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Authorised form of nameGrant; Robert (1814 - 1892)
SurnameGrant
ForenamesRobert
Dates1814 - 1892
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Grantown-on-Spey, Morayshire, Scotland (17 June 1814)
Death:
Grantown-on-Spey, Morayshire (24 October 1892)
ActivityResearch Field:
Astronomy
Education:
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)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
1/06/1865
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
Royal Society codeNA3586
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1865/06Grant, Robert: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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
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