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Cape Town

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Letter from William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1788-04-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 277-280
Scope and Contents

Reporting on observations made in Rio de Janeiro and on meeting Colonel Gordon, Commandant of the troops at Cape Town and a keen astronomer. Dawes reports that he had arranged with Gordon for observations to be made at Cape Town of the comet which was expected the following year; he also lists Gordon's instruments and books to show his ability for the task.

Dates: 1788-04-23
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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W. Turner's account book & diary of a voyage to India, 1764-05-26 - 1765-04-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/1
Scope and Contents

A brief account book and diary by W. Turner of a voyage to India, 1764-1765, referring to Nevil Maskelyne and Lord Clive (Turner sailed on board the Prince of Wales Indiaman and met both gentlemen while his ship was anchored in Table Bay). The account book also includes a brief note on the text.

Dates: 1764-05-26 - 1765-04-17
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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