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HMS Investigator, survey sloop (1801-1810)

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Found in 101 Collections and/or Records:

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Abstracts of astronomical observations, 1802-05-26 - 1803-10-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 19-27
Scope and Contents Made in the years 1802 & 1803 on the coast of New Holland by Lieutenant Samuel Ward Flinders.
Dates: 1802-05-26 - 1803-10-07
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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Account by James Inman of his work as astronomer, 1803 - 1804

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 175-176
Scope and Contents The account relates to the voyage of HMS Investigator under Captain Flinders and observations taken by Inman at Port Jackson. It includes details of problems Inman had with his equipment.
Dates: 1803 - 1804
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 observations from Harvey’s Isles to Upper Head Broad Sound, 1802-08-25 - 1802-09-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 69v-71r
Scope and Contents Includes observations for latitudes and longitudes by the timekeepers; observations for the magnetic variation; remarks on the magnetism of Pier Head by the Commander; and lunar distances.
Dates: 1802-08-25 - 1802-09-13
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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Astronomical observations made between the Cape of Good Hope and New Holland, 1801-11 - 1801-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 134v-138r
Scope and Contents From the Item: The observations form a continuous run, with occasional headings based on location (reproduced here).
Dates: 1801-11 - 1801-12
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 observations made in Princess Royal Harbour, 1801-12-12 - 1802-01-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 139v-141v
Scope and Contents From the Item: The observations form a continuous run, with occasional headings based on location (reproduced here).
Dates: 1801-12-12 - 1802-01-01
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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Astronomical observations made off the southwest coast of New Holland, 1801-12-06 - 1801-12-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 138v-139r
Scope and Contents From the Item: The observations form a continuous run, with occasional headings based on location (reproduced here).
Dates: 1801-12-06 - 1801-12-11
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 observations made on a voyage of the HMS Investigator, 1801-1803, 1801 - 1803

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/66/1: 1-95
Scope and Contents Book of rough calculations of astronomical observations and of comparisons of the timekeepers, made by Captain Flinders and Lieutenant Ward Flinders. Folios 70-95 are inverted in the volume.
Dates: 1801 - 1803
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 observations made on a voyage of the HMS Investigator, 1801-06-16 - 1807-10-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/66/3: 1-108
Scope and Contents Book of rough calculations of astronomical observations and accounts of the daily rates of the timekeepers and their errors. Includes observations written on the back of a sales receipt [RGO 14/66/3: 97v] and on the back of a letter from Robert Brine to Lieutenant Flinders [RGO 14/66/3: 107].
Also included is a list of French phases compiled by Captain Flinders while imprisoned on the island of Mauritius [RGO 14/66/3: 56].
Dates: 1801-06-16 - 1807-10-18
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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Calculations of observations made on a voyage of the HMS Investigator, 1803, 1803-01 - 1803-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/66/4: 1-34
Scope and Contents Book of rough calculations of astronomical observations.
Dates: 1803-01 - 1803-11
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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Chapter 1, 1801 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 215r-215v
Scope and Contents Of the restitution of the name Australia or Terra Australis to the extensive country which has lately gone under the name of New Holland.
Dates: 1801 - 1805
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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Chapter 2, 1801 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 216r-219v
Scope and Contents On the scales and markings used on Flinders' charts of Australia.
Dates: 1801 - 1805
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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Chapter 3, 1801 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 220r-223r
Scope and Contents On the manner in which latitudes of places in the chart of Australia were obtained.
Dates: 1801 - 1805
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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Chapter 4, 1801 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 223v-231r
Scope and Contents On the observations by which longitudes of places on the coast of Australia were fixed, with the rates of the timekeepers, and approximate times used.
Dates: 1801 - 1805
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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Chapter 4 (continued), section 2, 1801 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 231v-240r
Scope and Contents On the manner in which the longitude of the east and north coast of Australia was regulated, and the track laid down for circumnavigation, commencing with the rates and errors of the timekeepers at Port Jackson.
Dates: 1801 - 1805
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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Chapter 5, 1801 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 240v-247v
Scope and Contents On the variation of the compass used in the construction of the charts of Australia and the means taken to obtain and apply it correctly, with additional remarks. The chapter ends with a note (in pencil) on revisions and on the intended contents of chapters 6 and 7.
Dates: 1801 - 1805
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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Copy of a letter from Captain Thomas Hurd to Samuel Ward Flinders, 1812-12-04 - 1812-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 64r
Scope and Contents Concerning remuneration for recalculating observations made on a voyage of HMS Investigator.
Dates: 1812-12-04 - 1812-12
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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Copy of a letter from John Pond to Captain Matthew Flinders, 1811-04-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 42r-42v
Scope and Contents Concerning observations by Samuel Ward Flinders and John Crosley on a voyage of HMS Investigator.
Dates: 1811-04-27
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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Copy of a letter from John Pond to Samuel Ward Flinders, 1812-06-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 60
Scope and Contents Concerning observations made on a voyage of HMS Investigator.
Dates: 1812-06-15
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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Copy of minutes of the Board of Longitude, 1811-03-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 39-40
Scope and Contents Concerning Matthew Flinders' request that the whole of the astronomical observations from the voyage of HMS Investigator be recalculated.
Dates: 1811-03-07
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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Copy of the HMS Investigator’s comparison book for the timekeepers, 1801-10-31 - 1802-08-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/66/2: 4v-27
Scope and Contents Containing tables of comparison relating to timekeepers A82, A176, A1736, E520 and E543.
Dates: 1801-10-31 - 1802-08-10
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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Correspondence concerning observations made on HMS Investigator, 1806-05-23 - 1806-05-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 28r-28v
Scope and Contents Letter from Lieutenant Samuel Ward Flinders to Captain Robert Fowler, with a copy reply from Fowler (on the reverse).
Dates: 1806-05-23 - 1806-05-25
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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Correspondence regarding applications for a reward by Matthew Flinders and Lieutenant S.W. Flinders, 1801 - 1808

