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Latitude

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on finding latitude, 1787 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/41
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding methods for establishing latitude.
Dates: 1787 - 1828
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 longitude, 1902 - 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/148
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to longitude and its determination, including the following material:(1) Correspondence regarding the Potsdam-Greenwich Longitude via Emden and Bracton, 1902-1904.There is correspondence with C.T. Albrecht regarding accommodation, equipment and arrangements with the General Post Office (G.P.O.); correspondence with the G.P.O. regarding the line between the Royal Observatory and Potsdam; and a copy of 'Longitude Difference between Potsdam and Greenwich', a...
Dates: 1902 - 1928
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 longitudes and latitudes, 1873 - 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/258
Scope and Contents Letter and observations from Captain W.J. Wharton regarding the results of his experiment to find the longitude of Malta from Gibraltar, 1873.Printed paper on the galvanic determination of the difference in longitude between Bombay and Malta, 1874.Newspaper cutting from the 'South Australian Advertiser', 19 February 1889, regarding Australian longitudes.Correspondence on marking Major Darwin's longitude station at Singapore, 1891-1892.Miscellaneous correspondence...
Dates: 1873 - 1903
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 longitudes and latitudes, 1890 - 1893

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/259
Scope and Contents Official correspondence on determining the longitude of the Montreal Observatory, 1890-1891.Letters to Captain Wharton regarding the longitudes of Valentia (Valencia) and Montreal, 1890-1891.Correspondence with Sir C. Wilson regarding the longitude of Montreal, 1891.Correspondence with Captain Tizard regarding the longitude of Valentia, 1891.Correspondence with Mr Cox regarding the longitude of Montreal, 1891-1892.Correspondence with Mr Preece and Mr Kemp...
Dates: 1890 - 1893
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 longitudes and latitudes, 1892 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/260
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding longitude observations at Killorglin, County Kerry, Ireland, 1898.Correspondence regarding the longitude of Yola, 1904.Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the longitude of Killorglin, expenses and the issue of a chronometer, 1898.Letter regarding the travelling and baggage arrangements for determining the longitude of Killorglin, 1898.Correspondence with the Ordnance Survey and locals regarding the determining of the longitude of...
Dates: 1892 - 1906
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 longitudes and latitudes, 1891 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/261
Scope and Contents Letter concerning police protection for the hut used at the longitude of Killorglin station, 1898.Correspondence between Christie, F.W. Dyson and H.P. Hollis, 1898.Letter regarding a proposed determination by Major Watherston of the longitude of Sekondi in the Gold Coast, 1902.Correspondence with the Colonial Office, Ambromm, concerning errors of the Moon, 1902-1903.Latitude variation results sent to the Royal Observatory by Professor Albrecht, 1906-1914, with...
Dates: 1891 - 1914
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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David V. Thomas Papers, 1956 - 1979

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 147
Scope and Contents The papers of David Thomas cover the years 1956-1979. They include correspondence files, draft articles for publication, administrative papers, and a selection of digitised slides. The administrative papers date from Thomas’s time as Chairman of the RGO section of SRC branch of IPCS. They give an important insight into RGO staff concerns about the future of the organisation and of British Astronomy in general. Particularly significant are the files on the separation of the posts of Astronomer...
Dates: 1956 - 1979
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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Papers of the Board of Longitude, 1605 - 1830

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14
Scope and Contents 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;...
Dates: 1605 - 1830
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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Papers on longitudes and latitudes, 1885 - 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/262
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the determination of the 129th Meridian, 1918-1928, comprised mostly of correspondence from Australia.Papers regarding the latitude variation of Dehra Dun, India, 1929-1931.Papers regarding the debate on the unification of astronomical, nautical and civil days into a universal 24-hour day, 1885-1897. There is a newspaper cutting from the 'Shipping Gazette and Ll...' [Lloyds List] of 11 February 1897 and several other printed papers and...
Dates: 1885 - 1931
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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Papers on the Paris-Greenwich Longitude, 1888 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/268
Scope and Contents Observations for determining the difference in longitude of Paris and Greenwich, 1888, and papers on the latitude of Greenwich, 1889. There is an index listing the following sections:1. 'Exchange of Signals, Greenwich Station FA, AA': a series of printed sheets containing chronometer observations at Paris and Greenwich.2. 'Exchange of Signals, Greenwich Station AF, FF': a further series of chronometer exchanges.3. 'Observations of Polar Stars, Greenwich...
Dates: 1888 - 1889
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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Papers on the tides and trade winds, 1782 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/51
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the causes of tides and trade winds.
Dates: 1782 - 1828
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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