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  1. Croarken, Mary, IEEE History of Technology, Summer Meeting 6th July 2002, Computing in Britain during World War II.
  2. Extract from The Application of the Hollerith Tabulating Machine to Brown's Tables of the Moon, by Comrie, from http://colombia.edu.
  3. Monthly Notices of Royal Astronomical Society, Report to the Council of the Ninety-eighth Annual General Meeting, February 1918, page 241, Arthur Matthew Weld Downing (Obituary).
  4. Croarken, Mary, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, volume 25 page 9, Computing for a living in the 18th Century England, and New Scientist, 13 March 2004, Lady of Longitude, by Stephanie Pain.
  5. Richards, Harold W.P., The History of the Nautical Almanac and of the Nautical Almanac Office. According to Wilkins, Richards notes were found in RGO16 (NAO) un-catalogued box 203, file ID, folder III, and drafted up to November 1966.
  6. The Observatory, 41, (1918) page 70, Obituary - A.M.W. Downing.
  7. Wilkins. George A., The Making of Astronomical Tables in His Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office.
  8. Comrie, L.J., Professional Work in Departments of State, HM Nautical Almanac Office, printed by Metchim & Son, produced in the year the Almanac for 1930 was published.
  9. Monthly Notices of Royal Astronomical Society, 110, 2, 1950, page 125-128, Obituary Notices: Philip Herbert Cowell.
  10. Monthly Notices of Royal Astronomical Society, Report of the Council to the Thirty-fourth Annual General Meeting, page 115-116, Willain Samuel Stratford.
  11. Wilkins, George A., The History of HM Nautical Almanac Office, 1999 (draft).
  12. Hohenkerk, Catherine, Navigation, a Complementary Studies project (1975), part of a BSc Maths, Brighton Polytechnic.
  13. Sadler, Donald H., edited by George A, Wilkins, A Personal History of HM Nautical Almanac Office, 30 October 1930 - 18 February 1972.
  14. Extract from the Preface of The Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris 1767 printed in the 1967 edition.
  15. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, (1991), 32, 59-65, Donald Harry Sadler, O.B.E. (1908-1987), by George A. Wilkins.
  16. Frank da Cruz, L. J. Comrie, www.columbia.edu/acis/history/comrie.html.
  17. Debarbat, S., The historical bases of a system of unified astronomical constants, published in the Proceedings of the Journées 1994 'Reference Systems and the fundamental astronomical constants'; ed. N. Capitaine, Paris Observatory,1994.
  18. Astronomy and Geophysics, 42 August 2001, Obituaries, Flora Munro McBain, by G. A. Wilkins.
  19. Croarken, Mary, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 21, No 4, 1999, Case 5,656: L.J. Comrie and the Origins of the Scientific Computing Service Ltd.
  20. Croarken, Mary, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 21, No x, 2003, Tabulating the Heavens: Computing the Nautical Almaanc in 18th-Century England.
  21. Hohenkerk, Catherine, Spectrum (RGO October 1998), The NAO - Past and Present.
  22. Wilkins, G.A., A Personal History of the Royal Greenwich Observatory at Herstmonceux Castle, 1948-1990
  23. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, vol 27 (2004).
  24. Webb, A., Time and navigation: the British Hydrographic Office and chronometers, 1795-1855. Unpublished.
 

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