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

 Person

Found in 256 Collections and/or Records:

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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 Inman to [Nevil Maskelyne], 1803-08-05 - 1803-08-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 209-216
Scope and Contents

Concerning observations taken at Garden Island, Sydney, New South Wales, and his equipment and instruments. A postscript concerns a gift of a pet for Miss Maskelyne, with mention of the different animals of the country.

Dates: 1803-08-05 - 1803-08-08
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 Boddington to Nevil Maskelyne, 1779-10-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3/26
Scope and Contents

Signifying that the payment of land tax on his salary as Astronomical Observator would henceforth be paid by the Office of Ordinance.

Dates: 1779-10-22
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 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, 1794-12-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 95
Scope and Contents

Partial letter concerning observations from a voyage of HMS Providence.

Dates: 1794-12-20
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 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 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 Cawthorne, Greenwich Park, 1795-09-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/23: 1
Scope and Contents

The letter concerns an appointment to meet Mr Ward and friends at the Royal Observatory, with algebraic equations on the back.

Dates: 1795-09-09
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 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 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 Messrs Key and Sons, 1803-08-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/35: 1
Scope and Contents

The letter accompanied samples of papers under consideration for use in publications. On the reverse are various stellar observations taken on 12 October 1804.

Dates: 1803-08-15
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 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 Mr Rowed of the Globe Tavern, Fleet Street, 1795-06-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/22: 1-2
Scope and Contents

The letter reminds Nevil Maskelyne of the meeting of the 'Club' to be held at his house. The letter is covered with various computations.

Dates: 1795-06-15
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 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, 1765

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/48: 1-2
Scope and Contents

The draft letter is addressed to 'My Lord' and is a response to John Harrison's applications to the Board of Longitude and to Parliament to get a second £10,000 in reward money for his marine timekeepers. The letter continues with notes on longitude determination and marine timekeepers by other makers.

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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Letter from Nevil Maskelyne, 1782-08-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/16: 315-317
Scope and Contents

Regarding the observations made by William Bayly during the voyage of HMS Discovery.

Dates: 1782-08-12
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).
 Series

Letter from Nevil Maskelyne to William Gooch (senior), 1793-12-26

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 110-111
Scope and Contents

Concerning the bill of sale of his son's effects.

Dates: 1793-12-26
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).
 Series

Letter from Nevil Maskelyne to William Gooch (senior), 1794-01-03

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 112-113
Scope and Contents

Concerning the money raised by the sale of his son's effects.

Dates: 1794-01-03
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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Brockdish 20
Portsmouth 17

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