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South Pacific Ocean

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

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Astronomical observations made during Captain Cook's last voyage., 1776 - 1780

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/61
Scope and Contents Observations from Captain Cook's last voyage.
Dates: 1776 - 1780
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, 1737 - 1779

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/5
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, discussions on John Harrison's first marine chronometer (H1); the purchase of new instruments for work on the longitude and latitude of the coasts of Britain; improvements to the reflecting telescope; Tobias Mayer's lunar motion tables; the trial of John Harrison's chronometers; errors in the tables of the satellites; Schutz's machine for finding longitude; Chistopher Irwin's marine chair; the use of lunar observations for...
Dates: 1737 - 1779
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 January, 1774-01-01 - 1774-01-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/56: 103r-110v
Scope and Contents Daily entries, while travelling close to the 60th parallel south. An entry for 6 January records a period of strong gales in which great waves broke frequently over the ship. A number of the entries include observations of lunar distance from the sun and from Spica Virginis, with resulting calculations of longitude. Bayly also records sightings of seals, whales, porpoises and ‘islands of ice’.
Dates: 1774-01-01 - 1774-01-31
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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Entries for July, 1773-07-01 - 1773-07-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/56: 70v-78r
Scope and Contents Daily entries, travelling in the South Pacific towards Tahiti. The July entries contain many astronomical observations, including measurements of the distance of the moon from Spica Virginis and from Antares, often accompanied by comments on the difficulty of taking observations due to bad weather or the motion of the ship. Bayly also records measurements of the ship’s speed by the log line. On 7 July the Resolution sent her boat on board. On 15 and 16 July the ships again fired signals to keep...
Dates: 1773-07-01 - 1773-07-31
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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Entries for June, 1773-06-07 - 1773-06-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/56: 64r-70r
Scope and Contents The log book continues on 7 June, when the ship continued its voyage after the period spent at New Zealand, during which time the Adventure had reunited with the Resolution at Queen Charlotte Sound. Bayly does not record details of their reunion. The ship was travelling through the South Pacific towards Tahiti. The opening entry for June records that Watch No. 1 was running too slow for meantime. Bayly’s entries include astronomical observations taken on 10 June, mention on 11 and 15 June...
Dates: 1773-06-07 - 1773-06-30
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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Log book of HMS Adventure, 1772 - 1774

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/56
Scope and Contents The log book of HMS Adventure compiled by W. Bayly during his passage to the South Seas as part of the expedition led by Captain James Cook in HMS Resolution.
Dates: 1772 - 1774
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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Log book of HMS Resolution, 1772 - 1775

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58
Scope and Contents The log book of HMS Resolution compiled by William Wales during the passage to the South Seas under the command of Captain James Cook.
Dates: 1772 - 1775
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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Map of Turtle Island and Reef, 1774-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 112a
Scope and Contents Discovered by Captain Cook in the Resolution, on Saturday, July 2, 1774. The map also shows the course of the ship past the island. The latitude and east and west longitude from Greenwich are indicated in the border. Signed by William Wales.
Dates: 1774-07
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 for the variation and dip of the magnetic needle, 1801 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/65: 127v-148v
Scope and Contents From the Item: Made in HMS Investigator during a voyage of discovery to the South Sea in the years 1801-1805.
Dates: 1801 - 1805
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 on HMS Adventure, 1772 - 1774

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/57
Scope and Contents Observations made on board HMS Adventure during her passage to the South Seas as part of the expedition led by Captain James Cook in HMS Resolution.
Dates: 1772 - 1774
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 on HMS Resolution, 1772 - 1775

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/59
Scope and Contents Observations made on board HMS Resolution during her passage to the South Seas on the expedition led by Captain James Cook.
Dates: 1772 - 1775
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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Part one: a list of the data and results of astronomical observations, 1801 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/65: 7r-126v
Scope and Contents Made in HMS Investigator on a voyage of discovery to the South Sea in the years 1801-1805.
Dates: 1801 - 1805
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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Part two: observations on magnetic variation, the tides and seawater, 1801 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/65: 127r-154r
Scope and Contents Made in HMS Investigator during a voyage of discovery to the South Sea in the years 1801-1805.
Dates: 1801 - 1805
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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Report on Pacific winds, 1959-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1195
Scope and Contents A report for the Bureau of Meteorology by H.R. Phillpot entitled 'Winds at 30,000 and 40,000 Feet in the Australia -- New Zealand -- Fiji Area'.
Dates: 1959-04
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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