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

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Found in 93 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter from Rev. Fearon Fallows to John Barrow, 1823-09-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 127-127a
Scope and Contents Concerning tables and a plan of the observatory and giving news.
Dates: 1823-09-01
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to John Barrow, 1824-04-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 149-150a
Scope and Contents Originally enclosing auxiliary tables; see [RGO 14/48: 151].
Dates: 1824-04-04
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to John Barrow, 1827-05-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 158-161
Scope and Contents Enclosing a copy of a letter he had written to Sir Richard Plaskett of the Colonial Office and reporting on his activities at the Cape Observatory from 10 April to 10 May 1827.
Dates: 1827-05-10
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to John Barrow, 1827-05-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 162-163
Scope and Contents Concerning the acquisition of the land adjoining the Cape Observatory; includes a copy of a letter from Sir Richard Plaskett of the Colonial Office.
Dates: 1827-05-14
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to Sir John Barrow, 1821-09-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 98-105
Scope and Contents Concerning the best location for the proposed Cape Observatory and including bearings of various points visited in Cape Town.
Dates: 1821-09-05
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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Letter from Rev. Fearon Fallows to Sir John Barrow, 1823-01-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 107-107a
Scope and Contents Concerning a mistake in his previous report and mentioning that a moth had damaged his telescope, destroying the wires.
Dates: 1823-01-07
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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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 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 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 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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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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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 experiments;...
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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