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Authorised form of namePond; John (1767 - 1836)
SurnamePond
ForenamesJohn
Dates1767 - 1836
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (1767)
Death:
Blackheath, London (07 September 1836)
Burial:
In the tomb of Edmond Halley, Lee churchyard, near Greenwich, London
ActivityEducation:
Trinity College, Cambridge (chemistry)
Career:
On account of poor health, visited Portugal, Malta, Constantinople and Egypt; settled in Westbury, Somerset and took up astronomy (1798); moved to London and engaged in practical astronomy (1810); Astronomer Royal (1811); Lelande Prize from the Academie des Sciences, Paris (1817); retired on a pension (1835); catalogued 1113 stars
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
26/02/1807
Medals/Prizes:
Copley Medal 1823
Council:
VP 1830-1831
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1836 No 27 pp 434-435
References:
M Croarken, 'Astronomical labourers: Maskelyne's assistants at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1765 - 1811' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 285 - 298
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/27817400
Royal Society codeNA3168
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/6/74Letter from J F W Herschel, Colnbrook, to John Pond1 November 1821
MM/8/80Letter from Jose de Mendoza Rios, Buckingham Place, to John Pond 18 December 1815
DM/3/155John Pond, 'The Report of Mr Pond on Mr Faraday's Telescope'23 December 1830
DM/2/97Letter from John Pond, Royal Observatory, to Stephen Lee21 April 1825
DM/3/157Letter from John Pond, Royal Observatory1831
DM/3/133Bill and Receipt, John Pond, Sir Joseph Banks and P & G Dollond, £115.0.013 March 1818
DM/3/160Report by the Barlow Telescope CommitteeMay 1831
DM/2/96Copy of letter from Stephen Lee, Royal Society, to John Pond9 April 1825
AP/12/18Description of a Method of determining the direction of the Meridian applicable to Geodetical operations and to the verification of a Meridian Mark in fixed Observationsnd
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1832
MS/391/243Bond of John Pond to the Treasurer of the Royal Society5 March 1807
RR/1/152Referee's report by John Pond, on an unnamed paper by Joseph Jackson Lister11 March 1830
L&P/12/141Paper, 'The declination of some of the principal fixed stars and description of an astronomical circle' by John Pond1806
L&P/12/141/1Paper, 'The declination of some of the principal fixed stars and description of an astronomical circle' by John Pond1806
IM/003622Pond, John30 June 1975
MM/8/78Letter from John Pond to Sir Joseph Banks14 December 1815
DM/2/94Copy of letter from Stephen Lee to John Pond20 December 1834
EC/1806/15Pond, John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/1/41Letter from Stephen Peter Rigaud, Richmond, to the Royal Society12 August 1814
MC/1/78Letter from John Pond, Astronomer Royal, to Sir Humphry Davy, President of the Royal Society21 November 1821
MC/1/110Letter from George Harvey, Plymouth, to Davies Gilbert, Treasurer of the Royal Society1 May 1824
MC/1/133Letter from John Pond, Astronomer Royal, to the Royal Society30 July 1825
MC/1/135Letter from John Pond, Astronomer Royal, to the Royal Society19 October 1825
MC/1/141Letter from John Pond, Astronomer Royal, to the Royal Society9 March 1826
MC/1/182Letter from Thomas John Hussey, Rectory at Chislehurst, to Doctor [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society 11 December 1829
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