Gooch, William, c1770 - 1792 (astronomer)
Found in 75 Collections and/or Records:
Concerning the heavy percentage required of his son's money.
Concerning the bill of sale of his son's effects.
Concerning the money raised by the sale of his son's effects.
Concerning the money raised by the sale of his son's effects and the appointment of John Crosley as William Gooch's replacement as astronomer.
Regarding money owed by and to his son.
With a statement concerning monies owed to Gooch by the Board of Longitude.
Giving directions concerning further money owed to Gooch by the Board of Longitude.
Requesting a receipt for payment of £8 for Gooch's expenses on instruments.
Regarding the settling of his son's accounts.
Congratulating her on her birthday.
Mentioning his son's good character and prospects.
Giving news of the ship and sending on the regards of Mrs and Miss Smithson. The letter includes a note written in Greek characters.
Written immediately previous to embarkation and concerning his final preparations, his ship mates and his friendship with Lieutenant Hergest.
Concerning the route of the voyage, and his prospects and plans in South America.
Concerning whether or not he would go abroad, Dr Maskelyne's close observation of him, his tasks at Greenwich, and clothing required for the voyage.
Giving news, including an account of Mr Peacock's successes towards being named Senior Wrangler.
Concerning his Cambridge examinations and his progress against Mr Peacock who was ultimately declared Senior Wrangler, with Gooch as Second Wrangler.
Also enclosing ranked lists of Wranglers and Senior and Junior Optimes [Mm.6.48: 13] and two copies of the tripos for the year 1791 (one translated) [Mm.6.48: 14-15].
Giving news and an account of a journey to Cambridge.
Giving news of Cambridge and of his plans to study Latin, Greek, French, Spanish and Italian during the voyage.
Concerning a delay in the departure and his expected duties as astronomer.
Concerning progress on his appointment as astronomer and Joseph Banks' opposition to it.
Concerning an interview with Nevil Maskelyne.
Concerning his preparations for going abroad and attention paid to him by William Wales, including his advice on suitable clothing and on bringing items to trade for profit.
Concerning a meeting of the Board of Longitude and an interview with Sir Joseph Banks, his first meeting with Captain New, his salary arrangements, and advice from William Wales on bringing his old coats and waistcoats for the voyage.
Concerning the Board's resolution with regard to his salary, a box received from his mother, and a visit to Sir Joseph Banks.
- Type: Archival Object X
- ARCHON code (for CUL materials)
- Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 69
- Royal Greenwich Observatory (GBR/0180) 6
- Brockdish 51
- Greenwich 19
- Cambridge 11
- Portsmouth 8
- Rio de Janeiro 7
- Falkland Islands 4
- London 4
- Marquises, Îles 4
- Nootka Sound 4
- Tenerife 4
- Astronomy 3
- Geographical exploration 3
- Hawaii 3
- Hawaiian Islands 3
- Holborn 3
- Marine navigation 3
- North Pacific Ocean 3
- São Tiago 3
- Africa 1
- Australia 1
- Biscay, Bay of 1
- Brazil 1
- Chile 1
- Deal 1
- Deptford 1
- Derbyshire 1
- Gravesend 1
- Isle of Wight 1
- Kealakekua Bay 1
- Lanzarote 1
- Longitude 1
- North America 1
- Oahu 1
- Petersham 1
- Saint Helens 1
- Santa Cruz de Tenerife 1
- Slavery 1
- Slaves 1
- South America 1
- The Downs 1
- Time measuring instruments 1
- Warwickshire 1
- Yarmouth 1 ∧ less