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MAS Archives at Manchester Central Library

The following papers were transferred to the Archives Department in April and November 1978, from the Society's Library, which had been deposited in the Manchester Central Library from 1935. The numbers in brackets are the old accession numbers given when the documents were first deposited in the library. If you require access to any of these documents please contact us.

M298/1/1-2        Minutes

      1.         British Astronomical Assoc. N.W. Branch

      2.         Manchester Astronomical Soc.


M298/2            Attendance Registers and Lists of Members


M298/3            Hon. Secretary's Scrapbook


M298/4/1-6        Scientific Observations, Godlee Observatory


      1.         Meteorological Eye Readings, Godlee Observatory, Municipal

                 College of Technology, Manchester.

      2-4        Observatory Log Books

      5          Sun-Spot Ledger

      6          Observatory Reports


M298/5/1-2        Publications

      1.         Journal

      2.         Post Tenebras Lux


M298/6            Miscellaneous

                 75th Anniversary Celebrations

M298/             British Astronomical Association, North Wester Branch,

                 From Sept. 1903 Manchester Astronomical Society


M298/1/1-2        Minutes


M298/1/1/1-2      British Astronomical Assoc. N.W. Branch


        1. (469) 18 Jan. 1892 - 20 May 1896

                  Includes note by Thos. Weir, 16 Jan. 1892 about the origin

                 of the Society, and copy letters.

        2. (470) 9 Sept. 1896 - 28 April 1903

      

M298/1/2/1-8      Manchester Astronomical Society, formed 18 Sept. 1903 by

                 members of the Late N.W. Branch of the British Astronomical

                 Assoc.


        1. (472) 18 Sept. 1903 - 17 Sept. 1909      

        2. (473) 6 Oct. 1909 - 5 April 1916      

        3. (474) 4 Oct. 1916 - 14 Jan. 1925      

        4. (475) 4 Feb. 1925 - 6 June 1931

        5. (734) 7 Oct. 1931 - 25 May 1944

        6. (649) 4 Oct. 1944 - 22 June 1950

        7.

        8. (717) 19 Nov 1953 - 25 Jan. 1962


M298/2/1-4        Attendance Registers and Lists of Members


        1. (468) 10 Mar. 1892 - 2 May 1900

        2. (401) 1 Oct. 1900 - 3 Jan. 1906

        3. (402) 1 Oct. 1906 - 5 April 1916

        4.       4 Oct. 1916 - 18 Feb. 1971


M298/3            Hon. Secretary's Scrapbook (Thomas Weir, Hon.Sec., died 1908)


           (471) 14 Jan. 1892 - 24 Mar. 1899

                 Circulars, newspaper cuttings and lecture tickets.


M298/4/1-6        Scientific Observations


M298/4/1/1-6      Meteorological Eye Readings, Godlee Observatory, Municipal

                 College of Technology, Manchester.


        1. (672) 1 Jan. - 31 Dec. 1927

        2. (673) 1 Jan. - 31 Dec. 1928

        3. (674) 1 Jan. - 31 Dec. 1929

        4. (675) 1 Jan. - 31 Dec. 1930

        5. (676) 1 Jan. - 31 Dec. 1931

        6. (677) 1 Jan. - 31 Dec. 1932

      

M298/4/2/1-7      Godlee Observatory Logs (handwritten)


        1. (747) 28 Nov. 1946 - 3 Dec. 1952

        2.       28 Nov. 1952 - 24 June 1954

        3.       29 June 1954 - 29 Jan. 1957

        4.       31 Jan. 1957 - 13 June 1959

        5.

        6.       17 Jan. 1963 - 27 Apr. 1971

        7.       22 Apr. 1971 - 18 Jan. 1973


M298/4/3/1-23     Godlee Observatory Logs (typed)


        1. (685) 1 July - 30 Dec. 1949

        2. (671) 1 Jan. - 30 June 1950

        3. (716) 1 July - 29 Dec. 1950

        4. (670) 7 Jan. - 29 Dec. 1950      Appendix A. Solar Drawings

        5. (663) 1 Jan. - 30 June 1951

        6. (664) 1 July - 30 Dec. 1951

        7. (715) 3 Jan. 1951 - 15 Jan. 1952 Appendix A. Solar Drawings

        8. (667) 2 Jan. - 30 June 1952

        9. (668) 1 July - 29 Dec. 1952

       10. (669) 2 Jan. - 15 Dec. 1952      Appendix A. Solar Drawings

       11. (686) 1 Jan. - 30 June 1953

       12. (691) 12 July - 31 Dec. 1953

       13. (700) 2 Jan. - 31 Dec. 1954

       14. (701) 6 Jan. - 31 Dec. 1955

       15. (704) 3 Jan. 1953 - 30 Dec. 1955 Appendix A. Solar Drawings

       16. (702) 1 Jan. - 30 Dec. 1956

       17. (706) 2 Jan. - 20 Dec. 1956      Appendix A. Solar Drawings

       18. (703) 2 Jan. - 30 Dec. 1957

       19. (707) 3 Jan. - 24 Dec. 1957      Appendix A. Solar Drawings

       20. (704) 1 Jan. - 27 Dec. 1958

       21. (708) 3 Jan. - 21 Dec. 1959

       22. (709) 3 Jan. 1958 - 4 Dec. 1959  Appendix A. Solar Drawings

       23. (714) 5 Jan. - 30 Dec. 1960

      

M298/4/4/1-13     J.C. Farrer's Astronomical Logs (typed)


        1.       July - Dec. 1949

        2.       Jan. - June 1950

        3.       July - Dec. 1950

        4.       Jan. - June 1951

        5.       July - Dec. 1951

        6.       Jan. - Dec. 1952

        7.       Jan. - June 1953

        8.       July - Dec. 1953

        9.       Jan. - Dec. 1954

       10.       Jan. - June 1955

       11.       July - Dec. 1955

       12.       Jan. - June 1956

       13.       July - Dec. 1956


M298/4/5          Sun-Spot Ledger, Godlee Observatory

             

                 2 Jan. 1952 - 21 Apr. 1956


M298/4/6/1-3      Godlee Observatory Quarterly Reports


        1. (678) Jan. - Dec. 1951

        2. (679) Jan. - Dec. 1952

        3. (680) Jan. - Dec. 1953

      


M298/5/1-2        Publications


M298/5/1          Journal


           (88)  1913 - 1924


M298/5/2/1-8      Post Tenebras Lux

                 1-4 volumes


        1. (538) Dec. 1942 - Dec. 1949

        2. (651) Feb. 1950 - Feb. 1951

        3. (742) Apr. 1951 - Feb. 1957

        4. (743) Apr. 1957 - Apr. 1964

        5.       Sept. 1964 - Dec. 1970

        6.       Aug. 1971, Jan. and Nov. 1972, 1974, 1975

        7.       June and Dec. 1979, Dec. 1980, Apr. 1981 - Dec.1981

        8.       May 1982


M298/6            Miscellaneous


M298/6/1/1-5      75th Anniversary Celebrations, 1978


        1.       Presidential Lecture of M. Duckworth, F.R.A.S., 17th Oct

                 1974, published in Oct. 1978 as a history of the Manchester

                 Astronomical Soc., 1903 - 1978.

        2-3      Drafts of same

        4.       4 Oct. 1978 Newspaper cutting from Manchester Evening News

        5.       7 Oct. 1978 Programme and ticket for 75th Anniversary Meeting