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Académie Royale des Sciences

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Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

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Confirmed minutes, 1780 - 1801

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/6
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, the rates of various chronometers; Charles Hutton's tables of products, powers and roots of natural numbers; the voyages of HMS 'Resolution' and HMS 'Discovery' and the examination of their log books; John Arnold's improvements to his watches; a suitable site for the Board of Longitude's instruments after the burning of the cupola of the Greenwich Hospital where they had been kept; improvements to reflecting telescopes;...
Dates: 1780 - 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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Confirmed minutes, 1802 - 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/7
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, tables devised by José Mendoza de Ríos; correspondence with John Crosley (the astronomer with the expedition to New South Wales); a claim for a reward for Charles Mason's work on lunar tables; a report on the Arnold and Earnshaw chronometers going on the voyage of Captain Matthew Flinders; grants and awards to chronometer-makers; the observations of Nathaniel Bliss when he was Astronomer Royal; models of watch escapements...
Dates: 1802 - 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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Correspondence with overseas institutions, 1964-02-06 - 1968-08-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/571
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various foreign observatories and universities, including the following correspondents:E.A. Kreiken, Astronomical Institute, University of Ankara.Revd Father D.J.K. O'Connell, S.J., Specola Vaticana, Castel Gandolfo, Vatican City State.L.N. Mavridis, Academy of Sciences of Athens.Westminster Bank Ltd, Hailsham, regarding an account to administer a N.A.T.O. grant for a Turkish student (Attila Ahmed Kirman) working at the Royal Greenwich...
Dates: 1964-02-06 - 1968-08-27
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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Determining cometary orbits, 1780

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/215
Scope and Contents

Pierre-Simon Laplace's printed account for determining the orbit of comets, from 'Memoires de l'Academie Royal des Sciences', 1780, presented to Maskelyne on behalf of the author.

Dates: 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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Harton pendulum experiments, 1854 - 1877

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/212
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, letters A-L, regarding pendulum experiments at Harton, including a letter to the Academie des Sciences, correspondence with the Admiralty, and correspondence with, among others, J. Anderson, G.A. Biddell, J.R. Hind, R.C. Carrington, Professor J. Challis, G.S. Criswick, E. Dunkin, W. Ellis, Professor M. Faraday, J. Glaisher, E. Green, Sir John Herschel, Lt Col. James and M.J. Johnson.

Dates: 1854 - 1877
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 of thanks to the Board of Longitude and requests for publications, 1784 - 1827

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/14: 258-354
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...
Dates: 1784 - 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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Papers on the galvanic longitude of Paris, 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/635
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the determination of the longitude of Paris by observing set stars and taking the difference between the local time and Greenwich Time received by telegraphic signal. The papers include a piece, in French, on the difference in the longitudes of the Paris and Greenwich Observatories, found in 'Compte Rendu des séances de l'Academie des Sciences'; an article for the daily papers on the experiment to determine Paris' longitude; a piece on the project, in...
Dates: 1854
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 observatories 2
New South Wales 2
Astronomy 1
Atlantic Ocean 1
Australia 1

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