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Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope

 Organization

Found in 200 Collections and/or Records:

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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 D.S. Evans, 1963-09-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/305
Scope and Contents

A letter from D.S. Evans to Miss A.R. Hewerdine, Private Secretary to Sir Richard Woolley, regarding the consideration of the grating plates sent to Woolley from the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.

Dates: 1963-09-06
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 Edward Troughton to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-04-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 193-194
Scope and Contents

Concerning a zenith instrument for the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1820-04-12
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 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 Edward Troughton to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-05-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 198-199
Scope and Contents

Suggesting that a young instrument maker would make an excellent assistant at the Cape Observatory, and proposing his young relative, James Fayrer, for the post.

Dates: 1820-05-06
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 Edward Troughton to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-11-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 200-200a
Scope and Contents

Informing him that James Fayrer would accept the position of assistant at the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1820-11-27
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 George Dollond to Dr Thomas Young, 1821-03-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 85-86
Scope and Contents

Recommending Thomas Smith for the position of labourer assistant to the Astronomer Royal at the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1821-03-01
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 George Dollond to Dr Thomas Young, 1824-03-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 87-87a
Scope and Contents

Concerning instruments ordered for Mr Fallows and enquiring about a dipping needle.

Dates: 1824-03-16
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 George Dollond to Dr Thomas Young, 1824-06-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 89-90
Scope and Contents

Enquiring about when the ship would be ready to sail to the Cape of Good Hope to transmit his instruments to Fearon Fallows.

Dates: 1824-06-02
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 George Dollond to William Ronald, 1826-08-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 91-91a
Scope and Contents

Notifying Ronald of the arrival of a transit instrument he had sent.

Dates: 1826-08-02
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 H. Spencer Jones, 1930-02-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 48/8
Scope and Contents

A letter from H. Spencer Jones to Sir Frank Dyson regarding the shortage of computers at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.

Dates: 1930-02-07
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 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, 1820-07-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 35-36
Scope and Contents

Concerning the establishment of the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1820-07-14
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 John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-07-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 38-39
Scope and Contents

Stating that the Admiralty approved of the proposed Cape Observatory and requesting that a plan of it be prepared.

Dates: 1820-07-24
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 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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