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Robertson, Abram, 1751 - 1826 (mathematician and astronomer)

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Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence, 1771 - 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/314
Scope and Contents Various notes and letters.1. Letter from A. Sheppard, 12 February 1771, giving the dates of commencement of university terms.2. A balance of payments, 30 October 1810.3. Account between Maskelyne and the Board of Longitude, 6 October 1810.4. Note for Mrs Edwards, a comparer, relating to some observations.5. Dates on which pieces for the 1816 'Nautical Almanac' were received from the computers, 1810-1811.6. A letter to John Crosley, 15 October...
Dates: 1771 - 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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Letter from A. Robertson and S.P. Rigaud to Dr Thomas Young, 1823-04-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 74
Scope and Contents From the Item:

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

Dates: 1823-04-22
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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Memoranda on directions for computers, dates of Oxford and Cambridge terms, and a list of current computers, 1809

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/324: 32r-33r
Scope and Contents From the File:

A diary of work performed on the 'Nautical Almanac' and arrangements for its compilation and publication.

Dates: 1809
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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Meridian transits, 1756 - 1802

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/118
Scope and Contents

Unbound proof sheets of James Bradley's observed transits of the Sun, planets and fixed stars over the meridian, 5 January 1756 - 16 July 1762, and observed meridional distances of the fixed stars and planets from the zenith, 7 January 1756 - 13 October 1783. The proof sheets were calculated and corrected by Abram Robertson at Oxford, 1800-1802

Dates: 1756 - 1802
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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