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Authorised form of nameHoward; Luke (1772 - 1864)
Dates1772 - 1864
NationalityBritish
Place of birthLondon, England
Date of birth28 November 1772
Place of deathBruce Grove, Tottenham, Middlesex
Date of death21 March 1864
Research fieldMeteorology
ActivityCareer:
Set up in business as a chemist, London (1793); in partnership with William Allen (FRS 1807) (1796-1803); corresponded with Goethe on meteorology; meteorologist author of "Essay on the Modification of Clouds" classifying clouds and "Barometrographia" containing circular diagrams of measurements in his home in Tottenham for 1815-1834.
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election08/03/1821
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
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/76304399
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
MC/3/101Letter from Luke Howard, Ackworth Grove, to John David Roberton, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]3 July 1840
MOB/056Apothecaries' scalesc.1820-1840
AP/25/10/3Unpublished diagram, 'The proportion of the different winds, the depth of rain, the mean temperature and barometrical mean on each year through a cycle' by Luke Howard31 March 1841
PT/30/18Paper, 'On the barometrical variation as affected by the moon's declination' by Luke Howard25 October 1844
MC/3Volume 3 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1839-1843
PT/25/12Paper, '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 Howard[1841]
MC/4/206Letter from [Edward William] Brayley, London Institution, Finsbury Circus, to [Charles Richard] Weld, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society20 January 1848
PT/73/9/11Drawing, graph of clock barometer variations by [Luke Howard][1821]
MC/4Volume 4 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1844-1850
AP/9/14/2Unpublished graphs, variation of barometer during moon phases by Luke Howard[1821]
AP/9/14/1Unpublished manuscript, 'Some remarks on meteorology' by Luke Howard[1821]
MC/7/211Letter from Thomas Hodgkin, Bedford Square, to Dr [William] Sharpey, [Secretary of the Royal Society]17 May 1865
MC/7Volume 7 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1864-1866
AP/28/11Paper, 'Barometrical averages, constructed to show the Moon's influence by declination on the gravity of our atmosphere: with remarks in continuation of a paper on the subject read March 11 1841' by Luke Howard25 October 1844
AP/23/30Unpublished paper, 'On the wet summer of 1839' by Luke Howard23 June 1840
AP/23/31aUnpublished paper, 'Tables of the variation, through a cycle of nine years, of the mean height of the barometer, mean temperature and depth of rain, as connected with the prevailing winds, influenced in their direction by the occurence of the lunar apsides, with some concluding observations on the results' by Luke Howard1840
AP/23/31Unpublished paper, 'On certain variations of the mean height of the barometer, mean temperature and depth of rain, connected with the lunar phases, in the cycle of years from 1815 to 1823' by Luke HowardFebruary 1840
AP/25/10/1Manuscript, 'On the proportions of the prevailing winds, the mean temperature, and depth of rain, in the climate of London; computed through a cycle of eighteen years, on periods of the Moon's declination' by Luke Howard31 March 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 the 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
AP/25/10/6Unpublished letter, regarding instruments for recording meteorological observations from Luke Howard to the Royal Society5 February 1841
AP/25/9Unpublished paper, 'On a remarkable depression of the barometer in November 1840, agreeing very closely in its movements and results with that of December 1821' by Luke Howard1841
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
AP/25/10/2Unpublished diagram, 'Diagram of the yearly rain computed according to the Moon's declination' by Luke Howard31 March 1841
AP/25/10Paper, 'On the proportions of the prevailing winds, the mean temperature, and depth of rain, in the climate of London; computed through a cycle of eighteen years, on periods of the Moon's declination' by Luke Howard5 February 1841-31 March 1841
MS/257/2/320Letter from Luke Howard, Ackworth to Edward Sabine18 June 1845
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/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
MM/11/154Letter from Luke Howard, Tottenham, to W.H. Sykes30 April 1841
MA/113/3Paper 'A meteorological journal for 1840 kept at Allenheads, Northumberland, with a few remarks on the rain-gauge', by William Walton13 March 1841
MA/113/4Extract of a letter from William Walton, Allenheads, to Luke Howard, with a note by Luke Howard4 May [1841]
MA/116Meteorological observations at Ackworth and London, England, by Luke HowardJanuary 1842-13 January 1843
AP/9/14Unpublished paper, 'Some remarks on meteorology' by Luke Howard[1821]
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