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Authorised form of nameGroombridge; Stephen (1755 - 1832)
SurnameGroombridge
ForenamesStephen
Dates1755 - 1832
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Goudhurst, Kent, England (07 January 1755)
Death:
Blackheath, London (30 March 1832)
Burial:
Goudhurst, Kent
ActivityResearch Field:
Astronomy
Career:
Apprenticed to a linen draper, West Smithfield, London; succeeded to the business; West India merchant; built a small observatory at his house, Goudhurst; undertook a catalogue of stars and made 50,000 observations
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
27/02/1812
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1832-1833 No 11 p 149
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/20026733
Royal Society codeNA5809
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/001800Groombridge, Stephennd
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
EC/1806/09Groombridge, Stephen: certificate of election to the Royal Society
EC/1811/22Groombridge, Stephen: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/1/33Letter from Stephen Groombridge, Blackheath, to Nevil Maskelyne, Astronomer Royal17 December 1806
MC/1/243Letter from Sir John Barrow, [Second Secretary to the Admiralty], Admiralty Office, to William Thomas Brande7 July 1830
MC/1/247Letter from Dr. Peter Mark Roget, [Secretary of the Royal Society], to [Sir John Barrow]15 July 1830
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