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Newcomb, Simon, 1835 - 1909 (astronomer)

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Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on observations given, 1893 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/179
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Dr J. Pulisa, Vienna, concerning errors in lunar places, February 1893.Letter from the Danish Hydrographer requesting errors of the Moon's place for September 1893, the reply enclosing this information, and the Hydrographer's acknowledgement, 1894.Correspondence with Miss Eleen S. Alkins concerning whether Virgo and Scorpius are one constellation, 1894.Correspondence with the Radcliffe Observatory concerning errors in clock stars and the angles for...
Dates: 1893 - 1899
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 observations given, 1903 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/180
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers regarding the provision of observations to various individuals:Correspondence regarding observations of the Moon given to Dr L. Ambronn, Gottingen, 1903.Correspondence regarding observations of and corrections for right ascension and declination of the Moon in the 'Nautical Almanac' given to Captain Foulkes and Major Burdon, 1903.Correspondence regarding a copy of Groombridge's Star Atlas sent to Professor Boss, Dudley Observatory,...
Dates: 1903 - 1914
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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Memorials, 1873 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/183
Scope and Contents Letter from G. MacKinley regarding vacancies as the secretary of a learned society, 1889.Obituary notice for C.F.H. Magnon of Paris, 1888.Letter from Lord McLaren regarding Dr Copeland's visit to the Royal Astronomical Society, with a reply, 1888.Letter to Captain Sir F. Evans regarding appointments in the Royal Observatory and at the Cape, 1883.Letter from M. le Chevalier of Paris regarding a memorial to A. Rabelais, 1879, with a printed notice of the programme...
Dates: 1873 - 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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1834 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/248
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence, 1834-1895Correspondence regarding J.C. Adams and other subjects, as follows:Index to correspondence, 1895.C. Taylor's suggestion of a memorial to J.C. Adams at Westminster Abbey, 1892.D. McAlister's proposal for a publication of J.C. Adams's papers, with lists of important correspondence, 1892-1893.Notes on correspondence in the Royal Observatory records regarding the search for Neptune, 1834.Notes from J.F.W. Hershel's letter...
Dates: 1834 - 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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1891 - 1895

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/127
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence of David Gill divided into sections by correspondent: Professor Bakhuyzen, L. de Ball, Miss A.M. Clerke, Ralph Copeland, J.L.E. Dreyer, Gylden, Robert Fleur, William Huggins, Harold Jacobi, S. Newcomb, W.E. Plummer, E.D. Preston, A.A. Rambaut, A.W. Roberts, Dr Isaac Roberts, Professor Safford, L. Schulhof, Professor Michie Smith, C. Piazzi Smyth, E.J. Struve, John Tebbutt, J.M. Thome, D.P. Todd, Professor H.H. Turner and H.C. Vogel.
Dates: 1891 - 1895
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, 1907 - 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/132
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence of Sydney Hough with astronomers regarding various subjects, including the publication of results and restoration work after the First World War. At the end of the volume are a set of obituary notices. The correspondence is divided into sections by correspondent: F. Aguilar, La Plata; Professor Auwers, Berlin; Dr Backland, Pulkova; E.B. Baillaud, Paris; Professor Bakhuyzen, Leiden; J.M. Baldwin, Potsdam; P. Barruchi; Professor Boccardi, Turin; Professor Boss,...
Dates: 1907 - 1923
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, L-Z, 1896 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/129
Scope and Contents Correspondence between David Gill and various individuals, including members of other observatories, divided into nineteen sections:Professor R.H. Tucker, W.W. Campbell, J.E. Keeler and E.S. Holden of the Lick Observatory, April 1896 - January 1900.W.H. Maw, London, 21 February - 13 June 1899.Professor Simon Newcomb, Washington, 13 January 1896 - 31 January 1900.H.F. Newall, Cambridge, 3 March - 9 October 1899.Professor Vogel and Dr G. Muller, Potsdam,...
Dates: 1896 - 1900
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 planetary and lunar theory, 1880 - 1893

