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Mann, William, 1817 - 1873 (astronomer)

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Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence of Edward Stone, 1870 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/69
Scope and Contents

General correspondence of E.J. Stone as Cape Astronomer, regarding W. Mann's retirement, Finley's appointment, Stevens's resignation and other subjects.

Dates: 1870 - 1879
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 instruments, 1849 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/93
Scope and Contents Correspondence of G.B. Airy and related papers under the heading 'Cape Observatory and Survey 1849 to 1854. Instruments', divided into thirteen sections:Notes on the barometer used by Henderson.Letters from G.B. Airy to W. Dolland regarding an eyepiece and level for the Cape Transit, 1850-1851.Sir J. Herschel's recommendation for the erection of a transit circle at the Cape, 27 December 1851.Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the transit circle,...
Dates: 1849 - 1854
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 Cape Observatory, 1870 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/96
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding different aspects of the Cape Observatory, divided into four sections:Correspondence between the Admiralty, E.J. Stone and G.B. Airy, 20 July 1870 - 2 April 1875, including draft instructions defining Stone's duties at the Cape, details of how he found the Observatory to be on his arrival, and details of the memorial to Mr Mann, with regular reports on work being carried out.Correspondence regarding the appointment of an assistant at the Cape...
Dates: 1870 - 1875
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 Observatory, 1827 - 1845

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/28
Scope and Contents Correspondence and some related papers regarding different aspects of the work and the instruments at the Cape Observatory, together with the Cape Survey, divided into five sections:N1. Cape Observations, General:Official Instructions to the Cape Astronomer, containing letters of instruction to F. Fallows and T. Maclear.Observations of Mauvais' Comet by Maclear at the Cape of Good Hope, August-October 1844.General correspondence with Maclear, including letters...
Dates: 1827 - 1845
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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Letters from the Admiralty, 1853 - 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/59
Scope and Contents Letters to Thomas Maclear from the Admiralty and the Hydrographer's Department regarding administrative and financial matters. The subjects include: The appointment of Mr Mann as assistant at the Cape Observatory, 14 September 1853.The discovery of the minor planet Euterpe by J.R. Hind, with observational places, 8 November 1853.Financial estimates for the year 1861-1862.Sanction for the payment of the Simon's Town time ball, 6 May 1861.Inventory of...
Dates: 1853 - 1870
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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Letters of William Mann, 1992

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/163
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of letters by William Mann of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, apparently written to Dr John Lee of London.

1. Mann to Lee, 30 May 1840, 4 pages, end missing.

2. Mann to Lee, 30 May 1840, 4 pages, a copy, complete.

3. Mann to Lee, 19 August 1843, 8 pages, end missing.





Dates: 1992
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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Letters on the Magnetic Observatory fire, 1851 - 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/61
Scope and Contents Letters to Thomas Maclear from various individuals regarding the fire at the Magnetic Observatory and its subsequent reconstruction. There are also letters from Mr Mann regarding instructions from the Admiralty to Maclear on the purchase of a new telescope and concerning other matters at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich; requests from individuals for observations and the loan of various items of equipment; correspondence regarding lighthouse positions, 26 February 1833; and a letter from...
Dates: 1851 - 1856
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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Weekly register, 1849 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/2
Scope and Contents The weekly register of the general work of the Cape Observatory, including observations, staff matters and items of interest locally. The volume includes the following items:1. A preface containing an alphabetical index of books; a list of Observatory rules regarding observations; information on the use of the mural circle, transit instrument and other equipment; and details regarding the security of the Observatory.2. Daily reports of observations made and work carried out...
Dates: 1849 - 1954
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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Weekly register, 1854 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/3
Scope and Contents The weekly register of the Cape Observatory, including daily reports of observations made and work carried out at the Observatory. The volume includes the following items:A report by Thomas Maclear on 'The Repeating Time Ball upon the Lion's Rump Signal Station', 23 January 1854.Material on the shipment of the transit circle from England on the 'Beyne', 30 January 1854.Specifications of work to be carried out at the Royal Observatory Cottage, 13 February...
Dates: 1854 - 1860
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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