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Whitehaven

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

John Newton on a true bearing needle, 1789-06-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/42: 143-145
Scope and Contents From the File:

Correspondence regarding the effects of magnetic variation on the mariner's compass, the use of magnetic variation to establish longitude and the cause of magnetic variation.

Dates: 1789-06-12
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 from John Dixon Kendall to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Whitehaven, 1882-01-20

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 169: 5
Scope and Contents

Letter from John Dixon Kendall to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Whitehaven


(Letter)

Dates: 1882-01-20
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 John Newton to Nevil Maskelyne, 1788-10-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 521-521a
Scope and Contents

Concerning his invention 'for discovering the longitude by a true bearing' which involved 'a real timepiece', and which he claims much exceeded calculations based on lunar distance; addressed from Whitehaven, Cumberland.

Dates: 1788-10-26
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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Letter from Richard Kitchin to [Harold] Parker, 1783-10-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 503-504
Scope and Contents

Letter seeking financial support to test a machine he had invented for determining longitude.

Dates: 1783-10-13
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 Warren Maude Moorsom to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Whitehaven, 1877-09-10

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 171: 234
Scope and Contents

Letter from Warren Maude Moorsom to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Whitehaven


(Letter)

Dates: 1877-09-10
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.
 Item

Letter from Warren Maude Moorsom to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Whitehaven, 1877-09-13

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 171: 235
Scope and Contents

Letter from Warren Maude Moorsom to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Whitehaven


(Letter)

Dates: 1877-09-13
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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