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Papers of Harold Spencer Jones

Title Papers of Harold Spencer Jones
Reference GBR/0180/RGO 9
Creator Jones, Harold Spencer
Covering Dates 1910–1967
Extent and Medium 3.5 cubic metres; paper/photograph
Repository Royal Greenwich Observatory Archives
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Sir Harold Spencer Jones was born at Kensington, London, on 29 March 1890. He was the third child, and eldest son, of Henry Charles Jones, an accountant with the Great Western Railway, and Sarah Ryland, who had been a schoolmistress. His father, who was interested in all branches of mathematics, encouraged his son's interest in this field, for which he demonstrated an early aptitude, and this ability was fostered by his teachers at the Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith. He won a scholarship to Jesus College, Cambridge, and in 1909 obtained First Class Honours in Part I of the Mathematical Tripos. He was classed a Wrangler in Part II of the Tripos for Physics in 1912, and that year was elected Isaac Newton Student. In 1913 he was second Smith's Prizeman and became a Fellow of his college.

Spencer Jones joined the Royal Observatory for the first time in 1913, becoming Chief Assistant in place of Sir Arthur Eddington. His first major task, in 1914, was to accompany C.R. Davidson to Russia to observe the solar eclipse, a trip which was cut short by the outbreak of the First World War. During the war, he served as Assistant Director for the inspection of optical supplies for the Ministry of Munitions. He was stationed at Woolwich, and made use of the nearby Royal Observatory and its few remaining astronomers to test thousands of pairs of binoculars sent in by the public for military use. After the war, he became interested in the variation of latitude, employing the Cookson Floating Telescope for his work on this subject and producing several papers. He also made a determination of the photographic magnitude scale of the North Polar sequence. In 1918 he married Gladys Mary Owens, with whom he went on to have two sons.

Spencer Jones' first period at Greenwich came to an end in 1923, when he was appointed to succeed S.S. Hough as H.M. Astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope. Despite operating within a tight budget, he managed to address many of the observatory's problems, such as the unsatisfactory living conditions, and was able to take on more local staff. One of his major tasks at the Cape was to sort through and arrange some twenty years' observations of the radial velocities of the brighter southern stars. This work resulted in the publication of a catalogue of radial velocities and the calculation of a number of orbits of spectroscopic binaries. He completed some of Sir David Gill's outstanding programmes and began some of his own, as well as studying the nova of 1925, known as Nova Pictoris. He also pursued an interest in positional astronomy, using the Victoria telescope at the Cape for a programme of photographic determinations of trigonometrical parallax. In 1924 he used Gill's 7-inch heliometer to observe Mars at its close approach to the Earth, and employed these observations and a series of photographic observations made with the astrographic telescope to derive a value for the solar parallax.

His major work during this period was the improvement of the value of the solar parallax using the minor planet Eros. A favourable opposition of Eros was to occur in 1930-1931, and the International Astronomical Union set up a Solar Parallax Commission (Commission 34) to organise its observation, with Spencer Jones as President. His observational programme for the project involved some twenty-four observatories worldwide, although the largest proportion of the work was carried out at the Cape. He took it upon himself to catalogue and evaluate all the results, which culminated in the establishment of a new value for the solar parallax. He was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Medal of the Royal Society for his work on this project.

Spencer Jones became the tenth Astronomer Royal in 1933, following the retirement of Sir Frank Dyson. One of his first tasks was to bring into operation two important new instruments: the 36-inch Yapp Reflector and the reversible transit circle, which replaced Airy's instrument. During his first years in office, he introduced major programmes, including work on latitude variation and the determination of time. The photographic zenith tube was introduced in place of the Cookson Floating Telescope for latitude variation work, and the new quartz oscillators replaced Dyson's Shortt free pendulum clocks as the standards of time. Quartz oscillators were also used for the determination of the variation in the rotation of the Earth, which led to Spencer Jones' noted paper 'The Rotation of the Earth and the secular accelerations of the Sun, Moon and planets' (1939).

The most significant decision made during this era was to move the Royal Observatory away from the pollution and light interference of London to a more suitable site. Spencer Jones first suggested this course of action in 1938, but it was not until after the Second World War that anything definite could be done. He personally searched much of Southern England for a suitable new home for the Observatory, eventually deciding on Herstmonceux Castle, near Hailsham, in Sussex. The castle was purchased by the Admiralty in 1946, and work began soon afterwards on the removal from Greenwich. The new observatory was given the name of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux. Spencer Jones retired before the majority of the move had been completed.

Spencer Jones contributed to a number of other important developments at the Royal Observatory. He played a significant role in the introduction of the Isaac Newton Telescope (although he did not live to see the commencement of the construction work) through chairing the Royal Society Committee that decided on the need for a large telescope in Britain, persuading the Government to upgrade it from a 74-inch telescope to a 100-inch, and conducting the negotiations with the Treasury that led to the decision to finance the project. He was also responsible for setting up a workshop for the repair of Admiralty chronometers, which had previously been carried out away from the Observatory.

Spencer Jones held many important posts over the course of his career, including the presidencies of the International Astronomical Union (1945-1948), the Royal Astronomical Society (1937-1939) and the Institute of Navigation (1947-1949). His contributions to the horological industry in Britain were recognised when he was made President of the British Horological Institute and twice Master of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers (1949 and 1954). He was also a Fellow of the Royal Society and an Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. He received many honours, including a knighthood in 1943, and K.B.E. in 1955. Other awards included the British Horological Institute Gold Medal (1948); the Janssen Medal of the Société Astronomique de France (1949); the Bruce Gold Medal of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1949); the Lorimer Gold Medal of the Astronomical Society of Edinburgh (1953); the Rittenhouse Medal of the Rittenhouse Astronomical Society, Philadelphia (1955); and the Joykissen Mookerjee Gold Medal of the Indian Association for Cultivation of Science (1957).

Spencer Jones retired in 1955, and devoted himself thereafter to the organisation of international science. He was heavily involved with bodies such as the International Council of Scientific Unions, which he represented at several U.N.E.S.CO. meetings. He died suddenly at his home in Kensington on 3 November 1960. He produced many published works over the course of his career, including the major works 'General Astronomy' (1934), 'World without End' (1935) and 'Life on Other Worlds' (1940).

The collection contains a wide range of correspondence and papers relating to the activities of the Royal Observatory during Harold Spencer Jones' time in office, with some additional material from later periods. The subjects covered include the history and internal affairs of the Observatory, including staffing, meetings, visitations, visits abroad and annual reports; the Observatory's instruments; relations with the Admiralty and H.M. Dockyards; the Observatory's moveable property, including acquisitions, gifts and loans; relations with tradesmen; stationery and the printing of Observatory publications; chronometers; the acquisition of equipment; magnetism; meteorology; motor transport; the Cape Observatory; general astronomy, including material concerning other observatories; various institutions, such as the Royal Society, Royal Astronomical Society and the International Astronomical Union, including personal correspondence of Observatory staff; and the measurement of time. There are also papers throughout the collection relating to the Observatory's transfer to Herstmonceux.

Most of the papers became part of the Observatory's archives subsequent to Spencer Jones' retirement.

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Jones, Sir Harold Spencer (1890-1960) Knight, astronomer
RGO Archives/RGO 9 contains:
1 Correspondence on the Observatory and Herstmonceux. Correspondence and some related papers regarding the general administration of the approaches, grounds and interior of Herstmonceux Castle; the removal of the Royal Observatory from Greenwich to Herstmonceux; and the history of the Royal Observatory and Herstmonceux Castle. The papers include the following items:. Letter from G. Jones to R. Woolley concerning the gift of his painting of the old buildings at Greenwich, 1956. Correspondence regarding the pair of swans for the lake at Herstmonceux Castle, 1956. Account referring to binoculars tested by the Observatory during the First World War, 1956. Correspondence with the National Portrait Gallery regarding a portrait of King Charles II, 1956. Correspondence with Herstmonceux Parish Council regarding the place name signs erected at the approaches to Herstmonceux Village, 1956. Letters from R. Woolley to the Director of the Meteorological Office informing him of the discontinuation of meteorological observations at Herstmonceux, 1956. Correspondence regarding astronomical longitudes and the cessation of time determinations at Greenwich, and on establishing the correction between Herstmonceux and the world wide network, 1956. Copy of letters from R. Atkinson to A. Danjon regarding the Danjon Astrolabe and meridian instruments, 1956. Correspondence concerning longitude determination between Greenwich and Herstmonceux, with a paper titled 'The Longitude of Herstmonceux', drafted by R. Atkinson, 1956. Correspondence regarding an application to set up a National Watch and Clock Testing Authority, 1954-1955. Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and D.W. Barrett regarding the accurate determination of the longitude and latitude of Herstmonceux, 1953-1954. Correspondence with the curator of the Sussex Archaeological Society concerning the two burial urns found in the grounds of Herstmonceux Castle, 1953-1954. Correspondence between the Astronomer Royal and the Corporation of London concerning the obelisk, 1954. Correspondence regarding the Octagon Room at Greenwich, 1953. Correspondence between the Borough Surveyor of Boston, Lincolnshire, and the Astronomer Royal concerning the erection of a mark on the Greenwich Meridian that runs through Boston, 1953. Statement of items of general interest concerning the move to Herstmonceux that might be included in the First Lord's Speech, prepared by H. Spencer Jones, 1953. Correspondence with Messrs Dorothy Wilding (Portraits) Ltd concerning signed photographs of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to be obtained for the Staircase Hall in Herstmonceux Castle, 1953. Correspondence regarding the opening of the Royal Observatory buildings at Greenwich to the public during Coronation Year, 1952. Correspondence with the journal 'Engineering' regarding the Greenwich Time Ball, 1952. Correspondence with the National Maritime Museum concerning the Bradley portrait and its restoration by A. Robin Ashton, 1952. Correspondence regarding the use of the castle grounds for Royal Air Force field exercises, 1952. Correspondence regarding an alternative site for the present meteorological station at Greenwich within the museum grounds, 1952. Correspondence concerning the future of the old buildings at Greenwich, 1952. Correspondence with Miss C.A. Penny concerning double observations, 1951. Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the restoration of Halley's tomb, 1951. Letter from Charles Dillon Perrine to Spencer Jones voicing his displeasure at the Royal Observatory's departure from Greenwich, 1951. Correspondence with F.C.G. Carr of the National Maritime Museum concerning plans for a Museum of Astronomy and Navigation in the Old Observatory buildings, 1950. Article on 'Halley's Transit' by P.S. Laurie, 1950. Notes by P.S. Laurie on Bradley's 8-foot brass quadrant, 1950. Correspondence between R. Atkinson and H. Spencer Jones regarding the meridian discrepancy of 5ms and the difference in longitude between Greenwich and Herstmonceux, 1950. Correspondence concerning climatological observations at Greenwich, 1950. Notes on Edward Tyer compiled by P.S. Laurie from manuscripts at the Royal Observatory, 1950. Report on 'Causes of the Apparent Discrepancy between the Geodetic Longitude of the Greenwich Meridian as accepted for the Old Principal New Primary Re-triangulation', sent from the Ordnance Survey Office, 1950. Correspondence between R. Atkinson and Colonel Shewell concerning latitude differences and the transfer of the Greenwich Meridian from the old transit instrument of Bradley to the Airy Transit Circle, 1950. Notes by R. Atkinson on the relationship between the Royal Observatory and the Admiralty, 1950. Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and N. J. Margetts concerning how the designation 'Royal Observatory' came to be used, 1950. Correspondence with the Committee of Weights and Measures Legislation regarding the re-determination of the primary standards, 1950. Correspondence concerning bomb damage to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1944. Correspondence between W.H.A. Robertson and Co. Ltd and Spencer Jones concerning time balls, 1944. Correspondence concerning the presentation to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, of a log book of W. Bradley dated 1787-1792, 1937. Correspondence concerning a portrait of Nevil Maskelyne, 1935.
1 bundle.
1934–1957
2 Correspondence on the Observatory and Herstmonceux. Correspondence and some related papers regarding Herstmonceux Castle and the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the following items:. Correspondence regarding the 1958 Public Records Act, 1959. Correspondence regarding the opening of the Castle grounds to the public, 1959. Correspondence regarding the visit of Lord Euston, a representative of the National Trust, 1959. Correspondence regarding the layout and management of the Castle grounds, 1959. Copy of the 'Fifth Report of the Select Committee on Estimates 1956/57', regarding gardeners at Herstmonceux, 1958. Correspondence regarding the use of the Castle grounds for charity fetes, 1958. Correspondence regarding the visit of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh on 14 November 1958, a descriptive list of instruments and departments to be visited by the Duke of Edinburgh, and a letter of appreciation sent by John Severne from Buckingham Palace following the Duke's visit, 1956-1958. Correspondence regarding the future of geomagnetic work in the United Kingdom, 1958. Correspondence between Richard Woolley and the Admiralty regarding the fact that all telescopes at the Royal Greenwich Observatory were mounted and working on 16 September 1958. Correspondence with Messrs Veitch, Penny and Harwood regarding a copy of the death certificate of Sir Frank Dyson, 1958. Copy of the 'Second Address to Association of Astronomers' of 24 October 1957. Draft document by H.M. Smith titled 'Time Signals from Herstmonceux', 1957. Correspondence between Gavin De Beer of the British Museum and Dr Eggen regarding the Board of Longitude letters and some Flamsteed letters in the Paris Observatory, 1957. Notes on 'The Relationship between the Royal Observatory and the Admiralty' prepared by R. Atkinson in 1949. Copy of a letter from R. Woolley to Miss Anna Airy concerning the autobiography of Sir G.B. Airy, 1957. Correspondence concerning a pair of swans for Herstmonceux Castle, 1957. Address to the Staff Association, 15 January 1957.
1 bundle.
1956–1959
3 Correspondence on Navy List names. Correspondence regarding a list of names for insertion in the Navy List.
1 bundle.
1957
4 Reports and minutes. Correspondence regarding the Astronomer Royal's Annual Reports to the Board of Visitors for 1957-1959, and minutes of the Board meeting of 1 June 1957.
1 bundle.
1956–1959
5 Correspondence on leave. Correspondence regarding the travel arrangements for Richard Woolley for visits to Moscow, to attend the 'Tenth General Assembly of the Astronomical Union'; South Africa; Finland; and the United States. There is also correspondence relating to travel arrangements for the visits of Woolley and Dr Eggen to Sweden and Marseilles, and letters from B.V. Kukarkin inviting Woolley to visit Russia.
1 bundle.
1957–1958
6 Papers on the Board of Visitors. Correspondence regarding the Board of Visitors of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with copies of 'Functions of the Royal Greenwich Observatory', a study carried out in 1957; notes for the Board of Visitors on 'Buildings and Telescopes - criticism of the Equatorial Group'; and lists of equipment required by the R.G.O. for the years ending 31 March 1957, 31 March 1958 and 31 March 1959.
1 bundle.
1957–1959
7 Correspondence on the Observatory and Herstmonceux. Correspondence and some related papers regarding Herstmonceux Castle and the Royal Observatory, including the following items:. General correspondence regarding the Observatory, including the administration of the grounds of Herstmonceux Castle, the supply of trout for the lake at the Castle, and the supply of wild fowl for the Castle grounds, 1963. Requests for information from the Royal Observatory archives, mostly dealt with by P.S. Laurie, 1963. Correspondence between Bradford City Art Gallery and Museums and P.S. Laurie regarding Abraham Sharp and the Royal Observatory, 1962. Confidential report of the 'Committee of Enquiry into the Organisation of Civil Science', 1962. Correspondence regarding the Cape of Good Hope Observatory, 1962. Confidential report regarding breaches of office security regulations, 1961. Press cutting from 'Cassell's Saturday Journal', issued in 1890, concerning W.H.M. Christie, sent to R. Woolley by C. Humphrey Green, 1961. Description of the 'New Building at Greenwich' by E.G. Martin, 1961. Notes on H. Spencer Jones and his time at the Cape Observatory, 1961. Correspondence with the Civil Establishments Branch II regarding overseas visits, 1961. Correspondence concerning an oral question to be put in the House of Commons by Frederick Peart concerning the position of British optical and radio astronomy, 1961. Booklet on the 'Scientific Civil Service', 1960. Correspondence concerning Herstmonceux Fete, 1960. . Article by R. Atkinson on 'Standard Time and Greenwich Longitudes', 1960. Minutes of a meeting held at the Admiralty on 2 June 1959 on the administration of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1958–1963
8 Correspondence on a report. Correspondence regarding the distribution of the report of the Astronomer Royal to the Board of Visitors.
1 bundle.
1951
9 Correspondence on overseas visits. Correspondence regarding the Astronomer Royal's visits abroad, including correspondence with Bookers Travel Ltd on trips to South Africa, India, Australia, Czechoslovakia and the United States.
1 bundle.
1959–1963
10 Papers on visitations. Papers regarding visitations by the Board of Visitors to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including correspondence on the visit of Richard Woolley and a sub-committee of the Board of Visitors to the Cape Observatory in April 1963; a report on the 1962 inspection of the R.G.O.; lists of the R.G.O. Bulletins published in 1959-1961; minutes of the proceedings of the Board of Visitors held at Herstmonceux Castle, 11 June 1960; and a copy of the 'Warrant for the Board of Visitors of the Royal Greenwich Observatory', 1960.
1 bundle.
1958–1963
11 Correspondence on the Observatory and Herstmonceux. Correspondence regarding Herstmonceux Castle and the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the supply of trout and wild fowl for Herstmonceux Castle's lake and grounds; requests for information from the R.G.O. archives, mostly dealt with by P.S. Laurie; correspondence between 'Thomson Newspapers' and Richard Woolley regarding the latter's desire to acquire a portrait of King Charles II; and correspondence concerning the Public Records Office and the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works.
1 bundle.
1963
12 Correspondence on leave. Correspondence with Bookers Travel Ltd regarding travel arrangements for the Astronomer Royal's visits to Scotland, Ankara and Zurich.
1 bundle.
1963
13 Papers on visitations. Papers regarding visitations by the Royal Greenwich Observatory Board of Visitors, including correspondence on the Board of Visitors' meeting of 1963; a list of the Board's names and addresses; a list of R.G.O. Bulletins published since April 1962; a report on a visit to the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, by a sub-committee of the Board of Visitors; and a tentative programme for the sub-committee of the Board on their visit to South Africa.
1 bundle.
1963
14 Returns. Annual, quarterly and monthly returns relating to earnings and overtime worked; National Insurance contributions paid by non-industrial staff and industrial employees; expenditure, including fuel consumption; rent arrears; expenditure and receipts authorised; drivers of Admiralty vehicles; the standard of internal checks at the Royal Greenwich Observatory; and rent and rate returns for official residences and quarters.
2 bundles.
1951–1961
15 Returns. Annual, quarterly and monthly returns relating to earnings and overtime worked; National Insurance contributions paid by industrial and non-industrial staff; expenditure charged to vote 11.A.2.; fuel consumption (petrol and solid fuel); rent arrears; expenditure and receipts; and travel expenses and allowances paid to Royal Greenwich Observatory staff. There is also a list of the authorised drivers of Admiralty vehicles; correspondence concerning the standard of internal checks at the R.G.O.; and rent and rate returns for official residences and quarters.
1 bundle.
1961–1963
16 Papers on leave. Papers concerning the Astronomer Royal's leaves of absence, including the following items:. Copy of letters from Dr Bowen of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories regarding an invitation to Richard Woolley to visit California, 1957. Correspondence regarding a visit to Stockholm to receive the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa from the University of Uppsala, 1956. Correspondence regarding the opening of the Radio Observatory at Dwingeloo, 1956. Correspondence regarding a visit to Hamburg to attend a meeting of the Committee of the Joint European Southern Observatory, 1956. Correspondence regarding a visit to Oslo to attend the General Assembly of the International Council of Scientific Unions, 1955. Correspondence regarding a visit to Hamburg to attend the Astronomical Symposium on Schmidt Telescopes, 1955. Correspondence regarding a visit to Brussels to attend the Special Committee for the International Geophysical Year, 1955. Correspondence regarding the re-opening of the Pulkova Observatory, Russia, 1954. Correspondence regarding a visit to Stockholm to attend the celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the foundation of Stockholm Observatory and a visit to the U.S.A. to attend a conference on problems in astrometry held at the North Western University, 1953. Correspondence regarding a visit to Amsterdam to attend the General Assembly of the International Council of Scientific Unions and a visit to Paris to attend an International Astronomical Union meeting, 1952. Correspondence regarding a visit to Brussels to attend the Ninth Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, 1951. Correspondence on a visit to Oslo, 1950. Letters from Dr Madwar of the Royal Observatory, Helwan, Egypt, inviting Sir H. Spencer Jones to visit Egypt, 1949. Correspondence regarding a visit by the Astronomer Royal to South Africa, 1949. Correspondence on a visit to Paris to receive the Degree of Doctor honoris causa presented by the University of Paris, 1949. Correspondence regarding a visit to Copenhagen to attend the General Assembly of the International Council of Scientific Unions, and letters on the Astronomer Royal's visit to the United States, 1951. Correspondence regarding a visit to Eastern Europe, including Czechoslovakia and Poland, and a visit to Beirut to attend an U.N.E.S.C.O. conference as a government delegate, 1948. Correspondence regarding visits by the Astronomer Royal to Paris and Australia, 1947. Correspondence regarding a visit to Brussels to receive the Degree of Doctor honoris causa at the University of Brussels, 1947. Correspondence regarding a visit to India to attend the Indian Science Congress Association at Delhi, 1947. Correspondence regarding a visit to Copenhagen to attend the 400th Anniversary of the birth of Tycho Brahe, 1946. Correspondence regarding a visit to Paris to attend the French commemoration of the centenary of the discovery of the planet Neptune, 1946. Correspondence regarding visits to the French and America zones in Germany, and to Austria, 1946.
1 bundle.
1946–1957
17 Correspondence on visitations. Correspondence with the Admiralty and minutes of the Board of Visitors relating mainly to visitations, 1938-1941, 1943 and 1946-1956. There are also progress reports, 1953 and 1956, on the transfer of the Royal Observatory to Herstmonceux; correspondence with the Admiralty concerning the new Royal Warrant (1953) for the Board of Visitors; and a memorandum by H.H. Plaskett on the 'Argument in favour of a Wide Angle 100-inch Telescope'.
1 bundle.
1938–1956
18 Correspondence with the Admiralty. Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding staff; lists of addresses and telephone numbers of staff working for the Hydrographic Department; reports by the Hydrographer on surveys carried out by H.M. Naval Surveying Service, and on the work of the Hydrographic Department for the years 1949-1951; and a memorandum from the Hydrographer to the Astronomer Royal regarding the publication of scientific and technical papers, 1952. There is also correspondence between 'The Jewish Fund for Soviet Russia' and Sir Frank Dyson, 1943, regarding the visit of Professor Solomon Mikhoels and Colonel Hzik Feffer to England.
1 bundle.
1937–1963
19 Correspondence on identity passes. Correspondence regarding the issue of green identity passes to Royal Observatory staff, including forms N.R. 76 filled in by members of staff.
1 bundle.
1939
20 Papers on the Civil Service Benevolent Fund. Correspondence and subscription collecting forms relating to the Civil Service Benevolent Fund.
1 bundle.
1938–1946
21 Papers on estimates and expenditure. Correspondence and statements regarding the estimates and actual expenditure for the Royal Greenwich Observatory and Nautical Almanac Office, including financial liability statements; Navy Estimates; annual statements of salaries and wages chargeable to vote 6; annual estimates for major works chargeable to vote 10; annual statements for the R.G.O. salaries, wages and allowances chargeable to vote 6A; instruments chargeable to vote 6B; and correspondence with the Hydrographer regarding Admiralty expenditure for research and development.
1 bundle.
1935–1938
22 Correspondence on estimates and expenditure. Correspondence regarding estimates of expenditure for the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including an airmail letter from G.B. Wellgate, South Africa, to Richard Woolley, 6 August 1963, regarding the 1964-1965 Sketch Estimates; and letters regarding the instrument situation at the R.G.O., the Navy Estimates and the removal of the Royal Observatory to Herstmonceux, 1950-1952.
1 bundle.
1950–1963
23 Correspondence on estimates and expenditure. Correspondence regarding estimates of expenditure for the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including papers on the upkeep of the grounds; Navy Estimates; statements of the instrument situation for the years 1952, 1954 and 1955; Appropriation Accounts for 1953-1954 and 1954-1955; R.G.O. Sketch Estimates for 1955-1956 and 1954-1955; Liability Statements; estimated overseas expenditure and receipts; correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and C. Jowsey regarding the contract for the Schmidt Telescope and the Braunbek Coils; correspondence regarding the type of radio receivers and an automatic frequency recorder to be installed at Herstmonceux, including estimates; a memorandum prepared by the Civil Engineer-in-Chief, giving a brief account of the transfer of the Royal Observatory from Greenwich to Herstmonceux, showing costs and progress; and notes concerning the R.G.O., supplied to the Cabinet Section for use in a Parliamentary debate on Navy Estimates.
1 bundle.
1954–1956
24 Correspondence on estimates and expenditure. Correspondence regarding estimates and expenditure, including the following items:. Correspondence regarding estimates of expenditure for the Royal Greenwich Observatory for the years 1956-1960, including vote ledger credit and debit cards; the upkeep of the grounds; estimated overseas naval expenditure and receipts; salary and staff estimates; Navy estimates; instruments to be included in the Sketch Estimates; the Sketch Estimates; Appropriation Accounts; liability statements; D.R.E. (Director of Radio Equipment); estimated overseas expenditure; and receipts. Explanatory notes regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope and the estimated cost, 1959. Information leaflet on the 'AVO Valve Tester, type 160', 1959. Material on new works and shore machinery, 1959. Copies of letters from Richard Woolley to the Admiralty regarding a Schmidt telescope and estimate, 1957. Detailed estimate of capital and running costs of the electronic computing machine Deuce, 1957. Copy of amendments to notes for the Parliamentary debate on the 1956-1957 estimates, regarding the R.G.O., 1957. Select Committee on Estimates memoranda, prepared by the Admiralty, on the removal of the Royal Observatory to Herstmonceux and on the cost of publishing the official almanacs and the receipts derived from them, 1957. Correspondence of the Admiralty regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope extended contract for grinding and polishing the 98-inch disk, 1955.
1 bundle.
1955–1960
25 Correspondence on estimates and expenditure. Correspondence regarding estimates of expenditure for the Royal Greenwich Observatory for the years 1960-1965, including correspondence on the upkeep of the grounds; Sketch Estimates; the estimated overseas naval expenditure and receipts; staff estimates; Sketch Estimates for industrial employees; Navy Estimates; forecasts of out-turn; Navy Appropriation Accounts; liability statements; estimates for astronomical equipment and contingencies; and long term forecasts of military expenditure. There are also letters from Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding the spread of payment for the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1960; and a reference sheet from Richard Woolley regarding the desired purchase of an iris diaphragm photometer.
1 bundle.
1960–1963
26 Correspondence on travel expenses. Correspondence regarding subsistence claims, removal expenses, travel, issuing of railway warrants, lodging allowances and mileage allowances.
1 bundle.
1948–1957
27 Correspondence on Admiralty hostels. Correspondence regarding Feldmore Hostel and its proposed closure, 1952-1957, and concerning the running of the Herstmonceux Hostel, 1947-1950.
1 bundle.
1947–1957
28 Correspondence on travel and removal expenses. Correspondence and memoranda regarding travelling and removal expenses, 1958-1963, including assisted travel schemes; a mileage allowance; civilian staff use of private motor vehicles on official business; permanent transfers; inland air travel; civilian travel warrants (rail); United Kingdom based civilian staff compassionate passages to the United Kingdom; outfit and trunk allowance; payment in advance to employees appointed abroad; Foreign Service Allowance; and Rent Allowance. The papers also include the following items:. Reprint of the transfer rules for industrial employees in the United Kingdom, 1963. Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the proposed national rail strike, 1963. Memorandum on civilian non-industrial staff air travel, 1963. Copies of the Foreign Service Allowance net rates payable to United Kingdom based civilian non-industrial staff and industrial staff working in South Africa for the years 1960 and 1961, compiled 1962. Correspondence with the Astronomer Royal regarding local order No. 12, regarding pillion riding on privately owned motor cycles and motor scooters, 1961. Schedule of civilian non-industrial staff subsistence classification from and including 21 September 1961.
1 bundle.
1958–1963
29 Correspondence on a savings scheme. Correspondence regarding the Civil Service Voluntary Savings Scheme, including acknowledgements of the receipt of certificates; application forms for the Civil Service Voluntary Savings Scheme; copies of reference sheets from the Secretary and Cashier; correspondence regarding the individual cycles of certificates; and correspondence concerning Defence Bonds and National Savings Certificates.
1 bundle.
1948–1963
30 Correspondence on income tax. Correspondence regarding income tax, including correspondence with the Inspector of Taxes and income tax remittance cards.
1 bundle.
1951–1957
31 Correspondence on salaries. Official correspondence regarding salaries at the Nautical Almanac Office; the Royal Observatory, Greenwich; the Royal Greenwich Observatory; the Chronometer Department; and the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Abinger. There are letters concerning night duty; shift duty; shift disturbance allowances; overtime; special leave for Staff Association purposes; transfer grants; revised salary scales; Foreign Service Allowance; requests for the payment of salaries directly to the bank; and pay settlements.
1 bundle.
1953–1961
32 Papers on salaries. General and official correspondence and reference sheets regarding Royal Observatory salaries, concerning a new wage structure; requests for wages and salaries to be paid direct to the bank; salaries paid to Research Fellows; the revision of pay scales; a new system for service records; the inspection of wage reports; holiday payment; the Foreign Service Allowance; shift working telephonists; payment on public holidays; obnoxious conditions and confined space allowances; the National Health Service superannuation scheme; a central staff record; a list of Royal Greenwich Observatory staff grades and salary; responsibility allowances for night watchmen; mustering arrangements; the revision of D. 30, the muster and pay book; graduated pensions; rates for skilled labourers; a list of salary adjustments; the scientific assistants' revised rates of salary; arrears in salary payments; civilian non-industrial staff, pay scales of the scientific classes; civilian non-industrial staff, subsistence classification from, and including, 25 September 1961; the arrears in the observing allowance to a scientific officer; and experimental officer grades.
1 bundle.
1961–1963
33 Correspondence on National Insurance. General and official correspondence regarding National Insurance, including new rates of contribution; forms D. 244, acknowledging receipt of National Insurance cards; notice of the intention to apply to contract out of the state graduated pension scheme; the invoice scheme for bulk payment of National Insurance contributions; the benefit paid by the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance for absences through injury; sickness benefit; Ministry of National Insurance receipts; the exchange of health cards and unemployment books for National Insurance cards; and the registration of civil servants.
1 bundle.
1948–1963
34 Correspondence on the Cash Account. General and official correspondence regarding the Cash Account, including correspondence on credit schedules; imprest demands for money; forms D 169; notification of the receipt of National Insurance stamps; cash duties; and cash account audits. There is correspondence with the Westminster Bank, Hailsham, regarding bank accounts held by the Royal Greenwich Observatory, the advancement of wages, accounting instructions and the London Works District cash account, with copies of requests for the payment of invoices issued by the R.G.O. for services rendered. The papers also include tables of cashiers at home establishments, including their addresses and phone numbers, and a specimen copy of the cash account for 1 April 1957 to 30 June 1957.
1 bundle.
1954–1957
35 Correspondence on the Cash Account. General and official correspondence regarding the Cash Account, including correspondence on cash office inspections; superannuation arrangements; meal vouchers; cash duty instructions; National Insurance stamps' receipts; requests for payment of invoices from outside firms; reference sheets regarding the advancement of salary; imprest arrangements; revised salary scales; non-industrial salaries and wages; the General Suspense Account ledgers; and revised night duty and shift disturbance allowances. There are copies of letters from the Royal Greenwich Observatory requesting payment of outstanding invoices, and correspondence with the Westminster Bank, Hailsham, regarding accounts. The papers also include addresses and telephone numbers of the Principal Director of Accounts and officers at home establishments; a memorandum from the Admiralty regarding the revised classification of Navy votes; and a reference sheet from the Admiralty regarding cash security.
1 bundle.
1959–1963
36 Correspondence on the Royal Observatory Club. General correspondence regarding the running and functions of the Royal Observatory Club, including letters from the club to the Astronomer Royal requesting permission to hold various functions; reports of the Annual General Meetings of the Admiralty Social Services Association; an application for permission for the club to lay down two tennis courts, 1961, including a plan of the proposed site showing the new club-house; replies to invitations from people invited to the opening of the new club-house, 1961; a letter from K.F. Price regarding his proposed gift of a cedar shingle roof for the new sports pavilion, 1956; and a rough sketch of the proposed sports pavilion, 1955.
1 bundle.
1948–1963
37 Correspondence on Admiralty rents. Official and general correspondence regarding Admiralty housing rents, including notices of rent and rate increases for the West Lodge, East Lodge, Head Messenger's Cottage, Nos 1 and 2 Garage Cottages, Oak Cottage and the assistant canteen manageress' quarters; correspondence regarding rent at 'Feldmore', Holmbury, St Mary, including copies of tenancy agreements; and correspondence regarding the rent received for the Observatory farmland at Herstmonceux.
1 bundle.
1948–1963
38 Chatham pay lists. Forms D 1024, Recorders' Pay Lists, listing pay numbers from August 1960 to November 1963, and correspondence with the cashier at Chatham, including copies of final medical certificates.
1 bundle.
1960–1963
39 Correspondence on entertainment expenditure. Official and general correspondence regarding entertainment expenditure, including claims submitted by the Astronomer Royal for reimbursement.
1 bundle.
1949–1963
40 Correspondence on committees. (1) Correspondence regarding an informal office committee, including minutes of the meeting of the Royal Greenwich Observatory Whitley Committee; reports of the quarterly and other meetings of the Institution of Professional Civil Servants Association of Astronomers; reference sheets regarding special leave for Staff Association purposes; correspondence on a proposed monthly issue of the 'Information Bulletin', 1953; and a copy of the Second Address to the Association of Astronomers, 24 October 1957. (2) Correspondence regarding the shop committee, including reports of meetings of the Industrial Whitley Committee and correspondence with the Transport and General Workers Union regarding members working at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1949–1963
41 Correspondence on vacation students. Correspondence regarding vacation students, including applications to the Royal Greenwich Observatory for acceptance to the vacation course and reports on vacation students.
1 bundle.
1949–1957
42 Correspondence on vacation students. Correspondence regarding vacation students, including applications to the Royal Greenwich Observatory for acceptance to the vacation course and reports on vacation students.
1 bundle.
1957–1959
43 Correspondence on vacation students. Correspondence regarding vacation students, including applications to the Royal Greenwich Observatory for acceptance to the vacation course and reports on vacation students.
1 bundle.
1960–1963
44 Correspondence on colloquia and lectures. Correspondence regarding colloquia and lectures, comprised mainly of requests from various bodies for speakers from the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with lecture and other notes.
1 bundle.
1954–1957
45 Correspondence on colloquia and lectures. Correspondence regarding colloquia and lectures, comprised mainly of requests from various bodies for speakers from the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with lecture and other notes.
1 bundle.
1957–1959
46 Correspondence on colloquia and lectures. Correspondence regarding colloquia and lectures, comprised mainly of requests from various bodies for speakers from the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with lecture and other notes.
1 bundle.
1960–1963
47 Correspondence on staffing. Correspondence regarding the recruitment and staffing of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1949–1955
48 Correspondence on staffing. Correspondence regarding the recruitment and staffing of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1955–1956
49 Correspondence on staffing. Correspondence regarding the recruitment and staffing of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1957–1960
50 Correspondence on staffing. Correspondence regarding the recruitment and staffing of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1960–1963
51 Correspondence on staff training. Correspondence regarding the training and further education of staff at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1950–1955
52 Correspondence on staff training. Correspondence regarding the training and further education of the Royal Greenwich Observatory staff.
1 bundle.
1956–1960
53 Correspondence on staff training. Correspondence regarding the external training of Royal Greenwich Observatory staff, including reference sheets regarding university and technical college bursaries; requests to participate in the 'External Training Scheme'; a notice regarding scholarships at the Royal Military College of Science and the Royal Naval College; reception courses at the Admiralty Training Centre; a reference sheet regarding post-graduate and specialist courses at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich; and a 1960 booklet on further education issued by the Southern Regional Committee Civil Service Council for Further Education.
1 bundle.
1960–1963
54 Correspondence on passive defence. Correspondence regarding the Passive Defence Organisation at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1951–1955
55 Correspondence on passive defence. Correspondence regarding the Passive Defence Organisation at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1956–1960
56 Correspondence on passive defence. Official and general correspondence regarding passive defence, including a copy of the annual statistics of the Industrial Civil Defence Service; a copy of local order no. 29, Royal Greenwich Observatory fire orders; and correspondence regarding a civil defence handbook offering advice to the householder on precautions to be taken in the advent of a nuclear attack.
1 bundle.
1960–1963
57 Correspondence on progress meetings. Correspondence regarding progress meetings of the Royal Greenwich Observatory at Herstmonceux, with minutes of the progress meetings; minutes of technical progress meetings, including the progress of work on erecting the domes of the Equatorial Group; and reports on the progress of the West Building.
1 bundle.
1950–1955
58 Correspondence on progress meetings. Correspondence regarding progress meetings of the Royal Greenwich Observatory at Herstmonceux, with minutes of the progress meetings; minutes of technical progress meetings, including the progress of work on erecting the domes of the Equatorial Group; and reports on the progress of the West Building.
1 bundle.
1955–1957
59 Correspondence on staff housing. General and official correspondence regarding the housing of Royal Greenwich Observatory staff, including correspondence with Hailsham Rural District Council regarding building council houses for R.G.O. staff in Herstmonceux village.
1 bundle.
1950–1954
60 Correspondence on staff housing. General and official correspondence regarding the housing of Royal Greenwich Observatory staff, including correspondence with Hailsham Rural District Council regarding building council houses. There is also a brochure from the builders Bell and Pearson Ltd showing the Hawkswood housing development.
1 bundle.
1955–1957
61 Correspondence on staff housing. General and official correspondence regarding the housing of Royal Greenwich Observatory staff, including applications by staff to be considered for council houses in Herstmonceux.
1 bundle.
1956–1964
62 Correspondence on annual reports. General and official correspondence regarding an improved system for annual reports, including notes on the proposed Royal Naval Scientific Service Assessment Scheme.
1 bundle.
1951–1953
63 Correspondence on annual reports. General and official correspondence regarding annual reports, including an Admiralty Fleet Order regarding civilian non-industrial staff annual reports for 1956 and 1955, and a Royal Naval Scientific Service staff assessment form.
1 bundle.
1955–1957
64 Correspondence on annual reports. General and official correspondence regarding annual reports.
1 bundle.
1958–1963
65 Correspondence on observing duties. Correspondence regarding observing duties at the Royal Observatory, including travel allowances, meal allowances, night observing allowances and duty lists.
1 bundle.
1948–1963
66 Correspondence on assistants' examinations. General and official correspondence regarding scientific assistants' examinations, including forms S59/59 detailing the 'Civil Service Commission, Assistants (Scientific) regulations for open competition'.
1 bundle.
1951–1960
67 Correspondence on assistants' examinations. General and official correspondence regarding scientific assistants' open examinations, travelling interview boards and applications for establishment.
1 bundle.
1960–1963
68 Correspondence on Christmas cards. Correspondence regarding an order of Admiralty Christmas cards for Royal Greenwich Observatory staff.
1 bundle.
1951–1965
69 Correspondence on research fellowships. General correspondence regarding research fellowships, including Gassiot Fellowships, Commonwealth Fund Fellowships and Nuffield Foundation Fellowships. There is a report on D.L. Bell's thesis; correspondence regarding arrangements for paying Department of Science and Industrial Research students; Richard Woolley's papers on Commonwealth Fund Research Fellowships; correspondence with P. Aldrich, President of the Commonwealth Fund, New York, regarding research fellowship interviews; and photocopies of application forms for Commonwealth Fund Fellowships from John Frank Adams, Bryan John Birch, Donald Roy Sweetman, Alan Marmaduke Wetherall, Ian Read Gibbons, Dermot Henry McLain, Daniel Ellis Cohen and John Michael Soper.
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1956–1960
70 Correspondence on research fellowships. General and official correspondence regarding research fellowships, including correspondence regarding the Nuffield Travelling Fellowships, Harkness Fellowships (offered by the Commonwealth Fund) and research fellows at senior levels. There is also correspondence regarding an successful application by Dr Wallace L.W. Sargent for a senior research fellowship and his assignment to the Royal Greenwich Observatory; with G.R. Burbridge regarding a position of senior research fellow; and regarding the offer of the post of senior scientist to Dr B. Oke.
1 bundle.
1960–1963
71 Vacancy circulars. Circulars advertising departmental job vacancies.
1 bundle.
