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Port Elizabeth

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on time balls and signals, 1861 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/615
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the time signal and the time ball service. There are various papers on the signalling of time by a falling ball or by cannon fire at Birmingham, Cardiff, Devonport, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Madras, Newcastle, Nice and the Palais Royale, Paris; proposals for time balls at Wellington (New Zealand), Ipswich, and Port Elizabeth; proposals for clocks and bells in Worcester; details of local time signals in 'The Scotsman', 'Daily Review', 'Glasgow Daily Herald',...
Dates: 1861 - 1866
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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Observations and calculations of longitude, 1854 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/114
Scope and Contents Observations and calculations concerned chiefly with finding the longitudes of places, including Indonesia, Bombay, Port Natal and Port Elizabeth by Lieutenant Dayman, from observed occultations, star observations and solar eclipses during 1854-1855; and Fredericton, Canada, and Cambridge, U.S.A., by W.B. Jack and J.B. Toldervy, with correspondence on their longitudes. There are a few papers on the total eclipse over Australia, 4 April 1856, and maps of the paths of the total eclipse of the...
Dates: 1854 - 1860
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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