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HMS Providence, sloop (1791-1797)

 Organization

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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

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
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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Astronomical observations made at different places on shore, 1794-10-04 - 1797-04-08

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

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

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
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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Astronomical observations made in Karakakoa Bay, Island of O’Whyee, 1796-07-09 - 1796-07-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 133v-134r
Scope and Contents

Beginning with a note on the location of Crosley's observatory.

Dates: 1796-07-09 - 1796-07-20
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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