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Board of Longitude

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Found in 341 Collections and/or Records:

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Anonymous letter to the Board of Longitude, 1827-06-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/36: 116-117
Scope and Contents Enclosing the proposals for longitude at [RGO 14/36: 118-120].
Dates: 1827-06-09
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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Application from James Stoat for a post in New South Wales, 1818-02-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/12: 428-430
Scope and Contents From the File: Miscellaneous petitions and memorials making requests of the Board of Longitude.
Dates: 1818-02-13
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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Copy of a letter from John Barrow, 1821-12-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 106
Scope and Contents Forwarding a letter from Fearon Fallows at Cape Town to the Board of Longitude.
Dates: 1821-12-11
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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Copy of a letter from John Roger Arnold to the Board of Longitude, 1809-02-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 105
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1809-02-18
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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Copy of a letter from Joseph Shee of Seville to his son Joseph Shee (Junior) in Gibraltar, 1813-10-02 - 1813-10-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 445
Scope and Contents Concerning his invention of an instrument for the discovery of 'the fixed point' of both latitude and longitude. The letter includes a petition which he asks Joseph to send on, requesting from the Government 'every privilege reserved to English meritorious subjects'. It also includes details of the instrument known as 'Shee's machine' or 'the instrument of fixed point' and establishes Shee as its inventor.
Dates: 1813-10-02 - 1813-10-06
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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Copy of a letter from the Board of Longitude to William Forder, 1810-06-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 253
Scope and Contents From the Item: Four letters from Forder, with three copies of related letters sent by representatives of the Board of Longitude. Also, a plan by Forder for his improvement of timepieces.
Dates: 1810-06-09
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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Copy of a letter to James Preston from [Thomas Young?], 1824-02-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/34: 135
Scope and Contents From the Item: Three letters and a proposal.
Dates: 1824-02-01
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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Copy of a reply to David Kirkpatrick concerning his nautical improvements, 1821-08-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/44: 209
Scope and Contents From the Item: Letters relating to Kirkpatrick's new nonius for quadrants and an instrument to show the true distance in a lunar observation.
Dates: 1821-08-17
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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Draft of a letter from the Board of Longitude to Henry Browse, 1813

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 315-316
Scope and Contents Outlining the Board's objections to his machine for ascertaining longitude by the ship's distance.
Dates: 1813
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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Drawing by Thomas Johnstone, 1808-03-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 300
Scope and Contents Drawing of an instrument for ascertaining longitude at sea by observing the pointers of the Great Bear. Sent from Millton by Dumbarton.
Dates: 1808-03-03
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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Drawings of globe instruments from Edward Chafe, 1785-02-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 39-40
Scope and Contents Two drawings of globe instruments for taking the latitude of the sun and stars, and for finding the longitude. One is made from three overlaid sheets which can be rotated.
Dates: 1785-02-19
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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Duplicate of a letter from John McGhie to the Board of Longitude, 1813-10-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 275-276
Scope and Contents For another copy of this letter, see [RGO 14/38: 270].
Dates: 1813-10-10
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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Essay chapter in which Joseph Shee criticises the Board of Longitude, 1818

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 465-471
Scope and Contents The chapter is entitled ‘Of epochs and of the opposition made to them by such people as enjoy the title of Astronomers, when no Astronomy can be had out of them’. Shee is critical of the Board of Longitude and of their reception of his work, asking, for example, ‘Pray, who has authorised you to govern the Celestial Bodies’ [RGO 14/40: 466r] and comparing his own treatment by the Board to the ‘inhumane’ treatment received by Copernicus [RGO 14/40: 468r]. Marked ‘51’, the essay is numbered in...
Dates: 1818
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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Essay chapter in which Joseph Shee criticises the Board of Longitude, 1818

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 471-478
Scope and Contents Shee outlines his encounters with the Board of Longitude from October 1816 and their treatment of him, which caused him to ask for the return of his papers despite being offered funds to continue with his work. He also discusses Harrison’s lunar observations and says that he had discovered that the lunar tables were founded upon an erroneous supposition which meant that longitude could not be determined by them [RGO 14/40: 474]. He refers to himself as ‘the only true longitude discoverer that...
Dates: 1818
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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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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Extract from a report of the Committee of Instruments and Proposals, 1820-04-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 211
Scope and Contents Concerning estimates received from Troughton, Dollond and Jones for instruments for the Cape Observatory.
Dates: 1820-04-20
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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Extract from a work by Arthur Hodge, 1814

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 173-180
Scope and Contents An extract from 'Commerce and Freedom' regarding a boat with wheels, with drawings of the same.
Dates: 1814
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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'Hodge's Meteorological Journal', 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 212-220
Scope and Contents Printed copy of a journal by Arthur Hodge.
Dates: 1811
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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Illustrated letter from Dr Patrick Browne to the Board of longitude, 1782-09-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 501-502
Scope and Contents Concerning 'the longitude discovered on mathematical principals and made clear and safely both by sea and land'. The letter outlines his proposed method of finding longitude and includes drawings. It was marked as undeserving of the Board's attention by Nevil Maskelyne.
Dates: 1782-09-04
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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John Horner's 'most divine Gospel System' of finding longitude, 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 222-268
Scope and Contents Proposal outlining Horner's 'most divine Gospel System' on natural bodies proving perpetual motion and longitude. Includes mathematical diagrams. Preceded by a letter to the Board of Longitude.
Dates: 1828
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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John Tyson's 'wild letter' on an instrument for finding longitude, 1817-05-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 345-347
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1817-05-08
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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Latin ode, 1825

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 442
Scope and Contents Sent by Bartholomew de Sanctis to the Board of Longitude.
Dates: 1825
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 and advertisements from Edward Massey concerning a trial of his sounding machine, 1818-07-11 - 1818-07-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 144-149
Scope and Contents Letter to the Board of Longitude enclosing five copies of an advertisement announcing a public trial of the comparative merits of Massey's sounding machine and 'Gould and Burt's Buoy and Knipper'. These were originally enclosed in a letter to Captain Thomas Hurd [RGO 14/31: 143-143a].
Dates: 1818-07-11 - 1818-07-13
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 and colour illustration from Joseph Bonasera, 1792-03-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 196-197
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters and two papers, with a related note from Daniel Powell & Sons, a London-based firm which forwarded Bonasera's work to the Board.
Dates: 1792-03-17
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 and copy letter from Arthur Hodge, 1822-10-12 - 1822-10-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 241-243
Scope and Contents Letter to the Board of Longitude originally enclosing a sketch drawing of his perpetual log. Also additional copy of the same letter, dated 29 October, with an addendum by Hodge. The drawings are at [RGO 14/31: 244-255].
Dates: 1822-10-12 - 1822-10-29
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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