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Spithead

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

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Copy of a letter from Commander Dundas of HMS Sparrowhawk to Admiral Sir George Martin concerning a chronometer by Arnold, 1824-06-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 196
Scope and Contents From the File:

Correspondence between the Admiralty Office and the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, requesting the loan of chronometers for H M Ships. The principal recipient is John Pond; the principal correspondent is John Barrow. Other correspondents include John Croker, Richard S. Dundas, G. Smith, John Franklin and Sir William Edward Parry.

Dates: 1824-06-14
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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Extract from a letter from the commanding officer of HMS Challenger concerning a defective chronometer, 1828-06-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 89
Scope and Contents From the File:

Admiralty papers sent to Pond concerning the fitting out of H M Ships with chronometers.

Dates: 1828-06-12
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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Letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Aetna under Captain Williams Sandom, 1824-05-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 187
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1824-05-31
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 concerning a chronometer for HMS Druid under Captain Samuel Chambers, 1826-03-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 322
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1826-03-03
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 concerning a chronometer for HMS Jasper under Captain Charles Freemantle, 1825-07-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 282
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1825-07-14
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 concerning a chronometer for HMS Thetis under Captain John Phillimore, 1825-09-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 293
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1825-09-29
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 concerning a chronometer for HMS Victory, 1829-04-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/230: 147
Scope and Contents

Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.

Dates: 1829-04-28
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 Captain James Bowen to Evan Nepean, 1796-02-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/23: 162-163
Scope and Contents

Written in support of a timekeeper by Thomas Mudge put on board the HMS Glory.

Dates: 1796-02-10
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 William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1792-06-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 307-308
Scope and Contents

Written on board HMS Gorgon on Dawes' return passage to England and concerning the safe return of instruments from the observatory at Sydney.

Dates: 1792-06-18
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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Letters regarding Captain J. Whidbey's claim for payment, 1797

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/12: 479-483
Scope and Contents

The claim was for astronomical work done while master of HMS 'Discovery' on its voyage of 1791-1795. It includes a list of places where the observatory was erected [RGO 14/12: 483v].

Dates: 1797
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 July and 1 August, 1775-07-01 - 1775-08-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 180-186
Scope and Contents Log entries for the return journey, travelling via Fayal [Faial] in the Azores to Spithead, near Plymouth, where the ship anchored on 29 July. Entries for the 13-18 July record that when the ship anchored in Fayal Bay Wales went on shore with his instruments to take observations by which he found that the watch was too fast for mean time; he goes on to say that he had a troublesome job of adjusting the instrument [RGO 14/58: 183-183v]. The final entries after landing at Spithead recount how...
Dates: 1775-07-01 - 1775-08-01
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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Observations made at Sheerness and Spithead, 1801-05 - 1801-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/64: 119r-119v
Scope and Contents From the Item:

The observations form a continuous run, with occasional headings based on location (reproduced here).

Dates: 1801-05 - 1801-07
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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Observations taken at sea during the passage from the Cape of Good Hope to England, 1774-04-16 - 1774-07-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/57: 68r-79r
Scope and Contents

Daily observations are provided until 12 July, while the Adventure was at sea. The ship arrived in England on 13 July, and the final observations for 14-18 July were taken while at anchor in Spithead.

Dates: 1774-04-16 - 1774-07-18
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Caledonia under Captain E. Curzon, 1831-06-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 30
Scope and Contents

Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1831-06-06
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Dispatch under Commander A.E. Frankland, 1831-03-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 13
Scope and Contents

Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1831-03-14
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Prince Regent under Captain John Dundas, 1831-06-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 29
Scope and Contents

Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1831-06-03
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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Printed letter concerning a chronometer for HMS Undaunted under Captain Edward Harvey, 1831-02-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 6
Scope and Contents

Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1831-02-14
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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Printed letter concerning a replacement chronometer for HMS Galatea under Captain C. Napier, 1831-08-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 48
Scope and Contents

Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.

Dates: 1831-08-24
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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