 1969
477 Letter to G.S. Ritchie. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Rear Admiral G.S. Ritchie, Hydrographer of the Navy, regarding an Admiralty publication on the recent history of weather conditions in Europe, relating to the cloud density for various possible telescope sites in the Mediterranean area.
1 page.
26 Sep. 1969
478 Letter from K.F. Hartley. A letter from K.F. Hartley of the Royal Greenwich Observatory to Professor Theodor Schmidt-Kaler of the Astronomisches Institut der Ruhr-Universität Bochum regarding a talk given by Schmidt-Kaler at the Lagonissi Summer School on stellar rings and related phenomena.
1 page.
29 Sep. 1969
479 Letter to Professor Westerhout. A letter from Miss A R Hewerdine, Personal Secretary to Sir Richard Woolley, to Professor G. Westerhout of the University of Maryland acknowledging receipt of boxes of charts.
1 page.
10 Oct. 1969
480 Letter to Professor Strömgren. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Professor B. Strömgren regarding age determinations and comparisons of these with orbital parameters, and concerning Strömgren's narrow band photometer.
1 page.
17 Oct. 1969
481 Correspondence with A.E. Whitford. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Dr A.E. Whitford regarding references to motions and photometric parameters of nearby stars in the Gliese catalogue.
3 pages.
10 Oct. 1969–20 Oct. 1969
482 Letter to R.E. Wallis. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.E. Wallis of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, regarding a proposed observation programme of main sequence stars spectral types K4 - Mo and MK class V.
1 page.
23 Oct. 1969
483 Correspondence with Olin Wilson. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Olin Wilson regarding spectrograms of several Gliese stars received from R.E. Wallis of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria.
2 pages.
20 Oct. 1969–23 Oct. 1969
484 Circular on I.A.U. Symposium. A circular letter to authors regarding the proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposium No. 38: 'The Spiral Structure of Our Galaxy'.
2 pages.
8 Nov. 1969
485 Letter from L.N. Mavridis. A letter from Dr L.N. Mavridis of the University of Thessaloniki to Sir Richard Woolley asking for the manuscripts of Woolley's lectures at the Advanced Study Institute on the 'Structure and Evolution of the Galaxy' to be sent for publication.
1 page.
1 Dec. 1969
486 Letter to G.A .Harding. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, regarding discrepancies in the MK classification or parallax of certain stars.
1 page.
1 Dec. 1969
487 Letter to L.N. Mavridis. A letter from Miss A.R. Hewerdine, Personal Secretary to Sir Richard Woolley, to L.N. Mavridis, originally enclosing the final text of Woolley's Lagonissi lectures.
1 page.
3 Dec. 1969
488 Letter to L.N. Mavridis. A letter from Miss A.R. Hewerdine, Personal Secretary to Sir Richard Woolley, to L.N. Mavridis originally enclosing diagrams relating to Woolley's Lagonissi lectures.
1 page.
11 Dec. 1969
489 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding requesting three plates on the highest dispersion of the Radcliffe 74-inch Coudé for each of a group of stars.
1 page.
22 Dec. 1969
490 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the possible misclassification of certain Gliese stars.
1 page.
30 Dec. 1969
491 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding including a complete list of stars whose spectra are given as having the emission characteristic E, and which are in Gliese, in the Southern Hemisphere and not hitherto reported as flare stars.
1 page.
31 Dec. 1969
492 Letter from M.W. Feast. A letter from M.W. Feast of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, to Sir Richard Woolley, asking for permission to work on certain programmes during his working visit to Herstmonceux, including a survey of Southern S and C type stars; attempts to obtain velocities for a selection of Feige high latitude Blue stars studied by Sargent and Seale, of which it was concluded that a number were spectroscopically normal B stars; and attempts to obtain a new radial velocity curve for the 6-day cepheid AW Persei, in which the line is filled in by an early type companion.
4 pages.
12 Jan. 1970
493 Letter from A.D. Thackeray. A letter from A.D. Thackeray of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, to Sir Richard Woolley regarding a request for three plates at the highest Coudé dispersion of each of six stars.
1 page.
24 Jan. 1970
494 Letter to Dr Contopoulos. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Dr G. Contopoulos of the University of Thessaloniki returning the proof of Woolley's Basle paper.
3 pages.
2 Feb. 1970
495 Letter to Dr Contopoulos. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Dr G. Contopoulos regarding a correction to the proof of Woolley's Basle paper.
1 page.
4 Feb. 1970
496 Letter to Olin Wilson. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Olin Wilson regarding the Southern Ca+ stars.
1 page.
16 Mar. 1970
497 Correspondence with the D. Reidel Publishing Co. Correspondence between Miss A.R. Hewerdine and the D. Reidel Publishing Company of Dordrecht regarding reprints of Sir Richard Woolley's article in 'The Spiral Structure of our Galaxy'.
3 pages.
26 Feb. 1970–24 Mar. 1970
498 Correspondence with Olin Wilson. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Olin Wilson regarding the southern Ca II stars, with further correspondence between Wilson and R.E. Wallis of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, on the same subject.
5 pages.
23 Mar. 1970–7 Apr. 1970
499 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding the reasons for the hold-ups in the programme of Olin Wilson being carried out by R.E. Wallis at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria.
1 page.
7 Apr. 1970
500 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the progress of the programme of Olin Wilson being carried out by R.E. Wallis at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria.
1 page.
14 Apr. 1970
501 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding requesting data on SR stars in Virgo for Zeki Aslan.
1 page.
22 Apr. 1970
502 Letter from A.W. Rodgers. A letter from Dr A.W. Rodgers of the Mount Stromlo Observatory to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the motions of A stars perpendicular to the galactic plane.
1 page.
27 Apr. 1970
503 Letter to A.W. Rodgers. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Dr A.W. Rodgers regarding the Royal Greenwich Observatory data relevant to Rodgers's paper on the motions of A stars perpendicular to the galactic plane.
1 page.
7 May 1970
504 Correspondence with A.W. Rodgers. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Dr A.W. Rodgers regarding the motions of A stars perpendicular to the galactic plane.
2 pages.
25 May 1970–1 June 1970
505 Correspondence with G.A. Harding. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and G.A. Harding regarding a note to be published by Harding in 'Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa' concerning flare stars.
2 pages.
29 May 1970–10 June 1970
506 Correspondence with Dr Mayor. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Dr M. Mayor of Geneva Observatory regarding the vertex deviation in stars, mentioning a paper by Woolley and Olin Wilson published in 'Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society' concerning 'Calcium emission intensities as indicators of stellar age'. The papers also include Mayor's article 'Possible Influence of the Spiral Galactic Structure on the Local Distributions of Residual Stellar Velocities', from 'Astronomy and Astrophysics', Vol. 6, No. 1 (1970), pp. 60-66.
1 bundle.
3 July 1970–9 July 1970
507 Correspondence with G.A. Harding. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and G.A. Harding regarding the completed observations of Gliese 803.
5 pages.
29 Sep. 1970–2 Oct. 1970
508 Letter to A.R. Sandage. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to A.R. Sandage of the Hale Observatories, Pasadena, regarding stellar ages judged from kinematics.
1 page.
6 Oct. 1970
509 Correspondence with William Quirk. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Dr William J. Quirk of the California Institute of Technology regarding a lecture given by Woolley at Stony Brook and the correlation between the kinematics and ages of stars.
2 pages.
29 Sep. 1970–6 Oct. 1970
510 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding WZ Hyades, which has no value of Delta S, and XX Hyades which has no S and a single plate velocity.
1 page.
21 Oct. 1970
511 Letter from William Quirk. A letter from W.J. Quirk to Sir Richard Woolley acknowledging receipt of material sent by Woolley.
1 page.
2 Nov. 1970
512 List of programmes for study.
1 page.
1970
513 Letter to Margaret Penston. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Margaret Penston of the Hale Observatories, Pasadena, regarding light curves of RR Lyrae variables.
2 pages.
2 Dec. 1970
514 Letter to G.E. Kron. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to G.E. Kron of the United States Naval Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona, regarding the variable stars XX Andromeda, SU Draco, VX Hercules and SW Andromeda.
1 page.
14 Dec. 1970
515 Letter to G.A. Harding. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding the possibility of getting some high dispersion spectra of the brightest RR Lyrae stars from the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria.
1 page.
14 Dec. 1970
516 Letter from G.A. Harding. A letter from G.A. Harding to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the RX Eridanus observations and proposed discussions on this subject with R.E. Wallis of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria.
1 page.
22 Dec. 1970
517 Letter from G.E. Kron. A letter from G.E. Kron of the United States Naval Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona, to Sir Richard Woolley providing data for RR Lyrae stars on Woolley's list.
1 page.
22 Dec. 1970
518 Letter to A.D. Thackeray. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and A.D. Thackeray of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, regarding the method of carrying out spectroscopic observations at the Radcliffe Observatory.
3 pages.
24 Dec. 1970–4 Jan. 1971
519 Correspondence with Margaret Penston. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Margaret Penston of the Hale Observatories, Pasadena, regarding applications for observing time.
2 pages.
6 Jan. 1971–12 Jan. 1971
520 Letter from Wilhelm Gliese. A letter from Wilhelm Gliese of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut to Sir Richard Woolley on the completion of 'Catalogue of Stars within twenty-five parsecs of the Sun'.
1 page.
19 Jan. 1971
521 Letter from Margaret Penston. A letter from Margaret Penston to Sir Richard Woolley regarding observations of SW Andromeda, XX Andromeda and TT Lyrae.
1 page.
22 Mar. 1971
522 Correspondence with A.H. Batten. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and A.H. Batten of the National Research Council of Canada regarding the possibility of a member of the Herstmonceux staff obtaining some high-dispersion spectrograms of Beta Lyrae.
9 pages.
30 Mar. 1971–7 Apr. 1971
523 Letter from A.D. Thackeray. A letter from A.D. Thackeray of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the Wallis and Gliese programme.
1 page.
8 Apr. 1971
524 Letter to Margaret Penston. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Margaret Penston of the Hale Observatories, Pasadena, regarding a paper on RR Lyrae by Penston, Smack and Paczynski.
1 page.
6 May 1971
525 Correspondence with Margaret Penston. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Margaret Penston regarding results obtained for XZ Draco.
3 pages.
10 June 1971–14 June 1971
526 Correspondence with Margaret Penston. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Margaret Penstron regarding a paper by Penston on 'Observations of Three Short Period RR Lyrae Variables' for submission to the 'Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society'.
3 pages.
25 June 1971–29 June 1971
527 Letter from Margaret Penston. A letter from Margaret Penston to Sir Richard Woolley regarding observations of AV Pegasus and XZ Draco.
1 page.
8 July 1971
528 Letter from the R.A.S. A letter from the General Secretary of the Royal Astronomical Society to Sir Richard Woolley acknowledging receipt of a communication.
1 postcard.
14 July 1971
529 Correspondence with Louise Lowen. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Louise Lowen of the Hale Observatories, Pasadena, regarding spectrograms on loan to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
3 pages.
29 June 1971–20 July 1971
530 Letter from Margaret Penston. A letter from Margaret Penston to Sir Richard Woolley regarding observations of AV Pegasus and XZ Draco.
1 page.
20 July 1971
531 Correspondence with R.G. Logan-Reid. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and R.G. Logan-Reid, Assistant Cultural Attaché to the British Embassy, Cairo, regarding a batch of plates forwarded to Woolley from M.K. Aly of the Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, U.A.R. Observatories.
3 pages.
29 July 1971–11 Aug. 1971
532 Letter to M.K. Aly. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to M.K. Aly acknowledging receipt of a batch of plates.
1 page.
11 Aug. 1971
533 Letter from Louise Lowen. A letter from Louise Lowen to Miss A.R. Hewerdine, Personal Secretary to Sir Richard Woolley, acknowledging receipt of a box of plates from the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
4 pages.
19 Aug. 1971
534 Telex to M.K. Aly. A telex message from Sir Richard Woolley to M.K. Aly regarding the estimation of Delta S.
1 page.
1971
535 Correspondence with Jean Cheikh Abdallahi. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Mrs Jean Cheikh Abdallahi of Mauritania regarding the total eclipse of the Sun on 30 June 1973.
3 pages.
31 Aug. 1971–3 Sep. 1971
536 Correspondence with Roger Griffin. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Roger Griffin of The Observatories, Cambridge, regarding observations of radial velocities.
2 pages.
20 Aug. 1971–21 Sep. 1971
537 Correspondence with A. Przybylski. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and A. Przybylski of the Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories regarding a search for possible field stars identical with horizontal branch stars in globular clusters, and the consequent discovery of the star HD 8065.
2 pages.
16 Sep. 1971–22 Sep. 1971
538 Letter from Roger Griffin. A letter from Roger Griffin to Sir Richard Woolley regarding radial velocities.
1 page.
3 Oct. 1971
539 Letter from T. Lloyd-Evans. A letter from T. Lloyd-Evans of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, to Sir Richard Woolley regarding his time at the Royal Greenwich Observatory and the work he did there on the measurement of radial velocity plates of Southern Cepheids and M stars near the South Galactic Pole.
1 page.
12 Nov. 1971
540 Letter to M.W. Feast. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to M.W. Feast of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, regarding the need to obtain more information about semi-regular variables.
3 pages.
16 Dec. 1971
541 Correspondence on finance. Correspondence regarding financial matters with, among others, the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; P.M.S. Blackett of Imperial College, London; the Board of Trade; the Science Research Council; and the Ministry of Public Building and Works.
1 bundle.
4 Dec. 1959–2 Aug. 1966
542 Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope. Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope and power supply with, among others, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge; O. Heckmann of the Hamburger Sternwarte; Theodore Dunham, Jr., of the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London; the Navy Works Department; I.S. Bowen of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, Pasadena; the Ministry of Defence; the Ministry of Public Building and Works; the Science Research Council; and L. Goldberg of the Harvard College Observatory, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1 bundle.
7 June 1960–7 Dec. 1966
543 Statements on the Isaac Newton Telescope. General statements on progress with regard to the Isaac Newton Telescope, including correspondence with, among others, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Navy Works Department; the Admiralty; the Ministry of Public Building and Works; D.E. Blackwell of the University Observatory, Oxford; R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge; and the Ministry of Defence. There are also several brief progress reports, and notes on a meeting between Sir Richard Woolley and representatives of the Navy Works Department, held at Herstmonceux on 1 December 1961.
1 bundle.
Oct. 1961-Sep. 1966
544 Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope. Correspondence regarding the north door of the Isaac Newton Telescope building, including correspondence with the Ministry of Public Building and Works; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; and the Commanding Officer of H.M.S. 'Collingwood'.
1 bundle.
22 July 1965–2 Feb. 1966
545 Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope. Official correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope dome and building, including correspondence with the Hydrographic Department of the Navy; R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Navy Works Department; A. Conder of the Observatoire de Paris; Barnes Wallis of Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd; Sir William Hodge of the Royal Society; J.D. Pope of the Royal Greenwich Observatory; and Head Wrightson and Co. Ltd. There is also data from the English Electric Co. Ltd on geodetic rigid radomes.
1 bundle.
1 July 1959–30 Nov. 1966
546 Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope. Correspondence regarding the aluminising plant for the Isaac Newton Telescope, including information sheets for various components, a schedule of the handling procedure before and after aluminising, and a draft specification for the supply of an aluminising plant. There is also correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Ministry of Public Building and Works; A.E.I. Electronics; and H.M. Factory Inspectorate.
1 bundle.
21 Sep. 1960–21 July 1966
547 Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope. Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope Coudé spectrograph with, among others, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Navy Works Department of the Admiralty; R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge; and the Science Research Council. There are also details of a proposed design for the Coudé spectrograph.
1 bundle.
1 Dec. 1960–27 June 1966
548 Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope Board. Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management for 1960 with, among others, the Royal Society; the Royal Astronomical Society; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; H.A. Brück of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; F. Hoyle; the Department of Astronomy, University of Glasgow; and the Department of Physics, Imperial College, London.
1 bundle.
8 Apr. 1960–12 Aug. 1960
549 Correspondence on the I.N.T. Board. Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management for 1961, with, among others, the Royal Society; the Royal Astronomical Society; H.A. Brück of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; Sir William Hodge of Pembroke College, Cambridge; C.R. Burch; and R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge. There are also minutes of the 16th meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management on 9 June 1961.
1 bundle.
20 Mar. 1961–7 July 1961
550 Correspondence on the I.N.T. Board. Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management for 1962 onwards with, among others, W.H. McCrea of the Department of Mathematics, Royal Holloway College, London; the Royal Society; the Director General, Naval Works; the Department of Astronomy, University of Glasgow; the Department of Physics, Imperial College, London; H.A. Brück of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; R.W. Ditchburn of the Department of Physics, University of Reading; D.E. Blackwell of the University Observatory, Oxford; the Hydrographic Department of the Navy; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; the Department of Astronomy, University of St Andrews; the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority; the Science Research Council; M.J. Light-Hill of the Imperial College of Science and Technology; T.G. Cowling of the University of Leeds; R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge; and F. Graham Smith of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank.
1 bundle.
20 Mar. 1962–8 July 1966
551 Correspondence on the I.N.T. Board. Correspondence regarding the Technical Sub-committee of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management with, among others, R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Navy Works Department; D.E. Blackwell of the University Observatory, Oxford; the Royal Society; the Hydrographic Department of the Navy; the Ministry of Public Building and Works; and the Ministry of Defence. There are also minutes of the second meeting of the Technical Sub-committee on 8 March 1963.
1 bundle.
29 May 1962–13 Nov. 1964
552 Correspondence on the Royal Society. Correspondence regarding the Royal Society with, among others, Sir Howard Florey of the William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford; the Royal Society; Sir William Hodge; Dr C.R. Burch; Professor R.W. Ditchburn of the J.J. Thomson Physical Laboratory, Reading; Dr J.B. Adams of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority; and H.H. Plaskett.
1 bundle.
21 June 1961–29 June 1965
553 Correspondence on the Royal Astronomical Society. Correspondence regarding the Royal Astronomical Society with, among others, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; the President of the Royal Astronomical Society; the Admiralty; W.H. McCrea of the Department of Mathematics, Royal Holloway College, London; the Hydrographer of the Navy; and T.G. Cowling of the Department of Mathematics, University of Leeds. There is also a press notice concerning the Royal Astronomical Society Annual Summer Meeting at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 21-25 July 1964, as well as photographs titled 'an infra-red milk analyser-IRMA', 'the bubble chamber window' and 'the 98-inch aperture Isaac Newton Telescope under construction at the works'.
1 bundle.
17 May 1960–8 July 1965
554 Miscellaneous correspondence. Correspondence on miscellaneous matters, including correspondence with the National Institute of Oceanography; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Department of Geodesy and Geophysics, University of Cambridge; the Economic League; the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty, concerning applications from the B.B.C. and the 'Yorkshire Post' to give publicity to the Isaac Newton Telescope mirror; Professor C. Fehrenbach of the Observatoire de Marseille; Dr T. Dunham, Jr., Imperial College of Science and Technology, London; the Institution of Professional Civil Servants, regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope lens and the desirability of a large telescope in the southern hemisphere; R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge; Professor G. van Biesbroeck of the Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona; the Science Research Council, concerning progress with the construction of the Isaac Newton Telescope; Hall and Ham River Ltd, regarding the supply of ready-mixed concrete, etc., for the construction of the Isaac Newton Telescope building; and the editor of 'Spectrum' at the Central Office of Information.
1 bundle.
17 July 1959–4 Jan. 1967
555 Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope. Correspondence regarding parliamentary matters with regard to the Isaac Newton Telescope, including correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley, Rear Admiral K. St. B. Collins, the Hydrographer of the Navy, and H. Hinsley of St John's College, Cambridge, on doubts about the siting of the Isaac Newton Telescope at Herstmonceux; correspondence with the general finance branch of the Admiralty on the same subject; Cabinet Section briefing notes for the Civil Lord of the Admiralty on questions to be asked in the House of Commons about the siting of and progress with the Isaac Newton Telescope; a breakdown of the total estimated cost of the Isaac Newton Telescope; an extract from 'Hansard' detailing the responses given to the questions outlined above; and supplementary notes on questions asked in the House of Commons about the Isaac Newton Telescope.
1 bundle.
30 May 1960–26 Mar. 1963
556 Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope. Correspondence and some related papers regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope and building grounds, including the following items:. Correspondence with the Ministry of Public Building and Works regarding various pieces of equipment. Correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Correspondence with the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. Correspondence with the Defence Lands Office, Canterbury. Correspondence with the McGregor Fund, Detroit, Michigan. Correspondence with the Science Research Council concerning the Royal Greenwich Observatory spectrograph. Correspondence with C.G. Wynne of Imperial College, London. Correspondence with J.V. Peach of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, California. Correspondence with the Royal Society. Notes on a meeting at the R.G.O. on 14 December 1967. Copy of a report by D.S. Brown of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on the preliminary optical testing of the Isaac Newton Telescope, including photographs. Correspondence with K. Bahner of Landessternwarte auf dem Königstuhl bei Heidelberg. Report of a meeting on the Isaac Newton Telescope mirror cell held at the R.G.O. on 8 January 1968. Correspondence with the East Sussex Fire Brigade on fire precautions in the Isaac Newton Telescope Building. Correspondence with Sir Martin Ryle of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge. Correspondence with R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge. Correspondence with P.J. Spreadbury of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield. Correspondence with the London Weather Centre. Correspondence with the University of London Observatory. System specification for an interim modification to the slow motion drive. Correspondence with Brookhurst Igranic Ltd, North Cheam, on joystick control of the telescope chair. Correspondence with Boris V. Barlow. Correspondence between E.M. Burbidge, Director of the R.G.O., and P. Bowles of the Rutherford Laboratory regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope Coudé spectrograph.
1 bundle.
2 Jan. 1967–4 Sep. 1974
557 Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope. Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope correcting lens with, among others, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; C.G. Wynne of the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London; the Directorate General of Works, Ministry of Public Building and Works; and J.F. Hosie of the Science Research Council.
1 bundle.
