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Gould, Benjamin Apthorp, 1824 - 1896 (astronomer)

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Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

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Astronomical methods and instruments, 1866 - 1870

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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
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Benjamin Apthorp Gould, 1896 - 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 96/7/7
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Printed photograph.

Dates: 1896 - 1950
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Cards of visitors, 1835 - 1852

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/712
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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.

Dates: 1835 - 1852
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Correspondence on chronometers, 1895 - 1923

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/96
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence concerning chronometers:Letter from Yarrow and Co. Ltd requesting that Lieutenant J. Znierkonski be granted permission to compare the rates of chronometers belonging to two Austrian torpedo boats, 'Huzar' and 'Kaiman', at the Royal Observatory, 1905.Telegram from the Navigating Officer of HMS 'Victoria and Albert' requesting information on chronometer error and Greenwich Mean Time, 1905.Correspondence with the Naval Store Officer...
Dates: 1895 - 1923
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Correspondence on comets, 1848 - 1852

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/94
Scope and Contents Correspondence on comets observed between 1848 and 1852, including Graham's Comet (1849); Goujon's Comet (1849); Bond's Comet (1850); Fayé's and Brorsen's Comet (1850); and Biela's Comet (1852). The correspondents include A. Graham, J.R. Hind, E.J. Cooper and H.C. Schumacher on ephemerides, observations, positions of comets and various texts. There are circulars from H.C. Schumacher, A.C. Peterson, P.A. Secchi and B.A. Gould, and the Cape of Good Hope observations of the Great Comet of 1843....
Dates: 1848 - 1852
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Correspondence on geodesy, 1862 - 1868

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/423
Scope and Contents Correspondence on geodesy with related papers. The correspondents include H. James, W. De La Rue, C. Pritchard, B.A. Gould, O. Struve, F.A.T. Winnecke, C.F. Varley, W.G. Armstrong, J.T. Chance, W. Smyth, A.R. Clarke, R.L.J. Ellery, J.J.V. Littrow, A. d'Abbadie and C.V. Walker. There is material concerning experiments to find the Earth's density; a paper on a geological survey of Britain; drawings of two portable transit instruments and a zenith sector; departmental orders for a...
Dates: 1862 - 1868
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Correspondence on magnetism and photography, 1862 - 1872

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/681
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning magnetic instruments and photographic registration. The correspondents include H.E. Roscoe, B. Steward, G. Forbes, H. James, W. De La Rue, B.A. Gould, L.M. Rutherford and C. Brooke. The papers include vertical and horizontal section plans of the Horizontal Force and Declination Photographic Apparatus; a paper by J.D. Forbes titled 'An account of two artificial hemispheres representing graphically the distribution of temperature and magnetism from...
Dates: 1862 - 1872
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Correspondence on transit of Venus, 1868 - 1881

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/271
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to the transit of Venus, 1874. The correspondents include J.C. Adams, W. De La Rue (with a photograph), R.L.J. Ellery, B.A. Gould, R. Grant, Sir W. Huggins, Lord Lindsay, Sir D. Gill, Sir J.N. Lockyer, Sir T. Maclear, Dr R. Copeland, R. Main, E.J. Stone, C. Meldrum, N.R. Pogson, R.A. Proctor, H.C. Russel, C. Todd, Major Tennant, Dr Oppolzer, J.C. Houzeau, J.A.C. Oudemans, P.A.E. Laugier, A. d'Abbadie, C.E. Delaunay, U.J.J. Le Verrier, O. Struve, Dr P.J.E. Janssen, G....
Dates: 1868 - 1881
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Correspondence on visitor admissions, 1835 - 1848

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/706
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, and instructions to assistants to receive guests. The correspondents include C. Wood, F. Beaufort, J. Barrow, S.H. Herbert, H.T.C. Corry, H.G. Ward, R.S. Dundas, J.G. Children, C.W. Pasley, H.C. Schumacher, J.F. Encke, J.W. Lubbock, T. Henderson, W.R....
Dates: 1835 - 1848
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Correspondence on visitor admissions, 1849 - 1854

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/707
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: 1849 - 1854
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Correspondence on visitor admissions, 1855 - 1860

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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
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Correspondence on visitor admissions, 1866 - 1872

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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
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Correspondence with scientific societies, 1855 - 1856

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/406
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various scientific societies, with related papers. The correspondents are J.P. Nichol, Lord Wrottesley, J. Phillips, B.A. Gould, O.M. Mitchel, J.L. Clark and T. Sopwith. The papers include the British Association council minutes; copies of a paper to improve the dissemination of science in Britain; papers on a committee appointed for balloon experiments; papers on the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a paper by A. Hervey on the provision of university...
Dates: 1855 - 1856
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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, 1852 - 1858

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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
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Letters from observatories, 1859 - 1861

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/146
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies, plans for new improvements at Madras, and the formation of new observatories at Williamstown, Victoria, and other locations. The correspondents include E. Dunkin, J. Challis, R.C. Carrington, O.M. Mitchel, J.D. Forbes, R. Grant, Sir E. Sabine, Lord Wrottesley, N.R. Pogson, Professor Baden Powell, J.F.W. Herschel and R.L.J. Ellery. There are also tracings for the proposed Adelaide Observatory; a piece from 'The...
Dates: 1859 - 1861
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Letters from observatories, 1869 - 1872

