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

 Person

Found in 256 Collections and/or Records:

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Questions to be asked of Mr Earnshaw relative to his explanation of his timekeeper, 1805-07-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 271-280
Scope and Contents

With Earnshaw's answers.

Dates: 1805-07-03
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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Remarks made by James Petto, 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/26: 186-202
Scope and Contents

Printed paper by Arnold with a single annotation by Petto [RGO 14/26: 188]. The paper is preceded by a letter to Petto from Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1805
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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Remarks made by James Petto, 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/27: 213-230
Scope and Contents

Printed paper by Earnshaw with a single annotation by Petto. The paper is preceded by a letter to Petto from Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1805
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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Remarks made by John Barwise, 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/26: 21-37
Scope and Contents

Printed paper by Arnold with a single annotation by Barwise [RGO 14/26: 33v]. The paper is preceded by a letter to Barwise from Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1805
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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Remarks made by John Barwise, 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/27: 22-39b
Scope and Contents

Printed paper by Earnshaw with annotations by Barwise. The paper is preceded by a letter to Barwise from Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1805
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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Remarks made by John Grant, 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/26: 58-74b
Scope and Contents

Printed paper by Arnold which was sent to Grant by Nevil Maskelyne; a note by [George Gilpin] records that Mr Grant did not see it necessary to make any remarks upon it [RGO 14/26: 59].

Dates: 1805
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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Remarks made by John Grant, 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/27: 60-77b
Scope and Contents

Printed paper by Earnshaw with annotations by Grant. The paper is preceded by a letter to Grant from Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1805
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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Remarks made by Louis Recordon, 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/26: 204-220
Scope and Contents

Printed paper by Arnold with annotations by Recordon. The paper is preceded by a letter to Recordon from Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1805
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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Remarks made by Mr Recordon, 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/27: 233-249b
Scope and Contents

Printed paper by Earnshaw with annotations by Recordon. The paper is preceded by a letter to Recordon from Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1805
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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Remarks made by Peter Grimaldi, 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/26: 76-92b
Scope and Contents

Printed paper by Arnold with annotations by Grimaldi. The paper is preceded by a letter to Grimaldi from Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1805
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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Remarks made by Peter Grimaldi, 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/27: 79-96b
Scope and Contents

Printed paper by Earnshaw with annotations by Grimaldi. The paper is preceded by a letter to Grimaldi from Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1805
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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Remarks made by W. Howells, 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/27: 137-154
Scope and Contents

Printed paper by Earnshaw with annotations by Howells. The paper is preceded by a letter to Howells from Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1805
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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Remarks made by William Hardy, 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/27: 98-114b
Scope and Contents

Printed paper by Earnshaw with annotations by Hardy. The paper is preceded by a letter to Hardy from Sir Joseph Banks.

Dates: 1805
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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Report on the rate of Joseph Manton's watch at the Royal Observatory, 1808-12-05 - 1809-02-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 453
Scope and Contents From the Sub-sub-file :

Two letters and a report on the rate of his chronometer.

Dates: 1808-12-05 - 1809-02-27
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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Reports by the Astronomer Royal, 1783 - 1809

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/10: 214-247
Scope and Contents

Reports from Nevil Maskelyne on the merits of petitions submitted to the Board of Longitude. Most of the petitions are concerned with various methods of discovering longitude at sea. Includes a report titled 'Remarks on Mr Earnshaw's Petition', and a list of Charles Mason's papers presented to the Board of Longitude.

Dates: 1783 - 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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Resumé by Maskelyne of his career, giving some important dates, 1790

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/320/10: 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: 1790
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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Resumé by Maskelyne of his career, giving some important dates, 1801

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/320/11: 1-2
Scope and Contents

Includes a piece on Johann Mayer's lunar tables.

Dates: 1801
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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Rough notes on the workings of Mr Harrison's time-keeper, 1765

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/152: 1-3
Scope and Contents

These include queries made by Maskelyne to John Harrison, with notes on Harrison's replies. The notes were numbered by Maskelyne for subsequent reordering.

Dates: 1765
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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Royal Observatory documents, 1752 - 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3
Scope and Contents

Set of documents relating to the Royal Observatory, wrapped in paper marked 'King's warrant of appointment to the Royal Observatory, appointment of visitors and sundry other papers relative to the Royal Observatory'.

Dates: 1752 - 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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Sanction for James Inman to replace John Crosley on the scientific expedition to New Holland, 1803

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/185: 5-5b
Scope and Contents

There are instructions for him to board the ship, details of observations to be made at sea and on shore, and general directions.

Dates: 1803
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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Set of loose notes concerning Nevil Maskelyne and family, 1774 - 1821

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/2/1/1
Scope and Contents

Set of notes originally tied with the memorandum book at RGO 218/2/1 [compiled by ?Nevil Maskelyne]. The notes concern genealogy (including births, deaths and marriages) and family and professional accounts, and include a sketch of two figures seated under a tree.

Dates: 1774 - 1821
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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Table by J.J. Huber, 1786-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 622
Scope and Contents

Table in Latin concerning longitude, with an annotation from Nevil Maskelyne stating that it was part of a letter received from Huber at Basle on 21 September 1786.

Dates: 1786-09
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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Testimonial for Nevil Maskelyne from the Mathematical and Astronomical Professors at Cambridge, 1764-10-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3/6
Scope and Contents

The Rev. Nevil Maskelyne's testimonial from the Mathematical and Astronomical Professors at Cambridge, in favour of his abilities as a fit person to execute the office of his Majesty's Astronomer at Greenwich. Signed by Roger Long, Robert Smith, Anthony Shepherd and Edward Waring.

Dates: 1764-10-27
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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Testimonial for Nevil Maskelyne from the Royal Society, 1764 - 1765

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3/7
Scope and Contents

The Rev. Nevil Maskelyne's testimonial from the Right Honourable Earl of Morton, President, and the principal members of the Royal Society, in favour of his abilities as a fit person to execute the office of his Majesty's Astronomer at Greenwich.

Dates: 1764 - 1765
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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Translated letter from Julian Canelas, Isle of Leon, 1806-10-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/38: 1-2
Scope and Contents

The letter asking for observations of the occultations of Antares on 20 March 1805, and the solar eclipse on 16 June 1806 to compare with his own.

Dates: 1806-10-05
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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