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Hamilton, William Rowan, Sir, 1805 - 1865 (Knight, mathematician)

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Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on visitor admissions, 1835 - 1848

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
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, 1849 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/707
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty and the general public concerning visits to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. The correspondents include J. Babinet, S. Bannister, F. Beaufort, J.B. Biot, G.P. Bond, E.W. Brayley, F.F.E. Brünnow, T. Chevallier, W.B. Clark, E. Cowper, A. d'Abbadie, A. de Morgan, J. Drew, W. Elliot, J.F. Encke, G. Everett, W. Farr, H.A.E.A. Fayé, G. Fisher, G.C. Foster, K.F. Gauss, H.W. Gordon, B.A. Gould, J.W. Grant, R. Grant, C. Grey, A. Hall, W.R. Hamilton, W.S. Harris,...
Dates: 1849 - 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 weights and measures, 1838 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/342
Scope and Contents General correspondence, letters A-H, on proposals to reform or decimalise the standards of weights and measures. The correspondence takes the form of questionnaires to respected parties and asks opinions on proposed improvements. Those questioned include D.F.J. Arago, A.D. Bache, F.W. Bessel, S.H. Christie, T. Colby, W. Cubitt, A. de Morgan, M. Faraday, J. Field, W.H. Fitton, Sir W.R. Hamilton and T. Henderson. There are also newspaper extracts from 'The London Mercantile Journal and Weekly...
Dates: 1838 - 1848
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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Mathematical theories and calculations, 1835 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/425
Scope and Contents

Mathematical theories and calculations, mainly pure but some applied, by A. de Morgan, J. Forbes, Sir W.R. Hamilton and others. There are papers on binomial theorem, conic sections, spherical trigonometry, mathematical tables and the quadrature of a circle.

Dates: 1835 - 1848
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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Mathematical theories and calculations, 1857 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/433
Scope and Contents Correspondence on various mathematical theories and calculations, mainly pure, but some applied, and miscellaneous papers on scientific matters. The correspondents include, among others, A. de Morgan, C. Pritchard, P. Kelland, Mr Plarr, W.R. Hamilton, G.P. Bond, W.H. Miller, Lord Wrottesley, W. Whewell, J. Tyndall and J.C. Jamin. There are papers on the theory of probable errors; different forms of tabular interpolation; indirect demonstration; the quadrature of the circle; the political...
Dates: 1857 - 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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Mathematical theories and calculations, 1859 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/434
Scope and Contents Correspondence on various mathematical theories and calculations, mainly pure, but some applied, and miscellaneous papers on scientific matters. The correspondents include, among others, A. Cayley, J.G. Galle, A. de Morgan, I. Todhunter, W.H. Miller, J.B. Biot, W.R. Hamilton and A.R. Clarke. The papers include a 'Supplement to a Proof of the Theorem that Every Algebraic Equation has a Root by G B Airy'; a paper by B. Valz titled 'Effai de resolution des Equations par les series et le...
Dates: 1859 - 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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/370
Scope and Contents

Airy's miscellaneous personal correspondence for 1848, including requests for clocks and nautical almanacs and an extract from a book by J.F.W. Herschel called 'Outlines of Astronomy'. The correspondents include J.B. Biot, J.D. Forbes, W.R. Hamilton, J.F.W. Herschel, O.M. Mitchel, G.A.A. Plana, L.A. Quetelet, H.C. Schumacher, H. Lloyd, W.H. Smyth, F.G.W. Struve and J.R. Young.

Dates: 1848
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, 1857 - 1859

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
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, 1862 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/381
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous personal correspondence on scientific and non-scientific topics, including a great number of obituaries and memoirs of fellow scientists. The correspondents include C. Abbe, J.C. Adams, A.V. Auwers, G.P. Bond, A. Caswell, W.H.M. Christie, A. d'Abbadie, A. de Morgan, W. De La Rue, H.A.E.A. Fay, J.D. Forbes, W.J. Foerster, J.G. Galle, B.A. Gould, W. Huggins, W.R. Hamilton, P.A. Hansen, A.S. Herschel, J.F.W. Herschel, J.R. Hind, A.W.V. Hofmann, U.J.J. Le Verrier, J.H.V....
Dates: 1862 - 1869
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, 1873 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/383
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, J.C. Adams, A.V. Auwers, E. de Beaumont, C.T. Beke, Sir D. Brewster, B.C. Brodie, A d'Abbadie, W. De La Rue, A. de Morgan, G.B. Donati, E.J.A. Gautier, B.A. Gould, W.R. Hamilton, P.A. Hansen, C. Hansteen, J.F.W. Herschel, J.N. Lockyer, J.H. Malder, S. Newcomb, C. Pritchard, L.A. Quetelet, M. Sequin, D.A. Silveira, O. Struve and C.B. Vignoles. The papers include notices of the deaths of several eminent people, including non-scientists,...
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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Official and scientific correspondence, 1823 - 1830

