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Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope

 Organization

Found in 200 Collections and/or Records:

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Auxiliary table for 1825, 1824

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 151
Scope and Contents From the Item: Twenty-six letters, chiefly sent by Fallows at Cape Town, reporting on the establishment of the Cape Observatory and on his activities there. The series also includes a catalogue of fixed stars, an auxiliary table, and two copies of observations for the summer solstice of 1823.
Dates: 1824
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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Cape and Greenwich publications list

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/342
Scope and Contents An undated list of Royal Greenwich Observatory and Cape Observatory publications for the years 1676 to 1938.
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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Cape and Greenwich publications list, 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/337
Scope and Contents A list of publications issued by the Royal Greenwich Observatory and the Cape Observatory, with related correspondence.
Dates: 1951
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).
 Series

Cape Astrographic Zones, 1913 - 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 26
Scope and Contents 'Cape Astrographic Zones...Catalogue of Rectangular Co-ordinates and Diameters of Star-Images derived from Photographs taken at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope. Commenced under the direction of Sir David Gill...completed and prepared for Press under the Supervision of S.S. Hough', published by H.M.S.O., London and Edinburgh.
Dates: 1913 - 1926
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).
 Series

Cape Meridian Observations, 1897 - 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 23
Scope and Contents The results of meridian observations made at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, published by H.M.S.O., London or Edinburgh.
Dates: 1897 - 1921
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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Cape Mimeograms, 1953 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 27
Scope and Contents 'Cape Mimeograms' published by the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
Dates: 1953 - 1963
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).
 Series

Cape Observatory Annals, 1896 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 25
Scope and Contents An incomplete series of the 'Annals of the Cape Observatory'.
Dates: 1896 - 1968
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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Cape Observatory Catalogues, 1849 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 24
Scope and Contents Catalogues of observations made at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
Dates: 1849 - 1953
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).
 Series

Cape of Good Hope Publications, 1851 - 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 41
Scope and Contents Reports, printed works and records of publications relating to the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
Dates: 1851 - 1965
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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Confirmed minutes, 1802 - 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/7
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, tables devised by José Mendoza de Ríos; correspondence with John Crosley (the astronomer with the expedition to New South Wales); a claim for a reward for Charles Mason's work on lunar tables; a report on the Arnold and Earnshaw chronometers going on the voyage of Captain Matthew Flinders; grants and awards to chronometer-makers; the observations of Nathaniel Bliss when he was Astronomer Royal; models of watch escapements...
Dates: 1802 - 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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Confirmed minutes, 1823 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/8
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, experiments to discover the longitude of Falmouth; instruments required by Fearon Fallows at the Cape of Good Hope; Sir Humphrey Davy's suggestion of publishing a catalogue of double stars by John Herschel and Sir James South; Johann Tiarks's trip to Heligoland to discover the longitude of the island and its relative position to both the coast of Germany and Greenwich; the purchase of a 14-foot reflecting telescope for the...
Dates: 1823 - 1829
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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Copy of a letter concerning the shipping of instruments by Dollond to the Cape Observatory, 1827-07-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 68-69
Scope and Contents Sent to John Wilson Croker from Robert Seppings, G. Legge and R.G. Middleton of the Navy Office.
Dates: 1827-07-15
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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Copy of a letter from John Barrow, 1821-12-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 106
Scope and Contents Forwarding a letter from Fearon Fallows at Cape Town to the Board of Longitude.
Dates: 1821-12-11
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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Copy of a letter from Rev. Fearon Fallows to Dr Thomas Young, 1823-06-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 126
Scope and Contents Concerning his first catalogue of the principle fixed stars and remarks upon it.
Dates: 1823-06-18
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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Copy of a petition to the King concerning the establishment of the Cape Observatory, 1820-10-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 44-47
Scope and Contents From the Item: Twenty-seven letters, a note and a petition, mainly sent from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young. The letters concern the initial establishment of the Cape Observatory, the appointment of an astronomer, assistant and labourer there, the provision and transport of instruments to the Cape, and payments of bills for these.
Dates: 1820-10-20
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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Copy of Fallows' catalogue of the principle fixed stars, 1823 - 1824

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 119-125a
Scope and Contents From the Item: Twenty-six letters, chiefly sent by Fallows at Cape Town, reporting on the establishment of the Cape Observatory and on his activities there. The series also includes a catalogue of fixed stars, an auxiliary table, and two copies of observations for the summer solstice of 1823.
Dates: 1823 - 1824
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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Correspondence on astrographic equatorials, 1887 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/43
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning astrographic equatorials for the Greenwich and Cape observatories:Official and unofficial correspondence with the Admiralty concerning the photographic mapping of the heavens, the transfer of the telegraphic wires to the Post Office, and the extra expense of re-determining the longitude between Paris and Greenwich telegraphically, 1887.Official and unofficial correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy, A. Milner and Sir Howard Grubb concerning the...
Dates: 1887 - 1891
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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Correspondence on Cape accounts, 1965-06-21 - 1968-09-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/846
Scope and Contents Correspondence between the Secretary of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and the Cashier at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, regarding financial matters.
Dates: 1965-06-21 - 1968-09-10
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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Correspondence on Cape instruments, 1939 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/18
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding instruments at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, including the following material:Correspondence between R. Atkinson and J. Jackson regarding an 18-inch lens, 1949.Correspondence between R.H. Stoy and Sir Harold Spencer Jones regarding the pallet stones of the Riefler Astronomical Clock, 1949.Correspondence with Lady Hart Dyke of the Lullingstone silk farm regarding English raw silk cocoons for use as spiderwebs in telescopes and other...
Dates: 1939 - 1949
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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Correspondence on Cape Observatory instruments, 1950 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/403
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the instruments of the Cape Observatory, covering the collimator lens, the 40-inch telescope, the regraduation of the movable circle of the Cape reversible transit circle, the Cape 18-inch reflector, and the recording microphotometer and silkworm threads for the telescope and microphotometer eye pieces.
Dates: 1950 - 1956
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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Correspondence on Cape Observatory instruments, 1957 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/408
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding instruments at the Cape Observatory, including letters concerning a lens for the collimator of the reversible transit circle, the 40-inch reflector and the astrophotographic lens.
Dates: 1957 - 1962
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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Correspondence on Cape Observatory instruments, 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/413
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the instruments of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, including a report on a visit to the Paris Observatory to discuss problems concerning the astrolabe, 15-19 July 1963, and correspondence regarding the 40-inch reflecting telescope.
Dates: 1963
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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Correspondence on Cape Observatory publications, 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/415
Scope and Contents Three letters regarding the distribution of publications of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
Dates: 1963
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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Correspondence on Cape Observatory staff, 1938 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/17
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the salaries and appointments of staff at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, including letters on the appointment of His Majesty's Astronomer at the Cape on the retirement of J. Jackson from that position.
Dates: 1938 - 1949
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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Correspondence on Cape Observatory staff, 1949 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/402
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning staff matters and appointments at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, including the retirement of Dr J. Jackson in 1950.
Dates: 1949 - 1955
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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