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Time measuring instruments

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

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Astronomical observations made at the Island of Barbados, 1763 - 1764

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/323
Scope and Contents The log covers the period from 13 November 1763 - 15 August 1764, and includes observations of stars and planets and errors and adjustments to instruments and clocks. It mentions the arrival of John Harrison and his chronometers on board HMS 'Tartar' on 13 May 1764 [RGO 4/323: 15v], and includes ratings for these chronometers [RGO 4/323: 15v-16v]. The log also includes details of how and when the astronomer conveyed copies of his observations to Sir Philip Stephens, using different ships...
Dates: 1763 - 1764
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 chronometers, 1883 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/59
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning chronometers, including a ledger titled 'Instructions and precedents relating to the Time and Chronometer Branch', containing letters and instructions regarding chronometers; correspondence relating to a water clock, with a map of the water supply to the clock; and correspondence with Lieutenant-Commander R.T. Gould on the repair, cleaning, insurance, exhibition and storage of the John Harrison chronometers, Nos 1, 2, 3 and 4, with a reprint of an article by Gould from...
Dates: 1883 - 1948
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 chronometers, 1920 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/89
Scope and Contents Correspondence between the Hydrographer of the Navy, Sir Frank Dyson and Lieutenant-Commander R.T. Gould on the following subjects:1. The Astronomer Royal's permission for Gould to see the Board of Longitude papers.2. The preparation of Gould's book 'The Marine Chronometer'.3. The cleaning and repair of Harrison 1, 2, 3 and 4 by Gould, including a list of notebooks and papers relating to the Harrison chronometers which Gould presented to the National Maritime...
Dates: 1920 - 1946
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 chronometers, 1895 - 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/96
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence concerning chronometers:Letter from Yarrow and Co. Ltd requesting that Lieutenant J. Znierkonski be granted permission to compare the rates of chronometers belonging to two Austrian torpedo boats, 'Huzar' and 'Kaiman', at the Royal Observatory, 1905.Telegram from the Navigating Officer of HMS 'Victoria and Albert' requesting information on chronometer error and Greenwich Mean Time, 1905.Correspondence with the Naval Store Officer concerning...
Dates: 1895 - 1923
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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Extracts from Board of Longitude minutes, 1737 - 1761

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/310
Scope and Contents Extracts from the Minutes of the Board of Longitude, including the findings on John Harrison's chronometers.
Dates: 1737 - 1761
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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Harrison MS on Clock No. 1, 1985

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/131
Scope and Contents Photostats of a manuscript written by John Harrison in 1730 concerning the construction of his first marine chronometer. The document describes the problem of finding longitude at sea, the solution of using a marine timekeeper, the accuracy of contemporary clocks, errors in pendulum regulators and their correction, and the effects of temperature on clocks. It continues with notes on the construction of Harrison's chronometer, including the theory employed and compensations introduced. There are...
Dates: 1985
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 Nevil Maskelyne, 1765

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/48: 1-2
Scope and Contents The draft letter is addressed to 'My Lord' and is a response to John Harrison's applications to the Board of Longitude and to Parliament to get a second £10,000 in reward money for his marine timekeepers. The letter continues with notes on longitude determination and marine timekeepers by other makers.
Dates: 1765
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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Material on Harrison's timekeepers, 1931 - 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 74/1/9
Scope and Contents Bound extracts from 'The Observatory', No. 687, August 1931, pp. 213-216; No. 699, August 1932, p. 236; and No. 709, June 1933, pp 193-196, regarding John Harrison's chronometers. In a pocket at the front of the booklet are postcard photographs of Harrison's first, second and third marine timekeepers, and various letters to Melotte dated 1942-1948. In a pocket at the back are five photographs of Harrison's timekeepers and of a copy by Larcum Kendall, and a letter from Kathleen Melotte, 26...
Dates: 1931 - 1966
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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Notes on Harrison's Timekeepers, 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/171
Scope and Contents 'Notes on the Ownership of John Harrison's Timekeepers', a 9-page typescript by R.T. Gould, dated at the end 10 May 1937.
Dates: 1937
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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Notes taken at the discovery of Mr Harrison's time-keeper, 1765

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/152
Scope and Contents Observations on the workings of John Harrison's time-keeper, in two parts.
Dates: 1765
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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Trials of Harrison's chronometers, 1766 - 1771

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/311
Scope and Contents Observations and comparisons during the trials of John Harrison's chronometers (H1, H2, H3 and H4) and Kendall I, with mean solar time, 1766-1767, and the rating of the Royal Observatory transit clock, 1771. The volume is comprised largely of tables of measurements, with some descriptions of how the results were achieved.
Dates: 1766 - 1771
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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