16 Oct. 1967–12 June 1969
558 Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope. Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope opening ceremony and publicity with, among others, 'Physics Today'; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Directorate General of Works, Ministry of Public Building and Works; the Science Research Council; Central Press Photos Ltd; Bodo-José F. Weber of Du Pont de Nemours International S.A., Geneva, regarding Du Pont neoprene seals used in the Isaac Newton Telescope dome; the Central Office of Information; the B.B.C.; the McGregor Fund, Detroit, Michigan; Orren C. Mohler of the Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan; Turners (Photography) Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; 'Air et Cosmos', Paris; Department of Astronomy, University of Glasgow; the 'Grimsby Evening Telegraph'; the Ministry of Technology; R.S.S. Meredith of New Zealand, concerning the possibility of moving the Isaac Newton Telescope to the Mount John Observatory, New Zealand; and the General Electric Company, Chelmsford. There is also correspondence between A.H. Samaha of the Helwan Observatory, Cairo, and Sir Harry Melville, President of the Science Research Council.
1 bundle.
11 Jan. 1967–5 Sep. 1973
559 Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope. Correspondence with the Science Research Council and Hailsham Rural District Council, among others, regarding the building for the Isaac Newton Telescope crane.
1 bundle.
12 Jan. 1967–13 Mar. 1967
560 Correspondence on the Royal Society. Correspondence with G.A. Hole of Brighton and R.W. Ditchburn of the J.J. Thompson Physical Laboratory, Reading, among others, regarding the Royal Society.
1 bundle.
2 Feb. 1967–7 Mar. 1967
561 Correspondence on the U.K. observing time. Correspondence regarding the United Kingdom observing time at the Anglo-Australian Telescope, including correspondence with the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge; R.O. Redman; S.C.B. Gascoigne of the Siding Spring Observatory; the Science Research Council; Sir Fred Hoyle; J. Wampler, Director of the Anglo-Australian Telescope; the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation; the University of London Observatory; V.C. Reddish of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; E.A. Mallia, Department of Astrophysics, University of Oxford; and Sir Bernard Lovell of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank.
1 bundle.
21 Mar. 1974–22 May 1975
562 Correspondence on the Cape Observatory. Correspondence regarding the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, including correspondence with the Yerkes Observatory, Wisconsin; the University Observatory, St Andrews; the Astronomisches Institut, Binningen, Switzerland; the University Observatory, Oxford; the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria; the Department of Astronomy, University of Manchester; the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London; the Department of Astronomy, University of Glasgow; the South African Embassy, London; and the Large Telescope Users' Panel.
1 bundle.
27 Aug. 1969–19 Sep. 1975
563 Correspondence on the Radcliffe Observatory. Correspondence regarding the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including correspondence with the University Observatory, Oxford; the Science Research Council; the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories; the University Observatory of St Andrews; the University of London Observatory; the Department of Astronomy, University of Manchester; the Department of Physics, University of Victoria, Canada; the Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town; the National Research Council of Canada; the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Dorking; and the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. There is also a press notice concerning the assumption of responsibility for the Radcliffe Observatory at Pretoria by the Science Research Council.
1 bundle.
30 Mar. 1967–6 Aug. 1974
564 Correspondence with Cambridge University. Correspondence with the University of Cambridge, including correspondence with R.O. Redman; G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; R.V. Willstrop; Sir Martin Ryle; E.L. Pilditch of Lincoln's Inn Fields; Roger Griffin; D.W. Dewhurst; and P. Maitland. There are also invitations to various functions and the report of the Observatories Syndicate for the year ending 30 September 1963.
1 bundle.
18 Nov. 1963–23 Feb. 1968
565 Correspondence with Oxford University. Correspondence with Oxford University, including correspondence with D.E. Blackwell of the Department of Astrophysics, University Observatory; correspondence with G.P.V. Collyer regarding the Halley Lecture 1964; an agenda for a meeting of the trustees of the Johnson Memorial Prize; correspondence with B. Warner of the Department of Astrophysics; correspondence with A.R. Sandage of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories; and a list of astronomical publications.
1 bundle.
20 Nov. 1963–3 July 1968
566 Correspondence with Australian institutions. Correspondence with Australian observatories and universities, including Professor Bart J. Bok of the Commonwealth Observatory, Canberra; A.R. Hogg of the Mount Stromlo Observatory; A. Przybylski of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories; Professor S.C.B. Gascoigne of the Mount Stromlo Observatory; Professor O.J. Eggen of the Mount Stromlo Observatory; D.K.R. Hodgkin of the Australian National University; and J.N. Webb of Port Macquarie, N.S.W. There are also notes on the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation altazimuth radio aerial at Parkes and very approximate provisional estimates for a 150-inch reflector for a southern observatory by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co., Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
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Apr. 1963-Aug. 1968
567 Correspondence with overseas institutions. Correspondence with Canadian, New Zealand and other overseas observatories and universities, including J.F. Heard, Director of the David Dunlap Observatory, Richmond Hill, Ontario, and R.T. Wallace, Dean of Administration at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.
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14 Apr. 1965–27 June 1966
568 Correspondence with UK and Irish institutions. Correspondence with various United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland observatories and universities, including Professor P.A. Sweet of the Department of Astronomy, University of Glasgow; M.V. Ovenden, University of Glasgow; H.A. Brück, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; Professor D.W.N. Stibbs of the University Observatory of St Andrews; T. Rackham of the Department of Astronomy, University of Manchester; P.A. Wayman of the Dunsink Observatory, Co. Dublin; Professor S.K. Runcorn of the Department of Physics, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Professor J. Ring of the H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, Bristol; E.M. Bettenson of the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; D. McNally of the University of London Observatory; Queen Mary College, London; J.D. McGee of Imperial College, London; and R. Burcher of the Senate House, University of London.
1 bundle.
21 Jan. 1964–26 Mar. 1968
569 Correspondence with U.S. institutions. Correspondence with American observatories and universities, including Donald H. Menzel of the Harvard College Observatory, Cambridge, Massachusetts; A.R. Sandage of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, Pasadena, California; Mrs J. Wardlaw of the University of Texas, Austin; R. Zander of the John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; Professor S.W. McClusky of the Warner and Swasey Observatory, East Cleveland, Ohio; John R. Isbell of the Case Institute of Technology, Cleveland, Ohio; Paul W. Hodge of the University of Washington, Seattle; G.E. Kron of the United States Naval Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona; N.U. Mayall of the Kitt Peak National Observatory, Tucson, Arizona; and Professor T.L. Page of the Van Vleck Observatory, Middletown, Connecticut.
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5 Oct. 1962–20 Jan. 1967
570 Correspondence with Russian institutions. Correspondence with Soviet Union observatories and universities, including Professor A.A. Mikhailov and Z.I. Kadla of the Pulkova Observatory, Leningrad.
1 bundle.
12 Feb. 1964–11 May 1967
571 Correspondence with overseas institutions. Correspondence with various foreign observatories and universities, including the following correspondents:. E.A. Kreiken, Astronomical Institute, University of Ankara. Revd Father D.J.K. O'Connell, S.J., Specola Vaticana, Castel Gandolfo, Vatican City State. L.N. Mavridis, Academy of Sciences of Athens. Westminster Bank Ltd, Hailsham, regarding an account to administer a N.A.T.O. grant for a Turkish student (Attila Ahmed Kirman) working at the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Algemene Bank Nederland N.V., The Hague, on the same subject. A.A. Kirman (the aforementioned student). R. Canha e Sà, Scientific Affairs Division of N.A.T.O. Hans Jørgen Helms of N.A.T.O. W. Fricke, Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Heidelberg. J.H. Oort of the University Observatory, Leiden, Netherlands. Observatoire de Meudon, France. M. Fahim of the Helwan Observatory, Cairo. L. Perek of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague. Mrs P. Pishmish de Recillas, Observatorio Astronomico Nacional, Universidad Nacional de Mexico, Mexico City. N. Boneff of the Academie Bulgare des Sciences, Sofia. P. Notni of the Deutche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Sternwarte Babelsberg, Potsdam-Babelsberg. Rauf Masuhioglu, University of Ankara. Turkish Consulate General, London. Sirkeci Gar, Gürmrük Müdürlügü, Istanbul. A.H. Samaha of the Helwan Observatory, Cairo. Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. W. Becker, Astronomisch-Meteorologische Anstalt, Binningen, Switzerland. B. Guinot, Bureau International de l'Heure, Paris. M.K.M. Aly, Helwan Observatory, Cairo. Jorge Sahade, Observatorio Astronomico, Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Argentina. Observatoire de Genève. U. Agri of Taranto, Italy.
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6 Feb. 1964–27 Aug. 1968
572 Correspondence with Cambridge University. Correspondence with Cambridge University, including the report of the Cambridge University Observatories Syndicate for the year ending 30 September 1968; correspondence with R.O. Redman; a report on future policy for the Observatories, dated 23 January 1969; photographs of NGC 419 in the Small Magellanic Cloud, from the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria; reports of the Observatories Syndicate for the years ending 30 September 1969 and 30 September 1970; correspondence with G. Burbidge of the University of California, San Diego, regarding the Fowler Symposium to be held at the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, Cambridge, on 19-21 July 1971; correspondence with P.C.N. Vaugon of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, Cambridge; and correspondence with Sir Martin Ryle of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge.
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Oct. 1968-Dec. 1971
573 Correspondence with Oxford University. Correspondence with Oxford University, including correspondence with D.E. Blackwell of the University Observatory, regarding a meeting of the Board of Visitors, and with Miss J. Nicholson of the University Registrary. There is also the agenda for a meeting of the Board of Electors to the Halley Lectureship.
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1 May 1969–25 Apr. 1972
574 Correspondence with Australian institutions. Correspondence with Australian observatories and universities, including Dr A.W. Rodgers of the Mount Stromlo Observatory. There is also a copy of a memorandum from O.J. Eggen to Sir Ernest Titterton and D.K.R. Hodkin of the Australian National University regarding Sir Richard Woolley's Honorary Professorship.
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6 July 1970–3 Nov. 1971
575 Correspondence with overseas observatories. Correspondence with Canadian, New Zealand and other overseas observatories, including B.I. Olson of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver; J.H. Hodgson of the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Ottawa; D.J. Cameron of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand; W.H. Wehlan of the University of Western Ontario, regarding a position as Visiting Professor at the University; B.K. Mukherjee of the Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario; S.R. Sreenivasan of the University of Calgary, Alberta; and H. Trodahl of the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
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27 Nov. 1969–22 Mar. 1972
576 Correspondence with U.K. and Irish institutions. Correspondence with various United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland observatories and universities, including P.A. Wayman of the Dunsink Observatory, Co. Dublin; H.A. Brück, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; S.F. Dermott of the Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham, Wiltshire; D.W.N. Stibbs of the University Observatory, St Andrews; J. Darius of the University of London Observatory; S.Y. Haeri of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology; Brighton Polytechnic; D.W. Warte of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology; and T. Lloyd Evans of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.
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28 Oct. 1968–23 Oct. 1971
577 Correspondence with U.S. institutions. Correspondence with United States observatories and universities, including P. van de Kamp of the Sproul Observatory, Swartmore, Pennsylvania; Mrs H.F. Czaplicki of the Hale Observatories, Pasadena, California; Miss P. Hughes and T. Thomas of the Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami, Florida; G.E. Kron of the United States Naval Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona; A.A. Hoag of the Kitt Peak National Observatory, Tucson, Arizona; C.B. Waff of the John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; W.J. Quirk of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, Pasadena, California; A. Weber of Fordham University, Bronx, New York; J.L. Bensing, B. Ford Institute of Medical Research, Detroit, Michigan; James M. Goodwin of the Stanislaus State College, Turlock, California; F.H. Giles, Junior, of the University of South Carolina, Columbia; and R.B. Loren of the University of Texas, Austin.
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10 July 1969–3 Aug. 1972
578 Correspondence with the Observatoire de Nice. Correspondence with the Observatoire de Nice, including the Director, J.C. Pecker, with agenda for the General Assembly of the Association pour le Developpement International de l'Observatoire de Nice.
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22 Jan. 1968–15 Feb. 1971
579 Correspondence with overseas institutions. Correspondence with various foreign observatories and universities; notes on the Seventeenth International Astrophysical Symposium, organised by the Institut d'Astrophysique, Université de Liège, Belgium; the schedule for the Dedication Symposium and visit to the European Southern Observatory on La Silla; and notes on a symposium on Magellanic Clouds held at the European Southern Observatory Headquarters, Santiago, Chile. The letters include the following correspondents:. A. Blaauw, European Southern Observatory. Oto Oburka, Lidová Hvézdárna Planetárium, Brno, Czechoslovakia. Theodor Schmidt-Kaler, Astronomisches Institut Ruhr-Universität, Bochum. B. Bowonder, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. J.H. Bigay, Director of the Observatoire de Lyon. S. Gaposchkin, Harvard College Observatory, Cambridge, Massachusetts. F.M. Biosca of Durvan. S.A. de Ediciones of Bilbao. Victorio Capolongo, Observatorio Astronomico, Municipalidad de Rosario, Argentina. Roger Cayrel, Observatoire de Meudon, France. N.S. Nikolov, Faculty of Physics, Sofia, Bulgaria. K.F. Ogorodnikov, University of Leningrad. Professor B. Strömgren, Observatoire, Copenhagen. S.C. Simonson, University of Maryland. L. Martinet and M. Mayor, Observatoire de Genève. P. Swings, Institut d'Astrophysique, Université de Liège, Belgium. C.R. Fourcade, Observatorio Astronomico, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina. A.N. Eskioglu of Istanbul. N.S. Nikolov, University of Sofia, Bulgaria. J. Szabó, Technical University for Heavy Industry, Miskolc, Hungary. G. van Herk, University Observatory, Leiden, Netherlands. L.E. da S. Machado, Observatorio do Valongo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. P. Brand, Eigd. Technische Hochschule, Zürich, Switzerland. Mme M.O. Baylac, Observatoire de Meudon. Dan Anderson, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. M. Bixon, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. A.E. Sinichen, Israeli Ministry of Defence. L. Houziaux, Université de Mons, Belgium. A. Reiz, University Observatory, Copenhagen. G.A. Shah, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay, India. R.J. Vyas, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay, India. S. Karanjai, University of North Bengal, West Bengal, India. C. Fehrenbach, Observatoire de Haute Provence, France. Miss C. Jansen, Astronomical Institute, 'Sonnenborgh' Observatory, Utrecht, Netherlands. P. Halevi, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Optica y Electrónica, Puebla, Mexico. Mme C. Turon, Universitaire-El Menzah, Tunis, Tunisia.
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8 Nov. 1968–6 Sep. 1972
580 Correspondence on the Astronomy Committee. Correspondence and some related papers regarding the British National Committee for Astronomy, including correspondence with H. Bondi of King's College, London; correspondence with D.C. Martin of the Royal Society; various British National Committee for Astronomy circulars; correspondence with Sir Bernard Lovell of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank; and a paper on the Copernicus Quincentenary.
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4 Jan. 1967–7 Dec. 1971
581 Correspondence on the Eclipse Committee. Correspondence regarding the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, including correspondence with D.C. Martin of the Royal Society and with C.W. Allen of the University of London Observatory, Secretary of the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee.
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20 Jan. 1967–30 Apr. 1968
582 Correspondence on the Royal Society. Miscellaneous correspondence relating to the Royal Society, including correspondence concerning the Gassiot Committee; correspondence with D.C. Martin of the Royal Society; invitations to various functions; correspondence with the Agricultural Research Council; correspondence with P.M.S. Blackett, President of the Royal Society; and a biographical memoir by Sir Richard Woolley on Charles Rundle Davidson, 1875-1970.
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28 Apr. 1967–7 Oct. 1971
583 Correspondence on the 14th I.A.U. Assembly. Correspondence regarding the National Committee for the 14th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, including correspondence with D.C. Martin of the Royal Society and with Sir Bernard Lovell of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank.
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13 May 1968–26 Feb. 1971
584 Correspondence on the James Cook Sub-committee. Correspondence regarding the James Cook Sub-committee, including correspondence with Sir Harold Hartley of the Central Electricity Generating Board; correspondence with D.C. Martin of the Royal Society; extracts from the Royal Society records of the James Cook expeditions; a paper by Sir Richard Woolley titled 'Captain Cook and the Transit of Venus of 1769'; and correspondence with T.G. Mercer of St Albans.
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1 Apr. 1968–3 Sep. 1969
585 Correspondence on the Large Telescope User's Panel. Correspondence regarding the Large Telescope User's Panel terms of reference and membership, including correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy; correspondence with T.G. Cowling of the University of Leeds; correspondence with the Science Research Council; notes on the payment of fees, travelling and subsistence expenses to members of the Large Telescope User's Panel; a draft press release concerning the assumption of responsibility for the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria; correspondence with R.H. Stoy of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope; a note by Sir Richard Woolley on the future of the Large Telescope User's Panel; correspondence with J.V. Peach of the University Observatory, Oxford; correspondence with H.A. Brück of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; correspondence with A. Hewish of the University of Cambridge; correspondence with R.D. Davies of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank; correspondence with J. Ring of Imperial College of Science and Technology, London; and lists of members of the Large Telescope User's Panel.
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22 June 1966–25 Mar. 1975
586 Correspondence on the Large Telescope User's Panel. Correspondence regarding arrangements for the Large Telescope User's Panel meetings and expenses, including correspondence with Sir Martin Ryle of Cambridge University; T.G. Cowling of Leeds University; the Science Research Council; R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge University; R.H. Stoy of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope; H.A. Brück, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; A.D. Thackeray of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria; J.V. Peach of the University Observatory, Oxford; V.C. Reddish of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; R.V. Willstrop of Cambridge University; and R.D. Davies of Manchester University.
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24 July 1967–26 Aug. 1974
587 Correspondence on telescope time. Correspondence regarding invitations to apply for observing time on the Isaac Newton Telescope and other telescopes, and concerning publicity of the Large Telescope User's Panel. The letters include correspondence with the editor of 'Nature'; M.V. Penston of the Hale Observatoires, Pasadena; the Science Research Council; A.D. Thackeray of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria; D. Allen of the Hale Observatories, Pasadena; H.A. Brück, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, regarding the Large Telescope User's Panel policy on group applications and foreign applications; R.F. Griffin of The Observatories, Cambridge; and S. Jeffers of the University of York.
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22 Jan. 1968–11 Apr. 1975
588 Correspondence on S.R.C. reports. Correspondence regarding reports to the Science Research Council for the Astronomy Policy Grants Committee and the Astronomy, Space and Radio Board, including correspondence with J. Hutchinson of the S.R.C. There are also various annual reports of the Large Telescope User's Panel.
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21 May 1970–9 Oct. 1972
589 Correspondence on Spectracons. Correspondence with B.N. Watts, J. Hutchinson and I.A. Learmouth, all of the Science Research Council, and others regarding Spectracons.
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26 May 1971–20 Aug. 1971
590 Correspondence on Sussex University. Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the University of Sussex, including the following correspondents (belonging to the University unless otherwise indicated): A.E. Shields, Registrar; D.B. Scott, Professor of Mathematics; J.S. Fulton, Vice-Chancellor; K.F. Smith, Professor of Experimental Physics; P.J. Message, Department of Mathematics, University of Liverpool; R.J. Blin-Stoyle, Dean and Professor of Theoretical Physics; W.H. McCrea, Director of the Research Group in Theoretical Astronomy; R.S. Howard, Finance Officer; R.J. Tayler, University Astronomy Centre; P.C. Clemmow, Univerity of Cambridge; A. Briggs, Vice-Chancellor; P. Brown, Editor of the 'Sussex Press'; R.A. Nind, Secretary of Science; and P. Simpson, University Chemical Laboratory. There are also notices and reports dealing with the administration of the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
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27 May 1962–30 July 1973
591 Correspondence on the Institute for Theoretical Astronomy. Correspondence regarding the University of Sussex Institute for Theoretical Astronomy, including correspondence with R.J. Blin-Stoyle; Sir Bernard Lovell of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank; J. Tuson of the Science Research Council; Sir John Fulton, Vice-Chancellor of the University; H. Bondi of King's College, London; W.H. McCrea of Royal Holloway College; and J. Hemp of Horton-cum-Studley (regarding the possibilities of taking a course in theoretical astronomy at Sussex).
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9 Dec. 1963–23 Apr. 1968
592 Correspondence on the Instrumentation Group. Correspondence regarding the University of Sussex Instrumentation Group, including correspondence with D.F. Brewer, Professor of Experimental Physics and Director of the Physics Laboratory.
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10 Aug. 1968–30 Jan. 1969
593 Correspondence on the British Association. Correspondence regarding the British Association for the Advancement of Science, including correspondence with R.A. Stevens, Assistant Secretary of the British Association, regarding the setting up of an area committee based in Brighton; C. Mares of the Brighton College of Technology, Honorary Secretary of the Sussex Area Committee of the British Association; and N.H. Pratt, Vice-Principal of Brighton Technical College and Chairman of the South Sussex Sixth Form Students' Science Society.
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14 May 1964–8 Mar. 1967
594 Correspondence on the D.S.I.R. Committee. Correspondence regarding the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Astronomy Sub-Committee, including correspondence with J. Tuson and C. Joliffe of the D.S.I.R., and with Sir Bernard Lovell of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank.
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Sep. 1963-May 1965
595 Correspondence on special merit promotions. Correspondence regarding the Treasury's Interdepartmental Scientific Panel Sub-committee on Special Promotions, including correspondence with Sir Frederick Brundrett, Scientific Advisor to the Civil Service Commission; correspondence with P.L. Towers of the Treasury Chambers; and lists of names of candidates for promotion.
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20 Mar. 1964–3 Aug. 1967
596 Correspondence on the I.N.T. Committee. Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope Committee, including correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley at the Commonwealth Observatory, Mount Stromlo, and H. Spencer Jones, Astronomer Royal; minutes of various meetings of the committee; and monthly financial/progress reports. There is also correspondence with P.M.S. Blackett of the Imperial College of Science and Technology; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Rector of Cairo University; the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty; Dirk Brouwer of the Yale University Observatory, New Haven, Connecticut; and R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge.
