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Glaisher, James, 1809 - 1903 (astronomer)

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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Letters from observatories, 1852 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/145
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies, explanation of the mechanism and construction of time balls at Copenhagen and Edinburgh, the establishment of an observatory at Quebec, and the purchase of chronometers for the Lisbon Observatory. The correspondents include Admiral Radstock, B.A. Gould, J. Glaisher, J. Challis, C.P. Smyth, M.J. Johnson, J.F.W. Herschel and C. Frodsham. There are reports on the Brussels Observatory, 1852-1853, by L.A. Quetelet;...
Dates: 1852 - 1858
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, 1829 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/701
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding, chiefly, meteorological instruments and experiments, with related papers. The volume includes illustrations and a description of G. Dollond's weather instrument for measuring wind, rain, humidity and temperature; material on J.T. Goddard's improved anenometer; instructions for fixing the standard barometer; a piece from the 'Nautical Magazine' on an aneroid barometer; 'Lawson's meteorological thermometer stand'; discussions with J.D. Forbes on one year's observations...
Dates: 1829 - 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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