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Japan

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 24 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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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).
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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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Correspondence on Japanese observatories, 1946 - 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/458
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding Japanese observatories, including correspondence with the International Latitude Observatory, Japan, and correspondence with Y. Hagihara of the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory.

Dates: 1946 - 1951
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 with foreign observatories, 1953 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/431
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with foreign observatories, including those in Finland, Belgium, Mexico, South Africa (the Union Observatory), Italy, Sweden, Japan, Switzerland, Rome, Argentina and Brazil.

Dates: 1953 - 1958
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 with foreign observatories, 1964 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/779
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various overseas observatories, A-R, including the following items:Australia: papers concerning the 150-inch telescope proposal, the use of the Isaac Newton Telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, and other observatories.Egypt: correspondence concerned mainly with the Helwan Observatory, including observing trips, maintenance and students studying at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.Africa: correspondence with various African observatories,...
Dates: 1964 - 1968
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 with the Chief Assistant, 1894 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/19
Scope and Contents Correspondence of the Chief Assistants with the Astronomer Royal during the latter's official absences.(1) Letters from F.W. Dyson to the Astronomer Royal, 1894-1895, covering the following subjects:1. Forwarding of mail from the Admiralty on the subject of chronometers.2. Forwarding personal mail.3. Repairs to the Royal Observatory letterbox and a request for instructions.4. Administrative matters.5. Information on the use and the repair of...
Dates: 1894 - 1906
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 with the Royal Society, 1937 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/564
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence with the Royal Society relating mainly to the re-establishment and expansion of astronomy after the Second World War. The papers include the following items:Correspondence concerning the re-equipping of Cambridge observatories, 1948.Minutes of the meeting of the Gassiot Committee on 31 October 1947, with reports from the Kew and Eskdalemuir Observatories.Correspondence concerning Maskelyne manuscripts, 1947.Correspondence regarding...
Dates: 1937 - 1948
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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Determination of latitude and longitude of places seen during the voyage, 1795-03 - 1796-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 169v-175r
Scope and Contents Places mentioned (in order of occurrence) are: Sancta Cruz Bay in the island of Tenerife; the island of St Anthony; the island of Trinidada [Trindade, Brazil]; Cape Frio on the coast of Brazil; Sugar Loaf Rock at the entrance to the harbour of Rio de Janeiro; Goff’s Island; Swilly Island off the south cape of Van Diemen’s land [Tasmania]; a small cove near Rocky Head, Typa, near Macao [Macau]; Wymoa Bay, Island of Atooi [Waimea Bay, Kauai]; Bird Island; the entrance of Port [Namou] in the...
Dates: 1795-03 - 1796-11
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, 1878 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/153
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies, the foundation of new observatories in Jamaica and Japan, requests for instruments for New Zealand, and reports from various centres. The correspondents include C.P. Smyth, R. Herbert, L. Mallet, W.H.M. Christie, Sir D. Gill, C. Pritchard, N.R. Pogson, E.J. Stone, A.E.B. Mouchez, the Earl of Rosse, O. Struve and E.B. Baillaud. There are also reports from the Edinburgh, Colaba, Oxford University and Strasbourg...
Dates: 1878 - 1879
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 Cook's last voyage, 1778-12-26 - 1780-08-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/61/1: 2r-37r
Scope and Contents Tabulated observations for the voyage, including records of the time by the watch or timekeeper, the apparent time, observed altitudes and lunar distances, estimates of latitude and longitude, magnetic variation, barometer and thermometer readings, and additional remarks. Reference is often made to the instruments used (including instruments by John Dollond, Jesse Ramsden, John Bird and Gowan Knight, and timekeepers by Larcum Kendall), and who made the observations (including Cook,...
Dates: 1778-12-26 - 1780-08-18
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 from Cook's last voyage, 1779-06-15 - 1780-08-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/61/3: 50r-100r
Scope and Contents Tabulated observations made by astronomer William Bayly. These include records of the time by the watch, apparent time, altitudes of the sun, moon and stars, observations of lunar distance, barometer and thermometer readings, estimates of latitude and longitude, and magnetic variation.Occasional remarks on the observations are included: for example, in [RGO 14/61/3: 57r] Bayly records that his instruments were taken on shore at Kamchatka, Russia, where observations were made from 26...
Dates: 1779-06-15 - 1780-08-26
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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Papers on the Committee on Space Research, 1958 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/599
Scope and Contents Agenda and minutes of meetings of the British National Committee on Space Research and sub-committees; letters concerning attendance at meetings; and reports on meetings, activities and proposals. The papers include the following items:Report by Sir Graham Sutton on the 13th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics at Berkeley, California, August 1963.Papers on a report to the Committee on Space Research, 1963.Correspondence on a grant...
Dates: 1958 - 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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Papers on Universal Time, 1885 - 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/146
Scope and Contents Canadian and North American Papers relating to Universal Time:Printed notice from the Royal Society of Canada drawing attention to matters of time determination and nomenclature, 1890.Letter from Wilhelm Prealt of Hamburg, in German, 1890.Letter from Sandford Fleming, Ottawa, enclosing a Bill to be laid before the United States Senate regarding the reckoning of time in the United States, 1891.Letter from [J.P. Sohiham] of Vienna sending a copy of a booklet by...
Dates: 1885 - 1898
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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Personal correspondence, 1945 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/526
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of H. Spencer Jones concerning visits, awards, lectures, manuscripts, articles and book reviews, with related papers, including the following items:Correspondence with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1948-1949.Correspondence with the National Physical Laboratory, the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, the B.B.C., the Royal Society, Sir David Brunt and Dr Bart Bok, 1949-1952.Correspondence with F. Hoyle, Dr R.A. Lyttleton,...
Dates: 1945 - 1952
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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