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

 Person

Found in 547 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter stating that Pond should not have refused a public trial of two chronometers by Frodsham, 1830-11-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 241
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1830-11-25
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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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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Mark Watt on improvements in the construction of compasses, 1827

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/43: 536-544
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
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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Matthew Adam on improvements in the sextant and quadrant, 1822 - 1825

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/30: 348-360
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 - 1825
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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Nicolai Henrich Jaeger on finding longitude by magnetic variation, 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/43: 430-435
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: 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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Note concerning a chronometer for HMS Rifleman, 1823-09-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 128
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1823-09-27
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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Note concerning the delivery of chronometers to the depot at Devonport, 1827-10-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 52
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1827-10-27
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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Note from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1827-07-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 74-74a
Scope and Contents

Instructing him to direct Mr Dollond to ship his telescope to the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1827-07-15
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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Note from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1827-05-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 457
Scope and Contents

Originally enclosing the extract of a letter from Fearon Fallows at [RGO 14/35: 458-459].

Dates: 1827-05-16
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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Note from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1827-06-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 460
Scope and Contents

Originally enclosing the letter from Fearon Fallows at [RGO 14/35: 461-462].

Dates: 1827-06-05
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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Note from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1828-05-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/37: 426
Scope and Contents

Originally enclosing the letter and proposal from Lieutenant John Budgen at [RGO 14/37: 427-428] and [RGO 14/37: 429-437].

Dates: 1828-05-03
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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Note from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1828-05-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/37: 438
Scope and Contents

Originally enclosing the letter and proposal from Lieutenant John Budgen at [RGO 14/37: 439-440] and [RGO 14/37: 441-442].

Dates: 1828-05-12
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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Note from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1822-10-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 112-112a
Scope and Contents

Concerning a letter from Fearon Fallows at the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1822-10-21
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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Note from John Barrow to Mr Pond concerning a chronometer for HMS Herald, 1828-10-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 118
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1828-10-17
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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Note from Mr Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1819-03-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/37: 261
Scope and Contents

Originally enclosing the proposal by George Barratt at [RGO 14/37: 262-264].

Dates: 1819-03-02
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 regarding the payment of salaries to members of the Board of Longitude, 1806 - 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/2: 4-36
Scope and Contents From the File:

Includes information regarding salaries of members and imprest monies, financial reports and correspondence with the Admiralty.

Dates: 1806 - 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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Peter Lecount on the causes of the variation of the compass by the ship's position being altered, 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/43: 658-672
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: 1820
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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Petitions for assistance from Benjamin Workman, 1810 - 1818

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/12: 485-494
Scope and Contents

Some were written while Workman was imprisoned in the debtor's prison at Newgate. The petitions include a poster giving details of his services as a tutor in navigation, mathematics, nautical astronomy, etc. [RGO 14/12: 494].

Dates: 1810 - 1818
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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Reports on Papers, Instruments, etc, 1795 - 1826

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/10: 249-280
Scope and Contents

Reports on various papers and instruments submitted for examination and discussion by the Board of Longitude.

Dates: 1795 - 1826
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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Superintendence of the Nautical Almanac after Dr Thomas Young's death, 1829-10-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/22: 102-103
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: 1829-10-22
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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Thomas Hope on magnetic aura, 1825

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/43: 494-507
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: 1825
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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T.T. Rennell on the squaring of the circle and perpetual motion, 1822

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/54: 338-347
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
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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London 93
Portsmouth 61
Plymouth 38
Cape Town 35
Chatham 31

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