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Authorised form of nameFerguson; James (1710 - 1776)
SurnameFerguson
ForenamesJames
Dates1710 - 1776
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth P:
The Core of Mayen, near Rothiemay, Banffshire, Scotland (25 April 1710)
Death:
4 Bolt Court, Fleet Street, London (16 November 1776)
Burial:
St Marylebone churchyard, London
ActivityResearch Field:
Astronomy, instrument making
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
24/11/1763
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
References:
A D Atkinson, 'Dr Johnson and the Royal Society' in NR 1953 vol 10 pp 131-138
John R Millburn, 'Benjamin Martin and the Royal Society' in NR 1973-4 vol 28 pp 15-23
Patricia Rothman, 'By "the light of his own mind": the story of James Ferguson, astronomer' in NR 2000 vol 54 pp 33-45
Notes:
Some words on election certificate partly obliterated by damage
Royal Society codeNA2399
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
V/009Ferguson, James
EC/1763/11Ferguson, James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/001390Ferguson, Jamesnd
IM/001391Ferguson, Jamesnd
L&P/4/402Paper, 'A new method of constructing sundials for any use' by James Ferguson1767
L&P/5/66/1Letter, 'Of an instrument for showing the places of the sun and moon, and the times of the eclipses of Jupiter's satellites' from James Ferguson to the Royal Society1 December 1768
L&P/5/66Paper, 'Of an instrument for showing the places of the sun and moon, and the times of the eclipses of Jupiter's satellites' by James Ferguson1 December 1768
L&P/1/277Plate, 'Of the moon, an engraved plate' from James Ferguson to Martin Folkes1745
L&P/1/470Paper, 'The phenomena of Venus shown in an orrery' by James Ferguson1746
L&P/4/340Paper, 'Of a clock showing the age and phases of the Moon and the tides' by James Ferguson 23 March 1766
L&P/4/346Letter, 'On Blakey's fire engine; On Mungo Murray's astronomical clock; Of a contrivance for steaming a limb in bed' from James Ferguson to James Douglas20 November 1766
L&P/3/299Paper, 'Of a machine shown to illustrate the tides and astronomical problems' by James Ferguson1758
L&P/4/340/1Letter, 'Of a clock showing the age and phases of the Moon and the tides' from James Ferguson to Charles Morton23 March 1766
L&P/2/481Paper, 'Of a mechanism for exhibiting the time, duration and quantity of solar sclipses' by James Ferguson1754
L&P/2/527Letter, 'Of his eclipse machine and an error in his description thereof' from James Ferguson to George Parker8 July 1754
L&P/4/279Letter, 'Of an improved barometer' from James Ferguson to Thomas Birch8 November 1765
L&P/4/371Paper, 'Of Blakey's steam-engine' from James Ferguson to James Douglas19 March 1767
L&P/4/205Paper, 'Observations of the lunar eclipse of 17 March at Liverpool' by James Ferguson2 April 1764
L&P/4/160Letter, 'Of a curious fish' from James Ferguson to Thomas Birch5 May 1763
L&P/4/258Paper, 'Concerning the axial motion of the Moon' from James Ferguson to George Parker18 April 1765
L&P/4/282Paper, 'Of a small orerry invented by J F' by James Ferguson 1765
L&P/4/340/2Plate, unnamed [A clock showing the age and phases of the Moon and the tides - exterior and interior] by James Ferguson1766
L&P/5/265Letter, 'Configuration in a bottle' from James Ferguson to Matthew Maty19 December 1771
L&P/6/72Letter, 'On the atmosphere' from James Ferguson to Matthew Maty24 November 1774
L&P/4/169Letter, 'Eclipse of the Sun 1 April 1764' from James Ferguson to George Parker16 November 1763
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