Authorised form of nameLangley; Samuel Pierpont (1834 - 1906)
Dates1834 - 1906
Place of birthRoxbury, Massachusetts, USA
Date of birth22 August 1834
Place of deathAiken, South Carolina, USA
Date of death22 or 27 February 1906
Research fieldAstrophysics
Membership categoryForeign Member
Date of election12/12/1895
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Rumford Medal 1886
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
DSB gives death date as 22 February 1906
J S Rowlinson, 'Le Sage's Essai de chymie mechanique' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 35-45
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA5223
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/1/328Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Samuel Pierpont Langley, Allegheny Observatory22 December 1886
NLB/3/907Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John William Mallet, Fellow of the Royal Society, University of Virginia8 November 1889
NLB/9/95Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Professor Samuel Pierpont Langley, [Foreign Member, Royal Society]31 March 1894
NLB/17/388Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Dr Samuel Pierpoint Langley, Foreign Member, Royal Society21 October 1898
NLB/32/480Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr William Edward Wilson, Fellow of the Royal Society19 March 1906
NLB/32/414Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to [Messrs Harrison & Sons]6 March 1906
NLB/32/507Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Hugh Frank Newall, Fellow of the Royal Society22 March 1906
EC/1895/22 Langley, Samuel Pierpont: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/19/371Copy letter from some members of the provisional International Committee [of the International Catalogue], to Professor Samuel Pierpont Langley, Foreign Member, Royal Society4 September 1899
MC/16/286Letter from Samuel Pierpont Langley, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA, to the Royal Society6 February 1896
MC/16Volume 16 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1893-1896
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