Maskelyne, Nevil, 1732-1811

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Maskelyne was the 5th Astronomer Royal at Greenwich and is best known for having established the "Nautical Almanac" in 1766.

From the description of Papers of Nevil Maskelyne, 1771-1809. 1771-1809. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225688734

In 1749 he entered Catharine Hall, Cambridge but migrated to Trinity College. 7th Wrangler. B. A. 1754. M. A. 1757. B. D. 1768. D. D. 1777. F. R. S. 1758. He was selected by the Royal Society to go to St. Helena to observe the transit of Venus of 6 June 1761. Due to the clouds it was not successful. In 1763 he went to Barbados to try Harrisons fourth time piece. He succeeded Nathaniel Bliss (F. R. S. 1742) as Astronomer Royal in 1765 and held the appointment for 46 years. From June through October 1774 he determined the attraction of mountains on the plumb line at Schiehallion (Perthshire).

From the description of Papers, 1765-1810. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81220008

Croation by birth, mathematian and natural philosopher, Rudjer Josip Boskovic spent most of his life in Rome and Milan, but also lived briefly in Paris and London.

From the guide to the Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich papers, [ca. 1730-1786], Circa 1730-1786, (American Philosophical Society)

English astonomer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Daniel C. Lysons, 1796 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607769

Astronomer and Fellow of the Royal Society.

From the description of Papers, 1760-1805. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78403272

Thomas Darlington Cope was a physicist and a historian of science.

From the guide to the Thomas Darlington Cope papers, 1945-1957, 1945-1957, (American Philosophical Society)

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referencedIn Barchas, Cecile M.,. Portrait prints of scientists, 1473-1898. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Jean André DeLuc papers, 1746-1847 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Scientists Collection, 1563-1973 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Library. Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection. 1668-1983. American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Herschel Family. Papers, 1721-1951, (bulk 1810-1871). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Nourse, John. License to publish the Nautical almanac and astronomical ephemerides. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich papers, [ca. 1730-1786], Circa 1730-1786 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Royal Greenwich Observatory. Nevil Maskselyne Papers, ca. 1743-ca. 1822. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Mayer, Tobias, 1723-1762. Precepts for using Professor Mayer's new and correct tables of the motions of the sun and moon : manuscript, [not before 1770] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Cope, Thomas Darlington, 1880-1964. Papers, 1945-1957. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Brasch, Frederick E. (Frederick Edward), 1875-1967,. The Frederick E. Brasch collection of Sir Isaac Newton manuscripts and related materials on the history of scientific thought, 1684-1949. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Royal Greenwich Observatory. Edmond Halley Papers, 1677-1767. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library
referencedIn Royal Greenwich Observatory. Harold Spencer Jones Papers, 1920-1968. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Luc, J. A. de (Jean André), 1727-1817. Jean André DeLuc papers, 1746-1847 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Royal Observatory, Greenwich. John Pond Papers, 1811-1835. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Thomas Darlington Cope papers, 1945-1957, 1945-1957 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Smith, William, 1727-1803. Papers, 1690-1871 (bulk 1748-1804). University of Pennsylvania, Archives & Records Center
creatorOf Maskelyne, Nevil, 1732-1811. Papers of Nevil Maskelyne, 1771-1809. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Boscovich, Ruggero Giuseppe, 1711-1787. Papers, [ca. 1730-1786]. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Maskelyne, Nevil, 1732-1811. Autograph letter signed : to Daniel C. Lysons, 1796 Oct. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Correspondence and accounts of the Mason and Dixon survey, 1758-1769, 1758-1769 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Maskelyne, Nevil, 1732-1811. Papers, 1760-1805. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Maskelyne, Nevil, 1732-1811. Papers, 1765-1810. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Dixon, Jeremiah. Correspondence and accounts of the Mason and Dixon survey, 1758-1769. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Royal Observatory, Greenwich. James Bradley Papers (including Nathaniel Bliss Papers), 1723-1804. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIa, 1743-1806 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Royal Greenwich Observatory. John Flamsteed Papers, 1638-1725. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Maskelyne, Nevil, 1732-1811. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Album materials, 1777-1925 American Philosophical Society
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Birth 1732-10-06

Death 1811-02-09

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