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Correspondence - CSIRAC Computer, Programming & Specific Problems, 1956-1963 Document Reg. No: HT 13508 14

Summary:
This file contains correspondence between University of Melbourne, Department of Physics with its major CSIRAC user clients such as PMG's Department, Housing Commission of Victoria, Department of Supply, CSIRO Meteorological Physics, International Harvester, University of Tasmania Physics Department, BP Refinery (Kwinana) WA, ICI, Forest Commission of Victoria, United Permanent Building Society, Menzies Credits Limited (some with notes), The University of New England, Office of the Government Statist. This file also contains computer course notices and open forum discussion notice 1960, and Division of National Mapping publication 'Electronic Survey Computing' January 1962.
Correspondence/Papers details:
Undated Listing Binaries Sixteenths/Binaries 0 to .0625/Binaries 0 to 10000.
31/10/51 T.M. Cherry to T. Pearcey - Thank you for table calculations.
27/3/56 F. Hirst to M.H. Belz - Matrix inversion.
2/8/56 G. Cessford/BP Refinery to N.H. Bels Matrix Inversion.
25/9/56 T.M.Cherry to G. Cessford/BP Refinery Follow up on calculation sent but not acknowledged.
14/9/56 V.H.Arnold/Government Statist to T. Cherry Request for calculations (39/19054).
9/10/56 F. Hirst to National Physical Laboratory/UK Requesting copies of programs.
4/12/56 T.M. Cherry to R.P. Temby/MU Request for account to be sent to Housing Commission.
4/12/56 T.M. Cherry to Housing Commission Enclosing account.
21/1/57 G.W. Hill to F. Hirst Transfer of 5-hole punch/suggestions for suitable pnch/reader equipment/smooth numbers routine &rough evaluation/mention of possible second computer.
12/2/57 T. Pearcey to F. Hirst Re dates for use of CSIRAC for "synthetic radio sky".
20/2/57 T. Pearcey to T.M. Cherry Use of CSIRAC for Monte Carlo type calculations of interest to radio astronomers/'synthetic radio sky'.
10/5/57 T.M. Cherry to I. McDowell/PMG Plant installation calculations.
16/5/57 G.A. Hills/Uni of Tas to F. Hirst Re extension of time.
15/7/57 Gavin A. Hills to F. Hirst Re data for Dr Hercus.
30/8/57 F. Hirst to G. Hills/Uni of Tas Results of aberration coefficients.
2/9/57 G.A. Hills/Uni of Tas to F. Hirst Thanks for results/costs.
20/5/57 J.S. Rogers/MU to T.M. Cherry Appointed supervisor for A.R. Jones' project.
20/6/57 E.K. Webb/CSIRO to F. Hirst Conversion of atmospheric turbulence records for CSIRAC.
24/6/57 E. Gibson/Intl Harvester to F. Hirst Calculation for jig borer dimensions.
16/7/57 F. Hirst to E. Gibson/Intl Harvester Forwarding coordinates for two cams as above.
13/8/57 Department of Supply to F. Hirst Quotation for calculations rhombic aerials.
16/8/57 F. Hirst to Department of Supply Quotation for Rhombic Aerial Computations.
16/9/57 F. Hirst to Department of Supply Equations relevant to calculations for Rhombic Aerial computations.
8/10/57 G.A. Hills/Uni of Tas to F. Hirst Request for computation of aberration coefficients and data sheet.
11/10/57 F. Hirst to G.A. Hills/Uni of Tas. Results of aberration coefficients.
21/2/58 G.A. Hills/Uni of Tas to F. Hirst Request for computation of aberration coefficients and data sheet.
13/3/58 F. Hirst to G.A. Hills/Uni of Tas Results of aberration coefficients.
14/3/58 F. Hirst to ANZ Bank Account for multivariate analysis computations.
16/4/58 F. Hirst to E. Homewood Letter covering results of equations (equations not on file).
17/4/58 F. Hirst to J. Allica/SEC Letter enclosing Price List for using CSIRAC (price list not on file).
17/4/58 F. Hirst to R.F. Mullaly/CSIRO Double precision routines.
