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Beaufort, Francis, Sir, 1774 - 1857 (Knight, Rear Admiral and hydrographer)

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Found in 402 Collections and/or Records:

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Astronomical methods, 1831 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/167
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous astronomical methods, primarily to find longitude from hypotheses, sent in by various lesser known scientists and navigators. There is also material on Sir J. South's experiments with longitude, a long letter by Airy on the altitudes of the Moon, lunar tables, computations of the Moon's apparent motion and a letter by Sir F. Beaufort.
Dates: 1831 - 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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Astronomical methods, 1849 - 1851

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/168
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous astronomical methods, primarily to find longitude from hypotheses, sent in by various lesser scientists and navigators. The volume includes J. Gordon's nautical tables, correspondence with Sir F. Beaufort, E. and J. Riddle's 'longitude by double altitudes', J.S. Houston on quadrants and H. Breen's 'method for lunars'.
Dates: 1849 - 1851
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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Chronometer regulations, 1833 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/574
Scope and Contents Regulations regarding the loan and rating of chronometers. The volume includes a report of a committee of the Board of Longitude on this subject; regulations on accounts; publication of different chronometer ratings; and details of E.J. Dent's patent for improvements in chronometers and other timekeepers, with plans and drawings. The correspondents are J. Barrow, F. Beaufort, C. Wood, R. Sheepshanks, F. Molyneux and C. Frodsham.
Dates: 1833 - 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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Chronometer sales and ratings, 1835 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/575
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning valuations, exchanges and sales of chronometers by the Admiralty and the Royal Observatory. There are tables of the ratings of individual chronometers. The correspondents include F. Beaufort and J. Barrow.
Dates: 1835 - 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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Claims for chronometer improvements, 1834 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/587
Scope and Contents Correspondence between the Admiralty and chronometer makers regarding the latter's claims for rewards for making improvements to chronometers. The claims were made principally by J.S. Eiffe and J.G. Ulrich, although there are also claims from R. Molyneux, M.R. Parkinson and C. Frodsham. The correspondents include F. Beaufort, R .Willis, C. Wheatstone, J. Barrow and many of the more famous chronometer and watch-makers. The volume includes unconfirmed minutes of the Royal Society, 10 June 1841;...
Dates: 1834 - 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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Copy of a letter from Robert & Henry Molyneux disputing Mr Webster's claim to the third premium in the annual chronometer trial, 1833-12-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 204
Scope and Contents Sent to Francis Beaufort; originally enclosed with the letter at [RGO 5/231: 203].
Dates: 1833-12-05
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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Copy of a letter to Captain Beaufort concerning procedures for the repair of government chronometers, 1836-01-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 60v
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1836-01-06
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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Copy of a letter to Captain Beaufort concerning the order to issue a chronometer by Earnshaw to HMS Hermes, 1831-08-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 53v-54r
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1831-08-29
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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Copy of a letter to Captain Beaufort on the results of the twelfth annual chronometer trial, 1835-01-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 59a-60r
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1835-01-02
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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Copy of a letter to Captain Beaufort ordering the next H M Ship travelling to Devonport to convey chronometers to the depot there, 1829-12-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 51v/1
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1829-12-16
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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Copy of a letter to Captain Beaufort originally enclosing bills for expenses and salaries, 1830-01-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 51v/2
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1830-01-12
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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Copy of a letter to Captain Beaufort reporting on four unserviceable chronometers, 1829-11-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 51r/2
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1829-11-27
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, notes and computations, 1835 - 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/31
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence, notes and computations in sixteen sections:(1) (i) Lists of papers; (ii) a note on the transmission of papers to R. Sheepshanks; (iii) a list of papers belonging to F. Fallows, written by Samuel Johnson, 20 June 1835; and (iv) a letter to G.B. Airy from T. Henderson regarding the reduction of Fallows's observations.(2) Correspondence with G.B. Airy, 12 December 1845 - 29 October 1849, regarding the printing and reduction of F. Fallows's...
Dates: 1835 - 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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Correspondence on chronometer errors and rates, 1849 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/598
Scope and Contents Correspondence on errors and rates of chronometers, including the foundation of time balls at Demerara and C.P. Smyth's account of the Time Ball at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. There are also enquiries on various chronometers, including those used on the 'Bounty'. The correspondents include F. Beaufort, C.P. Smyth and E. Sabine.
Dates: 1849 - 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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Correspondence on galvanic communications, 1849 - 1853

