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Herschel, John Frederick William, Sir, 1792 - 1871 (Knight, astronomer)

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Found in 109 Collections and/or Records:

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Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1860 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/476
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on astrology, chemistry, electricity, galvanism, geology and optics. The correspondents include A. de Morgan, F. Faraday, C.V. Walker, J.V. Lamont, Lord Wrottesley, W.H. Preece, H. Lloyd, C.F. Varley, P.A. Secchi, J.P. Gassiot, B. Stewart, W. Siemens, E.W. Brayley, A. Sedgwick, J. Gillis, W. De La Rue, B.C. Brodie, J.T. Chance, H.E. Roscoe, G.G. Stokes, T. Belt, L. Horner, W. Bowman, J.F.W. Herschel and A.S. Herschel. There is a printed paper on earth...
Dates: 1860 - 1863
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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Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1861 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/478
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous scientific works and correspondence on comparisons of Earth currents; the Australian telegraph; the Earth's axial wobble; various earthquakes, including the Sussex earthquake of 1864; a paper by G.P. Bond on a new form of the achromatic object-glass; T.W. Webb's paper on Dr Draper's telescope; observations of the spectra of stars from a balloon ascent by J. Glaisher; a French article by Camile Flammarion on spectral analysis from 'Le Siècle', 12 January 1866; 'Discrimination of...
Dates: 1861 - 1866
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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Observations and reports on solar eclipses, 1835 - 1847

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/112
Scope and Contents Observations and reports on solar eclipses, dealing in detail with the eclipses of 11 May 1724, 15 May 1836, 7 July 1842 and 8 October 1847. There is a map for the 1724 eclipse, tracing the areas affected by the eclipse, and a French article by M. Arago on observations of the eclipse near Stonehenge. The material for the 1836 annular eclipse include a sketch of the apparent path of the Moon's centre over the Sun, articles by Airy and from Scottish newspapers, and T. Henderson's observations....
Dates: 1835 - 1847
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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Observations of planets, satellites and comets, 1833-12-21 - 1838-11-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/149
Scope and Contents The journal of Thomas Maclear containing frequent observations of the phenomena of Jupiter; lunar occultations of stars and planets; observations of lunar and solar eclipses, sunspots, Mars and meteors; records of thermometer and barometer readings; and general remarks on the weather. There are observations of Halley's Comet for September 1835 to March 1836, with many pen and ink sketches and notes on the appearance and growth of the tail. There are also references to Encke's Comet and an...
Dates: 1833-12-21 - 1838-11-29
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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Official and scientific correspondence, 1823 - 1830

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/803
Scope and Contents

Airy's official and scientific correspondence, volume 1, including letters from Amici, Baily, Beaufort, Bouvard, Brewster, Carlini, Cerquene, Colby, Davy, Gambart, Garvey, Gilbert, Hamilton, Herschel, Hudson, Hussey, Jenkins, Lardner, Lax, Maclear, Pearson, Pond, Rigaud, Robinson, Rumker, Sabine, Sanchis, Schumacher, South, Stratford and Young, with an index to the correspondents at the end. There are a few letters in French and Italian.

Dates: 1823 - 1830
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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Official and scientific correspondence, 1830 - 1832

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/804
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Airy's official and scientific correspondence, volume 2, including letters from Arago, Auber, Baily, Barrow, Beaufort, Becker, Cooper, De Morgan, Encke, Forbes, Foster, Gambert, Gilbert, Gregory, Hamilton, Harcourt, Henderson, Herschel, Hudson, Hussey, Inman, Innes, Lax, Lubbock, Maclear, Princess Olive, Parrot, Pearson, Quetelet, Robinson, Schumacher, Sheepshanks, Stratford, Taylor, Tiarks and Tyson, with an index to the correspondents at the end. There are a few letters in French.

Dates: 1830 - 1832
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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Papers of the Herschel family, 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/170
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Microfilms of the letters, observations and other papers of Caroline Herschel, Sir J.F.W. Herschel and Sir William Herschel.

