Bradley, James, 1692 - 1762 (astronomer)
Found in 65 Collections and/or Records:
A rough copy of observations and calculations primarily on the transits of the planets, 11 April 1719 - 7 August 1724, written in Latin. The entries include the lunar eclipse of 1722; a second eclipse of 1722, observed by D. Graham at Fleet Street, London; and a description of a comet, observed 10-13 October 1724, with an account of the comet's passage printed in English on a separate sheet. There is also a brief note of James Bradley's observations at Wanstead, Essex, June 1724.
The collection contains a complete series of transit observations for Bradley's term as Astronomer Royal, supplemented by notes, calculations, tables and correspondence, with a smaller set of observations and other papers relating to Bliss. The observation ledgers for both Astronomer Royals feature the handwriting of Charles Green, who was Bradley's assistant and continued in his post under Bliss. The papers are written mainly in English, but also include Latin and one item in Italian.
Various papers on the history the Royal Observatory, probably written by John Pond.
1. Resumé of the careers of Nevil Maskelyne and Sir Jonas Moore, with a note on the death of James Bradley.
2. Summary of the history of the Observatory, John Flamsteed and Edmond Halley. This was originally the first part of no. 1.
3. Important dates in the history of the Observatory.