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Caswell, John, c1655 - 1712 (astronomer)

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Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

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Calculations and tables, 1689 - 1698

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/54
Scope and Contents An untitled book of calculations and tables relating to Saturn, Jupiter, Jupiter's satellites and other planets, and to lunar and stellar places, 186 folios. There is a copy of a letter to John Caswell about a geometrical theorem (80v), tables of refractions (185r), and a conversion table for the scale of an instrument (inside the back cover). The writing is mostly in Flamsteed's hand, but other hands also appear, including that of Abraham Sharp. The volume was begun on 16 December 1689. The...
Dates: 1689 - 1698
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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Commonplace book, 1679 - 1703

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/41
Scope and Contents An untitled compilation of notes and other papers on a range of subjects, 192 folios. The earlier part of the book is in Flamsteed's hand, but the hands of assistants and unidentified pupils appear with increasing frequency thereafter. There is a two-part contents page by Flamsteed.The volume includes various observations: of solar altitude, made in New England [by Thomas Brattle] (21rv); of an occultation and lunar eclipse by Johann Hevelius, 1681-1682 (22r, 28v-30v); of comets,...
Dates: 1679 - 1703
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 on Flamsteed's works, 1692 - 1717

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/35
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other items from a guardbook regarding the printing of Flamsteed's works, 98 folios. The papers include letters from the 'Referees' and drafts of Flamsteed's replies; an 'Estimate of the Expence of Printing the Historia Coelestis' (19r); 'Articles for Printing' (34r-39r); a draft agreement (43r); and draft petitions to the Queen (49r-50r, 66r). There are also related statements by Flamsteed concerning his personal history, including drafts of his 'Account of the...
Dates: 1692 - 1717
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 A, 1674 - 1719

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/33
Scope and Contents Accounts and other records of a Derbyshire lead-mining concern, March 1674 - January 1688 (4v-97r, 216r-221r, 225v-236v), written in Steven Flamsteed's hand, and featuring his signature and that of Cornelius Vermuyden. The book was used subsequently by John Flamsteed for copies, written in various hands, of letters dating from 10 July 1688 onwards, chiefly January 1698 - 25 April 1719. There are notes about negotiations over the publication of Flamsteed's works (passim between 121r and 132r,...
Dates: 1674 - 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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Lunar calculations and letters, 1674 - 1700

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/42
Scope and Contents A commonplace book of lunar calculations, c. 1684 (85r-182v, with a guide at 183v-184r); copy letters, 1679-1700; and notes; 193 folios. The writing is in Flamsteed's hand, with the exception of the letters, which are copied in various hands, but sometimes bear Flamsteed's corrections.The letters are comprised of correspondence with Johann Hevelius, 1679-1685; letters from Edmond Halley, 1679; correspondence with Olaus Römer, 1679; letters to Seth Ward, 1679; letters to Edward...
Dates: 1674 - 1700
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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Stellar observations and deduced data, 1691 - 1711

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/24
Scope and Contents 'Fixarum Culminationes et Meridiane a vertice distantiae (cum declinationibus inde deductis) e protocollo Observationum primum in libellum minorem collectae deinceps in hunc transcriptae' ('The culminations and meridional zenith distances of the fixed stars (with declinations deduced from thence) first collected from observing-notes into a smaller book and then transcribed into this'): data from observations of 1689 onwards, copied mainly in 1691, 1703 and later, 91 folios. There are later...
Dates: 1691 - 1711
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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