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4 July 1955–15 Sep. 1967
597 Correspondence on the Science Museum Advisory Council. Correspondence regarding the Science Museum Advisory Council, including correspondence with Lord Newton of the Ministry for Education and Science; A.E. Hickinbotham of the Department of Education and Science; and A. Crosland, Secretary of State for Education and Science.
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26 Mar. 1964–26 Mar. 1965
598 Departmental correspondence. Miscellaneous departmental correspondence, including correspondence with F. Ward of the United States Air Force, Cambridge Research Laboratories, Bedford, Massachusetts; J.A. Ratcliffe of the Radio and Space Research Station, Slough; F. Heard of the David Dunlap Observatory, Ontario, Canada; Father F. Bertian of the Specola Vaticana, Castel Gandolfo, Vatican City; A.D. Thackeray of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria; B.G. Pressey of the Science Research Council; Pierre Langue of the Observatory, Besançon; J.D. McGee of Imperial College, London; U.R. Madwar of Cairo; T.L.L. Richards of the University of Aston, including a paper by Richards titled 'A Terrestrial Shear Pattern?'; and R.V. Willstrop of The Observatories, Cambridge.
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28 Aug. 1964–28 Feb. 1968
599 Semi-official correspondence. Miscellaneous semi-official correspondence, including the following correspondents:. J.H.R. Savage, British Council. K.R. Thomson, Thomson Newspapers Ltd, Toronto, Canada. Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty. J.D. McGee, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London. Miss R.L. Pliner, 'Physics Today', New York. F. Bruce, Imperial College of Science and Technology. E.H. Holland, Astronomical Systems Engineering, Athens, Alabama. A.W. Haslett of the 'The Times', regarding a piece by Sir Richard Woolley for 'The Times Science Review'. C.E.R. Bruce, Electrical Research Association, Leatherhead. Hilger and Watts Ltd. J. de Vries, Central Office of Information. Office of the Scientific Attaché, British Embassy, Paris. F.R. Hornby, Council for National Academic Awards. Registrar of the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India. C.W. Allen, University of London Observatory. A.P. Ryan, assistant editor of 'The Times'. George Allen and Unwin Ltd, publishers. H.P.C. Cook, Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope. S.H. Plagemann, Churchill College, Cambridge. . University of Cape Town. The papers also include a short article by S. Doniach of the Imperial College of Science and Technology on 'Computers for Scientific Research'.
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16 Dec. 1963–10 Oct. 1967
600 Correspondence on birds and fish. Correspondence regarding birds and fish, including correspondence with the Wildlife Trust, Slimbridge; the Compleat Angler Fishing Club; and the mid-Sussex and Eastbourne branch of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
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7 Nov. 1963–24 May 1968
601 Correspondence with the Science Research Council. Correspondence with the Science Research Council, including correspondence with J. Hutchinson, I.A. Learmouth, R.B. Snow and E. East-Wood, Chairman of the Radio and Space Research Station Committee.
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21 May 1970–3 Nov. 1971
602 Correspondence with the Science Research Council. Personal correspondence with the Science Research Council, including correspondence with A. McLoughlin, Secretary of the Science Research Council Sports and Social Association; J. Hutchinson; W.L. Francis; Sir Brian Flowers, Chairman of the Science Research Council; and F. Horner of the Radio and Space Research Station, Ditton Park, Slough.
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10 June 1970–21 Dec. 1971
603 Correspondence on the Clockmakers' Company. General correspondence and some related papers regarding the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, including correspondence with R.C. Pennefather, Clerk of the Company; O. Heckmann, Direktor der Hamburger Sternwarte; Asa Briggs, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sussex; P.M.S. Blackett of the Ministry of Technology; F. Hoyle of Cambridge University; the Venerable The Archdeacon of London; J.A. Saxton of the Radio and Space Research Station, Ditton Park, Slough; N.A. Ward-Jones of Bexhill-on-Sea; Sir Frank Francis, Consultant to the Council on Library Resources, Washington D.C.; Lord Devonport; G. Buggins of Messrs Thwaites and Reed Ltd; the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths; the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers; Skinners' Company; F.W. Bibb, Director General of the British Jewellers' Association; B. Kotkin of Pasadena, California; I. Finlay, Director of the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh; Lord Harris of Faversham; Sir James Harman; Group Captain F. Whitworth; W.H. Perkins of Berkeley Square; A.C. Chibnall of Cambridge University; and Colonel H. Quill. There is also correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley, as Senior Warden, and the Master of the Company. Other material includes invitations to various functions; the Reuter Warden's Report for the year ending 30 November 1967; minutes of the Audit Court held on 10 January 1968; minutes of the meetings of various committees; and a draft of Sir Richard Woolley's speech given at the dinner to mark his appointment as Master of the Company.
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3 Jan. 1968–12 Jan. 1970
604 Correspondence on the Clockmakers' Company. Correspondence regarding a book detailing the history of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, including correspondence with R.C. Pennefather; F.A. Ward of the Department of Physics at the Science Museum; Miss Valerie Pearl of University College London; Godfrey Thomson of the Guildhall Library, London; Lieutenant Commander H.D. Howse of the National Maritime Museum; and T.O. Robinson of the Antiquarian Horological Society.
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6 Jan. 1969–18 Dec. 1969
605 Correspondence on an I.A.U. lunch. Correspondence regarding an International Astronomical Union lunch, including correspondence with O. Heckmann, Direktor der Hamburger Sternwarte and President of the I.A.U.; R.C. Pennefather; and D.W. Barrett.
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19 Sep. 1968–18 Feb. 1970
606 Correspondence on the Clockmakers' Dinner. Correspondence regarding the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers' livery dinner, including correspondence with R.C. Pennefather; Admiral Sir John Frewen; Rear Admiral G.S. Ritchie, the Hydrographer of the Navy; Sir Bernard Lovell of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank; the Earl of Halsbury; J. Needham, the Master of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; E.W.H. Christie; and the Lord Mayor of London. There is also a draft speech by Sir Richard Woolley for the dinner.
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22 Jan. 1969–22 July 1969
607 Correspondence on a joint dinner. Correspondence regarding the joint Royal Society Club/Worshipful Company of Clockmakers dinner, including correspondence with G.B.R. Feilden, Deputy Director General of the British Standards Institution; W.H. McCrea of the University of Sussex; R.C. Pennefather; R.R. Race of the Lister Institute; Sir Bernard Lovell of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank; Colonel H. Quill; P.M.S. Blackett; and D.G. Evans of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
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21 Oct. 1968–18 Nov. 1969
608 Correspondence on the Clockmakers' Company. General correspondence regarding the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, including correspondence with R.C. Pennefather; S. Wentzel of the South African Embassy, London; H.G. Luttig, South African Ambassador to London; Sir Michael Cresswell; D.W. Barrett, Master of the Company; Group Captain Whitworth; Colonel H. Quill; and J.R. Asprey of Asprey and Co.
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10 June 1970–4 Feb. 1972
609 Correspondence on the I.A.U. lunch. Correspondence regarding the lunch for the International Astronomical Union Executive, including correspondence with L. Perek of the Astronomical Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, and General Secretary of the I.A.U.; R.C. Pennefather; H.W. Babcock of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories; K.F. Orogodnikov of the University of Leningrad; the Revd Father D.J.K. O'Connell, Director of Specola Vaticana, Castel Gandolfo, Vatican City; B. Strömgren of Copenhagen; P. Swings, Directeur de l'Institut d'Astrophysique, Université de Liège; W. Becker of the Astronomisches Institut, Binningen, Switzerland; R.F. Christy of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena; P. Ledoux of the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, University of Colorado, Boulder; M.G. Pereira de Barros of the Observatório Astronómico, Universidade do Porto, Portugal; M. Schmidt of the Hale Observatories, Pasadena; P. van de Kamp; and A.A. Mikhailov.
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7 Apr. 1970–26 Aug. 1970
610 Correspondence with the press. Correspondence with the press, including the 'Sunday Times', regarding the possibilities of photographing the Apollo 11 moon shot; the 'Daily Telegraph', concerning a remark made by Sir Richard Woolley on the merits of space travel; J.D. Witten and others, regarding an article by Woolley in the 'Sunday Express'; various people on their views about manned space flights to the Moon; 'Sussex Life'; the 'Illustrated London News'; 'Nature'; and the 'Evening Argus', Brighton.
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12 July 1969–5 Apr. 1973
611 Correspondence on the Space Research Steering Group. Correspondence regarding the Steering Group on Space Research, including correspondence with J.R.U. Page, Secretary of the Steering Group, and G.I. Crawford of the Ministry for Science. There is also correspondence between R.N. Quirk and Sir Owen Wansbrough-Jones regarding parliamentary questions and answers.
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27 July 1959–22 July 1960
612 Correspondence of O.J. Eggen. Correspondence of O.J. Eggen with the following individuals:. F. Carmody of the French Department of the University of California, Berkeley, concerning the controversy between Herelius, on one side, and Hooke, Halley and Flamsteed, on the other, with regard to the relative merits of visual and telescopic sights, mentioning the Jai Singh Observatories. Colonel H. Quill, regarding Harrison's table of the equation of time. A.D. Thackeray of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, on the relative merits of the Newtonian and Cassegrain foci of the 74-inch telescope. A.R. Sandage of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, regarding the relative merits of the Cassegrain and Newtonian foci. Mrs Oswald Barron, a descendant of Nathaniel Bliss, Astronomer Royal. R.H. Stoy, Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope. P.A. Wayman of the Cape Observatory, concerning Gamma Circinus. G. Wallerstein of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, concerning M67. G. van Herk of the United States Naval Academy, Washington D.C., regarding expanding motions in N30. The Revd Father D. O'Connell, Director of Specola Vaticana, Castel Gandolfo, Vatican City, on the new Blink Comparator made by Zeiss-Jeva. I. King of the University of Illinois Observatory, Urbana, regarding the question of whether or not the stellar groups are just randomly carved out of the velocity distribution. N.E. Wagman of the Allegheny Observatory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, concerning sub-dwarf stars. W.H. van den Bos, Union Observatory, Johannesburg. P. van de Kamp of the Sproul Observatory, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, concerning the postponement of an International Astronomical Union Symposium on double stars. A. Unsöld of the Nene Universität, Kiel, regarding the star 45 Boo. Mrs S. Campbell-Smith of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, regarding a talk by Dr Eggen on 'Stellar Evolution'. Director of the Observatoire de l'Université de Bordeux, Floirac, regarding the proper motions of some sub-dwarfs. H.C. Arp of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories on the star HD 140283. E.C. Rubidge of the Royal Astronomical Society, giving a citation for the Eddington Medal on the contribution of A.R. Sandage and M. Schwarzschild to stellar evolution. P.O. Lindblad at the University Observatory, Leiden, concerning a student wishing to work for a period at Herstmonceux. M. Temple-Smith of Eyre and Spottiswoode Ltd, concerning Dr Eggen's volume of 'Survey of Astronomy'. M.J. Smyth of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. N. Thompson of Weidenfield and Nicolson and R. Carrington, regarding a series of books on astronomy which Dr Eggen is interested in editing. Correspondence between H.R. Calvert of the Science Museum, South Kensington, and H. Dingle, regarding the question of lending objects for the Historical Exhibition of the International Astronomical Union in California. F.E. Brasch of Stanford University, California. P.J. Kulikovsky, Sternberg Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R., Moscow. T.D. Kinman of the Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton, California, regarding an article by Kinman. R.M. Petrie, Director of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Royal Oak, British Columbia, Canada, on the forthcoming double star symposium. D.L. Crawford, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Tucson, Arizona. R.O. Redman, The Observatories, Cambridge. Rear Admiral F.F. de la Puente of the Instituto y Observatorio de Marina, Cadiz, Spain, concerning astrographic plates on loan from Cadiz. K.D. Abhyankar, Nizamiah Observatory, Hyderabad, India. G.L. Järnefelt, Director of the Observatory, Helsinki, Finland.
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4 Feb. 1958–5 Sep. 1962
613 Correspondence on Woolley's knighthood. Correspondence on the occasion of Sir Richard Woolley's knighthood, 1 January 1963, comprised mainly of congratulatory notes and telegrams from family, friends and colleagues, but also including the official notification of the award from M. Bligh of Admiralty House, Whitehall.
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27 Nov. 1962–16 Apr. 1963
614 Correspondence of Lady Woolley. Correspondence of Lady Woolley, including correspondence with A. Berry of the 'Daily Telegraph' regarding an article concerning the separation of the posts of Astronomer Royal and Director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory; V. de Francis of Denver, Colorado, on the use of the 'Aircrib'; the Revd A. Morton of the N.S.P.C.C. on the same subject; and D.E. Broadbent of the Applied Psychology Research Unit, Cambridge.
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9 Apr. 1963–29 July 1971
615 Receipts. Miscellaneous receipts, including receipts for spectrograms and receipts for food and wine for a luncheon prepared by the Chez Maurice Restaurant Français, Eastbourne.
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2 May 1958–9 Sep. 1963
616 Photographs. Photographs of the Mount Bingar Field Station of the Mount Stromlo Observatory and of a fishing party in the moat of Herstmonceux Castle.
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1960
617 Correspondence with Zeppel and Gonzalez. Correspondence with Patricia Zeppel of the British Council regarding lectures to be given by Sir Richard Woolley, and with C.C. González of the Observatorio Astronomico Nacional de México on Velázquez's observation of the 1769 Transit of Venus at Santa Ana in Southern California, including maps of the region.
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22 Apr. 1969–28 Apr. 1969
618 Medical papers. Receipts from the nursing home and doctors involved in the treatment of Sir Richard Woolley's illness and information relating to the Civil Service Sanatorium Society.
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1970–1971
619 Correspondence with H.M. Inspector of Taxes.
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10 Oct. 1960–5 July 1961
620 Parish magazine. The souvenir edition of the parish magazine of All Saints' Church, Herstmonceux, for the Festival of Flowers.
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Aug. 1967
621 Entertainment claims. A list of claims submitted by the Astronomer Royal for the reimbursement of entertainment expenses.
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1956–1975
622 Papers on the Clockmakers' garden party. Correspondence regarding the garden party of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers held at Herstmonceux Castle on 6 June 1969, including correspondence with T.G. Mercer, Deputy Master of the Company; R.C. Pennefather, Clerk of the Company; and various caterers, bands, local police, the Automobile Association and the local press. The papers also include the guest list and letters of thanks from guests.
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4 Feb. 1969–9 July 1969
623 Papers on the Clockmakers' garden party. Replies to invitations to the garden party of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers held at Herstmonceux Castle on 6 June 1969, including a sample invitation, a guest list and brief guides to the castle and grounds for guests.
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30 Apr. 1969–3 June 1969
624 Correspondence on folk dancing. Correspondence regarding folk dancing, including correspondence with the English Folk Dance and Song Society, the Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men, the National Folk Music Fund, Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes and the Stonegate Folk Dance Group.
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3 Feb. 1956–19 Apr. 1960
625 Correspondence on the South Africa move. Correspondence regarding Sir Richard Woolley's move to South Africa to become Director of the South African Astronomical Observatory, including requests for items left behind at Herstmonceux and letters concerning tax and insurance matters.
1 bundle.
10 Apr. 1972–16 June 1972
626 Tables of night observing duties. Tables recording the night observing duties of staff for eight-day periods.
1 bundle.
1958–1967
627 Drafts of speeches. Articles and drafts of speeches, including the following items:. Speech delivered by Sir Richard Woolley when the University of Uppsala, Sweden, conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa. Booklet titled 'Astronomical Insights', published by the Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1970. Article by Woolley reprinted from the 'Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society', Vol. 3, 1962, concerning the Isaac Newton Telescope. Article by Woolley reprinted from the 'Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society', Vol. 7, November 1961, regarding Sir Harold Spencer Jones. Copy of the November 1964 edition of the 'Horological Journal', including Woolley's British Horological Institute Presidential Address titled 'Timekeepers in the Sky'. Draft of the speech given by Woolley when he became Master of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. Presidential Address of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science delivered by Woolley in August 1947 on 'Opportunities for Astrophysical Work in Australia'. Article titled 'A Discussion on Problems of Stellar Evolution under the Leadership of F. Hoyle, F.R.S.', reprinted from the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society', A, Vol. 260, 1961. Article by Woolley titled 'A Study of the Equilibrium of Globular Clusters', reprinted from the 'Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society', Vol. 114, 1954. 'Supplement to the Australian Journal of Science' by Woolley titled 'The Solar Corona' and dated 21 October 1947. Draft of an address by Woolley on 'Astronomy and Cosmology' delivered to the Australian Academy of Science on 13 November 1954.
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1947–1970
628 Drafts of speeches. Draft copies of speeches, lectures, scripts and articles, including the following items:. Address to the symposium held after the opening of the Tel Aviv Observatory in 1971. Address to the Royal Institution in 1971. Article on the Royal Greenwich Observatory for the 'Illustrated London News'. Article on stellar movements for 'Contemporary Physics', 1971. Article on Captain Cook and the Transit of Venus of 1769. Item on stars for the 'Encyclopaedia Hebraica'. Article on the astronomy of the Arabians. Article for 'Nature' on the Isaac Newton Telescope, dated 22 November 1967. Address to the British Astronomical Association, dated 3 January 1963, on the size of the galaxy. Speech for the opening of the Meridian Building at Greenwich on 19 July 1967. Article titled 'Scope of the Activities of the Royal Greenwich Observatory'. Article for 'Punch', dated April 1965. Presidential Address to the British Horological Institute for 1964 on 'Timekeepers in the Sky'. Paper presented at a symposium on 'Member Stars of the Magellanic Clouds From Proper Motions', 1963. Preliminary report for the Toronto Conference on radial velocities, written jointly with K. Ali and A. Asaad, titled 'Radial Velocities of AO stars in the N Galactic Cap, observed at Kottamia'. Paper for the International Astronomical Union Symposium No. 25 at Thessaloniki in August 1964 on 'Galactic Orbits of Stars'. Address to the Royal Astronomical Society at Bristol on the Isaac Newton Telescope. Bicentenary Address to the Royal Astronomical Society on James Bradley. Report to the Association of Astronomers for 1961. Notes for the Halley Lecture on globular clusters. Script for Granada Television. Report to the Royal Astronomical Society on the star cluster NGC 6397.
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1961–1971
629 Drafts of speeches. Draft copies of speeches, lectures, scripts and articles, including the following items:. Notes for the Bruce Preller Lecture of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, delivered on 4 July 1960, on the subject of Magellanic Clouds. Notes for the 'Friday Evening Discourse' on parallax. Notes for the James Forrest Lecture to the Institution of Civil Engineers, 14 May 1957, on large telescopes. Presidential Address to the South East Union of Scientific Societies. Notes for the Founders' Memorial Lecture, Girton College, Cambridge, 9 February 1957, on 'The Importance of Astronomy'. Notes for the Speech Day address at Allhallows School, near Lyme Regis. Addresses to the Association of Astronomers for 24 October 1957 and 30 October 1958. Address to the Staff Association on 15 January [1957].
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1957–1960
630 Drafts of speeches. Draft copies of speeches, lectures, scripts and articles, including a lecture to the Royal Institution; a symposium paper for Tel Aviv on variable stars; the final text for the Lagonissi Lecture on motions of the nearby stars; an address delivered on the occasion of the Centenary of the London Mathematical Society; an article titled 'The Mechanism of Our Galaxy', for the 'Science Journal'; a proof of an International Astronomical Union paper titled 'The Absolute Magnitudes of the RR Lyrae Stars'; and a copy of an arrangement between the Science Research Council of the United Kingdom and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research of South Africa on a cooperative venture in astronomy.
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1971
631 Receipts and invoices. Miscellaneous receipts and invoices, a notebook containing general information relating to Sir Richard Woolley and the Royal Greenwich Observatory, and a file list for 1963-1968.
1 bundle.
1956–1971
632 Miscellaneous papers. Miscellaneous papers, including correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, with tenders and drawings; a survey of the Science Research Council for 1968; and a list of candidates for election to the Royal Society in 1973.
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1967–1973
633 Reports to the Board of Visitors. Reports of the Astronomer Royal to the Board of Visitors of the Royal Greenwich Observatory for 1 June 1957, 7 June 1958 and 11 June 1960. There is also a brief history of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and a list of staff at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, as at 31 January 1966.
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1957–1966
634 Papers of G.M. Sisson. Papers by G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, including 'The Isaac Newton Telescope', reprinted from 'Instrument Review', December 1965; 'A New 75-inch Telescope for Saint Michael Observatory, Basses Alpes', reprinted from 'Nature', Vol. 179, 11 May 1957; 'On the Design of Large Telescopes', reprinted from 'Vistas in Astronomy', Vol. 3; 'Some Design Considerations for Large Reflections', reprinted from the 'Occasional Notes of the Royal Astronomical Society', Vol. 3, No. 17, 1954; 'Sir Howard Grubb Parsons and Company', reprinted from the 'Proceedings of the Royal Astronomical Society', Vol. 230, 1955; and 'The Isaac Newton Telescope', reprinted from 'Parsons Journal', Christmas 1965.
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1955–1965
635 Star charts. Star charts relating to suspected variables and papers relating to stellar evolution and other subjects. Most of the items are undated.
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circa 1960
636 Miscellaneous papers. Miscellaneous papers, including the following items:. Aeronautical map of the area of South Africa around Calvinia, reference 'Calvinia SE33/17 2/3', with three sites, Nos 1, 2 and 3, marked near Sutherland. Letter from the Jeremiah Horrocks and Wilfred Hall Observatories, Preston. Correspondence with the Admiralty on the closing down of the staff hostel at Herstmonceux. Ministry of Defence Joint Bureau (Division of Scientific Intelligence) reports, 1958-1959: 'Soviet Higher Educational Establishments - 8. Institutes of Light Industry - Faculties and Specialities'; 'The Siberian Department of the Academy of Sciences, U.S.S.R.'; 'Soviet Higher Educational Establishments - Regulations for Admission to the Aspirant Course'; 'New Features in Soviet Education'; and 'Visit of Professor S.L. Mandel'shtam to the United Kingdom December 1-15, 1958'. Programme for the doctorate ceremony at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, 31 May 1956. Brief report on astronomical telescope manufacture at Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, January 1965.
