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Rio de Janeiro

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

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A journal of the ship Daedalus on a passage from Rio de Janeiro to the Falkland Islands, 1791-11-30 - 1792-02-27

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/62: 2-64v
Scope and Contents

Daily tabulated logs of the voyage. Gooch has recorded entries for 30 November to 23 December 1791 twice; the second set of entries are more detailed and run to 27 February 1792.
The journal also includes additional pages of rough calculations.

Dates: 1791-11-30 - 1792-02-27
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Astronomical observations made at different places on shore, 1794-10-04 - 1797-04-08

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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
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Astronomical observations made at Rio de Janeiro, 1791-11-10 - 1791-11-22

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/62: 65r-71v
Scope and Contents

Tabulated logs of observations, with related remarks. These include observations of equal altitudes; transits of the sun, moon and stars over the meridian; observations on the dip of the magnetic needle; comparisons of Mr Arnold’s watches Nos. 14 and 176 with the clock; comparisons of Mr Earnshaw's watch with the clock; and observations on the tides.

Dates: 1791-11-10 - 1791-11-22
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Astronomical observations made between St Helen’s and Rio [de] Janeiro, 1794-10-09 - 1795-05-03

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 82-97r
Scope and Contents

The observations begin with a note on receiving the four timekeepers from William Wales, and on their rate. Included are observations taken at St Helens; at Drake’s Island, Plymouth Sound; at Torbay and Cawsand Bay; at Sancta Cruz Bay in Tenerife; and observation taken on board the ship while at sea.

Dates: 1794-10-09 - 1795-05-03
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Astronomical observations made in the harbour of Rio [de] Janeiro, 1795-05-09 - 1795-05-22

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 97v-99v
Scope and Contents

The observations begin with a note on taking the instruments on shore on the small island of Enchados.

Dates: 1795-05-09 - 1795-05-22
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Computations from observations made at Rio de Janeiro, 1791-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/62: 158r-222v
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Includes computations of the rates of watches by Arnold and Earnshaw [RGO 14/62: 158r-180r], computations of the latitude and longitude of Rio de Janeiro [RGO 14/62: 181r-196v], tables of the rates of the daily rates of the timekeepers and pocket watches [RGO 14/62: 197], and various mathematical calculations and charts.
Folios 214r-222v are inverted in the volume.

Dates: 1791-11
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Determination of latitude and longitude of places seen during the voyage, 1795-03 - 1796-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 169v-175r
Scope and Contents Places mentioned (in order of occurrence) are: Sancta Cruz Bay in the island of Tenerife; the island of St Anthony; the island of Trinidada [Trindade, Brazil]; Cape Frio on the coast of Brazil; Sugar Loaf Rock at the entrance to the harbour of Rio de Janeiro; Goff’s Island; Swilly Island off the south cape of Van Diemen’s land [Tasmania]; a small cove near Rocky Head, Typa, near Macao [Macau]; Wymoa Bay, Island of Atooi [Waimea Bay, Kauai]; Bird Island; the entrance of Port [Namou] in the...
Dates: 1795-03 - 1796-11
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Journal entries, 30 November - 23 December 1791, 1791-11-30 - 1791-12-23

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/62: 2-16v
Scope and Contents

Daily tabulated log entries, beginning with explanatory remarks [RGO 14/62: 5r].

Dates: 1791-11-30 - 1791-12-23
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Journal entries, 30 November 1791 - 27 February 1792, 1791-11-30 - 1792-02-27

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/62: 22r-64v
Scope and Contents Daily tabulated log of the voyage. Many entries include additional remarks on bird and marine life [RGO 14/62: 29v-32v], on islands sighted [RGO 14/62: 33v-34*v], and on the difficulties caused by bad weather. The Daedalus experienced severe storms during January, and shipped much water on deck. Gooch records the resulting damage and loss of provisions, noting on 13 January, for example, that a number of casks were lost overboard and the ‘decks constantly flooded’ [RGO 14/62: 41v], while...
Dates: 1791-11-30 - 1792-02-27
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Letter from Charles Robert Darwin to (Emily) Catherine Langton née Darwin; written at Rio de Janeiro, 1832-07-05

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 223: 13
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Letter from Charles Robert Darwin to (Emily) Catherine Langton née Darwin; written at Rio de Janeiro


(Letter)

Dates: 1832-07-05
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Letter from Charles Robert Darwin to John Stevens Henslow; written at Rio de Janeiro copy in hand 2, 1832-06-16

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 145: 22
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Letter from Charles Robert Darwin to John Stevens Henslow; written at Rio de Janeiro copy in hand 2


(Letter)

Dates: 1832-06-16
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Letter from Henry Stephen Fox to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Rio de Janeiro, 1833-10-31

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 39: 1-4
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Letter from Henry Stephen Fox to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Rio de Janeiro


(Letter)

Dates: 1833-10-31
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Letter from Henry Stephen Fox to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Rio de Janeiro plus cover, 1834-07-25

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 204: 123
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Letter from Henry Stephen Fox to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Rio de Janeiro plus cover


(Letter)

Dates: 1834-07-25
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Letter from José Victorino dos Santos e Souza Mattos, 1827-07-04

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 370-371
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Informing the Board of Longitude that he had sent a printed copy (in Portuguese) of his 'theory of the universe founded on the fluctuation of the satellites and the anti-gravitation of the sun'. He also mentions that as a Portuguese national he had studied astronomy in Europe, and laments the difficulty of pursuing it in Brazil.

Dates: 1827-07-04
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Letter from José Victorino dos Santos e Souza Mattos, 1827-08-18

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 372-372a
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Originally enclosing further sections of his work for the consideration of the Board of Longitude.

Dates: 1827-08-18
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Letter from [[-] Wilkinson?] to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Rio de Janeiro incomplete, damaged, 1872-11-22

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 181: 102
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Letter from [[-] Wilkinson?] to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Rio de Janeiro incomplete, damaged


(Letter)

Dates: 1872-11-22
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Letter from William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1787-08-06

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 267-268
Scope and Contents

Reporting on their progress (the ship had arrived at Rio de Janeiro) and on observations made en route. Dawes also mentions that his cabin was partially under water and that his Requisite Tables had been damaged and needed replacing.

Dates: 1787-08-06
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Letter from William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1787-09-03

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 269-276
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Reporting on observations made at the Island of Enxadas, Rio de Janeiro. The letter includes mention of a visit by two astronomers from Portugal employed to settle the limits between the Spanish and Portuguese settlements in Brazil.

Dates: 1787-09-03
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