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Ascension

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on longitude, 1902 - 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/148
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to longitude and its determination, including the following material:(1) Correspondence regarding the Potsdam-Greenwich Longitude via Emden and Bracton, 1902-1904.There is correspondence with C.T. Albrecht regarding accommodation, equipment and arrangements with the General Post Office (G.P.O.); correspondence with the G.P.O. regarding the line between the Royal Observatory and Potsdam; and a copy of 'Longitude Difference between Potsdam and...
Dates: 1902 - 1928
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 tides and surveys, 1907 - 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/117
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding tides, surveys, longitude determination and purchase of instruments, divided into the following sections:'Survey of the Cape Colony': correspondence regarding the survey, 1907-1923, comprised mainly of general enquiries from landowners concerning distances.'Surveys - General': correspondence comprised mainly of requests for the longitudes of various places in Southern Africa and for copies of various Survey publications,...
Dates: 1907 - 1923
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 an accident to a chronometer issued to HMS Medina, 1828-11-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 139
Scope and Contents

Sent from Commander William Benjamin Suckling to John Croker.

Dates: 1828-11-03
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 June, 1775-06-01 - 1775-06-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 173-180
Scope and Contents Daily log entries, travelling from Ascension Island to the island of Fernando de Noronha, off the coast of Brazil, which Wales describes as having perhaps the most romantic appearance of any island in the world [RGO 14/58: 174v]. The entry for 6 June notes that Captain Cook had received Foxon’s hydrometer or patent log-reel from Captain Rice of the Dutch East India ship at St. Helena [RGO 14/58: 174]; the distances run from the ship are measured from this in the log book thereafter, with...
Dates: 1775-06-01 - 1775-06-30
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 entries for May, 1775-05-01 - 1775-05-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 166v-172
Scope and Contents Daily log entries, except for 16-20 May for which there is a single summarised entry. The Resolution was travelling on a course via the island of St. Helena (sighted on 14 May) and Ascension Island. The entries include remarks by Wales on his calculations of longitude [RGO 14/58: 170]. That for 29 May includes a description of Ascension Island: ‘The whole island of Ascension seems to be one great heap of lava or melted matter’; it also recounts the arrival of a sloop from New York, from...
Dates: 1775-05-01 - 1775-05-31
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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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1876 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/262
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from Lord Lindsay, Sir D. Gill, A. Winnecke, Maxwell Hall, E.W. Maunder, R.S. Newall, A. Hall, Herr Bruhns, Professor S. Newcomb and Professor C. Pritchard. The subjects covered include the opposition of Mars, 1877, including a map and photographs of Ascension Island; the transit of Venus, 1882; a list of the drawings of planets made at the Royal Observatory; solar photographs, 1873-1877; charts and drawings of Mars;...
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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Observations at the Island of Ascension, 1775-05-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/59/2: 27v
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Observations on the dip of the magnetic needle.

Dates: 1775-05-29
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, correspondence and other papers, 1812 - 1831

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/223
Scope and Contents Observations of eclipses of Jupiter's first and second satellites and lunar distances, made by Captain Robert Campbell on Ascension Island, 1820; a letter from Captain Campbell to John Pond, 26 December 1821; a memorandum requesting corresponding observations of the eclipses to be taken at Greenwich, c. 1821; miscellaneous loose papers, 1812-1828; and miscellaneous correspondence, 1824-1831, from William Allen, S. Barker, William Barnes, James R. Booth, John Cooke, John Curnin, A. Currie,...
Dates: 1812 - 1831
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 Edward Sabine's longitude stations, 1822 - 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/50
Scope and Contents

Papers regarding Edward Sabine's longitude stations. The stations mentioned are Sierra Leone [RGO 14/50: 3-25]; Island of St Thomas [RGO 14/50: 26-36]; Ascension Island [RGO 14/50: 37-52]; Bahia [RGO 14/50: 53-66]; Maranham [RGO 14/50: 67-82]; Trinidad [RGO 14/50: 83-98]; Port Royal, Jamaica [RGO 14/50: 99-125]; Spitzbergen [RGO 14/50: 126v-128v]; East Greenland [RGO 14/50: 129v-141v]; and Drontheim [RGO 14/50: 142v-149].

Dates: 1822 - 1823
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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