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Greenwich

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 310 Collections and/or Records:

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Accompanying letter and report listing chronometers under repair by Arnold and Dent, 1831-04-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 185-186
Scope and Contents Sent from Arnold and Dent to John Pond.
Dates: 1831-04-23
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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Account of the daily rate of Mr Arnold's large box timekeeper No. 82 at the Royal Observatory, 1790

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 117
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1790
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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Account of the going of Mr Earnshaw's box timekeeper No.1 at the Royal Observatory, 1798-01-01 - 1799-01-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 287-294
Scope and Contents From the Item: The series also includes two accounts of the rates of watches by Josiah Emory.
Dates: 1798-01-01 - 1799-01-01
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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Account of the going of Mr Earnshaw's box timekeeper No.1 (second trial), 1799-10-17 - 1800-12-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 303-308
Scope and Contents From the Item: The series also includes two accounts of the rates of watches by Josiah Emory.
Dates: 1799-10-17 - 1800-12-03
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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Account of the going of Mr Earnshaw's box timekeeper No.1 (third trial), 1801-07-21 - 1802-11-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 315-321
Scope and Contents From the Item: The series also includes two accounts of the rates of watches by Josiah Emory.
Dates: 1801-07-21 - 1802-11-27
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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Account of the going of Mr Earnshaw's box timekeeper No.2 at the Royal Observatory, 1798-01-01 - 1799-01-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 295-301
Scope and Contents From the Item: The series also includes two accounts of the rates of watches by Josiah Emory.
Dates: 1798-01-01 - 1799-01-01
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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Account of the going of Mr Earnshaw's box timekeeper No.2 (second trial), 1799-10-17 - 1800-12-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 309-314
Scope and Contents From the Item: The series also includes two accounts of the rates of watches by Josiah Emory.
Dates: 1799-10-17 - 1800-12-03
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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Account of the going of Mr Earnshaw's box timekeeper No.2 (third trial), 1801-07-20 - 1802-11-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 322-328
Scope and Contents From the Item: The series also includes two accounts of the rates of watches by Josiah Emory.
Dates: 1801-07-20 - 1802-11-27
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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Account of the going of Mr Earnshaw's timekeeper No.265, 1796-01-04 - 1797-01-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 342-345
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1796-01-04 - 1797-01-22
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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An account for repairs to Earnshaw chronometer Nos. 343, 717 and 814, 1831-04-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 183
Scope and Contents Sent from William Johnson to Thomas Taylor.
Dates: 1831-04-21
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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An account listing chronometers awaiting repair, 1829-05-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 103
Scope and Contents Provides details of repairs for chronometer Nos. 405, 421, 425, 485, 502, 511, 530, 541. Sent from John Roger Arnold to Thomas Taylor.
Dates: 1829-05-15
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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An account of the going of Mr Emery's watch No. 1 at the Royal Observatory, 1793-07-08 - 1794-02-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 201-202
Scope and Contents From the Item: Three letters and two sets of rates for chronometers made by Emery.
Dates: 1793-07-08 - 1794-02-27
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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An account of the going of Mr Emery's watch No. 2 at the Royal Observatory, 1793-07-08 - 1794-02-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 203-204
Scope and Contents From the Item: Three letters and two sets of rates for chronometers made by Emery.
Dates: 1793-07-08 - 1794-02-27
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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An account of the going of the late Josiah Emery's watch No.3, 1795-07-09 - 1796-02-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 335-336
Scope and Contents From the Item: The series also includes two accounts of the rates of watches by Josiah Emory.
Dates: 1795-07-09 - 1796-02-29
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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An account of the going of the late Josiah Emery's watch No.4, 1795-07-09 - 1796-02-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/25: 337-338
Scope and Contents From the Item: The series also includes two accounts of the rates of watches by Josiah Emory.
Dates: 1795-07-09 - 1796-02-29
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).
 Series

Astronomical Paintings, Drawings and Other Representations, 1677 - 1990

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 116
Scope and Contents Illustrative material collected from various parts of the Royal Observatory archival stores; chiefly images of Royal Observatory buildings at Greenwich. The first two series, the engravings of Francis Place, are perhaps the most celebrated. Other items of note include drawings, sketches and watercolours of the buildings at Greenwich by relatives of the Astronomer Royal, George Airy, including his sisters-in-law Elizabeth Smith (RGO 116/3) and Caroline Smith (RGO 116/4), and his daughter...
Dates: 1677 - 1990
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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Bicentenary of the Armagh Observatory stamps: first day cover and special issue stamped envelope, 1990-10-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97/9-10
Scope and Contents First day cover of four stamps commemorating the bicentenary of the Armagh Planetarium, postmarked Armagh. The stamps were designed by Jeff Fisher and show: ‘Armagh Observatory, Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope and La Palma Telescope’ (22p), ‘Newton's Moon and Tides Diagram with Early Telescopes’ (26p), ‘Greenwich Old Observatory and Early Astronomical Equipment’ (31p), and ‘Stonehenge, Gyroscope and Navigating by Stars’ (37p). Also, printed envelope with the four stamps affixed, issued and...
Dates: 1990-10-16
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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‘Centenary of the Greenwich Meridian’ stamps: two first day covers, 1984-06-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97/2-3
Scope and Contents Two first day covers each bearing four stamps issued for the 1984 ‘Centenary of the Greenwich Meridian’. The stamps show: a view of the Earth from the Apollo 11 (16p), a navigational chart of the British Channel (20.5p), the Royal Greenwich Observatory (28p), and Sir George Airy’s Transit Circle (31p). The first set is on an envelope with a printed image of Flamsteed House; the second is on an envelope with a printed image of the Meridian.
Dates: 1984-06-26
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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Claim by John Pond on behalf of Reverend Walker, Cambridge, 1826-06-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/12: 418-429
Scope and Contents For his services in the experiments in determining the difference in longitude between Paris and Greenwich.
Dates: 1826-06-01
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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Confirmed minutes, 1823 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/8
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, experiments to discover the longitude of Falmouth; instruments required by Fearon Fallows at the Cape of Good Hope; Sir Humphrey Davy's suggestion of publishing a catalogue of double stars by John Herschel and Sir James South; Johann Tiarks's trip to Heligoland to discover the longitude of the island and its relative position to both the coast of Germany and Greenwich; the purchase of a 14-foot reflecting telescope for the...
Dates: 1823 - 1829
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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Copy of a letter to John Pond concerning observations at Greenwich, 1831-10-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 54r
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1831-10-07
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).
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Copy of a letter to Mr Cox ordering chronometers for HMS Java under Captain J. Wilson and HMS Genoa under Captain Burthurst, and the delivery of Porthouse No.6279 to Greenwich, 1826-02-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 33r
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1826-02-25
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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Copy of a letter to Mr Pennington ordering the return to Greenwich of two chronometers which he had neglected, for repairs by another maker, 1825-11-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 30v/2
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1825-11-21
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 chronometers, 1822 - 1835

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 1-64
Scope and Contents Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1822 - 1835
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 with Chatham Dockyard, 1954 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/186
Scope and Contents Correspondence between H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding gas and electrical light.
Dates: 1954 - 1955
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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