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Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope

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Found in 200 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter from Rev. Fearon Fallows to Dr Thomas Young, 1823-10-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 133-134
Scope and Contents Concerning books and papers received, tables sent out, and a meteorological journal; requesting a Dollond repeating altitude and azimuth circle; and reporting on his activities at the Cape, which included collecting mineral specimens on 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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Letter from Rev. Fearon Fallows to Dr Thomas Young, 1824-01-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 152-153
Scope and Contents Concerning the production of new copies of his catalogue and papers (as a case of his papers had been lost in transit), and giving news received of Captain Parry.
Dates: 1824-01-03
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to Dr Thomas Young, 1824-07-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 154-155
Scope and Contents Informing him of the sudden departure of his assistant Mr Scully, who had left without giving notice after an incident of 'gross immoral conduct' with a young housemaid. Fallows requests that a suitably qualified person 'whose moral character is without stain or blemish' be sent as his replacement, and he recommends Mr Taylor of Greenwich for the position.
Dates: 1824-07-17
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to John Barrow, 1827-05-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 158-161
Scope and Contents Enclosing a copy of a letter he had written to Sir Richard Plaskett of the Colonial Office and reporting on his activities at the Cape Observatory from 10 April to 10 May 1827.
Dates: 1827-05-10
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to John Barrow, 1827-05-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 162-163
Scope and Contents Concerning the acquisition of the land adjoining the Cape Observatory; includes a copy of a letter from Sir Richard Plaskett of the Colonial Office.
Dates: 1827-05-14
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to John Barrow, 1823-06-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 117-118
Scope and Contents Concerning his first catalogue of the principle fixed stars.
Dates: 1823-06-20
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 John Barrow, 1823-09-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 127-127a
Scope and Contents Concerning tables and a plan of the observatory and giving news.
Dates: 1823-09-01
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to John Barrow, 1824-04-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 149-150a
Scope and Contents Originally enclosing auxiliary tables; see [RGO 14/48: 151].
Dates: 1824-04-04
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to Sir John Barrow, 1821-09-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 98-105
Scope and Contents Concerning the best location for the proposed Cape Observatory and including bearings of various points visited in Cape Town.
Dates: 1821-09-05
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to Sir John Barrow, 1823-01-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 107-107a
Scope and Contents Concerning a mistake in his previous report and mentioning that a moth had damaged his telescope, destroying the wires.
Dates: 1823-01-07
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 Thomas Jones to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-04-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 180
Scope and Contents Concerning the price of a six-foot mural circle (seven hundred and fifty guineas) and the time required to make it (about two years).
Dates: 1820-04-10
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 Thomas Jones to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-05-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 181-181a
Scope and Contents Concerning his progress on the six-foot mural circle for the Cape Observatory and requesting £200 for his work.
Dates: 1820-05-30
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 Thomas Jones to Dr Thomas Young, 1821-01-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 182
Scope and Contents Concerning his progress on the six-foot mural circle for the Cape Observatory (which was half made) and requesting £200 for his work.
Dates: 1821-01-24
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 Thomas Jones to Dr Thomas Young, 1825-01-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 183-183a
Scope and Contents Informing him that the six-foot mural circle for the Cape Observatory was complete and requesting payment.
Dates: 1825-01-28
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 Thomas Jones to Dr Thomas Young, 1825-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 184
Scope and Contents Enquiring whether the changes he had made to the Greenwich mural circle should also be made to that for the Cape Observatory, and also enquiring about making spare pieces or parts.
Dates: 1825-05
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 informing Pond that a chronometer by Arnold had been issued to the Observatory at the Cape of Good Hope, 1831-08-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 47
Scope and Contents Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.
Dates: 1831-08-18
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 to P.A. Wayman, 1957-06-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/60
Scope and Contents A letter from Richard Woolley to P.A. Wayman regarding a list of stars to be put on the observing programme of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
Dates: 1957-06-03
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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Letters from George Dollond, 1820 - 1826

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 80-91a
Scope and Contents Six letters and a copy of an account for instruments supplied.
Dates: 1820 - 1826
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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Letters to H. Spencer Jones, 1994

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/167
Scope and Contents Photocopies of letters to Harold Spencer Jones:

1. B. Eyres-Monsell to Jones, 21 November 1932, 2 pages.

2. W.A.T. Shorto to Jones, 3 January 1932, 1 page.

3. The staff of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, to Jones, 15 December 1932, 1 page.

4. A.W. Roberts to Jones, 22 December 1932, 2 pages.







Dates: 1994
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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Lists of books required for the Cape Observatory, 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 209-210
Scope and Contents From the File: Observations and correspondence regarding miscellaneous astronomical matters.
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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Memorials, 1873 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/183
Scope and Contents Letter from G. MacKinley regarding vacancies as the secretary of a learned society, 1889.Obituary notice for C.F.H. Magnon of Paris, 1888.Letter from Lord McLaren regarding Dr Copeland's visit to the Royal Astronomical Society, with a reply, 1888.Letter to Captain Sir F. Evans regarding appointments in the Royal Observatory and at the Cape, 1883.Letter from M. le Chevalier of Paris regarding a memorial to A. Rabelais, 1879, with a printed notice of the programme...
Dates: 1873 - 1910
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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Microfilm of RGO 15/27 and 30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 36/4/4
Scope and Contents An undated microfilm made by the Public Record Office of correspondence of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope: RGO 15/27, correspondence of Fearon Fallows and Thomas Henderson, 1820-1833, and RGO 15/30, correspondence of Henderson, G.B. Airy and Thomas Maclear, 1832-1842.
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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1834 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/248
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence, 1834-1895Correspondence regarding J.C. Adams and other subjects, as follows:Index to correspondence, 1895.C. Taylor's suggestion of a memorial to J.C. Adams at Westminster Abbey, 1892.D. McAlister's proposal for a publication of J.C. Adams's papers, with lists of important correspondence, 1892-1893.Notes on correspondence in the Royal Observatory records regarding the search for Neptune, 1834.Notes from J.F.W. Hershel's letter...
Dates: 1834 - 1912
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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Miscellaneous lists of supplies, books and articles required, 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 207-214a
Scope and Contents From the File: Observations and correspondence regarding miscellaneous astronomical matters.
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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Miscellaneous notices, 1957-07-29 - 1967-12-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/668
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous notices, including the following items:Night observing duties.Notice on attendance at the Royal Astronomical Society and similar meetings.Quarterly reports of the Association of Astronomers.Minutes of meetings of the canteen committee.Notes concerning the Library Committee.Notes on transit circle observing.Notes on the photographic zenith tube observing programme.Time Service notices.Minutes of Office Whitely...
Dates: 1957-07-29 - 1967-12-01
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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