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Log book, observations and memoir of the HMS Investigator, 1795 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64
Log book, observations and memoir of the HMS Investigator
Log book, observations and memoir of the HMS Investigator

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 experiments; longitude stations; tides and trade winds; general astronomical topics; and perpetual motion and circle quadrature. The final papers relate to voyages of discovery, and include log books, journals and observations.


  • 1795 - 1805


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1 volume(s) (1 volume) : Paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Vol. L

Related Materials

RGO 35/130 is a photocopy of chapters 6 and 7 of Flinders' memoir for 1801-1803.

Date information

DateText: the Investigator voyage papers are dated 1801-1805; additional pages relating to a different voyage are dated 1795-1797.


[Flinders, Matthew; Flinders, Samuel Ward; Crosley, John]

Original geographic information

Australia [subject]

Finding aid date

2006-05-02 10:28:01+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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