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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
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/68035150
Royal Society codeNA2272
Archives associated with this Fellow
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MM/16/145Copy of a letter from Lord Northampton to Lord MelbourneJuly 1840
MC/3/2Copy letter from [Joshua Alwyne Compton] Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society], Castle Ashby, to the Royal Society6 January 1839
MM/11/46Letter from Edward Sabine, Woolwich, to Lord Northampton18 May 1847
MC/3Volume 3 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1839-1843
MM/12/46Copy of a letter from Lord Northampton, Castle Ashby, to Anthony Panizzi12 February 1839
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
MC/4Volume 4 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1844-1850
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
PT/29/2Letter, ['An account of Newton’s dial presented to the Royal Society by the Rev Charles Turnor'] from Chas [Charles] Turnor to the Marquis of Northampton [Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton]24 May 1844
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
MC/3/143Letter from J.F. Goddard, 20 London Street, Fitzroy Square, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society 4 March 1841
IM/003344Compton, Spencer Joshua Alwyne, 2nd Marquess of Northamptonnd
PC/2/4/2Illustration, 'The Marquis of Northampton’s soirée', by Henry Harrison1847
MC/2/308Letter from Alexander Stewart, Arbroath, to [Joshua Alwyne Compton] the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society7 December 1838
MC/3/7Letter from Sir Edward Sabine, Tortington, to the [Marquis of Northampton,] President of the Royal Society8 February 1839
MC/3/11Letter from [Anthony] Mackenrot, Madrid, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society16 February 1839
MC/3/14Letter from G. J. Pennington, Pro. Sec., Treasury Chambers, to the [Marquis of Northampton,] President of the Royal Society25 February 1839
MC/3/16Letter from Dr. [John] Davy, London, to the [Marquis of Northampton,] President of the Royal Society20 March 1839
MC/3/18Letter from Sir John Barrow, Admiralty, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society15 April 1839
MC/3/19Letter from [Thomas] Spring Rice, Downing Street, to the Marquis of Northampton [President of the Royal Society]19 April 1839
MC/3/20Letter from the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society], Somerset House, to Sir Richard Jenkins25 April 1839
MC/3/27Letter from Richard Jenkins and [William Butterworth] Bayley, East India House, to the Marquis of Northampton [President of the Royal Society]10 June 1839
MC/3/32Letter from J.D. Dickinson, [Deputy Secretary at] East India House, to the Marquis of Northampton [President of the Royal Society]9 July 1839
MC/3/33Letter from [Auguste Joseph] Tordeux, [Société d'émulation de] Cambrai, to the [Marquis of Northampton,] President of the Royal Society10 July 1839
MC/3/42Letter from [Gilbert] Maublanc, lawyer, 11 rue St Etienne, Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle, to [the Marquis of Northampton], the President of the Royal Society30 August 1839
MC/3/48Letter on behalf of Ann Coppard, Carwick Buildings, Norwood, Surrey, to the [Marquis of Northampton,] President of the Royal Society5 November 1839
MC/3/50Copy letter from Edward Sabine and Humphrey Lloyd, London, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society7 November 1839
MC/3/57Letter from H. Wheatley, [Keeper of the Privy Purse], St. James's Palace, to the Marquis of Northampton [President of the Royal Society]27 November 1839
MC/3/61Letter from John Backhouse, Foreign Office, to the Marquis of Northampton [President of the Royal Society]18 December 1839
MC/3/62Letter from John Backhouse, Foreign Office, to the Marquis of Northampton [President of the Royal Society]27 December 1839
MC/3/67Letter from [Sir Charles] Trevelyan, [Assistant Secretary to] Treasury Chambers, to the Marquis of Northampton [President of the Royal Society]23 January 1840
MC/3/69Letter from Alexander Leslie, Souris, Prince Edward Island [Epekwitk], to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society25 February 1840
MC/3/79Letter from James Melville, East India House, to the Marquis of Northampton [President of the Royal Society]1 April 1840
MC/3/93Letter from John Backhouse, Foreign Office, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society12 May 1840
MC/3/98Letter from [George Edward] Anson, Buckingham Palace, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society8 June 1840
MC/3/100Letter from James Melville, East India House, to the Marquis of Northampton [President of the Royal Society]19 June 1840
MC/3/105Letter from Colonel [Thomas Frederick] Colby, Ordnance Map Office Tower, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society11 August 1840
MC/3/109Letter from George Biddell Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society27 October 1840
MC/3/115Letter from William Wyon, [chief engraver at] Her Majesty's Mint, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]17 November 1840
MC/3/121Letter from Thomas Caldwell, Cadiz (en route to India), to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society26 November 1840
MC/3/122Letter from Lord [Granville George] Leveson-Gower, Foreign Office, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]30 November 1840
MC/3/123Letter from Robert Rigg, 2 Chatham Place, Walworth Road, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society9 December 1840
MC/3/129Letter from [Maharajah Ram Rajah Behauder], Trevandrum in Travancore, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society30 December 1840
MC/3/132Letter from [George Edward] Anson, Buckingham Palace, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society12 January 1841
