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Arctic Ocean

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

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Acts relating to the formation of the Board of Longitude and the proposal of a reward for the discovery of an accurate method of finding longitude at sea, 1713 - 1821

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/1: 10-95
Scope and Contents There are Supplementary Acts regarding navigation and surveying the chief ports and headlands of Great Britain and Ireland; John Harrison and his chronometer; and discovering a northern passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and for making a journey to the North Pole.
Dates: 1713 - 1821
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 from George Fisher to John Barrow, 1821-02-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 264-265
Scope and Contents In which Fisher offers his services as astronomer to Captain Parry's Arctic expedition.
Dates: 1821-02-21
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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Correspondence regarding a reward granted to the officers of HMS 'Hecla' and HMS 'Griper' for their efforts in searching for a north-west passage, 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/1: 126-142
Scope and Contents Including questionnaires completed by the chief officers.
Dates: 1820
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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Letter concerning a chronometer by Parkinson and Frodsham for Captain Back, 1833-02-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 144
Scope and Contents Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.
Dates: 1833-02-15
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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Letter concerning chronometers for HMS Hecla under Captain Parry, 1827-02-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 9
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1827-02-22
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 the delivery of chronometers by French to Captain Back for his Arctic expedition, 1833-02-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 141
Scope and Contents Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.
Dates: 1833-02-08
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 the inability of Peter Lecount to serve during Captain Parry's Arctic expedition, 1821-03-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 258-260
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young.
Dates: 1821-03-21
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 from Captain Parry requesting the use of chronometers by Parkinson & Frodsham on his polar expedition, 1824-01-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 155
Scope and Contents From the File: Correspondence between the Admiralty Office and the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, requesting the loan of chronometers for H M Ships. The principal recipient is John Pond; the principal correspondent is John Barrow. Other correspondents include John Croker, Richard S. Dundas, G. Smith, John Franklin and Sir William Edward Parry.
Dates: 1824-01-14
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 Edward Sabine [to the Board of Longitude], 1821-03-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 385
Scope and Contents Concerning the claim by Parkinson and Frodsham to be the real makers of the chronometer sent out on Captain Parry's northern expedition.
Dates: 1821-03-28
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 James Biggs to Dr Thomas Young, 1824-05-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 266-268
Scope and Contents Enquiring about the transmission of astronomical calculations and instruments for new experiments to Captain Parry.
Dates: 1824-05-25
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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Letter from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1821-02-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 263
Scope and Contents Originally enclosing a copy of a letter from George Fisher; see [RGO 14/68: 264].
Dates: 1821-02-27
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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Letter from Parkinson and Frodsham to Captain Sabine, 1821-03-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 383-384
Scope and Contents Stating their claim to have made a chronometer sent out with Captain Parry.
Dates: 1821-03-26
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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Letter from Parkinson and Frodsham to Dr Thomas Young, 1821-03-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 386-387
Scope and Contents Stating their claim to have made a chronometer sent out with Captain Parry.
Dates: 1821-03-27
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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Letter from Parkinson and Frodsham to the Board of Longitude, 1821-03-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 389-390
Scope and Contents Stating their claim to have made a chronometer sent out with Captain Parry.
Dates: 1821-03-29
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 from William Parry requesting chronometers for his expedition towards the North Pole, 1827-02-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 10
Scope and Contents From the File: Admiralty papers sent to Pond concerning the fitting out of H M Ships with chronometers.
Dates: 1827-02-24
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-5 Note, 1846-01-01 - 1846-01-31

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 50: E11r
Scope and Contents Hooker tells me that from 73° S H Bottenia (which Macleay saw)
Note; by Charles Robert Darwin
(Note)
Dates: 1846-01-01 - 1846-01-31
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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NS II Distribution of animals-151 Note, 1840-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 205.3: 194-196
Scope and Contents Note; by Charles Robert Darwin
(Note)
Dates: 1840-01-01 - 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 II Variation, varieties-80 Note, 1855-03-25

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 205.10: 81r
Scope and Contents Note; by Charles Robert Darwin
(Note)
Dates: 1855-03-25
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 regarding the proposed rewards for discovering a north-west passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, 1819 - 1821

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/1: 107-124
Scope and Contents Including correspondence with His Royal Highness the Prince Regent.
Dates: 1819 - 1821
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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