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Newcastle upon Tyne

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on time balls and signals, 1858 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/614
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the time signals at Portsmouth, Devonport and Sheerness and the tests, errors and running of time balls at Gravesend, Newcastle, Liverpool, Glasgow, Mauritius and the Cape of Good Hope. The papers include a newspaper cutting from 'The Gateshead Observer' on the importance of time balls; accounts and reports on the Post Office clocks; papers on the regulation of the London Bridge and Westminster Great Clock; and papers on the regulation of the Edinburgh...
Dates: 1858 - 1860
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 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).
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Explanation of the polar compass constructed by William Casson and John Minto, 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/42: 219-221
Scope and Contents From the File:

Correspondence regarding the effects of magnetic variation on the mariner's compass, the use of magnetic variation to establish longitude and the cause of magnetic variation.

Dates: 1805
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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Letter from George Dippie concerning a universal sea table, 1817-05-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 384
Scope and Contents From the File:

Correspondence regarding miscellaneous schemes and inventions.

Dates: 1817-05-31
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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Letter from Robert Spencer to Peter Elmsley, 1799-06-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 532-533
Scope and Contents

Letter from Spencer, a librarian at the Literary and Philosophical Society in Newcastle upon Tyne, to Elmsley, a London bookseller, in which he outlines 'nautical theorems' for navigation which he wished to present to the public.

Dates: 1799-06-04
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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Letter from William Martin on a machine to ascertain longitude, 1817-09-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 385-386
Scope and Contents

Sent to Captain Thomas Hurd.

Dates: 1817-09-03
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 engineering and inventions, 1873 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/460
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence and papers regarding engineering and new inventions. The correspondents include W.H. Barlow, R.S. Newell, C. Manby, H. Elphinstone, F. Bashforth, E. Gardwell, J. Napier and G.G. Stokes. Many of the papers are printed, and are in the form of notices of meetings, pamphlets and circulars. The subjects covered include a proposed Forth Bridge; a suspension bridge, with a scale plan; a proposed railway tunnel under the Mersey; a ship designed to eliminate sea sickness;...
Dates: 1873 - 1875
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 time balls, 1885 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/257
Scope and Contents (1) Papers on time balls at various places, 1894-1910Correspondence and papers on the following subjects:Request by G.H. Hills to see the Greenwich time ball for guidance on the erection of a timeball at Chatham, answered by Christie, 1894.Letter of thanks for C.F. Close's visit to inspect the time ball, 1894.Arrangements for the fall of the Bremen time ball, reported by 'Normal Zeit' and acknowledged by F.W. Dyson, 1895.P. Stevens on the difference in...
Dates: 1885 - 1910
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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William Graham on the cause of annual variation in magnetic variation and two methods of determining longitude, 1787 - 1788

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/42: 33-54
Scope and Contents From the File:

Correspondence regarding the effects of magnetic variation on the mariner's compass, the use of magnetic variation to establish longitude and the cause of magnetic variation.

Dates: 1787 - 1788
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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William Martin on perpetual motion, 1807 - 1822

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/54: 135-141
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: 1807 - 1822
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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