Maskelyne, Nevil, 1732 - 1811 (astronomer and mathematician)
Found in 256 Collections and/or Records:
A catalogue of Flamsteed's MSS, 1772
'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.
A list of Nevil Maskelyne's books at college and later, 1749 - 1811
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].
A note on the transit of Mercury of 9 November 1802 as observed at Paris, 1803-01-04
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.
A request for lunar and solar places for December 1770, 1768-02-27
The letters are primarily from Nevil Maskelyne but include three sent to Andrews by Margaret Maskelyne, following the death of her father.
Abstract of a report from William Gooch to the Astronomer Royal, 1791-11-17
Reporting from Rio de Janeiro on problems with his instruments and with discipline on board the Daedalus; transcribed by Sir Joseph Banks.
Account book of Nevil Maskelyne, '1799 Rents etc. to 1821', 1798 - 1821
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.
Account with Nevil Maskelyne, 1779 - 1809
Papers regarding payments for work done on behalf of the Board, including some miscellaneous receipts.
'An Account of the going of Dr Maskelyne's new Chronometer N.309 made by Mr T. Earnshaw', 1799 - 1811
Also contains results for 'A continuation of the trial of the late Dr. Postlethwaite's watch' from 12 August - 30 September 1799.
Astronomical observations made at the Island of Barbados, 1763 - 1764
Autobiographical notes by Maskelyne on his life up to c. 1789, 1789
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.
Bills for the printing of Nevil Maskelyne's reply to Thomas Mudge's pamphlet, 1792
The accounts of printers and publishers for Board of Longitude publications, with related papers.
Calculation of micrometer observations made in Barbados in 1764 with Short's 2 foot reflector, 1764
Catalogue of the astronomical and mathematical library of Nevil Maskelyne, 1811
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).
Clock errors and mean right ascension, 1830 - 1832
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).
Computations, tables and observations, 1718 - 1767
Confirmed minutes, 1737 - 1779
Copies of letters concerning printed astronomical observations, 1774
Copies of letters concerning printed copies of astronomical observations made by John Flamsteed (30 Nov. 1715) and Nevil Maskelyne (1774).
Copies of letters sent by Nevil Maskelyne and Lady Clive, 1763 - 1917
Copy of a letter from Nevil Maskelyne to Joseph Manton, 1809-03-29
Enclosing a report on the rate of Manton's chronometer; see [RGO 14/24: 452].
Correspondence and theories on geodesy, 1868 - 1873
Correspondence on the Maskelyne Papers, 1911
Correspondence between Mary Arnold-Foster (Mrs H.O. Arnold-Foster) and F.W. Dyson regarding the deposition of the Maskelyne papers.
Correspondence on the Observatory and Herstmonceux, 1934 - 1957
Correspondence with the Royal Society, 1937 - 1948
Correspondence with tradesmen, 1894 - 1916
Dedication of Taylor's logarithms, 1810
Correspondence regarding various astronomical and nautical tables.
- ARCHON code (for CUL materials)
- Royal Greenwich Observatory (GBR/0180) 236
- Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 20
- London 57
- Greenwich 52
- Sydney 24
- Brockdish 20
- Portsmouth 17
- Astronomy 9
- Australia 9
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- Paris 5
- Time measuring instruments 5
- Botany Bay 4
- Longitude 4
- Woolwich 4
- Cambridge 3
- India 3
- Marine navigation 3
- Nootka Sound 3
- Plymouth Sound 3
- Rio de Janeiro 3
- Santa Cruz de Tenerife 3
- Tenerife 3
- Bombay 2
- Brazil 2
- Cape Town 2
- Edinburgh 2
- England 2
- Geographical exploration 2
- Oxford 2
- Port Jackson 2
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- Amesbury 1
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