25/2/58 J.R. Gabriel to L. Martin Calculation of coefficients in polynomials.
6/3/58 F. Hirst to J.R. Gabriel Calculation of coefficients in polynomials and costs.
4/6/58 J.R. Gabriel to F. Hirst Cancelling request and praising program manual.
10/6/58 C.J. Brown/PMG to F. Hirst Enquiry re services and calculations for curve fitting problem.
27/6/58 F. Hirst to C.J. Brown/PMG Can undertake curve fitting calculations/send more details.
13/8/58 F. Hirst to C.J. Brown/PMG Require further details before commencing work.
17/9/58 F. Hirst to H. Campbell/ICIANZ Results to polynomial calculations.
19/9/58 H. Campbell/ICIANZ to F. Hirst Acknowledgement of receipt of calculations.
22/10/58 F.J. Kerr/CSIRO to F. Hirst Parkes radio telescope calculation request.
4/11/58 F. Hirst to F.J. Kerr/CSIRO Prefer to wait return of T. Pearcey prior to commencing
calculation.
19/12/58 F. Hirst to C.J. Brown/PMG Programming completed for matrix manipulation and cost advice.
23/1/59 B.V. Hamon/CSIRO to G.W. Hill Requesting advice for projects - 'Application of time series analysis to mean sea levels'.
11/2/59 G.W. Hill to B.V. Hamon/CSIRO Advice re above request.
23/3/59 F. Hirst to United Permanent Building Society Letter covering results of various calculations.
23/6/59 E. Homewood/Dept of Crown Lands to F. Hirst Requesting 20 condition equations.
6/7/59 F. Hirst to E. Homewood/Dept of Crown Lands Enclosing answers for 20 condition equations.
14/7/59 F. Hirst to E. Homewood/Dept of Crown Lands Advising of scaling error.
22/9/59 J.S. Mitchell/Menzies Credits to F. Hirst Request for calculations (incl Hirst handwritten notes)(29/19044).
30/9/59 F. Hirst to J.S. Mitchell/Menzies Credits Results for problems.
5/10/59 J.S. Mitchell/Menzies Credits to F. Hirst Request for calculations (incl Hirst handwriten notes)(31/19046).
22/10/59 F. Hirst to J.S. Mitchell/Menzies Credits Investment schedules.
23/12/59 G.B. Hill to F. Hirst Payment for work on frames for proposed T&G building.
14/1/60 J.S. Mitchell/Menzies Credits to F. Hirst Request for calculations (incl Hirst handrwriten notes) (30/19045).
15/1/60 F. Hirst to G.B. Hill Acknowledgement of cheque.
29/2/60 A.O. Morris/Irrig.&Water Supply to F. Hirst Equasions for Moogerah Dam Triangulation Survey.
29/2/60 A.O. Morris/Irrig&Water Supply to I.E.W. Martin Letter of authority re above.
27/4/60 F. Hirst to I.E.W. Martin Results of equasions and costs.
4/5/60 A.O. Morris/Irrig&Water Supply to F. Hirst Thank you for results.
4/3/60 F. Hirst to A.R. Jones Requesting he process a least square adjustment.
9/6/60 F. Hirst to F. Jacka/Antarctic Division Quotation for Auroral research program.
22/6/60 Forests Commission to F. Hirst Request for log volume tables.
27/6/60 F. Hirst to Forests Commission Quotation for above.
7/7/60 James Bennett to F. Hirst Request for CSIRAC programming manual.
13/7/60 Open Forum Agenda.
14/7/60 F. Hirst to James Bennett Advising publication for resale, but will forward revised
copy when reprinted.
8/8/60 Notice for Programming Course.
2/9/60 E.A. Cornish/CSIRO to F. Hirst Re paper 'On waiting times for drought relief in Qld'.
13/9/60 F. Hirst to E.A. Cornish/CSIRO Acknowledgement of above advice.
22/9/60 E.A. Cornish/CSIRO to F. Hirst Above paper now sent for printing.
31/10/60 F. Hirst to E.A. Cornish/CSIRO Acknowledgement of intention to print.
20/10/60 E. Elston to G.W. Hill Symbols to cover info algebra.
