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Letter book containing outgoing correspondence, 1782 - 1810

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/9
Letter book containing outgoing correspondence
Letter book containing outgoing correspondence

Scope and Contents

Outgoing correspondence regarding many astronomical and nautical subjects, including accounts with printers, the production of the 'Nautical Almanac', expeditions to Australia, a reward for a method of making glass of a sufficient quality for instruments, the trial of various timepieces and their employment on board Royal Navy vessels, replies to projectors proposing various methods of finding longitude at sea, and instructions for astronomers (including William Gooch on board the Daedalus [RGO 14/9: 61v-64v], John Crosley on HMS Providence [RGO 14/9: 70r-72v] and HMS Investigator [RGO 14/9: 99r-104v], and James Inman on HMS Investigator [RGO 14/9: 109v-113v]). The correspondence is arranged chronologically and is dominated by communications with the Admiralty.


  • Creation: 1782 - 1810


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1 volume(s) (1 volume (134 ff.))

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Vol. IX

Original geographic information

Africa [subject]

Original geographic information

Australia [subject]

Original geographic information

North Pacific Ocean [subject]

Finding aid date

2006-05-02 10:24:38+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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