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 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Letter and drawing concerning a 'calitsa', 1819-02-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/44: 90-92
Scope and Contents

Couch's proposed 'calitsa' was a vessel for conveying seamen or troops safely from ship to shore through surf.

Dates: 1819-02-07
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 and drawing concerning a surf boat, 1819-01-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/44: 87-89
Scope and Contents

Sent to Dr Thomas Young.

Dates: 1819-01-22
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 Couch to Dr Thomas Young, 1823-04-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/44: 93-94
Scope and Contents

Requesting a reward for various nautical improvements including: an apparatus for landing or making a descent in a gale; a direction bearer; a main topsail storm staysail for preventing a line of battleships from broaching-to in gales; swivel frame-blocks for better working the mizzen topsail; a storm-stay trysail; and a theodolite with a reading mirror.

Dates: 1823-04-25
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 Couch to Dr Thomas Young, 1819-01-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/44: 85-86
Scope and Contents

Concerning a number of planned improvements to navigation including: a kite for communicating with ships in distress; a proposal to replace hay for cattle on board ships with dried parsnips and carrots to avoid fires and sodden hay; and a new copper limber-chain and tar-lamp.

Dates: 1819-01-19
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 Couch to John Wilson Croker, 1818-05-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/44: 81-82
Scope and Contents

Concerning the publication of improved lunar tables.

Dates: 1818-05-05
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 Couch to Lord Viscount Melville, 1818-09-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/44: 83-84
Scope and Contents

Concerning errata in the Nautical Ephemerides.

Dates: 1818-09-26
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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