Broughton, William Robert, 1762 - 1821 (Captain Royal Navy, Pacific explorer)
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Astronomical observations for determining the latitude of the ship, and her longitude, 1794-10-11 - 1797-05-16
Observations made on board HMS Providence for determining the latitude and longitude by Mr Earnshaw's three watches and by Mr Arnold's watch. The observations end with an account of the shipwreck [RGO 14/68: 133].
These include observations made on shore in a small cove to the eastward of Rocky Head, Typa, and observations made while at anchor. The observations begin with a note in which Crosley mentions that Captain Broughton had purchased a timekeeper by Mr Arnold.
Correspondence relating to John Crosley's claims for payment for an expedition to the north-west coast of America to make nautical, astronomical and trigonometrical observations for the Navy, 1797 - 1806
Includes a claim for loss of instruments and books on board HMS Providence when it sank on 16 May 1797.
Vindicating the reputation of Lieutenant Hergest and informing Gooch of the execution of those people who were an accessory to the massacre.
Concerning observations from a voyage of HMS Providence.
Concerning the bill of sale of his son's effects.
Concerning the money raised by the sale of his son's effects.
Concerning his book of observations.
Concerning a delay in the departure and his expected duties as astronomer.
Observations of the moon's distance from the sun and fixed stars for determining the longitude at sea, 1797-07-07 - 1798-04-03
Made on board His Majesty's Schooner Providence in her late voyage on discoveries, by Captain Broughton, Mr Chapman and Mr Hayward.
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