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Adams, John Couch, 1819-1892 (astronomer)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1819-06-05 - 1892-01-21

Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:

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Comparison of lunar reductions, 1887 - 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/573
Scope and Contents Corrected comparisons of P.A. Hansen's lunar reductions. The volume includes the Moon's errors, 1847-1855, as observed with the transit circle and altazimuth; comparisons of original and new computations; transit circle and altazimuth computations, 1847-1861, with Marth's corrections; and the corrected value of longitude error and errors of the Moon's tabular place in longitude and ecliptic north polar distance. There are some extra miscellaneous computations and letters by J.C. Adams, J.R....
Dates: 1887 - 1890
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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Computations on lunar parallax, 1863 - 1864

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/570
Scope and Contents

Computations by H. Breen on observations made at Greenwich, Cambridge, Edinburgh and the Cape, concerning the constant of lunar parallax. Some of the computations relate to the theories of J.K. Burckhardt and J.C. Adams.

Dates: 1863 - 1864
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 and theories on geodesy, 1868 - 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/424
Scope and Contents Correspondence and theories of J.C. Adams, A. d'Abbadie and Mr Sawitsch regarding geodesy. The papers includes a manuscript titled 'Observations made at Schiehallion June 1775' written by Dr Maskelyne and an assistant; a resumé of the career of Captain Basevi; plans of platforms for pendulums in a Russian observatory and in the Royal Society; a printed paper titled 'Gegenbericht an die permanente Commission der Europaischen Gradmessung' (Reply to the permanent European Commission on the size...
Dates: 1868 - 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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Correspondence on reductions, 1833 - 1847

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/544
Scope and Contents

Correspondence concerning requests for reduced lunar observations, etc.; computation of the geocentric places of the planets; instructions and computations for planetary reductions; Bradley's reduced observations; and reductions of the minor planets. The correspondents include J.W. Lubbock, J.C. Adams, W.S. Stratford, J.F. Encke, F. Baily, J. Challis and P.A. Hansen.

Dates: 1833 - 1847
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 reductions of Bradley's observations, 1864 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/761
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding H. Breen's reductions of the observations made by James Bradley at the Royal Observatory during the years 1743-1750. The volume includes H. Breen's wage receipts; reports on the state of the calculations; and 'Work Book (2)' of G W. Farrcourt, assistant to H. Breen. There is also related correspondence with the Admiralty, J.C. Adams and R. Main.

Dates: 1864 - 1871
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 solar eclipse expeditions, 1870 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/132
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerned primarily with preparations for expeditions to Spain, North Africa and Sicily to observe the total solar eclipse, 21-22 December 1870. The correspondents include J.C. Adams, J.F.W. Herschel, J.R. Hind, W. Huggins, P.J.C. Janssen, Sir J.N. Lockyer, S. Newcomb, B. Peirce, C. Pritchard, H.E. Roscoe, C.B. Vignoles and J. Winlock. There is a report by J. Carpenter, a paper by Sir J.N. Lockyer bearing a ½d stamp, papers on longitude experiments with telegraphs, and an...
Dates: 1870 - 1871
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 the Southern Durchmusterung, 1879 - 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/136
Scope and Contents Correspondence of David Gill with various individuals regarding work on the Southern Durchmusterung, divided into sections by correspondent:Professor J.C. Adams, Cambridge, 13 March 1888.Dr A. Auwers, Berlin, 9 May - 1 June 1887.A.A. Common, Ealing, 20 June 1887 - 7 July 1899.Thomas Dollmeyer, London, 21 November 1882 - 9 November 1887.T. and P. Henry, Paris, 13 February - 20 May 1885.M.L. and W. Huggins, London, 22 January 1883 - 25 September...
Dates: 1879 - 1890
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 transit of Venus, 1868 - 1881

