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Clarke, Alexander Ross, 1828 - 1914 (Fellow of Royal Society)

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Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

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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 visitor admissions, 1861 - 1866

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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
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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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Discussion of star places, 1864 - 1874

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/197
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the formulation of star catalogues, listings of stars, observations of circumpolar stars, corrections to star positions, double stars and work on nebulae and star clusters. There is a paper of nebulae and star clusters as observed at Bangalore, India, and a piece by R.A. Proctor from the 'Scientific Review' on the Great Nebula in Orion. The correspondents include F.W.A. Argelander, A. Wagner, A.R. Clarke, A.V. Auwers, W.H.M. Christie, E. Dunkin, F.A.T. Winnecke, S. Newcomb,...
Dates: 1864 - 1874
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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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Mathematical theories and calculations, 1859 - 1860

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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
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Mathematical theories and calculations, 1825 - 1862

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/435
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, I. Todhunter, J. Challis, A.R. Clarke, W.H. Miller, J. Henry and Colonel Sir H. James. The papers include newspaper cuttings giving a brief history of the study of pi, with a table by W. Shanks showing pi to 607 decimal places; a paper by Airy titled 'On a Supposed Failure of the Calculus of...
Dates: 1825 - 1862
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Mathematical theories and calculations, 1824 - 1872

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/438
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, C. Brooke, R.C. Carrington, W.J. Rankine, L.S.X.B. Aousts, R.H. Manners, A. Strange, J.N. Lockyer, J. Tyndall, A.R. Clarke, A. de Morgan, J.C. Adams, E.J. Routh and W. Shanks. The material includes a paper by Airy 'on the factorial resolution of a given trinomial formula'; a printed paper by W. Shanks 'On...
Dates: 1824 - 1872
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Mathematical theories and calculations, 1873 - 1879

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/440
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, J.C. Adams, A.R. Clarke, F. Galton, E.J. Mills, E.J. Routh, B. Stewart and G.G. Stokes. The material includes two printed papers by M.F. Folie, in French, one translated as 'second note on the extension of the idea of an harmonic ratio', the other translated as 'On the evolution, or fundamental new...
Dates: 1873 - 1879
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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 scientific papers, 1873 - 1875

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/487
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous scientific correspondence and papers, including correspondence on the tensile strength of metals; A.R. Clarke on the elasticity of brass; W. De La Rue on the stratified discharge of electricity; drawings of electrical appliances; a paper titled 'the Great Lighting Inductorium'; R. Owen's paper on fossil reptilia of South Africa; a paper by the Eastbourne Natural History Society 'on the sinking of the South Coast of England'; W. Ackland's views on the training of opticians;...
Dates: 1873 - 1875
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Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1871 - 1872

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/483
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence and works on scientific matters, including papers of the Chemical Association of the British Association; reports on the northern telegraph from the 'South Australian Register'; a government report on Post Office telegraphs; a piece by G. Forbes from 'Nature' on the observatory at Mount Vesuvius; a piece by E.C. Garbett from 'Nature' on volcanoes in Southern France; plans for a water telescope; 'the angles of incidence and reflection' by P.J. Brine; various...
Dates: 1871 - 1872
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'Nautical Almanac' correspondence, 1868

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/208
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Correspondence with J.R. Hind concerning the 'Nautical Almanac', regarding the positions of the small planets, solar eclipses and the contents of the almanac. There are letters to various people giving the Moon's place as observed from Greenwich and its error. The correspondents include P.A.E. Laugier, U.J.J. Le Verrier, A.E.B. Mouchez, T.E.V. Oppolzer, A.R. Clarke, F.F.E. Brunnow, J.H.C. Coffin, Sir D. Gill, R. Copeland and A.V. Auwers.

Dates: 1868
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Papers on determining galvanic longitudes, 1858 - 1859

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/638
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the determination of longitudes by means of telegraph. There are papers on the difference in longitude between Paris and Greenwich, with observations and transits for clock errors; U.J.J. Le Verrier's determination of the longitude of Le Havre; A. Loussedat's determination of the difference in longitude between Toulouse and Montpellier; the longitude of Glasgow; and the difference in longitude between Altona and Schwerin. There are also papers relating to...
Dates: 1858 - 1859
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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 exhibitions, lectures and inquiries, 1875 - 1880

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/445
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on exhibitions, lectures and inquiries. There is material concerning an exhibition of scientific apparatus at South Kensington Museum, with a layout of the Museum; a certificate for loaning instruments; regulations for exhibitors of the Brussels International Exhibition; an inquiry into the Meteorological Committee; a proposed Physical Observatory; the award of the Albert medal to Airy; a proposed science museum; Airy's lecture on 'the interior of the Earth at...
Dates: 1875 - 1880
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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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1851 - 1852

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/233
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a speech by Airy on delivering the medal to Signor A. de Gasparis; an abstract of Lt Clarke's paper; a paper by Airy on the determination of the probable stability of an azimuthal circle by observations of stars and of a permanent collimator; a paper by Airy on the vibration of a free pendulum in an oval, differing little from a straight line; correspondence, reports and diagrams on the total eclipse of the Sun, 28 July 1851; a...
Dates: 1851 - 1852
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Papers on the galvanic longitude of Valentia, 1862

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/637
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the operation to discover the longitude of Valentia (Valencia), Ireland, by means of electric telegraph. The papers include correspondence on the project's requirements, preparations, arrangements and expenses; material produced during the earlier Ordnance Survey of the island, including tracings of the island and of Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire); papers on the loan of equipment; papers on the method of observation; E. Dunkin's daily journal kept during the...
Dates: 1862
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Papers on the Geodetic Association, 1883 - 1927

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/142
Scope and Contents (1) Papers relating to the Geodetic AssociationLetter to the Admiralty concerning the Geodetic Association Conference in Rome, 1883.Correspondence with Colonel A.R. Clarke concerning the Rome conference, 1883.Letter to Dr Hirsch concerning resolutions passed at the Rome conference, 1883.Letter to Col. Donnelly concerning copies of the proceedings of the Rome conference, 1883.Telegram from Col. Donnelly stating that engineers are visiting him,...
Dates: 1883 - 1927

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