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Carter, John, fl1825 - 1840 (chronometer maker)

 Person

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

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Copy of a letter to John Croker giving the results of the seventh annual chronometer trial, 1929-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 49r
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.

Dates: 1929-08
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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Copy of a letter to Mr Carter requesting his attendance at the Royal Observatory for the opening of his chronometer, 1835-02-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 62v/1
Scope and Contents

Mr Carter's chronometer was opened in the presence of witnesses, following allegations by Messrs. Dent and Eiffe that Carter had not performed the adjustments himself.

Dates: 1835-02-25
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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Copy of a letter to Mr Dent requesting his attendance at the Royal Observatory to witness the opening of Mr Carter's chronometer, 1835-02-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 62v/2
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.

Dates: 1835-02-25
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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Copy of a letter to Mr Eiffe requesting his attendance at the Royal Observatory to witness the opening of Mr Carter's chronometer, 1835-02-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 62v/3
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.

Dates: 1835-02-25
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 announcing the award of the third premium to Mr Carter for his chronometer No. 144, 1835-02-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 278
Scope and Contents

Sent by George Dawson to John Pond.

Dates: 1835-02-24
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 approving of Pond's decision to withhold the third premium from Mr Carter, as he had not performed the adjustments to his chronometer, 1835-02-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 279
Scope and Contents

Sent by George Dawson to John Pond.

Dates: 1835-02-27
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 complaining that decision to award a premium for the Carter chronometer has not been officially received, 1835-02-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 244
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Carter to John Pond

Dates: 1835-02-23
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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Letter concerning chronometers deposited for trial by Mr Carter, 1834-06-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 245
Scope and Contents

Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1834-06-03
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 Litherland & Davies' refusal to take the oath, and an objection by Messrs. Carter and Eiffe to the rates of their chronometers, which had been allowed to go down during trials, 1835-02-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 271
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: 1835-02-03
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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Letter concerning payments for chronometers by Carter and by Parkinson and Frodsham, 1834-10-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 258
Scope and Contents

Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1834-10-20
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 the rates of two pocket chronometers by Mr Carter which were to be withdrawn from trial, 1835-07-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 312
Scope and Contents

Sent by Alfred Miles to Thomas Taylor.

Dates: 1835-07-18
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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Letter ordering a chronometer by Carter to be opened up, following allegations that Carter had not made the adjustments himself, 1835-02-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 277
Scope and Contents

Sent by John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1835-02-24
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 reporting on condition of Carter chronometer No. 131 and cost of repair, 1834-04-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 232
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Carter to John Pond.

Dates: 1834-04-28
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 restating claim for Carter chronometer to be judged fairly in the light of errors concerning the conduct of the chronometer trial, 1835-02-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 242-243
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Carter to John Pond.

Dates: 1835-02-09
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 setting out claims for Carter chronometer No. 144 to be judged more highly than others, 1835-02-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 238-239
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Carter to John Pond.

Dates: 1835-02-06
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 signifying that Mr Carter was to receive the prize for his chronometer, as the Admiralty were satisfied with his explanation, 1835-03-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 285
Scope and Contents

Sent from George Dawson 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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Manuscript declaration signed by chronometer makers and listing the distinguishing numbers of their chronometers, 1835-02-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 246
Scope and Contents

The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty required each depositor to sign a declaration asserting that they were the maker of the chronometer(s) deposited at the Royal Observatory.

Dates: 1835-02-25
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 declaration signed by chronometer makers and listing the distinguishing numbers of their chronometers, 1833-12-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 225-226a
Scope and Contents

The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty required each depositor to sign a declaration asserting that they were the maker of the chronometer(s) deposited at the Royal Observatory.

Dates: 1833-12-19
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 Confiance under Lieutenant A.F. Belson, 1831-05-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 24
Scope and Contents

Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1831-05-23
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Racer under Commander J. Hope, 1833-08-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 173
Scope and Contents

Sent by [A.B. Becher] to John Pond.

Dates: 1833-08-24
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Victor under Commander A. Ellice, 1831-07-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 42
Scope and Contents

Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1831-07-12
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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