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Tenerife

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

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A journal of the situation of HMS Providence at noon during her late voyage on discoveries, 1795-10-11 - 1797-05-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 139-145
Scope and Contents

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].

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

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
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 Tenerife experiment, 1856 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/216
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1856 - 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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Determination of latitude and longitude of places seen during the voyage, 1795-03 - 1796-11

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
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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Journal of Tenerife expedition, 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/217
Scope and Contents

'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.

Dates: 1856
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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Journal of Tenerife expedition, 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/218
Scope and Contents

'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'.

Dates: 1856
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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Journal of voyage to Bombay, 1769

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/158
Scope and Contents 'Abstract of a Jurnal in the "Prince of Wales" from England to Bombay by Mr John Kidd, Chief Meat, in the Hon'ble East India Company Service - In the year 1769; Long'd computed by Mr Lock's Methoud.' This summarised account of a voyage of the East Indiaman 'Prince of Wales', travelling from England to Bombay, was compiled by Robert Bishop, based on the journal of First Mate, John Kidd. Entries are daily and run from 27 March until 14 June 1769 (when the ship anchored at Rio de...
Dates: 1769
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 William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1787-06-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 262-263
Scope and Contents

Reporting on the timekeeper [K1], and on his observations during the passage to Tenerife (en route to New South Wales).

Dates: 1787-06-05
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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Letter from William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1787-06-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 264
Scope and Contents

Concerning observations taken (including observations for the rate of the timekeeper, K1).

Dates: 1787-06-05
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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Memo on a Tenerife site, 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/953
Scope and Contents

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.

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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Papers on a Tenerife site, 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/937
Scope and Contents

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'.

Dates: 1958
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 optical telescopes, 1961 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 11/2
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding small optical telescopes at the Royal Greenwich Observatory and overseas:An unsigned written description of the main optical features of the Congo telescope [1972-1973].A photocopy of a talk given by F.J. Hargreaves entitled 'A Description of a Reflecting Telescope with Unusual Features', concerning the 38-inch telescope installed at the R.G.O. [1961].A copy of J.B. Alexander's report on sites for the 30-inch telescope,...
Dates: 1961 - 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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Reductions for Tenerife expedition, 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/219
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1856
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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Reductions for Tenerife expedition, 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/221
Scope and Contents

Reductions of the barometer, thermometer and hygrometer observations at sea level in the 'Weather Book' of the astronomical expedition to Tenerife.

Dates: 1856
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 Atlantic Island sites, 1971

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/941
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1971
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 Tenerife site testing, 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/963
Scope and Contents

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.

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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Table of 'Days works and observations', 1776-07-16 - 1776-11-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/60: 4r-8r
Scope and Contents

Preceded by an explanation of the table [RGO 14/60: 5v] and signed by Captain Cook and James King.

Dates: 1776-07-16 - 1776-11-13
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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Weather book of Tenerife expedition, 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/220
Scope and Contents

'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.

Dates: 1856
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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