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

 Person

Found in 256 Collections and/or Records:

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Observations of the solar eclipse of 1802, 1802-03-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 80-81
Scope and Contents

Taken off the south coast of Australia and probably connected with Flinders' voyage.

Dates: 1802-03-04
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

Papers of Nevil Maskelyne, 1706 - 1843

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4
Scope and Contents 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: 1706 - 1843
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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Papers on comets, 1723 - 1759

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 3/43/6
Scope and Contents Papers on comets and other subjects.1. 'Observations upon the Comets that appeared in the months of September and October 1757', with reference to unnamed stars and observational technique, including an acknowledgement to Dr Smith's three volumes on optics.2. Observations to ascertain the 1757 comet's right ascension, its position relative to the Earth and other stars, and its declination, with attendant calculations.3. Table of observations of the 1759...
Dates: 1723 - 1759
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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Papers on Government superintendence, 1855 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/4
Scope and Contents Note on the history of Hardy's Clock, with a few words from J. Henry, 1854.Extract from 'Notes and Queries' about the publication of John Flamsteed's 'Historia Coelestis', 1856, and a letter to Airy regarding Flamsteed's works.List of assistants of Dr Nevil Maskelyne, sent to U.J.J. Le Verrier, 1858.Correspondence with Dr P.M. Roget, 1859, concerning the missing Minutes of the Board of Visitors preceding 1830.Extracts from 'Notes and Queries', 1860, relating...
Dates: 1855 - 1860
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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Papers on Government superintendence, 1861 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/5
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to the missing volume of minutes of the Board of Visitors for the years 1784 to 1830. There is also correspondence on the extraction of minutes relating to the Royal Observatory from the Council Minutes of the Royal Society. The letters date from 1861.Letter and notes on the burial place of John Flamsteed, 1863.Note by J. Carpenter concerning the 'Old Equatorial', 1864.Memorandum concerning the supposed location of James Bradley and Nevil...
Dates: 1861 - 1869
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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Papers on Government superintendence, 1873 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/7
Scope and Contents Notes on John Flamsteed intended to serve for a history of the Royal Observatory, comprised of an extract from the parish register of Burstow, Surrey.Notes on Edmond Halley intended to serve for a history of the Royal Observatory, comprised of a biography by F.W. Simms, an extract from 'The Weekly Visitor', and a copy of the inscription on his gravestone.Notes by F.W. Simms on Halley's Comet intended to serve for a history of the Royal Observatory.Notes by Airy on...
Dates: 1873 - 1875
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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Papers on the loan and return of property, 1875 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/69
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers regarding the loan and return of property belonging to the Royal Observatory:Correspondence concerning the loan and return of Observatory instruments, both to institutions and to private individuals such as E. Knobel, Sir George Airy, Captain Abney and others, 1875.Correspondence concerning the photographs sent by the Astronomer Royal to the Potsdam Photographic Exhibition, 1886.Correspondence concerning the loan to Captain W.J....
Dates: 1875 - 1927
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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Papers on the Observatory's history, 1862 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/1
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers relating to different aspects of the history of the Royal Observatory:Copy of John Flamsteed's will.Copy of Edmond Halley's will.Correspondence from F. Streatfield asking for a list of Astronomers Royals and other information, and a letter from W.S. Granville Richards asking for any information about T. Taylor in the Royal Observatory records, 1878.Correspondence with Captain S.P. Oliver on the subject of Halley's monument,...
Dates: 1862 - 1909
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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Papers regarding the imprest money of Nevil Maskelyne and others, 1782 - 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/2: 211-237
Scope and Contents From the File:

Includes information regarding salaries of members and imprest monies, financial reports and correspondence with the Admiralty.

Dates: 1782 - 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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Papers relating to Christopher Buckton, printer, and his bankruptcy, 1794 - 1799

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/15: 48-62
Scope and Contents From the File:

The accounts of printers and publishers for Board of Longitude publications, with related papers.

Dates: 1794 - 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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Photographs and Photocopies, 1934 - 2000

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35
Scope and Contents Photographs, photocopies, photostats and microfilms of a wide range of papers relating to the Royal Observatory or to individuals or subjects connected to it. The majority of the material relates to Nevil Maskelyne. This includes a large set of Maskelyne's correspondence (RGO 35/3-96), including letters he received from French correspondents; correspondence of family members, including his brother, Captain Edmund Maskelyne, and his daughter, Margaret Maskelyne; and letters he sent to...
Dates: 1934 - 2000
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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Positions of places in the East Indies, 1797 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/109
Scope and Contents

List of longitudes and latitudes of places in the East Indies calculated by Peter Heywood for the Board of Longitude. There is also a covering letter to Maskelyne, 21 November 1804.

Dates: 1797 - 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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Printed invitation from George Gilpin, 1793-11-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/17: 1-2
Scope and Contents

The invitation is a request to attend a Royal Society meeting on 21 November 1793. It is covered with various calculations.

Dates: 1793-11-18
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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Printed invitation from George Gilpin, 1797-04-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/27: 1
Scope and Contents

The invitation gives notice of a Royal Society meeting on 6 April 1797. It is covered with various calculations.

Dates: 1797-04-03
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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Printed invitation from George Gilpin, 1797-05-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/28: 1-2
Scope and Contents

The invitation gives notice of a Royal Society meeting on 11 May 1797. It is covered with various calculations.

Dates: 1797-05-08
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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Printed invitation from George Gilpin, 1798-03-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/29: 1-2
Scope and Contents

The invitation gives notice of a Royal Society meeting on 15 March 1798. It is covered with various calculations.

Dates: 1798-03-12
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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Proposal from George Douglas, 1795-05-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/36: 153-154
Scope and Contents

Marked by Maskelyne as unworthy of the Board's attention.

Dates: 1795-05-08
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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Proposal from Nicholas May, 1784

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/34: 34-42
Scope and Contents

On finding the longitude by the rising or setting of the sun with the moon near the meridian; with an annotation by Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1784
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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Questions asked of Mr Arnold relative to his specification of his father's timekeeper, 1805-07-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 265-270
Scope and Contents

With Arnold's answers.

Dates: 1805-07-08
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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Questions asked of Mr Pennington with his answers, 1803-06-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 250-251
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: 1803-06-02
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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Questions proposed to Mr Arnold relative to his explanation of his timekeeper, 1803 - 1804

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 263-264
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: 1803 - 1804
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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Questions proposed to Mr Arnold with his answers, 1803-06-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 252-253
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: 1803-06-02
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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Questions proposed to Mr Best with his answers, 1803-12-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 256-257
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: 1803-12-01
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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Questions proposed to Mr Brockbank with his answers, 1803-06-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 254-255
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: 1803-06-02
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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Questions proposed to Mr Earnshaw with his answers, 1803-06-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 248-249
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: 1803-06-02
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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