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Sheepshanks, Richard, 1794 - 1855 (astronomer)

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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 Astronomical Society, 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/231
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including notices of meetings; agendas; an abstract from Sir John Herschel's paper 'On the determination of the most probable orbit of a binary star from the assemblage of a great number of observed angles of position'; a lecture on Bell's calculating machine; an addendum on Lord Rosse's telescope; a lecture on instruments adapted to the measurement of small zenith distances; a lecture on American transits; a clock with conical pendulum and...
Dates: 1849
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1851 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/233
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a speech by Airy on delivering the medal to Signor A. de Gasparis; an abstract of Lt Clarke's paper; a paper by Airy on the determination of the probable stability of an azimuthal circle by observations of stars and of a permanent collimator; a paper by Airy on the vibration of a free pendulum in an oval, differing little from a straight line; correspondence, reports and diagrams on the total eclipse of the Sun, 28 July 1851; a paper...
Dates: 1851 - 1852
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, 1853 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/234
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a lecture by Airy on the determination of longitudes by galvanic signals; a paper by Airy on the reduction of the observations of the Revd T. Catton; an address by Airy on delivering the medal to Herr Rümker; a paper by Airy on the difference of longitude between the observatories of Brussels and Greenwich as determined by galvanic signals; correspondence on pendulum experiments; a manuscript by J. Bloxam on clock escapements; letters...
Dates: 1853 - 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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1855 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/235
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a notice on the discovery of a comet by Dr G.B. Donati, 10 November 1857; a speech on the delivering of the medal to the Revd W.R. Dawes; a paper by Airy on a personal equation in the observations for runs of the transit circle; a note by Airy on the occultations of small stars by Saturn in 1854 and 1856; a paper by Airy on the observation of the occultations of Antares in 1856, with reference to the duplicity of the star;...
Dates: 1855 - 1857
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 Sheepshanks' Memorial, 1856 - 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/222
Scope and Contents Material concerning Sheepshanks' Memorial, including papers on the establishment of funds; letters on the fund from Airy, Miss Sheepshanks, Dr W. Whewell, the Revd W.H. Bateson and W. Sharp; letters from Trinity and other Cambridge University colleges; and a public letter to Miss Sheepshanks, in Latin.
Dates: 1856 - 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 on Sheepshanks' Memorial, 1859 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/223
Scope and Contents Material concerning Sheepshanks' Memorial, including correspondence with Miss Sheepshanks, W. Sharp, the seniority of Trinity and other Cambridge University colleges, Professor J. Challis and W. Simms. There is also correspondence on the examination of 1859 and 1861, with related papers and results.
Dates: 1859 - 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 Sheepshanks' Memorial, 1862 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/224
Scope and Contents Material concerning Sheepshanks' Memorial, including correspondence on the Old and New Sheepshanks Funds; the question papers and answers for the Sheepshanks Scholarship Examination and Exhibition, 1864, 1866, 1868 and 1871; and correspondence concerning testimonials for W.D. Niven and J.L. Aldis.
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 standards reform, 1848 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/346
Scope and Contents Various manuscripts relating to the investigations into reforms of the standards. The volume includes R. Sheepshanks' handwritten papers on the imperial yard, correct measurement of yards and other lengths, comparisons of bars, the general history of standards and his own comparisons of standards, the selection of standard bars and his opinions on the Standards Committee. There are also memoranda on standard troy weights; reports of weights and measures for Manchester, 1850, 1852-1855 and 1857;...
Dates: 1848 - 1857
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 telegraphic communications, 1855 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/628
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on telegraphic communications, including the conditions of use of telegraph wires between the Admiralty and the South Eastern Railway; proposed arrangements of galvanic wires and circuits for working the sympathetic clocks; the circuit and plan of the galvanic wires in the Lombard Street Post Office; various improvements and efficiencies in the telegraph; a report on the working of galvanic apparatus at the Royal Observatory; sketches of the automatic switch for the...
Dates: 1855 - 1858
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 longitude of Valentia, 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/183
Scope and Contents Observations of stars at Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire), Ireland, in conjunction with chronometer readings to find the longitude of Valentia (Valencia). There are also journals of the project by R. Sheepshanks and J.R. Hind, star catalogues for Kingstown, intervals of transit wires and corrections for collimation of the transit telescope. The chronometers used are numbers 1839, 2354 and 2388.
Dates: 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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Papers on weights and measures, 1838 - 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 62/4
Scope and Contents Letters and papers regarding weights and measures, comprised of a printed paper by Keating Trenor on English, Asiatic and American Standards; an undated covering letter and questionnaire by G.B. Airy concerning the Weights and Measures Acts; a copy of a letter from P.M. Roget to G.B. Airy, 19 December 1838, regarding the weights used in various countries; a printed copy of two letters from Trenor to the Editor of the 'Mark Lane Express' regarding the false standard of value and false corn...
Dates: 1838 - 1867
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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Printed papers, 1863 - 1864

