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Flamsteed, John, 1646 - 1719 (astronomer)

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Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:

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Accounts of Isaac Newton

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/1
Scope and Contents

An undated photocopy of the account of Sir Isaac Newton of the expenses for printing the astronomical observations of John Flamsteed, dated 8 April 1710.

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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Address to Royal Astronomical Society, 1836 - 1847

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/227
Scope and Contents Airy's address to the Royal Astronomical Society, including subjects such as Baily's biography of Flamsteed; the position of the ecliptic, 1835; the mass of Jupiter, 1835-1836; Rosenberger's medal; E. Dunkin's Spring Level; the parallax of Alpha Lyrae; the First Cambridge Catalogue; examination of Boguslowski's claims to be an Associate of the Royal Astronomical Society; the determination of the orbits of comets from observations; P.A. Hansen's physical astronomy; the regulation of the...
Dates: 1836 - 1847
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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Appointments of the Astronomers Royal, 1713 - 1762

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/302
Scope and Contents Various letters and copies of the royal appointments of the Astronomers Royal.1. Letter from the Royal Society, 5 March 1713, requesting the 1712 observations.2. A copy of the official royal appointment of Nevil Maskelyne as Astronomer Royal, with the signature of the Earl of Sandwich.3. A copy of the official royal appointment of James Bradley as Astronomer Royal, with the signature of Holles Newcastle.4. A copy of the royal warrant for employment and payment...
Dates: 1713 - 1762
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Astronomical methods and instruments, 1878 - 1887

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/177
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Airy and W.H.M. Christie concerning new astronomical techniques; requests for instruments and information; the testing of various instruments, such as a siderostat, telescopes and a driving clock; and the finding of the longitude. The correspondents include W. De La Rue, W. Huggins, S.P. Langley, Sir R.S. Ball, R.L.J. Ellery, E.K. Abbe, H.H. Turner and various lesser known scientists. There is a photograph of a negative of a plan of Flamsteed's equatorial sector, a...
Dates: 1878 - 1887
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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'Citizenship' [Script for 'Time and its Measurement'], 1950-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45/405
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Three copies of the script for 'Time and its Measurement', a talk narrated by Porter, including two illustrative plays, one of which features Charles II and John Flamsteed. The talk was the second part of the series 'International Services' for the B.B.C. Schools Radio series 'Citizenship'. The first two copies of the script are annotated.

Dates: 1950-06
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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Computations, 1751 - 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/65
Scope and Contents Various observations, computations and measurements of stars, planets, comets, the Moon and the Sun.1. Eclipses of Jupiter's satellites, 1803-1804.2. Reductions for the Moon's transits, 1805.3. Corrections to the stars and the Sun to be applied due to errors of the meridian mark.4. Mean times of the Moon's transits, 1805.5. Aberrations in right ascension and north polar distance, 1802-1806.6. Refractions of observations in 1806.7....
Dates: 1751 - 1811
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Copies of letters concerning printed astronomical observations, 1774

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/3/20
Scope and Contents

Copies of letters concerning printed copies of astronomical observations made by John Flamsteed (30 Nov. 1715) and Nevil Maskelyne (1774).

Dates: 1774
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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Correspondence of Flamsteed and Molyneux, 1989

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/157
Scope and Contents

A photocopy of transcripts of correspondence between John Flamsteed and William Molyneux, 1681-1690.

Dates: 1989
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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Correspondence of John Flamsteed, 1983

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/171
Scope and Contents

A microfilm of a small set of correspondence between John Flamsteed and Dr Thomas Smith, with a few other items, including letters from Flamsteed to Edward Bernard, Professor of Astronomy.

Dates: 1983
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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Correspondence on magnetism, 1949 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/372
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Correspondence relating to the National Physical Laboratory and magnetism, including letters concerning the magnetic declination of London and Paris in the early 19th century, with a graph, 1953, and correspondence with Dr E.C. Bullard of the National Physical Laboratory regarding J. Flamsteed's magnetic observations, 1952.

Dates: 1949 - 1953
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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Correspondence on public records, 1963 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/717
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence with individuals and institutions other than the Public Record Office and the National Maritime Museum regarding public records, 1963-1966, including correspondence with private individuals on historical matters connected with astronomy and the history of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. There is correspondence with Lord Thompson of Fleet concerning an exchange with the British Museum of the bust of Newton; a request to the Admiralty to publish a history of the R.G.O. by...
Dates: 1963 - 1968
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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Correspondence on the Observatory and Herstmonceux, 1956 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/2
Scope and Contents Correspondence and some related papers regarding Herstmonceux Castle and the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the following items:Correspondence regarding the 1958 Public Records Act, 1959.Correspondence regarding the opening of the Castle grounds to the public, 1959.Correspondence regarding the visit of Lord Euston, a representative of the National Trust, 1959.Correspondence regarding the layout and management of the Castle grounds, 1959.Copy of...
Dates: 1956 - 1959
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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Correspondence with the Royal Society, 1949 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/587
Scope and Contents Correspondence between the Astronomer Royal and the Royal Society on a variety of matters, including subscriptions and income tax; medal awards; the circulation of papers; expenditure on the Isaac Newton Telescope; the Royal Society's visit to Czechoslovakia; Mrs Royd's application to the Scientific Relief Fund; the protection of Herschel's house; exchange visits between scientists in the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom; the Royal Society and Nuffield Foundation Commonwealth bursaries...
Dates: 1949 - 1958
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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‘Flamsteed House Greenwich’ stamp affixed to a Flamsteed Festival 1975 envelope, 1975-06-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97/1
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Envelope printed with an image of John Flamsteed, marked ‘Flamsteed Festival 1975 The Parish of Burstow, Surrey, England’, and bearing a cancelled 8p stamp of Flamsteed House, Greenwich. British Royal Mail issued the stamp on 23 April 1975 for European Architectural Heritage Year.

