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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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Meteorological observations and papers, 1837 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/699
Scope and Contents Observations and requests for information on meteorological phenomena, meteors and the Aurora Borealis. The volume includes observations of rainfall and air pressure; G. Graham's interpolation of London mortality figures and meteorological observations; a summary of weather at Helston, Cornwall, and Whittington, Shropshire; various observations of storms; an account of a hurricane in 'The Glasgow Herald', 1846; various observations of a solar halo; accounts of meteors and the Aurora Borealis; a...
Dates: 1837 - 1848
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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/246
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from R. Sheepshanks, W. Lassell, Sir F. Beaufort, Captain Becher and W. Cubitt. The subjects covered include axial rotation; occultations visible at Cambridge, March-July 1849; the origin of the Moon; a paper on Sir J.F.W. Herschel's 'Results of Astronomical observations made during the years 1834-1838 at the Cape of Good Hope, being the completion of a Telescopic Survey of the whole surface of the visible Heavens commenced...
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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1835 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/368
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous correspondence, letters A-L. The correspondents include B. Amici, J. Anderson, D.F.J. Arago, F. Baily, F. Beaufort, F.W. Bessel. J.B. Biot, P.H.L. von Boguslowski, J. Coldecott, J. Challis, T. Chevallier, S.H. Christie, E.J. Cooper, W. Cubitt, W.R. Dawes, A. de Morgan, S.H. Drachs, J.F. Encke, J.D. Forbes, T. Galloway, E.J.A. Gautier, B.A. Gould, P.A. Hansen, T. Henderson, J.F.W. Herschel, J.G.S. Lefevre, U.J.J. Le Verrier and J.J. Littrow.
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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/372
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, F. Beaufort, J.B. Biot, G. Bishop, P.H.L. von Boguslowski, S.H. Christie, T.F. Colby, W. Cubitt, A. d'Abbadie, A. de Morgan, W. Denison, J.D. Forbes, C.L. Gerling, B.A. Gould, J.S. Henslow, J.F.W. Herschel, M.J. Johnson, P. Kelland, J. Lee, U.J.J. Le Verrier, Mr Manners, G. Peacock, C. Pritchard, L.A. Quetelet, the Earl of Rosse, E. Sabine, E.S.C. Santini, H.C. Schumacher, A. Sedgwick, R. Sheepshanks, W.H. Smyth, C.P. Smyth, R. Stephenson,...
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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/374
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, D.F.J. Arago, F. Beaufort, J. Challis, E.J. Cooper, W.R. Dawes, A. de Morgan, W. Denison, J.F. Encke, J.D. Forbes, R. Grant, J.F.W. Herschel, the Earl of Rosse, E. Sabine, A. Sedgwick, R. Sheepshanks, W.H. Smyth, R. Stephenson, W.S. Stratford, F.E.W.V. Struve, W. Whewell and Lord Wrottesley.
Dates: 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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1855 - 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/376
Scope and Contents Airy's personal correspondence on scientific and non-scientific matters with, among others, J.C. Adams, F. Beaufort, J.B. Biot, E.M. Brayley, R.C. Carrington, A. de Morgan, W. Denison, J.F. Encke, H.A.E.A. FayƩ, J.D. Forbes, B.A. Gould, P.A. Hansen, J.F.W. Herschel, J.R. Hind, U.J.J. Le Verrier, J.S. Bowerbank, E. Loomis, O.M. Mitchel, R.I. Murchison, C.H.F. Peters, C. Pritchard, L.A. Quetelet, J. Richardson, G.S.G. Santini, P.A. Secchi, W.H. Smyth, C.P. Smyth, J. Sopwith, O. Struve, J....
Dates: 1855 - 1856
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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1857 - 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/377
Scope and Contents Aiy's miscellaneous correspondence, letters A-K. The correspondents include, among others, J.C. Adams, F. Beaufort, J.B. Biot, G.P. Bond, J. Booth, R.C. Carrington, W. Cubitt, A. d'Abbadie, A. de Morgan, W. Denison, J.F. Encke, M. Faraday, J.D. Forbes, E. Frankland, J.E. Galle, A. Gautier, B.A. Gould, W.R. Hamilton, P.A. Hansen, C. Hansteen, J.F.W. Herschel, F.W.H.A. Humboldt, W.S. Jacob and M.J. Johnson. The papers include two newspaper cuttings, one on the death of Sir Francis Beaufort, the...
Dates: 1857 - 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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Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1838 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/462
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on astrology, chemistry, chronology, electricity, galvanism, geography and geology. The correspondents include J.F.W. Herschel, F. Beaufort, J. Gardner, F. Baily, T.R. Birks, P. Kelland, C. Wheatstone, M. Faraday, and Edward and Richard Greswell. There are papers on calotype photography; a proposal for the establishment of a college to promote chemistry; several printed papers on chronology; the 'Report of the Committee on Lightning Conductors'; papers on steam...
Dates: 1838 - 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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Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1853 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/468
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on astrology, chemistry, chronology, electricity, galvanism, geography, geology, optics and tides. The correspondents include, among others, M. Faraday, H. Malden, E.W. Brayley, J. Challis, H.H. Turner, W. White, J.W. Bosanquet, J.R. Hind, W.M. Leake, E. Garbett, A.R. Clark, E. Sabine, C.V. Walker, J.S. Henslow, C.P. Smyth, E. Dunkin, C. Brooke, A.B. Beechy and F. Beaufort. The material includes a paper by M. Faraday 'On Electric Induction'; papers by F....
