Papers, 1721-1951, (bulk 1810-1871).

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Herschel Family. Papers, 1721-1951, (bulk 1810-1871).

Papers, 1721-1951, (bulk 1810-1871).

The bulk of the Herschel papers consists of Sir John F.W. Herschel's correspondence, essays, drawings, notes, calculations, reports, notebooks, charts, documents, memoranda books, diaries, and travel journals from 1809 to 1871. Also present are Caroline Lucretia Herschel's correspondence, biographical memoranda, documents, tables, and diaries from 1787 to 1846; Sir William Herschel's correspondence, essays, notes, and tables from 1758 to 1822; correspondence and essays by other members of the Herschel family, colleagues, and acquaintances; and reports, minutes, and documents of various organizations to which John F.W. Herschel belonged. Among manuscripts of Sir John Herschel's works are his writings on actinometry, astronomy, the barometer, biology, chemistry, geology, music, photography, physical optics, physics, and other subjects, as well as 37 poems he wrote between 1826 and 1842. A manuscript of one of Herschel's earliest works, Memoir on a Remarkable Application of Cote's Theorems, is present in the collection, as are notebooks from his student years. Notes from numerous chemistry experiments date from 1848 to 1870. Diaries cover the years 1820-71, while travel journals from 1809 to 1850 contain observations on tours in Italy, France, Germany, and England. Herschel's reports, notes, star charts, financial accounts, and diaries from his work at an observation point at the Cape of Good Hope are present. Reports, essays, and documents of various organizations with which Sir John was associated, including the Royal Mint (1850-55), the English Committee for the Terrestrial Magnetism Survey (1838-39), the Greenwich Observatory (1830), the Royal University Commission (1850), the British Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Royal Commission on Standards of Weights and Measurements (1838-43), are also included. Items in the miscellaneous works series include Sir John Herschel's sketches titled "Profiles Taken with the Camera Lucida," sketches of apparatus, and various writings and calculations. Sir John's list of his publications chronologically records all of his published books, articles, and letters from 1812 to 1870. The letters series comprises correspondence from Sir John Herschel to over 200 correspondents, including George Biddell Airy, Mary Baldwin, W.E. Gladstone, Margaret Brodie Stewart Herschel, Richard Jones, Henry Rich, Edward Sabine, William Henry Fox Talbot, and Charles E. Trevelyan. The miscellaneous series is comprised of correspondence to Sir John Herschel, correspondence and works of other members of the Herschel family, and correspondence and works of colleagues and acquaintances. Also included are Sir John's account books, memoranda books, and Lady Herschel's housekeeping books from 1822 to 1840. Correspondence to Sir John Herschel includes nearly 1200 letters from such correspondents as George Biddell Airy, Jasper Atkinson, Charles Babbage, William Thomas Brande, Henry Drury Harness, George Peacock, Richard Sheepshanks, and William Whewell. Within Sir William Herschel's correspondence are letters from his father and other relatives in Germany. Sir William's "Concerning the Central Powers of the Particles of Matter," "My Idea of Matter," "Remarks on Dr. Priestly's Disquisition on Matter and Spirit," "Interference of Light," notes on astronomy, notes on optics, and various mathematical tables are represented in the collection. A list of the telescopes Sir William constructed and documents relating to his early musical career are also present. Sir William's biographical memoranda from 1758 to 1787, recopied by Caroline Herschel, and the original draft of Sir John's obituary of his father, are included as well. Among Caroline Herschel's correspondence are letters from Carl Gauss, John Haygarth, Alexander von Humboldt, and Joseph Lalande. Caroline Herschel's manuscripts include diaries from 1833 to 1845, biographical memoranda, an autobiography, documents about the disposal of her property, her will, diplomas, the royal warrant for her salary, and her astronomical tables. Her commonplace book of astronomical memoranda records her education as an astronomer. Correspondence by various other members of the Herschel family dates from 1721 to 1951. Correspondence and writings by other scientists, such as George Biddell Airy and John Dalton, complete the miscellaneous series.

