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Reference numberEC/1862/06
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TitleEvans, Sir Frederick John Owen: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationFrederick John Owen Evans. The Author of A Paper on the Reduction & Discussion of the Deviations of the Compass observed on board of all the Iron built Ships and a selection of the Wood built Steam Ships in HM Navy and the Iron built Steam Ship Great Eastern. Published in the Phil Tr 1860, p 337, and, one of the Joint Authors of a Paper on the effect produced on the Deviation of the Compass by the length and arrangement of the Compass Needles and on a new mode of correcting the Quadrantal Deviation. Published in the Phil Tr 1861, p 161 and author of various other Papers on the Magnetism of Ships and of a Variation Chart published by the Admiralty. Distinguished for his acquaintance with the science of Magnetism particularly with reference to the Deviation of the Compass; and Hydrography on account of which he was specially attached to the Baltic Fleet of 1854. Eminent as a Nautical Surveyor having surveyed a great part of the Coasts of New Zealand & Australia including Torres Straits & other parts of the World.
ProposersFrom General Knowledge. W H Smyth; James Booth; A Cayley; J W Lubbock; E W Brayley; Charles V Walker.
From Personal Knowledge. Archibald Smith; John Washington; G B Airy; Jas C Ross; Robt FitzRoy; James Glaisher; Wm H Hall
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Evans, Sir Frederick John Owen: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA2166Evans; Sir; Frederick John Owen (1815 - 1885)1815 - 1885
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