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Reference numberEC/1878/14
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TitleLindsay, James Ludovic, 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationThe Lord Lindsay.
Has privately organized and himself taken the principal part in important Astronomical Expeditions: - (1) an Expedition to the South of Spain for the Observation of the Total Solar Eclipse of December 22d, 1870, (2) an extensive and perhaps the most completely fitted expedition for the observation of the Transit of Venus in 1874 at the Mauritius, thereby taking a very prominent part in the observation of the phenomenon.
Has established at Dun Echt a large Astronomical observatory fitted with instruments of the first class, and which is maintained in activity with a numerous staff; has issued therefrom two volumes entitled "Dun Echt Observatory Publications", in the second of which the Juno Observations at Mauritius are published and reduced, and the sun's parallax worked out.
Is the author of papers on "Photographic Irradiation" and other subjects read before the Royal Astronomical Society. Distinguished as an Astronomer
ProposersFrom General Knowledge. T Spratt; Warington W Smyth
From Personal Knowledge. G B Airy; J C Adams; Robert Main; Wm Lassell; Warren De La Rue; A Cayley; William Huggins; Chas Brooke; John Lubbock; Fredk Jno Evans; James Glaisher
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Lindsay, James Ludovic, 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA6482Lindsay; James Ludovic (1847 - 1913); 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres; astronomer1847 - 1913
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