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Newfoundland

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

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Confirmed minutes, 1780 - 1801

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/6
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, the rates of various chronometers; Charles Hutton's tables of products, powers and roots of natural numbers; the voyages of HMS 'Resolution' and HMS 'Discovery' and the examination of their log books; John Arnold's improvements to his watches; a suitable site for the Board of Longitude's instruments after the burning of the cupola of the Greenwich Hospital where they had been kept; improvements to reflecting telescopes;...
Dates: 1780 - 1801
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 D. Buchan of HMS Grasshopper concerning the return of a chronometer, 1822-06-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 48
Scope and Contents

Sent to John Croker; for a related letter, see [RGO 5/229: 47].

Dates: 1822-06-03
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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Correspondence on geography and hydrography, 1923 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/126
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding geography and hydrography, relating to the review of the International Hydrographic Bureau (Monaco), Royal Observatory reports, chronometer stock and distances. The papers include correspondence with the Newfoundland High Commissioner's Office and a copy of pages 11-18 of 'The Prime Meridian' by W.G. Perrin.

Dates: 1923 - 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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Letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Egeria under Captain Samuel Roberts, 1823-03-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 92
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1823-03-07
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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Letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Pandora under Captain Frederick Hunn, 1822-08-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 61
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Croker to John Pond.

Dates: 1822-08-16
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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Letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Ranger under Captain Peter Fisher, 1822-05-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 46
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

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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Letter concerning a chronometer returned by Captain Buchan of HMS Grasshopper, 1822-06-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 47
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond; see also [RGO 5/229: 48].

Dates: 1822-06-04
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 concerning two chronometers for HMS Snap under Lieutenant Frederick Bullock, 1824-05-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 181
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1824-05-13
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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Letter from Henry Ould to the Board of Longitude, 1790-07-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 261-262
Scope and Contents

Concerning the difficulties of taking observations in Newfoundland and his method of ascertaining an artificial horizon.

Dates: 1790-07-20
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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Letter from Henry Ould to the Board of Longitude, 1790-08-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 264
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Three letters from Henry Ould of Dartmouth, Newfoundland.

Dates: 1790-08-09
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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Molluscs common to Cape of Good Hope & Europe, 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 262.5: 8
Scope and Contents

Note; by Charles Robert Darwin in together with See next 3 items


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Dates: 1809-01-01 - 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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Newfoundland, Southern Rhodesia and the Irish Free State, 1924-01 - 1928-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/4/9
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Sir William Allardyce, Governor of Newfoundland [Canada], Sir John Chancellor, Governor of Southern Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe] and Timothy Healy, Governor General of the Irish Free State [later Ireland] on subjects including: the development of Newfoundland, including difficulties with Labrador, the fishing industry, mining and paper manufacture; changes in status of Governors General following the Imperial Conference of 1926; tax on Newfoundland fish; the death of Sir...
Dates: 1924-01 - 1928-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Sub-Series

Papers on determining galvanic longitudes, 1858 - 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/638
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the determination of longitudes by means of telegraph. There are papers on the difference in longitude between Paris and Greenwich, with observations and transits for clock errors; U.J.J. Le Verrier's determination of the longitude of Le Havre; A. Loussedat's determination of the difference in longitude between Toulouse and Montpellier; the longitude of Glasgow; and the difference in longitude between Altona and Schwerin. There are also papers relating to...
Dates: 1858 - 1859
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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Pastel portraits: 'Warriors of the Empire', 1939-1945

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9397/1
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: During the Second World War, Earl was commissioned to prepare a series of pastel portraits of service men and women from what were then British dominions and colonies (described as 'Empire servicemen'), including Trinida, Newfoundland, Southern Rhodesia [i.e. Zimbabwe] and Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka]. The portraits were exhibited at the Royal Empire (late Commonwealth) Society in December 1945 as 'Warriors of the Empire'. The collection also includes a series of portraits of North American...
Dates: 1939-1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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