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Wrottesley, John, 1798 - 1867 (2nd Baron Wrottesley, landowner and astronomer)

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Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on decimal coinage, 1846 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/349
Scope and Contents Correspondence on decimal coinage. The correspondents include Sir J.F.W. Herschel, J.G.S. Lefevre, Sir J.W. Lubbock, Professor W.H. Miller, the Revd G. Peacock, the Earl of Rosse, the Revd R. Sheepshanks, Lord Wrottesley and A. de Morgan. The papers include many printed documents on decimal coinage; weights and measures; the coinage of copper; questions asked by Lord Overstone to the Decimal Coinage Commissioners, with answers; a French paper on bronze money; and newspaper and magazine...
Dates: 1846 - 1858
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 observatories, 1834 - 1847

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/140
Scope and Contents Correspondence and requests for advice relating primarily to the establishment of observatories in various localities, including in North America. There are also letters concerning University Chairs and correspondence with the Treasury on financial matters. The correspondents include the Duke of Northumberland, M.J. Johnson, S.H. Christie, R. Sheepshanks, Sir T.M. Brisbane, W.S. Stratford, W.H.C. Bartlett, J. Glaisher, J.P. Nichol, J.W. Lubbuck, J.Q. Adams, J.M. Gillis, J.D. Forbes, C.P....
Dates: 1834 - 1847
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 scientific institutes, 1850 - 1853

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/404
Scope and Contents

Correspondence concerning various scientific institutes, giving notification of rules, meetings, reports, agendas and other matters. The correspondents include M. Faraday, J.F.W. Herschel, Lord Rosse, W. Hopkins, W. Cubitt, E.W. Brayley, B. Disraeli, R. Sheepshanks, C. Pritchard, E. Sabine, Lord Wrottesley, A. de Morgan, R.I. Murchison, C.W. Dilke, J.A. Broun and T. Bell.

Dates: 1850 - 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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Correspondence on scientific institutes, 1852 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/405
Scope and Contents

Correspondence concerning various scientific institutes, giving notification of rules, meetings, reports, agendas and other matters. The correspondents include E.W. Brayley, M. Faraday, Lord Rosse, E. Sabine, W. Whewell, Lord Wrottesley and J. Yates. The papers also includes minutes of the council of the British Association and a copy of the lecture given by Airy at the Royal Institution 'On the results of recent calculations on the Eclipse of Thales and other eclipses connected with it'.

Dates: 1852 - 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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Correspondence on standards, 1862 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/358
Scope and Contents Official and general correspondence on standards. The correspondents include Sir J.F.W. Herschel, Sir J. Lefevre, J.W. Lubbock, Professor W.H. Miller, Lord Monteagle, the Earl of Rosse, Lord Wrottesley, W. De La Rue and A. de Morgan. The volume includes printed 'Notes for the Committee on Weights and Measures, 1862' by Airy; an Act for the amendment and consolidation of the Custom Tariff Acts; printed copies of letters and reports on standards; and newspaper cuttings on the question of...
Dates: 1862 - 1865
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 standards, 1865 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/359
Scope and Contents

Official and general correspondence on standards. The correspondents include Sir J.F.W. Herschel, Sir J. Lefevre, Sir J.W. Lubbock, Professor W.H. Miller, Major General E. Sabine, Lord Wrottesley, W. Airy, W. De La Rue, Admiral Manners and Professor Wackenbath. The volume includes minutes of the first meeting of the Standards Commission; the first report of the Standards Commission; and papers on the decimal system of money.

Dates: 1865 - 1868
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 the Groombridge Catalogue, 1809 - 1845

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/192
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the posthumous publication of the Groombridge Star Catalogue. The letters detail errors in Groombridge's stars, the production of a preface, the printing of the work and its distribution. The correspondents include Sir F. Beaufort, F. Baily, Sir J. Barrow, Sir C. Wood, T.F. Colby, T. Galloway, G. Peacock, Lord Wrottesley and A. de Morgan. The papers include a protracted argument between Sir J. South and Airy regarding the catalogue featured in 'The Times' in November 1838;...
Dates: 1809 - 1845
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 visitor admissions, 1855 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/708
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding admissions to visit the Royal Observatory. The volume is divided broadly into requests from the Admiralty to visit the Royal Observatory, introductions on behalf of visitors, personal requests to visit the Observatory, questionnaires for visitors, and instructions to assistants to receive visitors. The correspondents include J. Washington, J. Field, W.H. Sykes, J.W. Lubbock, B.A. Gould, J.C. Adams, J.R. Hind, J.E. Grey, J.A. Brown, J.D. Forbes, R. Fitzroy, J....
Dates: 1855 - 1860
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 with computers, 1855 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/553
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with, primarily, lunar computers concerning the engagement of computers, office regulations and the conduct of computers, occasional orders and tasks to be performed, testimonials, leave of absence, and accounts and salaries. The correspondents include Lord Wrottesley, J. Challis, R. Grant, M.J. Johnson, G. Fisher, J. Washington and J. Glaisher.