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/271
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to the transit of Venus, 1874. The correspondents include J.C. Adams, W. De La Rue (with a photograph), R.L.J. Ellery, B.A. Gould, R. Grant, Sir W. Huggins, Lord Lindsay, Sir D. Gill, Sir J.N. Lockyer, Sir T. Maclear, Dr R. Copeland, R. Main, E.J. Stone, C. Meldrum, N.R. Pogson, R.A. Proctor, H.C. Russel, C. Todd, Major Tennant, Dr Oppolzer, J.C. Houzeau, J.A.C. Oudemans, P.A.E. Laugier, A. d'Abbadie, C.E. Delaunay, U.J.J. Le Verrier, O. Struve, Dr P.J.E. Janssen, G....
Dates: 1868 - 1881
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 transit of Venus, 1869 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/277
Scope and Contents Correspondence on instruments used in observing the transit of Venus. The correspondents include J.C. Adams, J. Challis, W. De La Rue, G. Forbes, Messrs C. Frodsham and Co., Messrs Dent and Co., J.H. Dallmeyer and C.J. Corbett. The papers include lists of clocks, with some of their rates; a list of telescopes used in the transit of Venus observations; plans of plate holders for photoheliographs; two photographs of the Corbett 6 1/3" Equatorial Telescope; drawings and a diagram from a...
Dates: 1869 - 1879
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 transit of Venus, 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/283
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to the transit of Venus, 1882. The correspondents include W. Spottiswoode, J.R. Hind, A. d'Abbadie, J.C. Adams, W. De La Rue, Maxwell Hall, Sir D. Gill, G. Forbes and J.H. Dallmeyer. Included amongst the correspondence are printed papers on instructions to observers; minutes of the meetings of the Transit of Venus Executive Committee; a Report of the Committee; a paper on Airy's Double-Image Micrometer; and newspaper cuttings on the transit of Venus and expeditions....
Dates: 1880
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 visitor admissions, 1855 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/708
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding admissions to visit the Royal Observatory. The volume is divided broadly into requests from the Admiralty to visit the Royal Observatory, introductions on behalf of visitors, personal requests to visit the Observatory, questionnaires for visitors, and instructions to assistants to receive visitors. The correspondents include J. Washington, J. Field, W.H. Sykes, J.W. Lubbock, B.A. Gould, J.C. Adams, J.R. Hind, J.E. Grey, J.A. Brown, J.D. Forbes, R. Fitzroy, J....
Dates: 1855 - 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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Correspondence on visitor admissions, 1866 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/710
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding admissions to visit the Royal Observatory. The volume is divided broadly into requests by the Admiralty to visit the Royal Observatory, introductions on behalf of visitors, and personal requests to visit the Observatory. The correspondents include H.C.G.G. Lennox, G.H. Richards, F.J.O. Evans, R. Hall, J. Winlock, B.A. Gould, R. Grant, E.J. Stone, A.A. de la Rive, C.T. Bright, J.W. Lubbock, J.C. Adams, E.J. Routh, J. Glaisher, W. De La Rue, W. Farr, the Earl of Rosse,...
Dates: 1866 - 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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Discussion of star places, 1849 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/194
Scope and Contents

Correspondence on the positions of stars, observations of stars mentioned in catalogues, corrections to star positions, and examination and formulation of star tables for catalogues. The correspondents include W.H. Smyth, E.J. Cooper, A. Graham, J.C. Adams, T. Maclear, H.C. Schumacher, J.R. Hind, U.J.J. Le Verrier, R.C. Carrington, G.P. Bond, E. Dunkin, N.R. Pogson, O. Struve, M.J. Johnson, E. Heis and J.C. Miller.

Dates: 1849 - 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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Investigation of Moon's semi-diameter, 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/571
Scope and Contents Planetary reductions by H. Breen for an investigation of the Moon's semi-diameter based on occultations observed at Cambridge and Greenwich during the period 1830 to 1860. The volume includes star corrections to mean right ascension and north polar distance; interpolation of the Moon's tabular right ascension and north polar distance; correction of J.K. Burckhardt's parallax; the final reductions; and a memoir on the occultations by Airy. There are also letters by W. De La Rue, J.C. Adams,...
Dates: 1865
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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John Couch Adams, 1851 - 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 96/1/2
Scope and Contents From the Series:

A collection of loose portrait plates, chiefly of astronomers, printed from engravings, drawings and photographs. The portraits are arranged alphabetically by surname of the sitter. Alongside astronomers, sitters include physicists, mathematicians and other scientists of note. The collection also includes a single portrait of King Charles II, an RGO staff photograph, and a book of portraits of astronomers.

Dates: 1851 - 1947
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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John Couch Adams (1819-1892), 1830 - 1992

Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/1/AdamsJ
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Material relating to those with a surname beginning 'A'.

