Sir George Biddell Airy Papers 1840-1890

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Sir George Biddell Airy Papers, 1840-1890

Sir George Biddell Airy Papers 1840-1890

The collection is divided into two series. The first contains disparate letters from Airy relating to his publications and his position as Astronomer Royal of England, with mentions of topics such as: electrical experiments, magnets, Observatoire de Paris, stars, and telescopes. Correspondents in this series include: Edward Wedlake Brayley, James Challis, Alexander S. Herschel, Balfour Stewart, Septimus Tebay, John Washington. The second series features a group of documents put together by George May of the Harton Colliery at South Shields (1889) relating to Airy's pendulum experiments at Harton Pit in 1854 to measure the density of the earth.

0.25 Linear feet; Ca. 40 items

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Sir George Biddell Airy (1801–1892) was a British astronomer. Airy became Lucasian Professor of mathematics at Cambridge in 1826 and Plumian Professor of astronomy and director of the new Cambridge Observatory in 1828. From 1835 to 1881, he served as Astronomer Royal, a senior post in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. Airy was born in Northumberland, England, to William Airy and Ann Biddell. His father was a tax collector, but he lost his positi...

Stewart, Balfour, 1828-1887

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Epithet: physicist and meteorologist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000362.0x0002f1 Educated in Dundee and Edinburgh University and then entered the office of James Balfour. He went to Australia in 1855 but then joined the staff of Kew Observatory as assistant observer in 1856. He was director of Kew Observatory 1859-1871. F. R. S. 1862. Rumford Medal 1868. Professor of natural philosophy at Owen's College Man...

Herschel, A. S. (Alexander Stewart), 1836-1907

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Sir George Biddell Airy (1801–1892) was a British astronomer. Airy became Lucasian Professor of mathematics at Cambridge in 1826 and Plumian Professor of astronomy and director of the new Cambridge Observatory in 1828. From 1835 to 1881, he served as Astronomer Royal, a senior post in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. Airy was born in Northumberland, England, to William Airy and Ann Biddell. His father was a tax collector, but he lost his positi...

Tebay, Septimus

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Brayley, E. W. (Edward Wedlake), 1773-1854

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Edward Wedlake Brayley, English topographer and archaeologist. With his friend John Britton, he composed the popular ballad "The Powder Tax, or, A Puff at the Guinea Pigs," which sold seventy to eighty-thousand copies. The pair later became co-editors of The Beauties of England and Wales, a journal on the topography and archaeology of Great Britain. From the description of Edward Wedlake Brayley manuscript material : 1 item, 1809 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 7694545...

Challis, James, 1803-1882

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Airy, George Biddell, 1801-1892

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May, George, collector

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Sir George Biddell Airy (1801–1892) was a British astronomer. Airy became Lucasian Professor of mathematics at Cambridge in 1826 and Plumian Professor of astronomy and director of the new Cambridge Observatory in 1828. From 1835 to 1881, he served as Astronomer Royal, a senior post in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. Airy was born in Northumberland, England, to William Airy and Ann Biddell. His father was a tax collector, but he lost his positi...