Wales, William, 1734 - 1798 (astronomer and mathematician)
Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:
Letters from William Wales concerning the publication of observations, 1787 - 1788
Two letters from Wales relating to the publication of observations made on Captain Cook's first voyage and on voyages of HMS Dolphin.
Letters regarding Captain J. Whidbey's claim for payment, 1797
The claim was for astronomical work done while master of HMS 'Discovery' on its voyage of 1791-1795. It includes a list of places where the observatory was erected [RGO 14/12: 483v].
Log book of HMS Resolution, 1772 - 1775
The log book of HMS Resolution compiled by William Wales during the passage to the South Seas under the command of Captain James Cook.
'Memorandum book from January 1 1797 to April 10 1801', 1797 - 1801
Notebook comprised mainly of remedies for scurvy, colds, vapours, sore feet, chilblains and various illnesses, with household hints and tips including recipes for the production of blue and black inks, tooth powder and an inhaler liquid for clearing blocked nasal passages. It also includes a note on the death of William Wales, notes on observations made, on his assistants, on visitors to Greenwich and on improvements to a reflector made by Dr Herschel.
Miscellaneous papers relating to accounts, 1797 - 1828
Includes half-used Messrs Coutts and Co. cheque book belonging to the Board, with several books of cheque stubs.
Observations on HMS Resolution, 1772 - 1775
Observations made on board HMS Resolution during her passage to the South Seas on the expedition led by Captain James Cook.
Orders and memoranda for paper and the sending of copies of the 'Nautical Almanac', 1790 - 1804
A diary of work performed on the 'Nautical Almanac' and arrangements for its compilation and publication.
Proposal from William Sabatier, 1795-09-06
Outlining Sabatier's theory for ascertaining longitude. A note on the final page reads 'This method is not deserving of the Board's attention', signed W[illiam] Wales.
Ralph Walker's azimuth compass, 1793 - 1795
Receipt from William Wales for payment for work done on examining tables, 1796-03-04
The accounts of printers and publishers for Board of Longitude publications, with miscellaneous accounts.
Reports on Papers, Instruments, etc, 1795 - 1826
Reports on various papers and instruments submitted for examination and discussion by the Board of Longitude.
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- Royal Greenwich Observatory (GBR/0180) 34
- Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 2
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- Australia 1
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