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Pond, John, 1767 - 1836 (astronomer)

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Found in 109 Collections and/or Records:

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Accompanying letter and report listing chronometers under repair by Arnold and Dent, 1831-04-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 185-186
Scope and Contents Sent from Arnold and Dent to John Pond.
Dates: 1831-04-23
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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Admiralty correspondence, 1835 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/72
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning money grants and salaries:Letters and estimates of work needing to be done at the Royal Observatory, 1835-1844, including an estimate of the amount needed to update the library, an estimate of the cost of painting the inside of the domes, and an estimate of the work needing to be done to the zenith tube. There is also a letter from John Pond, received 13 January 1836, concerning the hothouse.Letters and notes relating to assistants'...
Dates: 1835 - 1844
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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Admiralty papers on chronometers, 1825 - 1830

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230
Scope and Contents Admiralty papers sent to Pond concerning the fitting out of H M Ships with chronometers.
Dates: 1825 - 1830
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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Admiralty papers on chronometers, 1822 - 1835

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231
Scope and Contents From the Series: The collection contains a complete set of astronomical observation ledgers, with clock error notes, computation ledgers, star catalogues, weather records and correspondence. There are observations of comets, including measurements taken of Encke's Comet, 1828, and Halley's Comet, 1835, and observations of rockets, made with Sir James South in 1831. The papers include Pond's measurements for his work on the proper motions of stars, stellar parallax and other subjects, as well as substantial...
Dates: 1822 - 1835
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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Article on Royal Observatory assistants, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 74/1/5
Scope and Contents A booklet with H.P. Hollis, 'The Greenwich Assistants during 250 years', pasted inside, including annotations. At the end of the booklet is 'Mr Pond's ''Statement respecting the assistants at the Royal Observatory"'.
Dates: 1925
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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Claim by John Pond on behalf of Reverend Walker, Cambridge, 1826-06-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/12: 418-429
Scope and Contents For his services in the experiments in determining the difference in longitude between Paris and Greenwich.
Dates: 1826-06-01
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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Computations, 1831 - 1839

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/557
Scope and Contents Computations, comprised mainly of comparisons between J. Pond and Airy's calculations of the right ascension of clock stars and planets, the meantime of the Moon's transit, and the Moon's horizontal equation of parallax and north polar distance. There are also reductions of zenith distances with the mural circle.
Dates: 1831 - 1839
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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Confirmed minutes, 1823 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/8
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, experiments to discover the longitude of Falmouth; instruments required by Fearon Fallows at the Cape of Good Hope; Sir Humphrey Davy's suggestion of publishing a catalogue of double stars by John Herschel and Sir James South; Johann Tiarks's trip to Heligoland to discover the longitude of the island and its relative position to both the coast of Germany and Greenwich; the purchase of a 14-foot reflecting telescope for the...
Dates: 1823 - 1829
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 John Pond to Captain Matthew Flinders, 1811-04-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 42r-42v
Scope and Contents Concerning observations by Samuel Ward Flinders and John Crosley on a voyage of HMS Investigator.
Dates: 1811-04-27
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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Copy of a letter from John Pond to Samuel Ward Flinders, 1812-06-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 60
Scope and Contents Concerning observations made on a voyage of HMS Investigator.
Dates: 1812-06-15
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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Copy of a letter received from James Inman ordering a chronometer for HMS Primrose under Commander Griffenhoofe, 1827-08-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 41r/1
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1827-08-22
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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Copy of a letter to John Pond concerning observations at Greenwich, 1831-10-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 54r
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1831-10-07
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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Correspondence on chronometers, 1822 - 1835

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 1-64
Scope and Contents Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1822 - 1835
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 chronometers, 1821 - 1835

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233
Scope and Contents A Royal Observatory letter book containing copies of outgoing correspondence concerning chronometers. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Inverted at the back is a record of the letters received.
Dates: 1821 - 1835
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 Admiralty, 1821 - 1826

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229
Scope and Contents Correspondence between the Admiralty Office and the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, requesting the loan of chronometers for H M Ships. The principal recipient is John Pond; the principal correspondent is John Barrow. Other correspondents include John Croker, Richard S. Dundas, G. Smith, John Franklin and Sir William Edward Parry.
Dates: 1821 - 1826
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 advising completion of repairs to Margetts chronometer No. 223, 1831-04-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 181-181a
Scope and Contents Sent from Clement Harris to John Pond.
Dates: 1831-04-20
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 advising cost for repairs to a chronometer, 1831-04-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 184
Scope and Contents Sent from Richard Webster to John Pond.
Dates: 1831-04-23
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 apologising for delays in repairing chronometers, 1830-09-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 171
Scope and Contents Sent from Thomas Earnshaw to John Pond.
Dates: 1830-09-22
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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Letter appealing against request to withdraw claims concerning the conduct of the chronometer trial, 1835-02-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 240-241
Scope and Contents Sent from Arnold and Dent to John Pond.
Dates: 1835-02-07
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 complaining of a violation of the declaration by J. S. Eiffe, 1833-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 227
Scope and Contents Sent from Arnold and Dent to John Pond.
Dates: 1833-12-31
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 complaining that decision to award a premium for the Carter chronometer has not been officially received, 1835-02-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 244
Scope and Contents Sent from John Carter to John Pond
Dates: 1835-02-23
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 concerning a request for the performance rates of a chronometer withdrawn from a trial, 1825-07-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 22
Scope and Contents Sent from James Scott to John Pond.
Dates: 1825-07-18
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 concerning a request to present a chronometer to the Board of Admiralty, 1822-01-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 5
Scope and Contents Sent from Francis Lancaster to John Pond.
Dates: 1822-01-26
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 concerning condition of a Molyneux & Cope chronometer No. 3, 1826-12-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 53
Scope and Contents Sent from Molyneux & Cope to John Pond.
Dates: 1826-12-04
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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Letter concerning condition of chronometer No. 154, 1825-06-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 20
Scope and Contents Sent from Robert Pennington to John Pond.
Dates: 1825-06-29
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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