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.