Hind, J. Russell (John Russell), 1823-1895

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Assistant in the magnetical and meteorological department of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich 1840-1844. Then became observer in the private observatory of George Bishop (F.R.S. 1848) at South Villa, Regent's Park, London (1844-1861). F.R.A.S. 1844. Foreign Secretary 1847-1857. President 1880-1881. Elected F.R.S. 1851, but this was declared void. Re-elected F.R.S. 1863. Superintendent of the Nautical Almanac 1853-1891. He discovered ten minor planets Iris (1847) Flora (1847) Victoria (1850) Irene (1851) Melpomene (1852) Fortune (1852) Calliope (1852) Thalia (1852) Enterpe (1853) and Urania (1854). Lallande Medallist of the Head of Sciences, Paris, three times. Author of 'The Solar System '1852 and 'Comets' 1853.

From the description of Items in various series of The Royal Society, 1840-1885. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79356741

Epithet: astronomer

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000626.0x0002fd

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referencedIn Vol. XVII. (ff. 557). Apr. 1860-Sept. 1863.includes:f. 1 Sarah Fox Hawes: Letter to C. Babbage: 1860. ff. 3, 172, 259 b, 292, 309, 312, 474, 557 William Gravatt, FRS, civil engineer: Correspondence with C. Babbage: 1855-1865. ff. 4, 544 Mary Anne ... British Library
referencedIn LETTERS, ETC., OF ASTRONOMERS and other men of science, addressed to Edward Joseph Lowe, F.R.S., on subjects connected with meteorology; 1844-1866. The names of the writers will be found in the 1ndex to this Catalogue. The collection includes two let..., 1844-1866 British Library
referencedIn Scientists Collection, 1563-1973 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Hind, J. Russell (John Russell), 1823-1895. Items in various series of The Royal Society, 1840-1885. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Hind, J. Russell (John Russell), 1823-1895. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Vol. I, A-L; 1872-1879. British Museum: Applications, etc., for Reading Room tickets: 1872-1879.: Partly printed.includes:f. 1 William Allingham, poet: Letter to E. A. Bond: 1879. f. 3 Sheldon Amos, jurist: Letter to J. Winter Jones: 1875. f. 4 Rever..., 1872-1879 British Library
referencedIn Vol. XV. (ff. 490). Oct. 1854-Apr. 1856.includes:f. 1 Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby: Letter to C. Babbage: 1854. f. 3 Baden Powell, Savilian professor of geometry: Letters to C. Babbage: 1837-1856. f. 5 Louisa Tempé Undy: Letter to C. Babbage... British Library
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Birth 1823-05-12

Death 1895-12-23




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