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Crosley, John, 1762 - 1817 (astronomer)

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Found in 61 Collections and/or Records:

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Log entries for November and early December 1801, 1801-10-30 - 1801-12-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 4r-12v
Scope and Contents Daily log entries made in Simon’s Bay and while travelling from the Cape of Good Hope towards New Holland. The entries begin with a note on the departure of the astronomer John Crosley from the voyage on 30 October, and on the rates of the timekeepers.
Dates: 1801-10-30 - 1801-12-04
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).
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Mr John Pond's Vouchers, 1812 - 1818

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/19: 3-40
Scope and Contents From the File: Vouchers of John Pond and Dr Thomas Young for payments to tradesmen and others.
Dates: 1812 - 1818
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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Mr John Pond's Vouchers re. the Nautical Almanac, 1811 - 1819

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/19: 42-103
Scope and Contents From the File: Vouchers of John Pond and Dr Thomas Young for payments to tradesmen and others.
Dates: 1811 - 1819
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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Nautical astronomy, 1770 - 1810

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/196
Scope and Contents A set of loose pages dealing with problems in ascertaining latitude and longitude at sea by observation of the stars, with descriptions, computations and formulae referred to apparent time. There are also sections on finding the Moon's longitude from the nautical ephemeris [RGO 4/196: 1r], the motion of the Sun's image in a Hadley quadrant [RGO 4/196: 2r], and the testing of other people's hypotheses.
It is not known if the papers are foliated in their original order.
Dates: 1770 - 1810
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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Notes on the publication of the 1814 'Nautical Almanac' and eclipses for 1815, 1810-09-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/149: 83-84
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: 1810-09-21
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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Observations and related papers from a voyage of HMS Providence, 1794 - 1798

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 92-170
Scope and Contents Letters and papers concerning observations made on the voyage of HMS Providence under Captain William Broughton, largely by astronomer John Crosley. The observations by Crosley include an account of the shipwreck of the Providence in May 1797 [RGO 14/68: 133]. After the loss of the Providence, Captain Broughton continued his survey in the ship’s schooner, and additional observations from this second stage of the voyage are included here, made by Broughton, by the ship's master, William Chapman,...
Dates: 1794 - 1798
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 made on the voyage, 1801-1805, 1801 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 107-211
Scope and Contents The observations form a continuous run, with occasional headings based on location (reproduced here).
Dates: 1801 - 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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Observations of John Crosley, 1801 - 1803

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/186
Scope and Contents Observations made by John Crosley on his voyage to New Holland (Australia) on board HMS Investigator to carry out surveying.
Dates: 1801 - 1803
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 of the moon's distance from the sun and fixed stars, 1795-03-03 - 1797-05-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 134-138
Scope and Contents Made on board HMS Providence for determining the longitude at sea.
Dates: 1795-03-03 - 1797-05-13
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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Orders and memoranda for paper and the sending of copies of the 'Nautical Almanac', 1790 - 1804

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/324: 2r-3v
Scope and Contents From the File: A diary of work performed on the 'Nautical Almanac' and arrangements for its compilation and publication.
Dates: 1790 - 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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Sanction for James Inman to replace John Crosley on the scientific expedition to New Holland, 1803

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/185: 5-5b
Scope and Contents There are instructions for him to board the ship, details of observations to be made at sea and on shore, and general directions.
Dates: 1803
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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