Ramsden, Jesse, 1735 - 1800 (optician and mechanician)
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Account with Jesse Ramsden, 1778 - 1787
Papers regarding payments for work done on behalf of the Board, including some miscellaneous receipts.
Confirmed minutes, 1737 - 1779
Entries for May, 1774-05-01 - 1774-05-31
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.
Letter from Jesse Ramsden to Sir Joseph Banks, 1795 - 1800
With an index of names.
Letter from William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1787-01-16
Concerning the rate of the Board of Longitude's watch; the provision of books; the testing of instruments intended for the observatory; the discovery of damage to a sextant; and his request for an advance of a year's subsistence.
Letter from William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1787-01-25
Concerning a fault in the sextant and requesting a replacement instrument; also concerning his desire to be placed in the land detachment.
Letter from William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1787-02-08
Concerning repairs to a sextant by Mr Ramsden and supplies for the observatory.
Letter from William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1787-02-18
Concerning a replacement sextant and black index glass from Ramsden.
Letter from William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1787-03-20
Concerning supplies of instruments and other preparations.
Letter from William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1787-05-01
Concerning receipt of a new sextant, trials of new instruments and other preparations.
Letter from William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1787-05-08
Concerning supplies of instruments, the rate of Mr Kendall's first timekeeper [K1], and his preparations.
Letter to Sir Joseph Banks
An undated photostat a letter from Nevil Maskelyne to Sir Joseph Banks, 16 April 1781, sending him a specimen of paper that C. Hutton has suggested for the printing of C. Mason's new lunar tables. He also informs Banks that J. Ramsden has promised the new equatorial instrument will be delivered in a week's time, and comments on W. Herschel's discovery of a comet.
Observations from Cook's last voyage, 1778-12-26 - 1780-08-18
Observations in the voyage of the Daedalus, 1791 - 1792
Papers on the Observatory's condition, 1726 - 1775
Ramsden's circle at Palermo, 1805
- London 8
- Portsmouth 7
- Sydney 5
- Botany Bay 2
- Kealakekua Bay 2
- Alaska 1
- Astronomy 1
- Australia 1
- Bering Sea 1
- Cape of Good Hope 1
- Côn Đảo 1
- Falkland Islands 1
- Geographical exploration 1
- Hawaii 1
- Hawaiian Islands 1
- Japan 1
- Kamchatka 1
- Longitude 1
- Macau 1
- Marine navigation 1
- Marquises, Îles 1
- Palermo 1
- Rio de Janeiro 1
- Saint Helena 1
- South Pacific Ocean 1 ∧ less