Dates: 1855 - 1860
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 with scientific societies, 1855 - 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/406
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various scientific societies, with related papers. The correspondents are J.P. Nichol, Lord Wrottesley, J. Phillips, B.A. Gould, O.M. Mitchel, J.L. Clark and T. Sopwith. The papers include the British Association council minutes; copies of a paper to improve the dissemination of science in Britain; papers on a committee appointed for balloon experiments; papers on the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a paper by A. Hervey on the provision of university...
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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Correspondence with scientific societies, 1859 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/408
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various scientific societies, with related papers. There are reports of committees under the auspices of the British Association; notices, agendas and proceedings for the British Association and its meeting in Aberdeen, and for the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, the London Institution and the Tyneside Naturalists Field Club; a report on the Tyneside Naturalists Field Club in 'The Gateshead Observer'; a plan of Aberdeen; proposals for new premises for the...
Dates: 1859 - 1860
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 with scientific societies, 1863 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/411
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various scientific societies, with related papers. There are notices, agendas, addresses and reports for the British Association, British Horological Institute, Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, and Tyneside Naturalist Field Club; a report of the Kew Committee for the British Association; reports from the 'South Australian Weekly Chronicle' on the Institution of Naval Architects and the South Australian Institute; Airy's thoughts on a burst high-pressure...
Dates: 1863 - 1866
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 with scientific societies, 1865 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/412
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various scientific societies, with related papers. There are notices and council minutes for the British Association; reports of the Kew Committee; the report of the committee wishing to publish K.L.C. Rümker's stellar observations; papers relating to W.R. Birt's lunar committee; W. Thomson's report on tidal observations; W.R. Grove's address to the 1866 convention; and J.D. Forbes' address to the 1867 convention. Other articles include a description of the Kew...
Dates: 1865 - 1868
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 with the Standards Commission, 1838 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/340
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the following members of the Standards Commission: F. Baily, C.R.D. Bethune, F. Gilbert, Sir J.F.W. Herschel, Sir J.W. Lubbock, J.G.S. Lefevre, W.H. Miller, the Marquis of Northampton, the Revd G. Peacock, the Revd R. Sheepshanks and Lord Wrottesley. The volume includes copies of printed papers from the Standards Commission and several diagrams of spirit barrels.

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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Correspondence with the Standards Commission, 1848 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/341
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the following members of the Standards Commission: Sir J.F.W. Herschel, J.G.S. Lefevre, Sir J.W. Lubbock, J.C. Miller, the Revd G. Peacock, the Earl of Rosse, the Revd R. Sheepshanks and Lord Wrottesley.

Dates: 1848 - 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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Letters from observatories, 1847 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/141
Scope and Contents

Letters from various observatories on filling vacancies, grant testimonials and orders for observations to be performed. The correspondents include W.C. Bond, J. Challis, O. Struve, O.M. Mitchel, C.P. Smyth, Lord Wrottesley, the Earl of Rosse, W.H. Sykes, P.P. King, Sir B. Hawes, R. Sheepshanks, Sir H.G. Ward and C. Pasley. Some of the later names were associated with the government. The volume also includes two copies of a report by C.P. Smyth on the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.

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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Letters from observatories, 1859 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/146
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies, plans for new improvements at Madras, and the formation of new observatories at Williamstown, Victoria, and other locations. The correspondents include E. Dunkin, J. Challis, R.C. Carrington, O.M. Mitchel, J.D. Forbes, R. Grant, Sir E. Sabine, Lord Wrottesley, N.R. Pogson, Professor Baden Powell, J.F.W. Herschel and R.L.J. Ellery. There are also tracings for the proposed Adelaide Observatory; a piece from 'The...
Dates: 1859 - 1861
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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Letters from observatories, 1864 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/149
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies, requests for new instruments at Sydney, and covering letters to reports. Approximately half the correspondence is concerned with the possible closures and alternative uses of the Madras, Bombay and Colaba observatories; reports on the Madras and Colaba observatories and their history; and governmental recommendations for the Indian observatories. The correspondents on these matters include E.B. Eastwick,...
Dates: 1864 - 1869
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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Mathematical theories and calculations, 1853 - 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/432
Scope and Contents Correspondence on various mathematical theories and calculations, mainly pure, but some applied, and miscellaneous papers on scientific matters. The correspondents include Lord Wrottesley, A. de Morgan, B.A. Gould, J.D. Forbes, G. Rennie and D. Brewster. There are papers on 'Pierce's criterion for the rejection of doubtful observations, with tables for facilitating its application' by B.A. Gould; the 1/17 division of the circle; supplementary calculations of e2[Pi] and e-2[Pi] formulae for...
Dates: 1853 - 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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Mathematical theories and calculations, 1857 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/433
Scope and Contents Correspondence on various mathematical theories and calculations, mainly pure, but some applied, and miscellaneous papers on scientific matters. The correspondents include, among others, A. de Morgan, C. Pritchard, P. Kelland, Mr Plarr, W.R. Hamilton, G.P. Bond, W.H. Miller, Lord Wrottesley, W. Whewell, J. Tyndall and J.C. Jamin. There are papers on the theory of probable errors; different forms of tabular interpolation; indirect demonstration; the quadrature of the circle; the political...
Dates: 1857 - 1858
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
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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. Fayé, 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 scientific papers, 1860 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/476
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on astrology, chemistry, electricity, galvanism, geology and optics. The correspondents include A. de Morgan, F. Faraday, C.V. Walker, J.V. Lamont, Lord Wrottesley, W.H. Preece, H. Lloyd, C.F. Varley, P.A. Secchi, J.P. Gassiot, B. Stewart, W. Siemens, E.W. Brayley, A. Sedgwick, J. Gillis, W. De La Rue, B.C. Brodie, J.T. Chance, H.E. Roscoe, G.G. Stokes, T. Belt, L. Horner, W. Bowman, J.F.W. Herschel and A.S. Herschel. There is a printed paper on earth...
Dates: 1860 - 1863
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, 1861 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/478
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous scientific works and correspondence on comparisons of Earth currents; the Australian telegraph; the Earth's axial wobble; various earthquakes, including the Sussex earthquake of 1864; a paper by G.P. Bond on a new form of the achromatic object-glass; T.W. Webb's paper on Dr Draper's telescope; observations of the spectra of stars from a balloon ascent by J. Glaisher; a French article by Camile Flammarion on spectral analysis from 'Le Siècle', 12 January 1866; 'Discrimination of...
Dates: 1861 - 1866
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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