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Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

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A list of Nevil Maskelyne's books at college and later, 1749 - 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/4
Scope and Contents

A long and detailed list of 'Books bought or given me since my first coming to the University, Nov. 5th 1749' [Maskelyne studied at St. Catherine's College, Cambridge].

Dates: 1749 - 1811
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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Astronomical equations and tables, 1761

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/289
Scope and Contents

Tables of altitudes at Cambridge, Eustachio Zanotti's observations of the transit of Venus of 1761, parallax of the Sun by transit observations, 'Halley's problem', and the problems of converting from heliocentric to geocentric longitudes.

Dates: 1761
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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Confirmed minutes, 1823 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/8
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, experiments to discover the longitude of Falmouth; instruments required by Fearon Fallows at the Cape of Good Hope; Sir Humphrey Davy's suggestion of publishing a catalogue of double stars by John Herschel and Sir James South; Johann Tiarks's trip to Heligoland to discover the longitude of the island and its relative position to both the coast of Germany and Greenwich; the purchase of a 14-foot reflecting telescope for...
Dates: 1823 - 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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Copies of letters sent by Nevil Maskelyne and Lady Clive, 1763 - 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/9/5
Scope and Contents Copies of letters written by Lady Clive to her brother Nevil Maskelyne (three letters dated 1775) and to Edmund Maskelyne (one letter dated 1766); originals are in the volume catalogued at RGO 218/9/1. Also, copies of two letters from Nevil Maskelyne to his brother Edmund (29 Dec. 1763, written from Barbados describing his observatory and experiences) and to Anthony Shepherd (written 15 Oct. 1764 on his return from Barbados, reporting his observations and thanking him for notification of the...
Dates: 1763 - 1917
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 terrestrial longitude, 1833 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/181
Scope and Contents Correspondence on finding terrestrial longitude by testing chronometers at the culmination of Moon and stars. There is material on the longitudes of Chelmsford, Limerick, Port Stephen (Australia), Paris, Edinburgh, Antwerp, Dublin, Armagh, Cambridge, Oxford, Bedford, Hartwell, Portsmouth, Devonport, Hamburg, Liverpool and Regent's Park. The correspondents include E.J. Cooper, J.C. Fremont, P.P. King, W.H.C. Bartlett, Sir F. Beaufort, G. Fisher, E. Sabine, T. Henderson, R. Sheepshanks, J....
Dates: 1833 - 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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Letter from Israel Lyons Jnr, Cambridge, 1766

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/1: 1-2
Scope and Contents

Letter containing calculations for the occultations of stars.

Dates: 1766
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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Letter from J.B. Emmett to Captain Thomas Hurd, 1815-11-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 536-536a
Scope and Contents

Enclosing the paper at [RGO 14/35: 537-538].

Dates: 1815-11-30
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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Letter from Thomas Turton to [Dr Thomas Young], 1823-04-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 73
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Includes accounts of the rates of chronometers, reports on chronometer trials, and eleven related letters.

Dates: 1823-04-19
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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Letter from Thomas Turton to Dr Thomas Young, 1823-05-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 79-80
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Includes accounts of the rates of chronometers, reports on chronometer trials, and eleven related letters.

Dates: 1823-05-09
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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Minute regarding warehouse space at the University of Cambridge, 1782-10-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/13: 4-6
Scope and Contents From the File:

Papers regarding the loan and return of instruments belonging to the Board of Longitude and concerning persons entitled to receive Board publications.

Dates: 1782-10-26
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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Observations and calculations of longitude, 1854 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/114
Scope and Contents Observations and calculations concerned chiefly with finding the longitudes of places, including Indonesia, Bombay, Port Natal and Port Elizabeth by Lieutenant Dayman, from observed occultations, star observations and solar eclipses during 1854-1855; and Fredericton, Canada, and Cambridge, U.S.A., by W.B. Jack and J.B. Toldervy, with correspondence on their longitudes. There are a few papers on the total eclipse over Australia, 4 April 1856, and maps of the paths of the total eclipse of the...
Dates: 1854 - 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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Paper from J.B. Emmett, 1815-11-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 537-538
Scope and Contents

With drawings of an instrument for observing lunar transits.

Dates: 1815-11-30
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 determining galvanic longitudes, 1852 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/633
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning the use galvanic signals to determine longitude. The papers describe the attempts to establish the longitude of the Edinburgh, Oxford and Cambridge Observatories by observing set stars and taking the difference between the local time and the Greenwich Time received by telegraphic signal. Other centres included in the project, but not necessarily tested, were Liverpool, Dublin, Vienna, Bristol and Lowestoft. The papers include correspondence with C.P....
Dates: 1852 - 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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Papers on magnetism, 1845 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/694
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on magnetic disturbances, alleged new discoveries and theories, and experiments on magnetism. There are calculations for the mean declination of Greenwich, 1849; C. Hansteen's extensive magnetic observations at Christiana (Oslo), and a French paper by him on terrestrial magnetism; E. Sabine's remarks on W. De La Rue's diurnal magnetic theories; an unsigned manuscript on the magnetic disturbances of 24 September 1847 at the Royal Observatory; observations of...
Dates: 1845 - 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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Papers on the galvanic longitude of Edinburgh, 1855 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/636
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the operation to discover the longitude of Edinburgh by means of electric telegraph. The papers include material on the arrangement of stars for observation; calculations of longitude at Edinburgh deduced from observations; and instructions and arrangements for those involved in the tests, including J. Washington, W. Ellis, C.V. Walker, C.P. Smyth, J.C. Clark and C.F. Varley. There are also letters on the longitude of Paris by U.J.J. Le Verrier, of Brussels by L.A. Quetelet,...
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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Stellar positions and proper motion, 1765 - 1822

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/213
Scope and Contents Remarks and tables on proper motion and comparisons of star positions. The volume includes the apparent diameter of the Sun, Moon and primary planets as viewed from the Earth; changes in the obliquity of the ecliptic, 1668-1822, and that observed by the Arab astronomers, 832-1463; unused forms for observational results; proper motion of Arcturus in right ascension from Tycho's observations; rules on aberration of light in calculating the place of a planet; longitude of Cambridge, New...
Dates: 1765 - 1822
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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