Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788-1883

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1788-10-14
Death 1883-06-26
Britons
French, English, German

Biographical notes:

Edward Sabine was born in 1788 and joined the Royal Artillery in 1803. While stationed on the Niagara frontier of Canada he began his studies into natural history, which were eventually to encompass ornithology, meteorology and the study of terrestrial magnetism. The latter study was his particular specialism and led to his attachment to the Arctic expeditions of John Ross (1777-1856) in the Isabella (1818) and Edward Parry (1790-1855) in the Hecla (1819-1820). During his long career he rose to be a General in the Royal Artillery, President of the Royal Society, Knight-Commander of the Bath and a member of the informal "Arctic Council" that advised the Admiralty on Polar exploration. He retired from the Army in 1877 and died in 1883.

From the guide to the Papers of: Sabine, Sir Edward (1788-1883), 1813-1820, (Wellcome Library)

Edward Sabine was a geophysicist and was president of the Royal Society. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1841.

From the description of Papers, [ca. 1826-1853]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 154298219

From the description of Correspondence, 1825-1854. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122464800

Geophysicist and Fellow of the Royal Society.

From the description of Correspondence. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78732436

Geophysicist. Fellow of the Royal Society.

From the description of Papers, 1818-1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83383043

From the description of Diary, 1818. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83086287

From the description of Papers relating to pendulum stations and longitudes, 1882. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77679084

Edward Sabine was a geophysicist and was president of the Royal Society; he was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1841.

From the guide to the Sir Edwin Sabine correspondence, 1825-1854, 1825-1854, (American Philosophical Society)

From the guide to the Sir Edward Sabine papers, [ca. 1826-1853]., Circa 1826-1853, (American Philosophical Society)

In 1903 he entered the Royal Military Academy of Woolwich and received commission as 2nd Lieutenant 1803. lst Lieut. 1804. Served in the Niagura frontier campaign 1814. On returning home he took up the study of astronomy and terrestrial magnetism under his brother-in-law Henry Browne (F. R. S. 1797). F. R. S. 1818. Sabine was astronomer to Arctic expeditions in search of North West passage under Sir John Ross in 1818 and in 1819-1820 under Rear Admiral Sir William Edward Parry (F. R. S. 1821). Copley Medal 1821. Royal Medal 1849. Foreign Secretary R. S. 1845. Treasurer of R. S. 1850. Major General 1856. 29th President of the R. S. 1861-1871. K. C. B. 1869. General 1870. Younger brother of Joseph Sabine F. R. S. 1799.

From the description of Papers, 1818-1870. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77584632

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Subjects:

  • Polar regions
  • Arctic regions
  • Magnetism--Observations
  • Geophysics
  • Magnetism--Experiments
  • Geomagnetism--Research
  • Magnetism--Research
  • Ornithology
  • Meteorology--Records and correspondence
  • Geographical exploration
  • Observatories--International cooperation
  • Longitude--Research
  • Scientific expeditions--19th century
  • Climatic zones
  • Biology
  • Magnetism
  • Pendulum (Geodesy)--Research
  • Geography
  • Zoology
  • Magnetic declination

Occupations:

  • Geophysicists

Places:

  • Arctic (as recorded)
  • Canada North America (as recorded)
  • Arctic regions (as recorded)