Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
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
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.
Observations from Captain Cook's last voyage.
Captain Cook's journal of his voyage to the South Seas, including observations of variation of the compass and observations for chronometer rates.
Computations relating to a voyage on an unknown ship (possibly an East Indiaman); handwritten onto printed observation tables. Entries are intermittent and cover days in June (approaching the Cape of Good Hope from the Indian Ocean), October (in the Atlantic Ocean) and November (in the mouth of the Straits of Dover). After folio 49 the remaining tables are blank.
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
Including questionnaires completed by the chief officers.
Atlantis (Aug '56/
Note; by Charles Robert Darwin
Preceded by an explanation of the table [RGO 14/60: 8v] and signed by Captain Cook and James King.
Observations of equal altitudes of the sun, made with the astronomical quadrant, for finding the rate of the timekeeper [K1], 1776-10-24 - 1776-11-21
Preceded by a note on setting up the observatory and on taking the observations [RGO 14/60: 14v] and followed by a table of comparisons of the timekeepers and clocks; signed by Captain Cook and James King. The remainder of the volume is blank.
Papers regarding the proposed rewards for discovering a north-west passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, 1819 - 1821
Including correspondence with His Royal Highness the Prince Regent.
Preceded by an explanation of the table [RGO 14/60: 5v] and signed by Captain Cook and James King.
Three inserted pages of entries which may relate to a voyage of the HMS Thetis in 1795-1797. These concern the latitude and longitude of Memory Rock (Maninilla Reef), St. David’s Head, Bermuda, George Town, North Rock, South West Breaker, Little Bird Rock, Nantucket Shoal, Block Island, Newport, Martha’s Vineyard, and Montuck Point [RGO 14/64: 13r-14r]. For further calculations relating to the Thetis voyage, see also [RGO 14/67: 177r-215r].