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Subject Source: Local sources

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Letters from observatories, 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/142
Scope and Contents Letters from various observatories on filling vacancies, requests for information and for advice on instruments, and the formation of new observatories. The correspondents include J.R. Hind, C. Pasley, T. Maclear (a testimonial), J. Challis, W.S. Jacob, R. Sheepshanks, C.P. Smyth, G. Fisher, C. Pritchard, O.M. Mitchel, Captain P.P. King, Sir J.F.W. Herschel, W.R. Dawes and J.P. Nichol. There are communications with J.D. Forbes on the possibility of time balls at Edinburgh; reports by the...
Dates: 1849
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Unrelated pages of entries from a voyage [of the Thetis?], 1795 - 1797

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 13r-14r
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Three inserted pages of entries which may relate to a voyage of the HMS Thetis in 1795-1797. These concern the latitude and longitude of Memory Rock (Maninilla Reef), St. David’s Head, Bermuda, George Town, North Rock, South West Breaker, Little Bird Rock, Nantucket Shoal, Block Island, Newport, Martha’s Vineyard, and Montuck Point [RGO 14/64: 13r-14r]. For further calculations relating to the Thetis voyage, see also [RGO 14/67: 177r-215r].

Dates: 1795 - 1797
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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