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Authorised form of nameSmyth; William Henry (1788 - 1865)
SurnameSmyth
ForenamesWilliam Henry
Dates1788 - 1865
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Westminster, England (21 January 1788)
Death:
St John's Lodge, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (09 September 1865)
ActivityCareer:
Admiral; scientific writer
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
15/06/1826
Council:
For Sec 1837-1839, 1850-1856;VP 1836-1837, 1846-1847, 1856-1857
RelationshipsFather-in-law of Sir William Henry Flower (FRS 1864); father of Charles Piazzi Smyth FRS and Warington Wilkinson Smyth FRS
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1866-1867 vol 15 pp xliii-xliv
References:
Margaret Bullard, 'My Small Newtonian Sweeper - Where is it Now?' in NR 1988 vol 42 pp 139-148
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/69231186
Royal Society codeNA5062
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
DM/6/82Letter from W D Cooper to Admiral Smyth21 April 1856
AP/30/18Attempt to apply instrumental measurement to the Zodiacal Light 25 March 1840
AP/22/7De la Chaleur du Globe1838
MM/19/7Letter from Edward Sabine, Treasurer, Royal Society13 November 1854
MM/19/102Letter from William Henry Smyth to Thomas Bell, Secretary, Royal Society7 December 1852
MM/19/33Letter from Edward Sabine, Treasurer, Royal Society, to William Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Society14 April 1862
DM/1/3Letter from W H Smyth, Crescent, Bedford5 March 1831
AP/37/20Letter from James Share RN, HMS Modeste, Corfu, to W H Smyth18 February 1855
AP/38/22On the application of photography to the Physiognomic & Mental Phenomena of InsanityApril 1856
AP/18/5eLetter from W H Smyth, Bedford, to P M Roget19 April 1834
AP/28/23On the Decomposition & Analysis of the Compoundss of Ammonia & Cyanogen24 November 1845
AP/18/5cLetter from W H Smyth, Bedford, to J G Children19 April 1834
AP/18/5dCopy of letter from W H Smyth, Bedford, to J G Children19 April 1834
AP/33/24Experiments towards the construction of new forms of Instruments for the Correction of Compass Errors due to the presence of iron in Ships1 February 1852
MS/426/419Copy letter from S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Capt W H [William Henry] Smyth20 April 1850
RR/1/23Referee's report by William Henry Smyth, on a paper 'Planet Esaid’un nouveau catalogue sidéral, avec une réprésentation graphique, et une loi de simple et régulière distribution des étoiles autour du Pole, qui pourra fournir plusieurs avantages à I’ Astronomie pratique' by Joseph Bianchi16 October 1836
RR/1/55Referee's report by William Henry Smyth, on an unnamed paper by Demouville25 September 1838
RR/1/6Referee's report by William Henry Smyth, on a paper 'An account of a protracting pocket sextant' by E Bainbridge10 July 1845
RR/1/160Referee's report by William Henry Smyth, on a paper 'New ideas on electricity, applied to the invention of an earthquake guard' by Mancini4 May 1838
RR/1/52Referee's report by William Henry Smyth and Charles Giles Bridle Daubeny, on a paper 'Some account of a new volcano in the Mediterranean' by John Davy [1832]
MS/426/557Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir R [Roderick Impey] Murchison9 February 1856
MS/426/465Note of letters from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord Rosse [William Parsons], Prof [Thomas] Graham, Capt [William Henry] Smyth7 May 1852
MM/19/104Printed letter to members of the Southern Telescope Committee, from Thomas Bell, Secretary, Southern Telescope Committee15 December 1852
DM/4/107Letter from Captain Smyth, Bedford, to James Hudson, Assistant Secretary, Royal Society22 December 1830
IM/004296Smyth, William Henrynd
RR/2/138Referee's report by William Henry Smyth, on a paper 'On the mean temperature of the observatory at Highfield House, near Nottingham, from the year 1810 to 1850' by Edward Joseph Lowe30 August 1851
RR/2/212Referee's report by William Henry Smyth, on a paper 'On the extension of the value of the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter' by William Rutherford26 February 1853
RR/2/206Referee's report by William Henry Smyth, on a paper 'On the eclipses of Agathocles, Thales and Xerxes' by George Biddell Airy26 February 1853
RR/2/259Referee's report by William Henry Smyth, on a paper 'On the results of periodical observations of the positions and distances of nineteen of the stars in Sir John Herschel’s lists of stars, favourably situated for the investigation of parallax, contained in part III. of the Philosophical Transactions for 1826, and part I. 1827' by John Wrottesley, 2nd Baron Wrottesley5 March 1851
MS/426/313Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to C P [Charles Piazzi] Smyth Esq18 February 1848
MS/426/474Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Charles Young1 November 1852
MM/12/70Letter from Charles Piazzi Smyth, London, to W H Smyth22 December 1852
EC/1826/12Smyth, William Henry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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