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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

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), and...
Dates: 1803
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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Account by James Inman of his work as astronomer, 1803 - 1804

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

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/66/1: 1-95
Scope and Contents 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
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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Calculations of observations made on a voyage of the HMS Investigator, 1801-06-16 - 1807-10-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/66/3: 1-108
Scope and Contents 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
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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Calculations of observations made on a voyage of the HMS Investigator, 1803, 1803-01 - 1803-11

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
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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Confirmed minutes, 1802 - 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/7
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, tables devised by José Mendoza de Ríos; correspondence with John Crosley (the astronomer with the expedition to New South Wales); a claim for a reward for Charles Mason's work on lunar tables; a report on the Arnold and Earnshaw chronometers going on the voyage of Captain Matthew Flinders; grants and awards to chronometer-makers; the observations of Nathaniel Bliss when he was Astronomer Royal; models of watch escapements...
Dates: 1802 - 1823
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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Copy of a letter from John Pond to Captain Matthew Flinders, 1811-04-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 42r-42v
Scope and Contents Concerning observations by Samuel Ward Flinders and John Crosley on a voyage of HMS Investigator.
Dates: 1811-04-27
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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Copy of minutes of the Board of Longitude, 1811-03-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 39-40
Scope and Contents Concerning Matthew Flinders' request that the whole of the astronomical observations from the voyage of HMS Investigator be recalculated.
Dates: 1811-03-07
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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Correspondence regarding applications for a reward by Matthew Flinders and Lieutenant S.W. Flinders, 1801 - 1808

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 14-36
Scope and Contents 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
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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Extract from Captain Matthew Flinders' memoir on the construction of his charts, 1806-05-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 75
Scope and Contents Copied by Dr Maskelyne from pencil writing in Flinders' memoir; with reference made to Australia, Bass Strait and Torres Strait.
Dates: 1806-05-19
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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Journal of the voyage in the HMS Investigator, 1801-1802, 1795 - 1802-04-26

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
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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Journal of the voyage of HMS Investigator, 1802 and 1803, 1801-12 - 1803-01-06

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
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 book containing outgoing correspondence, 1782 - 1810

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/9
Scope and Contents Outgoing correspondence regarding many astronomical and nautical subjects, including accounts with printers, the production of the 'Nautical Almanac', expeditions to Australia, a reward for a method of making glass of a sufficient quality for instruments, the trial of various timepieces and their employment on board Royal Navy vessels, replies to projectors proposing various methods of finding longitude at sea, and instructions for astronomers (including William Gooch on board the Daedalus [RGO...
Dates: 1782 - 1810
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 James Inman to [Nevil Maskelyne], 1803-08-05 - 1803-08-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 209-216
Scope and Contents 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
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 John Pond to [the Board of Longitude], 1811-06-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 47
Scope and Contents Originally enclosing a letter from Captain Flinders.
Dates: 1811-06-10
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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Letter from Mathew Flinders, 1802-05-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 17-18
Scope and Contents 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
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 Matthew Flinders to Captain Thomas Hurd, 1811-07-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 53-54
Scope and Contents Concerning observations made on a voyage of HMS Investigator.
Dates: 1811-07-15
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 Matthew Flinders to [Captain Thomas Hurd?], 1812-06-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 58-59
Scope and Contents Concerning observations made on a voyage of HMS Investigator.
Dates: 1812-06-03
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 Matthew Flinders to John Pond, 1811-06-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 43-44
Scope and Contents Concerning the inclusion of observations taken by Mr Inman among the recalculated observations of HMS Investigator.
Dates: 1811-06-05
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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Letter to Nevil Maskelyne, 1806-03-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 82-83
Scope and Contents From Mr Marsden concerning papers from Captain Flinders.
Dates: 1806-03-01
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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Log book, observations and memoir of the HMS Investigator, 1795 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64
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 experiments;...
Dates: 1795 - 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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Log book of HMS 'Investigator', 1974

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
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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Log book of the HMS Investigator, January 1803, 1803-01-07 - 1803-01-31

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
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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Loose papers relating to Captain Flinders' voyage on HMS Investigator, 1800-07-07 - 1805-03-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 70-71
Scope and Contents Sundry observations or recalculations.
Dates: 1800-07-07 - 1805-03-12
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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Lunar observations for determining the longitude of Timor, 1803

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 78-79
Scope and Contents Probably made during Captain Flinders' voyage.
Dates: 1803
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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