Applications for employment at the Royal Observatory, 1875-1881, from E. Barrington, J. Esmott, E. Herbert, R. Hoggan, J. Laffeatey, A. Maclaine, T. Patterson, H.W. Pratorius, F.P. Purvis, A.W. Vandenberg, R.M. Walmsley and J. Williams.
Copies of old regulations for the employment of Supernumerary Computers, Junior Assistants, Superior Assistants, Senior Assistants and Second Class Assistants, 1857-1893.
List of dates of appointments, promotions and resignations of assistants from 1870, compiled 1893.
List of temporary and permanent staff at the Royal Observatory in 1902.
List of temporary and permanent staff at the Royal Observatory in 1904.
Copy of an Order-in-Council, 1870.
List, with notes, of vacancies and appointments for Established Computers, 1906.
History of examinations for the post of Established Computer, 1906.
Memoranda on the subject of examinations for Established Computers, 1909.
Completed examination papers for the post of Established Computer, 1897. The candidates were E.B. Banks, R.W. Cheeseman, H.H. Furner and G.F. Johns.
Correspondence with applicants for posts as assistants and computers at the Royal Observatory and with professors concerning them, 1892. The candidates are M.A. Auislie, G. Brehennan, J. Brown, W.W. Bryant, J.E. Croasdaile, W.J. Dobbs, W.E. Fisher, J.H. Gossette, J.C. Hudson, J.E. Jelly, M.J. Morrison, A.L. Solomon, J.W. Stoops, R.G. Vaughton and W.J. Ward. W.W. Bryant and J.C. Hudson were appointed Second Class Assistants.
Letters to G. Darwin, Professor Niven and Professor Tait regarding notice of examinations sent to them, 1891.
Correspondence with Mr Robson about a pupil of his who had expressed interest in a post at the Royal Observatory, 1891.
Application from M.A. Auislie for the post of assistant (and a testimonial from Lord Brandreth), 1891.
Application from W.W. Bryant for the post of assistant, with testimonials, 1891.
Applications from J. Brown, J.E. Croasdaile and J. White for the post of assistant and correspondence with R.S. Ball and G.F. Fitzgerald regarding the candidates, 1891.
Application from J.H. Gossette for the post of assistant and testimonials from W.H. Young, C.H. Prior and W.M. Coates, 1891.
Correspondence with J.V. Hudson and A. Graham, 1891.
Correspondence with J.E. Jelly, W.E. Plummer, T.I. Pocock, E.C. Pritchard and R. Vaughton on the examination for Second Class Assistants. J.E. Jelly was appointed Second Class Assistant.
Correspondence with N. Grant of Glasgow concerning the candidate A. Buchanan, who did not eventually compete in the examination for the post of assistant, 1891.
Correspondence with W.J. Dobbs, W.E. Fisher, M.J. Morrison, A.L. Solomon, J.W. Stoops and W.J. Ward, 1891. The candidates applied for the posts as assistants but either withdrew or were not nominated to sit the examination.
Enquiries regarding assistantships at the Royal Observatory from H.L. Aldis, D. Arkell, G.W. Bowesman, R.S. Cole, C. Devis, R. Hadden, A. Larkman, C.L. Lye, J.D. McClure, A. MacGean, W.D. Niven, H.F. Pinder, F. Robbins, A.L. Solomon, A. Wartrington and W. Welsh, 1891-1893.
Applications for employment at the Royal Observatory from S. Bennett, G. Bryant, R. Cooper, G. Dalliet, J. Ely, E. Gumley, C. Harper, T. Hearson, F.H. Kitchen, A. Liljequist, C. Mackenzie-Miall, T. Page, E.A. Punchard, T. Richards, A. Robb, P. Smith, E. Stuart, W. Sutton-Stenning and F. Woolcoft, 1886-1890.