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Board of Longitude

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Found in 388 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter from William Cragg to the Board of Longitude, 1821-09-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 70-71
Scope and Contents Requesting permission to use the observatory at Greenwich.
Dates: 1821-09-07
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 William Evans to the Board of Longitude, 1794-12-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 121-121a
Scope and Contents Mentioning that he had heard that the Board would only accept a timepiece technique for proving longitude.
Dates: 1794-12-07
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 William Evans to the Board of Longitude, 1794 - 1795

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 122-123
Scope and Contents Describing a measuring instrument for longitude.
Dates: 1794 - 1795
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 Evans to the Board of Longitude, 1795-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 124-125
Scope and Contents Enclosing tables on 'Perpetual-time and universal space', and requesting that they be published anonymously, as his new calendar required moving the day of the Sabbath.
Dates: 1795-04
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 William Evans to the Board of Longitude, 1794-04-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 118
Scope and Contents Written to amend mistakes in his previous calculations.
Dates: 1794-04-24
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 William Forder to the Board of Longitude, 1810-06-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 252
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: 1810-06-02
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 William Forder to [the Board of Longitude], 1810-06-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 261-262
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: 1810-06-01
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 William Fuller to the Board of Longitude, 1784-03-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/36: 130
Scope and Contents From the Item: Six letters and related handbills and advertisements.
Dates: 1784-03-06
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 William Fuller to the Board of Longitude, 1784-06-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/36: 131-132
Scope and Contents Includes handwritten copies of published advertisements.
Dates: 1784-06-19
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 William Fuller to the Board of Longitude, 1784-08-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/36: 135-136
Scope and Contents From the Item: Six letters and related handbills and advertisements.
Dates: 1784-08-21
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 Fuller to the Board of Longitude, 1785-01-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/36: 137-138
Scope and Contents From the Item: Six letters and related handbills and advertisements.
Dates: 1785-01-29
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 William Hardy to the Board of Longitude, 1808

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/1: 197-201
Scope and Contents Regarding an award of £5 for his work and a proposed clock for the Royal Observatory.
Dates: 1808
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 J. Titford to the Board of Longitude, 1819-06-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 288
Scope and Contents Concerning a chart for finding longitude at sea.
Dates: 1819-06-29
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 William Lester to the Board of Longitude, 1821-01-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 346-346a
Scope and Contents In which Lester states that he had heard that the reward for finding longitude was twenty thousand pounds and asks to submit his solution before the Board.
Dates: 1821-01-09
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 William Lester to the Board of Longitude, 1821-01-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 348
Scope and Contents Outlining his planned solar experiments for finding longitude, which involved igniting points on a globe of the earth with a lens. The Board have underlined his statement that if the Globe is correct and properly adjusted 'you will set fire to London'.
Dates: 1821-01-12
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 Lester to the Board of Longitude, 1821-06-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 359
Scope and Contents Stating that he had a forwarded a box containing proper instructions for the use of his Solometer.
Dates: 1821-06-03
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 Parkes to the Board of Longitude, 1800-02-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 536-539
Scope and Contents Outlining his method of finding longitude by observing the positions of four constellations: Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn.
Dates: 1800-02-28
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 Parr on a machine for ascertaining longitude, 1799-02-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 380-381
Scope and Contents From the File: Correspondence regarding miscellaneous schemes and inventions.
Dates: 1799-02-01
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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Letter from William Parr with a description of his dial or orrery for finding longitude, 1799

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 222-226
Scope and Contents Includes a drawing.
Dates: 1799
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 Probert to the Board of Longitude concerning a timepiece, 1821-02-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 464
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file: Twenty letters, a plan and one report, sent by various correspondents.
Dates: 1821-02-19
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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Letter from William Reid to the Board of Longitude, 1813-03-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 132-132a
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file: With an index of names.
Dates: 1813-03-04
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 William Ross to the Board of Longitude, 1806-10-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 416-418
Scope and Contents Outlining his method of finding longitude using the latitude and time at a specific place; sent from Philadelphia.
Dates: 1806-10-27
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 William Ross to the Board of Longitude, 1807-01-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 419-420
Scope and Contents Ross states that he had travelled from Philadelphia to Great Britain with merely the coat on his back and no money in his pockets, as he had hoped that under a 'liberal' interpretation of the Act of Parliament he was entitled to remuneration for his proposal on longitude.
Dates: 1807-01-24
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 William Staples to the Board of Longitude, 1783-11-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 142-142a
Scope and Contents From the Sub-sub-file : Two letters on ascertaining the longitude.
Dates: 1783-11-15
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 William Staples to the Board of Longitude, 1783-11-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 143-143a
Scope and Contents From the Sub-sub-file : Two letters on ascertaining the longitude.
Dates: 1783-11-22
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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