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Ríos, José de Mendoza y, c1762 - 1816 (naval officer and astronomer)

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Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

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Account with José de Mendoza Ríos, 1795-01-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/18: 275-278
Scope and Contents From the File: Papers regarding payments for work done on behalf of the Board, including some miscellaneous receipts.
Dates: 1795-01-05
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, 1780 - 1801

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/6
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, the rates of various chronometers; Charles Hutton's tables of products, powers and roots of natural numbers; the voyages of HMS 'Resolution' and HMS 'Discovery' and the examination of their log books; John Arnold's improvements to his watches; a suitable site for the Board of Longitude's instruments after the burning of the cupola of the Greenwich Hospital where they had been kept; improvements to reflecting telescopes; the...
Dates: 1780 - 1801
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, 1802 - 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/7
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, tables devised by José Mendoza de Ríos; correspondence with John Crosley (the astronomer with the expedition to New South Wales); a claim for a reward for Charles Mason's work on lunar tables; a report on the Arnold and Earnshaw chronometers going on the voyage of Captain Matthew Flinders; grants and awards to chronometer-makers; the observations of Nathaniel Bliss when he was Astronomer Royal; models of watch escapements...
Dates: 1802 - 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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Correspondence relating to a reward to José Mendoza y Ríos, 1815

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/1: 215-224
Scope and Contents An award of £1200 was made to José Mendoza y Ríos for his work on nautical astronomy.
Dates: 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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Correspondence with R. Boullanger on an instrument for finding longitude, 1815

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 318-326
Scope and Contents Includes an unrelated note relating to a payment of £1,200 to Mendoza y Ríos [RGO 14/38: 325].
Dates: 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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José de Mendoza y Ríos on tables for lunar observations, 1796 - 1814

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/46: 65-87
Scope and Contents From the File: Correspondence regarding various astronomical and nautical tables.
Dates: 1796 - 1814
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 José de Mendoza y Ríos, 1796-03-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 107-107a
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file: With an index of names.
Dates: 1796-03-04
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 José de Mendoza y Ríos concerning rules for computing latitude by two altitudes of the sun, 1796-12-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/41: 11-13
Scope and Contents From the File: Correspondence regarding methods for establishing latitude.
Dates: 1796-12-02
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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Lists of institutions and persons receiving Board of Longitude publications, 1781

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/324: 26v-27v
Scope and Contents From the File: A diary of work performed on the 'Nautical Almanac' and arrangements for its compilation and publication.
Dates: 1781
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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Nautical astronomy, 1770 - 1810

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/196
Scope and Contents A set of loose pages dealing with problems in ascertaining latitude and longitude at sea by observation of the stars, with descriptions, computations and formulae referred to apparent time. There are also sections on finding the Moon's longitude from the nautical ephemeris [RGO 4/196: 1r], the motion of the Sun's image in a Hadley quadrant [RGO 4/196: 2r], and the testing of other people's hypotheses.
It is not known if the papers are foliated in their original order.
Dates: 1770 - 1810
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 Captain Thomas Hurd, 1815

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 325v
Scope and Contents Concerning the payment of £1,200 to [José de] Mendoza y Ríos for his successful labours and many useful improvements made in nautical astronomy.
Dates: 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 return of instruments and presents to the Board of Longitude, 1789 - 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/14: 232-256
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1789 - 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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Reports by the Astronomer Royal, 1783 - 1809

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/10: 214-247
Scope and Contents Reports from Nevil Maskelyne on the merits of petitions submitted to the Board of Longitude. Most of the petitions are concerned with various methods of discovering longitude at sea. Includes a report titled 'Remarks on Mr Earnshaw's Petition', and a list of Charles Mason's papers presented to the Board of Longitude.
Dates: 1783 - 1809
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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