Wrottesley, John, 1798 - 1867 (2nd Baron Wrottesley, landowner and astronomer)
Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence on decimal coinage, 1846 - 1858
Correspondence on observatories, 1834 - 1847
Correspondence on scientific institutes, 1850 - 1853
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.
Correspondence on scientific institutes, 1852 - 1854
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'.
Correspondence on standards, 1862 - 1865
Correspondence on standards, 1865 - 1868
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.
Correspondence on the Groombridge Catalogue, 1809 - 1845
Correspondence on visitor admissions, 1855 - 1860
Correspondence with computers, 1855 - 1860
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.
Correspondence with scientific societies, 1855 - 1856
Correspondence with scientific societies, 1859 - 1860
Correspondence with scientific societies, 1863 - 1866
Correspondence with scientific societies, 1865 - 1868
Correspondence with the Standards Commission, 1838 - 1848
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.
Correspondence with the Standards Commission, 1848 - 1857
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.
Letters from observatories, 1847 - 1848
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.
Letters from observatories, 1859 - 1861
Letters from observatories, 1864 - 1869
Mathematical theories and calculations, 1853 - 1856
Mathematical theories and calculations, 1857 - 1858
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1852
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.
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1855 - 1856
Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1860 - 1863
Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1861 - 1866
Papers on clock developments, 1844 - 1848
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.
- Astronomical observatories 4
- Metrology 4
- Adelaide 2
- Australia 2
- Chennai 2