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Authorised form of nameHoward; Luke (1772 - 1864)
SurnameHoward
ForenamesLuke
Dates1772 - 1864
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (28 November 1772)
Death:
Bruce Grove, Tottenham, Middlesex (21 March 1864)
ActivityResearch Field:
Meteorology
Career:
Set up in business as a chemist, London (1793); in partnership with William Allen (FRS 1807) (1796-1803); corresponded with Goethe on meteorology
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
8/03/1821
RelationshipsFather of John Eliot Howard (FRS 1874)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1865 vol 14 pp x-xii
References:
A W Slater, 'Luke Howard, FRS (1772-1864) and his Relations with Goethe' in NR 1972-3 vol 27 pp 119-140
Royal Society codeNA4515
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1821/06Howard, Luke: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/1/6Letter from Luke Howard, Ackworth26 March 1841
AP/28/11Barometrical Averages etc 25 October 1844
MM/11/154Letter from Luke Howard, Tottenham, to WH Sykes30 April 1841
AP/9/14Some Remarks on Meteorology10 May 1821
AP/23/31aA Further Paper on Certain Variations of mean height of Barometer, Mean Temperature and depth of Rain compared with the Lunar phases, in the cycle of years from 1815 to 18231840
AP/23/30On the Wet Summer of 1839 23 June 1840
AP/23/31Certain variations of the mean height of the Barometer, Mean Temperature and depth of Rain compared with the Lunar phases, in the cycle of years from 1815 to 1823February 1840
AP/25/10On the Proportions of the prevailing Winds, the Mean Temperature, and depth of Rains, in the Climate of London; computed through a Cycle of Eighteen years, on periods of the Moon's declination1841
AP/25/9On a remarkable depression of the Barometer in November 1840, agreeing very closely in its movements and results with that of December 18211841
PT/73/9/11Drawing, graph of clock barometer variations , by [Luke Howard]1821
RR/1bis/29Referee's report by William Hallowes Miller, on a paper [attributed] 'On a cycle of eighteen years in the mean annual height of the barometer in the climate of London, and on a constant variation of the barometrical mean according to the Moon's declination' by Luke Howard2 April 1841
RR/1bis/28Referee's report by George Biddell Airy, on a paper [attributed] 'On a cycle of eighteen years in the mean annual height of the barometer in the climate of London, and on a constant variation of the barometrical mean according to the Moon's declination' by Luke Howard16 February 1841
RR/1bis/30Second referee's report by George Biddell Airy, on two papers 'On a cycle of eighteen years in the mean annual height of the barometer in the climate of London, and on a constant variation of the barometrical mean according to the Moon's declination' and 'On tho proportions of the prevailing winds, the mean temperature, and depth of rain in the climate of London, computed through a cycle of Eighteen Years, or periods of the Moon’s declination' by Luke Howard2 July 1841
MOB/056Apothecaries' scalesc.1820-1840
RR/1bis/31Referee's report by Sir John William Lubbock, 3rd Baronet, on a paper [attributed] 'On a cycle of eighteen years in the mean annual height of the barometer in the climate of London, and on a constant variation of the barometrical mean according to the Moon's declination' by Luke Howard24 November 1845
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