Instructions to staff on the arrangement of office duties, 1881.
Instructions to staff and correspondence on the following subjects, 1881-1892:
1. Hours of attendance at the Royal Observatory.
2. Staff holidays.
3. Adherence to the set times for lunch breaks.
4. Marriage of Princess Beatrice.
5. A change in computers' office hours.
6. Holidays allowed to workmen.
7. Opening of the Imperial Institute.
8. Marriage of the Duke of York.
Instructions to staff on arrangements to be made for the observation of special phenomena, 1882-1891, including:
1. Eclipse of the Sun, 16 May 1882.
2. Occultations during the total eclipse of the Moon, 28 January 1885.
3. Partial solar eclipse, 6 June 1891.
4. Solar eclipse, 17 June 1890.
5. Transit of Mercury, 9 May 1891.
6. Total eclipse of the Moon, 15 November 1891.
Instructions to staff on the use of the spectroscopes and the measurement of solar photographs, 1882-1890.
Instructions to staff on the setting and care of chronometers, 1881-1893.
Revised instructions to staff on the dating of receipts for salaries of the Royal Observatory staff, and the payment of computers for observations and reading of microscopes, 1885-1892.
Instructions to staff on the following subjects, 1880-1892:
1. Altazimuth reductions.
2. Azimuth of altazimuth mark.
3. Altazimuth reversion prism.
Instructions to staff on the subject of the reflex zenith tube and the transit of Gamma Draconis, 1882-1887.
General instructions to staff of the Magnetical and Meteorological Department, 1881-1878.
Instructions to staff on the use and care of the transit circle, 1882-1895, including:
1. Observation of stars by reflexion.
2. Bisection of stars.
3. Meridian and equatorial observations.
4. Meteorological standard thermometer.
5. Instructions to individual members of staff.
6. Observations of circumpolar stars.
7. Reversion prism.
8. Observations of Mercury, 13 October 1883.
9. Computation of occultations.
10. Format of standing notes for the transit section of the volume.
11. Format of notes for the circle copy for the press.
12. Notes to be used in the copy for the press of zenith points.
13. Personal equation machine.
14. Adoption of the zenith points.
15. Weights for combining observations above and below the pole.
16. Check signals from the sidereal standard clock.
17. Precessions and similar variations for the 5-year catalogue, 1890.
19. Transit circle - special instructions to observers.
Instructions to staff on the posting of letters and parcels and on use of the library, 1881.
Instructions to staff and correspondence on the Annual Visitation to the Royal Observatory by the Board of Visitors, 1887-1894.
General instructions to staff on the location of equipment, i.e. the return of keys to their proper place and the removal of periodicals from the library, 1881-1893.
Instructions to gardeners and porters on the general maintenance of the Royal Observatory grounds and buildings, 1880-1892.
Instructions to staff engaged on observing duty to attempt observations of Venus with the South East Equatorial, 1881.
General instructions on the use of instruments, 1885-1895.
Instructions to staff on the following subjects, 1904-1925:
1. Use of electric light.
2. Receipt of parcels.
3. Annual leave.
4. Damage to the astrographic telescope.
5. Attendance at the gate.
6. Visitors to the Observatory.
7. Use of lights in the domes.
8. Bank holidays.
9. Requisitions - workshop.
10. Summer Time, 1917.
11. Whit Monday and the King's birthday.
12. Christmas holidays.
13. Staff safety in cases of hostile aircraft.
14. Easter Holidays, 1919.
15. General holiday to celebrate the end of the war.
16. Additional leave.
17. 26-inch equatorial telescope.
18. Armistice Day, 1919.
19. Two minute silence to honour those who died in the war.
20. Coal restrictions.
21. Christmas leave, 1921.
22. Spring cleaning, 1922.
23. Notice to transit circle observers.
General orders to staff granting extra leave and giving information on general holidays, 1893-1915.