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Longitude

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 101 Collections and/or Records:

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Papers on the longitude of Valentia, 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/183
Scope and Contents Observations of stars at Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire), Ireland, in conjunction with chronometer readings to find the longitude of Valentia (Valencia). There are also journals of the project by R. Sheepshanks and J.R. Hind, star catalogues for Kingstown, intervals of transit wires and corrections for collimation of the transit telescope. The chronometers used are numbers 1839, 2354 and 2388.
Dates: 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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Papers on the longitude of Valentia, 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/184
Scope and Contents Observations of stars at Valentia (Valencia), Ireland, in conjunction with chronometers to ascertain the longitude of Valentia. There are also journals of the project, transits observed at Valentia, intervals of transit wires, adjustments to the transit, clock errors, comparison of 'Southampton' and 2306, and the final longitude of Valentia.
Dates: 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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Papers on the longitude of Valentia, 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/185
Scope and Contents Ratings of the chronometers used for determining the longitude of Valentia (Valencia), Ireland, including a large number of references to different chronometers.
Dates: 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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Papers on the longitude of Valentia, 1843 - 1845

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/187
Scope and Contents Geodetic equations based on the 'Longitude of Valentia' (Valencia) project. The papers include personal equations and geodetic formulae; a diagram of the triangulation employed; angles of places from Butser Hill, Hampshire, and other locations; abstract of latitudes, longitudes and azimuthal bearings; schemes and instructions for the reductions of the observations; and an account of the whole project in draft form by Airy, missing several pages.
Dates: 1843 - 1845
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 longitude of Valentia, 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/188
Scope and Contents Five personal notebooks of geodetic equations as performed on the 'Longitude of Valentia' (Valencia) project, written mainly in pencil.
Dates: 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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Papers on the 'Nautical Almanac' and errata in works of the Board of Longitude, 1793 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/22
Scope and Contents From the Series: 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: 1793 - 1829
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 Paris-Greenwich Longitude, 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/271
Scope and Contents Observations with Transit 'C' taken at Greenwich (Pavilion) between March and November 1902 for determining the difference in longitude of Paris and Greenwich.
Dates: 1902
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, 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/272
Scope and Contents 'Constants of Instruments', a collection of papers relating to the determination of the difference in longitude of Paris and Greenwich. The papers are subdivided into sections, which are not indexed. The topics include 'Constants of Instrument - Transit "B"', 'Determination of the value of 1 revolution of micrometer screw from observations of Polar Stars' and 'Determination of wire intervals of transits B and C'.
Dates: 1902
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, 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/274
Scope and Contents 'Reductions', a collection of papers relating to the determination of the difference in longitude of Paris and Greenwich. There is an index listing the following sections:1. 'A Preliminary Reduction of the first part of the Longitude made in May and June 1902'.2. 'The selection of stars to be observed, Ephemerides, and computation of corrections to star places'.3. 'Computations of Clock Error and Rates'.4. 'Computation of Longitude'.5. 'Tabulation of...
Dates: 1902
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

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/269
Scope and Contents Computations relating to the determination of the difference in longitude of Paris and Greenwich in 1888. There is an index listing the following sections:1. 'Preliminary Work'.2. 'Value of 1 rev. of R A Micrometer'.3. 'Value of Level Scales'.4. 'Inequality of Pivots, Transit B'.5. 'Inequality of Pivots, Transit C'.6. 'Adopted Level Errors, Transit B'.7. 'Observations for Inclination of Wire Frame'.8. 'Catalogues of Stars...
Dates: 1888
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, 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/273
Scope and Contents 'Instrumental Errors...Clock Comparisons by Signals', a collection of papers relating to the determination of the difference in longitude of Paris and Greenwich. The main topics include collimation errors in Transits B and C, the determination of level errors, computation of 'n' for Transit B at Paris and Transit C at Greenwich, readings of individual clock signals and means, and signals and means of exchanges. The papers end with a description of the telegraph system.
Dates: 1902
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, 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/270
Scope and Contents Observations with Transit 'B' taken at Greenwich (Pavilion) between March and November 1902 for determining the difference in longitude of Paris and Greenwich.
Dates: 1902
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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Papers on tides, longitude and invasion, 1859 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/474
Scope and Contents Papers concerning tides, the Claudian invasion of Britain and the determination of longitudes. There is material on the 'Eclipse of Thales'; a paper by F. Diaz Covarrubios determining the geographical position of Mexico; D. May's observations in the neighbourhood of River Quarra (West Africa); Airy's comments on Lewis' essay on Julius Caesar's invasion; an article in 'The Times' on Caesar's invasion; Airy's paper on the landing of Claudius; C. Merivale's two articles, one on Claudius' landing...
Dates: 1859 - 1860
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 regarding Arnold and Earnshaw's chronometers and claims for reward, 1783 - 1808

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25
Scope and Contents From the Series: 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: 1783 - 1808
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 regarding the public trials and improvements of clocks and chronometers, 1779-1826, 1779 - 1826

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23
Scope and Contents From the Series: 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: 1779 - 1826
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 regarding the public trials and improvements of clocks and chronometers, 1784-1828, 1784 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24
Scope and Contents From the Series: 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: 1784 - 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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Petitions and memorials, 1782 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/11
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous petitions and memorials making requests of the Board of Longitude.
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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Petitions and memorials, 1765 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/12
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous petitions and memorials making requests of the Board of Longitude.
Dates: 1765 - 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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Printers' and publishers' accounts, 1767 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/15
Scope and Contents The accounts of printers and publishers for Board of Longitude publications, with related papers.
Dates: 1767 - 1829
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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Printers' and publishers' accounts, 1782 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/16
Scope and Contents The accounts of printers and publishers for Board of Longitude publications, with miscellaneous accounts.
Dates: 1782 - 1829
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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Reduction of the astronomical observations made during the voyage of HMS Investigator, 1801 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/65
Scope and Contents From the Series: 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: 1801 - 1805
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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Remarks by chronometer-makers on Arnold's printed 'Explanation of Time Keepers', 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/26
Scope and Contents From the Series: 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: 1805
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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Remarks by chronometer-makers on Earnshaw's printed 'Explanation of Time Keepers', 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/27
Scope and Contents From the Series: 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: 1805
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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