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Hurd, Thomas, ?1747 - 1823 (Captain, hydrographer)

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Found in 172 Collections and/or Records:

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Copy of letter from Thomas Hurd to S.W. Paul, 1817-07-16

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/36: 71-72
Scope and Contents

Concerning John Hawkes.

Dates: 1817-07-16
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 two letters from Thomas Hurd to Alex Witherspoon, 1814-03-07 - 1814-04-18

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 362-363
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Two letters from Witherspoon and three copy replies from Captain Thomas Hurd.

Dates: 1814-03-07 - 1814-04-18
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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Draft of a letter from Thomas Hurd to R. Boullanger, 1815

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 326
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Includes an unrelated note relating to a payment of £1,200 to Mendoza y Ríos [RGO 14/38: 325].

Dates: 1815
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 of a letter from Thomas Hurd to Sir Joseph Banks, 1818-11-05

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 86-87
Scope and Contents From the Sub-sub-file :

Three letters.

Dates: 1818-11-05
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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Edward Naylor on the variation of the compass, 1815 - 1828

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/42: 245-286
Scope and Contents From the File:

Correspondence regarding the effects of magnetic variation on the mariner's compass, the use of magnetic variation to establish longitude and the cause of magnetic variation.

Dates: 1815 - 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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Francis Xavier Brosius' method of finding the latitude by double altitudes of the Sun, 1817-11-17

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/41: 50-56
Scope and Contents

Letter and proposal, sent to Captain Thomas Hurd.

Dates: 1817-11-17
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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Henry Browse on perpetual motion, 1813 - 1814

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/54: 41-58
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: 1813 - 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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Hydrographer's reports relating to chronometers issued in 1816 and 1817, 1816-03-22 - 1817-12-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 13-24
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Twelve reports issued from hydrographer Thomas Hurd to John Wilson Croker concerning chronometers by John Arnold, Thomas Earnshaw and Mr Brockbank. The reports provide the name of the ship and captain to which each timekeeper was issued for trial.

Dates: 1816-03-22 - 1817-12-12
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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Letter and related note concerning James Hughes, 1813-05-24

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 281-283
Scope and Contents Letter from Hughes to the Admiralty Office enquiring as to why he had not received an answer from the Board of Longitude about his chart of longitude. Hughes mentions that he had read an advertisement that Francis Stanford, a Franciscan friar, had discovered 'the real longitude', and says that he hoped that details of his own proposal had not been divulged to that monk. The letter is accompanied by an internal note from the Admiralty Office enquiring whether Captain Hurd knew anything of...
Dates: 1813-05-24
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 a replacement chronometer for Lieutenant H.W. Bayfield who was surveying the lakes of Canada, 1823-01-20

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 87
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Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1823-01-20
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 Edward Massey, 1811-03-09

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 120-121
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Letter from Robert Clifford to Captain Thomas Hurd written in support of Massey's claim for a reward for his sound machine, 'a machine now proved to be fully fitted for its object, and calculated to save the lives of so many seamen'. He suggests that a petition be presented to the First Lord of the Admiralty to enable Massey's invention to be considered.

Dates: 1811-03-09
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 Edward Massey, 1815-05-30

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 135-136
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Letter from [Sir Marc Isambard] Brunel of Chelsea to Captain Thomas Hurd recommending Massey's design improvements relevant to chronometers, which involved reducing the friction at the locks.

Dates: 1815-05-30
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 concerning Edward Massey, 1811 - 1815

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 122-123
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Letter to Captain Thomas Hurd from the Admiralty Office on behalf of [Charles Philip] Yorke, First Lord of the Admiralty, originally enclosing a letter and memorial from Massey to be laid before the Board.

Dates: 1811 - 1815
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 Edward Massey's sounding machine, 1815-06-08

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 140
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Copy of a letter from Captain Thomas Hurd to [John Wilson] Croker requesting that the Board of Admiralty renew their orders for a trial at sea of both Massey's sounding machine and another invented by [Peter] Burt. Hurd mentions that Massey had been granted a reward for his invention before Burt's sounding machine had become known to them.

Dates: 1815-06-08
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 H.C. Jennings, 1817-12-04

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 212-213
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Letter from Mr St Durand to Captain Thomas Hurd written on behalf of Jennings who offers his expertise on the subject of magnetism. St Durand notes that since the decease of Dr Gowin Knightly [Knight] there was no one with greater knowledge on the subject than Jennings.

Dates: 1817-12-04
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 H.C. Jennings, 1818-01-28

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 215-215a
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Letter from Mr Milton of Bedford Square, London, to Captain Thomas Hurd, forwarding a letter to be laid before the Board of Longitude.

Dates: 1818-01-28
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 Joseph Shee, 1814-01-08

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 451-452
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Letter from Josias Weeks to Captain Thomas Hurd enquiring on behalf of Joseph Shee whether Shee's documents relative to the discovery of perpetual motion had been received and examined by the Board.

Dates: 1814-01-08
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Letter concerning Joseph Shee, 1814-01-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 453
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Letter from Captain Thomas Hurd to Josias Weeks, stating that Shee's letter 'on perpetual motion' had been received and would be presented to the Board, but that perpetual motion did not come under their consideration.

Dates: 1814-01-11
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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Letter concerning Joseph Shee, 1814-09-27

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 462-462a
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Letter from William Cosens, partner of Josias Weeks, to Captain Thomas Hurd, enquiring whether Shee's letters relating to his discovery of an instrument for identifying a fixed point had been received by the Board of Longitude.

Dates: 1814-09-27
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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Letter concerning Peter Burt, 1813-12-27

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 159-160
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Letter to Captain Thomas Hurd from Mr Davis of the Navy Office recommending Peter Burt's invention of a Sounding Buoy and Knipper.

Dates: 1813-12-27
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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Letter concerning R.G. Peacock, 1811-11-21

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/34: 205
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Sent from R. Nelson (Navy Office) to Captain Thomas Hurd

Dates: 1811-11-21
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 return of Arnold's chronometer No.1970 from HMS Leven under Captain Owen, 1822-11-20

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 75
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Sent from [Thomas Hurd] to John Pond.

Dates: 1822-11-20
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 enclosing tables from James Kirkwood, 1818-06-04

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/41: 26-28
Scope and Contents

Sent to Captain Thomas Hurd.

Dates: 1818-06-04
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 from Alex Witherspoon to Captain Thomas Hurd, 1813-12-29

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 359-360
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Two letters from Witherspoon and three copy replies from Captain Thomas Hurd.

Dates: 1813-12-29
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 Arthur Hodge to Captain Thomas Hurd, 1821-02-03

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 82
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file:

With an index of names.

Dates: 1821-02-03
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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