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New South Wales

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

 Series

Anglo-Australian Telescope papers, 1947-1983 (predominantly late 1960s - mid 1970s)

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 47
Scope and Contents The bulk of the papers in RGO 47 date from the mid 1960s-mid 1970s beginning with the papers of a UK Department of Scientific and Industrial Research funded feasibility study for the building project. The class is an artificial, and indeed unofficial, one consisting of records derived from a variety of sources. Primary depositors were the RGO staff who had been closely involved in planning or construction of the telescope. Members of the RGO staff were formally seconded to work on the...
Dates: 1947-1983 (predominantly late 1960s - mid 1970s)
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, 1780 - 1801

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/6
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, the rates of various chronometers; Charles Hutton's tables of products, powers and roots of natural numbers; the voyages of HMS 'Resolution' and HMS 'Discovery' and the examination of their log books; John Arnold's improvements to his watches; a suitable site for the Board of Longitude's instruments after the burning of the cupola of the Greenwich Hospital where they had been kept; improvements to reflecting telescopes;...
Dates: 1780 - 1801
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, 1802 - 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/7
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, tables devised by José Mendoza de Ríos; correspondence with John Crosley (the astronomer with the expedition to New South Wales); a claim for a reward for Charles Mason's work on lunar tables; a report on the Arnold and Earnshaw chronometers going on the voyage of Captain Matthew Flinders; grants and awards to chronometer-makers; the observations of Nathaniel Bliss when he was Astronomer Royal; models of watch escapements...
Dates: 1802 - 1823
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

Correspondence on transit of Venus, 1868 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/269
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to the transit of Venus, 1874. The correspondents include the Treasury; the Foreign Office; the India Office; the Colonial Department; the Agents General of New South Wales, Victoria and Southern Australia; the War Office; the Post Office; the Science and Arts Department; the Royal Society; the Royal Astronomical Society; the Nautical Almanac Office; and the Board of Visitors. There is also a report by Airy to the Treasury on telescopic observations of the transit of...
Dates: 1868 - 1878
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 authorising the purchase of two chronometers by Dent and requesting that they remain at the Royal Observatory until their shipment to New South Wales, 1830-02-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 335
Scope and Contents

Sent by R. Byham (Board of Ordnance) to John Pond.

Dates: 1830-02-19
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 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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Meteorological observations and papers, 1856 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/700
Scope and Contents Meteorological observations and requests for meteorological information. The volume includes observations of temperatures in the River Thames, 26 December 1858 - 29 December 1860; tabulated monthly meteorological observations at Bedford, Cape of Good Hope, New South Wales, Paramatta, Adelaide, Dijon, Helston, Toronto and Lisbon between 1857 and 1860; daily observations at Athens, 1-18 April 1859, and the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford, 21 October - 8 November 1859; air temperatures at...
Dates: 1856 - 1861
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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NS II Palaeontology, geology-159 Note, 1844-02-22

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 205.9: 184
Scope and Contents

Note; by Charles Robert Darwin


(Note)

Dates: 1844-02-22
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 II Principle of divergence, transitional-87 Note, 1844-03-31

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 205.5: 97
Scope and Contents

Note; by Charles Robert Darwin


(Note)

Dates: 1844-03-31
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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