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Japan

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 136 Collections and/or Records:

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A journal of the situation of HMS Providence at noon during her late voyage on discoveries, 1795-10-11 - 1797-05-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 139-145
Scope and Contents As shown by the log, by Mr Earnshaw's three timekeepers, by Mr Arnold's two timekeepers, and also by lunar observations. The journal includes a summary of the latitudes and longitudes of 'most of the remarkable places seen in the voyage' [RGO 14/68: 145v].
Dates: 1795-10-11 - 1797-05-16
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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A journal of the situations of His Majesty's Schooner Providence at noon during her late voyage on discoveries, 1797-06-26 - 1797-11-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 167-170
Scope and Contents As shown by the log, by Mr Arnold's timekeeper No. 45, and also by lunar observations.
Dates: 1797-06-26 - 1797-11-26
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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Admiralty printed papers: uncovered prints, 1905 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 8/15
Scope and Contents Subjects include: renewal of the Anglo-Japanese alliance; the balance of naval power in the Far East; the transfer of Gibraltar from the War Office to the Admiralty; defence of naval and commercial harbours; strategic aspects of the naval building programme; engineer officers; officering in the Royal Marines; designs for new ships built 1906-7, and the employment of armed mercantile cruisers; French Navy Estimates.
Dates: 1905 - 1906
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Admiralty printed papers: uncovered prints, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 8/25
Scope and Contents Subjects include: a conference on Anglo-Japanese naval co-operation; the Peace Party; comparative naval strengths of Britain, France, the United States and Germany; war arrangements, particularly for the Home Fleet and Channel Fleet.
Dates: 1907
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Album of letters, invitations, photographs and ephemera from China and Japan, 1900 - 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/TUCK 3/1
Scope and Contents Including hand-tinted photographs of theatrical performances on board ship.
Dates: 1900 - 1908
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Certain files containing sensitive personal information about living people have been closed for 80 years. All closures are noted in the catalogue.
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Algernon Freeman-Mitford: Letters from Japan

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8669
Scope and Contents Photocopies of letters written by Freeman-Mitford in Japan, 1866-1869.
Dates: 1866-1869
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Astronomical observations for determining the latitude of the ship, and her longitude, 1794-10-11 - 1797-05-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 120-133
Scope and Contents Observations made on board HMS Providence for determining the latitude and longitude by Mr Earnshaw's three watches and by Mr Arnold's watch. The observations end with an account of the shipwreck [RGO 14/68: 133].
Dates: 1794-10-11 - 1797-05-16
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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Astronomical observations made at different places on shore, 1794-10-04 - 1797-04-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 106-119
Scope and Contents Includes observations made at: Drake’s Island, Plymouth Sound; the island of Enchados in the harbour of Rio de Janeiro; Port Stephens, New South Wales; Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, New South Wales; Karakakoa Bay on the island of O’Whyee; the Spanish settlement of Monterrey on the coast of California; Volcano Bay, island of Insu; and near Rocky Head, Typa.
Dates: 1794-10-04 - 1797-04-08
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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Astronomical observations made at different places on shore, 1797-06-14 - 1798-05-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 146-153
Scope and Contents Observations made on a voyage [of the schooner of HMS Providence] between June 1797 and May 1798 by William Chapman.
Dates: 1797-06-14 - 1798-05-01
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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Astronomical observations made between Karakakoa Bay and Volcano Bay in the island of Insu, Japan, 1796-07-22 - 1796-09-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 134v-146v
Scope and Contents These include observations taken while at anchor off the islands of Atooi and O’Neehow, and on board the ship at sea.
Dates: 1796-07-22 - 1796-09-15
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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Astronomical observations made between the Typa and the reefs of rocks on which HMS Providence was lost, 1797-05-04 - 1797-05-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 166v-168v
Scope and Contents The observations end on 15 May and are followed by an account of the loss of the ship on 16 May, which was copied from the ship’s log book [RGO 14/67: 168r-168v].
Dates: 1797-05-04 - 1797-05-16
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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Astronomical observations made between Volcano Bay, Island of Matsma, and Macao Road China, 1796-09-28 - 1796-12-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 150v-160v
Scope and Contents Observations on board the ship at sea, with additional observations made at anchor in Macao Roads, and observations of the lunar eclipse taken while at anchor in the Typa [RGO 14/67: 160v].
Dates: 1796-09-28 - 1796-12-12
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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Astronomical observations made in Volcano Bay, Island of Matsma, one of the Japan Islands, 1796-09-16 - 1796-09-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 147r-150r
Scope and Contents These include observations taken on board the ship at sea and on land, with notes on problems with timekeeper No. 248.
Dates: 1796-09-16 - 1796-09-27
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).
 Sub-Series