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Owen, Richard, 1804-1892

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Richard Owen was a comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. From the description of Letter from Richard Owen to Charles Léopold Laurillard to introduce John Gould, 1833 [manuscript]. [1833] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 277137992 Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons of London; authority on comparative anatomy, vertebrate paleontology and geology. From the description of Osteological contributions to the natural history of the chimpanzees (Tr...

Roget, Peter Mark, 1779-1869

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English physician and scholar. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Thomas Smith of Tetbury, 1819 Dec. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657072 ...

Monteagle of Brandon, Thomas Spring-Rice, Baron, 1790-1866

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Secretary to Treasury (1830-1834); Chancellor of the Exchequer in Melbourne's second administration (1835-1839). From the description of Letters, 1828-1853. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 33203484 ...

Beresford Hope, A. J. B. (Alexander James Beresford), 1820-1887

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Finch, Henry.

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Ross, James Clark, Sir, 1800-1862

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Entered the navy in 1812 and accompanied W. E. Parry in four expeditions in Arctic regions. In 1831 Ross discovered the magnetic pole. Commanded Antarctic expedition, 1839-1842. From the description of Letters [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225765387 Epithet: Captain; RN British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000161.0x0001ed Epithet: Captain; RN Knight 1843 Br...

Stewart, James Calder.

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Herschel Family.

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Notable Herschel family members include: Sir John F.W. Herschel, an English astronomer, physicist, and chemist best known for discovering the use of thiosulphate, or hypo, as a fixing agent in photography and for coining the photographic terms "negative" and "positive;" his father, Sir William Herschel, an English astronomer and musician (of German birth) who discovered the planet Uranus and pioneered the field of stellar astronomy; his aunt, astronomer Caroline Lucretia Herschel; and his son Si...

Smyth, W. H. (William Henry), 1788-1865

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Epithet: Captain RN British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001304.0x0000dd Epithet: Admiral; PRS British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001304.0x0000d8 William Henry Smyth was a British admiral and scientific writer. From the description of Correspondence, 1820-1864. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: ...

Royal Greenwich observatory

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Airy (1801-1892) was the seventh Astronomer Royal. Born in Alnwick, Northumberland and educated in Ipswich and at Trinity College, Cambridge, Airy became Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, then Plumian Professor of Astronomy in the University, before being appointed Astronomer Royal in 1835. He remained at Greenwich for the remainder of his working life, retiring at the age of 80 in 1881. Even then, as a member of the Board of visitors, he maintained a direct link with the Observatory, which onl...

Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875

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Sir Charles Lyell was a distinguished English geologist. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1826-1850. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191533869 British geologist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Kinnordy, Kirriemuir, N.B., to George Sumner, [1849 July 19]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590709 English geologist. From the description of Papers, 1841-1859. (Duke University). WorldC...

Knipping, Anne Elise.

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Addington, Henry Unwin, -1870

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Epithet: Right Hon British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000741.0x000274 1807 Entered the Foreign Office; 1822-1826 Secretary of Legation in Washington; 1829-1833 Minister-Plenipotentiary to Spain; 1842-1854 Permanent Under-Secretary, Foreign Office. Epithet: civil servant British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000815.0x000...

Rich, Henry, Sir, 1803-1869

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Senator Weber was built in Boston in 1853 as the ship Wellfleet. Under captain Henry S. Rich, of Bucksport, Me., she sailed for Enoch Train's Boston Liverpool Line of packets in 1854, then transferred to the Regular Line, sailing in the Boston- New Orleans cotton packet trade. In the summer of 1856, two groups of Mormon immigrants sailed to America aboard the Wellfleet. The Civil War idled ships like the Wellfleet and she was sold to Hamburg, Germany in 1863. There she was renamed Senator Weber ...

Whitworth, Joseph, 1803-1887

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Title: Baronet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001152.0x000277 ...

Quételet, Adolphe (1796-1874).

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Adolphe Quetelet was an astronomer, meteorologist, statistician, and director of the Royal Observatory, Brussels. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1839. From the description of Correspondence, 1822-1872. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 154298244 From the description of Correspondence, 1822-1872. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84587306 Adolphe Quetelet was an astronomer, meteorologist, statistician, and director of...

