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 Fonds

Major-General Henry Despard: letter book

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 279
Scope and Contents

Bound volume titled on spine, 'Commanding Officer's Letter Book | Private'. Contains summaries or full transcripts of over 300 letters, both private and official, relating to the period when Henry Despard was commanding the 99th Regiment in Sydney (1846-8) and Hobart Town (1848-54) and in undertaking special duties in the Victorian goldfields (1853). The correspondence largely relates to regimental organisation, discipline and welfare. 128pp., with index to letters at rear of volume.

Dates: Mar. 1846-Aug. 1854
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Meteorological observations, 1888 - 1893

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/121
Scope and Contents *This item is currently restricted for health and safety reasons.* Various meteorological observations comprised mainly of phenomena seen, but with some recorded observations:'Weather chart of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution', October to December 1888.Newspaper cutting from 'The Advertiser', Adelaide, 29 April 1891, concerning the summer of 1890-1891.Photograph of a lightning flash taken by R. Law, 1891.Barometric and meteorological data...
Dates: 1888 - 1893
Conditions Governing Access: This item is restricted for health and safety reasons.
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NS I Glacial Period-7 Note, 1857-06-16

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 50: E13r
Scope and Contents

Falconer says he is sure...


Note; by Charles Robert Darwin


(Note)

Dates: 1857-06-16
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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Observations for the variation and dip of the magnetic needle, 1801 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/65: 127v-148v
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Made in HMS Investigator during a voyage of discovery to the South Sea in the years 1801-1805.

Dates: 1801 - 1805
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 from Port Lincoln towards Port Jackson, 1802-03-05 - 1802-05-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/65: 28v-41r
Scope and Contents

Including observations made at (or in the vicinity of) Kangaroo Island, Port Phillip, Bass Strait and Port Jackson.

Dates: 1802-03-05 - 1802-05-16
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 made along the west and south coasts of Hew Holland, 1803-04-30 - 1803-06-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/65: 98v-103r
Scope and Contents

Travelling via Cape Leuwen, towards Bass Strait and Port Jackson, and including observations made at Cattle Point and Garden Island.

Dates: 1803-04-30 - 1803-06-28
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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Observations made at Port Jackson, 1802-05-25 - 1802-07-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/65: 41v-44r
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Made in HMS Investigator on a voyage of discovery to the South Sea in the years 1801-1805.

Dates: 1802-05-25 - 1802-07-18
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 made between Port Jackson and St Helena, 1801 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 110r-119r
Scope and Contents From the Item:

The observations form a continuous run, with occasional headings based on location (reproduced here).

Dates: 1801 - 1805
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 made from Port Jackson along the east (and northeast) coasts of New Holland, 1802-07-22 - 1803-02-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 164v-184r
Scope and Contents From the Item:

The observations form a continuous run, with occasional headings based on location (reproduced here).

Dates: 1802-07-22 - 1803-02-10
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 made from Port Jackson towards Timor, 1803-06-19 - 1803-08-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 189r-189v
Scope and Contents

Beginning with rates of the timekeepers from 19 June until 9 August.

Dates: 1803-06-19 - 1803-08-23
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 made from Timor towards Port Jackson, 1803-04-19 - 1803-05-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 186v-187r
Scope and Contents From the Item:

The observations form a continuous run, with occasional headings based on location (reproduced here).

Dates: 1803-04-19 - 1803-05-12
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 made off Cape Leuwen and towards Port Jackson, 1803-05-13 - 1803-08-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 187v-188v
Scope and Contents From the Item:

The observations form a continuous run, with occasional headings based on location (reproduced here).

Dates: 1803-05-13 - 1803-08-09
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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Observations made upon the east point of Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, 1802-05-12 - 1802-07-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 162v-164r
Scope and Contents

Includes accounts of the rates of the timekeepers.

Dates: 1802-05-12 - 1802-07-18
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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Pages marked up for insertion of observations by James Inman, 1803 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/65: 103v-107r
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Made in HMS Investigator on a voyage of discovery to the South Sea in the years 1801-1805.

Dates: 1803 - 1805
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 determining galvanic longitudes, 1878 - 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/640
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning proposals and operations to determine, with the assistance of the Royal Observatory, the longitude of Lisbon, Leiden, the Cape Observatory, Gibraltar, places in Australia, New Zealand and Egypt, and Mauritius; and the difference in longitude between Malta and Bombay. The papers include errors of the Greenwich clock; observations of telegraph signals; J.W. Green's abstract of the Greenwich - Lisbon - South American longitudes; the exchange and summary of...
Dates: 1878 - 1888
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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Receipt for money received from Captain Charles Mitchell of HMS Slaney for a box chronometer, 1825-05-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 24
Scope and Contents

Signed by J. Robertson.

Dates: 1825-05-07
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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Sarchochilus parviflorus (Vandeae) produces capsules not infrequently in the B[ritish Mus[eum but no in Sydney - apparently from want of proper insect as seed well if pollen opposite the stigma / Mr Fitzgerald, 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 70: 154r
Scope and Contents

Note; by Charles Robert Darwin


(Note)

Dates: 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30
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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Summaries of observations made between December 1801 and July 1802, 1801-12-12 - 1802-07-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 55v-60v
Scope and Contents

Includes accounts of the rates and errors of the timekeepers by Earnshaw and Arnold, and summaries of observations to determine longitude made in Princess Royal Harbour, at Bay 10, in Port Phillip Bay and at Cattle Point on the east side of Sydney Cove, Port Jackson.

Dates: 1801-12-12 - 1802-07-18
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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William M. Dawes' correspondence during the establishment of an observatory at Port Jackson, New South Wales, 1786 - 1792

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 238-308
Scope and Contents Twenty six letters sent by William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, covering his initial preparations for departure, his passage via Rio de Janeiro, the establishment of the observatory at Port Jackson, his work there, and his eventual return on HMS Gorgon six years later. The letters include detailed accounts of setting up the observatory in Sydney where he hoped to observe a comet, and of the difficulties encountered there (particularly shortages of supplies and Dawes' own disagreements with...
Dates: 1786 - 1792
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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