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Board of Longitude

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Found in 388 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter from John McGhie to the Board of Longitude, 1813-10-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 270
Scope and Contents Enclosing the plan for finding longitude at [RGO 14/38: 271-274].
Dates: 1813-10-01
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 John Murray to the Board of Longitude, 1822-07-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 113-113a
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file: With an index of names.
Dates: 1822-07-30
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 John Pond to [the Board of Longitude], 1811-06-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 47
Scope and Contents Originally enclosing a letter from Captain Flinders.
Dates: 1811-06-10
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 John Roger Arnold concerning damage done to chronometer No. 176, 1805-07-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 122-123
Scope and Contents The chronometer was to be brought on a voyage under Captain Bligh.
Dates: 1805-07-11
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 John Roger Arnold to the Board of Longitude, 1805-12-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 48-49
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: 1805-12-12
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 John Roger Arnold to the Board of Longitude, 1809-03-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 106
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: 1809-03-02
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 John Shaw to the Board of Longitude, 1827-08-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 437-438
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file: Two letters.
Dates: 1827-08-17
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 John Tyson to the Board of Longitude, 1814-07-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 193-194
Scope and Contents Stating that he had invented a method to ascertain longitude and to measure a ship's way at sea.
For further letters from Tyson, see also [RGO 14/40: 528-529].
Dates: 1814-07-05
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 John Tyson to the Board of Longitude, 1793-06-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 528
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters concerning Tyson's proposed invention of a timepiece for determining longitude.
Dates: 1793-06-07
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 John Tyson to the Board of Longitude, 1816-03-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 529
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters concerning Tyson's proposed invention of a timepiece for determining longitude.
Dates: 1816-03-05
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 John Vancouver to the Commissioners of the Board of Longitude, 1823-09-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 472-473
Scope and Contents Concerning a mode by which chronometers could be kept at a stable temperature.
Dates: 1823-09-02
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 José Casamayor, 1825-06-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/37: 353-355
Scope and Contents Requesting a reward for discovering a means of finding longitude.
Dates: 1825-06-21
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 José de Mendoza y Ríos concerning rules for computing latitude by two altitudes of the sun, 1796-12-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/41: 11-13
Scope and Contents From the File: Correspondence regarding methods for establishing latitude.
Dates: 1796-12-02
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 José Victorino dos Santos e Souza Mattos, 1827-07-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 370-371
Scope and Contents Informing the Board of Longitude that he had sent a printed copy (in Portuguese) of his 'theory of the universe founded on the fluctuation of the satellites and the anti-gravitation of the sun'. He also mentions that as a Portuguese national he had studied astronomy in Europe, and laments the difficulty of pursuing it in Brazil.
Dates: 1827-07-04
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 José Victorino dos Santos e Souza Mattos, 1827-08-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 372-372a
Scope and Contents Originally enclosing further sections of his work for the consideration of the Board of Longitude.
Dates: 1827-08-18
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 from José Victorino dos Santos e Souza Mattos, 1827-09-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/53: 149-150
Scope and Contents From the Item: Letter and proposal.
Dates: 1827-09-20
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 José Victorino dos Santos e Souza Mattos to the Board of Longitude, 1828-06-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 105-105a
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file: With an index of names.
Dates: 1828-06-05
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 from Joseph Bonasera to the Board of Longitude, 1791-08-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 171-172
Scope and Contents With a copy of the same.
Dates: 1791-08-27
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 Joseph Bowley on an instrument for measuring angular distances, 1792-11-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/44: 15-17
Scope and Contents With a note by the Board on the reverse [RGO 14/44: 16v].
Dates: 1792-11-28
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 Joseph Davidson to the Board of Longitude, 1790-04-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 522-523
Scope and Contents Concerning his proposed method of finding longitude based on drawing a right angle from any point of latitude. Davidson states that his method had been tested on two voyages where it proved exact to within ten miles.
Dates: 1790-04-15
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 Joseph Luckcock to the Board of Longitude, 1826-03-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/37: 361-362
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters.
Dates: 1826-03-03
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 Joseph Luckcock to the Board of Longitude, 1826-04-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/37: 363-364
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters.
Dates: 1826-04-10
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 Joseph Manton to the Board of Longitude, 1807-03-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 248-249
Scope and Contents From the Item: Note and letter.
Dates: 1807-03-04
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 Joseph Shee to the Board of Longitude, 1813-10-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 446
Scope and Contents Establishing Shee as the inventor of an instrument for the discovery of 'the fixed point' of both latitude and longitude, and originally enclosing a copy of a letter to his son in which Shee outlines the privileges he sought in return for this discovery [RGO 14/40: 445]. He states his desire to be made a member of the Board of Longitude and asks that the Board not give credit to any other claims for the discovery of longitude before examining his work.
Dates: 1813-10-06
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 Joseph Shee to the Board of Longitude, 1814-07-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 457
Scope and Contents Defending the relevance of his work on 'the fixed point' to the search for longitude.
Dates: 1814-07-09
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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