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Stewart, Balfour, 1828 - 1887 (physicist and meteorologist)

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Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on Sydney Observatory, 1855 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/156
Scope and Contents

Correspondence relating to the observatory at Sydney, including orders and requests for new instruments, the transport of new instruments and their insurance, the filling of vacancies, and financial transactions with the Oriental Bank Corporation. The correspondents include Sir W. Denison, W. Hopkins, W.H. Miller, E. Sabine and B. Stewart, as well as government departments and various instrument makers.

Dates: 1855 - 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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Mathematical theories and calculations, 1873 - 1879

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
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, 1864 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/382
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 A.V. Auwers, C.T. Beke, W.B. Carpenter, J. Baxendell, H.E. Roscoe, A d'Abbadie, E. Dunkin, A. Cayley, W.H.M. Christie, C.E. Delaunay, E.J. Routh, H.A.E.A. Fayé, P.G. Tait, G. Forbes, E.J.A. Gautier, B.A. Gould, R. Grant, W. Harkness, J.F.W. Herschel, A.S. Herschel, C. Pritchard, J.N. Lockyer, W. Huggins,...
Dates: 1864 - 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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1880 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/118
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Dr Shettie concerning terrestrial magnetism, 1880.Correspondence with F.M. Almond concerning the effects of fog on a compass, 1880.Correspondence with F.B. Heate concerning his theory that terrestrial magnetism could be caused by electricity, 1880.Request from the Hydrographer of the Navy, 1881, on behalf of Captain Count Oscar Cassini, Austrian Naval Attaché, for information on how to obtain a copy of 'Instructions for observations on Earth's...
Dates: 1880 - 1891
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, 1860 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/476
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on astrology, chemistry, electricity, galvanism, geology and optics. The correspondents include A. de Morgan, F. Faraday, C.V. Walker, J.V. Lamont, Lord Wrottesley, W.H. Preece, H. Lloyd, C.F. Varley, P.A. Secchi, J.P. Gassiot, B. Stewart, W. Siemens, E.W. Brayley, A. Sedgwick, J. Gillis, W. De La Rue, B.C. Brodie, J.T. Chance, H.E. Roscoe, G.G. Stokes, T. Belt, L. Horner, W. Bowman, J.F.W. Herschel and A.S. Herschel. There is a printed paper on earth...
Dates: 1860 - 1863
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 exhibitions, lectures and inquiries, 1875 - 1880

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
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 magnetic instruments and tests, 1862 - 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/679
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning new magnetic instruments and results of tests. There are papers regarding the annual examination of magnetic declinations; horizontal force magnets; damper experiments with the declination magnets; old vertical and horizontal force instruments; lists of dislocations of the vertical force magnets; new vertical force magnets; comparisons of the Greenwich photographic records with those at Kew Observatory; magnet thermometer line graphs; a new underground...
Dates: 1862 - 1867
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 magnetism, 1862 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/695
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on magnetic disturbances, magnetic observations, statistics and reductions, requests for data and matters arising from magnetic papers. There are papers concerning the disagreement between Airy and E. Sabine concerning the usefulness of Greenwich magnetic observations; an article in 'The Engineer' on meteorological observations at the Royal Observatory and a paper on early railways by S. Smiles; 'The relation of the Earth's magnetism to the rotation of the Sun' by...
Dates: 1862 - 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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Papers on magnetism and photography, 1855 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/678
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning instructions, magnetic instruments and photographic techniques. The papers include J. Glaisher's report to the Astronomer Royal on examining the magnetic instruments at the Greenwich Observatory; adjustments to vertical force magnets and compasses; sketches of new mountings for dipping needles; discrepancies of dip; alterations of instruments; trials of dipping needles; papers by J.V. Lamont on the form of magnets (one in English, one in German) and...
Dates: 1855 - 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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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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Professorial applications to Melbourne University, 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/335
Scope and Contents Applications for the professorships of classics, mathematics, nautical science and modern history at the recently opened Melbourne University. The applicants include J.A.C. Oudemans and B. Stewart, and there are resumés of the careers of other candidates. The papers include correspondence, including a letter from Lord Lyndhurst to Airy, and correspondence between Airy and Sir J.F.W. Herschel, who was a fellow interviewer of prospective applicants. There is also a paper describing the...
Dates: 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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Transactions with the Royal Society, 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/397
Scope and Contents Papers relating to transactions with the Royal Society, including correspondence with its members. The material includes notices and agendas of Royal Society meetings; council minutes; a report from 'The Morning Post' on a soirée; papers on business to be conducted by the Royal Society; material on the salaries of Royal Society staff; a paper on a new Arctic expedition; reviews of scientific works; and a plan of the Conway and Britannia railway bridges. The correspondents include G.G....
Dates: 1873
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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