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Helgoland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

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Confirmed minutes, 1823 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/8
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, experiments to discover the longitude of Falmouth; instruments required by Fearon Fallows at the Cape of Good Hope; Sir Humphrey Davy's suggestion of publishing a catalogue of double stars by John Herschel and Sir James South; Johann Tiarks's trip to Heligoland to discover the longitude of the island and its relative position to both the coast of Germany and Greenwich; the purchase of a 14-foot reflecting telescope for...
Dates: 1823 - 1829
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

Essay on improvements to the method of finding latitude, 1821

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/41: 160-168
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Essay written by an unnamed seaman from Heligoland, with two forwarding letters from D.J. Thomson and John Barrow.

Dates: 1821
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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Transactions with the Royal Society, 1870 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/394
Scope and Contents Papers relating to transactions with the Royal Society, including correspondence with its members. The papers includes Council minutes; a newspaper cutting on a Royal Society soirée, with a catalogue prepared for the event; papers and correspondence on the Meteorological Committee; printed accounts of the British Museum, 19 April 1872, and lists of Trustees; printed testimonials of Vernon Harcourt; an Admiralty chart of Heligoland (Helgoland), 1855; and a printed report of the...
Dates: 1870 - 1872
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).