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Austin, Benjamin A, fl1821 (petitioner to the Board of Longitude)

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Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on Abinger Magnetic Observatory, 1893 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/46
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the need for the Abinger Magnetic Observatory and on the establishment of the observatory, including the following material:Correspondence with Admiralty departments and officials, 1923-1937, including the Scientific Research Department, the Civil Engineer-in-Chief, the Hydrographic Department, the Director of Electrical Engineering, Sir Vincent Baddeley, Col. R.G. Hayes, the Director of Naval Construction and the Secretary of the Admiralty concerning the move,...
Dates: 1893 - 1937
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 magnetic data, 1937 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/11
Scope and Contents Correspondence and requests concerning magnetic data, including the following material:Correspondence with the Hydrographer regarding the R.R.S. 'Research', 1948.Correspondence with the Royal Aircraft Establishment regarding titled cameras and with the Hydrographer regarding magnetic variation, 1946.Correspondence with S. Chapman regarding polar flights, 1945, with charts.Correspondence with Dr Fleming regarding the magnetic north pole,...
Dates: 1937 - 1948
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 magnetic instruments, 1952 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/122
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with H. Tinsley and Co. Ltd regarding the supply of a high precision potentiometer to Abinger, 1953, and letters regarding the supply of straight filament lamps to Abinger, 1952.

Dates: 1952 - 1953
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 magnetic instruments, 1912 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/42
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence regarding matters relating to magnetic instruments, including the following material:Correspondence with Adam Hilger Ltd regarding a quartz-fibre vertical force magnetograph, 1920-1924.Miscellaneous correspondence relating to the repair, purchase and testing of magnetic instruments, 1923-1937, including the repair of Elliot Magnetometer No. 75 by Elliott Bros., the testing of the Shuster-Smith Magnetometer for Abinger, the return to the Royal...
Dates: 1912 - 1937
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 magnetic instruments, 1932 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/63
Scope and Contents Correspondence with several observatories, the Admiralty and the Physical Department regarding the repair, testing and standardisation of magnetic instruments and the issuing of certificates, 1935-1936; correspondence with the High Commission for India, 1934-1936, regarding the standardisation of magnets for the Colaba Observatory, India, and magnetic instruments for other Indian observatories, such as Alibag; and correspondence and reports relating to the comparison of Eskdalemuir and...
Dates: 1932 - 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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Correspondence on magnetism, 1937 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/10
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning magnetism, including correspondence with the Carnegie Institute of Washington and the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism regarding the interchange of magnetic data; correspondence with Dr G. Swoboda, Lausanne Magnetical Observatory, regarding magnetic character numbers from the Abinger Magnetic Observatory; and quarterly summaries of days classified according to magnetic disturbances. The papers also include the following material:Letter...
Dates: 1937 - 1948
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 magnetism, 1937 - 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/13
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning magnetism, including the following material:Correspondence regarding instruments, such as declination magnometers, 1951.Correspondence with the National Coal Board regarding Abinger declination traces and magnetograms, 1950.Correspondence with George Phillip and Son Ltd regarding the north magnetic pole, 1950.Programme for the demonstration of the Total Force Magnetic Variometer at Airwork Ltd, Langley Airport,...
Dates: 1937 - 1951
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 magnetism, 1920 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/70
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous correspondence concerning magnetism, including scientific discoveries; electric fields; new types of magnet; sunspots and magnetic storms; starting a new magnetic observatory in Siam (Thailand); and special work done on terrestrial magnetism at Abinger for the second International Polar Year 1932-1933.

Dates: 1920 - 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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Correspondence on the Magnetic Observatory, 1948 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/78
Scope and Contents General and official correspondence regarding the removal of the Magnetic Observatory from Abinger to Hartland, including the following items: Correspondence regarding hotel bookings for people visiting Hartland, 1963.Report on hygiene inspection at Hartland, 1963.Letters to P.L. Rickerby regarding the allocation of construction work at Hartland, 1963.Correspondence regarding the trials of a recording magnetometer, 1963.Plan of the proposed new fencing...
Dates: 1948 - 1963
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 variometers, 1937 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/117
Scope and Contents

Correspondence of H. Spencer Jones with the Danish Meteorological Institute and Professor De la Cour regarding variometers for Abinger.

Dates: 1937 - 1948
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 Association of Terrestrial Magnetism and Electricity, 1936 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/613
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Association of Terrestrial Magnetism and Electricity, including the following items:Letter from G. Acchini to Professor Lambert concerning 'A single pole of reference' and the organisation of Central Office, 1949.Correspondence of A.H. Goldie and W.H.M. Greaves concerning magnetic work in Greece, 1937. Correspondence with Dr D. la Cour regarding magnetic records from Abinger, including a graph, 1937.Correspondence concerning magnetic...
Dates: 1936 - 1949
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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