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Litherland, Davies & Company, inventors, watch and chronometer makers

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter concerning Litherland & Davies' refusal to take the oath, and an objection by Messrs. Carter and Eiffe to the rates of their chronometers, which had been allowed to go down during trials, 1835-02-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 271
Scope and Contents From the Series: The collection contains a complete set of astronomical observation ledgers, with clock error notes, computation ledgers, star catalogues, weather records and correspondence. There are observations of comets, including measurements taken of Encke's Comet, 1828, and Halley's Comet, 1835, and observations of rockets, made with Sir James South in 1831. The papers include Pond's measurements for his work on the proper motions of stars, stellar parallax and other subjects, as well as substantial...
Dates: 1835-02-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter ordering the purchase of a chronometer by Litherland, 1835-04-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 297
Scope and Contents

Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1835-04-16
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).