HMS Providence, sloop (1791-1797)
Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:
A journal of the situation of HMS Providence at noon during her late voyage on discoveries, 1795-10-11 - 1797-05-16
As shown by the log, by Mr Earnshaw's three timekeepers, by Mr Arnold's two timekeepers, and also by lunar observations. The journal includes a summary of the latitudes and longitudes of 'most of the remarkable places seen in the voyage' [RGO 14/68: 145v].
Application for remuneration from William Chapman for astronomical observations taken on board HMS Providence, 1800-03-01
Miscellaneous petitions and memorials making requests of the Board of Longitude.
Astronomical observations for determining the latitude of the ship, and her longitude, 1794-10-11 - 1797-05-16
Observations made on board HMS Providence for determining the latitude and longitude by Mr Earnshaw's three watches and by Mr Arnold's watch. The observations end with an account of the shipwreck [RGO 14/68: 133].
Astronomical observations made at different places on shore, 1794-10-04 - 1797-04-08
Includes observations made at: Drake’s Island, Plymouth Sound; the island of Enchados in the harbour of Rio de Janeiro; Port Stephens, New South Wales; Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, New South Wales; Karakakoa Bay on the island of O’Whyee; the Spanish settlement of Monterrey on the coast of California; Volcano Bay, island of Insu; and near Rocky Head, Typa.
Astronomical observations made at the Spanish settlement of Monterrey on the coast of California, 1796-06-11 - 1796-06-17
The observations begin with a note on the location of his observatory and include mention on 15 June that he had delivered timekeepers Nos. 2 and 56 to the governor, Don Diego Barica, being the property of the late governor.
Astronomical observations made between Karakakoa Bay and Volcano Bay in the island of Insu, Japan, 1796-07-22 - 1796-09-15
These include observations taken while at anchor off the islands of Atooi and O’Neehow, and on board the ship at sea.
Astronomical observations made between Monterrey and Karakakoa Bay, Island of O’Whyee, 1796-06-21 - 1796-07-05
Observations taken on board the ship at sea, including observations of a solar eclipse [RGO 14/67: 133r].
Astronomical observations made between Nootka Sound and the Spanish settlement of Monterrey on the coast of California, 1796-05-21 - 1796-06-05
Observations taken on board the ship at sea, at anchor in the Bay of Nunez Gaona, and on shore at Spanish Island within the Strait of John de Fuca.
Astronomical observations made between the Typa and the reefs of rocks on which HMS Providence was lost, 1797-05-04 - 1797-05-16
The observations end on 15 May and are followed by an account of the loss of the ship on 16 May, which was copied from the ship’s log book [RGO 14/67: 168r-168v].
Astronomical observations made between Volcano Bay, Island of Matsma, and Macao Road China, 1796-09-28 - 1796-12-12
Observations on board the ship at sea, with additional observations made at anchor in Macao Roads, and observations of the lunar eclipse taken while at anchor in the Typa [RGO 14/67: 160v].
Astronomical observations made in Karakakoa Bay, Island of O’Whyee, 1796-07-09 - 1796-07-20
Beginning with a note on the location of Crosley's observatory.
Astronomical observations made in Nootka Sound, north west coast of America, 1796-03-17 - 1796-05-14
The observations begin with a note on setting up his instruments and include mention that the ship was in need of repair having sprung a leak.
Astronomical observations made in the Typa, 1797-01-30 - 1797-04-08
These include observations made on shore in a small cove to the eastward of Rocky Head, Typa, and observations made while at anchor. The observations begin with a note in which Crosley mentions that Captain Broughton had purchased a timekeeper by Mr Arnold.
Astronomical observations made in Volcano Bay, Island of Matsma, one of the Japan Islands, 1796-09-16 - 1796-09-27
These include observations taken on board the ship at sea and on land, with notes on problems with timekeeper No. 248.
Astronomical observations made on a voyage in the HMS Providence, 1794-1797, 1794 - 1801
Correspondence relating to John Crosley's claims for payment for an expedition to the north-west coast of America to make nautical, astronomical and trigonometrical observations for the Navy, 1797 - 1806
Includes a claim for loss of instruments and books on board HMS Providence when it sank on 16 May 1797.
Determination of latitude and longitude of places seen during the voyage, 1795-03 - 1796-11
Letter book containing outgoing correspondence, 1782 - 1810
Letter from Captain William Robert Broughton to William Gooch (senior), 1794-10-16
Vindicating the reputation of Lieutenant Hergest and informing Gooch of the execution of those people who were an accessory to the massacre.
Letter from John Crosley to Nevil Maskelyne, 1794-11-18
Concerning observations from a voyage of HMS Providence.
Letter from John Crosley to Nevil Maskelyne, 1794-12-20
Partial letter concerning observations from a voyage of HMS Providence.
Letter from John Crosley to Nevil Maskelyne, 1795-02-13
Concerning observations from a voyage of HMS Providence.
Letter from John Crosley to Nevil Maskelyne, 1795-10-06
Sent from New South Wales, concerning observations from a voyage of HMS Providence.
Letter from William Chapman to George Gilpin, 1800-03-03
Concerning his book of observations.
Observations and related papers from a voyage of HMS Providence, 1794 - 1798
- ARCHON code (for CUL materials)
- Royal Greenwich Observatory (GBR/0180) 27
- Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 1
- Japan 8
- Macau 6
- Hawaii 5
- Plymouth Sound 5
- Australia 4
- Greenwich 3
- Monterey 3
- Astronomy 2
- Geographical exploration 2
- Longitude 2
- Marine navigation 2
- Nootka Sound 2
- North Pacific Ocean 2
- Rio de Janeiro 2
- Tasmania 2
- Tenerife 2
- Africa 1
- Brazil 1
- Brockdish 1
- Drake's Island 1
- Frio, Cabo 1
- Goff Island 1
- Hawaiian Islands 1
- Isle of Wight 1
- Juan de Fuca, Strait 1
- Kuril’skiye Ostrova 1
- London 1
- Navigational aids 1
- Pão de Açúcar 1
- Saint Helens 1
- Time measuring instruments 1
- Travel 1
- Trindade 1
- United States 1
- Waimea Bay 1 ∧ less