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Pond, John, 1767 - 1836 (astronomer)

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Papers of John Pond, 1801 - 1836

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5
Scope and Contents 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: 1801 - 1836
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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Papers on Government superintendence, 1873 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/7
Scope and Contents Notes on John Flamsteed intended to serve for a history of the Royal Observatory, comprised of an extract from the parish register of Burstow, Surrey.Notes on Edmond Halley intended to serve for a history of the Royal Observatory, comprised of a biography by F.W. Simms, an extract from 'The Weekly Visitor', and a copy of the inscription on his gravestone.Notes by F.W. Simms on Halley's Comet intended to serve for a history of the Royal Observatory.Notes by Airy on James...
Dates: 1873 - 1875
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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Papers on movable property, 1831 - 1840

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/53
Scope and Contents Correspondence, catalogues, reports and notes on the instruments, books, maps and other moveable property of the Royal Observatory, including some correspondence with John Pond in his position as Astronomer Royal.
Dates: 1831 - 1840
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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Papers on the Observatory's history, 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/304
Scope and Contents 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.





Dates: 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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Papers regarding the imprest money of J. Pond, 1811-1815, 1811 - 1815

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/2: 239-294
Scope and Contents From the File: Includes information regarding salaries of members and imprest monies, financial reports and correspondence with the Admiralty.
Dates: 1811 - 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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Papers regarding the payment of salaries to members of the Board of Longitude, 1806 - 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/2: 4-36
Scope and Contents From the File: Includes information regarding salaries of members and imprest monies, financial reports and correspondence with the Admiralty.
Dates: 1806 - 1823
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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Quadrant observations, 1786 - 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/29
Scope and Contents A rough copy of quadrant observations, 1 January 1786 - 19 August 1811. The observations from 9 February 1811 were made by John Pond. The book also contains a rule to find how many seconds it takes a celestial object to pass through the wires in the mural quadrant; observed distances of the fixed stars from the zenith with the zenith sector, 1810; a chronology of repairs and adjustments to the quadrant, 1786-1808; and errors in observations of the Moon, 1804-1808.
Dates: 1786 - 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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Transits and right ascensions, 1805 - 1812

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/27
Scope and Contents Transits and computations for the right ascensions of the Sun, Moon and planets, 18 July 1805 - 29 June 1812. Some of these observations were undertaken by John Pond.
Dates: 1805 - 1812
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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Visitation papers, 1835 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/8
Scope and Contents Copy of the Royal Warrant, 9 September 1830, and the report of the committee appointed by the Board of Visitors, 4 March 1831.Letter regarding the nomination of Captain W.H. Smyth as a Visitor, 1835.Correspondence on the erection of a Magnetic Observatory, 1836.Correspondence concerning the meetings of the Board of Visitors on 3 June 1837 and 4 December 1837.Letter regarding a grant of money for the expenses of the Visitors, 1837.Copy of the Royal...
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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