1952–1963
72 Minutes of Chief Assistants' meetings. Minutes of the Chief Assistants' meetings, attended by the heads of departments, concerning the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1956–1962
73 Correspondence on photographs. Correspondence regarding requests from the public and book publishers for Royal Greenwich Observatory photographs, including letters regarding copyright and reproductions. The requests relate mainly to astronomical photographs.
1 bundle.
1958–1963
74 Correspondence on welfare matters. Correspondence regarding welfare matters at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux, including letters concerning a visit of the Royal Navy mobile mass radiography unit; first aid rooms and toilet facilities; and the visits of the regional welfare officer, including the reports and recommendations arising from these visits.
1 bundle.
1959–1963
75 Correspondence on the move to Herstmonceux. (1) Official correspondence regarding the transfer of the Royal Observatory to Herstmonceux:. 1. Correspondence concerning the vacation of the Royal Air Force domestic camp within the boundaries of the Admiralty's estates at Herstmonceux. 2. Correspondence concerning street lighting in the area surrounding Herstmonceux. 3. Correspondence with the British Electric Authority, London division, regarding compensation for damage to instruments at the Royal Greenwich Observatory from the fumes from the Deptford generating station. 4. Copy of letters from H. Spencer Jones to the Hydrographer concerning observations of night sky brightness at Herstmonceux. 5. Correspondence regarding the proposed planned provision for completion of the removal to Herstmonceux and the estimated cost of Vote 10 work. 6. Correspondence concerning the heating system for Herstmonceux Castle. 7. Correspondence concerning the spectroheliograph cellar. 8. Correspondence regarding the photographic requirements for the photographic section. 9. Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and R. Atkinson regarding the minimum angle of dip to the azimuth marks. 10. Statement of requirements for the Equatorial Group. 11. Correspondence regarding housing for staff. 12. Correspondence regarding telescope dome security. 13. Correspondence regarding the layout of the library. 14. Correspondence regarding the layout of the workshop. 15. Correspondence with the civil engineer concerning the widening of Worthing Road. 16. Notes of a meeting held at the Admiralty on 14 June 1949 to consider the possible economies on stage III works at the Royal Observatory, Herstmonceux. 17. Notes of a meeting held on 22 March 1949 to consider the question of the admission of the public to the grounds of Herstmonceux Castle. (2) Correspondence with the civil engineer, Chatham, regarding the Herstmonceux Castle grounds and observatory buildings. 1. Correspondence regarding the west entrance hall and construction of a messengers' lobby. 2. Correspondence regarding the spectroheliograph coelostat housing. 3. Correspondence regarding the Solar Building. 4. Correspondence between the civil engineer, Chatham, and H. Spencer Jones concerning stonework repairs to the castle, with mention of the arms and heraldic devices over the south entrance. 5. Correspondence regarding the library. 6. Correspondence regarding an emergency motor/alternator. 7. Correspondence regarding trees and fencing on the Castle estates. 8. Correspondence regarding the requirements to complete the construction of the rating and store rooms for the Chronometer Department. 9. Correspondence regarding electrical requirements. 10. Correspondence regarding security arrangements. (3) Correspondence regarding fuel and furniture for Herstmonceux Castle. (4) Correspondence regarding Herstmonceux grounds and the proposed policy for management by the surveyor of lands, H.M. Dockyard, Chatham. (5) Correspondence regarding housing for staff. (6) Miscellaneous correspondence regarding street lighting, fire fighting equipment and rent and rates for the Astronomer Royal's residence.
1 bundle.
1949–1952
76 Correspondence on industrial staff. Correspondence regarding industrial staff, including applications for the post of night watchman.
1 bundle.
1950–1953
77 Correspondence on the Herstmonceux hostel. Correspondence regarding the Herstmonceux hostel and canteen, including income and expenditure reports relating to the use of attic floor accommodation for hostel use by observatory employees and vacation students; minutes of meetings of the canteen committee; a memorandum by Richard Woolley regarding accommodation in the castle; correspondence on the supply of canteen equipment; correspondence concerning the raised scales of pay for hostel staff; correspondence with the Transport and General Workers' Union regarding the dismissal of the canteen worker Mrs B.M. Christian due to the changeover from hostel to canteen; and correspondence regarding the closing down of the Herstmonceux hostel, 28 November 1955.
1 bundle.
1955–1963
78 Correspondence on the Magnetic Observatory. General and official correspondence regarding the removal of the Magnetic Observatory from Abinger to Hartland, including the following items: . Correspondence regarding hotel bookings for people visiting Hartland, 1963. Report on hygiene inspection at Hartland, 1963. Letters to P.L. Rickerby regarding the allocation of construction work at Hartland, 1963. Correspondence regarding the trials of a recording magnetometer, 1963. Plan of the proposed new fencing at Hartland, 1963. Correspondence regarding the Hartland sewerage scheme, 1963. Copy of Ordnance survey plan number SS 2624 of Hartland, 1963. Correspondence with V.E. Fuchs of the Falkland Island Dependencies Survey regarding the training of two physicists in geomagnetic work prior to their departure to the Antarctic, 1961. Correspondence regarding magnetic equipment at Hartland, 1960. Correspondence regarding the proposed sewer at Hartland and letters regarding batteries for magnetic recorders, 1959. Correspondence with P.L. Rickerby regarding defective photographic equipment at Hartland, 1958. List of fire precautions for Hartland, 1958. Copy of letters from H.G. Barker to the Admiralty regarding 'The Way Ahead' exercise, 1957. Copy of the chief fire officer's report on Hartland, 1957. Report by the select committee on estimates sub-committee B for the Magnetic Observatory, Hartland, 1957. Letters from Hartland to Mr Whale, Herstmonceux, regarding plants required for the official garden at Hartland, 1957. Correspondence regarding fuel supplies and storage at Hartland, 1957. Applications for the post of caretaker at Hartland, 1956. Correspondence regarding the Braumbeck coil array required for the Magnetic Observatory at Hartland, 1956. Correspondence regarding building requirements at Hartland, 1956. Reports of site meetings held at Hartland on 15 November 1955, 26 October 1955 and 24 August 1955. Plan of external works and services at Hartland, 1955. Plan of the site and drainage layouts and testing hut at Hartland, 1955. Map showing the site for the proposed Magnetic Observatory at Hartland, 1955. Memorandum on the reasons for the inclusion in the major works programme for 1955-1956 of the transfer of the Magnetic Observatory to a site in North Devon, 1955. Report on magnetic tests carried out at Hartland from 11 October 1949 until 21 October 1949. Memoranda nos 1 and 2 on the urgency for the removal of the Magnetic Observatory from Abinger, 1949. Report by H. Spencer Jones on possible suitable sites for the Magnetic Observatory, 1949.
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1948–1963
79 Astronomical reports. Daily summaries of observations made on various instruments at the Royal Greenwich Observatory for the period 1 February 1960 until 31 May 1960. The instruments used were the Cooke Reversible Transit Circle, the photographic zenith tube, the Danjon Astrolabe, the photoheliograph, the spectroheliograph, the Lyot Filter, the 30-inch Thompson Reflector, the 36-inch Yapp Reflector, the 20-inch Roberts Reflector, the 13-inch Astrographic Refractor, the 26-inch Thompson Refractor and the 28-inch refractor.
1 bundle.
1960–1961
80 Correspondence on paid leave. Correspondence regarding annual paid leave for Royal Observatory industrial staff.
1 bundle.
1952–1953
81 Correspondence on sick leave. Correspondence regarding paid sick leave for Royal Observatory industrial staff.
1 bundle.
1952–1953
82 Correspondence on general orders. Correspondence and other papers regarding general orders relating to internal matters at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including instructions for the maintenance and fuelling of the Esse cooker; material on the control of solid fuel supplies; correspondence regarding messengers' duties; material on the notification of air raid siren tests; papers on the arrangement of the duties of the Chief Assistants during the absence of the Astronomer Royal; papers on Cash Office hours of business; a memorandum regarding Christmas gratuities to industrial staff; correspondence regarding Royal Greenwich Observatory passes; correspondence regarding cleaning matters; a file on 'Smoking at Herstmonceux Castle', October 1951; a memorandum from the Astronomer Royal regarding the handling of secret and confidential documents; a memorandum regarding local order no. 15, concerning photographs of the R.G.O. equipment and interiors; a copy of the talk given by the Astronomer Royal to the staff at Herstmonceux on 15 January 1957; correspondence on the visit of the x-ray service to Herstmonceux; and a reference sheet regarding claims for compensation for damage to spectacles.
1 bundle.
1951–1959
83 Correspondence on leave. Correspondence regarding Royal Observatory leave arrangements and security passes.
1 bundle.
1961–1963
84 Correspondence on general orders. General and official correspondence regarding general orders relating to internal matters at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the following items:. Memorandum regarding travel claims, 1963. Memorandum regarding an air raid siren test, 1963. Correspondence regarding the mustering of industrial staff, 1963. Memorandum regarding holiday leave, 1963. Memorandum regarding the responsibility allowance for night watchman, 1963. Memorandum regarding local order no. 39, relating to night watchman recording the people who enter or leave Herstmonceux Castle at late hours, 1963. Correspondence regarding R.G.O. passes, 1963. Correspondence regarding the visit of the Royal Navy mobile radiographic unit to the R.G.O., 1962. Plan of the West Building car park, 1962. Memorandum regarding local order no. 38, relating to protective clothing, 1962. Memorandum regarding local order no. 37, relating to the discharge of firearms, 1962. Memorandum regarding local order no. 36, relating to photocopies, 1961. Memorandum regarding local order no. 35, relating to the Castle's bedrooms, 1961. List of pay numbers for the financial year 1961-1962. Memorandum regarding local order no. 25, relating to the procedure for requisitioning motor transport, 1960. Copy of local order no. 24, relating to the notices exhibited in the Castle's south entrance, 1959. Memorandum regarding local order no. 5, relating to the Equatorial Telescope Domes, 1958.
1 bundle.
1958–1963
85 Correspondence on the transit circle. Correspondence regarding the Royal Greenwich Observatory's new transit circle, including the following items:. Correspondence with Optical Works Ltd regarding filters for use in the solar eye-piece of the transit circle, 1961. List of optical parts and accessories for the 10-inch Cooke Refractor Telescope and transit instrument that was being offered by C. Baker of High Holborn, London, to A.N. Singh, with a request from Dr Singh regarding the R.G.O. testing the telescope before it is shipped to the Banaras Observatory, 1951. Copy of a letter from R. Atkinson to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding microscope focus, 1948. Correspondence with British Legation, Berne, requesting diagrams and measurements of the Airy Meridian Circle, so that a replica model could be made for the Watch and Clock Industries Exhibition in Switzerland, 1948. Correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd and Denfords Engineering Co. Ltd regarding instruments, 1946. Correspondence between John Irwin of the Lick Observatory, California, and H. Spencer Jones regarding the tests of the new Greenwich reversible transit instrument, 1946. Correspondence with Cooke, Troughton and Simms Ltd regarding trials on the pivot testing telescope of the reversible transit circle, 1946. Correspondence with J.E. Sears of the National Physical Laboratory regarding a report on tests of the Krupp 'mikrotast' gauge, 1944. Notes regarding the excess cost of the transit circle over the estimate, with an attached schedule showing the estimate and actual cost of component parts, 1944. Correspondence with Sir Charles Darwin of the National Physical Laboratory regarding the new reversible transit circle of the R.G.O., 1943. Correspondence with W. Higgins, Superintendent of the National Physical Laboratory, regarding the insulation of the piers of the transit instrument, 1943. Correspondence with A.J. Philpot of the British Scientific Institute Research Association regarding a non-reflecting film process for treating the telescope lens, 1943. Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and Dr A.O. Rankine regarding the figures for each 5' division of errors of graduation of the glass circle of the reversible transit instrument, which are recurrent every 2½°, 1941. Correspondence with Cooke, Troughton and Simms Ltd regarding the methods used for dividing the circles of the reversible transit instrument, 1941. Correspondence with Baird and Tatlock regarding a thermometer for recording the temperature of a flat surface, 1938-1939. Correspondence with E.R. Watts and Son Ltd, regarding a sensitive spirit level, 1938. Correspondence with Cooke, Troughton and Simms Ltd regarding a sensitive bubble, 1938. Correspondence with Cooke, Troughton and Simms Ltd regarding the fitting of steel collars to the pivots of the two portable transit instruments, 1937. Correspondence with J. Jackson of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, regarding tests on the two transit circles at the Cape, 1937.
1 bundle.
1937–1961
86 Correspondence on the Cookson Floating Telescope. Correspondence concerning the Cookson Floating Zenith Telescope, including the following items:. Correspondence regarding the transfer of the Cookson measuring micrometer L13.302/31208 from the Meridian Department to the Astrometry and Astrophysics Department, 1952. Correspondence regarding the proposed dismantling of the Cookson Floating Telescope and its return to the Cambridge Observatory, 1951. Copy of corrections to the 'Boss General Catalogue' 1950, with related correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and D. Brouwer of the Yale University Observatory, 1945. . Correspondence with Professor N.K. Adam regarding anomalous results obtained with the Cookson Floating Zenith Telescope at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1943-1944. Correspondence with Allan Ferguson regarding the Cookson Floating Zenith Telescope, 1943. Correspondence with Dr C.H. Desch regarding whether there is any tendency for interaction between mercury and chromium, 1943. Copy of a letter from H. Spencer Jones to E.G. Barton regarding observations of the sensitive bubble on the Cookson Floating Zenith Telescope, 1943. Correspondence with Professor Benjamin Boss of Dudley Observatory, U.S.A., regarding the Cookson Floating Zenith Telescope, 1936-1937.
1 bundle.
1936–1952
87 Correspondence on the 30-inch telescope. Correspondence regarding the 30-inch telescope. The letters include correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding the Coude spectrograph for the 30-inch telescope, 1960. There is also correspondence between Cox, Hargreaves and Thomson Ltd and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding the 30-inch reflector mounting, 1947-1957, including the following items:. 1. Report on the state of the 30-inch reflector on 23 March 1956. 2. Correspondence regarding a S.K.E.F.K.O. ball bearing from the S.K.F. Ball Bearing Company, Gothenburg, Sweden, for the 30-inch reflector telescope, 1955. 3. Specification for the 30-inch reflector mounting drawn up by R. Atkinson, 1953. 4. Tender for an equatorial mounting for the 30-inch reflector from Cox, Hargreaves and Thomson Ltd, 1950. 5. Correspondence with Knight Instruments regarding the refiguring of the parabolic mirror for the Royal Observatory, 1947.
1 bundle.
1946–1960
88 Correspondence on instruments. General correspondence regarding instruments, including the following items:. Correspondence with J.S. Hindle, astronomical instrument-maker, regarding the aluminising of four 20-inch mirrors, 1960. Correspondence with C.F. Smith, scientific instrument-maker regarding his 'Projection Spectrum Comparator', 1959, including a photograph and a copy of his paper of August 1959. Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the Royal Hospital Transit Clock, 1957. Memorandum by R. Atkinson on the shipping of mirrors and other important items, 1956. Correspondence with Dr M. Ellison of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, regarding the Bamberg Transit Instrument, 1954. Correspondence with Cox, Hargreaves and Thomson Ltd regarding a hollow pentagon, 1953. Note by H. Spencer Jones on proposed alterations to the method of right ascension and zenith distance recording on the transit instruments, 1952. Correspondence with Dr K.M. Greenland regarding a small interference filter for use in solar photography, 1951. Correspondence with the Abinger Magnetic Station regarding various German optical components at the National Physical Laboratory, 1950. Correspondence with P. Janssen, Brussels, regarding the gift of an astrograph sent from the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1950. Correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding the torque required to turn the reversible transit circle drive rod, 1950. Correspondence with Penrose Angwin of the Festival of Britain 1951 regarding the proposed Isaac Newton Telescope, 1950. Correspondence with Johnson, Matthey and Co. Ltd regarding evaporated coatings on front coated mirrors, 1947. Correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding spectrograph prisms and lenses for the 36-inch telescope, 1946. Correspondence with the Scientific Computing Service Ltd regarding the Corbett telescope, 1946. Copy of a letter from N.B. Dunlop of East Lothian to J.G. Crowther regarding scientific instruments in his possession, 1944. Correspondence and a report on four telescopes presented by the United States to the Home Office Executive during World War Two and the subsequent loan of three of them to the Royal Observatory, 1942.
1 bundle.
1937–1960
89 Correspondence on spectroscopes. Correspondence regarding spectroscopes and letters concerning motor generators for electric arcs for spectroscopic purposes.
1 bundle.
1937–1949
90 Correspondence on spectroscopic equipment. Correspondence regarding the spectroscopic equipment designed by John Evershed.
1 bundle.
1944
91 Correspondence on the transit circle. Correspondence with the Director of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, regarding tests on spirit levels to be conducted on the Airy Transit Circle.
1 bundle.
1955
92 Correspondence on the Cookson Telescope. Correspondence between R.O. Redman and Dr A. Hunter regarding the delivery of the Cookson Zenith Telescope to the Science Museum, 1955, and correspondence regarding the transfer of the Cookson Measuring Micrometer to the Astrometry and Astrophysics Department of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1952.
1 bundle.
1952–1955
93 Correspondence on the 30-inch telescope. Correspondence regarding the 30-inch telescope, including a note on the draft specification for the 30-inch reflector mounting, dated 11 June 1953; correspondence with Cox, Hargreaves and Thomson Ltd regarding the 30-inch telescope mounting, 1952-1953; and correspondence with B. O'Rorke regarding the 30-inch reflector, pier and floor, 1952.
1 bundle.
1952–1953
94 Correspondence on a hollow pentagon. Correspondence with Cox, Hargreaves and Thomson Ltd regarding a hollow pentagon, with a plan of the hollow pentagon by F.J. Hargreaves.
1 bundle.
1953–1954
95 Correspondence on chronographs. Correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd and the Etablissements Edouard Belin regarding the Belin printing chronograph.
1 bundle.
1953
96 Correspondence on instruments. Letters from A.C.B. Lovell to A. Hunter regarding an equatorial mounting, 1956; letters from A. Hunter to Dr G. Merton regarding the visual Lummer Brodhun microphotometer, 1955; and correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding the photographic zenith tube measuring machine, 1953.
1 bundle.
1953–1956
97 Letter regarding magnetic instruments. A copy of a letter from H. Spencer Jones to the Admiralty regarding a high precision potentiometer, with an attached quotation from H. Tinsley and Co. Ltd, scientific instrument manufacturer.
1 bundle.
1953
98 Letter regarding a rain recorder. A copy of a letter from the Astronomer Royal to the Hydrographer of the Navy, Admiralty, regarding a rain recorder for Herstmonceux.
1 page.
15 July 1953
99 Correspondence on the Melbourne Transit Instrument. Correspondence between R. Atkinson and H. Spencer Jones regarding the Melbourne Transit Collimator lenses.
5 pages.
1954
100 Correspondence on telescopes. Correspondence regarding the 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes, including correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd concerning the telescope mountings, 1955, and letters from R. Atkinson to the Ministry of Works regarding gale damage to the 28-inch telescope dome, 1954.
10 pages.
1954–1955
101 Correspondence on the mirror transit instrument. Correspondence regarding the mirror transit instrument, including correspondence with Dr C.S. Beals, Dominion Observatory, regarding the mirror transit circle; correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the supply of 25 meridian transit recording cameras; correspondence with Avimo Ltd regarding the meridian transit recording cameras; and correspondence with Dr M.C.P. de Barros of Portugal regarding a mirror transit circle pavilion.
1 bundle.
1952–1953
102 Correspondence on the meridian circle. Correspondence regarding the meridian circle, including letters from Dr H.A. Brück of the Dunsink Observatory, County Dublin, regarding the meridian circle at Dublin, 1955, and letters from the Imperial Chemical Industries to R. Atkinson regarding the structure and properties of liquid metals, 1953.
1 bundle.
1953–1955
103 Correspondence on the Yapp Telescope. Correspondence regarding the Yapp 36-inch Telescope and an aluminising plant, including correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding the refiguring of the 36-inch Yapp Mirror, 1956; correspondence with Edwards High Vacuum Ltd regarding an aluminising laboratory at Herstmonceux, 1954-1955; a draft specification by R. Atkinson regarding the 38-inch vacuum coating plant, 1954; a memorandum by R. Atkinson regarding the electrical supplies and connections to the Yapp 36-inch Reflector; and notes and a drawing by W. Edward and Co. Ltd of the model 36e coating unit with pumping unit and instrument cabinet, 1950.
1 bundle.
1950–1956
104 Correspondence on the Schmidt Telescope. Correspondence regarding the Schmidt Telescope, including a drawing by Leroy M.E. Clausing depicting the 'Off Axis Schmidt Optical System' and correspondence between R. Atkinson and H. Spencer Jones regarding the proposed Schmidt camera.
1 bundle.
1953–1955
105 Correspondence on the reversible transit circle. Correspondence regarding the reversible transit circle, including letters from A. Hunter to L.S.T. Symms regarding the reversible transit circle azimuth lenses, 1955; correspondence with Cooke, Troughton and Simms Ltd regarding the reversible transit circle, 1954; and letters from L.S.T. Symms to W.D. Wright regarding the zenith distance micrometer, 1954.
1 bundle.
1954–1955
106 Correspondence on cosmic ray instruments. A small set of correspondence regarding cosmic ray instruments.
1 bundle.
1952–1954
107 Correspondence on the spectroheliograph reflector. Correspondence regarding the spectroheliograph reflector, including letters from P.A. Wyman to R. Atkinson regarding a Littrow Spectrograph, 1955; a draft specification of a spectroheliograph cell lens mounting by R. Atkinson, 1954; a memorandum on solar equipment received from M.J. Evershed at Herstmonceux, 1953; a memorandum on air conditioning and temperature control in the solar spectrograph cellar, 1953; and letters and sketches from P.A. Wyman regarding the spectroheliograph, 1952.
1 bundle.
1952–1955
108 Correspondence on the stellar photometer. Correspondence regarding the stellar photometer, including letters from A. Hunter regarding interference filters and correspondence with Sartorius Werke, Germany, regarding the iris diaphragm photometer.
1 bundle.
1955
109 Correspondence on the astrographic telescope. A small set of correspondence regarding the astrographic telescope.
1 bundle.
1953–1955
110 Correspondence on photographic zenith tubes. Correspondence regarding photographic zenith tubes. There is detailed correspondence relating to the design and installation of the Royal Greenwich Observatory photographic zenith tube, including correspondence with D.S. Perfect and Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding its design; correspondence on cable work, lifting gear, the building for housing the telescope, the measuring machine suitable for measuring photographic zenith tube plates, the mercury reflector, the shutter and the dew cap; drawings by D.S. Perfect; and progress reports and reports of meetings. The papers also include a drawing of the Imhof Photographic Zenith Tube console and mercury reflector, 1949; a list of stars on the observing programme for the Florida Photographic Zenith Tube, received from the United States Naval Observatory, 1949; an article from 'Engineering' regarding the R.G.O. and its photographic zenith tube, 1946; an outline specification for the 25cm photographic zenith tube, 2 October 1945; a detailed report on the design of the photographic zenith tube, 1944; and letters from foreign observatories asking for details of the photographic zenith tube, 1944.
1 bundle.
1943–1954
111 Correspondence on the photographic zenith tube. Correspondence regarding the photographic zenith tube, including correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on modifications and adjustments. There are also the following papers:. A copy of the observing programme for 1965-1971, which also lists stars from the 1958-1964 programme, 1963. Correspondence with foreign observatories regarding adopted places and the proper motion of the stars on the photographic zenith tube list, 1958. The correspondents include Dr P.J. Melchior, Brussels Observatory; Dr E.P. Fedorov, Russia; Dr J.P. Blazer, Neuchatel; Professor G. Cocchini, Italy; Professor A. Danjon, Paris; and Dr W. Markowitz, United States Naval Observatory. . Correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding contract C.P.Br. 4/96763/43 for the finalised price of £33,132-5s-0d for the 10-inch photographic zenith tube, 1956. Correspondence regarding the loan to the Royal Greenwich Observatory of a photographic zenith tube plate measuring machine built by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd for the photographic zenith tube at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, Australia, 1956. Correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding the selling price of replicas of the photographic zenith tube and the payment of a sum of money to the Admiralty, 1955.
1 bundle.
1955–1963
112 Correspondence on chronographs. Correspondence regarding the Belin printing chronograph, 1950, and a copy of a letter from the Astronomer Royal to H. Wetzer, Germany, reporting on the performance of two chronographs, 1938.
1 bundle.
1938–1950
113 Correspondence on microphotometers. Correspondence with various firms regarding microphotometers, including a booklet from C.F. Casella and Co. Ltd titled 'A Moll Type Microphotometer and its Performance', 1937; correspondence with W. Edwards and Co. regarding Kipp and Zonen galvanometers; correspondence between H.H. Plaskett and R. Atkinson regarding microphotometers; and correspondence with C.F. Casella and Co. Ltd regarding a contract for a recording microphotometer.
1 bundle.
1934–1950
114 Correspondence on instruments. Correspondence regarding astronomical instruments, including letters from A. Hunter regarding a tripod to support a 16-inch coelostat mirror, 1949; correspondence with Carl Zeiss regarding a 100mm transit instrument, 1948, including a leaflet on the instrument; letters from the Optical Works Ltd regarding the Schmidt telescopes, including a photograph and a catalogue, 1947; and correspondence with H.E. Piggot, 1945-1946, regarding an Australian sundial designed by W.E. Cooke in 1908, and the forwarding of the sundial to the Royal Observatory.
1 bundle.
1945–1949
115 Correspondence on transit instruments. Correspondence regarding transit instruments, including letters from Askania-Werke regarding the transit instrument 'Ap 90', 1939, including three photographs; correspondence with Carl Zeiss (London) Ltd, 1938, including a pamphlet on transit instruments; a catalogue from G. Prin, Paris, regarding transit instruments; and correspondence with Askania-Werke, including a photograph of the transit instrument 'Ap 100'.
1 bundle.
1938–1946
116 Correspondence on magnetic instruments. Correspondence with various firms, such as Messrs Elliotts Bros. (London) Ltd and E.R. Watts and Sons Ltd, and also with the Danish Meteorological Institute, regarding magnetic instruments.
1 bundle.
1946–1950
117 Correspondence on variometers. Correspondence of H. Spencer Jones with the Danish Meteorological Institute and Professor De la Cour regarding variometers for Abinger.
1 bundle.
1937–1948
118 Correspondence on meteorological instruments. Correspondence regarding meteorological instruments, including correspondence with Negretti and Zambra, scientific instrument-makers, regarding a 'Distant Reading Thermograph'.
1 bundle.
1937–1950
119 Correspondence on magnetism and meteorology. Correspondence regarding magnetism and meteorology, including correspondence with Messrs Jackson and Phillips, Madrid, Spain, 1946-1947, regarding the Kew unifiliar magnetometer and dip indicator, including an attached galvanometer, for a new geophysical observatory in Spain; a list of Royal Observatory instrument requirements, 1945; and correspondence regarding a silica coating for astronomical mirrors, 1947, including a communication from the Naval Scientific Service on 'The United States National Research Corporation Process for Producing Silica Films on Mirrors'.
1 bundle.
1945–1947
120 Correspondence on chronographs. Correspondence with the Etablissements Edouard Belin, Paris, regarding the Belin Printing Chronograph, including a report on the chronograph by H. Spencer Jones, 1953, and a 'Report on the Inspection Of The Observatory's Printing Chronograph at Establissement Belin At Paris' by J.D. Pope, 23 May 1952.
1 bundle.
1951–1953
121 Correspondence on microphotometers. Correspondence regarding microphotometers, including letters from the Cambridge Instrument Co. Ltd regarding a two dimensional microscope for the photographic zenith tube plates, 1957; letters from the Royal Greenwich Observatory to the Admiralty regarding the presentation of two photo-electric multipliers to the R.G.O. by A. Lallemand of Paris, 1957; correspondence regarding the return of the 'Visual Brodhun Photometer', which had been on loan to the Oxford University Observatory, 1955; correspondence regarding a photographic zenith tube plate measuring machine, 1953; brochure from Askania-Werke giving particulars of the 'Askania Comparator', 1953; and correspondence with Professor J.S. Mitchell of Cambridge University regarding the sale to him of the Cambridge microphotometer for the sum of £450, 1951.
1 bundle.
1951–1957
122 Correspondence on magnetic instruments. Correspondence with H. Tinsley and Co. Ltd regarding the supply of a high precision potentiometer to Abinger, 1953, and letters regarding the supply of straight filament lamps to Abinger, 1952.
1 bundle.
1952–1953
123 Correspondence on meteorological instruments. Correspondence regarding meteorological instruments, including a letter from H.G. Barker to the Meteorological Office regarding a large Stevenson Screen and the Dines anemo-biograph, and a request to the Admiralty from J.H. Whale for a rain recorder for Herstmonceux.
1 bundle.
1953
124 Correspondence on magnetism and meteorology. Miscellaneous correspondence regarding magnetism and meteorology, including an illustration and translation of a leaflet, sent by H.V. Skan to the Astronomer Royal, concerning a 'Radiation Balance Meter' being manufactured by Dr B. Lange in Berlin.
1 bundle.
1956
125 Correspondence on a quartz crystal clock. Correspondence regarding the disposal of a quartz crystal clock, which was removed from Germany after the Second World War as part of the German reparations.
1 bundle.
1951
126 Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope. Correspondence regarding the finance and design of the Isaac Newton Telescope, including official correspondence; reports and correspondence on meetings of the Board of Management; and correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on documents, including a copy of Report No. 3 on the 98" Isaac Newton Mirror (1955), a drawing of the 80"-98" duplex telescope proposed servo-optical alignment system (1955), a graph of tests on the 98" spherical mirror for the Isaac Newton Telescope (1955), and photographs No. 3724 and No. 3725 showing the observing bridge over the impregnating tank and a view looking down into the tank on the 98" mirror (1954).
1 bundle.
1946–1955
127 Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope. Official and general correspondence, with related papers, regarding the design and finance of the Isaac Newton Telescope, including correspondence on the disk and glass; a letter from the Astronomer Royal to the Helwan Observatory, Egypt, 21 July 1947, regarding a large glass disk for the observatory's large reflector; correspondence with F.J. Hargreaves; a letter from the Astronomer Royal to the Director General of Observatories, New Delhi, 21 July 1947, regarding a large glass disk for the 100-inch reflector for India; letters concerning design development; correspondence with L.H.D. Pilkington concerning disks; correspondence on co-operation with Russia; correspondence on optical design; a graph from Pilkington Bros. showing ultra-violet and visible transmission curves of the experimental melt of BSC 518/641 and Schott UBK7; a graph from Pilkington Bros. showing the spectral transmission of stirred white plate; a graph by Dr Paul Wayman showing the largest image diameters accruing in the field of the Isaac Newton Telescope for different apertures of the connector plate; and drawings of the horizontal yoke telescope mounting.
1 bundle.
1946–1955
128 Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope. Correspondence, notes, diagrams and other papers regarding the sub-committees for the Isaac Newton Telescope, including the Optical Committee; the Mechanical Design Committee; the Photo-electric Guiding Committee, with a drawing of the suggested layout for the spectrograph control; the Spectroscopic Committee, with sketch drawings of the electronic photometric equipment and the equatorially mounted telescopes; and Servo-Control, with a study on servo-mechanisms and the design of large telescopes by Peter Fellgett.
1 bundle.
1950–1956
129 Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope. Correspondence, notes, memoranda and minutes regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope, including the following items:. Copy of a report on post-war needs in astronomy laid before the Council of the Royal Society on 7 March 1946, with related correspondence, 1961. Correspondence regarding the weight of the Isaac Newton Telescope as given by Sir Howard Grubb Parsons and Co. Ltd, 7 February 1961. Memorandum by H. Barker giving a brief history of the progress of the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1959. Bibliography of the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1959. Correspondence regarding the proposed merger of the Board of Management of the Isaac Newton Observatory with the Board of Visitors of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1957. Report by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd summarising the manufacturing history of the 98-inch disk, 1951. Bill of landing for the 98-inch disk shipped from New York to London, 1949. Correspondence with Judge Henry S. Hulbert, President of the McGregor Fund, who presented the 98-inch disk to the R.G.O., 1949. Correspondence with the Corning Glass Works, New York, who cast the 98-inch blank in 1936, giving details of the mirror, 1949. Correspondence regarding post-war needs in astronomy, 1946. Report of the Newton Memorial Observatory Committee, 1946. Notes on the proposal to set up a large telescope in Great Britain, 1946. Report to the President and Council of the Royal Society stating the need for a large telescope in Britain, 1946. Memorandum on the Newton Tercentenary celebrations, 1945.
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1945–1961
130 Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope. (1) Official correspondence and minutes of the Board of Management regarding the design and finance of the Isaac Newton Telescope:. Summary of official correspondence since the last Executive Committee meeting on 16 November 1956, dated 1959. Correspondence concerning microseisms affecting the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1957-1959. Letters and a diagram from Dr David Dewhirst concerning the Lick prime focus cage, 1959. News release from the Admiralty on the subject of the Isaac Newton Telescope, issued 23 February 1959. Correspondence with the Admiralty, 1959, confirming that Treasury approval has been given for work on the Isaac Newton Telescope to proceed in the financial year 1959-1960. Letters from H.H. Plaskett and R.O. Redman concerning the possibility of a 74-inch mirror rather than a 98-inch mirror for the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1958. Memorandum by the Astronomer Royal on the subject of the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1958. Address to the Royal Astronomical Society by Richard Woolley concerning the Isaac Newton Telescope, 9 July 1958. (2) Correspondence and minutes of the Board of Management regarding the design and finance of the Isaac Newton Telescope:. Letter from R.O. Redman to Richard Woolley regarding the unsatisfactory management and progress of the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1958. Note of a meeting held on 22 January 1957 to discuss the future of the Isaac Newton Telescope. Letters from R.O. Redman regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope dome construction, 1956. Letters from Richard Woolley to the Admiralty regarding the 74-inch Helwan Telescope, 1956. (3) Correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding all aspects of the Isaac Newton Telescope and building:. Proposed yearly plan of work on the Isaac Newton Telescope from George Sisson, 1959. Letters from G. Sisson regarding the monetary saving of having a 74-inch telescope rather than a 98-inch telescope, 1959. Correspondence with the Corning Glass Works of Zurich concerning glass mirror blanks, 1959. Letter from Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 20 February 1958, regarding the receipt of official notification from the Admiralty that all work on the development contract covering the design study for the Isaac Newton Telescope is to cease forthwith. Specification for the Isaac Newton Telescope issued by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 31 January 1957. Specification for the Isaac Newton Telescope issued by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 20 September 1956. Specification for optical parts for the Isaac Newton Telescope issued by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 25 September 1956. Specification for a building for the Isaac Newton Telescope, 26 September 1956. Outline specification for an observatory dome 61-feet outside diameter issued by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 27 September 1956. Outline specification from Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 28 May 1956. Drawing No. 6726 from Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd showing the 'Diagrammatic Arrangement of Mirror Support' for the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1956.
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1956–1959
131 Correspondence on the Melbourne Transit Instrument. Correspondence regarding the Melbourne Transit Instrument, including a memorandum describing the Melbourne Transit Circle, a gift from the government of Victoria, Australia; and letters from R. Atkinson putting on record the provisional latitude and azimuth of the Herstmonceux meridian site, 22 June 1950.
1 bundle.
1947–1954
132 Papers on the 74-inch telescope. Correspondence and memoranda regarding the 74-inch telescope for Australia, including a draft order form from the Commonwealth of Australia to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 1948, ordering a 74-inch reflecting telescope for installation at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, Canberra.
1 bundle.
1947–1948
133 Papers on the 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes. Correspondence and estimates concerning the dismantling, modifications and re-erection of the 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, including a quotation for modifications to the 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes for installation at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux, 1950.
1 bundle.
1947–1957
134 Correspondence on a mirror transit instrument. Correspondence regarding a mirror transit instrument for use at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux. There is also correspondence with Avimo Ltd concerning meridian transit recording cameras, 1952, and correspondence between R. Atkinson and Dr M.G.P. de Barros regarding a mirror transit circle pavilion, 1948-1952.
1 bundle.
1948–1957
135 Correspondence on the meridian circle. Correspondence regarding the meridian circle, including letters from A. Danjon to Richard Woolley concerning the determination of longitude, 1956; letters from R. Atkinson concerning the analysis of measurements made with the meridian circle, 1950; and drawing No. 4591 of the 7-inch transit circle 'Copenhagen', showing the proposed arrangement of the axis thrust block, 22 June 1948, prepared by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
1 bundle.
1948–1956
136 Correspondence on the Yapp 36-inch Telescope. Correspondence regarding the Yapp 36-inch Reflecting Telescope, including correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding the refiguring and polishing of the telescope's mirror. The papers also include the following items:. Correspondence regarding the contract for the purchase of an electric driving mechanism for the Yapp Reflecting Telescope, 1956. Memorandum by R. Atkinson on shipping mirrors and other important items, 1956. Graph from Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd showing the 36-inch paraboloid mirror before and after the work done on it, 1956. Correspondence with Edwards High Vacuum Ltd regarding a 40-inch aluminising plant to be installed at Herstmonceux, 1954-1956, including three photographs: the general view of the chamber with the diffusion pump attached; the chamber with the mirror cell lying horizontally in front of it; and the chamber, together with the cell, in position prior to clamping the two sections together. Drawing from Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd indicating sundry blemishes on the surface of the Yapp mirror, 1956. Wave shearing interferogram No. 4962 of the Yapp mirror, 31 May 1956, prepared by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd. Wave front profile of the Yapp mirror prepared by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 1956. Copy of the specification of the aluminising plant for the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux, 14 July 1954.
1 bundle.
1948–1957
137 Correspondence on spectrograph instruments. Correspondence regarding spectrograph instruments, including a list of solar instruments presented by John Evershed to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1953
138 Correspondence on the Schmidt Telescope. Correspondence regarding the proposed 25-36½-inch Schmidt Telescope for Dome C at Herstmonceux, including correspondence with Cox, Hargreaves and Thomson Ltd concerning the telescope; correspondence with Pilkington Bros. Ltd regarding glass disks for use on a Schmidt Telescope, 1947-1957; a photograph from Pilkington Bros. Ltd showing disk 22, 36¾-inch by 6 7/8-inch, after grinding, March 1951; a photograph from Pilkington Bros. Ltd showing disk 22, 37½-inch by 7¼-inch, before grinding, 17 March 1950; and a plan and section from Pilkington Bros. Ltd of disk 22, 14 September 1949.
1 bundle.
1947–1957
139 Correspondence on 43-inch disks. Correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding four 43-inch optical disks.
1 bundle.
1949
140 Papers on the Melbourne Transit Instrument. Correspondence and other papers regarding the Melbourne Transit Instrument.
1 bundle.
1958
141 Papers on the 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes. Correspondence and other papers regarding the 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes.
1 bundle.
1959–1962
142 Correspondence on mirror transit instruments. Correspondence and other papers regarding mirror transit instruments.
1 bundle.
1957–1963
143 Papers on the Yapp 36-inch Telescope. Correspondence and other papers regarding the Yapp 36-inch Telescope.
1 bundle.
1958
144 Papers on the spectrograph instrument. Correspondence and other papers regarding the spectrograph instrument.
1 bundle.
1959–1962
145 Papers on the Schmidt Telescope. Correspondence and other papers regarding the Schmidt Telescope.
1 bundle.
1958–1960
146 Papers on the reversible transit circle. Correspondence and other papers regarding the reversible transit circle.
1 bundle.
1949–1957
147 Papers on cosmic ray instruments. Correspondence and other papers regarding cosmic ray instruments.
1 bundle.
1950–1957
148 Papers on the S.P.A. Recorder. Correspondence and other papers regarding the S.P.A. Recorder.
1 bundle.
1951
149 Papers on the spectroheliograph and spectrograph. Correspondence and other papers regarding the spectroheliograph and spectrograph.
1 bundle.
1952–1955
150 Papers on an iris diaphragm stellar photometer. A photograph and negative of a registering microphotometer and of iris shutter photometer no. 8353, with related correspondence and papers.
1 bundle.
1953–1962
151 Papers on a measuring machine. Papers regarding a measuring machine for transit circle 35mm films.
1 bundle.
1954–1957
152 Papers on the Neutron Monitor.
1 bundle.
1955–1957
153 Papers on the Braunbek Coil System.
1 bundle.
1955–1957
154 Papers on the Danjon Astrolabe.
1 bundle.
1955–1957
155 Papers on the reversible transit circle.
1 bundle.
1959–1961
156 Papers on cosmic ray instruments. Papers regarding cosmic ray instruments, including correspondence with E. Elliott of Imperial College, London, concerning 'Cosmic Ray Air Shower Equipment', and letters from the Radiochemical Centre, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, regarding 2mgs of radium held on loan by the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1958–1961
157 Papers on the spectroheliograph and spectrograph. Papers regarding the spectroheliograph and spectrograph, including correspondence concerning the Askania Diaphragm Photometer, 1962; correspondence regarding a Cassegrain Collimator and spectrograph cameras and a blink comparator, 1961; correspondence on the Cassegrain Spectrograph, 1959-1961; and correspondence with D.O. Hendrix of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories concerning satellite alloys, 1959.
