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.

Massey, Edward, c1768 - 1852 (nautical instrument maker)

 Person

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

  • 1
  • 2
 Item

Memorial on Massey’s sounding machine, 1811-03-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 117-119
Scope and Contents Memorial in which Massey outlines improvements he had made to his sounding machine and cites testimonials in support of his invention. He mentions that the Royal Navy had ordered 750 of his machines, but describes the poor remuneration he had received, in the hope of convincing the Board that a patent should not be grounds for exclusion from eligibility for a reward. He also lists the terms of the rewards and of rewards made to previous inventors, stating that he too should be 'liberally...
Dates: 1811-03-06
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

Note from [Thomas Hurd?] to Edward Massey, 1815-03-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 154a
Scope and Contents

Rejecting his request for an advance of money from the Board of Longitude.

Dates: 1815-03-03
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

Note regarding the sounding instruments of Burt and Massey, 1814

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 175
Scope and Contents

Internal note regarding the Board's decision to conduct comparative trials of the sounding instruments of Peter Burt and Edward Massey.

Dates: 1814
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

‘Second [and Third] Appendix to the Account of Massey's Patent Log, and Sounding Machine’, 1808

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 84-93
Scope and Contents

The pamphlet, which was printed in London by William Savage, includes both a second and third appendix, and directions for using both machines. It includes testimonials by Admiral Sir George Montague, Peter Bruff, Michael Spratt, Maurilius Adolphus de Starck, Henry Hope, Courtenay Boyle, Earl St. Vincent, Charles Cotton, Captain William Bedford, L. Lukin, John Pynsent, Captain R.J. Neve, and Thomas Moore.

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

‘Second Appendix to the Account of Massey’s Patent Log, and Sounding Machine’, 1808

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 94-99
Scope and Contents

The pamphlet, which was printed in London by Savage and Easingwood, includes testimonials by Admiral Sir George Montague, Peter Bruff, Michael Spratt, Maurilius Adolphus de Starck, Henry Hope, Courtenay Boyle, and Captain R.B. Vincent.

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).
  • 1
  • 2

Additional filters:

Subject
London 20
Coventry 2
Lambeth 2
Newcastle under Lyme 2
Astronomical observatories 1