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/150
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies; the foundation of new observatories at Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand; requests for astronomical works; and recommendations for the Indian observatories. The correspondents include H. Merivale, N.R. Pogson, C.E. Delaunay, Sir W. Denison, J.A. Broun, R.L.J. Ellery, B.A. Gould, the Earl of Rosse, R. Grant, Sir D. Gill, W.M. Maskell, J.C. Adams, A.R. Clarke and W. Harkness. There are proceedings and...
Dates: 1869 - 1872
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Letters from observatories, 1872 - 1875

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/151
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on the subject of filling vacancies, requests for new instruments at Oxford, and information on recent work performed at various centres. The correspondents include J.C. Adams, U.J.J. Le Verrier, C. Pritchard, W. Huggins, G. Salt, H. Merivale, R.L.J. Ellery, Lord Lindsay, the Earl of Rosse, Sir R.S. Ball, N.R. Pogson, F.A.T. Winnecke and L. Mallet. There are various additional papers, including 'Le Revue Scientifique'; the history...
Dates: 1872 - 1875
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Mathematical theories and calculations, 1853 - 1856

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/432
Scope and Contents Correspondence on various mathematical theories and calculations, mainly pure, but some applied, and miscellaneous papers on scientific matters. The correspondents include Lord Wrottesley, A. de Morgan, B.A. Gould, J.D. Forbes, G. Rennie and D. Brewster. There are papers on 'Pierce's criterion for the rejection of doubtful observations, with tables for facilitating its application' by B.A. Gould; the 1/17 division of the circle; supplementary calculations of e2[Pi] and e-2[Pi] formulae for...
Dates: 1853 - 1856
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1835 - 1848

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/368
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Airy's miscellaneous correspondence, letters A-L. The correspondents include B. Amici, J. Anderson, D.F.J. Arago, F. Baily, F. Beaufort, F.W. Bessel. J.B. Biot, P.H.L. von Boguslowski, J. Coldecott, J. Challis, T. Chevallier, S.H. Christie, E.J. Cooper, W. Cubitt, W.R. Dawes, A. de Morgan, S.H. Drachs, J.F. Encke, J.D. Forbes, T. Galloway, E.J.A. Gautier, B.A. Gould, P.A. Hansen, T. Henderson, J.F.W. Herschel, J.G.S. Lefevre, U.J.J. Le Verrier and J.J. Littrow.

Dates: 1835 - 1848
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1850

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/372
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, F. Beaufort, J.B. Biot, G. Bishop, P.H.L. von Boguslowski, S.H. Christie, T.F. Colby, W. Cubitt, A. d'Abbadie, A. de Morgan, W. Denison, J.D. Forbes, C.L. Gerling, B.A. Gould, J.S. Henslow, J.F.W. Herschel, M.J. Johnson, P. Kelland, J. Lee, U.J.J. Le Verrier, Mr Manners, G. Peacock, C. Pritchard, L.A. Quetelet, the Earl of Rosse, E. Sabine, E.S.C. Santini, H.C. Schumacher, A. Sedgwick, R. Sheepshanks, W.H. Smyth, C.P. Smyth, R....
Dates: 1850
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1851

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/373
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, D.F.J. Arago, C. Babbage, G.P. Bond, J. Challis, A.R. Clarke, W. Cubitt, A. de Morgan, W. Denison, J.F. Encke, J.D. Forbes, J.G. Forchhammer, E. Gautier, B.A. Gould, P.A. Hansen, J.F.W. Herschel, G.B.I.T. Libri, G. Peacock, C. Pritchard, L.A. Quetelet, H.V. Regnault, the Earl of Rosse, G.S.G. Santini, H.C. Schumacher, P.A. Secchi, A. Sedgwick, R. Sheepshanks, W.H. Smyth, R. Stephenson, G.G. Stokes, W.S. Stratford, F.G.W. Struve, J....
Dates: 1851
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1855 - 1856

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/376
Scope and Contents Airy's personal correspondence on scientific and non-scientific matters with, among others, J.C. Adams, F. Beaufort, J.B. Biot, E.M. Brayley, R.C. Carrington, A. de Morgan, W. Denison, J.F. Encke, H.A.E.A. Fayé, J.D. Forbes, B.A. Gould, P.A. Hansen, J.F.W. Herschel, J.R. Hind, U.J.J. Le Verrier, J.S. Bowerbank, E. Loomis, O.M. Mitchel, R.I. Murchison, C.H.F. Peters, C. Pritchard, L.A. Quetelet, J. Richardson, G.S.G. Santini, P.A. Secchi, W.H. Smyth, C.P. Smyth, J. Sopwith, O. Struve, J....
Dates: 1855 - 1856
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1857 - 1859

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/377
Scope and Contents Aiy's miscellaneous correspondence, letters A-K. The correspondents include, among others, J.C. Adams, F. Beaufort, J.B. Biot, G.P. Bond, J. Booth, R.C. Carrington, W. Cubitt, A. d'Abbadie, A. de Morgan, W. Denison, J.F. Encke, M. Faraday, J.D. Forbes, E. Frankland, J.E. Galle, A. Gautier, B.A. Gould, W.R. Hamilton, P.A. Hansen, C. Hansteen, J.F.W. Herschel, F.W.H.A. Humboldt, W.S. Jacob and M.J. Johnson. The papers include two newspaper cuttings, one on the death of Sir Francis Beaufort,...
Dates: 1857 - 1859
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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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