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Board of Longitude

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Found in 388 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter from Thomas Johnstone concerning errors in longitude and latitude, 1806-09-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/41: 15-17
Scope and Contents From the File: Correspondence regarding methods for establishing latitude.
Dates: 1806-09-06
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 Thomas Johnstone to the Board of Longitude, 1806-10-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/36: 198-199
Scope and Contents From the Item: Five letters and a proposal on finding longitude by using the sun's bearing and by the lowest ascension of the pointers encircling the Pole.
Dates: 1806-10-29
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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Letter from Thomas Johnstone to the Board of Longitude, 1807-10-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/36: 207-208
Scope and Contents Includes illustrated instructions for taking the distance of celestial objects from each other, and their bearings from the ship.
Dates: 1807-10-31
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 Johnstone to the Board of Longitude, 1805-11-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 298-299
Scope and Contents Concerning his proposed method of finding longitude by taking the distance from the sun. Sent from Dumbarton.
Dates: 1805-11-07
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 Thomas Kirton to the Board of Longitude, 1787-11-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 515
Scope and Contents Concerning his invention of a machine for longitude.
Dates: 1787-11-20
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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Letter from Thomas Lynn to the Board of Longitude, 1825-05-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 449-450
Scope and Contents Concerning his nautical and astronomical tables.
Dates: 1825-05-26
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 Thomas Magrath to the Board of Longitude, 1823-11-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 492-493
Scope and Contents Concerning his method of regulating chronometers.
Dates: 1823-11-03
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 Thomas Milne to the Board of Longitude, 1800-10-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 534-535
Scope and Contents Outlining his plan to use the mariners compass to discover the magnetic poles. Milne claims that it was therefore not necessary to find longitude at sea, as his discovery would guide ships to their respective ports.
Dates: 1800-10-15
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 Mudge (junior) to [the Board of Longitude], 1790-11-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 157-158
Scope and Contents From the Item: Includes accounts of the rates of his chronometers Green and Blue, as tried at the Royal Observatory, reports outlining objections to his petition, and seven letters.
Dates: 1790-11-24
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 Neate to the Board of Longitude, 1808-10-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 554
Scope and Contents Outlining his method for correcting the timekeeper.
Dates: 1808-10-27
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 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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Letter from Thomas Williams to the Board of Longitude, 1789-03-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 168-168a
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file: With an index of names.
Dates: 1789-03-07
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 Thomas Williams to the Board of Longitude, 1785-02-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 511-512
Scope and Contents Requesting a response from the Board on his invention relating to longitude. Williams asks for financial assistance due to his 'deplorable' situation, mentioning that his wife was in the parish workhouse.
Dates: 1785-02-04
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 Thomas Williams to the Board of Longitude, 1785 - 1790

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 513-514
Scope and Contents Requesting that his method for finding the curve of the earth be laid before the Board.
Dates: 1785 - 1790
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 W. Adams on using a sandglass to ascertain the time at sea, 1810-01-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 254-256
Scope and Contents A note on the back reads 'deserves no attention'.
Dates: 1810-01-30
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 W. North to the Board of Longitude, 1818-09-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/41: 137-137a
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters and a set of tables.
Dates: 1818-09-22
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 W. Waldron to the Board of Longitude, 1819-04-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/37: 267-268
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters on finding longitude by an 'astral timekeeper' and star tables. For related letters from Waldron, see also [RGO 14/40: 487-493].
Dates: 1819-04-07
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 Walter Bedford to [the Board of Longitude], 1783-02-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 17-18
Scope and Contents The letter was marked as unworthy of the Board's attention by Nevil Maskelyne.
Dates: 1783-02-07
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 W.H. Mallison on a method of purifying water at sea, 1815-09-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/44: 228-230
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: 1815-09-18
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 W.H. Mallison to the Board of Longitude, 1810-06-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/36: 212-213
Scope and Contents From the Item: Three letters.
Dates: 1810-06-05
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 Arney to the Board of Longitude, 1826-07-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/37: 374-379
Scope and Contents On a method of finding longitude by using a single altitude of the sun.
Dates: 1826-07-10
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 William Coombe to the Board of Longitude, 1783 - 1784

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 221-222
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters.
Dates: 1783 - 1784
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 Coombe to the Board of Longitude, 1799-12-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 223-224
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters.
Dates: 1799-12-03
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 William Cooper on his water perambulator for finding longitude, 1788-07-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/44: 76-78
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: 1788-07-14
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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Letter from William Cooper to the Board of Longitude, 1788-07-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 519-20
Scope and Contents Concerning his method of determining longitude by observing a class of flower which opens and shuts consistently at a particular time of day.
Dates: 1788-07-27
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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