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Authorised form of nameCooper; Edward Joshua (1798 - 1863)
SurnameCooper
ForenamesEdward Joshua
Dates1798 - 1863
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland (May 1798)
Death:
Markree Castle, Collooney, Sligo, Ireland (23 April 1863)
ActivityResearch Field:
Astronomy
Education:
Schooled at Armagh; Eton College; Christ Church, Oxford (did not complete degree)
Career:
Toured Persia and Turkey (1820-1821) and Egypt, Scandinavia (1824-1825); took over family estates at Markree Castle and built an astronomical observatory; MP for Sligo (1830-1841, 1857-1859);assisted in observations byAndrew Graham (1842 - 1860) discovering new minor planet, Metis and measuring approximate positions of 60 066 stars, only 8 965 of which were previously known; on recommendation of the Royal Society work published by the government in four volumes as 'Catalogue of Stars near the Ecliptic, Observed at Markree' (1851-1856); awarded Cunnigham Medal of the Royal Irish Academy; Honorary LLD, University of Dublin (1863);
Memberships:
MRIA 1832
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
2/06/1853
RelationshipsMarried 1. Sophia L'estrange of Moystown, County Offaly 2. Sarah Frances Wynne
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Irish Innovators
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1863-1864 vol 13 pp i-iii
Royal Society codeNA5034
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/9/75Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper6 September 1852
MM/9/58Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper8 May 1848
EC/1853/05Cooper, Edward Joshua: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/9/50Letter from TR Robinson, Armagh Observatory, to Edward Cooper25 June 1839
MM/9/71Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper20 November 1850
MM/9/56Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper29 November 1847
MM/9/68Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper12 September 1850
MM/9/61Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper19 May 1849
MM/9/48Letter from TR Robinson, Armagh Observatory, to Edward Cooper10 August 1838
MM/9/54Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper4 August 1845
MM/9/66Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper31 May 1850
MM/9/44Letter from TR Robinson, Armagh Observatory, to Edward Cooper6 January 1838
MM/9/52Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper3 February 1844
MM/9/53Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper27 February 1845
MM/9/76Letter from D Brewster, Hopefield, Belfast, to Edward Cooper9 September 1852
MM/9/63Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper29 May 1849
MM/9/74Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper16 April 1851
MM/9/64Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper20 November 1849
MM/9/60Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper19 May 1849
MM/9/43Letter from Francis Baily, 37 Tavistock Place, to Edward Cooper16 September 1835
MM/9/72Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper30 January 1851
MM/9/59Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper14 April 1849
MM/9/57Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper9 December 1847
MM/12/79Letter from EJ Cooper, Markree, to Thomas Bell26 April 1853
MM/16/159Letter from Edward Cooper, Chesham Street, to Sir John Herschel14 February 1852
MM/9/65Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper29 May 1850
MM/9/47Letter from TR Robinson, Armagh Observatory, to Edward Cooper3 August 1838
MM/19/112Letter from Thomas Romney Robinson to Edward Sabine28 July 1853
AP/19/5Observations on Halley's Comet1835
MS/426/482Note of a letter from [the Secretaries of] the Royal Society; to Dr [Thomas Romney] Robinson29 March 1853
MS/426/397Copy letter from Thos [Thomas] Bell, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Edward] Cooper, Esq30 November 1849
MS/426/385Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Edward [Joshua] Cooper Esq15 June 1849
MS/426/389Copy letter from C R W [Charles Richard Weld], the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Edward Cooper; Markee Castle, Colooney, [Sligo] Ireland26 July 1849
MM/9/69Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper17 September 1850
MM/9/49Letter from TR Robinson, Armagh Observatory, to Edward Cooper30 May 1839
MM/9/67Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper13 July 1850
MM/9/51Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper12 February 1842
MM/9/73Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper4 March 1851
MM/9/45Letter from TR Robinson, Armagh Observatory, to Edward Cooper7 June 1838
MM/9/70Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper14 October 1850
MM/9/46Letter from TR Robinson, Armagh Observatory, to Edward Cooper1 July 1838
MM/9/62Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper25 May 1849
MM/9/55Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to Edward Cooper23 December 1845
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