Cook, James, 1728 - 1779 (Captain, Royal Navy explorer)
Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:
Astronomical observations made during Captain Cook's last voyage., 1776 - 1780
Observations from Captain Cook's last voyage.
Calculations of observations made on the voyage, 1778-05-29 - 1780-08
Table of rough calculations of observations; these include records of the time by the watch, the apparent time, and the altitude of the sun and moon. Many entries are checked and marked 'done' or 'correct'.
Captain Cook's journal of voyage to the South Seas, 1776
Captain Cook's journal of his voyage to the South Seas, including observations of variation of the compass and observations for chronometer rates.
Confirmed minutes, 1737 - 1779
Confirmed minutes, 1780 - 1801
Correspondence on chronometers, 1920 - 1946
Correspondence on instruments, 1938 - 1958
Correspondence regarding instruments not belonging to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including letters concerning Captain Cook's telescope.
Correspondence on the James Cook Sub-committee, 1968-04-01 - 1969-09-03
Correspondence regarding the James Cook Sub-committee, including correspondence with Sir Harold Hartley of the Central Electricity Generating Board; correspondence with D.C. Martin of the Royal Society; extracts from the Royal Society records of the James Cook expeditions; a paper by Sir Richard Woolley titled 'Captain Cook and the Transit of Venus of 1769'; and correspondence with T.G. Mercer of St Albans.
Daily log of time by the watch, 1776-06-11 - 1780-09-08
Daily record of the time by the watch or timekeeper [Kendall’s K1] between 10 December 1779 and 8 September 1780, signed by William Bayly, John Gore and James Burney (or occasionally John Rickman). It includes a note by Bayly on first receiving the watch in June 1776 [RGO 14/61/4: 1r], occasional remarks concerning when it was carried on shore or stoppages, and a brief note on 4 September 1780 of ‘a fire in the cabin’ [RGO 14/61/4: 4v].
Drafts of speeches, 1961 - 1971
Letter from William Gooch to his parents, 1791-07-23
Dated from Deal on route to Portsmouth, describing the Daedalus ship, the passage from Gravesend, and his friendship with Lieutenant Hergest, with mention of Hergest's entertaining accounts of places visited with Captain Cook. Gooch also discusses his attachment to Miss Smithson.
Letter from William Wales to Sir Harry Parker, 1787-01-03
Concerning the publication of observations made on Cook's first voyage and on the second voyage of the HMS Dolphin under Captain Wallis.
Letter from William Wales to the Board of Longitude, 1788-03-01
Concerning the publication of observations from Captain Cook's first voyage and of variations of the compass from the first voyage of the Dolphin.
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 sent by Lady Clive vol. 3, 1810 - 1813
Log book of HMS Adventure, 1772 - 1774
The log book of HMS Adventure compiled by W. Bayly during his passage to the South Seas as part of the expedition led by Captain James Cook in HMS Resolution.
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.
Log of the time by the watch and observations, 1776-06-11 - 1780-09-08
This section is inverted in the volume and consists of two series: a daily log of time by the watch [K1], and further observations covering December 1779 to September 1780.
Observations for finding the variation of the compass, 1776-06-18 - 1776-11-15
Preceded by an explanation of the table [RGO 14/60: 8v] and signed by Captain Cook and James King.
Observations from Cook's last voyage, 1778-12-26 - 1780-08-18
Observations from Cook's last voyage, 1779-06-15 - 1780-08-26
Observations made on a voyage, 1776-1777, 1776-08-02 - 1777-04-27
Observations of equal altitudes of the sun, made with the astronomical quadrant, for finding the rate of the timekeeper [K1], 1776-10-24 - 1776-11-21
Preceded by a note on setting up the observatory and on taking the observations [RGO 14/60: 14v] and followed by a table of comparisons of the timekeepers and clocks; signed by Captain Cook and James King. The remainder of the volume is blank.
Observations of the going rates of the two timekeepers, 1772-07-10 - 1775-07-30
Observations on HMS Adventure, 1772 - 1774
Observations made on board HMS Adventure during her passage to the South Seas as part of the expedition led by Captain James Cook in HMS Resolution.
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- Royal Greenwich Observatory (GBR/0180) 31
- Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 1
- Astronomy 8
- Longitude 8
- Geographical exploration 7
- Marine navigation 7
- Navigational aids 6
- South Pacific Ocean 6
- Atlantic Ocean 5
- Nautical instruments 5
- Cape of Good Hope 4
- Alaska 3
- Antarctica 3
- Hawaii 3
- Kamchatka 3
- Time measuring instruments 3
- Travel 3
- Côn Đảo 2
- Horology 2
- Japan 2
- Macau 2
- Southern Ocean 2
- Australia 1
- Bering Sea 1
- Botany Bay 1
- Brockdish 1
- Chu 1
- Deal 1
- East Indies 1
- Gravesend 1
- Kealakekua Bay 1
- Krakatau 1
- Madeira 1
- Magnetism 1
- Maps 1
- Mediterranean Sea 1
- Navigation (science) 1
- New South Wales 1
- New Zealand 1
- Newfoundland 1
- North America 1
- North Pacific Ocean 1
- Pacific Ocean 1
- Port Jackson 1
- Portsmouth 1
- Saint Agnes 1
- Saint John's 1
- São Tiago 1
- Table Bay 1
- Tahiti 1
- Tasmania 1
- Tenerife 1
- Tinian 1 ∧ less