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Fitzroy, Robert, 1805 - 1865 (hydrographer and meteorologist)

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Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on the British Association, 1861 - 1862

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/409
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the British Association, with related papers. The material includes notices, agendas, summonses and council minutes; announcement of a meeting in 'The London Review'; pamphlets on the membership and programme for the Manchester Convention (1861); a plan of the Manchester Trade Hall; and preparations for Airy's lecture on eclipses. The correspondents include W. Fairbairn, J.V. Lamont, H.E. Roscoe, M. Faraday, J. Phillips, W. De La Rue, J.R. Hind, R. Fitzroy and T.P....
Dates: 1861 - 1862
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 Start Point time signal, 1858 - 1862

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/625
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Correspondence with J. Washington, J.C. Clark, R. Fitzroy, G.H. James, C.V. Walker and others on the proposed time signal at Start Point. There are maps of Start Point; plans of the Light House, tower and proposed buildings at Start Point; a map of Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse; a map of Start Point and Start Bay; and calculations of numbers for a train of wheels.

Dates: 1858 - 1862
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, 1835 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/706
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, and instructions to assistants to receive guests. The correspondents include C. Wood, F. Beaufort, J. Barrow, S.H. Herbert, H.T.C. Corry, H.G. Ward, R.S. Dundas, J.G. Children, C.W. Pasley, H.C. Schumacher, J.F. Encke, J.W. Lubbock, T. Henderson, W.R....
Dates: 1835 - 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, 1855 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/708
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, questionnaires for visitors, and instructions to assistants to receive visitors. The correspondents include J. Washington, J. Field, W.H. Sykes, J.W. Lubbock, B.A. Gould, J.C. Adams, J.R. Hind, J.E. Grey, J.A. Brown, J.D. Forbes, R. Fitzroy, J....
Dates: 1855 - 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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Letter concerning chronometers for HMS Beagle under Commander Fitzroy, 1831-07-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 43
Scope and Contents

Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1831-07-08
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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Meteorological observations and papers, 1837 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/699
Scope and Contents Observations and requests for information on meteorological phenomena, meteors and the Aurora Borealis. The volume includes observations of rainfall and air pressure; G. Graham's interpolation of London mortality figures and meteorological observations; a summary of weather at Helston, Cornwall, and Whittington, Shropshire; various observations of storms; an account of a hurricane in 'The Glasgow Herald', 1846; various observations of a solar halo; accounts of meteors and the Aurora...
Dates: 1837 - 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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Meteorological observations and papers, 1856 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/700
Scope and Contents Meteorological observations and requests for meteorological information. The volume includes observations of temperatures in the River Thames, 26 December 1858 - 29 December 1860; tabulated monthly meteorological observations at Bedford, Cape of Good Hope, New South Wales, Paramatta, Adelaide, Dijon, Helston, Toronto and Lisbon between 1857 and 1860; daily observations at Athens, 1-18 April 1859, and the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford, 21 October - 8 November 1859; air temperatures at...
Dates: 1856 - 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 chronology, geography and tides, 1857 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/472
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on chronology, geography and the tides. The correspondents include W. Whewell, J.C. Adams, J.R. Hind, J.W. Bosanquet, W.H. Barlow, P.A. Hansen, J.F. Encke, W.H. Smyth, J.B. Biot, J. Washington, W.H. Miller, M. Corbeaux, J. Lee, R. Fitzroy, J.W. Blakesley, Lord Lindsay, J. Williams, J. Wood, P.S. Stanhope, G. Dawson, J.F. Burgoyne, W. Selwyn and D. Livingstone. There is a paper on the date of the death of Olaf the Fat (Saint Olave); a geometric projection of...
Dates: 1857 - 1858
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, 1862 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/477
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on chronology, geography and tides. The correspondents include J.R. Hind, A. Way, J. Washington, W.H. Smyth, E. Cardwell, C.A. Young, J. Thompson, R. Fitzroy, P.S. Stanhope, A. Cayley, W. Spottiswoode, R.I. Murchison, G. Everest, W. Selwyn, J.D. Forbes, J.H. Speke, G. Grote and T. Cooke. There are calculations of ancient eclipses; a printed paper by P.A. Hansen on secular variation of the mean longitude of the Moon; papers and a tracing relating to Airy's...
Dates: 1862 - 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 compass corrections on iron ships, 1838

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/682
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, computations and records of observations in regard to the correction of compasses on the iron ship 'Rainbow'. The correspondents include F. Baily, W.H. Barlow, W.H.M. Christie, W.T. Denison, G. Dollond, R. Fitzroy and W. Whewell. The papers include plans of the basin in Deptford Dockyard; 'graphical calculations of perturbations from assumed disturbing face of permanent magnets'; and observations of the dipping needle within and exterior to the ship.

