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Board of Longitude

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Found in 388 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter from Parkinson and Frodsham to the Board of Longitude, 1821-03-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 389-390
Scope and Contents Stating their claim to have made a chronometer sent out with Captain Parry.
Dates: 1821-03-29
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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Letter from Peter Burt to the Board of Longitude, 1814-12-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 178-178a
Scope and Contents Requesting permission to present the results of trials of his Sounding Buoy and Knipper.
Dates: 1814-12-01
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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Letter from Peter Burt to the Board of Longitude, 1815-06-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 179-180
Scope and Contents Requesting information on reports made about his sounding instrument. Burt explains that he had heard that an unfavourable report had been submitted to the Board. He states that he had repeatedly requested (but not received) further information on this, so that he could remedy any imperfections. He also states that in the three years since the Navy Board had started ordering his sounding instruments he had never heard that any other had failed, noting that Massey's sounding machines, on the...
Dates: 1815-06-01
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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Letter from Peter Burt to the Board of Longitude, 1815-11-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 181-182
Scope and Contents Requesting compensation for his invention of a sounding instrument, and originally enclosing testimonials in its favour. Burt emphasises the reasons why his sounding instrument was superior to others in use, and particularly to that invented by Edward Massey. He states that in the past two years only one of his machines in use by the Royal Navy had required repairs, whereas their sounding machines by Massey had required repairs costing nearly one thousand pounds in just the previous year alone.
Dates: 1815-11-07
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 Peter Burt to the Board of Longitude, 1816-03-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 185-185a
Scope and Contents Originally enclosing testimonials on the utility of his Sounding Buoy and Knipper. Burt states that he had no patent for the sounding instrument, and requests a reward for its invention.
Dates: 1816-03-06
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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Letter from Peter Degreaves concerning a compass without variation, 1796-02-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 376-377
Scope and Contents From the File: Correspondence regarding miscellaneous schemes and inventions.
Dates: 1796-02-04
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 Peter Rothwell to the Board of Longitude, 1809-11-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 555
Scope and Contents Outlining his observations on longitude.
Dates: 1809-11-17
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 R. Paisley to the Board of Longitude, 1815-03-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/34: 215-216
Scope and Contents From the Item: Three letters.
Dates: 1815-03-03
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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Letter from Ralph Walker concerning John Russell's timekeeper, 1796-06-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 212-214
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: 1796-06-09
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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Letter from 'R.G.S.' to the Board of Longitude, 1811-12-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 558-559
Scope and Contents Stating that he had read about two machines for determining longitude at Yale College. He requests £60 from the Board to send a small sloop to test the machines at sea on 'the darkest night'.
Dates: 1811-12-14
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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Letter from 'R.G.S.' to the Board of Longitude, 1812-01-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 560-561
Scope and Contents Repeating his offer to send a vessel to sea to test for longitude, in return for an advance of £60.
Dates: 1812-01-17
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 Richard Judson to the Board of Longitude, 1803-08-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 307
Scope and Contents Concerning corrections for errors he had observed in the tables in traverse sailing, and outlining his work on squaring the circle.
Dates: 1803-08-22
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 Robert Brigham to the Board of Longitude, 1796-05-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 530-531
Scope and Contents Outlining his method of finding longitude.
Dates: 1796-05-07
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 Robert Digby to the Board of Longitude, 1784-01-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 486
Scope and Contents Enclosing an account concerning the going of a watch made by Kendall.
Dates: 1784-01-08
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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Letter from Robert Gillespie to the Board of Longitude, 1814-12-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 295
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file: Two letters and a plan submitted by Gillespie to the Board of Longitude, with copies of two letters of reply from Thomas Hurd.
Dates: 1814-12-03
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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Letter from Robert Pringle to the Board of Longitude, 1813-07-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 517-518
Scope and Contents Concerning a treatise by Don Antonio Maria Jaci.
Dates: 1813-07-19
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 Robert Pringle to the Board of Longitude, 1813-07-19 - 1814-02-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 519-520
Scope and Contents The letter begins with a copy of Pringle's previous letter to the Board, dated 19 July 1813.
Dates: 1813-07-19 - 1814-02-03
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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Letter from Robert Tucker to the Board of Longitude, 1819-01-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/37: 239-242
Scope and Contents Enclosing his proposed method for ascertaining longitude.
Dates: 1819-01-26
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 Robert Warter proposing to regulate chronometers by keeping them in the sea, 1783

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 181-184
Scope and Contents With a related note.
Dates: 1783
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 S. Price to the Board of Longitude, 1825-08-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 407-408
Scope and Contents Concerning his proposals on perpetual motion.
Dates: 1825-08-27
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 S. Price to the Board of Longitude, 1825-07-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 412-413
Scope and Contents Concerning his proposals on perpetual motion. Price begins by stating that he did not understand the principles on which he had been 'refused justice' by the Board.
Dates: 1825-07-04
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 Samuel Grimaldi to the Board of Longitude, 1812-03-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 271
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file: Ten letters from Grimaldi to Captain Thomas Hurd and the Board of Longitude, with two copy replies from the Admiralty Office and Hurd.
Dates: 1812-03-02
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 Samuel Grimaldi to the Board of Longitude, 1812-07-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 274
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file: Ten letters from Grimaldi to Captain Thomas Hurd and the Board of Longitude, with two copy replies from the Admiralty Office and Hurd.
Dates: 1812-07-18
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 Samuel Grimaldi to the Board of Longitude, 1812-08-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 275
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file: Ten letters from Grimaldi to Captain Thomas Hurd and the Board of Longitude, with two copy replies from the Admiralty Office and Hurd.
Dates: 1812-08-17
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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Letter from Samuel Grimaldi to the Board of Longitude, 1812-11-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 277-278
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file: Ten letters from Grimaldi to Captain Thomas Hurd and the Board of Longitude, with two copy replies from the Admiralty Office and Hurd.
Dates: 1812-11-26
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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