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Compasses

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on compasses in iron ships, 1873 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/115
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence with W. Barrett, A. Bowers, W. Kiddle, Miss J. Fotheringham, Sir W. Thomson, F. Fraisi and F. Moore regarding the fitting of compasses to ships, 1875-1878.(2) Correspondence with the Royal United Service Institution and others, 1878, concerning a reading of Sir William Thompson's papers on the following:1. 'A new form of Marine Azimuth and Steering Compass'.2. 'An Instrument for completely determining the Compass error when sights of heavenly bodies or...
Dates: 1873 - 1880
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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Correspondence on magnetic variation, 1782 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/42
Scope and Contents 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: 1782 - 1828
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 the 'Rainbow', 1838

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/683
Scope and Contents A notebook containing observations taken by Airy from a theodolite during the compass experiments on the iron ship 'Rainbow'. The folder also contains a scale.
Dates: 1838
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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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1838 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/684
Scope and Contents Corrections to compasses on iron ships, with related correspondence. The ships include the 'Nemesis', 'Vulca', 'Brigand', 'Iron Duke', 'Great Britain', 'Royal George', 'Orwell', 'Royal Sovereign' and 'Duchess of Lancaster'. The papers include instructions by Airy on correcting the compasses on iron ships and the procedure involved; deck plans of vessels, including HMSV 'Soudan'; a lecture to the Liverpool Philosophical Society on righting compasses; and specifications of vessels, including the...
Dates: 1838 - 1844
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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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1838 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/685
Scope and Contents Corrections to compasses on iron ships, with related correspondence. The papers include a report on the correction of compasses on iron ships; experiments in compass corrections for the vessel 'Ironside'; a paper by Airy titled 'Account of experiments on iron-built ships instituted for the purpose of discovering a correction for the deviation of the compass produced by the iron of the ships'; W. Hendry's table of magnetic observations; and directions for correcting the compasses on iron built...
Dates: 1838 - 1844
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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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1844 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/686
Scope and Contents Corrections to compasses on iron ships, with related correspondence. The papers include preparations for ascertaining the disturbance of the compasses by magnets on iron vessels; B. Darondeau's French corrections to compasses; disturbances of the compasses on board the vessel 'Fame' from Glasgow to Calcutta, and also the 'Pacha'; E.J. Johnson's deviations of compass needles in fifteen iron ships; and the correction of the compass on the 'Great Britain'. The correspondents include E. Sabine, F....
Dates: 1844 - 1848
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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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1857 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/689
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the correction of compasses on iron ships. There are papers regarding investigations of compass deviation on the 'Trident'; the work and findings of the Liverpool Compass Committee; changes in the deviation of iron ships' compasses; 'Notes on the arrangements and practice of adjusting the compasses of iron ships at Liverpool'; Dr W. Scoresby's account of the voyage of the 'Royal Charter'; compasses of the 'Great Eastern', with ratings of the standard...
Dates: 1857 - 1861
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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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1838

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/682
Scope and Contents Correspondence, computations and records of observations in regard to the correction of compasses on the iron ship 'Rainbow'. The correspondents include F. Baily, W.H. Barlow, W.H.M. Christie, W.T. Denison, G. Dollond, R. Fitzroy and W. Whewell. The papers include plans of the basin in Deptford Dockyard; 'graphical calculations of perturbations from assumed disturbing face of permanent magnets'; and observations of the dipping needle within and exterior to the ship.
Dates: 1838
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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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1849 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/687
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the correction of compasses on iron ships. The correspondents include A. Smith, F. Beaufort, F.W. Beechy, W. Whewell, J. Washington and E. Sabine. The papers include a circular giving notification of a set of lectures on magnetism at the United Service Institution; a newspaper cutting containing a letter by J. Gray on the compasses on the steamer 'Sarah Sands'; pages extracted from 'The Athenaeum' containing two papers by Airy on the correction of...
Dates: 1849 - 1855
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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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1855 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/688
Scope and Contents Correspondence, calculations and observations concerning the correction of compasses on iron ships. The correspondents include W.H. Smyth, E. Sabine, W. Scoresby, F.J.O. Evans and J. Washington. The papers include a questionnaire from the Liverpool Compass Committee; a circular advertising the compass bearings of Vauxhall Chimney, Liverpool, as painted on the dock walls, and a map relating the bearings to the buildings along the river; a newspaper cutting and a circular on W. Scoresby's compass...
Dates: 1855 - 1857
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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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1861 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/691
Scope and Contents Papers concerning discussions on the corrections of compasses on iron ships. The volume includes A. Smith's 'deviation of the compass in iron ships'; horizontal vibration experiments; a memorandum and suggestions by Airy and T.H. Farrer on educating masters and mates in the use of compasses; a letter to 'The Times' on the logs of the 'Anglo-Saxon'; deviations of compasses on the 'Great Eastern'; E. Hopkins' ideas on the demagnetization of ships, found in the 'Shipping and Mercantile Gazette';...
Dates: 1861 - 1868
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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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1854 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/692
Scope and Contents Papers concerning discussions on the corrections of compasses on iron ships. The volume includes a 'new mode of ascertaining the deviation of the compass in steamers'; 'notes on the new "compass deviation" circular' from the 'Mercantile Marine Magazine'; 'on the deviation of the standard compass of a 'composite' sailing ship'; newspaper cuttings from 'The Glasgow Herald' and 'Glasgow News' on navigation and compasses on iron ships; work by W. Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on compasses; a report of an...
Dates: 1854 - 1875
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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