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Bligh, William, 1754 - 1817 (Vice Admiral)

 Person

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Confirmed minutes, 1780 - 1801

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/6
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, the rates of various chronometers; Charles Hutton's tables of products, powers and roots of natural numbers; the voyages of HMS 'Resolution' and HMS 'Discovery' and the examination of their log books; John Arnold's improvements to his watches; a suitable site for the Board of Longitude's instruments after the burning of the cupola of the Greenwich Hospital where they had been kept; improvements to reflecting telescopes;...
Dates: 1780 - 1801
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 Captain William Bligh to Sir Harry Parker, 1790-10-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 490
Scope and Contents

Concerning the loss of a timekeeper which was left on board the HMS Bounty when the ship was pirated from his command.

Dates: 1790-10-27
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 John Roger Arnold concerning damage done to chronometer No. 176, 1805-07-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 122-123
Scope and Contents

The chronometer was to be brought on a voyage under Captain Bligh.

Dates: 1805-07-11
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).
 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).
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Letter from William Bligh, Sydney, Australia, 1807-01-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/40: a-b
Scope and Contents

The letter contains observations of an eclipse of the Sun at Port Jackson, Sydney on 9 December 1806. A duplicate of the letter is at [RGO 4/187: 40b].

Dates: 1807-01-28
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 William Bligh, Sydney, Australia, 1807-10-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/41: 1-2
Scope and Contents

The letter contains an astronomical account of a comet observed on 27 September 1807 at Port Jackson, Sydney.

Dates: 1807-10-31
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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Miscellaneous receipts for loaned instruments, 1784 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/13: 194-230
Scope and Contents

Includes receipts from William Bligh for use on HMS Bounty [RGO 14/13: 204-207]

Dates: 1784 - 1828
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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Observations from Cook's last voyage, 1778-12-26 - 1780-08-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/61/1: 2r-37r
Scope and Contents Tabulated observations for the voyage, including records of the time by the watch or timekeeper, the apparent time, observed altitudes and lunar distances, estimates of latitude and longitude, magnetic variation, barometer and thermometer readings, and additional remarks. Reference is often made to the instruments used (including instruments by John Dollond, Jesse Ramsden, John Bird and Gowan Knight, and timekeepers by Larcum Kendall), and who made the observations (including Cook,...
Dates: 1778-12-26 - 1780-08-18
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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Observations from Cook's last voyage, 1779-06-15 - 1780-08-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/61/3: 50r-100r
Scope and Contents Tabulated observations made by astronomer William Bayly. These include records of the time by the watch, apparent time, altitudes of the sun, moon and stars, observations of lunar distance, barometer and thermometer readings, estimates of latitude and longitude, and magnetic variation.Occasional remarks on the observations are included: for example, in [RGO 14/61/3: 57r] Bayly records that his instruments were taken on shore at Kamchatka, Russia, where observations were made from 26...
Dates: 1779-06-15 - 1780-08-26
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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Rates of pocket watches made by Mr Earnshaw, 1791-02-20 - 1791-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 333-334
Scope and Contents From the Item:

The series also includes two accounts of the rates of watches by Josiah Emory.

Dates: 1791-02-20 - 1791-12
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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Requests for the use of instruments and letters concerning the return of borrowed instruments, 1783 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/13: 104-150
Scope and Contents From the File:

Papers regarding the loan and return of instruments belonging to the Board of Longitude and concerning persons entitled to receive Board publications.

Dates: 1783 - 1829
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).

Additional filters:

ARCHON code (for CUL materials)
Royal Greenwich Observatory (GBR/0180) 10
Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 1
 
Subject
Greenwich 3
Port Jackson 3
Alaska 2
Cape of Good Hope 2
Côn Đảo 2

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