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Scans from the Archive of the Marine Elektronisch en Optisch Bedrijf (papers of F. Kaiser )

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Identifier: ubl991

Scope and Contents

The papers include correspondence and notes regarding Frederik Kaiser’s work as 'Verificateur van ‘s Rijks Zeeinstrumenten' (controller of Navy chronometers and compasses).

Dates

  • c. 1858-1872

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

See Existence and Location of Copies.

Biographical / Historical

Frederik Kaiser (1808-1872) was appointed 'Verificateur van ‘s Rijks Zeeinstrumenten' (controller of Navy chronometers and compasses) in 1858. After his death, this function was separated from the directorate of the Observatory. The verification office was relocated several times, and merged with other organisations into the Marine Elektronisch en Optisch Bedrijf (MEOB).

Extent

13 items (0.3 metre)

Language of Materials

Dutch; Flemish

Abstract

Stukken betreffende het werk van Frederik Kaiser (1808-1872) als 'Verificateur van ‘s Rijks Zeeinstrumenten'. Frederik Kaiser was hoogleraar sterrenkunde aan de Universiteit Leiden en directeur van de Leidse Sterrewacht (1837-1872).

Abstract

Documents regarding Frederik Kaiser’s work as 'Verificateur van ‘s Rijks Zeeinstrumenten' (controller of Navy chronometers and compasses). Frederik Kaiser was professor of astronomy at Leiden University and director of Leiden Observatory (1837-1872).

Arrangement

The inventory follows the order and the file numbers of the inventory of the archives of the Marine Elektronisch en Optisch Bedrijf by J.M. de Wit and J.M. Mohrmann (2002).

Physical Location

Netherlands Institute of Military History (NIMH), The Hague, archive no. 75: archive of the Marine Elektronisch en Optisch Bedrijf (MEOB)

Custodial History

Kaiser’s son P.J. Kaiser, who succeeded his father as 'Verificateur', separated these papers from the rest of Kaiser’s archive, and kept them at the Verification Office. After various mergers and reorganisations, this office became part of the Marine Elektronisch en Optisch Bedrijf.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The scans were made by agreement with the Netherlands Institute of Military History in The Hague.

Accruals

No future additions are to be expected.

Existence and Location of Originals

The originals of these papers are kept at the Netherlands Institute of Military History (NIMH) in The Hague. By agreement between the NIMH and the University Library, scans of the papers were added to the digital collections of the library.

Existence and Location of Copies

Scans of an archive deposited in the Netherlands Institute of Military History in The Hague. The images are available in the inventory.

Related Materials

These papers are part of the archive of the Marine Electronisch en Optisch Bedrijf, preserved in the Netherlands Institute of Military History (NIMH) in The Hague.

Separated Materials

See also the papers of Frederik Kaiser.

Bibliography

  • Dekker, E., Frederik Kaiser en zijn pogingen tot hervorming van "het sterrenkundig deel van onze zeevaart", TGGNWT, 13 (1990) 23-41.
  • Mohrmann, J.M., De KM als vernieuwer van de zeevaartkunde, 1850 - 1900, Tijdschrift voor Zeegeschiedenis, 22 (2003) 44-58.
  • Wit, J.M. de, en J.M. Mohrmann, Inventaris van de collectie Marine Electronisch en Optisch Bedrijf (MEOB) 1858-2000 (Den Haag 2002).

Processing Information

Correspondence has been ordered chronologically.

Title
Beschrijving van de Scans of the papers of F. Kaiser from the archive of the Marine Elektronisch en Optisch Bedrijf, Netherlands Institute of Military History
Author
David Baneke, 2010
Date
2011
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Beschrijving is in het Engels.

Revision Statements

  • 4 September 2015: latest update

Repository Details

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