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

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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Papers on the Julian invasion, 1748 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/466
Scope and Contents Material relating primarily to Airy's paper on Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain and his path through South-East England. Airy asserted that Caesar landed at Pevensey, but this was challenged in a paper by F.B. Martin, which stated that he landed near Ramsgate. There is considerable correspondence on this topic, with a nautical chart of the Dover Straits; a map of the Goodwin Sands; and the 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquities'. Other subjects covered include the geography of the...
Dates: 1748 - 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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Transactions with the Royal Society, 1851 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/388
Scope and Contents Papers relating to transactions with the Royal Society, including correspondence with its members. The material includes announcements for meetings; papers on the distribution of government grants; a paper by Airy on the 'eclipses' of Apothaeles, Thales and Hermes; reviews by Airy of various works; T. Catton's papers; material on candidates for entry into the Royal Society; and writing by F.W. Beechy on tides in the English Channel. The correspondents include F. Beaufort, H. Lloyd, E. Sabine,...
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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