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HMS Dolphin (1751-1777)

 Organization

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

 File

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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Letter from John Campbell, East Sheen, Surrey, 1771-09-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/2: 1-2
Scope and Contents

Letter forwarding an account of a solar eclipse of 25 July 1767 observed by Captain Wallis from HMS 'Dolphin' in Port Royal Harbour, King George's Island (Tahiti). See also [RGO 4/187: 3].

Dates: 1771-09-15
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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Letter to William Wales from John Harrison, Masham, Yorkshire, 1787-05-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/13: 1-2
Scope and Contents

John Harrison reports that he no longer has any record of the observations he made as purser on HMS Dolphin of the eclipse observed from Port Royal, Tahiti, on 25 July 1767.

Dates: 1787-05-04
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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Map of Howe’s Island, 1774-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 106a
Scope and Contents

Discovered by Captain Wallis in the Dolphin and seen by Captain Cook in the Resolution, June 6, 1774. The latitude and east and west longitude from Greenwich are indicated in the border. Signed by William Wales.

Dates: 1774-06
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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Tahiti 2
Astronomy 1
Australia 1
Botany Bay 1
East Indies 1

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