Adams, L, fl1800 (petitioner to the Board of Longitude)
Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:
Personal and business cards of visitors to the Royal Observatory, including B. Donkin, J.V. Lamont, C.V. Walker, W. Siemens, W.H. Smyth, A. d'Abbadie, R.C. Carrington, G.P. Bond, B.A. Gould, W. Cassell and C. Brennicke. A large proportion of the cards belonged to foreign visitors.
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.
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.
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.
Correspondence, primarily with J.R. Hind, on the 'Nautical Almanac', with reference to corrections to elements, places of comparison, stars and corresponding lunar observations. There are requests for information on star places for the longitude of Karachi, Pakistan; star positions; solar spots; and the Moon's place. The correspondents include J. Glaisher, A. d'Abbadie, G.P. Bond, R.C. Carrington and R.L.J. Ellery.