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Thomson, William, 1824 - 1907 (Baron Kelvin, mathematician and physicist)

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Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

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Astronomical methods and instruments, 1871 - 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/173
Scope and Contents Letters and papers concerning new inventions; trials of existing and improved instruments, especially the transit circle, altazimuth and equatorial telescopes; improved techniques; and adjustments to various instruments. The correspondents include W.H.M. Christie, G.G. Stokes, J. Glaisher, Sir D. Gill, C.V. Walker, G.M. Whipple, W. De La Rue, W. Huggins, A.C. Ranyard, F.A.T. Winnecke, J.T.R. Robinson, A.V. Auwers, A. d'Abbadie, Y. Villarceau, J.R. Hind, W.B. Clarke and Sir W. Thomson. There...
Dates: 1871 - 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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Correspondence on compasses in iron ships, 1873 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/115
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence with W. Barrett, A. Bowers, W. Kiddle, Miss J. Fotheringham, Sir W. Thomson, F. Fraisi and F. Moore regarding the fitting of compasses to ships, 1875-1878.(2) Correspondence with the Royal United Service Institution and others, 1878, concerning a reading of Sir William Thompson's papers on the following:1. 'A new form of Marine Azimuth and Steering Compass'.2. 'An Instrument for completely determining the Compass error when sights of heavenly bodies...
Dates: 1873 - 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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Correspondence on the Annual Visitation, 1891 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/12
Scope and Contents Official correspondence concerning the Annual Visitation of the Board of Visitors to Royal Observatory. The volume is divided into 18 sections. The first two sections cover the years 1891-1893 and 1894-1901. The remaining sections cover the years 1895-1910 inclusive. Much of the correspondence is between Christie and W.D. Barber, the Secretary of the Board of Visitors. The other correspondents are W.G. Adams, R.S. Ball, P. Cavell, A.E. Cooper (for Sir William Abriey), F.W. Dyson, Admiral...
Dates: 1891 - 1910
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 scientific societies, 1865 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/412
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various scientific societies, with related papers. There are notices and council minutes for the British Association; reports of the Kew Committee; the report of the committee wishing to publish K.L.C. Rümker's stellar observations; papers relating to W.R. Birt's lunar committee; W. Thomson's report on tidal observations; W.R. Grove's address to the 1866 convention; and J.D. Forbes' address to the 1867 convention. Other articles include a description of the Kew...
Dates: 1865 - 1868
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, 1846 - 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/247
Scope and Contents (1) Letters regarding the existence of Neptune, 1846-1878Duplicate copies of collected correspondence on the investigations of J.C. Adams and U.J.J. Le Verrier into the existence of Neptune and in particular of the ensuing controversy over the name of the planet. There are also other letters concerning the minor planets and mathematical formula for their orbits, the Moon's equation and lunar acceleration. The correspondents include J.C. Adams, Sir George Airy, F.N.M. Arago, J....
Dates: 1846 - 1897
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, 1878 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/238
Scope and Contents Papers and correspondence relating to electricity, 1880-1902, including an affidavit by Sir George Airy on the galvanic nature of the telephone for the Attorney General, V. Edison Telephone Co., and further papers concerning the case, including a letter of thanks to Airy for his attendance at court and a cheque for £52.10s.0d as a fee. There is also correspondence with E.S. di Odiardi concerning his proposed apparatus for measuring atmospheric electricity; Lord Kelvin on atmospheric...
Dates: 1878 - 1909
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, 1868 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/482
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on chronology, geography and tides. The correspondents include J.R. Hind, R.A. Proctor, W.H. Smith, J.W. Bosanquet, W. Thomson, C.T. Beke, E. Guest, A. de Morgan, J.N. Blakesley, W.H. Miller, H.E. Stanley, F. Struve, H.W. Bates, C.E. Delaunay, F. Galton, E.J. Routh, J. Challis, A. d'Abbadie, W.H.F. Talbot, H. James, J.S. Russell, T.A.B. Spratt, H.J. Rose, R. Ellis and G.T. Clark. There are papers and maps relating to ancient eclipses; a set of rules for...
Dates: 1868 - 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 compass corrections on iron ships, 1854 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/692
Scope and Contents Papers concerning discussions on the corrections of compasses on iron ships. The volume includes a 'new mode of ascertaining the deviation of the compass in steamers'; 'notes on the new "compass deviation" circular' from the 'Mercantile Marine Magazine'; 'on the deviation of the standard compass of a 'composite' sailing ship'; newspaper cuttings from 'The Glasgow Herald' and 'Glasgow News' on navigation and compasses on iron ships; work by W. Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on compasses; a report of...
Dates: 1854 - 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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Papers on Royal Society soirees, 1876 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/242
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence and papers regarding Royal Society soirees, 1900-1912Request for names of Royal Observatory assistants of six years' standing, 1900-1901.Papers relating to soiree exhibits and the preparations to present the exhibitions, 1900.Requests to present a soiree on the forthcoming solar eclipse, 1905.Covering papers and lists of solar transparencies, 1906.Request for names of Royal Observatory assistants of six years' standing,...
Dates: 1876 - 1912
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 societies, 1877 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/222
Scope and Contents (1) Papers regarding the Society of EngineersCorrespondence with the Institution of Civil Engineers, 1903, concerning the meeting of December 1903 on British rainfall.Letter from the Society of Engineers, 1880, and a copy of the Rules and Members List for 1879.Correspondence with the Society of Engineers concerning the 'Nursing Testimonial Fund', 1879.Correspondence regarding the election of the Astronomer Royal as an Honorary Member of the Society of...
Dates: 1877 - 1910
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 the Observatory's history, 1862 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/1
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers relating to different aspects of the history of the Royal Observatory:Copy of John Flamsteed's will.Copy of Edmond Halley's will.Correspondence from F. Streatfield asking for a list of Astronomers Royals and other information, and a letter from W.S. Granville Richards asking for any information about T. Taylor in the Royal Observatory records, 1878.Correspondence with Captain S.P. Oliver on the subject of Halley's monument,...
Dates: 1862 - 1909
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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