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

 Person

Found in 256 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter authorising Nevil Maskelyne to continue his leave of absence to complete the Schiehallion experiment, 1774-08-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3/24
Scope and Contents

Signed by William Eden.

Dates: 1774-08-07
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 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 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 Captain Huddart, 1780-03-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/9: 1-2
Scope and Contents

Letter regarding eclipses of Jupiter's satellites observed at Bombay.

Dates: 1780-03-25
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 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 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 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 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 G. Eckhard presenting his compliments, 1795-12-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/24: 1
Scope and Contents

On the reverse of the letter is a note in Maskelyne's hand on the construction of an optical instrument.

Dates: 1795-12-15
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 George Dollond, London, 1808-08-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/43: 1-2
Scope and Contents

The letter contains the specifications of an object-glass for a six-foot telescope, with various dimensions of convex and concave lenses. Some notes and computations have been added in Maskelyne's hand.

Dates: 1808-08-15
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 George Dollond, London, 1808-08-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/44: 1-2
Scope and Contents

The letter provides measurements for the thickness of the glass in a six-foot object glass and includes a diagram.

Dates: 1808-08-22
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 George Dollond, London, 1808-09-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/45: 1-2
Scope and Contents

The letter provides answers to enquiries raised by Maskelyne concerning a six-foot telescope.

Dates: 1808-09-13
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 George Gilpin, 1801-07-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/33: 1
Scope and Contents

The letter gives notice of a visitation of the Royal Society to the Royal Observatory on 10 July 1801. Various computations are scribbled on the reverse of the letter.

Dates: 1801-07-06
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 Israel Lyons, 1774-08-22 - 1774-09-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/7: 1-3
Scope and Contents

Letter dated 22 August 1774, regarding a problem to find instrumental errors using the known right ascensions of stars, and errors in a pendulum at altitudes. An unconnected note, dated 22 August to 28 September 1774, concerning theodolite measurements for the Schiehallion Experiment has been included with the letter.

Dates: 1774-08-22 - 1774-09-28
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 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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