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Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

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Papers on the galvanic longitude of Brussels, 1853

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/634
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the determination of the longitude of Brussels by observing set stars and taking the difference between the local time and Greenwich Time received by telegraphic signal. The material includes Airy's paper 'Difference of longitude between the Observatories of Brussels and Greenwich as determined by galvanic signals'; a similar piece for 'The Athenaeum'; instructions to those involved and to the Submarine and European Telegraph Company; comparisons of the...
Dates: 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 the galvanic longitude of Edinburgh, 1855 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/636
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the operation to discover the longitude of Edinburgh by means of electric telegraph. The papers include material on the arrangement of stars for observation; calculations of longitude at Edinburgh deduced from observations; and instructions and arrangements for those involved in the tests, including J. Washington, W. Ellis, C.V. Walker, C.P. Smyth, J.C. Clark and C.F. Varley. There are also letters on the longitude of Paris by U.J.J. Le Verrier, of Brussels by L.A. Quetelet,...
Dates: 1855 - 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 programme of the Academie Impériale et Royale des Sciences et Belle-Lettres de Bruxelles, 1788-11-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 5
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file:

With an index of names.

Dates: 1788-11-13
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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Société Royale de Botanique de Belgique: award of associate membership to Charles Darwin, 1 May 1881

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 229: 82
Scope and Contents

For correspondence relating to this award, see MS DAR: 83.

Dates: 1 May 1881
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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Société Royale des Sciences Médicales et Naturelles de Bruxelles: award of honorary membership to Charles Darwin, 16 Aug. 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 229: 66
Scope and Contents

For correspondence relating to this award, see MS DAR 230: 65.

Dates: 16 Aug. 1878
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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