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Vignoles, Charles Blacker, 1793 - 1875 (civil engineer)

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Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on instruments, 1838 - 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/159
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning improved instruments, new techniques and inventions, and a proposed planetarium and cometarium. The new inventions include improved sextants and sea horizons; a micrometer; a paper on finding Greenwich Time, complete with a drawing; achromatic eyepieces; an improved quadrant; drawings of eye pieces; a heliotrope; and an illuminating process for telescopes. The correspondents include Sir B. Donkin, Sir C. Wood, Sir H.G. Ward, Sir W. Denison, J. Challis, C.B. Vignoles,...
Dates: 1838 - 1849
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 solar eclipse expeditions, 1870 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/132
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerned primarily with preparations for expeditions to Spain, North Africa and Sicily to observe the total solar eclipse, 21-22 December 1870. The correspondents include J.C. Adams, J.F.W. Herschel, J.R. Hind, W. Huggins, P.J.C. Janssen, Sir J.N. Lockyer, S. Newcomb, B. Peirce, C. Pritchard, H.E. Roscoe, C.B. Vignoles and J. Winlock. There is a report by J. Carpenter, a paper by Sir J.N. Lockyer bearing a ½d stamp, papers on longitude experiments with telegraphs, and an...
Dates: 1870 - 1871
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, 1855 - 1860

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. Challis,...
Dates: 1855 - 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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Correspondence on visitor admissions, 1861 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/709
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, including visits by Prince Arthur and Louis Phillipe d'Orleans; questionnaires for visitors; and instructions to assistants to receive visitors. The correspondents include J. Washington, G.H. Richards, W.G. Romaine, R. Grant, W. Thomson, J.R. Hind, W....
Dates: 1861 - 1866
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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Interview minutes of Railway Gauge Commission, 1845

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/288
Scope and Contents Printed minutes of the Railway Gauge Commission interviews corrected by the interviewees who appear in RGO 6/285-287. Other interviewees are C.B. Vignoles, J.U. Rastrick, E. Bury, J. Braithwaite, Captain W. O'Brien, T.C. Mills, G. Rodmer, Captain M. Huish, E. Jones, R. Creed, P. Clarke, J. Brown, R. Roberts, W.J. Chaplin, J. Hawkshaw, J. Ellis, J. Hayward, J.P. Budd, General Sir J.W. Gordon and Major Sir J.F. Burgoyne.
Dates: 1845
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, 1860 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/379
Scope and Contents 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
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, and...
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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1875 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/384
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, A. d'Abbadie, A.V. Auwers, F.W. Bessel, G.B. Donati, H.A.E.A. Fayé, E.J.A. Gautier, B.A. Gould, A. Hall, E. Heis, T. Henderson, N.R. Pogson, C. Pritchard, O. Struve, E.W.L. Temple, F.F. Tisserand, C.B. Vignoles, C. Wheatstone and W. Whewell. The papers include notices of the deaths of several eminent people, including non-scientists; testimonials to others; and correspondence on memorials for earlier scientists. There are also two...
Dates: 1875 - 1878
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 a total solar eclipse, 1859 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/125
Scope and Contents The third part of a series on the expedition on board HMS 'Himalaya' to observe the total solar eclipse in Spain on 18 July 1860. The papers consist of correspondence with various diplomats and other people, including C.B. Vignoles, Lord Wethersley and H. Winnecke, with instructions for observing the eclipse. There are accounts and methods for observing the eclipse, written in English, Spanish, French and German, and emanating from the Royal Astronomical Society, G.B. Airy, C.B. Vignoles and...
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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Papers on engineering, 1865 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/458
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous works and calculations regarding engineering, including J. Fowler's calculations on a road-bridge; strains on bridges; Airy's views on suspension bridges; a proposed safety railway; C. Fay on a continuous railway brake; an article from 'The Chester Chronicle' on the Great Channel Tunnel; a report, with drawings, on a safety steam boiler; a rainfall chart; a sketch of a rotary valve, with a paper model; R. John's surveying stand; the preservation of ship's timber; the notices,...
Dates: 1865 - 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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Papers on engineering and inventions, 1855 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/454
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence regarding new inventions and engineering works, including a paper by W.B. Burden on propellers and experiments to discover resistance to propellers; George Rennie's work on the heat of water in contact with a propeller; the 'Journal of the Society of Arts', including pieces on the (i) feasibility of carriage by steam vessel, (ii) tonnage registration, and (iii) mercantile steam transport economy; a report of the committee on shipping statistics; the sea trials of...
Dates: 1855 - 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 engineering and inventions, 1869 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/459
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence and papers regarding engineering and new inventions. The correspondents include C.B. Vignoles, W.H. Barlow, B.A. Gould, F. Bashforth, E.J. Routh, W.H. Miller and W.B. Adams. Many of the papers are printed, and they include notices of meetings, pamphlets and circulars. The subjects covered include railways, with a diagram of the Playford Level Crossing; the Canterbury gas and water supply, with a sketch of a rotary valve for sewage pumps; gas meters; nickel plating;...
Dates: 1869 - 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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