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Authorised form of nameWrottesley; John (1798 - 1867); 2nd Baron Wrottesley
SurnameWrottesley
ForenamesJohn
Dates1798 - 1867
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Wrottesley Hall, Staffordshire, England (04 October 1798)
Death:
Wrottesley Hall, Staffordshire (27 October 1867)
ActivityProfession:
Barrister
Research Field:
Astronomy
Education:
Westminster School; Christ Church, Oxford. BA (1819), MA (1823), DCL
Career:
Called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn; made astronomical observations at observatories at Blackheath and Wrottesley
Memberships:
FRAS (Founder)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
29/04/1841
Council:
PRS 1854-1858; VP 1844-1846, 1852-1853, 1858-1860
RelationshipsSon of John Wrottesley, 1st Baron Wrottesley, and his first wife Lady Caroline Benet, daughter of Charles, 4th Earl of Tankerville; succeeded as 2nd Baron (1841); married Sophia Elizabeth Giffard
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1867-1868 vol 16 pp lxiii-lxiv
References:
David Layton, 'Lord Wrottesley, FRS, Pioneer Statesman of Science' in NR 1968 vol 23 pp 230-246, plate
G Ferrari and A McConnell, 'Robert Mallet and the 'Great Neapolitan earthquake' of 1857 in NR 2005 vol 59 pp 45-64
Royal Society codeNA3417
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/21/36Letter from Lord Wrottesley to [to George Clerk]18 July 1851
MM/19/59Letter from Edward Sabine to William Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Societynd
IM/005021Wrottesley, John, 2nd Baron Wrottesleynd
MM/21/37Biographical notice from the 'Illustrated London News' on Lord Wrottesley 9 November 1867
MM/4/38Letter from John Ball, Colonial Office, to John Wrottesley, 2nd Baron Wrottesley6 March 1857
MM/11/40Report of the Meteorological Log Committee24 June 1856
MM/19/65Letter from Lord Wrottesley to William Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Society4 October 1857
MM/19/112Letter from Thomas Romney Robinson to Edward Sabine28 July 1853
MM/19/87Letter from Lord Wrottesley, President, Royal Society to William Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Society26 October 1856
DM/6/85Incomplete letter from Few to Lord Wrottesley13 August 1856
MM/4/37Letter from John Ball, Colonial Office, to John Wrottesley, 2nd Baron Wrottesley11 March 1857
IM/Maull/005020Wrottesley, John, 2nd Baron Wrottesleynd
CMB/42/3North American Exploration CommitteeMarch 1857 to June 1857
P/0147Deputation to Michael Faradayc1857
MS/426/573Copy letter from W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society; to C Few Esq16 August 1856
MS/426/533Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Charles] Babbage28 November 1854
MS/426/567Copy letter from [John] Wrottesley; President of the Royal Society; to the Duke of Argyll30 April 1856
IM/Maull/005018Wrottesley, John, 2nd Baron Wrottesleynd
MS/769/117Letter from John Wrottesley, 2nd Baron Wrottesely, to [Walter White]19 September 1858
MM/14/104Letter from the Registrar of the University of London to Lord Wrottesley10 December 1857
MM/19/111Letter from Lord Wrottesley, President, Royal Society, to Thomas Bell, Secretary, Southern Telescope Committee11 July 1853
IM/Maull/005019Wrottesley, John, 2nd Baron Wrottesleynd
CMB/42/3/1Minutes, meeting of the North American exploring expedition committee16 March 1857
RR/2/259Referee's report by William Henry Smyth, on a paper 'On the results of periodical observations of the positions and distances of nineteen of the stars in Sir John Herschel’s lists of stars, favourably situated for the investigation of parallax, contained in part III. of the Philosophical Transactions for 1826, and part I. 1827' by John Wrottesley, 2nd Baron Wrottesley5 March 1851
MS/426/532Copy letter from Edward Sabine, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to Lord Rosse [William Parsons], President of the Royal Society10 November 1854
MS/426/580Copy letter from W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord [John] Wrottesley; [President of the Royal Society]30 January 1857
IM/001357Deputation to Michael Faradaynd
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