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Moore, Jonas, Sir, 1617 - 1679 (Knight, mathematician and patron of astronomy)

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Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

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Astronomical and other papers, 1660 - 1719

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/69/E
Scope and Contents Undated items, mostly in hands other than Flamsteed's, including mathematical notes by Jonas Moore (155r-159v); 'The Observation of Easter' (160r-165v); optical and mathematical notes (166r-170r, 210r-213r, 220r-226v); 'De Latitudine Lunae', in one whole and one part chapter (171r-174v); a note of Burstow expenses (175r); 'Speculum Archimedis' (176r-177r); a table of right ascensions by Abraham Sharp (178r); 'Conceptions by what means to come to the knowledge of distances of places' by...
Dates: 1660 - 1719
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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Astronomical papers, 1638-12 - 1719

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/69/D
Scope and Contents Roughly datable items in hands other than Flamsteed's, mainly on astronomical subjects, including observing notes in William Crabtree's hand, 1638 (120r-124v); 'De inclinatione Magneticale', in an unidentified hand [c. 1640] (125r-126r); 'Ephemeris Anni Christi 1652' (127v-129v); a copy of an order concerning Gresham College, in Jonas Moore's hand [c. 1676] (130r-131r); predicted places of the Moon and Saturn for 1677-1678 (132r-133v); a diagram of a 1684 comet by Abraham Sharp (134r);...
Dates: 1638-12 - 1719
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, 1673 - 1719

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/69/C
Scope and Contents Flamsteed's drafts of letters, and letters received by others, including Flamsteed to Glen about earthquakes [1692] (95rv); an incomplete reply [to Wren?] to criticisms of Flamsteed's piece on stellar parallax [c. 1700]; Flamsteed [to Pepys?] on the training of naval officers [c. 1697] (99rv); a complaint about pews in Greenwich church [c. 1718] (100r); John Vermuyden to Steven Flamsteed, 1673 (101r); anon. to Immanuel Halton, 1676 (103r); William Balle to Sir Jonas Moore, 1677 (104rv);...
Dates: 1673 - 1719
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 and notes, 1650 - 1695

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/68/I
Scope and Contents Seven notebooks, now bound together into one volume, written in various hands. The contents include sermon notes (299r-308v); clock notes in the hands of Flamsteed and Edmond Halley, 1675-1676 (310r-331v); 'Mr Flamsteed's New Table of Refractions', with mathematical notes by Margaret Flamsteed (332r-353v); Flamsteed's notes on a transit of Mercury, 1677, and other observations by Richard Towneley (354r-361v); Jonas Moore's summaries of correspondence between William Crabtree and William...
Dates: 1650 - 1695
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 and related papers, 1671 - 1725

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/36
Scope and Contents A guardbook of letters received by Flamsteed, with some drafts of replies and some copies of both, 163 folios. The correspondents are mainly in the English provinces, although some write from abroad, and there are also original letters from Flamsteed to Sir Jonas Moore. The letters date primarily from 1671 to 1719, but a few are either undated or possibly earlier. Apart from those to Moore, most of the letters are of the eighteenth century. Many of the sheets have rough arithmetical notes on...
Dates: 1671 - 1725
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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Guardbook of letters, 1674-03 - 1719-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/37
Scope and Contents The contents of a guardbook of letters received by Flamsteed, 162 folios. The dorses have often been used by Flamsteed for rough calculations. The correspondents include several people connected with Flamsteed's living of Burstow or with other property. The volume includes a printed notice advertising William Whiston's experiment to find the speed of light and sound (150r).The correspondents are Stephen Gray; [Dr] John Arbuthnot; 'E.B.' [probably to Mrs Flamsteed, telling the story...
Dates: 1674-03 - 1719-03
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 book, 1676 - 1712

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/43
Scope and Contents An untitled volume of copies of Flamsteed's correspondence, February 1676 - February 1679 and March 1712, with some undated letters and Flamsteed's notes, 81 folios. Some of the copy letters are in Flamsteed's hand, but most are by amanuenses. The correspondents include (through Henry Oldenburg) J.D. Cassini, 1676-1679; Johann Hevelius, 1676-1678; Ismael Bullialdus [Boulliau], 1676; Edmond Halley; Charles Boucher (including a description to Halley of his voyage to Jamaica); Richard...
Dates: 1676 - 1712
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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Observations at Derby, London and Greenwich, 1671 - 1676

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/10
Scope and Contents A compilation of observations drawn up in 1671-1676, in Flamsteed's hand, 46 folios: 'Johannis Flamsteedii Derbiensis', observations made at Derby, 1666-1671, incomplete (1r-7r); 'Observations of the circumjovialls' (Jupiter's satellites), 1671-1674 (8r-23r); 'Coelestiall observations taken at the Tower with the Instruments ... of Sir Jonas Moore', April-July 1675 (24r-26r), and 'At Greenwich in the Queenes House', September 1675 - April 76 (27r- 36r); 'Adversiones pro lunae facturae...
Dates: 1671 - 1676
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 on optics, 1650

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/67/I
Scope and Contents

Copies of papers on optics, apparently all by William Gascoigne, 1641-1642, transcribed by Jonas Moore during the mid-17th century or later: 'Concerning the makeing pro-portioning and useing of Persp[ective] Glasses' (210r-214v), 'Explanation of the Diagrams for wheeles' (215rv), 'Further notes' (216r-217r), 'De Chartas way demonstrated shortly with notes' (217rv), 'The Demonstration of the ey' (217v-218r), and 'The motion of a Convex Glasse'.

Dates: 1650
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 on the Observatory's history, 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/304
Scope and Contents

Various papers on the history the Royal Observatory, probably written by John Pond.

1. Resumé of the careers of Nevil Maskelyne and Sir Jonas Moore, with a note on the death of James Bradley.

2. Summary of the history of the Observatory, John Flamsteed and Edmond Halley. This was originally the first part of no. 1.

3. Important dates in the history of the Observatory.





Dates: 1811
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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