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Cape Verde

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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Entries for August, 1772-08-02 - 1772-08-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/56: 7r-13v
Scope and Contents Bayly does not keep a log of the three days spent at Madeira, beginning his daily entries for the month on 2 August when the ship set sail again, bound for the Cape of Good Hope via the Cape Verde islands. Upon leaving Madeira, he records that their small cutter was caught in a storm and lost its oars, mast, and sails. He notes that they sighted the island of Bonavista [Boa Vista, Cape Verde] on 11 August, passing the island of St. Iago [São Tiago] the following day where they moored at...
Dates: 1772-08-02 - 1772-08-31
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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Give Chapter after Galapagos on origin of Basalt & Trachyte, 1838-01-01 - 1842-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 42: 212
Scope and Contents

Note; by Charles Robert Darwin bottom sixth of sheet only; See item found misclassed in DAR 195.4


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Dates: 1838-01-01 - 1842-12-31
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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Journal of voyage to Bombay, 1769 - 1770

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/156
Scope and Contents 'Abstract of a Jurnal in the Ship "Speaker" by Capt Scott from England towards Bombay and from Bombay to England in the years 1769 and 1770 - In the Hon'ble East India Company Service.' This summarised account of a voyage of the East Indiaman 'Speaker', travelling from England to Bombay, was compiled by Robert Bishop, based on the journal of Captain Robert Scott. Entries are daily and run from 4 April until 26 August 1769 (when the ship arrived at Bombay, travelling via Madeira...
Dates: 1769 - 1770
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 entries for August, 1772-08-01 - 1772-08-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 2v-4a
Scope and Contents Daily log entries, travelling from Madeira towards the Cape of Good Hope, via the island of São Tiago [Cape Verde]. Each entry continues over two pages. On 12 August the Resolution anchored in the Bay of Porto Praya, São Tiago where Wales drew an accurate plan of the bay (enclosed). In the following entries, Wales records his observations and notes that the ship was watered and its decks cleaned and smoked. He also logs information on the ship’s water stills, noting on 27 August, for...
Dates: 1772-08-01 - 1772-08-31
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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Map of Porto Praya Bay in the island of St. Iago [São Tiago, Cape Verde], 1772-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 4
Scope and Contents

Drawn at a scale of three inches to a mile and signed by William Wales. The location of a watering place and fortification and town are noted, as are the latitude, longitude, and variation, with soundings in the bay noted.

Dates: 1772-08
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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Memo on Cape Verde dust, 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/957
Scope and Contents

A copy of a memorandum prepared for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee by Bennet McInnes, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, 1 August 1973, entitled 'African Continental Dust over the Cape Verde Islands'.

Dates: 1973
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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Memo on the Cape Verde site, 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/952
Scope and Contents

A copy of a memorandum on 'Site Testing in the Cape Verde Islands' prepared for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee by Bennet McInnes, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, 2 March 1973.

Dates: 1973
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 site testing, 1963 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 11/1
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the testing of suitable sites for astronomical telescopes:A copy of 'Kitt Peak National Observatory Contributions', No. 45, entitled 'First report on the site selection survey for the National Astronomical Observatory', 1963 reprint (originally issued in 1958).A copy of a report in German by V.H. Elsässer of the Max Plank Institut für Astronomie concerning site testing in Spain, 1970.A memorandum by J.B. Alexander entitled 'Possible Site of the...
Dates: 1963 - 1973
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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