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/150
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning Sir George Airy's numerical lunar theory, 1880.Correspondence with S. Newcomb, Washington, concerning lunar theory, 1880.Letter from Archdeacon Kaye concerning the Moon's influence on terrestrial motion, 1880.Correspondence with T.E.V. Oppolzer concerning errors in the lunar tables, 1880.Correspondence with J.D. Forbes, Glasgow, concerning the trans-Neptunian planet, 1880.Correspondence with R.S. Ball concerning his 'elements of...
Dates: 1880 - 1893
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 planetary and lunar theory, 1896 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/151
Scope and Contents Correspondence of 1896-1905 concerning a proposed new comparison of theory with the Greenwich observations of the Moon from 1750. The correspondents include S. Newcomb, E.W. Turner and D. Gill.Correspondence with S. Newcomb concerning errors in the tables of Mars, 1905.Correspondence with S. Newcomb regarding comparisons of Sir George Airy's longitudes of the Moon with Hansen's tables, 1905.Mr Cowell's memoranda on gravitational calculations and empirical terms of lunar...
Dates: 1896 - 1920
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 small planets and satellites, 1881 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/152
Scope and Contents (1) Papers relating to small planets and satellites, 1881-1912Correspondence with Paris Observatory, 1881, concerning observations of minor planets for the period ending 31 December 1880.Letter from D. Gill, Cape of Good Hope Observatory, 1881, regarding observations of minor planets to determine solar parallax.Telegrams concerning the discovery of new minor planets, 1882-1892.Correspondence with R. Bryant concerning perturbations of Sappho,...
Dates: 1881 - 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 and institutions, 1893 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/224
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Secretary of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1897-1914, concerning the award of the Bruce Gold Medal to Simon Newcomb, 1898; Arthur Auwers, 1899; David Gill, 1900; G.V. Schiaparelli, 1902; William Huggins, 1904; W.C. Vogel, 1906; E.C. Pickering, 1908; G.W. Hill, 1909; J.H. Poincaré, 1911; J.C. Kapteyn, 1913; and O. Backlund, 1914.Correspondence and papers relating to the Optical Society, 1905-1910, including notices of meetings, lists of members and...
Dates: 1893 - 1914
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 star catalogues, 1850 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/82
Scope and Contents Correspondence, calculations and internal memoranda relating to the compilation of star catalogues:1. Letter from A.C. Dixon including notes of errors in the Greenwich Observations.2. Comparison of results on the North Polar distance of stars common to the 1887 and 1888 annual catalogues.3. The algebraic excess of 1888 North Polar distances over those for 1887 for stars common to both catalogues.4. Computation of precessions.5. The number of stars...
Dates: 1850 - 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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Papers on star catalogues, 1894 - 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/167
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Professor Safford, 1894, concerning errors in the 1860 Star Catalogue: north polar distance of 16 Persei.Letter from G. Dunn concerning 73 Leonis being a variable, 1894.Letter from S. Newcomb, 1894, concerning the north polar distance of standard stars during 1891-1893, with a reply including the Greenwich observations for 1891.Correspondence with Major Gore, R.E., concerning the place of double stars, 1894-1895.Letter from Professor Engstrom...
Dates: 1894 - 1908
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 Nautical Almanac Office, 1894 - 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/171
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning stars to be added to the apparent place list, including the listings, 1894.Request from the Nautical Almanac Office for a proof copy of the 5-Year Catalogue, 1894.Request for observations of the occultation stars for the 1898 'Nautical Almanac', with listings and observational results, 1894.Observations of the minor planet Flora for the 'Nautical Almanac', 1894.Correspondence on the existence of star BAC 5255, 1894.Request for...
Dates: 1894 - 1918
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 Royal Society, 1889 - 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/240
Scope and Contents (1) Papers concerning the granting of Royal Society MedalsW.J. Wharton's endorsement of S. Newcomb for the Copley Medal and Christie's approval of the award, 1889.List of S. Newcomb's principal astronomical papers, 1889.Statement by Christie in favour of S. Newcomb's claims for the Copley Medal, 1890.Further list of important papers by S. Newcomb, 1890.Christie's recommendation for a Royal Society Medal for A.W. Rücker, 1890.Acknowledgement from...
Dates: 1889 - 1901
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 Transit Circle II, 1875 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/32
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Troughton and Simms regarding the polishing of the transit circle object glass and the subsequent overhaul of the instrument, as well as the proposal to fit an aluminium dew cap to the transit circle, 1906.Correspondence with Troughton and Simms on the improved illumination of the transit circle, 1908.Correspondence with Troughton and Simms on the new travelling wire micrometer for the transit circle, including estimates, specifications, and the order and...
Dates: 1875 - 1936
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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Script for 'The Night Sky in February', 1958-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45/331
Scope and Contents A annotated copy of Porter's script for 'The Night Sky in February' on the disappearance of Venus as an evening star and its reappearance as a morning star, Jupiter rising at midnight near Spica, and Saturn and Mars in the sunrise; Mars to be at opposition in November, the plotting of planetary positions, and the 'Nautical Almanac' and the tables of Simon Newcomb and George Hill; the advent of electronic machines for calculations of these ephemerides; the high degree of accuracy of the tables...
Dates: 1958-02
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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Simon Newcomb, 1909 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 96/12/1/1
Scope and Contents Printed photograph from ‘Popular Astronomy', No. 168.
Dates: 1909 - 1950
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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'Sun from Newcomb' papers, 1950 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/103
Scope and Contents Papers regarding work carried out in relation to the solar tables of Simon Newcomb, including tables of ecliptic coordinates.
Dates: 1950 - 1968
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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