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[Records] 1714-1838 [microform]
Bib ID 557876
Format MicroformMicroform, ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Great Britain. Board of Longitude
 
Description Canberra : Australian Joint Copying Project, [19--] 
27 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. 
Summary

Includes accounts of meetings of the Board of Longitude at which arrangements were made for sending out astronomers with Captain Cook's expeditions to South Seas. Log books of Adventure and Resolution contain astronomical observations and charts made by Wales and Bayly, whose instruments are listed in pieces 5 and 6. Also includes astronomical observations made by Cook, in 1776 and other astronomers on voyages of exploration, 1791-1802.

Notes

National Library of Australia holds microfilm master.

Filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project by the National Library of Australia and the Library of New South Wales.

Public Record Office Board of Longitude.

Original held at Royal Greenwich Observatory, Hurstmonceux, Surrey.

Cited In

Australian Joint Copying Project handbook. Part 6 : Board of Trade; Treasury; Exchequer and Audit Department; Privy Council; Board of Longitude - class and piece list, p. 52-53.

Subjects Cook, James, - 1728-1779.  |  Great Britain. - Board of Longitude - Records and correspondence.  |  Adventure (Ship)  |  Resolution (Ship)  |  Astronomy - Observations.  |  Astronomy - Instruments.  |  Pacific Ocean - Discovery and exploration.
Time Coverage 1714, 1838 
Other authors/contributors Australian Joint Copying Project  |  National Library of Australia  |  Library of New South Wales  |  Great Britain. Public Record Office

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