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Glaisher, James, 1809 - 1903 (astronomer)

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Miscellaneous meteorological papers, 1884 - 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/131
Scope and Contents (1) Miscellaneous papers, 1888-1889Index sheet, 1889.Index sheet, 1888.Letter to W.G. King from H.C. Fox, 1888.Unsigned and undated memorandum [1888].Letter from W. Ellis to H.C. Fox replying to his letter, 1888.Letter from the R.M. College, Kingston, Ontario, and a reply from W. Ellis, 1888.Letter from W. Hoshen Richards regarding droughts and a reply from W. Ellis, 1888.Letter regarding cup...
Dates: 1884 - 1904
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 Si├Ęcle', 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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'Nautical Almanac' correspondence, 1853 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/205
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the 'Nautical Almanac' with regard to the positions of the minor planets, expansion in the number of stars included in the 'Nautical Almanac', observations of the Moon's culminating stars, places of fundamental stars and errors. There are ephemerides of the minor planets and Neptune. The correspondents include Sir F. Beaufort, J. Glaisher, J.R. Hind, A.D. Bache, R.C. Carrington, C.P. Smyth, J.M. Gillis and G.A. Erman.
Dates: 1853 - 1855
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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'Nautical Almanac' correspondence, 1855 - 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/206
Scope and Contents Correspondence, primarily with J.R. Hind, on the 'Nautical Almanac', with reference to corrections to elements, places of comparison, stars and corresponding lunar observations. There are requests for information on star places for the longitude of Karachi, Pakistan; star positions; solar spots; and the Moon's place. The correspondents include J. Glaisher, A. d'Abbadie, G.P. Bond, R.C. Carrington and R.L.J. Ellery.
Dates: 1855 - 1859
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 concerning occasional observers, 1835 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/42
Scope and Contents Papers concerning occasional observers, skeleton forms and miscellaneous items:Correspondence on the attendance of Mr Browne of Durban to learn the practice of observing, 1840. Correspondence on the attendance of Mr Beanland to learn the practise of observing, 1842.Correspondence on the attendance of J. Brown of Edinburgh to learn the practice of observing, 1842.Correspondence on the attendance of two engineer cadets to learn the practice of observing,...
Dates: 1835 - 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 concerning occasional observers, 1849 - 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/43
Scope and Contents Papers concerning occasional observers and miscellaneous items:Correspondence with occasional observers, 1849-1872: Dr A.V. Auwers, Mr A. Wagner, Mr Campion, Mr Carpmael, R.C. Carrington, J. Challis, Mr Cuiswick, Captain Drayson, Mr Englesen, Lieut. Fergusson, Mr J. Glaisher (Jnr), Mr R. Grant, Lieut. Elaguine, Mr R.J. Mann, Mehemed Effendi, Hacki Effendi, Mr Morton, Sir J. Murray, Captain Onimaney, Revd Perry, Lieut. Rikatcheff, Major Said, Mr Schlagintweit, J. Stuart and Lieut....
Dates: 1849 - 1873
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 James Glaisher, 2000

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/165
Scope and Contents Two sets of photocopies of two items relating to James Glaisher. The first item is Glaisher's letter of recommendation for John Roberts of Negretti and Zambra, dated Greenwich, 17 December 1853, 2 pages. The second item is a bill for a wedding breakfast, addressed to J. Roberts Esq., 10 February 1859, 2 pages, at the top of which is an engraving of the 'Sir Joseph Banks' Hotel, Zoological Garden, Botany'.
Dates: 2000
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 appointments of Established Computers, 1895 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/9
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence concerning the appointment of five candidates as Established Computers, 1895-1897, and general correspondence regarding the schedule of the examination for Established Computers, with a full set of exam papers. The candidates were W. Bowyer, C. Davidson, D.J.R. Edney, H. Furner and R.F. Rendell.(2) Correspondence on the examination, appointment and resignation of Established Computers, 1901-1908, concerning the following subjects:The examination held to...
Dates: 1895 - 1912
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 buildings and grounds, 1849 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/48
Scope and Contents Notes and letters regarding the archaeology of the buildings and grounds of the Royal Observatory, 1849.Letter concerning H. Lloyd's levelling to the standard plate in the Old Transit Room, 1849.Letters concerning money grants for the Record Room, 1853.Correspondence concerning the erection of New Record Rooms, 1853-1854.Correspondence concerning small damages made to the buildings of the Royal Observatory, 1849-1854.Letters concerning small alterations...
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 buildings and grounds, 1862 - 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/50
Scope and Contents Notes and letters regarding the archaeology of the buildings and grounds of the Royal Observatory, 1863-1867.Reports and letters relating to the fire at the Magnetic Observatory, 19 March 1862.Letters on the destruction of the view of the Meridian Mark at Chingford Hill, 1867.Letters concerning the fire-proofing of the South East Dome Chronometer Room, 1867.Note and plan concerning slate shelves for the Record Room, 1867.Notes concerning the extension of...
Dates: 1862 - 1867
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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 Government superintendence, 1873 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/7
Scope and Contents Notes on John Flamsteed intended to serve for a history of the Royal Observatory, comprised of an extract from the parish register of Burstow, Surrey.Notes on Edmond Halley intended to serve for a history of the Royal Observatory, comprised of a biography by F.W. Simms, an extract from 'The Weekly Visitor', and a copy of the inscription on his gravestone.Notes by F.W. Simms on Halley's Comet intended to serve for a history of the Royal Observatory.Notes by Airy on James...
Dates: 1873 - 1875
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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 C....
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 magnetism and photography, 1855 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/678
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning instructions, magnetic instruments and photographic techniques. The papers include J. Glaisher's report to the Astronomer Royal on examining the magnetic instruments at the Greenwich Observatory; adjustments to vertical force magnets and compasses; sketches of new mountings for dipping needles; discrepancies of dip; alterations of instruments; trials of dipping needles; papers by J.V. Lamont on the form of magnets (one in English, one in German) and...
Dates: 1855 - 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 lectures, 1869 - 1874

