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Richards, George Henry, Sir, 1820 - 1896 (Knight, naval officer and hydrographer)

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Correspondence on the Deal time ball, 1852 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/619
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding the time ball at Deal, much of it concerning the construction of the station. The correspondents include Sir F. Beaufort, J.T. Walker, W. Richards and A. Hall. The papers include a diagram of triangulation between St Peters, Thanet, Dover Castle and Paddlesworth.

Dates: 1852 - 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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Correspondence on time balls and signals, 1866 - 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/616
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the time signal and time ball service, including a proposed time ball on Tuskar Rock in the Irish Sea, with a chart; a proposed time signal at Dundee; cable laying on the Great Eastern Railway; a proposed Ipswich Time Ball; the rating and errors of the Westminster and Post Office clocks; a proposed public clock for the City of London; electric clocks for the Adelaide Parliament, Madras (including a drawing) and Colaba Observatory in Bombay (including...
Dates: 1866 - 1870
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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