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Arnold, John, c1736 - 1799 (watch and chronometer maker)

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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A journal of the situation of HMS Providence at noon during her late voyage on discoveries, 1795-10-11 - 1797-05-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 139-145
Scope and Contents

As shown by the log, by Mr Earnshaw's three timekeepers, by Mr Arnold's two timekeepers, and also by lunar observations. The journal includes a summary of the latitudes and longitudes of 'most of the remarkable places seen in the voyage' [RGO 14/68: 145v].

Dates: 1795-10-11 - 1797-05-16
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 taken on Drakes Isle on Plymouth Sound, 1772-06-29 - 1772-07-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/57: 1v-2v
Scope and Contents

The observations begin with a note on the going of the astronomical clock and on Mr Arnold’s watch. Included are observations of equal altitudes observed with an astronomical quadrant by Bird; observations for finding the latitude; comparisons of Mr Arnold’s Watch No. 2 with the astronomical clock; transits of the moon and stars over the meridian; and observations on the west variation of the meridian.

Dates: 1772-06-29 - 1772-07-09
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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