Found in 141 Collections and/or Records:
A journal of the situation of HMS Providence at noon during her late voyage on discoveries, 1795-10-11 - 1797-05-16
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].
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
As shown by the log, by Mr Arnold's timekeeper No. 45, and also by lunar observations.
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.
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.
Including hand-tinted photographs of theatrical performances on board ship.
Photocopies of letters written by Freeman-Mitford in Japan, 1866-1869.
Astronomical observations for determining the latitude of the ship, and her longitude, 1794-10-11 - 1797-05-16
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].
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.
Observations made on a voyage [of the schooner of HMS Providence] between June 1797 and May 1798 by William Chapman.
Astronomical observations made between Karakakoa Bay and Volcano Bay in the island of Insu, Japan, 1796-07-22 - 1796-09-15
These include observations taken while at anchor off the islands of Atooi and O’Neehow, and on board the ship at sea.
Astronomical observations made between the Typa and the reefs of rocks on which HMS Providence was lost, 1797-05-04 - 1797-05-16
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].
Astronomical observations made between Volcano Bay, Island of Matsma, and Macao Road China, 1796-09-28 - 1796-12-12
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].
Astronomical observations made in Volcano Bay, Island of Matsma, one of the Japan Islands, 1796-09-16 - 1796-09-27
These include observations taken on board the ship at sea and on land, with notes on problems with timekeeper No. 248.
Business letters sent from places in Japan.
1:8,000,000. Compiled by Royal Engineers. Printed on linen-backed paper.
Columbine has circle of nectaries & 5 pistils with points slightly reflexed from axis of flower, 1860-07-11 - 1860-07-17
Note; by Charles Robert Darwin; written at Hartfield
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.
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.
A letter regarding a new Ananaian Central Observatory, 1957, and correspondence concerning the Fifth International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, Tokyo, 1963.
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).
Correspondence regarding foreign observatories, including those in Czechoslovakia, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland, Argentina, Turkey, Portugal, Japan, Germany, Belgium, Finland and Denmark.