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Cape Town

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 87 Collections and/or Records:

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Newspaper extract advertising Schonegevel's method of finding longitude, 1812-02-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/34: 176-177
Scope and Contents From the Item:

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

Dates: 1812-02-01
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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Note from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1827-07-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 74-74a
Scope and Contents

Instructing him to direct Mr Dollond to ship his telescope to the Cape Observatory.

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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Note from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1822-10-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 112-112a
Scope and Contents

Concerning a letter from Fearon Fallows at the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1822-10-21
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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Note from John Croker to Dr Thomas Young, 1822-06-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 110
Scope and Contents

Concerning an application by Fearon Fallows to be supplied with instruments at the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1822-06-26
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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Note from John Pond to Dr Young, 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 214-214a
Scope and Contents

Concerning a meeting and a clock which could be spared [for the Cape Observatory].

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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Note from William Hardy concerning a clock for the Cape Observatory, 1822-09-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 172-173a
Scope and Contents From the File:

Observations and correspondence regarding miscellaneous astronomical matters.

Dates: 1822-09-06
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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Observations and correspondence, 1786 - 1829

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

Observations and correspondence regarding miscellaneous astronomical matters.

Dates: 1786 - 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).
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Observations made on shore in Cape Town, 1774-03-21 - 1774-04-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/57: 64v-67v
Scope and Contents

Bayly begins his observations with a note on setting up his instruments on shore, in which he records the loss or theft of some of his equipment. His observations include comparisons of Watch No. 1 with the astronomical clock at the Cape of Good Hope; meridian zenith distances of the sun and stars; observations on the dipping needle; observations on the tides; distances of the sun, moon and stars; and azimuths taken with a compass of constructed by Dr Knight.

Dates: 1774-03-21 - 1774-04-10
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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Observations of the summer solstice of 1823 at the temporary observatory, Cape Town, 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 137-142
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
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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Observations of the summer solstice of 1823 at the temporary observatory, Cape Town, 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 143-148
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
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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Remarks on a report concerning the establishment of the Cape Observatory, 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 212-213
Scope and Contents

Sent to Captain Kater.

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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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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