1 bundle.
1959–1963
158 Correspondence on the iris diaphram stellar photometer.
1 bundle.
1958–1962
159 Letter on the Zeiss Measuring Machine. A copy of a 2-page letter from C.A. Murray to Messrs Ferranti Ltd regarding the Zeiss Measuring Machine.
1 bundle.
6 Mar. 1963
160 Papers on the neutron monitor.
1 bundle.
1959
161 Correspondence on the Braunbek Coil System. A small set of correspondence regarding the Braunbek Coil System.
1 bundle.
1958
162 Correspondence on Danjon Astrolabe. A small set of correspondence regarding the Danjon Astrolabe.
1 bundle.
1958–1963
163 Papers on satellites. Papers regarding satellites, including general notes on 'Soviet Science', No. 7, 'A Philosophy of Space Research', sent by the Ministry of Defence to the Royal Greenwich Observatory; a note from the Minister for Science regarding 'Anglo-French Satellite Launcher Proposals, Estimated Performance of Vehicle'; a contribution to 'Satellite discussions' by R. Atkinson; a copy of a document from the Royal Society outlining a scheme of observations of satellites; a copy of 'The Prediction Service of H.M. Nautical Almanac Office', prepared by D.H. Sadler; a memorandum by the D.H. Sadler, Superintendent, on the work being done at H.M. Nautical Almanac Office and the provision for future work regarding artificial satellites of the Earth; and a memorandum on the meeting of the Scientific Value Working Group of the Artificial Satellite Sub-Committee, prepared by D.H. Sadler.
1 bundle.
1957–1963
164 Papers on the Fehrenbach Prism.
1 bundle.
1957–1958
165 Papers on the blink comparator.
1 bundle.
1960–1962
166 Papers on the solar spectrograph. Papers regarding casting for the solar spectrograph.
1 bundle.
1958
167 Correspondence on instruments. Miscellaneous correspondence regarding instruments, including letters concerning the Isaac Roberts Telescope and the moon camera.
1 bundle.
1956–1963
168 Papers on the kinetheodolite.
1 bundle.
1962–1963
169 Visitors' applications. Applications by the general public to visit the Royal Greenwich Observatory, filed in alphabetical order.
1 bundle.
1958–1960
170 Papers on visitors. A memorandum stating the rules for staff to bring in personal guests to the Royal Greenwich Observatory free, with an accompanying note.
1 bundle.
1960
171 Visitors' applications. A note regarding staff bringing large parties to the Royal Greenwich Observatory following payment.
1 bundle.
4 Aug. 1960
172 Correspondence on conferences. Correspondence regarding conferences held at Herstmonceux, including lists of people attending.
1 bundle.
1957–1963
173 Papers on visitors. Correspondence, applications, papers on arrangements, etc., regarding visitors of all classes to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including many foreign visitors.
1 bundle.
1953–1960
174 Visitors' applications. Applications by the general public to visit the Royal Greenwich Observatory, filed in alphabetical order.
1 bundle.
1960–1961
175 Visitors' applications. Applications by staff to bring in personal guests to the Royal Greenwich Observatory free of charge.
1 bundle.
1960–1961
176 Papers on special visitors. Correspondence and related papers regarding visits by special parties officially sponsored and controlled by R. Atkinson.
1 bundle.
1959–1961
177 Visitors' applications. Applications by the general public to visit the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1961–1962
178 Papers on special visitors. Correspondence and related papers regarding visits by special parties, including schools, officially sponsored and controlled by R. Atkinson.
1 bundkle.
1961–1962
179 Visitors' applications. Applications by the general public to visit the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1962–1963
180 Papers on special visitors. Correspondence and related papers regarding visits by special parties to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1962–1963
181 Visitors' applications. Applications by the general public to visit the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1963
182 Papers on special visitors. Correspondence and related papers regarding visits by special parties to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1963
183 Papers on dockyards. Correspondence and papers regarding Deptford and Chatham Fleet Shore machinery proposals, annual proposals for works and buildings at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, and annual electrical and telephone proposals.
1 bundle.
1953–1955
184 Correspondence with Chatham Dockyard. Correspondence between H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding requisitions, machinery, workings and buildings, and electrical and telephone alterations.
1 bundle.
1953–1956
185 Correspondence with Chatham Dockyard. Correspondence between H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding the laying out of the grounds.
2 pages.
1954–1955
186 Correspondence with Chatham Dockyard. Correspondence between H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding gas and electrical light.
2 pages.
1954–1955
187 Correspondence with Chatham Dockyard. Correspondence between H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding the removal of the Astronomy and Astrophysic Department.
3 pages.
1955–1956
188 Correspondence with Chatham Dockyard. Correspondence between H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding Greenwich Park.
3 pages.
1954
189 Correspondence with Chatham Dockyard. Correspondence between H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding the Electricity Board and Post Office.
3 pages.
1954–1955
190 Correspondence with Chatham Dockyard. Correspondence between H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding the Naval Stores.
2 pages.
1954
191 Correspondence with Chatham Dockyard. Miscellaneous correspondence between H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, and the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
17 pages.
1951–1955
192 Correspondence with Chatham Dockyard. Correspondence between H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding the Melbourne Transit Circle Building.
5 pages.
1954
193 Correspondence with Chatham Dockyard. Correspondence between H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding the Photographic Zenith Tube Building.
15 pages.
1954–1955
194 Correspondence with Chatham Dockyard. Correspondence between H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding the Greenwich Transit Circle Building.
7 pages.
1954
195 Correspondence with Chatham Dockyard. Correspondence between H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding the Equatorial Group, including the re-erection of the 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes.
1 bundle.
1954–1955
196 Correspondence with Chatham Dockyard. Correspondence between H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Office Service Building.
1 bundle.
1954–1955
197 Correspondence with Chatham Dockyard. Correspondence between H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding meridian rooms, general plans, etc.
1 bundle.
1954–1955
198 Correspondence with Chatham Dockyard. Correspondence between H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding the Yapp dome.
1 bundle.
1955
199 Correspondence with Chatham Dockyard. Miscellaneous correspondence with H.M. Dockyard, Chatham.
1 bundle.
1951–1962
200 Correspondence on requisitions. Correspondence with the Royal Victoria Yard, Deptford, and H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, regarding requisitions.
1 bundle.
1951–1960
201 Annual proposals from Chatham Dockyard. Correspondence and papers relating to annual proposals from H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, regarding machinery for the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1955–1962
202 Annual proposals from Chatham Dockyard. Correspondence and papers relating to annual proposals from H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, regarding works and buildings at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1957–1963
203 Annual proposals from Chatham Dockyard. Correspondence and papers relating to annual proposals from H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, regarding electrical and telephone alterations at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1955–1963
204 Papers on Observatory grounds. Correspondence, memoranda and other papers relating to the Admiralty and H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, regarding the laying out of the grounds at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1953–1961
205 Papers on gas and electric light. Correspondence, memoranda and other papers relating to the Admiralty and H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, regarding gas and electric light at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1953–1961
206 Letter on Greenwich Park. A copy of a letter from R. Atkinson to the Superintendent of Greenwich Park.
2 pages.
20 Aug. 1954
207 Correspondence on the Electricity Authority. A letter from the Hydrographer of the Navy to the Astronomer Royal, 6 July 1955, and a reply from the Astronomer Royal, 13 July 1955, regarding compensation by the British Electricity Authority for possible damage to instruments at Greenwich.
2 pages.
1955
208 Correspondence on the Post Office. Correspondence between H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding the Post Office.
5 pages.
1955–1956
209 Papers on the Naval Stores. Correspondence, memoranda and other papers relating to the Admiralty and H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, regarding the Naval Stores.
1 bundle.
1953–1959
210 Papers on buildings. Correspondence, memoranda and other papers relating to the Admiralty and H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, regarding the building and grounds of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and miscellaneous other subjects.
1 bundle.
1953–1959
211 Papers on Observatory grounds. Correspondence with the Admiralty and H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, regarding the laying out of the grounds at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including three drawings of the grounds (scheme C), 10 April 1952, 25 April 1953 and 5 June 1957.
1 bundle.
1951–1963
212 Correspondence on buildings disposal. Correspondence with the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, regarding the disposal of buildings at Greenwich.
1 bundle.
1949
213 Correspondence on domes. Correspondence with the Admiralty; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; and others regarding the domes at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1950–1963
214 Correspondence on gas and electric light. Correspondence with the Admiralty and H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, regarding gas and electric light at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1949–1963
215 Correspondence on buildings and grounds. Miscellaneous correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the buildings and grounds of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including letters regarding the Royal Air Force radio station and camp at Wartling and housing for the Observatory staff at Herstmonceux.
1 bundle.
1949–1962
216 Correspondence on damage by enemy action. Correspondence with the Admiralty, the Hydrographer of the Navy and Royal Victoria Yard, Deptford, regarding damage caused to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, by enemy action.
1 bundle.
1940–1941
217 Correspondence on the Chronometer and Watch Repair Department. Correspondence with the Admiralty and the Hydrographer of the Royal Navy regarding the removal of the Chronometer and Watch Repair Department from Greenwich.
1 bundle.
1941–1947
218 Correspondence on the Melbourne Transit Circle Building. Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the Melbourne Transit Circle Building at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 envelope.
1952
219 Correspondence on the Photographic Zenith Tube and Meridian Group. Correspondence with the Admiralty and H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, regarding the Photographic Zenith Tube Building and Meridian Group at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1950–1953
220 Correspondence on the Meteorological Enclosure. Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the Meteorological Enclosure, Herstmonceux.
1 bundle.
1950–1952
221 Papers on the library layout. Correspondence, estimates and other papers relating to the Admiralty; Hydrographer of the Navy; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; Libraco Ltd; and others regarding the layout of the library at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1949–1952
222 Correspondence on the Greenwich Transit Circle Building. Correspondence with the Admiralty and H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, regarding the Greenwich Transit Circle Building.
1 bundle.
1950–1953
223 Correspondence on the Equatorial Group. Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the Equatorial Group foundation.
1 bundle.
1950–1953
224 Correspondence on the Time Department and N.A.O. Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Office Group.
1 bundle.
1950–1953
225 Correspondence on Herstmonceux plans and costs. Correspondence with the Admiralty; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; and the Hydrographer of the Navy regarding general plans and costs relating to Herstmonceux.
1 bundle.
1950–1953
226 Correspondence on the Bamberg Building. Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the Bamberg Building at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1952
227 Correspondence on the Photographic Zenith Tube and Meridian Group. Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the Photographic Zenith Tube and Meridian Group at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1953–1954
228 Correspondence on the Anemograph Enclosure. A letter from E. Brian O'Rorke to the Astronomer Royal, 13 July 1953, and a reply from H.G. Barker, 15 July 1953, regarding the Anemograph Enclosure.
1 envelope.
1953
229 Correspondence on the library layout. Correspondence with Libraco Ltd regarding the layout of the library at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with a drawing of a chest of drawers.
1 envelope.
1953–1954
230 Correspondence on the Greenwich Transit Circle Building. Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the Greenwich Transit Circle Building.
1 bundle.
1953–1954
231 Papers on the Equatorial Group. Correspondence, memoranda and other papers relating to the Admiralty; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Hydrographer of the Navy; R.T. James and Partners; and others regarding the Equatorial Group.
1 bundle.
1952–1955
232 Correspondence on the West Building. Correspondence with the Admiralty, the Hydrographer of the Navy and others regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Office Building (the 'West Building').
1 bundle.
1953–1954
233 Papers on general plans and costs. Correspondence and other papers relating to the Admiralty; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; Hydrographer of the Navy; and others concerning general plans and costs with regard to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1953–1954
234 Correspondence on the Bamberg Pavilion. Correspondence with the Admiralty and H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, regarding the Bamberg Pavilion at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1954
235 Correspondence on the Melbourne Transit Circle Building. Correspondence with the Admiralty and G.H. Burgess and Co. and memoranda regarding the Melbourne Transit Circle Building at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1955–1956
236 Correspondence on the library. Correspondence and memoranda regarding the library at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 envelope.
1955
237 Correspondence on the Equatorial Group. Correspondence with the Admiralty; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Hydrographer of the Navy; and others, with additional papers, regarding the Equatorial Group.
1 bundle.
1955–1956
238 Papers on the West Building. Correspondence with the Admiralty; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Hydrographer of the Navy; and others, with additional papers, regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Building (the 'West Building'). The papers include five drawings from Thorn Electrical Industries Limited, Atlas Lighting Division:. 1. Drawing of details of the proposed lighting fittings for the control room, 16 April 1956. 2. Drawing of the proposed lighting for the control room showing details of the louvre frame, 25 April 1956. 3. Drawing of details of channels for louvres for the proposed lighting of the control room, 16 April 1956. 4. Drawing of details of the proposed lighting for the control room, 30 April 1956. 5. Drawing of details of the louvre fin for the proposed lighting fitting for the control room, 16 April 1956.
1 bundle.
1955–1956
239 Correspondence on general plans and costs. Correspondence with the Admiralty; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; and others, with additional papers, concerning general plans and costs with regard to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1955–1956
240 Correspondence on the Yapp Dome. Correspondence with Cox, Hargreaves and Thomson Ltd; the Hydrographer of the Navy; the Ministry of Works; and others regarding the disposal of the Yapp Dome.
1 envelope.
1955–1956
241 Correspondence on the Photographic Zenith Tube and Meridian Group. Correspondence with H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Hydrographer of the Navy; and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding the Photographic Zenith Tube and Meridian Group. The papers include a print of a drawing showing the alternative road layouts for the Meridian Group, 15 October 1957.
1 bundle.
1956–1957
242 Correspondence on the library. Correspondence with H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, with related papers, regarding the library at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 envelope.
1956
243 Correspondence on the Equatorial Group. Correspondence with the Admiralty; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; and the Hydrographer of the Navy regarding the Equatorial Group.
1 bundle.
1956–1957
244 Correspondence on the West Building. Correspondence with the Admiralty; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Hydrographer of the Navy; and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Office Building (the 'West Building'). There are various drawings, including the following items:. 1. Drawing of the sliding hatch to the storeman in Room 94 of the Time and Nautical Almanac Block, 9 January 1957. 2. Drawing of the sliding window to Room 94, 24 October 1956. 3. Drawing of the Turning and Fitting Shop, 21 July 1954.
1 bundle.
1956–1957
245 Correspondence on general plans and costs. Correspondence with the Admiralty; East Sussex River Board; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Hydrographer of the Navy; and others, with memoranda, concerning general plans and costs with regard to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1956–1957
246 Correspondence on the Bamberg Pavilion. Correspondence with H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, regarding the Bamberg Pavilion.
1 bundle.
1956–1957
247 Correspondence on the Yapp Dome. Correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy regarding the Yapp Dome.
1 envelope.
1956
248 Memoranda on the Photographic Zenith Tube Building. Memoranda regarding the emergency closing of the roof of the Photographic Zenith Tube Building.
1 envelope.
1958
249 Letter from Remington Rand Ltd. A letter from Remington Rand Ltd to the Astronomer Royal regarding forms relating to Princeton Files despatched to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 page.
7 Aug. 1958
250 Papers on Herstmonceux Castle. Correspondence and memoranda regarding the canteen refrigerator and water tanks at Herstmonceux Castle.
1 envelope.
1959
251 Correspondence on the Equatorial Group. Correspondence with the Admiralty; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; and the Hydrographer of the Navy, with memoranda and others papers, regarding the Equatorial Group.
1 bundle.
1957–1959
252 Papers on the West Building. Correspondence with the Admiralty, H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Office Building (the 'West Building'), including a drawing showing the layout of the existing external lighting, February 1958.
1 bundle.
1957–1959
253 Correspondence on general plans and costs. Correspondence with the Admiralty; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Hydrographer of the Navy; and others concerning general plans and costs with regard to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1957–1959
254 Correspondence on the Yapp Dome. Correspondence with the Admiralty and the Hydrographer of the Navy regarding the disposal of the Yapp Dome.
1 envelope.
1958
255 Correspondence on the Engineering Workshop. Correspondence with the Admiralty; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; and the Hydrographer of the Navy regarding the Engineering Workshop at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1958–1959
256 Letter on an extraction fan order. A copy of a letter from N.G. Watson, Electrical Engineering Department, H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, to Messrs Woods of Colchester Ltd regarding an order for extraction fans for Dome C of the Equatorial Group and for the Photographic Zenith Tube Building at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 page.
8 Sep. 1959
257 Correspondence on Herstmonceux Castle. Correspondence with H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, and others, with memoranda and related papers, regarding Herstmonceux Castle. Much of the correspondence is with the Superintendent of the S.E. England Navy Works District, Chatham.
1 bundle.
1959–1961
258 Correspondence on shore establishments. Correspondence with H.M. Dockyard and Admiralty House, Chatham, with memoranda and other papers, regarding alterations and additions for shore establishments.
1 bundle.
1960–1961
259 Correspondence on the Equatorial Group. Correspondence with H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Hydrographer of the Navy; Navy Works Department, Admiralty; the Superintendent of the S.E. England Navy Works District, Chatham; and others, with related papers, regarding the Equatorial Group. The papers include a copy of a drawing of the installation of the coude spectrograph, showing structural modifications to Dome A.
1 bundle.
1959–1961
260 Correspondence on the West Building. Correspondence with H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Superintendent of the S.E. England Navy Works District, Chatham; and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Office Building (the 'West Building'). The papers include a copy of a drawing showing alterations to the West Building and additions to the ground floor.
1 bundle.
1959–1961
261 Correspondence on general plans and costs. Correspondence with Admiralty House and the S.E. England Navy Works District, Chatham; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Hydrographer of the Navy; and others, with memoranda and other papers, concerning general plans and costs with regard to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1959–1961
262 Correspondence on the Engineering Workshop. Correspondence with the Superintendent of the S.E. England Navy Works District, Chatham, and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding the Engineering Workshop at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1959–1961
263 Correspondence on the Factory Acts. Correspondence with H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Hydrographer of the Navy; the Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar; the Superintendent of the S.E. England Navy Works District, Chatham; and others regarding the Factory Acts, including letters regarding the disposal of radioactive waste from the Chronometer Department used on luminous watch dials and hands.
1 bundle.
1959–1961
264 Correspondence with the Hydrographer. A letter from the Hydrographer of the Navy to the Astronomer Royal, 18 July 1961, with the Astronomer Royal's reply, 25 July 1961, regarding the siting of the mirror transit circle and kinetheodolite.
1 envelope.
1961
265 Correspondence on the Photographic Zenith Tube Building. A letter from the Astronomer Royal to the Superintendent, Navy Works, Ministry of Public Building and Works, Chatham, 23 July 1963, regarding blinds for the Photographic Zenith Tube Building, with a reply from Martin Clayton, Superintendent, 7 August 1963.
1 envelope.
1963
266 Correspondence on Herstmonceux Castle. Two copies of a letter from the Superintendent, Navy Works, Ministry of Public Building and Works, Chatham, to the Astronomer Royal, 20 March 1963, regarding the control of lighting in the Castle Ballroom at Herstmonceux, and a letter from the Astronomer Royal to the Superintendent, 10 June 1963, with the Superintendent's reply, 17 July 1963, regarding Cash Office security at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 envelope.
1963
267 Correspondence on Herstmonceux Castle. Correspondence with the Superintendent, Navy Works, Ministry of Public Building and Works, Chatham, and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding Herstmonceux Castle.
1 bundle.
1962–1963
268 Correspondence on shore establishments. Correspondence with the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, H.M. Dockyard, Portsmouth; the Ministry of Public Building and Works, Chatham; and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding alterations and additions for shore establishments, including the Hartland Magnetic Observatory.
1 bundle.
1962–1963
269 Correspondence on the Equatorial Group. Correspondence with the Superintendent, Navy Works, Ministry of Public Building and Works, Chatham, and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding the Equatorial Group.
1 bundle.
1962–1963
270 Correspondence on the West Building. Correspondence with the Superintendent, Navy Works, Ministry of Public Building and Works, Chatham, and others regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Office Building (the 'West Building').
1 bundle.
1961–1963
271 Correspondence on general costs and plans. Correspondence with the Chief Surveyor of Lands, Admiralty; Hydrographer of the Navy; Senior Surveyor of Lands and Superintendent of Navy Works, S.E. England Navy Works District, Chatham; and others, with memoranda and other papers, concerning general plans and costs relating to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including a site plan of the Observatory showing proposed speed limit signs, November 1962.
1 bundle.
1962–1963
272 Correspondence on the Engineering Workshop. Correspondence with H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Superintendent of Navy Works, the S.E. England Navy Works District, Chatham; and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding the Engineering Workshop at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1962–1963
273 Correspondence on the Factory Acts. Correspondence with the Admiralty; Hydrographer of the Navy; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; Ministry of Labour; Superintendent of Navy Works, S.E. England Navy Works District, Chatham; and others regarding the Factory Acts, including letters concerning the radiation hazard with regard to the luminous watch dials and hands repaired in the Chronometer Department.
1 bundle.
1961–1963
274 Mirror transit circle specification. A two-page description of the pier specification for the mirror transit circle, July 1963, with a covering letter from R. Atkinson to F.N. Marshall, Hydrographic Department, 6 August 1963.
1 bundle.
1963
275 Correspondence on the Photographic Zenith Tube Building and Meridian Group. Correspondence with the Civil Engineer-in-Chief at the Admiralty and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding the Photographic Zenith Tube Building and Meridian Group.
1 bundle.
1951–1953
276 Correspondence on the Meteorological Enclosure. A letter from the Civil Engineer-in-Chief, Admiralty, to the Astronomer Royal, 21 April 1951, and a letter from H.G. Barker, Secretary for the Astronomer Royal, to B. O'Rorke, 15 July 1953, regarding the Meteorological Enclosure at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 envelope.
1951–1953
277 Correspondence on the library. Correspondence with the Admiralty, the Hydrographer of the Navy, Libraco Ltd and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding the layout of the library at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1951–1952
278 Correspondence on the Transit Circle Building. Correspondence with the Civil Engineer-in-Chief at the Admiralty, with memoranda and other papers, regarding the Greenwich Transit Circle Building.
1 bundle.
1951–1953
279 Correspondence on the Photographic Zenith Tube Building. Correspondence with the Civil Engineer-in-Chief, Admiralty; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding the Equatorial Group, including a drawing of the Photographic Zenith Tube Building, 10 October 1953, and a drawing of the Thompson Equatorial showing the dimensions of the pier and the positions of the bolts for the toe plates, September 1952.
1 bundle.
1951–1953
280 Correspondence on the Time and N.A.O. Building. Correspondence with the Civil Engineer-in-Chief at the Admiralty and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Office Building.
1 bundle.
1951–1953
281 Correspondence on general plans and costs. Correspondence with the Civil Engineer-in-Chief, Admiralty; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; Hydrographer of the Navy; and the Ministry of Works concerning general plans and costs with regard to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1952–1953
282 Correspondence on the Bamberg Pavilion. Letters from H. Spencer Jones to H.M. Smith, Royal Greenwich Observatory, 25 January 1952, and the Civil Engineer-in-Chief, Admiralty, 19 February 1952 and 21 May 1952, regarding the Bamberg Transit Pavilion.
1 envelope.
1952
283 Correspondence on acquisitions. Correspondence and related papers regarding the acquisition of publications, catalogues and other items by the Royal Observatory.
1 bundle.
1937–1955
284 Correspondence on presents. Correspondence and related papers regarding presents made to the Royal Observatory, including letters regarding the presentation of a free pendulum clock by H.R. Fry; correspondence with M.E.H. Oppenheimer regarding the gift from the Oppenheimer Family of a 4-inch portable refracting telescope; and correspondence with J. Evershed regarding the gift of solar equipment.
1 bundle.
1935–1954
285 Correspondence on loans. Correspondence regarding loans to the Royal Observatory and receipts. The letters include correspondence with the Science Museum regarding the loan of the Isaac Roberts Telescope, 1956; letters concerning three large tapestries belonging to Mrs Rosa Lewis, 1952 and 1956; and correspondence regarding the late Wilfred Hall and Galileo's telescopes, 1952.
1 bundle.
1937–1956
286 Correspondence on gifts. Correspondence regarding gifts to or from the Royal Observatory. The letters include correspondence with Miss Frances Cooper, 1952, regarding two large photographs of the Moon taken in 1875 and 1876. There is also acknowledgement from the National Science Museum of the following gifts from the Royal Observatory: Airy's Water Telescope, 1870; Airy's Reflex Zenith Tube, 1851; Airy's Water Clock, 1860; and McNeile's original Occultation Machine, 1928.
1 bundle.
1937–1956
287 Correspondence on gifts. Correspondence regarding gifts to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including correspondence with H.R. Fry, C.R. Burch and the Metropolitan Vickers Electrical Company Ltd concerning the Shortt Clock.
1 bundle.
1935–1936
288 Correspondence on loans. Correspondence regarding the loan of equipment to the Royal Observatory, including the following items:. Correspondence on the Bendorff Electrometer and Flame Collector. Correspondence on the 45° astrolabe. Correspondence on a coil magnetometer. Correspondence on a 6-inch 45-foot focus lens loaned by J. Worthington of California. Correspondence on the loan of the Cookson Floating Zenith Telescope by the Cambridge Observatory Syndicate, 1911-1917. Correspondence on the return of the 6-inch speculum mirror lent by the Revd Father Cortie of the Stonyhurst College Observatory, 1920. Correspondence on the loan of a theodolite by Troughton and Simms Ltd, 1914. Correspondence on the loan of a twin lead and table telephone instrument by the Research Department, Royal Arsenal, 1915-1916. Correspondence on the loan of a Bendorff Electrometer and two Kelvin and White Electrostatic Voltmeters from the Physical Laboratory, Edinburgh, 1916. Correspondence on the loan of a range-finder by the Admiralty, 1916. Correspondence on the loan of a solar micrometer from Professor H.F. Newall, 1916. Correspondence on the return of a barograph to Messrs Negretti and Zambra for adjustment, 1920, the instrument having been loaned to the Royal Observatory prior to purchase. Correspondence on the loan of a wedge-shaped piece of glass by Adam Hilger Ltd, 1920. Correspondence on the loan of a amplifier, syntoniser and valves by the Air Ministry, 1920. Correspondence on the return from the Science Museum, South Kensington, of an instrument for practising the taking of observations of the transit of Venus, 1920. Correspondence on a coelostat lent by the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee and sent to the National Physical Laboratory for investigation, 1921. Correspondence on the return of the quartz fibre vertical force magnetograph lent by Professor Watson to the Air Ministry, 1921. Correspondence on the loan of Leclanche cells by the Department of Scientific Research and Experiment, 1921. Correspondence on the testing of the Burndept Ultra 111 Receiver, 1921.
1 bundle.
1910–1936
289 Correspondence on gifts. Correspondence regarding the delivery of gifts to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1920–1931
290 Annual acknowledgements of loans. Annual acknowledgements for instruments on loan from the Royal Observatory, including the following items:. Correspondence on the transfer of the Herschel 6-inch and 9-inch telescopes to Professor Fox of Chicago, 1929. Correspondence on the loan of the Cooke Equatorial to the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, 1929. Correspondence on the loan of magnetic instruments to the National Committee for the Polar Year for use at Fort Rae during the International Polar Year, 1931. Correspondence on Dent No. 2016, a Hilger Chronograph and a Lindqvist Chronograph lent to the Signals Experimental Establishment, Woolwich Common, 1919. Report on 'Experiment 378, Recording of Eiffel Tower Time Signals to determine Chronometer Error', prepared by the Signals Experimental Establishment, Woolwich, 1919, including a photograph of the Lindqvist Electric Chronograph No. 6 and a photograph of the Turner Valve Relay No. 2 wireless equipment.
1 bundle.
1919–1936
291 Correspondence on loans. Correspondence and related papers regarding the loan of Royal Greenwich Observatory instruments, manuscripts and prints, including annual acknowledgements of loaned items.
1 bundle.
1951–1956
292 Correspondence on furniture. Correspondence and related papers regarding furniture for the Royal Observatory.
1 bundle.
1951–1955
293 Correspondence on moveable instruments. Correspondence regarding Royal Greenwich Observatory moveable instruments.
1 envelope.
1953
294 Letter on equipment. A letter from E.G. Martin, Royal Observatory, to Mr Whale regarding equipment in Mr Melotte's custody.
1 page.
22 Jan. 1953
295 Correspondence on the library. Correspondence and related papers regarding the library of the Royal Observatory.
1 bundle.
1951–1956
296 Correspondence on moveable property. Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the Royal Observatory's moveable property.
1 bundle.
1951–1955
297 Correspondence on gifts. Correspondence regarding acknowledgements of gifts to the Royal Observatory of portraits, films, instruments and other items. The papers include a booklet by A.G. Hinton titled the 'Fifth Dimension' and correspondence regarding the gift of a sundial by Mrs D. Innes.
1 bundle.
1957–1963
298 Correspondence on loans. Correspondence regarding loans to the Royal Observatory, including letters regarding Dr Wilfred Hall and two Galileo reproduction telescopes, 1960, and correspondence concerning a Harris Clock on loan from the Royal Astronomical Society, 1959-1960.
1 bundle.
1957–1963
299 Correspondence on gifts. Correspondence regarding the delivery of gifts from the Royal Observatory, including letters regarding star globes; correspondence regarding a pair of swans presented by the Observatory to Hailsham Parish Council; and letters concerning a barrel chronograph by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd presented to the National Maritime Museum.
1 bundle.
1960–1961
300 Correspondence on loans. Correspondence regarding the loan of items from the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the following papers:. Correspondence on the loan of the chronometer Harrison 4 to the United States Navy, 1961 and 1963. Correspondence on the loan of the Shortt Clock (Sidereal) and the Shortt 49 Clock (Mean Time) to Western Australia, 1960-1961. Correspondence on the continuation of the loan of the unifiliar magnetometer PIC 111 in use at Halley Bay, 1959. Correspondence on the Cambridge Eclipse Expedition of 1958, concerning two chronometer watches, Vacheron and Constantin Nos 54895 and 54909. Correspondence on the Observatory's Dent sidereal timepiece of 1870, 1957.
1 bundle.
1957–1963
301 Correspondence on furniture. Correspondence regarding Royal Observatory furniture.
1 bundle.
1957–1963
302 Correspondence on the library. Correspondence regarding the library of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1957–1963
303 Correspondence on moveable property. Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the Royal Observatory's moveable property.
1 envelope.
1957–1958
304 Correspondence with tradesmen. Correspondence with tradesmen regarding general accounts, with related papers.
1 bundle.
1944–1945
305 Correspondence with tradesmen. Correspondence with tradesmen regarding accounts for photographic plates.
1 bundle.
1951–1955
306 Correspondence with instrument-makers. Correspondence with instrument-makers regarding accounts, with related papers.
1 bundle.
1949–1955
307 Tradesmen's accounts. Correspondence, notes, receipts and invoices regarding supplies and equipment provided to the Royal Observatory by various tradesmen.
1 bundle.
1937–1958
308 Invoice for uniforms. An invoice for uniforms sent to the Royal Observatory by Messrs G. Glanfield and Son Ltd.
1 page.
1956
309 Correspondence with tradesmen. Correspondence with various tradesmen regarding accounts.
1 bundle.
1955–1958
310 Chronometer accounts. A schedule of accounts listing the payment claims made by various firms to the Chronometer Department.
1 bundle.
1958–1962
311 Correspondence on automatic punches. Three letters regarding the use of standard type automatic punches as manufactured by the British Tabulating Machine Company Ltd.
1 bundle.
10 Aug. 1955–22 Aug. 1955
312 Correspondence on telephone accounts. Correspondence regarding the Post Office telephone accounts, with related papers.
1 bundle.
1955–1963
313 Correspondence on timber accounts. Correspondence regarding the accounts for the felling and sale of timber in the grounds of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with related papers.
1 bundle.
1955–1963
314 Demands for stores. Demands for stores from the Royal Greenwich Observatory to the Admiralty Co-ordinating Office (R.C.S.C.), Admiralty Signal and Radar Establishment, giving a description of the stores and the quantity required.
1 bundle.
1955–1956
315 Correspondence with tradesmen. Correspondence with various tradesmen regarding tendering, quotations and other matters.
1 bundle.
1959–1960
316 Correspondence on zenith plates. Three letters to C. Waller, Research Laboratory, Ilford Ltd, 28 July, 9 November and 3 December 1959, regarding zenith plates.
1 envelope.
1959
317 Correspondence on computers. A letter and 2-page write-up sent to Richard Woolley by Remington Rand Ltd, 9 February 1962, regarding its UNIVAC Computer Division, with a reply from the Private Secretary to the Astronomer Royal, 19 February 1962.
1 envelope.
9 Feb. 1962–19 Feb. 1962
318 Correspondence on fuel. Correspondence with tradesmen regarding the supply of fuel to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with related papers, including many invoices.
1 bundle.
1959–1963
319 Correspondence with tradesmen. Correspondence between the Observatory and various tradesmen, with related papers.
1 bundle.
1955–1956
320 Correspondence on photographic equipment. Correspondence with tradesmen regarding photographic equipment, with invoices.
1 bundle.
1955–1956
321 Correspondence on instruments. Correspondence with tradesmen regarding instruments.
1 bundle.
1955–1956
322 Correspondence on fuel. Correspondence with tradesmen regarding the supply of fuel to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with other papers, including many invoices.
1 bundle.
1955–1956
323 Correspondence with tradesmen. Correspondence with various tradesmen and related papers, including invoices.
1 bundle.
1956–1959
324 Correspondence on photographic equipment. Correspondence with tradesmen regarding photographic equipment, with related papers.
1 bundle.
1957–1959
325 Correspondence on instruments. Correspondence with tradesmen regarding instruments, with related papers.
1 bundle.
1957–1958
326 Correspondence on fuel. Correspondence with tradesmen regarding the supply of fuel to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with other papers, including many invoices.
1 bundle.
1957–1959
327 Correspondence on stationery and printing. Correspondence with Her Majesty's Stationery Office and others regarding stationery and printing.
1 bundle.
1952–1956
328 Correspondence on foreign publications. Correspondence with Her Majesty's Stationery Office and others regarding annual demands for foreign publications.
1 bundle.
1952–1956
329 Correspondence on bindings. Correspondence with Her Majesty's Stationery Office regarding bindings for books and other matters.
1 bundle.
1952–1956
330 Correspondence on astronomical publications. Correspondence with Her Majesty's Stationery Office and others, with related papers, regarding astronomical bulletins and publications and demands for Greenwich photoheliographic results. There are numerous requests from abroad for various publications.
1 bundle.
1955–1959
331 Request for publications. Correspondence with Her Majesty's Stationery Office and others regarding requests for various publications, including the Astrographic Catalogue.
1 bundle.
1955–1958
332 Supply notes on Admiralty reports. Supply notes from the Royal Navy Scientific Service, Admiralty, forwarding reports to the Royal Greenwich Observatory (the reports are not included).
1 bundle.
1955–1959
333 Correspondence on the Kuffner Library. Correspondence regarding the gift of the Stephan Kuffner Library to the Royal Greenwich Observatory and the Royal Astronomical Society.
1 bundle.
1955–1956
334 Correspondence on publications. Correspondence regarding translations and cancellations of publications.
1 bundle.
1954–1958
335 Correspondence on Brown's lunar tables. Correspondence regarding the storage of Brown's tables of the Moon at the Royal Observatory.
1 bundle.
1948–1952
336 Periodicals distribution list. A distribution list for periodicals, with some related papers.
1 bundle.
1952
337 Cape and Greenwich publications list. A list of publications issued by the Royal Greenwich Observatory and the Cape Observatory, with related correspondence.
1 bundle.
1951
338 Request for publications. Requests for catalogues, periodicals, annals and Greenwich photographic results.
1 bundle.
1952–1954
339 Supply notes on Admiralty reports. Supply notes from the Royal Navy Scientific Service, Admiralty, forwarding reports to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with related correspondence (the reports are not included).
1 bundle.
1952–1954
340 Correspondence on reports. Correspondence regarding reports and other publications sent to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with related papers.
1 bundle.
1952–1953
341 Correspondence on translations. Correspondence regarding requests from the Royal Observatory for translations.
1 bundle.
1952–1954
342 Cape and Greenwich publications list. An undated list of Royal Greenwich Observatory and Cape Observatory publications for the years 1676 to 1938.
1 bundle.
343 Correspondence on stationery and printing. Correspondence with Her Majesty's Stationery Office and others regarding stationery and printing.
1 bundle.
1956–1963
344 Correspondence with H.M.S.O. A letter to the Astronomer Royal from Miss M.J. Sharp, Publications Division, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 9 May 1957, regarding the reproduction of an adaptation of the Sunspot Area Curve, with a reply from H.P.C. Cook, Clerk of Stationery, Royal Greenwich Observatory, 21 May 1957.
1 envelope.
9 May 1957–21 May 1957
345 Correspondence on binding. Three letters from the Clerk of Stationery, Royal Greenwich Observatory, to Mr Pointer, 15 March, 1 April and 3 April 1957, regarding the forwarding of items for binding.
1 envelope.
1957
346 Correspondence on Whitaker's catalogue. A circular letter from J. Whitaker and Sons Ltd, September 1960, requesting details of publications for inclusion in its 'Reference Catalogue of Current Literature', with a reply from J.H. Whale, 13 September 1960, declining the request, and a note supporting this decision, dated 12 September.
1 bundle.
Sep. 1961
347 Correspondence on bulletins and publications. Correspondence regarding requests for Royal Observatory bulletins and publications.
1 bundle.
1959–1963
348 Correspondence on bulletins and publications. Correspondence regarding requests for Royal Observatory bulletins and publications. Most of the requests are from abroad.
1 bundle.
1959–1963
349 Correspondence on bulletins and publications. Correspondence regarding requests for Royal Observatory bulletins and publications.
1 bundle.
1960–1963
350 Correspondence on Admiralty reports. Correspondence regarding the supply of Admiralty reports to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with supply notes from the Royal Navy Scientific Service, Admiralty, forwarding reports (the reports are not included), and a list of surplus publications in the A.C.S.I.L. Library, Admiralty.
1 bundle.
1959–1963
351 Correspondence on translations. Correspondence regarding Royal Observatory requests for translations.
1 bundle.
1959–1963
352 Correspondence on chronometers. Correspondence regarding the inspection, rating, supply and testing of service watches and other chronometers and clocks by the Royal Greenwich Observatory Chronometer Section, including the following items:. Correspondence regarding the irregular rates of watches in submarines during 'snorting' at sea, 1952. Correspondence regarding tests with Ragasine oil carried out by the Chronometer Section for the International Watch Company, Schaffhause, Switzerland, 1952. Correspondence with D.W. Fletcher regarding his work to complete the preparation of the Harrison No. 1 Chronometer for exhibition at 'the British Clockmaker's Heritage', 1953. Correspondence regarding the loan of the chronometer Vacheron and Constantin 54842 for use by the Cambridge University Expedition to observe the total eclipse of 25 February 1951 near Khartoum. Correspondence concerning the loan of two Paul Buhre Chronometers to the Metrology Division of the National Physical Laboratory, 1951. Correspondence with Talbot Johns, U.S.A., regarding the service history of the Muston Chronometer No. 610, 1947. Letters from F.W. Thorne of the Royal Navy College to the Astronomer Royal regarding damage done to the Riefler Clock No. 136, 1947.
1 bundle.
1947–1953
353 Correspondence on chronometers. Correspondence regarding the inspection, rating, supply and testing of watches, chronometers and clocks by the Royal Greenwich Observatory Chronometer Section, including the following items:. Booklet on 'Balance and Spring' by R.A. Fell. Correspondence concerning quartz crystal chronometers supplied by the Seikosha Watch Company, Tokyo, Japan, 1963. Correspondence regarding the repair of mine clocks, 1962-1963. Correspondence regarding the historical chronometer belonging to Vice Admiral B.C. Watson, 1962. Notes prepared by P.S. Laurie in 1961 concerning 'The Kendal timekeeper' that was sent to Botany Bay on H.M.S. 'Sirius' in 1787. Correspondence with J.B. Williamson, Isle of Wight, concerning a ship's chronometer by John Poole, 1958. Correspondence regarding selected chronometers, watches and almanacs on the Navy stand at the Radio Exhibition of 1956. Correspondence regarding the time ball drop from Deal Tower, 1956. Preliminary press statement regarding a visit to Russia to see clock and watch factories, 1956. Correspondence with H. Quill concerning the 'Five Centuries of British Timekeeping Exhibition', 1955. Correspondence regarding the loan of eight Hamilton deck watches for the Trans-Atlantic Expedition, 1955. Correspondence concerning the loan of chronometer watches for use at the total eclipse of the sun on 20 June 1955, and also in southern Sweden on 30 June 1954. Form H1120 on the supply, use and treatment of chronometers, hack watches and pocket watches, 1955. Letters from D.W. Barret concerning the Kew Certificate, 1954. Correspondence and papers on the increases in staff to deal with Air Ministry work, 1947-1952. Correspondence regarding the Hamilton chronometer, 1954. Booklet titled the 'Practical method of assessing the quality of watches', 1953.