Dates: 1830 - 1992
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Letters from observatories, 1861 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/148
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies at Sydney; requests for new instruments from Madras and other places; and the possible establishment of new observatories at Bristol and other locations. The correspondents include C.P. Smyth, J.C. Adams, R. Grant, N.R. Pogson, R.L.J. Ellery, O. Struve, W. De La Rue, F.A.T. Winnecke, Sir F. Galton, R.C. Carrington, A. de Morgan, J.C. Maxwell and T. Maclear. There is also a photograph of Fletcher's Observatory;...
Dates: 1861 - 1865
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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Letters from observatories, 1869 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/150
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies; the foundation of new observatories at Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand; requests for astronomical works; and recommendations for the Indian observatories. The correspondents include H. Merivale, N.R. Pogson, C.E. Delaunay, Sir W. Denison, J.A. Broun, R.L.J. Ellery, B.A. Gould, the Earl of Rosse, R. Grant, Sir D. Gill, W.M. Maskell, J.C. Adams, A.R. Clarke and W. Harkness. There are proceedings and...
Dates: 1869 - 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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Letters from observatories, 1872 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/151
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on the subject of filling vacancies, requests for new instruments at Oxford, and information on recent work performed at various centres. The correspondents include J.C. Adams, U.J.J. Le Verrier, C. Pritchard, W. Huggins, G. Salt, H. Merivale, R.L.J. Ellery, Lord Lindsay, the Earl of Rosse, Sir R.S. Ball, N.R. Pogson, F.A.T. Winnecke and L. Mallet. There are various additional papers, including 'Le Revue Scientifique'; the history...
Dates: 1872 - 1875
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Letters from observatories, 1880 - 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/154
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies, with enclosed testimonials; the foundation of a new observatory in Hong Kong; work at Indian observatories; covering letters to reports; and observatory reports. The correspondents include J.L.E. Dreyer, E.J. Stone, C. Pritchard, Earl Rosse, Sir H. Thompson, E.J. Cooper, W. Spottiswoode, L. Mallet, N.R. Pogson, T.H. Huxley, E. Dunkin, O. Struve, G.G. Stokes, Earl Portsmouth, R.S. Churchill, Earl Kimberley,...
Dates: 1880 - 1890
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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Letters to Humphrey Lloyd, 1991

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/182
Scope and Contents

Around 150 letters from various correspondents to Professor Humphrey Lloyd, Provost of Trinity College, Dublin. There are numerous letters from G.B. Airy and Sir John Herschel. Other correspondents include well-known scientists, including John Couch Adams, A.D. Bache, David Brewster, Buys Ballot, John Challis and C.F. Gauss.

Dates: 1991
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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Lunar reduction reports, 1856 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/556
Scope and Contents

Weekly reports by J.R. Lucas, the superintendent of the lunar reductions. There are also comparisons of J. Pond's star observations; calculations of epochs; calculations for lunar reductions; calculations of numbers from P.A. Hansen's tables; errata in J. Pond's observations; corrections to the Moon's parallax and semi-diameter; and letters from J.C. Adams, J. Challis and J.R. Hind.

Dates: 1856 - 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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Mathematical theories and calculations, 1824 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/438
Scope and Contents Correspondence on various mathematical theories and calculations, mainly pure, but some applied, and miscellaneous papers on scientific matters. The correspondents include, among others, C. Brooke, R.C. Carrington, W.J. Rankine, L.S.X.B. Aousts, R.H. Manners, A. Strange, J.N. Lockyer, J. Tyndall, A.R. Clarke, A. de Morgan, J.C. Adams, E.J. Routh and W. Shanks. The material includes a paper by Airy 'on the factorial resolution of a given trinomial formula'; a printed paper by W. Shanks 'On...
Dates: 1824 - 1872
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Mathematical theories and calculations, 1873 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/440
Scope and Contents Correspondence on various mathematical theories and calculations, mainly pure, but some applied, and miscellaneous papers on scientific matters. The correspondents include, among others, J.C. Adams, A.R. Clarke, F. Galton, E.J. Mills, E.J. Routh, B. Stewart and G.G. Stokes. The material includes two printed papers by M.F. Folie, in French, one translated as 'second note on the extension of the idea of an harmonic ratio', the other translated as 'On the evolution, or fundamental new...
Dates: 1873 - 1879
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Membership lists for the R.A.S., 1991

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/168
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of a letter from Arthur Cayley, Cambridge, to John Adams, 18 November [1873], 2 pages, containing a list of suggested names for the Royal Astronomical Society's Council, and of a list by Adams of proposed members of the Council, 2 pages.

Dates: 1991
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