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Authorised form of nameDixon; Jeremiah (1726 - 1782)
SurnameDixon
ForenamesJeremiah
Dates1726 - 1782
Dates and placesBirth:
1726
Death:
07 June 1782
Burial:
Leeds, Yorkshire
ActivityCareer:
High Sheriff of the County of York
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
18/11/1773
RelationshipsHis son married Mary, daughter of John Smeaton FRS
General contextNOT to be confused with Jeremiah Dixon, Surveyor (1733-1779) who was employed during the Transit of Venus by the Royal Society but was never FRS.
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Royal Society codeNA2583
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/10/121Receipt for money from the Royal Society received by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon from William Cooley, Collector of Customs, Portsmouth25 November 1760
MM/10/145Receipts from Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon 'showing what cash we received at the Cape'c.1762
MM/10/147Note from the Council of the Royal Society about the moneys apportioned for the expense of the expedition of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon to observe the Transit of Venus1 July 1762
MM/10/116Articles of Agreement between the Council of the Royal Society and Mr Charles Mason and Mr Jeremiah Dixon23 October 1760
MM/10/143Account of expenses incurred at the Cape of Good Hope by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixonc.1762
MM/10/144Vouchers for expenses incurred at the Cape of Good Hope by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, as part of their observations of the Transit of Venusc.1762
MM/10/146Receipt from James Short for instruments handed over by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon to the Royal Society16 May 1762
MM/10/125Letter from Jeremiah Dixon, Portsmouth, to Dr Thomas Birch, Secretary, Royal Society19 December 1760
MM/10/117Receipt from Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon to Royal Society for Instruments for Bencoolenc.1760
MM/10/131Letter from Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, Plymouth, to Dr Thomas Birch27 January 1761
MM/10/132Draft of a letter from the Royal Society to Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon31 January 1761
MM/10/108Memorandum by the Royal Society to the Lords of the Treasury5 July 1760
MM/10/120Bill from Richard Lever (for George Clarke, carrier) to Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon for £3.13.0d17 November 1760
L&P/5/118Paper, 'Observations at Hammerfost' by Jeremiah Dixon1769
L&P/5/57Paper, 'Observations for determining the length of a degree of latitude in Maryland and Pennsylvania' by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon1768
L&P/5/122Paper, 'Astronomical observations made at Hammerfest for the Royal Society' by Jeremiah Dixon1769
L&P/5/47Paper, 'Account of observations made by Mason and Dixon for determining a degree of latitude in the province of Maryland' by Nevil Maskelyne1768
EC/1773/29Dixon, Jeremiah: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/10/130Letter from Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, Plymouth, to Charles Morton25 January 1761
MM/10/134Letter from Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, Plymouth, to Dr Thomas Birch3 February 1761
MM/10/123'Account of moneys apportioned for 29 November 1760 for the expenses of the observations', by Peter Davall22 July 1760
L&P/5/53Paper, 'Astronomical observations made in the forks of the River Brandiwine, as to the local effect of gravity on the going of a clock sent out by the Royal Society' by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon1768
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