South, James, Sir, 1785 - 1867 (Knight, astronomer)
Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:
Astronomical methods, 1831 - 1848
Miscellaneous astronomical methods, primarily to find longitude from hypotheses, sent in by various lesser known scientists and navigators. There is also material on Sir J. South's experiments with longitude, a long letter by Airy on the altitudes of the Moon, lunar tables, computations of the Moon's apparent motion and a letter by Sir F. Beaufort.
Computation of a comet, 1831 - 1834
Computation of a comet's latitude and longitude from right ascension and north polar distance, 17 January - 20 July [no year]; observation of rockets with Sir James South, 1831; note on the filing down of the transit instruments; and observations of the meridian mark, 1833-1834.
Confirmed minutes, 1823 - 1829
Copy of a letter from Sir James South to the President and Council of the Royal Society, 1827-11-06
Regarding the comparative state of astronomical observations in England and on the Continent.
Copy of a reply from Davies Gilbert (on behalf of the Royal Society) to Sir James South, 1828-01-30
Observations and correspondence regarding miscellaneous astronomical matters.
Correspondence of Henderson, Airy and Maclear, 1832 - 1842
Correspondence on instruments, 1838 - 1849
Correspondence on Liverpool Observatory, 1838 - 1849
Correspondence on the Groombridge Catalogue, 1809 - 1845
Correspondence with Nautical Almanac Office, 1827 - 1848
Discussion of star places, 1756 - 1848
Correspondence on the positions of stars, with their errors, new discoveries, comparisons of star places (i.e. with the Tabula Regiomontana) and the motion of variable stars. The correspondents include F. Baily, Sir F. Beaufort, J.F.W. Herschel, J. Glaisher, R. Sheepshanks, W.H. Smyth, T. Galloway, W.S. Stratford, J.R. Hind, W.R. Dawes, Sir G. Everest and W. Lassell. The papers also include various parts of star catalogues.
Improvements in the Nautical Almanac, 1819 - 1826
Letter from James South on determining longitude by the eclipses of Jupiter's satellites, 1828-06-05
Sent to Dr Thomas Young.
Letter from Sir James South to Dr Thomas Young, 1828-04-03
Originally enclosing the letters at [RGO 14/48: 312-319].
Letter from Sir James South to the Board of Longitude, 1828-04-03
Concerning observations made by South and Herschel.
Minutes of the Board of Visitors, 1784 - 1830
Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1835 - 1848
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1834 - 1912
Papers of Thomas Firminger, 1991
Papers on geodetic surveys and longitudes, 1836 - 1848
Papers on Government superintendence, 1837 - 1848
Peter Barlow on telescopes constructed with fluid lenses, 1827 - 1828
Private correspondence, 1819 - 1830
Visitation papers, 1858 - 1860
- Kensington 5
- London 5
- Longitude 2
- Astronomical observatories 1
- Astronomy 1