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Bombay

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

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Copy of a letter clarifying the maker of a chronometer delivered by Mr Jones of Charing Cross, 1826-12-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 35v/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: 1826-12-10
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 chronometers, 1876 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/605
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the ownership of, rates of, repairs to, packing of, estimates for, accounts of, and recovery of various chronometers. The volume includes papers on a proposed turret clock for Bombay University Library; the cost of replacement parts for clocks; a paper written in German on marine chronometers; the German clockmakers' newspaper 'Deutsche Uhrmacher-Zeitung'; a scheme by the Clockmakers Company to encourage the study of horology; and a photograph of Arnold and Dent 924, Cox 1362...
Dates: 1876 - 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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Correspondence on longitudes and latitudes, 1873 - 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/258
Scope and Contents Letter and observations from Captain W.J. Wharton regarding the results of his experiment to find the longitude of Malta from Gibraltar, 1873.Printed paper on the galvanic determination of the difference in longitude between Bombay and Malta, 1874.Newspaper cutting from the 'South Australian Advertiser', 19 February 1889, regarding Australian longitudes.Correspondence on marking Major Darwin's longitude station at Singapore, 1891-1892.Miscellaneous correspondence...
Dates: 1873 - 1903
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, 1866 - 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/616
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the time signal and time ball service, including a proposed time ball on Tuskar Rock in the Irish Sea, with a chart; a proposed time signal at Dundee; cable laying on the Great Eastern Railway; a proposed Ipswich Time Ball; the rating and errors of the Westminster and Post Office clocks; a proposed public clock for the City of London; electric clocks for the Adelaide Parliament, Madras (including a drawing) and Colaba Observatory in Bombay (including three...
Dates: 1866 - 1870
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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From P.J. Chester J. Laidlaw, Colaba War Hospital, Bombay, 13 Jan. 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/P/88
Scope and Contents Is feeling much better, although the doctor tells him his heart is 'a little flabby'; a young lady who plays Debussy and Scriabin on Malabar Hill; has 'got the whole of Casanova for 6 shillings'
Dates: 13 Jan. 1917
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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From P.J. Chester J. Laidlaw, Colaba War Hospital, Bombay, 29 Jan. 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/P/89
Scope and Contents Long delay in receiving mail; has not received The Cambridge Magazine lately; has been reading Mendel; effects of war on Bombay; soon to leave for Agra
Dates: 29 Jan. 1917
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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Letter from Captain Huddart, 1780-03-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/9: 1-2
Scope and Contents Letter regarding eclipses of Jupiter's satellites observed at Bombay.
Dates: 1780-03-25
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 G E Sutcliffe to Sir George Howard Darwin; written at Bombay, 1900-12-05

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 251: 4858
Scope and Contents Letter from G E Sutcliffe to Sir George Howard Darwin; written at Bombay
(Letter)
Dates: 1900-12-05
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 James Horsburgh, Bombay, 1804-05-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/37: 1-2
Scope and Contents The letter contains observations of the first and second satellites of Jupiter in 1803.
Dates: 1804-05-31
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 Erskine to Mrs Ashburner; written at Bombay envelope provided and annotated by Darwin I in, 1817-05-21

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 258: 1323
Scope and Contents Letter from William Erskine to Mrs Ashburner; written at Bombay envelope provided and annotated by Darwin I in
(Letter)
Dates: 1817-05-21
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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Letters from observatories, 1864 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/149
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies, requests for new instruments at Sydney, and covering letters to reports. Approximately half the correspondence is concerned with the possible closures and alternative uses of the Madras, Bombay and Colaba observatories; reports on the Madras and Colaba observatories and their history; and governmental recommendations for the Indian observatories. The correspondents on these matters include E.B. Eastwick, J.F.W....
Dates: 1864 - 1869
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, 1869 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/150
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies; the foundation of new observatories at Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand; requests for astronomical works; and recommendations for the Indian observatories. The correspondents include H. Merivale, N.R. Pogson, C.E. Delaunay, Sir W. Denison, J.A. Broun, R.L.J. Ellery, B.A. Gould, the Earl of Rosse, R. Grant, Sir D. Gill, W.M. Maskell, J.C. Adams, A.R. Clarke and W. Harkness. There are proceedings and reports...
Dates: 1869 - 1872
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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Observations and calculations of longitude, 1854 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/114
Scope and Contents Observations and calculations concerned chiefly with finding the longitudes of places, including Indonesia, Bombay, Port Natal and Port Elizabeth by Lieutenant Dayman, from observed occultations, star observations and solar eclipses during 1854-1855; and Fredericton, Canada, and Cambridge, U.S.A., by W.B. Jack and J.B. Toldervy, with correspondence on their longitudes. There are a few papers on the total eclipse over Australia, 4 April 1856, and maps of the paths of the total eclipse of the...
Dates: 1854 - 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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Papers on determining galvanic longitudes, 1878 - 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/640
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning proposals and operations to determine, with the assistance of the Royal Observatory, the longitude of Lisbon, Leiden, the Cape Observatory, Gibraltar, places in Australia, New Zealand and Egypt, and Mauritius; and the difference in longitude between Malta and Bombay. The papers include errors of the Greenwich clock; observations of telegraph signals; J.W. Green's abstract of the Greenwich - Lisbon - South American longitudes; the exchange and summary of time...
Dates: 1878 - 1888
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 on magnetism, 1836 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/693
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on magnetic disturbances, experiments and findings on magnetism, magnetic deviations and observations of magnetic phenomena. There are German circulars on magnetism by K.F. Gauss and W.E. Weber; tracings and description of the proposed magnetic observatory at Dublin; a magnetic chart of Scotland, 1836; observations of shifts in the magnetic and dipping needle; notices of magnetic disturbances; readings from the horizontal circle of the magnetic theodolite, the...
Dates: 1836 - 1848
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 on the tides, 1878 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/237
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers and correspondence concerning tides and tide gauges, 1878-1879, including tide gauges in the Baltic; the 'Standard', 9 March 1878, on Thames tides; S. Rowland-Johnstone on a copy of 'Tides and Waves'; A. Taylor on the propagation of motion in waves; 'Engineering' on Thames tides; Dr Borgen on tides; 'Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers', Vol. LIX: 'The River Thames' by J.B. Redman; E. Roberts on his 'Tide Predictor'; and tide tables for Bombay,...
Dates: 1878 - 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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[table of tide measurements]; secondary type: note, 1884-01-01 - 1884-01-31

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 251: 3452
Scope and Contents Letter from [unidentified] to Sir George Howard Darwin; written at Bombay in enclosed with See next item?
(Letter, note)
Dates: 1884-01-01 - 1884-01-31
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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