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Stephens, Philip, Sir, 1725 - 1809 (1st Baronet and Secretary to the Admiralty)

 Person

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

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Astronomical observations made at the Island of Barbados, 1763 - 1764

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/323
Scope and Contents The log covers the period from 13 November 1763 - 15 August 1764, and includes observations of stars and planets and errors and adjustments to instruments and clocks. It mentions the arrival of John Harrison and his chronometers on board HMS 'Tartar' on 13 May 1764 [RGO 4/323: 15v], and includes ratings for these chronometers [RGO 4/323: 15v-16v]. The log also includes details of how and when the astronomer conveyed copies of his observations to Sir Philip Stephens, using different ships...
Dates: 1763 - 1764
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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George Margetts on a table of altitudes and azimuths, 1790 - 1794

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/46: 39-63
Scope and Contents From the File:

Correspondence regarding various astronomical and nautical tables.

Dates: 1790 - 1794
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 and proposal from William McCosh, 1792-06-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 524-527
Scope and Contents

Letter to Sir Philip Stephens of the Admiralty enclosing a proposal for finding longitude by observing the distance between the sun and moon.

Dates: 1792-06-09
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 and traverse tables from Richard Judson to Sir Philip Stephens, 1806-04-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 329-330
Scope and Contents

Letter concerning his solution for finding longitude and squaring the circle; with traverse tables and diagrams.

Dates: 1806-04-26
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 from Edward Chafe to Sir Philip Stephens, 1783-08-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 33-34
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Two letters.

Dates: 1783-08-17
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 from Edward Chafe to Sir Phillip Stephens, 1783-08-17 - 1783-09-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 35-38
Scope and Contents

Enclosing a copy of his proposal; see also [RGO 14/39: 33-34a].

Dates: 1783-08-17 - 1783-09-23
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 from Francis Wadkin to Sir Philip Stephens, 1788-04-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 485
Scope and Contents

Concerning his plan for raising the ship the 'Royal George'.

Dates: 1788-04-12
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 from George Sinclair to Sir Harry Parker, 1786-04-17 - 1786-05-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 112-113
Scope and Contents

The letter begins with a copy of another letter which he had received from Philip Stephens.

Dates: 1786-04-17 - 1786-05-06
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 from George Sinclair to Sir Harry Parker, 1786-06-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 114-115
Scope and Contents

Includes copies of previous correspondence between Sinclair and Sir Philip Stephens; for these letters see also [RGO 14/38: 112-113].

Dates: 1786-06-14
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 from James White concerning a calculating machine, 1790-03-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 352-354
Scope and Contents From the File:

Correspondence regarding miscellaneous schemes and inventions.

Dates: 1790-03-04
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 from John Warburton to Sir Philip Stephens, 1785-06-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 366
Scope and Contents

Concerning an instrument for showing the true time of day and concerning magnetic variation.

Dates: 1785-06-15
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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Letter from Mr Phinn to Sir Philip Stephens, 1796-03-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 125-125a
Scope and Contents From the Sub-sub-file :

Three letters from Phinn, with a related letter from William Sheppard.

Dates: 1796-03-30
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 from Mr Williams to Sir Philip Stephens, 1806-04-23 - 1806-08-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 545-546a
Scope and Contents

Pointing out various methods of determining longitude based on observations of lunar motion and of the orbit of Venus, before concluding that 'Doubtless, timekeepers are best'. The letter is preceded by a cover note from Stephens to George Gilpin.

Dates: 1806-04-23 - 1806-08-25
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 from Nathaniel Allen to Sir Phillip Stevens, 1788 - 1792

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 13-14
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Three letters from Allen concerning his proposed method of perpetually finding longitude at sea; written from 32 Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell, London.

Dates: 1788 - 1792
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 from Richard Judson to Sir Philip Stephens, 1806-06-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 331-332
Scope and Contents

Concerning his solution for squaring the circle; with calculations and a diagram.

Dates: 1806-06-18
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 from Richard Judson to Sir Philip Stephens, 1806-08-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 335-337
Scope and Contents

Letter containing tables and calculations which he thought were 'very great improvements in Navigation'.

Dates: 1806-08-16
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 from Robert Elliot to Sir Philip Stephens, 1783-07-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 57
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file :

With an index of names.

Dates: 1783-07-31
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 from Sir Philip Stephens to William Wales, 1796-09-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 146-146a
Scope and Contents

Concerning a letter and proposed method of finding longitude from Mr Phinn.

Dates: 1796-09-02
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 Richard Benson Walker to Sir Philip Stephens, 1790-12-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 343
Scope and Contents From the File:

Correspondence regarding miscellaneous schemes and inventions.

Dates: 1790-12-04
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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Proposal from Edward Chafe, 1783-03-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 33-34a
Scope and Contents

Includes tables of calculations and a plan to measure longitude by the North and South Stars.

Dates: 1783-03-19
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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