Rio de Janeiro
Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:
A journal of the ship Daedalus on a passage from Rio de Janeiro to the Falkland Islands, 1791-11-30 - 1792-02-27
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.
Reporting from Rio de Janeiro on problems with his instruments and with discipline on board the Daedalus; transcribed by Sir Joseph Banks.
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.
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.
Astronomical observations made between Rio [de] Janeiro and Port Stephens, New South Wales, 1795-05-25 - 1795-08-18
Observations made on board the ship while at sea.
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.
The observations begin with a note on taking the instruments on shore on the small island of Enchados.
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.
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.
Daily tabulated log entries, beginning with explanatory remarks [RGO 14/62: 5r].
Letter from Charles Robert Darwin to (Emily) Catherine Langton née Darwin; written at Rio de Janeiro, 1832-07-05
Letter from Charles Robert Darwin to (Emily) Catherine Langton née Darwin; written at Rio de Janeiro
Letter from Charles Robert Darwin to John Stevens Henslow; written at Rio de Janeiro copy in hand 2, 1832-06-16
Letter from Charles Robert Darwin to John Stevens Henslow; written at Rio de Janeiro copy in hand 2
Letter from Henry Stephen Fox to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Rio de Janeiro
Letter from Henry Stephen Fox to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Rio de Janeiro plus cover, 1834-07-25
Letter from Henry Stephen Fox to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Rio de Janeiro plus cover
Letter and proposal.
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.
Originally enclosing further sections of his work for the consideration of the Board of Longitude.
With an index of names.
Letter from [[-] Wilkinson?] to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Rio de Janeiro incomplete, damaged, 1872-11-22
Letter from [[-] Wilkinson?] to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Rio de Janeiro incomplete, damaged
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.
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.