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France

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

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Abstract of expenses incurred in the trigonometrical operations for uniting the coasts of France and England, 1821

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/21: 3-6
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum...
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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Correspondence on French observatories, 1955 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/461
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding French observatories, including the Paris Observatory and Meudon Observatory. There is also a paper by A. Danjon, in French, on 'The Analysis of Inequalities in the Rotation of the Earth'.

Dates: 1955 - 1962
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 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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Draft letter to Monsieur Julian Canelas, Directeur de l'Observatoire a l'Isle de St Leon, 1806-12-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/185: 2
Scope and Contents

Letter on occultations of stars and a solar eclipse. There are notes on Stephen Groombridge's circle on the reverse.

Dates: 1806-12-11
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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Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1869 - 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/481
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on astrology, chemistry, electricity, galvanism, geology, optics and squaring the circle. The correspondents include T. Andrews, W.H. Miller, W. De La Rue, W. Huggins, W. Klinkerfeus, J. Challis and L. Respighi. There are official printed reports on the Anglo-Australian Telegraph; specimens of output from printing telegraphy; a prospectus for a book titled 'Physical and historical evidences of vast sinkings of land on the North and West coasts of France and...
Dates: 1869 - 1870
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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Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1871 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/483
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence and works on scientific matters, including papers of the Chemical Association of the British Association; reports on the northern telegraph from the 'South Australian Register'; a government report on Post Office telegraphs; a piece by G. Forbes from 'Nature' on the observatory at Mount Vesuvius; a piece by E.C. Garbett from 'Nature' on volcanoes in Southern France; plans for a water telescope; 'the angles of incidence and reflection' by P.J. Brine; various...
Dates: 1871 - 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).
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Papers on chronology, geography and tides, 1868 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/482
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on chronology, geography and tides. The correspondents include J.R. Hind, R.A. Proctor, W.H. Smith, J.W. Bosanquet, W. Thomson, C.T. Beke, E. Guest, A. de Morgan, J.N. Blakesley, W.H. Miller, H.E. Stanley, F. Struve, H.W. Bates, C.E. Delaunay, F. Galton, E.J. Routh, J. Challis, A. d'Abbadie, W.H.F. Talbot, H. James, J.S. Russell, T.A.B. Spratt, H.J. Rose, R. Ellis and G.T. Clark. There are papers and maps relating to ancient eclipses; a set of rules for...
Dates: 1868 - 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).
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Papers on geodesy, 1874 - 1895

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/145
Scope and Contents (1) Papers relating to the North American BoundaryCorrespondence with C. Frodsham and Co. concerning clocks by Lindsay Russell on trial at the Royal Observatory, 1874.(2) Papers relating to the North American Boundary west of Lake in the WoodsCorrespondence with Captain L. Anderson, Royal Engineers, concerning the determination of the 49th Parallel and the methods to be used, with a map of the area, a memorandum of progress and the Astronomer Royal's...
Dates: 1874 - 1895
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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Papers relating to various innovations claimed by Hoene-Wroński, 1820 - 1821

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/12: 496-576
Scope and Contents

Includes an anonymous note describing Hoene-Wroński as an 'artful dangerous character' [RGO 14/12: 502] and a petition addressed to His Majesty, George IV [RGO 14/12: 536-538].

Dates: 1820 - 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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