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Board of Longitude

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Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter from James Peck to the Board of Longitude, 1819-01-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 402-402a
Scope and Contents Inviting the Board to view his further study on longitude and mentioning that he also hoped to submit a pair of globes 'made from a circle without a fraction', to improve navigation at sea.
Dates: 1819-01-19
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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Letter from James Peck to the Board of Longitude, 1822-04-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 403-403a
Scope and Contents Acknowledging receipt of a letter from the Board stating that his previous proposal was 'wholly inadmissible'. Peck enquires about submitting a new proposal relating to a discovery which he and his father Thomas had made of 'a true arch that shall measure no more than its diameter'.
Dates: 1822-04-04
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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Letter from Thomas Peck to the Board of Longitude, 1818-07-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 401-401a
Scope and Contents Concerning his son's work on 'that Great Mystery Longitude', which he invited the Board to inspect at his house.
Dates: 1818-07-14
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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Letters from Thomas and James Peck, 1818 - 1822

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 400-404
Scope and Contents Three letters and a proposal sent by Thomas Peck and his son James, of Marylebone, concerning James' work on 'that Great Mystery of Longitude' and his discovery of 'a true arch that shall measure no more than its diameter'.
Dates: 1818 - 1822
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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Observations on the mysteries of longitude, 1818-07-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 404
Scope and Contents Includes an explanatory sketch of his chart and time pieces.
Dates: 1818-07-16
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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