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Smyth, Charles Piazzi, 1819 - 1900 (astronomer)

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Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on time balls and signals, 1861 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/615
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the time signal and the time ball service. There are various papers on the signalling of time by a falling ball or by cannon fire at Birmingham, Cardiff, Devonport, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Madras, Newcastle, Nice and the Palais Royale, Paris; proposals for time balls at Wellington (New Zealand), Ipswich, and Port Elizabeth; proposals for clocks and bells in Worcester; details of local time signals in 'The Scotsman', 'Daily Review', 'Glasgow Daily Herald',...
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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Correspondence on time balls and signals, 1875 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/618
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the time signal and time ball service, including the failures of the Greenwich time signal; notes and a report on the time signals at Portsmouth Dockyard; questions and answers on the Edinburgh time signals; a list of British time signal stations; enquiries from various individuals and the Norwegian and Swedish governments on time signals; time balls proposed for Calcutta and the West Indies; errors and corrections in the Westminster and Post Office clocks;...
Dates: 1875 - 1878
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 telegraph companies, 1860 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/630
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various telegraph companies concerned mainly with the failure of time signals, the refurbishment and repairs of wires, the connections with the Royal Observatory, and the trials of overhead wires. There are papers regarding tests on the Dartford Earth current wires; the damage and restoration of telegraph wires due to snowstorms; Airy's details of telegraphic equipment and methods employed at the Royal Observatory, found in 'Description of the galvanic connexions'; a...
Dates: 1860 - 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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Letters from observatories, 1852 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/145
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies, explanation of the mechanism and construction of time balls at Copenhagen and Edinburgh, the establishment of an observatory at Quebec, and the purchase of chronometers for the Lisbon Observatory. The correspondents include Admiral Radstock, B.A. Gould, J. Glaisher, J. Challis, C.P. Smyth, M.J. Johnson, J.F.W. Herschel and C. Frodsham. There are reports on the Brussels Observatory, 1852-1853, by L.A. Quetelet;...
Dates: 1852 - 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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Letters from observatories, 1875 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/152
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies, an enquiry into the transfer of Edinburgh Observatory, requests for new instruments, and the current state of work carried out at various centres. The correspondents include Sir H. Grubb, Lord Lindsay, C.P. Smyth, L. Mallet, Sir C.R. Markham, G.G. Stokes, N.R. Pogson, R.L.J. Ellery, W. De La Rue, C. Pritchard and F.A.T. Winnecke. There are numerous reports from observatories at Adelaide (1875), Dearbourne...
Dates: 1875 - 1878
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, 1878 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/153
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies, the foundation of new observatories in Jamaica and Japan, requests for instruments for New Zealand, and reports from various centres. The correspondents include C.P. Smyth, R. Herbert, L. Mallet, W.H.M. Christie, Sir D. Gill, C. Pritchard, N.R. Pogson, E.J. Stone, A.E.B. Mouchez, the Earl of Rosse, O. Struve and E.B. Baillaud. There are also reports from the Edinburgh, Colaba, Oxford University and Strasbourg...
Dates: 1878 - 1879
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 determining galvanic longitudes, 1852 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/633
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning the use galvanic signals to determine longitude. The papers describe the attempts to establish the longitude of the Edinburgh, Oxford and Cambridge Observatories by observing set stars and taking the difference between the local time and the Greenwich Time received by telegraphic signal. Other centres included in the project, but not necessarily tested, were Liverpool, Dublin, Vienna, Bristol and Lowestoft. The papers include correspondence with C.P. Smyth,...
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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Papers on the galvanic longitude of Edinburgh, 1855 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/636
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the operation to discover the longitude of Edinburgh by means of electric telegraph. The papers include material on the arrangement of stars for observation; calculations of longitude at Edinburgh deduced from observations; and instructions and arrangements for those involved in the tests, including J. Washington, W. Ellis, C.V. Walker, C.P. Smyth, J.C. Clark and C.F. Varley. There are also letters on the longitude of Paris by U.J.J. Le Verrier, of Brussels by L.A. Quetelet,...
Dates: 1855 - 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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