Gilbert, Davies, 1767 - 1839 (MP, scientist and antiquary)
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Account of Peter Barlow's experiments on board the ships 'Leven', 'Conway' and 'Griper' for correcting the local attraction of the vessels, 1819 - 1824
Correspondence regarding the effect of magnetic variation on the mariner's compass, the use of magnetic variation to establish longitude and the cause of magnetic variation.
Regarding the comparative state of astronomical observations in England and on the Continent.
Observations and correspondence regarding miscellaneous astronomical matters.
Includes correspondence relating to the setting up of the Tonnage Committee to discuss the most effective way of measuring a ship's tonnage, and calculations showing the measurement of tonnage of various ships.
Print of an engraving based on a painting by Henry Howard, R.A.
Concerning a letter received from Fearon Fallows at the Cape of Good Hope.
A photocopy of a letter from Joseph Banks, Spring Grove, near Hounslow, to Davies Giddy, later Gilbert, Eastbourne, 16 October 1816, 4 pages.
Recommendations by members of the Board of Longitude on the nature and conditions of the reward to be offered for the finding of longitude at sea. The correspondents include Davies Gilbert, Professor Abram Robertson and Captain Henry Kater.
Reports on various papers and instruments submitted for examination and discussion by the Board of Longitude.