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Stone, Edward James, 1831 - 1897 (astronomer)

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Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

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'Nautical Almanac' correspondence, 1859 - 1868

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/207
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Correspondence with J.R. Hind concerning the 'Nautical Almanac', regarding the adoption of Le Verrier's tables, ephemerides of small planets, solar eclipses of 1866 and 1868 (with a map for the latter) and errors in the work. There are various requests for data on the Moon's culminations and places, including one on behalf of D. Livingstone. Other correspondents include E.J. Stone, U.J.J. Le Verrier, A. Laussedat, J.J. von Littrow, T. Maclear and A.C. Campbell.

Dates: 1859 - 1868
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Papers concerning occasional observers, 1849 - 1873

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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
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Papers on engineering, 1865 - 1869

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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
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Papers on Government superintendence, 1855 - 1860

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/4
Scope and Contents Note on the history of Hardy's Clock, with a few words from J. Henry, 1854.Extract from 'Notes and Queries' about the publication of John Flamsteed's 'Historia Coelestis', 1856, and a letter to Airy regarding Flamsteed's works.List of assistants of Dr Nevil Maskelyne, sent to U.J.J. Le Verrier, 1858.Correspondence with Dr P.M. Roget, 1859, concerning the missing Minutes of the Board of Visitors preceding 1830.Extracts from 'Notes and Queries', 1860, relating...
Dates: 1855 - 1860
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Papers on Government superintendence, 1869 - 1873

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/6
Scope and Contents Letters concerning the receipt of old papers from F.W. Simms, 1870, including an epitaph of James Bradley and an epitaph of Edmond Halley.Letter concerning the restoration of Bradley's monument, 1871.Letters from Airy requesting leave of absence, 1870-1871.Correspondence concerning the resignation of the gate porter, M. Sheeky, 1864.Correspondence concerning the dismissal of the porter, R. Tuddenham, and the appointment of J. Rainbow, 1872.Letter to...
Dates: 1869 - 1873
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Papers on lunar and planetary physics, 1886 - 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/207
Scope and Contents (1) Lunar physicsMiscellaneous correspondence with various individuals concerning different aspects of lunar physics, 1886-1901, including changes in the appearance of lunar craters, unexplained lights, glows on the Moon's surface, the fall of meteors on the Moon's surface and possible effects on the Earth, the subject of why the Moon is addressed as 'she', and the origin of lunar mountains.(2) Planetary physicsMiscellaneous correspondence with various individuals...
Dates: 1886 - 1926
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Papers on magnetic instruments, 1873 - 1885

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/112
Scope and Contents Letter from E.J. Stone concerning improvements to Fox's needle for dip and intensity, 1873.Instructions from Sir George Airy to William Ellis to record the level readings of the dip instruments, 1875.'Decimated Compass Card' by James M. Share of the Royal Navy, 1876.'On Magnetic Induction as affecting observations of the intensity of horizontal component of the Earth's Magnetic Force' by C. Chambers F.R.S., Superintendent of the Colaba Observatory, Bombay.'The...
Dates: 1873 - 1885
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Papers on planetary and lunar theory, 1880 - 1893

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/150
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning Sir George Airy's numerical lunar theory, 1880.Correspondence with S. Newcomb, Washington, concerning lunar theory, 1880.Letter from Archdeacon Kaye concerning the Moon's influence on terrestrial motion, 1880.Correspondence with T.E.V. Oppolzer concerning errors in the lunar tables, 1880.Correspondence with J.D. Forbes, Glasgow, concerning the trans-Neptunian planet, 1880.Correspondence with R.S. Ball concerning his 'elements...
Dates: 1880 - 1893
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Papers on telegraphs, 1863 - 1868

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/479
Scope and Contents Papers on scientific matters relating principally to telegraphs, including descriptions of the Bessemer Process; articles from the 'Reader and the Scientific Review' by W.F. Cooke on the invention of the electric telegraph; papers on galvanic currents by C. Brooke; 'The Telegrapher' on a constant galvanic battery; tests by J.C. Clark on submarine cables; 'Atlantic Telescopes' by W.R. Grove; alterations of a transit level by an earthquake; trials of navy telescopes; spectrum apparatus used at...
Dates: 1863 - 1868
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Places of Southern Polar Stars, 1874

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 24/6a
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'Places of Eight Close Southern Polar Stars' by E.J. Stone, dated the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, 28 February 1874. The name of the publisher is not given.

Dates: 1874
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Places of Southern Polar Stars, 1874

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 24/6b
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'Places of Eight Close Southern Polar Stars' by E.J. Stone, dated the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, 28 February 1874. The name of the publisher is not given.

Dates: 1874
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Stone's account book, 1869 - 1874

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/770
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The account book of E.J. Stone.

Dates: 1869 - 1874
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Visitation papers, 1881 - 1890

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/20
Scope and Contents Letters appointing E.J. Stone to the Board of Visitors in place of W. Lassell, 1881.Letters appointing Airy to the Board of Visitors in place of Professor H.J.S. Smith, 1883.Letters appointing Lord Rayleigh to the Board of Visitors in place of W. Spottiswoode, 1884.Letters appointing Captain F.J.O. Evans to the Board of Visitors in place of General E. Sabine, 1884Letters appointing Professor J. Glaisher to the Board of Visitors in place of Dr W. De La Rue,...
Dates: 1881 - 1890
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