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Quebec

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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Latitudes and longitudes of places visited in the voyages of the Thetis, 1794-1797, and the Pallas, 1805, under Captain Lord Cochrane, 1794-02-14 - 1805-12-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 177r-215r
Scope and Contents A set of calculations of the latitudes and longitudes of places visited on voyages of the two ships, compiled by the astronomer William Garrard. The entries for the voyages form a continuous run; the Pallas voyage entries begin on folio 198r but are differentiated from those of the Thetis only by date. An index of the places mentioned is provided [RGO 14/67: 214v-215r]. These include (in order): North Bergen, the Bahamas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, Bermuda, Pennsylvania,...
Dates: 1794-02-14 - 1805-12-05
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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Letters from observatories, 1848 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/143
Scope and Contents Letters from various observatories on filling vacancies, building new observatories at Blackheath and the West Midlands, and improving existing observatories (e.g. by erecting new time balls in Quebec). The correspondents include R. Sheepshanks, J.F.W. Herschel, J.D. Forbes, C.P. Smyth, Sir B. Hawes, M.J. Johnson, W.H. Miller, J. Challis, Sir F. Beaufort and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. There are reports on the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, and two reports on Liverpool Observatory...
Dates: 1848 - 1852
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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Letters from observatories, 1852 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/145
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies, explanation of the mechanism and construction of time balls at Copenhagen and Edinburgh, the establishment of an observatory at Quebec, and the purchase of chronometers for the Lisbon Observatory. The correspondents include Admiral Radstock, B.A. Gould, J. Glaisher, J. Challis, C.P. Smyth, M.J. Johnson, J.F.W. Herschel and C. Frodsham. There are reports on the Brussels Observatory, 1852-1853, by L.A. Quetelet;...
Dates: 1852 - 1858
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 Government superintendence, 1837 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/2
Scope and Contents The mutual accusations of Lt. W.S. Stratford and W. Woolhouse, 1837.Correspondence on the Superintendent of the proposed Naval School at Portsmouth, 1838-1839.Letter from Captain Shirreff to Airy regarding the rate of pay of schoolmasters in the Navy, 12 August 1840, including 'Naval Notice on Regulations for the Qualification, Pay, and Half Pay of Naval Instructors and Schoolmasters'.Letters from the Admiralty examining the Greenwich Hospital Schools and concerning...
Dates: 1837 - 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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Papers on the galvanic longitude of Edinburgh, 1855 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/636
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the operation to discover the longitude of Edinburgh by means of electric telegraph. The papers include material on the arrangement of stars for observation; calculations of longitude at Edinburgh deduced from observations; and instructions and arrangements for those involved in the tests, including J. Washington, W. Ellis, C.V. Walker, C.P. Smyth, J.C. Clark and C.F. Varley. There are also letters on the longitude of Paris by U.J.J. Le Verrier, of Brussels by L.A. Quetelet,...
Dates: 1855 - 1858
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Gulnare under Commander Bayfield, 1833-03-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 147
Scope and Contents

Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1833-03-21
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).
 Item — DCPP/WHI/2/3/2

Quebec Conference diary, 5-26 September 1944, 1944-09

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/WHI/2/3/2
Scope and Contents Marked 'To Canada with the Prime Minister and Chiefs of Staff' inside front cover. A small pocket diary, about 30 pages of writing, written to his wife Ethel Whitby in his absence. Describes lunch with the Prime Minister on the train on the way to board the Queen Mary, 5 September, where Whitby joined Sir Alan Brooke, Admiral Cunningham and Sir Charles Portal. He refers to the 'noble Lord' (Churchill's physician, Lord Moran) and describes a sumptuous dinner on board on 6 Sept. Entries...
Dates: 1944-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.
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Volume of photographs re the Labrador Eclipse Expedition of 1905, 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 205/2/5b
Scope and Contents Frontispiece . Eclipse Expedition ParticipantsPage 2: Photo 1. View of Dominion Observatory with inset portrait of J.S. Plaskett.Page 3: Photo 2. ‘Quebec’. View of city from across river. Credited photographer: Near.Page 3: Photo 3. ‘Before Leaving’. Informal group photo on deck aboard ship. Credited photographer: Marsh.Page 4: Photo 4. ‘Leaving the "King"’. Informal group photo on deck aboard ship. Credited photographer: Near.Page 4: Photo 5. ‘On the way home’....
Dates: 1905
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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