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Washington, John, 1800 - 1863 (Rear Admiral, hydrographer)

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Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

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Papers on the tides, 1826 - 1848

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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...
Dates: 1826 - 1848
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Papers on tidal harbours, 1839 - 1846

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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...
Dates: 1839 - 1846
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Papers on tides, longitude and invasion, 1859 - 1860

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/474
Scope and Contents Papers concerning tides, the Claudian invasion of Britain and the determination of longitudes. There is material on the 'Eclipse of Thales'; a paper by F. Diaz Covarrubios determining the geographical position of Mexico; D. May's observations in the neighbourhood of River Quarra (West Africa); Airy's comments on Lewis' essay on Julius Caesar's invasion; an article in 'The Times' on Caesar's invasion; Airy's paper on the landing of Claudius; C. Merivale's two articles, one on Claudius'...
Dates: 1859 - 1860
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Visitation papers, 1853 - 1854

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/11
Scope and Contents Letters concerning the Visitation of the Observatory, 4 June 1853.Correspondence regarding the Visitation of 3 June 1854; the retirement of Sir F. Beaufort; the substitution of Captain Washington; a printed letter from R. Sheepshanks; an inquiry about S.H. Christie's continuance as Visitor; and the transmission of catalogues to Captain Becker. The papers date from 1854 to 1855.Address to the individual members of the Board of Visitors by the Astronomer Royal on extension of...
Dates: 1853 - 1854
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