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West Indies

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

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 Fonds

Alonso de Cardenas: Relation of the State of England

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8992
Dates: 1638-1656
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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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.
 Series

Charles Liot (J. M. Ludlow's brother-in-law) and Liot family

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7450/22-28
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Papers of John Malcolm (Forbes) Ludlow (1821-1911), and of the Ludlow and allied families, late 18th to early 20th century. This collection of papers comprises: correspondence of Ludlow's father, Lieutenant-Colonel John Ludlow, an officer in India; correspondence with his sisters, Eliza and Maria Ludlow, and Maria's husband, Charles Liot, and the Liot family; diaries of Eliza and Maria Ludlow, 1820s-1830s; papers of Charles Liot and the Liot family, some of which relate to Martinique; papers...
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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Correspondence on time balls, 1879 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/147
Scope and Contents (1) General correspondence regarding time balls, 1879-1893, including the following material:Correspondence regarding reprints, ordered by G.B. Airy in 1880, of articles from 'Nature', 1876, concerning the distribution of time signals.Correspondence, 1879-1880, regarding the Prussian Government's request for information on colonial time in South Africa, Canada, India, St Helena, Mauritius, Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand, and similar requests from the U.S. Hydrographic...
Dates: 1879 - 1927
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, 1875 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/618
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the time signal and time ball service, including the failures of the Greenwich time signal; notes and a report on the time signals at Portsmouth Dockyard; questions and answers on the Edinburgh time signals; a list of British time signal stations; enquiries from various individuals and the Norwegian and Swedish governments on time signals; time balls proposed for Calcutta and the West Indies; errors and corrections in the Westminster and Post Office...
Dates: 1875 - 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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Extracts from the minutes of 30 June 1737, 1761

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/310: 1-2
Scope and Contents From the File:

Extracts from the Minutes of the Board of Longitude, including the findings on John Harrison's chronometers.

Dates: 1761
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).
 Fonds

George Maclaren, Naval surgeon: Journals

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9528
Scope and Contents George Maclaren (fl.1810-37) served as a naval surgeon with the Royal Navy during the 1830s. He wrote two journals which provide detailed descriptions of the places that he visited, with some comments on his medical work as an assistant surgeon and a regular record of temperatures. The first journal covers the period Dec. 1831 - Jun. 1835, during which time he served on board 'HMS Magicienne' in the East Indies [Malay Archipelago]. Upon his return to Portsmouth in Mar. 1835 he qualified as a...
Dates: 1831-1837
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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Letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Active under Captain Andrew King, 1822-04-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 43
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1822-04-19
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 a chronometer for HMS Columbine, to be delivered by HMS Winchester, 1831-09-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 56
Scope and Contents

Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1831-09-05
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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Letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Helicon under Captain William Robert Dawkins, 1822-11-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 73
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1822-11-14
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 concerning a chronometer for HMS Scout under Captain John Theed, 1822-01-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 29
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1822-01-30
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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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 the Minx schooner via HMS Sparrowhawk under Commander Thomas Gill, 1829-07-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 163
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Croker to John Pond.

Dates: 1829-07-30
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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Letter concerning two chronometers for HMS Isis for the use of Vice Admiral Sir Lawrence Halsted, 1823-08-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 118
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1823-08-19
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).
 Fonds — Multiple Containers

Lucas Family: business and family papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8369
Scope and Contents Business and family papers of the Lucas family, chiefly correspondence and legal documents of Philip Monoux Lucas (1778-1830), a merchant of Marylebone, London, and partner in the firm Chauncy, Lang and Lucas. Philip Lucas was active in St Vincent and the Grenadines, British Guiana [i.e. Guyana] and Trinidad and Tobago as an agent or factor between c. 1802 and the early 1810s with direct involvement in the Transatlantic slave trade and the exploitation of enslaved people. In addition to...
Dates: circa 1790-1900
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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Note from John Croker to John Pond concerning the return of a chronometer by Earnshaw issued to HMS Icarus, 1824-05-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 184
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: 1824-05-24
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 Continental Extensions-5 Note, 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 50: D16
Scope and Contents

At Glacial period, when Vaccinium &c got to top of W Indian islds - land probably almost continuous


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 II Distribution of animals-86 Note, 1840-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 205.3: 110
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 Palaeontology, geology-311 Note, 1861-03-23

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 205.9: 362
Scope and Contents

We must not suppose every country as rich as Europe in successive fossils


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.
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NS II Variation, varieties-83 Note, 1856-08-16

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 205.10: 84r
Scope and Contents

Note; by Charles Robert Darwin


(Note)

Dates: 1856-08-16
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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On elevation of West Indies / near the Peak of Bab-el-Mandeb these parts I have coloured red, 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 42: 17
Scope and Contents

Note; by Charles Robert Darwin lacks top line(s); draft of text?


(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.
 Fonds

Papers of Sir Frank Stockdale

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10347
Scope and Contents Papers and letters of Frank Stockdale, mainly relating to his work in the West Indies, in particular his appointment in 1905 as Mycologist and Lecturer in Agriculture at the Imperial Department of Agriculture in the West Indies, Barbados, and his transfer in 1908 to the post of assistant director to the Department of Science and Agriculture, and Government Botanist, in British Guiana [Guyana]. This includes correspondence with Sir Daniel Morris, Imperial Commissioner of the West Indies...
Dates: 1901 - 1935
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Columbine under Captain J.W. Gabriel, 1831-09-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 55
Scope and Contents

Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1831-09-02
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for Lieutenant Barnett of HMS Jackdaw in the West Indies, to be conveyed by Captain C.B. Strong of HMS Belvidera, 1834-03-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 232
Scope and Contents

Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1834-03-03
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).
 Fonds

Sir James Stephen: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7888
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence of Stephen and papers relating to a life of Stephen written by Dr. Evelyn Christian Martin.

Dates: 1807-1953 (Circa)
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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