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Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope

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Found in 67 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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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 with Edward Troughton, 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 192a-200a
Scope and Contents Five letters concerning a zenith instrument for the Cape Observatory and the appointment of Troughton's young relative, James Fayrer, as assistant there.
Dates: 1820
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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Extract from a letter from Rev. Fearon Fallows, 1823-10-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 135-136
Scope and Contents Concerning his request for instruments and his meteorological journal, and providing measurements of the height of Table Mountain.
Dates: 1823-10-31
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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Extract from a report of the Committee of Instruments and Proposals, 1820-04-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 211
Scope and Contents Concerning estimates received from Troughton, Dollond and Jones for instruments for the Cape Observatory.
Dates: 1820-04-20
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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Extract of a letter from Fearon Fallows to J.W. Croker, 1828-03-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 77
Scope and Contents Requesting stationary, copy books and copies of papers by Professor Woodhouse on Dollond's transit instrument.
Dates: 1828-03-22
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 Thomas Young to John Barrow, 1820-07-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 37-37a
Scope and Contents Concerning the establishment of the Cape Observatory and the appointment of an astronomer, an assistant and a labourer there.
Dates: 1820-07-15
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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Letter from Edward Troughton to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-04-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 195-196
Scope and Contents Concerning estimates for a zenith micrometer for the Cape Observatory, parts of which were also being made by Dollond and Donkin.
Dates: 1820-04-19
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 Henry Goulburn to John Wilson Croker, 1820-10-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 40-41
Scope and Contents Informing Croker that the Governor of the Cape had been instructed to allot a suitable piece of land for the purpose of erecting the Cape Observatory.
Dates: 1820-10-09
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 John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-10-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 42-43
Scope and Contents Concerning the establishment of the Cape Observatory.
Dates: 1820-10-16
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 John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-10-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 48-48a
Scope and Contents Concerning His Majesty's Order in Council for the establishment of the Cape Observatory.
Dates: 1820-10-25
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 John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1822-06-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 51
Scope and Contents Concerning bills for paper and for printing an account of the observatory at the Cape of Good Hope.
Dates: 1822-06-11
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 Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1822-07-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 52-53
Scope and Contents Concerning Mr Murray's bill for books supplied to the Cape Observatory.
Dates: 1822-07-12
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 John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1822-11-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 54-55
Scope and Contents Concerning the salary of a labourer at the Cape Observatory and plans to put a clock there.
Dates: 1822-11-20
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 John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1822-11-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 56-56a
Scope and Contents Concerning the appointment of Mr P. Scully as assistant at the Cape Observatory.
Dates: 1822-11-20
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 John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1822-12-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 57-57a
Scope and Contents Concerning the building of the Cape Observatory.
Dates: 1822-12-10
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 Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1823-07-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 58
Scope and Contents Concerning a bill from Mr Hardy.
Dates: 1823-07-07
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 Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1823-11-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 59-60
Scope and Contents Concerning the payment of a further £200 to Mr Jones for the construction of the mural circle for the Cape Observatory and a payment of £150 to Tiarks for his services in ascertaining the longitude of Falmouth.
Dates: 1823-11-08
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 John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1824-03-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 61-62
Scope and Contents Concerning instruments to be supplied for the Cape Observatory (with a list of the same).
Dates: 1824-03-08
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 John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1824-12-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 63-63a
Scope and Contents Concerning the appointment of Captain William Ronald as assistant astronomer at the Cape Observatory.
Dates: 1824-12-01
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 Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1821 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 65-65a
Scope and Contents Concerning instruments for the Cape Observatory.
Dates: 1821 - 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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