Personal effects of Sir Fred Hoyle (1915-2001), astronomer
'Unique' navigational slide rule. c. late 1930s.
Imperial typewriter. c. late 1930s.
Hewlett-Packard HP-41CV calculator with owner's manual. c. 1984.
Assorted instruction books for Hewlett-Packard HP-67 handheld computers.
Wooden chemical weights box containing 10gm, 200mg, 50mg, 20mg, 10mg weights. c. early 1920s.
Chemical balance, glass pans, hand-held. c. early 1920s.
Wooden napkin ring inscribed 'Prof. Hoyle'.
'Dedication June, 1973 Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope Kitt Peak National Observatory. Sample of fused quartz prepared by the General Electric Company for the 4-meter telescope primary mirror.'
Wooden chessboard. c. early 1920s.
Wooden set of chess pieces. c. 1930s.
Silver chess trophy in shape of pawn engraved 'B.C.C.A. F. Hoyle 1933.'
Silver chess trophy in shape of queen engraved 'B.C.C.A. F. Hoyle 1932.'
Great Game Machine (computer chess). With master chess openings and endgame cassettes, and operation manuals.
M.A. gown (A.G. Almond Ltd, Cambridge) with 'Hoyle' name tag. c. late 1930s to mid 1940s.
Silk St John's tie (Ryder & Amies, Cambridge). c. 1980s.
Sheepskin jerkin worn by Admiral Bruce Austin Fraser in 1943. Given to Fred Hoyle by Bernard Miles (The Mermaid Theatre).
2 ice axes, 1 with hand strap. c. 1930s.
Orange rucksack c. 1950s. Contains Dextrosol and Lucozade Sport tablets, exposure bag, whistle and compass.
Pair of walking boots. c.1960s.
Pair of crampons. c.1950s.
Ordnance Survey maps:
12 Keswick and Ambleside. 1925.
W.P. 13 Kirkby Stephen and Appleby. 1930. Cover signed F. Hoyle.
W.P. 14 Darlington. 1930. Cover signed F. Hoyle.
20 Kirkby. 1932. Cover signed F. Hoyle.
20 Ullapool. 1958. With Monros marked in pen.
21 Bonar-Bridge. 1966.
Scotland 26 Loch Maree and Achnasheen. 1929. With Monros marked in pen.
27 Strathpeffer. 1962.
35 Loch Arkaig. 1967. With pen marks.
36 Fort Augustus. 1961. With Monros marked in pen.
Scotland 36 Lochcarron and Dornie. 1929. With Monros marked in pen.
41 Braemar. 1960 and 1967. With Monros marked in pen.
Scotland 42 Fort Augustus. 1928. With Monros marked in pen.
Scotland 43 Kingussie. 1928. With Monros marked in pen.
45 Sound of Mull. 1956. With Monros marked in pen.
47 Glen Coe. 1956. With Monros marked in pen.
Scotland 47 Ben Nevis and Fort William. 1928. With Monros marked in pen.
48 Loch Tay. 1963. With pen marks.
Scotland 49 Grampian Mountains and Blair Atholl. 1927. With Monros marked in pen.
Scotland 54 Loch Etive and Glen Coe. 1927. With Monros marked in pen.
Scotland 55 Killin and Loch Rannoch. 1934. With Monros marked in pen.
Scotland 61 Oban and Loch Awe. 1927. With Monros marked in pen.
Scotland 62 Loch Katrine and Loch Earn. 1933. With Monros marked in pen.
Plaque. 'The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is proud to present the 1977 Dorothea Klumpke-Roberts Award to Professor Sir Fred Hoyle for outstanding contributions to better public understanding and appreciation of astronomy'.
Childhood bowl (metal) bearing the letters of the alphabet and a clock face.
Glasses and case c.1990s.
Brass refracting telescope on alt-azimuth mounting, 865mm long, 78mm diameter, lens diameter 585mm. Mounted on brass tripodal stand, 430mm tall, 250mm deep, 270mm wide.
Wooden box for telescope. Label inside lid reads “ ‘Clarksons’ optical stores / 228 High Holborn […] / London, W.C.”. Contains two eyepieces and one brass tube into which they can be fitted. 430mm long, 250mm deep, 270mm tall.
Glass prism, chipped.