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Authorised form of nameBeechey; Frederick William (1796 - 1856); naval officer and hydrographer
Dates1796 - 1856
Date of birth17 February 1796
Date of death29 November 1856
ActivityCareer:
Entered Royal Navy
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election23/12/1824
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
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]
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/194159905
Royal Society codeNA5564
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/4/224Letter from Captain [Frederick William] Beechey, 8 Westbourne Crescent, to [Samuel Hunter] Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]23 March 1848
MM/17/12Letter from FW Beechey to Edward Sabine19 February 1855
IM/Maull/000317Beechey, Frederick Williamnd
IM/000318Beechey, Frederick Williamnd
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/426/342Copy 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
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
PT/42/15Paper, 'Report of observations made upon the tidal streams of the English Channel and the German Ocean' by Captain F W [Frederick William] Beechey11 March 1851
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
MC/4/225Letter from [William Alexander Baillie-] Hamilton, [Second Secretary to the] Admiralty, to the Earl [Marquis] of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society], Piccadilly30 March 1848
MC/5/30Letter from G B [George Biddell] Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society31 January 1852
MC/4Volume 4 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1844-1850
MC/5/42Letter from Aug [Augustus] Stafford, Admiralty, to the Earl of Rosse, [President of the Royal Society], Castle Parsonstown26 April 1852
MS/426/466Copy letter from S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society; to A Stafford Esq13 May 1852
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
PT/34/6Paper, 'Report of experiments made upon the tides in the Irish Sea, and upon the great similarity of tidal phenomena between the Irish and English Channels, and the importance of extending the experiments round the lands end and up the English Channel' in a letter from Captain F W [Frederick William] Beechey to the Hydrographer [Francis Beaufort]19 February 1848
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