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Confirmed minutes, 1823 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/8
Confirmed minutes of the Board of Longitude, 1823-1829
Confirmed minutes of the Board of Longitude, 1823-1829

Scope and Contents

Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, experiments to discover the longitude of Falmouth; instruments required by Fearon Fallows at the Cape of Good Hope; Sir Humphrey Davy's suggestion of publishing a catalogue of double stars by John Herschel and Sir James South; Johann Tiarks's trip to Heligoland to discover the longitude of the island and its relative position to both the coast of Germany and Greenwich; the purchase of a 14-foot reflecting telescope for the Cape Observatory; improvements to the 'Nautical Almanac'; errors in Taylor's logarithms, and a similar table belonging to Charles Babbage; and copies of letters sent by the Board of Longitude to various inventors of methods of finding longitude.
This volume contains a large number of blank pages [RGO 14/8: 64-199] and [RGO 14/8: 263-299].


  • Creation: 1823 - 1829


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Original geographic information

Cambridge [subject]

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Edinburgh [subject]

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Falmouth [subject]

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Greenwich [subject]

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Helgoland [subject]

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Oxford [subject]

Finding aid date

2006-05-02 10:24:35+00:00

Includes index.

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