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Birt, William Radcliff, 1804 - 1881 (astronomer)

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Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on transit of Venus, 1868 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/278
Scope and Contents Correspondence on instruments used in observing the transit of Venus. The correspondents include W.B. Birt, A.V. Auwers, A. de Morgan, W. De La Rue, W. Huggins, J.N. Lockyer, Miss Naylor, Mr Troughton and W. Simms. The papers include thermometer examination certificates issued by Kew Observatory; lists of instruments used in the transit of Venus observations; reports on the Altrincham (Naylor) and Hartwell (Lee) Equatorials; an illustrated single page catalogue of the theodolites made by Mr...
Dates: 1868 - 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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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. R├╝mker'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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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/747
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with tradesmen, including letters from opticians; booksellers; instrument makers; bookbinders; delivery services; and ironmongers. The correspondents include W.R. Birt and J.T. Chance.

Dates: 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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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/751
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with tradesmen, including letters from instrument makers; booksellers; bookbinders; and ironmongers. The correspondents include W.R. Birt and J.H. Dallmeyer. The volume contain a catalogue titled 'John Browning's Price List of Spectroscopes'. There is also a prospectus, in German, advertising the second German North Polar expedition, containing six plates showing various aspects of the expedition.

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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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1865 - 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/256
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from O. Struve, C. Abbe, A.V. Auwers, F.W.A. Angelander, C. Pritchard, A. de Morgan and W. De La Rue. The subjects covered include the zodiacal light; the construction of the Sun; the structure of the Sun's photosphere, with photographs; the hypothesis of a giant black Sun with a small bright spot, with a photograph; two outline lunar maps and a catalogue of 203 objects by W. Birt; the lunar crater Linne; the lunar Mare...
Dates: 1865 - 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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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1867 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/257
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from Sir J.F.W. Herschel, N.S. Maskelyne, W.R. Birt, C. Pritchard, W. De La Rue and A. de Morgan. The subjects covered include the rediscussion of the observations of the transit of Venus, 1769; solar prominences; the physical constitution of the Sun; diagrams of sunspots; the effect of tides on the Earth's rotation; theapparent radiant points of the meteoric orbits; objects on the Moon's surface; a map of the Moon;...
Dates: 1867 - 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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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1869 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/258
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from W.R. Birt and W. De La Rue. The subjects covered include solar spots; spectroscopic drawings of solar protuberances; the transit of Venus, 2004 and 2012; observations of Venus; W.R. Birt's lunar work; an engraving of a photograph of the Moon; diagrams of the appearance of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn; spectroscopic notes; cosmic theories; zetetic astronomy; the Bedfordian system of astronomy; a memoir in Italian by...
Dates: 1869 - 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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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1871 - 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/259
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from O. Struve, Professor Clerk Maxwell, W.R. Birt, A.V. Auwers, J. Challis and W. De La Rue. The subjects covered include a photograph of the Sun; solar protuberances, in a letter from P.A. Secchi printed in 'The Mechanics Magazine'; C.A. Young's 'Bright Lines in the Spectrum of the Chromosphere'; Christie's paper on 'The Constitution of the Sun's atmosphere and Corona'; solar spectroscopy; W.R. Birt's lunar work;...
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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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1874 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/260
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from J.G. Galle, W.R. Birt and the Earl of Rosse. The subjects covered include zetetic astronomy; a paper on the drawings of Jupiter; speculations on the transit of Venus; a paper in Italian on the solar system by V. Bonatti; diagrams of Saturn; determinations of the solar parallax from observations of the planet Flora; an engraving of a typical sunspot; a paper on the pendulum; and correspondence on other subjects...
Dates: 1874 - 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 the British Association, 1847 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/402
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning the British Association for the Advancement of Science. The material includes information on the Association's membership, proceedings and meetings, and financial affairs; passes to events; and short articles for bulletins on subjects such as experiments in balloon ascents. There is also a supplement to 'The Scotsman' and 'The Belfast Newsletter' describing the Association meetings and business; a poster for the Royal Society; material on the possibility...
Dates: 1847 - 1852
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 British Association and Royal Institution, 1848 - 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/403
Scope and Contents Correspondence with, primarily, the British Association for the Advancement of Science and the Royal Institution, with related papers. The material includes pieces from 'The Morning Chronicle' concerning the Great Exhibition, crime in Ireland and tubular bridges; the proceedings of the British Association; the rules of the Smithsonian Institute; the Italian journal 'Corrispondenza Scientifica'; a report on the Neath Philosophical Society; the Royal Panopticon of Science and Art prospectus;...
Dates: 1848 - 1850
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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