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Wales, William, 1734 - 1798 (astronomer and mathematician)

 Person

Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:

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Account with William Wales, 1788 - 1799

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/18: 388-392
Scope and Contents From the File:

Papers regarding payments for work done on behalf of the Board, including some miscellaneous receipts.

Dates: 1788 - 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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Astronomical observations made in New South Wales by Lieutenant Dawes, 1789-11-26 - 1791-06-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 86
Scope and Contents

Reduced by William Wales.

Dates: 1789-11-26 - 1791-06-30
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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Copy of a letter from William Wales to John Daly, 1797-03-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 219
Scope and Contents

Written in reply to the letter at [RGO 14/38: 215-218].

Dates: 1797-03-15
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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Diary of tasks sent to William Wales to compute, 1794 - 1795

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/324: 21r
Scope and Contents From the File:

A diary of work performed on the 'Nautical Almanac' and arrangements for its compilation and publication.

Dates: 1794 - 1795
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 and proposal from William Sabatier, 1795-09-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 422-428
Scope and Contents

Letter sent to the Board of Longitude, enclosing Sabatier's proposal for ascertaining longitude.

Dates: 1795-09-06
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 Charles Grosett to the Board of Longitude, 1796-11-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 378-379
Scope and Contents

Concerning an earlier letter he had sent which he presumed had miscarried.

Dates: 1796-11-16
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 Evan Nepean to William Wales, 1795-12-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 161
Scope and Contents

Concerning Thomas Mudge's proposal to supply the Royal Navy with timekeepers made upon the principle invented by his late father.

Dates: 1795-12-08
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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Letter from Evan Nepean to William Wales, 1796-02-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 164
Scope and Contents

Concerning a favourable report on a timekeeper by Thomas Mudge.

Dates: 1796-02-11
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).
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Letter from Evan Nepean to William Wales, 1796-08-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 165
Scope and Contents

Concerning a report by Lord Hugh Seymour on timekeepers put on board the HMS Sans Pareil.

Dates: 1796-08-19
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 George Vancouver to William Wales, 1796-03-04 - 1796-12-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 9-12
Scope and Contents

Letter, dated 4 March 1796, concerning observations Vancouver had made during a voyage around the world on HMS Discovery. With a copy of a note to Sir Joseph Banks (on the back page) that the observations were to be reduced, dated 13 December 1796.

Dates: 1796-03-04 - 1796-12-13
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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Letter from John Daly to William Wales, 1796-08-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 209-212
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Four letters from Daly, with a copy of a reply from William Wales.

Dates: 1796-08-30
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 Daly to William Wales, 1797-03-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 215-218
Scope and Contents

Enclosing a description of his instrument for ascertaining longitude.

Dates: 1797-03-14
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 Daly to William Wales, 1797

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 220
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Four letters from Daly, with a copy of a reply from William Wales.

Dates: 1797
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 Turner to William Wales, 1796-05-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 155-155a
Scope and Contents From the Sub-sub-file :

Three letters and a printed handbill.

Dates: 1796-05-01
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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Letter from Mauritius Adolphus Newton de Starck to William Wales, 1796-05-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 298
Scope and Contents

Enclosing the paper at [RGO 14/45: 299-311].

Dates: 1796-05-07
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 Mr Phinn to William Wales, 1796-07-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 127-127a
Scope and Contents From the Sub-sub-file :

Three letters from Phinn, with a related letter from William Sheppard.

Dates: 1796-07-27
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 Sir Philip Stephens to William Wales, 1796-09-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 146-146a
Scope and Contents

Concerning a letter and proposed method of finding longitude from Mr Phinn.

Dates: 1796-09-02
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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Letter from William Gooch to his parents, 1791-06-11

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 36-37
Scope and Contents

Concerning a meeting of the Board of Longitude and an interview with Sir Joseph Banks, his first meeting with Captain New, his salary arrangements, and advice from William Wales on bringing his old coats and waistcoats for the voyage.

Dates: 1791-06-11
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 Gooch to his parents, 1791-06-17

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 40-41
Scope and Contents

Concerning his salary, advice from William Wales on probable expenses during the voyage, his first meeting with Lieutenant Hergest, and his companions at sea.

Dates: 1791-06-17
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 Sheppard to William Wales, 1796-09-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 128-129
Scope and Contents

Concerning an application for a reward by Mr Phinn.

Dates: 1796-09-01
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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Letter from William Wales, 1786-03-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/12: 1
Scope and Contents

Covering letter sent with an enclosed paper (non-extant) commenting on the accuracy of some tables.

Dates: 1786-03-23
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 Wales, Christ's Hospital, 1798-06-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/30: 1
Scope and Contents

The letter is concerned with a set of papers which are to be examined by the Board of Longitude Oversight Committee which included Sir Joseph Banks. The letter is covered with various computations.

Dates: 1798-06-05
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 Wales to Sir Harry Parker, 1787-01-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 4-5
Scope and Contents

Concerning the publication of observations made on Cook's first voyage and on the second voyage of the HMS Dolphin under Captain Wallis.

Dates: 1787-01-03
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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Letter from William Wales to the Board of Longitude, 1788-03-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 6-7
Scope and Contents

Concerning the publication of observations from Captain Cook's first voyage and of variations of the compass from the first voyage of the Dolphin.

Dates: 1788-03-01
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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Letter to William Wales from John Harrison, Masham, Yorkshire, 1787-05-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/13: 1-2
Scope and Contents

John Harrison reports that he no longer has any record of the observations he made as purser on HMS Dolphin of the eclipse observed from Port Royal, Tahiti, on 25 July 1767.

Dates: 1787-05-04
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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