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

 Person

Found in 148 Collections and/or Records:

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Printed letter concerning a replacement chronometer for HMS Charybdis under Lieutenant J. Mercer, 1834-01-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 220
Scope and Contents

Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1834-01-21
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 letter concerning another chronometer for HMS Aetna under Commander Belcher, 1830-07-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 221
Scope and Contents

Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1830-07-26
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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Printed letter concerning chronometers for HMS Rose under Commander W. Barrow, 1834-08-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 252
Scope and Contents

Sent by A.B. Becher to John Pond.

Dates: 1834-08-04
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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Printed letter concerning chronometers for HMS Vernon under Captain M'Kerlie, 1834-11-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 262
Scope and Contents

Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1834-11-10
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 letter concerning two chronometers for HMS Actaeon under Captain Lord E. Russell, 1835-02-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 272
Scope and Contents

Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1835-02-04
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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Printed letter concerning two chronometers for HMS Andromache under Captain Yeoman, 1833-11-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 202
Scope and Contents

Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1833-11-02
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 letter concerning two chronometers for HMS Belvidera under Captain C.B. Strong, 1834-02-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 231
Scope and Contents

Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1834-02-26
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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Printed letter concerning two chronometers for HMS Blonde under Captain F. Mason, 1834-01-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 225
Scope and Contents

Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1834-01-29
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 letter concerning two chronometers for HMS Challenger under Captain M. Seymour, 1833-10-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 183
Scope and Contents

Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1833-10-08
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 letter concerning two chronometers for HMS Edinburgh under Commander James Richard Dacres, 1834-02-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 229
Scope and Contents

Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1834-02-10
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 letter concerning two chronometers for HMS Rover under Commander C. Eden, 1835-03-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 289
Scope and Contents

Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1835-03-07
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 letter concerning two chronometers for HMS Sparrowhawk under Commander C. Pearson, 1834-02-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 226
Scope and Contents

Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1834-02-05
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 letter concerning two chronometers for HMS Thunderer under Captain [?Rice], 1834-01-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 215
Scope and Contents

Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1834-01-08
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 letter concerning two chronometers for HMS Tweed under Commander T. Maitland, 1835-06-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 307
Scope and Contents

Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1835-06-10
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 letter concerning two chronometers for Mr Maclear, astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope, 1833-10-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 182
Scope and Contents

Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1833-10-05
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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Questions asked of Mr Arnold relative to his specification of his father's timekeeper, 1805-07-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 265-270
Scope and Contents

With Arnold's answers.

Dates: 1805-07-08
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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Questions proposed to Mr Arnold with his answers, 1803-06-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 252-253
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum...
Dates: 1803-06-02
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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Reference note for an oath administered to Arnold and Earnshaw, 1805-12-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 89-90
Scope and Contents

The oath concerned revealing the whole of their discoveries to the Board.

Dates: 1805-12-12
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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Remarks by chronometer-makers on Arnold's printed 'Explanation of Time Keepers', 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/26
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum...
Dates: 1805
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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Sketches of islands 'discovered', rough calculations and tables, 1791 - 1792

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/62: 71*r-150v
Scope and Contents

Set of rough astronomical calculations, with tables, notes, and sketches of islands ‘discovered’; the islands are unnamed, although reference points are sometimes given, such as ‘Island A’ [RGO 14/62: 141*v], or ‘Bay at C’ [RGO 14/62: 79v]. Interspersed among the notes are occasional doodles by Gooch [RGO 14/62: 88v], [RGO 14/62: 124r], and translations of [Polynesian] words [RGO 14/62: 124r], [RGO 14/62: 126-127], [RGO 14/62: 141*v].
Some pages are inverted in the volume.

Dates: 1791 - 1792
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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Statement by James Duncan regarding Mr Arnold's inventions, 1805-05-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 129-131
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum...
Dates: 1805-05-30
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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Summaries of observations made between December 1801 and July 1802, 1801-12-12 - 1802-07-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 55v-60v
Scope and Contents

Includes accounts of the rates and errors of the timekeepers by Earnshaw and Arnold, and summaries of observations to determine longitude made in Princess Royal Harbour, at Bay 10, in Port Phillip Bay and at Cattle Point on the east side of Sydney Cove, Port Jackson.

Dates: 1801-12-12 - 1802-07-18
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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Trials of H4 and K1 and K3, 1770 - 1776

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/312: 1-33
Scope and Contents

Comparison of Harrison 4 and Kendall I from 19 March 1770 until 15 February 1773, when Kendall I was not used. John Arnold's watch was used as a comparison from 27 July to 13 December 1774, and Kendall I was used once more from 1 August 1775. The Harrison 4 observations end on 1 September 1775. Kendall I and III are compared for 22 April - 11 June 1776.

Dates: 1770 - 1776
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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