Dates: 1936
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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Papers on eclipses, maps and invasion, 1860 - 1862

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/475
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous material on ancient eclipses, Caesar's invasion and computations for map projections, including computations for the eclipses in 851 BC, 841 BC and 1133 AD; B.W. Savile's views on the time-scale of Creation; J.H. Humphrey on Egyptian chronology; the derivation of the names of the days of the week; 'Use and Principles of combined Mercator and Gromonic charts'; the landing places of Caesar and his winter passage of the 'Cavennes'; D. Livingstone's letter in a newspaper concerning...
Dates: 1860 - 1862
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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Papers on engineering, 1865 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/458
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous works and calculations regarding engineering, including J. Fowler's calculations on a road-bridge; strains on bridges; Airy's views on suspension bridges; a proposed safety railway; C. Fay on a continuous railway brake; an article from 'The Chester Chronicle' on the Great Channel Tunnel; a report, with drawings, on a safety steam boiler; a rainfall chart; a sketch of a rotary valve, with a paper model; R. John's surveying stand; the preservation of ship's timber; the notices,...
Dates: 1865 - 1869
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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Papers on Government superintendence, 1849 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/3
Scope and Contents Papers regarding T.G. Taylor.Papers regarding C. Mason, 1851.Letters concerning the lack of the Minutes of the Board of Visitors at the Royal Society, 1852.Statement by J. Henry on the salubrity of the air at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1852.Letter from Airy to R. Main, 1852, requesting copies of the letters he wrote to Main from Keswick in 1835.Instructions in reference to J. Glaisher's proposed superintendence of external meteorological...
Dates: 1849 - 1854
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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Papers on magnetism, 1836 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/693
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on magnetic disturbances, experiments and findings on magnetism, magnetic deviations and observations of magnetic phenomena. There are German circulars on magnetism by K.F. Gauss and W.E. Weber; tracings and description of the proposed magnetic observatory at Dublin; a magnetic chart of Scotland, 1836; observations of shifts in the magnetic and dipping needle; notices of magnetic disturbances; readings from the horizontal circle of the magnetic theodolite, the...
Dates: 1836 - 1848
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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Papers on magnetism, 1845 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/694
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on magnetic disturbances, alleged new discoveries and theories, and experiments on magnetism. There are calculations for the mean declination of Greenwich, 1849; C. Hansteen's extensive magnetic observations at Christiana (Oslo), and a French paper by him on terrestrial magnetism; E. Sabine's remarks on W. De La Rue's diurnal magnetic theories; an unsigned manuscript on the magnetic disturbances of 24 September 1847 at the Royal Observatory; observations of...
Dates: 1845 - 1861
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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Papers on magnetism, 1862 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/695
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on magnetic disturbances, magnetic observations, statistics and reductions, requests for data and matters arising from magnetic papers. There are papers concerning the disagreement between Airy and E. Sabine concerning the usefulness of Greenwich magnetic observations; an article in 'The Engineer' on meteorological observations at the Royal Observatory and a paper on early railways by S. Smiles; 'The relation of the Earth's magnetism to the rotation of the Sun' by...
Dates: 1862 - 1872
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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Papers on meteorology, 1861 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/703
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding meteorology and meteorological instruments. The correspondents include R. Fitzroy, T.J. Main, M. Faraday, G. Fisher, C.V. Walker, A.S. Herschel, Lord Wrottesley, W.H. Sykes, J.V. Lamont, U.J.J. Le Verrier, J.F.W. Herschel, F. Galton, W.H. Miller, H. James, W. Farr, J.D. Forbes and N. Beardmore. The volume includes an extract from 'The Standard', 24 March 1865, on an 'Extraordinary Meteoric Arch'; printed circulars concerning the observation of meteors; a...
Dates: 1861 - 1865
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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Papers on moveable property, 1873 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/63
Scope and Contents Catalogue for 1864, with additions to 1875.A catalogue of instruments and furniture belonging to the Royal Observatory, dated 4 June 1864, with lists of additions to 1875.Correspondence, 1872-1873, concerning the receipt of presents sent to the Royal Observatory in 1873.Correspondence concerning the offer to the Royal Observatory of Professor Mendeleeff's (sic) differential barometer, 1873.Correspondence, 1873-1875, concerning the receipt of presents sent to...
Dates: 1873 - 1875
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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Papers on Neptune and the minor planets, 1834 - 1884

