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Gilpin, George, 1810 (Secretary to the Board of Longitude)

 Person

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Edward Ferguson to George Gilpin, 1806-06-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 8-9
Scope and Contents

Stating that he had made a successful trial of his log to ascertain the rate of a current and requesting a reward to purchase a patent.

Dates: 1806-06-19
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 Lieutenant Colonel Edward Ferguson to George Gilpin, 1806-06-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 11-12
Scope and Contents

Enclosing a description of his method for ascertaining the rate of a ship in a current at sea, and requesting that this be laid before the Board of Longitude.

Dates: 1806-06-04
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 to Lieutenant Colonel Edward Ferguson, 1806-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 10
Scope and Contents

Draft of a letter from [George Gilpin?] informing Ferguson that the Board would not meet again before that December and that they did not offer advance sums of money without first being convinced of the value of a proposal.

Dates: 1806-06
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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