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Board of Longitude

 Organization

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Letter and proposal from Henry Croaker on the motion of heavenly bodies, 1819-02-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 80-92
Scope and Contents

Includes drawings of a sun-dial and compass, a diagram on the circular motion of the sun, mathematical calculations and tables of longitude.

Dates: 1819-02-17
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 Henry Croaker to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-04-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 104-105
Scope and Contents

The letter begins with a table entitled 'truth demonstrated on the laws of equity from Alla to George the Fourth England'.

Dates: 1820-04-09
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 Henry Croaker to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-06-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 106-107
Scope and Contents

Containing further observations in verse, which came to him in a dream.

Dates: 1820-06-18
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 Henry Croaker to the Board of Longitude, 1818-01-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 75-79
Scope and Contents

Outlining his proposal for finding longitude. Includes a dial table, tables of longitude (for January to December 1818) and a drawing of 'a sun-dial on the perpetual motion'.

Dates: 1818-01-10
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 Henry Croaker to the Board of Longitude, 1819-04-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 93-94
Scope and Contents

Outlining his proposal for finding longitude.

Dates: 1819-04-09
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 Henry Croaker to the Board of Longitude, 1820-09-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 110-111
Scope and Contents

Concerning the movements of the heavenly bodies.

Dates: 1820-09-25
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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Philosophical observations by Henry Croaker, 1819-09-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 97-98
Scope and Contents

Set of philosophical observations relating to the longitude problem. Includes a drawing and calculations.

Dates: 1819-09-09
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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