17/10/60 Bob Scott/APM to F. Hirst Re small regression analysis.
16/11/60 J.E. Young/United Permanent to F. Hirst Request for calculations (32/19407).
22/11/60 F. Hirst to J.E. Young/United Permanent Quarterly repayment schedules.
28/10/60 E.A. Cornish/CSIRO to F. Hirst 'On waiting times for drought relief in Qld' now to be published as a technical paper.
14/11/60 E.A. Cornish/CSIRO to F. Hirst re amendments to above paper.
13/12/60 PMG to F. Hirst Processing of Trunk Fault Dockets/The Five Unit code.
3/1/61 K.W. Macdonald/PMG to F. Hirst Allocation of budget for use on CSIRAC computer.
2/3/61 F. Hirst to Bob Scott/APM Returning data with comments and waiting instruction.
15/3/61 F. Hirst for Engineers Meeting Engineering Applications of Digital Computers.
5/5/61 E. Homewood/Crown Lands to F. Hirst 10 equations for least squares adjustment.
12/5/61 G.J. Churcher/Govt Aircraft Factories to F. Hirst Thank you for work.
24/5/61 A.O. Morris/Irrigation & Water Supply to G. Hill Re triangulation program availability.
22/6/61 E. Homewood/Crown Lands to F. Hirst 27 equations for least squares adjustment.
23/6/61 Dept of Supply to F. Hirst Quotation for Rhombic Aerial computations for Dept of Army.
26/6/61 F. Hirst to R.D. Wills/Dept of Supply Quotation supplied as above.
15/9/61 F. Hirst to J.M. Bennett/Adolph Basser CSIRAC library routines for design and analysis of experiments.
4/10/61 S.K.Stephenson/Uni of New England to W.Flower Request for calculations (33/19408).
7/12/61 W Flower to S.K.Stephenson/Uni of New England Results of work.
11/10/61 W.R. Flower to E. Walsh/ANZ Results of work.
18/12/61 Oxley Memorial Library to CSIRO Requesting 'Waiting Times for drought relief in Queensland'.
15/1/62 Oxley Memorial Library to CSIRO Acknowledging 'Waiting Times for drought relief in Queensland'.
19/12/61 Ian Oliver/ICIANZ to G.W. Hill Analysis request on factorial analysis program.
3/1/62 Secretary to Ian Oliver/ICIANZ Enclosing results as above.
11/1/62 Rex Swensen/GMH to R. Bowles Re program EGS-362.
7/2/62 W.R. Flower to M. Tauman/ICIANZ Results of 11 factorial analyses.
16/3/62 Geoff Chandler to F. Hirst Requesting data rerun on CSIRAC.
19/3/62 K.P. Sullivan to Geoff Chandler Will rerun if required.
21/3/62 W.R. Flower to K. Simpfendoerfer/Forests Comm. Results of linear regressions.
4/4/62 Francis Emeric Binet/CSIRO to W.R. Flower Query on binary units.
10/4/62 W.R. Flower to F.E. Binet Reply to above.
5/7/62 Secretary to Dept of National Development Request to be placed on mailing list and publication: 'Electronic Survey Computing'.
27/7/62 Dept of Lands & Surveys to Melb Uni Requesting quote for chain of triangulation equations.
15/8/62 Melb Uni to Dept of Lands & Surveys Quote for above.
21/8/62 Dept of Lands & Surveys to Melb Uni Conditions for equations.
31/8/62 Secretary to Dept of Lands & Surveys Results of least squares adjustment.
10/9/62 Dept of Lands & Surveys to Melb Uni Unable to use results as beyond normal tolerance.
1/10/62 T.M. Cherry to D.E. Caro Post Graduate Research in Computation Laboratory - P.Thorne (incl handwritten draft).
26/11/62 F. Hirst to Goode, Morris & Tonier Calculation of divergences for a particular mill (timber).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from University of Melbourne (The) Computer Science & Software Engineering Department
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: computing, csirac computer, first generation computers, mainframe computers, making history - csirac
Themes this item is part of: Eric Oswald Hercus (1891-1962), Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: paperwork & documentation
User: University of Melbourne (The), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, 1956-1963

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