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Peters, Christian August Friedrich, 1806 - 1880 (astronomer)

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Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

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Astronomical methods, 1851 - 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/169
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous astronomical methods concerned primarily with the altazimuth and equatorial telescopes and the construction of piers for the transit circle, and mentioning mirrors, lenses and barrel and pendulum clocks. The correspondents include T. Barnaby, W.C. and G.P. Bond, I.K. Brunel, W. De La Rue, C.P. Smyth, C.A.F. Peters, J.T.R. Robinson, C. Wheatstone, J. Challis, E. Dunkin, M. Faraday, T. Grubb, W. Lassell, O.M. Mitchel, Lord Rosse and W. Simms. The volume includes a photograph of a...
Dates: 1851 - 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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Correspondence on chronometers, 1859 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/600
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the workings of, repairs to, ratings of, and transactions involving chronometers. The volume includes papers on the Westminster Clock and Bell; addresses of chronometer makers; printed papers about Jurgensen and Sons, chronometer makers; new balance springs, 1859-1864; trials and ratings of chronometers for the Indian Store Department; a report on chronometers used aboard HMS 'Hecate'; and a letter by J. Rodwell Hux on the history of horology. The correspondents include...
Dates: 1859 - 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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Correspondence on chronometers, 1872 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/603
Scope and Contents

Correspondence on the rates of, repairs to, damage to, ownership of, conversions to, and carriage of various chronometers. The volume covers the Burdett-Coutts prize essay for a compensation balance; problems with the Portsmouth sidereal clock; and proposals for a new electric turret clock at the University of London. The correspondents include F.J.O. Evans, H.C.G. R├╝mker, C.A.F. Peters, G.H. Richards, C. Wheatstone, C.V. Walker and W.B. Carpenter.

Dates: 1872 - 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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Correspondence on magnetic observations, 1834 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/675
Scope and Contents Correspondence on magnetic observations, including papers on the establishment of a Magnetic Observatory in Greenwich Park and the benefits to astronomers of this research; specifications and accounts for the Observatory building; functions of the Magnetic Observatory and the provision of staff and equipment; extracts from Royal Society correspondence and minutes on magnetism and meteorology; a report on a letter by F.W.H.A.V. Humboldt concerning magnetic observations; the report of the...
Dates: 1834 - 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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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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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/731
Scope and Contents Correspondence with tradesmen, initials N-W, including letters from booksellers; clock repairers; horologists; draughtsmen; instrument makers; opticians; parcel carriers; engineers; chemists; the Phoenix Gas Company; the Gutta Percha Company; customs; journeymen; ironmongers; a scrap-metal dealer; the Post Office; a stove maker; and an auditor. The letters cover various instructions; requests; accounts; bills; receipts; circulars; tenders; invoices; routine repairs; and adjustments and...
Dates: 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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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/737
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with tradesmen, initials N-W, including letters from opticians; booksellers; stationers; engineers; and instrument makers. The correspondents include C.A.F. Peters and E. Sabine. There is a price list for writing on architecture and engineering; a diagram of the breech end of a telescope; and ten plans from Ransome and Sims of galvanic rings for the polar axis, a holdfast for the Dome, clamps and slow-motion apparatus for the Hour Circle, an observer's chair, etc.

Dates: 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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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/738
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with tradesmen, including letters from bookbinders; booksellers; glass manufacturers; coal merchants; builders; engineers; and instrument makers. The correspondents include C.A.F. Peters and E. Sabine. There is a diagram showing the universal joints on the hand-gear for slow motion of the polar frame on the equatorial instrument at Greenwich, and a notice of the publication of an atlas by Sir H. James.

Dates: 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 determining galvanic longitudes, 1858 - 1859

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
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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