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Board of Longitude

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Found in 388 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter and treatise by James Fosbury, 1821-03-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 149-151
Scope and Contents Letter to Dr Thomas Young enclosing further observations on the sun's movement along its centre meridian.
Dates: 1821-03-23
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 two printed papers on finding the longitude by an altitude of the moon, 1826-06-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 318-323
Scope and Contents Sent from Thomas Hedgcock to the Board of Longitude.
Dates: 1826-06-05
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 concerning William Lester, 1821-01-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 352
Scope and Contents Letter sent to Thomas Young from Mr Barrow requesting the return of box containing a model of an invention by Lester.
Dates: 1821-01-30
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 Abraham C. Hazewinkel to the Board of Longitude, 1828-04-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/37: 383-384
Scope and Contents From the Item: Paper and two related letters.
Dates: 1828-04-14
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 'A.E.' to the Board of Longitude, 1791-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 613-614
Scope and Contents Outlining a method for determining longitude based on tables of the moon's southing.
Dates: 1791-08
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 Alex Witherspoon to the Board of Longitude, 1813-10-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 357-358
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters from Witherspoon and three copy replies from Captain Thomas Hurd.
Dates: 1813-10-04
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 Alexander Winter to the Board of Longitude, 1825-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 496-496a
Scope and Contents Stating that through 'extraordinary researches' he had found a metaphysically exact solution to the longitude problem.
Dates: 1825-03
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 Alexander Winter to the Board of Longitude, 1825-07-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 497-498
Scope and Contents Concerning an infallible, 'metaphysically exact' method of finding longitude and his request for a reward of £2,000,000 which he hoped the nations of the globe would cooperate in paying.
Dates: 1825-07-01
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 Antonio Maria Jaci to the Board of Longitude, 1784-08-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 9-10
Scope and Contents From the Item: Letters, proposals and a printed paper from Jaci (in Italian); with a related letter from Joseph Banks to Harry Parker. Includes drawings of clepsydra [RGO 14/38: 25-26] and [RGO 14/38: 63-65].
Dates: 1784-08-07
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 Antonio Maria Jaci to the Board of Longitude, 1784-07-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 11-12
Scope and Contents From the Item: Letters, proposals and a printed paper from Jaci (in Italian); with a related letter from Joseph Banks to Harry Parker. Includes drawings of clepsydra [RGO 14/38: 25-26] and [RGO 14/38: 63-65].
Dates: 1784-07-31
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 Antonio Maria Jaci to the Board of Longitude, 1784-11-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 13-14
Scope and Contents From the Item: Letters, proposals and a printed paper from Jaci (in Italian); with a related letter from Joseph Banks to Harry Parker. Includes drawings of clepsydra [RGO 14/38: 25-26] and [RGO 14/38: 63-65].
Dates: 1784-11-13
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 from Antonio Maria Jaci to the Board of Longitude, 1784-11-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 27-28
Scope and Contents From the Item: Letters, proposals and a printed paper from Jaci (in Italian); with a related letter from Joseph Banks to Harry Parker. Includes drawings of clepsydra [RGO 14/38: 25-26] and [RGO 14/38: 63-65].
Dates: 1784-11-06
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 Antonio Maria Jaci to the Board of Longitude, 1785-02-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 29
Scope and Contents From the Item: Letters, proposals and a printed paper from Jaci (in Italian); with a related letter from Joseph Banks to Harry Parker. Includes drawings of clepsydra [RGO 14/38: 25-26] and [RGO 14/38: 63-65].
Dates: 1785-02-05
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 Antonio Maria Jaci to the Board of Longitude, 1788-02-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 68
Scope and Contents From the Item: Letters, proposals and a printed paper from Jaci (in Italian); with a related letter from Joseph Banks to Harry Parker. Includes drawings of clepsydra [RGO 14/38: 25-26] and [RGO 14/38: 63-65].
Dates: 1788-02-09
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 Arthur Hodge to the Board of Longitude, 1822-01-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 239-240
Scope and Contents Enquiring whether he could submit a drawing and description of his invention of a perpetual log before the Board. He states that his log was 'of the most simple kind, cheap, easy and convenient', but first had to be regulated.
Dates: 1822-01-28
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 Bartholomew de Sanctis to the Board of Longitude, 1825

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 434-436a
Scope and Contents Outlining the results of his experiments and observations. The letter is addressed from Portman Square; de Sanctis however remarks that he is ‘without home (sweet home!)’.
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 from Bartholomew de Sanctis to the Board of Longitude, 1825-09-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 437-438
Scope and Contents Concerning his observations on refraction and his new experiments on 'the fluid portable horizon'. Marked 'Third and last'.
Dates: 1825-09-17
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 Bartholomew de Sanctis to the Board of Longitude, 1825-09-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 439-440
Scope and Contents Originally enclosing an article from an Italian journal on the Ephemeris of Venus.
Dates: 1825-09-03
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 Bartholomew de Sanctis to the Board of Longitude, 1825

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 441-441a
Scope and Contents Concerning 'Ludlan's method of taking double altitude of celestial beings' and also his own experiments.
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 from Benjamin Pacey to the Board of Longitude, 1808-05-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 553-553a
Scope and Contents Offering assistance in determining longitude. Pacey states that he had found 'true time' and could 'start any machine in the kingdom by a perpetual motion to set itself at work and repeat itself without the assistance of any individual'.
Dates: 1808-05-23
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 C. Becher on a telescope for observing the eclipses of Jupiter's satellites, 1815-05-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/36: 53-55
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: 1815-05-10
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 [C. Gottlich Rudorf], 1799

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 108-109
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file: With an index of names.
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 Captain Alexander Fraser to the Board of Longitude, 1806-09-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 354
Scope and Contents Concerning Earnshaw's pocket chronometer No.462.
Dates: 1806-09-19
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 Charles Bagot to the Board of Longitude, 1822-09-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 408
Scope and Contents Enclosing the letter from J. Riboult at [RGO 14/35: 409].
Dates: 1822-09-13
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 from Charles Clarke to the Board of Longitude, 1787-06-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/34: 57-58
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters.
Dates: 1787-06-07
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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