MC/3/145Letter from Lord [Granville George] Leveson-Gower, Foreign Office, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]11 March 1841
MC/3/149Letter from Francis Corbaux, 59 Upper Norton Street, to the [Marquis of Northampton,] President of the Royal Society and to the Council20 March 1841
MC/3/150Letter from Charles [Blacker] Vignoles, 4 Trafalgar Square, London, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society25 March 1841
MC/3/155Letter from Charles Wheatstone, King's College, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society28 April 1841
MC/3/157Letter from James Melville, East India House, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]29 April 1841
MC/3/158Letter from [Sir Charles] Trevelyan, [Assistant Secretary to] Treasury Chambers, to the Marquis of Northampton [President of the Royal Society]30 April 1841
MC/3/163Letter from John Moore, Chairman of the Commissioning Committee, Manchester, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and its Fellows18 May 1841
MC/3/166Letter from Mr. Leonard, London, to the [Marquis of Northampton], President of the Royal SocietyMay 1841
MC/3/168Letter from Antoine Claudet, 20 South Terrace, Liverpool Road, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society9 June 1841
MC/3/195Letter from E.W. Bayley, London Institution, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to the Council25 November 1841
MC/3/196Letter from Robert Lee, Somerset House, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to the Council 6 December 1841
MC/3/197Letter from the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society, to the Royal Societyc. November 1841
MC/3/217Letter from Charles E. Trevelyan, Treasury Chambers, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society1 June 1842
MC/3/220Letter from Horace Prater, 5 Cloudesley Terrace, Liverpool Road, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society] 5 June 1842
MC/3/221Letter from George Biddell Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society6 June 1842
MC/3/222Letter from George Dollond, St Paul's Church Yard, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to the Council 6 June 1842
MC/3/225Letter from [John Henry] Pelly, Hudson's Bay Room, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]7 June 1842
MC/3/226Letter from John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society], St James's Place, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]8 June 1842
MC/3/228Letter from [George Edward] Anson, Windsor Castle, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]11 June 1842
MC/3/229Letter from J.G. Graham, Whitehall, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society18 June 1842
MC/3/230Letter from James [Cosmo] Melvill, East India House, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society25 June 1842
MC/3/233Letter from John Barclay Pentland, 5 Ryder Street, St James's, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]4 August 1842
MC/3/240Letter from H. Wheatley, [Keeper of the Privy Purse], St. James's Palace, to the Marquis of Northampton [President of the Royal Society]21 October 1842
MC/3/244Letter from James South, Stover House, Newton Abbot, Devon, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society, and to the Council2 November 1842
MC/3/252Letter from Marion Bell, 23 Henrietta Street, Camden Square, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, [Secretary of the Royal Society]5 December 1842
MC/3/265Letter from J. Melville Gillies, Lieutenant in the US Navy, London, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to the Council14 February 1843
MC/3/271Letter from John Wheeley Gough Gutch, 38 Foley Place, Portland Place, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to the Council13 March 1843
MC/3/273Letter from Prince Alexander Labanoff, St. Petersburg, to [the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society]14 May 1843
MC/3/281Letter from Alfred Smee, 7 Finsbury Circus, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to its Council, Vice-Presidents, and Secretaries16 May 1843
MC/3/282Letter from Thomas Kerigan, 9 St Paul's Square, Southsea, Portsmouth, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society20 May 1843
MC/3/287Letter from Colonel Edward Sabine, Woolwich, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]25 May 1843
MC/3/289Letter from Richard Sheepshanks to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society] c. May 1843
MC/3/290Letter from Martin Barry, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to the Council1 June 1843
MC/3/291Letter from Sir John F.W. Herschel, Collingwood, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]21 June 1843
MC/3/293Letter from Martin Barry, Beccles, Suffolk, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to the Council25 June 1843
MC/3/296Copy letter from the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society], to Baron Sidney Herbert, [First Secretary of the Admiralty]29 June 1843
MC/3/300Letter from Prince Alexander Labanoff, St. Petersburg, to the Royal Society31 August 1843
MC/3/310Letter from William Shuckard, London, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to the Council9 November 1843
MC/3/316Letter from James Blake, 13 Conduit Street, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to the Council30 November 1843
MC/3/317Letter from William Blake to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]30 November 1843
MC/3/319Letter from James Watt, Aston Hall, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]9 December 1843
MC/4/7Letter from Frederick [Scott] Archer, sculptor, 18 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, to [the Marquis of Northampton], the President and to the Council of the Royal Society12 February 1844
MC/4/24Letter from James [Cosmo] Melvill, East India House, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]16 May 1844
