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Jones, Thomas, 1775 - 1852 (maker of scientific instruments)

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Found in 47 Collections and/or Records:

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Account with Thomas Jones, 1821 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/17: 384-390
Scope and Contents From the File:

Papers regarding payments for work done on behalf of the Board.

Dates: 1821 - 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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Catalogues and other papers, 1801 - 1830

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/222
Scope and Contents Various catalogues reduced to the beginnings of several years in right ascension and north polar distance for 1801-1830, comparison of catalogues at different epochs, and computed north polar distances by different refractions; computation of the Sun's diameter in turn reduced to the Earth's mean distance, 1801-1816; an account of William Hardy's transit clock, 1811-1830; and the zenith distance of Alpha Lyrae, 28 January 1825 - 17 May 1830, made with both Edward Troughton and Thomas Jones'...
Dates: 1801 - 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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Catalogues and tables, 1815 - 1821

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/246
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous printed and manuscript catalogues and tables, including 'Value of Jones' micrometer on Jones' circle'; 'Catalogue of 45 Principal Stars'; tables of refractions by Bradley and Dr Brinkley; further tables of refractions; tables of the computations of the north polar distances of stars; 'Catalogue of the Right Ascensions of Thirty-Six Principal Fixed Stars. January 1, 1815'; 'Catalogue of the North Polar Distances of Forty-Two Principal Stars. Reduced to January 1, 1815'; and...
Dates: 1815 - 1821
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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Computation of north polar distances, 1825

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/102
Scope and Contents

Computations of north polar distances taken from observations made with Edward Troughton and Thomas Jones' mural circles, 5 September 1825 - 4 October 1825.

Dates: 1825
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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Dr Thomas Young's Vouchers, 1819 - 1821

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/19: 158-254
Scope and Contents From the File:

Vouchers of John Pond and Dr Thomas Young for payments to tradesmen and others.

Dates: 1819 - 1821
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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Dr Thomas Young's Vouchers, 1820 - 1821

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/19: 256-329
Scope and Contents From the File:

Vouchers of John Pond and Dr Thomas Young for payments to tradesmen and others.

Dates: 1820 - 1821
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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Dr Thomas Young's Vouchers, 1821 - 1822

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/19: 331-415
Scope and Contents From the File:

Vouchers of John Pond and Dr Thomas Young for payments to tradesmen and others.

Dates: 1821 - 1822
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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Dr Thomas Young's Vouchers, 1822 - 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/20: 417-489
Scope and Contents From the File:

Vouchers of Dr Thomas Young for payments to tradesmen and others. Also includes occasional correspondence.

Dates: 1822 - 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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Dr Thomas Young's Vouchers, 1825 - 1827

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/20: 682-781
Scope and Contents From the File:

Vouchers of Dr Thomas Young for payments to tradesmen and others. Also includes occasional correspondence.

Dates: 1825 - 1827
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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Extract from a report of the Committee of Instruments and Proposals, 1820-04-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 211
Scope and Contents

Concerning estimates received from Troughton, Dollond and Jones for instruments for the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1820-04-20
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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Index errors and reductions, 1825

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/101
Scope and Contents

Investigation of the Troughton and Jones mural circles and index errors of the two circles, using two and six microscopes, 18 January - 4 May 1825; complete reduction of star observations with the Troughton and Jones mural circles, 14 May - 5 September 1825.

Dates: 1825
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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Investigation of north polar distances, 1825

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/158
Scope and Contents

An investigation of the north polar distances of stars by index errors, using Edward Troughton and Thomas Jones' mural circles and two and six microscopes.

Dates: 1825
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 Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1823-11-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 59-60
Scope and Contents

Concerning the payment of a further £200 to Mr Jones for the construction of the mural circle for the Cape Observatory and a payment of £150 to Tiarks for his services in ascertaining the longitude of Falmouth.

Dates: 1823-11-08
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 Pond on the adjustment of the new transit circle, 1822 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 28-30
Scope and Contents From the File:

Observations and correspondence regarding miscellaneous astronomical matters.

Dates: 1822 - 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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Letter from Thomas Jones to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-04-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 180
Scope and Contents

Concerning the price of a six-foot mural circle (seven hundred and fifty guineas) and the time required to make it (about two years).

Dates: 1820-04-10
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 Thomas Jones to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-05-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 181-181a
Scope and Contents

Concerning his progress on the six-foot mural circle for the Cape Observatory and requesting £200 for his work.

Dates: 1820-05-30
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 from Thomas Jones to Dr Thomas Young, 1821-01-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 182
Scope and Contents

Concerning his progress on the six-foot mural circle for the Cape Observatory (which was half made) and requesting £200 for his work.

Dates: 1821-01-24
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 Thomas Jones to Dr Thomas Young, 1825-01-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 183-183a
Scope and Contents

Informing him that the six-foot mural circle for the Cape Observatory was complete and requesting payment.

Dates: 1825-01-28
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 from Thomas Jones to Dr Thomas Young, 1825-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 184
Scope and Contents

Enquiring whether the changes he had made to the Greenwich mural circle should also be made to that for the Cape Observatory, and also enquiring about making spare pieces or parts.

Dates: 1825-05
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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Mural circle index errors, 1825

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/100
Scope and Contents

Index errors: horizontal points of Edward Troughton and Thomas Jones' mural circles, also giving the altitude of stars, with a separate ledger of the altitude of stars for 1825.

Dates: 1825
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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Mural circle index errors, 1827 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/103
Scope and Contents

Index errors: horizontal points of Edward Troughton and Thomas Jones' mural circles, also giving the altitudes of stars, 2 January 1828 - 28 February 1828.

Dates: 1827 - 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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Mural circle index errors, 1825 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/104
Scope and Contents

Index errors: horizontal points of Edward Troughton and Thomas Jones' mural circles, also giving the altitudes of stars, 2 January 1827 - 28 February 1828.

Dates: 1825 - 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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Mural circle index errors, 1828 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/105
Scope and Contents

Investigation of the index errors of Edward Troughton and Thomas Jones' mural circles, March 1828 - March 1829.

Dates: 1828 - 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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Mural circle index errors, 1831 - 1835

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/106
Scope and Contents

Index errors: horizontal points of Edward Troughton and Thomas Jones' mural circles, 3 April 1831 - 31 December 1835.

Dates: 1831 - 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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Mural circle index errors, 1833

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/107
Scope and Contents

Index errors: adjustments to Edward Troughton and Thomas Jones' mural circles.

Dates: 1833
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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