Skip to main content

Cambridge University Libraries are providing a blend of online and controlled in-person services. Please see our website for more details.

Flinders, Samuel Ward, 1782 - 1834 (naval officer)

 Person

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

  • 1
  • 2
 Item

Abstracts of astronomical observations, 1802-05-26 - 1803-10-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 19-27
Scope and Contents Made in the years 1802 & 1803 on the coast of New Holland by Lieutenant Samuel Ward Flinders.
Dates: 1802-05-26 - 1803-10-07
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).
 Item

Account with Lieutenant Samuel Ward Flinders, 1808

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/17: 286-287
Scope and Contents From the File: Papers regarding payments for work done on behalf of the Board.
Dates: 1808
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).
 Item

Astronomical observations made on a voyage of the HMS Investigator, 1801-1803, 1801 - 1803

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/66/1: 1-95
Scope and Contents Book of rough calculations of astronomical observations and of comparisons of the timekeepers, made by Captain Flinders and Lieutenant Ward Flinders. Folios 70-95 are inverted in the volume.
Dates: 1801 - 1803
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).
 Item

Calculations of observations made on a voyage of the HMS Investigator, 1801-06-16 - 1807-10-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/66/3: 1-108
Scope and Contents Book of rough calculations of astronomical observations and accounts of the daily rates of the timekeepers and their errors. Includes observations written on the back of a sales receipt [RGO 14/66/3: 97v] and on the back of a letter from Robert Brine to Lieutenant Flinders [RGO 14/66/3: 107].
Also included is a list of French phases compiled by Captain Flinders while imprisoned on the island of Mauritius [RGO 14/66/3: 56].
Dates: 1801-06-16 - 1807-10-18
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).
 File

Confirmed minutes, 1802 - 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/7
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, tables devised by José Mendoza de Ríos; correspondence with John Crosley (the astronomer with the expedition to New South Wales); a claim for a reward for Charles Mason's work on lunar tables; a report on the Arnold and Earnshaw chronometers going on the voyage of Captain Matthew Flinders; grants and awards to chronometer-makers; the observations of Nathaniel Bliss when he was Astronomer Royal; models of watch escapements...
Dates: 1802 - 1823
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).
 Item

Copy of a letter from Captain Thomas Hurd to Samuel Ward Flinders, 1812-12-04 - 1812-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 64r
Scope and Contents Concerning remuneration for recalculating observations made on a voyage of HMS Investigator.
Dates: 1812-12-04 - 1812-12
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).
 Item

Copy of a letter from John Pond to Captain Matthew Flinders, 1811-04-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 42r-42v
Scope and Contents Concerning observations by Samuel Ward Flinders and John Crosley on a voyage of HMS Investigator.
Dates: 1811-04-27
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).
 Item

Copy of a letter from John Pond to Samuel Ward Flinders, 1812-06-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 60
Scope and Contents Concerning observations made on a voyage of HMS Investigator.
Dates: 1812-06-15
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).
 Item

Correspondence concerning observations made on HMS Investigator, 1806-05-23 - 1806-05-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 28r-28v
Scope and Contents Letter from Lieutenant Samuel Ward Flinders to Captain Robert Fowler, with a copy reply from Fowler (on the reverse).
Dates: 1806-05-23 - 1806-05-25
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).
 Item

Correspondence regarding applications for a reward by Matthew Flinders and Lieutenant S.W. Flinders, 1801 - 1808

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 14-36
Scope and Contents Letters, observations and a memorial sent to the Board of Longitude from Captain Matthew Flinders and his brother Lieutenant Samuel Ward Flinders, relating to their claims to have each served in the role of astronomer on HMS Investigator after the departure of John Crosley. Also, two related letters to Lieutenant Flinders from Robert Brown and Ferdinand Bauer.
Dates: 1801 - 1808
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).
 Item

Journal of the voyage in the HMS Investigator, 1801-1802, 1795 - 1802-04-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 3r-50v
Scope and Contents This is the first of three sections of the log book for the voyage; see also [RGO 14/64: 52r-97v] and [RGO 14/64: 99r-106r]. Also included here are unrelated pages from a voyage [of HMS Thetis?] dated 1795-1797.
Dates: 1795 - 1802-04-26
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).
 Item

Journal of the voyage of HMS Investigator, 1802 and 1803, 1801-12 - 1803-01-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 52r-97v
Scope and Contents This is a continuation of the log book for the voyage, which is in three parts. See also [RGO 14/64: 3r-50v] and [RGO 14/64: 99r-106r].
Dates: 1801-12 - 1803-01-06
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).
 Item

Letter concerning observations made on a voyage of HMS Investigator, 1806-05-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 31-32
Scope and Contents Letter to Lieutenant Samuel Ward Flinders from Ferdinand Bauer, botanical artist on HMS Investigator.
Dates: 1806-05-11
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).
 Item

Letter concerning observations made on HMS Investigator, 1806-05-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 29-30
Scope and Contents Letter to Lieutenant Samuel Ward Flinders from Robert Brown, botanist on HMS Investigator.
Dates: 1806-05-11
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).
 Item

Letter from Samuel Ward Flinders to Captain Thomas Hurd, 1812-03-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 57
Scope and Contents Concerning observations made on a voyage of HMS Investigator.
Dates: 1812-03-03
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).
 Item

Letter from Samuel Ward Flinders to George Gilpin, 1808-05-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 35-36
Scope and Contents Concerning a reward of £200 which he had been offered by the Board of Longitude in return for making observations while on board HMS Investigator.
Dates: 1808-05-21
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).
 Item

Letter from Samuel Ward Flinders to John Pond, 1811-09-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 55-56
Scope and Contents Concerning observations made on a voyage of HMS Investigator.
Dates: 1811-09-10
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).
 Item

Letter from Samuel Ward Flinders to Thomas Hurd, 1812-12-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 61
Scope and Contents Concerning observations made on a voyage of HMS Investigator.
Dates: 1812-12-03
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).
 File

Log book, observations and memoir of the HMS Investigator, 1795 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1795 - 1805
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).
 Item

Log book of the HMS Investigator, January 1803, 1803-01-07 - 1803-01-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 99r-106r
Scope and Contents This is a continuation of the log book for the voyage, which is in three parts. The entries cover 7-31 January 1803 while the Investigator was in the Gulf of Carpentaria, at Groote Eylandt and travelling towards Cape Arnhem. Some observations of lunar distance are included.
For earlier sections of the log book, see also [RGO 14/64: 3r-50v] and [RGO 14/64: 52r-97v].
Dates: 1803-01-07 - 1803-01-31
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).
 Item

Memorial of Samuel Ward Flinders, 1806-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 33-34
Scope and Contents Sent to the Board of Longitude, concerning his role as astronomer on HMS Investigator.
Dates: 1806-04
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).
 Item

Observations made on the voyage, 1801-1805, 1801 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 107-211
Scope and Contents The observations form a continuous run, with occasional headings based on location (reproduced here).
Dates: 1801 - 1805
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).
 File

Observations on a voyage of discovery of the HMS Investigator, 1801 - 1807

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/66
Scope and Contents Astronomical observations, calculations, etc., made during voyages of discovery.
Dates: 1801 - 1807
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).
 Item

Petition of Lieutenant Samuel Ward Flinders, 1812-12-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 62-63
Scope and Contents Sent to the Board of Longitude, concerning observations made on a voyage of HMS Investigator.
Dates: 1812-12-02
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).
 File

Reduction of the astronomical observations made during the voyage of HMS Investigator, 1801 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/65
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1801 - 1805
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).
  • 1
  • 2

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.