Record

Call numberms37007
TitleFreundlich Eclipse Expeditions
CollectionPapers of Erwin Finlay Freundlich
Date1949 - 1961
DescriptionFreundlich Eclipse Expeditions - Box of papers relating to Erwin Finlay Freundlich's expeditions to observe solar eclipses in Sweden in 1954 and Ceylon 1955.

1.
File:
Ceylon Eclipse Expedition 1954-1955
19 July 1954 - 13 December 1955
c.200 items
Correspondence, receipts and accounts relating to Erwin Finlay Freundlich's expedition to observe the solar eclipse in Colombo, Celyon (Sri Lanka) on 20 June 1955.
Some items in German

2.
File:
Letters from Eric Forbes to Erwin Finlay Freundlich
20 October 1957 - 30 November 1957
7 items
Letters from Eric Forbes from the Osservatorio Astrofisico Di Arcetri, Via S. Leonardo 75, Firenze (Florence) to Erwin Finlay Freundlich, including physics notes.
"Presented by Eric Forbes 22/3/76" and "From Prof. Schmeidler Direktor der Muenchener Sternwarte" written on original folder.

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Item:
Site Plan
Undated (c.1955)
1 sheet
Site plan of air strip in Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) with note that Erwin Finlay Freundlich's expedition may set up scientific equiptment 52 feet from the edge of the runway.

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Item:
Eclipse Chart of Southeast Asia
Undated
1 sheet
Diagram of southeast Asia charting the progress of the solar eclipse on 20 June 1955.

5.
Item:
Eclipse Chart of Southeast Asia in Negative
Undated
1 sheet
Diagram of southeast Asia charting the progress of the solar eclipse on 20 June 1955. (As above, in negative)

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File:
Ceylon Eclipse Receipts
June 1955
54 items
Receipts relating Erwin Finlay Freundlich's expedition to observe the solar eclipse in Colombo, Celyon (Sri Lanka) on 20 June 1955.

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Item:
Travel to Colombo
Undated (c.1954-1955)
1 sheet
Handwritten schedule and list of fares for travel to Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from London, and to London from St Andrews, by air and sea.

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Item:
Proposal for 1955 Eclipse, Celyon
Undated (c.1954-1955)
1 sheet
Handwritten proposal for Erwin Finlay Freundlich's expedition to observe the solar eclipse in Colombo, Celyon (Sri Lanka) on 20 June 1955. Including schedules and price estimates.

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Item:
Royal Bank of Scotland Receipt
23 August 1955
1 sheet
Royal Bank of Scotland receipt for Ceylon Rupees 630.23 to Professor A.W. Mailvaganam, University of Ceylon by order of University of St Andrews.

10.
Item:
Royal Bank of Scotland Receipt
27 July 1955
1 sheet
Royal Bank of Scotland receipt for £9 sterling to Professor A.W. Mailvaganam, University of Ceylon by order of A.H. Jarrett, St Andrews.

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Item:
Ceylon Eclipse Expenses
Undated (c.September 1955)
4 sheets
Handwritten list of expenses for Erwin Finlay Freundlich's expedition to observe the solar eclipse in Colombo, Celyon (Sri Lanka) on 20 June 1955. Including cost of food, travel, accommodation, equiptment and communications.
One page written on the back of an invitation to the University of St Andrews graduation ceremony dated September 1955.

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Item:
Eclipse Statement of Account
Undated (c.1954-1955)
1 sheet
Statement of Account for Erwin Finlay Freundlich's expedition to observe the solar eclipse in Colombo, Celyon (Sri Lanka) on 20 June 1955. Including accounts for the Interferometer Experiment and the Light Deflection Experiment.

13.
Item:
Eclipse Statement of Account (Copy)
Undated (c.1954-1955)
1 sheet
(Copy of item 12) Statement of Account for Erwin Finlay Freundlich's expedition to observe the solar eclipse in Colombo, Celyon (Sri Lanka) on 20 June 1955. Including accounts for the Interferometer Experiment and the Light Deflection Experiment.

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Graph of Eclipse Field
1955
1 sheet
Graph of eclipse field for Erwin Finlay Freundlich's expedition to observe the solar eclipse in Colombo, Celyon (Sri Lanka) on 20 June 1955.

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Item:
Letters from Harald von. Klueber and A.W. Mailvaganam to Erwin Finlay Freundlich
12 August 1955 - 16 August 1955
11 sheets
Letters from Harald von. Kluber and A.W. Mailvaganam to Erwin Finlay Freundlich including accounts for Freundlich's expedition to observe the solar eclipse in Colombo, Celyon (Sri Lanka) on 20 June 1955.
Kluber's letter in German

16.
Item:
Letter from D. Russell to Erwin Finlay Freundlich
7 December 1955
1 sheet
Letter from D. Russell, Silverburn, Leven to Erwin Finlay Freundlich, University of St. Andrews discussing money for the completion of a new telescope and funds granted by the Royal Society and D.S.I.R for designing an Observer's chair.

17.
Item:
Erwin Finlay Freundlich's Lecture Notes
Undated
12 sheets
Erwin Finlay Freundlich's typed lecture notes on "The present situation of the Empirical Foundation of the general Theory of Relativity".

18.
File:
Sweden Eclipse Expedition 1949-1957
26 April 1949 - December 1957
c.200 items
Correspondence, reports and invoices relating to Erwin Finlay Freundlich's expedition to observe the solar eclipse in Sweden on 30 June 1954
Some items in German and French

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File:
Letters between Eric Forbes and Erwin Finlay Freundlich
5 December 1957 - 26 November 1961
c.60 items
Letters between Eric Forbes (St. Andrews, Gottingen, Florence) and Erwin Finlay Freundlich. Inclusing physics notes and graphs.
One letter from Freundlich to Forbes dated 5 September 1958 written on the back of a German calendar page for August 1958.

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Item:
"Problems of the Sun" by E.G. Forbes
Undated
13 sheets
Paper titled "Problems of the Sun" by Eric G. Forbes, Ph.D. F.R.A.S. St Mary's College, Twickenham, Middlesex. Including two pages of diagrams. Typed with corrections/annotations in pen.
Extent20 items
Creator nameErwin Finlay Freundlich
LanguageGerman, English
LevelFile
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