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

 Person

Found in 256 Collections and/or Records:

 Series

Letter from Nevil Maskelyne to William Gooch (senior), 1794-01-14

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 114-115
Scope and Contents

Concerning the money raised by the sale of his son's effects and the appointment of John Crosley as William Gooch's replacement as astronomer.

Dates: 1794-01-14
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), 1794-01-25

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 117-118
Scope and Contents

Regarding money owed by and to his son.

Dates: 1794-01-25
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), 1794-02-13

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 119-121
Scope and Contents

With a statement concerning monies owed to Gooch by the Board of Longitude.

Dates: 1794-02-13
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), 1794-02-15

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 122-123
Scope and Contents

Giving directions concerning further money owed to Gooch by the Board of Longitude.

Dates: 1794-02-15
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), 1794-02-21

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 124-125
Scope and Contents

Requesting a receipt for payment of £8 for Gooch's expenses on instruments.

Dates: 1794-02-21
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), 1794-08-23

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 126-127
Scope and Contents

Regarding the settling of his son's accounts.

Dates: 1794-08-23
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), 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).
 Series

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).
 Series

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).
 Series

Letter from Nevil Maskelyne to William Gooch (senior), 1793-09-17

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 100-101
Scope and Contents

Providing directions with regard to his son's will.

Dates: 1793-09-17
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).
 Series

Letter from Nevil Maskelyne to William Gooch (senior), 1793-11-12

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 103-104
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1793-11-12
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), 1793-11-16

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 105-106
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1793-11-16
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), 1793-11-26

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 108-109
Scope and Contents

Concerning the heavy percentage required of his son's money.

Dates: 1793-11-26
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).
 Item

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).
 Item

Letter from Peter and George Dollond, London, 1807-10-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/42: 1
Scope and Contents

The letter concerns the dispatch of a pocket globe. On the reverse, in Maskelyne's hand, is a sketch relative to Stephen Groombridge's scheme.

Dates: 1807-10-08
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 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 Robert Fenwick, officer of the Royal Artillery, Barbados, 1770-10-17

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

Letter containing observations of the stars and Jupiter's satellites to determine the longitude of Barbados.

Dates: 1770-10-17
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 Sir Harold Parker at the Admiralty, 1792-06-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/16: 1
Scope and Contents

Letter concerning a request for Nevil Maskelyne to report on a paper submitted by John Wood concerning an instrument for measuring angles.

Dates: 1792-06-07
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 Stephen Groombridge, 1809-04-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/47: 1-2
Scope and Contents

The letter concerns amendments to a book. On the reverse are various equations in Maskelyne's hand.

Dates: 1809-04-24
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 the Earl of Suffolk authorising Nevil Maskelyne to take six weeks leave of absence from the Royal Observatory, 1777-07-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3/25
Scope and Contents From the File:

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: 1777-07-17
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 the Earl of Suffolk to Nevil Maskelyne authorising him to take a two month leave of absence from the Royal Observatory, 1774-05-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3/23
Scope and Contents From the File:

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: 1774-05-30
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 Thomas Earnshaw, 1801-08-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/34: 1-2
Scope and Contents

The letter is concerned with timekeepers and also contains notes and calculations in Maskelyne's hand.

Dates: 1801-08-30
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 Thomas Johnstone to Nevil Maskelyne, 1808-05-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 301-302
Scope and Contents

Concerning his proposed method of finding longitude by observing the pointers of the Great Bear. An annotation on the final page reads 'Ordered by the Board that no notice be taken of this letter'. Sent from Millton by Dumbarton.

Dates: 1808-05-18
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 Thomas Wright, Island of St John, 1799-05-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/31: 1-2
Scope and Contents

The letter concerns observations of the eclipses of Jupiter's satellites which were taken to establish the exact location of several rivers to determine the boundary between New Brunswick and the District of Maine (then part of Massachusetts).

Dates: 1799-05-01
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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London 57
Greenwich 52
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Brockdish 20
Portsmouth 17

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