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1954–1965
637 Miscellaneous papers. Miscellaneous papers, including letters from Miss A.R. Hewerdine, Personal Secretary to Sir Richard Woolley, to 10 Downing Street and Buckingham Palace regarding the separation of the posts of Astronomer Royal and Director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory after Woolley's retirement; correspondence with the Revd Father D.J.K. O'Connell, former Director of the Specola Vaticana, Castel Gandolfo, Vatican City; letters from O.J. Eggen in South Africa; information sheets from the Science Research Council; and plans and descriptions of an educational sidereal instrument, sent to Sir Richard Woolley by Constantine Hagisfirion of Piraeus, Greece.
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1948–1970
638 Papers on the I.N.T. Miscellaneous papers regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope, including a report by R.O. Redman on angular resolution and telescope speed; a memorandum on unvignetted fields; a note on automatic following telescopes; a report on arguments in favour of a wide-angle 100-inch telescope; a report on observing programmes for a 100-inch reflector; a report on the choice of thickness for the 100-inch mirror; an interim report for the overall design report; a paper by R. Atkinson on a Combination Paraboloid-Schmidt Reflector; a report by C.R. Burch on a proposed 2-Sphere 1-Plate Aplanat 100-inch telescope; a comparative study of some optical systems suggested for the Isaac Newton Telescope by E.H. Linfoot; a report on field correctors for parabolic mirrors; a memorandum on the mechanical design of the Isaac Newton Telescope; and various Board of Management papers.
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1948–1962
639 Lists of I.N.T. Board members. Lists of successive members of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management.
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1947–1968
640 I.N.T. committee reports. Minutes and reports of various committees and sub-committees of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management, including the Technical Sub-committee, the Executive Committee, the Mechanical Design Committee, the Optical Design Committee, the Spectroscope Design Committee and the Servo Control Sub-committee.
1 bundle.
1947–1964
641 Report on I.N.T. Board meetings. Reports of meetings of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management.
1 bundle.
1947–1964
642 Papers for the I.N.T. Committee. Papers for the first meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Project Committee on 16 March 1966, relating mainly to the aluminising plant.
1 bundle.
1966
643 Minutes of I.N.T. Board meetings. Spare sets of minutes for meetings of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management.
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1947–1955
644 Minutes of the I.N.T. Committee. Minutes of the meetings of the Isaac Newton Telescope Project Committee and related correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Navy Works Department; and others.
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1 June 1960–6 Mar. 1962
645 Papers on the Radcliffe Observatory. Papers regarding the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including copies of the conditions of employment of the Radcliffe Observer and his Chief and Second Assistants; a report on the visit of Geoffrey Faber, Chairman of the Radcliffe Trust, to the Radcliffe Observatory in March 1954; a report by R.A. Humbert, a land agent, on the Wolverton Estate; notes and minutes relating to the annual meetings of the Radcliffe Trustees for 1959-1965; the Secretary's notes on the agreements with the scientific staff of the Radcliffe Observatory; the Report of the Radcliffe Observer, A.D. Thackeray, presented to the Radcliffe Trustees at their annual meetings of 1960, 1962, 1964 and 1965; notes on finance for the Radcliffe Science Library, 1927-1960; Radcliffe Trust balance sheets and accounts; and correspondence with E.L. Pilditch of Messrs Longbourne, Stevens and Powell, and with Buckmaster and Moore regarding the investment portfolio of the Radcliffe Trust.
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1950–1966
646 Papers on the Radcliffe Trust. Papers regarding the Radcliffe Trust, including details of the Receipts and Payments Account for the years ending 30 June 1959, 30 June 1960 and 30 June 1961, for the nine months ending 31 March 1962, and for the year ending 31 March 1963; details of the account for the scheme authorised by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research for the years ending 30 June 1960 and 30 June 1961; details of the account for the Department for Scientific and Industrial Research grant dated 8 May 1961, covering the period ending 31 March 1962; a letter relating to the Radcliffe-Skynner Fellowship; the report of the Radcliffe Observer to the Radcliffe Trustees at their meeting in December 1966; and a memorandum on proposed Radcliffe awards for the creative arts.
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1959–1966
647 Correspondence on the Herstmonceux Conference. Correspondence regarding the Herstmonceux Conference of 1965, including the following items:. Correspondence with the Royal Society. Correspondence with H.J. Helms, Head of the N.A.T.O. Pure Science Bureau. Correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy. Details of the International Summer Course on Observational Aspects of Galactic Structure held at Athens on 9-23 September 1964. Correspondence with M. Schmidt of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. Correspondence with G. Preston of the Lick Observatory, California. Correspondence with D. Lynden-Bell. Correspondence with F. Hoyle. Correspondence with L. Rosino of the Observatorio Astrofisico, Asiago, Italy. Correspondence with W. Becker of the Astronomisch-Meteorologische Anstalt der Universität Basel, Binningen, Switzerland. Correspondence with J. Lequex of the Observatoire de Meudon, France. Correspondence with A.N. Eskioglu of the Astronomical Institute of the University of the Harvard College Observatory, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Correspondence with P.A. Wayman of the Dunsink Observatory, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Correspondence with Mrs P. Pishmish da Recillas of the Observatorio Astronómico Nácional de México. Correspondence with Beverly T. Lynds of the Stewart Observatory, University of Arizona. Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne of the Mount Stromlo Observatory. Correspondence with D. Mihalas of the Princeton University Observatory, New Jersey. Correspondence with K.O. Murra of the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. Correspondence with A. Busacca of the Instituto de Scienze Fisiche, Milan, Italy. Correspondence with R. Cayrel of the Institut d'Astrophysique, Université de Liège, Belgium. Correspondence with W.W. Shane of the University Observatory, Leiden, Netherlands. Correspondence with M.G. Pereira de Barros, Observatório Astronómico, Universidade do Porto, Portugal. Correspondence with A.R. Upgren, Jr., of the United States Naval Observatory, Washington D.C. Correspondence with the Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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27 Nov. 1963–28 Oct. 1965
648 Papers on the London Astronomy Board. Papers regarding the University of London Special Advisory Board in Astronomy, including correspondence with M.A. Baatz concerning metrication, the satisfaction of qualifying conditions before registration for a Ph.D. degree, and attendance by representatives of schools and boards of studies at meetings of the Academic Council of the University of London and its Standing Sub-Committees; a report on the approval of applications for registration for a Ph.D.; minutes of the meetings of the Board on 22 January 1968 and 2 December 1968; correspondence with C.W. Allen of the University of London Observatory; and a notice of amendments of degree regulations.
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30 July 1968–10 Nov. 1971
649 Papers on the British Association. Papers regarding the British Association for the Advancement of Science, including correspondence and papers relating to the annual lecture and Annual General Meeting for 1968.
1 bundle.
2 Apr. 1968–2 May 1968
650 Papers on the Special Merit Promotions Panel. Papers regarding the Special Merit Promotions Panel, including a report on the period 1946-1967; correspondence with Sir Charles Cawley of the Civil Service Commission; nominations for the 1968 review of candidates; a list of referees for candidates; reports on D. Lynden-Bell by T.G. Cowling of the University of Leeds, F. Hoyle of St John's College, Cambridge, and R.J. Tayler of the University of Sussex; a final interview programme for the promotion candidates; the Panel's report for 1968; notes on candidates for 1968; a note on special merit promotions by Sir Graham Sutton; correspondence with A.O.L. Atkin of the Atlas Computer Laboratory, Didcot; correspondence with Sir Brian Flowers of the Science Research Council; the Panel's report for 1971; and a letter asking for nominations for the individual merit promotion of officers working in science and engineering.
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6 Oct. 1967–17 Nov. 1971
651 Papers on Sussex University. Papers regarding the University of Sussex, including minutes of the Education Committee for 5 June 1956; a report by members of the Education Committee for the proposed University College of Sussex, as approved by Brighton Town Council on 27 November 1958; a memorandum by the Director of Education for the Borough of Brighton regarding the University College of Sussex; a ground plan of the proposed site of the University College of Sussex; the memorandum and Articles of Association of the University College of Sussex, incorporated 20 May 1959; a copy of the Charter of the University of Sussex, dating from July 1961; the report of the Working Party for the Centre for Audio-Visual and Academic Services, dated September 1965; papers submitted to the University Grants Committee in November 1968 for the quinquennium, 1967-1972; the University of Sussex Faculty Handbook for October 1965; annual reports 1-3, 5-7 and 11-12, covering the years 1959-1962, 1963-1966 and 1969-1971 respectively; and a brief prospectus of the University, intended to help raise extra funds.
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1956–1971
652 Papers on the Joe Pawsey Lecture. Papers regarding the Joe Pawsey Memorial Lecture, 'Do We Understand All About Our Own Galaxy?', including the draft of an article for the Australian Academy of Science on Captain Cook and the Transit of Venus of 1769.
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1969
653 Address to the R.A.S. A copy of an address to the Royal Astronomical Society on 'The Stars and the Structure of the Galaxy', including diagrams.
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26 June 1970
654 Papers on the S.R.C. Committee. Papers regarding the Science Research Council Astronomy Policy and Grants Committee, including correspondence with J. Tuson of the Science Research Council concerning the European Southern Observatory; correspondence concerning applications for grants and other matters, including the development of a spectrometer for work on the line profiles in stellar spectra; letters from H.A. Brück of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, on the proposal for a Northern Hemisphere Observatory; correspondence regarding the Swann Report; minutes of meetings of the working group on the Southern Hemisphere Telescope; papers on the new French organisation for astronomy and astrophysics within the framework of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; and papers on the XIV General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union at the University of Sussex, 1970.
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13 May 1965–13 Feb. 1970
655 Papers on the Astronomy, Space and Radio Board. Papers regarding the Astronomy, Space and Radio Board of the Science Research Council, including minutes of meetings; a list of members and terms of reference of the Royal Observatories' and Radio and Space Research Station Committees; report of the Chairman of the Radio and Space Research Station Committee for the year 1965-1966; correspondence with Sir Bernard Lovell of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank, and Sir Harry Melville, Chairman of the Science Research Council; a forward look for 1968-1978; correspondence with F. Hoyle; and a note on stellar velocities.
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26 Apr. 1965–10 Mar. 1970
656 Papers on S.R.C. Director's meetings. Papers relating to meetings of the Director of the Science Research Council, including minutes of meetings; a list of Japanese Government Research Establishments; a note on fees for the Science Research Council staff teaching in universities; a note on the 'Fulton Committee: Organisation and Structure of the Civil Service'; a note on journals; a note on promotion procedure; and a note by R.St.J. Walker on patents and inventions.
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7 May 1965–9 Mar. 1970
657 Papers on the Stellar Interferometer Committee. Papers relating to the Sussex Stellar Interferometer Project Committee of the Science Research Council, including minutes of meetings; progress reports; correspondence with R.Q. Twiss of the National Physical Laboratory; and correspondence with J.F. Hosie and I.A. Learmouth of the Science Research Council.
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27 Sep. 1965–3 Jan. 1968
658 Papers on the Science Research Council. Personal papers relating to the Science Research Council, including correspondence with Sir Harry Melville; a Science Research Council press notice relating to the Radio and Space Research Station; a note on probable provisions of the Science Research Council superannuation scheme; correspondence with the Royal Society; minutes of meetings; a first draft by Professor H. Bondi of a paper on astronomy in Great Britain; a note on the payment of fees and travelling and subsistence expenses to members of boards and committees of the Science Research Council; a joint statement by the Royal Society and the Science Research Council on the organisation of British scientific space research; and correspondence with R. Harrison of New South Wales, Australia, on Harrison's theory of 'cospiring'.
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12 Feb. 1965–22 Apr. 1970
659 Papers on Chief Assistants' meetings. Papers regarding Chief Assistants' meetings, including a list of the Royal Greenwich Observatory membership of the International Astronomical Union; progress reports on 'Royal Observatory Bulletins'; a preliminary outline of lectures for the N.A.T.O. Summer School to be held at Herstmonceux on 16 August - 3 September 1965; and a report of an H.M. Treasury Committee of Review titled 'The Organisation of the Scientific Civil Service'.
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1964–1966
660 Papers on Chief Assistants' meetings. Agenda and minutes of the monthly Chief Assistants' Meetings, dealing with most matters relating to the everyday running of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including publications, vacation students and visitors to the Observatory.
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16 Feb. 1956–29 June 1966
661 Papers on Chief Assistants' meetings. Agenda and minutes of the monthly Chief Assistants' Meetings, dealing with most matters relating to the everyday running of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
10 Jan. 1962–29 June 1966
662 Papers on Chief Assistants' meetings. Miscellaneous papers relating to Chief Assistants' Meetings, including notes on the effect of street lighting on the work of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, car-parking for the Isaac Newton Telescope, and visitors to the Observatory.
1 bundle.
1958
663 Information Bulletins. Royal Greenwich Observatory Information Bulletins dealing with matters such as staff changes, publications, visitors to the Observatory and vacation students.
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22 Mar. 1955–14 Aug. 1962
664 Lists of vacation students. Lists of the vacation students at the Royal Greenwich Observatory for each year and comments on their work during their residence at Herstmonceux.
1 bundle.
1958–1967
665 Progress reports on Bulletins. Progress reports on 'Royal Observatory Bulletins'.
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8 Sep. 1961–14 Sep. 1964
666 Personal papers. Copies of correspondence and notes to the Astronomer Royal, including notes by P.S. Laurie on 'John 'Longitude' Harrison and the £20.000 Prize' by H. Quill; correspondence with J.J. Echevarrieta of the Ministerio de Defensa Nacional, Buenos Aires, regarding a possible visit to Herstmonceux by an Argentinian delegation; a note by D.H. Sadler on the staffing of H.M. Nautical Almanac Office; and a note by J.D. Pope concerning a proposed design for the Isaac Newton Telescope Coudé spectrograph.
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12 May 1964–6 Dec. 1966
667 Papers on the Nautical Almanac Office. Correspondence regarding the Nautical Almanac Office and the I.C.T. 1909 Computer, including the following items:. Correspondence with W.L. Francis of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research regarding N.A.O. publications. Correspondence with the Atlas Computer Laboratories. Correspondence with the Science Research Council. Correspondence with the O. & M.2. Division of the Treasury Chambers regarding the I.C.T 1909 Computer. Correspondence with International Computers and Tabulators Ltd (I.C.T.). Memorandum of a meeting at State House, headquarters of the Science Research Council, 30 September 1966, to discuss the attitude to be adopted by the Council in respect of the repayment by the Ministry of Defence for work done by the Nautical Almanac Office and other departments of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Comments on F. Boothman's letter to J.H. Whale, ref. SF/56/06, 14 October 1966, concerning the costing of the H.M. Nautical Almanac Office and the I.C.T. 1909 Computer.
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22 May 1964–19 Oct. 1966
668 Miscellaneous notices. Miscellaneous notices, including the following items:. Night observing duties. Notice on attendance at the Royal Astronomical Society and similar meetings. Quarterly reports of the Association of Astronomers. Minutes of meetings of the canteen committee. Notes concerning the Library Committee. Notes on transit circle observing. Notes on the photographic zenith tube observing programme. Time Service notices. Minutes of Office Whitely Committee meetings. Note titled 'The Royal Cape Observatory and the Trend Report'. Note on the reorganisation of the astrophysical activities of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Notes on the transfer of the R.G.O. to the Science Research Council. Note on a visit to the R.G.O. by the Ordnance Survey. H.M. Nautical Almanac Office estimates for 1965/66. Record of an informal meeting to discuss pre-delivery services for the I.C.T. 1909 Computer. Programme for the working colloquium on the World Magnetic Survey held at Herstmonceux on 4-6 October 1966. Circulars on solar activity. Note on the purchase of equipment.
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29 July 1957–1 Dec. 1967
669 Notes and circulars. Miscellaneous notes and circulars regarding, among other subjects, a proposal to measure proper motions relative to extra-galactic nebulae at Herstmonceux; proper motion studies in the fields of M67 and 47 Tucanae; the possibilities of a reflecting astrolabe; immediate staff requirements at the Nautical Almanac Office; the relationship between various techniques for obtaining proper motions; the usage of the I.C.T. 1909 Computer for research and development; wind effects on photographic zenith tube observations; reports on vacation students, 1968; visits to the Royal Greenwich Observatory by delegates to the International Astronomical Union 14th General Assembly in Brighton, 1970; a proposed backup programme for direct observations of peculiar galaxies at the prime focus of the Isaac Newton Telescope; the Astronomer Royal's report for the Whitley Council, December 1969; observing in Spain; the N.A.T.O. course on stellar evolution and variable stars, 1970; 'Operation Synchran'; collaboration in astronomy with South Africa; introduction of a new time system and modification to the B.B.C. 6-pips signal; lists of night observing duties; and various other matters relating to the day-to-day running of the Observatory.
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7 July 1966–5 May 1971
670 Letters received. Copies of letters sent to the Astronomer Royal by other departments regarding, among others matters, the minor planet 'Icarus'; prime focus direct photography on the Isaac Newton Telescope; requirements from the University of Sussex for time on the I.C.T. 1909 Computer; the development of a site in Southern Europe for the operation of one or more telescopes; astronomical meetings to be organised in connection with the 14th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union; the use of the Cape 40-inch reflector-corrector for photometry; preparation of the 'Nautical Almanac'; and correspondence between G.A. Wilkins and Hussain Fathy of Heliopolis, Egypt, regarding various matters.
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31 May 1968–21 Jan. 1972
671 General papers. General papers, including correspondence with D.E. Blackwell of the University Observatory, Oxford; J.W. Schofield of the University of Hull, regarding an infra-red spectrometer; J.V. Peach of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, Pasadena, concerning the design and construction of Cassegrain spectrographs; the Science Research Council; R.H. Stoy of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope; Sir Martin Ryle of the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, Cambridge, concerning the Large Telescope Users' Panel; R.O. Redman; T.G. Cowling of the University of Leeds; P.V. Sudbury of the University of Manchester; H.A. Brück of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, regarding narrow-band photometry of the Pleiades Reflection Nebula; D.W.N. Stibbs of the University Observatory, St Andrews; Theodor Schmidt-Kaler of the Astronomisches Institut, Bonn; A.J. Meadows of the University of Leicester; G. Isaak of the University of Birmingham; T. Lloyd Evans of the Radcliffe Observatory; and J.W. Menzies of the Jeremiah Horrocks and Wilfred Hall Observatories, Preston.
1 bundle.
9 May 1967–4 June 1975
672 Telescope Users' Panel forms. Application forms of the Large Telescope Users' Panel, including related notes and correspondence.
1 bundle.
12 Nov. 1968–24 Oct. 1974
673 Papers on Herstmonceux Castle. Papers regarding the domestic arrangements at Herstmonceux Castle, including canteen matters, accommodation and weekend expenses for guest observers.
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13 Dec. 1968–19 Feb. 1975
674 Papers on Herstmonceux Castle. Papers regarding the musical evening at Herstmonceux Castle on 6 December 1970.
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11 Nov. 1970–28 Nov. 1970
675 Miscellaneous papers. Miscellaneous papers, including a handwritten paper by Sir Richard Woolley on the minimum mass of a star; a note by Woolley on observations of the Sun in very long wave lengths; a letter from D. Lynden-Bell of Clare College, Cambridge, regarding a method of finding general solutions of the Lionville equation without assuming any special velocity distribution such as the ellipsoidal 'law'; and a report by Woolley on his impressions of a visit to Russia.
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1959
676 Notebooks. Miscellaneous notebooks and diaries of Sir Richard Woolley covering topics such as magnetometry and globular clusters.
1 box.
1927–1975
677 Notes on variable stars. Notes by Sir Richard Woolley on variable stars, including motions of nearby stars; rotating globular clusters; and a notebook on the Ionosphere, started in Oslo on 24 August 1948.
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circa 1948-circa 1960
678 Notes on variable stars. Notes by Sir Richard Woolley on variable stars, including the 28-inch working catalogue of variations in variable star positions and a notebook, dated Gonville and Caius, Lent Term, 1929, concerning original papers by E.A. Milne.
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circa 1929-circa 1958
679 Publications. Miscellaneous publications, including the following items:. Reprint of a 'Nature' article by Sir Richard Woolley on 'Rotation of the Globular Cluster Omega Centauri'. Copy of the Halley Lecture for 1961 on 'Globular Clusters', delivered by Woolley at Oxford. Presidential address by Woolley from the 'Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society'. Editorial summary of 'Masses, Radii and Luminosities of RR Lyrae Variables Stars' by Woolley, taken from the 'Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society'. Reprints of pieces by Woolley from 'Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society': 'On the Equilibrium of Clusters - The Pleiades', 'Motions of Stars of Type A Perpendicular to the Galactic Plane', 'Colour - Luminosity Arrays of Nearby Stars', 'Photometry in the Magellanic Clouds - Some Colour Magnitude Arrays', 'Motion of A Stars Perpendicular to the Galactic Plane II', 'Perturbations of Galactic Orbits by Irregularities in the Gravitational Field II' and 'Calcium Emission Intensities as Indicators of Stellar Age'. Reprints of pieces by Woolley from 'The Observatory': 'Figure of the Cluster NGC 2264 = M67', 'The Significance of Groups of Stars with Nearby Common Motion' and 'Halo Characteristics of W Virginis Stars'. Reprint from 'Stars and Stellar Systems', Vol. 5, of Woolley's 'Motion of the Nearby Stars'. Copy of the proceedings of the Press Association Members Luncheon on 15 June 1960. Reprint from 'Structure and Evolution of the Galaxy' of Woolley's 'Motions of the Nearby Stars'. . Reprint from 'The Spiral Structure of our Galaxy' of 'Deviation of the Vertex of the Velocity Ellipse of Young Stars and its Connection with Spiral Structures'. 'The Stars and the Structure of the Galaxy'. 'Box Orbits of Nearby Stars'. 'The Longest Tyranny'. James Forrest Lecture, 1957, on 'Large Telescopes'. 'Stellar Motions and the Structure of the Universe'. Report for the Royal Greenwich Observatory and the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, for the year ending 31 December 1969, from 'Proceedings of Observatories'. 'Report of the Thirty-First Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, 1955 August', with Woolley's Presidential Address on 'Astronomy and Cosmology'. 'The Kinematical and Chemical History of the Galaxy'. Report of the Royal Greenwich Observatory for the year ending 31 December 1971. 'Stellar Motions'. Reprints from 'Vistas in Astronomy', Vol. 3: 'The Dynamics of Stars in the Neighbourhood of the Sun' and 'Monochromatic Magnitudes'. Reprint from 'Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London', Vol. 24, regarding 'Captain Cook and the Transit of Venus of 1769'. 'Astrophysica Norvegica', April 1964, containing Woolley's 'The Galactic Orbits of Stars'. Editions of the 'Horological Journal', 'La Suisse Horlogère', 'Nature' (extract), 'New Scientist', 'Time', 'The Listener', 'Science Journal', 'Engineering', 'Parsons Journal' and the 'Heaton Works Journal'. . Information booklet of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding the 508mm telescope. Extracts from the 'Gran Enciclopedia del Mundo', with a covering letter from Antonio Romañá, Director of the Ebro Observatory. Editions of the 'The Times Science Review', 'Sunday Times', 'Yorkshire Post', 'Christian Science Monitor', the 'Sussex Express' and the Spanish newspapers 'Patría' and 'Idéal'.
