Skip to main content

Cambridge University Libraries are providing a blend of online and controlled in-person services. Please see our website for more details.

Correspondence, 1771 - 1811

 File
Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/314

Scope and Contents

Various notes and letters.

1. Letter from A. Sheppard, 12 February 1771, giving the dates of commencement of university terms.

2. A balance of payments, 30 October 1810.

3. Account between Maskelyne and the Board of Longitude, 6 October 1810.

4. Note for Mrs Edwards, a comparer, relating to some observations.

5. Dates on which pieces for the 1816 'Nautical Almanac' were received from the computers, 1810-1811.

6. A letter to John Crosley, 15 October 1810, noting various computations to be performed.

7. List of dates to be computed for the 'Nautical Almanac' by John Pascoe, 1799-1808, Nicholas James, 1806-1808, and Henry Andrews, 1806-1808.

8. Account of John Crosley's work, 15 January 1811.

9. Alterations in the dates on which Oxford University terms begin and end, from Mr Bensley.

10. A letter from Abram Robertson, May 1809, giving dates of Oxford University terms.

11. Note of work received for the 'Nautical Almanac', 1810.

12. Predictions of astronomical events for 1815, made in 1810.

13 A receipt from Mrs Edwards, Ludlow, Herefordshire, 4 April 1786, for repairs made to a reflecting telescope.

14. Work for the 1816 'Nautical Almanac' due in, and a note of payment to Mary Edwards.

15. The rates of pay for comparers and computers.

16. Maskelyne's account with the Board of Longitude, 1809-1810.































Dates

  • 1771 - 1811

Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Extent

1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials

English

Finding aid date

2005-11-07 15:46:53+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Contact:
Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom


The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.