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Mackenzie, James Stuart, 1719 - 1800 (Lord Privy Seal of Scotland)

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Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

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Improvements in the Nautical Almanac, 1819 - 1826

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/22: 3-28
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...
Dates: 1819 - 1826
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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Invitation from James Stuart Mackenzie, 1795-04-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/20: 1-2
Scope and Contents

An invitation to dinner at the home of James Mackenzie addressed to 'My Dear Tycho' (after the famed astronomer Tycho Brahe). Various calculations and equations cover the letter.

Dates: 1795-04-24
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 to James Stuart Mackenzie

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/91
Scope and Contents Undated photocopies of letters from Nevil Maskelyne to James Stuart Mackenzie:(1) 19 August 1790, giving Mackenzie the rule for determining the time which the Moon's semi-diameter takes to pass the meridian, 2 pages.(2) 2 November 1790, regarding the measurement of the distance of the Moon's east and west limit from the meridian, 3 pages.(3) 4 November 1790, providing additional information on a method of observing the right ascension of the Moon using the equatorial...
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 Bradley, 1729 - 1762

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 3/43/8
Scope and Contents Letters to James Bradley and other correspondence.1. Letter to Bradley on atmospheric pressure, with two examples of evidence provided by the author for his argument. There is also a piece on the origins of springs and rainfall by 'Academicus', an unknown pupil and admirer.2. Equation written on a letter to Mrs Paine of Wanstead, Essex.3. Letter to Mrs Woodom from Mathew Hymondefold, 11 October l729, informing her of the safe return home of him and his family. On the...
Dates: 1729 - 1762
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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