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Cape of Good Hope

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 90 Collections and/or Records:

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Account of the errors of the time-keepers from mean time, Simons Bay, False Bay, Cape of Good Hope, 1801-10 - 1801-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/186: 14v
Scope and Contents From the File: Observations made by John Crosley on his voyage to New Holland (Australia) on board HMS Investigator to carry out surveying.
Dates: 1801-10 - 1801-11
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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Accounts of the daily rates of the time-keepers in Simons Bay, False Bay, Cape of Good Hope, 1801-10-21 - 1801-11-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/186: 13v-14r
Scope and Contents From the File: Observations made by John Crosley on his voyage to New Holland (Australia) on board HMS Investigator to carry out surveying.
Dates: 1801-10-21 - 1801-11-01
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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Astronomical observations made at the town of the Cape of Good Hope, 1772-10-31 - 1772-11-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/57: 12r-14r
Scope and Contents The observations begin with a note on setting up his instruments on shore. Included are daily astronomical observations, observations for determining the variation of the magnetic needle, and observations of the rate of Clocks B and C, and of Watch No. 1.
Dates: 1772-10-31 - 1772-11-16
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 the Cape of Good Hope and New Holland, 1801-11 - 1801-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 134v-138r
Scope and Contents From the Item: The observations form a continuous run, with occasional headings based on location (reproduced here).
Dates: 1801-11 - 1801-12
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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Cape Oxalis - one form which did set any seed in any case, 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 109: B9
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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Computations of lunar distances in a voyage, 1772-06-07 - 1772-11-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 41-69
Scope and Contents Computations relating to a voyage on an unknown ship (possibly an East Indiaman); handwritten onto printed observation tables. Entries are intermittent and cover days in June (approaching the Cape of Good Hope from the Indian Ocean), October (in the Atlantic Ocean) and November (in the mouth of the Straits of Dover). After folio 49 the remaining tables are blank.
Dates: 1772-06-07 - 1772-11-19
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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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).
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Copy of a letter to James Inman concerning a chronometer for HMS Delight under Captain Hay, 1822-08-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 8v/1
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: 1822-08-26
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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Correspondence on standards, 1858 - 1862

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/357
Scope and Contents Official and general correspondence on standards. The correspondents include Sir J.F.W. Herschel, Sir J.W. Lubbock, Professor W.H. Miller, W. De La Rue, A. de Morgan and General E. Sabine. The subjects covered include 'distribution of copies of the Accounts of Construction of the National Standards to the countries and institutions to which copies of the standards were sent' and 'payment of expenses for printing the Account of Construction of Standards'. There are printed papers, including...
Dates: 1858 - 1862
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 tides and surveys, 1897 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/116
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding tides, surveys, longitude determination and related matters, divided into the following sections: Survey of Cape Colony; Surveys - General; Surveyor General - Cape Town; Observations Received; Observations Given; Longitude Determination of Lagos; Longitude Determination of Accra; Anglo-Portuguese Boundary; Longitude of Cape Observatory; Longitude Determination of Swakopmund; Longitude Determination of St Helena; Tradesmen and Instruments; Miscellaneous; Tides; Post...
Dates: 1897 - 1906
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 tides and surveys, 1907 - 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/117
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding tides, surveys, longitude determination and purchase of instruments, divided into the following sections:'Survey of the Cape Colony': correspondence regarding the survey, 1907-1923, comprised mainly of general enquiries from landowners concerning distances.'Surveys - General': correspondence comprised mainly of requests for the longitudes of various places in Southern Africa and for copies of various Survey publications,...
Dates: 1907 - 1923
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 time balls and signals, 1858 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/614
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the time signals at Portsmouth, Devonport and Sheerness and the tests, errors and running of time balls at Gravesend, Newcastle, Liverpool, Glasgow, Mauritius and the Cape of Good Hope. The papers include a newspaper cutting from 'The Gateshead Observer' on the importance of time balls; accounts and reports on the Post Office clocks; papers on the regulation of the London Bridge and Westminster Great Clock; and papers on the regulation of the Edinburgh...
Dates: 1858 - 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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Correspondence on transits of Venus, 1760 - 1769

