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Authorised form of nameGrant; Robert (1814 - 1892)
Dates1814 - 1892
NationalityBritish
Place of birthGrantown-on-Spey, Morayshire, Scotland
Date of birth17 June 1814
Place of deathGrantown-on-Spey, Morayshire
Date of death24 October 1892
Research fieldAstronomy
ActivityEducation:
King's College, Aberdeen. MA; LLD (1855, Aberdeen)
Career:
Entered his brother's counting house, London (1841); published 'History of Physical Astronomy' (1852); attended lectures in Paris; worked at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich; Regius Professor of Astronomy, University of Glasgow (1859); Director, Glasgow Observatory
Memberships:
FRAS (1850)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election01/06/1865
RelationshipsSon of a merchant; married (1874) Elizabeth Emma Davison of Newcastle, New South Wales
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1894-1895 vol 57 pp i-iii signed by E J S
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/100307318
Royal Society codeNA3586
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1865/06Grant, Robert: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/7Volume 7 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1864-1866
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
NLB/6/1170Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Edward James Stone 3 November 1892
NLB/6/1156Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons2 November 1892
MS/427/249Copy letter from Walter White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Robert] Grant, FRS, Glasgow.19 January 1883
NLB/4/508Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Professor Robert Grant, Fellow of the Royal Society, Observatory, Glasgow21 June 1890
MC/5/148Letter from Robert Grant, 40 Hemingford Terrace, Islington, to the Secretary of the Royal Society6 March 1854
MC/7/226Letter from R [Robert] Grant, Observatory Glasgow, to W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society7 June 1865
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