1 bundle.
1947–1963
354 Correspondence on chronometers. Correspondence regarding the production and manufacture of chronometers, including the following items:. Correspondence with the Hudson's Bay Company regarding a pocket chronometer made by James Murray that was supposed to have belonged to Sir John Franklin. Correspondence regarding the visit to Germany of a 'Ministry of Aircraft Production Working Party', 1945. Correspondence regarding the revival of the watch industry in Great Britain, 1945. Drawing of a 'Special Monometallic Balance', 1945. Correspondence concerning a split second stop watch, 1943. Five drawings of a small chronometer case, 1942.
1 bundle.
1942–1945
355 Correspondence on chronometers. Correspondence regarding the supply of chronometers to the Russian Government.
1 bundle.
1944
356 Correspondence on magnetograph clocks. Correspondence regarding the magnetograph clocks at the Abinger Magnetic Observatory, including details of repairs.
1 bundle.
1948–1960
357 Correspondence on chronometers. Correspondence regarding repairs of watches and chronometers.
1 bundle.
1947–1951
358 Correspondence on chronometers. Correspondence regarding the annual audit of chronometers and watches at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux.
1 bundle.
1950–1953
359 Correspondence on horology. Miscellaneous correspondence regarding horology, including letters concerning radiation hazards in the Chronometer Department of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1958; correspondence concerning the training of Abdul Salim as a watch repairer, 1955; and correspondence regarding the use of Ragasine oil in the watch industry, 1948-1949.
1 bundle.
1941–1958
360 Correspondence on chronometers. Correspondence concerning the degaussing of chronometers.
1 bundle.
1941–1946
361 Papers on equipment. Correspondence, invoices and forms D118 regarding contracts for instruments and equipment for the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1958–1964
362 Papers on equipment. Correspondence, invoices, consignment notes, packing notes and other papers regarding equipment, including equipment for the Royal Observatory's Engineering Workshop, mess gear crockery and fire extinguishers.
1 bundle.
1958–1963
363 Papers on office equipment. Correspondence, invoices and other papers regarding office machinery, equipment and stationery for the Observatory.
1 bundle.
1958–1963
364 Papers on equipment. Correspondence and other papers relating to the Ministry of Supply, concerning equipment for the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1959
365 Correspondence on equipment. Correspondence with H.M. Customs and Excise and related papers regarding equipment for the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1958–1963
366 Correspondence on electronic components. Correspondence and related papers, including consignment notes, regarding the ordering of electronic components for the Cape Observatory.
1 bundle.
1959–1966
367 Correspondence on equipment. Miscellaneous correspondence regarding equipment for the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1958–1962
368 Correspondence on equipment. Correspondence, orders, quotations, invoices and other papers regarding firms (letters A-G) supplying equipment to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1958–1963
369 Correspondence on equipment. Correspondence, orders, quotations, invoices and other papers regarding firms (letters H-O) supplying equipment to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1958–1963
370 Correspondence on equipment. Correspondence, orders, quotations, invoices and other papers regarding firms (letters P-Z) supplying equipment to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 bundle.
1958–1963
371 Correspondence on magnetism. Correspondence regarding magnetism, including the following items:. Correspondence regarding the airborne magnetic observations made prior to 1952, 1953. Correspondence regarding magnetic declination records, 1953. Correspondence regarding magnetic observations taken between Norway and Greenland, 1953. Lists of sites in Labrador suitable for magnetic observations (Battle Harbour, Hopedale and Hebron), 1953. Minutes of a meeting on magnetic variation held at 22 Archway Block, South London, on 24 July 1952. Correspondence regarding the Danish Oceanographic Expedition, 1950. Correspondence concerning the proposed International Institute for Geomagnetism, 1949. Correspondence between C.E. Jarman and the Astronomer Royal regarding the magnetic re-survey of the United Kingdom, 1949. Correspondence regarding observations of magnetic variation made by ships, 1948. Copy of P.M.S. Blackett's fundamental theory of the Earth's magnetism, 1947. General statement on the work of the Associate Committee on Geodesy and Geophysics sponsored by the National Research Council of Canada, 1947.
1 bundle.
1947–1953
372 Correspondence on magnetism. Correspondence relating to the National Physical Laboratory and magnetism, including letters concerning the magnetic declination of London and Paris in the early 19th century, with a graph, 1953, and correspondence with Dr E.C. Bullard of the National Physical Laboratory regarding J. Flamsteed's magnetic observations, 1952.
1 bundle.
1949–1953
373 Correspondence on magnetic investigations. Correspondence regarding magnetic investigations, including the following items:. Correspondence with Dr R.F. Thyer, Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia; Professor S. Imamati, Kakiora Magnetic Observatory, Japan; Dr A.A. Giesecke Jr, Huancayo, Peru; and Dr S.L. Mulurka, Alibag Magnetic Observatory, India, regarding sudden magnetic commencements and impulses at different places on the Earth, 1953. Correspondence with J.M. Rayner, Australia, regarding proposed sites for magnetic and seismological observatories, 1950. Correspondence regarding the proposed geomagnetic station on Deception Island, 1949. Reprint of the paper 'Die Wanderung des magnetischen Nordpols und sein mehrfrachen Auftreten' by Dr Hans G. Macht.
1 bundle.
1947–1953
374 Correspondence on magnetism. A small set of general correspondence on magnetic observations.
1 envelope.
1948
375 Correspondence on magnetic instruments. General correspondence regarding magnetic instruments.
1 envelope.
1947–1953
376 Correspondence on magnetic instruments. Correspondence regarding the examination and certification of magnetic instruments.
1 bundle.
1948–1953
377 Correspondence on magnetic observations. Official correspondence concerning magnetic observations, including letters on a 'Nuclear-Free Precession Magnetometer', 1956.
1 bundle.
1953–1963
378 Correspondence on magnetism. Correspondence with the National Physical Laboratory regarding magnetism.
1 bundle.
1953–1960
379 Correspondence on magnetism. General correspondence regarding magnetic investigations.
1 bundle.
1953–1960
380 Correspondence on magnetism. General correspondence regarding magnetic observations.
1 bundle.
1958
381 Correspondence on magnetic instruments. General correspondence regarding magnetic instruments, including the examination and certification of instruments.
1 bundle.
1953–1958
382 Correspondence on Hilger and Watts. Correspondence regarding the payment of claims for services rendered by Hilger and Watts and the facilities provided.
1 bundle.
1948–1953
383 Correspondence on magnetic observations. Correspondence regarding magnetic observations received mainly from foreign magnetic observatories.
1 bundle.
1946–1963
384 Correspondence on magnetic observations. Correspondence regarding magnetic observations supplied mainly to foreign observatories.
1 bundle.
1946–1963
385 Correspondence on magnetism. Correspondence regarding magnetic information supplied to the War Office.
1 bundle.
1946–1957
386 Correspondence on a magnetic survey.
1 bundle.
1945–1957
387 Correspondence on meteorology. Correspondence regarding the Royal Observatory's Meteorological Enclosure and instruments, including letters regarding a Stevenson Screen in the Altazimuth Building at Greenwich, 1951.
1 bundle.
1951–1961
388 Correspondence on humidity reports. A letter from W.H. King, Office Manager, Tate and Lyle Ltd, to the Astronomer Royal, 22 July 1949, regarding payment for humidity reports provided by the Royal Observatory, with a copy of the reply from H.G. Barker, Secretary, Royal Greenwich Observatory, 25 July 1949.
1 envelope.
22 July 1949–25 July 1949
389 Correspondence on meteorology. Correspondence regarding reports sent to the Royal Observatory concerning meteorological phenomenon, including sightings of meteors, waterspouts, sun pillars, fire balls, solar and lunar haloes and the aurora borealis.
1 bundle.
1937–1948
390 Correspondence on meteorology. Correspondence regarding weather conditions and reports given by the Royal Observatory, including requests from solicitors and insurance companies for this information.
1 bundle.
1945–1962
391 Correspondence on meteorological observations. Correspondence with the Meteorological Office regarding the discontinuing of regular observations at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1 envelope.
1952–1956
392 Correspondence with the Meteorological Office. Correspondence with the Meteorological Office and other papers regarding meteorological studies and related subjects, including the following items:. Correspondence with the Air Ministry Meteorological Research Committee, 1946. Notes on a proposed method of estimating temperature at high altitudes by measuring the time sound takes to travel between an explosion point in the air and the Earth's surface, 1946. Suggested method for using long-range projectiles for the investigation, at radio frequencies, of atmospheric refractive index, with particular reference to the measurement of electron density in the ionosphere, 1946. Correspondence regarding the Meteorological Research Committee 'V2 sub-committee', 1945. Copy of a proposal by Richard Silberstein for the use of rockets for the study of the ionosphere, 1945. Correspondence regarding Negretti and Zambra's 'distant-recording Therograph', with details of its erection at Greenwich, 1939.
1 bundle.
1939–1958
393 Papers on meteorology. Tables of the mean temperature made during the 50-year period 1841-1890, and a booklet by W.C. Nash titled 'On the Observations of rainfall, made at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, in the years 1841 to 1879'.
1 bundle.
1920–1927
394 Correspondence on the International Polar Year Commission. Correspondence regarding the liquidation of the work at the International Polar Year Commission for the second International Polar Year, 1932-1933.
1 envelope.
1949–1950
395 Correspondence on meteors. Correspondence regarding meteors, including notes on observations of a meteor that exploded over French Cameroon on 13 November 1952, with a map of the area in question.
1 bundle.
1952–1953
396 Correspondence on meteorology. Miscellaneous correspondence regarding meteorology, including a memorandum on the units and standards of measurement employed at the National Physical Laboratory, 1950.
1 bundle.
1950–1956
397 Correspondence on motor transport. Official and general correspondence regarding motor transport at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux, covering the arrangement of the Observatory transport; agricultural machinery for the groundsmen; the motor transport vehicle census; reports on vehicle inspections; quarterly statements of the employment of motor transport vehicles; garage equipment; fuel; petrol coupons; and the National Safe Driving Competition.
1 bundle.
1956–1959
398 Travel indemnities. Indemnities for travelling in official transport when not on duty.
1 bundle.
1949–1953
399 Correspondence on motor transport. Official and general correspondence regarding motor transport at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, covering the arrangement of Observatory transport, agricultural machinery for the groundsmen, the motor transport vehicle census, reports on vehicle inspection, the maintenance of vehicles, accident reports, driving test reports and the National Safe Driving Competition.
1 bundle.
1959–1963
400 Correspondence on the Cape Observatory. Correspondence with government departments regarding the Cape Observatory, covering staffing, the siting of the 40-inch telescope for the Cape Observatory, Markowitz's lunar camera scheme, the proposed transfer of the naval base at Simontown, the Gill Clock, and a proposal for co-operation between the Cape Observatory and the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria.
1 bundle.
1949–1956
401 Correspondence on Cape publications. A small set of correspondence regarding the printing of publications of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
1 bundle.
1949–1956
402 Correspondence on Cape Observatory staff. Correspondence concerning staff matters and appointments at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, including the retirement of Dr J. Jackson in 1950.
1 bundle.
1949–1955
403 Correspondence on Cape Observatory instruments. Correspondence regarding the instruments of the Cape Observatory, covering the collimator lens, the 40-inch telescope, the regraduation of the movable circle of the Cape reversible transit circle, the Cape 18-inch reflector, and the recording microphotometer and silkworm threads for the telescope and microphotometer eye pieces.
1 bundle.
1950–1956
404 Correspondence with Cape Astronomer. Correspondence with Her Majesty's Astronomer at the Cape.
1 bundle.
1950–1955
405 Correspondence on Cape publications. Correspondence regarding the distribution of publications, annals, catalogues, etc., of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, with copies of the Cape Observatory's Annual Reports for 1949, 1950 and 1951.
1 bundle.
1949–1956
406 Correspondence on the Cape Observatory. Correspondence with government departments regarding the Cape Observatory, including material on staff matters, liability statements, papers on the merging of the Cape Observatory and the Royal Greenwich Observatory, material on modernisation plans, standing orders and Annual Reports.
1 bundle.
1957–1962
407 Correspondence on Cape Observatory staff. Correspondence regarding appointments, promotions and other staffing matters at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
1 bundle.
1957–1962
408 Correspondence on Cape Observatory instruments. Correspondence regarding instruments at the Cape Observatory, including letters concerning a lens for the collimator of the reversible transit circle, the 40-inch reflector and the astrophotographic lens.
1 bundle.
1957–1962
409 Correspondence with the Cape Astronomer. Correspondence with R.H. Stoy, Her Majesty's Astronomer at the Cape.
1 bundle.
1957–1962
410 Correspondence on Cape publications. Correspondence regarding the distribution of publications, annals, catalogues, etc., of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, with a list of recipients of Cape publications, 1958, and a copy of the Annual Report for 1957.
1 bundle.
1957–1962
411 Correspondence on the Cape Observatory. Official and miscellaneous correspondence regarding the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
1 bundle.
1963
412 Correspondence on Cape Observatory staff. Correspondence regarding appointments, retirements and other staffing matters at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
1 envelope.
1963
413 Correspondence on Cape Observatory instruments. Correspondence regarding the instruments of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, including a report on a visit to the Paris Observatory to discuss problems concerning the astrolabe, 15-19 July 1963, and correspondence regarding the 40-inch reflecting telescope.
1 envelope.
1963
414 Correspondence with the Cape Astronomer. Correspondence with R.H. Stoy, Her Majesty's Astronomer at the Cape, including letters concerning the opening of the Elizabeth Telescope, 1 May 1964; a report of the Cape Observatory for the period 1 April 1963 to 31 March 1964; and notes of a meeting held at the Royal Greenwich Observatory on 22 August 1962 to discuss the future status of the Cape Observatory.
1 bundle.
1963–1964
415 Correspondence on Cape Observatory publications. Three letters regarding the distribution of publications of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
1 envelope.
1963
416 Correspondence on the Ordnance Survey. Correspondence concerning Ordnance Survey Office and the proposed triangulation station at Herstmonceux.
1 bundle.
1952–1959
417 Correspondence on standards. Correspondence, notes and other papers regarding the establishment of an international committee for weights and measures and various other British Standards.
1 bundle.
1949–1963
418 Correspondence on planetary and lunar theory.
1 bundle.
1937–1955
419 Correspondence on radio astronomy.
1 envelope.
1950–1958
420 Correspondence on satellites and small planets.
1 bundle.
1937–1955
421 Correspondence on Eros observations.
1 bundle.
1937–1952
422 Correspondence on eclipse and transit occultations.
1 bundle.
1937–1950
423 Correspondence on stellar parallax.
1 envelope.
1939–1959
424 Correspondence on instruments. Correspondence regarding instruments not belonging to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including letters concerning Captain Cook's telescope.
1 envelope.
1938–1958
425 Correspondence on variable stars and novae.
1 bundle.
1937–1946
426 Correspondence on catalogued stars.
1 bundle.
1937–1957
427 Correspondence on double stars and nebulae.
1 envelope.
1955–1962
428 Correspondence on comets and meteors.
1 bundle.
1937–1949
429 Correspondence on Eros observations. Correspondence, notes and other papers regarding observations of the minor planet Eros, including Eros perturbations. The correspondents include Dr A. Kopff, Professor P. Stroobant and other international astronomers and observatories.
1 bundle.
1930–1931
430 Correspondence on observatories. Correspondence, notes and other papers regarding observatories, including sections on foreign observatories; English observatories; the Solar Physics Observatory, Cambridge; colonial observatories, including those in Canada and South Africa; Commonwealth observatories, including those in Australia; the Norman Lockyer Observatory; the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; and Denmark.
1 bundle.
1948–1952
431 Correspondence with foreign observatories. Correspondence with foreign observatories, including those in Finland, Belgium, Mexico, South Africa (the Union Observatory), Italy, Sweden, Japan, Switzerland, Rome, Argentina and Brazil.
1 bundle.
1953–1958
432 Correspondence with English observatories. Correspondence with various English observatories, including letters regarding the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Grants, Whitehall; the Jeremiah Horrocks and Wilfred Hall Observatories; observatories attached to universities; and the Armagh Observatory.
1 bundle.
1952–1958
433 Correspondence on Cambridge observatories. Correspondence regarding Cambridge observatories and solar physics.
1 bundle.
1953–1958
434 Correspondence with colonial observatories. Correspondence with colonial observatories, including those in Canada and South Africa.
1 bundle.
1952–1958
435 Correspondence with Commonwealth observatories. Correspondence with Commonwealth observatories, principally those in Australia.
1 bundle.
1953–1958
436 Correspondence with the Norman Lockyer Observatory.
1 bundle.
1953–1956
437 Correspondence on foreign observatories. Correspondence regarding foreign observatories, including those in Czechoslovakia, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland, Argentina, Turkey, Portugal, Japan, Germany, Belgium, Finland and Denmark.
1 bundle.
1958–1961
438 Correspondence on English observatories. Correspondence regarding various English observatories, including correspondence with the University College of Sussex Council; the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Whitehall, concerning a grant; the Jeremiah Horrocks and Wilfred Hall Observatories; the University of London Observatory; the University of Glasgow Department of Astronomy; and the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.
1 bundle.
1958–1961
439 Correspondence on Cambridge observatories. Correspondence regarding the observatories of Cambridge University.
1 bundle.
1958–1961
440 Correspondence on colonial observatories. Correspondence regarding colonial observatories, including those in Canada and South Africa.
1 bundle.
1959–1960
441 Correspondence on Commonwealth observatories. Correspondence regarding observatories in Australia and New Zealand.
1 bundle.
1958–1961
442 Correspondence with the Norman Lockyer Observatory. A letter to Richard Woolley from S. Archer, Norman Lockyer Observatory, 2 April 1959, requesting the U.T. of plates mentioned in the Greenwich Observations of Colour Temperatures of Stars, with a reply from A. Hunter, 7 April 1959.
2 pages.
2 Apr. 1959–7 Apr. 1959
443 Correspondence on foreign observatories. Correspondence regarding foreign observatories, including observatories in Turkey, Italy, Poland, Argentina, Belgium, Sweden and India.
1 bundle.
1961–1963
444 Correspondence on English observatories.
1 bundle.
1961–1963
445 Correspondence on Cambridge observatories. Correspondence regarding the observatories of Cambridge University.
1 bundle.
1961–1962
446 Correspondence on the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory.
1 bundle.
1961–1962
447 Correspondence on Commonwealth observatories. Correspondence regarding Commonwealth observatories, including those at Perth and Mount Stromlo, with other material, including photographs.
1 bundle.
1961–1963
448 Note on the Norman Lockyer Observatory. A note announcing the retirement of D.R. Barber, Superintendent of the Norman Lockyer Observatory, and the discontinuation of active participation in traditional astronomical research.
1 page.
June 1961
449 Correspondence on foreign observatories. Correspondence regarding foreign observatories, including observatories in Turkey, Sweden, Egypt and Pakistan.
1 bundle.
1963
450 Correspondence on the University of Sussex Council.
1 bundle.
1963
451 Correspondence on Cambridge observatories. A small set of correspondence regarding the observatories of Cambridge University.
1 envelope.
1963
452 Correspondence on Australian observatories.
1 bundle.
1963
453 Correspondence on the Helwan Observatory. Correspondence regarding the Helwan Observatory, Egypt, and correspondence with Dr M.R. Madwar concerning eclipse expeditions.
1 bundle.
1945–1954
454 Correspondence on the Paris Observatory. Correspondence regarding the Paris Observatory, including correspondence with A. Danjon and comments by M. de Vaucouleurs on 'some remarks on the value of the solar parallax'.
1 bundle.
1940–1949
455 Correspondence on German observatories. Correspondence regarding German observatories, including correspondence with Professor A. Kopff, Heidelberg, Germany; a comparison by Kopff of the systems of the General Catalogue and Third Fundamental Catalogue, 1949; and correspondence with O. Heckmann of the Bergadorf Observatory, Germany.
1 bundle.
1945–1951
456 Correspondence on Dutch observatories. Correspondence regarding Dutch observatories, including letters from Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd concerning the Leiden-Johannesburg Astrograph, and correspondence with J.H. Oort, Leiden.
1 bundle.
1936–1953
457 Correspondence with Indian observatories. Correspondence with Indian observatories and the Colombo Observatory, including correspondence with S. Basu, Director of the Colaba and Alibag Observatories, 1954; correspondence regarding the Golden Jubilee of the Magnetic Observatory, Alibag, 1954; correspondence concerning the Nizamiah Observatory, 1950; correspondence with Dr K.R. Ramanathan regarding the Meteorological Department of the Government of India, 1947; and a post-war plan for astronomical and astrophysical observatories in India, sent to H. Spencer Jones by K.R. Ramanathan, 1946.
1 bundle.
1945–1954
458 Correspondence on Japanese observatories. Correspondence regarding Japanese observatories, including correspondence with the International Latitude Observatory, Japan, and correspondence with Y. Hagihara of the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory.
1 bundle.
1946–1951
459 Correspondence with Belgian observatories. Correspondence with Belgian observatories, including correspondence with P.F. Swings of the Institute of Astrophysics, University of Liege, and correspondence with M. Vandekerkhove, Royal Observatory, Belgium, regarding the death of His Majesty King George VI.
1 bundle.
1945–1955
460 Correspondence on the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.
1 bundle.
1947–1953
461 Correspondence on French observatories. Correspondence regarding French observatories, including the Paris Observatory and Meudon Observatory. There is also a paper by A. Danjon, in French, on 'The Analysis of Inequalities in the Rotation of the Earth'.
1 bundle.
1955–1962
462 Correspondence with German observatories. Correspondence with German observatories, including correspondence with Professor O.H.L. Heckmann, Dr H. Haffner, J. Dick and Professor G. Rienacker.
1 bundle.
1955–1960
463 Correspondence with the Leiden Observatory. A letter from J.H. Oort, University Observatory, Leiden, to Richard Woolley, 1 December 1959, regarding a summer course in Holland, with Woolley's reply, 11 December.
2 pages.
1959
464 Correspondence on Indian observatories. Correspondence concerning Indian observatories, including correspondence with Dr S.D. Sinvahl, Uttar Pradesh State Observatory; A.N. Goyal, Department of Mathematics, the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur; K.D. Abhyankar, Nizamiah Observatory; and M.W. Chiplankar, University of Poona. There is also correspondence regarding the Indian Astronomical Society, including letters from N.L. Ghash of Calcutta.
1 bundle.
1955–1963
465 Correspondence on astronomy in Japan. A letter regarding a new Ananaian Central Observatory, 1957, and correspondence concerning the Fifth International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, Tokyo, 1963.
1 envelope.
1957–1963
466 Correspondence with Belgium observatories. Correspondence with Belgian observatories, including P. Bourgeois of the Royal Observatory, Belgium.
1 bundle.
1956–1963
467 Correspondence on the Edinburgh Observatory. Correspondence regarding the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, including correspondence with Dr V.C. Reddish and Professor H.A. Brück, Astronomer Royal for Scotland.
1 bundle.
1956–1963
468 Correspondence on the Australian telescope. Correspondence regarding the 150-inch telescope for Australia, including correspondence with Dr Bart J. Bok; reports on meetings; estimates; reports on United Kingdom participation; and correspondence with the Kitt Peak and Mount Stromlo Observatories, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, the Advisory Council on Scientific Policy and the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.
1 bundle.
1963
469 Correspondence on the Oxford Observatory. Correspondence regarding the University Observatory, Oxford, including correspondence with the Director, H.H. Plaskett. The letters are concerned principally with the Savilian Professorship of Astronomy. There are also reports on Annual Meetings of the Board of Visitors.
1 bundle.
1938–1959
470 Correspondence on the Portugal University Observatory. Correspondence regarding the Observatory of the University of Portugal, including correspondence with Professor M.P. de Barros.
1 bundle.
1948–1959
471 Postcard from the Royal Danish Academy. A printed postcard to H. Spencer Jones announcing the new address of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark.
1 postcard.
Apr. 1955
472 Correspondence with Russian observatories. Correspondence with Russian observatories, including correspondence with M.S. Zverev, President of the Commission of the International Astronomical Union; V.B. Mkonov, Crimean Astrophysical Observatory; Professor B.A. Orlov, Pulkowa Observatory, Leningrad; and E. Federov, Chief of the Hydrometeorological Service of the U.S.S.R.
1 bundle.
1946–1959
473 Correspondence on Spanish observatories. Correspondence regarding Spanish observatories, including correspondence with M.M. Loron, Madrid Observatory; Captain Francisco Fdez de la Puente of San Fernando; Admiral Wenceslao Benitez; Jose Rodrigues Navarro, the Geographic Institute, Madrid; Father Romano, Observatory de Ebro Tortosa; and Dr J. Tinocco, Madrid Observatory.
1 bundle.
1945–1956
474 Correspondence on Scandinavian observatories. Correspondence regarding Swedish and Finnish observatories, including correspondence with Professor B. Lindblad of the Stockholm Observatory and Gustaf Järnefelt, Director of the Astronomical Observatory, Helsinki.
1 bundle.
1945–1950
475 Correspondence on American observatories. (1) Correspondence regarding various American observatories, 1938-1959, including correspondence with the Yale University Observatory; P. van de Kamp, Sproul Observatory, Pennsylvania; Yerkes Observatory; Carnegie Institution of Washington; G.C. McVittie, Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota; Astronomical Department, Berkeley University; The Observatory, University of Michigan; Georgetown College Observatory; Dr James G. Baker, Professor Harlow Shapley and Dr Bart J. Bok, Harvard College Observatory; Dr I.S. Bowen and Dr Walter S. Adams, Mount Wilson and Mount Palomar Observatories; United States Naval Observatory, Washington; Dr A.N. Vyssotsky, Leander McCormick Observatory, University of Virginia, Charlottesville; Lick Observatory; and Dr Lyman Spitzer Junior, Princeton University Observatory, New Jersey. There is also a report on non-seasonal changes in the rate of rotation of the Earth, sent by Sir H, Spencer Jones to Professor D. Brouwer of the Yale University Observatory, 1953. (2) Correspondence with the Lick Observatory, 1939-1959, including Dr Albert E. Whitford, Dr G.H. Herbig, C.D. Shane, J.H. Moore and Dr W.H. Wright. There are letters concerning the Martin Kellogg Fellowship at the observatory, 1940. (3) Correspondence regarding the McMath Hulbert Observatory, University of Michigan, 1938-1940, including material on the McGregor Building and 70-foot tower telescope. (4) Correspondence regarding the Mount Palomar and Mount Wilson Observatories, 1956-1959, including correspondence with Dr O.C. Wilson and Dr I.S. Bowen.
1 volume.
1938–1959
476 Correspondence on Irish observatories. Correspondence regarding the Armagh Observatory, 1957-1958, including correspondence with Professor F.H. Newark, and letters concerning the Dunsink Observatory, County Dublin, 1949-1951, including correspondence with the Director, H.A. Brück.
1 bundle.
1949–1958
477 Correspondence on the University Observatory, Oxford. Correspondence regarding the University Observatory, Oxford, including correspondence with Dr D.E. Blackwell of the Department of Astrophysics; Professor H.H. Plaskett; and W.E. Lamb Junior of the Clarendon Laboratory. Most of the correspondence concerns the Halley Lectureship, the Savilian Professorship and the agenda for visitors to the observatory.
1 bundle.
1960–1963
478 Correspondence with Professor de Beires. A postcard from Professor Sarmento de Beires, Porto, to R. Atkinson, 31 December 1959, regarding Dr Pereira de Barros, with Atkinson's reply of 6 January 1950.
1 envelope.
1959–1960
479 Letter from D.A. Senior. A letter from D.A. Senior to Richard Woolley regarding letters of introduction sent by Woolley.
1 letter.
1 Jan. 1960
480 Letter from F. de la Puente. A letter to Richard Woolley from Francisco Fdez de la Puente, Director of the Instituto Observatorio de Marina, Spain, regarding the death of H. Spencer Jones.
1 page.
10 Nov. 1960
481 Correspondence with the Helsinki Observatory. Correspondence with Dr G.J. Järnefelt of the Astronomical Observatory, Helsinki, concerning the astrographic plate census.
1 bundle.
1960
482 Correspondence on American observatories. (1) Correspondence regarding various American observatories, 1959-1963, including correspondence with the United States Naval Observatory, Washington; Thornton Page, Van Vleck Observatory, Wesleyan University, Connecticut; William Liller, Dr H. Shapley, Professor Donald H. Menzel and Professor Leo Goldberg, Harvard College Observatory; Peter van de Kamp, Sproul Observatory, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Dr I. King, University of Illinois Observatory; Dr Olin J. Eggen, Mount Wilson and Mount Palomar Observatories; Dr K. Hujer, Department of Astronomy, University of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Dr Henry J. Smith, Sacramento Peak Observatory, New Mexico; High Altitude Observatory, Climax, Colorado; Dr W.J. Luyten, Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; and Miss K. Bracher, John Payson Williston Observatory, Massachusetts. (2) Correspondence regarding the Lick Observatory, 1960-1962, including correspondence with Dr A. Whitford, Dr H.M. Jeffers and C.D. Shane. (3) Correspondence regarding the Mount Palomar and Mount Wilson Observatories, 1960-1963, including correspondence with Dr O.C. Wilson, Professor O.J. Eggen, Professor J.L. Greenstein and Dr A.R. Sandage.
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1959–1963
483 Correspondence on the Radcliffe Observatory. Correspondence regarding the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, 1950-1956, including appointments; the Radcliffe Travelling Fellowship; the Board of Visitors' Reports; reports on the Wolverton Estate; reports of the Radcliffe Trustees' Annual Meetings and agenda papers; estimates of expenditure for the Observatory; Radcliffe Trust balance sheet and accounts; maintenance accounts, receipts and payment accounts; and Pension Funds. The papers also include the following items:. A folder of papers concerning Brick Kiln Farm, Wolverton (part of the Radcliffe Estate), 1956, including sketches and a revised layout plan with a report. Correspondence regarding the Wilfred Hall Telescope, 1953. Correspondence regarding the Pretoria Cassegrain II Mirror and also the aluminizing plant, 1952. Correspondence concerning the Coude Spectrograph for the 74-inch reflector at the Radcliffe Observatory, 1952. Correspondence regarding the use by the Cape Observatory of the 74-inch telescope, 1951. Memorandum on 'Aluminizing in South Africa', 1951. Correspondence concerning the coude convex mirror and the Radcliffe Observatory Spectrograph, 1951.
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1950–1956
484 Correspondence on the Radcliffe Observatory. Correspondence, invoices and other papers regarding equipment bought from the Department of Science and Industrial Research Grant, Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including letters regarding orders for instruments and correspondence with Pickfords Travel regarding air tickets.
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1957–1967
485 Correspondence on the Radcliffe Observatory. Correspondence regarding finance and estimates relating to the Department of Science and Industrial Research Grants, Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including correspondence with Longbourne, Stevens and Powell regarding payments from the Department. There are also accounts for the Radcliffe Trust Scheme authorised by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research for the years ending 30 June 1958 and 30 June 1959.
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1957–1967
486 Correspondence on the Radcliffe Observatory. General correspondence and other papers regarding the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, and the Radcliffe Trust, including correspondence on the Observatory's instruments; the Radcliffe Trustees' agenda papers for the annual meetings; the Trust's balance sheets and accounts; papers on the Observatory's expenditure and estimates; material on the Radcliffe studentship; papers concerning the Radcliffe Trust Travelling Fellowship; papers on staff matters and salaries; applications to the Department of Science and Industrial Research for grants; reports of A.D. Thackeray, the Radcliffe Observer, to the Board of Trustees; and reports regarding the Wolverton Estate (part of the Radcliffe Estate).
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1957–1960
487 Correspondence on the Radcliffe Observatory. Correspondence and other papers regarding the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, and the Radcliffe Trust, including correspondence with Longbourne, Stevens and Powell regarding the Trust; minutes of the annual meetings of the Trust; correspondence concerning the Radcliffe Travelling Fellowship and Skymer Studentship; the Department of Science and Industrial Research Grant reports of A.D. Thackeray, the Radcliffe Observer; papers concerning staff matters; and correspondence regarding instruments at the Observatory.
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1960–1963
488 Correspondence on the Radcliffe Observatory. Correspondence and other papers regarding the Department of Science and Industrial Research Grant, Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including correspondence on annual reports; letters regarding Department grants; correspondence concerning staff matters, appointments and salaries; correspondence on instruments and equipment for the Observatory; notes on Southern Hemisphere photometry; correspondence concerning M.W. Feast; papers on Southern Hemisphere observations, relating to the cosmic distance scale; a statement prepared by A.D. Thackeray, 1958; and a list of programmes in progress by Radcliffe staff.
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1957–1964
489 Correspondence on observatories. Correspondence regarding the setting up of the European Southern Observatory and the Southern Hemisphere Observatory, including the following items:. Memorandum by Stephen Toulmin regarding the Foundation of Scientific Policy, 1963. Correspondence with Professor R.J. Blin-Stoyle regarding the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, University of Sussex, 1963. Report by A.B. Muller of the visit of European Southern Observatory observers to Chile, 1963. . Correspondence with Professor O. Heckmann, Germany, concerning reference stars for Groningen variables, 1963. Correspondence with Dr G. Alter, Prague, concerning NGC 6994, 1963. Minutes of meetings of the European Southern Observatory Committee, 1963. Draft of 'The Place of Certain Research Institutions in any reorganisation of Civil Science', 1963. Correspondence with the Air Ministry regarding astronomical surveys and the Wild T4 Theodolite, 1963. Correspondence with G. Kron, California, regarding the 150-inch telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory, 1962. Memorandum concerning a site testing survey of New Zealand, 1962. Correspondence regarding the Advisory Council of Scientific Policy, relating to the Southern Hemisphere Observatory, 1962. Correspondence regarding possible American involvement in the United Kingdom-Australian Southern Telescope, 1962. Notes by Sir John Cockroft on discussions on the Southern Hemisphere Telescope Project, 1962. A copy of oral questions and answers made in the House of Commons regarding the European Southern Observatory and the Southern Hemisphere Observatory, 1962. Correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding 120-inch telescope estimates, 1962. Correspondence with Professor A. Danjon regarding the European Southern Observatory, 1961. Report on a visit to the European Southern Observatory Projects in South Africa by A. Blaauw, B. van Geelen and A.B. Muller, 1962. Minutes of meetings of the Instrumentation Committee of the European Southern Observatory, 1961. Material provided by the Astronomer Royal for a paper to the Advisory Council for Scientific Policy facilities in the Southern Hemisphere for United Kingdom observational astronomers, 1961. Report on the 26th meeting of the Committee on International Scientific Co-operation, 1961. Correspondence with Bart J. Bok regarding the Australian reaction to the Southern Hemisphere Observatory, 1961. General notes on Soviet Science No. 8, 'The Extent of the Co-ordination of scientific research in the Soviet Block', issued by the Ministry of Defence, 1961. Memorandum on the 'Commonwealth Southern Observatory', 1961. United Kingdom Scientific Mission note by H.K. Bourne on 'Some new Visual observations of Dynamic Phenomena in the Solar Atmosphere', 1961. Correspondence with V. Fesenkov, Alma, Russia, regarding the luminosity of the sky at Greenwich, 1961. Memorandum on the needs of British astronomy in the Southern Hemisphere, 1961. Memorandum on the European Southern Observatory conference, Paris, 14 and 15 December 1960, stating the attitude of the different countries, 1960. Paper by Professor Fred Hoyle on 'Reflections on the needs of Astronomy in Britain', 1960. Correspondence of Richard Woolley regarding astronomical matters, 1956-1959, carried on with the following scientists: Dr A.J. Wesselink, Professor O. Heckmann, Professor A. Danjon, Professor A. Thorn, Dr Klaus Bahner, Dr I.S. Bowen, Dr Paul Couderc and Professor H.H. Plaskett. Correspondence with H. Spencer Jones regarding astronomical matters, including star positions and meteor sightings, 1953-1955. Correspondence with J.G. Baker regarding the Planckian radiation function, 1953.
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1947–1963
490 Correspondence on the Nautical Almanac Office. Official and general correspondence regarding the Nautical Almanac Office, including letters concerning equipment, staff, prices of almanacs and reports of meetings. The papers include the following items:. Memorandum by D.H. Sadler regarding the 'Bicentenary of the Publication of the First Nautical Almanac', 1962. Correspondence concerning the proposed replacement of the 1201 computer, 1961. Memorandum by D.H. Sadler on the work of H.M. Nautical Almanac Office, 1957. Report on the visit to the U.S.A. and Canada by Mr and Mrs Sadler in October-November 1956. Memorandum on the 'Explanatory Supplement' to the Astronomical Ephemeris and the American Ephemeris, 1956. Memorandum by D.H. Sadler on the 'Selection of stars for Astronomical Navigation', 1950. Memorandum regarding the abridged 'Nautical Almanac' of 1952, relating to Pole Star tables, 1950. Revision of the abridged 'Nautical Almanac' final specimen pages by D.H. Sadler, 1949. Correspondence concerning an air almanac, 1948-1949. Report by Flora M. McBain on a 'Discussion of Occultations observed in 1946', 1949.
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1948–1963
491 Correspondence on comets. Correspondence regarding sightings of astronomical bodies in the sky, including correspondence with members of the public and crews on ships and letters concerning sightings of the comets 1947N and 1948L. The papers include a detailed air letter from a crew member of S.S 'Waimana' giving measurements and estimates of positions of comet 1947N in the southern skies, first sighted on 9 December 1947. There is also correspondence with Peter Henniker Heaton, 1948, and a copy of his poem 'The Independent Comet'.
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1947–1948
492 Correspondence on astronomical telegrams. Correspondence regarding astronomical telegrams, including telegrams from the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams, Copenhagen, announcing the sightings of comets, novae, etc.
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1939–1963
493 Correspondence on observations and calculations. Correspondence regarding observations and calculations provided by the Observatory, including astro-navigation for the Royal Air Force, star identification and positions. There is also correspondence concerning the Atwood Celestial Globe, 1941.
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1941–1948
494 Correspondence on general astronomy. Correspondence regarding miscellaneous astronomical matters, including correspondence with R.H. Stoy, Professor H.A. Brück, Dr W.H. Steavens, Dr W. Fricke, Professor D.W.N. Stibbs, Professor P.C. Chaudri, Professor W. Fessenkow and Dr J. Ring.
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1946–1963
495 Correspondence on FK3 stars. Correspondence regarding FK3 stars, including correspondence with Professor A. Kopff and Dr W. Gliese.
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1953–1962
496 Correspondence on general astronomy. Correspondence regarding miscellaneous astronomical matters, including correspondence with Professor M.G. Fracastoro, Dr A. Sandage, K.D. Abhyanker, Dr L. Arbey, Rear Admiral F.F. de la Puente, G. Järnefelt, L. Bryer, Dr O.J. Eggen, S. Aravamudan and Dr A. Ali.
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1958–1963
497 Correspondence on the Kanzelhöhe Observatory. The solar observatory at Kanzelhöhe in Carinthia, Austria, was built during the Second World War, and observing began in 1942. In 1946 R. Atkinson and H. Spencer Jones visited the observatory to arrange its general direction. Correspondence regarding the Kanzelhöhe Observatory, including correspondence with Dr G. Kuiper, Dr Behr, Dr K.O. Kiepenheuer, Dr A. Bruzek, Professor H. Benndorf and the Fraunhöfer Institut. The papers also include a note by R. Atkinson on certain technical applications of solar physics, 1947; notes by R. Atkinson on solar observations and radio propagation and a proposed interchange of data, 1947; correspondence concerning the dismissal of Professor K.J.N. Stumpff, head of the Astrophysical Observatory on the Kanzel, 1946; a report on the Astrophysical Observatory of the University of Graz (Kanzelhöhe) regarding equipment and observations, 1946; a report on current and proposed observations and research work at the Kanzelhöhe Observatory, 1946; and correspondence with M.N. Saunders regarding the Observatory, 1946, including a map of its position and two small photographs of the Observatory.
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1945–1950
498 Correspondence on solar physics. Official correspondence with the General Post Office, Ministry of Works, Meteorological Office, Admiralty and others regarding solar physics, including letters concerning the Radar mirror for the Paris Observatory, including correspondence between the Allied Control Commission for Germany and H. Spencer Jones, 1947; correspondence regarding geomagnetic disturbances affecting General Post Office radio data and reports on sun spots and solar flares, 1947; and a report on the 'Solar Location diagram' and 'Co-ordinate Perspective Grille' submitted for examination by J. Swarbrick of the Codes of Practice Committee, Ministry of Works, 1945.
