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HMS Providence, sloop (1791-1797)

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A journal of the situation of HMS Providence at noon during her late voyage on discoveries, 1795-10-11 - 1797-05-16

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 139-145
Scope and Contents

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].

Dates: 1795-10-11 - 1797-05-16
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Astronomical observations for determining the latitude of the ship, and her longitude, 1794-10-11 - 1797-05-16

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 120-133
Scope and Contents

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].

Dates: 1794-10-11 - 1797-05-16
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Astronomical observations made at different places on shore, 1794-10-04 - 1797-04-08

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 106-119
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1794-10-04 - 1797-04-08
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Astronomical observations made at the Spanish settlement of Monterrey on the coast of California, 1796-06-11 - 1796-06-17

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 129v-130r
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1796-06-11 - 1796-06-17
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Astronomical observations made between Karakakoa Bay and Volcano Bay in the island of Insu, Japan, 1796-07-22 - 1796-09-15

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 134v-146v
Scope and Contents

These include observations taken while at anchor off the islands of Atooi and O’Neehow, and on board the ship at sea.

Dates: 1796-07-22 - 1796-09-15
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Astronomical observations made between Monterrey and Karakakoa Bay, Island of O’Whyee, 1796-06-21 - 1796-07-05

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 130v-133r
Scope and Contents

Observations taken on board the ship at sea, including observations of a solar eclipse [RGO 14/67: 133r].

Dates: 1796-06-21 - 1796-07-05
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Astronomical observations made between Nootka Sound and the Spanish settlement of Monterrey on the coast of California, 1796-05-21 - 1796-06-05

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 128r-129r
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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.

Dates: 1796-05-21 - 1796-06-05
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Astronomical observations made between the Typa and the reefs of rocks on which HMS Providence was lost, 1797-05-04 - 1797-05-16

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 166v-168v
Scope and Contents

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].

Dates: 1797-05-04 - 1797-05-16
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Astronomical observations made between Volcano Bay, Island of Matsma, and Macao Road China, 1796-09-28 - 1796-12-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 150v-160v
Scope and Contents

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].

Dates: 1796-09-28 - 1796-12-12
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Astronomical observations made in Nootka Sound, north west coast of America, 1796-03-17 - 1796-05-14

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 122r-127v
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1796-03-17 - 1796-05-14
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Astronomical observations made in the Typa, 1797-01-30 - 1797-04-08

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 161r-166r
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1797-01-30 - 1797-04-08
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Astronomical observations made in Volcano Bay, Island of Matsma, one of the Japan Islands, 1796-09-16 - 1796-09-27

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 147r-150r
Scope and Contents

These include observations taken on board the ship at sea and on land, with notes on problems with timekeeper No. 248.

Dates: 1796-09-16 - 1796-09-27
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Astronomical observations made on a voyage in the HMS Providence, 1794-1797, 1794 - 1801

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 81a-175
Scope and Contents Astronomical observations made in the course of a voyage to the Northern Pacific Ocean in HMS Providence, commanded by William Robert Broughton, Esquire. These were compiled by the astronomer John Crosley. Observations begin in October 1794 when the ship left England and end on 16 May 1797 when the ship struck a coral reef and was lost. The entries include an account of the shipwreck, copied from the ship’s log book [RGO 14/67: 168r-168v]. Many of the observations relate to the four...
Dates: 1794 - 1801
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Determination of latitude and longitude of places seen during the voyage, 1795-03 - 1796-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 169v-175r
Scope and Contents Places mentioned (in order of occurrence) are: Sancta Cruz Bay in the island of Tenerife; the island of St Anthony; the island of Trinidada [Trindade, Brazil]; Cape Frio on the coast of Brazil; Sugar Loaf Rock at the entrance to the harbour of Rio de Janeiro; Goff’s Island; Swilly Island off the south cape of Van Diemen’s land [Tasmania]; a small cove near Rocky Head, Typa, near Macao [Macau]; Wymoa Bay, Island of Atooi [Waimea Bay, Kauai]; Bird Island; the entrance of Port [Namou] in the...
Dates: 1795-03 - 1796-11
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Letter from William Chapman to George Gilpin, 1800-03-03

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 36-36a
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Observations and related papers from a voyage of HMS Providence, 1794 - 1798

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 92-170
Scope and Contents Letters and papers concerning observations made on the voyage of HMS Providence under Captain William Broughton, largely by astronomer John Crosley. The observations by Crosley include an account of the shipwreck of the Providence in May 1797 [RGO 14/68: 133]. After the loss of the Providence, Captain Broughton continued his survey in the ship’s schooner, and additional observations from this second stage of the voyage are included here, made by Broughton, by the ship's master, William...
Dates: 1794 - 1798
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