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Maskelyne, Nevil, 1732 - 1811 (astronomer and mathematician)

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Found in 256 Collections and/or Records:

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A catalogue of Flamsteed's MSS, 1772

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/67/O
Scope and Contents 'A Catalogue of Flamsteed's MSS', made immediately after their purchase by the Board of Longitude. The writing is in an unidentified hand, with a note by Nevil Maskelyne.
Dates: 1772
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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A list of Nevil Maskelyne's books at college and later, 1749 - 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/4
Scope and Contents A long and detailed list of 'Books bought or given me since my first coming to the University, Nov. 5th 1749' [Maskelyne studied at St. Catherine's College, Cambridge].
Dates: 1749 - 1811
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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A note on the transit of Mercury of 9 November 1802 as observed at Paris, 1803-01-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/159/5: 1
Scope and Contents The author of the note may be [Badiase] and refers to comments by Charles Messier and Pierre Mechain. On the reverse of the note is a record of observations, possibly in the hand of Nevil Maskelyne.
Dates: 1803-01-04
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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A request for lunar and solar places for December 1770, 1768-02-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/149: 1
Scope and Contents From the File: The letters are primarily from Nevil Maskelyne but include three sent to Andrews by Margaret Maskelyne, following the death of her father.
Dates: 1768-02-27
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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Abstract of a report from William Gooch to the Astronomer Royal, 1791-11-17

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 196
Scope and Contents Reporting from Rio de Janeiro on problems with his instruments and with discipline on board the Daedalus; transcribed by Sir Joseph Banks.
Dates: 1791-11-17
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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Account book of Nevil Maskelyne, '1799 Rents etc. to 1821', 1798 - 1821

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/6
Scope and Contents Account book, partly in the hand of his daughter Margaret, listing rental income and a variety of personal and household expenses, alongside those relating to his official duties as Astronomer Royal. Includes three enclosures.
Dates: 1798 - 1821
Conditions Governing Access: Fragile: please open with extreme care and use book-rest
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Account with Nevil Maskelyne, 1779 - 1809

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/18: 16-136
Scope and Contents From the File: Papers regarding payments for work done on behalf of the Board, including some miscellaneous receipts.
Dates: 1779 - 1809
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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'An Account of the going of Dr Maskelyne's new Chronometer N.309 made by Mr T. Earnshaw', 1799 - 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/153
Scope and Contents Also contains results for 'A continuation of the trial of the late Dr. Postlethwaite's watch' from 12 August - 30 September 1799.
Dates: 1799 - 1811
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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Astronomical observations made at the Island of Barbados, 1763 - 1764

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/323
Scope and Contents The log covers the period from 13 November 1763 - 15 August 1764, and includes observations of stars and planets and errors and adjustments to instruments and clocks. It mentions the arrival of John Harrison and his chronometers on board HMS 'Tartar' on 13 May 1764 [RGO 4/323: 15v], and includes ratings for these chronometers [RGO 4/323: 15v-16v]. The log also includes details of how and when the astronomer conveyed copies of his observations to Sir Philip Stephens, using different ships...
Dates: 1763 - 1764
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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Autobiographical notes by Maskelyne on his life up to c. 1789, 1789

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/320/8: 1-9
Scope and Contents The notes include details of his early life, his discoveries, the expedition to St Helena, the work of the Board of Longitude and the work of other contemporaries. There is a note on the front written in the hand of his daughter, Margaret Maskelyne.
Dates: 1789
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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Bills for the printing of Nevil Maskelyne's reply to Thomas Mudge's pamphlet, 1792

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/15: 233-237
Scope and Contents From the File: The accounts of printers and publishers for Board of Longitude publications, with related papers.
Dates: 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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Calculation of micrometer observations made in Barbados in 1764 with Short's 2 foot reflector, 1764

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/320/1: 1-2
Scope and Contents From the Series: The collection comprises a large series of observations, calculations, computations and tables, with accounts, booklets, illustrations, journals of voyages, notes, treatises and other material. There is a large volume of correspondence, which reflects the varied nature of the Astronomer Royal's work, and includes correspondence with computers and comparers; letters from Gauss, Piazzi, Zach and Olbers, who contacted Maskelyne at the time of the discovery of the minor planets; and correspondence...
Dates: 1764
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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Catalogue of the astronomical and mathematical library of Nevil Maskelyne, 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/5
Scope and Contents Printed catalogue of the sale of Nevil Maskelyne's library after his death, sold by auction by Leigh and Sotheby, 27-29 May 1811, and marked up with sale prices (amounting to £451-18-6 for 757 lots).
Dates: 1811
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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Clock errors and mean right ascension, 1830 - 1832

