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Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope

 Organization

Found in 200 Collections and/or Records:

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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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Letter from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1821 - 1824

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 66-66a
Scope and Contents

Concerning a catalogue of the positions of 273 fixed stars from Mr Fallows of the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1821 - 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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Letter from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1826-01-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 67-67a
Scope and Contents

Concerning the bill of Mr Murray for books supplied to the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1826-01-31
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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Letter from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1826-11-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 70-71
Scope and Contents

Concerning the purchase of a telescope for the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1826-11-07
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, 1827-07-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 72-73
Scope and Contents

Concerning the payment of a bill from Mr Dollond for the transport of his telescope to the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1827-07-07
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, 1827-11-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 75-75a
Scope and Contents

Concerning payment of freight costs for shipping instruments to the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1827-11-07
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, 1828-06-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 76-76a
Scope and Contents

Concerning a letter from Fearon Fallows requesting stationary, copy books and copies of papers; see [RGO 14/48: 77].

Dates: 1828-06-06
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 John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1828-09-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 78-78a
Scope and Contents

Concerning payment of Mr Dollond's bill for the transit instrument supplied to the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1828-09-22
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 John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1823-10-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 130
Scope and Contents

Concerning Fallows' catalogue of the principle fixed stars.

Dates: 1823-10-10
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 Croker to Dr Young, 1822-10-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 111
Scope and Contents

Concerning a letter from Fearon Fallows at the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1822-10-14
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 Donkin to Edward Troughton, 1820-04-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 197
Scope and Contents

Concerning the frame for a zenith micrometer for the Cape Observatory. The letter was forwarded by Troughton with a note added.

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 John Knowles to Dr Thomas Young, 1824-12-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 64-64a
Scope and Contents

Concerning the plans for the Cape Observatory and the appointment of an architect.

Dates: 1824-12-17
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 Wilson Croker to Dr Thomas Young, 1821-06-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 49-50
Scope and Contents

Concerning bills for instruments.

Dates: 1821-06-02
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 O.J. Eggen

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/206
Scope and Contents

An undated letter from O.J. Eggen to Sir Richard Woolley regarding work at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, and enclosing a copy of a paper by Eggen titled 'Space Motions of the Subdwarfs'.

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 P.A. Wayman, 1957-04-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/59
Scope and Contents

A letter from P.A. Wayman to Richard Woolley regarding the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.

Dates: 1957-04-29
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 Patrick Scully to Dr Thomas Young, 1822-08-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 189-191
Scope and Contents

Writing on behalf of Fearon Fallows who was ill, giving news of their activity at Cape Town, of the site of the new observatory, of the difficult conditions in which they had to work, and of the safe arrival of a telescope by Dollond.

Dates: 1822-08-08
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows, 1821-03-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 93-94
Scope and Contents

Concerning tools and instruments for the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1821-03-24
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows, 1821-02-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 95-96
Scope and Contents

Concerning a candidate for the position of labourer at the Cape Observatory (named Mr Laurence); his own work on tables; and the plan of the observatory.

Dates: 1821-02-26
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows, 1821

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 97-97a
Scope and Contents

Concerning a second applicant for the position of labourer at the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1821
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows, 1827-04-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 156-157
Scope and Contents

Reporting on his activities at the Cape Observatory since 10 March 1827.

Dates: 1827-04-20
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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Letter from Rev. Fearon Fallows to Dr Thomas Young, 1822-06-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 108-109
Scope and Contents

Concerning books and papers sent for the Cape Observatory, requesting a better clock, and giving news of the establishment of the observatory.

Dates: 1822-06-13
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to Dr Thomas Young, 1823-03-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 113-114
Scope and Contents

Reporting on his activities concerning the establishment of the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1823-03-06
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to Dr Thomas Young, 1823-06-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 115-116
Scope and Contents

Concerning his catalogue [of fixed stars].

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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Letter from Rev. Fearon Fallows to Dr Thomas Young, 1823-09-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 128-129
Scope and Contents

Concerning tables and a plan of the observatory and giving news.

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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to Dr Thomas Young, 1823-10-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 131-132
Scope and Contents

Concerning a paper on eclipses, measurements of the height of Table Mountain, and his need for further instruments, and reporting on his activities and on the topography and geology of Cape Town.

Dates: 1823-10-10
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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London 75
Cape Town 67
Cape of Good Hope 11
Astronomical observatories 5
Longitude 4

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