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/817
Scope and Contents Airy's printed papers, volume 9, with a list of titles numbered 282-315. The papers are dated from 13 March 1863 ('On the Movement of the Solar System in Space' by Edwin Dunkin, followed by Airy on 'The Visibility of Stars in the Pleiades to the unarmed eye') to 29 September 1864 ('On the examination for the Sheepshanks' scholarship').
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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Private correspondence, 1819 - 1830

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/807
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous private correspondence, volume 1, including letters concerning many private and scientific subjects, with much on the Dolcoath experiment. There are letters from Babbage, Bayne, Bromhead, Buckland, Clarkson, Coddington, Croker, Davy, Everest, Groswell, Hastler, Hawkes, Herslow, Herschel, Higman, Hustler, Malkin, Musgrave, Parkes, Peacock, Powell, Sedgwick, Sheepshanks, Smyth, South, Thackeray, Trail, Whewell and Woodsworth, with an index to the correspondents at the end.
Dates: 1819 - 1830
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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Proposals for railways, 1840 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/448
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding proposals for railways, including a paper on the proposed Great Northern Junction Railway, with a map by J. Blackmore; an article in 'The Sun' on rail links with Dublin; papers on the Eastern Union Railway, with a map of rules in Eastern England; J. Rennie's report on the London and Norwich Direct Railway; the prospectus of the Direct Northern Railway Company; a survey of Steddale Tunnel by T. Colby; a report by F. Smith on atmospheric railways (1842); a copy...
Dates: 1840 - 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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Scientific correspondence, 1827 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/375
Scope and Contents Airy's personal correspondence on scientific matters with, among others, F.W.A. Argelander, F. Beaufort, J.B. Biot, J.R. Hind, T. Brooke, R.C. Carrington, W. Cubitt, W. Denison, J.F. Encke, H.A.E.A. Fayé, J.D. Forbes, B.A. Gould, H. Goulbourn, J.A. Grunert, P.A. Hansen, S. Herbert, G. Fisher, U.J.J. Le Verrier, O.M. Mitchel, R. Owen, G. Peacock, C. Pritchard, K.L.C. Rümker, A. Sedgwick, R. Sheepshanks, W.H. Smyth, G.G. Stokes and W. Whewell. The papers include J.C. Adams' application for a...
Dates: 1827 - 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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Sheepshanks' correspondence on standards, 1838 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/356
Scope and Contents Richard Sheepshanks' correspondence with Airy, F. Baily, Sir J.F.W. Herschel, T. Maclear and W.H. Miller concerning standards and the Standards Commission.
Dates: 1838 - 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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Theories of the Moon and planets, 1849 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/80
Scope and Contents Theories and ancient observations of the Moon and planets, including Mr Templeton's computations of many numbers in the expansion of R; J.F. Encke's paper on a new method of computing planet perturbation; a portrait and map of the Moon, with papers relating to the theory of the Moon, including letters from P.A. Hansen; correspondence concerning an Admiralty grant to P.A. Hansen for the compilation of lunar tables, with a letter from H.C. Schumacher; a letter, in Italian, from E. Nascio...
Dates: 1849 - 1852
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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Thermometer tests, 1848 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/355
Scope and Contents Experiments and tests on individual thermometers for the Standards Commission. The volume includes calculations on the graduations of thermometer, means of determining error, boiling and freezing points of thermometers, errors of sub-divisions on thermometers, conversions into fahrenheit, comparisons with barometers, and a table of equivalents for thermometers, all by R. Sheepshanks. There are also some comparisons by J. Glaisher.
Dates: 1848 - 1857
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, 1853 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/11
Scope and Contents Letters concerning the Visitation of the Observatory, 4 June 1853.Correspondence regarding the Visitation of 3 June 1854; the retirement of Sir F. Beaufort; the substitution of Captain Washington; a printed letter from R. Sheepshanks; an inquiry about S.H. Christie's continuance as Visitor; and the transmission of catalogues to Captain Becker. The papers date from 1854 to 1855.Address to the individual members of the Board of Visitors by the Astronomer Royal on extension of the...
Dates: 1853 - 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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Visitation papers, 1855 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/12
Scope and Contents Letters enquiring whether Professor S.H. Christie required the Office of Visitor, 1855.Letters concerning the meeting of 2 June 1855.Correspondence concerning the appointment of Col. E. Sabine as Visitor following the death of R. Sheepshanks, 1855.Letters concerning the meeting of 7 June 1856.Letters concerning the meeting of 6 June 1857.Correspondence leading to the new warrant for the Board of Visitors, dated 1857, with a copy of the warrant. The papers...
Dates: 1855 - 1857
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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