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Authorised form of nameWrottesley; John (1798 - 1867); 2nd Baron Wrottesley
Dates1798 - 1867
NationalityBritish
Place of birthWrottesley Hall, Staffordshire, England
Date of birth04 October 1798
Place of deathWrottesley Hall, Staffordshire
Date of death27 October 1867
OccupationBarrister
Research fieldAstronomy
ActivityEducation:
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)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election29/04/1841
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
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
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/77868692
Royal Society codeNA3417
Archives associated with this Fellow
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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
MC/5/77Letter from Lord [John] Wrottesley, Wrottesley [Hall], to the Royal Society21 December 1852
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
MS/426/573Copy letter from W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society; to C Few Esq16 August 1856
MC/5/320Letter from W K [Wilhelm Karl] Haidinger, Vienna, to [Lord Wrottesley, President of the Royal Society]7 December 1857
MS/426/533Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Charles] Babbage28 November 1854
MC/5/278Letter from F [Frederick] Peel, War Office, Pall Mall, to [Lord Wrottesley], President of the Royal Society18 April 1857
MS/426/567Copy letter from [John] Wrottesley; President of the Royal Society; to the Duke of Argyll30 April 1856
MC/5/373Letter from C [Charles] Trevelyan, Treasury Chambers, to [Lord Wrottesley], President of the Royal Society20 November 1858
MC/5/292Letter from G Hibuthurst [?], Treasury Chambers, to [Lord Wrottesley], President of the Royal Society5 August 1857
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
MC/5/287Letter from W [William] Burnett, Chichester, to Lord Wrottesley, President of the Royal Society17 June 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
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
MC/5/200Letter from E W [Edward William] Tuson, 24 Upper Wimpole Street, to [Lord Wrottesley], President of the Royal Society10 May 1855
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
IM/001357Deputation to Michael Faradaynd
P/0147Deputation to Michael Faradayc1857
MS/426/532Copy letter from Edward Sabine, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to Lord Rosse [William Parsons], President of the Royal Society10 November 1854
MC/5/187Letter from C [Charles] Babbage, Dorset Street, to [Charles Richard Weld], Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, Somerset House27 November 1854
MC/5/194Letter from Chas [Charles] Brooke, 29 Keppel Street, to [Lord Wrottesley], the President of the Royal Society and to the Council25 January 1855
MC/5/204Letter from James Wilson, Treasury Chambers, to Lord Wrottesley, [President of the Royal Society]28 June 1855
MC/5/198Letter from J [James] South, Observatory Kensington, to [Lord Wrottesley], the President of the Royal Society5 April 1855
MC/5/189Letter from H L Owen, secretary, Board of Trade, Department of Science and Art, Marlborough House, London, to Lord Wrottesley, President of the Royal Society14 December 1854
MC/5/217Letter from C [Charles] L Trevelyan, Treasury Chambers, to Lord Wrottesley, President of the Royal Society2 November 1855
MC/5/218Letter from C B [Charles Beaumont] Phipps, [Keeper of the Privy Purse], Windsor Castle, to Lord Wrottesley, [President of the Royal Society]12 November 1855
MC/5/220Letter from Andrés Poey, Hotel Mazarin, 54 rue Mazarine, Paris, to [Lord Wrottesley], President of the Royal Society20 January 1856
MC/5/288Letter from J C [John Couch] Adams, Pembroke College, [Cambridge], to [Lord Wrottesley], President of the Royal Society and to the Council3 July 1857
MC/5/285Letter from Rodr [Roderick] Murchison, President of the Royal Geographical Society, to Lord Wrottesley, President of the Royal Society10 June 1857
MC/5/312Letter from James Wilson, Treasury Chambers, to [Lord Wrottesley], President of the Royal Society, Burlington House16 November 1857
MC/5/309Letter from L [Louis] Pasteur, chemistry professor at the Faculty of Sciences, Lille, to [Lord Wrottesley], President of the Royal Society11 November 1857
MC/5/314Letter from Lord Wrottesley, [President of the Royal Society], to Major General [Edward] Sabine, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]20 November 1857
MC/5/313Letter from Thomas Bell, 17 New Bond Street, to Lord Wrottesley, [President of the Royal Society]19 November 1857
MC/5/331Letter from [Caroline Amelia] Owen, Sheen Lodge, Richmond Park, to [Lord Wrottesley], President of the Royal Society and to the Council8 February 1858
MC/5/328Letter from E Hammond, Foreign Office, to [Lord Wrottesley], President of the Royal Society18 January 1858
MC/5/307Letter from H [Humphrey] Lloyd, President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, to Lord Wrottesley, President of the Royal Society6 November 1857
MC/5/316Letter from Edward Sabine, [Treasurer of the Royal Society], to the Royal Society23 November 1857
MC/5/344Letter from H Corey [?], Admiralty, to Lord Wrottesley, [President of the Royal Society]8 May 1858
MC/5/358Letter from Thos [Thomas] Winter, honorary secretary, Grantham, to Lord Wrottesley, [President of the Royal Society]20 September 1858
MC/5/362Letter from Roderick [Impey] Murchison to Lord Wrottesley, [President of the Royal Society]20 October 1858
MC/5/376Letter from C [Charles] Trevelyan, Treasury Chambers, to [Lord Wrottesley], President of the Royal Society, and Professor [Richard] Owen6 December 1858
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
MC/6/80Letter from Geo A [George Alexander] Hamilton, Treasury Chambers, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society16 May 1860
MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
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