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GEORGE III MUSEUM COLLECTION, THE KING [1768-1970]

K/MUS 1: Manuscript notebooks recording astronomical and meteorological observations compiled mainly at the Royal Observatory, Kew, with related notes on telescopic apparatus [1768-1840]

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K/MUS 1/1

1768-1769

Manuscript notebook entitled 'Observations on the Transit of Venus', made at the Royal Observatory, Kew, Surrey, comprising astronomical observations with tables of viewing data, describing transit witnessed by King George III and others, 3 June 1769, with notes signed by Stephen Demainbray, astronomer. Also observations on the same transit of Venus by Abraham Gotthelf Kaestner, Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, University of Göttingen, Germany, at Göttingen Observatory, compiled 22 June 1769, and of a lunar eclipse observed by Kaestner at Göttingen, 23 December 1768. 1 volume

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K/MUS 1/2

1769

Manuscript volume of observations on the transit of the sun taken at the Royal Observatory, Kew, Surrey, employing a variety of regulator clocks including John Shelton's astronomical regulator, signed by Stephen Demainbray, astronomer, Stephen Peter Rigaud, Savilian Professor of Astronomy, University of Oxford, George Wollaston, 4 June-15 July 1769, with instructions on the operation of an eight day clock, 1769. 1 volume

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K/MUS 1/3

1769

Manuscript volume of observations on a solar eclipse, 4 June 1769, describing phases of occultation, with notes on the eclipse compiled by Nevil Maskelyne, Astronomer Royal, and tables of longitude of principal celestial observation points around the world from the base line of Richmond, Surrey. 1 volume

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K/MUS 1/4

[1769]

Manuscript volume with title page entitled 'Directions for setting the new solar apparatus', comprising brief set of operating instructions for equipment to record solar eclipse at the Royal Observatory, Kew, Surrey. 1 volume

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K/MUS 1/5

1769

Pamphlet by Nevil Maskelyne, Astronomer Royal, entitled Observations of the transit of Venus over the Sun and the eclipse of the Sun on June 3, 1769 made at the Royal Observatory (London, 1769). 1 pamphlet

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K/MUS 1/6

1772

Manuscript notebook containing measurements recorded at the Royal Observatory, Kew, Surrey, during a test of the accuracy of the H5 chronometer designed by John Harrison, instrument maker. 1 volume

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K/MUS 1/7

1773-1783

Manuscript notebook recording daily temperature, barometric and rainfall readings taken at the Royal Observatory, Kew, Surrey. 1 volume

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K/MUS 1/8

1783-1803

Manuscript notebook recording daily temperature, barometric, hygrometric and rainfall readings taken at the Royal Observatory, Kew, Surrey. 1 volume

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K/MUS 1/9

1804-1823

Manuscript notebook recording daily temperature, barometric, hygrometric and rainfall readings taken at the Royal Observatory, Kew, Surrey. 1 volume

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K/MUS 1/10

1824-1840

Manuscript notebook recording daily temperature, barometric, hygrometric and rainfall readings taken at the Royal Observatory, Kew, Surrey. 1 volume

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