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Africa

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on eclipse expeditions, 1949 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/648
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding eclipse expeditions to observe the annual eclipse of September 1951 and the solar eclipse of February 1952, including the following items:Letter from D.H. Sadler enclosing solar eclipse data for 1950-1954.Letter from D.C. Martin, Royal Society, concerning the expedition to Rio de Oro, 1951.R. Atkinson's correspondence with D.H. Menzel, Harvard College Observatory, regarding weather data in Africa along the eclipse...
Dates: 1949 - 1952
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 with foreign observatories, 1964 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/779
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various overseas observatories, A-R, including the following items:Australia: papers concerning the 150-inch telescope proposal, the use of the Isaac Newton Telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, and other observatories.Egypt: correspondence concerned mainly with the Helwan Observatory, including observing trips, maintenance and students studying at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.Africa: correspondence with various African observatories,...
Dates: 1964 - 1968
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 book containing outgoing correspondence, 1782 - 1810

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/9
Scope and Contents Outgoing correspondence regarding many astronomical and nautical subjects, including accounts with printers, the production of the 'Nautical Almanac', expeditions to Australia, a reward for a method of making glass of a sufficient quality for instruments, the trial of various timepieces and their employment on board Royal Navy vessels, replies to projectors proposing various methods of finding longitude at sea, and instructions for astronomers (including William Gooch on board the Daedalus...
Dates: 1782 - 1810
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 concerning a chronometer for HMS Atholl under Captain James Arthur Murray, 1824-11-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 226
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1824-11-27
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 concerning a chronometer for HMS Bann under Captain Charles Phillips, 1822-01-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 28
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1822-01-29
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 concerning a chronometer for HMS Clinker under Lieutenant George William Matson, 1826-12-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 369
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1826-12-09
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 concerning a chronometer for HMS Cyrene under Captain Percy Grace, 1822-02-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 37
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1822-02-25
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 concerning a chronometer for HMS Driver under Captain Thomas Wolrige, 1822-01-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 27
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1822-01-17
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 concerning a chronometer for HMS Hecla under Commander Boteler, to be delivered by HMS Plumper, 1829-05-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 153
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1829-05-25
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 concerning a chronometer for HMS Maidstone under Captain Charles Bullen, 1824-03-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 170
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1824-03-24
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 concerning a chronometer for HMS Plumper under Lieutenant Edward Medley, 1827-10-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 47
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1827-10-02
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 concerning a chronometer for HMS Primrose under Commander T.S. Griffinhoofe, 1827-08-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 37
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Croker to John Pond.

Dates: 1827-08-21
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 concerning a chronometer for HMS Swinger under Lieutenant Scott, 1823-07-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 110
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1823-07-12
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 concerning a further chronometer for HMS Hecla under Captain Boteler, to be delivered by HMS Atholl under Captain Gordon, 1829-06-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 156-157
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1829-06-09
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 concerning three chronometers for an expedition to the interior of Africa of Captain Clapperton, Captain Pearce and Mr Dickson, 1825-07-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 277
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1825-07-08
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 concerning two chronometers to be given to Sir John Herschel for an expedition to the interior of Africa, 1833-10-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 191
Scope and Contents

Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1833-10-30
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 stating that HMS Primrose would deliver a replacement chronometer to HMS Sybille, 1827-09-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 44
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1827-09-21
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, 1853 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/468
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on astrology, chemistry, chronology, electricity, galvanism, geography, geology, optics and tides. The correspondents include, among others, M. Faraday, H. Malden, E.W. Brayley, J. Challis, H.H. Turner, W. White, J.W. Bosanquet, J.R. Hind, W.M. Leake, E. Garbett, A.R. Clark, E. Sabine, C.V. Walker, J.S. Henslow, C.P. Smyth, E. Dunkin, C. Brooke, A.B. Beechy and F. Beaufort. The material includes a paper by M. Faraday 'On Electric Induction'; papers by F....
Dates: 1853 - 1854
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 the Geodetic Association, 1883 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/142
Scope and Contents (1) Papers relating to the Geodetic AssociationLetter to the Admiralty concerning the Geodetic Association Conference in Rome, 1883.Correspondence with Colonel A.R. Clarke concerning the Rome conference, 1883.Letter to Dr Hirsch concerning resolutions passed at the Rome conference, 1883.Letter to Col. Donnelly concerning copies of the proceedings of the Rome conference, 1883.Telegram from Col. Donnelly stating that engineers are visiting him,...
Dates: 1883 - 1927
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 Julian invasion, 1748 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/466
Scope and Contents Material relating primarily to Airy's paper on Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain and his path through South-East England. Airy asserted that Caesar landed at Pevensey, but this was challenged in a paper by F.B. Martin, which stated that he landed near Ramsgate. There is considerable correspondence on this topic, with a nautical chart of the Dover Straits; a map of the Goodwin Sands; and the 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquities'. Other subjects covered include the geography of the...
Dates: 1748 - 1852
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1880 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/243
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence concerning Royal Astronomical Society Council business, 1900-1910Correspondence regarding the following subjects:Election of J. Glaisher as the Society's President, 1900.Recognition of Mr Tebbutt's work by H.H. Turner, 1904.Election of a Secretary, 1904.Correspondence concerning Cowell's attack on Sir George Airy's work, 1906.H.H. Turner's reflections in the 'Observatory' on the Royal Astronomical Society Council,...
Dates: 1880 - 1915
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 letter concerning a chronometer by Arnold for Captain Alexander, proceeding to Africa, 1834-08-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 256
Scope and Contents

Sent by A.B. Becher to John Pond.

Dates: 1834-08-26
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 letter concerning three chronometers by Arnold for Lieutenant W. Allen's expedition to the interior of Africa, 1832-06-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 94
Scope and Contents

Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1832-06-06
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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