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Pond, John, 1767 - 1836 (astronomer)

 Person

Found in 109 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter reporting on condition of Carter chronometer No. 131 and cost of repair, 1834-04-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 232
Scope and Contents Sent from John Carter to John Pond.
Dates: 1834-04-28
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 reporting on condition of chronometer Nos. 228, 254 and 423, 1826

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 49
Scope and Contents Sent from Parkinson & Frodsham to John Pond.
Dates: 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 reporting on condition of chronometers, 1828-11-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 89
Scope and Contents Sent from Thomas Earnshaw to John Pond.
Dates: 1828-11-21
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 reporting on repairs to Dent chronometer No. 2 and Arnold chronometer No. 578, 1831-05-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 191
Scope and Contents Sent rom Arnold and Dent to John Pond.
Dates: 1831-05-30
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 reporting on the cause of a non-working chronometer, 1826-04-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 43
Scope and Contents Sent from Thomas Porthouse to John Pond.
Dates: 1826-04-12
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 reporting on the condition of chronometer No. 27, 1827-08-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 55
Scope and Contents Sent from J. Robinson & Son to John Pond.
Dates: 1827-08-06
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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Letter reporting on the condition of several chronometers and the cost of repair, 1835-03-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 251-252
Scope and Contents Sent from Arnold and Dent to John Pond.
Dates: 1835-03-19
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 reporting repairs required for several chronometers and costs, 1832-10-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 212
Scope and Contents Sent from Arnold & Dent to John Pond. Includes reference to chronometer Nos. 255, 320, 322, 326, 338 (Arnold), 368, 417, 508 (Earnshaw), 557 and 578 (Earnshaw).
Dates: 1832-10-04
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 requesting permission to carry out magnetic experiments on chronometers, 1832-12-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 214
Scope and Contents Sent from Arnold and Dent to John Pond.
Dates: 1832-12-17
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 restating claim for Carter chronometer to be judged fairly in the light of errors concerning the conduct of the chronometer trial, 1835-02-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 242-243
Scope and Contents Sent from John Carter to John Pond.
Dates: 1835-02-09
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 setting out case for Arnold and Dent to be awarded a prize in the chronometer trial, 1835-02-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 236-237
Scope and Contents Sent from Arnold & Dent to John Pond.
Dates: 1835-02-03
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 setting out claims for Carter chronometer No. 144 to be judged more highly than others, 1835-02-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 238-239
Scope and Contents Sent from John Carter to John Pond.
Dates: 1835-02-06
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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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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Letting reporting on repairs undertaken to several chronometers and associated costs, 1831-04-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 187
Scope and Contents Sent from James Moore French to John Pond.
Dates: 1831-04-27
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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List of Mrs Maskelyne's gifts

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/3
Scope and Contents An undated photostat of a list of printed books, manuscripts and pictures presented to the Royal Observatory by Mrs M. Maskelyne in April 1811. There is also a photocopy of a note by John Pond acknowledging the receipt of these items, beneath which is his signed statement, dated 13 April 1811, acknowledging that the instruments at the Observatory were all in good order on his arrival.
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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Lunar reduction reports, 1856 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/556
Scope and Contents Weekly reports by J.R. Lucas, the superintendent of the lunar reductions. There are also comparisons of J. Pond's star observations; calculations of epochs; calculations for lunar reductions; calculations of numbers from P.A. Hansen's tables; errata in J. Pond's observations; corrections to the Moon's parallax and semi-diameter; and letters from J.C. Adams, J. Challis and J.R. Hind.
Dates: 1856 - 1860
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, 1784 - 1830

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/22
Scope and Contents Minutes of the Council of the Royal Society:27 May 1784: resolving that the printing bill for the second volume of the 'Greenwich Observations' be paid.24 June 1784: concerning the King's approval of a proposal for ascertaining the relative situations of the observatories at Greenwich and Paris.29 July 1784: concerning and including a letter from Lieut. General Roy, dated 28 June 1784, on the measurement of a base line. The minutes also cover Visitation...
Dates: 1784 - 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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Miscellaneous papers regarding the accounts of computers under John Pond, Astronomer Royal, 1815 - 1824

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/16: 713-740
Scope and Contents From the File: The accounts of printers and publishers for Board of Longitude publications, with miscellaneous accounts.
Dates: 1815 - 1824
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 papers relating to accounts principally for computers of the 'Nautical Almanac', 1812 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/16: 368-383
Scope and Contents From the File: The accounts of printers and publishers for Board of Longitude publications, with miscellaneous accounts.
Dates: 1812 - 1828
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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Mr John Pond's Vouchers, 1812 - 1818

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/19: 3-40
Scope and Contents From the File: Vouchers of John Pond and Dr Thomas Young for payments to tradesmen and others.
Dates: 1812 - 1818
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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Mr John Pond's Vouchers re. the Nautical Almanac, 1811 - 1819

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/19: 42-103
Scope and Contents From the File: Vouchers of John Pond and Dr Thomas Young for payments to tradesmen and others.
Dates: 1811 - 1819
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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Note from John Pond to Dr Young, 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 214-214a
Scope and Contents Concerning a meeting and a clock which could be spared [for the Cape Observatory].
Dates: 1820
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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Observations of comets, 1769 - 1815

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/61
Scope and Contents Observations and descriptions of various comets between 1769 and 1815, with notes on the observational techniques employed. There is an index to the comets, arranged by date. The observations after 1810 were recorded by John Pond.
Dates: 1769 - 1815
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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Observations of transits, 1804 - 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/8
Scope and Contents A working copy of transit observations of the major stars, 1 January 1804 - 30 December 1811, with notes on the adjustments and alterations to observational technique. The observations include immersions of the stars and Jupiter's satellites; a Royal visit on 3 June 1805; an eclipse of the Sun on 16 June 1806; a piece about woodworm in the transit clock; and a column recording Transit Room temperatures, 1804-1811. All the observations from 5 September 1810 were performed by Thomas Taylor. He...
Dates: 1804 - 1811
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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Official and scientific correspondence, 1823 - 1830

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/803
Scope and Contents Airy's official and scientific correspondence, volume 1, including letters from Amici, Baily, Beaufort, Bouvard, Brewster, Carlini, Cerquene, Colby, Davy, Gambart, Garvey, Gilbert, Hamilton, Herschel, Hudson, Hussey, Jenkins, Lardner, Lax, Maclear, Pearson, Pond, Rigaud, Robinson, Rumker, Sabine, Sanchis, Schumacher, South, Stratford and Young, with an index to the correspondents at the end. There are a few letters in French and Italian.
Dates: 1823 - 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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