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 14-36
Scope and Contents Letters, observations and a memorial sent to the Board of Longitude from Captain Matthew Flinders and his brother Lieutenant Samuel Ward Flinders, relating to their claims to have each served in the role of astronomer on HMS Investigator after the departure of John Crosley. Also, two related letters to Lieutenant Flinders from Robert Brown and Ferdinand Bauer.
Dates: 1801 - 1808
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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Correspondence regarding the recalculation of observations made on HMS Investigator, 1811 - 1814

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 38-67
Scope and Contents Seventeen letters from Captain Matthew Flinders, his brother Lieutenant Samuel Ward Flinders, the astronomer John Crosley, Captain Thomas Hurd and the Astronomer Royal, John Pond. Also included are copies of relevant minutes of the Board of Longitude, a proposal by Captain Flinders that the whole of the calculations for the voyage should be calculated, and a petition by Samuel Ward Flinders for remuneration for work he had done on the observations.
Dates: 1811 - 1814
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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Dr Inman’s observations at Port Jackson and on a voyage from Port Jackson to [Canton in China], 1802 - 1804

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 172-256
Scope and Contents Observations and related papers by James Inman. Inman joined HMS Investigator as the astronomer in June 1803 at New South Wales, after the departure of astronomer John Crosley. When the officers and men of the Investigator were transferred to HMS Porpoise, Inman remained at Port Jackson with his instruments, later joining the ship Rolla, commanded by Mr Cumming, which participated in rescuing the men of the Porpoise and Cato ships lost at Wreck Reefs. Included are observations made by Inman...
Dates: 1802 - 1804
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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Draft instructions for John Crosley to go on a voyage to New Holland on board HMS Investigator on a scientific expedition, 1801-03-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/185: 4-4c
Scope and Contents The letter gives instructions on observations to be taken on board ship, details of observations to be taken on shore, general directions and an inventory of required instruments, books and charts.
Dates: 1801-03-07
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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