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Plymouth Sound

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

A journal of the situation of HMS Providence at noon during her late voyage on discoveries, 1795-10-11 - 1797-05-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 139-145
Scope and Contents

As shown by the log, by Mr Earnshaw's three timekeepers, by Mr Arnold's two timekeepers, and also by lunar observations. The journal includes a summary of the latitudes and longitudes of 'most of the remarkable places seen in the voyage' [RGO 14/68: 145v].

Dates: 1795-10-11 - 1797-05-16
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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Astronomical observations made at different places on shore, 1794-10-04 - 1797-04-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 106-119
Scope and Contents

Includes observations made at: Drake’s Island, Plymouth Sound; the island of Enchados in the harbour of Rio de Janeiro; Port Stephens, New South Wales; Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, New South Wales; Karakakoa Bay on the island of O’Whyee; the Spanish settlement of Monterrey on the coast of California; Volcano Bay, island of Insu; and near Rocky Head, Typa.

Dates: 1794-10-04 - 1797-04-08
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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Astronomical observations made between St Helen’s and Rio [de] Janeiro, 1794-10-09 - 1795-05-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 82-97r
Scope and Contents

The observations begin with a note on receiving the four timekeepers from William Wales, and on their rate. Included are observations taken at St Helens; at Drake’s Island, Plymouth Sound; at Torbay and Cawsand Bay; at Sancta Cruz Bay in Tenerife; and observation taken on board the ship while at sea.

Dates: 1794-10-09 - 1795-05-03
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 Crosley to Nevil Maskelyne, 1794-11-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 93-94
Scope and Contents

Concerning observations from a voyage of HMS Providence.

Dates: 1794-11-18
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 John Crosley to Nevil Maskelyne, 1794-12-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 95
Scope and Contents

Partial letter concerning observations from a voyage of HMS Providence.

Dates: 1794-12-20
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 John Crosley to Nevil Maskelyne, 1795-02-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 96-97
Scope and Contents

Concerning observations from a voyage of HMS Providence.

Dates: 1795-02-13
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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Observations on Drake’s Island in Plymouth Sound, 1772-06-30 - 1772-07-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/59/2: 1v-2r
Scope and Contents

These include observations of equal altitudes; observations by the transit instrument; observations for the variation of the needle; and observations for the dip of the needle.

Dates: 1772-06-30 - 1772-07-10
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 taken on Drakes Isle on Plymouth Sound, 1772-06-29 - 1772-07-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/57: 1v-2v
Scope and Contents

The observations begin with a note on the going of the astronomical clock and on Mr Arnold’s watch. Included are observations of equal altitudes observed with an astronomical quadrant by Bird; observations for finding the latitude; comparisons of Mr Arnold’s Watch No. 2 with the astronomical clock; transits of the moon and stars over the meridian; and observations on the west variation of the meridian.

Dates: 1772-06-29 - 1772-07-09
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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