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Authorised form of nameStone; Edward James (1831 - 1897)
SurnameStone
ForenamesEdward James
Dates1831 - 1897
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (28 February 1831)
Death:
Oxford (09 May 1897)
ActivityEducation:
King's College, London; Queen's College, Cambridge. BA (1859), MA (1862)
Career:
Fellow, Queen's College, Cambridge (1859-1872); First Assistant, Royal Observatory, Greenwich (1860); Royal Astronomer, Cape of Good Hope (1870); returned to England (1879); Radcliffe Observer, Oxford (1879)
Memberships:
FRAS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
4/06/1868
RelationshipsSon of Edward Stone; married (1866) Grace Tuckett
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1897-1898 vol 62 pp x-xxiii signed by D G
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/24997522
Royal Society codeNA1541
Archives associated with this Fellow
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EC/1868/18Stone, Edward James: certificate of election to the Royal Society1868
IM/Maull/004415Stone, Edward Jamesnd
AP/62/7The principal cause of the large errors at present existing between the positions of the Moon deduced from Hansen's Tables and observation: and the cause of an apparent increase in the secular acceleration of the Moon's mean motion required by Hansen's Tables, or of an apparent change in the time of the Earths rotation1883
NLB/4/631Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Edward James Stone, Fellow of the Royal Society26 July 1890
NLB/6/1170Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Edward James Stone 3 November 1892
NLB/7/315Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mr [Edward James] Stone18 January 1893
NLB/7/311Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Edward James Stone, Fellow of the Royal Society18 January 1893
NLB/8/592Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Edward James Stone, Fellow of the Royal Society21 November 1893
NLB/8/743Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Edward James Stone, Fellow of the Royal Society15 December 1893
NLB/13/459Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Edward James Stone, Fellow of the Royal Society17 September 1896
NLB/14/59Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Secretaries of the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, W.18 December 1896
NLB/14/823Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Napier Shaw, Fellow of the Royal Society25 May 1897
NLB/14/826Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Robert Henry Scott, Fellow of the Royal Society, Secretary of the Meterological Council, 63 Victoria Street, S.W.26 May 1897
RR/9/107Referee's report by Edward James Stone, on a paper 'On the total solar eclipse of May 17, 1882' by William DeWiveleslie Abney and Arthur Schuster3 April 1883
RR/9/1Referee's report by Edward James Stone on a paper 'Monthly means of the highest and lowest diurnal tem­peratures of the water of the Thames, and comparison with the corresponding temperatures of the air at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich' by George Biddell Airy28 October 1882
RR/13/91Referee's report by Edward James Stone, on a paper 'Mean time sundial' by Oliver28 January 1896
RR/13/90Referee's report by Edward James Stone, on a paper 'Mean time sundial' by Oliver28 January 1896
RR/13/2Referee's report by Edward James Stone, on a paper 'On the determination of the photometric intensity of the coronal light during the solar eclipse of April 16th, 1893' by William De Wiveleslie Abney and Thomas Edward Thorpe19 May 1896
RR/9/185Referee's report by John Couch Adams, on a paper 'The principal cause of the large errors at present existing between the positions of the moon deduced from Hansen’s tables and observation: and the cause of an apparent increase in the secular acceleration in the moon’s mean motion required by Hansen’s tables, or of an apparent change in the time of the earth's rotation' by Edward James Stone15 May 1883
RR/9/186Referee's report by William Henry Mahoney Christie, on a paper 'The principal cause of the large errors at present existing between the positions of the moon deduced from Hansen’s tables and observation: and the cause of an apparent increase in the secular acceleration in the moon’s mean motion required by Hansen’s tables, or of an apparent change in the time of the earth's rotation' by Edward James Stone23 May 1883
MS/427/110Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary of the H. M. Treasury17 June 1881
MS/427/266Copy letter from [Michael] Foster, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary of the Treasury15 March 1883
MS/427/289Copy letter from [Michael] Foster, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Leonard Courtney Esq. [M.P, Treasury]12 July 1883
NLB/12/393Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Andrew Ainslie Common, Fellow of the Royal Society, Secretary, Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, Royal Astronomical Society13 February 1896
NLB/4/112Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Radcliffe Observer [Edward James Stone], Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford12 February 1890
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