Adams, John Couch, 1819-1892

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Educated at St. John's College, Cambridge and graduated B. A. 1843 as Senior Wrangler and lst Smith's prizeman. Fellow of St. Johns. Then undertook to determine the cause of the perturbations of Uranus and left the results at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich 1845, but his discovery was anticipated by Urban J. J. Le Verrier (for. Mem. R. S. 1847) in July 1846. Le Verrier received the Copley Medal 1846 and Adams 1848. Lowndean Professor of Astronomy, Cambridge, 1858. Director of Cambridge Observatory 1861. Brother of William Grylls Adams. F.R.S. 1872.

From the description of Items in various series of The Royal Society, 1847-1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79089694

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referencedIn Sir James Paget correspondence, 1784-1932, 1784-1932 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Cayley, Arthur, 1821-1895. Letters. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Irvine, Alexander, 1863-1941. Autograph Collection of Alexander Irvine. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Paget, James, Sir, 1814-1899. Correspondence, 1784-1932. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Adams, John Couch, 1819-1892. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Adams, John Couch, 1819-1892. Papers. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Adams, John Couch, 1819-1892,. Astronomy autographs collected by Samuel A. Mitchell, 1924, 1928, 1954, n.d. University of Virginia. 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 Autograph collection, 1816-1917, 1816-1917 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Letters of scientists, 1655-1973. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn John Couch Adams: Catalogue of his Library, 1894 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Adams, John Couch, 1819-1892. Items in various series of The Royal Society, 1847-1887. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Scientists Collection, 1563-1973 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Herschel Family. Papers, 1721-1951, (bulk 1810-1871). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Whelpley, Albert W. Albert W. Whelpley Autograph Collection. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Moore, E. M. Autograph collection, 1816-1917. American Philosophical Society Library
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associatedWith Brasch, Frederick E. (Frederick Edward), 1875-1967, person
associatedWith Cayley, Arthur, 1821-1895. person
associatedWith Darwin, George Howard, Sir, 1845-1912. person
associatedWith Davies, John. person
associatedWith Dibner, Bern, person
associatedWith Herschel Family. family
associatedWith Herschel, John F. W. (John Frederick William), Sir, 1792-1871. person
associatedWith Hirst, Thomas Archer, 1830-1892. person
associatedWith Irvine, Alexander, 1863-1941. person
associatedWith Lubbock, J. W. (John William), Sir, 1803-1865. person
associatedWith Moore, E. M. person
associatedWith Moore, E. M., collector. person
associatedWith Paget, James, Sir, 1814-1899. person
associatedWith Rankine, William John Macquorn, 1820-1872. person
associatedWith Royal Society (Great Britain) corporateBody
associatedWith Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788-1883. person
associatedWith Whelpley, Albert W. person
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Birth 1819-06-15

Death 1892-01-21





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