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1944–1947
499 Correspondence with the Swiss Federal Observatory. A letter from the Federal Observatory, Zürich, to H. Spencer Jones, 10 March 1945, regarding observations, and a letter written on behalf of the Astronomer Royal by the Secretary, 13 March 1947, thanking the Observatory for sending sunspot numbers.
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10 Mar. 1945–13 Mar. 1947
500 Correspondence on solar issues. Correspondence regarding reports of sunspots, solar flares, etc., including letters from Professor H.H. Plaskett, Professor F.J.M. Stratton and Mr Newton; correspondence concerning the automatic recording of solar noise signals and supply of solar data; and a memorandum by E.R. Mustel titled 'Connexion between Faculae and Geomagnetic Activity', 1944.
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1944–1947
501 Correspondence on solar issues. Overseas correspondence regarding, sun spots, sun flares, etc., including correspondence with M.A. Tuve, of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, U.S.A.; M.D. Chalonge, Paris; Dr H. Benndorf; A.M. van Wijk, South Africa; Mme Flammarion, France; J.A. Luby; and H.N. Russell of Princeton University Observatory, U.S.A.
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1943–1947
502 Correspondence on solar physics. Correspondence on solar flares and sunspots with members of the general public, schools and universities, institutes of science and technology, other observatories and prominent individuals, including Professor G. Abetti, Dr A.C.B. Lovell, Dr J. Klecveky, J.D. Radcliffe, Sir Edward Appleton, A.V. Vrede, Dr N. O. Roberts, Professor A. Danjon, Professor S. Rosseland, Dr F. Bauer, Dr R.T. Hansen, Dr Righini, Dr A.H. Shapley, Professor H.C. Willett, Dr C. Macris, Dr Adamopoulos and Professor J. Xanthakis. The papers including the following items:. Correspondence with the Cavendish Laboratory on solar flares and long wave anomalies and discussions of a radio warning device for incipient anomalies, 1948-1949. Correspondence with various people, including Dr C.W. Allen and J.S. Hey, concerning solar noise, 1948-1949. Correspondence on solar photography with the general public, other observatories, universities, publishers, etc., including Dr R.A. Lyttleton, Professor R.O. Redman, Dr R. Michard and Dr H.R. Calveit, 1948-1963. Receipts of bills of lading for photographs and negatives from various sources, including the South African Observatory, Mount Wilson Observatory and Kodaikanal Observatory, 1948-1963. Accounts and correspondence on the Eclipse Expedition, 1952. Correspondence with the Shire Valley Hydrology Project, Nyasaland, 1954-1959, including charts on the possible correlation between sunspots and rainfall. Correspondence with the Fraunhöfer Institut on sunspots and solar flares, 1956-1959. Correspondence with Dr Nilo Arriaga on apparent variations of the solar diameter, 1958. Correspondence regarding long wave communication using high altitude orbiting microwave reflectors, 1961, relating to Project Wert-Ford.
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1948–1963
503 Correspondence on eclipses. Correspondence regarding eclipses, including the following items:. Correspondence with the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, including minutes and agendas of the meetings of May 1952, June 1952, November 1952 and May 1953. Paper by R. Atkinson on eclipse photography, 1951, including two 6½" x 3 7/8" film strips with sidereal marks. Correspondence with, and meteorological data from, Dr Madwar of Egypt, 1951-1952, regarding the eclipse of February 1952. Correspondence on instruments for the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1952. Certificates for apparatus and for members of expeditions on official observatory duty, 1952. Letter from A.C. Fry, Superintendent of Police, Somaliland, regarding two half-plate negatives, March 1952. Papers listing various expenses of eclipse expeditions, 1952. Correspondence with various people, including A.R. Michaelis, Helwan Observatory, Egypt, concerning the eclipse expedition, 1952. Letters of thanks sent to authorities in Kuwait, Sudan and Iraq, 1952. Correspondence on the shipment of instruments back to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1952. Correspondence with C.B. Watts on photographs of the eclipse, 1952. Correspondence with A. Danjon on B.F. Lyot's death, 1952. Correspondence with the Royal Air Force and others on the loan and return of aerial masts, 1952. Correspondence with H.A. Brück on damaged apparatus, 1952. Printed circular from Argentina on the 1952 eclipse. Correspondence on the lunar eclipse of 29 January 1953. Correspondence on the eclipse of June 1954, concerning eclipse expeditions to various places, including the Royal Greenwich Observatory expedition to Sweden, with lists of the members of the expedition and the apparatus used. The correspondents include the Stockholm Observatory, J.D. Pope, Dr Gee and various people in Sweden. Correspondence on the eclipse of November 1948, 1953. Material on the method devised by R. Atkinson for use on the 1954 eclipse to observe the Moon's position, 1953-1954. Correspondence with Father F. Heyden regarding Royal Greenwich Observatory staff joining an American eclipse expedition, 1953-1954. Correspondence and accounts for the 1954 eclipse expedition. Letters of thanks for assistance, 1954. Correspondence on the return of equipment from Sweden, 1954. Correspondence with Professor D. Menzel, 1954, concerning the International Astronomical Union Commissioner's Report on the eclipses of November 1948, February 1952 and June 1954. Inventories of the equipment of eclipse expeditions to Persnas, Simrishamn and Sydkoster, 1954.
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1951–1954
504 Correspondence on the Manchester telescope. Correspondence with T.G. Smith-Clarke regarding the telescope for Manchester University.
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1951
505 Correspondence on eclipses. Detailed correspondence regarding eclipses and eclipse expeditions, including travel arrangements, equipment and medical supplies, including the following items:. Correspondence with Paul Nadeau of the Canadian Royal Astronomical Society regarding the total eclipse of the Sun on 20 July 1963. Correspondence with Eremildo Luiz Vianna concerning the partial solar eclipse on 15 February 1961 and the central line of passover in Yugoslavia. Correspondence with Dr J. Dommanget, Royal Observatory, Belgium, 1958, regarding the eclipse of 25 December 1954. Correspondence with Professor R.O. Redman regarding the solar eclipse of 23 October 1957. Correspondence between Dr D.M. Cameron and R. Atkinson concerning an eclipse method, 1957. Minutes of the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee meetings of November 1955 and 14 January 1955. Letters from Peshoton Dubash, Karachi, regarding the partial eclipse of the sun observed from Karachi on 20 June 1955. Correspondence concerning the solar eclipse of 30 June 1954, including letters regarding the eclipse expedition to Simrislund, Sweden; travel arrangements; eclipse equipment; etc. There is correspondence with R. Atkinson, Professor G.C. McVittie, Professor B. Lindblad, Professor R.O. Redman and H. Spencer Jones, and letters regarding eclipse time signals. Telegram and letters from J.P. Bardin of Moscow, inviting Britain to send a scientific expedition to the U.S.S.R. to observe the total eclipse of 30 June 1954. Correspondence with H.S. Spigel from Austria regarding the total lunar eclipse of 26 July 1953. Correspondence regarding the solar eclipse of 1 November 1948 and observations obtained by R. Atkinson and J.D. Pope near Mombasa, 1953. Correspondence with M.R. Madwar of the Royal Observatory, Helwan, Egypt, 1953, regarding plates obtained by B.F. Lyot at the eclipse of 25 February 1952. Detailed correspondence of 1951-1953 concerning the Royal Greenwich eclipse expedition for the total solar eclipse of 25 February 1952 (viewed in Khartoum), comprised of R. Atkinson, J.D. Pope, A.E. Cordwell and Dr N. Barocas. There is detailed correspondence regarding travel and medical arrangements, eclipse arrangements and eclipse time signals needed for the expedition. The correspondents include Dr A.M. Samaha, Royal Observatory, Helwan; A. Danjon; R.O. Redman; G. Abetti; V. Baracas; H.A. Brück; Professor Stratton; R. Atkinson and Sir H. Spencer Jones. Letter from H. von Klüber regarding the death of Dr B.F. Lyot in Cairo, 1952. Report by R.O. Redman on the solar eclipse of 25 February 1952.
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1951–1963
506 Correspondence on the 1952 Eclipse Expedition. Correspondence regarding the 1952 Solar Eclipse Expedition, including the following items: . Correspondence with the bank regarding the transfer of money to Khartoum, 1952. Inventories of equipment, apparatus, food and medicine, and notes and correspondence on packaging, shipment costs and customs dues, 1951-1952. The correspondents include Thomas Cook, the Admiralty and the Sudan Government. Maps of Sudan and Iraq, 1951, showing the path of total eclipse of 25 February 1952. Correspondence with individuals and departments, 1951-1952, including J.D. Pope, Professor Stratton, H. Spencer Jones, R. Atkinson, Professor W.M.H. Greaves of Edinburgh Observatory, H.A. Brück and Professor R.O. Redman, concerning various details of the expedition arrangements. Correspondence with the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee and minutes of meetings on 1 and 19 March 1951. Details of sites for eclipse observations, procedures at the sites, the care and handling of apparatus, the setting up cameras, packing up, etc., 1951. Minutes of a meeting of the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee on 24 March 1950. Correspondence with J.S. Hey, Professor Stratton, the British Council in Iraq and others regarding sites in Iraq and Kuwait, 1951. Correspondence with the General Post Office; Royal Observatory, Abinger; United States Air Force Aeronautical Information Service; and others concerning time signals, 1951. Correspondence concerning the visit to the Royal Greenwich Observatory by Dr M.R. Madwar and A.M. Samaha, 1951. Expenses, claims and balance sheets for the eclipse expedition, Sudan-Iraq, 1951. Notes on the R. Atkinson method, 1951. Correspondence with the Admiralty on the expedition arrangements, including subsistence allowances and notices of Rugby Time Signal alterations, 1951. Correspondence with A.R. Michaelis, Sydney University, on the use of cinematography in eclipse work. Letter from Dr Madwar mentioning the death of Dr Lyot, 1952. Correspondence with the Iraq Petroleum Co. Ltd on the return of equipment to the United Kingdom, 1952. Correspondence with the Helwan Observatory and the Civil Secretary, Sudan Government, 1950-1952, concerning arrangements for the expedition, including the choice of sites, equipment for camping, the construction and shipping of observatory equipment, hotels, health, camp guards, permits and customs dues, the eclipse path and meteorological conditions. Correspondence with the Helwan Observatory on solar photography, 1951. Meteorological data supplied by M.R. Madwar. Correspondence with the Foreign Office on the expedition sites in Iraq and the shipping of equipment, 1952.
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1950–1952
507 Correspondence on institutions. Correspondence and other papers regarding various institutions, including the following items:. General correspondence with the British Association for the Advancement of Science, reports on meetings and invitations to H. Spencer Jones to attend meetings, give talks, etc., 1949-1954. Correspondence with 'The Liverpool Daily Post and Echo' and the Liverpool Astronomical Society, 1953. Correspondence with 'Discovery', 'The Magazine of Scientific Progress' and the British Science Writers' Association, 1952. Minutes of meetings of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 27 October, 3 November and 1 December 1950. Correspondence with the Brighton and Hove Natural History Society, 1950.
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1949–1954
508 Papers on the Institute of Navigation. Correspondence and other papers regarding the Institute of Navigation, including the following items:. General correspondence with the Institute of Navigation, reports on meetings, discussions on membership and Fellowship, invitations to H. Spencer Jones to attend lectures, etc., 1949-1954. The correspondents include R. Atkinson, D.H. Sadler and M.W. Richey. Minutes of meetings of the Institute of Navigation, 22 November 1949, 30 October 1953 and 19 March 1954. Copy of the forward by H. Spencer Jones to Professor E.G.R. Taylor's book 'Mathematical Practitioners of Tudor and Stuart England', 1953. Correspondence with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Geographical Society, 1952. . Proposal by E.G.R. Taylor for a memoir on 'English Mathematical Practitioners of the 16th and 17th Century', 1952. Correspondence with the Stanford Research Institute, 1949.
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1949–1954
509 Correspondence on the Physical Society. Correspondence with H. Spencer Jones, the Secretary of the Physical Society and Dr C.R. Burch regarding meetings of the Physical Society and related matters.
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1949–1954
510 Correspondence on photographic societies. Correspondence, reports and invitations to speak from various photographic societies, including the Hammersmith Hampshire House Photographic Society, 1954; the 'Journal of Photographic Science', 1953; the Royal Photographic Society, 1951 and 1953; the South Suburban and Catford Photographic Society, 1952; the Central Association of Photographic Societies, 1952; and the Institute of British Photographers, 1950, with a programme of its meetings, 1949-1950.
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1949–1954
511 Correspondence on the Royal Institution. Correspondence regarding meetings and lectures of the Royal Institution, including lecture programmes for 1951 and 1953. The correspondents include H. Spencer Jones, R. Atkinson, Sir Lawrence Brigg, H.M. Smith, L.B.W. Jolley, Dr Lyne-Pirkis and Professor Andrade.
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1950–1954
512 Correspondence on institutions. Correspondence with various individuals and societies regarding meetings, membership, papers read, etc., including the British Astronomical Society, 1949-1954; the British Astronomical Society Scottish Branch, 1953; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 1952; D.A. Campbell, 1952; Professor Kopal of Manchester University, 1952; Dr G. Merton, 1952; Arthur C. Clarke, 1952; the British Interplanetary Society, 1952; the Société Chronométrique de France, 1950; Dr E.C. Bullard, National Physical Laboratory, 1950; D.H. Sadler, 1950; and Dr J.G. Porter, 1950.
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1949–1954
513 Correspondence on institutions. General correspondence with various institutions, including the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, 1949-1954; the National Benevolent Society of Watch and Clock Makers, 1954; the Junior Astronomical Society, 1953; Dr Merriman, Institute of Metallurgists, 1953; the Société Chronométrique de France, 1953; the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, 1953; Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and the Clockmakers Company, concerning the Guildhall Reconstruction Gallery Clock, 1952; the Royal Society of Arts, 1952; the Cambridge University Astronomical Society, 1950-1951; and Arthur C. Clarke, British Interplanetary Society, 1951.
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1949–1954
514 Correspondence on the British Association. Correspondence and papers relating to the British Association for the Advancement of Science, including the following items:. Agenda and minutes of meetings of the British Association on 9 September 1959, 6 January 1961, 5 January 1962 and 4 January 1963. Reports, agenda and minutes of the meeting of the British Horological Institute on 4 July 1963. General correspondence with the British Association and Richard Woolley, 1956-1963. Correspondence with various people, including R. Woolley and Professor F. Hoyle, regarding the Conference of Astronomers at Cardiff, 31 August - 9 September 1960. Draft report of the British Association on seismological investigations, 1958. General correspondence on British Association meetings, lectures, memberships, etc., 1954-1963. The correspondents include R. Woolley; H. Spencer Jones; R. Atkinson; East Sussex County Council (1961); Royal Holloway College (1960); the Electrical Research Association Laboratory (1960); Professor Macmillan of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (1956); the Imperial College of Science and Technology (1954); and the University of Liverpool (1954).
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1954–1963
515 Correspondence with the Institute of Navigation. Correspondence of the Institute of Navigation, R. Atkinson and H. Spencer Jones regarding articles, meetings, reviews, etc., relating to the Institute, including an article by Professor Taylor and a 1955 review of 'The Equatorie of the Planetis' by Spencer Jones.
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1954–1958
516 Letter on a Physical Society exhibition. A copy of a letter from H.G. Barker, Secretary, Royal Greenwich Observatory, to the Secretary of the Physical Society applying for eight tickets for an exhibition to be held by the Physical Society in May.
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12 Apr. 1956
517 Correspondence on institutions. Correspondence with various people and bodies, 1960, including Dr Woolley; Dr Goldsbrough; Professor Lighthill; the Ministry of Aviation, Farnborough; F.G. Call of the Maritime Museum; and Southern Television. There is also correspondence and other material relating to the Royal Photographic Society, 1954-1959, and the International Society for Photogrammetry, 1959, regarding meetings, lectures, etc.
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1954–1960
518 Correspondence on the Royal Institution. General correspondence with Sir Lawrence Bragg, Dr Hunter, Dr Woolley, H. Spencer Jones, Dr Davies and others regarding meetings, lectures and other matters concerning the Royal Institution.
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1954–1963
519 Correspondence on scientific societies. Miscellaneous correspondence regarding scientific societies, including the following items:. General correspondence on meetings, lectures, papers, etc., relating to the British Astronomical Association, 1954-1963. The correspondents include Dr Woolley, R. Atkinson, Dr Porter and Dr Waterfield. Agendas, circulars, reports and the constitution of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, 1956-1957. Correspondence with the British Interplanetary Society, 1955. Correspondence with the Sir William Bareman Foundation, 1955. Correspondence with the University of London, 1954.
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1954–1963
520 Correspondence on the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. Correspondence and papers relating to the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, including accounts of the Clockmakers' Company for 1960, compiled 1961; correspondence with the British Clock and Watch Manufacturers' Association, 1958; correspondence with the Clockmakers' Company on meetings, nominations, share transfers and the Harrison Clock, 1954-1955; correspondence with the Association of British Science Writers, 1955; and correspondence with West Kent Scientific Society, 1954.
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1954–1961
521 Correspondence on scientific institutions. Correspondence regarding meetings, lectures and other matters relating to various scientific institutions, including the following items:. Correspondence with the National Physical Laboratory on time comparisons by Telstar, 1962. Correspondence with Dr Keil of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chronometrie on the International Congress, 1959. Correspondence with Réne Baillaud and minutes of a meeting of La Commission Internationale de Coordination des Travaux des Observatoires Chronométrique, 1951-1958. Correspondence with the National Physical Laboratory, 1958. Correspondence with the Society for Visiting Scientists, 1957. Correspondence with the Atomic Energy Authority, Harwell, 1956. Correspondence with Dr Follett of the Science Museum regarding the Planetarium, 1955. Correspondence with the British Horological Institute, 1954. Correspondence with the National Physical Laboratory, H. Spencer Jones and Cox, Hargreaves and Thomson Ltd, 1952, concerning the design of mirror for a standard barometer, including a diagram. Correspondence with the National Maritime Museum, the Science Museum, A. Lloyd, the Royal Society and the Private Secretary to Queen Mary regarding the British Clockmaker's Heritage Exhibition, 1951-1952,. Correspondence with the Association of Optical Practitioners and the British Horological Institute, 1951.
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1951–1962
522 Correspondence on the British Horological Institute. Correspondence with various people, including Richard Woolley, Major Cowan, the 'Horological Journal' and H. Spencer Jones regarding meetings, memberships, dinners and awards relating to the British Horological Institute. There are minutes of the Institute's meeting on 28 March 1963; a committee report, 7 February 1963; and biographical notes on Major Cowan, Secretary of the B.H.I. The papers also include the following items:. Correspondence with A. Danjon of the Paris Observatory regarding the Chronometer Congress, 1959. Correspondence with Ingersoll Ltd, 1951-1961. Correspondence with the British Interplanetary Society, 1958. Correspondence with the British Clock and Watchmakers' Association, 1958. Correspondence with the Privy Council, Whitehall, concerning the British Horological Institute Charter, 1957. Correspondence with the British Horological Institute, East Sussex Branch, 1956. Correspondence with H. Spencer Jones on the 'Moon's Influence on Time-keeping', 1952. Correspondence regarding the Ingersoll prizes for the Lip and Elgin Electric Watch, 1952. Photocopy of 'Certificat d'Essais', Observatoire Nationale de Besançon, and a typescript of technical documentation concerning the lip watch, 1952. Correspondence with the Science Museum, H. Spencer Jones and the Lord Chamberlain's Office regarding the Clockmaker's Heritage Exhibition, 1951-1952.
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1951–1963
523 Correspondence on the Institute of Physics. General correspondence of R. Woolley, Dr P.S. Trebble, T.H. O'Beirne and H.R. Lang regarding the Institute of Physics, including correspondence and preliminary details of the fourth 'Physics in Industry' conference at Glasgow, 25-28 June 1952.
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1951–1956
524 Correspondence on a Royal Society grant. Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones, Mrs K. Baxter, the Royal Society Scientific Relief Fund and the Clydesdale and North of Scotland Bank concerning a grant to Mrs K. Baxter, widow of Alan Baxter, to defray school fees for her two daughters.
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1948–1956
525 Correspondence on a Royal Society grant. Correspondence between Sir H. Spencer Jones, the Royal Society Scientific Relief Fund, Mrs M. Nevill, the Institute of Chemistry and Lloyds Bank Ltd concerning a grant to Mrs M. Nevill, widow of Edmund Nevill, Government Astronomer of Natal and one of the founders of the Institute of Chemistry.
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1942–1955
526 Personal correspondence. Personal correspondence of H. Spencer Jones concerning visits, awards, lectures, manuscripts, articles and book reviews, with related papers, including the following items:. Correspondence with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1948-1949. Correspondence with the National Physical Laboratory, the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, the B.B.C., the Royal Society, Sir David Brunt and Dr Bart Bok, 1949-1952. Correspondence with F. Hoyle, Dr R.A. Lyttleton, Professor V.G. Childe of the Institute of Archaeology and Sir E. Whittaker, 1949-1951. Correspondence with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, 1949-1952. Correspondence with the 'Engineer', 'Family Doctor' and other publications, 1949-1952. Correspondence with Professor J. Garstang of the British Institute of Archaeology and with A.P. Herbert, 1949-1952. Correspondence with Professor M. Kamienski and Dr G. Kuiper, letters concerning the Julian Calendar, and an article on radar and navigation, 1948-1952. Correspondence with Dr W.H. Munk, Professor F.J.M. Stratton, 'Nature' and the Nobel Committee, and reviews of books on Kepler, 1945-1950. Correspondence on Professor Smart's article 'J.C. Adams and the Discovery of Neptune', 1946. Various papers, extracts from published material and book reviews relating to the Royal Observatory's move to Herstmonceux, the Copernican Revolution, terrestrial magnetism and observatories. . Correspondence with Professor Danjon of the Paris Observatory; the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada; and Professor Mitchell, the Union of South Africa, 1949. Correspondence with the Society of Visiting Scientists concerning German and Japanese scientists, 1947. Draft constitution for the Educational and Cultural Organisation of the United States, 1945. Correspondence with Professors Minnaert, van Rhijn and Oort, 1945. Various articles, comments, extracts and books reviews, including 'The Drayonian Heresy and Climatic Changes', 'A Survey of the Universe', 'From Copernicus to Einstein', 'Practical Air Navigation', 'The Poulkovo Observatory', 'Pennsylvania Lives - John Alfred Brashear', 'Edmund Halley 1656-1742' and 'The Observatories of Jai Singh'.
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1945–1952
527 Personal correspondence. Personal correspondence of H. Spencer Jones concerning meetings, lectures, accounts, visits and other subjects. The correspondents include E.N. da C. Andrade, A. Danjon, Sir Laurence Bragg, J. Bartels, Sir Alan Barlow, E. Burgess, Sir Edward Bollard, P. Bourgeois, I.S. Bowen, Sir John Cockroft, T.G. Cowling, S. Chapman, Sir Henry Dale, A. Einstein, R.F. Hesketh, Sir Claude Gibb, H.S. Jelstrup, Sir Harold Jeffreys, A. Kopff, W.H. Munk, F. Moreau, N.F. Mott, J.H. Oort, H. Quill, R.O. Redman, C.S. Beals, L. Spitzer, A. Mitchell, J.B. Macelwane, J.F. Heard, G.M. Clemence, C.M. Billings, Sir Archibald Day, W.H. Shortt, M.N. Saha, L. Essen, J.E. Sears, O. Struve, H. Wood, C. Walen, the American Philosophical Society, the Royal Society, the Royal Institute, the Science Museum, the British Astronomical Association, the Faculty of Astronomical Studies, the Astronomical Society of Edinburgh, the Franklin Institute, the Smithsonian Institute, the Royal Society of Arts, the Society of Visiting Scientists and the Institute of Nuclear Physics. There is also correspondence with 'Nature', 'Far and Wide', 'Research', 'Endeavour' and 'Victoria'. The letters include considerable material regarding the visit by the Astronomer Royal to America and the celebration of the reopening of the Pulkova Observatory. The correspondence is accompanied by a range of additional items. These includes papers by H. Spencer Jones on the 'Secular Increase in the length of the Day', 'A tribute to Arthur Tremayne', 'The International Geophysical Year', 'The evolution of the Telescope', 'Continuous creation', 'The measurement of Time', 'The National Geographical Society Palomar Observatory Sky Atlas' and 'British contribution to the International Geophysical Year'. There are book reviews, comments, tributes and other items relating to K.F. Gauss, Sir Charles Parsons, Sir Arthur Eddington, Sir James Jeans and others. There are also two ledger books for the York Minster Thanksgiving Memorial Astronomical Clock containing balances; general accounts, June 1954-December 1955; and salary and wages accounts, April 1954-November 1955.
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1951–1956
528 Personal correspondence. Personal correspondence of Richard Woolley concerning committees, visits, lectures, awards, prize-givings and book reviews. The correspondents include Sir Edward Appleton; J.R.A. McMillan; H. Brück; W. Buscombe; S. Chapman; P. Du Val; Sir F. Dreyer; O.J. Eggen; G.M. Sisson; M.J. Fenn; Dr Fricke; Dr Gascoigne; Dr Hogg; W. Heintz; the Astronomical Society of Glasgow; the Radio Society of Great Britain; the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; the Royal Society of Edinburgh; the English Speaking Union; the Worshipful Company of Dyers; the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers; Cambridge Philosophical Society; Cambridge Astronomical Society; Cambridge University; the Commonwealth Trading Bank of Australia; Buckingham Palace; the British Horological Institute; Sir William Boreman's Foundation; the Astronomical Society of the Pacific; the Australian Academy of Science; and the Australian National University. There is also correspondence with 'Discovery' magazine.
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1956–1957
529 Personal correspondence. Personal correspondence of Richard Woolley concerning lectures, awards, committees, visits, dinners and other subjects. The correspondents include various societies, institutions, universities, schools and other observatories; newspapers and magazines, concerning books and articles; and tradesmen, insurance companies and others, regarding Herstmonceux. There is also correspondence with individuals, including A. Kratzlaff, P.G. Kulikovsky, Rear Admiral H.A. Karo, R.A. Lyttleton, S. Landgren, N.B. Slater, A.A. Mikhailov, Z. Kopal, W.H. McCrea, G.J. Odgers, J.H. Oort, M.L. Oliphant and J.G. Porter.
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1956–1958
530 Personal correspondence. Personal correspondence of Richard Woolley concerning lectures, awards, committees, visits, dinners and other subjects. The correspondents include various societies, institutions, universities, schools and other observatories; newspapers and magazines, concerning books and articles; and tradesmen, insurance companies and banks. They include A. Rodgers; J.R.A. McMillan; P.M.S. Blackett; Sir Denis Boyd; H.A. Brück; W. Baade; Sir Edward Appleton; M. Ryle; J.C. Eccles; H. Eetsalu; O.J. Eggen; W. Gliese; R.O. Redman; F.J.M. Stratton; S. v. Hoerner; the Australian High Commission, Cape Town; the Scott Polar Research Institute; the Australian Academy of Science; the Australian National University; Sir William Boreman's Foundation; and the British Horological Institute.
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1957–1958
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539 Correspondence with the press. Correspondence and other papers regarding newspaper and magazine articles, including the following items:. Circular to the Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1957. Correspondence with various newspapers and magazines, including 'Illustrated' and the 'Daily Mail', regarding articles, book reviews, etc., 1952-1957. Cuttings from various newspapers and magazines, including 'The Scotsman', 'New York Times', local papers in Sussex, a Swiss newspaper and a French newspaper, 1953, concerning the Royal Observatory's move to Herstmonceux. Correspondence with the 'Evening News' and 'News Chronicle' concerning sunspots, 1952. Article from the 'Daily Mirror' regarding the Royal Observatory's move to Herstmonceux, 1948.
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1948–1957
540 Correspondence with the B.B.C. Correspondence with or concerning the British Broadcasting Corporation, including the following items:. Correspondence with the B.B.C. concerning talks and interviews by the Astronomer Royal for radio and television, 1948-1957. Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding Dr Porter's broadcasts for the B.B.C., 1956. Correspondence between Dr A. Hunter and various individuals concerning a lunar crater, 1952. Correspondence with the B.B.C. concerning photographs of sunspots, 1952.
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1948–1957
541 Correspondence with institutions. Correspondence with various institutions, including the following items:. Correspondence with the British Interplanetary Society, 1957. Correspondence with the Science Museum, the Ministry of Education and others concerning a meeting of the Science Museum Advisory Council on 31 July 1957 and regarding the minutes of the meeting. Letter from the Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1954. Letter from the North India Science Association, 1953. Notice from the Finnish Geodetic Institute on the death of Professor Bonsdorff, Director, 1950. Correspondence with the Board of Trade, 1948.
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1948–1957
542 Correspondence on the National College of Horology. Correspondence regarding the National College of Horology and horology in general, including the following items:. Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and T.H. Holmes regarding meetings of the Board of Governors of the National College of Horology, 1947-1955, including agenda and minutes of meetings, College account balance sheets, and diplomas for H. Spencer Jones' signature. There is also correspondence concerning lectures by Spencer Jones. Correspondence concerning the Board of Governors' proposals to the Ministry of Education, 1955. Correspondence with Dr Richardson concerning the National College of Horology and Northampton Polytechnic, 1955. Correspondence on the resignation of K.J. Hume, Head of the College, 1955. Correspondence with the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery concerning the Exhibition of British clocks and watches and the loan of various time-pieces by the Royal Observatory, 1954. Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning the loan of timepieces to the Birmingham Museum, 1954. Correspondence concerning the appointment of K.J. Hume as the new Head of College and the death of Sir Allan Gordon-Smith, Chairman, 1951. Correspondence on scholarships and proposed courses for the College, 1947-1948. Copy of the Declaration of Trust for the National College of Horology and Instrument Technology, 1947.
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1947–1955
543 Correspondence with the National Maritime Museum. Correspondence regarding invitations from the Chairman and Trustees of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
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1955
544 Correspondence with the press. Correspondence with various newspapers and magazines concerning articles, interviews and reviews of books, including the following items:. Request from the Soviet Press for Richard Woolley's comments on the space flight, 1962. Correspondence with Field Enterprises, the Educational Corporation and 'The Guardian', 1962. Correspondence with the 'Yorkshire Post', the National Society for Clean Air and the Associated Press on the move to Herstmonceux and scientific progress, 1961. Correspondence with the 'Sunday Times' concerning an appreciation of H. Spencer Jones, 1960. Script of R. Woolley's talk for the British Council on the history of the Royal Observatory, 1959. Cutting from the 'Evening Star', New Zealand, regarding an observatory at Otago, 1959. Cutting from 'Nature' on the Royal Observatory, 1959. Correspondence with the B.B.C. regarding a visit of H.R.H. Duke of Edinburgh to Herstmonceux, 1958. Correspondence with Dr Stoy at the Royal Observatory, Cape, 1958. Newspaper cuttings on the move to Herstmonceux, the Royal Greenwich Observatory, the Cape and telescopes, 1958-1962.
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1958–1962
545 Correspondence on television and radio. Correspondence regarding various television and radio programmes for the B.B.C., Granada Television and Southern Television, including correspondence with the Admiralty, Dr A. Hunter, the Malayan Mathematical Society and the British Council.
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1958–1963
546 Correspondence on institutions. Correspondence regarding meetings of various institutions, covering minutes of meetings, dates, places, committee membership, etc. The papers include the following items:. Correspondence regarding the Research Grants Committee and astronomy sub-committee of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, 1958-1963. Correspondence regarding the Radio Astronomy Planning Committee of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, 1961-1963. Correspondence concerning the Balzan Prize Committee, 1963. Correspondence concerning the Science Museum Advisory Council, 1958-1963. Correspondence relating to the Civil Service Commission and special merit promotions, 1959-1963. Correspondence with Professor F. Hoyle regarding the Fleck Committee, 1963. Correspondence relating to the Office of the Minister of Science regarding international scientific cooperation, 1961. Correspondence relating to the Council of the University College of Sussex, 1959. Correspondence concerning meetings of the Space Research Steering Group, the Society for Visiting Scientists and other institutions, 1959.
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1958–1963
547 Correspondence with the National Maritime Museum. Correspondence with the National Maritime Museum, including correspondence with Mr Carr concerning his visit to the U.S.A.; correspondence with the Science Museum Advisory Council regarding a collection of historical aircraft and an exhibition of rockets; correspondence concerning Sheepshank's Equatorial; and correspondence on the bi-centenary of the trial of Harrison's No. 4.
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1961
548 Correspondence on scientific matters. Correspondence between the Royal Observatory, Greenwich; the Nautical Almanac Office; and the Department of Physical Research concerning a proposal for a later report on the course on numerical computation with D.H. Sadler as lecturer.
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1948–1949
549 Correspondence on astrology. Correspondence with R. More and a printed booklet with weather predictions, 1946, and correspondence with S.K. Kandasamy concerning astrological predictions, 1945-1946.
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1945–1946
550 Correspondence on planetaria. Correspondence with the Admiralty and the Science Museum regarding proposals for a London Planetarium; correspondence with the U.S.S.R. Embassy and Trade Delegation concerning Zeiss Planetaria; reports on planetaria in Vienna and Germany; and correspondence with the Australian Scientific Research Liaison Office.
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1946–1947
551 Miscellaneous correspondence. Miscellaneous letters, including correspondence with the Royal Air Force, Farnborough, concerning the astronomical calibration of cameras, 1946, and correspondence with Dr H. Jeffreys, 1945.
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1945–1946
552 Correspondence on the Royal Society. Correspondence with the London Mathematical Society, Dr Hunter and others regarding the cost of publishing papers by the Royal Society, 1949-1952, including a list of Polish publications of 1873-1948 and reference tables in astronomy. There is also correspondence concerning the Cheltenham Magnetic Observatory, 1951.
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1949–1952
553 Correspondence on Royal Society candidates. Correspondence regarding candidates for election to the Royal Society, including F.J.M. Stratton, W.M.H. Greaves, R.O. Redman, Carroll, L.J. Comrie, S. Chandrasekhar and Admiral Edgell. There is also a list of Stratton's papers, 1946.
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1939–1946
554 Correspondence on post-war astronomy. Correspondence relating to the Royal Society's committee on the post-war needs of astronomy, including the following items:. Correspondence with F.J.M. Stratton, W.H.M. Greaves, H.H. Plaskett and E.A. Milne concerning an application by E.M. Lindsay for a grant to convert a telescope at Armagh to a Schmidt Camera, 1946-1947, with a copy of the application and a report by H. Spencer Jones. Correspondence with W.H.M. Greaves concerning the proposed Schmidt Camera at Edinburgh, 1947. Correspondence with D.H. Sadler, Sir Alfred Egerton and Sir Alexander Cadogen concerning the future of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, 1945-1946. Correspondence with F.J.M. Stratton concerning the future of the Cambridge Observatory, 1945. General correspondence of the committee on the post-war needs of astronomy.
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1945–1947
555 Correspondence on the Royal Society. (1) Correspondence regarding general committee business of the Royal Society, including the following items:. Correspondence concerning agenda, minutes and other matters relating to the meetings of various committees, 1928-1947, including the Gassiot Committee, Soiree Committee, International Relations Committee, British National Committee, Newton Tercentenary Committee, Meteorological Research Committee, Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, National Committee for Astronomy and the National Committee of Geodesy and Geophysics. Reports from observatories at Kew, Eskdalemuir and Valentia, 1940-1946. Report to the Gassiot Committee by Dr E. Glukauf and Mr Stopes-Roe on optical properties of the atmosphere, 1946. (2) Correspondence regarding the Gassiot Committee, including the following items:. Correspondence regarding meetings, agenda and minutes of meetings of the Gassiot Committee and sub-committees, 1938-1947, including reports on 'Atmospheric Composition', 'Photochemistry of the Atmosphere', 'Atmospheric Radiation' and 'Temperature'. Correspondence with the Air Ministry on the establishment of a Meteorological Research Committee, 1941. (3) Correspondence regarding the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, including the following items:. Correspondence with F.J.M. Stratton and A.C. Egerton concerning meetings and membership, 1939-1948. . Correspondence concerning the expedition to observe the total solar eclipse of 20 May 1947, 1946. Correspondence with F.J.M. Stratton and D.H. Sadler concerning the 1943 eclipse, 1941. Correspondence with the Mount Stromlo Observatory, the Radcliffe Observatory and F.J.M. Stratton concerning the total solar eclipse of 1 October 1940.
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1928–1948
556 Correspondence on the Royal Society. General correspondence relating to the Royal Society, including the following items:. Correspondence, minutes of meetings and reports to committees, including the National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics, 1948; Defence Services Research Committee, 1948-1949; Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, 1948; National Committee for Astronomy, 1948; Gassiot Committee, 1948; International Relations Committee, 1948; British Council, 1949; Travelling Expenses Committee, 1949; and Soiree Committee, 1949. Correspondence with London University Library concerning Polish publications from the Academy of Science, Cracow, 1949. Correspondence between the Kew Observatory; Carnegie Institute, Washington D.C.; and H. Spencer Jones regarding the Magnetic Charts Committee, 1949. Miscellaneous correspondence between various individuals, including H. Spencer Jones, Professor Brunt and Dr Martin, 1948-1949, concerning committees, the Royal Society Year Book, obituary notices, applications for grants, microfilms, lectures and rates of exchange. Correspondence between Professor Redman, Professor Milne and H. Spencer Jones regarding the death of Deslanders, 1949. Royal Society guide for the preparation of synopses, 1949. Report on the International Astronomical Union General Assembly, Zurich, 10-18 August 1948. Nomination of H. Spencer Jones to serve on the Sectional Committee for Mathematics, 1948.
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1948–1949
557 Papers on the Royal Society. Correspondence and reports relating to the Royal Society, including the following items:. (1) Report by Ferraro and Price on theoretical work done for the magnetic sub-committee since 1939, 1947. (2) Minutes of meetings of the International Relations Committee, 1945-1947. (3) Papers relating to the International Council of Scientific Unions, including the following items:. General correspondence of Professor Stratton, Professor Oort and H. Spencer Jones concerning meetings, reports and other matters relating to the I.C.S.U., 1937-1947. Applications for admission to the I.C.S.U. from the Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and the Union of Crystallography, 1947. Material on the agreement reached between the I.C.S.U. and U.N.E.S.C.O., 1947. Correspondence concerning a memorandum by H. Shapley on astronomical observatories, 1946. Reports concerning the General Assembly of the I.C.S.U. and the 'Committee on Science and its social relations', 1946. Draft agreement between the I.C.S.U. and U.N.E.S.C.O., 1946. Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and J.D. Griffith Davies concerning the International Relations Committee, 1943. I.C.S.U. correspondence regarding the death of Marchell Marconi and the possible election of J. Sakurai as vice-president, 1937. Article from 'Nature' on the social responsibilities of science, 1937. Memorandum concerning the proposal to appoint a committee to investigate the social responsibilities of science and its workers, submitted by the Royal Academy of Sciences to the I.C.S.U., Amsterdam, 1937. List of delegates, agenda, reports and other papers relating to the General Assembly of the I.C.S.U. of 26 April - 4 May 1937. Correspondence with G.A.R. Callender concerning the opening of the National Maritime Museum on 27 April 1937.
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1937–1947
558 Papers on U.N.E.S.C.O. Papers relating to the British Committee for Co-operation with U.N.E.S.C.O in the Natural Sciences, including agenda for committee meetings, terms of reference and details of committee membership; a digest of U.N.E.S.C.O. directives as amended by the Sub-Commission on Natural Sciences; interim summaries of activities of the U.N.E.S.C.O. Division of Natural Sciences; a general summary of the U.N.E.S.C.O. general conference in Paris, 1 December 1946; detailed plans of the British Medical Students' Association for submission to U.N.E.S.C.O., 1948; report on the second session of the standing committee of the U.N.E.S.C.O. executive board, Paris, 21 February 1947; and a report on the first meeting of the experts on fundamental education held in Paris, 17-19 April 1947.
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1946–1948
559 Correspondence on the Royal Society and U.N.E.S.C.O. Correspondence relating to the Royal Society and U.N.E.S.C.O., including letters concerning the setting up of the Field Science Co-operation Office in Cairo, 1948, and correspondence with Sir George Darwin, National Physical Laboratory, on the determination of the interval of time, 1946.
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1946–1948
560 Correspondence on an obituary. A letter from John D. Griffith Davies, Royal Society, to H. Spencer Jones, 16 October 1946, asking that he write an obituary notice for Professor H.C. Plummer, with Jones' reply of 18 October.
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16 Oct. 1946–18 Oct. 1946
561 Papers on the Aerial Magnetic Survey. Agenda and notices of meetings of the sub-committee of the Aerial Magnetic Survey of the Royal Society; a note to the meeting of the sub-committee of the Aerial Magnetic Survey; and correspondence concerning the magnetic survey by air and the development of instruments and methods.
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1945–1946
562 Correspondence on the Naval Research Committee. Correspondence regarding the Royal Society's Advisory Committee on Naval Research Facilities, including letters concerning mathematical tables, 1949; a memorandum to the Advisory Committee concerning proposals for Submarine Gravity Surveys, 1947; minutes of Advisory Committee meetings, 1946-1947; a report on the British Submarine Gravity Survey carried out on board H.M.S. 'Tudor', August 1946; and a map of the route of the proposed Submarine Gravity Survey, 1946.
