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Dundas, Robert Saunders ((1771-1851) 2nd Viscount Melville and First Lord of the Admiralty)

 Person

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Letter from John Couch to Lord Viscount Melville, 1818-09-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/44: 83-84
Scope and Contents

Concerning errata in the Nautical Ephemerides.

Dates: 1818-09-26
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 from John Dykes to Lord Melville, 1815-01-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 566-567
Scope and Contents

Concerning his claim to have discovered longitude and outlining his method.

Dates: 1815-01-07
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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Letter from Joseph Emmanuel Pellizer to Lord Melville, 1804-11-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/53: 132
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Submissions by Mr Pellizer of Spain; includes three letters and a memoir on his method of finding longitude, and a pamphlet outlining the particulars of a legal case involving Pellizer and the General Consul of Spain.

Dates: 1804-11-20
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 from William Cragg to Lord Melville, 1818-08-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 53-54
Scope and Contents

Includes a chart to work out latitude or longitude at sea from any place.

Dates: 1818-08-10
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 from William Shone to Lord Melville, 1815-09-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 568-570
Scope and Contents Urging Lord Melville to instruct the Board of Longitude to hold a conference with the Astronomer Royal in order to consider the state of their correspondence with relevant academics in Europe. In particular, Shone refers to the observations made by the Italian astronomer [Giuseppe] Piazzi on the planets and the comets, and on the succeeding phenomena which were visited upon the world. Stone then lists these phenomena, which included volcanoes, earthquakes, swelling seas, pestilence and 'the...
Dates: 1815-09-14
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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Note accompanying some papers by Monsieur le Roux, 1823-04-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/30: 332-333
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: 1823-04-02
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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Note from Lord Melville to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-07-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 106
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file:

With an index of names.

Dates: 1820-07-18
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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