Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1838
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, computations and records of observations in regard to the correction of compasses on the iron ship 'Rainbow'. The correspondents include F. Baily, W.H. Barlow, W.H.M. Christie, W.T. Denison, G. Dollond, R. Fitzroy and W. Whewell. The papers include plans of the basin in Deptford Dockyard; 'graphical calculations of perturbations from assumed disturbing face of permanent magnets'; and observations of the dipping needle within and exterior to the ship.
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Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
Finding aid date
- Baily, Francis, 1774 - 1844 (stockbroker and astronomer)
- Christie, William Henry Mahoney, Sir, 1845 - 1922 (Knight, astronomer)
- Denison, William Thomas, Sir, 1804 - 1871 (Knight, army officer and colonial governor)
- Fitzroy, Robert, 1805 - 1865 (hydrographer and meteorologist)
- Whewell, William, 1794 - 1866 (Master of Trinity College, Cambridge)