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Hawaii

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

An eye-witness account of the death of William Gooch, 1792 - 1794

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 198
Scope and Contents

A report by Thomas Dobson who had witnessed the death of Gooch, Lieutenant Hergest, and Portuguese sailor Manuel at Oahu.

Dates: 1792 - 1794
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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 observations for determining the latitude of the ship, and her longitude, 1794-10-11 - 1797-05-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 120-133
Scope and Contents

Observations made on board HMS Providence for determining the latitude and longitude by Mr Earnshaw's three watches and by Mr Arnold's watch. The observations end with an account of the shipwreck [RGO 14/68: 133].

Dates: 1794-10-11 - 1797-05-16
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 observations made at different places on shore, 1794-10-04 - 1797-04-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 106-119
Scope and Contents

Includes observations made at: Drake’s Island, Plymouth Sound; the island of Enchados in the harbour of Rio de Janeiro; Port Stephens, New South Wales; Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, New South Wales; Karakakoa Bay on the island of O’Whyee; the Spanish settlement of Monterrey on the coast of California; Volcano Bay, island of Insu; and near Rocky Head, Typa.

Dates: 1794-10-04 - 1797-04-08
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 observations made between Karakakoa Bay and Volcano Bay in the island of Insu, Japan, 1796-07-22 - 1796-09-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 134v-146v
Scope and Contents

These include observations taken while at anchor off the islands of Atooi and O’Neehow, and on board the ship at sea.

Dates: 1796-07-22 - 1796-09-15
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 observations made between Monterrey and Karakakoa Bay, Island of O’Whyee, 1796-06-21 - 1796-07-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 130v-133r
Scope and Contents

Observations taken on board the ship at sea, including observations of a solar eclipse [RGO 14/67: 133r].

Dates: 1796-06-21 - 1796-07-05
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 observations made between Port Jackson and Karakakoa Bay, Island of O’Whyee, 1795-10-13 - 1796-01-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 109r-115v
Scope and Contents

Observations made on board the ship while at sea, with an additional note on observations taken on 30 November on shore at Point Venus, on the island of Otaheita [Tahiti] [RGO 14/67: 114r].

Dates: 1795-10-13 - 1796-01-02
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 observations made in Karakakoa Bay in the Island of O’Whyee, 1796-01-09 - 1796-01-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 116r-117v
Scope and Contents

The observations begin with a note on the location of his observatory.

Dates: 1796-01-09 - 1796-01-31
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 observations made in Karakakoa Bay, Island of O’Whyee, 1796-07-09 - 1796-07-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 133v-134r
Scope and Contents

Beginning with a note on the location of Crosley's observatory.

Dates: 1796-07-09 - 1796-07-20
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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Calculations of observations made on the voyage, 1778-05-29 - 1780-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/61/2: 38r-49v
Scope and Contents

Table of rough calculations of observations; these include records of the time by the watch, the apparent time, and the altitude of the sun and moon. Many entries are checked and marked 'done' or 'correct'.

Dates: 1778-05-29 - 1780-08
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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Diverse-89 Note, 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 89: 135
Scope and Contents

Bishop Staley Full abstract [of letter]


Note; by Charles Robert Darwin


(Note)

Dates: 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
 Fonds

Final letter from William Gooch to his parents, 1792-05-02

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 91-92
Scope and Contents

Letter written from O’Whyhee a few days before his death. Gooch mentions his concern upon discovering that he had used a false meridian, and subsequent corrections he had made to his observations. He also mentions his expectations of returning to England in 1794 or 1795.

Dates: 1792-05-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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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Journal entries concerning O'Whyhee [Hawaii], 1792-04-28 - 1792-05-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/62: 150*r-153v
Scope and Contents These pages are inverted in the volume and should be read from 153v-150*r. A daily, narrative account of activity at Hawaii from 28 April until 7 May 1792, just a few days before Gooch was killed. The entries contain many ethnographic observations, and include a list of translated [Polynesian] words [RGO 14/62: 153v]; an account of their reception by the chief who enquired after King George’s health and presented a child he had named after him [RGO 14/62: 153v]; news of Captain...
Dates: 1792-04-28 - 1792-05-07
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).
 Fonds

Journal of the voyage of the Daedalus, 1791-12-05 - 1792-05-08

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 136-195
Scope and Contents A copy of journal entries written by Gooch while travelling on the Daedalus ship from Rio de Janeiro. In addition to accounts of daily life on the ship, the journal includes descriptions of Rio de Janeiro and his impressions of its people, customs and dress, with comments on the slave trade, crime and punishment, and the country’s natural resources [Mm.6.48: 139v-160v]. It also includes descriptions of the Falkland Islands and of a sea-lion hunt there [Mm.6.48: 161v-176r]; an account of...
Dates: 1791-12-05 - 1792-05-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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 from Cook's last voyage, 1778-12-26 - 1780-08-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/61/1: 2r-37r
Scope and Contents Tabulated observations for the voyage, including records of the time by the watch or timekeeper, the apparent time, observed altitudes and lunar distances, estimates of latitude and longitude, magnetic variation, barometer and thermometer readings, and additional remarks. Reference is often made to the instruments used (including instruments by John Dollond, Jesse Ramsden, John Bird and Gowan Knight, and timekeepers by Larcum Kendall), and who made the observations (including Cook,...
Dates: 1778-12-26 - 1780-08-18
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 from Cook's last voyage, 1779-06-15 - 1780-08-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/61/3: 50r-100r
Scope and Contents Tabulated observations made by astronomer William Bayly. These include records of the time by the watch, apparent time, altitudes of the sun, moon and stars, observations of lunar distance, barometer and thermometer readings, estimates of latitude and longitude, and magnetic variation.Occasional remarks on the observations are included: for example, in [RGO 14/61/3: 57r] Bayly records that his instruments were taken on shore at Kamchatka, Russia, where observations were made from 26...
Dates: 1779-06-15 - 1780-08-26
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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Paper on Hawaii site testing, 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/961
Scope and Contents

A copy of a memorandum prepared for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Policy Committee by Bennet McInnes entitled 'Some Site Testing Data from Hawaii', 3 September 1973.

Dates: 1973
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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Report on a visit to Hawaii, 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/971
Scope and Contents

A copy of a 'Report on Visit to Hawaii' by Merle F. Walker, 14 March 1974, presented to the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee.

Dates: 1974
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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Report on working on Hawaii, 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/964
Scope and Contents

A copy of a report written by Redman on 11 October 1973 following a meeting held at the Institute of Aviation Medicine, Farnborough, 8 October 1973, to discuss problems associated with working effectively at 14,000 feet on Hawaii, if that were to chosen as the location for the N.H.O. site.

Dates: 1973
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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