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Bond, Richard Fifield, 1827-1866

 Person

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Chronometers, 1851-10-06/1853-07-01 Digital

Item — Box: 4Identifier: KG11365-6, phaedra0144
Scope and Contents: Telegraph Signals; Sidereal Chronometer Records; R.F. Bond to Halifax; Chronometer sent to Charleston, South Carolina; Mean Time Clock; Time for Boston; Transit of Arcturus

Equatorial, 1858-09-25/1858-11-11 Digital

Item — Box: 4Identifier: KG11365-6, phaedra0182
Scope and Contents: Observations: Donati's Comet; Asteroid Searle; Photography; Tuttle Comet VII; Searle's Planet; Collection of Memoranda relating to naked eye view of Comet of Donati in Sept. & Oct. 1858; [newsprint clipping] Boston Daily Advertiser: The Great Comet of 1858; ephemeris of Mr. Schubert's Asteroid; Ephemeris of Comet VIII; Ephemeris of Comet V

Numerous sketches of Comet of Donati

Equatorial, Volume 1, 1847-07-01/1847-12-01 Digital

Item — Box: 4Identifier: KG11365-6, phaedra0157
Scope and Contents: Opposition of Neptune; Observations on the Comet, July 1847; Observation of the Moon; First Occultation observed with the Great Refractor;; Note on observing the "division of Saturn's ring" [Aug 27th 1847]; Great Nebula in Andromeda; Jupiter; Immersion of 29 Ophiuci; Observations of Lasell's Satellite of Neptune; Mars; Observations of Venus; Observations for Personal Equations with Prof. S.C. Walker"Rev J H Clinch with us -"Maria Mitchell's Comet...

Records of the Harvard College Observatory Chronometric Expedition

Collection Identifier: UAV 630.349
Overview: In the mid-nineteenth century, the Chronometric Expedition was carried out by the Harvard College Observatory, under the direction of William Cranch Bond and in conjunction with the United States Coast Survey. The expedition used chronometers that were made by William Bond & Son, the Bond family's private business, to determine differences of longitude between the observatories in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Liverpool, England. The records primarily consist of notebooks, data sheets,...

Sidereal and Mean Time Clocks, 1856-01-01/1856-04-21 Digital

Item — Box: 4Identifier: KG11365-6, phaedra0146
Scope and Contents: Comparisons by 12MT- Comparators -1107 and 1508; Comparison of chronometers with MTC - by aid of 6hr; Comparisons with comparator No. 1508; 1855 June 5th Last comparison before embarcation; Direct comparisons; Comparison of chronometer Thomas Adams No 3585;Comparator Y (No. 1107 -)(copied from the paper found in the top); Sidereal Chronometer No. 3585; Errors of Chronometers on Greenwich M.S.T.; Notes documenting return of specific chronometers following examination; Direct comparison of...

Sidereal and Mean Time Clocks, 1856-07-02/1857-02-27 Digital

Item — Box: 4Identifier: KG11365-6, phaedra0148
Scope and Contents: Questions propounded by Mr Briggs, relative to his clock with a circulating pendulum; Comparison of sidereal clock with that containing Briggs patent circulating pendulum; recorded chronometer timings; Lieut. Ives set up his transit instrument on the stand of our variation-transit and obtained the following y E.C. and the Spring-governor.; Result, time to be given 4 1/2 seconds sooner at Cambridge than the bells at Boston should strike.

Telegraph, 1848-07-06/1848-10-28 Digital

Item — Box: 4Identifier: KG11365-6, phaedra0143
Scope and Contents: Programme of Telegraph operations from Cambridge observatory (C) to Newyork [sic] Observatory (N) for 1848

Observations for clock corrections for Telegraph Operations; Transits July 8th 1848; Aurora; E Bootis, a2 Libra, B Librae, a Corona Borealis, a Serpentis; Polaris; Spica; Lyra; Star Signals; Immersion of Librae; Observations for Personal equation between WCB and Prof. Loomis; Arcturus illumination day light.

Transit Circle, 1849-09-26/1849-11-29 Digital

Item — Box: 1Identifier: KG11365-6, phaedra0003
Scope and Contents: This collection contains over 2500 logbooks and notebooks produced by the Harvard Computers and early Harvard astronomers.

Transit Circle, 1850-02-06/1850-04-30 Digital

Item — Box: 1Identifier: KG11365-6, phaedra0005
Scope and Contents: This collection contains over 2500 logbooks and notebooks produced by the Harvard Computers and early Harvard astronomers.