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Arctic

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

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Accounts for scientific studies, 1855 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/782
Scope and Contents

Undated financial accounts for various scientific studies, including the time ball at Deal; transit of Venus, 1874; New Lunar theory; Arctic expedition; Loan Exhibition of Scientific Instruments at South Kensington; reductions of Sydney, Roorkee, Adelaide and Melbourne; colonial transit of Venus results; longitude of Vienna and Berlin; and Mr Gill's expedition.

Dates: 1855 - 1880
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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Arctic expedition papers, 1873 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/486
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the preparations for the 1875 Arctic expedition, including accounts of the American Polaris expedition from the 'Hawaiian Gazette'; W. Deboos' diameter theory of navigation; W.B. Carpenter's paper on the 'temperature of the Atlantic'; and A. Taylor's paper on tides and waves. The papers also include hypotheses on Syrian chronology, the exodus of the Israelites and the position of Mount Sinai (Gebel Musa) by J.W. Bosanquet; a paper on the discovery of Mount...
Dates: 1873 - 1875
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 tradesmen, 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/751
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with tradesmen, including letters from instrument makers; booksellers; bookbinders; and ironmongers. The correspondents include W.R. Birt and J.H. Dallmeyer. The volume contain a catalogue titled 'John Browning's Price List of Spectroscopes'. There is also a prospectus, in German, advertising the second German North Polar expedition, containing six plates showing various aspects of the expedition.

Dates: 1873
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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Naval Estimates, 1846 - 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/65
Scope and Contents Estimates of Naval expenses for the next financial year, with related correspondence. The section relating to the Scientific Branch includes estimates for the Royal Observatory; Cape Observatory; Nautical Almanac; Hydrographical Department; Chronometers; Royal Naval College, Portsmouth; Compass Department; and Libraries and Museums.Estimates, 1846, for the year commencing 1 April 1846 (fos 15-16).Estimates, 1847, for the year commencing 1 April 1847 (fos...
Dates: 1846 - 1849
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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Naval Estimates, 1850 - 1853

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/66
Scope and Contents Estimates of Naval expenses for the next financial year, with related correspondence. The section relating to the Scientific Branch includes estimates for the Royal Observatory; Cape Observatory; Nautical Almanac; Hydrographical Department; Chronometers; Royal Naval College, Portsmouth; Compass Department; Libraries and Museums; Harbour and Railways Department; and the School of Mathematics and Naval Construction.Estimates, 1850, for the year commencing 1 April 1851, including an...
Dates: 1850 - 1853
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 chronometer trials, 1873 - 1876

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/584
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers concerning entrants and ratings for the annual competitive chronometer trials. The volume includes papers on the handling of chronometers and the exchange and purchase of chronometers, most notably for the Arctic expedition. The correspondents include G.H. Richards, F.J.O. Evans, T. Nelson and various chronometer makers.

Dates: 1873 - 1876
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 tides and chronology, 1876 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/488
Scope and Contents Works and correspondence concerned principally with the tides and chronology, including J.W. Bosanquet's views on ancient eclipses in 763 and 557 BC; other ancient astronomical events; part of a paper on sonnets by Shakespeare connected to astronomy; J.W. Bosanquet on Hebrew chronology, 997-818 BC; the section on the calendar from the 'Encyclopaedia Britannica'; preparations and correspondence for a polar expedition; a paper, in French, for a proposed international polar expedition by Count...
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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Transactions with the Royal Society, 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/397
Scope and Contents Papers relating to transactions with the Royal Society, including correspondence with its members. The material includes notices and agendas of Royal Society meetings; council minutes; a report from 'The Morning Post' on a soirée; papers on business to be conducted by the Royal Society; material on the salaries of Royal Society staff; a paper on a new Arctic expedition; reviews of scientific works; and a plan of the Conway and Britannia railway bridges. The correspondents include G.G....
Dates: 1873
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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Transactions with the Royal Society, 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/398
Scope and Contents Papers relating to transactions with the Royal Society, including correspondence with its members. The material includes pamphlets from the British Telegraph Manufactory; lists of candidates for, and members of, the Royal Society; a printed list of foreign men of science; printed and manuscript copies of the President's address of 1 December 1873; a newspaper cutting on Professor Williamson's lecture on 'the origin of species'; a newspaper cutting on Leigh Smith's Arctic voyage; a newspaper...
Dates: 1873
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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