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Astronomy

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

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'A Table of the fixed Starrs of the yeare 1671' and other astronomical notes, c 1665-c 1672

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3958.2: 38-44
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.
Dates: c 1665-c 1672
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Astronomiae, c 1665-c 1727

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4005.8: 43-44
Scope and Contents MS copy of an astronomical treatise, containing a drawing and description of a quadrant or sextant for measuring angles by reflexion.
Dates: c 1665-c 1727
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Astronomy, c 1695-c 1720

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3969
Scope and Contents Astronomical notes, communications, observations and tables received from Flamsteed, Halley, de Louville, Pound and others, in various hands, including some notes in Newton's hand.
Dates: c 1695-c 1720
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Astronomy, c 1650-cc 1800

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/6
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Macclesfield Collection principally comprises the archives of John Collins (1625-1683) and William Jones (1675-1749). As well as being mathematicians in their own right, both men corresponded with leading scientific figures of their day and so the collection includes autograph material by Isaac Newton, Edmond Halley, Henry Briggs, Roger Cotes, Henry Oldenburg and Robert Hooke.
Dates: c 1650-cc 1800
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
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Boris Liapounov: Memoir of Aleksandr Liapounov

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6656
Scope and Contents Sketch of the life and work of A. M. Liapounov by B.M. Lyapunov, which appeared in the Reports of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1930, with related works, translated into English by A. J. Pressland, 89 folios: (fo. 1) the Russian Academy sketch; (fo. 46) lecture by A. M. Liapunov 'On the form of celestial bodies'; (fo. 77) obituary notice for Liapounov. Contributors include A. J. Pressland.
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Copies of Letters from Leibnitz, Slusius etc. to Oldenburg, c 1722

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3971.1: 1-38
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Transcripts of mathematical and astronomical letters and papers, apparently made for the use of Isaac Newton, in various hands. Included are copies of works by R.F. Slusius, Antonio Monforte, Jacques Ozanam, G.W. Leibnitz, E.W. von Tschirnhaus, Henry Oldenburg, T.F. de Lagny, G.D. Cassini, John Craig and S. Morland.
Dates: c 1722
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Correspondence, Articles of Agreement etc. about the Publication of Flamsteed's Observations, 1705-1716

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4006
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.
Dates: 1705-1716
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Correspondence with Flamsteed, 1680-1699

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3979
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.
Dates: 1680-1699
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Dictata Mathematica

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8458
Scope and Contents A manuscript comprising Computus Ecclesiasticus, Introductio ad Geographiam, Tractatus de Sphoera, Epitome Astronomia, and Astrolabium sev. Plani-Sphaerium.
Dates: 1631
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Edmund Leigh: Commonplace book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.102
Scope and Contents Contains notes and extracts on philosophy, astronomy, natural history and medicine. fo. 2: 'Edmundus Lëus 1607'.
Dates: 1607
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Edward Hubert Linfoot: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8726
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of biographical papers, wartime and post-war research files (including research papers relating to work on Meniscus Schmidt and related optical systems), papers concerning work for consultancies on the design of optical systems for commercial and other organisations, and drafts and related correspondence regarding publications, lectures and conferences.
Dates: 1920-1980 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Family papers of George Biddell Airy

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10214
Scope and Contents Contains material relating to family history (MS Add. 10214/1) and letters (MS Add. 10214/2) including:
hints for an excursion letter to Monsieur Verrier, 1864; letters to Professor Sedgwick, 1846-1847; letters to daugther and son-in-law, Mr and Mrs Routh 1866-1884; notes written by Hilda Routh 1898; postcard to S.W. Coles 1940.
Dates: 1846-1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Game of Zodiac: Directions

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6326
Scope and Contents Directions on how to play an astronomical game for children called Zodiac, for the most part in verse, 19 folios. A letter is pasted to fo. 19 to an undesignated addressee from J. Wallis [publisher], Strand, 16 April 1808. On fo. 1 is the title 'The Zodiac', beneath which in another hand is written the date 1804. The correct date is not earlier than 1809, as is shown by the watermark. Inside the front cover appear the bookplate and signature of D.W. Smith.
Dates: 1809
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Halley to Newton About Comets' Orbits, c 1695-c 1725