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/803
Scope and Contents

Airy's official and scientific correspondence, volume 1, including letters from Amici, Baily, Beaufort, Bouvard, Brewster, Carlini, Cerquene, Colby, Davy, Gambart, Garvey, Gilbert, Hamilton, Herschel, Hudson, Hussey, Jenkins, Lardner, Lax, Maclear, Pearson, Pond, Rigaud, Robinson, Rumker, Sabine, Sanchis, Schumacher, South, Stratford and Young, with an index to the correspondents at the end. There are a few letters in French and Italian.

Dates: 1823 - 1830
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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Official and scientific correspondence, 1830 - 1832

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/804
Scope and Contents

Airy's official and scientific correspondence, volume 2, including letters from Arago, Auber, Baily, Barrow, Beaufort, Becker, Cooper, De Morgan, Encke, Forbes, Foster, Gambert, Gilbert, Gregory, Hamilton, Harcourt, Henderson, Herschel, Hudson, Hussey, Inman, Innes, Lax, Lubbock, Maclear, Princess Olive, Parrot, Pearson, Quetelet, Robinson, Schumacher, Sheepshanks, Stratford, Taylor, Tiarks and Tyson, with an index to the correspondents at the end. There are a few letters in French.

Dates: 1830 - 1832
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 ancient eclipses, 1851 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/467
Scope and Contents

Papers from a volume titled 'Chronology', concerned mainly with ancient eclipses. The correspondents include P.A. Hansen, J.R. Hind, J.W. Bosanquet, H. Malden, R.I. Murchison, W.R. Hamilton, J.C. Adams, W.H. Smyth, F. Beaufort and C. Hansteen. There are two maps of Asia Minor and of Tunis, and two Admiralty Charts of the coast of Tunis and the Gulf of Kabes.

Dates: 1851 - 1852
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....
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 Neptune and the minor planets, 1834 - 1884

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/96a
Scope and Contents Correspondence of G.B. Airy (including many copy letters) and related papers concerning planets, including circulars, ephemerides, observations, announcements of discoveries, discussion of names and requests for information. The papers are in English unless otherwise indicated. They are divided into seven sections, comprised of the following items:Fo. 1r: List of contents.Fo. 2: Blank.Fo. 3r: Short note regarding the binding of the papers.Section 1: Papers...
Dates: 1834 - 1884
Conditions Governing Access: The volume is currently undergoing conservation work and is unavailable to readers, although a microfilm copy may be consulted.
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Papers on optics, 1827 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/463
Scope and Contents Correspondence and research papers on optics, with associated calculations. The correspondents include, among others, W. Whewell, J.F.W. Herschel, B. Stewart, A. de Morgan, B. Powell, J.W. Lubbock, W.R. Hamilton and M. Faraday. There are papers concerning B. Powell's findings on forming spectrums, light rays in various conditions and refractive indices; W.R. Hamilton on quartz theory and polarity of the spectrum; J.D. Forbes on J.W. Cubbuch's radiant heat experiments; Airy's 'diffraction for...
Dates: 1827 - 1848
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 tides, 1839 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/499
Scope and Contents Correspondence and observations of tides, including records of daily levels of tides; tide graphs; heights of high water marks; meteorological records; and notes taken daily at various coastal stations, including Deptford, Bristol, Southampton, Ipswich, Limerick and Dublin, tabulated and reduced, and often plotted on line graphs. There is also a coloured plan of a tide meter; C. Hopkin's hints and suggestions for a new theory of tides; J. Maxton's description of a self-registering...
Dates: 1839 - 1844
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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