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Papers relating to the Radcliffe Observatory, 1829-1934

MS. D.D. Radcliffe c. 40/1

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  1. Extract from lease granted by St. John's College to John Alder and copy of Act enabling President of the College to sell and convey land to the Trustees, 1829
  2. Agreement between the Trustees and E. Hewlett relating to encroachments on the northern boundary wall of the Observatory grounds, 1842
  3. Contract for the building to house the helio-meter, 1849
  4. Evidence of Professor Robinson, Sir James Beauford and Professor Johnson. Relates to London & North Western Tring and Oxford Railway Bill, 1853
  5. Letter to Sidney Herbert MP relating to the purpose of the Observatory, the equipment, and recommendations for the future, Jun 1859
  6. On certain internal arrangements of the Radcliffe Observatory, (printed, 12 copies), 1878
  7. Papers relating to London & North Western Railway petition of Earl Bathurst, c. 1860
  8. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1878-1879
  9. Mr. Stone's Report, 1880
  10. Report of the Radcliffe Observer presented to the Trustees at Annual Meeting held July 30 1901 (printed)
  11. Reports relating to maintenance and restoration works on the Observatory buildings, 1901-1902
  12. Building account book and orders, May 1902
  13. Letters regarding the Trustees and the War Office and arrangements for the expansion of the Southern General Hospital Oxford, and annotated extracts from minutes of Trustees meetings, 1915
  14. Correspondence concerning land to be sold to the Infirmary, 1926
  15. Agreement between Sidney James Haynes, butcher, and the Trustees for letting land in Walton Street belonging to the Observatory, 1928
  16. Decree of Congregation recording the thanks of the University for the gift of scientific instruments, 1934


  • 1829-1934


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. D.D. Radcliffe c. 40/1

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