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3982
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.
Dates: c 1695-c 1725
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Herschel Manuscript Catalogue of Stars

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10234
Scope and Contents A fair copy of a Catalogue of Stars Visible on the Horizon of Calcutta, drawn up by J. W. F. Herschel to accompany the ten feet reflecting telescope sent to his relations including medical doctor, Duncan Stewart, eldest brother of Lady Margaret Herschel, employed by the East India Company, 1825-1855.
Dates: c.1860
Conditions Governing Access: 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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John Couch Adams: Catalogue of his Library

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4185-4186
Dates: 1894
Conditions Governing Access: 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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John Parnther: Notes and transcripts of lectures

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.589
Scope and Contents Notes by John Parnther of Peterhouse College on a series of lectures given at Cambridge University. Lectures by N. Saunderson and Robert Smith on hydrostatics, sounds, optics, mechanics, astronomy, the tides, technical chronology, dioptrica and catoptrica.
Dates: 1727-1729
Conditions Governing Access: 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, memoranda and journal containing the history of Mr William Gooch

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48
Dates: 1786 - 1835
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Nicholas Saunderson: Lectures

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6312
Scope and Contents A series of lectures on the tides and other scientific subjects delivered by Professor Saunderson, 125 folios. On fo. iv is an extract relating to Horace Walpole and Saunderson. The versos are mostly blank, but have occasional diagrams. (Fo. iv) 'T. Aynscough, Coll. Joh. Cant., 1737'; (fo. 1) 'Lectures on the Tides'; (fo. 9) 'Of the Ascent and Suspension of Liquors in Capillary Tubes'; (fo. 19) 'Of the Ascent and Suspension of Mercury in the Barometer'; (fo. 24) 'Of the Prolate Sphaeroidical...
Dates: 1737
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Nicholas Saunderson: Lectures

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2977
Scope and Contents Notes on Sanderson's lectures in the hand of William Haswell. Includes: lectures on hydrostatics, sounds, optics (with others), mechanics, astronomy, tides, technical chronology, and the doctrine of heat and cold. With (fo. 128) copy of letter from James Bate to Hans Deveille, 3 Jan. 1726
Dates: 1725 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: 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 of Frank McClean

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10348
Scope and Contents Letters, photographs and notebooks of Frank McClean and family. Comprises: student notebook, University of Glasgow, on William Thomson's [Lord Kelvin's] classes in Natural Philosophy, 1854-5; student notebook, Trinity College, Cambridge; letters from Frank McClean to his father, John Robinson McClean, and to his son, William Newsome McClean, serving in South Africa; letters from Ellen McClean to her son, William Newsome McClean, serving in South Africa; pocket diaries; correspondence from...
Dates: 1847 - 1942
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Phaenomena, c 1665-c 1727

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4005.9: 45-50
Scope and Contents Descriptions of 15 astronomical phenomena.
Dates: c 1665-c 1727
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Philip Homer Page: Clock and Indicator papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5747
Scope and Contents Diagrams of a clock and indicator invented by P.H. Page, partly in his hand, and partly in typescript, with an accompanying letter from C.T. Wood to C.E. Sayle, 20 January 1908; Page, 'Observations and Criticism on Bonnycastle's Astronomy'; a letter from Page to F.J.H. Jenkinson, 18 January 1908; a letter from the Page to H.G. Aldis, 13 November 1913; Page, 'Clock and Indicator'; a letter from H. Montagu Butler to F.J.H. Jenkinson, 27 March 1907; a letter from Page to H. Montagu Butler, 12...
Dates: 1907-1913
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Revd. Arthur Ashley Sykes, letters and tables on eclipses from Gabriel Morris

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10237
Scope and Contents A series of four letters, including some calculation tables, written by Gabriel Morris to the Revd. Arthur Ashley Sykes (1684?-1756), discussing the extent of various eclipses, with mention of Edmund Halley.
Dates: Sep. 1732-Oct. 1732
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Scheme of Observations Recommended to a Traveller, c 1665-c 1727

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4005.10: 51-52
Scope and Contents Under the subject headings: astronomy, geography, navigation, mechanics and minerology.
Dates: c 1665-c 1727
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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