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Royal Observatory, Greenwich

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Found in 101 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter concerning correspondence with Mr Frodsham about two chronometers sent to the Royal Observatory for trial, 1830-11-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 240
Scope and Contents

Sent by John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1830-11-06
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 concerning payment of the watchman of the Royal Observatory, 1829-11-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 179
Scope and Contents

Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1829-11-04
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 concerning the amount to be paid to Assistants at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, for the care of private chronometers, 1830-12-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 245
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1830-12-06
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 concerning the appointment of a watchman for the security of the chronometers at Greenwich, 1821-09-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 10
Scope and Contents

The letter was sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1821-09-24
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 concerning the cost of fixing unserviceable chronometers, 1829-11-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 182
Scope and Contents

Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1829-11-20
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 concerning the daily rates of six chronometers by Arnold & Dent, 1833-10-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 181
Scope and Contents

Sent by John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1833-10-02
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 concerning the delivery of chronometers to Portsmouth from the Royal Observatory, 1831-09-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 60
Scope and Contents

Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1831-09-23
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 concerning the removal of chronometers by their owners from the Royal Observatory, 1834-02-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 228
Scope and Contents

Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1834-02-07
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 George Airy to Mrs Pond (widow of John Pond), 1839-06-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/10/22/1
Scope and Contents

Asking her to explain to Margaret Story-Maskelyne the circumstances under which she was refused entry to the Royal Observatory Greenwich and thanking Margaret for information concerning the discovery of Flamsteed's well.

Dates: 1839-06-18
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 John Boddington to Nevil Maskelyne, 1779-10-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3/26
Scope and Contents

Signifying that the payment of land tax on his salary as Astronomical Observator would henceforth be paid by the Office of Ordinance.

Dates: 1779-10-22
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 the Earl of Suffolk authorising Nevil Maskelyne to take six weeks leave of absence from the Royal Observatory, 1777-07-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3/25
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: 1777-07-17
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 the Earl of Suffolk to Nevil Maskelyne authorising him to take a two month leave of absence from the Royal Observatory, 1774-05-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3/23
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: 1774-05-30
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 William Richardson to Dr Thomas Young, 1829-01-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 226-227
Scope and Contents

Concerning his reduction of the observations taken at Parramatta Observatory under Sir Thomas Brisbane.

Dates: 1829-01-26
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 querying the accuracy of a printed report of the extreme variation of a chronometer by Webster, 1831-11-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 67
Scope and Contents

Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1831-11-14
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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Letters relating to an incident in which Margaret Story-Maskelyne was refused admittance to the Royal Observatory Greenwich, 1839

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/10/22
Scope and Contents

Owing to an order by Mr Airy to refuse all visitors.

Dates: 1839
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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List of manuscript books and papers of the late Dr Halley, 1765

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3/17
Scope and Contents

A list of manuscript books and papers of the late Dr Halley which were sent to the Earl of Morton by his daughter Mrs Price; annotated with a note from Nevil Maskelyne stating that he had received them on 25th July.

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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List of 'Presents intended of the observations made at the Royal Observatory from 1705-1709', 1709 - 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3/31
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: 1709 - 1811
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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Memorandum book, 1776-1786, 1776 - 1786

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/2/4
Scope and Contents

A record of letters sent and received by Nevil Maskelyne, with postage charges.

Dates: 1776 - 1786
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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Memorandum book for 1801-1806, 1801 - 1806

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/2/10
Scope and Contents

Notebook comprised mainly of notes on the events of the day, appointments, remedies for colds and other ailments, household tips and expenses. Also includes notes on improving the lunar tables, on the rates of timekeepers, on his assistants, and notes on papers received from the Admiralty from Captain Matthew Flinders relative to the latitude, longitude and variation observed on the coast of New Holland or Australia.

Dates: 1801 - 1806
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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'Memorandum book from January 1 1797 to April 10 1801', 1797 - 1801

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/2/8
Scope and Contents

Notebook comprised mainly of remedies for scurvy, colds, vapours, sore feet, chilblains and various illnesses, with household hints and tips including recipes for the production of blue and black inks, tooth powder and an inhaler liquid for clearing blocked nasal passages. It also includes a note on the death of William Wales, notes on observations made, on his assistants, on visitors to Greenwich and on improvements to a reflector made by Dr Herschel.

Dates: 1797 - 1801
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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'Memorandum book from July 28th 1788 to July 30th 1791', 1788 - 1791

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/2/6
Scope and Contents

Notebook containing remedies for colds, sore feet, spasms, etc., notes on his own health and the health of his daughter Margaret Maskelyne, on the duties of his household servants and domestic matters, on accounts including payments to assistants for work done, on observations made, directions for printing his observations, and notes on how to operate the shutter of the observing room, etc.

Dates: 1788 - 1791
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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'Memorandum book from July 30 1791 to the end of 1796', 1791 - 1796

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/2/7
Scope and Contents Notebook containing notes on various subjects including the health of Nevil Maskelyne and Margaret Maskelyne's serious illness, many remedies to relieve illness such as colds, chilblains and scurvy, notes on the repair and maintenance of Nevil Maskelyne's watches, notes on his assistants, and notes on observations made. There is also a list of wages paid, a list of silverware, a list of items received from Lieutenant Dawes (mainly astronomical instruments), a shopping list, a list of items...
Dates: 1791 - 1796
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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Memorandum book, 'Memoranda Aug. 11 1776 to May 22 1782', 1776-08-11 - 1782-05-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/2/3
Scope and Contents

Notebook containing notes on various subjects, including telescope designs, deaths, appointments, receipts for the payment of bills, household hints and tips, recipes for rice puddings, and cures for the common cold. With slip included concerning RGO assistants.

Dates: 1776-08-11 - 1782-05-22
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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Memorandum book, 'Memoranda July 5th 1782 to July 24th 1788', 1782 - 1806

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/2/5
Scope and Contents Notebook containing notes on various subjects including telescopic observations, deaths, American Universities, household tips, remedies for colds, sprains and watery eyes, mixtures for tooth powders and other cures, notes on visitors, lists of questions for prospective servants and tasks required, lists of tradesmen at Greenwich and in London, lists of Dr Maskelyne's silverware, lists of his assistants and the length of time they stayed at the Observatory (1786-1798), qualities required...
Dates: 1782 - 1806
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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Memorandum book, 'Presents of my Observations, Papers in the Philosophical Transactions etc.', 1775 - 1806

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/2/2
Scope and Contents

Notebook containing lists of recipients of Maskelyne's published papers including the Nautical Almanac. Recipients include Joseph Lalande, Sir John Pringle, Charles Mason, Dr Lind and Jean Delambre.

Dates: 1775 - 1806
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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