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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 167 Collections and/or Records:

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Nicholas Saunderson: Lectures

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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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Nicholas Saunderson: Lectures

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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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Nigel's last service, 19730608

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Reference Code: GBR/1849/FP/272/1/xxxviii
Scope and Contents

There are two letters with the same date: a.) Chapel on Sunday, possibly Nigels' last service, viewed Venus from the bathroom window. b.) Confirmation of Nigel's last service, drinks in the OCR beforehand, with an invitation to Geoffrey Martin to attend a Charlie Chaplin film.

Dates: 19730608
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Note from George B. Airy to Mr Simmons concerning the Transit Circle, 9 May 1870

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10450/3/4
Content Description From the Fonds: A set of Airy Family papers passed down through the family by Hilda Routh (née Airy), daughter of Astronomer Royal, George Biddell Airy.It includes a set of letters sent to Hida Routh on her honeymoon (from George, her mother Richarda, and sister Christabel Airy), newspaper cuttings primarily relating to George B. Airy, and miscellanea. It also includes three framed items: a photograph of George B. Airy on his 90th birthday and two lithographic prints showing Airy and the Airy...
Dates: 9 May 1870
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Notebook containing notes by Theresa Story-Maskelyne on the letters of Lady Clive, 1850 - 1900

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/9/6
Scope and Contents

Preceded by a subject index. The notebook includes biographical notes, notes on letters concerning Urania [Uranus] and comets, and extracts of letters on various topics from cats and carpets to Lady Clive's collection of globes.

Dates: 1850 - 1900
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, 1758 - 1764

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/1
Scope and Contents

A rough copy of observations of major stars made in 1758 and on a voyage of 1764. The volume includes adjustments to the barometer and atmospheric conditions, 1758; calculations of star positions; the longitude of various foreign towns; corrections to the sextant and quadrant; and calculations to discover longitude.

Dates: 1758 - 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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Observations and correspondence, 1786 - 1829

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48
Scope and Contents

Observations and correspondence regarding miscellaneous astronomical matters.

Dates: 1786 - 1829
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 in the voyage of the Daedalus, 1791 - 1792

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/62
Scope and Contents

Astronomical observations and calculations made by William Gooch during the voyage of the Daedalus.

Dates: 1791 - 1792
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 in the voyage of the Daedalus, 1791 - 1792

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/63
Scope and Contents Astronomical observations, rough calculations and notes; many pages are inverted. The volume also includes a number of rough sketches [RGO 14/63: 232v; RGO 14/63: 244v; and RGO 14/63: 377r]; a draft letter [to Lieutenant Hergest] written in English but partly using Greek script concerning a dispute about going on shore near Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, and Hergest’s accusations that Gooch ‘stole out of the ship’ without speaking to him first [RGO 14/63: 311r-312r]; translations of Polynesian...
Dates: 1791 - 1792
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 of the minor planet Eros to determine the solar parallax: papers and records, 1930 - 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 81
Scope and Contents Records for the 1930-1931 parallax programme of the Royal Observatory Greenwich and Cape Observatory to determine the solar parallax (distance to the Sun) by observations of the minor planet Eros and comparison stars. The records comprise tabulated data sets based on photographic observations taken at Greenwich and at various international observatories (RGO 81/2-48), along with 20 volumes of micrometric measurements of photographic observations of Eros and comparison stars from...
Dates: 1930 - 1941
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 a voyage of discovery of the HMS Investigator, 1801 - 1807

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/66
Scope and Contents

Astronomical observations, calculations, etc., made during voyages of discovery.

Dates: 1801 - 1807
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 HMS Adventure, 1772 - 1774

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/57
Scope and Contents

Observations made on board HMS Adventure during her passage to the South Seas as part of the expedition led by Captain James Cook in HMS Resolution.

Dates: 1772 - 1774
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 HMS Resolution, 1772 - 1775

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/59
Scope and Contents

Observations made on board HMS Resolution during her passage to the South Seas on the expedition led by Captain James Cook.

Dates: 1772 - 1775
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 voyages of discovery, 1763 - 1805

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67
Scope and Contents

Astronomical observations and calculations made during voyages of discovery, including the voyages of the Glatton, 1763-1764; the Providence, 1794-1797; the Thetis, 1794-1797; the Pallas, 1805; and on Captain Cook’s third voyage.

Dates: 1763 - 1805
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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Overseas Observatories including Saudi Arabian Telescope Project Papers, 1963 - 1985

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 135
Scope and Contents Files concerning RGO advisory work with overseas observatories, particularly in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Most concern the RGO's involvement with the Saudi Arabia Telescope Project, a project to set up a new National Observatory in Saudi Arabia and a proposed large radio telescope for Riyadh University. There are also two files relating to RGO advisory work with Helwan Observatory and Kottamia Observatory in Egypt, including an inspection of instruments carried out in 1965. The final file...
Dates: 1963 - 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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Papers of Alexander Boksenberg, 1981 - 1996

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 176
Scope and Contents

Records created by Alexander Boksenberg while Director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1981-1996.

The collection is currently uncatalogued. A partial boxlist is available on application to the RGO archivist.

Dates: 1981 - 1996
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 of Frank McClean

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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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Papers of John Franklin-Adams, 1897 - 1909

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 75
Scope and Contents

Two journals by Franklin-Adams recording his astronomical work from 1897, when he first established an observatory at his house, until 1909, thus covering his time spent mapping the southern heavens at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope (1902-1904).

Dates: 1897 - 1909
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 of 'The Observatory' magazine, 1922 - 1983

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 84
Scope and Contents The collection comprises an incomplete archive of the business papers of ‘The Observatory’ from 1922 to 1983 (mostly covering 1939-1975). The papers are arranged in four series: financial records, general correspondence and business files, reprints files, and miscellaneous print material. The bulk of the collection consists of editorial correspondence with contributing authors, mainly concerning submissions for publication (RGO 83/2) and reprints (RGO 83/3). Some files include...
Dates: 1922 - 1983
Conditions Governing Access: The provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 apply to many of these records.
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Papers on astronomy, 1769 - 1830

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/52
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers regarding general astronomy, pure mathematics and science in general.

Dates: 1769 - 1830
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 detection of gravitational waves., 2015 - 2018

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/MISC 110
Scope and Contents

Published papers with manuscript annotations.

Dates: 2015 - 2018
Conditions Governing Access: Closed until 14 September 2025.
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Papers on instruments and publications, 1784 - 1829

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/14
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum...
Dates: 1784 - 1829
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 payments for Board work, 1766 - 1828

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/17
Scope and Contents

Papers regarding payments for work done on behalf of the Board.

Dates: 1766 - 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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Papers on payments for Board work, 1770 - 1823

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/18
Scope and Contents

Papers regarding payments for work done on behalf of the Board, including some miscellaneous receipts.

Dates: 1770 - 1823
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 the 'Nautical Almanac' and errata in works of the Board of Longitude, 1793 - 1829

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/22
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum...
Dates: 1793 - 1829
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).