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Burt, Peter, fl1813 - 1818 (nautical instrument maker)

 Person

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

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'Copies of Letters Relative to Mr Burt's Buoy and Nipper', 1817

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 165-172
Scope and Contents Printed pamphlet containing reports by various mariners who had tested both Burt's sounding buoy and knipper and Edward Massey's sounding machine at sea, in compliance with the instruction of the Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty. Reports are provided from Rear Admiral C. Rowley, Commander J. Gedge, Lieutenant and Commander J. Hill, Captain J. Smith, Captain W. McCulloch, Captain C.W. Hawtayne, Captain Robert Lisle Coulson, Lieutenant and Commander W. Smith, J. Morows, and Captain W.S....
Dates: 1817
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 letter from Captain Thomas Hurd to Peter Burt, 1814-03-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 174-174a
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Informing Burt that the Admiralty had been instructed to conduct a comparative trial of his sounding instrument and that of Edward Massey.

Dates: 1814-03-09
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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Directions for using Burt's Buoy and Knipper, 1814 - 1817

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 164
Scope and Contents

Printed sheet providing instructions on how to use Burt's Sounding Buoy and Knipper.

Dates: 1814 - 1817
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 comparative trials of the sounding instruments of Burt and Massey, 1814-03-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 173
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Copy of a letter from the Admiralty Office to Sir John Barrow [Second Secretary of the Admiralty] containing an extract from the proceedings of the Board of Longitude, requesting that the Admiralty arrange a comparative trial of the sounding instruments of Peter Burt and Edward Massey.

Dates: 1814-03-08
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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Letter concerning Peter Burt, 1813-12-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 159-160
Scope and Contents

Letter to Captain Thomas Hurd from Mr Davis of the Navy Office recommending Peter Burt's invention of a Sounding Buoy and Knipper.

Dates: 1813-12-27
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 from Peter Burt to Captain Thomas Hurd, 1814-02-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 161-161a
Scope and Contents

Requesting that his invention of the Buoy and Knipper be examined by the Board of Longitude, along with reports received from Commanders in the Navy and Merchant Service.

Dates: 1814-02-23
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 from Peter Burt to Captain Thomas Hurd, 1814-03-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 162-163
Scope and Contents

Requesting 'for the fourth time' that his invention of the Sounding Buoy and Knipper be considered by the Board of Longitude.

Dates: 1814-03-01
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 Peter Burt to Captain Thomas Hurd, 1815-12-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 183-183a
Scope and Contents

Enquiring whether the Board had made a decision on his Sounding Buoy and Knipper.

Dates: 1815-12-14
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 Peter Burt to Captain Thomas Hurd, 1815-12-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 184-184a
Scope and Contents

Concerning a patent for his sounding instrument.

Dates: 1815-12-22
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 Peter Burt to Captain Thomas Hurd, 1816-12-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 186-186a
Scope and Contents

Enquiring as to which reports on his sounding instrument had been laid before the Board.

Dates: 1816-12-09
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 from Peter Burt to Captain Thomas Hurd, 1817-03-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 187-187a
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Acknowledging receipt of a letter from the Board of Longitude stating that they considered his sounding instrument worthy of encouragement, and requesting compensation for his invention.

Dates: 1817-03-10
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 Peter Burt to Captain Thomas Hurd, 1817-03-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 188-188a
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Requesting that the Board inform him of any reward due for his invention of a sounding instrument. Burt stresses that he is a poor man and that he had sent his petition to the Board three years previous, in the hope of receiving pecuniary compensation for what was considered a very useful invention.

Dates: 1817-03-14
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 from Peter Burt to Captain Thomas Hurd, 1817-03-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 189-189a
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Stating that at a previous meeting Hurd had suggested that he would receive a greater award than (Edward) Massey for his invention of a sounding instrument. Burt points out that Massey had received compensation of £200 and £500, and expresses his desire that the Board consider this when making its decision.

Dates: 1817-03-04
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 from Peter Burt to Captain Thomas Hurd, 1817-03-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 190-190a
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Requesting the return of his papers from Mr Pond. Burt states his intention to send a petition to the House of Commons, due to his dissatisfaction with the Board's decision on his invention.

Dates: 1817-03-31
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 Peter Burt to Captain Thomas Hurd, 1817-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 191
Scope and Contents

Stating that the papers returned to him were missing two documents and mistakenly included some papers belonging to another individual.

Dates: 1817-04-30
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 Peter Burt to the Board of Longitude, 1814-12-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 178-178a
Scope and Contents

Requesting permission to present the results of trials of his Sounding Buoy and Knipper.

Dates: 1814-12-01
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 Peter Burt to the Board of Longitude, 1815-06-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 179-180
Scope and Contents Requesting information on reports made about his sounding instrument. Burt explains that he had heard that an unfavourable report had been submitted to the Board. He states that he had repeatedly requested (but not received) further information on this, so that he could remedy any imperfections. He also states that in the three years since the Navy Board had started ordering his sounding instruments he had never heard that any other had failed, noting that Massey's sounding machines, on the...
Dates: 1815-06-01
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 Peter Burt to the Board of Longitude, 1815-11-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 181-182
Scope and Contents Requesting compensation for his invention of a sounding instrument, and originally enclosing testimonials in its favour. Burt emphasises the reasons why his sounding instrument was superior to others in use, and particularly to that invented by Edward Massey. He states that in the past two years only one of his machines in use by the Royal Navy had required repairs, whereas their sounding machines by Massey had required repairs costing nearly one thousand pounds in just the previous year...
Dates: 1815-11-07
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 Peter Burt to the Board of Longitude, 1816-03-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 185-185a
Scope and Contents

Originally enclosing testimonials on the utility of his Sounding Buoy and Knipper. Burt states that he had no patent for the sounding instrument, and requests a reward for its invention.

Dates: 1816-03-06
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 reporting on trials of Massey's and Burt's sounding instruments, 1814-11-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 176-177
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Letter from James Lash, a Master in the Royal Navy, to John Wilson Croker reporting on his trials of the sounding instruments of both Edward Massey and Peter Burt. Lash reports that both machines gave true soundings, but Burt's machine broke within a few days.

Dates: 1814-11-29
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 regarding the sounding instruments of Burt and Massey, 1814

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 175
Scope and Contents

Internal note regarding the Board's decision to conduct comparative trials of the sounding instruments of Peter Burt and Edward Massey.

Dates: 1814
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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