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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 141 Collections and/or Records:

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A Description of Scotland and other papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5124
Scope and Contents 'The description of Scotland and the King's entertainment there', 8 folios. It begins: 'First for the country I must confesse...', and ends: '...a tower as Edenborough in Lowsir Scotland'. The papers include: (fo. 2) [Thomas Scott], 'Vox Populi', 1620; (fo. 8v) verses, 'Ther's proclamation sent, Great Brittaine round about'.
Dates: 1650 (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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Botanical Society of Edinburgh: award of honorary membership to Charles Darwin, 11 Jan. 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 229: 15
Scope and Contents From the Class: This class comprises certificates, awards and diplomas presented to Charles Darwin during his lifetime. The correspondence relating to the presentation of these diplomas is listed separately under DAR 230.
Dates: 11 Jan. 1866
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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Broadsheet: Thomas Areskine, To all the People of the Kingdom of Scotland in General, and to the Inhabitants of Edinburgh in Particular, Edinburgh, 1736

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8366/22
Dates: 1736
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Computations, tables and observations, 1718 - 1767

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 2/18
Scope and Contents Computations, tables, observations and miscellaneous papers. Nos 19-43 are bound together in the form of an exercise book.1. Observations of the planets, 17-18 May 1737, in Latin.2. Observations and calculations for 23-24 July 1739. 3. Observations at Stoke Newington, London, 1738. 4. Observations by J.N. Lillee of the passage of the Moon at Petersburg, 2-3 January 1738.5. Lunar observations at Paris, 1729-1723.6. French account of an eclipse...
Dates: 1718 - 1767
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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Conclusions Mitchella [continued], 1840-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 110: B91
Scope and Contents Note; by Emma Darwin née Wedgwood pp 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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Confirmed minutes, 1823 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/8
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, experiments to discover the longitude of Falmouth; instruments required by Fearon Fallows at the Cape of Good Hope; Sir Humphrey Davy's suggestion of publishing a catalogue of double stars by John Herschel and Sir James South; Johann Tiarks's trip to Heligoland to discover the longitude of the island and its relative position to both the coast of Germany and Greenwich; the purchase of a 14-foot reflecting telescope for the...
Dates: 1823 - 1829
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 and proposal from George Lindesay, 1821-01-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/41: 133-134
Scope and Contents Sent to Vice-Admiral Sir William Hope.
Dates: 1821-01-20
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Copy of a letter from Thomas Hurd to R. Paisley, 1815-03-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/34: 217
Scope and Contents From the Item: Three letters.
Dates: 1815-03-03
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Correspondence on terrestrial longitude, 1833 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/181
Scope and Contents Correspondence on finding terrestrial longitude by testing chronometers at the culmination of Moon and stars. There is material on the longitudes of Chelmsford, Limerick, Port Stephen (Australia), Paris, Edinburgh, Antwerp, Dublin, Armagh, Cambridge, Oxford, Bedford, Hartwell, Portsmouth, Devonport, Hamburg, Liverpool and Regent's Park. The correspondents include E.J. Cooper, J.C. Fremont, P.P. King, W.H.C. Bartlett, Sir F. Beaufort, G. Fisher, E. Sabine, T. Henderson, R. Sheepshanks, J....
Dates: 1833 - 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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Correspondence on time balls and signals, 1858 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/614
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the time signals at Portsmouth, Devonport and Sheerness and the tests, errors and running of time balls at Gravesend, Newcastle, Liverpool, Glasgow, Mauritius and the Cape of Good Hope. The papers include a newspaper cutting from 'The Gateshead Observer' on the importance of time balls; accounts and reports on the Post Office clocks; papers on the regulation of the London Bridge and Westminster Great Clock; and papers on the regulation of the Edinburgh...
Dates: 1858 - 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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Correspondence on time balls and signals, 1861 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/615
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the time signal and the time ball service. There are various papers on the signalling of time by a falling ball or by cannon fire at Birmingham, Cardiff, Devonport, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Madras, Newcastle, Nice and the Palais Royale, Paris; proposals for time balls at Wellington (New Zealand), Ipswich, and Port Elizabeth; proposals for clocks and bells in Worcester; details of local time signals in 'The Scotsman', 'Daily Review', 'Glasgow Daily Herald',...
Dates: 1861 - 1866
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 clocks;...
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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Correspondence with telegraph companies, 1860 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/630
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various telegraph companies concerned mainly with the failure of time signals, the refurbishment and repairs of wires, the connections with the Royal Observatory, and the trials of overhead wires. There are papers regarding tests on the Dartford Earth current wires; the damage and restoration of telegraph wires due to snowstorms; Airy's details of telegraphic equipment and methods employed at the Royal Observatory, found in 'Description of the galvanic connexions'; a...
Dates: 1860 - 1866
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 with William Mitchel on the question of remuneration for his work on an improved quadrant, 1765 - 1786

