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Crosley, John, 1762 - 1817 (astronomer)

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Found in 61 Collections and/or Records:

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Computed variation in Mudge's 'Green' and 'Blue' time-keepers, 1789-06-24 - 1790-06-29

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/312: 117-126
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Includes a note on how the tests were performed.

Dates: 1789-06-24 - 1790-06-29
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Correspondence, 1771 - 1811

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/314
Scope and Contents Various notes and letters.1. Letter from A. Sheppard, 12 February 1771, giving the dates of commencement of university terms.2. A balance of payments, 30 October 1810.3. Account between Maskelyne and the Board of Longitude, 6 October 1810.4. Note for Mrs Edwards, a comparer, relating to some observations.5. Dates on which pieces for the 1816 'Nautical Almanac' were received from the computers, 1810-1811.6. A letter to John Crosley, 15 October...
Dates: 1771 - 1811
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Correspondence regarding applications for a reward by Matthew Flinders and Lieutenant S.W. Flinders, 1801 - 1808

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 14-36
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Letters, observations and a memorial sent to the Board of Longitude from Captain Matthew Flinders and his brother Lieutenant Samuel Ward Flinders, relating to their claims to have each served in the role of astronomer on HMS Investigator after the departure of John Crosley. Also, two related letters to Lieutenant Flinders from Robert Brown and Ferdinand Bauer.

Dates: 1801 - 1808
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Determination of latitude and longitude of places seen during the voyage, 1795-03 - 1796-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 169v-175r
Scope and Contents Places mentioned (in order of occurrence) are: Sancta Cruz Bay in the island of Tenerife; the island of St Anthony; the island of Trinidada [Trindade, Brazil]; Cape Frio on the coast of Brazil; Sugar Loaf Rock at the entrance to the harbour of Rio de Janeiro; Goff’s Island; Swilly Island off the south cape of Van Diemen’s land [Tasmania]; a small cove near Rocky Head, Typa, near Macao [Macau]; Wymoa Bay, Island of Atooi [Waimea Bay, Kauai]; Bird Island; the entrance of Port [Namou] in the...
Dates: 1795-03 - 1796-11
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Draft instructions for John Crosley to go on a voyage to New Holland on board HMS Investigator on a scientific expedition, 1801-03-07

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/185: 4-4c
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The letter gives instructions on observations to be taken on board ship, details of observations to be taken on shore, general directions and an inventory of required instruments, books and charts.

Dates: 1801-03-07
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Letter from David Kinnebrook, 1985

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/99
Scope and Contents From the Series: 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: 1985
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Letter to Sir Joseph Banks

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/55
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An undated photostat of a letter from Nevil Maskelyne to Sir Joseph Banks, 23 January 1801, informing Banks that he has invited John Crosley to go on a voyage for the Board of Longitude as astronomer and that Crosley is willing to accept if he can be guaranteed proper accommodation.

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Letter to Sir Joseph Banks

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/62
Scope and Contents An undated photostat of a letter from Nevil Maskelyne to Sir Joseph Banks, 18 November 1794, regarding a number of subjects. Maskelyne begins by mentioning the preparations for the Bakerian Lecture to be given by S.B. Vince, and goes on to state that John Crosley has sailed for the West Indies and will be testing the timekeepers 3 Earnshaw and 2 Arnold on the voyage. He ends the letter by informing Banks of letters he has received from Count Bruhl and A. Robertson, formerly Chaplain of...
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