Business letters: Japan, 1859-1892

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B10
Scope and Contents Business letters sent from places in Japan.
Dates: 1859-1892
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: The originals of B1-11 are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room using the microfilm reference numbers listed in this catalogue, which are also found in the Outline Catalogue.
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Business records from Japan, circa 1866-circa 1887

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A8/149/17
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous business records from Japan of Jardine, Matheson & Co. and other companies, including many press copies. The papers include documents regarding silk, including lists of shippers of Japan silk, 1869-1870; papers concerning the Takasima Colliery, including a two statements of sales and deliveries in Nagasaki of Takasima coals received from Goto Tankosha, Nagasaki, 6 August 1880 and 8 October 1880; a list of properties destroyed in house godowns by a fire at Yokohama, 26 November...
Dates: circa 1866-circa 1887
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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'China and Japan', MDR 520/253, 1941-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BGND D.108
Scope and Contents 1:8,000,000. Compiled by Royal Engineers. Printed on linen-backed paper.
Dates: 1941-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Columbine has circle of nectaries & 5 pistils with points slightly reflexed from axis of flower, 1860-07-11 - 1860-07-17

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 76: A7-A8
Scope and Contents Note; by Charles Robert Darwin; written at Hartfield
(Note)
Dates: 1860-07-11 - 1860-07-17
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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Committee of Imperial Defence and Cabinet Prints: white papers, 1907 - 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 8/44
Scope and Contents Subjects include: mobilising the Fleet; a request from Admiral Lord Charles Beresford to have a committee hear his complaints against Admiralty policy; the proposed inquiry into policy; Naval Estimates, 1908-09; conversations with Admiral Yamamoto, Japanese Minister of Marine, during the Russo-Japanese War.
Dates: 1907 - 1908
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Committee of Imperial Defence and Cabinet Prints: white papers, 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 8/45
Scope and Contents Subjects include: the responsibility of the Board of Admiralty for war direction; conversations with Admiral Yamamoto, Japanese Minister of Marine, during the Russo-Japanese War; the effectiveness of naval fire; warships on the great lakes of the United States; Fleet exercises, July 1908.
Dates: 1908
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence, 1908-05 - 1914-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/1
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Alfred Deakin [Leader of the Opposition, Australia] on LSA's case against Home Rule; Frederick Oliver on the intention of David Lloyd George [? Chancellor of the Exchequer] to visit Canada [part of letter missing]; General Sir Ian Hamilton [Adjutant-General to Forces] on the hostility between China and Japan, and which side Britain should back. Also includes copies of letters from LSA to: Andrew Bonar Law [Leader of the Conservative Party] on the state of...
Dates: 1908-05 - 1914-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence and papers on Japanese business, circa 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L11/17
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding Jardine, Matheson & Co.'s business dealings in Japan. There are letters from F.H. Bugbird to [H.V.] Henson, 26 March 1939 (typescript copy); A.E. Cooper to D.G.M. Bernard, 6 April 1939 (manuscript); and D.G.M. Bernard to B.D.F. Beith, 14 April 1939 (typescript). The remaining papers are a memorandum from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to B.D.F. Beith, 15 May 1939, enclosing a five-page typescript copy of an account by A.E. Cooper of the development of...
Dates: circa 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Correspondence G - Z, 1941-01 - 1964-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/33
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Major-General Sir Hastings Ismay [Deputy Secretary (Military) to War Cabinet]; [Willoughby] Clive Garsia [Guy Cottar] on his book "Planning the War"; J L Garvin [Editor of the Observer] on subjects including LSA's tribute to 1st Lord Lloyd and Mahomed Jinnah [President of the All India Muslim League] (5); Admiral Sir William Goodenough; 1st Lord Greenwood; Francis Pember on LSA's tribute to Edward Grenfell [1st Lord St Just]; Sir Lloyd Griscom on subjects...
Dates: 1941-01 - 1964-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence on astronomy in Japan, 1957 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/465
Scope and Contents A letter regarding a new Ananaian Central Observatory, 1957, and correspondence concerning the Fifth International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, Tokyo, 1963.
Dates: 1957 - 1963
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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Correspondence on clocks and chronographs, 1880 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/149
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding clocks and chronographs, including correspondence with the Japanese Consul and E. Dent and Co. on a chronograph for the Japanese Government, 1880; and correspondence relating to various inventions associated with clocks, 1886-1937, including Mr Schoof's gravity escapement (1897), the Synchronome Co. Ltd's synchronised pendulum (1937), Mr Gordon's pneumatic clock system (1886), and R.W. Nichol's pendulum (1913).
Dates: 1880 - 1937
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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Correspondence on foreign observatories, 1958 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/437
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding foreign observatories, including those in Czechoslovakia, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland, Argentina, Turkey, Portugal, Japan, Germany, Belgium, Finland and Denmark.
Dates: 1958 - 1961
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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