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Cork

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

'Darwin confounded': 23pp, 1876-01-01 - 1876-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 132: 4
Scope and Contents

Printed; by Charles O'Shaughnessy; written at Cork


(Printed)

Dates: 1876-01-01 - 1876-12-31
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 Moore on an instrument for showing the variation of the compass and latitude and longitude, 1790-07-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/42: 147-149
Scope and Contents From the File:

Correspondence regarding the effects of magnetic variation on the mariner's compass, the use of magnetic variation to establish longitude and the cause of magnetic variation.

Dates: 1790-07-04
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 concerning a chronometer for HMS Columbine under Captain Charles Abbot, 1823-09-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 126
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1823-09-24
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 Joseph Forrest to Dr Thomas Young, 1827-12-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 594
Scope and Contents

In which Forrest outlines his previous communication with the Board and offers to make a globe which he could describe to them better than explaining his ideas in writing. He also mentions that he was a mechanic with no formal training in astronomy or mathematics.

Dates: 1827-12-05
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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Letter from Joseph Forrest to Dr Thomas Young, 1827-11-21 - 1827-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 595-596
Scope and Contents

In which Forrest outlines his previous communication with the Board and offers to make a globe which he could describe to them better than explaining his ideas in writing. He also mentions that he was a mechanic with no formal training in astronomy or mathematics.

Dates: 1827-11-21 - 1827-11
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).
 File

Papers on longitude and solar eclipses, 1849 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/113
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous pieces on longitude and solar eclipses. The papers concerning longitude include pieces to ascertain the longitudes of Boston (by W.C. Bond), Durham, Cork and Haulbowline, the boundary between the U.S.A. and Mexico, and Batavia. The longitudes of Ipswich and Madras are also briefly mentioned. The material on eclipses include the eclipse of the Sun of 11 May 1724, with a contemporary illustration; a map of the world; the solar eclipse of 19 July 1748; the lunar eclipse of 28 July...
Dates: 1849 - 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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Proposal from Joseph Forrest (Ireland) to Dr Thomas Young, 1827 - 1830

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 600-605
Scope and Contents

Proposal listing Forrest's 'discoveries' which included ideas on the causes of the tides and currents ('that the Moon have not to do with the tides'), on the cause of perpetual motion, and ideas on longitude.
The letter is preceded by a second copy of the list and a chart. For two further letters from Forrest, see [RGO 14/40: 594-596].

Dates: 1827 - 1830
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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