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Dollond, John, 1746 - 1804 (maker of nautical instru)

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Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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Entries for May, 1774-05-01 - 1774-05-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/56: 127r-134v
Scope and Contents

Entries for May include many observations of lunar distance, with mention that Bayly was using sextants by Dollond and Ramsden. Entries for 7-8 May record the ship’s bearings from St Helene [St Helena]. In the entry for 17 May, Bayly records that the log had exceeded the observations, requiring him to adjust his calculations. On 28 May he also recorded the loss of his thermometer, which broke when the bottom fell out having become unstuck.

Dates: 1774-05-01 - 1774-05-31
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, 1828-06-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 76-76a
Scope and Contents

Concerning a letter from Fearon Fallows requesting stationary, copy books and copies of papers; see [RGO 14/48: 77].

Dates: 1828-06-06
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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Observations from Cook's last voyage, 1778-12-26 - 1780-08-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/61/1: 2r-37r
Scope and Contents Tabulated observations for the voyage, including records of the time by the watch or timekeeper, the apparent time, observed altitudes and lunar distances, estimates of latitude and longitude, magnetic variation, barometer and thermometer readings, and additional remarks. Reference is often made to the instruments used (including instruments by John Dollond, Jesse Ramsden, John Bird and Gowan Knight, and timekeepers by Larcum Kendall), and who made the observations (including Cook,...
Dates: 1778-12-26 - 1780-08-18
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 from Cook's last voyage, 1779-06-15 - 1780-08-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/61/3: 50r-100r
Scope and Contents Tabulated observations made by astronomer William Bayly. These include records of the time by the watch, apparent time, altitudes of the sun, moon and stars, observations of lunar distance, barometer and thermometer readings, estimates of latitude and longitude, and magnetic variation.Occasional remarks on the observations are included: for example, in [RGO 14/61/3: 57r] Bayly records that his instruments were taken on shore at Kamchatka, Russia, where observations were made from 26...
Dates: 1779-06-15 - 1780-08-26
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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Quadrant and zenith sector observations, 1765 - 1786

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/28
Scope and Contents A rough copy of quadrant and zenith sector observations of major stars. The volume begins with a list of Maskelyne's assistants and a note on days on which each star was observed with the quadrant, 1765-1776. The book deals at length with quadrant observations from 7 May 1765 to 30 December 1785, mentioning tests on John Bird's thermometer and adjustments and alterations to observational technique. There are zenith sector observations for the years 1768-1769 and 1776-1777; observed distances...
Dates: 1765 - 1786
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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