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Board of Longitude

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Found in 388 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter from Charles Davenport on a method of ascertaining longitude, 1804-11-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 382-383
Scope and Contents From the File: Correspondence regarding miscellaneous schemes and inventions.
Dates: 1804-11-28
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 Charles Grosett to the Board of Longitude, 1796-11-16 - 1797-11-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 77-78
Scope and Contents The letter begins with a copy of an earlier letter he had sent to the Board.
Dates: 1796-11-16 - 1797-11-16
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 from Charles Hudson to the Board of Longitude, 1819-10-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 272-275
Scope and Contents Outlining his proposals for determining longitude by the dip of the sun at noon. Also duplicate copy of the same. Both are witnessed by Thomas Gibson.
Dates: 1819-10-03
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 Charles Hudson to the Board of Longitude, 1819-11-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 276-277
Scope and Contents Outlining a second method of finding longitude, based on lunar movement.
Dates: 1819-11-04
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 Charles Moody to George Gilpin, 1806-01-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 384
Scope and Contents In which Moody states that the Board of Longitude had not given his plan and apparatus for longitude the attention it merited. He re-informs them that his son had tested out his plan while at sea on a voyage from Shields to Memel and back, and submits figures for latitude and longitude from the voyage.
Dates: 1806-01-30
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 Charles Moody to the Board of Longitude, 1801-08-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 377-377a
Scope and Contents Informing the Board that he had sent an improved version of his plan for finding longitude.
Dates: 1801-08-05
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 Charles Moody to the Board of Longitude, 1802-02-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 378-379
Scope and Contents Enquiring whether they had received a plan and apparatus for finding longitude which he had sent via Captain Simoy of the London Packet of Sunderland.
Dates: 1802-02-04
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 Charles Moody to the Board of Longitude, 1801 - 1802

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 380-380a
Scope and Contents Outlining his improved plan for finding longitude.
Dates: 1801 - 1802
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 Moody to the Board of Longitude, 1808-01-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 110-111
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file: With an index of names.
Dates: 1808-01-20
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 Christian Siemers to the Board of Longitude, 1817-05-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 333-336
Scope and Contents From the Item: Three letters; one of which bears a note on the reverse that his proposal was rejected [RGO 14/38: 332v].
Dates: 1817-05-29
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 D. Chambers to the Board of Longitude, 1806-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 551-552
Scope and Contents Concerning his method of finding longitude by keeping 'equable time'.
Dates: 1806-12-31
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 D. Katterns on ascertaining longitude by the moon's passage over different meridians, 1806-09-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/34: 148-150
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: 1806-09-04
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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Letter from David Christieson to the Board of Longitude, 1817-04-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 340-341
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters from Christieson, with a forwarding letter from John Brand. Correspondence from Christieson was sent to the Board via Mr Brand (in Montrose) and James Farquhar (in London).
Dates: 1817-04-08
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 David Riz on a perpetual log, 1790-01-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 3-5
Scope and Contents Letter to the Board of Longitude written on behalf of Mr Castriote of Portugal, who had invented a repeating or perpetual log and two further machines which he wished to present before the Board.
Dates: 1790-01-20
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 Don Antonio Maria Jaci to the Board of Longitude, 1814-07-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 526-527
Scope and Contents From the Item: Includes a letter and two printed papers from Jaci (of Messina), four letters written by Robert Pringle on his behalf, and copy replies from Thomas Hurd.
Dates: 1814-07-26
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 Dr Huet to the Board of Longitude, 1798-08-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/53: 87-88
Scope and Contents From the Item: Concerning his ideas on the universe, the motion of the heavenly bodies, the currents, and various other subjects. Five letters, two papers and an abstract.
Dates: 1798-08-10
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 Dr Huet to the Board of Longitude, 1798-11-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/53: 97-98
Scope and Contents From the Item: Concerning his ideas on the universe, the motion of the heavenly bodies, the currents, and various other subjects. Five letters, two papers and an abstract.
Dates: 1798-11-10
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 Dr Huet to the Board of Longitude, 1799-02-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/53: 113-114
Scope and Contents From the Item: Concerning his ideas on the universe, the motion of the heavenly bodies, the currents, and various other subjects. Five letters, two papers and an abstract.
Dates: 1799-02-22
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 Dr Huet to the Board of Longitude, 1800-02-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/53: 115-116
Scope and Contents From the Item: Concerning his ideas on the universe, the motion of the heavenly bodies, the currents, and various other subjects. Five letters, two papers and an abstract.
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 Edward Massey concerning his perpetual log, 1815-06-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 137-138
Scope and Contents Letter to the Board of Longitude which originally enclosed a memorial on his perpetual log or perambulator; sent from Lambeth.
Dates: 1815-06-01
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 Edward Massey to the Board of Longitude, 1807-03-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 109-110
Scope and Contents In which Massey refers to a letter he received from George Gilpin stating that the Board could not take into consideration inventions which had been patented. Massey requests the return of his papers, should the Board refuse to make an exception.
Dates: 1807-03-05
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 Edward Mussenden on a regulator to equalise time and space, 1790-12-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 246-248
Scope and Contents From the File: Correspondence regarding miscellaneous schemes and inventions.
Dates: 1790-12-21
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 Edward Sabine [to the Board of Longitude], 1821-03-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 385
Scope and Contents Concerning the claim by Parkinson and Frodsham to be the real makers of the chronometer sent out on Captain Parry's northern expedition.
Dates: 1821-03-28
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 E.O. Bright to the Board of Longitude, 1798-06-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/34: 99-100
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters.
Dates: 1798-06-07
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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Letter from E.O. Bright to the Board of Longitude, 1799-04-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/34: 101-102
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters.
Dates: 1799-04-06
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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