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Royal Observatory, Greenwich

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Found in 101 Collections and/or Records:

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A note on the two letters concerning Margaret Story, 1839 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/10/22/3
Scope and Contents From the Item: Owing to an order by Mr Airy to refuse all visitors.
Dates: 1839 - 1900
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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Account book of Nevil Maskelyne, '1799 Rents etc. to 1821', 1798 - 1821

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/6
Scope and Contents Account book, partly in the hand of his daughter Margaret, listing rental income and a variety of personal and household expenses, alongside those relating to his official duties as Astronomer Royal. Includes three enclosures.
Dates: 1798 - 1821
Conditions Governing Access: Fragile: please open with extreme care and use book-rest
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Account of the daily rate of Mr Arnold's large box timekeeper No. 82 at the Royal Observatory, 1790

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 117
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1790
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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Account of the going of Mr Earnshaw's box timekeeper No.1 at the Royal Observatory, 1798-01-01 - 1799-01-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 287-294
Scope and Contents From the Item: The series also includes two accounts of the rates of watches by Josiah Emory.
Dates: 1798-01-01 - 1799-01-01
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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Account of the going of Mr Earnshaw's box timekeeper No.1 (second trial), 1799-10-17 - 1800-12-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 303-308
Scope and Contents From the Item: The series also includes two accounts of the rates of watches by Josiah Emory.
Dates: 1799-10-17 - 1800-12-03
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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Account of the going of Mr Earnshaw's box timekeeper No.1 (third trial), 1801-07-21 - 1802-11-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 315-321
Scope and Contents From the Item: The series also includes two accounts of the rates of watches by Josiah Emory.
Dates: 1801-07-21 - 1802-11-27
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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Account of the going of Mr Earnshaw's box timekeeper No.2 at the Royal Observatory, 1798-01-01 - 1799-01-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 295-301
Scope and Contents From the Item: The series also includes two accounts of the rates of watches by Josiah Emory.
Dates: 1798-01-01 - 1799-01-01
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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Account of the going of Mr Earnshaw's box timekeeper No.2 (second trial), 1799-10-17 - 1800-12-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 309-314
Scope and Contents From the Item: The series also includes two accounts of the rates of watches by Josiah Emory.
Dates: 1799-10-17 - 1800-12-03
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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Account of the going of Mr Earnshaw's box timekeeper No.2 (third trial), 1801-07-20 - 1802-11-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 322-328
Scope and Contents From the Item: The series also includes two accounts of the rates of watches by Josiah Emory.
Dates: 1801-07-20 - 1802-11-27
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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Account of the going of Mr Earnshaw's timekeeper No.265, 1796-01-04 - 1797-01-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 342-345
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1796-01-04 - 1797-01-22
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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Account of the going of Mr Mudge's Green and Blue timekeepers at the Royal Observatory, 1779-1780, 1779 - 1780

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 119-125
Scope and Contents Copied by the Admiralty Office.
Dates: 1779 - 1780
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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Account of the going of Mr Mudge's Green and Blue timekeepers at the Royal Observatory, 1783-1784, 1792-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 133-141
Scope and Contents Copied by the Admiralty Office in 1792.
Dates: 1792-05
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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Account of the going of William Hardy's clock with a detached escapement, 1807-05-29 - 1808-03-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 243
Scope and Contents Covering the period from 29 May until 27 August 1807.
Dates: 1807-05-29 - 1808-03-03
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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Account of the rates of chronometers at trials, with related notes, 1822 - 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 60b-66
Scope and Contents From the Item: Includes accounts of the rates of chronometers, reports on chronometer trials, and eleven related letters.
Dates: 1822 - 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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Accounts of the going of Mr Mudge's Green and Blue timekeepers at the Royal Observatory, 1789-1790, 1789 - 1790

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 149-156
Scope and Contents From the Item: Includes accounts of the rates of his chronometers Green and Blue, as tried at the Royal Observatory, reports outlining objections to his petition, and seven letters.
Dates: 1789 - 1790
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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Airy's Transit Circle: observation and reduction ledgers and associated papers, 1850 - 1982

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 126
Scope and Contents The items in this collection are both bound and unbound sets of the pre-printed forms which were used to record measurements of the transits of objects across the Greenwich Meridian and thus allow the accurate calculation of their position. Observations made on the Airy and Cooke Reversible Transit Circles were treated by the observers as a continuous sequence and the forms in later volumes are generally headed "Cooke Reversible Transit Circle".
Dates: 1850 - 1982
Conditions Governing Access: N.B. Some volumes series /1 and series /4 should be ordered 48 hours in advance due to their poor physical condition. Please see individual entries for details.
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An account of the going of Mr Emery's watch No. 1 at the Royal Observatory, 1793-07-08 - 1794-02-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 201-202
Scope and Contents From the Item: Three letters and two sets of rates for chronometers made by Emery.
Dates: 1793-07-08 - 1794-02-27
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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An account of the going of Mr Emery's watch No. 2 at the Royal Observatory, 1793-07-08 - 1794-02-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 203-204
Scope and Contents From the Item: Three letters and two sets of rates for chronometers made by Emery.
Dates: 1793-07-08 - 1794-02-27
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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An account of the going of the late Josiah Emery's watch No.3, 1795-07-09 - 1796-02-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 335-336
Scope and Contents From the Item: The series also includes two accounts of the rates of watches by Josiah Emory.
Dates: 1795-07-09 - 1796-02-29
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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An account of the going of the late Josiah Emery's watch No.4, 1795-07-09 - 1796-02-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 337-338
Scope and Contents From the Item: The series also includes two accounts of the rates of watches by Josiah Emory.
Dates: 1795-07-09 - 1796-02-29
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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An inventory of the mathematical and astronomical instruments belonging to the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, 1765

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3/16
Scope and Contents From the File: Set of documents relating to the Royal Observatory, wrapped in paper marked 'King's warrant of appointment to the Royal Observatory, appointment of visitors and sundry other papers relative to the Royal Observatory'.
Dates: 1765
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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Astronomical Paintings, Drawings and Other Representations, 1677 - 1990

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 116
Scope and Contents Illustrative material collected from various parts of the Royal Observatory archival stores; chiefly images of Royal Observatory buildings at Greenwich. The first two series, the engravings of Francis Place, are perhaps the most celebrated. Other items of note include drawings, sketches and watercolours of the buildings at Greenwich by relatives of the Astronomer Royal, George Airy, including his sisters-in-law Elizabeth Smith (RGO 116/3) and Caroline Smith (RGO 116/4), and his daughter...
Dates: 1677 - 1990
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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Blank printed forms acknowledging the safe arrival of chronometers at the Royal Observatory, 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 148-149
Scope and Contents From the File: Correspondence between the Admiralty Office and the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, requesting the loan of chronometers for H M Ships. The principal recipient is John Pond; the principal correspondent is John Barrow. Other correspondents include John Croker, Richard S. Dundas, G. Smith, John Franklin and Sir William Edward Parry.
Dates: 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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Calculations of the total variation of Mr Mudge's timekeeper called Blue, 1783-1784, 1783 - 1784

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 142-148
Scope and Contents From the Item: Includes accounts of the rates of his chronometers Green and Blue, as tried at the Royal Observatory, reports outlining objections to his petition, and seven letters.
Dates: 1783 - 1784
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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Calculations of the total variation of Mr Mudge's timekeeper called Green, 1783-1784, 1783 - 1784

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 126-132
Scope and Contents From the Item: Includes accounts of the rates of his chronometers Green and Blue, as tried at the Royal Observatory, reports outlining objections to his petition, and seven letters.
Dates: 1783 - 1784
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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