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Romaine, William Govett, 1815 - 1893 (lawyer and civil servant)

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Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on the Deal time ball, 1864 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/622
Scope and Contents

Correspondence on the day to day running of the time ball at Deal and its telegraphic communications with Greenwich. There are also papers on the sale of the Deal naval dockyard and time ball; Airy's report on a visit to the Deal Time Ball; instructions and orders for W. Newby, the time ball attendant; and a poster explaining the Deal Time Ball service and the refurbishment of the time ball tower. The correspondents include W.G. Romaine, C.V. Walker and J. Field.

Dates: 1864 - 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 on time balls and signals, 1866 - 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/616
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the time signal and time ball service, including a proposed time ball on Tuskar Rock in the Irish Sea, with a chart; a proposed time signal at Dundee; cable laying on the Great Eastern Railway; a proposed Ipswich Time Ball; the rating and errors of the Westminster and Post Office clocks; a proposed public clock for the City of London; electric clocks for the Adelaide Parliament, Madras (including a drawing) and Colaba Observatory in Bombay (including...
Dates: 1866 - 1870
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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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 magnetic experiments, 1861 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/696
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning magnetic experiments, including experiments on the induced sub-permanent magnetism of hot rolled and cold rolled malleable iron; proposals to test manufactured iron by magnetism and the findings printed by S.M. Saxby in 'Engineering'; a paper by J.E.H. Gordon and W. Newall on the 'effects of small variations of temperature on steel magnets'; the attraction of magnets by J. Carpenter, with statistics, a summary and relevant mathematical formulae;...
Dates: 1861 - 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 telegraphic communications, 1855 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/628
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on telegraphic communications, including the conditions of use of telegraph wires between the Admiralty and the South Eastern Railway; proposed arrangements of galvanic wires and circuits for working the sympathetic clocks; the circuit and plan of the galvanic wires in the Lombard Street Post Office; various improvements and efficiencies in the telegraph; a report on the working of galvanic apparatus at the Royal Observatory; sketches of the automatic switch for the...
Dates: 1855 - 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 telegraphic communications, 1858 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/629
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on telegraphic communications, including the failure of signals and breakdown of equipment; the agreement for use of the telegraph between the Admiralty and South Eastern Railway; renewal of telegraph wires in Greenwich Park; three samples of proposed cables, one being a specimen of Caoutchouc cable, with patent; notes on the arrangement of overhead wires; adjustments to the Greenwich sympathetic clock; R.L. Jones' system of clock regulation by electricity; a theory...
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 the galvanic longitude of Valentia, 1862

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/637
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the operation to discover the longitude of Valentia (Valencia), Ireland, by means of electric telegraph. The papers include correspondence on the project's requirements, preparations, arrangements and expenses; material produced during the earlier Ordnance Survey of the island, including tracings of the island and of Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire); papers on the loan of equipment; papers on the method of observation; E. Dunkin's daily journal kept during the...
Dates: 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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Telegraphy 4
Clocks 3
Electricity 3
Adelaide 2
Deal 2

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