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1946–1949
563 Correspondence on the Government Grant Committee. Correspondence relating to the Government Grant Committee, including letters concerning the war-time activities of the International Astronomical Union, 1946; correspondence regarding an grant application from E.M. Lindsay for a Schmidt telescope for South Africa, 1945; correspondence concerning meetings of the Government Grants Board to consider grant applications, new members, etc., 1941-1942; and general correspondence regarding applications for grants, 1940.
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1940–1948
564 Correspondence with the Royal Society. Miscellaneous correspondence with the Royal Society relating mainly to the re-establishment and expansion of astronomy after the Second World War. The papers include the following items:. Correspondence concerning the re-equipping of Cambridge observatories, 1948. Minutes of the meeting of the Gassiot Committee on 31 October 1947, with reports from the Kew and Eskdalemuir Observatories. Correspondence concerning Maskelyne manuscripts, 1947. Correspondence regarding the Royal Society Travelling Expenses Committee, available funds, etc., 1947. Notifications, etc., of meetings of the Newton Letters Sub-Committee of the Royal Society, 1939-1947. Correspondence with Professor A.V. Hill concerning Dr G.V. Simonov, 1946. Correspondence on a paper by E.N. Grindley, 1945. Correspondence with Professor A.M. Tyndall on the political standing of German, Italian and Japanese astronomers throughout the war, 1945. Correspondence on an obituary notice for A.R. Hinks, 1945. Correspondence concerning an appeal for assistance in creating a National Observatory for Czechoslovakia and other correspondence on post-war astronomical needs, 1944. Correspondence with H.H. Plaskett concerning an obituary notice for J.S. Plaskett, 1942. Correspondence concerning pensions and grants for Mrs Bromwich and Mrs Nevill, 1941. Letter concerning the release of scholars from a concentration camp, 1940. Correspondence relating to the Government Grants Board, 1939, including an application by Gerald Lenox-Conyngham for a grant and H.H. Plaskett's application for the renewal of the loan of a photo-measuring micrometer. Application for a grant to aluminise the 74-inch mirror of the reflector at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, 1938. List of the recommendations made by the Government Grant Board A, 1937.
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1937–1948
565 Correspondence on International Geophysical Year. Correspondence regarding International Geophysical Year, including the following items:. Copy of a United Kingdom programme for International Geophysical Year, revised to July 1955. Correspondence concerning the longitudes of the International Geophysical Year stations, 1956. List of stations in China for International Geophysical Year, 1956. Correspondence concerning the loan of instruments and photographs for an exhibition at the Science Museum, 1956. Correspondence concerning the longitude and latitude programme for International Geophysical Year, 1956. Article from 'Nature' on a geophysical station at Coats Land, Antarctica, 1956. Minutes of meetings of the British National Committee and papers addressed to the British National Committee concerning programmes for International Geophysical Year, 1955-1956. Letters from R. Woolley to Dr d'Azambuja and Dr Roberts concerning the solar chromosphere survey, 1956. Correspondence and other papers on the processing and duplication of the International Geophysical Year observations, 1956. Letter from R. Woolley agreeing to the loan of a magnometer for the Antarctic expedition, 1956. Correspondence with A. Danjon concerning a project for the simultaneous determination of time and latitude, 1956. Copy of the International Seismological Summary for the year ending 1 October 1955. Correspondence concerning the loan of the Kew Magnetometer Inductor PIC 111 to the Royal Society, 1956. Statement by the Bolivian National International Geophysical Year Committee, 1956. Article reprinted from 'The Times', 21 November 1955, titled the 'Royal Society's Antarctic Enterprise'. Royal Society press release concerning International Geophysical Year, 1955. Report on a British research programme to explore the Earth's upper atmosphere using high altitude rockets, 1955. Report on the Royal Society Antarctic Expedition, 1955. Draft copies of documents from the 3rd meeting of the Comité Spécial Année Géophysique Internationale, Brussels, September 1955, including a narrative account of the meeting, 1956. Correspondence on the organisation of further work of the Comité Spécial Année Géophysique Internationale. Resolutions presented to the meeting of the Comité Spécial Année Géophysique Internationale in September 1955. Correspondence on the use of harmless radioactive tracer materials. Reports on meteorology, geomagnetism, solar activity, cosmic rays, gravimetry and the United States Rocket-Satellite Programme. Correspondence concerning recordings of latitude and longitude observations, 1955. Correspondence concerning the Moon Photograph Programme and the Cape Observatory's participation in it, 1955. Correspondence with the Solomon Islands concerning the longitudes and latitudes programme, 1955. Ministry of Defence translation of a report on Russian participation in International Geophysical Year, 1955. Minutes of the British National Committee meeting of 10 June 1955. List of the cosmic ray programme requirements, 1955. Correspondence concerning programmes in which the Royal Greenwich Observatory will participate, 1955. Letters from R. Woolley at Mount Stromlo to H. Spencer Jones concerning time signals, 1955. Correspondence with Dr Y. Öhman concerning solar maps, 1955. Correspondence concerning the Antarctic Conference, 1955. Extract from 'Hansard' concerning the Antarctic Expedition, 15 March 1955. Correspondence regarding the Danjon Impersonal Astrolabe, 1955. Correspondence with R. Woolley, Mount Stromlo, concerning the photographic zenith tube, 1955. Details of the longitudes and latitudes programme, 1954. Correspondence concerning meetings, committees, articles and participation in International Geophysical Year by the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1954. Correspondence concerning New Zealand's participation in the longitude programme, 1954. Minutes of a meeting of the Aurora Sub-Committee on 26 March 1953. Correspondence with the University of Padua, 1953. Correspondence with Professor Norland, Copenhagen, 1953. Correspondence concerning the British National Committee, 1952-1953. Correspondence concerning artificial satellites and the United States Satellite Programme, with a map of the orbit, 1956.
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1952–1956
566 Correspondence on International Geophysical Year. (1) General correspondence regarding International Geophysical Year, including committee and sub-committee papers, minutes of meetings, I.G.Y. programmes, observations, and correspondence with British and international institutions and observatories. The papers include the following items:. Correspondence with Dr J.M. Stagg concerning geomagnetic data, 1957-1960. Correspondence with Dr W. Markowitz, H.M. Smith and J.D. Balfe concerning the Lunar Camera Programme, May 1959. Correspondence of R. Woolley and E.H. Vestine concerning the World Magnetic Survey, December 1958. Correspondence of the Hydrographer, R. Woolley and Dr Martin concerning the loan of instruments to the Royal Society for the Antarctic Expedition, 1958. Correspondence, resolutions, outline plans, recommendations, etc., relating to the British National Committee for the International Geophysical Year, 1956-1960. Copies of the Report of the 5th meeting of the Comité Spécial Année Géophysique Internationale in Moscow, 1958. Correspondence with the Office of Naval Research, Washington, concerning instruments for use by the Royal Greenwich Observatory in the Lunar Camera Programme, July 1958. Correspondence concerning the participation of the Cape Observatory in the Lunar Camera Programme, April 1958. Correspondence with Dr Markowitz regarding the Lunar Camera Programme, 1958-1959. Correspondence with Dr Stagg concerning geomagnetic data, July 1957. Correspondence concerning International Geographical Year warnings and alerts, and also ursigram codes, 1957-1960. Correspondence concerning the annals of the International Geophysical Year, 1957. Correspondence with the B.B.C. concerning a television programme on the International Geophysical Year, including a draft script, April 1957. Notification from the Conseil International des Unions Scientifiques of a meeting of the Federation des Services Permanents d'Astronomie de Geodesie et de Geophysique (F.A.G.G.S.), December 1956. (2) General correspondence regarding research and the application of artificial satellites, minutes of meetings of the committee on U.K. participation, British National Committee reports and other material. The papers include the following items:. Report by Dr J. de Graaff-Hunter, April 1960. Report by Professor H.S.W. Massey, 1960. Reports by W.R. Hawthorne and Sir Arnold Hall, October 1958. British National Committee report on rockets and satellites, August 1958. Reports by Sir C. Hinshelwood and Dr Martin, November 1958. R. Woolley's article on artificial satellites, October 1958. Statement by Dr Massey, 1958. Extract from 'Hansard' concerning the Russian satellite, October 1957. Further correspondence regarding Royal Observatory observation of the Russian satellite, 1957. Correspondence with R.H. Stoy and F. Whipple concerning the Royal Greenwich Observatory's observation of Russian satellites, 1956-1957.
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1956–1960
567 Correspondence on the International Council of Scientific Unions. General correspondence regarding meetings, committees, reports, etc., of the International Council of Scientific Unions (I.C.S.U.), including the following items:. Royal Society report on the IX General Assembly, September 1961. I.C.S.U. papers for the agenda, 1961. I.C.S.U. financial statement for 1 November 1957 - 31 December 1958. Agenda, papers and a report of the Royal Society on the VIII General Assembly, October 1958. Report on the meeting of the Committee on Space Research, November 1958. Papers for the General Assembly concerning the Committee on Contamination of Extra-Terrestrial Exploration, July 1958. Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and Dr W.J.G. Beynon concerning the 'Solar Eclipses and the Ionosphere' symposium, April 1955. Correspondence with A.V. Hill concerning the I.C.S.U., January 1955. Correspondence with P. Tardi regarding the International Latitude Service, December 1953. Correspondence with J.F. Cox concerning the Royal Greenwich Observatory's photographic zenith tube, December 1953. Report on the Commission on the Ionosphere, August 1952. Report on the VI General Assembly, October 1952. Report on the General Assembly, September 1949. Revisions of I.C.S.U. statutes, May 1949.
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1949–1961
568 Correspondence on the I.R.C. and I.C.S.U. Correspondence and other papers regarding the Royal Society's International Relations Committee and the International Council of Scientific Unions, including the following items:. Correspondence regarding meetings, agenda and minutes of meetings of the International Relations Committee and sub-committees and assemblies of the International Council of Scientific Unions, 1963, including material concerning the Commission on the Teaching of Science Research in Developing Countries and exchange visits between the Royal Society and other academies, including those in the U.S.S.R. Papers on the IX General Assembly of the International Council of Scientific Unions, September 1961, including agenda, structure, Antarctic Research and space research. Report on the U.N.E.S.C.O. general conference, March 1959. Application for admission into the International Council of Scientific Unions by various unions and committees, including the Union for Scientific Study of Population, 1950. Letter from Professor Stratton regarding applications for admission to the International Council of Scientific Unions, March 1949.
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1949–1963
569 Correspondence on the International Computation Centre. Correspondence regarding the U.N.E.S.C.O. proposals for the establishment of an International Computation Centre, including a copy of its proposal.
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1951
570 Correspondence on the Gassiot Committee. Correspondence regarding meetings of the Royal Society's Gassiot Committee and various sub-committees, agenda and minutes of meetings, and reports on research programmes and work undertaken at the Kew, Eskdalemuir and Valentia Observatories on subjects such as atmospheric ozone, atmospheric radiation and temperature, solar radiation, meteorological observations and terrestrial magnetism.
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1949–1961
571 Correspondence on the Newton Letters Committee. Correspondence concerning meetings of the Royal Society's Newton Letters Committee, with agenda and minutes of meetings.
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1949–1961
572 Correspondence on Royal Society nominations. Correspondence with various people, including B.F.J. Schonland, F.J.M. Stratton, G.B.B.M. Sutherland, R.A. Lyttleton, R.O. Redman and H.S.W. Massey, regarding the nomination for the Royal Society of R.H. Stoy, A.D. Thackeray, D.J. Malan, J.H. Oort, R. Atkinson, A.C.B. Lovell, F. Hoyle and others.
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1950–1959
573 Correspondence on the Rutherford Memorial Fund. Correspondence regarding committee meetings, agenda and minutes, and reports regarding candidates and applications for the Royal Society's Rutherford Scholarship, with papers concerning lectures.
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1951–1961
574 Correspondence on the Gassiot Committee. Agenda and minutes of meetings of the Royal Society's Gassiot Committee and sub-committees; reports on work undertaken at the Kew, Eskdalemuir and Valentia Observatories; and applications for grants.
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1961–1963
575 Correspondence on Royal Society nominations. Correspondence regarding nominations to the Royal Society.
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1961–1963
576 Correspondence on scientific publications. Correspondence with various people and societies, including Sir David Brunt, R.O. Redman and A. Hunter, regarding the financing of scientific publications by the Royal Society.
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1949–1957
577 Correspondence on the Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics. Papers relating to the Royal Society's Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics, including correspondence regarding meetings, agenda and minutes of meetings, and reports of sub-committees on vulcanology and oceanography.
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1949–1960
578 Correspondence on the Defence Services Committee. Correspondence regarding loans and grants made by the Royal Society's Defence Services Research Facilities Committee to the British North Greenland Expedition, the solar eclipse observations of June 1954, and expeditions to Morocco and Iceland in 1952. The papers include agenda, minutes of meetings and reports on activities.
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1949–1957
579 Correspondence on the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee. Correspondence and papers relating to the Royal Society's Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, including letters regarding meetings; agenda and minutes of meetings; correspondence with R.O. Redman concerning equipment; details for the eclipse of 12 October 1958; correspondence concerning members of the committee; correspondence concerning the 1955 eclipse, covering sites, travel, grants, etc.; observations of the total eclipse of 30 June 1954; correspondence on the 1952 eclipse; and general correspondence with F.J.M. Stratton and R.O. Redman.
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1949–1960
580 Correspondence on the Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics. Correspondence regarding the Royal Society's British National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics, with material relating to the 1962 Symposia, publications, sub-committees and International Geophysical Year.
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1961–1963
581 Correspondence on the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee. Correspondence regarding the Royal Society's Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, including minutes of meetings; correspondence on the expedition to Canada to observe the eclipse of 20 July 1963; and an extract from 'Sky and Telescope', Vol. 22 (1961), comprised of a map of forthcoming eclipses.
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1961–1963
582 Correspondence on the Committee for Magnetism and Electricity. Correspondence regarding the Royal Society Sub-Committee for Terrestrial Magnetism and Electricity, including letters concerning meetings, a programme for International Geophysical Year, notes of work done at the Royal Greenwich Observatory on geomagnetism, and correspondence with Dr Nils Ambolt concerning magnetic charts.
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1949–1958
583 Papers on the National Committee for Astronomy. Papers relating to National Committee for Astronomy, including letters regarding meetings, minutes of meetings, reports, proposals and other material, including correspondence regarding grants for Dr Ferraro and others for visits to Moscow for spectroscopy meetings. The papers also include the following items:. Papers regarding rockets and satellites, including the first Russian satellites, 1957-1958. Correspondence with Dr Merton, Professor McCrea and others regarding nominations to International Astronomical Union Commissions, 1958. Correspondence regarding Antarctic research and minutes of committee meetings, 1958. Correspondence on the 10th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union in Moscow, August 1958. Correspondence on proposals for a Joint Commission on World Geophysical Days, 1958. Memorandum on the 'scientific value of observations on artificial Earth satellites', 1957. Papers on 'the needs of optical astronomy in Great Britain', 1955. Papers on a 'Project for an International Observatory in the Southern Hemisphere', 1954-1955. Correspondence with D.L. Edwards, Z. Kopal, F. Freundlich, H.H. Plaskett, C.W. Allen, R.O. Redman and W.H. McCrea on the needs of astronomy in Britain, 1954. 'Report on the conformity of the American Ephemeris and the (British) Nautical Almanac', 1954. Reports and memoranda relating to the International Geophysical Year of 1957, 1954. Memorandum on a meeting regarding plans for an observatory in the Southern Hemisphere, 1954. Correspondence with H.H. Plaskett, Sir Thomas Merton, Sir Harold Jeffreys and F.J.M. Stratton concerning data tables, 1950. List of data and reference tables in astronomy, 1950. Letter from F.J.M. Stratton concerning the Society for Visiting Scientists, 1950.
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1949–1958
584 Correspondence on Newton's Reflecting Telescope. Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and Mr Martin of the Royal Society regarding the construction of a replica of Newton's Reflecting Telescope.
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1952–1953
585 Correspondence on the Halley committee. Correspondence with the committee for the commemoration of the tercentenary of Edmond Halley's birth.
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1956
586 Correspondence on the Paul Instrument Fund. Correspondence regarding R.O. Redman's application to the Paul Instrument Fund and a circular concerning the Royal Society Tercentenary celebrations in 1960.
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1958
587 Correspondence with the Royal Society. Correspondence between the Astronomer Royal and the Royal Society on a variety of matters, including subscriptions and income tax; medal awards; the circulation of papers; expenditure on the Isaac Newton Telescope; the Royal Society's visit to Czechoslovakia; Mrs Royd's application to the Scientific Relief Fund; the protection of Herschel's house; exchange visits between scientists in the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom; the Royal Society and Nuffield Foundation Commonwealth bursaries scheme, with an application by W. Buscombe; Flamsteed's letters; applications to the Paul Instrument Fund; the Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope being constructed at St Andrew's University; the 400th anniversary of the death of Copernicus; the Meteor Camera Project at Bristol University; the 'Magnetism of Ships' and other publications; the Shelton Clock; the gift to the Royal Society of correspondence of early astronomers, including Sir G.B. Airy; and notes on the preparation of scientific papers.
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1949–1958
588 Correspondence with the British National Committee for Astronomy. Correspondence with the British National Committee for Astronomy regarding meetings, agenda and minutes of meetings, proposals, and reports on various projects. There is material regarding the computational needs of theoretical astronomy; the proposed institute of theoretical astronomy; the European Southern Observatory; the 9th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union; the International Polar Motion Service; grants in aid of travel; and frequency bands for radio astronomy. The correspondents include H.A. Brück, F. Hoyle, W.H. McCrea, H. Bondi, D.H. Sadler, Sir J. Carroll, T.G. Cowling and Sir Thomas Merton.
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1959–1961
589 Correspondence on the Joint European Southern Observatory. Correspondence regarding the sub-committee of the Joint European Southern Observatory.
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1959
590 Correspondence on the Paul Instrument Fund. Correspondence concerning applications to the Paul Instrument Fund by A.R. Thompson, B.V. Bowden and R.O. Redman.
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1959–1963
591 Letter on the Woolsthorpe Manor Committee. A letter from D.C. Martin, Royal Society, to R. Woolley, 1 December 1960, inviting him to serve on the Committee for the Management of Woolsthorpe Manor, with Woolley's reply accepting the offer, 8 December.
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1 Dec. 1960–8 Dec. 1960
592 Correspondence with the Royal Society. Correspondence between the Astronomer Royal and the Royal Society on a variety of matters, including the following items:. Correspondence with R.H. Stoy concerning H. Spencer Jones' obituary notice, 1961. Correspondence on the Royal Society Tercentenary Appeal, 1961. Correspondence concerning various publications, including biographical data on H. Spencer Jones, 1961. Correspondence on Royal Society medals. Address to the Royal Society. Correspondence on a visit to the Royal Greenwich Observatory by Fellows of Royal Society, covering the loan of a marquee, mess gear, arrangements for visitors, the programme, etc. Report on a visit to Czechoslovakia, 1960. Correspondence with Professor F. Hoyle and Dr Thornton, 1960. Correspondence on exchange visits between the U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society, 1960. Survey on the main trends of inquiry in the field of the natural sciences, 1959. Testimonial for William Herschel by the Astronomer Royal, with reference to the protection of Herschel's house in Slough, 1959.
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1959–1961
593 Correspondence on Royal Society committees. Correspondence regarding meetings, minutes and agenda of meetings, with other papers, relating to various Royal Society committees, including the International Relations Committee, British National Committee for Astronomy, Sub-committee on the Proposed Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, British National Committee on Space Research and the International Council of Scientific Unions. The correspondents include R. Woolley, R. Atkinson, D.H. Sadler, H. Bondi, Sir H.S.W. Massey, F. Hoyle, Sir W. Hodge, W.H. McCrea and H.A. Brück. There is also a memorandum on the United Kingdom's involvement with the Anglo-Australian Telescope, 1963; correspondence on radio astronomy and space science, 1962; notation for the Earth's gravitational potential, 1962; and material on Project West Ford and long range communications, 1961.
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1961–1963
594 Correspondence on the Paul Instrument Fund. Correspondence regarding Paul Instrument Fund grants, including Dr B.V. Bowden's request for an extension of his grant, 1963; correspondence with R.O. Redman concerning astronomical mirrors, 1961-1962; correspondence on the grant to Dr A.R. Thompson, 1961; and correspondence with Sir R. Robinson on Dr Ring. There is also a copy of the minutes of the 30 March 1962 meeting of the British National Committee on Space Research.
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1961–1963
595 Correspondence on Royal Society committees. Correspondence with W.H. McCrea regarding the Astronomy and Geophysics Sub-committee of the Trend Committee; letters on the financing of United Kingdom contributions to international projects; and correspondence concerning scientific societies and research in the United Kingdom.
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1962
596 Correspondence on Royal Society nominations. Correspondence regarding Royal Society nominations, including W.H. McCrea's nomination for a Research Fellowship. There is also a memorandum for the Royal Society on a large southern telescope and correspondence with Sir W. Hodge concerning the telescope.
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1963
597 Correspondence on the Royal Society. Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the annual activities of the Royal Society, covering the year book, the Fellows' visits overseas list, Royal Society Research Professorships appointments, papers contributed to the Bradley celebrations, visits abroad, Royal Society Medals, travel grants, International Astronomical Union Symposium No. 20, the grant for the I.A.U. colloquium at Herstmonceux, the exchange of research workers between the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R. and the Royal Society, radio astronomy and space science frequency allocations, organisation of the I.A.U. colloquium at Herstmonceux, Antarctic research, the scientific radio committee, and a biographical memoir of H. Spencer Jones.
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1961–1963
598 Papers on the Joint European Southern Observatory. Agenda and minutes of meetings of the Joint European Southern Observatory Committee and Sub-committees, with correspondence, including the following items:. Correspondence with Sir A. Todd regarding a Commonwealth observatory, 1960. Memorandum on the Astronomer Royal's views on the needs of British astronomy, 1960. Correspondence with Sir M. Oliphant, Sir W. Hodge and Sir Solly Zuckerman concerning a Commonwealth observatory and the Joint European Southern Observatory, 1959. Correspondence with F. Hoyle concerning theoretical astrophysics, 1959. Newspaper cutting concerning possible items for a Southern Hemisphere Observatory in New Zealand, 1959. Photographs of possible sites, 1959. Reports and summaries concerning the Joint European Southern Observatory and possible sites, 1959. Report on the needs of the Radcliffe Observatory, 1959. Correspondence with Professor Sir M. Oliphant, Sir Allen Brown and Dr I.S. Brown concerning the needs of British astronomy and the conflict between the European Southern Observatory and Anglo-Australian Project, 1959. Correspondence regarding site testing in Otago, New Zealand; weather conditions; seeing; and earthquake risk, 1959. Correspondence with Dr Edmonson concerning observatory plans in Western Australia, 1957. Correspondence with Professor Lindblad, 1957. Correspondence with Dr C.D. Shane regarding the European Southern Observatory, 1957. Correspondence with M. Bourgeois, R. Redman, B. Lindblad, A. Danjon, P.T. Oosterhoff and J.H. Oort, 1957. Correspondence with Professor Lindblad concerning the Radcliffe Observatory, 1956. Reports of yearly cloud values for Western Australia and South Africa, 1956. Draft memorandum by the sub-committee of the National Committee for Astronomy on the project for an international observatory in the Southern Hemisphere, 1956. Cutting from 'Science', 1956, Vol. 123, on the Southern Hemisphere Observatory, 1956. Accounts of the Joint European Southern Observatory, 1956. Correspondence with Professor Plaskett and Professor Redman, 1956. Correspondence with Sir David Bount concerning staffing at the R.G.O. and European Southern Observatory, 1955. Correspondence with Professors McCrea, Greaves, Plaskett and Redman concerning the Radcliffe, Cape and Armagh Observatories, 1955. Correspondence with Dr Thackeray at Radcliffe concerning British participation in the Southern Observatory, 1954. Correspondence with Dr Stoy and Dr Lindsay at Armagh, 1954. Report by Professor Redman on the Southern Observatory, 1954. Correspondence with Dr Stoy regarding possible sites in South Africa and a report on observing conditions, 1954. Report on discussions concerning the Southern Observatory, a memorandum regarding a meeting about the observatory, and a draft convention on the establishment of the observatory, 1954. Correspondence with Professor Redman, Professor Oort and others concerning the Joint European Southern Observatory, 1953-1954.
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1953–1962
599 Papers on the Committee on Space Research. Agenda and minutes of meetings of the British National Committee on Space Research and sub-committees; letters concerning attendance at meetings; and reports on meetings, activities and proposals. The papers include the following items:. Report by Sir Graham Sutton on the 13th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics at Berkeley, California, August 1963. Papers on a report to the Committee on Space Research, 1963. Correspondence on a grant application by Sir Bernard Lovell, 1963. Minutes of the Design of Experiments Sub-committee, 1963. Papers regarding the Skylark stabilization programme, 1962. Papers on the frequency allocation for radio astronomy, 1962. Programme for the International Quiet Sun Year (I.Q.S.Y.), 1962. Papers regarding the European Preparatory Commission for Space Research, 1962. Papers concerning the I.Q.S.Y. Ionosphere and Airglow Sub-Group, 1962. Correspondence with Sir Bernard Lovell concerning kinetheodolite observations of artificial satellites, 1962. Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding staffing at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1961. Proposal for examining the possible demand for small high altitude research rockets, 1961. Summary report on Project West Ford - the United States Government programme to investigate a new system of long range communication, 1961. Papers of satellites and space vehicles tracking facilities, 1961. Papers on the development of the Skylark Programme of 1961-1964, 1961. Lists of papers presented at the 2nd International Space Science Symposium, Florence, April 1961. Papers on the U.S.S.R. and U.S.A. Space Research Programmes, 1960. U.S.A. Space Research Programme, as presented to the Committee on Space Research, 9 January 1960. Press release for the 1st International Space Science Symposium, 1960. Report on Rocket Week, 16-22 November 1959, composed 1960. Report on space research activities in the U.K. in 1959, composed 1960. Papers on the proposed experiments for Scout Satellite S1, 1960. Copy of the Committee on Space Research Charter, 1959. Papers on the British Space Research Programme, 1959. Papers relating to optical tracking observations of artificial satellites, 1959. Report on the visit of a British delegation to the U.S.A., 1959. Papers relating to the T.A.D.R.E.C. sub-committee on tracking, orbit analysis and telemetry work groups, 1959. Papers regarding the Artificial Earth Satellite Experiments Working Group, 1959. Report on the second meeting of the Committee on Space Research at The Hague, March 1959. Report on the second meeting of the Committee on Contamination by Extra-terrestrial Exploration, March 1959. Preliminary report on the Project Argus Experiment on high altitude atomic bursts, 1959. Papers on the Australia, Japanese and U.S. Space Research Programmes, 1959. Papers on the Moscow Rocket and Satellite Symposium, 1959. Report on the first meeting of the Committee on Space Research, 1958.
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1958–1963
600 Papers on the Royal Astronomical Society. Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Astronomical Society, including agenda and minutes of meetings of committees and the Council; officers' reports; notices and programmes for ordinary meetings; correspondence on speakers and club guests; material concerning papers to be read or refereed; correspondence concerning grants for travel, publications and research; and correspondence regarding the arrangements for lectures given by the Astronomer Royal. The papers include the following items:. Correspondence with Dr G.J. Whitrow and Professor W.M. Smart concerning the B.A.L.Z.A.N. Prize, 1963. Correspondence with Professor H. Bondi concerning the election of the Council, 1963. Correspondence with Professor T.G. Cowling and D.H. Sadler concerning the obituary for O. Struve, 1963. Printed paper concerning Royal Astronomical Society medals and proposed new bye-laws, 1963. Correspondence with D.W. Dewhirst, W.H. McCrea, Dr McNally and others concerning the Bradley Bicentennial celebrations, 1962-1963. Copy of the Bradley Bicentenary address to the Royal Astronomical Society. Letter from Dr A. Hunter to the Royal Astronomical Society concerning the storage of archival material, 1962. Correspondence with Professor Eggen and H. Haffner concerning a colloquium at Herstmonceux, 1962. Correspondence concerning a visit by a delegation from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1961. Correspondence concerning the Special Purposes Fund, 1961. Correspondence with R.O. Redman concerning a visit to the Royal Astronomical Society by Professor Khaiadze, 1961. Obituary notice for F.J.M. Stratton, 1960. Correspondence concerning a model of the Isaac Newton Telescope for the Royal Astronomical Society, 1960. Reports for the Royal Astronomical Society on work done at the Royal Greenwich Observatory during 1 January 1957 - 31 March 1960. Correspondence concerning the nomination to the Royal Astronomical Society of Dr E.P. Fedorov and Professor A.A. Mikhailov, 1959-1960. Citations for A.A. Mikhailov, Ch. Ferenbach and A.B. Severny, 1959-1960. Correspondence concerning the overhaul of the Royal Astronomical Society's Harrison Clock, 1959. Comments by the Astronomer Royal on H.E. Butler's paper on astronomical observations from rockets, 1959. Annual report to the Royal Astronomical Society on work done at the Royal Greenwich Observatory during 1958, compiled 1959. Proof for the 'Observatory' magazine concerning observations at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1958. Draft paper by H.E. Butler on 'The possibilities of making astronomical observations from British rockets', 1958. Annual report to the Royal Astronomical Society of work done at the Royal Greenwich Observatory during 1957, composed 1958. Report by the magazine 'The Observatory' on the Astronomer Royal's paper to the Royal Astronomical Society, 1957. Citation for Dr I.S. Bowen's nomination for the Royal Astronomical Society Gold Medal, 1957. Correspondence on papers presented to the Royal Astronomical Society, 1957, as follows: R. Woolley, 'On the Velocity Distribution of 743 Stars within 20 Parsecs of the Sun', and Woolley and O.J. Eggen, 'Colour-Luminosity Arrays of Nearby Stars'. Citation for Dr Sandage for the Eddington medals, 1957. Astronomer Royal's paper to the Royal Astronomical Society, taken from 'The Observatory', 1957.
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1957–1963
601 Papers on the Royal Astronomical Society. Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Astronomical Society, including notices of meetings; programmes; correspondence concerning papers to be read; memorandum concerning attendance at meetings, travel arrangements, etc.; correspondence on subscriptions; and correspondence, photographs and reports regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope. The correspondents include Dr J.A. Ratcliffe, Dr W. Heintz, G.J. Whitrow, C.W. Allen, A.W. Rodgers, Professor H. Bondi, Professor J.H. Oort, Dr A. Hogg, Professor McVittee, Dr A. Hunter, Dr R.A. Lyttleton, Professor H.A. Brück, Professor Heinrich, Professor A. Kopff, Professor Brodetsky and Professor R.O. Redman. Reports on the work of the Royal Greenwich Observatory during 1949-1956, for inclusion in the Annual Reports of the R.A.S. Correspondence concerning specifications for the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1957. Correspondence regarding the proposal for the admission of Dr O.J. Eggen to the Fellowship of the R.A.S., 1956. Programme of a meeting in Bristol, 9 July 1956. Correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. concerning the Isaac Newton Telescope, including photographs of plans, 1956. Article for 'The Observatory' magazine: an account of contributions to the R.A.S. meeting of 13 April 1956. Correspondence concerning the papers 'Studies in the Equilibrium of Globular Clusters' by R. Woolley and D.A. Robertson, and 'Radius Variations and Population Type Criteria for Cepheid Variables' by A.W. Rogers, 1956. Correspondence concerning the flag used by the Royal Observatory in the 1874 Transit of Venus Expedition to Kerguelen Island, 1955. Correspondence on the grants by the Lee and Janson Fund of the R.A.S., 1955. Report on the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1955. Referee's report on the paper 'The supporting of Telescope Mirrors' by G.M. Sisson, 1955. Citation on A. Danjon by H. Spencer Jones and correspondence on an award of the Eddington Medal to Professor van de Hulst, 1954. Correspondence concerning a pension for Miss Wadsworth, 1954. Correspondence concerning the discussion on airborne magnetometer surveys, 1953. Printed report titled 'Proceedings of Observatories. Royal Greenwich Observatory'. Royal Astronomical Society balloting list for officers and council, 13 February 1953. Correspondence on a paper by B.F. Lyot and Dr Aly on the 1952 Total Eclipse. Correspondence concerning the will of the late W.H. Owston, 1951. Programme of the R.A.S. meeting in Dublin, 20-24 September 1950. Correspondence concerning the Eddington Gold Medal, 1949. Correspondence concerning the transfer of books from the Kuffner Observatory, Austria, to the R.A.S.
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1949–1957
602 Correspondence on Royal Astronomical Society candidates. Correspondence regarding proposals for the election of H.S. Hitchins and C.D. Shane as Fellows of the Royal Astronomical Society.
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1950–1951
603 Correspondence on the Stanley William Committee. A circular letter from Margaret Garratt, Royal Astronomical Society, 19 December 1949, announcing the holding of a meeting of the Stanley William V.S. Committee on 28 December 1949, with a reply from H. Spencer Jones, 23 December 1949, stating that he will be unable to attend.
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1949
604 Papers on the National Committee for Astronomy. Correspondence and papers regarding the International Astronomical Union's National Committee for Astronomy, including the following items:. Agenda and minutes of meetings of various committees, including the National Committee for Astronomy and the Geodesy and Geophysics Committee, 1947. Correspondence with S. Chapman, W.H.M. Greaves, Professor L. Carnera, T.H. Tizard and the Royal Society regarding committee business, including visits abroad, travel allowances and other subjects, 1947. . Copy of the Annual Report of the Department of Geodesy and Geophysics for 1947-1948. Circular on the characterisation of magnetic disturbances, 1947. Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones, D.H. Sadler and H. Jeffreys concerning the study of celestial mechanics, 1947. Memorandum concerning the Cambridge University Observatory, 1947. Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones, Dr W. Adams, W.H. McCrea, H.H. Plaskett and others regarding the Presidency of the International Astronomical Union and the future of international cooperation in astronomy, 1945. Minutes of a meeting of the International Relations Committee, 1944.
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1944–1947
605 Papers on the Solar Parallax Sub-commission. Correspondence and papers regarding the International Astronomical Union's Solar Parallax Sub-commission, including the following items:. Correspondence concerning the sale of a 8-inch Cooke Refractor to the Astronomical Society of South Africa, 1948. Correspondence concerning the correction of longitude of Allegheny Observatory, United States, 1940. Correspondence concerning missing plates of the Eros observations from Lembang, Java, 1940. Correspondence with various observatories concerning the measurement and reductions of Eros plates and the collation of data by H. Spencer Jones, with samples and lists of tables, 1937-1940. The observatories are the Radcliffe; Cambridge; Bergedorf; Leipzig; Bordeaux; U.C.C.L.E.; Algiers; Catania; San Fernando; Prague; Pulkovo; Allegheny; Dearborn; Leander and McCormick; Lick; Swaithmore; Yerkes; Washington; Van Vleck; Zo-Se; Tokyo; Lembang; Hyderabad; Cape; Yale; Harvard; Union Observatory, Johannesburg; Melbourne; Cordoba; La Plata; Berlin-Babebsberg; Heidelberg; Vienna; Bescançon; Arcetri, Italy; Padova; Teramo; Milan; Lisbon; Kwasan; and Tacubaya, Mexico. Report of Commission 20 by A.O. Leuschner, 1938. Report of the Sub-commission on Solar Parallax by H. Spencer Jones, 1938. Correspondence with Professor R. Schorr concerning corrections to the Bergedorf catalogue, 1938. Correspondence with J.H. Oort concerning a special grant for Eros work, 1938.
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1937–1948
606 Correspondence on the Carte du Ciel. Correspondence with M. Baillaud, Paris Observatory, regarding the Royal Greenwich Observatory's work for the Carte du Ciel, including a copy of the proposed programme for the development of this work.
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1937
607 Papers on I.A.U. commissions. Reports of commissions of the International Astronomical Union and related correspondence, including the following items:. Circular to Directors of National Ephemerides concerning 'Apparent Places of Stars', 1948. Report of Commission 18 on 'Différences de Longitudes par Télégraphie sans fil', 1948. Report of Commission 20 on the calculation of ephemerides and perturbations of minor planets, 1948. Report of Commission 39 on international observatories, 1948. Report of Commission 31 on the development of the Time Service at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1948. . Report of Commission 8 on meridian astronomy, 1947. Report of Commission 20 on minor planets, comets and satellites, 1947. Report of Commission 38 on the exchange of astronomers, 1947. Copy of a minor planets ephemerides for 1947. Report of the work at the Royal Observatory on polaris parallax plates, 1938. Report of Commission 4 on the calculation of the apparent places of stars, 1938. Report of Commission 36 on spectrophotometry, 1938. Report of Commission 24 on parallaxes and proper motions, 1938.
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1937–1948
608 Papers on the International Union for Geodesy and Geophysics. Correspondence and papers regarding the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, including correspondence concerning its meetings and General Assemblies in Washington, Helsinki, Toronto, Rome, Brussels and Zurich; programmes of meetings; and material concerning sub-committees, delegates, travel arrangements, funds, expenses, etc. There is further material, including correspondence on membership and officers of committees, reports, circulars and proposals, relating to H. Spencer Jones, M. Tardi, Professor Nagata, Dr T. Elvius, Dr Graaff-Hunter, Dr R. Stoneley, Professor G. Silva, Professor J.F. Cox, Dr J. Bartels, Professor G. Cecchini, Professor Edm. Layhaye, Professor Chapman, Professor Lindblad, Dr R. Platzeck, Professor O. Thomas, Professor J.H. Oort, Dr Norland and R. Atkinson. The papers include the following items:. Report to Committee 4 on geomagnetic secular variation for the Epoch 60.0, 1963. Notice of the U.S.S.R.'s adherence to the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, 1955. Correspondence with Professor Kopff regarding the revision and supplement of F.K.3, 1954. Correspondence with Professor Silva, 1954, concerning cooperation in the World Longitude Programme of 1957-1958. Report by J.F. Cox titled 'The Precision of the Determination of Geographical Co-ordinates', 1954. Correspondence with Professor P.T. Oosterhoff and a notice concerning changes in the 1955 programme of the International Latitude Service, 1954. Correspondence with Professor Lahaye concerning sites for new magnetic observatories, 1954. Circular concerning a report from Japan for the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, 1952. Report on the work of the Association of Terrestrial Magnetism and Electricity Committee and correspondence concerning the nomination of Dr Bartels as President, 1951. Abstracts from minutes of an Oslo meeting, August 1948. Lists of officers and special committees of the I.A.T.M.E. appointed at the 8th General Assembly, August 1948. Correspondence between Captain Roberts and H. Spencer Jones regarding observatory publications, 1949. Correspondence between H.F. Johnston and R. Atkinson, 1950. Minutes of a meeting of the Commission on Meridian Astronomy, August 1948. Correspondence of H. Spencer Jones, R.M. Field and Professor Oort concerning a joint meeting of the Commission on Continental Structure and the Committee on the Social Value of Earth Sciences, 1947. Correspondence regarding the I.U.G.G. General Assembly in Washington in 1939, including arrangements for H. Spencer Jones travelling, visas, Admiralty approvals and the cancellation of all arrangements due to the international situation, 1938-1939 . There is correspondence with Professor Schlesinger, Dr S.A. Mitchell, Father J. Lynch, Dr Fielder and H. Shapley. Papers regarding a proposal by Professor Chapman for a resolution for the Sub-committee for Terrestrial Magnetism, 1938.
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1938–1963
609 Papers on the International Union for Geodesy and Geophysics. Minutes of meetings of the Sub-committee for Geodesy and Oceonography of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, including draft minutes of a meeting to discuss tidal stations, 1936; a report on the 'National Responsibilities for Geodetic Work', 1939; general correspondence concerning meetings; and a report titled 'The International Association of Geodesy and its relation to the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics'.
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1936–1939
610 Papers on the International Union for Geodesy and Geophysics. Correspondence concerning meetings, membership and reports of the Terrestrial Magnetism Sub-committee of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. The correspondents include Professor S. Chapman, Dr J.A. Fleming, A.H. Goldie, Captain Heck, M. Maurain, Dr G.S. Ljungdahl, Dr T.W. Warmell, Professor F.J.M. Stratton, Professor E.V. Appleton, Dr J. Bartels, F.J. Whipple, J.G. Jeans and Professor Eve. The papers include a report of the Magnetic Chairs Sub-committee, with comments; resolutions adopted for discussion in Washington magnetic observatories in the U.S.A.; correspondence with Dr Ljungdahl concerning the basis for the future work of the committee; correspondence concerning T.W. Wormell's work on atmospheric electricity; correspondence concerning the British National Report on Terrestrial Magnetism; and correspondence with the Meteorological Office at the Air Ministry concerning the classification of papers on magnetism.
