Skip to main content

Cambridge University Libraries are providing a blend of online and controlled in-person services. Please see our website for more details.

Cardiff

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Correspondence on instruments, 1838 - 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/159
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning improved instruments, new techniques and inventions, and a proposed planetarium and cometarium. The new inventions include improved sextants and sea horizons; a micrometer; a paper on finding Greenwich Time, complete with a drawing; achromatic eyepieces; an improved quadrant; drawings of eye pieces; a heliotrope; and an illuminating process for telescopes. The correspondents include Sir B. Donkin, Sir C. Wood, Sir H.G. Ward, Sir W. Denison, J. Challis, C.B....
Dates: 1838 - 1849
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).
 File

Correspondence on time balls and signals, 1861 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/615
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the time signal and the time ball service. There are various papers on the signalling of time by a falling ball or by cannon fire at Birmingham, Cardiff, Devonport, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Madras, Newcastle, Nice and the Palais Royale, Paris; proposals for time balls at Wellington (New Zealand), Ipswich, and Port Elizabeth; proposals for clocks and bells in Worcester; details of local time signals in 'The Scotsman', 'Daily Review', 'Glasgow Daily Herald',...
Dates: 1861 - 1866
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).
 Item

Gwaith newydd Mr Darwin (Review of 'Worms') 'Y Goleuad': [2 cols], 1881-10-15

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 226.1: 238-239
Scope and Contents

Printed; by Anon; written at Cardiff


(Printed)

Dates: 1881-10-15
Conditions Governing Access: From the Class: Very fragile material - access may only be possible with support from specialist Conservation staff. Please seek guidance.
 Item

Letter from Booth Bacon to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Cardiff, 1863-06-10

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 160: 12
Scope and Contents

Letter from Booth Bacon to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Cardiff


(Letter)

Dates: 1863-06-10
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.
 Item

Letter from John Joseph Eyre to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Cardiff, 1880-11-12

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 163: 39
Scope and Contents

Letter from John Joseph Eyre to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Cardiff


(Letter)

Dates: 1880-11-12
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.
 Item

Letter from John Maurice Herbert to Sir Francis Darwin; written at Cardiff, 1882-05-26

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 112: A58-A59
Scope and Contents

Letter from John Maurice Herbert to Sir Francis Darwin; written at Cardiff


(Letter)

Dates: 1882-05-26
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.

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.