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Carpenter, William Benjamin, 1813 - 1885 (naturalist)

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Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

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Arctic expedition papers, 1873 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/486
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the preparations for the 1875 Arctic expedition, including accounts of the American Polaris expedition from the 'Hawaiian Gazette'; W. Deboos' diameter theory of navigation; W.B. Carpenter's paper on the 'temperature of the Atlantic'; and A. Taylor's paper on tides and waves. The papers also include hypotheses on Syrian chronology, the exodus of the Israelites and the position of Mount Sinai (Gebel Musa) by J.W. Bosanquet; a paper on the discovery of Mount...
Dates: 1873 - 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 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. Rümker, 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 chronometers, 1875 - 1876

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/604
Scope and Contents

Correspondence on the ownership of, rates of, accounts of, listings of, repairs to, and packing of various chronometers. The volume includes papers on the defects and repairs to the Portsmouth sidereal clock; trials of new deck clocks; a report on the establishment and inspection of a new electric turret clock for London University; and enquiries on the Greenwich sidereal standard clock by J.W. Reffitt. The correspondents include F.J.O. Evans, R. Hall, W.B. Carpenter and W.H.M. Christie.

Dates: 1875 - 1876
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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Papers for lectures on ship's magnetism, 1864 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/690
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the preparations for Airy's lectures at the Royal School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering on magnetic errors, compensations and corrections. The volume includes texts, notes, annotations and corrections of Airy's lectures to the students; the syllabus for the course of lectures; plans of the old lecture theatre at the South Kensington Museum; instructions to W. Carpenter, J. Simmons and W. Simms for demonstration models; and various points of...
Dates: 1864 - 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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Papers on commissions and exhibitions, 1854 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/443
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on the work of commissions and the institution of exhibitions, including an 'Examination of Institute Classes' (a piece from the 'Journal of Society of Arts'); an education exhibition; courses by the Royal Dublin Society; Cape of Good Hope public examinations; interviews for the Public Schools Commission; preparations for the International Exhibition, 1862, and the Paris Universal Exhibition, 1867, with a layout of the exhibition; a commission on the coal industry;...
Dates: 1854 - 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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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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