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Clocks

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 54 Collections and/or Records:

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Chronometer regulations, 1833 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/574
Scope and Contents

Regulations regarding the loan and rating of chronometers. The volume includes a report of a committee of the Board of Longitude on this subject; regulations on accounts; publication of different chronometer ratings; and details of E.J. Dent's patent for improvements in chronometers and other timekeepers, with plans and drawings. The correspondents are J. Barrow, F. Beaufort, C. Wood, R. Sheepshanks, F. Molyneux and C. Frodsham.

Dates: 1833 - 1844
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Chronometer sales and ratings, 1835 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/575
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers concerning valuations, exchanges and sales of chronometers by the Admiralty and the Royal Observatory. There are tables of the ratings of individual chronometers. The correspondents include F. Beaufort and J. Barrow.

Dates: 1835 - 1844
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Claims for chronometer improvements, 1834 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/587
Scope and Contents Correspondence between the Admiralty and chronometer makers regarding the latter's claims for rewards for making improvements to chronometers. The claims were made principally by J.S. Eiffe and J.G. Ulrich, although there are also claims from R. Molyneux, M.R. Parkinson and C. Frodsham. The correspondents include F. Beaufort, R .Willis, C. Wheatstone, J. Barrow and many of the more famous chronometer and watch-makers. The volume includes unconfirmed minutes of the Royal Society, 10 June...
Dates: 1834 - 1844
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Claims for chronometer improvements, 1845 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/588
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between the Admiralty and chronometer makers regarding the latter's claims for rewards for making improvements to chronometers. Most of the papers concern the claims made by E.T. Loseby, but there is the repeat of a claim by J.G. Ulrich, in the form of a memorial. The papers also include several pages of calculations and three newspaper cuttings relating to Loseby's claims.

Dates: 1845 - 1848
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Correspondence on chronometer errors and rates, 1849 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/598
Scope and Contents

Correspondence on errors and rates of chronometers, including the foundation of time balls at Demerara and C.P. Smyth's account of the Time Ball at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. There are also enquiries on various chronometers, including those used on the 'Bounty'. The correspondents include F. Beaufort, C.P. Smyth and E. Sabine.

Dates: 1849 - 1854
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Correspondence on chronometers, 1845 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/576
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with, mainly, chronometer makers and the Admiralty concerning the testing of chronometers at the Royal Observatory and the purchase of chronometers by the Admiralty.

Dates: 1845 - 1848
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Correspondence on chronometers, 1849 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/577
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with, mainly, chronometer makers and the Admiralty concerning the testing of chronometers at the Royal Observatory and the purchase of chronometers by the Admiralty.

Dates: 1849 - 1852
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Correspondence on chronometers, 1853 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/578
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with, mainly, chronometer makers and the Admiralty concerning the testing of chronometers at the Royal Observatory and the purchase of chronometers by the Admiralty.

Dates: 1853 - 1857
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Correspondence on chronometers, 1857 - 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/579
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with, mainly, chronometer makers and the Admiralty concerning the testing of chronometers at the Royal Observatory and the purchase of chronometers by the Admiralty.

Dates: 1857 - 1859
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Correspondence on chronometers, 1860 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/580
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with, mainly, chronometer makers and the Admiralty concerning the testing of chronometers at the Royal Observatory and the purchase of chronometers by the Admiralty. There is also a printed paper on sending defective chronometers from abroad to the Royal Observatory.

Dates: 1860 - 1861
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Correspondence on chronometers, 1861 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/581
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with, mainly, chronometer makers and the Admiralty concerning the testing of chronometers at the Royal Observatory and the purchase of chronometers by the Admiralty. There are also papers on the printing of the chronometer rates and a printed circular from 'The Horological Journal' to its readers containing a letter on 'rating chronometers on trial at Greenwich'.

Dates: 1861 - 1863
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Correspondence on chronometers, 1863 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/582
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with, mainly, chronometer makers and the Admiralty concerning the testing of chronometers at the Royal Observatory and the purchase of chronometers by the Admiralty. There are also printed copies of the rates of chronometers on trial at the Royal Observatory in 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867 and 1868.

Dates: 1863 - 1868
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Correspondence on chronometers, 1849 - 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/599
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the location, identity, rates and purchases of various chronometers. The volume includes repairs to and complaints with chronometer makers; requests for chronometers for D. Livingstone and the Oregon expedition; a list of chronometer makers; a paper, in French, by Messrs Delamarche and Ploix on the influence of the magnetism of ships on the rates of chronometers; J Hartnup's 'importance of testing chronometers before they are used at sea'; and notes on the...
Dates: 1849 - 1859
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Correspondence on chronometers, 1859 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/600
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the workings of, repairs to, ratings of, and transactions involving chronometers. The volume includes papers on the Westminster Clock and Bell; addresses of chronometer makers; printed papers about Jurgensen and Sons, chronometer makers; new balance springs, 1859-1864; trials and ratings of chronometers for the Indian Store Department; a report on chronometers used aboard HMS 'Hecate'; and a letter by J. Rodwell Hux on the history of horology. The correspondents include...
Dates: 1859 - 1865
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Correspondence on chronometers, 1865 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/601
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the workings of, packing of, repairs to, ratings of, and transactions involving chronometers. The volume covers chronometer trials, 1840-1865; trials for chronometer ratings for the Indian Stores Department, the Italian government and mail watches; the influence of air pressure on clock rates; J.B. Harbard's description of clock rates; a time piece for measuring a ship's speed; a clock for Ipswich Town Hall; and a programme of horological instruments by M.F. Dent for the...
Dates: 1865 - 1868
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Correspondence on chronometers, 1868 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/602
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the rates of, repairs to, trials of, sales of, regulations of, requests on, and ownership of chronometers. The volume covers chronometers for ascertaining a ship's speed; regulations for the testing of chronometers at Liverpool Observatory; mail guards' watches; accounts for chronometers and relevant charges; chronometers for the Indian Department and the Austrian government; the Burdett-Coutts prize for the best essay on balance-springs; and a Swiss report on chronometers...
Dates: 1868 - 1872
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Correspondence on chronometers, 1872 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/603
Scope and Contents