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/12: 363-373
Scope and Contents From the File: Miscellaneous petitions and memorials making requests of the Board of Longitude.
Dates: 1765 - 1786
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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Darwin and Huxley versus their critics 'Scotsman': [2]f [2 cut cols], 1862-01-23

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 226.1: 156
Scope and Contents Printed; by "Amor scientiae"; written at Edinburgh
(Printed)
Dates: 1862-01-23
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Discovery of the former existence of glaciers in Scotland, especially in the Highlands, by Professor Agassiz 'Scotsman': [3]d-e [3 cut cols], 1840-10-07

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 5: B66
Scope and Contents Printed; by Anon; written at Edinburgh
(Printed)
Dates: 1840-10-07
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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Diverse-123 Letter, 1871-05-01

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 89: 177-178
Scope and Contents Charles William Peach to Charles Robert Darwin
Letter; written at Edinburgh; plus sketch Letter from Charles William Peach to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Edinburgh plus sketch
(Letter)
Dates: 1871-05-01
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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From J.H. Balfour, Edinburgh, 22 Oct. 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8189/9
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: In the following correspondence, which mostly relates to the various aspects of Pamplin's business career, are represented many of the leading botanists of the middle decades of the nineteenth century. A similar, though larger, collection is in the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor (Pamplin Papers); and other letters, diaries and notebooks are held at the National Library of Wales (MSS 7492-7509). The following letters are mounted on paper, frequently two letters to a...
Dates: 22 Oct. 1860
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 Siegfried Sassoon, [Edinburgh], 24 Nov. 1917 (Circa, year taken from postmark)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/S/45
Scope and Contents Glad Dent likes the 'picture' [Glyn Philpot's portrait of Sassoon]; has insisted that he be allowed to return to the front; is sure Philpot would be delighted to let the Fitzwilliam Museum have the portrait
Dates: 24 Nov. 1917 (Circa, year taken from postmark)
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Having conceived with Mr Kay that a "Zoological walk" to Portobello would not only be conducive to our own amusement, 1826-01-01 - 1827-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 5: A49-A51
Scope and Contents Note; by Charles Robert Darwin
(Note)
Dates: 1826-01-01 - 1827-12-31
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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James Bremner on a new theory of magnetism, 1826 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/43: 525-534
Scope and Contents From the File: Correspondence regarding the effect of magnetic variation on the mariner's compass, the use of magnetic variation to establish longitude and the cause of magnetic variation.
Dates: 1826 - 1828
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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James Tait on a method of correcting the variation of the compass by means of Mica, 1820-04-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/43: 387-389
Scope and Contents From the File: Correspondence regarding the effect of magnetic variation on the mariner's compass, the use of magnetic variation to establish longitude and the cause of magnetic variation.
Dates: 1820-04-04
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 from A Duncan to Robert Waring Darwin; written at Edinburgh, 1784-09-01 - 1784-09-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 227.6: 8
Scope and Contents Letter from A Duncan to Robert Waring Darwin; written at Edinburgh
(Letter)
Dates: 1784-09-01 - 1784-09-30
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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Letter from A Northesk to Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802); written at Edinburgh, 1778-11-24

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 227.3: 27
Scope and Contents Letter from A Northesk to Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802); written at Edinburgh
(Letter)
Dates: 1778-11-24
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 (Adam & Charles Black) to Sir George Howard Darwin; written at Edinburgh, 1887-06-13

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 251: 2830
Scope and Contents Letter from (Adam & Charles Black) to Sir George Howard Darwin; written at Edinburgh
(Letter)
Dates: 1887-06-13
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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