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Headford

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter from John Hamilton to Sir Harry Parker, 1785-12-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 507-508
Scope and Contents

Acknowledging the receipt of a letter from the Board of Longitude inviting him to lay his plans for finding longitude before the Board. Hamilton says he had hoped for half an hour to personally converse, as his method involved 'no plan, no more than gun-powder or the load-stone'.

Dates: 1785-12-03
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 John Hamilton to the Board of Longitude, 1783-10-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 505-506
Scope and Contents

Concerning his claim to have found longitude by the use of two instruments and without the need for calculations.

Dates: 1783-10-20
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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Letters from John Hamilton to the Board of Longitude, 1783 - 1785

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 505-508
Scope and Contents

Two letters concerning Hamilton's plan for finding longitude. Both are addressed from Headford, county Galway, Ireland.

Dates: 1783 - 1785
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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