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Dunkin, Edwin, 1821 - 1898 (astronomer)

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Found in 53 Collections and/or Records:

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Address to Royal Astronomical Society, 1836 - 1847

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/227
Scope and Contents Airy's address to the Royal Astronomical Society, including subjects such as Baily's biography of Flamsteed; the position of the ecliptic, 1835; the mass of Jupiter, 1835-1836; Rosenberger's medal; E. Dunkin's Spring Level; the parallax of Alpha Lyrae; the First Cambridge Catalogue; examination of Boguslowski's claims to be an Associate of the Royal Astronomical Society; the determination of the orbits of comets from observations; P.A. Hansen's physical astronomy; the regulation of the...
Dates: 1836 - 1847
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Astronomical methods, 1851 - 1859

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
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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Astronomical methods and instruments, 1859 - 1861

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
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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Astronomical methods and instruments, 1862 - 1866

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. Fayé, 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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Astronomical methods and instruments, 1866 - 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/172
Scope and Contents Letters and papers concerning new inventions; trials of improved instruments, especially the transit circle, Great Equatorial and altazimuth instruments; and improved techniques. The correspondents include B.A. Gould, C. Pritchard, E. Dunkin, E.J. Stone, L. Respighi, O. Struve, W.H.M. Christie, W. De La Rue, J.C. Maxwell, W. Huggins, S.J. Perry, A.V. Auwers, M.C. de Littrow, C.J.E. Wolf, A. Laussedat and J.R. Hind. There is a description and plans of the Great Equatorial Telescope;...
Dates: 1866 - 1870
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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Astronomical methods and instruments, 1875 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/175
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning new ideas on navigation, trials of existing equipment, the Greenwich transit circle and altazimuth, the purchase of a new telescope for New Zealand, and the sale of other instruments. The correspondents include E.J. Stone, W.H.M. Christie, W. De La Rue, E. Dunkin, A. d'Abbadie and Sir H. Grubb. There are papers by L.M. Rutherford on a glass circle for the measurement of angles; writing by G. Davidson on mechanical defects in micrometers; material on Sumner's method...
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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Autobiography of Edwin Dunkin, 1987-07-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/183
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A microfilm of the autobiography of Edwin Dunkin, 1894.

Dates: 1987-07-29
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Comparisons of north polar distances, 1878 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/199
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Comparisons of north polar distances in the first and second seven year and nine year star catalogues and for circumpolar stars, with corrections to those comparisons. There is a catalogue of 384 transit stars and a short paper by A.M.W. Downing on refraction. The correspondents include W.H.M. Christie, A. d'Abbadie, J.R. Hind, A.V. Auwers, C.P. Smyth, T.H. Safford, E. Dunkin and O. Struve.

Dates: 1878 - 1879
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Correspondence of Airy, Christie and others, 1876 - 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/786
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Airy and W.H. Christie on a great range of business and scientific matters, including computer's salaries, photographic measurements with micrometers, reduction of the 1874 transit of Venus, star position errors, spectral lines, the Time Ball, the Robert Medal, transit instruments, German longitudes, staff leaves of absence, standards, the tides of Malta, Navy telescopes, tradesmen's bills, a holiday forwarding address, chronograph sheets, distribution lists for...
Dates: 1876 - 1890
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 Airy's Ipswich lectures, 1848 - 1851

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/201
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding Airy's lectures at Ipswich on astronomy. The initial correspondence concerns the preparations for the lectures, including the provision of apparatus. The later correspondence concerns the publication of the lectures and requests for this work. The correspondents include J. Challis, E. Dunkin, G. Ransome, C. May and R. Sheepshanks. The papers include a proof sheet of the lectures and a syllabus.

Dates: 1848 - 1851
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 clocks, 1879 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/252
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence regarding clocks and sympathetic clocks, 1879-1893Correspondence on clocks and sympathetic clocks not belonging to the Royal Observatory:Correspondence between H. Eaton, G.S. Criswick, T. Lewis, W.H.M. Christie, Dent and Co., H.H. Turner and J. Buckney regarding the Westminster Clock, 1879-1887. The topics discussed are poor signals from the clock; inaccurate time; errors and the stopping of the clock; renewal of signal wires; changes in the organisation...
Dates: 1879 - 1927
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 instruments, 1853 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/166
Scope and Contents Correspondence on new techniques, requests for advice and new instruments. There are requests for transit circles from the Portuguese government, Upsala, Sweden, and Albany, U.S.A.; a description by Airy of the Greenwich transit circle; experiments with mercury and photography, including two early pictures of the Sun; improved sextants and clocks; a 'universal instrument'; and an account of the instruments used by the ancient Chinese astronomers. The correspondents include E. Dunkin,...
Dates: 1853 - 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 solar eclipse, 1871 - 1874

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/135
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerned primarily with following the solar eclipse of 14 December 1871. The papers include the announcement of the eclipse by N.R. Pogson; a report by Captain A.B. Fyers; observations by Sir J.N. Lockyer and Pogson, with 9 photographs taken at Madras; an Italian newspaper article by L. Respighi in the 'Gazzetta Officiale'; a French newspaper article; and a piece in 'The English Mechanic and World of Science' by R.A. Proctor. There are papers by Sir J.N. Lockyer on the 1871...
Dates: 1871 - 1874
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 on visitor admissions, 1868 - 1876

