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Parry, William Edward, Sir, 1790 - 1855 (Knight, naval officer and Arctic explorer)

 Person

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

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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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Copy of a letter concerning a misunderstanding which led to Captain Foster ordering four chronometers for HMS Hecla without permission of the Admiralty, 1827-03-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 36v
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.

Dates: 1827-03-24
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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Copy of a letter from Captain Parry to John Croker concerning chronometers for HMS Hecla and HMS Fury, 1824-03-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 168
Scope and Contents From the File:

Correspondence between the Admiralty Office and the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, requesting the loan of chronometers for H M Ships. The principal recipient is John Pond; the principal correspondent is John Barrow. Other correspondents include John Croker, Richard S. Dundas, G. Smith, John Franklin and Sir William Edward Parry.

Dates: 1824-03-15
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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Copy of a letter from George Fisher to John Barrow, 1821-02-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 264-265
Scope and Contents

In which Fisher offers his services as astronomer to Captain Parry's Arctic expedition.

Dates: 1821-02-21
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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Copy of a letter to John Croker concerning a chronometer by Brockbank which was not on the list of government chronometers, 1824-01-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 17v
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.

Dates: 1824-01-01
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 regarding a reward granted to the officers of HMS 'Hecla' and HMS 'Griper' for their efforts in searching for a north-west passage, 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/1: 126-142
Scope and Contents

Including questionnaires completed by the chief officers.

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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Letter concerning a request by Captain Parry for six chronometers for HMS Hecla and four for HMS Fury, 1824-03-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 167
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1824-03-16
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 concerning chronometers for HMS Hecla under Captain Parry, 1827-02-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 9
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1827-02-22
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 concerning pocket chronometers for Commander Bayfield, employed in the survey of the St. Lawrence River, 1828-12-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 135
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Croker to John Pond.

Dates: 1828-12-30
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 concerning the inability of Peter Lecount to serve during Captain Parry's Arctic expedition, 1821-03-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 258-260
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young.

Dates: 1821-03-21
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 enquiring about the chronometers supplied to Captain William Parry, 1827-04-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 54
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Baird to John Pond.

Dates: 1827-04-04
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 Captain Parry requesting the use of chronometers by Parkinson & Frodsham on his polar expedition, 1824-01-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 155
Scope and Contents From the File:

Correspondence between the Admiralty Office and the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, requesting the loan of chronometers for H M Ships. The principal recipient is John Pond; the principal correspondent is John Barrow. Other correspondents include John Croker, Richard S. Dundas, G. Smith, John Franklin and Sir William Edward Parry.

Dates: 1824-01-14
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 Edward Sabine [to the Board of Longitude], 1821-03-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 385
Scope and Contents

Concerning the claim by Parkinson and Frodsham to be the real makers of the chronometer sent out on Captain Parry's northern expedition.

Dates: 1821-03-28
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 James Biggs to Dr Thomas Young, 1824-05-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 266-268
Scope and Contents

Enquiring about the transmission of astronomical calculations and instruments for new experiments to Captain Parry.

Dates: 1824-05-25
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 John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1826-01-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 13-14
Scope and Contents

Concerning a replacement transit instrument for the Royal Naval College at Portsmouth

Dates: 1826-01-26
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 John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1821-02-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 263
Scope and Contents

Originally enclosing a copy of a letter from George Fisher; see [RGO 14/68: 264].

Dates: 1821-02-27
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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Letter from Parkinson and Frodsham to Captain Sabine, 1821-03-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 383-384
Scope and Contents

Stating their claim to have made a chronometer sent out with Captain Parry.

Dates: 1821-03-26
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 Parkinson and Frodsham to Dr Thomas Young, 1821-03-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 386-387
Scope and Contents

Stating their claim to have made a chronometer sent out with Captain Parry.

Dates: 1821-03-27
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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Letter from Parkinson and Frodsham to the Board of Longitude, 1821-03-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 389-390
Scope and Contents

Stating their claim to have made a chronometer sent out with Captain Parry.

Dates: 1821-03-29
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to Dr Thomas Young, 1824-01-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 152-153
Scope and Contents

Concerning the production of new copies of his catalogue and papers (as a case of his papers had been lost in transit), and giving news received of Captain Parry.

Dates: 1824-01-03
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 from William Parry concerning the return of two chronometers from Commander Bayfield, 1828-12-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 133
Scope and Contents

Sent to John Pond.

Dates: 1828-12-23
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 William Parry requesting chronometers for his expedition towards the North Pole, 1827-02-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 10
Scope and Contents From the File:

Admiralty papers sent to Pond concerning the fitting out of H M Ships with chronometers.

Dates: 1827-02-24
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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Messrs. Parkinson and Frodsham on their manufacture of a chronometer sent out with Captain Parry, 1821

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 382-392
Scope and Contents

Four letters and a related statement from chronometer and watchmakers Parkinson and Frodsham, concerning their claim to have made the chronometer sent out with Captain Parry on his northern expedition, which had been reported as made by Molyneux. Also, a related letter from Sir Edward Sabine.

Dates: 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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Printing and distribution of the Nautical Almanac, 1797 - 1824

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/22: 30-62
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...
Dates: 1797 - 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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Requests for the use of instruments and letters concerning the return of borrowed instruments, 1783 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/13: 104-150
Scope and Contents From the File:

Papers regarding the loan and return of instruments belonging to the Board of Longitude and concerning persons entitled to receive Board publications.

Dates: 1783 - 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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