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Cape Town

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 87 Collections and/or Records:

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Astronomical observations made at the town of the Cape of Good Hope, 1772-10-31 - 1772-11-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/57: 12r-14r
Scope and Contents The observations begin with a note on setting up his instruments on shore. Included are daily astronomical observations, observations for determining the variation of the magnetic needle, and observations of the rate of Clocks B and C, and of Watch No. 1.
Dates: 1772-10-31 - 1772-11-16
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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Auxiliary table for 1825, 1824

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 151
Scope and Contents From the Item: Twenty-six letters, chiefly sent by Fallows at Cape Town, reporting on the establishment of the Cape Observatory and on his activities there. The series also includes a catalogue of fixed stars, an auxiliary table, and two copies of observations for the summer solstice of 1823.
Dates: 1824
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 concerning the shipping of instruments by Dollond to the Cape Observatory, 1827-07-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 68-69
Scope and Contents Sent to John Wilson Croker from Robert Seppings, G. Legge and R.G. Middleton of the Navy Office.
Dates: 1827-07-15
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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Copy of a letter from John Barrow, 1821-12-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 106
Scope and Contents Forwarding a letter from Fearon Fallows at Cape Town to the Board of Longitude.
Dates: 1821-12-11
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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Copy of a letter from Rev. Fearon Fallows to Dr Thomas Young, 1823-06-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 126
Scope and Contents Concerning his first catalogue of the principle fixed stars and remarks upon it.
Dates: 1823-06-18
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 petition to the King concerning the establishment of the Cape Observatory, 1820-10-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 44-47
Scope and Contents From the Item: Twenty-seven letters, a note and a petition, mainly sent from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young. The letters concern the initial establishment of the Cape Observatory, the appointment of an astronomer, assistant and labourer there, the provision and transport of instruments to the Cape, and payments of bills for these.
Dates: 1820-10-20
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 an account for instruments supplied by Dollond for Fearon Fallows, 1824-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 88
Scope and Contents From the Item: Six letters and a copy of an account for instruments supplied.
Dates: 1824-06
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 Fallows' catalogue of the principle fixed stars, 1823 - 1824

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 119-125a
Scope and Contents From the Item: Twenty-six letters, chiefly sent by Fallows at Cape Town, reporting on the establishment of the Cape Observatory and on his activities there. The series also includes a catalogue of fixed stars, an auxiliary table, and two copies of observations for the summer solstice of 1823.
Dates: 1823 - 1824
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 with Edward Troughton, 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 192a-200a
Scope and Contents Five letters concerning a zenith instrument for the Cape Observatory and the appointment of Troughton's young relative, James Fayrer, as assistant there.
Dates: 1820
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 April, 1774-04-15 - 1774-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/56: 123r-126v
Scope and Contents Daily log entries resume on 17 April when the ship left Cape Town, bound for England. These are preceded by a note dated 15 April on Watch No. 1 which was found to be too slow for meantime. Bayly includes sightings of seals and bottlenose dolphins, along with notes of the ship’s estimated speed. His observations include measurements of the distance of the moon from Spica Virginis and from Pollux.
Dates: 1774-04-15 - 1774-04-30
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 March, 1774-03-01 - 1774-03-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/56: 118r-122v
Scope and Contents Daily entries until 19 March when the ship anchored at Cape Town. On 17 March, Bayly reports that the sea that evening ‘had the appearance of fire when put in motion’. On the same day they sighted ‘the Table’ [Table Mountain] and the ‘Sugar Loaf’ [Lion’s Head]. In the entry for 19 March, Bayly records that they met and saluted several ships upon arrival in Table Bay, including the HMS Salisbury (commanded by Edward Hughes) and the HMS Seahorse; they also saluted the fort with thirteen guns [RGO...
Dates: 1774-03-01 - 1774-03-19
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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Entries for November, 1772-11-22 - 1772-11-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/56: 29r-31r
Scope and Contents Entries for this month begin with a note on 22 November on the performance of Watch No. 1 which was losing time. Bayly had spent much of his time at Cape Town taking observations and making comparisons with the Astronomical Clock there. Daily log entries continue from 23 November as the ship resumed its voyage, and Bayly records that over the next few days the ship outran its log by more than 20 miles, perhaps due to a current. The entry for 30 November records strong gales and ‘a very great...
Dates: 1772-11-22 - 1772-11-30
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 October, 1772-10-01 - 1772-10-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/56: 21v-28v
Scope and Contents Daily entries for October, travelling towards the Cape of Good Hope. A number of entries include measurements of lunar distances from the sun, Aquila and Aldebaran, along with resulting calculations of longitude. An entry for 5 October records that Arnold’s Watch No. 2 was losing considerable time and that the second hand was pausing for intervals of a few seconds [RGO 14/56: 22v]; estimations of longitude by timekeeper were thereafter recorded by Bayly in the log book based on Watch No. 1...
Dates: 1772-10-01 - 1772-10-30
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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Extract from a letter from Rev. Fearon Fallows, 1823-10-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 135-136
Scope and Contents Concerning his request for instruments and his meteorological journal, and providing measurements of the height of Table Mountain.
Dates: 1823-10-31
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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Extract from a report of the Committee of Instruments and Proposals, 1820-04-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 211
Scope and Contents Concerning estimates received from Troughton, Dollond and Jones for instruments for the Cape Observatory.
Dates: 1820-04-20
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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Extract of a letter from Fearon Fallows, 1827-02-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 458-459
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters from Fallows to John Barrow, and two related notes from Barrow to Dr Young.
Dates: 1827-02-12
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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Extract of a letter from Fearon Fallows to J.W. Croker, 1828-03-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 77
Scope and Contents Requesting stationary, copy books and copies of papers by Professor Woodhouse on Dollond's transit instrument.
Dates: 1828-03-22
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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Letter from Dr Thomas Young to John Barrow, 1820-07-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 37-37a
Scope and Contents Concerning the establishment of the Cape Observatory and the appointment of an astronomer, an assistant and a labourer there.
Dates: 1820-07-15
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 from Edward Troughton to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-04-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 195-196
Scope and Contents Concerning estimates for a zenith micrometer for the Cape Observatory, parts of which were also being made by Dollond and Donkin.
Dates: 1820-04-19
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 Erasmus Darwin (1881-1915) to Lady (Emma) Nora Barlow née Darwin; written at Cape Town envelope addressed to Bex, returned, 1905-08-15

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 258: 691
Scope and Contents Letter from Erasmus Darwin (1881-1915) to Lady (Emma) Nora Barlow née Darwin; written at Cape Town envelope addressed to Bex, returned
(Letter)
Dates: 1905-08-15
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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Letter from Fearon Fallows to John Barrow, 1827-04-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 461-462
Scope and Contents From the Item: Two letters from Fallows to John Barrow, and two related notes from Barrow to Dr Young.
Dates: 1827-04-06
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 Goulburn to John Wilson Croker, 1820-10-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 40-41
Scope and Contents Informing Croker that the Governor of the Cape had been instructed to allot a suitable piece of land for the purpose of erecting the Cape Observatory.
Dates: 1820-10-09
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 from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-07-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 35-36
Scope and Contents Concerning the establishment of the Cape Observatory.
Dates: 1820-07-14
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, 1820-07-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 38-39
Scope and Contents Stating that the Admiralty approved of the proposed Cape Observatory and requesting that a plan of it be prepared.
Dates: 1820-07-24
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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Letter from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-10-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 42-43
Scope and Contents Concerning the establishment of the Cape Observatory.
Dates: 1820-10-16
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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