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Becher, Alexander Bridport, 1796 - 1876 (Captain Royal Navy, Hydrographer)

 Person

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter about sending chronometers to ports and requesting a copy of a letter concerning prices, 1835-03-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 286-287
Scope and Contents

Sent from A.B. Becher to John Pond.

Dates: 1835-03-04
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 asking which chronometers were at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich and enquiring whether John Harrison's chronometer was there, 1835-03-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 292
Scope and Contents From the Series: The collection contains a complete set of astronomical observation ledgers, with clock error notes, computation ledgers, star catalogues, weather records and correspondence. There are observations of comets, including measurements taken of Encke's Comet, 1828, and Halley's Comet, 1835, and observations of rockets, made with Sir James South in 1831. The papers include Pond's measurements for his work on the proper motions of stars, stellar parallax and other subjects, as well as substantial...
Dates: 1835-03-14
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 clarifying the whereabouts of chronometers by Brockbank and Arnold & Dent, 1835-04-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 299
Scope and Contents

Sent by A.B. Becher to John Pond.

Dates: 1835-04-25
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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Letter concerning a chronometer by Arnold for HMS Hyacinth under Captain R.M. Jackson, 1829-11-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 180
Scope and Contents

Sent from Alexander Becher to John Pond.

Dates: 1829-11-13
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 chronometer by Arnold issued to Mr Coulthurst, 1832-01-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 79
Scope and Contents

Sent from A.B. Becher to John Pond.

Dates: 1832-01-05
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 concerning a chronometer for Captain Bayfield, 1835-09-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 320
Scope and Contents From the Series: The collection contains a complete set of astronomical observation ledgers, with clock error notes, computation ledgers, star catalogues, weather records and correspondence. There are observations of comets, including measurements taken of Encke's Comet, 1828, and Halley's Comet, 1835, and observations of rockets, made with Sir James South in 1831. The papers include Pond's measurements for his work on the proper motions of stars, stellar parallax and other subjects, as well as substantial...
Dates: 1835-09-03
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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Letter concerning a request for boxes for chronometers, 1835-03-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 282-283
Scope and Contents

Sent by A.B. Becher to Thomas Taylor.

Dates: 1835-03-02
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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Letter concerning Captain Bayfield and requesting a chronometer for him, 1835-09-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 319
Scope and Contents

Sent by A.B. Becher to Thomas Taylor.

Dates: 1835-09-01
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 concerning querying the withdrawal of Mr Shephard's chronometer from trial, 1835-05-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 306
Scope and Contents

Sent by A.B. Becher to Mr Taylor.

Dates: 1835-05-26
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 acquisition of chronometer 773 by Frodsham, 1835-05-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 302
Scope and Contents

Sent by A.B. Becher to John Pond.

Dates: 1835-05-11
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 the delivery of government chronometers to Portsmouth by HMS Messenger, 1834-08-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 253
Scope and Contents

Sent by A.B. Becher to John Pond.

Dates: 1834-08-09
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 the return of a chronometer by Arnold issued to Mr Henderson for the observatory at the Cape of Good Hope, 1833-08-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 172
Scope and Contents

Sent by A.B. Becher to John Pond.

Dates: 1833-08-10
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 enquiring whether several chronometers [by Frodsham] had been on trial for several successive years, 1830-10-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 234
Scope and Contents

Sent from A.B. Becher to John Pond.

Dates: 1830-10-05
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 Alexander Becher to Mr Taylor providing a list of lost chronometers, 1829-11-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 181
Scope and Contents From the File:

Admiralty papers sent to Pond concerning the fitting out of H M Ships with chronometers.

Dates: 1829-11-19
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 of enclosure from A.B. Becher to Thomas Taylor, 1835-05-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 305
Scope and Contents From the Series: The collection contains a complete set of astronomical observation ledgers, with clock error notes, computation ledgers, star catalogues, weather records and correspondence. There are observations of comets, including measurements taken of Encke's Comet, 1828, and Halley's Comet, 1835, and observations of rockets, made with Sir James South in 1831. The papers include Pond's measurements for his work on the proper motions of stars, stellar parallax and other subjects, as well as substantial...
Dates: 1835-05-25
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer by Arnold for Captain Alexander, proceeding to Africa, 1834-08-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 256
Scope and Contents

Sent by A.B. Becher to John Pond.

Dates: 1834-08-26
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Athol under W.A. Harley, 1832-11-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 126
Scope and Contents

Sent by A.B. Becher to John Pond.

Dates: 1832-11-16
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Basilisk under Lieutenant G.G. Macdonald, 1835-04-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 296
Scope and Contents

Sent by A.B. Becher to John Pond.

Dates: 1835-04-14
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Champion under Commander A. Duncombe, 1832-09-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 111
Scope and Contents

Sent by A.B. Becher to John Pond.

Dates: 1832-09-19
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Columbia under Commander Henderson, 1834

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 255
Scope and Contents

Sent by A.B. Becher to John Pond.

Dates: 1834
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Echo under Lieutenant R. Otway, 1831-02-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 8
Scope and Contents

Sent by A.B. Becher to John Pond.

Dates: 1831-02-18
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Gulnare under Captain H.W. Bayfield for the survey of the St. Lawrence, 1835-09-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 318
Scope and Contents

Sent by A.B. Becher to John Pond.

Dates: 1835-09-01
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Hornett under Lieutenant Coghlan, 1832-10-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 112
Scope and Contents

Sent by A.B. Becher to John Pond.

Dates: 1832-10-02
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Meteor under Commander E. Belcher, 1835-04-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 300
Scope and Contents

Sent by A.B. Becher to John Pond.

Dates: 1835-04-27
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Pluto under Lieutenant J. Duffill, 1835-04-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 298
Scope and Contents

Sent by A.B. Becher to John Pond.

Dates: 1835-04-24
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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