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Authorised form of nameSheepshanks; Richard (1794 - 1855)
SurnameSheepshanks
ForenamesRichard
Dates1794 - 1855
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Leeds, Yorkshire, England (30 July 1794)
Death:
Reading, Berkshire (04 or 07 August 1855)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
1/04/1830
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1854-1855 vol 7 pp 612-615
References:
A W Skempton and Joyce Brown, 'John and Edward Troughton, Mathematical Instrument Makers' in NR 1972-3 vol 27 pp 233-262
Notes:
DNB gives death date as 04 August 1855
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/18004331
Royal Society codeNA5536
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/3Volume 3 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1839-1843
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
DM/3/144Report of a subcomittee to the Pendulum Committee, on a site for a pendulum observatory1829
RR/1/56Referee's report by Francis Baily and Richard Sheepshanks, on a unnamed paper by Demouville25 July 1833
MM/10/7A satirical poster holding up to scorn some contemporary astronomers - notably G B Airy and Richard Sheepshanks1843
CMP/1/2Minutes of a meeting of Council of the Royal Society13 December 1832
MM/13/84Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee11 December 1832
MM/13/85Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 20 December 1832
RR/1/8Referee's report by Francis Baily and Richard Sheepshanks, on a paper 'An account of the construction of a fluid lens refracting telescope of eight inches aperture, and eight feet and three quarters length, made for the Royal Society by George Dollond, Esq. F. R. S' by Peter Barlow 29 January 1833
CMP/1/1Minutes of a meeting of Council of the Royal Society1 December 1832
EC/1830/21Sheepshanks, Richard: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/13/88Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 29 January 1833
MM/13/87Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 22 January 1833
MM/13/86Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 15 January 1833
MC/2/58Letter from Richard Sheepshanks, 30 Woburn Place, to John George Children, Secretary of the Royal Society22 October 1832
MC/2/305Letter from Richard Sheepshanks to the Council of the Royal Society12 November 1838
MC/3/176Letter from Henry Raper, Secretary of the Royal Astronomical Society, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society22 June 1841
MC/3/287Letter from Colonel Edward Sabine, Woolwich, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]25 May 1843
MC/3/289Letter from Richard Sheepshanks to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society] c. May 1843
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