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Authorised form of nameMudge; William (1762 - 1820)
SurnameMudge
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1762 - 1820
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Plymouth, Devon, England (01 December 1762)
Death:
17 April 1820
ActivityResearch Field:
Mathematics, horology
Education:
Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (1777)
Career:
First Lieutenant (1781); stationed at the Tower of London; appointed to the Ordnance Survey (1791); Director, Ordnance Survey (1798); Lieutenant Colonel (1804); Colonel (1814); Major-General (1819)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
28/06/1798
RelationshipsSon of Dr John Mudge (FRS 1777) and his second wife, Jane; godson of Dr Samuel Johnson; married Janes, daughter of Major General Williamson, RA; father of Richard Zachary Mudge (FRS 1822)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
Derek Flinn, 'John MacCulloch, MD, FRS, and His Geological Map of Scotland: His Years in the Ordnance, 1795-1826' in NR 1981-82 vol 36 pp 83-101
David A Cumming, 'John MacCulloch, FRS, at Addiscombe: The Lectureships in Chemistry and Geology' in NR 1979-80 vol 34 pp 155-183
Royal Society codeNA2171
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/3/61Letter from Capt Wiliiam Mudge to Sir Joseph Banks15 November 1798
MM/3/64Letter from Capt William Mudge, Royal Artillery, to Joseph Planta, Secretary, Royal Society6 February 1799
L&P/11/139Paper, 'The trigonometrical survey of 1797-1799' by William Mudge1800
L&P/12/58/1Paper, 'Measurement of an arc of a meridian from Dunnose, Isle of Wight to Clifton, Yorkshire' by William Mudge1803
L&P/12/58Paper, 'Measurement of an arc of a meridian from Dunnose, Isle of Wight to Clifton, Yorkshire' by William Mudge1803
EC/1798/10Mudge, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/3/63Letter from RM Crewe, London, to Joseph Planta, Secretary, Royal Society8 February 1799
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