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Falmouth

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Confirmed minutes, 1823 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/8
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, experiments to discover the longitude of Falmouth; instruments required by Fearon Fallows at the Cape of Good Hope; Sir Humphrey Davy's suggestion of publishing a catalogue of double stars by John Herschel and Sir James South; Johann Tiarks's trip to Heligoland to discover the longitude of the island and its relative position to both the coast of Germany and Greenwich; the purchase of a 14-foot reflecting telescope for...
Dates: 1823 - 1829
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).
 Item

Declaration signed by William Goffe, 1835-03-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 250
Scope and Contents From the File:

Letters and declarations to Pond from chronometer makers, including Robert Molyneux, Parkinson & Frodsham, Thomas Earnshaw and E.J. Dent. The volume also includes five undated lists of makers' estimates for repair from Arnold and Arnold & Dent.

Dates: 1835-03-15
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 the return of timekeepers from HMS Owen Glendower, 1822-08-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 64
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Croker to John Pond.

Dates: 1822-08-28
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 confirming ownership of chronometers deposited at the Royal Observatory, 1829-08-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 126
Scope and Contents

Sent from William Goffe to Thomas Taylor.

Dates: 1829-08-19
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 J. Manderson to Dr Thomas Young, 1828-05-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 465-465a
Scope and Contents

Enclosing the paper at [RGO 14/35: 467-470].

Dates: 1828-05-29
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 from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1823-11-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 59-60
Scope and Contents

Concerning the payment of a further £200 to Mr Jones for the construction of the mural circle for the Cape Observatory and a payment of £150 to Tiarks for his services in ascertaining the longitude of Falmouth.

Dates: 1823-11-08
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).
 File

Papers on time balls, 1885 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/257
Scope and Contents (1) Papers on time balls at various places, 1894-1910Correspondence and papers on the following subjects:Request by G.H. Hills to see the Greenwich time ball for guidance on the erection of a timeball at Chatham, answered by Christie, 1894.Letter of thanks for C.F. Close's visit to inspect the time ball, 1894.Arrangements for the fall of the Bremen time ball, reported by 'Normal Zeit' and acknowledged by F.W. Dyson, 1895.P. Stevens on the difference in...
Dates: 1885 - 1910
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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Petition from schoolmaster, Joseph Tolson, 1785-01-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/12: 454-455
Scope and Contents

Requesting the protection of the Board against theft by his ex-pupils of his method of taking lunar observations.

Dates: 1785-01-03
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Firefly under Captain Baldock, 1833-04-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 150
Scope and Contents

Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1833-04-13
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).
 Sub-Series

Records of the Bulls related to English counties other than Sussex, 1880 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BULL 11/8
Scope and Contents

Focuses on Henry Bull's life in Hereford and Gloucester and others in Falmouth, and The Bull Inn in Lewes, Sussex.

Dates: 1880 - 1929
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Sir William Bull

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BULL
Scope and Contents BULL 1 - 10 is made up of diaries kept faithfully by William (or Paul, as he was known to his family and close friends) Bull from 1878, when he was thirteen years old until some three weeks before his death in January 1931. The earlier diaries were illustrated and all the diaries are interleaved with letters, press cuttings, menus, theatre programmes and photographs relating to the events they describe. Twice yearly, in June and December, Bull compiled a 'Retrospect' of the past six months...
Dates: 1862 - 1943
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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