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Lassell, William, 1799 - 1880 (astronomer)

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Astronomical methods, 1851 - 1859

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/169
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous astronomical methods concerned primarily with the altazimuth and equatorial telescopes and the construction of piers for the transit circle, and mentioning mirrors, lenses and barrel and pendulum clocks. The correspondents include T. Barnaby, W.C. and G.P. Bond, I.K. Brunel, W. De La Rue, C.P. Smyth, C.A.F. Peters, J.T.R. Robinson, C. Wheatstone, J. Challis, E. Dunkin, M. Faraday, T. Grubb, W. Lassell, O.M. Mitchel, Lord Rosse and W. Simms. The volume includes a photograph of a...
Dates: 1851 - 1859
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Astronomical methods and instruments, 1859 - 1861

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/170
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous astronomical methods, new inventions and instruments sent in by various scientists and interested parties. The correspondents include E. Dunkin, J. Nasmyth, J. Booth, Lord Rosse, W. Lassell, J.F.W. Herschel, J.J. von Littrow, J.D. Forbes, G. Fisher, J.R. Hind and C. Pritchard. There are pieces on water clocks and barrel clocks, with drawings of their mechanism; N.R. Pogson's paper on an 'occular crystal micrometer'; C.R.D. Bethune's paper on 'reducing the apparent distance of...
Dates: 1859 - 1861
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Astronomical methods and instruments, 1862 - 1866

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/171
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous astronomical methods, new inventions and instruments sent in by various scientists and interested parties. The correspondents include W. De La Rue, E. Dunkin, H.A.E.A. FayƩ, U.J.J. Le Verrier, W. Lassell, Lord Rosse and F.A.T. Winnecke. There are pieces on barrel and water clocks, an article on the Royal Observatory from 'The Engineer', improved diaphragms for determining star magnitudes, finding longitude and latitude at sea, observations of Sirius for navigation and...
Dates: 1862 - 1866
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Correspondence on instruments, 1842 - 1849

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/160
Scope and Contents Correspondence and plans for new telescopes, new inventions and improved techniques. There are numerous plans for a new transit circle at Greenwich and arrangements for the zenith sector; a drawing of W. Lassell's polishing machine; J. Locke's paper on his electro-chronograph; O.M. Mitchel's new method of observing transits; the Earl of Rosse's reflecting telescope; a plan for an equatorial telescope; trials of Barlow's Telescope by W.H. Smyth; clock trials; a double image micrometer; and...
Dates: 1842 - 1849
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Correspondence on new techniques and discoveries, 1850 - 1851

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/163
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning new techniques and discoveries, including O.M. Mitchel's method of recording transits and north polar distances; a paper on J. Locke's electro-chronograph for the House of Representatives; conducted experiments and newspaper articles; the velocity of the galvanic current through telegraph wires, from 'The Daily Evening Traveller'; a clock for uniform motion by W.H. Miller, with drawings; a paper by Sir W. Siemens, in French, on telegraphs; M.J. Johnson's heliometer;...
Dates: 1850 - 1851
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Correspondence on solar eclipse, 1850 - 1852

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/119
Scope and Contents A book devoted to the total solar eclipse of 28 July 1851, comprised mainly of correspondence on preparations and issuing instructions to professional and amateur astronomers. The correspondence includes letters to J. Challis, E.J. Cooper, J.F. Encke, H. Fox-Talbot, H.A.E.A. FayƩ, J.D. Forbes, J.F.W. Herschel, W. Lassell, Sir J.W. Lubbock, R. Stephenson, H.U. Addington and Lord H.E. Stanley of Alderley. There are a considerable number of requests from many amateur astronomers.The...
Dates: 1850 - 1852
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Correspondence on solar eclipse expeditions, 1870 - 1871

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/131
Scope and Contents Correspondence for the preparation of expeditions to Spain and Sicily to observe the total solar eclipse, 21-22 December 1870. The correspondence with the Royal Society, Royal Astronomical Society, the Admiralty and the India Office includes letters from R.C. Carrington, G.G. Stokes, Sir J.N. Lockyer, A.C. Ranyard, W. Lassell, W. De La Rue, W. Huggins, C. Pritchard, Sir E. Sabine, Admiral G.H. Richards and H. Merivale. There are lists for those participating, the expeditions' accounts and...
Dates: 1870 - 1871
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Discussion of star places, 1756 - 1848

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/193
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Correspondence on the positions of stars, with their errors, new discoveries, comparisons of star places (i.e. with the Tabula Regiomontana) and the motion of variable stars. The correspondents include F. Baily, Sir F. Beaufort, J.F.W. Herschel, J. Glaisher, R. Sheepshanks, W.H. Smyth, T. Galloway, W.S. Stratford, J.R. Hind, W.R. Dawes, Sir G. Everest and W. Lassell. The papers also include various parts of star catalogues.