1 box.
1955–1972
680 Miscellaneous items. Miscellaneous items, including Sir Richard Woolley's Declaration of the Freedom of the City of London; Woolley's membership certificate of the 'Société Royale des Sciences de Liège'; a Science Research Council pack produced for the inauguration of the Isaac Newton Telescope by Her Majesty the Queen on 1 December 1967; metal photographic plates for newspaper printing, showing the Isaac Newton Telescope and Herstmonceux Castle; and Woolley's mail book.
1 box.
1956–1983
681 Papers on the Equatorial Group. Correspondence and papers regarding the Equatorial Group and individual domes, including the following items:. Correspondence with the Ministry of Public Building and Works, Chatham, regarding work carried out in Dome 'B', 1964. Letter from the Science Research Council concerning work to be carried out on Dome 'C' shutters, 1965. Correspondence with the Ministry of Public Building and Works regarding the air conditioning plant in Dome 'E' and the West Building Clock Cellar, 1964. Correspondence with the Hydrographic Department, and later the Science Research Council, 1962-1967, regarding works in the Equatorial Group generally, including problems with the shutters in cold weather, the provision of a photographic store, and office accommodation.
1 bundle.
1962–1967
682 Papers on the Danjon Astrolabe. Correspondence regarding the placing of a satellite camera in the astrolabe building at the Royal Greenwich Observatory by the Ordnance Survey and its subsequent removal.
1 bundle.
1964
683 Number unassigned.
684 Number unassigned.
685 Number unassigned.
686 Correspondence on the West Building. Correspondence regarding the maintenance of the West Building, including the conversion of the clock cellar to a store room, electricity metering to the chronometer section, the removal of the chronometer section, repairs to the Herstmonceux Castle water supplies, additional office accommodation at the West Building, and car parking on the site.
1 bundle.
1963
687 Papers on Herstmonceux Castle. Correspondence and papers concerning various aspects of works on Herstmonceux Castle, including central heating in the castle, the annex to the long gallery, the responsibility for exterior maintenance, the erection of a clock in the castle wall, and extra furniture in castle bedrooms.
1 bundle.
1964–1968
688 Correspondence on roads. Correspondence regarding the use and maintenance of Royal Greenwich Observatory roads, including vehicles depositing mud and the provision of improved surfaces and lighting.
1 bundle.
1965
689 Correspondence on gardens and woods. General correspondence regarding the upkeep of the gardens and wooded areas of the Royal Greenwich Observatory estate, includes the felling of timber, the purchase of new sapling trees and the site of special scientific interest.
1 bundle.
1963–1966
690 Kinetheodolites instruction manual. A printed instruction manual by Nutall-Smith and Marchants titled 'The Comprehensive Calibration of Kinetheodolites'.
1 bundle.
1967
691 Correspondence on Hartland Magnetic Station. Correspondence regarding the Hartland Magnetic Station, including the siting of special magnetometers, the siting of the V.H.F. radio navigation beacon, and the maintenance schedule for buildings.
1 bundle.
1962–1967
692 Correspondence on the Works Pound and Garage. Correspondence regarding the Works Pound and the Garage at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the provision of a new hut for watchmen at the West Gate and buildings for agricultural use.
1 bundle.
1964–1967
693 Correspondence on the Cape Observatory. General correspondence regarding the buildings at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, including the purchase of new accommodation, the transfer of the office block from the Ministry of Public Building and Works to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, a report on the percentage of clear nights at De Aar against Sutherland, and an unsigned report on 'My Visit to Sutherland 22.2.68 to 1.3.68'.
1 bundle.
1966–1968
694 Correspondence on official residences. Correspondence regarding the residential property on the Royal Greenwich Observatory estate, including installation of new power points, installation of a name plate in the West Lodge, new power points in Mrs Marples' flat, and construction of a garden shed at East Lodge.
1 bundle.
1964–1966
695 Correspondence on maintenance. Correspondence regarding the works programmes at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the West Building sub-basement, lifting appliances, maintenance arrangements and Castle maintenance arrangements.
1 bundle.
1966–1968
696 Correspondence on farm land. Correspondence relating mainly to the legal aspects of the tenancy of the Royal Greenwich Observatory estate land for farmers and the resumption of the land for use by Isaac Newton Telescope contractors. There is also correspondence on a new boiler house at the Flowers Green Nurseries.
1 bundle.
1967–1968
697 Correspondence on the Radcliffe Observatory. Correspondence regarding legal and insurance matters with regard to the buildings and residential properties at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, and also concerning roads.
1 bundle.
1967–1968
698 Correspondence on the Board of Visitors. Correspondence regarding the Royal Greenwich Observatory Board of Visitors, 1963-1965, including correspondence with W.H. McCrea, Convenor; material on the nomination of D.W.N. Stibbs to the Board; minutes of meetings; correspondence on the management of the Isaac Newton Telescope and the projected merging of the Board of Management with the Board of Visitors; and papers on the dissolution of the Board of Visitors and the setting up of the Royal Greenwich Observatory Committee. . There are also papers concerning the new R.G.O. Committee, 1965-1968, including material on fees and travelling expenses; patent applications by staff; the report of the Astronomer Royal for 1960-1965; invitations to committee meetings; correspondence on the future of geomagnetism; legal disclaimers for advice given; and a statement of Nautical Almanac Office activities.
1 bundle.
1963–1968
699 Papers on general administration. Correspondence and papers regarding general administrative matters at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including memoranda on hours worked; correspondence concerning the introduction of Science Research Council conditions of service management with regard to the Isaac Newton Telescope; reports by G.H. Herby on Soviet astronomy; material on the provision of information for the annual report; and disclaimer notices on car parks.
1 bundle.
1965–1968
700 Correspondence on Navy estimates. General correspondence regarding Navy estimates for the Royal Greenwich Observatory, covering items to be included in the estimates, expenditure on grounds and notes to heads of departments on items allowed for.
1 bundle.
1964–1965
701 Correspondence on estimates. (1) Correspondence regarding Navy estimates for the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1965-1966, including staff numbers, grades and salaries; out turn forecasts; statistics of personnel and grades; sketch estimates; appropriation accounts; and advance orders. (2) Correspondence regarding Science Research Council estimates, 1965-1966, including the division of charges for the National Time Service; charging for the Nautical Almanac Office publications; and the 'mopping up of surplus funds'. . (3) Papers regarding Annual Estimates, 1967-1969, including expenditure at the Cape Observatory; Radcliffe estimates; stationery and printing estimates; the maintenance of towers and masts; Cape estimates; and house purchase at the Cape. (4) Correspondence of 1965-1967 regarding various estimates, concerning receipts, rent, rates, etc.; capital; financial reports on the Isaac Newton Telescope; estimates for travel; postal estimates; and Cape estimates. There is also a copy of Civil estimates for 1965-1966.
1 bundle.
1965–1969
702 Correspondence on estimates. Correspondence regarding making long term financial estimates for various projects, staff, travel, etc., relating to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1964–1967
703 Correspondence on estimates. Correspondence and papers regarding estimates for the Royal Greenwich Observatory; Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope; and Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including material on a new computer.
1 bundle.
1964–1968
704 Correspondence on Block Grants. Correspondence regarding the Block Grants for the Royal Greenwich Observatory from the Commander-in-Chief, H.M. Dockyard, Portsmouth. The letters discuss road improvements, the conversion of the plate store and the brick hut for the gatekeeper. There are also request forms (71B) for minor new works.
1 bundle.
1962–1965
705 Papers on Chief Assistants' meetings. Papers and minutes regarding the meetings of the Chief Assistants of the Royal Greenwich Observatory departments.
1 bundle.
1963–1967
706 General orders. General orders and memoranda issued to Royal Greenwich Observatory staff.
1 bundle.
1963–1968
707 Number unassigned.
708 Standing orders. Copies of Royal Greenwich Observatory standing orders.
1 bundle.
1963–1967
709 Papers on the Factories Act. Correspondence and papers regarding the Factories Act, 1963-1966, including radiation protection; investigation of the radiation leak in the Chronometer Department; and the mass x-ray of Royal Greenwich Observatory staff. There is also further material regarding the Factory Inspector, fire precautions, the mass x-ray of R.G.O. staff and other subjects, 1966-1968.
1 bundle.
1963–1968
710 Papers on fire fighting. (1) Correspondence and papers regarding fire precautions at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1967-1968, including proposed alterations to Herstmonceux Castle and fire precautions in the Isaac Newton Telescope Building. (2) Correspondence and papers regarding fire precautions, 1951-1967, including fire precautions at the Castle, pay rates for trained fire fighters, exercises, fire precautions in the West Building and fire officers' duties and responsibilities. . (3) Correspondence and papers regarding Civil Defence, 1964-1967, including the carrier line broadcast warning system and the formation of the Civil Defence Unit at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1951–1968
711 Correspondence on transport. Correspondence regarding transport matters with regard to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1963-1966, including replacement vehicles, the maintenance of vehicles, the control of vehicles in war time, accident reports and the costs of transport to staff. There is also further correspondence, 1966-1968, regarding the introduction of 'C' licences, the disposal of surplus vehicles, the towing of trailers by R.G.O. vehicles, accidents in the R.G.O. grounds and disclaimer notices, and the national safe driving competition.
1 bundle.
1963–1968
712 Number unassigned.
713 Papers on the staff club. Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Greenwich Observatory Staff Club.
1 bundle.
1965–1968
714 Papers on the House Committee. Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Greenwich Observatory's House Committee, including worn carpets, dangerous stairs in Herstmonceux Castle and accounts for castle accommodation.
1 bundle.
1964
715 Papers on the post and telephone. Correspondence and papers regarding the postal and telephone services at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the retention of the telegraphic address, the costs for private calls, amendments to directories, requisitions for new telephones, and accounts for official and private telephone calls.
1 bundle.
1963–1968
716 Papers on the Public Record Office. (1) Correspondence and papers regarding the Public Record Office, mainly by P.S. Laurie, including correspondence with the Meteorological Office concerning the Kew records and material on alterations in the Public Records Act and the pre-release of documents. (2) Correspondence with Miss E.C. Titterton regarding solar photographs and letters. (3) Correspondence regarding public records and the Public Record Office, mainly involving P.S. Laurie, the Royal Greenwich Observatory Archivist. The papers include correspondence regarding requests for information from various bodies and individuals, including the Bradford City Museum, on clocks, and the British Museum, on Thomas Tompion (with a short paper by H.D. Howse). There are also various letters giving acknowledgement for the receipt of microfilm records.
1 bundle.
1958–1968
717 Correspondence on public records. (1) Correspondence with individuals and institutions other than the Public Record Office and the National Maritime Museum regarding public records, 1963-1966, including correspondence with private individuals on historical matters connected with astronomy and the history of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. There is correspondence with Lord Thompson of Fleet concerning an exchange with the British Museum of the bust of Newton; a request to the Admiralty to publish a history of the R.G.O. by Barker; and correspondence with the Bradford City Museum regarding Flamsteed letters. . (2) Correspondence regarding various historical topics, 1965-1968, mostly with private individuals and foreigners, but including some correspondence with Howse and Walters of the National Maritime Museum. There are notes by A. Hunter on 'The New Royal Observatory at Herstmonceux', sent to Lt. Cdr. Walters at Greenwich, and correspondence on the proposal to photograph a portrait of Nathaniel Bliss, with a copy of the photograph. (3) Correspondence with various individuals regarding historical matters, 1968.
1 bundle.
1963–1968
718 Papers on security. Correspondence and papers regarding the security of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including reminders to staff on the locking of doors, disclaimer notices, passes for local residents to use the roads within the Observatory grounds, instructions to nightwatchmen, the insuring of Observatory property, the installation of burglar alarms in the cash office, and details of staff on call for emergency alerts.
1 bundle.
1960–1968
719 Papers on the Official Secrets Acts. Correspondence and papers concerning the Official Secrets Acts with regard to how they affect the staff of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including Civil Service transfers to the Science Research Council. There is correspondence on the supply of classified documents and their storage, material on the classification and clearance of staff, and advice to staff travelling to Iron Curtain countries.
1 bundle.
1964–1968
720 Correspondence on official visits. Correspondence regarding visits to the Royal Greenwich Observatory by officials of overseas institutions and observatories, as well as visits by Naval Officers and courses and visits by students.
1 bundle.
1963–1968
721 Papers on conferences. Correspondence and papers regarding the Herstmonceux Conferences of 1964-1968, relating to invitations, programmes, accommodation and dinners. There is also material from 1965-1967 concerning the N.A.T.O. Conference of 16 August - 3 September 1965.
1 bundle.
1964–1968
722 Number unassigned.
723 Papers on the Isaac Newton Telescope. Correspondence and papers regarding the opening of the Isaac Newton Telescope by Her Majesty the Queen on 1 December 1967, including arrangements for accommodation in the I.N.T. building and Herstmonceux Castle ballroom; the non-provision of music at the reception after the opening; the provision of catering on the opening day and at the press preview; the provision of flood-lighting for the castle; insurance for a model of the Isaac Newton Telescope; and the timetable for the day's proceedings.
1 bundle.
1967–1968
724 Number unassigned.
725 Number unassigned.
726 Number unassigned.
727 Number unassigned.
728 Correspondence on functions. Correspondence regarding various functions organised at Herstmonceux Castle, mainly concerning events run by the Herstmonceux Old Tyme Dance Club.
1 bundle.
1967–1968
729 Papers on official publications. Correspondence and papers regarding official Royal Greenwich Observatory publications, including material on the new Nautical Almanac Office publications, enquiries from external libraries concerning publications, and correspondence with Her Majesty's Stationery Office on delivery schedules and general editorial matters.
1 bundle.
1963–1968
730 Correspondence with printers. Correspondence with various printers regarding publication of the Royal Observatory Bulletins.
1 bundle.
1964–1968
731 Correspondence on publications. Correspondence with various individuals and organisations concerning Royal Greenwich Observatory publications, including requests from overseas institutes for publications and correspondence with Her Majesty's Stationery Office concerning additions and deletions from the mailing list.
1 bundle.
1964–1968
732 Papers on varityping. Correspondence and papers regarding the varityping of papers and the proposed change to letter press printing.
1 bundle.
1963–1966
733 Correspondence on the sale of publications. Correspondence regarding the sale of the Royal Greenwich Observatory publications to individuals and organisations not on the circulation list.
1 bundle.
1963–1968
734 Correspondence on the sale of publications. Correspondence regarding the sale of publications on the Royal Greenwich Observatory site.
1 bundle.
1968
735 Papers on the Cape Observatory. (1) Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, 1963-1966, including the change from the Admiralty to the Science and Education Research Council, the position of the work of the Cape Observatory, changes of personnel, the inauguration of the 40-inch telescope, travel between United Kingdom and the Cape, accounting matters and transfers of accounting duties from the Admiralty, and staffing at the Cape. (2) Correspondence regarding the Cape Observatory, 1966-1968, including the future of the Observatory, reports by D.S. Evans on an outstation for the Cape, the purchase of houses for Cape staff, and staffing arrangements for the testing at Sutherland. (3) Correspondence regarding the Cape Observatory, 1965-1968, including new vehicles for the Cape and Sutherland and future staffing arrangements at the Cape.
1 bundle.
1963–1968
736 Papers on the safeguarded area. Correspondence and papers regarding the safeguarded area for development purposes around the Royal Greenwich Observatory site, mainly concerning applications for planning permission that would cause extra light or atmospheric turbulence, including the Royal Sovereign Light Tower and Wartling Prison. There is also a report of a working party into interference at the Cambridge Radio Astronomy Observatory.
1 bundle.
1963–1969
737 Papers on correspondence translation. Correspondence regarding the translation of foreign correspondence (the responsibility for translation was transferred from the Admiralty translators to a private agency). The papers include a number of letters in foreign languages, including Romanian, Sindhi, Urdu and Arabic.
1 bundle.
1964–1968
738 Correspondence on power supplies. Correspondence with the South Eastern Electricity Board and others regarding power supplies for the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1962–1967
739 Papers on expenditure control. Correspondence and papers regarding the control of expenditure at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1965-1968, with a second bundle of papers, 1966-1968, concerning payments made by the Science Research Council for various goods and services and inter-departmental charges and accounts from the Ministry of Public Building and Works.
2 bundles.
1965–1968
740 Number unassigned.
741 Papers on establishment meetings. Correspondence and papers regarding meetings of establishment staff of the Science Research Council, including dates of meetings, transport arrangements, matters arising from the minutes of previous meetings, and questions concerning the use of the Royal Greenwich Library.
1 bundle.
1965
742 Papers on the Hartland Magnetic Station. Correspondence and papers regarding the Hartland Magnetic Station, 1967-1968, relating mainly to the operation and supply of stores to Hartland, but also including correspondence on a Central Electricity Generating Board proposal for a Hydro-electric power station within 10 miles of Hartland. There is further material concerning the transfer of Hartland Magnetic Observatory to the Natural Environment Research Council, 1966-1968.
1 bundle.
1966–1968
743 Number unassigned.
744 Number unassigned.
745 Correspondence with Fred Hoyle. Correspondence with Professor F. Hoyle of Cambridge regarding his proposal to photograph empty 3C fields with the 98-inch telescope.
1 bundle.
1968
746 Papers on the Radcliffe Observatory. Correspondence and papers regarding the operation, supply and financing of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including material on travel funds, papers on the allocation of telescope time, a list of published papers, items on the purchase of houses for the observers, a press notice on the Science Research Council assuming control, and details of delegated financial authority for the Radcliffe Observer.
1 bundle.
1964–1968
747 Number unassigned.
748 Statistical returns. Statistical returns for the Royal Greenwich Observatory made annually, quarterly or monthly to various Navy departments, concerning fuel, electricity, staff, disabled persons and other subjects.
1 bundle.
1963–1968
749 Number unassigned.
750 Number unassigned.
751 Number unassigned.
752 Number unassigned.
753 Number unassigned.
754 Number unassigned.
755 Number unassigned.
756 Number unassigned.
757 Number unassigned.
758 Number unassigned.
759 Number unassigned.
760 Number unassigned.
761 Number unassigned.
762 Number unassigned.
763 Number unassigned.
764 Number unassigned.
765 Number unassigned.
766 Number unassigned.
767 Number unassigned.
768 Number unassigned.
769 Number unassigned.
770 Number unassigned.
771 Number unassigned.
772 Number unassigned.
773 Number unassigned.
774 Number unassigned.
775 Number unassigned.
776 Number unassigned.
777 Number unassigned.
778 Number unassigned.
779 Correspondence with foreign observatories. Correspondence with various overseas observatories, A-R, including the following items:. Australia: papers concerning the 150-inch telescope proposal, the use of the Isaac Newton Telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, and other observatories. Egypt: correspondence concerned mainly with the Helwan Observatory, including observing trips, maintenance and students studying at the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Africa: correspondence with various African observatories, including the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, regarding the maintenance of equipment and the publishing of astronomical results. Belgium: correspondence with the University of Liège, particularly Professor Swings. Canada. Denmark. Germany: correspondence with Professor Gliese of Heidelberg. Greece: letter of accession from the new director of the Athens Observatory. Holland: letter from Professor Minnaert regarding solar photographs. India. Italy: correspondence with the Revd Father O'Connell regarding his work and that of Father Vives in Spain. Japan: material on scholarship and fellowship awards by the Japanese government. New Zealand: papers on the appointment of the government astronomer. Portugal: material on students coming to England.
1 bundle.
1964–1968
780 Correspondence with foreign observatories. Correspondence with various overseas observatories, S-Z, including the following items:. Saudi Arabia: correspondence regarding the setting up of a large telescope in Riyadh, and minutes and correspondence concerning a special committee to advice Riyadh University. South America: correspondence with the National Observatory of Argentina. Spain: correspondence regarding the Seville Observatory and its lease by the Royal Greenwich Observatory from the Jesuit Brothers. Switzerland: correspondence with Professor Becker of Geneva concerned mainly with instrumentation. United States: Papers regarding the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories concerned mostly with the observing time on the large telescopes, but also including correspondence on instrumentation for large telescopes. There is also correspondence with other U.S. observatories regarding observing time allocations, visits, staff changes, graduate and other courses, and symposia and conferences. United Kingdom: correspondence with the General Board on the future requirements of the various departments of the University of Cambridge; correspondence on interview boards for fifty posts at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; and correspondence with various small observatories, concerned mainly with courses and seminars in astronomy and physics. U.S.S.R.: papers on the change of address of the Academy of Sciences. Turkey: correspondence concerned mainly with Turkish students coming to the United Kingdom and Europe.
1 bundle.
1957–1968
781 Notice of the British Association A.G.M. The notice of the Annual General Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science for 1966.
1 bundle.
1966
782 Correspondence with the British Astronomical Association. Correspondence with officials and members of the British Astronomical Association regarding the Assistant Secretary's pension, the publication of papers, Dr A. Hunter's Presidential Address and other subjects.
1 bundle.
1964–1968
783 Correspondence with the B.B.C. Correspondence with the B.B.C. regarding radio and television science programmes, filming at the Royal Greenwich Observatory and the provision of broadcasting material.
1 bundle.
