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Gill, David, Sir, 1843 - 1914 (Knight, astronomer)

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Found in 79 Collections and/or Records:

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'Nautical Almanac' correspondence, 1876 - 1888

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/209
Scope and Contents Correspondence between J.R. Hind, Airy and W.H.M. Christie concerning the 'Nautical Almanac', regarding the date inserted in the almanac. The papers include work on the Moon's place and its error, a paper on sun spot activity, the rising and setting of the Moon at various places, a chart of local time compared to Greenwich time, and requests from various people for specific information regarding the Moon. The correspondents include T.E.V. Oppolzer, Sir D. Gill, D. Todd, F.W. Very, H.E....
Dates: 1876 - 1888
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Obituary of David Gill, 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 74/6/4
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An obituary of Sir David Gill, K.C.B., by F.W. Dyson, reprinted from 'Proceedings of the Royal Society', A, Vol. 91 (1915), pp. xxvi-xlii. There is an engraving of Gill at the start of the booklet.

Dates: 1915
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Papers of David Gill, 1908 - 1913

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/214
Scope and Contents Papers of Sir David Gill relating to the astrographic charts and the International Committee:Correspondence between Gill and E.B. Baillaud of Paris, 1908-1913.Correspondence between Gill and Lewis Boss of the Dudley Observatory, New York, and between Gill and F. Kustner of Berlin, 1909-1911.Miscellaneous correspondence between Gill and various individuals regarding astrographic charts, 1908-1911.Memoranda, reports, circular letters and notices concerning the...
Dates: 1908 - 1913
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Papers on astrographic charts and observatories, 1887 - 1901

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/212
Scope and Contents Correspondence with G.G. Stokes regarding the establishment of an observatory in New Zealand, 1887.Correspondence with the Agent General of Victoria regarding the purchase of instruments for the Melbourne Observatory, 1887, including the acceptance of Grubb's tender for the supply of 13-inch astrographs.Correspondence with the Melbourne Observatory, 1888-1892, regarding a suitable mounting for the astrographic telescope and the plates for use with it.Correspondence...
Dates: 1887 - 1901
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Papers on astronomical instruments, 1876 - 1920

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/46
Scope and Contents Memoranda concerning miscellaneous astronomical instruments, 1888-1908, including:1. 'Measurements of portable instruments'.2. List of astronomical instruments.3. 'Lubricant for heavy bearings'.4. 'Stauffers Lubricant'.5. 'Observations with small Transit'.6. 'Portable Transits'.7. 'Small Transit Instrument - Paris longitude'.8. 'Mercury basins used with small Transits'.9. 'Transit Pavilion'.10. 'Stellar...
Dates: 1876 - 1920
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Papers on catalogued stars, 1898 - 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/168
Scope and Contents Correspondence with A. Auwers, Berlin, concerning Groombridge's Catalogue, 1901-1903, including copies of papers sent to him and Greenwich north polar distance observations and reductions.Correspondence with Leopold Schulof, Paris, concerning catalogues and corrections, 1906-1908.Correspondence concerning observations of heliometer comparison stars, 1898-1901.Correspondence with Sir David Gill and H.H. Turner concerning the apparent rotation of bright stars with...
Dates: 1898 - 1912
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Papers on chronometer improvements, 1870 - 1878

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/594
Scope and Contents Papers concerning refinements and improvements to chronometers. The volume includes balance stopping apparatus; patent specification for W.J. Thictherner's watches; R.H. Rideout's method for compensating clocks; cheap observatory clocks by J.F. Stanistreet; experiments with sidereal clocks and their barometric inequalities; W.G. Schoof's paper on improvements in the lever escapements for chronometers; apparatus for altering the scale of compensation of chronometers; improved gimballing...
Dates: 1870 - 1878
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Papers on determining galvanic longitudes, 1870 - 1877

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/639
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning proposals and operations to determine the longitude of Brest, Vienna, Berlin, Dublin (postponed), Suez and various places in India and Australia. There are Greenwich chronograph readings and signals exchanged for the Brest longitude; estimates for the erection of a wooden observatory building at the Royal Observatory; and explanations on how the fundamental longitude in India and Australia should be obtained. The correspondents include C.E. Delaunay,...
Dates: 1870 - 1877
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Papers on determining galvanic longitudes, 1878 - 1888

