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Authorised form of nameCompton; Spencer Joshua Alwyne (1790 - 1851); 2nd Marquess of Northampton
SurnameCompton
ForenamesSpencer Joshua Alwyne
Dates1790 - 1851
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Stoke Park, Wiltshire, England (01 January 1790)
Death:
17 January 1851
Burial:
Castle Ashby
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
27/05/1830
Council:
PRS 1838-1848; VP 1837-1838, 1848-1849
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1850-1854 vol 6 pp 117-120
References:
R K Bluhm, 'A Note on the Origin of the Society's Conversaziones' in NR 1958 vol 13 pp 61-63
Royal Society codeNA2272
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/16/145Copy of a letter from Lord Northampton to Lord MelbourneJuly 1840
MM/11/46Letter from Edward Sabine, Woolwich, to Lord Northampton18 May 1847
MM/12/46Copy of a letter from Lord Northampton, Castle Ashby, to Anthony Panizzi12 February 1839
MM/16/135Letter from Charles Lyell, Royal Society, to Sir John Herschel9 March 1848
MM/12/43Letter from Anthony Panizzi, British Museum, to Lord Northampton19 January 1839
MM/12/47Letter from Anthony Panizzi, British Museum, to Lord Northampton14 February 1839
MM/12/45Letter from Anthony Panizzi, British Museum, to Lord Northampton11 February 1839
MM/12/42Copy of letter from Lord Northampton, Castle Ashby, to Anthony Panizzi16 January 1839
MM/12/41Letter from Anthony Panizzi, British Museum, to Lord Northampton15 January 1839
MM/16/123Letter from Edward Sabine, Sandgate, to Lord Northampton24 October 1845
MM/12/38Letter from Lord Northampton, Castle Ashby, to J W Lubbock6 December 1838
MM/11/189Report of a subcommittee of the Physical Committee on the use to which the building 'formerly occupied by the Observatory at Kew' could be put, in case of its being offered to the Societyc.1840
MM/12/37Letter from Anthony Panizzi, British Museum, to Lord Northampton1 December 1838
MM/21/29Letter from Lord Northampton30 April 1839
P/0096Portrait of Compton, Spencer Joshua Alwyne; 2nd Marquess of Northampton1840s
IM/003343Compton, Spencer Joshua Alwyne, 2nd Marquess of Northampton2001
NLB/67/640Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr John Horne, FRS5 February 1925
MS/426/136Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary and Librarian of the Royal Society; to the Marquis of Northampton [Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton], President of the Royal Society13 June 1845
MS/426/279Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir J [John Frederick] Herschel21 May 1847
MS/426/1Copy letter from Lord Northampton [Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton] President of the Royal Society; to Robert Rigg, Esq FRS, 2 Chatham Place, Walworth19 December 1840
MS/426/55Copy letter from Lord Northampton [Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton] President of the Royal Society; to the Right Honourable, Sir Robert Peel, Bart9 June 1842
MS/426/252Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord Northampton [Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton] President of the Royal Society29 January1847
MS/426/351Copy letter from Lord Northampton [Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton] President of the Royal Society; and J F W [John William Frederick] Herschel; to the Earl of Auckland [George Eden]18 November 1848
MM/11/145Letter from G B Airy, Greenwich Observatory, to Lord Northampton28 June 1840
DM/3/91Letter from Leveson (for Lord Palmerston), Foreign Office, to Lord Northampton, President, Royal Society17 July 1841
IM/003345Compton, Spencer Joshua Alwyne, 2nd Marquess of Northamptonnd
IM/003344Compton, Spencer Joshua Alwyne, 2nd Marquess of Northamptonnd
PC/2/4/2Illustration, 'The Marquis of Northampton’s soirée', by Henry Harrison1847
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