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Pacific Ocean

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

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Acts relating to the formation of the Board of Longitude and the proposal of a reward for the discovery of an accurate method of finding longitude at sea, 1713 - 1821

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/1: 10-95
Scope and Contents

There are Supplementary Acts regarding navigation and surveying the chief ports and headlands of Great Britain and Ireland; John Harrison and his chronometer; and discovering a northern passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and for making a journey to the North Pole.

Dates: 1713 - 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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Captain Cook's journal of voyage to the South Seas, 1776

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/60
Scope and Contents

Captain Cook's journal of his voyage to the South Seas, including observations of variation of the compass and observations for chronometer rates.

Dates: 1776
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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Confirmed minutes, 1802 - 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/7
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, tables devised by José Mendoza de Ríos; correspondence with John Crosley (the astronomer with the expedition to New South Wales); a claim for a reward for Charles Mason's work on lunar tables; a report on the Arnold and Earnshaw chronometers going on the voyage of Captain Matthew Flinders; grants and awards to chronometer-makers; the observations of Nathaniel Bliss when he was Astronomer Royal; models of watch escapements...
Dates: 1802 - 1823
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 regarding a reward granted to the officers of HMS 'Hecla' and HMS 'Griper' for their efforts in searching for a north-west passage, 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/1: 126-142
Scope and Contents

Including questionnaires completed by the chief officers.

Dates: 1820
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 HMS Blonde under Captain Lord Byron, 1824-08-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 209
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Croker to John Pond.

Dates: 1824-08-26
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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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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NS II Distribution of animals-95 Note, 1845-04-01

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 205.3: 119r
Scope and Contents

Note; by Charles Robert Darwin


(Note)

Dates: 1845-04-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
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NS II Distribution of animals-137 Note, 1855-11-28

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 205.3: 174
Scope and Contents

Note; by Charles Robert Darwin I believe in single creations because (1) as a general rule species have non interrupted or scarcely interrupted ranges


(Note)

Dates: 1855-11-28
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
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NS II Geographical distribution and species-16 Note, 1840-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 205.4: 18r
Scope and Contents

Note; by Charles Robert Darwin


(Note)

Dates: 1840-01-01 - 1882-04-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
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NS II Geographical distribution and species-59 Note, 1840-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 205.4: 72r
Scope and Contents

Note; by Charles Robert Darwin


(Note)

Dates: 1840-01-01 - 1882-04-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
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NS II Means of distribution-174 Note, 1840-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 205.2: 177r
Scope and Contents

It might be worth while to measure in Pacific & Indian Oceans how far land which we know has sunk latley by coral reefs - helps distribution of beings - 18


Note; by Charles Robert Darwin


(Note)

Dates: 1840-01-01 - 1882-04-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
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Papers regarding the proposed rewards for discovering a north-west passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, 1819 - 1821

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/1: 107-124
Scope and Contents

Including correspondence with His Royal Highness the Prince Regent.

Dates: 1819 - 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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