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Flinders, Matthew, 1774 - 1814 (naval officer and hydrographer)

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Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

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A short account of a voyage from Port Jackson in New South Wales to Canton in China in 1803, 1803

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 235-251
Scope and Contents A narrative account by James Inman of a voyage on board the ship Rolla, commanded by John Cumming, in 1803. The account provides details of the situation of places encountered, and of ‘every circumstance’ of the voyage relevant to navigation. It includes detailed descriptions of many of the places visited and of encounters with indigenous peoples. It also describes the loss of HMS Porpoise and the merchantman Cato, and the role of the Rolla, the Cumberland (commanded by Captain Flinders),...
Dates: 1803
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Account by James Inman of his work as astronomer, 1803 - 1804

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 175-176
Scope and Contents

The account relates to the voyage of HMS Investigator under Captain Flinders and observations taken by Inman at Port Jackson. It includes details of problems Inman had with his equipment.

Dates: 1803 - 1804
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Astronomical observations made on a voyage of the HMS Investigator, 1801-1803, 1801 - 1803

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/66/1: 1-95
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Book of rough calculations of astronomical observations and of comparisons of the timekeepers, made by Captain Flinders and Lieutenant Ward Flinders. Folios 70-95 are inverted in the volume.

Dates: 1801 - 1803
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Calculations of observations made on a voyage of the HMS Investigator, 1801-06-16 - 1807-10-18

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/66/3: 1-108
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Book of rough calculations of astronomical observations and accounts of the daily rates of the timekeepers and their errors. Includes observations written on the back of a sales receipt [RGO 14/66/3: 97v] and on the back of a letter from Robert Brine to Lieutenant Flinders [RGO 14/66/3: 107].
Also included is a list of French phases compiled by Captain Flinders while imprisoned on the island of Mauritius [RGO 14/66/3: 56].

Dates: 1801-06-16 - 1807-10-18
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Calculations of observations made on a voyage of the HMS Investigator, 1803, 1803-01 - 1803-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/66/4: 1-34
Scope and Contents

Book of rough calculations of astronomical observations.

Dates: 1803-01 - 1803-11
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Copy of minutes of the Board of Longitude, 1811-03-07

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 39-40
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Concerning Matthew Flinders' request that the whole of the astronomical observations from the voyage of HMS Investigator be recalculated.

Dates: 1811-03-07
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Correspondence regarding applications for a reward by Matthew Flinders and Lieutenant S.W. Flinders, 1801 - 1808

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 14-36
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Letters, observations and a memorial sent to the Board of Longitude from Captain Matthew Flinders and his brother Lieutenant Samuel Ward Flinders, relating to their claims to have each served in the role of astronomer on HMS Investigator after the departure of John Crosley. Also, two related letters to Lieutenant Flinders from Robert Brown and Ferdinand Bauer.

Dates: 1801 - 1808
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Extract from Captain Matthew Flinders' memoir on the construction of his charts, 1806-05-19

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 75
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Copied by Dr Maskelyne from pencil writing in Flinders' memoir; with reference made to Australia, Bass Strait and Torres Strait.

Dates: 1806-05-19
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Journal of the voyage in the HMS Investigator, 1801-1802, 1795 - 1802-04-26

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 3r-50v
Scope and Contents

This is the first of three sections of the log book for the voyage; see also [RGO 14/64: 52r-97v] and [RGO 14/64: 99r-106r]. Also included here are unrelated pages from a voyage [of HMS Thetis?] dated 1795-1797.

Dates: 1795 - 1802-04-26
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Journal of the voyage of HMS Investigator, 1802 and 1803, 1801-12 - 1803-01-06

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 52r-97v
Scope and Contents

This is a continuation of the log book for the voyage, which is in three parts. See also [RGO 14/64: 3r-50v] and [RGO 14/64: 99r-106r].

Dates: 1801-12 - 1803-01-06
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Letter from James Inman to [Nevil Maskelyne], 1803-08-05 - 1803-08-08

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 209-216
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Concerning observations taken at Garden Island, Sydney, New South Wales, and his equipment and instruments. A postscript concerns a gift of a pet for Miss Maskelyne, with mention of the different animals of the country.

Dates: 1803-08-05 - 1803-08-08
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Letter from Mathew Flinders, 1802-05-25

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 17-18
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Letter sent to Nevil Maskelyne from HMS Investigator at Port Jackson, concerning observations he had made on the voyage; for the observations, see [RGO 14/68: 15-16].

Dates: 1802-05-25
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Letter from Matthew Flinders to John Pond, 1811-06-05

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 43-44
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Concerning the inclusion of observations taken by Mr Inman among the recalculated observations of HMS Investigator.

Dates: 1811-06-05
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Log book of HMS 'Investigator', 1974

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/130
Scope and Contents A photocopy of pages from a 'Memoir explaining the construction of the charts of Australia, with remarks upon the observations for the latitude, longitude, and variation, made on board His Majesty's ship the Investigator, in the years 1801, 2, and 3; by Matthew Flinders Commander'. There are two main sections:1. Chapter VI: 'Of the incorporation, in Sheet No. 6, of those parts of Bass's Strait seen in the schooner Francis and sloop Norfolk in 1798 and 1799, with those laid in the...
Dates: 1974
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Log book of the HMS Investigator, January 1803, 1803-01-07 - 1803-01-31

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 99r-106r
Scope and Contents

This is a continuation of the log book for the voyage, which is in three parts. The entries cover 7-31 January 1803 while the Investigator was in the Gulf of Carpentaria, at Groote Eylandt and travelling towards Cape Arnhem. Some observations of lunar distance are included.
For earlier sections of the log book, see also [RGO 14/64: 3r-50v] and [RGO 14/64: 52r-97v].

Dates: 1803-01-07 - 1803-01-31
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