1964–1968
784 Papers on the International Astronomical Union. Correspondence and papers relating to officials and members of the International Astronomical Union and its commissions, including material on arrangements for symposia, correspondence with commission presidents, correspondence with the Admiralty on participation in the I.A.U. General Assemblies, papers on the approval for staff to travel to I.A.U. meetings, and material on travel arrangements for staff attending the Prague assembly.
1 bundle.
1963–1968
785 Number unassigned.
786 Notice for a geodesy symposium. A notice of a symposium of the International Association of Geodesy in 6-11 September 1965 on electromagnetic distance measurement.
1 page.
1964
787 Papers on the press. Correspondence and papers regarding the press, including articles in newspapers and magazines, cuttings from the press, statements on personnel and the Royal Greenwich Observatory, and press statements on the formation of the Science Research Council and the takeover of the establishments. There is also a large set of press cuttings concerning the R.G.O. and Unidentified Flying Objects.
1 bundle.
1964–1968
788 Correspondence with the Royal Astronomical Society. Correspondence with the General Secretary and members of the Royal Astronomical Society regarding arrangements for committee and other meetings; the election of Fellows and Associates; the refereeing of papers for publication; the nomination of T.G. Cowling as President for 1965; a second volume of the 'History of the Royal Astronomical Society', covering 1920-1970; the nomination of F. Hoyle and A.R. Sandage for Gold Medals; and the future of the Royal Astronomical Society Club and of the dinners held at the Athenaeum Club.
1 bundle.
1963–1968
789 Correspondence with the Royal Institution. Correspondence with the Secretary of the Royal Institution concerning mainly with lectures, including the Christmas Lectures to Young People.
1 bundle.
1966–1967
790 Correspondence with the Royal Society. Correspondence with the Secretary and members of the Royal Society regarding the provision in London of a science centre and new accommodation for the Learned Societies; the nomination of persons for Fellowships; travel arrangements for persons involved with the Anglo-Australian Telescope; arrangements for the Royal Greenwich Observatory exhibit at the Conversazione marking the quarter-centenary of Galileo's birth on 9 July 1964; travel expenses and grants for Nautical Almanac Office staff to visit Brazil for a symposium on aeronomy; and the Annual Report of the Gassiot Committee for 1965. There is also correspondence concerning Royal Society Committees, listed under former references 50.31-35, as follows: British National Committee for Astronomy (50.31); Anglo-Australian Telescope Committee (50.32); Paul Instrument Fund (50.33); Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee (50.34); and Miscellaneous, including comments and correspondence of the Royal Society on the Science Research Council and the Trend Report which recommended its formation (50.35).
1 bundle.
1963–1968
791 Letter from the National Trust. A letter from Conrad Rawnsley of the National Trust concerning its 'Speed and Space' Exhibition.
1 bundle.
1963
792 Correspondence on the D.S.I.R. Correspondence with and concerning the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, particularly the grants system. There are also letters regarding the setting up of the proposed Isaac Newton Observatory.
1 bundle.
1963–1965
793 Correspondence with the European Space Research Organisation. Correspondence with the European Space Research Organisation regarding the proposed satellite projects and the Fellowship Programme, with a few letters on the allocation of radio frequencies for space research.
1 bundle.
1964–1968
794 Correspondence with the Department of Education and Science. Correspondence with the Department of Education and Science regarding cooperation with universities and the transfer to the Science Research Council. There is also correspondence relating to a parliamentary question regarding the close approach of the asteroid Icarus.
1 bundle.
1964
795 Correspondence with the Ministry of Public Building and Works. Correspondence with Ministry of Public Building and Works regarding works and maintenance carried out, changes in personnel and the location of offices.
1 bundle.
1964–1968
796 Correspondence on the Civil Servants' Institution. Correspondence regarding the Institution of Professional Civil Servants and the Association of Astronomers, a section of the Admiralty Scientific Staffs Branch of the I.P.C.S. There are letters regarding the business of the I.P.C.S. and the election of officials, and comments by unions on the formation of the Science Research Council and the Trend Report.
1 bundle.
1964–1968
797 Correspondence with the Ministry of Defence. Correspondence with or relating to the Ministry of Defence regarding naval matters.
1 bundle.
1965–1967
798 Correspondence with the British Council. Correspondence with the British Council relating mainly to grants for overseas students.
1 bundle.
1966–1967
799 Correspondence with Hailsham Rural District Council. Correspondence with Hailsham Rural District Council regarding the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act. (MISSING).
800 Correspondence with the National Maritime Museum. Correspondence with the National Maritime Museum, mainly Cdr. H.D. Howse, regarding topics of historical interest and the sales of Royal Greenwich Observatory booklets at Greenwich.
1 bundle.
1967–1968
801 Correspondence with institutions. Correspondence with various institutions, including correspondence with the Wallace Collection on the repair of a clock from the Royal Collection.
1 bundle.
1966–1968
802 Correspondence with the Central Office of Information. Correspondence with the Central Office of Information regarding the Royal Greenwich Observatory booklet and the supply of photographs for publicity purposes. There are also letters concerning visits by overseas personnel.
1 bundle.
1967
803 Correspondence with the Ministry of Technology. Correspondence between the Ministry of Technology, the Science Research Council and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding the proposed adoption of a 24-hour clock coincident with the introduction of British Standard Time.
1 bundle.
1968
804 Correspondence on parliamentary questions. Correspondence regarding a parliamentary question from R. Gresham-Cooke regarding Civil Time, 1967, and a question submitted to B. Godman Irvine M.P. regarding the costs of the removal of the Royal Observatory to Herstmonceux and of the purchase of property, 1968.
1 bundle.
1967–1968
805 Correspondence on staffing. Correspondence regarding general non-industrial staffing at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including correspondence with Staff Side and London Office on recruitment for specific grades and small increases in complement.
1 bundle.
1963–1969
806 Correspondence on staffing. Correspondence regarding industrial staffing at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1963–1968
807 Correspondence on staffing. Correspondence regarding staffing at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
1 bundle.
1965–1967
808 Correspondence on staffing. Correspondence regarding staffing at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria.
1 bundle.
1966–1968
809 Papers on recruitment. Correspondence and papers regarding recruitment policy and probation at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the entry requirements for various grades.
1 bundle.
1967
810 Papers on recruitment. Correspondence and papers regarding non-industrial staff recruitment to the Royal Greenwich Observatory. The early papers relate to Civil Service practice; the later material concerns the Science Research Council. There are papers concerning graduate entry, competitions (both open and closed) and general local recruitment. The letters include correspondence with the local press regarding advertisements.
1 bundle.
1963
811 Correspondence on secondment. Correspondence regarding secondment from the Civil Service to the Science Research Council, including contracts of employment for staff transferred to the S.R.C.
1 bundle.
1966–1968
812 Papers on recruitment. Correspondence and papers regarding recruitment to industrial grades at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including positions in the canteen and workshop.
1 bundle.
1964–1967
813 Correspondence on establishment matters. Correspondence regarding establishment, including a copy of 'Her Majesty's Civil Service Commissioners - A Note on Their History and Duties'. There are also details of candidates for open competitions and of candidates for nomination for establishment status.
1 bundle.
1963–1968
814 Correspondence on staff establishment. Correspondence regarding the establishment of industrial temporary staff of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1964–1969
815 Correspondence on annual reports. Correspondence regarding annual reports on the efficiency of Royal Greenwich Observatory staff, including much correspondence on the introduction of new style forms and on the method of reporting for staff in South Africa.
1 bundle.
1964
816 Correspondence on promotion. Correspondence regarding the promotion of Royal Greenwich Observatory staff to positions in the Observatory and external posts. There is correspondence on the suitability of named individuals; lists of proposed members of the promotion board; correspondence on candidates for sideways transfer from scientific to experimental grades; two copies of the results of the open clerical examinations; correspondence concerning the selection board for the Chief Assistant; correspondence on Special Merit Promotions, with notes from the Treasury on how to select candidates; and correspondence concerning named individuals for promotion.
1 bundle.
1963–1968
817 Papers on superannuation. Correspondence and papers concerning superannuation for Royal Greenwich Observatory staff, beginning with the Ministry of Defence (Navy) scheme, and continuing with the Science Research Council. There is correspondence regarding pension transfers and letters on the practice of sending valedictory letters to staff who are retiring.
1 bundle.
1965–1968
818 Correspondence on research fellowships. Correspondence with the Admiralty and various individuals regarding research fellowships at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1964–1968
819 Correspondence on research fellowships. Correspondence regarding research fellowships outside the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including fellowships in the United States and Japan.
1 bundle.
1964–1968
820 Correspondence on vacation students. Correspondence with or concerning students on summer vacation courses at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including some reports on students' work at the R.G.O.
1 bundle.
1965–1968
821 Correspondence on visiting scientists. Correspondence and papers regarding the visits of overseas scientists to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1967–1968
822 Correspondence on the Sussex M.Sc. Correspondence regarding the M.Sc. course at the University of Sussex, including the syllabus and candidates, with some results and examiners' comment sheets.
1 bundle.
1965–1968
823 Papers on Whitley Council. Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Greenwich Observatory Whitley Council, both industrial and non-industrial. There are minutes of meetings at the R.G.O. and the Science Research Council Head Offices, and correspondence on matters of 'Whitleyism'.
1 bundle.
1955–1971
824 Papers on vacancies. Circulars and memoranda giving details of employment available in other government departments, including the Ministry of Defence and the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. There are also a few replies from Sir Richard Woolley to requests asking him to make recommendations for particular posts.
1 bundle.
6 Dec. 1963–1 Oct. 1967
825 Papers on staff recruitment. Correspondence and other papers regarding the recruitment of staff to the Royal Greenwich Observatory from other government establishments, including requests made to the Science Research Council to provide notification of available posts. A large part of the papers deal with the recruitment of a leading draughtsman in 1966.
1 bundle.
26 Jan. 1966–23 May 1968
826 Papers on courses. Papers regarding external courses available to Science Research Council and Royal Greenwich Observatory employees, comprised of correspondence, brochures and memoranda regarding prospective courses and the eligibility for these courses of members of staff. The papers include correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and the Science Research Council concerning the latter's provision of courses and its over-emphasis (as Woolley sees it) on the importance of particular courses. There are also many prospectuses from colleges and universities wishing to recruit students to their particular establishment, including the Eastbourne College of Further Education, Imperial College and the Institute of Physics.
1 bundle.
12 Nov. 1963–6 Sep. 1968
827 Correspondence on lectures. Correspondence regarding invitations to A. Hunter, Sir Richard Woolley and others to lecture on different topics, received from various organisations, including Women's Institutes, the Workers' Education Association and universities, and including the replies accepting or declining the invitations.
1 bundle.
4 Nov. 1963–12 Oct. 1967
828 Papers on welfare matters. Correspondence and memoranda regarding a variety of welfare and social matters connected to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including collections for various charities, board and lodging arrangements for visiting students, notices of various meetings of general scientific interest and the supply of meal vouchers.
1 bundle.
4 Dec. 1963–5 Dec. 1966
829 Papers on the Whitley Committee. Correspondence, memoranda and minutes of meetings of the Royal Greenwich Observatory Whitley Committee discussing staff matters with the Astronomer Royal, including Woolley's reports to the Council on work taking place at the R.G.O.
1 bundle.
13 Feb. 1964–28 Aug. 1968
830 Papers on the Consultative Committee. Correspondence, memoranda and other papers regarding matters discussed at the Industrial Joint Consultative Committee of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the provision of staff uniforms, canteen laws, proposals for a shorter working week and details of trade union representatives.
1 bundle.
29 Nov. 1963–15 Aug. 1968
831 Papers of the S.R.C. Whitley Council. Copies of minutes of meetings of the Science Research Council Whitley Council, including the Informal Whitley Committee and the General Purposes Committee, and official briefing notes for members of the Official Side.
1 bundle.
31 May 1965–25 July 1968
832 Papers of the S.R.C. Negotiating Committee. Agendas and minutes from meetings of the Science Research Council Joint Industrial Negotiating Committee, including a copy of the committee's draft constitution.
1 bundle.
8 May 1966–12 June 1968
833 Correspondence on staff housing. Correspondence regarding the housing problems of Royal Greenwich Observatory staff, including correspondence between the Secretary and Cashier of the R.G.O., members of staff and Hailsham Rural District Council, and correspondence with members of the public offering private accommodation.
1 bundle.
3 Oct. 1963–30 Aug. 1968
834 Papers on staffing at the Cape. Correspondence, memoranda and circulars relating to the appointment, transfer to and promotion of staff working at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope. There is also material relating to allowances for passage to the Cape and assessments of work being carried out there by individuals.
1 bundle.
27 Sep. 1963–3 Mar. 1969
835 Correspondence on committees. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and others regarding the involvement of members of staff in committees which are largely outside the Royal Greenwich Observatory. The papers include a list of members of staff and the committees on which they serve, dated 7 March 1966.
1 bundle.
5 Feb. 1965–3 July 1968
836 Correspondence on staff medicals. Correspondence regarding the medical examination of staff aged 59 and over, concessions allowing resignation instead of dismissal under certain circumstances, and related correspondence.
1 bundle.
11 June 1964–12 July 1967
837 Papers on staff. Correspondence, memoranda and other papers providing details of staff employed at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, together with copies of memoranda given to staff when the R.G.O. became a part of the Science Research Council on 1 April 1965.
1 bundle.
26 Mar. 1965–23 July 1968
838 Papers on staff. Letters and memoranda from the Science Research Council, High Holborn, regarding staffing matters, including proceedings to be carried out with regard to staff, rules for the payment of expenses, salary scales, disciplinary procedure and other matters.
1 bundle.
21 Apr. 1965–9 Sep. 1968
839 Papers on public holidays. Correspondence and memoranda regarding the notification of public holidays, queries about individual entitlement to annual leave and arrangements for the payment of sick pay at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
16 Dec. 1963–16 Sep. 1968
840 Papers on proficiency payments. An establishment memorandum and related correspondence regarding the payments to staff for attaining certain proficiencies, such as typing speeds, and a Treasury industrial memorandum on payments due to civil servants injured as a consequence of the negligence of a third party.
1 bundle.
19 Jan. 1966–28 Apr. 1967
841 Papers on the Radcliffe Observatory. Miscellaneous papers relating to the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley, A.D. Thackeray and others regarding the position of staff and their security of employment when the Science Research Council took over responsibility for the Royal Greenwich Observatory. There is also an annual report for the year ending March 1968, and correspondence on symposia which Radcliffe employees wish to attend.
1 bundle.
16 June 1967–18 July 1968
842 Letter on the Criminal Justice Act. A photocopy of a letter from C. Walsingham, Treasury Chambers, to the Establishment Officer, 20 November 1967, regarding the Criminal Justice Act 1967 and its provision for the payment of fines and legal costs through deduction from salary.
1 page.
1967
843 Papers on the cash account. Correspondence and circulars regarding the Royal Greenwich Observatory Cash Account, relating mainly to the Science Research Council Finance Division.
1 bundle.
24 Mar. 1964–15 Jan. 1968
844 Papers on the cash account. Correspondence between the Principal Director of Accounts (Naval) and the cashier of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with memoranda, regarding the cash account.
1 bundle.
8 Nov. 1963–30 Aug. 1968
845 Papers on accounts. Correspondence and memoranda regarding general accounts payments to various small firms and payments received from them.
1 bundle.
14 Nov. 1963–30 Aug. 1968
846 Correspondence on Cape accounts. Correspondence between the Secretary of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and the Cashier at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, regarding financial matters.
1 bundle.
21 June 1965–10 Sep. 1968
847 Correspondence on salaries. Correspondence between the Admiralty and the Secretary and Cashier of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with circulars and memoranda, regarding the payment of monthly salaries.
1 bundle.
18 Feb. 1965–28 Aug. 1968
848 Correspondence on allowances. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and others regarding the payment of allowances for night observing at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including meal and travel allowances.
1 bundle.
16 June 1965–20 Sep. 1968
849 Correspondence on allowances. Correspondence between the Royal Greenwich Observatory and the Science Research Council and others regarding various allowances, the foreign service allowance and the 'on call' allowances.
1 bundle.
2 Dec. 1963–10 June 1968
850 Correspondence on Cape salaries. Correspondence between Dr Stoy of the Cape Observatory, A. Hunter of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and others regarding the monthly salaries of staff employed at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, and their conditions of service.
1 bundle.
27 Aug. 1964–16 Sep. 1968
851 Correspondence on staff wages. Correspondence, memoranda and circulars regarding the salaries and wages of the weekly paid staff of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1 Nov. 1963–4 Sep. 1968
852 Papers on staff allowances. Correspondence and circulars regarding weekly pay allowances for timekeepers, night-watchmen and other staff at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
17 Dec. 1963–12 Jan. 1967
853 Number unassigned.
854 Correspondence on income tax. Correspondence between the Science Research Council and the Inland Revenue regarding income tax.
1 bundle.
9 Mar. 1964–5 June 1968
855 Correspondence on National Insurance. Correspondence regarding National Insurance issues relating to the Royal Greenwich Observatory. There is correspondence concerning N.I. contributions and benefit rates, 1967-1968; memoranda on the National Insurance Graduated Pension Scheme, 1963-1965, giving details of various amendments to the scheme; and correspondence between the Secretary and Cashier of the R.G.O. and the Ministry of Pensions regarding N.I. payments, 1964-1968, including details of contributions paid.
1 bundle.
1963–1968
856 Number unassigned.
857 Papers on salary deductions. Papers regarding voluntary deductions from the salaries of staff at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the following items:. Correspondence and memoranda regarding the Civil Service Sports Council and the voluntary payments taken from R.G.O. staff salaries for subscription purposes, 1949-1968. Correspondence between the General Manager, Prudential Assurance Co., and the Secretary and Cashier of the R.G.O. concerning the deductions from certain employees' salaries for the payment of insurance premiums, 1952-1965. Correspondence between the Secretary and Cashier of the R.G.O. and the North British and Mercantile Insurance Company concerning payments made direct from staff salaries to the Civil Service Insurance Society for various insurance premiums, 1949-1967. Papers relating to the Civil Service Nursing Aid Association (later known as the Medical Aid Association), 1947-1967, including details of annual general meetings. Correspondence and circulars relating to the Civil Service Benevolent Fund, 1949-1968, including subscriptions made by various members of staff. Correspondence and circulars regarding the Hospital Saving Association, 1952-1967.
1 bundle.
1947–1968
858 Papers on salary deductions. Papers regarding voluntary deductions from the salaries of staff at the Royal Greenwich Observatory for voluntary associations and insurance policies, including the following items:. Annual reports, circulars and membership details of the Admiralty Social Service Association, 1950-1965. Annual reports, circulars and memoranda relating to the Civil Service Sanatorium Society, 1950-1968. Receipt for a payment made to the Hospital Saturday Fund, 12 January 1968. Correspondence regarding employees having policies with the United Kingdom Provident Institution, 1951-1967. Correspondence between the R.G.O. and the Sun Life Assurance Society concerning employees' policies, 1957-1965. Correspondence between the Secretary and Cashier of the R.G.O. and Beacon Insurance regarding deductions from employees' salaries for premium payments, 1956-1957. Correspondence concerning various groups wishing to interest employees of the R.G.O. in joining their schemes, 1949-1968, including the London Area Mobile Physiotherapy Services and the Civil Service Clerical Association. Correspondence between J.H. Whale of the R.G.O. and the Civil Service Insurance Society on who should represent the latter locally, 1965. Correspondence and publicity material relating to the British Hospitals Contributory Schemes Association, 1961-1968. Correspondence between Secretary and Cashier of the R.G.O., the Science Research Council and the Civil Service Clerical Association, 1966-1968. Correspondence and memoranda relating to deductions from staff salary on behalf of the Institution of Professional Civil Servants, 1965-1968. Correspondence regarding membership of the Federated Superannuation System for Universities, 1965-1968. Correspondence concerning deductions from staff pay on behalf of the Civil Service Union, 1965-1967. Letter to the Secretary and Cashier of the R.G.O. from the Scottish Amicable Life Assurance Society, 16 November 1965, regarding the deduction from an employee's salary for payment of an insurance premium.
1 bundle.
1949–1968
859 Papers on staff accommodation. Correspondence, memoranda and other papers containing details of rent and rates payable on official residences and tied housing of employees of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and Hartland Magnetic Station.
1 bundle.
1 Apr. 1963–31 July 1968
860 Papers on the Savings Scheme. Certificates, receipts and official returns to the Principal Director of Accounts, Admiralty, relating to the Civil Service Voluntary Savings Scheme, 1963-1967, and further correspondence and memoranda regarding the scheme, 1963-1966.
1 bundle.
1963–1967
861 Papers on allowances. Papers regarding Royal Greenwich Observatory travel allowances, removal expenses and related matters, including the following items:. Correspondence regarding travel allowances, removal expenses and rent allowances with regard to the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, and Australia, 1964-1968. Correspondence, memoranda and other papers regarding the assisted travel scheme and mileage rates, 1964-1968. Correspondence and accounting matters relating to the issue and use of railway warrants by Royal Greenwich Observatory staff, 1964-1967. Correspondence and memoranda regarding travel allowances at home and abroad, 1964-1968, including subsistence allowances for detached duty (home). Correspondence and other papers concerning travel and removal allowances for detached duty (foreign), 1966-1968, including details of travel arrangements made for various families travelling to the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope. Miscellaneous papers regarding travel facilities and travelling expenses for potential recruits to the Science Research Council, 1967.
1 bundle.
1964–1968
862 Claims for entertainment pay. Copies of claims for entertainment expenditure made by the Astronomer Royal in connection with official duties.
1 bundle.
15 Nov. 1963–16 Feb. 1965
863 Letter on industrial pay. A letter from H.W. Latham to M. Whale regarding the payment of industrial staff.
1 bundle.
20 Oct. 1965
864 Correspondence on services provided. Correspondence regarding requests from various individuals, publishers and other companies for services and information to be provided by the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including requests for mirror aluminizing, photographs of various portraits and books.
1 bundle.