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/444
Scope and Contents Material concerning two lectures by Airy on magnetism delivered at South Kensington and Greenwich, with some additional papers. The papers include Airy's previous lecture of 1865, on magnetical error of compasses in iron ships; preparations for the South Kensington lectures; and correspondence with W.E. Forster on times of sunsets, possibly in relation to the Forster Elementary Education Act, 1870. There is also correspondence with H. Lloyd, C.W. Merrifield, J. Glaisher, J. Challis, R. Hall,...
Dates: 1869 - 1874
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
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Papers on meteorology, 1858 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/702
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding, primarily, meteorological instruments and results, with related papers. The volume includes abstracts and explanations of weather conditions, 1858-1860, by J.M. Saxby; a description of a meteorograph by P.A. Secchi, with illustrations; a 'determination of index errors of the transit circle and altazimuth barometers'; experiments with Robinson's anenometer; notes on instruments and observations by J. Glaisher; correspondence with R. Fitzroy on weather reports;...
Dates: 1858 - 1860
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, 1850 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/59
Scope and Contents Notes regarding additions to instruments, etc., 1850-1853.A catalogue of instruments and furniture belonging to the Royal Observatory, 3 June 1854.Correspondence concerning the receipt of presents sent to the Royal Observatory, 1853-1854.Letters regarding loans to the Royal Observatory and returns, 1853-1854.Correspondence concerning the giving of presents on behalf of the Royal Observatory, 1853.Letters regarding loans from the Royal Observatory and...
Dates: 1850 - 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 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 Royal Society soirees, 1876 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/242
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence and papers regarding Royal Society soirees, 1900-1912Request for names of Royal Observatory assistants of six years' standing, 1900-1901.Papers relating to soiree exhibits and the preparations to present the exhibitions, 1900.Requests to present a soiree on the forthcoming solar eclipse, 1905.Covering papers and lists of solar transparencies, 1906.Request for names of Royal Observatory assistants of six years' standing,...
Dates: 1876 - 1912
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Papers on staff reorganisation, 1883 - 1896

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/10
Scope and Contents (1) Official correspondence, 1883-1896Papers concerning the appointment of staff at the Royal Observatories at Greenwich and the Cape of Good Hope; the general reorganisation of Observatory staff; increases in scales of salary; additions to staff allowance for the Greenwich Observatory; a comparison table showing the difference between existing and proposed staffing levels; and copies of past correspondence between Sir George Airy and J.J. Scudamore on the same subject. The...
Dates: 1883 - 1896
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Papers on telegraphic communications, 1851 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/627
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning telegraphic communications, including several diagrams of galvanic wires in the Galvanic Room, basement and Front Court at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich; papers on galvanic circuits connected to clocks at the Royal Observatory; maps of principal galvanic wires in the Observatory Park and grounds; material on connections to the South Eastern Railway; papers on American transit equipment and telegraphs; patents for electric clocks by Messrs Barwise and Bain...
Dates: 1851 - 1855
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Papers on the British Association and Royal Institution, 1848 - 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/403
Scope and Contents Correspondence with, primarily, the British Association for the Advancement of Science and the Royal Institution, with related papers. The material includes pieces from 'The Morning Chronicle' concerning the Great Exhibition, crime in Ireland and tubular bridges; the proceedings of the British Association; the rules of the Smithsonian Institute; the Italian journal 'Corrispondenza Scientifica'; a report on the Neath Philosophical Society; the Royal Panopticon of Science and Art prospectus;...
Dates: 1848 - 1850
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