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/184
Scope and Contents A packet of letters and other items sewn together into one volume and entitled 'The Rev Mr Maskelyne's Letters, relating to the transit of Venus in 1761 and 1769 &c &c'.1. Maskelyne to Charles Mason giving instructions on observing Venus' transit and financial arrangements on board the 'Sea Horse', addressed c/o Captain Smith, 29 November 1760.2. Translations by Maskelyne of two papers by Alexandre Pingré:i. 'Memoires de l'Academic Royales des Sciences', 1761, p....
Dates: 1760 - 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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Entries for October, 1772-10-01 - 1772-10-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/56: 21v-28v
Scope and Contents Daily entries for October, travelling towards the Cape of Good Hope. A number of entries include measurements of lunar distances from the sun, Aquila and Aldebaran, along with resulting calculations of longitude. An entry for 5 October records that Arnold’s Watch No. 2 was losing considerable time and that the second hand was pausing for intervals of a few seconds [RGO 14/56: 22v]; estimations of longitude by timekeeper were thereafter recorded by Bayly in the log book based on Watch No. 1...
Dates: 1772-10-01 - 1772-10-30
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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Equal altitudes of the sun, 1801-10 - 1801-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/186: 12v-13r
Scope and Contents Astronomical observations made on a shore near the Block House, Simons Bay, False Bay, Cape of Good Hope.
Dates: 1801-10 - 1801-11
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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Extract of a letter from Fearon Fallows to J.W. Croker, 1828-03-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 77
Scope and Contents Requesting stationary, copy books and copies of papers by Professor Woodhouse on Dollond's transit instrument.
Dates: 1828-03-22
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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Fair minutes, 1765 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/4
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: 1765 - 1828
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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Invertebrates-15 Note & Abstract, 1867-12-27

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 81: 20
Scope and Contents Mr Trimen says at Cape an Orthopteron - Pneumora in male alone whole body wonderfully distended with air
Note; by Charles Robert Darwin
(Note)
Dates: 1867-12-27
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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Journal of the voyage in the HMS Investigator, 1801-1802, 1795 - 1802-04-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 3r-50v
Scope and Contents This is the first of three sections of the log book for the voyage; see also [RGO 14/64: 52r-97v] and [RGO 14/64: 99r-106r]. Also included here are unrelated pages from a voyage [of HMS Thetis?] dated 1795-1797.
Dates: 1795 - 1802-04-26
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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Journal of voyage from Bengal, 1768 - 1769

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/155
Scope and Contents 'Abstract of a Jurnal in the Ship Valintine by Mr Robert Ker Chife Meat from England towards Bengal and from Bengal to England. In the Hon’ble East India Company's Service'Summarised account of a voyage of the East India ship 'Valentine', travelling from Alderney to Bengal and back, compiled by Robert Bishop, based on the journal of Robert Kerr, First Mate. Entries are daily and run from 5 January until 27 March (when the ship arrived at the Cape of Good Hope), continuing from 7 April until...
Dates: 1768 - 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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Journal of voyage to Bombay, 1769 - 1770

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/156
Scope and Contents 'Abstract of a Jurnal in the Ship "Speaker" by Capt Scott from England towards Bombay and from Bombay to England in the years 1769 and 1770 - In the Hon'ble East India Company Service.' This summarised account of a voyage of the East Indiaman 'Speaker', travelling from England to Bombay, was compiled by Robert Bishop, based on the journal of Captain Robert Scott. Entries are daily and run from 4 April until 26 August 1769 (when the ship arrived at Bombay, travelling via Madeira...
Dates: 1769 - 1770
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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Kew - Littoral Plants [annotated list], 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 68: 92r
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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Letter concerning a bill for a chronometer by Arnold purchased at the Cape of Good Hope by Captain Owen of HMS Leven, 1823-01-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 84
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1823-01-07
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Letter concerning a bill for a chronometer by French purchased at the Cape of Good Hope by Captain Owen of HMS Leven, 1823-09-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 121
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1823-09-01
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 a chronometer by Arnold issued to Mr Henderson, astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope, 1832-01-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 80
Scope and Contents Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.
Dates: 1832-01-16
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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