Dates: 1838
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, 1857 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/689
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the correction of compasses on iron ships. There are papers regarding investigations of compass deviation on the 'Trident'; the work and findings of the Liverpool Compass Committee; changes in the deviation of iron ships' compasses; 'Notes on the arrangements and practice of adjusting the compasses of iron ships at Liverpool'; Dr W. Scoresby's account of the voyage of the 'Royal Charter'; compasses of the 'Great Eastern', with ratings of the...
Dates: 1857 - 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 compass corrections on iron ships, 1861 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/691
Scope and Contents Papers concerning discussions on the corrections of compasses on iron ships. The volume includes A. Smith's 'deviation of the compass in iron ships'; horizontal vibration experiments; a memorandum and suggestions by Airy and T.H. Farrer on educating masters and mates in the use of compasses; a letter to 'The Times' on the logs of the 'Anglo-Saxon'; deviations of compasses on the 'Great Eastern'; E. Hopkins' ideas on the demagnetization of ships, found in the 'Shipping and Mercantile...
Dates: 1861 - 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 magnetism, 1845 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/694
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on magnetic disturbances, alleged new discoveries and theories, and experiments on magnetism. There are calculations for the mean declination of Greenwich, 1849; C. Hansteen's extensive magnetic observations at Christiana (Oslo), and a French paper by him on terrestrial magnetism; E. Sabine's remarks on W. De La Rue's diurnal magnetic theories; an unsigned manuscript on the magnetic disturbances of 24 September 1847 at the Royal Observatory; observations of...
Dates: 1845 - 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 magnetism and meteorology, 1848 - 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/672
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers relating to magnetism and meteorology, including tables for vertical force from 1848 to 1850; the valve of the micrometer in the theodolite azimuths for circumpolar stars; Polaris and Delta Ursae Minoris; and the tables used with the needle in Captain Fitzroy's magnetic observatory.

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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Papers on meteorology, 1858 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/702
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding, primarily, meteorological instruments and results, with related papers. The volume includes abstracts and explanations of weather conditions, 1858-1860, by J.M. Saxby; a description of a meteorograph by P.A. Secchi, with illustrations; a 'determination of index errors of the transit circle and altazimuth barometers'; experiments with Robinson's anenometer; notes on instruments and observations by J. Glaisher; correspondence with R. Fitzroy on weather reports;...
Dates: 1858 - 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 meteorology, 1861 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/703
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding meteorology and meteorological instruments. The correspondents include R. Fitzroy, T.J. Main, M. Faraday, G. Fisher, C.V. Walker, A.S. Herschel, Lord Wrottesley, W.H. Sykes, J.V. Lamont, U.J.J. Le Verrier, J.F.W. Herschel, F. Galton, W.H. Miller, H. James, W. Farr, J.D. Forbes and N. Beardmore. The volume includes an extract from 'The Standard', 24 March 1865, on an 'Extraordinary Meteoric Arch'; printed circulars concerning the observation of meteors; a...
Dates: 1861 - 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 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 tides, longitude and invasion, 1859 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/474
Scope and Contents Papers concerning tides, the Claudian invasion of Britain and the determination of longitudes. There is material on the 'Eclipse of Thales'; a paper by F. Diaz Covarrubios determining the geographical position of Mexico; D. May's observations in the neighbourhood of River Quarra (West Africa); Airy's comments on Lewis' essay on Julius Caesar's invasion; an article in 'The Times' on Caesar's invasion; Airy's paper on the landing of Claudius; C. Merivale's two articles, one on Claudius'...
Dates: 1859 - 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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Printed letter concerning a further chronometer for HMS Beagle under Commander Fitzroy, 1831-08-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 45
Scope and Contents

Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1831-08-02
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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Printed letter concerning further chronometers for HMS Beagle under Commander Fitzroy, 1831-08-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 46
Scope and Contents

Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1831-08-09
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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