Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788-1883

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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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referencedIn Sir Edward Sabine collection, 1819-1858 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Sir Francis Leopold McClintock collection, 1848-1903 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection, 1600-1950. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Everett, J. D. (Joseph David), 1831-1904. Items in various series of The Royal Society, 1863-1902. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788-1883. Correspondence, 1825-1854. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Sir Edwin Sabine correspondence, 1825-1854, 1825-1854 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Sabine, Edward, 1788-1883. Papers relating to pendulum stations and longitudes, 1882. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Royal Society (Great Britain). Letters and communications from Americans, 1662-1900. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Sir Charles Lyell papers, 1806-1874, 1806-1874 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788-1883. Correspondence. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Charlotte Grimstone collection, 1818 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Quetelet, Adolphe, 1796-1874. Correspondence, 1822-1872. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Adolphe Quetelet correspondence, 1822-1872, 1822-1872 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Quetelet, Adolphe, 1796-1874. Correspondence, 1822-1872. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Sir William Edward Parry collection, 1800-1855 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Grant, Robert, 1814-1892. Items in various series of The Royal Society, 1852-1885. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Bray, Martha Coleman. Martha and Edmund Bray research files, 1960-1980. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Royal Society (Great Britain) letters and communications from Americans, 1662-1900, 1662-1900 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Broun, John Allan, 1817-1879. [Collection of articles on meteorology and magnetism]. MIT Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
referencedIn Richard Owen papers, 1827-1889, 1827-1889 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Croker, John Wilson, 1780-1857. Letter, 1818 April 13, to John Ross. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Edward Adams collection, 1848-1851 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Welsh, John, 1824-1859. Items in various series of The Royal Society, 1852-1859. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Spottiswoode, William, 1825-1883. Items in various series of The Royal Society, 1853-1883. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788-1883. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Sir James Paget correspondence, 1784-1932, 1784-1932 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Stewart, Balfour, 1828-1887. Papers, 1859-1872. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Sharpey Papers, 1852-1866 University College London
referencedIn Scientists Collection, 1563-1973 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859. Papers, 1801-1859. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867. Papers of Alexander Dallas Bache, 1827-1867. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Herschel Family. Papers, 1721-1951, (bulk 1810-1871). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Mathew Liddon collection, 1821-1869 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Brewster, David, Sir, 1781-1868. Items in various series of The Royal Society, 1813-1867. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Royal Society (Great Britain). Letters and communications from Americans, 1662-1900. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875. Papers, 1806-1874. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn English Scientific Autograph Collection, [ca. 19th century]. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788-1883. [Miscellaneous pamphlets on magnetic declination]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788-1883. Papers, 1818-1877. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn North Georgia Gazette collection, 1819-1820 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Alexander von Humboldt papers, 1801-1859, 1793-1859 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Adams, John Couch, 1819-1892. Items in various series of The Royal Society, 1847-1887. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788-1883. Papers, 1818-1870. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Renwick family. Renwick Family papers, 1794-1916. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Robert Fitzroy papers, 1843-1865, 1843-1865 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Papers of: Sabine, Sir Edward (1788-1883), 1813-1820 Wellcome Library
referencedIn Robert McClure collection, 1845-1855 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn English Scientific Autograph Collection, [ca. 19th century], Circa 19th century American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Snow, William Parker, 1817-1895. Correspondence. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788-1883. Papers, [ca. 1826-1853]. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Douglas Clavering collection, 1823-1824 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIe, 1845-1865 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Sir Edward Sabine papers, [ca. 1826-1853]., Circa 1826-1853 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788-1883. Diary, 1818. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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Arctic
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Arctic regions
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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
Occupation
Geophysicists
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Birth 1788-10-14

Death 1883-06-26

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