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Kingston

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

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Copy of a letter from Thomas Hurd to William J. Titford, 1814-03-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 285
Scope and Contents From the Item: Concerning a chart for finding longitude and a method of finding longitude by two proportional quadrants. Includes a letter of recommendation from the passengers and crew of HMS York where Titford's chart for longitude was tested on a voyage to Jamaica in 1813, as well as latitude and longitude figures from a voyage of HMS Mary Ann to Jamaica in 1822.
Dates: 1814-03-05
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 officers and passengers of HMS York, 1813-06-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 294
Scope and Contents Testifying that a method for ascertaining longitude was invented and tested by William Titford on a voyage of HMS York from England to Jamaica, between 22 April and 14 June 1813.
Dates: 1813-06-14
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 William Titford about forwarding communications, 1823-01-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 411-412a
Scope and Contents Sent to Dr Thomas Young.
Dates: 1823-01-01
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 William Titford to Dr Thomas Young, 1822-07-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 295-296
Scope and Contents Originally enclosing papers and charts for finding longitude.
Dates: 1822-07-30
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, 1864 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/149
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies, requests for new instruments at Sydney, and covering letters to reports. Approximately half the correspondence is concerned with the possible closures and alternative uses of the Madras, Bombay and Colaba observatories; reports on the Madras and Colaba observatories and their history; and governmental recommendations for the Indian observatories. The correspondents on these matters include E.B. Eastwick, J.F.W....
Dates: 1864 - 1869
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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Method of using a chart for finding longitude at sea, 1813-07-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 292-293
Scope and Contents As tested on HMS York.
Dates: 1813-07-19
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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Papers on the tides, 1878 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/237
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers and correspondence concerning tides and tide gauges, 1878-1879, including tide gauges in the Baltic; the 'Standard', 9 March 1878, on Thames tides; S. Rowland-Johnstone on a copy of 'Tides and Waves'; A. Taylor on the propagation of motion in waves; 'Engineering' on Thames tides; Dr Borgen on tides; 'Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers', Vol. LIX: 'The River Thames' by J.B. Redman; E. Roberts on his 'Tide Predictor'; and tide tables for Bombay,...
Dates: 1878 - 1927
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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