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

 Person

Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:

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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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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 Benjamin Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1789-05-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 294
Scope and Contents

Concerning whether his son Lieutenant William Dawes should return to England with the marine corps or remain at Sydney to continue his work at the observatory.

Dates: 1789-05-30
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 Benjamin Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1789-06-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 295-296
Scope and Contents

Concerning his son's circumstances in New South Wales and the possibility of a salary for his work as Engineer and Officer of Artillery.

Dates: 1789-06-09
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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Letter from Benjamin Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1789-07-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 297
Scope and Contents

Concerning a petition to compensate his son William Dawes for the work he had done as Engineer and Officer of Artillery in New South Wales, and a petition for leave of absence for him.

Dates: 1789-07-20
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 Benjamin Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1789-08-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 298-299
Scope and Contents

Concerning his petitions on behalf of his son, William Dawes, in New South Wales.

Dates: 1789-08-01
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 Benjamin Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1791-02-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 305-306
Scope and Contents

Thanking him for his assistance regarding his son, William Dawes and assuring him that the books and instruments would be brought back from Sydney on HMS Gorgon, which had just departed from Spithead with supplies. Dawes also discusses the shortage of food and clothing at the settlement, and recounts William's list of rations at the settlement, noting how they were cut after the loss of the Sirius.

Dates: 1791-02-01
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 bookseller Mr Storey offering to sell Maskelyne's Greenwich observations, 1825-01-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 17-18a
Scope and Contents

Sent to Dr Thomas Young.

Dates: 1825-01-28
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 Daniel Byrnes concerning an instrument for making lunar observations, 1788-12-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 145-147
Scope and Contents

Sent to Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1788-12-09
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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Letter from Francis Wadkin to Lord Keppel, 1782-07-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 481-482
Scope and Contents

Concerning his discovery 'that it is not 12 o'clock at one identical time in all latitudes on one meridian' and his invention of a method for using a telescope to determine longitude at sea. Wadkin also points out his poor financial situation and requests a reward. The letter was marked as undeserving of the Board's attention by Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1782-07-19
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 John Daly to Nevil Maskelyne, 1797-01-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 213-214
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Four letters from Daly, with a copy of a reply from William Wales.

Dates: 1797-01-31
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 John Dumbell to the Astronomer Royal, 1799-11-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 227-228
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Two letters.

Dates: 1799-11-19
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 John Newton to Nevil Maskelyne, 1788-10-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 521-521a
Scope and Contents

Concerning his invention 'for discovering the longitude by a true bearing' which involved 'a real timepiece', and which he claims much exceeded calculations based on lunar distance; addressed from Whitehaven, Cumberland.

Dates: 1788-10-26
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 Stoyle to Nevil Maskelyne, 1803-12-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/34: 140-141
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Three letters.

Dates: 1803-12-12
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 Joseph Emmanuel Pellizer to the Board of the Admiralty, 1801-09-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/53: 130-131
Scope and Contents

Outlining his 'new and good method of finding the longitude'.

Dates: 1801-09-20
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 Joseph Manton to Nevil Maskelyne, 1809-03-08 - 1809-06-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 449-450
Scope and Contents

With a note by Maskelyne.

Dates: 1809-03-08 - 1809-06-01
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 Mr Dempster to Nevil Maskelyne, 1786-04-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 46-46a
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file :

With an index of names.

Dates: 1786-04-25
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 Nicholas May to the Board of Longitude, 1782-12-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 506-506a
Scope and Contents

With a note on the reverse by Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1782-12-07
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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Letter from Professor Kratzenstein on chronometers and magnetic variation, 1786-08-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 464-466
Scope and Contents

Sent to Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1786-08-28
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 Richard Judson to Nevil Maskelyne, 1803-08-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 308-309
Scope and Contents

Concerning Judson's three solutions for finding longitude: by the globe, by a projection outlined in the letter, and by the right angled triangle.

Dates: 1803-08-20
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 W. Chapman about correcting lunar altitudes, 1806-02-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/34: 145-146a
Scope and Contents

Sent to Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1806-02-07
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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Letter from Walter Bedford to [the Board of Longitude], 1783-02-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 17-18
Scope and Contents

The letter was marked as unworthy of the Board's attention by Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1783-02-07
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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Letter from William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1786-12-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 239-240
Scope and Contents

Concerning the rate of the Board of Longitude's watch and the provision of books and instruments.

Dates: 1786-12-28
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 William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1787-01-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 241-244
Scope and Contents

Concerning the rate of the Board of Longitude's watch; the provision of books; the testing of instruments intended for the observatory; the discovery of damage to a sextant; and his request for an advance of a year's subsistence.

Dates: 1787-01-16
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 William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1787-01-10 - 1787-01-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 245-246
Scope and Contents

Requesting the advance of a year's subsistence and his request to be appointed to the land service at Botany Bay; also enclosing a copy of a letter from Lord Howe about his appointment.

Dates: 1787-01-10 - 1787-01-19
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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