Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
A journal of the situation of HMS Providence at noon during her late voyage on discoveries, 1795-10-11 - 1797-05-16
As shown by the log, by Mr Earnshaw's three timekeepers, by Mr Arnold's two timekeepers, and also by lunar observations. The journal includes a summary of the latitudes and longitudes of 'most of the remarkable places seen in the voyage' [RGO 14/68: 145v].
Reporting from Rio de Janeiro on problems with his instruments and with discipline on board the Daedalus; transcribed by Sir Joseph Banks.
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.
Sent to Rev. Richard Belward, bursar at Caius College, Cambridge.
General correspondence, some official, regarding the Tenerife Astronomical Experiment. The correspondents include R.C. Carrington, G.S. Criswick, C. Frodsham, J.P. Gassiot, Lieut. Col. James and Sir C. Lyell. There are some letters on distribution.
'Astronomical and Physical Journal' of the astronomical expedition to Tenerife, containing the astronomical journals of Guajara and Alta Vista, actinometer observations, polarimeter observations, thermomultiplier observations and tide observations.
'Mountain Meteorological Journal' of the astronomical expedition to Tenerife, containing observations under the headings 'Ascent of Mountain', 'Guajara Station', 'Alta Vista Station' and 'Puerto de Orotava'.
Reporting on the timekeeper [K1], and on his observations during the passage to Tenerife (en route to New South Wales).
Concerning observations taken (including observations for the rate of the timekeeper, K1).
Written on the first part of the voyage at sea and concluding at Tenerife. The letter includes a description of a storm encountered in the Bay of Biscay and mention of his plans to make Captain New's son and Mr Pitts computers of his observations.
Written at sea, describing the 'crossing the line' ceremony performed upon crossing the equator and their touching at St. Iago (Cape Verde Islands), with a drawing of a woman of that island. Gooch also mentions his plan to publish a history of the voyage upon his return.
A copy of a memorandum to the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee regarding the site testing project, entitled 'Observations made from the summit of Pico del Teide, Tenerife', prepared by Malcolm Hartley, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, 6 March 1973.
A report by Redman entitled 'On the Question of Establishing an Astronomical Observatory in Tenerife', with charts showing the weather averages taken over a ten-year period at the Izaña meteorological station; a paper concerning the Teide Observatory, Tenerife; and a Spanish guidebook to 'Pico de Teide'.
Reductions of the 'Mountain Meteorological Journal' from the astronomical expedition to Tenerife, with a note at the back by C. Piazzi Smyth on the reductions.
Reductions of the barometer, thermometer and hygrometer observations at sea level in the 'Weather Book' of the astronomical expedition to Tenerife.
A copy of report by P.N. Brandt and K.O. Keipenheuer entitled 'Inspections of the atlantic islands TENERIFE, MADEIRA and PORTO SANTO, first meteorological measurements at Tenerife', March 1971, in which they conclude that Tenerife would be the most favourable site for an observatory.
A copy of the preliminary report on the 'Italian JOSO Site Testing Campaign 1973 in Tenerife' by R. Barletti, G. Ceppatelli, L. Paternò and N. Speroni, 20 September 1973.
Preceded by an explanation of the table [RGO 14/60: 5v] and signed by Captain Cook and James King.
'Weather book, Abstract Log and Meteorological register at the level of the Sea' of the astronomical expedition to Tenerife, kept by those on board the ship, including the index error of the instruments, diagrams of the different types of clouds, graphs of the barometer range and other items.
The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.