Dates: 1975-06-22
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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Geocentric latitude of Mars, 1769

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/139
Scope and Contents

Computations of the geocentric latitude of Mars and an examination of John Flamsteed's observations by Howe and Maskelyne.

Dates: 1769
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 Andrew Glen

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/172
Scope and Contents

A microfilm of a letter from John Flamsteed to Andrew Glen, 10 April 1693.

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Letters from Flamsteed to Towneley, 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/158
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'Letters from John Flamsteed...of Greenwich...to Richard Towneley...of Towneley in Lancashire between 1672 and 1686', a photocopy of a transcription made for the Department of Navigation and Astronomy, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, dated 1 January 1968.

Dates: 1968
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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Letters to Francis Baily, 1828 - 1843

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/29
Scope and Contents Correspondence comprised predominantly of letters from T. Maclear or F. Fallows to F. Baily:A letter from Maclear to Baily concerning methods of calculating longitudes, 1828, including mention of C. Babbage and T. Young.A letter from Maclear to Baily, 1835, concerning the publication of Cape observations by Fallows and Maclear; the accuracy of the transit clock; the expansion of the Cape Observatory; observations of Halley's Comet, 1-24 September 1835; C. Piazzi Smyth's...
Dates: 1828 - 1843
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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Microfilm of RGO 1/34, 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 36/4/1
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A negative microfilm made by the Public Record Office of RGO 1/34, a guardbook of letters from Abraham Sharp to John Flamsteed, 1702-1719.

Dates: 1964
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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Microfilms of RGO 1-3, 1979

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 36/1
Scope and Contents The microfilms were made before the papers had been organised, catalogued and assigned their present classmarks. As a result, the order of the records on the microfilms often differs from that found in the online catalogue. Consult the hard copy catalogues of these collections (available in the Manuscripts Reading Room) to obtain the classmark in use at the time of filming. RGO 3/15-29 were not filmed as they are fair and duplicate copies of items 1-14. RGO 3/46 was also not filmed as it was...
Dates: 1979
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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Minutes of the Board of Visitors, 1710 - 1784

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/21
Scope and Contents Minutes of the Council of the Royal Society:14 December 1710: concerning a letter from the Queen, dated 12 December 1710, regarding the formation of a Board of Visitors for the Royal Observatory.30 May 1711: concerning a letter sent to the Revd John Flamsteed.16 October 1711: concerning a meeting with Flamsteed.12 June 1712: ordering a report by a 'Mathematical Instrument maker' on the number and condition of the instruments at the Royal Observatory.4...
Dates: 1710 - 1784
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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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1835 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/245
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from T. Henderson, C.P. Smyth, A. de Morgan, J.R. Hind, J.W. Lubbock, J. Challis, F. Baily and others. The subjects covered include the printing of comet tables; the locations in the 'Philosophical Transactions' of the papers of Flamsteed, Bradley and Maskelyne relating to Greenwich observations; reports on the transit of Mercury, 1832; the occultation of Mercury, 1838; newspaper cuttings of the transit of Mercury in...
Dates: 1835 - 1848
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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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/264
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from, among others, Sir D. Gill, Professor C. Pritchard, Lord Lindsay and Professor J. Challis. The subjects covered include solar parallax determined from observations of Mars, 1877, and the velocity of light; solar photographs; solar physics; a diagram of Jupiter; a newspaper article in French on the satellites of Mars; letters on Flamsteed's observations; a theory of the solar system; a plan for disseminating...
Dates: 1879
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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1875 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/72
Scope and Contents Memoranda and notes to staff concerning portable instruments and property of the Royal Observatory, 1875-1882.Letter of thanks to the Director of the Science Museum for the gift of a photograph of Harrison's chronometer No. 2, 1928.Correspondence with the State Research Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, Moscow, concerning an exchange of almanacs, 1933.Correspondence with Lord Bishop of Guildford, 1934, concerning his presentation of two sketches of the Royal...
Dates: 1875 - 1936
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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Molyneux Papers, 1952-10-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/174
Scope and Contents A microfilm of papers of the Molyneux family:1. Evangelista Torricellio, 'On the Motion of Heavy Bodys Naturally Falling and Projected. In Two Books. Wherein are shewn the Ingenious Performances of Nature by Motion In A Parabolick Line. And the universal Doctrine of Projects is Dispatchd by the Description of a Semicircle', translated from the Latin by William Molyneaux, Dublin, October 1681.2. Letter book of Samuel Molyneaux, 1707-1709.3. Correspondence of John...
Dates: 1952-10-11
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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