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Authorised form of nameBeechey; Frederick William (1796 - 1856); hydrographer
SurnameBeechey
ForenamesFrederick William
Dates1796 - 1856
Dates and placesBirth:
17 February 1796
Death:
29 November 1856
ActivityCareer:
Entered Royal Navy
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
23/12/1824
Council:
VP 1855-1856
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1856-1857 vol 8 pp 283-287
References:
D Carr Agnew, 'Robert Fitzroy and the myth of 'Marsden Square': Transatlantic rivalries in early marine meteorology' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 21-46
Sonia Bershad 'The Drawings and watercolours by F W Beechey 1796-1856 in the collection of the Arctic Institute of North America, university of Calgary' in Arctic, vol 33, no 2, June 1980 [X430/12]
Royal Society codeNA5564
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/17/12Letter from FW Beechey to Edward Sabine19 February 1855
IM/Maull/000317Beechey, Frederick Williamnd
IM/000318Beechey, Frederick Williamnd
RR/2/24Referee's report by George Biddell Airy, on a paper 'Report of observations made upon the tidal streams of the English Channel and the German Ocean' by Frederick William Beechey24 March 1851
RR/1/22Referee's report by George Biddell Airy, on a paper 'Report of observations made upon the tides in the Irish Sea, and upon the great similarity of tidal phenomena of the Irish and English Channels, and the importance of extending the experiments round the Land's End and up the English Channel. Embodied in a letter to the hydrographer' by Frederick William Beechey29 February 1848
MS/426/457Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Admiral Sir F [Francis] Beaufort 23 January 1852
MS/426/466Copy letter from S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society; to A Stafford Esq13 May 1852
MS/426/342Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Capt F W [Frederick William] Beechey 25 September 1848
EC/1824/16Beechey, Frederick William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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