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Board of Longitude

 Organization

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

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Explanation of the Solometer or Pencil for Ascertaining the Situation of Place, 1821-01-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 351
Scope and Contents Sent by Lester to the Board of Longitude, providing details on the technical construction of his invention, the Solometer.
Dates: 1821-01-26
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 from William Lester to the Board of Longitude, 1821-01-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 346-346a
Scope and Contents In which Lester states that he had heard that the reward for finding longitude was twenty thousand pounds and asks to submit his solution before the Board.
Dates: 1821-01-09
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 from William Lester to the Board of Longitude, 1821-01-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 348
Scope and Contents Outlining his planned solar experiments for finding longitude, which involved igniting points on a globe of the earth with a lens. The Board have underlined his statement that if the Globe is correct and properly adjusted 'you will set fire to London'.
Dates: 1821-01-12
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 from William Lester to the Board of Longitude, 1821-06-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 359
Scope and Contents Stating that he had a forwarded a box containing proper instructions for the use of his Solometer.
Dates: 1821-06-03
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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