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Gooch, William, c1770 - 1792 (astronomer)

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Found in 76 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter from Nevil Maskelyne to William Gooch (senior), 26 Nov. 1793

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 108-109
Scope and Contents

Concerning the heavy percentage required of his son's money.

Dates: 26 Nov. 1793
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Nevil Maskelyne to William Gooch (senior), 26 Dec. 1793

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 110-111
Scope and Contents

Concerning the bill of sale of his son's effects.

Dates: 26 Dec. 1793
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Nevil Maskelyne to William Gooch (senior), 3 Jan. 1794

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 112-113
Scope and Contents

Concerning the money raised by the sale of his son's effects.

Dates: 3 Jan. 1794
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Nevil Maskelyne to William Gooch (senior), 14 Jan. 1794

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 114-115
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 14 Jan. 1794
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Nevil Maskelyne to William Gooch (senior), 25 Jan. 1794

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 117-118
Scope and Contents

Regarding money owed by and to his son.

Dates: 25 Jan. 1794
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Nevil Maskelyne to William Gooch (senior), 13 Feb. 1794

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 119-121
Scope and Contents

With a statement concerning monies owed to Gooch by the Board of Longitude.

Dates: 13 Feb. 1794
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Nevil Maskelyne to William Gooch (senior), 15 Feb. 1794

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 122-123
Scope and Contents

Giving directions concerning further money owed to Gooch by the Board of Longitude.

Dates: 15 Feb. 1794
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Nevil Maskelyne to William Gooch (senior), 21 Feb. 1794

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 124-125
Scope and Contents

Requesting a receipt for payment of £8 for Gooch's expenses on instruments.

Dates: 21 Feb. 1794
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Nevil Maskelyne to William Gooch (senior), 23 Aug. 1794

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 126-127
Scope and Contents

Regarding the settling of his son's accounts.

Dates: 23 Aug. 1794
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Gooch (senior) to Miss Sally Smithson, 24 Sept. 1791

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 75
Scope and Contents

Congratulating her on her birthday.

Dates: 24 Sept. 1791
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Gooch (senior) to Miss Sally Smithson, 1 Oct. 1791

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 76
Scope and Contents

Mentioning his son's good character and prospects.

Dates: 1 Oct. 1791
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Gooch to his father, 12 July 1791

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 44-45
Scope and Contents

Giving news of the ship and sending on the regards of Mrs and Miss Smithson. The letter includes a note written in Greek characters.

Dates: 12 July 1791
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Gooch to his father, July 1791

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 49-50
Scope and Contents

Written immediately prior to embarkation and concerning his final preparations, his ship mates and his friendship with Lieutenant Hergest.

Dates: July 1791
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Gooch to his father, William Gooch, Apr. 1791

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 28-30
Scope and Contents

Concerning the route of the voyage, and his prospects and plans in South America.

Dates: Apr. 1791
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Gooch to his mother, Sarah Gooch, 29 Apr. 1791

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 31-32
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 29 Apr. 1791
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Gooch to his parents, 9 Oct.-6 Nov. 1791

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 77-81
Scope and Contents

Written at sea, describing the 'crossing the line' ceremony performed upon crossing the equator and their touching at St. Iago (Cape Verde Islands), with a drawing of a woman of that island. Gooch also mentions his plan to publish a history of the voyage upon his return.

Dates: 9 Oct.-6 Nov. 1791
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Gooch to his parents, 24 Nov. 1791

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 82-83
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 24 Nov. 1791
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Gooch to his parents, 29 Nov. 1791

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 84-85
Scope and Contents

Written as the ship left Rio de Janeiro, concerning journal entries he had sent to Miss Smithson.

Dates: 29 Nov. 1791
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Gooch to his parents, 16 Apr. 1792

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 86-87
Scope and Contents

Providing a short account of their passage to the Falkland Islands and a heavy storm encountered there.

Dates: 16 Apr. 1792
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Gooch to his parents, 20 Apr. 1792

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 88-89
Scope and Contents

Describing their passage to the Marquesas Islands, interaction with local islanders, and a solar eclipse observed there. The letter is partly written in Greek script.

Dates: 20 Apr. 1792
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Gooch to his parents, 6 Nov. 1790

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 9-10
Scope and Contents

Giving news, including an account of Mr Peacock's successes towards being named Senior Wrangler.

Dates: 6 Nov. 1790
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Gooch to his parents, 1791

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 11-15
Scope and Contents

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].

Dates: 1791
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Gooch to his parents, 1791

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 16-17
Scope and Contents

Giving news and an account of a journey to Cambridge.

Dates: 1791
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Gooch to his parents, 1791

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 20-21
Scope and Contents

Giving news of Cambridge and of his plans to study Latin, Greek, French, Spanish and Italian during the voyage.

Dates: 1791
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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 Gooch to his parents, 26 Feb. 1791

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 22-23
Scope and Contents

Concerning a delay to the departure and his expected duties as astronomer.

Dates: 26 Feb. 1791
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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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