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Astronomical observations made on a voyage in the HMS Providence, 1794-1797, 1794 - 1801

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 81a-175

Scope and Contents

Astronomical observations made in the course of a voyage to the Northern Pacific Ocean in HMS Providence, commanded by William Robert Broughton, Esquire. These were compiled by the astronomer John Crosley. Observations begin in October 1794 when the ship left England and end on 16 May 1797 when the ship struck a coral reef and was lost. The entries include an account of the shipwreck, copied from the ship’s log book [RGO 14/67: 168r-168v]. Many of the observations relate to the four timekeepers on board, made by Thomas Earnshaw and John Arnold.

Dates

  • 1794 - 1801

Creator

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Extent

95 folio(s) (95 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials

English

Date information

DateText: includes a note dated 1801.

Originator(s)

Crosley, John

Original geographic information

North Pacific Ocean [subject]

Finding aid date

2011-12-17 15:33:58+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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