Vancouver, George, 1758 - 1798 (explorer)
Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
Vindicating the reputation of Lieutenant Hergest and informing Gooch of the execution of those people who were an accessory to the massacre.
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.
Concerning a mode by which chronometers could be kept at a stable temperature.
Concerning his deceased son's salary and will, and offering his condolences.
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.
On the proving of Mr Gooch's will and payment of his salary, and clarifying the date of his death (10 May 1792).
Providing directions with regard to his son's will.
Concerning the bill of 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.
Regarding the settling of his son's accounts.
Concerning a delay in the departure and his expected duties as astronomer.
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.
- ARCHON code (for CUL materials)
- Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 12
- Royal Greenwich Observatory (GBR/0180) 8
- Brockdish 10
- Greenwich 8
- Astronomy 4
- Hawaii 3
- Marquises, Îles 3
- Australia 2
- Falkland Islands 2
- Geographical exploration 2
- Hawaiian Islands 2
- Kealakekua Bay 2
- London 2
- Longitude 2
- Marine navigation 2
- Nootka Sound 2
- Rio de Janeiro 2
- Time measuring instruments 2
- Africa 1
- Alaska 1
- Bering Sea 1
- Botany Bay 1
- Brazil 1
- Cape of Good Hope 1
- Côn Đảo 1
- East Indies 1
- Japan 1
- Kamchatka 1
- Macau 1
- Mediterranean Sea 1
- New South Wales 1
- Newfoundland 1
- North America 1
- North Pacific Ocean 1
- Petersham 1
- Port Jackson 1
- Saint Helens 1
- Saint John's 1
- Slavery 1
- Slaves 1
- São Tiago 1
- Woolwich 1 ∧ less
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