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Morris, Gael, fl1740 - 1756 (assistant to James Bradley)

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Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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Ephemerides, 1755 - 1795

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/202
Scope and Contents

Astronomical tables and ephemerides, including notes on Burg's new lunar tables, elements of solar tables of several astronomers (de Lalande, Mayer, de Lacaille, Morris, Mason and Howe) and several memoranda on comparisons of various stars.

Dates: 1755 - 1795
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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Letters to Bradley, 1729 - 1762

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 3/43/8
Scope and Contents Letters to James Bradley and other correspondence.1. Letter to Bradley on atmospheric pressure, with two examples of evidence provided by the author for his argument. There is also a piece on the origins of springs and rainfall by 'Academicus', an unknown pupil and admirer.2. Equation written on a letter to Mrs Paine of Wanstead, Essex.3. Letter to Mrs Woodom from Mathew Hymondefold, 11 October l729, informing her of the safe return home of him and his family. On the...
Dates: 1729 - 1762
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 comets, 1723 - 1759

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 3/43/6
Scope and Contents Papers on comets and other subjects.1. 'Observations upon the Comets that appeared in the months of September and October 1757', with reference to unnamed stars and observational technique, including an acknowledgement to Dr Smith's three volumes on optics.2. Observations to ascertain the 1757 comet's right ascension, its position relative to the Earth and other stars, and its declination, with attendant calculations.3. Table of observations of the 1759...
Dates: 1723 - 1759
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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Printed lunar tables, 1722 - 1739

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 2/14
Scope and Contents Printed book of lunar tables, including:1. Tables for the right ascension of the Moon, with the computed error for 1722-1725 inclusive.2. Tables of the Moon's longitude, 1725-1739. Various years have been duplicated and copied. There is also a small grocery bill.3. Computations concerning a hyperbola, in Latin.4. Letter covering the computations undertaken by Gael Morris on Halley's observations, 25 December 1739.5. Laws and equations relating to the...
Dates: 1722 - 1739
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 calculations, 1743 - 1771

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/67
Scope and Contents Various observations and calculations, primarily of the stars.1. Tables and equations for the Earth's perturbations by Venus and Jupiter and for the lunar equation.2. Catalogue of the stars for 1690 and 1760, with elements for their aberrations.3. Corrections for the tables of Dalembert, Halley, Mayer and Clairaut.4. To find the aberration in right ascension and declination.5. Comparisons with Nicholas Louis de Lacaille's star catalogue, 1750 and...
Dates: 1743 - 1771
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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