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Board of Longitude

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Found in 388 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter from Henry Croaker to the Board of Longitude, 1820-09-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 110-111
Scope and Contents Concerning the movements of the heavenly bodies.
Dates: 1820-09-25
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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Letter from Henry Ould to the Board of Longitude, 1790-07-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 261-262
Scope and Contents Concerning the difficulties of taking observations in Newfoundland and his method of ascertaining an artificial horizon.
Dates: 1790-07-20
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 Henry Ould to the Board of Longitude, 1790-08-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 264
Scope and Contents From the Item: Three letters from Henry Ould of Dartmouth, Newfoundland.
Dates: 1790-08-09
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 H.W. Ewington of Liverpool to the Board of Longitude, 1826-03-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 591-591a
Scope and Contents Requesting that they send him 'a few pounds in Confidence'; in return he promised to send a discovery of longitude within fourteen days.
Dates: 1826-03-24
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 J. [Amory] to the Board of Longitude, 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 469-470
Scope and Contents From the Sub-sub-file : Two letters.
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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Letter from J. Brazill to the Board of Longitude, 1819-02-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/37: 253-254
Scope and Contents From the Item: Three letters.
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 from J. Brazill to the Board of Longitude, 1819-03-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/37: 255-256
Scope and Contents From the Item: Three letters.
Dates: 1819-03-26
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 J. Brazill to the Board of Longitude, 1819-03-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/37: 257-258
Scope and Contents From the Item: Three letters.
Dates: 1819-03-15
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 J. Brazill to the Board of Longitude, 1817-07-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 445
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters, with examples.
Dates: 1817-07-16
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 J. Brazill to the Board of Longitude, 1818-03-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 575-576
Scope and Contents Concerning his method of finding true time or longitude by a true amplitude or Azimuth by observation at the sun's rising or setting.
Dates: 1818-03-12
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 J. Combre on an instrument for finding longitude, 1811-05-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 264-266
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: 1811-05-14
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 J. Herbert to the Board of Longitude, 1820-07-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/37: 274
Scope and Contents From the Item: Proposal and two related letters.
Dates: 1820-07-12
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 James Brisbane to the Board of Longitude, 1786-08-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 23-24
Scope and Contents In which Brisbane proposes a demonstration of his solution to the longitude problem.
Dates: 1786-08-28
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 James Gray to the Board of Longitude, 1824-09-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 75-76
Scope and Contents Concerning the establishment of an observatory in Sierra Leone.
Dates: 1824-09-17
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 James Haviland to the Board of Longitude, 1820-04-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 367-368
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters from Haviland on an invention by his friend (unnamed); with a related letter from John Barrow.
Dates: 1820-04-02
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 James Hunter on an instrument for measuring distances on land, 1784-05-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/44: 197-198
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: 1784-05-17
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 James McDonald to the Board of Longitude, 1782 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 487
Scope and Contents From the Item: Letter and proposal from McDonald, a surgeon based at 14 Prospect Row, Bermondsey.
Dates: 1782 - 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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Letter from James North on a new quadrant, 1789-09-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 255-256
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters.
Dates: 1789-09-26
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 James Peck to the Board of Longitude, 1819-01-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 402-402a
Scope and Contents Inviting the Board to view his further study on longitude and mentioning that he also hoped to submit a pair of globes 'made from a circle without a fraction', to improve navigation at sea.
Dates: 1819-01-19
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 James Peck to the Board of Longitude, 1822-04-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 403-403a
Scope and Contents Acknowledging receipt of a letter from the Board stating that his previous proposal was 'wholly inadmissible'. Peck enquires about submitting a new proposal relating to a discovery which he and his father Thomas had made of 'a true arch that shall measure no more than its diameter'.
Dates: 1822-04-04
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 James Playfair to the Board of Longitude, 1808-01-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/36: 39-41
Scope and Contents Describing a telescope for observing Jupiter's satellites aboard a ship.
Dates: 1808-01-11
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 from James Preston to the Board of Longitude, 1802-04-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/34: 121
Scope and Contents From the Item: Three letters and a proposal.
Dates: 1802-04-29
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 James Preston to the Board of Longitude, 1802-03-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/34: 122-123
Scope and Contents From the Item: Three letters and a proposal.
Dates: 1802-03-08
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 James Scrymgeour to the Board of Longitude, 1824-04-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 424-425
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file: Two letters, sent to Dr Thomas Young and the Board of Longitude.
Dates: 1824-04-27
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 Jeffries Kingsley to [the Board of Longitude], 1827-01-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 479-480
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file: Twenty letters, a plan and one report, sent by various correspondents.
Dates: 1827-01-07
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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