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1938–1939
611 Papers on the International Union for Geodesy and Geophysics. Minutes of meetings of the Meteorological Sub-committee of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, with a small set of correspondence concerning delegates to talks in Washington, expenses and funds, and matters to be brought forward.
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1937–1938
612 Papers on the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. Minutes of meetings of the Hydrology Sub-committee of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, concerned principally with the Washington meeting, reports and delegates.
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1938–1939
613 Papers on the Association of Terrestrial Magnetism and Electricity. Papers relating to the Association of Terrestrial Magnetism and Electricity, including the following items:. Letter from G. Acchini to Professor Lambert concerning 'A single pole of reference' and the organisation of Central Office, 1949. Correspondence of A.H. Goldie and W.H.M. Greaves concerning magnetic work in Greece, 1937. . Correspondence with Dr D. la Cour regarding magnetic records from Abinger, including a graph, 1937. Correspondence concerning magnetic observations at sea and resolutions of the Edinburgh meeting, 1937. Resolutions passed by the Association at the Edinburgh Assembly, September 1936, with a 'Report on their relations to work carried out at Abinger'.
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1936–1949
614 Papers on the Association D'Hydrologie Scientifique. Letter from P.F. Dienert, 13 February 1937, enclosing a copy of 'Règlement Intérieur' of the Association Internationale D'Hydrologie Scientifique.
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1937
615 Papers on the International Astronomical Union. Papers regarding the National Committees of the International Astronomical Union, including correspondence with J.H. Oort concerning the application for the 1949 grants-in-aid; correspondence with Dr E.H. Vestine concerning committees on magnetic charts; draft recommendations on magnetic secular variation stations; and correspondence with E.H. Vestine, Professor Jolly, S. Chapman, Dr J. Fleming and M. Maurain regarding the committee for magnetic secular variation stations.
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1937–1948
616 Papers on the Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics. Papers regarding the National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics (N.C.G.G.), including correspondence with A.H. Goldie, Professor Chapman, Dr Vestrine, Professor Proudman, Dr R. Field, Professor Stagg, Dr Oort, Dr Stoneley, Dr Bullard and others concerning meetings of the N.C.G.G., the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (I.U.G.G.) and sub-committees; times; dates; places; attendance; programmes; and proposals. There are letters regarding officers of committees, nominations, the setting up of committees, funding and grants. There are also minutes of the meetings of various committees, including the Sub-committees on Gravity, Meteorology, Hydrology, Seismology, Terrestrial Magnetism and Electricity, and Geodesy, and the General Policy Sub-committee of the N.C.G.G. The papers include the following items:. Correspondence concerning the British Committee on the Nomenclature of Ocean Bottom Features, 1949. Correspondence concerning the 8th General Assembly of the I.U.G.G., 1948. Recommendations concerning the methodology of magnetic charts, 1947. Resolutions concerning the School of Geodesy at Cambridge, 1947. Report of the Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics, 1947. Annual Report of the Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics for 1946-1947, including a historical review, 1947. Correspondence with Professor Stagg regarding the Latitude Service, 1947. Report of the National Research Council, Canada, on the Associate Committee on Geodesy and Geophysics, 1947. Report on the Department of Geodesy and Geophysics, 1946. Report on the British Submarine Gravity Survey on H.M.S. 'Tudor', August 1946. Papers regarding the international seismological survey, 1946. Report of the Extraordinary Assembly of the I.U.G.G., July 1946. Correspondence with Dr Jolly concerning the purchase of instruments in Germany and missing apparatus, 1946. Papers regarding the Colonial Survey and Geophysical Committee, 1946. Notes of the I.U.G.G. diplomatic convention, 1946. Extracts from a report of the meeting of the executive committee and related correspondence with Professor Oort, 1946. Report of the sub-committee on the future administration of the Union and related correspondence with Professor Proudman, 1944. Report of the Sub-committee for Oceanography, 1944. I.U.G.G. notes on administration, 1944. Correspondence with W.D. Lambert concerning the determination of the variation of latitude and the Italian observatories, 1943. Correspondence concerning the death of Dr F.J.W. Whipple, 1943. Annual report of the Department of Geodesy and Geophysics, 1943. Correspondence with Professor Chapman concerning the General Assembly of the I.U.G.G. in Washington, 1939. Report on 'Seismology in the British Isles 1936-1939', 1939. Memorandum for British delegates to the General Assembly of the I.U.G.G., 1938. Draft report on submarine seismological prospecting, 1938. Paragraph on American and European Atlantic continental shelving, 1938. Printed report of the Royal Society titled 'Earth Tremors occurring in Monserrat Leeward Islands' and a report to the Economic Advisory Council on geodetic work in the Empire, 1937.
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1937–1949
617 Papers on the Association of Terrestrial Magnetism and Electricity. Papers regarding the Association for Terrestrial Magnetism and Electricity, including the following items:. Correspondence on appointments to committees, meetings and agenda, including correspondence with Dr Pushkov, Dr Joyce, Cmdr Roberts, Professor Vegard, J. Stagg and Professor Maurain, 1949. Correspondence concerning the observation vessel R.R.S. 'Research', 1948. Correspondence regarding reports of committees on magnetic charts, 1948. Draft report on magnetic work undertaken by the Royal Observatory since 1939, with a letter from Professor Chapman commenting on the report, 1948. Agenda for a meeting of the International Association of Terrestrial Magnetism and Electricity, 1947.
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1947–1949
618 Circular of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. A circular to delegates of the 8th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics in Oslo.
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1948
619 Papers on the International Astronomical Union. Papers regarding the International Astronomical Union, including the following items:. Statement concerning Professor P. Swings's nomination for a Gold Medal, 1952. R. Atkinson's comments on a circular by Dr Sadler, 1952. Correspondence regarding the publication of the reports of various commissions, 1952. Correspondence with Professor Lindblad concerning candidates for the new Executive Committee, 1952. Correspondence with Dr Jackson regarding funding, 1952. Correspondence with H.M. Smith and the Hydrographer concerning British delegates to the General Assembly of the I.A.U. in Rome, September 1952. Correspondence with Professor Lindblad regarding Russian delegates in Rome, 1952. Correspondence with Dr Oosterhoff concerning the meetings of various commissions of the I.A.U., 1952. Correspondence with M. Danjon concerning the funding of the Bureau International de l'Heure, 1952. Correspondence with Dr Thackeray regarding grants for travel expenses, 1952. 'Summary of decisions taken by the Executive Committee of the I.A.U. at its meeting in Paris 1951 September 4th-6th', 1952. Correspondence on different systems of time signals, 1951-1952. Paragraph by Dr Nabarro in 'Atomic Scientist's News' concerning the postponement of the 8th General Assembly of the I.A.U., and an extract from 'Pravda', 1951. Correspondence with various people, including Professor Lindblad, Professor Strömgren and the B.B.C., concerning the postponement of the 8th Assembly, which was to have been held in Leningrad, and reactions from the U.S.S.R., 1951. R. Atkinson to Dr Fayet on apparent right ascension as tabulated in the National Ephemerides and Uniform Sidereal Time, 1951. Correspondence with Professor Lindblad regarding a proposed International Computation Centre, 1951. Professor Lindblad to the Astronomical Council, Academy of Sciences, U.S.S.R., regarding the postponement of the 8th General Assembly of the I.A.U., 1951. Copy of a telegram from Bardin, U.S.S.R., 1951. Further correspondence regarding the 8th General Assembly of the I.A.U., 1951, concerning holding the assembly in Leningrad and its subsequent postponement, and including decisions of the Executive Committee at a meeting in Stockholm, September 1950. The correspondents include Dr Nassau, Dr Lonsdale, I.S. Bowen, Professor Oort, the Hydrographer and the Royal Society. Telegram sent to the U.N. Security Council by the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences, U.S.S.R, 1950. Lists of I.A.U. commissions, 1950. Letter from A.A. Mikhailov, U.S.S.R., concerning arrangements for the 8th General Assembly of the I.A.U., 1950. Correspondence with M. Danjon concerning annual variations in the rate of rotation of the Earth, 1950. Correspondence concerning the funding of the Bureau International de l'Heure, 1949. Science Newsletter, 8 October 1949. Article by Dr O. Struve titled 'Soviet Astronomy Attacks', 1949. V.B. Kukaikin's review of a book by B.A. Vorontzoff-Velyaminov titled 'The Universe', 1949. Paper by Professor Lindblad 'On Possible Improvements to the Working Organisations of the I.A.U.', 1949. Correspondence with M. Baillaud, 1949. Recommendations of Commission 23 (Carte di Ciel), General Assembly of the I.A.U., Zurich 1948. Correspondence with Professor Lindblad and A. Mikhailov regarding the 8th General Assembly of the I.A.U., 1949. Proposal for discussion by the Executive Committee of the I.A.U., 1949. Correspondence with Dr Hagihara regarding Japanese adherence to the I.A.U., 1949. Correspondence with Lindblad and Mikhailov concerning Russian assurances that all countries adhering to the I.A.U. will be permitted to take part in the General Assembly, 1949. Copies of the opening speech at the General Assembly in Zurich, 1948. Correspondence with Dr Brouwer regarding a conference on astronomical consultants, 1948. R. Atkinson to Dr L. Cunningham regarding the eclipse of 1 November 1948 and Comet 1186, 1948. Paper titled 'Discussion of the Cosmological Hypothesis of Academician O.J. Schmidt at the Steinberg Astronomical Institute', from the 'Russian Astronomical Journal', 1948. O. Struve to A. Mikhailov accepting the Russian invitation to hold the General Assembly in Leningrad, 1948. Correspondence with O. Struve regarding the election of a President and General Secretary to the I.A.U., 1948. Correspondence with Professor Oort concerning the Vienna Observatory and the latitude station at Cailoforte, 1948. Correspondence with Professor Stratton regarding grants for the I.A.U. from U.N.E.S.C.O. for 1949, and also concerning the Vienna Observatory, 1948. Correspondence with Professors Plaskett and Oort regarding grants for young astronomers from U.N.E.S.C.O., 1948. Letter to Dr K.O. Kiepenheuer inviting him to the General Assembly in Zurich, 1948.
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1948–1952
620 Papers on the International Astronomical Union. Papers regarding to the International Astronomical Union, including the following items:. Reports on meetings of the Executive Committee of the I.A.U. concerning the 10th General Assembly in Moscow, 1958. Correspondence with R. Woolley and C. Jowsey regarding a visit to Washington by D.H. Sadler for a meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Council of Scientific Unions, September 1958. Correspondence with the Academy of Sciences, U.S.S.R.; Professors Zverev, Oosterhoff and Redman; R. Atkinson; and P.G. Kulikovsky regarding the 10th General Assembly of the I.A.U. in Moscow, 1958, including lists of British delegates and members of Royal Greenwich Observatory staff attending, and material on travel arrangements, expenses, grants, passports and visas, meetings and commissions. Correspondence with Professor Blaauw regarding the Stockholm conference on the coordination of galactic research, 1957. Correspondence between R. Atkinson and D.H. Sadler concerning the value for the lunar semi-diameter, 1958. Correspondence concerning the I.A.U. election of the Vice President and President, nominations for membership, and appointments to the Executive Committee, 1958. Correspondence regarding the formation of the Committee on Contamination by Extra-terrestrial Exploration, 1958. Circular on the Joint International Astronomical Union - Union Radio Scientifique Internationale symposium on radio astronomy, 1957. Correspondence and reports on various commissions, including Commissions 8, 19, 25 and 32, 1957. The correspondents include Atkinson, Zverev, C.A. Murray, Dr Federov, Professor van Rhijn and Dr Stoy. Correspondence between Mr Symms and Mr Scott concerning observations and reductions of AGK3R Stars, 1957-1958. Correspondence between R. Woolley and P. Couderc concerning Carte du Ciel Plates, 1957-1958. Correspondence between H.M. Smith and Dr Markowitz regarding the General Assembly and variations in the rotation of the Earth, 1957-1958. Correspondence with various people, include P.T. Oosterhoff, R. Woolley and Professor Blaauw concerning the Stockholm conference on galactic research, 1957-1958. Memorandum on 'Magellanic Clouds' by A.D. Thackeray. Printed statutes of the Foundation Internationale du Pic-du-Midi, 1956. Papers relating to the International Astronomical Union symposium on electromagnetic phenomena in cosmic physics, 1956. Correspondence between Van Miegham, P.T. Oosterhoff, Kuiper, Dr Kaplan and Dr Woolley regarding the measurement of the Earth's albedo, 1956. Correspondence with the Fraunhöfer Institut regarding solar maps, 1956. Correspondence with P.T. Oosterhoff and comments by D.H. Sadler and P.A. Wayman concerning solar work, 1956. Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones, Professor van Rhijn and Paul Couderc concerning the proper motion of stars list, 1955. Report to Professor Zverev on meridian work done at Greenwich, 1955. Correspondence with Dr Markowitz and Dr Stokyo regarding Universal Time, 1955. Correspondence with Dr Essen on the development of the Caesium Clock, 1955. Correspondence with various people, including H. Spencer Jones, P.T. Oosterhoff, Dr Guth and O. Struve, concerning the 9th General Assembly of the I.A.U., Dublin, 1955, including R.G.O. attendance; other delegates, especially those from Czechoslovakia; travel arrangements; visas; commissions; and attendance at other meetings. Correspondence concerning proposals for the reduction of the observations of the AGK3R Stars, 1955. Lists of reference stars, tables and diagrams, 1955. 'The Time Service of the Soviet Union', a paper prepared by D. Shishkin, and correspondence with V.S. Safrono and N.N. Pavlov, 1954. Correspondence and reports, 1954, regarding Time Services, frequencies and time signals, time and longitude determination, I.A.U. Commission 31 and Geophysical Year. The correspondents include the Steinberg Astronomical Institute; the U.S. Naval Observatory; Abinger Magnetic Observatory; the Tashkent Observatory; observatories in Paris, Bucharest, Belgrade, Hamburg, Cadiz, Neuchatel, Tokyo, Italy, Belgium, Brazil and Argentina; the Union Observatory, South Africa; and the Mount Stromlo Observatory. Correspondence with Jules Baillaud concerning the Carte-du-Ciel photographs, 1954. Printed booklet on the proposed draft of the 150 recommendation, 1954. Booklet titled 'Quantities and Units of Space and Time', 1954, and correspondence with Dr Bjeige concerning solar and ephemeris time. Report of the Committee on Magnetic Charts, 1954. Correspondence with Professor Stratton concerning Commission 29, 1954. Correspondence with A. Blaauw and the Admiralty concerning the I.A.U. conference on galactic research in Holland, June 1953. Correspondence with M. Zveryov regarding meridian astronomy, 1953.
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1953–1958
621 Papers on the International Astronomical Union. Papers regarding the International Astronomical Union, including the following items:. Correspondence with Dr T. Elvius concerning the selected areas committee, 1963. Correspondence with Dr Oosterhoff regarding Commission 27 on the names of variables in Magellanic Clouds, 1963. Correspondence with Professor van der Kamp concerning Commission 26 on double stars. Report to Commission 37 on globular clusters, 1963. Printed programme of the Royal Astronomical Society, 20 September 1963. Report on Commission 38 on the exchange of astronomers, 1963. Correspondence and report on the 24th meeting of the Executive Committee at Liège, 1963. Correspondence with Celia Payne-Gaposchkin and A.J. Wesselink regarding the designation of variables in Magellanic Cloud, 1963. Correspondence with D.H. Sadler concerning Project West Ford, 1963. Correspondence with P. van de Kamp regarding orbits of visual binaries, 1963. Circular letter from Professor Haffner concerning Commission 37, 1963. Correspondence with D.C. Martin concerning Symposium 20 and attendance grants, 1962, with additional correspondence with A.D. Thackeray. Correspondence with O.J. Eggen concerning attendees at the Commission 37 conference, grants, etc., 1962. Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding D.H. Sadler's visit to Russia, 1962. Correspondence with Dr Naude, Dr R.H. Stoy, D.H. Sadler, A.D. Thackeray and E. Marais concerning the South African National Committee for the I.A.U., 1962. Correspondence with W.S. Rapson and C. Hide concerning the South African National Committee, 1962. Correspondence with Brigadier Bomford and R. Atkinson regarding longitude signs, 1962. Correspondence with O.J. Eggen and F. Hoyle, 1962. Programme for Symposium 20, 1961. Correspondence with Dr Walker and Dr Heibig concerning the Commission 37 conference, 1962. Estimates for the International Astronomical Union meeting, 1961. Letter from F.P. Scott concerning the AGK3R Committee, 1961. Material on the Current Radical Velocity Programme at Herstmonceux, 1961. Correspondence on D.H. Sadler's appointment as General Secretary of the International Astronomical Union, 1961. Correspondence concerning the visit of R. Atkinson and Mrs Sadler to the U.S.A., 1961. Correspondence regarding attendance at the 11th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, Berkeley, California, 1961. Correspondence with Professor Federov concerning the International Polar Motion Service Working Group, 1961. Correspondence concerning D.H. Jones' Harkness Fellowship Award, 1961. Correspondence with R.H. Stoy, the Admiralty and H.M. Smith concerning attendance at the I.A.U. General Assembly, 1961. Draft report of Sub-commission 33c, 1961. Brief description of double star work done at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1958-1961. Correspondence concerning visits to Prague by M.R. Sadler and Dr Stoy, 1960. Lunch invitations to H. Spencer Jones, Professor Stratton, Dr Eggen, Mr Sadler, Dr Kulkovsky, Professor Danjon, Dr Stoy, Dr Steinbeck, Professor Kukarhin, Professor Heckmann, Dr Goldberg and Professor Oort, 1959. Printed information bulletin of the I.A.U., 1959. Information sheet for Sub-commission 12a on solar eclipses, 1959. Correspondence regarding meetings of committees and commissions, membership, reports, symposium and colloquium, correction of papers, visits of Royal Greenwich Observatory staff abroad, subscriptions, finances, lectures, grants, and proposals for new members of the I.A.U., 1956-1963. The correspondents include Professors Brouwer, Danjon, Mikhailov, Hagihara, de Jager, Oort and Eggen; Doctors Wilkins, Kovalevsky, Friche, Guinot, Petrie, Keer and Rodgers; Mr Sadler; D.C. Martin; R. Atkinson; F.P. Scott; P. Muller; and M. Semirot.
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1959–1963
622 Correspondence on the International Astronomical Union. Correspondence regarding the 11th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union in Berkeley, California, August 1961, including travel arrangements, attendees from the Royal Greenwich Observatory, attendance of Dr Stoy and Dr Evans, and approval from the Admiralty. There are also letters concerning Dr Cousins's visit to the U.K. and U.S.A., and on Dr Wilkins's invitation to the 'Space Age Astronomy' symposium. The correspondents include N.H.A. Warren, Dr Wilkins, Mr Barker and Mr Sadler.
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1961
623 Miscellaneous correspondence. Miscellaneous correspondence, including the following items:. Correspondence with the Ordnance Survey Office concerning the triangulation station on the roof of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1945. Two unsigned poems: 'The Jeeping Frog of Alamein' and 'Britain's Challenge', 1945. Letter from J.J. Nissen concerning rumours of Dr Perrine's death, 1943. Letter to Dr R.G. Aitken concerning the death of Sir Frank Dyson, 1939. Correspondence with the India Office, Whitehall, concerning Board of Longitude records, 1938, with a copy of an extract from the Board of Longitude Minutes.
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1938–1945
624 Correspondence on a Time Department workshop. Correspondence regarding the construction of a workshop for the Time Department for research into experimental equipment and its construction, including the photographic zenith tube. Most of the correspondence is between the Abinger Magnetic Observatory and Chatham Dockyard. There are also letters concerning equipment for the workshop and the transfer of redundant tools.
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1945–1946
625 Papers on the Time Service. Correspondence and papers regarding the Time Service and time signals, including alterations to signals, equipment, maintenance, faults, accommodation at Abinger, and the transition to Herstmonceux. The correspondents include H.M. Smith, the Admiralty, Mr Barker, R. Atkinson, H. Spencer Jones and R. Woolley. The papers include the following items:. Correspondence between H.M. Smith and the Admiralty regarding 'Timing by Lovan-C' transmissions, 1963. Correspondence with A.P. Herbert regarding a standard time for countries in the European Economic Community, 1962. Letter to Professor Zagar concerning publications by the Time Department, 1958. Correspondence concerning the sale of 'electronic scrap' at Abinger and second-hand equipment at Feldmore, 1957. Correspondence concerning erratics in International Time Signals, 7-21 September 1954, including graphs. Report by Dr H.S. Halfield and O.G. Edholm concerning an 'Integrating device for very small electric currents', 1952. Correspondence with the National Bureau of Standards, Washington, regarding a new system of radio propagation disturbance warnings, 1952. Correspondence with the Hydrographer and Director of Signals Division concerning minimising interference with the reception of American Time Signals, including lists of signals received at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1952. Department of Defence release concerning the new United States Naval Radio Telescope, 1951. Correspondence with Dr R.S.J. Spilsbury, National Physical Laboratory, concerning values of the frequency of M.S.F. transmission, 1950, including a chart. Correspondence between M.A. Janjon and H.M. Smith concerning the speed of propagation of radio waves, 1950. Correspondence with H.M. Smith and D.H. Sadler concerning the Bamberg observations, 1950. Correspondence with the Telephone Manufacturing Company concerning 'speaking clocks', 1950. Correspondence concerning an American report titled 'Test of Radio Time Comparator', 1950. Correspondence with H.M. Smith regarding standard frequency transmissions, quartz clocks and the Annual Term, 1950. Correspondence with H.F. Finch concerning the rate of rotation of the Earth, 1950. . Correspondence with R. Atkinson regarding photographs of the observatory, 1949. Correspondence concerning time signals prior to 1849 and time balls, 1949. Report on the work of the Magnetic Department at Abinger, and also on Time Service work, 1949. Time Service circulars, 1948. Correspondence with the Director General of the Turkish Geodetic Survey concerning time signals, 1948. Correspondence with Professor Rocard, Professor Danjon and the Director of the Laboratoire National de Radioelectricite concerning H.M. Smith's visit to the Bureau de l'Heure, Paris, 1947. Correspondence between H.M. Smith and H. Spencer Jones regarding chronographs, 1947. Correspondence with Messrs James Cooke and Sons Ltd concerning repairs to the Gate Clock at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1946. Correspondence with the National Physical Laboratory regarding the construction of the Sears-Tomlinson chronographs, 1946. Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning the 'Circular Time Base Frequency Meter', 1946. Correspondence with Cinema-Television Ltd and a report on 'The Cintel Decimal Counter chronometer', 1946. Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning the accuracy desired in rhythmic time signals, 1943.
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1943–1963
626 Papers on quartz clocks. Correspondence and papers regarding quartz clocks, including the following items:. Correspondence with M.L. Bateman and A. Hunter regarding the new the 'Isatome' portable quartz clock, 1963. Letter from H.M. Smith to the Division of Scientific Intelligence, Ministry of Defence, regarding Russian work on quartz clocks, 1957. Correspondence with H.M. Smith concerning the Time Department's move to Herstmonceux and the performance of ring crystals, including graphs, 1955. Correspondence with the National Physical Laboratory and Post Office, Dollis Hill, regarding ring crystals and a caesium resonator, 1955. Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning quartz crystals for Herstmonceux, 1955. Correspondence concerning various Shortt clocks, 1954. Letter from T. Gold to Dr Kurti regarding cooled quartz clocks, 1954. Correspondence between the Astronomer Royal, H.M. Smith, the Admiralty and the Post Office concerning ring crystals and valves for quartz clocks at the Royal Observatory, 1950-1954. Correspondence between the Astronomer Royal, H.M. Smith, the Admiralty and the Post Office regarding quartz crystal oscillators, orders, temperature control and ring crystals, 1950. Correspondence with J.A. Ratcliffe concerning the loan of a Shortt free pendulum clock and slave clock to Cambridge University, 1950. Correspondence with H.M. Garner of the Ministry of Supply and H.M. Smith regarding the construction of an atomic clock and checking the frequency of a quartz crystal clock against atomic frequency, 1950. Correspondence with P. Sollenberger, U.S. Naval Observatory, concerning the rate of rotation of the Earth, 1950. Letter from H.M. Smith to R. Woolley at Mount Stromlo reviewing changes in work at Greenwich, particularly the Time Department, 1949. Correspondence with Dr M. Barros concerning quartz clocks and a visit to Abinger by a Portuguese engineer, 1948. Correspondence between H.M. Smith, C.F. Booth and H. Spencer Jones and a report concerning discussions on the standards of crystals at the Royal Observatory, 1949. Correspondence between R. Woolley and R. Atkinson concerning the poor standard of crystals supplied to the Royal Greenwich Observatory by the General Post Office, 1949. Correspondence with various people concerning the installation of quartz clocks at the Royal Greenwich Observatory and visits by foreign scientists, including M.E. Guyot and P. Bourgeois, 1948. Correspondence and report on various makers of equipment for the Time Department of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the General Post Office and Rohde and Schwartz, as well as the precision chronographs of the Etablissements Edouard Belin, 1948. Correspondence with H.M. Smith and Dr Jackson concerning the loan of Shortt clocks to the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, 1947-1948. Correspondence with W.S. McClenahan, Ottawa, concerning the installation of a photographic zenith tube at the Dominion Observatory, 1947. Correspondence between the Astronomer Royal, H.M. Smith, the Admiralty, Dr Rohde and Sir C. Jones concerning the quartz clock equipment made by Rohde and Schwarz of Munich, details of equipment, price lists, approval of purchase, etc., 1945-1948. 'Notes on Interrogation of Dr L. Rohde at BIOS Reception Centre, Hampstead, on February 26, 1947' by R. Atkinson. Correspondence with R. Woolley concerning longitude observations, 1946. Correspondence with Dr Rayner concerning decimal counter chronometers, 1946. Correspondence with W.H. Shortt, Southern Railway, concerning the construction of quartz clocks by the Synchronome Company, 1946. Correspondence with the Argentine Naval and Air Attache concerning instruments for the Naval Observatory, Buenos Aires, 1945. Letter to the Admiralty concerning the value of short wave signals sent out from the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1945. Comparisons made at Dollis Hill of the frequency differences of crystals B2, IVA and IVC, 1945.
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1945–1963
627 Correspondence on time signals. Correspondence regarding time signals, including duration, frequency, times, coordination of signals, equipment adjustments, replies to queries regarding radio time signals, clocks and the publication of lists of signals, the discontinuation of vernier radio time signals, reception reports and maintenance. The papers include the following items:. Royal Greenwich Observatory circulars on solar activity, time signal adjustments and international time signals, 1955-1963. Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding standards of frequency, atomic time signals and Universal Time, 1963. Correspondence with the National Physical Laboratory concerning 'Standard Frequency Transmissions', 1963. Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning the purchase of stable frequency oscillators, 1962. Report from D.H. Sadler 'On the Proposal to Transmit Time Signals on an Atomic Time System', 1962. Correspondence with the Department of Technical Cooperation and a report by the South-East Asia Treaty Organisation concerning the 'Development of Meteorology and Geophysics Establishment of a Continuous Time Signal Service at Karachi', 1962. Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the increase in the number of GBR time signal transmissions, 1961. Memorandum by H.M. Smith on 'Radio Time Signals in HF Band' and a letter from P.N. Parker, 1961. General correspondence with Le Chef du Service de l'Heure, Observatoire d'Alger; M.N. Stoyko, Observatoire de Paris; Professor M. Boella; Mr W. Bruce, Douglas, New Zealand; Dr Ortner, Bucharest Observatory; M.L. Arbey, Observatoire de Besançon; and Dr Fichera, as well as correspondence with the Admiralty regarding chronograph drive units, 1959-1961. Correspondence with Mr Robbins, the Admiralty and H.J. Abraham regarding 'International Coordination of Time and Frequency Service', 1960. Report on time and latitude work at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1957-1959, composed 1960. Correspondence with the Stockholm Observatory concerning the definitions of UT, UT2 and UTO, 1959. Correspondence with the Admiralty, the U.S. Naval Observatory, H.M. Smith and D.H. Sadler concerning the co-ordination of GBR/NBA time signals, 1960. Correspondence with the Post Office and Dr von Klüber concerning the transmission of time signals in conjunction with observations of the solar eclipse of 2 October 1959. General correspondence with the Kimna Geophysical Observatory; Dr V. Planelles; M.N. Stoyko; Admiralty; San Fernando Observatory; Observatory de l'IRSAC, Belgian Congo; Bureau International des Poids et Mesures; Dr A. Herrman; and Professor F. Zagar regarding time signal bulletins and reports, 1958. Correspondence with the Helwan Observatory concerning the cessation of rhythmic radio time signals, 1958. Correspondence with the B.B.C. regarding the 6 pips Time Signals, 1958. Correspondence with the Deutsches Hydrographisches Institut concerning the source of radio time signal transmissions from Western Europe, 1958. Correspondence regarding time signals from Canberra, 1958. Reception report from New Zealand, 1958. General correspondence with various observatories, including Paris and Belgium, as well as the National Bureau of Standards, U.S.A.; the Committee of Standards and Measures, Moscow; the U.S. Naval Observatory; and the Mount Stromlo Observatory, 1958. Correspondence with the Admiralty on the discontinuation of rhythmic radio time signals, 1958. Correspondence with the Royal Air Establishment, Wales, concerning satellite observations and on the use of M.S.F., 1958. Correspondence with the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures concerning Droitwich 200 kc/S frequency, 1958. Correspondence with various people regarding the removal of the Time Department from Abinger to Herstmonceux, 1957. Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning a Mercer Tape Chronograph, 1957. Correspondence on the control of radio time signals from Rugby Station, 1957. Time Service Bulletins, 1956. Correspondence between R. Atkinson and the B.B.C., 1957. Correspondence between R. Atkinson and Rada Research, Malvern, concerning 'absolute' timing and triangulation, 1957. Correspondence with Dr Essen of the National Physical Laboratory, the Post Office and H.M. Smith concerning controlled frequencies from the N.P.L. and Dollis Hill, 1957. Time Service Bulletins, 1956-1957. Correspondence between R. Atkinson and the National Maritime Museum concerning the old Greenwich Observatory, 1957. Letter from M.N. Stoyko, with coordinates of the Criggion GB2 transmitter, 1957. Correspondence with the Ministry of Defence regarding radio transmissions OLB from Prague, 1956. Correspondence with the Surveyor of Lands concerning aerial masts at Abinger and Wotton Common, 1956. Correspondence with R. Atkinson, H.M. Smith and the National Physical Observatory concerning correlating atomic and astronomical time, 1956. Correspondence with I.B.M., U.K. Ltd, concerning clock installation and time signals for Cairo, 1956. 'Note on the Numerical Criterion of Clock Performance' by H.M. Smith and correspondence with M. Baillaud and Dr A. Scheibe, 1956. Correspondence with the National Physical Laboratory concerning the temperature coefficient of the rates of Shortt Clocks, 1955. Correspondence with W.H. Shortt concerning the temperature compensation of clocks, 1955. Correspondence regarding a direct Herstmonceux-Greenwich General Post Office line, electrical transmission lines near Abinger, B.B.C. time signals and Independent Television Association time signals, 1955. Delivery note for the Type 4363E Potentiometer, 1955.
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1955–1963
628 Papers on TIM. Correspondence and papers regarding TIM, the Post Office Speaking Clock, including a programme for the opening ceremony on 24 July 1936, a letter of thanks to H. Spencer Jones, a summary of the speech by the Postmaster General, and a description of the workings of the clock.
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1936
629 Papers on time signals. Correspondence and papers regarding time signals, including the following items:. Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones, H.M. Smith and the Admiralty concerning equipment required and installations at Abinger, clock radio receivers and aerial systems, 1952-1955. Correspondence with Central Rediffusion Services Ltd and the Admiralty concerning the availability of the 6 pips time signal for the Independent Television Authority, 1955. Correspondence between R. Atkinson and H.M. Smith regarding photographic chronographs and variations in time, 1954. Correspondence with H.M. Smith concerning variations of the Muirhead timing devices, with a graph, 1954. Correspondence with the British Council and Tacubaya Observatory concerning modernisation of the time service in Mexico, 1953. Time Service Notice on change in the time system, 1953. Correspondence of R. Atkinson, H.M. Smith, H. Spencer Jones and the U.S. Naval Observatory regarding the annual fluctuation of the rate of rotation of the Earth and the N30 and FK3 Star Catalogues, 1953. Correspondence with W.H. Shortt and Dr Benynon regarding the continuous transmission of a standard frequency by the Post Office from Rugby, 1953. Correspondence with the U.S. Naval Observatory regarding stars observed at Abinger with the Bamberg instrument, the N30 catalogue and FK3 corrections, 1952. The apparent places of stars, 1952. Note on 'Outstanding Stars observed with the Bamberg Instrument', 1952. Correspondence with the Bureau International de l'Heure concerning synchronizing a pendulum by the speaking clock, 1952. Schedule of transmission of the M.S.F. Service, 1952. Correspondence with H.M. Smith regarding instruments and equipment construction, decimal counters and the development of an atomic clock, 1951-1952. Details of the M.S.F. experimental service from Rugby, 1952. Analysis of Bamberg observations, 1951. Correspondence with Messrs Ferranti Ltd concerning a high speed digital computer, 1951. Correspondence on polar variations, pendulums and quartz clocks, 1951. Correspondence with H.M. Smith and the Admiralty concerning the condition of the land-lines between Rugby and Abinger and the use of the Criggion station as a standby in the event of a failure at Rugby, 1950-1951. Correspondence on extended and mean time radio signals and a German quartz clock, 1950-1951. 'Notes on Finch's paper on a periodic fluctuation in the length of the day' by Dr Jackson, 1951. Correspondence with Dr R. Tomaschek of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. Ltd concerning variation in the Earth's rotation, 1951. Measurements of tidal tilts of the Earth's crust, 1951. Correspondence with Professor Stoyko regarding velocities of propagation of radio time signals, 1950. Correspondence with H.M. Smith regarding corrections in the adopted longitude of the Greenwich small transit instruments, errors in the longitude of Abinger, graphs and tables, 1950. Correspondence concerning signals for observatory programmes in East Africa and survey work in India, 1950. Correspondence with the U.S. Naval Observatory on the long-wave propagation velocity programme, 1950. Correspondence with Dr Bullard of the National Physical Laboratory and H.M. Garner of the Ministry of Supply regarding variations in the Earth's rotation, 1950. Correspondence with G.W. Clark and P. Sollenberger of the U.S. Naval Observatory concerning the trans-Atlantic programme of transmissions, 1949. Air Ministry paper on time and time-keepers, 1949. Correspondence with P. Kulikovsky of the Soviet Academy of Sciences regarding the transmission of signals from Tashkent and Steinberg, 1949. Correspondence with H.M. Smith, R. Atkinson and Mr Finch concerning the reception of time signals and errors from various observatories, 1949. Report by Barocas on the Rugby line, 1949. Material on GKU2 transmissions, 1949. Correspondence with the Admiralty on a worldwide programme for standard frequency transmissions, 1949. Correspondence between R. Atkinson and Professor P. Pavel regarding Potsdam signals and equipment, 1948. Request from E.W. Edwards for information concerning pendulums, 1948. Correspondence with H.M. Smith, Dr J.A. Ratcliffe and the U.S. Naval Observatory concerning the measurement of the velocity of very long radio waves, 1948. Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning Post Office requests with regard to time signals; the Hong Kong Observatory; and committees, 1948. Correspondence with H.M. Smith regarding solar noise work, latitude variation results for 1946, the work of the Bureau de l'Heure, and British time signals for notification to Berne, 1948. Memorandum on solar radio noise, 1948. Correspondence with J. Hahn concerning Hamburg Observatory transmissions, 1948. Correspondence with Dr W. Rees-Wright on a design for a free pendulum clock, 1948. 'Notes on Electronic Send Relay', 1948. Note on W/T time signals received at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1947-1948. Correspondence with H.M. Smith and the Admiralty regarding aerial masts; sites at Abinger, Leith Hill and Wotton Common and the transfer to Herstmonceux; staff visits to the Paris Observatory; instruments; standard frequency transmissions; correlation of the time signals for the Bureau Internationale de l'Heure; experimental work on quartz clocks; and survey ships, 1946-1947. Correspondence with the U.S. Naval Observatory concerning latitude results and uniform time, 1947. Correspondence with R. Woolley at Mount Stromlo concerning the time of travel of signals from GKU3 to Abinger and the 74-inch reflector, 1947. Correspondence with B.L. Gulatei at Dehra Dum regarding developments in time service methods, 1947. Correspondence between H.M. Smith and Dr Bullard regarding time signals for Heligoland experiments, 1947. Correspondence with H.M. Smith regarding Russian time signals, 1946. Correspondence with R. Woolley concerning comparisons of signals between Canberra and Great Britain and the determination of the longitude of the Commonwealth Observatory, 1946. Correspondence with the Steinberg Institute concerning time signals between Greenwich and U.S.S.R., 1946. Correspondence with R. Atkinson and H.M. Smith on the use of Bamberg instruments and errors in time determination, 1946. Correspondence with J.A. Ratcliffe regarding radio observations of time signals, 1946. Correspondence with W.H.M. Greaves on a paper concerning the scatter of errors in clocks, 1946. Correspondence with Dr J.J. Vormer regarding comparisons between frequency standards and radio time signals and instruments, 1946. Correspondence with Professor B. Lindblad concerning time signal data, corrections to rhythmic signals, work on eclipse material, and the difficulties of Dr Opik as a fugitive from Estonia and a request on his behalf for assistance, 1946. Correspondence with I. Bonsdorff, Finnish Geodetic Institute, 1946, concerning Rugby signals used for the determination of time at the moment of the total eclipse of the Sun in July 1945. Correspondence with various European astronomers, including M. Stoyko, Professor Baeschlin and Dr E. Delporte, regarding time signals, 1945. Correspondence with various people, including the Admiralty, regarding the equipment and construction required for the emergency time service at Abinger, 1939-1940.
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1939–1955
630 Correspondence on standard frequency transmissions. Correspondence and papers regarding standard frequency transmissions of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the following items:. Correspondence with H.M. Smith, 1954, including an extract from a paper by L. Essen on standard frequency time. Correspondence with H.M. Smith regarding barometric pressure variations on the rate of B5, including a graph; investigations of the sub-soil at Herstmonceux; bore-holes for quartz resonators; and variations in the rate of ring crystals, 1953. Correspondence with A. Kopff concerning comparisons of the N30 and FK3 catalogues, 1953. Correspondence with Dr Spilbury of the National Physical Laboratory regarding the rate of frequency standard Q13, 1953. Correspondence with H.M. Smith concerning the Tokyo time signal transmission and the motions of the Moon, 1951-1952. Correspondence with the Dr Spilsbury and Dr Bullard of the National Physical Laboratory; Sir E. Appleton of the Admiralty; and the Department of Scientific Research concerning the Standard Frequency Transmission Service, including variations in units of time, adjustments and corrections, financing and users. Correspondence on a visit to the Royal Observatory, Abinger, by the General Post Office, 1949. Report of the Committee on the M.S.F., 1946. Proposal for time and frequency transmissions, 1945.
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1945–1954
631 Papers on calendar reform. Correspondence, pamphlets and circulars regarding the proposed reform of the calendar and detailing various systems proposed to replace the Gregorian Calendar. The papers include the following items:. Article titled 'The Calendar and Its Reform'. Correspondence with E. Achelis, International World Calendar Association, concerning support for calendar reform, meetings and dinners, 1953-1958. Correspondence with Sri Atma Yogi regarding his proposals for calendar reform, 1953-1958, including printed leaflets on 'Calendar reform of Indian Yogic origins'. Correspondence with R. Wilkins, W.E. Edwards, F. Williams and others concerning various methods of calendar reform, 1953-1958. Extract from the 'Congressional Record' on 'How to count the years', 1955. Correspondence with the International World Calendar Association, 1955, including copies of correspondence with O. Struve, P. Oosterhoff, D.H. Menzel and M.N. Saha. Correspondence with E. Bruton, 'Horological Journal'. Letters from L.G. DeGaris of The Credit Crusade, Australia, 22 March 1955, with a printed leaflet, 'The Credit Crusade Reviews No. 9'. Correspondence with A.D. Ross of the Pan Indian Ocean Scientific Association and J. Avery Joyce regarding problems with the International World Calendar Association, 1955. Minutes of a meeting of the British section of the World Calendar Association, 1955. Correspondence with Professor M.N. Saha concerning Indian ephemeris and the 'Nautical Almanac', 1954-1955. Correspondence with Professor Oosterhoff regarding Commission 32, 1954. Correspondence with 'Nature' magazine, 1954. Correspondence with Professor Lindblad concerning Indian government support for calendar reform, 1954. Correspondence with the Office of the Chief Rabbi, London, 1954. Memoranda by Dr C.K. Ananthasubrahmanyar, 1954. Correspondence with S. Imoto, Japan, concerning the New World Standard Time and International Day, 1954. Text of the address by H. Spencer Jones at the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium, 1953. Correspondence with Professor Saha concerning the draft resolution to the U.N. by the Indian government regarding calendar reform, 1953.
