Gooch, William, c1770 - 1792 (astronomer)
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Reporting from Rio de Janeiro on problems with his instruments and with discipline on board the Daedalus; transcribed by Sir Joseph Banks.
Letter written from O’Whyhee a few days before his death. Gooch mentions his concern upon discovering that he had used a false meridian, and subsequent corrections he had made to his observations. He also mentions his expectations of returning to England in 1794 or 1795.
Written on the departure of the Daedalus from Rio de Janeiro, with mention of taking down his observatory and of his disappointment at observing in bad weather.
Written as the ship left Rio de Janeiro, concerning journal entries he had sent to Miss Smithson.
Providing a short account of their passage to the Falkland Islands and a heavy storm encountered there.
- Subject: Rio de Janeiro X