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Valencia Island

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on geodesy, 1862 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/423
Scope and Contents Correspondence on geodesy with related papers. The correspondents include H. James, W. De La Rue, C. Pritchard, B.A. Gould, O. Struve, F.A.T. Winnecke, C.F. Varley, W.G. Armstrong, J.T. Chance, W. Smyth, A.R. Clarke, R.L.J. Ellery, J.J.V. Littrow, A. d'Abbadie and C.V. Walker. There is material concerning experiments to find the Earth's density; a paper on a geological survey of Britain; drawings of two portable transit instruments and a zenith sector; departmental orders for a...
Dates: 1862 - 1868
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 longitudes and latitudes, 1890 - 1893

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/259
Scope and Contents Official correspondence on determining the longitude of the Montreal Observatory, 1890-1891.Letters to Captain Wharton regarding the longitudes of Valentia (Valencia) and Montreal, 1890-1891.Correspondence with Sir C. Wilson regarding the longitude of Montreal, 1891.Correspondence with Captain Tizard regarding the longitude of Valentia, 1891.Correspondence with Mr Cox regarding the longitude of Montreal, 1891-1892.Correspondence with Mr Preece and Mr...
Dates: 1890 - 1893
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 the longitude of Valentia, 1846

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 18/105
Scope and Contents

'Determination of the longitude of Valentia in Ireland by transmission of chronometers. Forming the appendix to the Greenwich Astronomical Observations, 1845', by G.B. Airy, printed 1846.

Dates: 1846
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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Longitude of Valencia, 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 18/178
Scope and Contents

The determination of the longitude of Valencia in Ireland by G.B. Airy.

Dates: 1863
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 determining galvanic longitudes, 1858 - 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/638
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the determination of longitudes by means of telegraph. There are papers on the difference in longitude between Paris and Greenwich, with observations and transits for clock errors; U.J.J. Le Verrier's determination of the longitude of Le Havre; A. Loussedat's determination of the difference in longitude between Toulouse and Montpellier; the longitude of Glasgow; and the difference in longitude between Altona and Schwerin. There are also papers relating to...
Dates: 1858 - 1859
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 galvanic longitude of Valentia, 1862

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/637
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the operation to discover the longitude of Valentia (Valencia), Ireland, by means of electric telegraph. The papers include correspondence on the project's requirements, preparations, arrangements and expenses; material produced during the earlier Ordnance Survey of the island, including tracings of the island and of Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire); papers on the loan of equipment; papers on the method of observation; E. Dunkin's daily journal kept during the...
Dates: 1862
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 longitude of Kingstown and Valentia, 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/186
Scope and Contents

Comparison of chronometers in order to find the longitude of Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire), Ireland, and the difference in longitude between Kingstown and Valentia (Valencia). The chronometers used are 2300, 2388, 2354, 1839 and 'Southampton'.

Dates: 1844
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 longitude of Valentia, 1836

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/182
Scope and Contents Material regarding preparations for the project to ascertain the longitude of Valentia (Valencia), Ireland, by means of an arc of parallel. The papers begin with correspondence with the Admiralty and Ordnance Survey, including S. Herbert, T.F. Colby, Captain Larcom and C.M. Pasley, and letters concerning arrangements for the transportation of chronometers. The correspondents on the project include Sir J. Barrow, Sir F. Beaufort, W. Cubitt, E. Dunkin, W.H. Smyth and S.H. Christie. The papers...
Dates: 1836
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 longitude of Valentia, 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/183
Scope and Contents

Observations of stars at Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire), Ireland, in conjunction with chronometer readings to find the longitude of Valentia (Valencia). There are also journals of the project by R. Sheepshanks and J.R. Hind, star catalogues for Kingstown, intervals of transit wires and corrections for collimation of the transit telescope. The chronometers used are numbers 1839, 2354 and 2388.

Dates: 1844
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 longitude of Valentia, 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/184
Scope and Contents

Observations of stars at Valentia (Valencia), Ireland, in conjunction with chronometers to ascertain the longitude of Valentia. There are also journals of the project, transits observed at Valentia, intervals of transit wires, adjustments to the transit, clock errors, comparison of 'Southampton' and 2306, and the final longitude of Valentia.

Dates: 1844
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 longitude of Valentia, 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/185
Scope and Contents

Ratings of the chronometers used for determining the longitude of Valentia (Valencia), Ireland, including a large number of references to different chronometers.

Dates: 1844
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 longitude of Valentia, 1843 - 1845

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/187
Scope and Contents

Geodetic equations based on the 'Longitude of Valentia' (Valencia) project. The papers include personal equations and geodetic formulae; a diagram of the triangulation employed; angles of places from Butser Hill, Hampshire, and other locations; abstract of latitudes, longitudes and azimuthal bearings; schemes and instructions for the reductions of the observations; and an account of the whole project in draft form by Airy, missing several pages.

Dates: 1843 - 1845
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 longitude of Valentia, 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/188
Scope and Contents

Five personal notebooks of geodetic equations as performed on the 'Longitude of Valentia' (Valencia) project, written mainly in pencil.

Dates: 1844
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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Printed papers, 1861 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/816
Scope and Contents

Airy's printed papers, volume 8, with a list of titles numbered 249-281. The papers are dated from 9 February 1861 ('On the Temperature Correction of Syphon Barometers') to 2 March 1863 ('Determination of the Longitude of Valencia').

Dates: 1861 - 1863
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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