Series - FHYA selection from the Royal Greenwich Observatory Archives Collection

Box cover File cover 'British Association visit to South Africa Vol. 1' Guest List Info Box cover File cover 'British Association visit to South Africa Vol. 2' Box cover File cover 'British Association visit to South Africa Vol. 3' BAAS correspondence Rhodesia Box cover File cover 'British Association visit to South Africa. Vol. 4' File cover 'British Association visit to South Africa. Vol.4' File cover 'British Association visit to South Africa. Vol. 4' BA correspondence with Natal and Newspaper Clippings Letter from the General Manager Natal Government Railways regarding the BAAS programme while in N...

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FHYA selection from the Royal Greenwich Observatory Archives Collection

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  • 4 Box covers
  • 6 File covers
  • 1 Guest list information
  • 2 Correspondences
  • 1 Letter

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[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA, 2017, using Cambridge University Library website: The FHYA selection of the Royal Greenwich Observatory Archives encompasses the material related to the trip Alfred Cort Haddon took with the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) to South Africa in 1905. This is comprised of 4 volumes, that sit in the RGO 15 section of the archives, which houses all material from the Royal Observatory at the Cape of Good Hope. This collection contains a complete set of papers from the Cape Observatory up to 1923, with a large gap in information between 1923 and 1969. These papers were accumulated or created by the staff of the Observatory during its working life until their subsequent transfer to the Royal Greenwich Observatory Archives in 1978. The whole of the Royal Greenwich Observatory Archives, excluding the glass plate photographs and computer readable records, were transferred to the Cambridge University Library in 1990. The material selected by the FHYA is specifically housed in the sections labelled RGO 15 189, RGO 15 190, RGO 15 191, and RGO 15 192.]

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[Source - Cambridge University Library website, 2017: The Royal Greenwich Observatory Archives collection is housed in the Manuscripts and University Archives within the Special Collections of the Cambridge University Library. The collection includes all of the surviving historical paper records of the Royal Observatory from 1675 until around 1980. The FHYA selection of the RGO material focuses on the correspondences and the associated items relating to the 1905 Natal leg of the British Association for the Advancement of Science tour of southern Africa. The FHYA ordered this material according to the arrangement set about by the CUL whereby each series is named ‘Royal Greenwich Observatory’ followed by an identifying number demarcating different sets of material. Within these series, there are ‘files’, in which ‘items’ are housed.]

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