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South America

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Blackbird while in nest..., 1867-08-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 84.2: 4r
Scope and Contents [on reverse of proofs of 'Variation' pp 52-[??]]
Note; by Charles Robert Darwin; on reverse of proofs of 'Variation' pp 52-[??] [published vol. 2 pp 166-[?]] on reverse of proofs of 'Fertilisation' pp 52-[??] dated 19 July / incorrect identification
(Note)
Dates: 1867-08-01 - 1882-04-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
 Fonds

Conrad Martens: Sketchbooks on board HMS Beagle

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7983-7984
Scope and Contents Sketchbooks of sketches made by Martens during his voyage with HMS Beagle around South America and in French Polynesia.
Dates: 1833-1835
Conditions Governing Access: 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 Captain Wilson concerning the delivery of a chronometer to HMS Tribune, for conveyance to HMS Heron, 1828-04-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 42v/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: 1828-04-20
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).
 File

Correspondence with foreign observatories, 1957 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/780
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various overseas observatories, S-Z, including the following items:Saudi Arabia: correspondence regarding the setting up of a large telescope in Riyadh, and minutes and correspondence concerning a special committee to advice Riyadh University.South America: correspondence with the National Observatory of Argentina.Spain: correspondence regarding the Seville Observatory and its lease by the Royal Greenwich Observatory from the Jesuit...
Dates: 1957 - 1968
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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Galapagos Insects, 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 46.2: B7
Scope and Contents Insects / In these genera two of the islands have each their own species
Note; by Charles Robert Darwin Insects / In these genera two of the islands have each their own species
(Note)
Dates: 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
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Lectures, 1972-08 - 1975-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/JAKN 3/2
Scope and Contents Includes: "Some Aspects of Clandestinity"; "Techniques of Personal Survival" ; "Four Sad South American Stories"; "Violence and its Practitioner"; "Out of the Red?".
Dates: 1972-08 - 1975-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is mainly open for consultation (except for specific files indicated, chiefly in JAKN 7) by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Item

Letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Heron under Commander F.W. Grey, to be delivered by HMS Tribune under Captain John Wilson, 1828-04-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 83
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1828-04-19
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 concerning chronometers for HMS Adventure under Captain Philip P. King and for Captain Pringle Stokes of HMS Beagle, 1825-09-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 292
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1825-09-26
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).
 Item

Letter concerning nine chronometers for HMS Adventure under Captain Philip P. King, 1826-03-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 321
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1826-03-01
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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Letter concerning two chronometers for HMS Ganges under Captain Samuel H. Inglefield, 1826-04-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 331
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1826-04-22
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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Letter concerning two chronometers for HMS Isis under Captain Gordon Thomas Falcon, 1823-06-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 101
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1823-06-03
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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Letter concerning two chronometers for HMS Warspite under Captain William Henry Shirreff, 1829-03-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 143
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1829-03-10
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

Letter from William Gooch to his father, William Gooch, 1791-04

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 28-30
Scope and Contents Concerning the route of the voyage, and his prospects and plans in South America.
Dates: 1791-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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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NS I Chap 4-17 Note, 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 45: 32r
Scope and Contents Note; by Charles Robert Darwin
(Note)
Dates: 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
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NS I Chap 7-6 Note

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 47: 3
Scope and Contents Note; by Charles Robert Darwin
(Note)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
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NS I Glacial Period-17 Note, 1861-03-23

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 50: E26
Scope and Contents Suppose world shortly before Glacial to have had present temperature
Note; by Charles Robert Darwin
(Note)
Dates: 1861-03-23
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
 Sub-Series

Papers on determining galvanic longitudes, 1878 - 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/640
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning proposals and operations to determine, with the assistance of the Royal Observatory, the longitude of Lisbon, Leiden, the Cape Observatory, Gibraltar, places in Australia, New Zealand and Egypt, and Mauritius; and the difference in longitude between Malta and Bombay. The papers include errors of the Greenwich clock; observations of telegraph signals; J.W. Green's abstract of the Greenwich - Lisbon - South American longitudes; the exchange and summary of time...
Dates: 1878 - 1888
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).
 Sub-Series

Papers on transit of Venus, 1870 - 1882

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/275
Scope and Contents Reports and charts on the stations for the transit of Venus, 1874. The reports include miscellaneous information on Egypt; the topography of New Zealand around Christchurch; the meteorology of New Zealand; the advantages of the province of Otago; the differences of longitudes in New Zealand; the longitude of Wellington; the advantage of Hobart Town; the topography and meteorology of Kerguelen Island; and the topography of Prince Edward and Crozet Islands and of the Sandwich Islands. The charts...
Dates: 1870 - 1882
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).
 Sub-Series

Press cuttings, October 1959-July 1960, 1959 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DSND 7/5
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings relating to Sandys' visits to South America, January-February 1960, and Sweden, June 1960
Dates: 1959 - 1960
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open to researchers. Information about closures can be obtained from Churchill Archives Centre.
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Reflection on reading my Geological notes [continued] Ms p 9, 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 42: 148
Scope and Contents Note; by Charles Robert Darwin
(Note)
Dates: 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
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Reflection on reading my Geological notes / V[ide] Calcleugh Geological Map, 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 42: 93-96
Scope and Contents Note; by Charles Robert Darwin
(Note)
Dates: 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
 Sub-Series

South America, 1922 - 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0014/NBKR 4/27-28
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The papers cover every aspect of Lord Noel-Baker's very full and varied career and include constituency papers, Labour Party material, extensive sections on domestic and international affairs, peace and disarmament, sport, books and articles, speeches and correspondence.
Dates: 1922 - 1966
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of two files which are still closed, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Speeches on Latin America, 1950-08 - 1969-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/JAKN 1/1
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection contains press cuttings and correspondence relating to Sir Geoffrey's kidnap, and 8-month captivity, by the Tupamaros while he was Ambassador to Uruguay in 1971. This experience is reflected in his subsequent writings, lectures, broadcasts and interests covered in the rest of the collection. There is relatively little material on Sir Geoffrey's earlier diplomatic career.
Dates: 1950-08 - 1969-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is mainly open for consultation (except for specific files indicated, chiefly in JAKN 7) by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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When I speak of night-flowering plants smelling sweetly only at night - as ecomony say probably not to attract ill-adapted insects, 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 69: B32
Scope and Contents Note; by Charles Robert Darwin
(Note)
Dates: 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.

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