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Dawson, George Robert, 1790 - 1856 (Under Secretary of State, First Secretary of the Admiralty)

 Person

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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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 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 the payment of bills for government chronometers, 1835-02-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 274
Scope and Contents

Sent by George Dawson to John Pond.

Dates: 1835-02-07
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 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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