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Admiralty

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Found in 322 Collections and/or Records:

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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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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).
 Sub-Series

Admiralty and Civil Service publications, 1919 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/358
Scope and Contents From the Series: The collection contains a wide range of papers relating to the activities of the Nautical Almanac Office, dating predominantly from the twentieth century. A significant part of the material concerns the production of publications, including the 'Nautical Almanac', 'Air Almanac', 'Star Almanac' 'Astronomical Ephemeris' and 'Apparent Places of Fundamental Stars'. The remaining papers include, among others, various astronomical tables, including calculations of the Sun, Moon, planets and...
Dates: 1919 - 1953
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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Admiralty chronometer six day book, 1821 - 1827

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/232
Scope and Contents From the Series: The collection contains a complete set of astronomical observation ledgers, with clock error notes, computation ledgers, star catalogues, weather records and correspondence. There are observations of comets, including measurements taken of Encke's Comet, 1828, and Halley's Comet, 1835, and observations of rockets, made with Sir James South in 1831. The papers include Pond's measurements for his work on the proper motions of stars, stellar parallax and other subjects, as well as substantial...
Dates: 1821 - 1827
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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Admiralty chronometers account book, 1821 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/240
Scope and Contents The Royal Observatory Admiralty chronometers account book recording payments made to chronometer makers.
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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Admiralty Computing Service reports, 1943 - 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/95
Scope and Contents An incomplete standard set of the Nautical Almanac Library's Admiralty Computing Service reports in two main series, ACS nos 1 to 50 and ACS nos 51 to 99, with several later reports. There are typescript lists of the contents of the main series, including a record of which items are missing. The following reports are included:1. Announcement of the formation of the A.C.S.2. Computational facilities available at the N.A.O.3. Relations between the parameters of normal...
Dates: 1943 - 1947
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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Admiralty correspondence, 1835 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/72
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning money grants and salaries:Letters and estimates of work needing to be done at the Royal Observatory, 1835-1844, including an estimate of the amount needed to update the library, an estimate of the cost of painting the inside of the domes, and an estimate of the work needing to be done to the zenith tube. There is also a letter from John Pond, received 13 January 1836, concerning the hothouse.Letters and notes relating to assistants'...
Dates: 1835 - 1844
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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Admiralty correspondence, 1845 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/73
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning money grants and salaries:

Letters and estimates on work needing to be done at the Royal Observatory, 1845-1848, with correspondence on assistants and their salaries, and an Act of Parliament concerning superannuation dated 25 July 1834.

Letters and notes relating to salaries, 1846-1848, including letters on the final payments to Mr Richardson and notes on salary bills.



Dates: 1845 - 1848
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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Admiralty correspondence, 1849 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/74
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning money grants and salaries:Correspondence between Airy and the Admiralty on the excess of outlay over estimate for 'the Xmas Quarter 1848', 1849.Letters of approval, 1849, for Airy's scheme for the payment of salaries, etc., for the financial year 1849-1850.Letters concerning the increased payment to the Kent Waterworks for a constant supply of water at a high pressure, 1849.Letter from Airy to the Admiralty, 1850,...
Dates: 1849 - 1855
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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Admiralty correspondence, 1855 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/75
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning money grants and salaries:Letters and a printed address to the Visitors regarding the need for a new south-east equatorial, 1855.Letter applying to the Treasury to allow the object glass of the new south-east equatorial to pass customs free of duty, 1857.Letters concerning the need to increase the Imprest Fund from £150 to £400, 1856.Letters concerning an increase in salary to the Astronomer Royal,...
Dates: 1855 - 1860
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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Admiralty correspondence, 1861 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/76
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning money grants and salaries:Letters concerning an increase in the salaries of J. Carpenter and W. Lynn, 1862.Printed letter from the Admiralty asking for the names and details of the employees at the Royal Observatory, 1863.Correspondence concerning a proposed new scale of salaries for the assistants of the Royal Observatory and the subsequent increase in pay, 1864-1866.Letters concerning the need to increase the Imprest...
Dates: 1861 - 1875
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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Admiralty instructions for the use of chronometers supplied to His Majesty's Ships, 1819

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 100-105
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two sets of handwritten instructions.
Dates: 1819
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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Admiralty instructions to officers commanding His Majesty's Ships supplied with chronometers, 1819

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 89-99
Scope and Contents With two appendices.
Dates: 1819
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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Admiralty memoranda, 1939 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/357
Scope and Contents From the Series: The collection contains a wide range of papers relating to the activities of the Nautical Almanac Office, dating predominantly from the twentieth century. A significant part of the material concerns the production of publications, including the 'Nautical Almanac', 'Air Almanac', 'Star Almanac' 'Astronomical Ephemeris' and 'Apparent Places of Fundamental Stars'. The remaining papers include, among others, various astronomical tables, including calculations of the Sun, Moon, planets and...
Dates: 1939 - 1954
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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Admiralty papers on chronometers, 1825 - 1830

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230
Scope and Contents Admiralty papers sent to Pond concerning the fitting out of H M Ships with chronometers.
Dates: 1825 - 1830
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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Admiralty papers on chronometers, 1822 - 1835

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231
Scope and Contents From the Series: The collection contains a complete set of astronomical observation ledgers, with clock error notes, computation ledgers, star catalogues, weather records and correspondence. There are observations of comets, including measurements taken of Encke's Comet, 1828, and Halley's Comet, 1835, and observations of rockets, made with Sir James South in 1831. The papers include Pond's measurements for his work on the proper motions of stars, stellar parallax and other subjects, as well as substantial...
Dates: 1822 - 1835
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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Annual estimates of expenditure, 1886 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/16
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the annual estimate of expenses incurred by the Royal Observatory and the submission to the Admiralty of annual draft estimates of expenditure. The letters are grouped by financial year, with each section listing the items of expense and give details of any extraordinary expenses.(1) Estimated expenditure for the financial year 1886-1887, including: 1. Amounts of individual salaries of Royal Observatory staff.2. First instalments of payment for...
Dates: 1886 - 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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Annual estimates of expenditure, 1900 - 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/17
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the annual estimate of expenses incurred by the Royal Observatory and the submission to the Admiralty of annual draft estimates of expenditure. The letters are grouped by financial year, with each section listing the items of expense and give details of any extraordinary expenses.(1) Estimated expenditure for the financial year 1900-1901, including:1. Comparison of votes and expenditure.2. Estimated cost of Assistants' salaries3....
Dates: 1900 - 1913
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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Appointments lists, 1960 - 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/918
Scope and Contents C.E. Appointments Lists issued by the Admiralty, Bath, for civil staff, including those employed at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, listing 'name', 'rank', 'where serving', 'appointment, promotion, etc.' and 'date and remarks'.
Dates: 1960 - 1966
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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Chronometer rates, 1840 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/98
Scope and Contents Printed accounts of the weekly sums of the daily rates of chronometers selected for purchase by the Admiralty and on trial at the Royal Observatory between August 1840 and August 1865, including an abstract of the principal changes of rate. The item for 1842 and 1843 includes an appendix to the report.
Dates: 1840 - 1865
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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Chronometer rates, 1866 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/99
Scope and Contents Printed accounts of the rates of chronometers on annual trial at the Royal Observatory with a view to purchase by the Admiralty, 1866 and 1887-1889.
Dates: 1866 - 1889
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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Chronometer rates, 1889 - 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/100
Scope and Contents Printed accounts of the rates of chronometers on annual trial at the Royal Observatory between the months of July to January in the years 1889-1904 and between June to January during 1904-1908, with a view to their purchase by the Admiralty.
Dates: 1889 - 1908
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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