14 Oct. 1963–23 Aug. 1968
865 Papers on accounting matters. Papers regarding various accounting matters, including payments made to the Royal Greenwich Observatory for services it has supplied and payments made by the Observatory to electricity and water companies for services rendered. The papers include the following items:. Correspondence regarding various accounts owed to the R.G.O., 1963-1968, including payment for information supplied, such as astronomical data and copies of various archive documents. Accounts for other government departments for services provided by the R.G.O., 1965-1967, including detailed accounts for the Chronometer Department's use of the R.G.O. facilities, including typing and telephone calls. Details of monies owed to the Hydrographer for services provided to the Chronometer Department, including heating, typing and cleaning, 1967-1968. Letter from J.H. Whale, R.G.O., to F. Bootham, Science Research Council, concerning the use of staff of the Ministry of Public Building and Works outside the R.G.O., 24 Nov. 1966. Details of repayments to be made to the R.G.O. for services provided for the Ministry of Defence, 1966. Correspondence regarding the sale of postcards and other literature for public information, 1967-1968, including several items connected with the inauguration of the Isaac Newton Telescope.
1 bundle.
1963–1968
866 Papers on expenses. Receipts and details of advances of salary and travelling and removal expenses, particularly in relation to the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
1 bundle.
2 Mar. 1963–2 Aug. 1968
867 Papers on electricity and water bills. Correspondence, bills and receipts relating to the Royal Greenwich Observatory's electricity and water accounts with the South Eastern Electricity Board and the Eastbourne Waterworks Company.
1 bundle.
25 Nov. 1963–6 Sep. 1968
868 Correspondence on the Hartland Station. Correspondence, accounts and memoranda relating to the electricity and water supply at the Magnetic Station, Hartland, including accounts from the South Western Electricity Board and the North Devon Water Board.
1 bundle.
Mar. 1964-Sep. 1967
869 Correspondence on financial matters. Two letters regarding financial matters:. 1. W.B. Harvey, Hydrographic Supplies Establishment, Taunton, to the Hydrographer of the Navy and the Astronomer Royal, 16 August 1965, regarding the Royal Greenwich Observatory's request for the issue on permanent loan of an HS1 Survey Chronometer with special contacts. 2. J.H. Whale to R. Rivers, Finance Division, Science Research Council, 18 November 1965, regarding the certification by the R.G.O. that a set of Ministry of Public Building and Works accounts are correct.
2 pages.
16 Aug. 1965–18 Nov. 1965
870 Papers on the purchase of equipment. Correspondence, orders and memoranda regarding the purchase of equipment for the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including detailed correspondence with companies from which goods had been ordered.
1 bundle.
18 Nov. 1963–7 Aug. 1968
871 Papers on orders from dockyards. Papers regarding orders for goods for the Royal Greenwich Observatory from various dockyards, including the following items:. Correspondence, memoranda and copies of orders for various goods from the Superintending Naval Officer, Portsmouth, 1963-1968. Memoranda and orders for various equipment, including medical supplies, engineering equipment and clothing, from various dockyards, including Gosport and Chatham, 1964-1967. Correspondence relating to freight received from overseas at Portsmouth Dockyard, 1964-1966.
1 bundle.
1963–1968
872 Papers on purchases from H.M.S.O. Papers regarding the purchase of equipment and publications for the Royal Greenwich Observatory from Her Majesty's Stationery Office, including the following items:. Correspondence, memoranda and other papers, 1964-1968, regarding office machinery in use at the R.G.O. supplied by H.M.S.O., which needs to be notified of this fact. Correspondence with H.M.S.O. regarding the purchase of various publications for foreign observatories or R.G.O. staff, 1963-1968. Correspondence with H.M.S.O. and others regarding the purchase of stationery supplies, 1963-1968.
1 bundle.
1964–1968
873 Papers on the supply of equipment. Correspondence, tenders, orders and other papers regarding the ordering of equipment for the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including steel shelving, film cassettes and screws. The papers include letters from the National Westminster Bank, with cancelled cheques attached for items that have not been supplied.
1 bundle.
1 June 1965–10 Sep. 1968
874 Correspondence on the British Museum. Correspondence of Sir Richard Woolley regarding the presentation to the British Museum of an engraving from the 'Historia Coelestis', including letters on the Museum's acceptance of the print. There is also correspondence concerning the display of chronometers at the National Maritime Museum and the chronometers to be retained by the Chronometer Department of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
5 Oct. 1964–18 May 1967
875 Papers on inspection. Two certificates of inspection of the Parliamentary Standard Yard and Standard Pound, and a note that the Standard Pound's location had been changed.
1 bundle.
1964–1967
876 Memoranda on standards. Memoranda detailing staff members who are on the Joint Service Standardization Committee and committees of the British Standards Institute.
1 bundle.
1964–1965
877 Number unassigned.
878 Correspondence with Customs. Correspondence between H.M. Customs and Excise and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding the import and export of goods, with details of various items imported and the arrangements made for their Customs clearance.
1 bundle.
18 Nov. 1963–3 June 1968
879 Correspondence on Cape supplies. Correspondence between the Store Officer and the Secretary and Cashier of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, concerned mainly with orders for various supplies for the Cape Observatory, including arrangements for shipment and correspondence with the companies involved.
1 bundle.
17 June 1964–12 Sep. 1968
880 Correspondence on the loan of equipment. Correspondence regarding the loan of equipment to the Royal Greenwich Observatory from other government departments and private companies, including a letter from Father O'Connell of the Vatican Observatory on sending Carte du Ciel plates for Sir Richard Woolley's measurement and use.
1 bundle.
11 Nov. 1963–11 Mar. 1968
881 Correspondence on the loan of equipment. Correspondence regarding the loan of Royal Greenwich Observatory equipment and items of interest, including a model of the Isaac Newton Telescope, to various bodies and institutions, including the British Museum, Mount Stromlo Observatory and Imperial College.
1 bundle.
8 May 1963–5 Aug. 1968
882 Correspondence on equipment sales. Correspondence, memoranda and circulars regarding the sale of surplus stores by the Royal Greenwich Observatory. There are copies of invitations for firms to tender for the disposal of certain items and letters of enquiry as to whether the purchase of a particular item would be possible. The papers also include guidelines issued by the Science Research Council for the disposal of items.
1 bundle.
18 Nov. 1963–15 July 1968
883 Papers on Admiralty contracts. Correspondence and other papers regarding the award of Admiralty contracts, including copies of contracts, guidelines for these awards and the review of certain contracts, including those for services and their renewal.
1 bundle.
Oct. 1963-Oct. 1968
884 Correspondence on business. Correspondence and papers concerning business matters with regard to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including notification from various companies of changes that have made, papers on the receipt of damaged goods, information on exhibition and open days, and correspondence relating to the provision of goods and services to the R.G.O.
1 bundle.
29 Jan. 1964–5 Aug. 1968
885 Papers on the mirror transit circle. Papers regarding the mirror transit circle, including 'A Specification of a Mirror Transit Circle for the Royal Greenwich Observatory' and correspondence between R. Atkinson and J.B. Fisher of Shackman Instrument Division on the award of the contract for building an auto-camera for the proposed mirror transit circle.
1 bundle.
1964
886 Correspondence on expenses. A letter from R.O. Redman to A. Hunter, 2 November 1962, regarding expenses due to him and enquiring if certain equipment is available from the Royal Greenwich Observatory, and A. Hunter's reply of 6 November advising Redman of when this equipment might be available.
1 bundle.
2 Nov. 1962–6 Nov. 1962
887 Papers on image intensifiers. Papers regarding the design of image intensifiers and their use on the 30-inch reflector. There is correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley, J.D. McGee, D.E. Blackwell and C.G. Wynne on the use and design of image tubes and their testing on the 30-inch reflector and concerning amendments in the design suggested mainly by Sir Richard Woolley.
1 bundle.
1965–1967
888 Correspondence on the 36-inch telescope. Correspondence between J.H. Whale, J.D. Pope and others regarding the purchase of an aluminising plant and the adaption of the Yapp 36-inch Reflector, and on the purchase of a double slide plate holder for use on the telescope.
1 bundle.
1965–1966
889 Correspondence on Rumsey's camera. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and N.J. Rumsey of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Zealand, regarding Rumsey's design for a compact camera. There are also letters from B. Pagel to others on the same subject, and a letter from A. Hunter to E.G. Martin on the location of a missing 6-inch lens which he is trying to help locate.
1 bundle.
1965
890 Number unassigned.
891 Letter on the 26-inch refractor. A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to the Hydrographer of the Navy regarding the purchase of a double slide plate holder for the 26-inch refractor from Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
1 bundle.
26 May 1964
892 Number unassigned.
893 Letter on a prime focus cage. A letter from A. Hunter to I.A. Learmouth of the Science Research Council explaining the need for the purchase of a prime focus cage which was not envisaged in the original estimates.
1 bundle.
9 Aug. 1965
894 Letter on magnetic equipment. A letter from F.B. Toombs, on behalf of the Defence Land Agent, to J. Dinning, Forestry Commission, requesting permission for the siting of two items of magnetic equipment in Friston Forest.
2 pages.
4 July 1966
895 Number unassigned.
896 Letter on the Galaxy machine. A letter to J.H. Whale from the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, regarding the purchase of Galaxy from Ferranti, which the Edinburgh Observatory is involved in the design of, and suggesting that if the Royal Greenwich Observatory is thinking of purchasing the system that they discuss this with the Science Research Council in order to obtain the best financial deal.
1 bundle.
7 Dec. 1965
897 Correspondence on a kinetheodolite. Correspondence regarding the use of a kinetheodolite at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the following items:. Letters from Sir Richard Woolley to R.C. Vanderburgh of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 1964, giving him details of observations made during February l964. Report from R. Atkinson to D.C. Martin of the Royal Society on the first six months of kinetheodolite observations, 1964. Correspondence between R.H. Stoy and Sir Richard Woolley concerning the transfer of the Askania Kinetheodolite to the Cape Observatory, 1966.
1 bundle.
1964–1966
898 Correspondence on electrical equipment. Correspondence regarding the purchase of electronic equipment, such as tape recorders, for the Royal Greenwich Observatory, and the purchase or rental of a computer for use by the Nautical Almanac Office.
1 bundle.
25 Feb. 1964–11 Mar. 1964
899 Number unassigned.
900 Correspondence on machine tools. Correspondence regarding the purchase of machine tools for the Royal Greenwich Observatory workshop, including a vertical milling machine and a new engraving machine.
1 bundle.
21 Jan. 1964–25 Jan. 1965
901 Papers on photographic equipment. A letter from J.D. Pope to the Astronomer Royal, 4 February 1965, regarding the M.P.B.W. electricians having jeopardised the work of the Astrophysics Department by neglecting to switch off the deep-freeze photographic plate store after routine serving, with a memorandum from Sir Richard Woolley to Mr Belbin, M.P.B.W. Electrical Unit, 5 February 1965, regarding the use of the deep freeze unit following this event. There is also a letter to Woolley from James Tuson, Science Research Council, 2 February 1966, regarding the purchase of a Coudé camera for the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with Woolley's reply of 3 February.
5 pages.
4 Feb. 1965–3 Feb. 1966
902 Papers on Cape instruments. Correspondence, annual reports and memoranda regarding the various telescopes operating at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, including details of the re-siting of the Elizabeth Telescope, an annual report on the operation of the Lyot Heliograph (1963), and material on the purchase of smaller equipment for the observatory.
1 bundle.
1963–1967
903 Papers on a computer purchase. Correspondence and memoranda regarding the purchase of the ICT 1909 Computer for the Royal Greenwich Observatory, covering the decision to acquire the computer, tendering, selection, purchase and subsequent use.
1 bundle.
1964–1968
904 Papers on the Anglo-Australian Telescope. Correspondence, circulars and press notices regarding the involvement of Sir Richard Woolley in the Anglo-Australian Telescope project, including attendance at the Joint Policy Committee, requests for his advice on the building of the telescope, and the placing of contracts for the construction of certain parts of the telescope and dome.
1 bundle.
1967–1968
905 Correspondence on instrument development. Correspondence regarding the development of various instruments at places other than the Royal Greenwich Observatory. The papers include correspondence concerning the development of a stored charge image reader by R.L.F. Boyd and regarding a device built by Dr Charman to provide a convenient means for detecting short period variations in stars.
1 bundle.
18 July 1967–8 July 1968
906 Correspondence on Radcliffe instruments. Correspondence regarding the purchase and repair of various instruments at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including the repair of the Coudé exposure meter and the provision of Schmidt cameras and an autodeclinator.
1 bundle.
19 Oct. 1967–19 Mar. 1968
907 Correspondence on the Cartuja Observatory. Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and others regarding Woolley's proposal to hire time at the Cartuja Mountain Observatory, Spain, and the acquisition of consent for this work from the Foreign Office and the Spanish Government. The letters include correspondence with Father D.J.K. O'Connell of the Vatican Observatory.
1 bundle.
2 Nov. 1967–5 Mar. 1968
908 Papers on image tubes. A letter from a member of the Royal Greenwich Observatory staff to B.H. Flowers, Science Research Council, regarding work carried out on image tubes at the R.G.O., with a report attached.
1 bundle.
8 Nov. 1967
909 Papers on a N.A.T.O. course. Correspondence and other papers regarding the preparation and presentation of the N.A.T.O. Advanced Study Institute Course on 'Stellar Evolution and Variable Stars' held at Ofir, Portugal, between 21 August and 2 September 1970, organised by Sir Richard Woolley and B.E.J. Pagel. The papers include applications from students for places on the course, letters of acceptance, material on the arrangements made with lecturers to decide when they give their talks, and a final list of participants.
1 bundle.
1970
910 Personal correspondence, A-H. Personal correspondence of Sir Richard Woolley regarding invitations, awards, lectures, committees, dinners and other subjects. There is correspondence with newspapers and magazines concerning books and articles; with tradesmen, banks and insurance companies; with individuals, including Dr Atkinson, Sir Edward Appleton, Sir Allen Brown at Australia House, G. de Beer, Professor Bondi, K. St. B. Collins, Sir N. Cooper-Key M.P., Sir John Carroll, Sir Durnford Slater, Sir H. Spencer Jones, Professor Mott, Dr Eggen, Professor Bondi, Dr D. Evans, Dr Gottleib, F. Hoyle, Viscount Hailsham, W. Heintz, A. Hunter and Sir E. Hodge; and with societies, universities, schools, observatories and other institutions, including the Australian Academy of Sciences, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, the Royal Academy of Arts, the Archimedeans, Sir William Boreman's Foundation, Buckingham Palace, the British Museum, the Clockmakers' Company, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, the Drapers' Company, Gonville and Caius College and various Herstmonceux societies, including Herstmonceux Football Club and Herstmonceux Cricket Club.
1 bundle.
1959–1960
911 Personal correspondence, A-H. Personal correspondence of Sir Richard Woolley regarding invitations, awards, lectures, committees, dinners and other subjects. There is correspondence with magazines concerning articles and books; with tradesmen, banks and insurance companies; with various societies, universities, schools, observatories and other institutions; and with individuals. The correspondents include J.B. Alexander; Dr Atkinson; the Astronomical Society of the Pacific; Allhallows School; Sir William Boreman's Foundation; Professor Bondi; Count Aldo Castellani; O.J. Eggen, Palomar Observatory; Dr Schmidt; Professor Blaauw; Dr Hunter; F. Hoyle; the Clockmakers' Company; the Cambridge University Astronomical Society; Granada Television; Sir A. Herbert; and local societies, including Herstmonceux Football Club. There is also correspondence concerning the memorial service for Sir H. Spencer Jones and the death of Professor Stratton, and a copy of Dr B.K. Blount's article in the 'New Scientist', Vol. 9, on 'The future of scientific documentation'.
1 bundle.
1960–1961
912 Personal correspondence, A-H. Personal correspondence of Sir Richard Woolley regarding invitations, awards, lectures, committees, dinners and other subjects. There is correspondence with magazines concerning books and articles; with tradesmen, banks and insurance companies; with various societies, universities, schools, observatories and other institutions; and with individuals. The correspondents include Lady Astor; V. Arangio-Ruiz; Dr Atkinson; Professor Cherry; J.B. Alexander; Colonel Sir Tufton Beamish; Professor Blin-Stoyle; Professor H.A. Brück; R.O. Redman; T. Dunham; O.J. Eggen; W.A. Fowler; A. Hunter; F. Hoyle; M. Schmidt; the Australian Academy of Science; the Astronomical Society of the Pacific; the University Observatory, St Andrews; Sir William Boreman's Foundation; the Clockmakers' Company; the University of Cape Town; the Cambridge Astronomical Society; and the National Physical Laboratory.
1 bundle.
1962–1963
913 Personal correspondence, I-Q. Personal correspondence of Sir Richard Woolley regarding invitations, awards, lectures, committees, dinners and other subjects. There is correspondence with magazines and publishers concerning books, articles and reviews; with tradesmen, banks and insurance companies; with various societies, universities, schools, observatories and other institutions; and with individuals. The correspondents include H. Bondi; Sir H. Spencer Jones; S. Kalametianos; B. Lindblad; N. Mayall; W. McCrea; W. Morgan; the Rev D.J.K. O'Connell; J.H. Oort; B. Pagel, with an article on 'Radial Velocity and Spectrum of HD 134646'; Buckingham Palace; the Imperial College of Science and Technology; the International Lunar Society; L'Institute d'Astrophysique of Belgium; the Institute of Physics; the Physical Society; Leeds University; the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society; the Meteorological Physics Department of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, with an article on solar particle beams, with diagrams; and the National Physical Laboratory. The papers also include correspondence on the death of Sir H. Spencer Jones, including obituary notices for 'Nature' and the 'Horological Journal', and a report of 'Annales d'Astrophysique'.
1 bundle.
1958–1961
914 Personal correspondence, A-H. Personal correspondence of Sir Richard Woolley regarding invitations, awards, lectures, committees, dinners and other subjects. There is correspondence with magazines and publishers concerning books and articles; with tradesmen, banks and insurance companies; with various societies, universities, schools, observatories and other institutions; and with various individuals. The correspondents include Dr Atkinson; Professor Blaauw, Groningen; E.M. Burbidge; O.J. Eggen, Palomar; Dr Farrukh, Beirut; F. Hoyle; A. Hunter; Allhallows School; the Astronomical Institute, Ankara; the Astronomical Society of the Pacific; the Australian Academy of Science; the B.B.C.; the British Horological Society; 'Burke's Peerage'; the Clockmakers' Company; the Embassy of the United Arab Republic; and the 'Encyclopaedia Hebraica', Jerusalem.
1 bundle.
1963–1964
915 Personal correspondence, I-Q. Personal correspondence of Sir Richard Woolley regarding invitations, awards, lectures, committees, dinners and other subjects. There is correspondence with magazines and publishers concerning reviews, articles and obituaries; with tradesmen, insurance companies, stockbrokers and tax officers; with various societies, universities, schools, observatories and other institutions; and with various individuals. The correspondents include Professor Jaeger, E. Jensen, Oslo; Professor Kopal; S. Malin; C. Mayhew M.P.; M. McCarthy; Professor McCrea; Professor McMillan; Sir H. Melville; Lord Moynihan; K.F. Ogorodnikov, Leningrad; J.C. Pecker of the Meudon Observatory; Professor Salie, Leipzig; the University of Witwatersrand; the London Mathematical Society; the London Livery Companies; 'Nature'; 'The Observatory', concerning an obituary for Professor Lindblad and other articles; 'Punch'; Dr Pagel; and the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts.
1 bundle.
1961–1965
916 Personal correspondence, R-Z. Personal correspondence of Sir Richard Woolley regarding lectures, dinners, membership of various institutions, newspaper interviews, book reviews and other subjects. There is correspondence with tradesmen, insurance companies and hotels; with various societies, universities, schools, observatories and other institutions; and with individuals. The correspondents include S.D. Pickelman, Crimean Astrophysical Observatory; the Royal Society of Arts; the Royal Society of Health; Russian astronomers, concerning Dr Woolley's visit to the Soviet Union; M. Tuominen, Helsinki; R.O. Redman; the Royal Society; the Royal Astronomical Society; the Royal Empire Society; W.M. Smart; P. Swings at Liège; G.T. Whitrow; 'Who's Who in British Science'; Professor McMillan of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science; Professor Zveiev; and D. Brouwer, U.S.A.
1 bundle.
1956–1958
917 Personal correspondence R-Z. Personal correspondence of Sir Richard Woolley regarding lectures, dinners, meetings, articles for magazines, book reviews and other subjects. There is correspondence with tradesmen, bankers, etc.; with societies, universities, observatories and other institutions; and with individuals. The correspondents include the Mount Stromlo Observatory; the Mount Palomar Observatory; the Royal Academy of Arts; the Royal Naval College, Greenwich; R.O. Redman; Professor Brück; Professor Sir Charles Dodds; the University of Sussex; Lady Spencer Jones; D.H. Sadler; Sir Basil Schonland; Sir Graham Jutton; H. Shapley; R. Stoy; P. Swings; F. Stratton; Professor Smart; A. Severny; Sir John Cockroft, Harwell; Dr Dewhurst; the Dunlap Observatory, Canada; R. Wilson, Canberra; B. Pagel; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; A. Hunter; and J. Pope.
1 bundle.
1958–1962
918 Appointments lists. C.E. Appointments Lists issued by the Admiralty, Bath, for civil staff, including those employed at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, listing 'name', 'rank', 'where serving', 'appointment, promotion, etc.' and 'date and remarks'.
2 boxes.
1960–1966
919 Industrial staff statistics. Two copies of a letter from J.H. Whale, Secretary and Cashier, Royal Greenwich Observatory, to the Hydrographer of the Navy, containing a statement of the number of non-industrial staff in each grade at the R.G.O. on 1 September 1964.
1 bundle.
11 Sep. 1964
920 Miscellaneous papers. Miscellaneous correspondence and other papers extracted from the Astronomer Royal's personal briefcase. The items include Christmas and New Year greetings cards from various friends worldwide; postcards from places visited; personal documents, including passports (corner cut) and diaries; lecture notes and photographs; magazines containing articles on Herstmonceux Castle and the Royal Greenwich Observatory; correspondence with various observatory directors and other leading astronomers; and reports of the Admiralty and Treasury Inspection Team, August 1961.
4 bundles.
1960–1971
921 Papers on an observatory for Chile. Correspondence regarding a proposed observatory in Chile to be run as a joint European establishment, with minutes of meetings, a drawing and specification of a 40-inch telescope, and a short letter from A. Hunter stating that British participation has been withdrawn.
1 bundle.