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1953–1958
632 Papers on the move to Herstmonceux. Papers regarding the transfer of the Royal Observatory from Greenwich to Herstmonceux, including correspondence, minutes, newscuttings, plans, agenda, questionnaires, memoranda and reports. Much of the material relates to staff queries and the Informal Office Committee, including correspondence on the provision of housing and hostel accommodation for staff and completed staff questionnaires on housing requirements. The remaining papers include the following items (the list is not comprehensive):. Minutes of meetings to discuss the move. Plan of the huts at Herstmonceux before the move. Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Visitors of the Royal Observatory, 1938-1939. Minutes of a meeting of a special committee of the Board of Visitors on 28 June 1939 to consider a report on the Royal Observatory, Greenwich; the deterioration of work due to adverse conditions at Greenwich; and the Magnetic Observatory, Abinger. Report of a committee of the Board of Visitors of the Royal Observatory on the selection of a new site for the Royal Observatory [1945]. Cuttings from various newspapers and periodicals on the move to Herstmonceux, including 'The Times', 'Daily Telegraph', 'Sussex Express and County Herald' and 'Bath and Wilts Chronicle and Herald', with a newscutting on William Yapp. Correspondence concerning the formation of an Office Whitley Committee for the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Letters and papers from the Institution of Professional Civil Servants. 'Lament on the removal of the Observatory from Greenwich', anonymous, 1949. Report on the transfer of the Observatory from Greenwich during 1933-1954, written by H. Spencer Jones in 1955. Progress plan and memoranda concerning Vote 10 of the Navy Estimates. Copy of the 'Navy Appropriation Account 1953-1954. Works Secret Supplement. Item 42. Herstmonceux Castle. Transfer of Royal Observatory from Greenwich', 1955. Minutes of Progress Meetings, Nos 20, 21, 22 and 24, July 1954 - May 1956. Draft minutes of Technical Progress Meetings, April 1955 - September 1956.
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1938–1956
633 Correspondence with Harold Jeffreys. Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and H. Jeffreys, St John's College, Cambridge, regarding the constant of nutation; the variation of latitude from international observations, with reference to material relating to Kimura in 'Proceedings of the Imperial Academy, Tokyo', Vol. 12 (1936), p. 115; and harmonic terms.
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1938–1939
634 Material on war damage. A manuscript regarding the bombing of London during 1940-1944, detailing the number of houses destroyed, people killed, bombs dropped, etc., and stating when the Royal Observatory was bombed. There is also a photograph of the damage incurred by the Observatory.
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circa 1945
635 Correspondence of Robert Atkinson. Personal correspondence of Robert Atkinson with various organisations, including universities, observatories, periodicals and the Inspector of Taxes at Bexhill, regarding talks, lectures, minutes of meetings, circulars, articles and papers, and income tax, including the following items:. Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding consultant work for Messrs Kelvin and Hughes, 1954. Correspondence with C.W. Allen, University of London Observatory, 1958. Correspondence with H. Barrell, National Physical Laboratory, concerning the revision of astronomical data, 1949-1958. Correspondence with C.S. Beals, Director of the Dominion Observatory, Ottawa, 1958, with Atkinson's paper 'On the precision and permanence of Meridial circle divisions' attached. . Correspondence with P.M.S. Blackett, Imperial College of Science and Technology, 1958. Correspondence with G. Bomford concerning star images and Universal Time, 1957-1961. Correspondence with E.C. Bullard, University of Toronto, 1949. Correspondence with Bullock, Worthington and Jackson, Solicitors, with letters from Aunt Ethel, concerning the Ashe estate and its trustees, 1946. Correspondence with D.A. Campbell, British Astronomical Association, 1957-1960, commenting on Engel's lunar paper and making a report on M.B.B. Heath's rewritten paper on the greatest brilliance of Venus, which is also attached. Correspondence with the Civil Service Nursing Aid Association regarding benefits, 1950. Correspondence with G.M. Clemence, Director, Nautical Almanac Office, U.S. Naval Observatory, 1958-1961. Correspondence with A.H. Cook, National Physical Laboratory, 1963. Correspondence with A. Danjon, Paris Observatory, 1960. . Correspondence with W. Dieckvoss, Hamburg Observatory, 1963. Correspondence with E. Fichera, Astronomical Observatory, Naples, 1958. Correspondence with W.H.M. Greaves, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, 1948. Correspondence with R. Hanbury Brown, Jodrell Bank, on aluminising and mirror coatings, 1958. Correspondence with C.C. Inglis, British Transport Commission, concerning a Barlow lens, 1957. Correspondence with Sir Harold Jeffrey regarding plate errors and group corrections for stars, 1958. Correspondence with Z. Kopal, Manchester University, regarding Airy's experiment of filling a telescope with water, 1958. Correspondence with M. Lang, Vienna, regarding the 'World Calendar', 1962. Correspondence with 'Life' magazine concerning an article on the Greenwich Observatory, 1946. Correspondence with A.C.B. Lovell, Jodrell Bank, 1952-1963, regarding Atkinson's reply to N.D. Clotworthy's ideas on producing reflectors of parabolic form and concerning a paper by Thomson, Ponsonby and Irvine which was presented at Warsaw. Correspondence with the editor of 'Nature', 1952, with Atkinson's obituary notice for W.H.M. Greaves, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, attached. Correspondence with E.J. Opik, Armagh Observatory, 1955. Correspondence with B.M. Peek, 1959. Correspondence with D. Pjaskovsky, Kiev, concerning the flexure of astronomical instruments, 1958. Correspondence with L. Randic, Yerkes Observatory, concerning ephemeris time, 1960. Correspondence with A. Reiz, Copenhagen University Observatory, 1960. Correspondence with C.A. Ronan, Royal Society and British Astronomical Association, 1956-1961, concerning cinematography in scientific research and photograph, with reference to solar eclipses. Correspondence with D.H. Sadler, Nautical Almanac Office, 1951-1958. Correspondence with G.M. Sisson, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, concerning mounted adjustments for a small equatorial telescope, 1957-1958. Correspondence of Sir H. Spencer Jones, 1948-1955, regarding observing azimuth stars, light time, Atkinson's draft paper on mean sidereal time, the Zeiss measuring machine and flexure. Correspondence with S.H. Taylor, Royal Naval Scientific Service, on the removal of Atkinson's goods from Berlin, 1949. Correspondence with A. Thom, Engineering Laboratory, Oxford, on the photoelectric recording of transits, 1957. Correspondence with C.B. Watts, U.S. Naval Observatory, regarding flexure and pentag mounted on the mirror transit circle, 1953-1957. Correspondence with E.G. Woolsey, Dominion Observatory, Ottawa, on division errors, 1958.
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1946–1963
636 Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Observatory. Correspondence and papers of Robert Atkinson regarding the Isaac Newton Observatory, including the following items:. Correspondence with F.J. Hargreaves regarding large telescope designs, particularly mirror problems, and referring to Nairobi district as a suitable site for a large telescope, with a copy of a letter from H. Cole, Pilkington Brothers Ltd, on the production process of discs. Letter from E.H. Linfoot, H.H. Wills Physical Laboratory, Bristol, referring to the construction of a f/1.5 parabolic mirror of 100 inches in diameter. Letters from C.C. Inglis, Ministry of Supply Armaments Design Department, enclosing copies of a letter from E.J. Poitras, Consulting Engineer to J.M. Ford, concerning the 200-inch telescope project in California, with notes on the Mount Palomar Observatory published by the California Institute of Technology, 14 July 1947, and bibliographies relating to the project. Memorandum by Atkinson titled 'A Combination Paraboloid Schmidt Reflector', with a hand-drawn diagram and notes dated 6 October 1947. Minutes of a meeting of the Board of Management of the Isaac Newton Observatory held at the Royal Society, 11 May 1948. Duplicated extract of a letter from J.G. Baker to the Astronomer Royal concerning an improvement in the mounting of a Schmidt Camera using a spherical primary. Papers relating to the Board of Management, Servo-controlled Sub-committee, including a list of committee members, 31 October 1947; agenda for a meeting; copies of correspondence between H. Spencer Jones' secretary and C.C. Inglis, Chairman; and a letter from A.M. Uttley, Ministry of Supply, referring to a memorandum on his visit to America.
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1947–1948
637 Correspondence on the Ballistic Research Laboratory. Correspondence and papers of Robert Atkinson regarding the Ballistic Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States, including correspondence with R.H. Kent, Aberdeen Proving Ground, regarding the suitability of offering Donald H. Jacobs a position; letters, memoranda and forms concerning the termination of Atkinson's employment and his efficiency rating, earnings and tax, including his tax return for 1945; and a letter from L.E. Simon, Director, expressing regret that Atkinson has declined a position at the Laboratory, February 1947.
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1945–1947
638 Correspondence on the British Admiralty Delegation. Correspondence and papers of Robert Atkinson relating to the British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, including correspondence with B.S. Smith and A.O. Hunter at the British Admiralty Delegation regarding claims for travel expenses; correspondence with the Commanding Officer, H.M.S. 'Saker', concerning lost baggage; handwritten lists of claims; letters, papers and receipts from various transport companies; and official claim forms.
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1946–1947
639 Correspondence with the College of the Sea. Correspondence of Robert Atkinson with the Registrar, R.R. Ryder, and Director, R. Hope, of the College of the Sea, regarding tutorial help to seamen in astronomy, German, physics and mathematics. There are also letters to various seamen.
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1947–1950
640 Correspondence with the British Astronomical Association. Papers relating to the British Astronomical Association, including letters to Robert Atkinson from M.W. Ovenden, Secretary; P.M. Holborn, Secretary; and Kennet Pollock, Treasurer. There are also minutes of Council meetings, 31 December 1947 - 30 June 1948, and a memorandum on the present and future financial position of the Association, 11 February 1948.
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1947–1948
641 Papers on the Radio Meteor Observatory. A handwritten memorandum submitted to P.M.S. Blackett by J.P.M. Prentice regarding a project for a radio meteor observatory, with letters from Prentice to H. Spencer Jones and R. Atkinson.
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1947–1948
642 Correspondence on cometary aphelia. Correspondence of Robert Atkinson with J.G. Porter of the Computing Section of the British Astronomical Association regarding cometary aphelia, with handwritten and typed lists of cometary aphelia.
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1948
643 Correspondence on Whitley Council. A letter from H. Spencer Jones to R. Atkinson enclosing a copy of his letter to A. Hunter, Royal Greenwich Observatory, on the formation of a shop committee of the Admiralty Departmental Joint Industrial Council, and copies of letters from C.T. Strange, Secretary of the Industrial Whitley Council, Royal Greenwich Observatory, to H. Barker and R. Atkinson.
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1950–1951
644 Correspondence on the move to Herstmonceux. Correspondence and papers regarding the transfer of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and allied departments to Herstmonceux:. (1) Correspondence, memoranda, manuscript notes and plans concerning the move, 1946-1948, including the following items:. Memorandum from the Civil Engineer-in-Chief's office referring to estimates of costs, the Nautical Almanac Office, the Chronometer Department and the Solar Department Building. Letters to R. Atkinson from J.T. Williams, Admiralty; H.F. Finch; Dudley Perfect; and H.M. Smith, Abinger Magnetic Station, including layout plans for laboratories and the Bamberg hut and Post Office lines required for the Time Department. Report on the research laboratories at Herstmonceux. Handwritten note by Atkinson and others on work to be done, plans and telephone numbers. (2) Papers regarding accommodation for staff moved to Herstmonceux, 1946-1948, including the following items:. Correspondence of R. Atkinson with E. Sargent Roberts and M.N. Holman, Admiralty, Bath, concerning hostel and canteen accommodation at Herstmonceux Castle. Memoranda and letters from staff concerning applications to Hailsham Rural District Council for council houses, with Atkinson's letter to [A.T.] Charlton, Regional Housing Officer, Tunbridge Wells, listing staff requirements. Letters from D.H. Sadler, Nautical Almanac Office, with an extract from 'The Times' report on the 'Airey' rural house, from a parliamentary debate of 25 March 1947. Copies of a memorandum and letters to H. Spencer Jones on the Nautical Almanac Office move. Correspondence with Mr Carr, Hailsham; Mr Woodfield, Admiralty, Bath; and C. Jowsey, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty, regarding council houses and private building licenses. Various memoranda, including drafts by R. Atkinson on the housing of staff. Letters and notices from various estate agents. Minutes of a meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society, 9 April 1947, to discuss the planning of the work to be undertaken during 1947-1948 on the transfer of the Royal Observatory. Statement, manuscript notes and minutes concerning Informal Office Committee meetings, 1947-1948. (3) Correspondence on plans for the Library, 1948, including the following items:. Letter from R. Atkinson to H.M. Smith. Letter from D.H. Sadler. Staff memorandum by J.L. Rudd, R.H. Tucker, Betty Collett, D.S. Perfect, J.D. Hope, V. [Bowess], J.B. Hillgate, H.F. Finch, I. Cross and H.M. Smith. Plans and a summary of suggestions for the Library by R. Atkinson. (4) Correspondence on domes for the Equatorial Group, 1953, including the following items:. Copy of a letter from G.M. Sisson, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd. R. Atkinson's personal and confidential letter to W.J. Wight, Civil Engineer-in-Chief, concerning problems with the design drawings submitted by Mr Jones. (5) Memorandum to H. Spencer Jones relating to time signals, 1955, concerning reception and aerials in view of objections received.
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1946–1957
645 Correspondence and papers on staff. Correspondence and papers regarding staffing issues, including the following items:. Correspondence of R. Atkinson, Chief Assistant, Royal Greenwich Observatory, with I.N. Sneddon of Glasgow University, H. Spencer Jones and C. Jowsey, 1948-1949, with drafts of Atkinson's confidential letters to Dr Dyson and Professor Dee on the appointment of a second chief assistant. R. Atkinson's drafts of confidential letters to D.H. Sadler and H. Spencer Jones regarding Sadler's refusal to accept Atkinson's jurisdiction over the Nautical Almanac Office as deputy to Spencer Jones, 1949. Correspondence between R. Atkinson and H. Spencer Jones regarding staff, duties and allowances, 1949-1954, including new recruits, observing allowances, a 'standard duty', Spencer Jones' circular on astronomical staff and training, and Atkinson's views on astrophysical and astrometric programmes. There is also a letter from H.M. Smith, Abinger, on transit circle duty. Undated draft of a letter to [ ] Simpson on the establishment of A.C.S. Wescott and D.W. Evans. Undated obituary notice for P.H. Cowell by J.G. Bullocke, Royal Naval College, Greenwich, with a pencilled note by R. Atkinson stating that it was 'regarded as too frank to print'.
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1948–1954
646 Correspondence on lectures and talks. Correspondence of Robert Atkinson regarding lectures and talks, including the following items:. Correspondence with J.T. Kendall, Secretary of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society and the High Master of Manchester Grammar School, with a copy of Atkinson's 1946 lecture to the Literary and Philosophical Society on 'Naked-Eye Astronomy'. . Letter and receipt from the B.B.C. concerning a script on Sir James Dean by Atkinson for broadcast on the B.B.C. European Service, 1946. Correspondence with Mrs M. Goddard, National Savings Committee, 1947, regarding the possibility of someone from the Royal Observatory being interviewed for the 'Unusual Occupations' series to be broadcast on the B.B.C. Home Service, with a sample script from Mrs Goddard. Correspondence of R. Atkinson with H.L. Penman, A.F.C. Pollard and W.K. Brasher regarding a meeting of the Institute of Physics with the Institute of Electrical Engineers on 30 January 1948, including abstracts from Pollard's talk and Atkinson's 'Some Advantages and Disadvantages of Kinematic Design', as well as a complete printed abstract of the four lectures discussing 'Practical Considerations in Instrument Design'.
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1946–1950
647 Papers on the 1948 eclipse expedition. Correspondence regarding Robert Atkinson's expedition to Mombasa, Kenya, October-November 1948, to observe a total solar eclipse, including the following items:. Letters from W.F. Clenshaw of the National Physical Laboratory; Kodak Ltd; Ilford Ltd; and Recordak on the use of photographic equipment. Correspondence with J.A. Leclerc, Société Astronomique, Paris, and W.H. McCrea, Royal Astronomical Society. Correspondence with H.M. Smith regarding chronographs. Correspondence with G.W. Rickett, H.M. Chronometer Department, Bradford-on-Avon, concerning chronographs. Copy of a letter from H. Spencer Jones to the Hydrographer of the Navy on the expedition to Kenya and Atkinson's notes on the purpose of the expedition, dated 21 September 1948.
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1947–1948
648 Correspondence on eclipse expeditions. Correspondence and papers regarding eclipse expeditions to observe the annual eclipse of September 1951 and the solar eclipse of February 1952, including the following items:. Letter from D.H. Sadler enclosing solar eclipse data for 1950-1954. Letter from D.C. Martin, Royal Society, concerning the expedition to Rio de Oro, 1951. R. Atkinson's correspondence with D.H. Menzel, Harvard College Observatory, regarding weather data in Africa along the eclipse track. Copies of letters from G.W. Robinson, University College of North Wales, Bangor, to F.J.M. Stratton, Cambridge, referring to the Ebro Observatory, Spain, and its interest in the 1951 expedition. Letter from the Spanish Tourist Office giving travel information regarding Rio de Oro. Letter from H. Spencer Jones on finance. Letters from D. Perfect and H.M. Smith, Abinger, with Smith's notes on radio time signals and equipment for the 1952 expedition. Letters from G.T. Thairi, Royal Air Force Flying College, Manby, Lincolnshire. R. Atkinson's manuscript notes on weather conditions at various locations and calculations for 1951 and 1952. I.A.U. report on 'Weather Conditions for the Eclipse of February 25, 1952'. Report by G. Van Biesbroeck, Yerkes Observatory, on sites for the eclipse. Miscellaneous data, including manuscript notes on the time of mid-eclipse, Kuwait, and on the determination of azimuth.
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1949–1952
649 Papers on the Royal Astronomical Society. Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Astronomical Society, including the following items:. Correspondence of the Geophysical Committee with R.A. Lyttleton regarding the meeting of 24 November 1950. Notices and agendas for meetings, including memoranda connected with an Inland Water Survey. Letter from the Irish Tourist Board concerning the Astronomical Conference of September 1950. Minutes of the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee meetings of 13 June and 9 December 1949, and the annual report for 1949. Council minutes for 13 January and 10 March 1950. Minutes of the Committee for Radio Astronomy, 27 February 1950. Memorandum by A.C.B. Lovell on 'A proposal for a 250ft aperture steerable paraboloid for use in Radio Astronomy'. Miscellaneous memoranda and reports.
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1948–1950
650 Correspondence on the Göttingen Lectures. Correspondence of Robert Atkinson regarding his visit to Germany for the University of Göttingen lectures, including the following items:. Correspondence with the Foreign Office and H. Spencer Jones, including copies of Spencer Jones' correspondence with the Admiralty. Correspondence with O. Heckmann, Hamburg Observatory; F. Becker, Bonn University Observatory; and Professor ten Bruggencate, University of Göttingen (in German), with Atkinson's handwritten notes, 'Die Energiequellen der Sterne'. Miscellaneous forms, travel authorisation papers, Atkinson's identification card and receipts. Note from D.C. Manderville enclosing papers on the control of scientific research under the military government in Germany.
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1950
651 Correspondence on phenomena and enquiries. Letters from A. Needham, S.H. Phipps Lincke, P.A. Gillibrand and others, including various schoolchildren, reporting various phenomena and making enquiries regarding astronomy.
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1949–1951
652 Miscellaneous correspondence. Letters to Robert Atkinson, with a few other items, including the following:. Letter from R.S. Colebrook, Chichester, 3 March 1947, regarding the cosmic ray theory. Letter from A. Parson, Maryport, 12 December 1947, concerning his investigation into binaries. Letter from G.M. Sisson, Sir Harold Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, July 1949, on the design of the impersonal micrometer for the Cadiz 7-inch meridian circle, with a handwritten draft reply by R. Atkinson. Letter from H.H. Plaskett, Oxford University Observatory, 28 January 1949, concerning R. Atkinson's comments on the Cassegrain spectroscope in relation to work being carried out by E.H. Linfoot. Letter from W.A. Goodchild, Colwyn Bay, 24 July 1950, concerning H.F. Finch's paper 'The Fluctuation in the Length of the Day', with reference to Atkinson's comment in 'The Observatory', February 1950. Letter from D.C. Manderville, Scientific Research Branch, Göttingen, 25 July 1950, requesting advice for the visits to the U.K. of promising young German scientists. Handwritten letter from H. Charnock, Admiralty Research Laboratory, 7 October 1950, giving the address of Dr Deacon in South Africa. Note from H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, 17 October 1953, concerning machinery records for Greenwich, Abinger and Herstmonceux, with drawing number 22 attached showing the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and the Abinger Magnetic Station workshops. Correspondence between Admiralty and R.W. Munro Ltd, 1956, regarding a Regeneration Frequency Monitor and a bottom sampler, with a handwritten memorandum from O.W.P. Ball and office memoranda 27/56 and 28/56 on the repayment of services. Letter from D.C. Martin, Royal Society, to R. Woolley, 19 October 1956, concerning Atkinson's attendance at national committee meetings as deputy for Woolley.
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1947–1956
653 Papers by Robert Atkinson. Papers by R. Atkinson, including an undated notebook containing items on stellar statistics, eclipses and stellar spectra; miscellaneous undated manuscript notes, addresses and telephone numbers; typed and manuscript drafts, a final copy and a summary of 'An Experiment suitable for a Nearly Central Solar Eclipse', 1947-1948, sent to J. Proudman, National Committee; a typed draft 'On a Periodic Fluctuation in the Length of the Day', 1949; an undated typed draft on 'Some Problems of Interplanetary Navigation'; and an undated typed draft on 'Time'.
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circa 1947-circa 1949
654 Papers by other people. A paper by D.S. Perfect titled 'The New Photographic Zenith Tube for the Royal Observatory', 1949, and a paper by Arthur C. Clarke titled 'The Dynamics of Space Flight', 1950.
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1949–1950
655 Papers and articles. Miscellaneous printed papers and periodical articles, including 'Hints to business men visiting British East Africa'; reprints of articles by F.G. Houtermans; list of members of the Institute of Navigation, 1949, and other papers; 'Scientific Officers at the Civil Service Arbitration Tribunal'; 'The Analysis of the Gravitation. The second extract from the paper written by Lt-Col. L.M. Malachowski in June, 1944', 1950, with a letter from the author to R. Atkinson, 14 June 1950; reports and articles of the National Bureau of Standards, Central Radio Propagation Laboratory; the Official Gazette of the Allied High Commission for Germany, 7 March 1950; 'Sprungweise Längenanderung des Invar' by M. Schuler, 1950; and editions of 'The Seafarer', April 1953 and January 1955, the first containing a book review by R. Atkinson.
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1949–1955
656 Miscellaneous papers. Miscellaneous papers, including an extract from the 'Daily Mail', 24 December 1947, recording an interview with R. Atkinson on Comet 1947N; a notice of the 1947 Annual General Meeting of the Old Mancunians Association, London Section; Secret TRE memo N/A/6, 10 February 1948, 'The Stabilisation of an auto-astro accelerometer system'; and programmes of meetings of the American Astronomical Society.
1 envelope.
1947–1950
657 Plans and photographs. Miscellaneous undated plans and photographs, including a plan of the 36-inch telescope showing the general arrangement of the photographic control unit; four photographed plans of houses; four aerial photographs of Herstmonceux Village and Herstmonceux Castle; and two photographs of the solar eclipse and unpredicted comet seen at Malindi, Kenya, 1 November 1948.
1 bundle.
658 Papers on the British Horological Institute. Correspondence and papers regarding the securing of a Royal Charter by the British Horological Institute, including the following items:. Letters from F.B. Cowan, Secretary, to H. Spencer Jones, President. Minutes of the fourth meeting of the Royal Charter Committee, 4 October 1956. Papers relating to the Annual General Meeting of 1 November 1956, including the agenda of the President (H. Spencer Jones) and notes for the next extraordinary general meeting. Various notes, including 'Historical notes on the Bureau Internationale de l'Heure', 'A short history of the Ingersoll Company', and notes from a speech by M.L. Bateman, Managing Director, regarding Intersoll Ltd. Material concerning the petition to the Queen and the Charter, 4 October 1956. Pamphlet on the origin and objects of the Bureau Internationale de l'Heure. 'Report on the Mechanical Clock Industry in Great Britain' by E.A.M. Wood.
1 bundle.
1956
659 Miscellaneous correspondence. Miscellaneous letters to H. Spencer Jones and related papers, including the following items:. Letter from R. Atkinson, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 13 July 1948, regarding the Greenwich Time Station and Herstmonceux. Letter from S.D. Gossner, Harvard College Observatory, 9 June 1949, containing a summary of available data on star counts and charts of corresponding regions appearing in the Ross-Calvert Atlas of the Milky Way. Letter from L.S.T. Symms, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 12 August 1952, enclosing a copy of his letter to R. Tucker, Abinger, on Bamburg residuals and comparisons with FK3 places of stars. Letter from W.H. Munk, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, California, 25 March 1953, on the Earth's core, magnetic field and length of day. Letters concerning dictionary entries compiled by Spencer Jones on astronomers and astronomy for a reference work by Victoria Publications (London) Ltd, 1955-1956. Correspondence with the Paul Instrument Fund Committee, 1956, concerning the application by B.V. Bowden and A. Buraway, College of Technology, Manchester, for a grant for the development of narrow pass band dye filters, with manuscript notes by Spencer Jones as assessor and letters from Bowden and D.C. Martin, Royal Society.
1 bundle.
1948–1956
660 Papers and publications. Papers and publications by H. Spencer Jones, including the following items:. Undated manuscript notes on the origins of solar systems. Undated manuscript notes on astronomy for a publication of 50,000 words. Undated bibliographical references concerning observations of the magnitude of old novae, the origin and ancient records of novae and miscellaneous references. Typed dictionary entries on astronomers and astronomy, with manuscript corrections and additional entries, 1955-1956. Undated manuscript notes on novae, including 'The Parallax of Nova Persei, 1901', and biographical references. Undated typed manuscript titled 'The Great Moon Hoax', with a copy of a letter from the B.B.C. to A.J. Shimmin, English Universities Press Ltd, with photocopies of articles from the 'New York Sun', 25-31 August 1835, on great astronomical discoveries lately made by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope. Undated typed draft on 'The Effects of Magnetism on the Rates of Chronometers and Watches'. Undated typescript on 'The System of Astronomical Constants'. Articles and papers written by Spencer Jones while H.M. Astronomer, Cape of Good Hope, 1923-1933. Published papers by H. Spencer Jones, 1913-1958, including Royal Institution of Great Britain weekly evening meeting lectures; reprints of lectures to the Physical Society, the Royal Society, the Royal Meteorological Society, the Royal Society of Arts, the Institute of Metals, the British Association for the Advancement of Science and other learned societies; periodical articles and reprints; and published pamphlets. 'Observations made with the Cookson Floating Zenith Telescope...at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, for the Determination of the Variation of Latitude and the Constant of Aberration', 3 volumes, 1911-1918, with manuscript notes and alterations by H. Spencer Jones. Typed list of publications and papers by Spencer Jones and biographical details.
3 bundles.
circa 1913-circa 1958
661 Papers and publications by others. Articles, papers, extracts from periodicals, conference papers and reports by D. Brouwer; W. Eggers, Berlin; L. Essen, National Physical Laboratory; H. Kimura, International Latitude Observatory, Mizusawa; A.C.B. Lovell, Jodrell Bank; Kao Lu, Chinese Association; R.E. McCrosky, Harvard College Observatory; Y. Mintz and M. Munk, University of California; and M. Ryle, H.M. Smith and R.H. Tucker, Royal Greenwich Observatory, Abinger. The subjects covered include annual fluctuations, the Royal Observatory's Time Department and radio time signals.
1 bundle.
1933–1953
662 Papers on the Royal Society Antarctic Expedition. A copy of a letter of appointment to R.A. Smart, Leader of the Royal Society Antarctic Expedition, with notes of guidance, a press release and notes on Halley Bay.
1 envelope.
1956
663 Ranade's perpetual calendar. An undated explanation and tables of the perpetual calendar of S.V. Ranade.
1 board.
664 Papers on the Festival of Britain. Correspondence and papers regarding the Festival of Britain, 1951, relating mainly to the exhibits to be shown. The papers include the following items:. Correspondence regarding the setting up of a Scientific Advisory Panel on Astronomy, 1948-1949, including letters from R.O. Redman requesting A. Hunter to act as the Royal Astronomical Society representative; letters from I. Cox, Director, Science, Festival of Britain 1951, to A. Hunter, enclosing a summary of requirements for Scientific Advisory Panels and a Time Chart; letters from Panel members, E.H. Lightfoot, Cambridge Observatories, and H.H. Plaskett of Oxford University Observatory to Hunter, Chairman; and Hunter's correspondence with J.B. Penrose Angwin, for the Director, Science, on meetings and minutes. Correspondence between A. Hunter and J.B.P. Angwin, 1949-1951, regarding astronomical exhibits, including the orrery, the removal of the Time Ball from Greenwich, the British Interplanetary Society's suggestion on space flight, lunar echo apparatus, the Solar System model and the disposal of exhibits; Hunter's notes and suggested captions for exhibits; a copy of a script based on 'Nature of the Universe' by Fred Hoyle; and brief and display treatment of the Dome of Discovery Outer Space Section, August 1950, prepared by the Design Research Unit. Correspondence between A. Hunter and H.R. Calvert, Science Museum, 1949, concerning Hunter's broadcast on the Moon, photographs of the 200-inch telescope at Pasadena, the Mount Wilson 100-inch telescope and the Schmidt camera, and Festival plans. A. Hunter's correspondence with Austin Frazer, Design Research Unit, and H. Spencer Jones, 1950-1951, regarding the loan of Halley's transit instrument to the Festival by the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with a sketch of the instrument and a working drawing showing the method of mounting, the replica of the Greenwich Time Ball and other models, with a list of photographs required for Dome of Discovery displays. A. Hunter's letter to H. Spencer Jones, October 1950, concerning the demonstration of radar reflections from the Moon and the required charts; and manuscript comments by D.H. Sadler addressed to H. Spencer Jones, with extracts from 'The Times', 26 and 27 October. Letters to A. Hunter from D.H.O. John, Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, 1950-1951, concerning the loan of prints illustrating the value of photography in astronomical work to the Society, with Hunter's pencilled list of prints sent. Letters received by A. Hunter from E. Atkin, Design Research Unit, 1951, concerning the loan of negatives and the transport and delivery of the Halley transit instrument to the Dome of Discovery, with reference to the sidereal clock at Abinger. Correspondence with H.H. Chambers and F. Blick, Mactaggart and Evans Ltd, Sondes Place Research Institute, 1951, on the model orrery design; a data chart for the mechanised solar system (Drawing M E 1235) and proposed display model of the Earth and Moon (Drawing M E 1235); and reprints from 'The Engineer', 22 June 1951, and the 'Horological Journal', August 1951, on the solar system display and 'Festival Orrery'. Various papers, 1949-1950, including 'Content of Stars', a summary by J.B.P. Angwin of verbal information from F. Hoyle, Cambridge, 12 December 1949; 'The Corona' by M.A. Ellison, 3 May 1950; and 'Solar Spectroscopy - the analysis of sunlight', an unsigned typed paper, with pencilled notes and diagrams. Agenda, minutes and other papers of the Astronomy Advisory Panel, 1949-1950, including minutes of the first meeting, 25 February 1949; minutes of the second meeting, 6 April 1949, with notes on preliminary proposals for the presentation of astronomy and allied subjects; minutes of the third meeting, 15 July 1949, with an aide-memoire for the Chairman and Executive Officer, the 'Dome Synoptical Script for Outer Space'; brief cover ideas for the documentary films 'Radio Astronomy' and 'The St Andrew's Telescope' and notes on 'Astronomy in the Science Exhibition'; 'Modification of Plans for the Science Exhibition at South Kensington', 9 September 1949; notes on the Moon; press release, 16 November 1949; and press conference statement on the 'Science and Technology in the Festival of Britain', 25 January 1950. Miscellaneous printed papers: 'The Festival of Britain 1951', a guide for those joining in preparations for the Festival, 1949; and an aerial artist's impression of the layout of the South Bank Exhibition, from 'The Times', 23 November 1949.
1 bundle.
1948–1951
665 Calculations and observations of Vesta. Tables of calculations and observations of Vesta by Bernard Francis Bawtree.
1 bundle.
1925–1938
666 Calculations and observations of Vesta. Tables of calculations and observations of Vesta by Bernard Francis Bawtree.
1 bundle.
1925–1940
667 Spectrophotometry tables. Tables of the reduction of measures.
1 volume.
1926–1930
668 Spectrophotometry tables. Tables relating to measures of spectrophotometry, 'rear grating, B & A Type Stars, Packet I, Plates 13245-14518'.
1 bundle.
1929
669 Spectrophotometry tables. Tables of results and measures.
1 volume.
1930–1933
670 Spectrophotometry tables. Tables of the gradients of objects taken with the Yapp 36-inch Reflector.
1 volume.
1934–1936
671 Spectrophotometry tables. Tables of the gradients of objects taken with the Yapp 36-inch Reflector.
1 volume.
1934–1936
672 Spectrophotometry tables. Undated tables of results.
1 bundle.
673 Arc and star comparisons.
1 bundle.
1930
674 Tables of results. Various results relating to filters, slits and half apertures.
1 bundle.
1932
675 Discussion of colour temperatures. Undated papers discussing colour temperatures.
1 bundle.
676 Papers on absolute temperature determination. Tables and other papers relating to absolute temperature determination.
1 bundle.
1933
677 Applications to view the Observatory. A register of applications to view the Royal Observatory, listing names, addresses, dates of visits and other details.
1 volume.
1933–1939
678 Applications to view the Observatory. A register of applications to view the Royal Observatory, listing names, addresses and dates of visits. The only entries are for 28 February 1949; the rest of the volume is unused.
1 volume.
1949
679 Computers' observing book. The volume lists names, dates, rates of pay, a description of the work, and the amount owed in payment.
1 volume.
1934–1936
680 Time factor corrections. Tables of Yapp 36-inch Reflector time factor corrections.
1 bundle.
1934
681 Yapp Reflector tables. Undated tables relating to the Yapp 36-inch Reflector, concerning calibration plates, half apertures, slits, etc.
1 bundle.
682 Papers on the Colonial Survey and Geophysical Committee. Papers relating to the Colonial Survey and Geophysical Committee, Colonial Office.
1 bundle.
1934–1939
683 Correspondence on the London Planetarium. Correspondence regarding the erection of a planetarium in London.
1 bundle.
1936–1939
684 Papers on National Physical Laboratory. Minutes, agenda, reports and other papers relating to the executive committee of the National Physical Laboratory.
1 folder.
1939
685 Papers on National Physical Laboratory. Minutes, agenda, reports and other papers relating to the executive committee of the National Physical Laboratory.
1 folder.
1939
686 Papers on National Physical Laboratory. Minutes, agenda, reports and other papers relating to the executive committee of the National Physical Laboratory.
1 folder.
1939
687 Papers on National Physical Laboratory. Minutes, agenda, reports and other papers relating to the executive committee of the National Physical Laboratory.
1 folder.
1939–1940
688 Papers on National Physical Laboratory. Minutes, agenda, reports and other papers relating to the executive committee of the National Physical Laboratory.
1 folder.
1940
689 Papers on National Physical Laboratory. Minutes, agenda, reports and other papers relating to the executive committee of the National Physical Laboratory.
1 folder.
1940
690 Papers on National Physical Laboratory. Minutes, agenda, reports and other papers relating to the executive committee of the National Physical Laboratory.
1 folder.
1940
691 Letter from Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. A letter from C. Young, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co., to H. Spencer Jones regarding facts about Russian telescopes, 4 pages.
1 envelope.
16 Sep. 1942
692 Letter from W.E. Candler. A letter from W.E. Candler, Glen Fruin Research Station, to H. Spencer Jones, regarding a visit to Greenwich.
1 page.
6 Nov. 1945
693 Correspondence on night illumination diagrams. A letter from D.H. Sadler, Nautical Almanac Office, to H. Spencer Jones, 5 June 1946, regarding Ryde night illumination diagrams, with Spencer Jones' reply of 11 June 1946.
1 envelope.
1946
694 Papers on astro-navigation. Two letters from W.A.W. Fox, Ministry of Supply, to Dr R. Atkinson, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 24 October 1946 and 20 November 1946, enclosing two copies of a paper on a system of automatic astro-navigation suitable for long-range piloted or pilot-less aircraft, with diagrams.
1 envelope.
1946
695 Correspondence on airborne magnetometers. Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and C.A. Jarman, Ministry of Supply, and related papers regarding airborne magnetometers:. 1. Memorandum by Jarman on a proposal for a technique and instrument for airborne determination of magnetic elements, c. 1947. 2. Confidential memorandum, 1 December 1947, comprised of an extract from the British Supply Office Navigation Section Liaison Letter No. 7, regarding polar navigation. 3. Confidential memorandum on airborne magnetometers, 13 December 1947. 4. Progress report on the research and development of airborne magnetometers, 31 December 1947. 5. Jarman to Spencer Jones, 12 January 1948, regarding the research and development of airborne magnetometers. 6. Spencer Jones to Jarman, 16 January 1948, including formula corrections, with a typescript copy of the letter. 7. Jarman to Spencer Jones, 17 January 1948, replying to no. 6, regarding proposed instrumentation and technique. 8. Jarman to Spencer Jones, 19 January 1948, regarding the research and development of magnetometers. 9. Spencer Jones to Jarman, 26 January 1948, replying to no. 7, regarding proposed instrumentation and technique.
1 folder.
1947–1948
696 Correspondence with the Navy on equipment. Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the supply of various pieces of equipment:. 1. Letter from H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, 20 October 1948, regarding the return of buckets. 2. Letter from H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, 29 October 1948, regarding the return of a faulty hand sprayer. 3. Letter from H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 6 December 1948, regarding an order for tape adhesive. 4. Letter from the Director of Navy Accounts, Admiralty, to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 2 March 1949, regarding a supply of kerosene. 5. Letter from the Naval Stores, Portsmouth, to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1 April 1949, regarding stocks of BR. 893 being temporarily exhausted. 6. Note from the Naval Stores, Chatham, to H. Spencer Jones, 19 May 1949, acknowledging receipt of a key. 7. Letter from the Naval Stores, Chatham, 12 July 1949, regarding the delivery of cartons. 8. Two copies of a letter from the Naval Stores, Portsmouth, to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 13 December 1949, regarding a lost receipt.
1 envelope.
1948–1949
697 Invoices. Invoices to the Royal Observatory for the supply of equipment and clothing:. 1. Invoice from A. Gallenkamp and Co. Ltd for a laboratory oven, 1949. 2. Invoice from G. Glanfield and Son for clothing for A. Lankford, messenger, June 1949. 3. Invoice from G. Glanfield and Son for clothing for T. Hogan, June 1949.
1 envelope.
1949
698 Papers on a loan to the Dunsink Observatory. Papers regarding the loan of J.P.E.C. and Royal Observatory eclipse equipment to Professor H.A. Brück, Director of the Dunsink Observatory, Co. Dublin.
1 folder.
1948
699 Papers on the loan of tapestries. Papers relating to the loan of tapestries belonging to Mrs R. Lewis.
1 folder.
1949
700 Papers on the loan of eclipse plates and film. Papers regarding the loan of plates and film of the Sumatra solar eclipse of January 1926 to Dr H. Zanstra, Astronomical Institute, Amsterdam.
1 folder.
1949–1952
701 Letter on royal photographs. A letter from H. Spencer Jones to the Hydrographer of the Navy regarding royal signed photos to be hung at Herstmonceux Castle.
1 page.
26 Nov. 1952
702 Letter to J.G. Barker. A letter from H. Spencer Jones to Dr James G. Barker, Harvard College Observatory, regarding telescopes and accessories.
1 page.
31 Mar. 1953
703 Correspondence on dictating equipment.
1 folder.
1955
704 Papers on Feldemore Hostel. Papers regarding Feldemore Hostel, Royal Observatory, Abinger, and the movements of furniture and equipment.
1 folder.
1955
705 Paper on a Scientific Township. An anonymous 6-page typescript on the Scientific Township, Novosibirsk.
1 folder.
Mar. 1960
706 Astrometric reductions. Four sets of astrometric reductions with the following titles:. 1911-1919 Revision based on final star places and proper motions. . 1919-1927 Revision based on final star places and proper motions. 1927-1936 Solutions and miscellaneous papers. Residual for each pair of each group, 1927-1936, together with revisions of star places and proper motions.
1 box.
circa 1920-circa 1937
707 Postcard to H. Vernon Blackley. A postcard from Harold Spencer Jones, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to H. Vernon Blackley Esq., London, regarding two errors he has found in Jones' 'General Astronomy'.
1 postcard.
23 Jan. 1923

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