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Barrow, John, Sir, 1764 - 1848 (1st Baronet, Secretary of the Admiralty)

 Person

Found in 93 Collections and/or Records:

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Account of Peter Barlow's experiments on board the ships 'Leven', 'Conway' and 'Griper' for correcting the local attraction of the vessels, 1819 - 1824

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/43: 596-656
Scope and Contents From the File:

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

Dates: 1819 - 1824
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 note relating to Christopher Hansteen's variation chart, 1827-04-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/43: 546-547
Scope and Contents From the File:

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

Dates: 1827-04-14
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 Arnold & Dent concerning improvements to and trials of chronometers, 1832-05-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 93
Scope and Contents

Sent to John Barrow; originally enclosed with the letter at [RGO 5/231: 92].

Dates: 1832-05-16
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 a letter from George Fisher to John Barrow, 1821-02-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 264-265
Scope and Contents

In which Fisher offers his services as astronomer to Captain Parry's Arctic expedition.

Dates: 1821-02-21
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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Copy of a letter from John Barrow, 1821-12-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 106
Scope and Contents

Forwarding a letter from Fearon Fallows at Cape Town to the Board of Longitude.

Dates: 1821-12-11
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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Copy of a letter from Lieutenant William Wood to John Barrow, 1821-09-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/41: 174-175
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Two letters sent by Wood along with a printed notice advertising his 'Universal Analemma'; also a forwarding letter from John Barrow.

Dates: 1821-09-23
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 Sir John Barrow to G. Davidson, 1819-06-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 578
Scope and Contents

Informing Davidson that his letter outlining his ideas on longitude had been laid before the Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty and was now being referred to Dr Young.

Dates: 1819-06-29
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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Correspondence with Thomas Lynn relating to his star tables, 1821 - 1827

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/46: 171-193
Scope and Contents From the File:

Correspondence regarding various astronomical and nautical tables.

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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Cover letter from Sir John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1819-07-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 577-577a
Scope and Contents

Originally enclosing a letter by G. Davidson for presentation before the Board of Longitude.

Dates: 1819-07-25
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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Extract of a letter from Fearon Fallows, 1827-02-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 458-459
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Two letters from Fallows to John Barrow, and two related notes from Barrow to Dr Young.

Dates: 1827-02-12
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 accompanying a sliding rule invented by Mr Glazebrook, 1822-06-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/30: 329-330
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: 1822-06-04
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 concerning comparative trials of the sounding instruments of Burt and Massey, 1814-03-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 173
Scope and Contents

Copy of a letter from the Admiralty Office to Sir John Barrow [Second Secretary of the Admiralty] containing an extract from the proceedings of the Board of Longitude, requesting that the Admiralty arrange a comparative trial of the sounding instruments of Peter Burt and Edward Massey.

Dates: 1814-03-08
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 the inability of Peter Lecount to serve during Captain Parry's Arctic expedition, 1821-03-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 258-260
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young.

Dates: 1821-03-21
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 William Lester, 1821-01-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 352
Scope and Contents

Letter sent to Thomas Young from Mr Barrow requesting the return of box containing a model of an invention by Lester.

Dates: 1821-01-30
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 from Dr Thomas Young to John Barrow, 1820-07-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 37-37a
Scope and Contents

Concerning the establishment of the Cape Observatory and the appointment of an astronomer, an assistant and a labourer there.

Dates: 1820-07-15
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 from F. Parkinson to John Barrow, 1822-09-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 410-411
Scope and Contents

Originally enclosing the description of a nautical instrument at [RGO 14/38: 412-413].

Dates: 1822-09-04
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 Fearon Fallows to John Barrow, 1827-04-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 461-462
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Two letters from Fallows to John Barrow, and two related notes from Barrow to Dr Young.

Dates: 1827-04-06
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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Letter from Francis Stanfell to John Barrow, 1820-11-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/36: 86
Scope and Contents

Originally enclosing observations on the variation of the compass and on Jupiter's satellites by Peter Lecount.

Dates: 1820-11-04
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 John Barrow to Captain Kater, 1821-09-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 6-6a
Scope and Contents

Concerning a treatise and a book of navigational tables by Dr Inman.

Dates: 1821-09-04
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 John Barrow to Captain Kater, 1821-09-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 380
Scope and Contents

Originally enclosing a letter from John George Hartley.

Dates: 1821-09-06
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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Letter from John Barrow to Charles Barton, 1823-08-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/37: 303
Scope and Contents From the Item:

An essay on his proposed method, with three related letters.

Dates: 1823-08-15
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 from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1821-02-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 263
Scope and Contents

Originally enclosing a copy of a letter from George Fisher; see [RGO 14/68: 264].

Dates: 1821-02-27
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 from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-07-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 35-36
Scope and Contents

Concerning the establishment of the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1820-07-14
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 Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-07-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 38-39
Scope and Contents

Stating that the Admiralty approved of the proposed Cape Observatory and requesting that a plan of it be prepared.

Dates: 1820-07-24
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 from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-10-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 42-43
Scope and Contents

Concerning the establishment of the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1820-10-16
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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