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

 Person

Found in 52 Collections and/or Records:

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Draft instructions for John Crosley to go on a voyage to New Holland on board HMS Investigator on a scientific expedition, 1801-03-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/185: 4-4c
Scope and Contents

The letter gives instructions on observations to be taken on board ship, details of observations to be taken on shore, general directions and an inventory of required instruments, books and charts.

Dates: 1801-03-07
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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Draft letter to George Dollond, 1808-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/185: 3
Scope and Contents

Concerning the focal length of a 6 foot telescope.

Dates: 1808-09
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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Draft letter to James Ewart Esq. of Lancaster, 1794-08-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/185: 1-1a
Scope and Contents

Letter forwarding details of lunar occultations, with notes and calculations on an eclipse.

Dates: 1794-08-18
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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Draft letter to Monsieur Julian Canelas, Directeur de l'Observatoire a l'Isle de St Leon, 1806-12-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/185: 2
Scope and Contents

Letter on occultations of stars and a solar eclipse. There are notes on Stephen Groombridge's circle on the reverse.

Dates: 1806-12-11
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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Draft of a letter from Nevil Maskelyne to the Royal Society concerning the inadequacy of the equatorial sector for observing comets, 1770-07-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/320/5: 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...
Dates: 1770-07-12
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 4th Earl of Sandwich, Hinchingbrooke, 1772-06-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/5: 1
Scope and Contents

Letter requesting Nevil Maskelyne to attend the election of a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge.

Dates: 1772-06-01
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 Samuel Wallis, Frithhill, near St Germans, Cornwall, 1771-12-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/3: 1-2
Scope and Contents

Letter regarding the circumstances of the eclipse of 25 July 1767 mentioned in the previous letter at [RGO 4/187: 2].

Dates: 1771-12-17
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 Mudge, Amesbury, Wiltshire, 1790 - 1799

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/15: 1-2
Scope and Contents

The letter requests Nevil Maskelyne to communicate to Captain Mudge anything he should discover in a paper, relative to a Trigonometrical Survey, that requires explanation. Also contain a series of equations by Maskelyne.

Dates: 1790 - 1799
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 Charles Hutton, Woolwich, 1785-06-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/11: 1-2
Scope and Contents

Covering letter sent with two enclosed papers (non-extant) requesting Maskelyne to return the papers with any remarks he may be pleased to make. The letter is covered with Maskelyne's calculations and sketches.

Dates: 1785-06-27
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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Letter from Charles Hutton, Woolwich, 1793-12-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/18: 1
Scope and Contents

The letter is primarily concerned with the progress of 'A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary' upon which Charles Hutton was working. Various calculations and equations cover the reverse page of the letter.

Dates: 1793-12-19
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 Charles Hutton, Woolwich, 1796-02-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/26: 1
Scope and Contents

The letter is concerned with Simpson's method for computing series.

Dates: 1796-02-27
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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Letter from F. Amoros and F. de Gilleman, 'officiers du Ministere de la Guerre', Madrid, 1803-08-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/36: 1-2
Scope and Contents

The letter conveys observations of a solar eclipse made by Ali-Beik Abd-Allah at Tangier on 16 August 1803.

Dates: 1803-08-22
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 Israel Lyons Jnr, Cambridge, 1766

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/1: 1-2
Scope and Contents

Letter containing calculations for the occultations of stars.

Dates: 1766
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 J. Merdbey, Woolwich, 1809-04-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/46: 1-2
Scope and Contents

The letter refers to trouble Maskelyne has had with a watch belonging to a friend of Merdbey. On the reverse are various equations in Maskelyne's hand.

Dates: 1809-04-18
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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Letter from James Horsburgh, Bombay, 1804-05-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/37: 1-2
Scope and Contents

The letter contains observations of the first and second satellites of Jupiter in 1803.

Dates: 1804-05-31
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 James Pascoe, Honiton, 1806-10-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/39: 1-2
Scope and Contents

The letter confirms the accuracy of the French tables, with equations on the ellipsis overleaf in Maskelyne's hand.

Dates: 1806-10-11
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 Campbell, East Sheen, Surrey, 1771-09-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/2: 1-2
Scope and Contents

Letter forwarding an account of a solar eclipse of 25 July 1767 observed by Captain Wallis from HMS 'Dolphin' in Port Royal Harbour, King George's Island (Tahiti). See also [RGO 4/187: 3].

Dates: 1771-09-15
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 Crosley to Nevil Maskelyne, 1794-11-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 93-94
Scope and Contents

Concerning observations from a voyage of HMS Providence.

Dates: 1794-11-18
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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Letter from John Crosley to Nevil Maskelyne, 1795-02-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 96-97
Scope and Contents

Concerning observations from a voyage of HMS Providence.

Dates: 1795-02-13
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 Crosley to Nevil Maskelyne, 1795-10-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 98-105
Scope and Contents

Sent from New South Wales, concerning observations from a voyage of HMS Providence.

Dates: 1795-10-06
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 Mathew Flinders, 1802-05-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 17-18
Scope and Contents

Letter sent to Nevil Maskelyne from HMS Investigator at Port Jackson, concerning observations he had made on the voyage; for the observations, see [RGO 14/68: 15-16].

Dates: 1802-05-25
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 Mrs Mary Edwards, Ludlow, 1785-06-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/10: 1
Scope and Contents

Letter directing and thanking Maskelyne for assisting with settling the accounts of the late husband of Mary Edwards (John Edwards) with a number of London instrument makers, and for transporting her husband's instruments back and forth for sale. The reverse of the letter is covered in notes and sketches.

Dates: 1785-06-18
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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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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