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Colombo

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

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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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Eclipse observations, 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 59/49/5
Scope and Contents A copy of observations made at Jaffna and Colombo during the total eclipse of the Sun of 11 December 1871.
Dates: 1871
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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Meteorological observations, 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 59/51/2
Scope and Contents Meteorological observations taken at various meteorological stations and at Colombo, January 1872, and observations taken hourly, 3-10 February 1872.
Dates: 1872
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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Minutes of several conversations at the Fourth Ceylon Conference ... between the missionaries on the island of Ceylon, 1819

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS SPCK/E3/3
Dates: 1819
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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Papers of chambers of commerce, 1861-1884

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L14/5
Scope and Contents Printed reports, memorials, notices and circulars relating to chambers of commerce in Colombo, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. The papers includes documents by the Hongkong General Chamber of Commerce on the Chinese Custom House system, 1861; copies of a 'Memorial from the British Chamber of Commerce, Shanghae, to his Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, relative to the regulation of trade in the Yang-tsze-kiang River', 1862; 'English & Chinese translations of the...
Dates: 1861-1884
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Reduction of observations, 1871 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 59/49/4
Scope and Contents Reductions of observations for local time made at Ceylon, December 1871 and January 1872, and for the determination of the difference in longitude between Colombo, Jaffna and Madras.
Dates: 1871 - 1872
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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Sexes (1)-49 Letter, 1868-07-28

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 86: A91r
Scope and Contents Robert Russell to George Henry Kendrick Thwaites
Letter; written at Colombo Letter from Robert Russell to George Henry Kendrick Thwaites; written at Colombo
(Letter)
Dates: 1868-07-28
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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