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Durham

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter and proposal from [George] Lindesay, 1826-01-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/37: 356-358
Scope and Contents On a method of finding latitude and longitude at sea in fog by two bearings of the sun, using a fog compass and a chronometer.
Dates: 1826-01-11
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).
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Letter from Charles Moody to the Board of Longitude, 1808-01-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 110-111
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file: With an index of names.
Dates: 1808-01-20
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 George Flair to Sir Harry Parker, 1787-08-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 79-79a
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file: With an index of names.
Dates: 1787-08-09
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 George Hair concerning a magnetic needle, 1787-06-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 367
Scope and Contents From the File: Correspondence regarding miscellaneous schemes and inventions.
Dates: 1787-06-19
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 George Hair on finding longitude independently of lunars, 1787-04-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 436-437
Scope and Contents Sent to Sir Henry [Harold] Parker.
Dates: 1787-04-07
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 George Lindesay to Dr Thomas Young, 1827-12-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 344-345
Scope and Contents Concerning a method of finding the time at sea without the latitude, and a method of finding the longitude by a lunar altitude. The letter includes a printed page outlining his method for longitude.
Dates: 1827-12-28
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 Le Duc Duhamel to the Board of Longitude, 1822-02-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 469-470
Scope and Contents From the Item: Six letters and two papers on his method of ascertaining the exact loss or gain of two chronometers, with a related newspaper extract.
Dates: 1822-02-25
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 Monsieur Duhamel, 1820-08-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 373
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters and a printed paper on finding the longitude by the moon's transit or distance from the meridian.
Dates: 1820-08-14
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 Monsieur Duhamel to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-05-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 371-372
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters and a printed paper on finding the longitude by the moon's transit or distance from the meridian.
Dates: 1820-05-03
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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Letters from observatories, 1872 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/151
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on the subject of filling vacancies, requests for new instruments at Oxford, and information on recent work performed at various centres. The correspondents include J.C. Adams, U.J.J. Le Verrier, C. Pritchard, W. Huggins, G. Salt, H. Merivale, R.L.J. Ellery, Lord Lindsay, the Earl of Rosse, Sir R.S. Ball, N.R. Pogson, F.A.T. Winnecke and L. Mallet. There are various additional papers, including 'Le Revue Scientifique'; the history of...
Dates: 1872 - 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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Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1794 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/427
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on scientific and general matters, including D. Gilbert's numbers for slide rules and specific gravities; the force of steam; the use of a balloon at the battle of Fleurus, 1794; computations relating to tithe assessments; statistics on Durham collieries; J. Fowler's calculating machine; a report on C. Babbage's calculating machine by J.F.W. Herschel; Airy's thoughts to the Examiner on the Corn Laws, with a graph on the price of wheat; Airy's assessment of Diodorus...
Dates: 1794 - 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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Monsieur Duhamel on an instrument for showing magnetic variation, 1820-05-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/43: 509-511
Scope and Contents From the File: Correspondence regarding the effect of magnetic variation on the mariner's compass, the use of magnetic variation to establish longitude and the cause of magnetic variation.
Dates: 1820-05-15
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 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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Printed paper outlining Duhamel's two new methods of ascertaining longitude, 1820-08-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 374-378
Scope and Contents With an illustration.
Dates: 1820-08-14
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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