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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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Papers on geodetic surveys and longitudes, 1836 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/417
Scope and Contents Material concerning work on the geodetic surveys and longitudes in Britain, Europe and India. The papers include two maps of triangulations in Ireland (one on a smaller scale); a plan of principal triangles in Britain; a map of triangulations in Germany; a sketch of triangulations at Royston, Bedfordshire; calculations to find the latitude and longitude of Ben Lomond; triangulations in Scotland and on the Shetland Isles; disturbances of gravity of Shanklin Down, Isle of Wright, with a list of...
Dates: 1836 - 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 magnetism, 1836 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/693
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on magnetic disturbances, experiments and findings on magnetism, magnetic deviations and observations of magnetic phenomena. There are German circulars on magnetism by K.F. Gauss and W.E. Weber; tracings and description of the proposed magnetic observatory at Dublin; a magnetic chart of Scotland, 1836; observations of shifts in the magnetic and dipping needle; notices of magnetic disturbances; readings from the horizontal circle of the magnetic theodolite, the...
Dates: 1836 - 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 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 Northumberland's telescope, 1842 - 1846

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/158
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the publication of a paper by Airy on the establishment of the Northumberland telescope at the University Observatory, Cambridge. There is an essay giving a description of the dome and telescope, and correspondence with engravers, artists and printers for the paper's publication. The correspondence includes letters of thanks for the work from J. Challis, W.H. Miller, W.S. Stratford, G. Bishop, G. Fisher, W.R. Dawes, E. Sabine, Sir F. Beaufort, S.H. Christie, M.J. Johnson,...
Dates: 1842 - 1846
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 British Association and Royal Institution, 1848 - 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/403
Scope and Contents Correspondence with, primarily, the British Association for the Advancement of Science and the Royal Institution, with related papers. The material includes pieces from 'The Morning Chronicle' concerning the Great Exhibition, crime in Ireland and tubular bridges; the proceedings of the British Association; the rules of the Smithsonian Institute; the Italian journal 'Corrispondenza Scientifica'; a report on the Neath Philosophical Society; the Royal Panopticon of Science and Art prospectus;...
Dates: 1848 - 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 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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Papers on the longitude of Valentia, 1836

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/182
Scope and Contents Material regarding preparations for the project to ascertain the longitude of Valentia (Valencia), Ireland, by means of an arc of parallel. The papers begin with correspondence with the Admiralty and Ordnance Survey, including S. Herbert, T.F. Colby, Captain Larcom and C.M. Pasley, and letters concerning arrangements for the transportation of chronometers. The correspondents on the project include Sir J. Barrow, Sir F. Beaufort, W. Cubitt, E. Dunkin, W.H. Smyth and S.H. Christie. The papers...
Dates: 1836
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 tides, 1839 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/499
Scope and Contents Correspondence and observations of tides, including records of daily levels of tides; tide graphs; heights of high water marks; meteorological records; and notes taken daily at various coastal stations, including Deptford, Bristol, Southampton, Ipswich, Limerick and Dublin, tabulated and reduced, and often plotted on line graphs. There is also a coloured plan of a tide meter; C. Hopkin's hints and suggestions for a new theory of tides; J. Maxton's description of a self-registering tide-gauge;...
Dates: 1839 - 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 the tides, 1826 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/500
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the tides, including calculations of tides at St Helena, Australia and in the River Shannon. The correspondents include J. Washington, J.D. Forbes, P.H.L. von Boguslawski, F.W. Beechy, F. Beaufort, W. Whewell, T. Colby, A. de Morgan, H. Raper, H.J. Rose, C. Manby, J. Challis, W. Vaughan and T.A. Larcom. There are also two maps of the River Shannon showing long-profile and cross-profiles; plans for tide gauges; a circular for Reed's Tide Tables; calculations of the time of high...
Dates: 1826 - 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 tidal harbours, 1839 - 1846

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/504
Scope and Contents Papers concerning tidal harbours, including the proceedings of the Commission on the State of Tidal Harbours; notices of the Commission's meetings; minutes of evidence before the Commission, including evidence from G. Stephenson, J.M. Rendel and W. Cubitt; a report by the Commissioners on the port of Hull; reports on Southwold harbour; R. Stevenson's report on the Tay navigation, with plans of proposed harbour and railway crossings; improvements to the Severn River; suggestions and improvements...
Dates: 1839 - 1846
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 tides and waves, 1838 - 1843

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/503
Scope and Contents Correspondence, diagrams and calculations on tides and waves for the 'Encyclopaedia Metropolitana'. The correspondents include H.J. Rose, J. Challis, W. Hopkins, D.F.J. Arago, F. Beaufort and J.F.W. Herschel. The papers include a world map (Mecator projection) showing magnetic variation and dip, and a notebook titled 'Tides for Encyclopaedia Metropolitana, Examination of Books'.
Dates: 1838 - 1843
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 letter concerning a chronometer by Arnold for the Board of Ordnance, 1833-05-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 156
Scope and Contents Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.
Dates: 1833-05-08
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 letter concerning a chronometer by Margetts for Mr Lloyd, 1830-02-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 195
Scope and Contents Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.
Dates: 1830-02-15
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 letter concerning a chronometer for Captain C.R. Drinkwater, 1835-07-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 313
Scope and Contents Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond, with a note added by Thomas Taylor.
Dates: 1835-07-20
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 letter concerning a chronometer for HM Colonial Brig Mary under Mr D.A. Buchan, 1835-03-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 281
Scope and Contents Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.
Dates: 1835-03-02
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HM Hired Survey Vessel Gulnare under Commander Bayfield, 1834-03-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 235
Scope and Contents Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.
Dates: 1834-03-22
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 letter concerning a chronometer for HM Ketch Vigilant under Lieutenant Robert Loney, 1831-09-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 57
Scope and Contents Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.
Dates: 1831-09-14
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 letter concerning a chronometer for HMS African under Captain James Harvey, 1831-03-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 14
Scope and Contents Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.
Dates: 1831-03-25
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 letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Alban under Lieutenant A. Kennedy, 1832-12-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 132
Scope and Contents Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.
Dates: 1832-12-16
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Algerine under Commander J.F. [Jackson], 1831-05-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 22
Scope and Contents Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.
Dates: 1831-05-16
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Algerine under Lieutenant G.C. Stovin, 1834-07-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 251
Scope and Contents Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.
Dates: 1834-07-25
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 letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Alligator under Captain C.P. Yorke, 1830-05-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 211
Scope and Contents Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.
Dates: 1830-05-27
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Arachne under Commander W.G. Agar, 1831-09-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 61
Scope and Contents Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.
Dates: 1831-09-26
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 letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Ariadne under Captain C. Phillips, 1830-12-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 243
Scope and Contents Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.
Dates: 1830-12-03
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 letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Athol under W.A. Harley, 1832-11-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 125
Scope and Contents Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.
Dates: 1832-11-16
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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