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Plymouth

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 140 Collections and/or Records:

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Application from John Gresley for a post as assistant at a proposed observatory in Plymouth, 1821-02-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/11: 215-217
Scope and Contents From the File: Miscellaneous petitions and memorials making requests of the Board of Longitude.
Dates: 1821-02-09
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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Charles Spence Bate to Charles Robert Darwin, 1869-02-01

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 82: A71
Scope and Contents Letter from [Charles Spence Bate] to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Plymouth incomplete
(Letter)
Dates: 1869-02-01
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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Copy of a letter concerning an agreement with Mr Arnold to keep six of his timekeepers at Plymouth, 1821-11-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 15
Scope and Contents Sent to John Pond from the Hydrographical Office.
Dates: 1821-11-05
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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Copy of a letter from Captain John Phillimore concerning a defective chronometer issued to HMS Thetis, 1825-04-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 264
Scope and Contents Sent to Admiral Sir James Saumarez. The letter includes a report on the rate and daily difference of the chronometer, signed by William Gowdy, Master.
Dates: 1825-04-22
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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Copy of a letter to Commissioner Shields concerning the delivery of a chronometer to Captain Bremer of HMS Tamar, 1824-02-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 21r-21v
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1824-02-07
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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Copy of a letter to Commissioner Shields requesting that Arnold's chronometer No. 315 be delivered to HMS Helicon under Commander Ackland instead of to HMS Vigilant, as previously ordered, 1825-09-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 30v/1
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1825-09-13
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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Copy of a letter to Commissioner Shields requesting the return of chronometers to Mr Cox at Devonport as previously practised, 1829-01-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 47a
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1829-01-20
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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Copy of a letter to John Barrow informing him that Mr Arnold had supplied a chronometer from the depot at Plymouth to HMS Helicon, 1822-12-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 10r/2
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1822-12-05
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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Copy of a letter to John Croker on how chronometer No.6279 by Porthouse became unfit for service while in the care of the agent for chronometers at Plymouth, 1826-04-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 33v
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1826-04-25
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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Copy of a letter to John Roger Arnold concerning a chronometer for HMS Cyrene under Captain Percy Grace, 1822-02-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 2r/1
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1822-02-27
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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Copy of a letter to John Roger Arnold concerning the supply of a chronometer to HMS Ariadne under Captain Moorsom, 1822-05-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 3r
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1822-05-18
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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Copy of a letter to John Roger Arnold requesting a chronometer for Captain John Leith of HMS Belette, 1822-12-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 10r/1
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1822-12-04
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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Copy of a letter to John Roger Arnold requesting a chronometer for HMS Egeria under Captain Samuel Roberts, 1823-03-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 12v/1
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1823-03-10
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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Copy of a letter to John Roger Arnold requesting three chronometers for HMS Jupiter under Captain Westphal, 1922-07-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 5v/2
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1922-07-24
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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Copy of a letter to Mr Arnold requesting a chronometer for HMS Helicon under Captain W.[R.] Dawkins, 1822-11-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 9v/1
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1822-11-16
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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Copy of a letter to Mr Arnold requesting a chronometer for HMS Tartar under Captain Thomas Browne, 1822-11-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233: 9v/2
Scope and Contents From the Item: Copies of outgoing correspondence from Astronomer Royal, John Pond, and his assistant, Thomas Taylor, at the Royal Observatory. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Note that correspondence to more than one person often appears on the same page.
Dates: 1822-11-16
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 the Start Point time signal, 1858 - 1862

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/625
Scope and Contents Correspondence with J. Washington, J.C. Clark, R. Fitzroy, G.H. James, C.V. Walker and others on the proposed time signal at Start Point. There are maps of Start Point; plans of the Light House, tower and proposed buildings at Start Point; a map of Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse; a map of Start Point and Start Bay; and calculations of numbers for a train of wheels.
Dates: 1858 - 1862
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, 1879 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/147
Scope and Contents (1) General correspondence regarding time balls, 1879-1893, including the following material:Correspondence regarding reprints, ordered by G.B. Airy in 1880, of articles from 'Nature', 1876, concerning the distribution of time signals.Correspondence, 1879-1880, regarding the Prussian Government's request for information on colonial time in South Africa, Canada, India, St Helena, Mauritius, Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand, and similar requests from the U.S. Hydrographic...
Dates: 1879 - 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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Entries for July, 1772-07-13 - 1772-07-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/56: 3r-6v
Scope and Contents Daily entries, beginning on 13 July when the ship left Plymouth travelling towards Madeira, in company with the Resolution. Bayly begins with an observation on latitudes taken at Drake's Island and Plymouth. His log entries contain many notes on sea conditions, while entries for 22-24 July include lunar observations from which he calculates longitude from Greenwich [RGO 14/56: 5r-5v]. On 21 July he observes that the ship passed Cape Portugal, approaching Madeira on 28 July.
Dates: 1772-07-13 - 1772-07-28
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 HM Cutter Vigilant commanded by Lieutenant Samuel Meredith, 1825-09-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 289
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1825-09-09
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 Alligator under acting-captain Charles Simeon, 1827-01-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 6
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1827-01-29
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 Ariadne under Captain Marryat, 1829-08-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 164
Scope and Contents Sent from John Croker to John Pond.
Dates: 1829-08-01
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 Belette under Captain John Leith, 1822-12-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 77
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1822-12-03
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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Letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Britannia under Captain George Burdett, 1829-09-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 174
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1829-09-11
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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Letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Cadmus under Commander Charles Hallowell, 1827-04-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 19
Scope and Contents Sent from John Croker to John Pond.
Dates: 1827-04-16
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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