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Board of Longitude

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Found in 388 Collections and/or Records:

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Explanation of the Solometer or Pencil for Ascertaining the Situation of Place, 1821-01-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 351
Scope and Contents Sent by Lester to the Board of Longitude, providing details on the technical construction of his invention, the Solometer.
Dates: 1821-01-26
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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Extract from a report of the Committee of Instruments and Proposals, 1820-04-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 211
Scope and Contents Concerning estimates received from Troughton, Dollond and Jones for instruments for the Cape Observatory.
Dates: 1820-04-20
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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Extract from a work by Arthur Hodge, 1814

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 173-180
Scope and Contents An extract from 'Commerce and Freedom' regarding a boat with wheels, with drawings of the same.
Dates: 1814
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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Extracts from Board of Longitude minutes, 1737 - 1761

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/310
Scope and Contents Extracts from the Minutes of the Board of Longitude, including the findings on John Harrison's chronometers.
Dates: 1737 - 1761
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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Extracts of minutes of Board meetings and of letters concerning Earnshaw's reward claims, 1803 - 1804

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 174-191
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: 1803 - 1804
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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Fair minutes, 1765 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/4
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: 1765 - 1828
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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'Hodge's Meteorological Journal', 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 212-220
Scope and Contents Printed copy of a journal by Arthur Hodge.
Dates: 1811
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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Illustrated letter from Dr Patrick Browne to the Board of longitude, 1782-09-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 501-502
Scope and Contents Concerning 'the longitude discovered on mathematical principals and made clear and safely both by sea and land'. The letter outlines his proposed method of finding longitude and includes drawings. It was marked as undeserving of the Board's attention by Nevil Maskelyne.
Dates: 1782-09-04
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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John Horner's 'most divine Gospel System' of finding longitude, 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 222-268
Scope and Contents Proposal outlining Horner's 'most divine Gospel System' on natural bodies proving perpetual motion and longitude. Includes mathematical diagrams. Preceded by a letter to the Board of Longitude.
Dates: 1828
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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John Tyson's 'wild letter' on an instrument for finding longitude, 1817-05-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 345-347
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: 1817-05-08
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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Latin ode, 1825

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 442
Scope and Contents Sent by Bartholomew de Sanctis to the Board of Longitude.
Dates: 1825
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 and advertisements from Edward Massey concerning a trial of his sounding machine, 1818-07-11 - 1818-07-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 144-149
Scope and Contents Letter to the Board of Longitude enclosing five copies of an advertisement announcing a public trial of the comparative merits of Massey's sounding machine and 'Gould and Burt's Buoy and Knipper'. These were originally enclosed in a letter to Captain Thomas Hurd [RGO 14/31: 143-143a].
Dates: 1818-07-11 - 1818-07-13
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 and colour illustration from Joseph Bonasera, 1792-03-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 196-197
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters and two papers, with a related note from Daniel Powell & Sons, a London-based firm which forwarded Bonasera's work to the Board.
Dates: 1792-03-17
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 and copy letter from Arthur Hodge, 1822-10-12 - 1822-10-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 241-243
Scope and Contents Letter to the Board of Longitude originally enclosing a sketch drawing of his perpetual log. Also additional copy of the same letter, dated 29 October, with an addendum by Hodge. The drawings are at [RGO 14/31: 244-255].
Dates: 1822-10-12 - 1822-10-29
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 and diagram from S. Price to the Board of Longitude, 1825-08-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 409-411
Scope and Contents Concerning his proposals on perpetual motion; preceded by a diagram.
Dates: 1825-08-16
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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Letter and drawing from W. Carr, 1818-02-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 453-454
Scope and Contents Letter concerning a counteracting spring for winding timekeepers at sea, with an explanatory drawing.
Dates: 1818-02-06
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 and drawings sent from David Thomas to the Board of Longitude, 1821-04-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 583-586
Scope and Contents Letter outlining Thomas' method of remedying the effects on pendulums and springs of the different degrees of gravity and different climates. It includes three explanatory drawings.
Dates: 1821-04-03
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 and fair copy from Francis Stanford, a Franciscan friar, to the Board of Longitude, 1813-05-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 562-565
Scope and Contents Providing details of his discovery of longitude. The letter is addressed from Castlebar [county Mayo, Ireland]. See also [RGO 14/39: 281-283].
Dates: 1813-05-18
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 and Latin ode from Bartholomew de Sanctis, 1823-12-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 430-443
Scope and Contents Letter from de Sanctis to the Board of Longitude outlining his astronomical observations and enclosing a Latin ode. He refers to the Board as 'the Scientific Protectors of the British Navigation, as Castor and Pollux were of the old Ships of Greece and Rome'. Addressed from Crown Tavern, Vinegar Yard, Drury Lane Theatre.
Dates: 1823-12-20
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 and proposal from [George] Lindesay, 1826-01-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/37: 356-358
Scope and Contents On a method of finding latitude and longitude at sea in fog by two bearings of the sun, using a fog compass and a chronometer.
Dates: 1826-01-11
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 and proposal from Henry Croaker on the motion of heavenly bodies, 1819-02-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 80-92
Scope and Contents Includes drawings of a sun-dial and compass, a diagram on the circular motion of the sun, mathematical calculations and tables of longitude.
Dates: 1819-02-17
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 and proposal from Robert Miller, 1815-11-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 573-574
Scope and Contents Concerning his method for finding longitude by using a timekeeper and a three-hour sandglass.
Dates: 1815-11-16
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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Letter and proposal from William Waldron, 1819-02-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 488-491
Scope and Contents Concerning his plan to find longitude.
Dates: 1819-02-10
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 and related note concerning James Hughes, 1813-05-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 281-283
Scope and Contents Letter from Hughes to the Admiralty Office enquiring as to why he had not received an answer from the Board of Longitude about his chart of longitude. Hughes mentions that he had read an advertisement that Francis Stanford, a Franciscan friar, had discovered 'the real longitude', and says that he hoped that details of his own proposal had not been divulged to that monk. The letter is accompanied by an internal note from the Admiralty Office enquiring whether Captain Hurd knew anything of this....
Dates: 1813-05-24
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 and tables from Mr Wellmens, 1827

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 597-599
Scope and Contents Letter to the Board of Longitude concerning a clock which 'shews [sic] the difference between true and like time'; with related tables.
Dates: 1827
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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