Collection of autographs of scientists, 1772-1973 1772-1973

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Collection of autographs of scientists, 1772-1973 1772-1973

A miscellaneous collection of letters, mainly of English scientists, written to various people. There are mostly one or two letters, except for those of John Peter Gassiot, William Huggins, Edwin R. Lankester, James Mackintosh, David Prain, and William Whewell.

0.25 Linear feet, Ca. 300 items

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Airy, George Biddell, 1801-1892

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Sir George Biddell Airy was educated at Cambridge and became Plumain Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Cambridge Observatory in 1828. In 1835 he accepted the post of Astronomer based at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, which he held until 1881. In 1835 Airy was invited to become a member of the University of London Senate. Although he was unable to attend Senate meetings on a regular basis, he discussed the pressing issues of the University at the time with other Senate members, in part...

Faraday, Michael, 1791-1867

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English physicist and chemist. From the guide to the Michael Faraday letter, 1867 May 1, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) English chemist and physicist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Royal Institution, to Benjamin Dockray, 1856 Jan. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 607104668 Chemist, physicist. From the description of Michael Faraday letter, 1836. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 77010683 Engli...

Druce, George Claridge, 1850-1932

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George Claridge Druce (1850-1932) was a pharmacist and botanist born in Northamptonshire but later based in Oxford where he ran a profitable pharmacy business on the city's High Street. During his time in Oxford, Druce became heavily involved in restoring and reorganising the University's herbarium collections. Druce published a number of books on the flora of several English counties including Oxfordshire (1886), Berkshire (1897), Buckinghamshire (1926) and Northamptonshire (1930)....

Whewell, William, 1794-1866

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Milne, John, 1850-1913

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Lankester, E. Ray (Edwin Ray), Sir, 1847-1929

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Edwin Ray Lankester was a British zoologist and author. He taught at Exeter College (1872-1874), University College (1874-1882), Edinburgh University (1882-1891), and Oxford (1891-1927). From the description of Letters, 1892-[ca. 1903]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173465793 From the guide to the Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester letters, 1892-[ca. 1903], 1892-1903, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Beaufort, Francis, Sir, 1774-1857

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Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort: hydrographer of the British Navy and member of the Royal Society, creator of the wind force scale and weather notation coding, and author of Karamania, or, A brief description of the south coast of Asia-Minor and of the remains of antiquity (London, 1817). Beaufort was married twice. His first wife was Alicia Magdalena Wilson (d. 1834). In 1839 he married Honora Edgeworth, the daughter of his long-time friend Richard Lovell Edgeworth and sister of the novelist Maria...

Bowerbank, J. S. (James Scott), 1797-1877

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Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871

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Charles Babbage was a British mathematician and inventor. He helped found the Analytical Society, The Royal Astronomical Society, and the Statistical Society, and was a member of the Royal Academy. He invented several mechanical calculating machines, and designed an analytical engine that anticipated the digital computer. He also helped establish the modern English postal system, compiled the first reliable actuarial tables, and invented the locomotive cowcatcher. From th...

Foster, M. (Michael), Sir, 1836-1907

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Physiologist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Prof. Knight, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270470141 ...

Cole, Henry. , Sir, 1808-1882

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Sir Henry Cole, English journalist, civil servant, and product designer, and originator of the Christmas card. Cole was the editor of the 1875 edition of the collected works of Thomas Love Peacock. From the description of Sir Henry Cole manuscript material : 1 item, ca. 1875 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 155718520 From the guide to the Sir Henry Cole manuscript material : 1 item, ca. 1875, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shell...

Flammarion, Camille, 1842-1925

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Playfair, Lyon Playfair, baron, 1818-1898

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Scottish scientist, liberal politician and Postmaster General under Prime Minister Gladstone. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London?], to an unidentified man, 1871 Dec. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 608229793 Statesman, scientist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Henry Austin, [1865] Mar. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617649 From the description of Autograph letters signed (6) : to Prof. Knight, 1881-1...

Holland, Henry, Sir

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Humphrey, George

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George Humphrey was a resident of Springfield, Oregon. His personal account book shows that he held interests in sheep, the Oregon Iron Works, the Oregon Central Military Wagon Road, and the Springfield Manufacturing company. From the guide to the George Humphrey personal account books, 1866-1867, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries) ...

Rawlins, Ray, 1917-

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Kelvin, William Thomson, baron, 1824-1907

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Physicist and Fellow of the Royal Society. From the description of Papers, 1835-1907. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79617799 From the description of Papers, 1905-1907. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80830683 From the description of Correspondence, 1836-1906. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84971911 British mathematician and physicist. From the description of Letters signed (2) and autograph postcard signed : Glasgow, to W.A. Knight, 1890 Jan. 25...

Lysons, Daniel, 1762-1834

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Topographer Daniel Lysons received both a B.A. and M.A. at Oxford, and, having taken religious orders, became curate in Mortlake and later Putney, Surrey. It was here he began his survey of the London region, later published in four volumes, with many drawings by the author. Together with his brother, Samuel, he undertook a survey of Britain called Magna Britannia, but only six volumes were completed before Samuel's death. He also provided illustrations for other works, and published several rel...

Powell, Baden, 1796-1860

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Mathematician and physicist. Fellow of the Royal Society. From the description of Letters to J. D. Forbes, 1832-1842. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122575297 Physicist and mathematician; Fellow in the Royal Society; Savilian Professor of Geometry, Oxford, from 1827 until his death. His special interest was the physics of optics and light. From the description of Correspondence, 1836-1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82065524 English mathematician. ...

Mackintosh, James, Sir, 1765-1832

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Sir James Mackintosh, Irish political writer and politician. From the description of Sir James Mackintosh manuscript material : 15 items, 1799-1825 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 654853220 From the guide to the Sir James Mackintosh manuscript material : 18 items, 1799-1826, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Epithet: MP British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Desc...

Gassiot, John P. (John Peter), 1797-1877

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Müller, F. Max

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Dawkins, William Boyd, 1838-1929

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English geologist, paleontologist and antiquary. From the description of Papers, 1884-1887. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35007365 ...

Prain, D. (David), 1857-

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Huggins, William, Sir, 1824-1910

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Educated at City of London School. After a few years of business he decided to devote himself to astronomy. F. R. A. S. 1854. In 1856 he built an observatory at Tulse Hill and applied to stars the methods of Kirchhofs researches into the chemical constitution of the sun. In conjunction with William Allen Miller (F. R. S. 1845) he devised the star spectroscope and showed that in structure the stars resemble the sun. F. R. S. 1865. Royal Medal 1866. Rumford Medal 1880. Copley Medal 1898. President...

Winsor, F. A. (Frederick Albert), 1763-1830

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Tyndall, John, 1820-1893

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British physicist. From the description of John Tyndall letters, 1869-1880. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122454707 Natural philosopher. Fellow of the Royal Society. From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80044015 English natural philosopher. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London?], to an unidentified correspondent, [no year] Jun. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573...