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Mason, Charles 1728-1786

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Works: 76 works in 156 publications in 4 languages and 8,246 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Charles Mason
Mayer's lunar tables : improved by Charles Mason by Tobias Mayer( Book )

14 editions published in 1787 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journal of Charles Mason during the survey of the Mason and Dixon Line, November 15, 1763 - September 11, 1768 by Charles Mason( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the single roll of this microfilm publication is reproduced the journal kept by Charles Mason during the survey of the Mason-Dixon Line. The volume describes the activities and observations of Mason and Jermiah Dixon from their arrival at Philadephia on November 15, 1763, to their departure for England on September 11, 1768"--Page 1
A plan of the west line or parallel of latitude, which is the boundary between the provinces of Maryland and Pensylvania : a plan of the boundary lines between the province of Maryland and the Three Lower Counties on Delaware with part of the parallel of latitude which is the boundary between the provinces of Maryland and Pennsylvania by Charles Mason( )

5 editions published in 1768 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subject: Continuation of the plan of the Mason-Dixon line between Maryland and Pennsylvania. Cartouche has surveying tools below title with Native Americans in a wooded area on either side. Some of the Native Americans hold bows and arrows
Observations for determining the length of a degree of latitude in the provinces of Maryland and Pennsylvania, in North America: by Charles Mason( Book )

7 editions published between 1768 and 1769 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plan of the boundary lines between the Province of Maryland and the three lower counties on Delaware, with part of the parallel of latitude which is the boundary between the provinces of Maryland and Pennsylvania by Charles Mason( )

4 editions published between 1768 and 1900 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subject: First of two plans of the Mason-Dixon line between Maryland and Delaware. Cartouche shows a large scroll with the title held up by two trees
Lunar tables by Charles Mason( Book )

4 editions published in 1780 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journal of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon by Charles Mason( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of Charles Mason during the survey of the Mason and Dixon line, 1763-68 by United States( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A map of that part of America where a degree of latitude was measured for the Royal Society by Charles Mason( )

2 editions published between 1769 and 1973 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Right ascensions and zenith distances of the moon : deduced from Dr. Bradley's observations made between September 13th, 1750, and November 2d, 1760 by Charles Mason( Book )

1 edition published in 1776 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tables astronomiques calculées sur les observations les plus nouvelles, pour servir à la troisième édition de l'Astronomie by Joseph Jérôme Le Français de Lalande( )

in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical transactions. giving some account of the present undertakings, studies and labours of the ingenious, in many considerable parts of the world by Royal Society (Great Britain)( Book )

1 edition published in 1769 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tables de la lune de Mayer by Tobias Mayer( Book )

1 edition published in 1790 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Correspondence from Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon to Thomas Birch, and Nevil Maskelyne to Charles Mason, relating to the survey, and the transits of Venus (1761,1769)
Tables astronomiques, calculées sur les observations les plus nouvelles, pour servir à la troisieme édition de l'Astronomie by Joseph Jérôme Le Français de Lalande( Book )

1 edition published in 1792 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Charles Mason logbook] by Charles Mason( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Logbook kept by Charles Mason during his journey with Jeremiah Dixon to observe the transit of Venus from Bencoolen on the island of Sumatra in 1761. The log begins on the H.M.S. Seahorse, an armed British vessel under the command of Captain Smith, leaving Spithead, 8 January 1761. The entry for the following day, 9 January 1761, describes a naval battle with the French 34-gun frigate, Le Grand, and details the damage to the ship and the number of casualties and wounded individuals. The ship then returns to Plymouth for repairs and Captain Charles Cathcart Grant takes command of the ship. They sail from Plymouth on 5 February 1761 arriving at the Cape of Good Hope on 27 April 1761. The delays caused by bad weather and the encounter with the French vessel would have prevented Mason and Dixon from reaching Bencoolen in time to observe the transit, causing them to remain at the Cape of Good Hope to observe the transit from there on 6 June 1761. The logbook continues with the first leg of Mason's return voyage on board the Mercury Snow under Captain Harrold from the Cape of Good Hope to St. Helena, with dated entries beginning 3 October 1761 and ending 15 December 1761. Upon Mason's arrival at St. Helena's James Fort, he is welcomed by Governor Hutchinson and the British Royal Astronomer, Nevil Maskelyne who, like Mason and Dixon, had also been commissioned to observe the transit of Venus from a British-ruled territory in the southern hemisphere (f. 50v). The final leg of the journey is from St. Helena on board the Prince Edward, East Indiaman, to Plymouth from 26 January 1762 to 6 April 1762, under the command of Captain James Haldane. The logbook contains hourly observations of speed, course, wind conditions, meteorological conditions, and ships sighted; daily records of latitude, and calculations and observations on determining longitude; and sightings of sea life such as albatrosses, man of war birds, porpoises, turtles, and sharks. One entry records the drowning of a Moorish sailor who fell overboard while at sea (f. 26v)
by Charles Mason( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Included in these papers are letters, memoranda, computations, and tables
 
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Alternative Names
Charles Mason (astronome)

Charles Mason astronome et géomètre britannique

Charles Mason astronomo britannico

Charles Mason britisk astronom

Charles Mason Brits astronoom

Charles Mason brittisk astronom

Charles Mason englischer Astronom

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Languages
English (105)

French (4)

Spanish (2)

Italian (1)

Covers
Drawing the line : How Mason and Dixon surveyed the most famous border in AmericaWalkin' the line : a journey from past to present along the Mason-DixonPynchon and Mason & DixonThe multiple worlds of Pynchon's Mason & Dixon : eighteenth-century contexts, postmodern observationsMason & Dixon & PynchonImmanence and transcendence in Thomas Pynchon's Mason & Dixon : a phenomenological studyFrom the post mark'd West : the making of the Mason-Dixon lineExploring the Mason Dixon Line : walking in the footsteps of history