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Livingstone, David, 1813 - 1873 (African missionary and explorer)

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Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on chronometers, 1849 - 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/599
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the location, identity, rates and purchases of various chronometers. The volume includes repairs to and complaints with chronometer makers; requests for chronometers for D. Livingstone and the Oregon expedition; a list of chronometer makers; a paper, in French, by Messrs Delamarche and Ploix on the influence of the magnetism of ships on the rates of chronometers; J Hartnup's 'importance of testing chronometers before they are used at sea'; and notes on the...
Dates: 1849 - 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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Letters from the Colonial Office, 1860 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/60
Scope and Contents Letters to Thomas Maclear from the Colonial Office regarding work to be carried out at the Cape Observatory, time balls, surveys, lighthouse and financial matters. The letters include the following items:News of Dr Livingstone, 3 April 1861.A list of instruments used for the Cape Coast Survey, 31 January 1862.A report on Captain Bailey's completion of general triangulation work, 18 February 1863.Comments on the proposed changes in the Table Bay Lights, 17...
Dates: 1860 - 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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Livingstone's South African observations, 1853 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/117
Scope and Contents

Dr Livingstone's South African observations, with calculations for altitude; distance; local, solar and Greenwich time; and longitude. The volume includes a letter signed by Livingstone.

Dates: 1853 - 1857
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 letters, 1857 - 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/62
Scope and Contents

Letters to Thomas Maclear from various individuals regarding the trigonometric survey and the issue of chronometers, with letters of introduction to Maclear. There are also letters concerning the topography of the Cape Colony, 7 March 1857; Cape Point Lighthouse, 26 July 1857; a report on an earthquake, 20 October 1857; the memorial to Thomas Holden Barker, 4 July 1858; and a report on Dr Livingstone, 10 November 1858.

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 letters, 1860 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/63
Scope and Contents Letters to Thomas Maclear regarding time balls, time signals and cooperation with the telegraph company, including the following items: Letter on the time signal at Simon's Bay, 31 May 1861.Letter on the problems concerning the time ball at Lion's Rump, 10 August 1861.A pamphlet on W.T. Henley's Patent Magneto-Electric Alphabetic Telegraph, December 1862.Copies of correspondence between the Cape Observatory and the Agent of the Cape Electric Telegraph,...
Dates: 1860 - 1865
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, 1853 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/468
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on astrology, chemistry, chronology, electricity, galvanism, geography, geology, optics and tides. The correspondents include, among others, M. Faraday, H. Malden, E.W. Brayley, J. Challis, H.H. Turner, W. White, J.W. Bosanquet, J.R. Hind, W.M. Leake, E. Garbett, A.R. Clark, E. Sabine, C.V. Walker, J.S. Henslow, C.P. Smyth, E. Dunkin, C. Brooke, A.B. Beechy and F. Beaufort. The material includes a paper by M. Faraday 'On Electric Induction'; papers by F....
Dates: 1853 - 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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Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1855 - 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/470
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on various scientific topics. The papers begin with work on electricity and magnetism, including W. Thomson's transfer of galvanic currents; J. Tyndall's lecture on magnetic repulsion delivered to the Royal Institution; and C. Chalmers' notes on electricity. There are samples of J.C. Clark's chemical telegraph; material on I.K. Brunel's proposal of voyages to India; various barometer readings; longitudes of Paris, Lancaster, Torbay and Algeria; and a letter by D....
Dates: 1855 - 1856
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, 1857 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/472
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on chronology, geography and the tides. The correspondents include W. Whewell, J.C. Adams, J.R. Hind, J.W. Bosanquet, W.H. Barlow, P.A. Hansen, J.F. Encke, W.H. Smyth, J.B. Biot, J. Washington, W.H. Miller, M. Corbeaux, J. Lee, R. Fitzroy, J.W. Blakesley, Lord Lindsay, J. Williams, J. Wood, P.S. Stanhope, G. Dawson, J.F. Burgoyne, W. Selwyn and D. Livingstone. There is a paper on the date of the death of Olaf the Fat (Saint Olave); a geometric projection of...
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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Papers on eclipses, maps and invasion, 1860 - 1862

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/475
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous material on ancient eclipses, Caesar's invasion and computations for map projections, including computations for the eclipses in 851 BC, 841 BC and 1133 AD; B.W. Savile's views on the time-scale of Creation; J.H. Humphrey on Egyptian chronology; the derivation of the names of the days of the week; 'Use and Principles of combined Mercator and Gromonic charts'; the landing places of Caesar and his winter passage of the 'Cavennes'; D. Livingstone's letter in a newspaper concerning...
Dates: 1860 - 1862
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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Weekly register, 1849 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/2
Scope and Contents The weekly register of the general work of the Cape Observatory, including observations, staff matters and items of interest locally. The volume includes the following items:1. A preface containing an alphabetical index of books; a list of Observatory rules regarding observations; information on the use of the mural circle, transit instrument and other equipment; and details regarding the security of the Observatory.2. Daily reports of observations made and work carried out...
Dates: 1849 - 1954
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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Weekly register, 1854 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/3
Scope and Contents The weekly register of the Cape Observatory, including daily reports of observations made and work carried out at the Observatory. The volume includes the following items:A report by Thomas Maclear on 'The Repeating Time Ball upon the Lion's Rump Signal Station', 23 January 1854.Material on the shipment of the transit circle from England on the 'Beyne', 30 January 1854.Specifications of work to be carried out at the Royal Observatory Cottage, 13 February...
Dates: 1854 - 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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