1961–1962
922 Papers on the Yapp Telescope. Papers regarding the refurbishment of the Yapp 36-inch Reflecting Telescope, concerned primarily with the two Schmidt cameras on the Yapp grating spectrograph. There is correspondence between G.E. Manville; G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; the Admiralty; B.E.J. Pagel; Sir Richard Woolley; and R. Atkinson. There are also queries arising from the ordering of equipment and its design, and drawings of mirrors for the Cassegrain collimator, the f3.5 spherical mirror, the f3.5 and f1.75 Schmidt cameras and the f1.75 spherical mirror.
1 bundle.
1958–1960
923 Papers on the Yapp Telescope. Papers regarding the refurbishment of the Yapp 36-inch Reflecting Telescope and the 30-inch Reflecting Telescope, concerned primarily with Cassegrain grating spectrographs, and including minutes of a meeting and designs for the apparatus. The papers also include correspondence between G.E. Manville; G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; Bausch and Lomb; H. Butler of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; the United States Naval Observatory; B.E.J. Pagel; Sir Richard Woolley; and O.J. Eggen of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1958–1961
924 Papers on the Yapp Telescope. Papers regarding the refurbishment of the Yapp 36-inch Reflecting Telescope, including drawings of mirrors for the collimator, with a note by P.E.J. Pagel and Sir Richard Woolley.
1 bundle.
1958
925 Papers on the Yapp Telescope. Papers regarding the refurbishment of the Yapp 36-inch Reflecting Telescope and the 30-inch Reflecting Telescope, concerned primarily with spectrographs and covering several topics, including Fehrenbach prisms for a proposed Schmidt telescope, the Schmidt Camera, the 30-inch telescope Coudé spectrograph and the Isaac Newton Telescope spectrograph. There is correspondence between Hilger and Watts; Chance-Pilkington; Parra-Mantois; the Admiralty; G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; K.J. Hubble of the National Physical Laboratory; Bausch and Lomb; G. Herbig of the Lick Observatory; B.E.J. Pagel; and Sir Richard Woolley. There are also notes, specifications and drawings by Pagel, and drawings of Fehrenbach prisms by Pagel and Woolley, and of the 30-inch Coudé spectrograph by A. Morris.
1 bundle.
1956–1962
926 Papers on the Equatorial Group Telescopes. Papers regarding the refurbishment of the Equatorial Group Telescopes, concerned principally with the photometry telescope planned for installation in Dome 'C' and discussing the most suitable type of telescope. There are correspondence and memoranda of R.O. Redman of the Cambridge Observatories, B.E.J. Pagel and Sir Richard Woolley; notes and calculations by Pagel; and a graph of results obtained using the Cambridge Schmidt Camera, dated 22-23 May 1955.
1 bundle.
1955–1962
927 Papers on the Yapp Telescope. Papers regarding the refurbishment of the Yapp 36-inch Reflecting Telescope and the 30-inch Reflecting Telescope. Much of the material relates to the Cassegrain Spectrograph and the Schmidt Camera. There is correspondence on the design and construction of these items between G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; E.H. Linfoot of Cambridge University; the National Physical Laboratory; and B.E.J. Pagel and Sir Richard Woolley of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. The papers also include a tender for the work submitted by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; memoranda, notes, diagrams and calculations by B.E.J. Pagel, H. Barker and Sir Richard Woolley; and drawings by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd of the 11" x 20" Schmidt, the 12" x 20" Schmidt f9 and the 18" Schmidt f10.
1 bundle.
1957–1958
928 Papers on the Yapp Spectrograph. Two drawings by A. Morris of the proposed mounting for the image intensifier for the Yapp Spectrograph.
1 bundle.
1962
929 Work requisitions. Details of requisitions for various work on and around Herstmonceux Castle and the West Building and cottages, including the names of companies tendering for work.
1 volume.
1972–1980
930 Articles and papers. Articles and papers taken from journals or privately circulated, including the following items:. J.R. Baker, A.J. Green and T.L. Landecker, 'Brightness Distributions across Six Strong Radio Galaxies at 15 GHz', 1975. W.J. Altenhoff et al., 'A Search for Radio Emission from Stars', 1975. I.I.K. Pauliny-Toth et al., 'High resolution observations of NGC1275 with a four-element intercontinental radio interferometer', 1976. G. Winnewisser and F.F. Gardner, 'Detection of Dimethyl Ether in SGR B2', 1976. O. Hachenberg et al., 'Cygnus A at 8.5 Millimeter Wavelength', 1976. W. Reich, P. Kalberla and J. Neidhöfer, 'Large Scale Structure around 3C 123', 1976. J.A. Graham, 'The RR Lyrae Stars in the Magellanic Clouds', undated. M. Grewing and U. Mebold, 'Detection of a 21cm Absorption Line against the Suggested Galaxy/QSO Pair NGC 3067/3 C 232', 1975. L. Perek, 'An Approximate Form of the Third Integral in the Galaxy', 1972. Y. Yoshii and H. Saio, 'Kinematics of the Old Stars and Initial Contraction of the Galaxy', undated. H. Saio and Y. Yoshii, 'Three-Dimensional Motion of Dwarf Stars and RR Lyrae Variables', undated. D. Chalonge, L. Divan and L.V. Mirzoyan, 'The Spectrum of FG Sagittae in 1968-1973', 1977. C.A. Murray and P.M. Corben, 'Methods and first results, for stars brighter than B = 14 in a field near the South Galactic Pole', undated. There is also one article in Russian.
1 bundle.
1972–1977
931 Paper on radio astronomy. A paper by A.C.B Lovell and M. Ryle titled 'The Future of Radio Astronomy in Great Britain', discussing radio astronomy in various parts of the world, including a lengthy discussion on the setting up of a National Radio Astronomy Observatory in the United Kingdom.
12 pages.
1960
932 Papers for the Radio Astronomy Committee. Papers for the meeting of the Radio Astronomy Planning Committee of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research at State House, London, on 9 January 1962. The documents include details of the committee's membership and terms of reference; 'Facilities for Radio-Astronomical Research at present available and under immediate consideration in the United Kingdom'; A.C.B. Lovell and M. Ryle, 'The Future of Radio Astronomy in Great Britain'; Lovell, 'The Development of Steerable Radio Telescopes for Radio Astronomy in Great Britain' (1961), with an appendix by H.C. Husband; M. Ryle, 'Notes on the Probable Trends in Radio Telescope Design'; Dr W.L. Francis, 'Collaboration with the United States of America', (1961); and 'The Benelux Radio-Astronomy Project'. Loose in the folder is a table of 'Grants for Special Researches in Astronomy from 1952. Radio Astronomy' and a set of tables for 'Expenditure on Research and Development in the United Kingdom, 1958-59'.
1 folder.
1961–1962
933 Papers for the Radio Astronomy Committee. Papers for the meeting of the Radio Astronomy Planning Committee of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research at State House, London, on 6 March 1962. The documents include minutes and matters arising at the meeting of the committee on 9 January 1962; 'Report to Radio Astronomy Planning Committee by the Astronomer Royal'; Sir Bernard Lovell, 'Memorandum on future research programmes in radio astronomy with particular reference to the use of large filled aperture steerable radio telescopes'; Professor M. Ryle, 'Future Problems in Radio Astronomy'; note on the delay to work on the 140 ft telescope at the National Radio Observatory site, Greenbank, Virginia, and the consequent delays to the National Science Foundation Greenbank radio telescope project; 'Recommendations of the O.E.C.D. Committee for Scientific Research on scientific policy in radio-astronomy'; and 'New Radio Telescopes - A Possible Approach'.
1 folder.
1962
934 Papers for the Radio Astronomy Committee. Papers for the meeting of the Radio Astronomy Planning Committee of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, on 22 June 1962. The papers include documents relating to a grant for a new Mills Cross Telescope at Canberra; M. Ryle, 'Possible Future Developments at Cambridge'; 'The Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory. University of Cambridge'; minutes of a meeting of the committee on 6 March 1962; M. Ryle and A. Hewish, 'The Synthesis of Large Radio Telescopes' (1960); and A. Hewish, 'Large Radio Telescopes' (1961).
1 folder.
1960–1962
935 Papers for the Radio Astronomy Committee. Papers for the meeting of the Radio Astronomy Planning Committee of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research at State House, London, on 15 May 1963. The documents include minutes and matters arising from the third meeting of the committee on 22 June 1962; a draft report of the committee; Dr J.S. Hey, 'Summary of a Survey Paper on Radio Telescopes'; copies of two items of correspondence between the Minister of Finance, Northern Ireland, and the Lord President of the Council concerning Northern Ireland as a potential site for a radio observatory; and 'Establishment of panel to consider organization and funding of astronomy in the United States'.
1 folder.
1963
936 Cosmic Radio Waves and their Interpretation. A paper by J.L. Pawsey and E.R. Hill of the Radiophysics Laboratory, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Sydney, Australia, reprinted from 'Reports on Progress in Physics', Vol. XXIV (1961), pp. 69-115.
1 booklet.
1961
937 Paper on radio telescopes. A long paper by Dr J.S. Hey on past, present and future use of radio telescopes, included sections on radio astronomy research, radio telescope resolving power and sensitivity, single aperture radio telescopes, interferometers and multi-element radio telescopes.
1 folder.
1963
938 Papers for the Astronomy Sub-Committee. Papers for the meeting of the Astronomy Sub-Committee of the Research Grants Committee, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, at State House, London, on 20 February 1964. At the start of the folder are eleven sections, preceded by an index, which include a 'Report on recommendations on applications for special research grants submitted in November, 1963'; revised terms of reference of the Research Grants Committee and Sub-Committees; 'The Robbins Report and the Research Grants Committee's future policy'; 'Paper from the Chemistry Sub-Committee on Funds for Research'; a financial statement; the retirement rota of the Research Grants Committee and Sub-Committees; the Revised Draft Report of the Radio Astronomy Sub-Committee; a survey by Professor F. Hoyle of research in optical and theoretical astronomy and the needs of theoretical astronomy; a table of 'Supplementary Awards and Revisions of Grants under Office Authority'; and a table of 'Applications for grants for special researches'. . The rest of the folder contains supplementary papers. Much of this material consists of Special Research Grant applications for work relating to, among other subjects, 'Astronomical applications for a Michaelson Stellar Interferometer', 'Maintenance of the Mark II and III radio telescopes', 'Measurement of OH absorption in interstellar gas clouds', 'Development of an X-band radiometer', 'Reflection effect in spectroscopic binaries', 'Photoelectric UBV photometry of 400G and K type stars' and 'The peculiar compositions of the magnetic stars'. Other items include notes on the Institute for Theoretical Astronomy and Commander R.F. Tolson's 'Report on Telescope Maintenance and Engineering Staff Requirements 1963'.
1 folder.
1964
939 Papers for the Astronomy Sub-Committee. Papers for the meeting of the Astronomy Sub-Committee of the Research Grants Committee, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, at State House, London, on 21 May 1964. The documents include minutes and matters arising from the sixteenth meeting of the sub-committee on 20 February 1964; the report of the sub-committee regarding major projects in astronomy; a note on membership of the sub-committee; 'General financial position and consideration of applications at this round of meetings'; 'Maintenance of the Cambridge and Manchester radio telescopes'; and 'Large cosmic ray showers at Haverah Park'. At the end are applications for Special Research Grants for work relating to an 'Experiment in Large Cosmic Ray Showers', 'Mass composition of the primaries of extensive air showers', 'Equipment development for stellar and laboratory spectroscopy', 'Improvement of telescope for solar, lunar and planetary observations', 'Maintenance of new Radio Telescope', 'Low noise solar spectroscopy using a vacuum spectrograph' and the 'Structure of Interstellar Gas Clouds'.
1 folder.
1964
940 Papers for the Astronomy Sub-Committee. Papers for the meeting of the Astronomy Sub-Committee of the Research Grants Committee, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, at State House, London, on 18 November 1964. The documents include minutes and matters arising from the seventeenth meeting of the sub-committee on 21 May 1964; 'Membership and Terms of Reference of the Committee and its Sub-Committee for the Session 1964/65'; a financial statement; 'O.E.C.D. Senior Visiting Fellowships'; and a booklet by J.A. Bastin et al. titled 'Spectroscopy at extreme infra-red wavelengths. III. Astrophysical and atmospheric measurements'. The folder also contains papers regarding applications for Special Research Grants for work relating to 'Low Noise Solar Spectroscopy at Nice', 'Investigation of galactic and extragalactic radio emissions', 'Improvement of telescope for solar, lunar and planetary observations', 'Astronomical observations from a high altitude site', 'Astrophysical research in the Southern Hemisphere', 'Maintenance of new Radio Telescope' (at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge), 'Studies of collision broadening and shift in atomic spectra', 'Low noise solar spectroscopy using a vacuum spectrograph', 'The temperatures and densities of nova envelopes', 'Curve-plotter for presentation of radio astronomical observations', 'Primary Cosmic Ray Electrons' and 'Cosmic rays and nuclear physics'.
1 folder.
1964
941 Papers for the Astronomy Sub-Committee. Papers for the meeting of the Astronomy Sub-Committee of the Research Grants Committee, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, at State House, London, on 24 February 1965. The documents includes minutes and matters arising from the eighteenth meeting of the sub-committee on 18 November 1964; '1967 - 72 Quinquennial Take-over: a note on policy and procedure for Sub-Committees' information'; 'Postdoctoral research appointments, technicians and equipment grants'; 'Research needs of University Chemistry Departments: Memorandum from the R.G.C. and the P.T.A.C. Chemistry Sub-Committees'; a financial statement; and various other items.
1 folder.
1965
942 Papers for the Astronomy Sub-Committee. Papers for the meeting of the Astronomy Sub-Committee of the Research Grants Committee, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, at State House, London, on 10 March 1965. The documents include 'Resolution on Professor Hoyle's application' (loose) and minutes and matters arising from the nineteenth meeting of the sub-committee. The rest of the papers are comprised of applications from the University of Sussex and various individuals for Special Research Grants, as follows:. University of Sussex: application for funds for an Institute of Theoretical Astronomy. Professor K. Smith, University of Sussex: application for the construction of a Michelson stellar interferometer. Sir Bernard Lovell: application for the 'Investigation of galactic and extragalactic radio emissions'. Professor J. Ring: application for work on 'Astronomical observations from a high altitude site'. Dr J.A. Bastin and Professor G.O. Jones: application for work on the 'Improvement of telescope for solar, lunar and planetary observations'. F. Hoyle: application for 'The establishment of an Institute for Advanced Studies in Theoretical Astronomy'. Professor M. Ryle: application for the 'Development of new techniques and equipment for radio astronomy'. Dr A. Hewish: application for research on 'Interplanetary Scintillation'. R.V. Willstrop: application for 'Measurements of Stellar Radiation in c.g.s. Units'. Madge Gertrude Adam: application for 'A photometric investigation of the Zeeman effect in the spectra of magnetic stars'. Dr P.F. Scott: application for work on the 'Conversion of a large radio telescope to a frequency of 81.5 Mc/s'. E.H. Linfoot: application for work on 'Coma tolerances in astronomical telescopes'. R.O. Redman: application for work on the 'Microphotometry of spectrum of Arcturus'. Professor D.E. Blackwell: application for work on the 'Measurement of oscillator strengths of iron lines'.
1 folder.
1965
943 Papers for the Astronomy Sub-Committee. Papers for the meeting of the Astronomy Sub-Committee of the Research Grants Committee, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, at State House, London, on 19 May 1965. The documents include minutes and matters arising from the twentieth meeting of the sub-committee on 10 March 1965, a financial statement and material on a National Instrument Centre. The rest of the papers are comprised of applications from various individuals for Special Research Grants, as follows:. Professor J. Ring: application for astronomical observations from a high altitude site. Dr L. Mestel, Dr D.W. Sciama and Dr R.J. Taylor: application for the study of the mathematical problems of astrophysics. Sir Harrie Massey: application for work on the 'Application of Computing Science to Scattering Problems'. Dr E. Walter Kellermann: application for the 'Study of the energy flux and spatial distribution of the nuclear component in cosmic ray showers'. P.E. Clegg: application for work on 'Superheterodyne Interferometer Techniques for Millimetre Wavelength Astrophysics'. J.A. Bastin: application for equipment for the Astrophysical Laboratory at Queen Mary College, University of London. J.A. Bastin: application for 'Astrophysical observations at sub-millimetre wave-lengths'. Dr A.W. Wolfendale and Dr M.G. Thompson: application for apparatus for studying high energy cosmic rays. G.D. Rochester: application for work on 'Muons in Large Extensive Air Showers'. Professor Z. Kopal: application for a 'Topographic study of the lunar surface based on the Ranger photographs'. Professor M.J. Seaton: application for work on the 'Collisional excitation of forbidden lines in gaseous nebulae'. F.D. Kahn: application for work on the 'Spiral Structure of the Galaxy'. J.A. Bastin: application for a telescope dome for the high-altitude site.
1 folder.
1965
944 Sports team photograph. A black and white photograph of a sports team, including Richard Woolley standing in the second row. The photograph is undated, but was probably taken in the 1920s.
1 photograph.
circa 1925
945 Secretariat and Tercentenary requisitions. Details of requisitions for the Secretariat and Royal Greenwich Observatory's Tercentenary, including the names of companies tendering for work.
1 volume.
1974–1980
946 History of the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society. A history of the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society prepared for its centenary in 1942 and including photographs of people, places and events from its history.
1 volume.
1942
947 Papers on the transfer to the S.R.C. Papers relating to the transfer of responsibility for the Royal Greenwich Observatory from the Admiralty to the Science Research Council.
1 folder.
1965
948 Adjustments to the 13-inch refractor. A record of adjustments made to the 13-inch astrographic refractor at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with loose items.
1 volume.
1957–1987
949 Adjustments to the 26-inch refractor. A record of adjustments made to the 26-inch Thompson Refractor at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with loose items.
1 volume.
1957–1987
950 Tables of night observing duties. Tables recording the night observing duties of staff for eight-day periods.
1 bundle.
1958–1966
951 Group photograph. An undated photograph, 214mm x 164mm, of D. Lynden-Bell, Maarten Schmidt, F. Graham Smith, S.C.B. Gascoigne, Sir Richard Woolley and Gustav Tammann seated in a group. There is an accompanying memorandum identifying the figures in the photograph.
1 photograph.
952 Apollo 11 photographs. A presentation album containing five 355mm x 270mm colour photographs of the Apollo 11 moon-landing of 21 July 1969 preceded by a introduction containing captions.
1 album.
1969
953 Map of Western Australia. A large map of Western Australia used by Richard Woolley in his search for a possible site for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, including lines indicating distances from Perth and rings which, according to an accompanying note, probably indicate rainfall. The map also includes a pencil ring around Mount Singleton.
1 map.
1948
954 Papers of J.S. Hey. A miscellaneous set of papers of Dr J.S. Hey comprised of articles by various authors, notes on published papers, lecture notes and other items. 1. Four printed articles by various authors on cosmic rays, 1 folder. 2. Two printed articles and notes on frequencies for radio astronomy, 1 folder. 3. Two pages of manuscript notes on interference, 1 folder. 4. A folder labelled 'Microlock and Minitrack' containing the articles 'Astronomical ballooning: the Stratoscope programme', 'Radio Astronomy Observations from Space' and 'Satellite Periods and Velocities', and notes on the U.S.-U.S.S.R. Symposium on Radio Astronomy (1963). 5. A folder labelled 'Plasma clouds. Artificial heating of ionosphere' containing notes on published works, copies of articles and general notes. 6. A folder labelled 'Q switched lasers. Laser studies of the atmosphere' containing articles on 'Detection of Scattering Layers in the Upper Atmosphere (60-140 km) by Optical Radar', 'Laser scatter measurements in the mesosphere and above', 'Optical radar performance in atmospheric scattering', 'Light scattering from a laser beam at heights about 40 km' and 'Q-switched Lasers'. 7. Papers concerning aerials, 1 folder, including the article 'Phase Centers of Microwave Antennas', notes from 'Proceedings of the I.R.E.', notes on aerials, a draft of 'The Correlation of the Noise Signal from a Radio Source Received on Two Aerials with Application to the Large Aerial Interferometer', and the paper 'Path-Length Equalization for a Radio Interferometer'. 8. Four graphs, 1 folder: 'Graph for Conversion of Feet to Metres', 'Relation between Effective Area of a Paraboloid, taken as 5/8 area of aperture, and actual diameter D', 'Uniformly Illuminated Aperture: Calculation by wave theory' and a graph depicting beam widths. 9. T.P. McLean, 'Physics and Electronic Department Lectures. Quantum Electronics. Lecture 1 - Basic Theory', 12 pages. 10. Remarks on Landovitz and Marshall, 'Stimulated Electron Spin Flip Transitions as the Source of the 18 Mc. Radiation on Jupiter', from 'Nature', 22 September 1962, p. 1186, 3 pages. 11. Notes on printed articles and papers regarding solar activity, 1 folder. 12. Miscellaneous printed articles and papers, 1 folder:. 'The Solar Radiation - Present and Past'. 'Observations of Ionization induced by Artificial Earth Satellites'. 'Evidence of Satellite-Induced Ionization Effects Between Hemispheres'. 'The Relation of the Satellite Ionization Phenomenon to the Radiation Belts'. 'Impulsive Radio Signals from the Planet Venus'. 'Radio Observations of the Planet Venus at a Wave-length of 11m'. 'Class II Radio Signals from Venus at a Wave-length of 11 Metres'. 'Radio Frequency Radiation from Cygnus Y'. 'The Helicone - A Circularly Polarized Antenna with Low Sidelobe Level'. 'Time Sharing Radiometers'. 'On the Distribution of Spectral Indices and Flux Density of Radio Sources'. 'The Satellite Ionization Phenomenon'. 'The Radio Position of the Galactic Nucleus'. 'Ohio State University Radio Observatory'. 'The Effect of the Source Distribution on Antenna Patterns'. 'Planetary and Solar Radio Emission at 11 Metres Wavelength'. 'Radio Telescope Antenna of Large Aperture'. 'Solar Radiation at 19.0 Gc/s during the Eclipse of May 20, 1966'. 'A Radio Map of the Sky at 1.2 Metres'.
1 box.
1944–1967

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