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Jamaica

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

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Bourbon & Mauritius / Timor / Jamaica / West Indies [distribution of fauna], 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 72: 66r
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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Copy of a letter to Captain B. Clement concerning a chronometer for HMS Shannon and others for conveyance to Vice Admiral Fleeming in Jamaica, 1828-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 46v/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: 1828-12
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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Copy of a letter to John Croker listing chronometers issued to HMS Shannon under Captain B. Clement and to Vice Admiral Fleeming in Jamaica, 1828-12-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 46v/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: 1828-12-09
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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David Binnie: World tour diaries and photographs

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8558-8560
Dates: 1873-1874
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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Depositions in case Gregory v. Arcedeckne about water course in Jamaica called Plantation Garden River, 1772-1773

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Vanneck-Arc/3F/1
Scope and Contents From the Series: Family and estate papers in Suffolk and elsewhere, and papers relating to the family's sugar plantations in Jamaica
Dates: 1772-1773
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Jamaican slaves: letter and list, 1780

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9750/195-196
Scope and Contents Letter of Malcolm Laing to William Philip Perrin, 21 July 1780, regarding the purchase of slaves, Hallhead Plantations and a note of names of individual slaves.
Dates: 1780
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Latitudes and longitudes from a voyage of HMS Mary Ann to Jamaica in 1822, 1822-03-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 297-299
Scope and Contents Certified as correct by Master James Ferrier.
Dates: 1822-03-06
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 and description of an instrument by James Shaw to George Gilpin, 1815-05-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 277-280
Scope and Contents Concerning his method of determining the latitude and longitude at one observation, his improvements to quadrants and sextants, and his invention of an instrument for taking altitudes without a horizon.
Dates: 1815-05-18
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 for HMS Magnificent under Captain John Mundell, 1825-11-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 300
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1825-11-08
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 replacement chronometer for HMS Barham, 1828-09-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 111
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1828-09-23
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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Letter concerning a replacement chronometer for HMS Druid under Captain Samuel Chambers, 1827-10-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 49
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1827-10-16
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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Letter concerning a replacement chronometer for HMS Kangaroo under Captain de Mayne, 1825-02-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 240
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1825-02-01
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 the delivery of a chronometer to HMS Mersey for conveyance to HMS Druid under Captain Samuel Chambers, 1828-02-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 74
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1828-02-21
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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Letter concerning the provision of chronometers for His Majesty's Schooners at the West India station, 1828-11-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 125
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1828-11-29
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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Letter concerning the transport of chronometers to Mr De Mayne of HMS Kangaroo, Jamaica, 1822-02-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 36
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1822-02-23
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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Letter from (Jeanie) Lucinda Musgrave to Sir George Howard Darwin; written at Jamaica, 1882-11-21

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 219.5: 47
Scope and Contents Letter from (Jeanie) Lucinda Musgrave to Sir George Howard Darwin; written at Jamaica
(Letter)
Dates: 1882-11-21
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 from officers and passengers of HMS York, 1813-06-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 294
Scope and Contents Testifying that a method for ascertaining longitude was invented and tested by William Titford on a voyage of HMS York from England to Jamaica, between 22 April and 14 June 1813.
Dates: 1813-06-14
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 [unidentified] [illeg]acker E to [Sir George Howard Darwin?]; written at Jamaica, 1886-11-23

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 210.14: 65
Scope and Contents Letter from [unidentified] [illeg]acker E to [Sir George Howard Darwin?]; written at Jamaica
(Letter)
Dates: 1886-11-23
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.
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Letter requesting the provision of two chronometers to Captain Theed of HMS Scout for delivery to HMS Kangaroo, under William De Mayne, in Jamaica, 1822-02-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 32
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1822-02-16
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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Letters from observatories, 1878 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/153
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies, the foundation of new observatories in Jamaica and Japan, requests for instruments for New Zealand, and reports from various centres. The correspondents include C.P. Smyth, R. Herbert, L. Mallet, W.H.M. Christie, Sir D. Gill, C. Pritchard, N.R. Pogson, E.J. Stone, A.E.B. Mouchez, the Earl of Rosse, O. Struve and E.B. Baillaud. There are also reports from the Edinburgh, Colaba, Oxford University and Strasbourg...
Dates: 1878 - 1879
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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Mauritius, Barbados, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Cyprus and Jamaica, 1924-12 - 1929-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/4/16
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Samuel Wilson, Governor of Jamaica 1924-25, then Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, on subjects including Wilson's visit to Nigeria and the Gold Coast [later Ghana] in 1928, the new constitution and Jamaican elections in 1925, Wilson's difficulties with the Jamaica Imperial Association, Wilson's officials and efficiency measures; Sir Reginald Stubbs, Governor of Jamaica, 1926-32, on subjects including Stubbs's wish to move to Malaya [later Malaysia]...
Dates: 1924-12 - 1929-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Method of using a chart for finding longitude at sea, 1813-07-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 292-293
Scope and Contents As tested on HMS York.
Dates: 1813-07-19
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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NS I Glacial Period-45 Note, 1862-04-20

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 50: E54r
Scope and Contents Brazil 6000-7000ft / Sandwich Is / Jamaica / Cape of Good Hope / Australian Alps [lists of species found there]
Note; by Charles Robert Darwin
(Note)
Dates: 1862-04-20
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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Papers on seismology and photography, 1876 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/232
Scope and Contents (1) Papers on photography Letter from the Minister for Commerce and Industry in France, 1889, inviting the Astronomer Royal to the Photographic Congress in March 1889.Correspondence with the Photographic Society of Great Britain, 1890, regarding a lecture wanted by them, which E.W. Maunder agreed to give.Proof of an abstract of a paper by Captain W. de W. Abney titled 'Transmission of Sunlight through Earth's Atmosphere', 1892.(2) Papers on...
Dates: 1876 - 1914
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 relating to MT's speech at lunch given by the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Kingston, 18 July 1987, 1987-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 5/1/5/478
Scope and Contents For the text of the speech see Oxford University Press CD Rom edition of MT’s Complete Public Statements CD Ref: 87/342
Dates: 1987-07
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in October 2017 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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