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Madeira

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

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Assessment of Madeira, 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/968
Scope and Contents

A copy of a draft memorandum on an 'Assessment of Madeira (as at 12.12.73)', with contour maps of Mauna Kea.

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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Astronomical observations made at sea between Portsmouth and Madeira, 1801-07-19 - 1801-08-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/186: 4r-6r
Scope and Contents From the File:

Observations made by John Crosley on his voyage to New Holland (Australia) on board HMS Investigator to carry out surveying.

Dates: 1801-07-19 - 1801-08-01
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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Concerning chronometers to be sent out on HMS Owen Glendower, on a voyage to determine the longitude of Funchal in the island of Madeira, 1822-07-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 51-52
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Croker to John Pond.

Dates: 1822-07-06
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 to John Croker concerning the prices of various chronometers being purchased, 1824-04-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 22r
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: 1824-04-02
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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Entries for July, 1772-07-13 - 1772-07-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/56: 3r-6v
Scope and Contents

Daily entries, beginning on 13 July when the ship left Plymouth travelling towards Madeira, in company with the Resolution. Bayly begins with an observation on latitudes taken at Drake's Island and Plymouth. His log entries contain many notes on sea conditions, while entries for 22-24 July include lunar observations from which he calculates longitude from Greenwich [RGO 14/56: 5r-5v]. On 21 July he observes that the ship passed Cape Portugal, approaching Madeira on 28 July.

Dates: 1772-07-13 - 1772-07-28
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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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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Journal of voyage to Java Head, 1768 - 1769

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/157
Scope and Contents 'Abstract of a Jurnal from England towards Java Head and from Java Head to England in the ship "Duke of Gloucester" by Capt John Laudor - In the Hon'ble East India Company Service. In the years 1768 and 1769.'This summarised account of a voyage of the East Indiaman 'Duke of Gloucester', travelling from England to Java Head, was compiled by Robert Bishop, based on the journal of Captain John Laudor. Entries are daily and run from 2 February until 29 June 1768, when the ship...
Dates: 1768 - 1769
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 Arnold issued to HMS Helicon under Captain Dawkins, 1822-12-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 78
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1822-12-04
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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Letter concerning chronometers sent to Madeira [on HMS Owen Glendower], 1822-07-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 54
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1822-07-13
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 four chronometers sent on HMS Owen Glendower, 1822-07-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 53
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Croker to John Pond; for a related letter see [RGO 5/229: 51-52].

Dates: 1822-07-13
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 return of timekeepers from HMS Owen Glendower, 1822-08-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 64
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Croker to John Pond.

Dates: 1822-08-28
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 John Barrow to the Admiralty Office, 1822

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/1: 226-228
Scope and Contents

The letter refers to the award of 100 guineas to Dr Franks for his work in determining the longitude of the island of Madeira.

Dates: 1822
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 July, 1772-07-01 - 1772-07-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 2
Scope and Contents Log entries covering the voyage between Plymouth and Madeira. The entries are mostly daily, with some summarised. On 2 July Wales notes that [Admiral Sir Hugh] Palliser and some other gentlemen came on board and were saluted with ‘three cheers’ by the seamen. Before the ship set sail, Wales and Bayly took observations on shore at Drake’s Island. On 10 July he carried the timekeepers ashore to set the time, noting that Mr [John] Arnold set his timekeeper himself; the timekeepers were then...
Dates: 1772-07-01 - 1772-07-31
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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Longitude and latitude of Funchal Bay, Madeira, 1801-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/186: 7r
Scope and Contents From the File:

Observations made by John Crosley on his voyage to New Holland (Australia) on board HMS Investigator to carry out surveying.

Dates: 1801-08
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 different sites, 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/967
Scope and Contents

A copy of a memorandum prepared by Bennet McInnes for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 'A Tentative Comparison of Mauna Kea (Hawaii), Encumeada Alta (Madeira) and Fuente Nueva (La Palma)', dated 16 October 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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Memo on Madeira, 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/959
Scope and Contents

A copy of a memorandum by Bennet McInnes for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 'Reconnaissance Visits to Madeira', 20 August 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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Memo on Madeira and Canaries, 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/974
Scope and Contents

A copy of a memorandum prepared by Bennet McInnes for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee entitled 'Comparison of Observing Conditions in Madeira and in the Canary Islands', 8 May 1974.

Dates: 1974
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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Memos on the N.H.O., 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/975
Scope and Contents

Copies of three memoranda prepared by Bennet McInnes for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Policy Committee: 'Ordinances Designed to Limit Astronomical Light Pollution', 'Selection of the Site' and 'Meteorological Publication of Interest to the Project'.

Dates: 1974
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 calculation made on a voyage in the Glatton, 1763-1764, 1763-03-19 - 1764-10-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 3-39a
Scope and Contents

Sundry observations taken by John Horsley aboard the Glatton, commanded by Richard Doveton, on a voyage to Benkulen and China. Entries are intermittent, with occasional notes; references are also made to Madeira and Java Head.

Dates: 1763-03-19 - 1764-10-01
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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Observations at Madeira, 1772-07-31 - 1772-08-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/59/2: 2v
Scope and Contents

These include measurements of equal altitudes (by Clock B) and comparisons of the watches of Mr Kendall and Mr Arnold.

Dates: 1772-07-31 - 1772-08-01
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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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 made on a voyage, 1776-1777, 1776-08-02 - 1777-04-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 71-80a
Scope and Contents Observations made on Captain Cook’s third voyage. Includes summarised daily entries providing the date, estimates of latitude and longitude, bearings and distance, variation of the compass, and thermometer readings, along with intermittent entries of astronomical calculations. The ship travelled via Madeira and via Port Praya in St. Iago towards the Cape of Good Hope, anchoring at Table Bay on 10 November 1776 [RGO 14/67: 76v]. There are no entries for December 1776 or January 1777....
Dates: 1776-08-02 - 1777-04-27
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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Observations made on the voyage from the island of Madeira towards the Cape of Good Hope, 1801-08-08 - 1801-11-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 124r-134r
Scope and Contents From the Item:

The observations form a continuous run, with occasional headings based on location (reproduced here).

Dates: 1801-08-08 - 1801-11-01
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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Observations on board the ship at Madeira, 1801-08-03 - 1801-08-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/186: 6r
Scope and Contents From the File:

Observations made by John Crosley on his voyage to New Holland (Australia) on board HMS Investigator to carry out surveying.

Dates: 1801-08-03 - 1801-08-06
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 meteorological conditions, 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/960
Scope and Contents

A copy of a memorandum prepared by Bennet McInnes for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 'Meteorological Conditions over Madeira', dated 30 August 1973, with a paper on 'The predominant meteorological situations in the eastern Northern Atlantic to the South of 45ºN'.

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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