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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...
Dates: 1878 - 1888
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Papers on geodesy, 1874 - 1895

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/145
Scope and Contents (1) Papers relating to the North American BoundaryCorrespondence with C. Frodsham and Co. concerning clocks by Lindsay Russell on trial at the Royal Observatory, 1874.(2) Papers relating to the North American Boundary west of Lake in the WoodsCorrespondence with Captain L. Anderson, Royal Engineers, concerning the determination of the 49th Parallel and the methods to be used, with a map of the area, a memorandum of progress and the Astronomer Royal's...
Dates: 1874 - 1895
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Papers on lunar and planetary physics, 1886 - 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/207
Scope and Contents (1) Lunar physicsMiscellaneous correspondence with various individuals concerning different aspects of lunar physics, 1886-1901, including changes in the appearance of lunar craters, unexplained lights, glows on the Moon's surface, the fall of meteors on the Moon's surface and possible effects on the Earth, the subject of why the Moon is addressed as 'she', and the origin of lunar mountains.(2) Planetary physicsMiscellaneous correspondence with various individuals...
Dates: 1886 - 1926
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Papers on overseas observatories, 1909 - 1927

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/157
Scope and Contents (1) Papers regarding various overseas observatoriesPapers relating to the closure of Perth Observatory, Western Australia, 1912-1913, including letters from the Royal Society, the Royal Astronomical Society and Sir David Gill and correspondence with Downing Street and the Agent General for Western Australia.Papers relating to the comparison of Greenwich and Helwan Observatory photographs on the introduction of the new telescope at Helwan, 1909-1912.Correspondence with...
Dates: 1909 - 1927
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Papers on planetary and lunar theory, 1896 - 1920

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/151
Scope and Contents Correspondence of 1896-1905 concerning a proposed new comparison of theory with the Greenwich observations of the Moon from 1750. The correspondents include S. Newcomb, E.W. Turner and D. Gill.Correspondence with S. Newcomb concerning errors in the tables of Mars, 1905.Correspondence with S. Newcomb regarding comparisons of Sir George Airy's longitudes of the Moon with Hansen's tables, 1905.Mr Cowell's memoranda on gravitational calculations and empirical terms of...
Dates: 1896 - 1920
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Papers on Royal Astronomical Society, 1875 - 1878

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/243
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including observations of the solar eclipse of 28-29 September 1875; spectroscopic observations made at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1875, 1876 and 1877; observations of the spectrum of the solar spot of October and November 1877; a report by Airy on the present state of calculations in the new lunar theory; observations of occultations of stars by the Moon and of phenomena of Jupiter's satellites, 1875; micrometer measures of Saturn's...
Dates: 1875 - 1878
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Papers on small planets and comets, 1873 - 1875-10

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/106
Scope and Contents The first part of this volume deals with the minor planets, beginning with the Paris observations of asteroids, and is chiefly in the form of correspondence between Airy and U.J.J. Le Verrier. This is followed by various other observations of minor planets, announcements of new discoveries, requests for information and elements and ephemerides of these asteroids. There are circulars for the Berlin Jahrbuch by F. Tietjen, 1874-1875. The second part of the volume is devoted to comets,...
Dates: 1873 - 1875-10
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Papers on small planets and satellites, 1881 - 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/152
Scope and Contents (1) Papers relating to small planets and satellites, 1881-1912Correspondence with Paris Observatory, 1881, concerning observations of minor planets for the period ending 31 December 1880.Letter from D. Gill, Cape of Good Hope Observatory, 1881, regarding observations of minor planets to determine solar parallax.Telegrams concerning the discovery of new minor planets, 1882-1892.Correspondence with R. Bryant concerning perturbations of Sappho,...
Dates: 1881 - 1912
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Papers on societies and institutions, 1893 - 1914

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/224
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Secretary of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1897-1914, concerning the award of the Bruce Gold Medal to Simon Newcomb, 1898; Arthur Auwers, 1899; David Gill, 1900; G.V. Schiaparelli, 1902; William Huggins, 1904; W.C. Vogel, 1906; E.C. Pickering, 1908; G.W. Hill, 1909; J.H. Poincaré, 1911; J.C. Kapteyn, 1913; and O. Backlund, 1914.Correspondence and papers relating to the Optical Society, 1905-1910, including notices of meetings, lists of members and...
Dates: 1893 - 1914
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Papers on star catalogues, 1894 - 1908

