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10 Archival description results for ASTRONOMY

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Autograph letter, signed, from G. Zeickenbach, Munich

Gives information, as requested, on the instruments of the astronomical observatory at Munich which GZ has had constructed. This information has been requested a view to building an observatory at Cambridge. GZ will supply all instruments if required.

Autograph letter, signed, from Sir John Herschel (BA 1813), Slough

Declines offer of Plumian Chair of astronomy but is flattered by sentiments expressed. Herschel states that he is not sure whether he wants to concentrate solely on astronomy after he has completed his father's work on nebulae. He feels he is better as a private amateur than as a professor and also wishes to pursue other lines of work

Papers of James Wood

  • Wood
  • Fonds
  • 1754–1817 (Circa, mostly undated)

Manuscript notebooks in various hands on mathematics, astronomy, moral and natural philosophy, theology and classics, with some printed items.

Wood, James (1760-1839) mathematician and Dean of Ely

Papers of John Couch Adams

  • Adams
  • Fonds
  • 1701-1996

The papers comprise Adams's correspondence, notes and diaries, correspondence after his death, transcripts of correspondence and papers made for Donald MacAlister, biographical and miscellaneous material.

Adams, John Couch (1819-1892) astronomer

Papers of John Lee

  • Lee
  • Fonds
  • 1793–1865

Letters (dated 1793-1865); correspondence between Thomas Smart Hughes and John Lee and other documents relating to Payssio Tipaldo, Archimandrite of Cephalonia (dated 1824-5); diaries and sketchbooks

Lee, John (1783-1866) antiquary and astronomer

Papers of Robert Peirson

  • Peirson
  • Fonds
  • 1854–1890 (Circa)

Manuscript papers and a few notebooks consisting of notes and calculations. The majority of the material relates to astronomy and optics and dates from 1854-90.

Peirson, Robert (1821-1891) astronomer

Papers of Sir John Herschel

  • Herschel
  • Fonds
  • 1812–1979 (Mostly from 1812-71. Also includes papers relating to modern research into Herschel's work.)

Letters and picture (dated 1812-1955), documents relating to Herschel's 1839 paper, 'The Art of Photography', given to the Royal Society, (dated 1833-1979), Herschel's notebooks.

Herschel, Sir John Frederick William (1792-1871) Knight, astronomer

Papers of Stephen Parkinson

  • Parkinson
  • Fonds
  • 1845–1889 (Circa)

19 notebooks containing mathematical notes and examples, possibly used by Parkinson for coaching students. Topics covered include: Newton, dynamics, hydrostatics, tides, statics, instruments, undulatory theory, mechanics, and planetary theory.

Parkinson, Stephen (1823-1889) mathematician

Papers of William Blair Morton

  • Morton
  • Fonds
  • 1889–1892

14 notebooks containing notes taken by Morton at lectures he attended 1889-1892, mostly given by R.R. Webb, others by J. Larmor, H.F. Baker, G.H. Darwin and R. Pendlebury. They include notes on the following subjects: Statics (Webb), Newton (Webb), Particle Dynamics (Webb), Rigid Dynamics (Webb), Hydrostatics (Webb), Planetary Theory (Darwin), Physical Optics, Geometrical Optics (Larmor, Webb), Mathematical Physics (Larmor), Astronomy (Webb).

Morton, William Blair (1868-1949) physicist