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Arctic

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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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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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