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/610
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the establishment of galvanic communications between the Greenwich and Paris observatories. The papers include extracts from Airy's report on galvanic communications to the Admiralty; the laying of telegraph wires in the grounds of Greenwich Park, illustrated with a plan; the laying of telegraph wires on the South Eastern Railway between London Bridge and Dover; a plan and description of the electric telegraph employed on the South Eastern Railway;...
Dates: 1849 - 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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Correspondence on instruments, 1838 - 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/159
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning improved instruments, new techniques and inventions, and a proposed planetarium and cometarium. The new inventions include improved sextants and sea horizons; a micrometer; a paper on finding Greenwich Time, complete with a drawing; achromatic eyepieces; an improved quadrant; drawings of eye pieces; a heliotrope; and an illuminating process for telescopes. The correspondents include Sir B. Donkin, Sir C. Wood, Sir H.G. Ward, Sir W. Denison, J. Challis, C.B. Vignoles,...
Dates: 1838 - 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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Correspondence on magnetic instruments, 1835 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/676
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning magnetic instruments. The correspondents include G. Forbes, H. Lloyd, F. Beaufort, J.F.W. Herschel, K.F. Gauss, M. Faraday, J.V. Lamont, F. Baily, E. Sabine, C. Brooke and F. Ronalds. The papers include diagrams of the small needles used in the Magnetic Observatory at Munich; a printed 'Account of the Induction Inclinometer and of its Adjustments' by H. Lloyd; a piece of gilt covered paper; a printed paper by W. Snow Harris titled 'New Steering...
Dates: 1835 - 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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Correspondence on magnetic observations, 1834 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/675
Scope and Contents Correspondence on magnetic observations, including papers on the establishment of a Magnetic Observatory in Greenwich Park and the benefits to astronomers of this research; specifications and accounts for the Observatory building; functions of the Magnetic Observatory and the provision of staff and equipment; extracts from Royal Society correspondence and minutes on magnetism and meteorology; a report on a letter by F.W.H.A.V. Humboldt concerning magnetic observations; the report of the...
Dates: 1834 - 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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Correspondence on magnetism and photography, 1849 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/677
Scope and Contents Correspondence with C. Brooke, F. Beaufort, E. Sabine and F. Ronalds concerning magnetic instruments and photographic registration. There are two circulars advertising Gray and Keen's floating compasses; specimens of photographic secondaries and tertiaries; papers regarding tests on various emulsions; and notes on the Greenwich magnetic instruments for 1853 and 1854.
Dates: 1849 - 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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Correspondence on new techniques and discoveries, 1850 - 1851

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/163
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning new techniques and discoveries, including O.M. Mitchel's method of recording transits and north polar distances; a paper on J. Locke's electro-chronograph for the House of Representatives; conducted experiments and newspaper articles; the velocity of the galvanic current through telegraph wires, from 'The Daily Evening Traveller'; a clock for uniform motion by W.H. Miller, with drawings; a paper by Sir W. Siemens, in French, on telegraphs; M.J. Johnson's heliometer; a...
Dates: 1850 - 1851
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 Northumberland's telescope, 1833 - 1841

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/157
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the installation of the Duke of Northumberland's telescope at the University Observatory, Cambridge. The letters covers the initial purchase of the telescope, the refinements made to it, the construction of a new dome to house it, its mounting and its installation. The correspondents include the Duke of Northumberland, Sir F. Beaufort, J. Challis, E.J. Cooper, J. Glaisher, J.F.W. Herschel and many builders and instrument makers. There are various sketches and plans, as well as...
Dates: 1833 - 1841
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 planetary reductions, 1838 - 1847

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/524
Scope and Contents Correspondence on planetary reductions, including official correspondence with the Government on grants for the reductions and accounts of money paid to computers. There are also reductions of Irish tide observations and accounts and receipts of wages paid out. The correspondents include J. Phillips, J.F.W. Herschel, Viscount Althorp, S.P. Rigaud, T. Spring-Rice, J. Barrow, J.W. Lubbock, F. Beaufort, J. Glaisher and E. Sabine.
Dates: 1838 - 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 pure mathematics, 1847 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/429
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence and some related papers on pure mathematics and other subjects. The correspondents include, among others, J.G.S. Lefevre, J. Phillips, G. Cayley, H. Ellis and F. Beaufort. There is material on integrated equations; squaring the circle or the quadrature of the circle; a calculating machine; the tides and the Moon; an experiment to show the rotation of the Earth by means of a pendulum, with a paper by B. Powell for the Royal Institution of Great Britain; a piece by...
Dates: 1847 - 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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Correspondence on reductions, 1837 - 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/530
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the printing and distribution of planetary and lunar reductions. The correspondents include F.W. Bessel, F. Beaufort, H.C. Schumacher, J.F. Encke, W.S. Stratford and J.F.W. Herschel.
Dates: 1837 - 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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Correspondence on terrestrial longitude, 1833 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/181
Scope and Contents Correspondence on finding terrestrial longitude by testing chronometers at the culmination of Moon and stars. There is material on the longitudes of Chelmsford, Limerick, Port Stephen (Australia), Paris, Edinburgh, Antwerp, Dublin, Armagh, Cambridge, Oxford, Bedford, Hartwell, Portsmouth, Devonport, Hamburg, Liverpool and Regent's Park. The correspondents include E.J. Cooper, J.C. Fremont, P.P. King, W.H.C. Bartlett, Sir F. Beaufort, G. Fisher, E. Sabine, T. Henderson, R. Sheepshanks, J....
Dates: 1833 - 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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