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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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Letter from Rev. Fearon Fallows to Dr Thomas Young, 1823-03-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 113-114
Scope and Contents

Reporting on his activities concerning the establishment of the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1823-03-06
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to Dr Thomas Young, 1823-06-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 115-116
Scope and Contents

Concerning his catalogue [of fixed stars].

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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Letter from Rev. Fearon Fallows to Dr Thomas Young, 1823-09-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 128-129
Scope and Contents

Concerning tables and a plan of the observatory and giving news.

Dates: 1823-09-02
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to Dr Thomas Young, 1823-10-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 131-132
Scope and Contents

Concerning a paper on eclipses, measurements of the height of Table Mountain, and his need for further instruments, and reporting on his activities and on the topography and geology of Cape Town.

Dates: 1823-10-10
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to Dr Thomas Young, 1823-10-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 133-134
Scope and Contents

Concerning books and papers received, tables sent out, and a meteorological journal; requesting a Dollond repeating altitude and azimuth circle; and reporting on his activities at the Cape, which included collecting mineral specimens on 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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Letter from Rev. Fearon Fallows to Dr Thomas Young, 1824-01-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 152-153
Scope and Contents

Concerning the production of new copies of his catalogue and papers (as a case of his papers had been lost in transit), and giving news received of Captain Parry.

Dates: 1824-01-03
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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Letter from Rev. Fearon Fallows to Dr Thomas Young, 1824-07-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 154-155
Scope and Contents

Informing him of the sudden departure of his assistant Mr Scully, who had left without giving notice after an incident of 'gross immoral conduct' with a young housemaid. Fallows requests that a suitably qualified person 'whose moral character is without stain or blemish' be sent as his replacement, and he recommends Mr Taylor of Greenwich for the position.

Dates: 1824-07-17
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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Letter from Rev. Fearon Fallows to John Barrow, 1823-06-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 117-118
Scope and Contents

Concerning his first catalogue of the principle fixed stars.

Dates: 1823-06-20
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to John Barrow, 1823-09-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 127-127a
Scope and Contents

Concerning tables and a plan of the observatory and giving news.

Dates: 1823-09-01
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to John Barrow, 1824-04-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 149-150a
Scope and Contents

Originally enclosing auxiliary tables; see [RGO 14/48: 151].

Dates: 1824-04-04
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 from Rev. Fearon Fallows to John Barrow, 1827-05-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 158-161
Scope and Contents

Enclosing a copy of a letter he had written to Sir Richard Plaskett of the Colonial Office and reporting on his activities at the Cape Observatory from 10 April to 10 May 1827.

Dates: 1827-05-10
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to John Barrow, 1827-05-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 162-163
Scope and Contents

Concerning the acquisition of the land adjoining the Cape Observatory; includes a copy of a letter from Sir Richard Plaskett of the Colonial Office.

Dates: 1827-05-14
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to Sir John Barrow, 1821-09-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 98-105
Scope and Contents

Concerning the best location for the proposed Cape Observatory and including bearings of various points visited in Cape Town.

Dates: 1821-09-05
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 Rev. Fearon Fallows to Sir John Barrow, 1823-01-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 107-107a
Scope and Contents

Concerning a mistake in his previous report and mentioning that a moth had damaged his telescope, destroying the wires.

Dates: 1823-01-07
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 from Roland Trimen to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Cape Town, 1863-10-13

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 109: B122-B123
Scope and Contents

Letter from Roland Trimen to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Cape Town


(Letter)

Dates: 1863-10-13
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 Roland Trimen to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Cape Town plus drawing, 1863-07-17

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 99: 13-16d
Scope and Contents

Letter from Roland Trimen to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Cape Town plus drawing


(Letter)

Dates: 1863-07-17
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 Thomas Jones to Dr Thomas Young, 1820-05-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 181-181a
Scope and Contents

Concerning his progress on the six-foot mural circle for the Cape Observatory and requesting £200 for his work.

Dates: 1820-05-30
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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Letter from Thomas Jones to Dr Thomas Young, 1821-01-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 182
Scope and Contents

Concerning his progress on the six-foot mural circle for the Cape Observatory (which was half made) and requesting £200 for his work.

Dates: 1821-01-24
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 Thomas Jones to Dr Thomas Young, 1825-01-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 183-183a
Scope and Contents

Informing him that the six-foot mural circle for the Cape Observatory was complete and requesting payment.

Dates: 1825-01-28
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 from Thomas Jones to Dr Thomas Young, 1825-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 184
Scope and Contents

Enquiring whether the changes he had made to the Greenwich mural circle should also be made to that for the Cape Observatory, and also enquiring about making spare pieces or parts.

Dates: 1825-05
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 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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Lists of books required for the Cape Observatory, 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 209-210
Scope and Contents From the File:

Observations and correspondence regarding miscellaneous astronomical matters.

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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Log entries for March-April, 1775-03-01 - 1775-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 160v-166
Scope and Contents The log entries are daily from 1-19 March and 27-30 April, with summarised entries only for 20 March-26 April when the ship was anchored at Cape Town. An entry for 17 March notes that five ships sailed in company on the approach to Cape Town; the following day, the mizzen mast broke right through and had to be lashed together [RGO 14/58: 164v]. The entry for the 20 March records the ship’s arrival in Table Bay, where, upon finding that the Ceres East Indiaman commanded by Captain Newt...
Dates: 1775-03-01 - 1775-04-30
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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Newspaper extract advertising Schonegevel's method of finding longitude, 1811-11-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/34: 169-170
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Two letters, three papers and three newspaper extracts advertising Schonegeval's method for longitude.

Dates: 1811-11-02
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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Newspaper extract advertising Schonegevel's method of finding longitude, 1812-01-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/34: 174-175
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Two letters, three papers and three newspaper extracts advertising Schonegeval's method for longitude.

Dates: 1812-01-25
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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