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

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Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

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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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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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Papers on chronometer improvements, 1853 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/591
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning improvements in chronometers, concerned chiefly with E.T. Loseby's chronometer. The volume includes correspondence on Loseby's new time-keeper in the 'Journal of the Society of Arts'; a patent for his improvements; and printed correspondence on its claims. There is also a paper by E.B. Denison 'on some recent improvements in clock escapements'; pieces on G. Philcox and J. Ontan's escapements; and letters by F. Beaufort, F. Dent and W.H. Miller.
Dates: 1853 - 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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Papers on clock and chronometer improvements, 1836 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/585
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning proposed improvements in clocks and chronometers. The correspondents include F. Baily, F. Beaufort, G. Fisher, A. de Morgan, R. Sheepshanks and W. Tite. The volume includes a paper, originally from 'The Nautical Magazine', titled 'Magnetic Experiments on Chronometers'; a paper, originally from 'The Nautical Magazine', titled 'Glass Balance-Springs to Chronometers'; extracts from 'The County Herald' of October and November 1837 on improvements in...
Dates: 1836 - 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 clock and chronometer improvements, 1849 - 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/589
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning plans for improvements to clocks and chronometers, including extracts from R. Robert's patent, with plans for clocks and chronometers; articles from the 'Patent Journal and Inventors' Magazine'; improved pendulums; compensation balances and the use of electricity for clocks; a statement on the Royal Exchange Clock; and the requirements for chronometers on an Arctic expedition. The correspondents include C. Wheatstone and F. Beaufort.
Dates: 1849 - 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 clock and chronometer improvements, 1851 - 1853

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/590
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning plans for improvements to clocks and chronometers, including improved escapements by E.B. Fennessey; an improved pendulum; E.T. Loseby's improvements in time-keepers; daily rates and tests of Loseby's clock; a report on Loseby's chronometers in the 'Journal of the Society of Arts'; R. Robert's Alpha Clock; A. Bain's short history of electric clocks; and C. Shepherd's application of electromagnetism for motors for clocks. The correspondents include M.F....
Dates: 1851 - 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 clock developments, 1844 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/586
Scope and Contents Correspondence with clockmakers and other papers concerning new clocks and improvements. There are papers on the Royal Exchange and Hamburg clocks; the rating of the Royal Exchange Clock for 1848; ratings of various chronometers; elasticity of balance springs; improved and new escapements; E.J. Dent's magneto-electric dial; and improved pendulums by J.G. Ulrich and E.T. Loseby. The correspondents include H.C. Schumacher, Lord Wrottesley, F. Beaufort and R. Sheepshanks.
Dates: 1844 - 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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