Kater, Captain (Henry), 1777-1835.

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Hamilton, William Alexander Baillie.

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Mushet, Robert Forester, 1811-1891

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Epithet: metallurgist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000985.0x000398 ...

Kitchin, G. W. (George William), 1827-

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Jones, T. Rupert (Thomas Rupert), 1819-1911

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Wyon, Leonard Charles 1826-1891

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English medallist and engraver. From the description of Autograph letters signed (6) : St. John's Wood [London] and Wales, to professor Knight, 1889 Jun. 28-1890 May 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584409 ...

Strachey, Richard, Sir, 1817-1908

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Lieutenant general of the Royal Bengal Engineers. From the description of Letters, 1867-1903. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 41546360 From the description of Papers, 1871-1905. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20400113 1836-1839 2nd lieutenant, Bombay Engineers; 1839 Bengal Engineers; 1841 lieutenant; 1843 executive engineer, Ganges Canal; 1854 captain; 1854 elected fellow of the Royal Society; 1856 under-secretary, Public ...

Encke, Johann Franz, 1791-1865

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Astronomer; Director of Berlin Observatory. From the description of Papers, 1812-1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84043260 ...

Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871

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Mathematician. Trinity College, Cambridge (England), from 1811; graduated Peterhouse, 1914; M.A. 1817. Lucasian professor of mathematics, Cambridge University, 1828-1839. Fellow Royal Society, 1816. Worked with and tried to perfect calculating machines; devised basic principles of modern computers. From the description of Correspondence, 1830-1849. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155005505 Mathematician. Trinity College, Cambridge (England), from 1811; graduated Peterhouse, 1...

Pritchard, Charles, 1808-1893

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Miller, W. H. (William Hallows), 1801-1880

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Commissioner of the Revenue. From the description of Letter to Albert Gallatin, 1801 August 13. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 49334670 ...

Dalton, John, 1766-1844

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Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society. In 1793 appointed professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at New College, Manchester. From the description of Papers, 1788-1845. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83770887 English chemist and physicist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Manchester, to Dr. Faraday, 1834 Feb. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270524314 ...

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...

Kane, Robert, 1809-1890

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Children, John George, of the British Museum

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Epithet: of the British Museum British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000815.0x0002e7 ...

Halifax, Charles Wood, Viscount, 1800-1885

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1826 Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby; 1831 Member of Parliament for Wareham; 1832-1865 Member of Parliament for Halifax; 1832 Joint Secretary to the Treasury; 1835 Secretary to the Admiralty; 1846-1852 Chancellor of the Exchequer; 1852-1855 President of the Board of Control; 1855-1858 First Lord of the Admiralty; 1856 GCB; 1859-1866 Secretary of State for India; 1865 Member of Parliament for Ripon; 1870-1874 Lord Privy Seal. Epithet: statesman Title: 1...

Brande, William Thomas, 1788-1866

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Epithet: chemist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x000010 ...

Haygarth, John, 1740-1827

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Epithet: MD; FRS British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000303.0x0002ed ...

Sheepshanks, R. (Richard), 1794-1855

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Hawkins, Edward, 1780-1867

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Keeper of Antiquities at the British Museum. From the description of Letter, 1847 Feb. 8. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 80587568 ...

Weld, Charles Richard, 1813-1869

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Epithet: FRS British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001028.0x000134 ...

Ward, H. G. (Henry George), 1797-1860

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Epithet: GCMG, colonial governor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000298.0x000013 Epithet: GCMG; Governor of the Ionian Islands British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000816.0x0003a8 Epithet: Secretary of the Admiralty; GCMG 1849 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100...

Clarke, Edward Daniel, 1769-1822

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English mineralogist and traveler. From the description of Letter [manuscript]: to "Mr. Muttow," 1814 April 14. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823336 ...

Bingly, Henry.

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Birt, William Radcliffe, 1804-1881.

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Bond, George Phillips, 1825-1865

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Bond (Harvard, Class of 1845) was director of the Harvard College Observatory. From the description of Papers of George Phillips Bond, 1851-1865 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972763 ...

