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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 William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1788-10-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 287-288
Scope and Contents Reporting on his activities at the observatory in Sydney, mentioning that much of his time had been employed 'in matters quite foreign to astronomy', and that while he had estimated the track of the comet, he had yet to see it. Dawes also reports that he intended to stay in New South Wales for a further three years, on the basis that he could not leave until a suitable person was sent out to take over: 'I think it would be a great pity to lose an established observatory in this Hemisphere'...
Dates: 1788-10-01
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 William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1788-11-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 289-289a
Scope and Contents

Informing Maskelyne that he had a sent a letter via the Fishburn under Captain [Robert] Brown.

Dates: 1788-11-17
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 William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1788-11-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 290-293
Scope and Contents

Reporting on his work at the observatory in Sydney. Dawes reports that he had seen nothing of the comet and complains that his duties as Engineer and Officer of Artillery were preventing him from attending to the observatory, which had soured his relationship with the Governor. He asks that a suitable person be sent out to take over the Observatory before his six years there had expired. He also reports the naming of Maskelyne Point.

Dates: 1788-11-17
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 William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1790-04-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 300-301
Scope and Contents

Reporting on his work at the observatory in Sydney. He refers to the loss of HMS Sirius and states that the timekeeper [K1] was moved to HMS Supply undamaged. The letter also includes a description of his observatory.

Dates: 1790-04-16
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Letter from William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1790-07-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 302-304a
Scope and Contents

Reporting on his work at the observatory at Sydney, and describing the main hindrances to his work (including the lack of 'men of business' in the country, the 'unfortunate want of abilities' of the surveyor of lands, and his problems with the Governor). The letter also includes a description of the local topography of Sydney and his opinion of the country - 'a more dreary, dismal, barren, inanimated [sic] country I believe does not exist anywhere in the whole world'.

Dates: 1790-07-26
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 William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1792-06-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 307-308
Scope and Contents

Written on board HMS Gorgon on Dawes' return passage to England and concerning the safe return of instruments from the observatory at Sydney.

Dates: 1792-06-18
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Letter from William Gooch, Brockdish, Norfolk, 1794-04-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/19: 1
Scope and Contents

The letter is concerned with the settling of accounts.

Dates: 1794-04-27
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).
 Series

Letter from William Gooch to his mother, Sarah Gooch, 1791-04-29

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 31-32
Scope and Contents

Concerning whether or not he would go abroad, Dr Maskelyne's close observation of him, his tasks at Greenwich, and clothing required for the voyage.

Dates: 1791-04-29
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 Series

Letter from William Gooch to his parents, 1791-02-26

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 22-23
Scope and Contents

Concerning a delay in the departure and his expected duties as astronomer.

Dates: 1791-02-26
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 Series

Letter from William Gooch to his parents, 1791-04-21

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 26-27
Scope and Contents

Concerning an interview with Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1791-04-21
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 Series

Letter from William Gooch to his parents, 1791-06-13

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 38-39
Scope and Contents

Concerning the Board's resolution with regard to his salary, a box received from his mother, and a visit to Sir Joseph Banks.

Dates: 1791-06-13
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).
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Letter from William Innes on finding the longitude by the moon's meridian altitude, 1809-02-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/34: 152-154
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum...
Dates: 1809-02-25
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 William Manwaring, Paddington, 1799-12-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/32: 1-2
Scope and Contents

The letter was sent with gifts of a pair of pigeons and some pears. The letter is covered with various computations in Maskelyne's hand.

Dates: 1799-12-17
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Letter from William Marrat on an instrument for measuring altitude, 1803-11-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 237-240
Scope and Contents

Includes a drawing.

Dates: 1803-11-01
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 William Marsden, Fort Marlborough (Bengkulu in Indonesia), 1772-11-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/6: 1-2
Scope and Contents

In the letter Marsden praises Maskelyne's 'British Mariner's Guide' and method of finding longitude, and relates his own observations made with a sextant.

Dates: 1772-11-25
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 William Wales, 1786-03-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/12: 1
Scope and Contents

Covering letter sent with an enclosed paper (non-extant) commenting on the accuracy of some tables.

Dates: 1786-03-23
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 Wales, Christ's Hospital, 1798-06-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/30: 1
Scope and Contents

The letter is concerned with a set of papers which are to be examined by the Board of Longitude Oversight Committee which included Sir Joseph Banks. The letter is covered with various computations.

Dates: 1798-06-05
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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Letter notifying Andrews that Maskelyne was very ill, sent by his daughter Margaret Maskelyne, 1811-02-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/149: 98-99
Scope and Contents From the File:

The letters are primarily from Nevil Maskelyne but include three sent to Andrews by Margaret Maskelyne, following the death of her father.

Dates: 1811-02-07
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 of sympathy from Latitia Booth to her niece Margaret Maskelyne, 1811-02-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/10/17/1
Scope and Contents

On the death of Margaret's father, Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1811-02-12
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 to Nevil Maskelyne, 1806-03-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 82-83
Scope and Contents

From Mr Marsden concerning papers from Captain Flinders.

Dates: 1806-03-01
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 to Nevil Maskelyne from the clerk of the check, Greenwich Hospital, 1809-11-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 134-134a
Scope and Contents

Concerning a submission [from Peter Rothwell].

Dates: 1809-11-21
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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Letters (1788-1839) Story, Rigby, Maskelyne and Lady Booth, 1788 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/10
Scope and Contents Blue folder of letters relating to the family of Anthony Mervyn Story-Maskelyne. The letters were mainly sent to Margaret and Anthony, with some additional correspondence between other members of Anthony's family. The letters to Margaret Story-Maskelyne include letters from her husband, her mother Sophia Maskelyne, her aunt Lady Booth, her mother-in-law, Biddy Story, and her husband's aunts. They also include two letters from George Airy and Mrs Pond relating to an incident in which...
Dates: 1788 - 1950
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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Letters from Maskelyne to Henry Andrews, 1768 - 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/149
Scope and Contents

The letters are primarily from Nevil Maskelyne but include three sent to Andrews by Margaret Maskelyne, following the death of her father.

Dates: 1768 - 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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Letters sent by Lady Clive vol. 2, 1806 - 1809

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/9/2
Scope and Contents

A blue folder of c.44 letters sent by Lady Clive to her niece, Margaret Maskelyne, her brother Nevil Maskelyne, and other family members. Topics include procuring a pair of globes, astronomy, and family or domestic matters. Each letter is preceded by a later note on its content.
All items have been numbered according to their original order in the file.

Dates: 1806 - 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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Letters sent by Lady Clive vol. 3, 1810 - 1813

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/9/3
Scope and Contents A folder of c.54 letters sent by Lady Clive to her niece, Margaret Maskelyne, her brother Nevil Maskelyne, and other family members. Topics include astronomy, the great comet of 1811, and family or domestic matters, including the death of Nevil Maskelyne (see letter dated 16 Feb. 1811), her opinion of his successor as Astronomer Royal [John Pond; see letter dated 28 Sep. 1811], biographical information about her brother Edward Maskelyne who had invited her to Madras where she met Lord Clive...
Dates: 1810 - 1813
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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