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Lubbock, John William, Sir, 1803 - 1865 (3rd Baronet, astronomer and banker)

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Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

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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 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 River Dee navigation, 1850 - 1853

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/519
Scope and Contents Papers and correspondence on improvements to navigation on the River Dee, including papers on the history and organisation of the River Dee Company; comparisons of old and new standards at Chester; records of tides at Chester and Liverpool, with meteorological remarks from 1769; a report on the Company titled 'Dee Standard Restoration'; observations, calculations and discussions on the old and new level of the River Dee at Chester; plans of the River Dee for 1684, 1732, 1771, 1839 and 1849;...
Dates: 1850 - 1853
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, 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/232
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a galley proof of R. Sheepshanks' remarks on irradiation; a copy of a paper by S.M. Drach 'on the computation of ephemerises of the Moon'; a paper by Airy on the weights to be given to the separate results for terrestrial longitude determined by the observation of transits of the Moon and fixed stars; contributions to the annual report, 1850; a speech by Airy as President of the Royal Astronomical Society on delivering the medal to...
Dates: 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 the tides, 1839 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/499
Scope and Contents Correspondence and observations of tides, including records of daily levels of tides; tide graphs; heights of high water marks; meteorological records; and notes taken daily at various coastal stations, including Deptford, Bristol, Southampton, Ipswich, Limerick and Dublin, tabulated and reduced, and often plotted on line graphs. There is also a coloured plan of a tide meter; C. Hopkin's hints and suggestions for a new theory of tides; J. Maxton's description of a self-registering...
Dates: 1839 - 1844
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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Transactions with the Royal Society, 1870 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/396
Scope and Contents Papers relating to transactions with the Royal Society, including correspondence with its members. The material includes E. Sabine and Airy's resignations from the presidency of the Royal Society; papers on the roles of the Royal Society Club and the Philosophical Club; works on meteorology; a report on the Kew Observatory; pendulum observations; a paper on the temperature of the human body; Airy's address to the Royal Society; 'The Spiritualist', 15 February 1872, including an article on...
Dates: 1870 - 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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Visitation papers, 1845 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/9
Scope and Contents List of members of the Board of Visitors and the Visitation, 1845, and correspondence relating to the increase in the number of impressions of the magnetic and meteorological observations, 1845-1846.Letters concerning the Visitation of 6 June 1846.Correspondence concerning the meeting of the Board of Visitors, 18 June 1846, and the interview with Mr Gladstone on the subject of colonial observations.Correspondence concerning the meeting of the Board of Visitors, 29...
Dates: 1845 - 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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