Correspondence on the rates of, repairs to, damage to, ownership of, conversions to, and carriage of various chronometers. The volume covers the Burdett-Coutts prize essay for a compensation balance; problems with the Portsmouth sidereal clock; and proposals for a new electric turret clock at the University of London. The correspondents include F.J.O. Evans, H.C.G. Rümker, C.A.F. Peters, G.H. Richards, C. Wheatstone, C.V. Walker and W.B. Carpenter.

Dates: 1872 - 1875
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Correspondence on chronometers, 1875 - 1876

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/604
Scope and Contents

Correspondence on the ownership of, rates of, accounts of, listings of, repairs to, and packing of various chronometers. The volume includes papers on the defects and repairs to the Portsmouth sidereal clock; trials of new deck clocks; a report on the establishment and inspection of a new electric turret clock for London University; and enquiries on the Greenwich sidereal standard clock by J.W. Reffitt. The correspondents include F.J.O. Evans, R. Hall, W.B. Carpenter and W.H.M. Christie.

Dates: 1875 - 1876
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Correspondence on chronometers, 1876 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/605
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the ownership of, rates of, repairs to, packing of, estimates for, accounts of, and recovery of various chronometers. The volume includes papers on a proposed turret clock for Bombay University Library; the cost of replacement parts for clocks; a paper written in German on marine chronometers; the German clockmakers' newspaper 'Deutsche Uhrmacher-Zeitung'; a scheme by the Clockmakers Company to encourage the study of horology; and a photograph of Arnold and Dent 924, Cox...
Dates: 1876 - 1878
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Correspondence on chronometers, 1876 - 1885

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/606
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the ownership of, purchase of, loss of, conversion of, and trials of chronometers. There is correspondence with the Admiralty and with many chronometer makers. The volume also includes printed copies of 'Instructions for packing chronometers sent from abroad, or from the outports to the Royal Observatory at Greenwich'; a copy of the rules of the Clockmakers Company governing the issuing of the prizes; two pages extracted from 'Nature', 29 March 1877, concerning 'Ships'...
Dates: 1876 - 1885
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Correspondence on clocks, 1879 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/252
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence regarding clocks and sympathetic clocks, 1879-1893Correspondence on clocks and sympathetic clocks not belonging to the Royal Observatory:Correspondence between H. Eaton, G.S. Criswick, T. Lewis, W.H.M. Christie, Dent and Co., H.H. Turner and J. Buckney regarding the Westminster Clock, 1879-1887. The topics discussed are poor signals from the clock; inaccurate time; errors and the stopping of the clock; renewal of signal wires; changes in the organisation...
Dates: 1879 - 1927
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Correspondence on galvanic time, 1849 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/612
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the communication of time by telegraph to Exeter, Norwich, the Bank of England, Portsmouth, Plymouth and Southampton. The papers include complaints about alleged inaccuracies of the Liverpool Time Ball; a request for a clock for the Greenwich Hospital School Observatory; galvanic regulations of the clocks at the General Post Office and the Athenaeum; and the construction of sympathetic galvanic clocks. The correspondents include C.V. Walker, J.C. Clark, S.H. Northcote, G....
Dates: 1849 - 1855
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Correspondence on galvanic time, 1855 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/613
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the communication of time by the Post Office telegraph. There are papers on the trials, costs and tests of clocks on the network; the regulation of clocks; proposals for time signals to be sent to naval dockyards from Greenwich; time balls at Portsmouth, Devonport, Sheerness, Glasgow, Hamburg, Liverpool and the City Observatory, London; and a report by Airy on the workings of the Devonport Time Ball and sketches of its galvanic arrangement. The...
Dates: 1855 - 1858
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Correspondence on New Palace clock, 1845 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/607
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Correspondence concerning the clock for the New Palace at Westminster. The correspondents are mainly horologists, but there are also letters from the Department of Woods and Works. The volume includes a parliamentary paper titled 'A Return for a List of Papers relative to the Great Clock for the New Palace at Westminster', dated 24 June 1847, and pages from the 'Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers' on Wheatstone's 'telegraph clock'.

Dates: 1845 - 1848
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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Correspondence on the New Palace clock, 1851 - 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/608
Scope and Contents

Correspondence concerning the clock for the New Palace at Westminster. The correspondents are mainly horologists, but there are also letters from the Department of Woods and Works. The volume includes parliamentary papers on the supply of new clocks and on correspondence with the Woods, Forests and Land Revenues relating to the clock and bells; newspaper extracts on the clock and related subjects; plans and sections of the clock; and a plan of the Clock Tower.

Dates: 1851 - 1856
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
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