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Kater, Henry, 1777 - 1835 (geodesist and metrologist)

 Person

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

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Account of mess and personal expenses, 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/21: 177-179
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: 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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Confirmed minutes, 1823 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/8
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, experiments to discover the longitude of Falmouth; instruments required by Fearon Fallows at the Cape of Good Hope; Sir Humphrey Davy's suggestion of publishing a catalogue of double stars by John Herschel and Sir James South; Johann Tiarks's trip to Heligoland to discover the longitude of the island and its relative position to both the coast of Germany and Greenwich; the purchase of a 14-foot reflecting telescope for...
Dates: 1823 - 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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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 - 1825

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/20: 491-573
Scope and Contents From the File:

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

Dates: 1822 - 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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Draft letter from [Henry Kater] to John George Hartley, 1821-09-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 381
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Three letters from Hartley, with two related letters from John Barrow and [Henry Kater].

Dates: 1821-09-06
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 Dollond to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-04-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 83-84
Scope and Contents

Concerning the cost of a transit instrument and a reflecting telescope.

Dates: 1820-04-19
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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Letter from John Barrow to Captain Kater, 1821-09-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 6-6a
Scope and Contents

Concerning a treatise and a book of navigational tables by Dr Inman.

Dates: 1821-09-04
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 Barrow to Captain Kater, 1821-09-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 380
Scope and Contents

Originally enclosing a letter from John George Hartley.

Dates: 1821-09-06
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 John Wilson Croker to Dr Thomas Young, 1823-05-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 41-41a
Scope and Contents

Concerning Kater's application to be Naval Hydrographer.

Dates: 1823-05-05
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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Letter from L. Breguet to Monsieur Kuter [Henry Kater?], 1823-03-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 406-407
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file:

Letter, observations and a drawing.

Dates: 1823-03-29
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 Thomas Taylor to Captain Kater, 1825-03-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 86
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Includes accounts of the rates of chronometers, reports on chronometer trials, and eleven related letters.

Dates: 1825-03-25
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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Miscellaneous receipts, 1821

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/21: 115-128
Scope and Contents

The receipts are principally for the transport of goods and coach hire.

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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Recommendations on rewards, 1818 - 1819

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/1: 97-105
Scope and Contents

Recommendations by members of the Board of Longitude on the nature and conditions of the reward to be offered for the finding of longitude at sea. The correspondents include Davies Gilbert, Professor Abram Robertson and Captain Henry Kater.

Dates: 1818 - 1819
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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Remarks on a report concerning the establishment of the Cape Observatory, 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 212-213
Scope and Contents

Sent to Captain Kater.

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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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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