Dates: 1756 - 1848
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Discussion of star places, 1755 - 1862

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/195
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the position and identity of stars; requests for star catalogues; parts of star catalogues, including Maskelyne's star ledgers, 1755-1816; and some computations. There are brief papers by R.C. Carrington on 20 circumpolar stars; works on variable stars by N.R. Pogson; drawings of the ring and dumb-bell nebulae by W. Lassell; and treatments of the Great Nebula in Orion by G.P. Bond and O. Struve. There is also a piece on variable stars from the 'Aberdeen Free Press' and a...
Dates: 1755 - 1862
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Discussion of star places, 1847 - 1868

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/196
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the position and identity of stars, variable motions of stars, computations of star's positions, lists of stars and comparisons of stars and nebula. There are brief papers by G.P. Bond on a companion star to Sirius and a list of new nebulae and star clusters, 1847-1863, as observed at Harvard Observatory, U.S.A. There are also French circulars on nebulae, a list of stars observed on the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India, and French ephemerides of fundamental stars. The...
Dates: 1847 - 1868
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Letters from observatories, 1860 - 1863

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/147
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies, new equipment and the new observatory at Williamstown, Victoria. The correspondents include C. Todd, R.C. Carrington, J. Challis, C.P. Smyth, R. Grant, W. Lassell, N.R. Pogson, J.M. Gillis, W.S. Jacobs and R.L.J. Ellery. There is also a report on the Glasgow Observatory by R. Grant; a report on the Liverpool Observatory by J. Hartrup; a Spanish account by R.R. de Sousa Pinto on the Madrid, Paris, Brussels and...
Dates: 1860 - 1863
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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1835 - 1848

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/245
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from T. Henderson, C.P. Smyth, A. de Morgan, J.R. Hind, J.W. Lubbock, J. Challis, F. Baily and others. The subjects covered include the printing of comet tables; the locations in the 'Philosophical Transactions' of the papers of Flamsteed, Bradley and Maskelyne relating to Greenwich observations; reports on the transit of Mercury, 1832; the occultation of Mercury, 1838; newspaper cuttings of the transit of Mercury in...
Dates: 1835 - 1848
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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1849

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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...
Dates: 1849
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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1847 - 1850

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/247
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from A. de Morgan, J.R. Hind, W. Lassell and C.P. Smyth. The subjects covered include the occultation of Jupiter, 19 May 1850; a circular from Mr Linton on astronomical discoveries by the use of mathematics; the application from the British Association to the Government for the establishment of a powerful reflecting telescope; a map of Schiehallion showing buildings with the names 'N Observatory' and 'S Observatory';...
Dates: 1847 - 1850
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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1851 - 1853

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/248
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from the Earl of Rosse, Professor J. Challis, I.K. Brunel, Sir J.F.W. Herschel, W. Lassell, A. de Morgan, W. De La Rue and Col. E. Sabine. The subjects covered include the lecture of Airy at the Royal Institution, 2 May 1851, on the total eclipse of the Sun, 28 July 1851; correspondence on the Adams Prize; printed sheets on Saturn's rings by W.C. Bond and G.P. Bond, originally from the 'Astronomical Journal', with an...
Dates: 1851 - 1853
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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1860 - 1861

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/253
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from Sir J.W. Lubbock, W. Ogilby, J. Nasmyth W. De La Rue, J.R. Hind, Lord Rosse and W. Lassell. The subjects covered include the wandering of the poles of the Earth; a copy of a paper by Airy sent to 'The Athenaeum', concerning the change of position of the axis of rotation of the Earth; printed pages concerning J. Nasmyth's paper on the structure of the luminous envelope of the Sun; photographs of the Sun from...
Dates: 1860 - 1861
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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1863 - 1865

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/255
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from Sir J.F.W. Herschel, the Earl of Rosse, W. De La Rue, W. Lassell, A.V. Auwers, F.A.T. Winnecke, C.P. Smyth and J. Nasmyth. The subjects covered include the fixation of the First Meridian; the statues of the Heidelberg Astronomical Society; an account by G. Magnus of a notice on the constitution of the Sun; pages by H. Spencer from 'The Reader' on the constitution of the Sun; a circular in Italian from Vincenzo...
Dates: 1863 - 1865
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1849 - 1850

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/371
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Airy's miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, J.C. Adams, D.F.J. Arago, J.B. Biot, P.H.L. von Boguslowski, J. Challis, W. Cubitt, A. d'Abbadie, J.D. Forbes, J.S. Henslow, J.F.W. Herschel, M.J. Johnson, W. Lassell, U.J.J. Le Verrier, W.H. Miller, J.P. Nichol, G.A.A. Plana, J.C. Ross, the Earl of Rosse, H.C. Schumacher, G.G. Stokes, W.H. Smyth, C.P. Smyth, R. Sheepshanks, F.E.W.V. Struve and W. Whewell.

