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Henderson, Thomas, 1798 - 1844 (astronomer)

 Person

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

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Calculations, 1832 - 1833

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/144
Scope and Contents

Various calculations by Thomas Henderson divided into two sets: (1) Corrections of declination, May 1832 - March 1833; and (2) Corrections of right ascension, April 1832 - January 1833.

Dates: 1832 - 1833
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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Chronometer comparisons, 1832 - 1833

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/142
Scope and Contents

Thomas Henderson's comparisons of chronometers with the transit clock. There are also observations of Encke's Comet, times of flash of the evening gun, and weather observations.

Dates: 1832 - 1833
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).
 Sub-Series

Correspondence, notes and computations, 1835 - 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/31
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence, notes and computations in sixteen sections:(1) (i) Lists of papers; (ii) a note on the transmission of papers to R. Sheepshanks; (iii) a list of papers belonging to F. Fallows, written by Samuel Johnson, 20 June 1835; and (iv) a letter to G.B. Airy from T. Henderson regarding the reduction of Fallows's observations.(2) Correspondence with G.B. Airy, 12 December 1845 - 29 October 1849, regarding the printing and reduction of F. Fallows's...
Dates: 1835 - 1850
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 of Fallows and Henderson, 1820 - 1833

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/27
Scope and Contents Correspondence of F. Fallows and S. Henderson during their respective periods as Cape Astronomer. The letters deal mainly with the initial establishment of the Observatory, its daily running, instructions from the Lords Commissioners on work to be conducted, and information on the provision of instruments. The correspondence includes the following items:A letter from the Lords Commissioners appointing Fallows as Cape Astronomer, 26 October 1820.A letter from T. Young,...
Dates: 1820 - 1833
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).
 Sub-Series

Correspondence of Henderson, Airy and Maclear, 1832 - 1842

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/30
Scope and Contents Correspondence between T. Henderson, G.B. Airy and T. Maclear, comprising a letter from Henderson aboard H.M.S. 'Melville', 25 January 1832; a letter from Henderson concerning tables of corrections for the microscopes on the mural circle, 27 September 1833; a list of observations with the transit circle, 10 April 1832 - 24 May 1833, and the mural circle, 16 May 1832 - 24 May 1833, with a list of corrections to mural circle microscope readings, dated 27 September 1833; a memorandum by...
Dates: 1832 - 1842
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).
 Item

Letter concerning a chronometer by Arnold issued to Mr Henderson, astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope, 1832-01-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 80
Scope and Contents

Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1832-01-16
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 concerning the return of a chronometer by Arnold issued to Mr Henderson for the observatory at the Cape of Good Hope, 1833-08-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 172
Scope and Contents

Sent by A.B. Becher to John Pond.

Dates: 1833-08-10
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).
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Letter from Thomas Henderson to Dr Thomas Young, 1824-01-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 414-415
Scope and Contents

About forwarding a paper on occultations and longitude.

Dates: 1824-01-28
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 to Francis Baily, 1828 - 1843

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/29
Scope and Contents Correspondence comprised predominantly of letters from T. Maclear or F. Fallows to F. Baily:A letter from Maclear to Baily concerning methods of calculating longitudes, 1828, including mention of C. Babbage and T. Young.A letter from Maclear to Baily, 1835, concerning the publication of Cape observations by Fallows and Maclear; the accuracy of the transit clock; the expansion of the Cape Observatory; observations of Halley's Comet, 1-24 September 1835; C. Piazzi Smyth's...
Dates: 1828 - 1843
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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Microfilm of RGO 15/27 and 30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 36/4/4
Scope and Contents

An undated microfilm made by the Public Record Office of correspondence of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope: RGO 15/27, correspondence of Fearon Fallows and Thomas Henderson, 1820-1833, and RGO 15/30, correspondence of Henderson, G.B. Airy and Thomas Maclear, 1832-1842.

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 and calculations, 1832 - 1833

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/143
Scope and Contents

Various observations and calculations by Thomas Henderson, including a table for approximate parallaxes in right ascension and declination, observations of Encke's Comet, a table for reducing transit observations, and stars to be observed with the transit circle.

Dates: 1832 - 1833
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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