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/23
Scope and Contents Investigation of clock errors and their application to the Sun, Moon, planets and stars; deduction of the mean right ascensions of stars, with a reference to Nevil Maskelyne (folio 1).
Dates: 1830 - 1832
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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Computations, tables and observations, 1718 - 1767

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 2/18
Scope and Contents Computations, tables, observations and miscellaneous papers. Nos 19-43 are bound together in the form of an exercise book.1. Observations of the planets, 17-18 May 1737, in Latin.2. Observations and calculations for 23-24 July 1739. 3. Observations at Stoke Newington, London, 1738. 4. Observations by J.N. Lillee of the passage of the Moon at Petersburg, 2-3 January 1738.5. Lunar observations at Paris, 1729-1723.6. French account of an eclipse...
Dates: 1718 - 1767
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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Confirmed minutes, 1737 - 1779

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/5
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, discussions on John Harrison's first marine chronometer (H1); the purchase of new instruments for work on the longitude and latitude of the coasts of Britain; improvements to the reflecting telescope; Tobias Mayer's lunar motion tables; the trial of John Harrison's chronometers; errors in the tables of the satellites; Schutz's machine for finding longitude; Chistopher Irwin's marine chair; the use of lunar observations for...
Dates: 1737 - 1779
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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Copies of letters concerning printed astronomical observations, 1774

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3/20
Scope and Contents Copies of letters concerning printed copies of astronomical observations made by John Flamsteed (30 Nov. 1715) and Nevil Maskelyne (1774).
Dates: 1774
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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Copies of letters sent by Nevil Maskelyne and Lady Clive, 1763 - 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/9/5
Scope and Contents Copies of letters written by Lady Clive to her brother Nevil Maskelyne (three letters dated 1775) and to Edmund Maskelyne (one letter dated 1766); originals are in the volume catalogued at RGO 218/9/1. Also, copies of two letters from Nevil Maskelyne to his brother Edmund (29 Dec. 1763, written from Barbados describing his observatory and experiences) and to Anthony Shepherd (written 15 Oct. 1764 on his return from Barbados, reporting his observations and thanking him for notification of the...
Dates: 1763 - 1917
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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Copy of a letter from Nevil Maskelyne to Joseph Manton, 1809-03-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 451
Scope and Contents Enclosing a report on the rate of Manton's chronometer; see [RGO 14/24: 452].
Dates: 1809-03-29
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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Correspondence and theories on geodesy, 1868 - 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/424
Scope and Contents Correspondence and theories of J.C. Adams, A. d'Abbadie and Mr Sawitsch regarding geodesy. The papers includes a manuscript titled 'Observations made at Schiehallion June 1775' written by Dr Maskelyne and an assistant; a resumé of the career of Captain Basevi; plans of platforms for pendulums in a Russian observatory and in the Royal Society; a printed paper titled 'Gegenbericht an die permanente Commission der Europaischen Gradmessung' (Reply to the permanent European Commission on the size of...
Dates: 1868 - 1873
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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Correspondence on the Maskelyne Papers, 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/157
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Mary Arnold-Foster (Mrs H.O. Arnold-Foster) and F.W. Dyson regarding the deposition of the Maskelyne papers.
Dates: 1911
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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Correspondence on the Observatory and Herstmonceux, 1934 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/1
Scope and Contents Correspondence and some related papers regarding the general administration of the approaches, grounds and interior of Herstmonceux Castle; the removal of the Royal Observatory from Greenwich to Herstmonceux; and the history of the Royal Observatory and Herstmonceux Castle. The papers include the following items:Letter from G. Jones to R. Woolley concerning the gift of his painting of the old buildings at Greenwich, 1956.Correspondence regarding the pair of swans for the lake at...
Dates: 1934 - 1957
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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Correspondence with the Royal Society, 1937 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/564
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence with the Royal Society relating mainly to the re-establishment and expansion of astronomy after the Second World War. The papers include the following items:Correspondence concerning the re-equipping of Cambridge observatories, 1948.Minutes of the meeting of the Gassiot Committee on 31 October 1947, with reports from the Kew and Eskdalemuir Observatories.Correspondence concerning Maskelyne manuscripts, 1947.Correspondence regarding...
Dates: 1937 - 1948
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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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1894 - 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/73
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding accounts held with various tradesmen:Section (i)Correspondence with tradesmen concerning the settlement of bills and accounts for repairs to buildings, instruments and stationery, 1908.Estimate from Williams and Norgate for supplying millimetre paper, 1894.Correspondence with Bernard Quaritch concerning the purchases of books, 1894.Bill from Gridley and Ford for the carriage of parcels, 1894.Bill from H.J. Smith for...
Dates: 1894 - 1916
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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Dedication of Taylor's logarithms, 1810

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/46: 332-333
Scope and Contents From the File: Correspondence regarding various astronomical and nautical tables.
Dates: 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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