MC/4/30Letter from Baron Brunow, Ashburnham House, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]10 June 1844
MC/4/34Letter from Sir John Frederick William Herschel, Collingwood, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]21 June 1844
MC/4/35Letter from G W Hope, Downing Street, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]11 July 1844
MC/4/39Letter from William Mayes, [Observatory at] Aden, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]10 October 1844
MC/4/47Letter from Sir John Barrow, Admiralty, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]11 December 1844
MC/4/55Letter from George Biddell Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to Sir John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]7 March 1845
MC/4/69Letter from Henry Willock, East India House, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]24 April 1845
MC/4/74Letter from Sir George Murray, Office of Ordnance, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society3 June 1845
MC/4/80Letter from [Jean Baptiste] Biot, Paris, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society20 July 1845
MC/4/86Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Sabine, Woolwich, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society4 October 1845
MC/4/92Letter from Sir John Frederick William Herschel, Collingwood, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]2 November 1845
MC/4/96Letter from Captain John Grover, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to the Council19 November 1845
MC/4/102Letter from Robert Lee, 4 Saville Row, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to the Council1 December 1845
MC/4/118Letter from Samuel Hunter Christie, The Common, Woolwich, to Charles Richard Weld, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society30 December 1845
MC/4/122Letter from Gideon Algernon Mantell to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to the Council2 February 1846
MC/4/123Letter from Sir Henry Thomas de la Beche, Director General of the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society6 February 1846
MC/4/124Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Sabine, Woolwich, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society7 February 1846
MC/4/129Letter from Charles Richard Weld, [Assistant Secretary and] Librarian of the Royal Society, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to the Council6 March 1846
MC/4/133Letter from Thomas Snow Beck, 53 Upper Marylebone Street, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to the CouncilApril 1846
MC/4/136Letter from Beat [Rudolf] de Lerber, Bern, Switzerland, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society22 May 1846
MC/4/137Letter from [Anatole] Demidoff, 105 Rue St Dominique, St Germain, Paris, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]22 May 1846
MC/4/138Letter from Beat [Rudolf] de Lerber, Bern, Switzerland, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society22 May 1846
MC/4/141Letter from John Britton to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]2 June 1846
MC/4/145Letter from Thomas Wharton Jones, 35 George Street, Hanover Square, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to the Council10 June 1846
MC/4/147Letter from [Prince Anatole] Demidoff, Paris, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society13 June 1846
MC/4/164Letter from Charles Trevelyan [?], Treasury Chambers, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society17 November 1846
MC/4/181Letter from James [Cosmo] Melvill, East India House, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]6 August 1847
MC/4/191Letter from Charles Trevelyan, Treasury Chambers, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society13 November 1847
MC/4/196Letter from Thomas Wharton Jones, 35 George Street, Hanover Square, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to the Council7 December 1847
MC/4/200Letter from John Webster, 24 Brook Street, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to the Council16 December 1847
MC/4/211Letter from [Robert] Warington, Secretary of the Chemical Society, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to the Council31 January 1848
MC/4/212Letter from the Duke de Caraman, 76 Rue de l'Université, to [the Marquis of Northampton, the President of the Royal Society]4 February 1848
MC/4/217Letter from the Marquis of Northampton [President of the Royal Society], Castle Ashby, to George Rennie, [Treasurer and Vice-President], the Chairman of the Council22 February 1848
MC/4/221Letter from [Henry George] Ward, [First Secretary of the] Admiralty, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society6 March 1848
MC/4/225Letter from [William Alexander Baillie-] Hamilton, [Second Secretary to the] Admiralty, to the Earl [Marquis] of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society], Piccadilly30 March 1848
MC/4/227Letter from [Charles] Trevelyan, Treasury Chambers, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society24 April 1848
MC/4/243Letter from Thomas Job, Frogmore, near Carmathen, to Dr Peter Mark Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society24 June 1848
MC/4/244Letter from James [Cosmo] Melvill, East India House, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]29 June 1848
MC/4/245Letter from [John Fletcher] Miller, Whitehaven, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to the Council30 June 1848
MC/4/259Letter from [Alexander] Milne, Office of Woods and Forests, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]7 September 1848
MC/4/269Letter from [Henri Victor] Regnault to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society29 November 1848
MC/4/272Letter from William Walker, 64 Margaret Street, Cavendish Square, to the [Earl of Rosse] President of the Royal Society and to the Council9 January 1849
PT/75/3/2Painting, Belemnites owenii specimen by unknown artist[1844]
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