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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'Nautical Almanac' correspondence, 1849 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/204
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the 'Nautical Almanac' with regard to the positions of the minor planets, observations of the Moon's position, its corrections and the Moon's culminations. There are requests for information and discussions on the material inserted in the 'Nautical Almanac'. The correspondents include W.S. Stratford, C.P. Smyth, Sir F. Beaufort, P.P. King, C.F.A. Shadwell and A.D. Bache.
Dates: 1849 - 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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'Nautical Almanac' correspondence, 1853 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/205
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the 'Nautical Almanac' with regard to the positions of the minor planets, expansion in the number of stars included in the 'Nautical Almanac', observations of the Moon's culminating stars, places of fundamental stars and errors. There are ephemerides of the minor planets and Neptune. The correspondents include Sir F. Beaufort, J. Glaisher, J.R. Hind, A.D. Bache, R.C. Carrington, C.P. Smyth, J.M. Gillis and G.A. Erman.
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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Official and scientific correspondence, 1823 - 1830

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/803
Scope and Contents Airy's official and scientific correspondence, volume 1, including letters from Amici, Baily, Beaufort, Bouvard, Brewster, Carlini, Cerquene, Colby, Davy, Gambart, Garvey, Gilbert, Hamilton, Herschel, Hudson, Hussey, Jenkins, Lardner, Lax, Maclear, Pearson, Pond, Rigaud, Robinson, Rumker, Sabine, Sanchis, Schumacher, South, Stratford and Young, with an index to the correspondents at the end. There are a few letters in French and Italian.
Dates: 1823 - 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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Official and scientific correspondence, 1830 - 1832

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/804
Scope and Contents Airy's official and scientific correspondence, volume 2, including letters from Arago, Auber, Baily, Barrow, Beaufort, Becker, Cooper, De Morgan, Encke, Forbes, Foster, Gambert, Gilbert, Gregory, Hamilton, Harcourt, Henderson, Herschel, Hudson, Hussey, Inman, Innes, Lax, Lubbock, Maclear, Princess Olive, Parrot, Pearson, Quetelet, Robinson, Schumacher, Sheepshanks, Stratford, Taylor, Tiarks and Tyson, with an index to the correspondents at the end. There are a few letters in French.
Dates: 1830 - 1832
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 of John Herschel, 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/170/9
Scope and Contents 9. The manuscript of J.F.W. Herschel, 'Results of astronomical observations made during the years 1834-38 at the Cape of Good Hope' (London, 1847) (continued).9/3. 'Chap. II. Of the double Stars of the Southern Hemisphere.'9/3.1. Introduction to the Catalogue of the Southern Double Stars.9/3.2. Reduced Observations of Double Stars.9/3.3. Introduction to the micrometrical measures of Double Stars.9/3.4. 'Micrometrical measures of Double Stars...Notes to...
Dates: 1936
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Papers on altitude and azimuth instruments, 1847 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/161
Scope and Contents Computations and calculations for the altitude and azimuth instruments, including examinations of the pivots and graduations of the vertical and horizontal circle in the instrument; intervals of wires; comparisons of the levels to the plane and axis of the vertical circle; computation of zenith distances and tabular errors; alterations to the azimuth instruments, with a description; and plans of the instrument drawn on canvas. There is also brief correspondence with Sir F. Beaufort and J.C....
Dates: 1847 - 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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Papers on ancient eclipses, 1851 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/467
Scope and Contents Papers from a volume titled 'Chronology', concerned mainly with ancient eclipses. The correspondents include P.A. Hansen, J.R. Hind, J.W. Bosanquet, H. Malden, R.I. Murchison, W.R. Hamilton, J.C. Adams, W.H. Smyth, F. Beaufort and C. Hansteen. There are two maps of Asia Minor and of Tunis, and two Admiralty Charts of the coast of Tunis and the Gulf of Kabes.
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 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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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1838 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/684
Scope and Contents Corrections to compasses on iron ships, with related correspondence. The ships include the 'Nemesis', 'Vulca', 'Brigand', 'Iron Duke', 'Great Britain', 'Royal George', 'Orwell', 'Royal Sovereign' and 'Duchess of Lancaster'. The papers include instructions by Airy on correcting the compasses on iron ships and the procedure involved; deck plans of vessels, including HMSV 'Soudan'; a lecture to the Liverpool Philosophical Society on righting compasses; and specifications of vessels, including the...
Dates: 1838 - 1844
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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1838 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/685
Scope and Contents Corrections to compasses on iron ships, with related correspondence. The papers include a report on the correction of compasses on iron ships; experiments in compass corrections for the vessel 'Ironside'; a paper by Airy titled 'Account of experiments on iron-built ships instituted for the purpose of discovering a correction for the deviation of the compass produced by the iron of the ships'; W. Hendry's table of magnetic observations; and directions for correcting the compasses on iron built...
Dates: 1838 - 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 compass corrections on iron ships, 1844 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/686
Scope and Contents Corrections to compasses on iron ships, with related correspondence. The papers include preparations for ascertaining the disturbance of the compasses by magnets on iron vessels; B. Darondeau's French corrections to compasses; disturbances of the compasses on board the vessel 'Fame' from Glasgow to Calcutta, and also the 'Pacha'; E.J. Johnson's deviations of compass needles in fifteen iron ships; and the correction of the compass on the 'Great Britain'. The correspondents include E. Sabine, F....
Dates: 1844 - 1848
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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1849 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/687
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the correction of compasses on iron ships. The correspondents include A. Smith, F. Beaufort, F.W. Beechy, W. Whewell, J. Washington and E. Sabine. The papers include a circular giving notification of a set of lectures on magnetism at the United Service Institution; a newspaper cutting containing a letter by J. Gray on the compasses on the steamer 'Sarah Sands'; pages extracted from 'The Athenaeum' containing two papers by Airy on the correction of...
Dates: 1849 - 1855
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