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Board of Longitude

 Organization

Found in 388 Collections and/or Records:

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Proposal from George Douglas, 1795-05-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/36: 153-154
Scope and Contents Marked by Maskelyne as unworthy of the Board's attention.
Dates: 1795-05-08
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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Proposal from H. Covell, 1824-05-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 47
Scope and Contents Outlining his theory for finding longitude.
Dates: 1824-05-31
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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Proposal from L. Adams, 1800-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 4-8
Scope and Contents On a practical method of finding longitude at sea by using a sandglass as timekeeper.
Dates: 1800-12
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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Proposal from Patrick Leahy, 1822-06-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/44: 213
Scope and Contents From the Item: Three letters and a proposal.
Dates: 1822-06-17
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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Proposal from William Sabatier, 1795-09-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 425-428
Scope and Contents Outlining Sabatier's theory for ascertaining longitude. A note on the final page reads 'This method is not deserving of the Board's attention', signed W[illiam] Wales.
Dates: 1795-09-06
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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Receipt for printing for the Board of Longitude, 1810

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3/28
Scope and Contents From the File: Set of documents relating to the Royal Observatory, wrapped in paper marked 'King's warrant of appointment to the Royal Observatory, appointment of visitors and sundry other papers relative to the Royal Observatory'.
Dates: 1810
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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Report on the mode of trial to be adopted for chronometers, 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 67-68
Scope and Contents Printed report, with annotations.
Dates: 1823
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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Report on the mode of trial to be adopted for chronometers, 1823-02-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 69-70
Scope and Contents Handwritten report, signed by the committee of the Board of Longitude; see also [RGO 14/23: 67-68].
Dates: 1823-02-25
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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Report outlining objections to Mr Mudge's pretensions to a reward from parliament, 1793

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 170-172
Scope and Contents Signed by members of the Committee of the Board of Longitude.
Dates: 1793
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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Report outlining objections to Mr Mudge's pretensions to a reward from parliament, 1793

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 173-175
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: 1793
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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Rough minutes, 1767 - 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/3
Scope and Contents Rough minutes of Board of Longitude meetings, memoranda and lists of members.
Dates: 1767 - 1820
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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Submission from Segismund Rentzsch to the Board of Longitude, 1813-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 289-292
Scope and Contents Concerning his invention of instruments for measuring time by a current of air.
Dates: 1813-06
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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Walter Bedford's method using the ship's velocity, 1784-07-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 4-6
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: 1784-07-14
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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