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Authorised form of nameKater; Henry (1777 - 1835)
SurnameKater
ForenamesHenry
Dates1777 - 1835
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England (16 April 1777)
Death:
His residence, York House, Regent's Park, London (26 April 1835)
Burial:
Vault in the catacombs of St Mary-in-the-Castle, Hastings
ActivityProfession:
Soldier
Research Field:
Geodesy
Career:
Was in business; Ensign, 12th Foot and went to Madras (1799); Assistant to William Lambton (FRS 1817); made important pendulum and telescopical experiments
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
15/12/1814
Medals/Prizes:
Copley Medal 1817
Lectures:
Bakerian 1820
Council:
Treas 1827-1830; VP 1826-1830
RelationshipsSon of Henry Kater, sugar backer; married (1833) Mary Reeve of Hastings; father of Edward Kater (FRS 1840)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1834-1835 No 3 pp 350-354
References:
A D C Simpson, 'Newton's Telescope and the Cataloguing of the Royal Society's Repository' in NR 1983-84 vol 38 pp 187-214
A W Skempton and Joyce Brown, 'John and Edward Troughton, Mathematical Instrument Makers' in NR 1972-3 vol 27 pp 233-262
L F Gilbert, 'The Election to the Presidency of the Royal Society in 1820' in NR 1954-55 vol 11 pp 256-279
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/77095011
Royal Society codeNA1206
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/002485Kater, Henry2001
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
EC/1814/19Kater, Henry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DM/3/128Bill and Receipt, Henry Kater and Thomas Jones, Instrument MakerJune 1816-May 1817
MM/17/47Letter from John H Wilkinson to Herbert Rix, Assistant Secretary, Royal Society13 June 1895
DM/3/140'Captain Kater's account of expenses in Experiments on the Pendulum' 1819
DM/3/159Henry Kater, 'Telescope with Mr Faraday's Glass'24 March 1831
DM/3/141'Captain Kater's account of expenses in Experiments on the Pendulum' 19 May 1819
DM/3/139'Captain Kater's account of expenses in experiments on the Pendulum at the Stations of the Trigonometrical Survey'1818
DM/3/136Receipt for £100 and a letter of credit for £200, from Sir Joseph Banks to Henry Kater18 June 1818
DM/3/130Bill and Receipt, Henry Kater and WH Richardson £4.15.0July 1816-May 1817
DM/3/129Bill and Receipt, Henry Kater and J CorlessMarch-June 1817
DM/3/68Letter from Bontemps, Londres, to Henry Kater5 January 1829
DM/3/65Letter from Bontemps, Myddleton Square, to Henry Kater26 December 1828
DM/3/138Bill and Receipt, Henry Kater and P & G Dollond, £118.0.0September 1818-February 1820
DM/3/132Bill and Receipt, Henry Kater and J Corless October 1817
DM/3/62Letter from Henry Kater, 12 York Gate, Regents Park, to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society8 December 1828
DM/4/63Letter from JA Lloyd to Henry Kater14 December 1830
DM/3/63Letter from Bontemps, Londres, to Henry Kater8 December 1828
DM/4/60Letter from JA Lloyd, Salopian Coffee House, to Henry Kater31 October 1830
DM/3/160Report by the Barlow Telescope CommitteeMay 1831
AP/10/8Description of an Improved Hydrometer 16 June 1825
AP/15/10Description of a Mountain Barometer the column of which is divisible into two portions, for safer and more convenient transport1831
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
RR/1/131Referee's report by George Biddell Airy, on a paper 'Description of an escapement for an astronomical clock, invented by the late Captain Henry Kater' by Henry Kater and Edward Kater17 June 1840
MS/427/45Copy letter from [Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount] Palmerston; to [Prince Augustus Frederick] the Duke of Sussex, K.G29 June 1833
DM/3/53Minutes of meetings of the Optical Glass Committee November 1828
IM/005115Kater, Henrynd
DM/3/69Letter from Bontemps, Londres, to Henry Kater6 January 1829
DM/3/105Letter from Henry Kater, York Gate, to P M Roget, Secretary, Royal Society, 25 January 1831
MC/1/221Letter from Captain Henry Kater, York Gate, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society 26 April 1830
MC/1/247Letter from Dr. Peter Mark Roget, [Secretary of the Royal Society], to [Sir John Barrow]15 July 1830
MC/1/261Letter from Henry Kater, York Gate, Regent's Park, to John George Children, Secretary of the Royal Society 10 December 1830
MC/1/264Letter from Henry Kater, York Gate, to John George Children, Secretary of the Royal Society 22 December 1830
MC/1/283Letter from [Heinrich Christian] Schumacher, Altona, to James Hudson, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society8 February 1831
MC/2/57Letter from Henry Kater, York Gate, to John George Children, Secretary of the Royal Society22 October 1832
MC/2/169Letter from John Grover, 10 Gloucester Place, New Road, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society8 May 1835
MC/3/289Letter from Richard Sheepshanks to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society] c. May 1843
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