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Spottiswoode, William, 1825 - 1883 (mathematician and physicist)

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Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on transit of Venus, 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/283
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to the transit of Venus, 1882. The correspondents include W. Spottiswoode, J.R. Hind, A. d'Abbadie, J.C. Adams, W. De La Rue, Maxwell Hall, Sir D. Gill, G. Forbes and J.H. Dallmeyer. Included amongst the correspondence are printed papers on instructions to observers; minutes of the meetings of the Transit of Venus Executive Committee; a Report of the Committee; a paper on Airy's Double-Image Micrometer; and newspaper cuttings on the transit of Venus and expeditions....
Dates: 1880
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. Challis,...
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, 1866 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/710
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, and personal requests to visit the Observatory. The correspondents include H.C.G.G. Lennox, G.H. Richards, F.J.O. Evans, R. Hall, J. Winlock, B.A. Gould, R. Grant, E.J. Stone, A.A. de la Rive, C.T. Bright, J.W. Lubbock, J.C. Adams, E.J. Routh, J. Glaisher, W. De La Rue, W. Farr, the Earl of Rosse,...
Dates: 1866 - 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 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, G....
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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Letters from observatories, 1880 - 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/154
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies, with enclosed testimonials; the foundation of a new observatory in Hong Kong; work at Indian observatories; covering letters to reports; and observatory reports. The correspondents include J.L.E. Dreyer, E.J. Stone, C. Pritchard, Earl Rosse, Sir H. Thompson, E.J. Cooper, W. Spottiswoode, L. Mallet, N.R. Pogson, T.H. Huxley, E. Dunkin, O. Struve, G.G. Stokes, Earl Portsmouth, R.S. Churchill, Earl Kimberley, J.C....
Dates: 1880 - 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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1834 - 1912

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 letter...
Dates: 1834 - 1912
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, 1871 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/483
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence and works on scientific matters, including papers of the Chemical Association of the British Association; reports on the northern telegraph from the 'South Australian Register'; a government report on Post Office telegraphs; a piece by G. Forbes from 'Nature' on the observatory at Mount Vesuvius; a piece by E.C. Garbett from 'Nature' on volcanoes in Southern France; plans for a water telescope; 'the angles of incidence and reflection' by P.J. Brine; various trials...
Dates: 1871 - 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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Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1873 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/487
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous scientific correspondence and papers, including correspondence on the tensile strength of metals; A.R. Clarke on the elasticity of brass; W. De La Rue on the stratified discharge of electricity; drawings of electrical appliances; a paper titled 'the Great Lighting Inductorium'; R. Owen's paper on fossil reptilia of South Africa; a paper by the Eastbourne Natural History Society 'on the sinking of the South Coast of England'; W. Ackland's views on the training of opticians; trials...
Dates: 1873 - 1875
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 chronology, geography and tides, 1862 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/477
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on chronology, geography and tides. The correspondents include J.R. Hind, A. Way, J. Washington, W.H. Smyth, E. Cardwell, C.A. Young, J. Thompson, R. Fitzroy, P.S. Stanhope, A. Cayley, W. Spottiswoode, R.I. Murchison, G. Everest, W. Selwyn, J.D. Forbes, J.H. Speke, G. Grote and T. Cooke. There are calculations of ancient eclipses; a printed paper by P.A. Hansen on secular variation of the mean longitude of the Moon; papers and a tracing relating to Airy's paper...
Dates: 1862 - 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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Papers on determining galvanic longitudes, 1878 - 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/640
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning proposals and operations to determine, with the assistance of the Royal Observatory, the longitude of Lisbon, Leiden, the Cape Observatory, Gibraltar, places in Australia, New Zealand and Egypt, and Mauritius; and the difference in longitude between Malta and Bombay. The papers include errors of the Greenwich clock; observations of telegraph signals; J.W. Green's abstract of the Greenwich - Lisbon - South American longitudes; the exchange and summary of time...
Dates: 1878 - 1888
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 moveable property, 1873 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/63
Scope and Contents Catalogue for 1864, with additions to 1875.A catalogue of instruments and furniture belonging to the Royal Observatory, dated 4 June 1864, with lists of additions to 1875.Correspondence, 1872-1873, concerning the receipt of presents sent to the Royal Observatory in 1873.Correspondence concerning the offer to the Royal Observatory of Professor Mendeleeff's (sic) differential barometer, 1873.Correspondence, 1873-1875, concerning the receipt of presents sent to the...
Dates: 1873 - 1875
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 receipts and gifts, 1875 - 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/68
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers regarding the acquisition of moveable property by the Royal Observatory, including the following:Correspondence with A. Cowper Ranyard, S. Denman, W. Spottiswoode and S. Crompton, who sent various photographs to Sir George Airy, 1875-1876.Correspondence with J.P. Maclear and the Admiralty concerning the return of a spectroscope which the Royal Observatory had loaned to Maclear, 1876.Copy of a letter from Airy to Lord Lindsay thanking him...
Dates: 1875 - 1928
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 appointment of assistants, 1880 - 1894

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/8
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Sir George Airy and the Admiralty on the difficulty of obtaining a sufficient number of suitable applicants for the post of Second Class Assistant to the Astronomer Royal, 1880. The correspondence covers discussion of the postponement of the examination of applicants, the suitability of the existing examination requirements, and the possibility of revising them. The correspondents are Sir George Airy, S. Butler, W.H.M. Christie, A. Fowler, R. Hall, E. Headlam, M. Howlett,...
Dates: 1880 - 1894
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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Transactions with the Royal Society, 1870 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/396
Scope and Contents Papers relating to transactions with the Royal Society, including correspondence with its members. The material includes E. Sabine and Airy's resignations from the presidency of the Royal Society; papers on the roles of the Royal Society Club and the Philosophical Club; works on meteorology; a report on the Kew Observatory; pendulum observations; a paper on the temperature of the human body; Airy's address to the Royal Society; 'The Spiritualist', 15 February 1872, including an article on...
Dates: 1870 - 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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Transactions with the Royal Society, 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/397
Scope and Contents Papers relating to transactions with the Royal Society, including correspondence with its members. The material includes notices and agendas of Royal Society meetings; council minutes; a report from 'The Morning Post' on a soirée; papers on business to be conducted by the Royal Society; material on the salaries of Royal Society staff; a paper on a new Arctic expedition; reviews of scientific works; and a plan of the Conway and Britannia railway bridges. The correspondents include G.G. Stokes,...
Dates: 1873
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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