Arbuthnot, George.

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Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898

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Civil War photohistorian. From the description of The William Gladstone collection, 1862-1890. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 24153145 English statesman. From the description of Autograph card signed : to C.E. Pascoe, 1876 Nov. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269561267 From the description of Autograph note in third person : to Prof. Knight, 1895 Sept. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269590785 From the description of Aut...

Stokes, George Gabriel, 1819-1903

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Mathematician and physicist. From the description of Papers, 1846-1902. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81407172 Entered Pembroke College, Cambridge and graduated as Senior Wrangler and lst Smith's prizeman in 1841. From 1849-1903 he was Lucasisn professor of mathematics at Cambridge. F. R. S. 1851. Secretary of the Royal Society 1854-1885. President of Royal Society 1885-1890. Copley Medal 1893. Rumford Medal 1852. M. P. for Cambridge University 1887-1891. Created Bart in 18...

Harness, H. D. (Henry Drury), 1804-1883

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Epithet: Captain; KCB 1873 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000132.0x0002f2 ...

Herschel, William, 1738-1822

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William Herschel(b. November 15, 1738, Hannover, Germany–d. August 25, 1822, Slough, England) was a British astronomer and composer, and brother of fellow astronomer Caroline Herschel, with whom he worked. Herschel constructed his first large telescope in 1774, after which he spent nine years carrying out sky surveys to investigate double stars. Herschel published catalogues of nebulae in 1802 (2,500 objects) and in 1820 (5,000 objects). In the course of an observation on 13 March 1781, he ...

Inglis, Robert Harry, Sir, 1786-1855

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English politician. From the description of Autograph letters signed (3) : Manchester and [London], to various correspondents, 1833 Aug. 27-1854 Mar. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270859724 Politician and author. From the description of Letters, 1848-1850. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 24560927 English art critic and social critic. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to "My dear Sir" [John Ruskin?], ...

Sheil, Richard Lalor, 1791-1851

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Epithet: Irish politician and dramatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000878.0x000183 Epithet: MP; QC British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000878.0x000186 Epithet: MP; of Add MS 37194 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000878.0x000185 Richard Lalor...

Haggard, William Debonaire, medal collector

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Epithet: medal collector British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000815.0x00039e ...

Peacock, George, 1805-1883

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Melbourne, William Lamb, Viscount, 1779-1848

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English prime minister. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified recipient, [no year] Jan. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845175 William Lamb, second Viscount Melbourne, British prime minister from 16 July to 14 November of 1834. From the guide to the William Lamb, Lord Melbourne manuscript material : 11 items, 1827-1842, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Me...

Atkinson, Jasper, 1761-1844

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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 Observat...

Royal Commission on Standards of Weight and Measurement.

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Brodie, Benjamin, Sir, 1783-1862

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Brodie was an English author and physician. From the description of Letter, 1812. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78614800 English surgeon. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to an unnamed correspondent, 1858 Mar. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133442 From the description of Benjamin Brodie papers, 1821-1862, and undated. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 34848013 ...

May, Charles, 1800-1860.

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Maskelyne, Nevil, 1732-1811

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Maskelyne was the 5th Astronomer Royal at Greenwich and is best known for having established the "Nautical Almanac" in 1766. From the description of Papers of Nevil Maskelyne, 1771-1809. 1771-1809. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225688734 In 1749 he entered Catharine Hall, Cambridge but migrated to Trinity College. 7th Wrangler. B. A. 1754. M. A. 1757. B. D. 1768. D. D. 1777. F. R. S. 1758. He was selected by the Royal Society to go to St. Helena to observe the t...

Hardcastle, Joseph Alfred, 1815-1899.

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Herschel, John, Mrs., -1876

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Lloyd, Humphrey, 1800-1881

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Hubbard, John Gellibrand, 1805-1889

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Epithet: 3rd Baron Addington British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000386.0x00023e ...

Herschel, William James

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William Herschel (1833-1917) was educated at Clapham Grammar School and the East India Company's college at Haileybury. His later career took him to India, where, as a magistrate in Hooghly, he instituted the first known system of fingerprinting in 1877-8. From the description of Professor Empson's lectures on moral philosophy and law, 1851-1852. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702179091 1866-1871 magistrate of Midnapore; 1871-1872 district judge of Dinajpur; 187...

