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Vancouver, George, 1758 - 1798 (explorer)

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Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

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A plan of the harbour of Port Praya in the island of St. Iago, Africa, 1791

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 133r
Dates: 1791
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Confirmed minutes, 1780 - 1801

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/6
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, the rates of various chronometers; Charles Hutton's tables of products, powers and roots of natural numbers; the voyages of HMS 'Resolution' and HMS 'Discovery' and the examination of their log books; John Arnold's improvements to his watches; a suitable site for the Board of Longitude's instruments after the burning of the cupola of the Greenwich Hospital where they had been kept; improvements to reflecting telescopes; the...
Dates: 1780 - 1801
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Journal entries concerning O'Whyhee [Hawaii], 1792-04-28 - 1792-05-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/62: 150*r-153v
Scope and Contents These pages are inverted in the volume and should be read from 153v-150*r. A daily, narrative account of activity at Hawaii from 28 April until 7 May 1792, just a few days before Gooch was killed. The entries contain many ethnographic observations, and include a list of translated [Polynesian] words [RGO 14/62: 153v]; an account of their reception by the chief who enquired after King George’s health and presented a child he had named after him [RGO 14/62: 153v]; news of Captain...
Dates: 1792-04-28 - 1792-05-07
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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Journal of the voyage of the Daedalus, 1791-12-05 - 1792-05-08

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 136-195
Scope and Contents A copy of journal entries written by Gooch while travelling on the Daedalus ship from Rio de Janeiro. In addition to accounts of daily life on the ship, the journal includes descriptions of Rio de Janeiro and his impressions of its people, customs and dress, with comments on the slave trade, crime and punishment, and the country’s natural resources [Mm.6.48: 139v-160v]. It also includes descriptions of the Falkland Islands and of a sea-lion hunt there [Mm.6.48: 161v-176r]; an account of the...
Dates: 1791-12-05 - 1792-05-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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 book containing outgoing correspondence, 1782 - 1810

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/9
Scope and Contents Outgoing correspondence regarding many astronomical and nautical subjects, including accounts with printers, the production of the 'Nautical Almanac', expeditions to Australia, a reward for a method of making glass of a sufficient quality for instruments, the trial of various timepieces and their employment on board Royal Navy vessels, replies to projectors proposing various methods of finding longitude at sea, and instructions for astronomers (including William Gooch on board the Daedalus [RGO...
Dates: 1782 - 1810
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 Captain William Robert Broughton to William Gooch (senior), 1794-10-16

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 128-129
Scope and Contents Vindicating the reputation of Lieutenant Hergest and informing Gooch of the execution of those people who were an accessory to the massacre.
Dates: 1794-10-16
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Letter from George Vancouver to William Wales, 1796-03-04 - 1796-12-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 9-12
Scope and Contents Letter, dated 4 March 1796, concerning observations Vancouver had made during a voyage around the world on HMS Discovery. With a copy of a note to Sir Joseph Banks (on the back page) that the observations were to be reduced, dated 13 December 1796.
Dates: 1796-03-04 - 1796-12-13
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 John Vancouver to the Commissioners of the Board of Longitude, 1823-09-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 472-473
Scope and Contents Concerning a mode by which chronometers could be kept at a stable temperature.
Dates: 1823-09-02
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 Nevil Maskelyne to William Gooch (senior), 1793-07-18

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 94-95
Scope and Contents Concerning his deceased son's salary and will, and offering his condolences.
Dates: 1793-07-18
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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), 1793-08-17

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 96-97
Scope and Contents Concerning the date of his son's death and the payment of his salary, and including an extract from a letter by George Vancouver respecting the sale of Mr Gooch's effects at Nootka Sound.
Dates: 1793-08-17
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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), 1792-09-07

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 98-99
Scope and Contents On the proving of Mr Gooch's will and payment of his salary, and clarifying the date of his death (10 May 1792).
Dates: 1792-09-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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), 1793-09-17

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 100-101
Scope and Contents Providing directions with regard to his son's will.
Dates: 1793-09-17
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Letter from Nevil Maskelyne to William Gooch (senior), 1793-12-26

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 110-111
Scope and Contents Concerning the bill of sale of his son's effects.
Dates: 1793-12-26
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Letter from Nevil Maskelyne to William Gooch (senior), 1794-01-14

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 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: 1794-01-14
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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), 1794-01-25

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 117-118
Scope and Contents Regarding money owed by and to his son.
Dates: 1794-01-25
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Letter from Nevil Maskelyne to William Gooch (senior), 1794-08-23

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 126-127
Scope and Contents Regarding the settling of his son's accounts.
Dates: 1794-08-23
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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, 1791-02-26

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 22-23
Scope and Contents Concerning a delay in the departure and his expected duties as astronomer.
Dates: 1791-02-26
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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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Nautical astronomy, 1770 - 1810

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/196
Scope and Contents A set of loose pages dealing with problems in ascertaining latitude and longitude at sea by observation of the stars, with descriptions, computations and formulae referred to apparent time. There are also sections on finding the Moon's longitude from the nautical ephemeris [RGO 4/196: 1r], the motion of the Sun's image in a Hadley quadrant [RGO 4/196: 2r], and the testing of other people's hypotheses.
It is not known if the papers are foliated in their original order.
Dates: 1770 - 1810
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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Observations from Cook's last voyage, 1778-12-26 - 1780-08-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/61/1: 2r-37r
Scope and Contents Tabulated observations for the voyage, including records of the time by the watch or timekeeper, the apparent time, observed altitudes and lunar distances, estimates of latitude and longitude, magnetic variation, barometer and thermometer readings, and additional remarks. Reference is often made to the instruments used (including instruments by John Dollond, Jesse Ramsden, John Bird and Gowan Knight, and timekeepers by Larcum Kendall), and who made the observations (including Cook, Clerke,...
Dates: 1778-12-26 - 1780-08-18
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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Observations in the voyage of the Daedalus, 1791 - 1792

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/63
Scope and Contents Astronomical observations, rough calculations and notes; many pages are inverted. The volume also includes a number of rough sketches [RGO 14/63: 232v; RGO 14/63: 244v; and RGO 14/63: 377r]; a draft letter [to Lieutenant Hergest] written in English but partly using Greek script concerning a dispute about going on shore near Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, and Hergest’s accusations that Gooch ‘stole out of the ship’ without speaking to him first [RGO 14/63: 311r-312r]; translations of Polynesian...
Dates: 1791 - 1792
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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