Crosley, John, 1762 - 1817 (astronomer)
Found in 61 Collections and/or Records:
A journal of the situation of HMS Providence at noon during her late voyage on discoveries, 1795-10-11 - 1797-05-16
As shown by the log, by Mr Earnshaw's three timekeepers, by Mr Arnold's two timekeepers, and also by lunar observations. The journal includes a summary of the latitudes and longitudes of 'most of the remarkable places seen in the voyage' [RGO 14/68: 145v].
Account of the daily rates of the timekeepers at Drake’s Island, Plymouth Sound, recomputed, 1794-11-24 - 1795-02-14
The accounts relate to the four timekeepers numbered 1, 2, 56 and 248.
Papers regarding payments for work done on behalf of the Board.
Astronomical observations for determining the latitude of the ship, and her longitude, 1794-10-11 - 1797-05-16
Observations made on board HMS Providence for determining the latitude and longitude by Mr Earnshaw's three watches and by Mr Arnold's watch. The observations end with an account of the shipwreck [RGO 14/68: 133].
Includes observations made at: Drake’s Island, Plymouth Sound; the island of Enchados in the harbour of Rio de Janeiro; Port Stephens, New South Wales; Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, New South Wales; Karakakoa Bay on the island of O’Whyee; the Spanish settlement of Monterrey on the coast of California; Volcano Bay, island of Insu; and near Rocky Head, Typa.
Astronomical observations made at the Spanish settlement of Monterrey on the coast of California, 1796-06-11 - 1796-06-17
The observations begin with a note on the location of his observatory and include mention on 15 June that he had delivered timekeepers Nos. 2 and 56 to the governor, Don Diego Barica, being the property of the late governor.
Astronomical observations made between Karakakoa Bay and Nootka Sound, north west coast of America, 1796-02-03 - 1796-03-17
These include observations taken while at anchor off the islands of Mowee, Woahoa, Atooi and O’Neehow, as well as observations taken at sea and while at anchor in Nootka Sound.
Astronomical observations made between Karakakoa Bay and Volcano Bay in the island of Insu, Japan, 1796-07-22 - 1796-09-15
These include observations taken while at anchor off the islands of Atooi and O’Neehow, and on board the ship at sea.
Astronomical observations made between Monterrey and Karakakoa Bay, Island of O’Whyee, 1796-06-21 - 1796-07-05
Observations taken on board the ship at sea, including observations of a solar eclipse [RGO 14/67: 133r].
Astronomical observations made between Nootka Sound and the Spanish settlement of Monterrey on the coast of California, 1796-05-21 - 1796-06-05
Observations taken on board the ship at sea, at anchor in the Bay of Nunez Gaona, and on shore at Spanish Island within the Strait of John de Fuca.
Astronomical observations made between Port Jackson and Karakakoa Bay, Island of O’Whyee, 1795-10-13 - 1796-01-02
Observations made on board the ship while at sea, with an additional note on observations taken on 30 November on shore at Point Venus, on the island of Otaheita [Tahiti] [RGO 14/67: 114r].
Astronomical observations made between Rio [de] Janeiro and Port Stephens, New South Wales, 1795-05-25 - 1795-08-18
Observations made on board the ship while at sea.
The observations begin with a note on receiving the four timekeepers from William Wales, and on their rate. Included are observations taken at St Helens; at Drake’s Island, Plymouth Sound; at Torbay and Cawsand Bay; at Sancta Cruz Bay in Tenerife; and observation taken on board the ship while at sea.
Astronomical observations made between the Typa and the reefs of rocks on which HMS Providence was lost, 1797-05-04 - 1797-05-16
The observations end on 15 May and are followed by an account of the loss of the ship on 16 May, which was copied from the ship’s log book [RGO 14/67: 168r-168v].
Astronomical observations made between Volcano Bay, Island of Matsma, and Macao Road China, 1796-09-28 - 1796-12-12
Observations on board the ship at sea, with additional observations made at anchor in Macao Roads, and observations of the lunar eclipse taken while at anchor in the Typa [RGO 14/67: 160v].
The observations begin with a note on the location of his observatory.
Beginning with a note on the location of Crosley's observatory.
Astronomical observations made in Nootka Sound, north west coast of America, 1796-03-17 - 1796-05-14
The observations begin with a note on setting up his instruments and include mention that the ship was in need of repair having sprung a leak.
Astronomical observations made in Port Jackson on the coast of New South Wales, 1795-08-29 - 1795-10-04
The observations begin with a note on the location of his observatory, which was at Cattle Point, Sydney Cove.
The observations begin with a note on taking the instruments on shore.
The observations begin with a note on taking the instruments on shore on the small island of Enchados.
These include observations made on shore in a small cove to the eastward of Rocky Head, Typa, and observations made while at anchor. The observations begin with a note in which Crosley mentions that Captain Broughton had purchased a timekeeper by Mr Arnold.
Astronomical observations made in Volcano Bay, Island of Matsma, one of the Japan Islands, 1796-09-16 - 1796-09-27
These include observations taken on board the ship at sea and on land, with notes on problems with timekeeper No. 248.
Comparison of Mudge's 'Green' and 'Blue' time-keepers calculated by John Crosley, 1789-06-22 - 1790-06-20
Nine exercise books bound together, containing the rating of chronometers and watches.
- ARCHON code (for CUL materials)
- Royal Greenwich Observatory (GBR/0180) 59
- Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 2
- Australia 10
- Japan 8
- Hawaii 7
- Greenwich 6
- Macau 6
- Plymouth Sound 6
- Nootka Sound 5
- Rio de Janeiro 5
- Astronomy 3
- Cape of Good Hope 3
- Monterey 3
- Tenerife 3
- Time measuring instruments 3
- Brockdish 2
- Drake's Island 2
- Hawaiian Islands 2
- Jackson, Port 2
- London 2
- Longitude 2
- New South Wales 2
- North Pacific Ocean 2
- Stephens Port 2
- Tasmania 2
- Africa 1
- Astronomical observatories 1
- Atlantic Ocean 1
- Botany Bay 1
- Brazil 1
- East Indies 1
- Frio, Cabo 1
- Geographical exploration 1
- Goff Island 1
- Isle of Wight 1
- Juan de Fuca, Strait 1
- Kauai 1
- Kuril’skiye Ostrova 1
- Legislation 1
- Marine navigation 1
- Maui 1
- Mauritius 1
- Mediterranean Sea 1
- Newfoundland 1
- North America 1
- Pacific Ocean 1
- Port Jackson 1
- Pão de Açúcar 1
- Saint Helens 1
- Saint John's 1
- South Africa 1
- Tahiti 1
- Timor 1
- Trindade 1
- United States 1
- Waimea Bay 1 ∧ less
The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.