Robertson, Patrick Francis.

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Harwood, Philip, 1809-1887

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Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882

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Charles Robert Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England. His father, Robert Waring Darwin (1766-1848), was a physician, the son of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), a poet, philosopher, and naturalist. Robert established a successful medical practice in Shrewsbury where he was known for his kindness extended to the poor. He was financially quite successful and willing to support his sons in their various endeavors. Although not a prolific writer, he was elected to the Royal Society ...

De Morgan, Augustus, 1806-1871

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Augustus De Morgan was an English mathematician. From the description of Letters, 1841-1866. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122488833 From the guide to the Augustus De Morgan letters, 1841-1866, 1841-1866, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Herschel, Mary, Lady.

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Phillips, John, 1800-1874

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Mathison, Gilbert Farquhar

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Castle Wemyss was a sugar estate situated in the parish of St James in Jamaica, on the north side of the island, inland and east of Montego Bay, and close to the area known as the Cockpit Country. By 1802 it had become the property of Gilbert Mathison who had inherited it from his father, also Gilbert Mathison. The younger Gilbert inherited a debt of some £16,000 along with the estate, and in January 1802 obtained a mortgage to pay off half this sum. Later in the same year, a settlement was draw...

Rosse, William Parsons, Earl of, 1800-1867

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Stewart, Peter, 1971-....

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Hickson, W. E. (William Edward), 1803-1870

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Epithet: hymnographer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001185.0x000277 ...

Graham, Thomas, 1805-1869

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Thomas Graham, pioneer in physical chemistry, was born in Glasgow, the son of James Graham, a merchant and textile manufacturer. He was educated at Glasgow Grammar School and Glasgow University, where he graduated MA in 1824. Graham later studied medicine at Edinburgh University and worked in the chemical laboratory there. He was appointed Professor of Chemistry at Anderson's University in 1830. In order to be able to lecture on chemistry to the students at Anderson's Medical School, Graham subm...

Faraday, Michaël, 1791-1867

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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 English natural philosopher. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Royal Institution", to an unidentified professor, 1831 May...

Hunt, Robert, 1807-1887

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Robert Hunt was an English physicist and author. From the description of Letters, 1842-1879. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173465747 From the guide to the Robert Hunt letters, 1842-1879, 1842-1879, (American Philosophical Society) Apprenticed to a surgeon in Paddington, London and studied anatomy with Joshua Brookes (1761-183) F. R. S. 1819. Afterwards with a physician and qas for four years in charage of a dispensary in London. Later with a firm of chemical manufa...

Grahame, James, 1790-1842

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Forbes, John, Sir, 1787-1861

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Wheatstone, Charles, Sir, 1802-1875

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Physicist. Fellow of the Royal Society. From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84865311 At 21 he began business in London as a musical instrument maker and carried out experiments on sound and optics. Professor of experimental physics at King's Colege, London 1834. F. R. S., 1836. He made many inventions and suggested the stereoscope and spectrum analysis. He collaborated with Sir William Fothergill Cooke in producing and improving electric telegraph ...

Young, Thomas, 1773-1829

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Professor of Natural Philosophy, Royal Institution, 1801-1803. From the description of Notes for his lectures at the Royal Institution, 1802-1803. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83030571 Knowledge of numerous languages; he also studied mathematics, natural philosophy, botany and entomology. He applied himself to medicine. F. R. S. 1794, aged 21 yr. Studied medicine in Edinbugh and in Göttingen and graduated M. D. Göttingen 1796. He then went to Emanuel College, Cambridge. ...

Aberdeen, George Hamilton Gordon, Earl of, 1784-1860

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Epithet: of Add MS 38309 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000987.0x000111 British general and statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to the Duke of Wellington, 1841 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270587479 ...

Meyer, Adolf Bernhard, 1840-1911

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Epithet: of the Königl. Zoologisches Museum, Dresden British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000391.0x0001a6 ...