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/167
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Professor Safford, 1894, concerning errors in the 1860 Star Catalogue: north polar distance of 16 Persei.Letter from G. Dunn concerning 73 Leonis being a variable, 1894.Letter from S. Newcomb, 1894, concerning the north polar distance of standard stars during 1891-1893, with a reply including the Greenwich observations for 1891.Correspondence with Major Gore, R.E., concerning the place of double stars, 1894-1895.Letter from Professor...
Dates: 1894 - 1908
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Papers on the Cape-Aden longitude, 1879 - 1883

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/133
Scope and Contents Correspondence of David Gill and related papers regarding the determination of the Cape-Aden longitude. The correspondence includes letters on the need for a determination of Aden's longitude, the delays caused by lines being brought down and political problems. There are also many telegrams exchanged between T. Maclear and D. Gill regarding delays caused by bad weather. The volume ends with a number of Admiralty charts of harbours and estuaries on the east coast of Africa. There is an index...
Dates: 1879 - 1883
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Papers on the International Astrographic Chart, 1879 - 1880

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/135
Scope and Contents Correspondence of David Gill and related papers regarding the International Astrographic Chart, divided into sections by correspondent: Professor Bakhuyzen, Leiden; W.H.M. Christie, Greenwich; Ellery, Melbourne; Professor Foerster, Berlin; J.C. Kapteyn, Groningen; Lord McClaren, Edinburgh; Admiral Mouchez, Paris; Professor C. Pritchard, Oxford; H.C. Russell, Sydney; G.G. Stokes, Royal Society; O. Struve, Pulkova; H.C. Vogel, Potsdam; and the Royal Astronomical Society Committee. These...
Dates: 1879 - 1880
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Papers on the International Committee on Weights and Measures, 1880 - 1891

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/148
Scope and Contents Notes on extracts from Board of Trade reports, 1880-1883.Contributions to the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, 1884.Correspondence with Dr Hersch of Vienna, 1883-1884.Correspondence with D. Gill of Berlin and Professor Huxley of the Royal Society concerning the misunderstanding regarding the Astronomer Royal's views on international geophysics, 1884.Correspondence with the Treasury concerning the meeting of the Royal Society on international...
Dates: 1880 - 1891
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Papers on the Royal Astronomical Society, 1880 - 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/243
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence concerning Royal Astronomical Society Council business, 1900-1910Correspondence regarding the following subjects:Election of J. Glaisher as the Society's President, 1900.Recognition of Mr Tebbutt's work by H.H. Turner, 1904.Election of a Secretary, 1904.Correspondence concerning Cowell's attack on Sir George Airy's work, 1906.H.H. Turner's reflections in the 'Observatory' on the Royal Astronomical Society Council,...
Dates: 1880 - 1915
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Papers on the Royal Astronomical Society, 1883 - 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/244
Scope and Contents (1) Reviews of Royal Astronomical Society papers, 1895-1906Review of Mr Thackeray's paper on Polaris by H.H. Turner, 1895.Review of D. Gill and Mr Jacoby's 'Errors of Cape Reseau Gaulier No 8' by Christie, 1896.Review of Gill's instrument for measuring astro-photographic plates by Christie, 1898.Review of Rambout's Radcliffe observations of 1774-1838 by F.W. Dyson and Christie, 1900.Criticisms of the Greenwich sector diagrams of declination and...
Dates: 1883 - 1912
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Papers on the Royal Society, 1915 - 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/130
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Miscellaneous papers concerning the Royal Society, including a report on P.M. Ryves' Observatory at Zaragoza, Spain; correspondence relating to the obituaries of Sir Thomas Muir, Professor A. Rambaut and David Gill; correspondence regarding Royal Society medals; and letters concerning submitted papers.

Dates: 1915 - 1936
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Papers on the Royal Society, 1879 - 1910

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/239
Scope and Contents (1) Notices of Royal Society meetings, 1893-1909Notices of Royal Society meetings for the election of Council Officers, 1893-1909.Notice of an informal meeting to consider the claim of 'Physical and mathematical candidates for the Fellowship' and the office of President, 1900.Anniversary dinner notices, 1900-1901 and 1904-1909.Notice of the special meeting of the Council of the Royal Society, 1901.Committee recommendations on modifications in the six...
Dates: 1879 - 1910
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