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/711
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding admissions to visit the Royal Observatory. The volume is divided broadly into requests by the Admiralty to visit the Royal Observatory, introductions on behalf of visitors, personal requests to visit the Observatory, and instructions to assistants on receiving guests. The correspondents include F.J.O. Evans, G.H. Richards, R. Hall, T.H. Stafford, A. Cayley, J. Glaisher, F.N.M. Moigno, O. Struve, E.J. Routh, T.A. Hirst, F.A.T. Winnecke, W. Spottiswode, E.J.A. Gautier,...
Dates: 1868 - 1876
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 regarding time signals, 1879 - 1893

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/253
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the following subjects:Telegraphs announcing errors and failures in the time signal, 1879-1880.Complaints about the time signal sent to Glasgow, the General Post Office and Portsmouth, 1880-1881.T. Lewis and W.H.M. Christie on the correction of the mean solar clock and errors in the 10 o'clock signal, 1884.Explanation by W.H. Preece to H.H. Turner that the failure of the time signal is due to poor batteries,...
Dates: 1879 - 1893
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 tradesmen, 1859 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/739
Scope and Contents Correspondence with tradesmen, including letters from booksellers; coal merchants; clock repairers; horologists; builders; chandlers; merchants; draughtsmen; instrument makers; stationers; opticians; parcel carriers; engineers; chemists; decorators; journeymen; a plumber; picture framers; ironmongers; fitters; a globe maker; electrical suppliers; glass manufacturers; telegraph companies; and the Kent Water Company. The letters cover instructions; requests; bills; accounts; invoices;...
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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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/743
Scope and Contents Correspondence with tradesmen, including letters from booksellers; coal merchants; clock repairers; horologists; chandlers; merchants; instrument makers; parcel carriers; engineers; chemists; decorators; journeymen; bookbinders; import agents; gas fitters; and printers. The letters cover various instructions; requests; accounts; invoices; bills; receipts; tenders; circulars; routine repairs; and adjustments and improvements to instruments. There are letters from F.A.T. Winnecke, E. Dunkin,...
Dates: 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 with tradesmen, 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/745
Scope and Contents Correspondence with tradesmen, including letters from booksellers; coal merchants; horologists; clock repairers; builders; chandlers; merchants; instrument makers; opticians; parcel carriers; chemists; journeymen; bookbinders; import agents; picture framers; slaters; the Kent Water Company; the Phoenix Gas Company; telegraph companies; and the South Eastern Railway. The letters cover various instructions; accounts; requests; invoices; receipts; bills; tenders; circulars; routine repairs; and...
Dates: 1867
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 tradesmen, 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/750
Scope and Contents Correspondence with tradesmen, including letters from booksellers; coal merchants; clock repairers; horologists; builders; chandlers; merchants; instrument makers; opticians; parcel carriers; engineers; chemists; journeymen; decorators; bookbinders; the Post Office; machine makers; photographers; sculptors; picture framers; and the South Eastern Railway. The letters cover various instructions; requests; accounts; invoices; bills; receipts; tenders; circulars; routine repairs; and adjustments...
Dates: 1872
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 tradesmen, 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/757
Scope and Contents Correspondence with tradesmen, including letters from booksellers; coal merchants; clock repairers; horologists; builders; chandlers; merchants; instrument makers; opticians; stationers; parcel carriers; chemists; journeymen; decorators; bookbinders; import agents; masons; glass manufacturers; slaters; the Post Office; furniture removers; valve makers; rubber manufacturers; ironmongers; the Tax Office; and the Kent Water Company. The letters cover various instructions; accounts; requests;...
Dates: 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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Daily lunar reduction records, 1838 - 1842

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/528
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Daily work records of computers and of E. Dunkin, H. Breen, H. Breen Jnr, R. Dunkin and T. Downs for work carried out on lunar reductions. The records include hours of attendance, the tasks performed, the quality of the computations and brief summaries of each year's work.

Dates: 1838 - 1842
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Discussion of star places, 1849 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/194
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Correspondence on the positions of stars, observations of stars mentioned in catalogues, corrections to star positions, and examination and formulation of star tables for catalogues. The correspondents include W.H. Smyth, E.J. Cooper, A. Graham, J.C. Adams, T. Maclear, H.C. Schumacher, J.R. Hind, U.J.J. Le Verrier, R.C. Carrington, G.P. Bond, E. Dunkin, N.R. Pogson, O. Struve, M.J. Johnson, E. Heis and J.C. Miller.

Dates: 1849 - 1855
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Discussion of star places, 1847 - 1868

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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Discussion of star places, 1864 - 1874

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/197
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the formulation of star catalogues, listings of stars, observations of circumpolar stars, corrections to star positions, double stars and work on nebulae and star clusters. There is a paper of nebulae and star clusters as observed at Bangalore, India, and a piece by R.A. Proctor from the 'Scientific Review' on the Great Nebula in Orion. The correspondents include F.W.A. Argelander, A. Wagner, A.R. Clarke, A.V. Auwers, W.H.M. Christie, E. Dunkin, F.A.T. Winnecke, S. Newcomb,...
Dates: 1864 - 1874
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