Dates: 1849 - 1850
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1860 - 1861

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/379
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Airy's miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, J.B. Biot. C. Brooke, J. Challis, A. d'Abbadie, A. de Morgan, W. Denison, J.D. Forbes, J.P. Gassiot, B.A. Gould, J.F.W. Herschel, J. Hartnup, W. Lassell, J. Lee, U.J.J. Le Verrier, J.W. Lubbock, R. Main, Mr Manners, F. Maxwell, C. Pritchard, L.A. Quetelet, J.D. Runkle, P.A. Secchi, W.H. Smyth, F. Struve, C.B. Vignoles, G.H. Wiedemann, W. Whewell and Mr Whitbread. The papers include a notice of the death of L.A. Quetelet's wife.

Dates: 1860 - 1861
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1834 - 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/248
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence, 1834-1895Correspondence regarding J.C. Adams and other subjects, as follows:Index to correspondence, 1895.C. Taylor's suggestion of a memorial to J.C. Adams at Westminster Abbey, 1892.D. McAlister's proposal for a publication of J.C. Adams's papers, with lists of important correspondence, 1892-1893.Notes on correspondence in the Royal Observatory records regarding the search for Neptune, 1834.Notes from J.F.W. Hershel's...
Dates: 1834 - 1912
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Papers of John Herschel, 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/170/10
Scope and Contents 12. Papers regarding 'The General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars'.12/1. Letters and pages of notes and calculations.12/1.1. 'Nebulae Airy': letters to Herschel from G.B. Airy (15), January 1862 - February 1863, and E.J. Stone (1), 14 January 1863.12/1.2. 'Nebulae Lord Rosse': letters to Herschel from the Earl of Rosse (5), May 1862 - January 1863; S. Hunter (1), 26 July 1862; and G.J. Stoney (1), 24 September 1862. There is also a 'Memorandum on the...
Dates: 1936
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Papers of John Herschel, 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/170/11
Scope and Contents 14. 'The General Catalogue and General History of Double Stars' (continued).14/2. 'General History of Double Stars', a series of individual 'synoptical histories' of double stars on printed forms, arranged by right ascension (continued from RGO 35/171/10).14/3. 'MS Notes and Memoranda for General History of Double Stars', including a letter to Herschel from G.B. Airy, 25 July 1840; an invitation from J. Lee to visit Hartwell House; a letter to Herschel from R. Main, 28...
Dates: 1936
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Papers on a total solar eclipse, 1859 - 1867

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/124
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The second part of a series on the expedition on board HMS 'Himalaya' to observe the total solar eclipse in Spain on 18 July 1860. The papers consist of correspondence in preparation for the eclipse, including letters by G. Fisher, R. Grant, J.R. Hind, W.S. Jacob, W. Lassell, U.J.J. Le Verrier, Sir J.W. Lubbock, Sir R. Murchison, W. Pole, C. Pritchard and O. Struve. There is also a paper on the eclipse by Johannes von Gumpach.

Dates: 1859 - 1867
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Papers on Neptune and the minor planets, 1834 - 1884

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/96a
Scope and Contents From the Series: The collection contains papers relating to a wide range of subjects, including the Observatory buildings and grounds; Visitations; solar eclipses; other observatories; astronomical equipment and methodology; longitude; rainbow, pendulum and other experiments; the Royal Astronomical Society; the Railway Gauge Commission; the Sale of Gas Act; the Standards Commission; the Royal Society; scientific societies; geodesy; mechanics; chemistry, chronology, the tides; chronometers; galvanic...
Dates: 1834 - 1884
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Papers on Neptune and the minor planets, 1848 - 1850

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/97
Scope and Contents Papers relating to Neptune and the minor planets Metis, Flora, Iris, Astraea, Hygiea, Parthenope, Victoria and Egeria, comprising circulars, ephemerides, notices of discoveries, observations and requests for information. The material on Neptune includes U.J.J. Le Verrier's accounts of its discovery in French scientific journals, American research on Neptune, newspaper accounts and letters from J.C. Adams. The contributors include A. Graham, N.R. Pogson, E.J. Cooper, G. Capocci, J. Challis,...
Dates: 1848 - 1850
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