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Inman, James, 1776 - 1859 (mathematician and writer on navigation)

 Person

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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A short account of a voyage from Port Jackson in New South Wales to Canton in China in 1803, 1803

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 235-251
Scope and Contents A narrative account by James Inman of a voyage on board the ship Rolla, commanded by John Cumming, in 1803. The account provides details of the situation of places encountered, and of ‘every circumstance’ of the voyage relevant to navigation. It includes detailed descriptions of many of the places visited and of encounters with indigenous peoples. It also describes the loss of HMS Porpoise and the merchantman Cato, and the role of the Rolla, the Cumberland (commanded by Captain Flinders),...
Dates: 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).
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Account by James Inman of his work as astronomer, 1803 - 1804

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 175-176
Scope and Contents

The account relates to the voyage of HMS Investigator under Captain Flinders and observations taken by Inman at Port Jackson. It includes details of problems Inman had with his equipment.

Dates: 1803 - 1804
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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Letter book containing outgoing correspondence, 1782 - 1810

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/9
Scope and Contents Outgoing correspondence regarding many astronomical and nautical subjects, including accounts with printers, the production of the 'Nautical Almanac', expeditions to Australia, a reward for a method of making glass of a sufficient quality for instruments, the trial of various timepieces and their employment on board Royal Navy vessels, replies to projectors proposing various methods of finding longitude at sea, and instructions for astronomers (including William Gooch on board the Daedalus...
Dates: 1782 - 1810
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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Letter from James Inman to [Nevil Maskelyne], 1803-08-05 - 1803-08-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 209-216
Scope and Contents

Concerning observations taken at Garden Island, Sydney, New South Wales, and his equipment and instruments. A postscript concerns a gift of a pet for Miss Maskelyne, with mention of the different animals of the country.

Dates: 1803-08-05 - 1803-08-08
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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Observations by James Inman, 1802-09-13 - 1804-08-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 177-208
Scope and Contents A set of observations and related tables made by Inman on a voyage from England to New Holland [RGO 14/68: 177]; at Garden Island, Port Jackson and Farm Cove, near Sydney, New South Wales [RGO 14/68: 178r-192v]; on a voyage of the ship Rolla from Port Jackson to Macau Roads in China, 22 September - 5 December 1803 [RGO 14/68: 193r-198v]; and on Inman’s return voyage from China to England on board the Warley East Indiaman in 1804 (with a meteorological journal for that voyage) [RGO 14/68:...
Dates: 1802-09-13 - 1804-08-05
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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Observations made by James Inman in New South Wales, 1803-06-18 - 1803-08-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 217-234
Scope and Contents From the Item: Observations and related papers by James Inman. Inman joined HMS Investigator as the astronomer in June 1803 at New South Wales, after the departure of astronomer John Crosley. When the officers and men of the Investigator were transferred to HMS Porpoise, Inman remained at Port Jackson with his instruments, later joining the ship Rolla, commanded by Mr Cumming, which participated in rescuing the men of the Porpoise and Cato ships lost at Wreck Reefs. Included are observations made by...
Dates: 1803-06-18 - 1803-08-05
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 regarding the loan of instruments and books to James Inman on a voyage to Australia, 1802 - 1804

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/13: 170-180
Scope and Contents From the File:

Papers regarding the loan and return of instruments belonging to the Board of Longitude and concerning persons entitled to receive Board publications.

Dates: 1802 - 1804
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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Sanction for James Inman to replace John Crosley on the scientific expedition to New Holland, 1803

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/185: 5-5b
Scope and Contents

There are instructions for him to board the ship, details of observations to be made at sea and on shore, and general directions.

Dates: 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).

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China 2
Jackson, Port 2
Macau 2
Sydney 2
Africa 1

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