In the late 1980s, when the University was preparing to vacate the NLO site, a quantity of books (the library) and papers (the archive) were removed to Exeter for safe-keeping. The library material is now back at the Observatory.
The Lockyer Archive, is publicly accessible in Special Collections at the Old Library at Exeter University, situated in the heart of the main campus.
Below are selected samples from the photo archive
Access to the University’s material requiries a special library registration, which is free of charge. However, a driving licence or alternative form of photo ID with current address is required. The items may only be consulted in the Special Collections reading room and may not be copied or published without prior permission.
The Lockyer archive is an important part of the Special Collections. The content consists of photographs, letters, drawings and articles. It is divided into collections with the following reference numbers:
EUL MSS 72, 110, 114, 128, 186, 236, 246, 303 and a photofile UA/P/1d.
Please click for online archive catalogue -> lib-archives.ex.ac.uk