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/96a
Scope and Contents Correspondence of G.B. Airy (including many copy letters) and related papers concerning planets, including circulars, ephemerides, observations, announcements of discoveries, discussion of names and requests for information. The papers are in English unless otherwise indicated. They are divided into seven sections, comprised of the following items:Fo. 1r: List of contents.Fo. 2: Blank.Fo. 3r: Short note regarding the binding of the papers.Section 1: Papers...
Dates: 1834 - 1884
Conditions Governing Access: The volume is currently undergoing conservation work and is unavailable to readers, although a microfilm copy may be consulted.
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Papers on Neptune and the minor planets, 1848 - 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/97
Scope and Contents Papers relating to Neptune and the minor planets Metis, Flora, Iris, Astraea, Hygiea, Parthenope, Victoria and Egeria, comprising circulars, ephemerides, notices of discoveries, observations and requests for information. The material on Neptune includes U.J.J. Le Verrier's accounts of its discovery in French scientific journals, American research on Neptune, newspaper accounts and letters from J.C. Adams. The contributors include A. Graham, N.R. Pogson, E.J. Cooper, G. Capocci, J. Challis,...
Dates: 1848 - 1850
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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Papers on optics, 1827 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/463
Scope and Contents Correspondence and research papers on optics, with associated calculations. The correspondents include, among others, W. Whewell, J.F.W. Herschel, B. Stewart, A. de Morgan, B. Powell, J.W. Lubbock, W.R. Hamilton and M. Faraday. There are papers concerning B. Powell's findings on forming spectrums, light rays in various conditions and refractive indices; W.R. Hamilton on quartz theory and polarity of the spectrum; J.D. Forbes on J.W. Cubbuch's radiant heat experiments; Airy's 'diffraction for...
Dates: 1827 - 1848
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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Papers on photography and astronomy, 1876 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/489
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous scientific works concerned with the appliance of photography to astronomy, including tables for the conversion of millionths of an atmosphere to millibars; a paper by R. Applegarth on the feasibility of public street lighting by electricity; a report on the extension of ocean telegraphs in South Australia; articles on the earthquake of 28 January 1878; inspection of Navy telescopes; notes on lamps for lighthouses; inequalities of angles of incidence and reflection illustrated...
Dates: 1876 - 1878
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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Papers on Royal Astronomical Society, 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/231
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including notices of meetings; agendas; an abstract from Sir John Herschel's paper 'On the determination of the most probable orbit of a binary star from the assemblage of a great number of observed angles of position'; a lecture on Bell's calculating machine; an addendum on Lord Rosse's telescope; a lecture on instruments adapted to the measurement of small zenith distances; a lecture on American transits; a clock with conical pendulum and...
Dates: 1849
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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Papers on solar eclipse, 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/134
Scope and Contents Papers concerning preparations for observing the solar eclipse of 11 December 1871. The volume includes a map of India, with the path of the eclipse; correspondence with the Treasury and H. Merivale; material on preparations for observing the eclipse; and papers on adjustments to instruments. Other correspondents include W. De La Rue; Sir J.F.W. Herschel; J.R. Hind; W. Huggins; W. Lassell; A.S. Herschel; R.L.J. Ellery; Sir J.N. Lockyer; N.R. Pogson, with a photograph of the Moon; G.G....
Dates: 1871
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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Papers on Sydney University, 1851 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/337
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Papers on the foundation of a university at Sydney, including acts of endowments; a report of a committee to establish the university; the rules of the institution; and applications to fill the chairs of professors of classics, mathematics and experimental philosophy and chemistry. There are consultations with Sir J.F.W. Herschel, H. Malden and, briefly, W.H. Miller; testimonials for J.G.B. Marshall and J. Smith; and brief stories and resumés of the careers of the applicants.

Dates: 1851 - 1852
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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Papers on the Julian invasion, 1748 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/466
Scope and Contents Material relating primarily to Airy's paper on Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain and his path through South-East England. Airy asserted that Caesar landed at Pevensey, but this was challenged in a paper by F.B. Martin, which stated that he landed near Ramsgate. There is considerable correspondence on this topic, with a nautical chart of the Dover Straits; a map of the Goodwin Sands; and the 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquities'. Other subjects covered include the geography of the...
Dates: 1748 - 1852
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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Papers on the Standards Commission, 1848 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/339
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Official correspondence and rough and neat minutes of the Standards Commission, with summons to meetings. The volume includes all correspondence on the distribution of the standards authenticated by Act of Parliament, the changing of the manner of charging the customs duties from per 112 lbs to 110 lbs, and correspondence with the Treasury on accounts and printing. There are also letters from astronomers, including Sir J.F.W. Herschel, J.F. Encke and T. Maclear.

Dates: 1848 - 1857
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Papers on tides and waves, 1838 - 1843

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/503
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Correspondence, diagrams and calculations on tides and waves for the 'Encyclopaedia Metropolitana'. The correspondents include H.J. Rose, J. Challis, W. Hopkins, D.F.J. Arago, F. Beaufort and J.F.W. Herschel. The papers include a world map (Mecator projection) showing magnetic variation and dip, and a notebook titled 'Tides for Encyclopaedia Metropolitana, Examination of Books'.

Dates: 1838 - 1843
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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