Authorised form of nameGould; Benjamin Apthorp (1824 - 1896)
Dates1824 - 1896
Place of birthBoston, Massachusetts, USA
Date of birth27 September 1824
Place of deathCambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Date of death26 November 1896
Research fieldAstronomy
Visited Europe to study the instruments of observatories (1845); returned to America (1848); responsible for the Astronomical Journal (1849-1861); Director, Dudley Observatory, Albany (1856-1859); Director, observatory at Cordoba, Argentina (1868-1885); died after falling down stairs
Membership categoryForeign Member
Date of election26/11/1891
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Proc Roy Soc 1897-1898 vol 62 pp i-iii signed by E J S
Royal Society codeNA5948
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1891/20Gould, Benjamin Apthorp: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/13/816Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons2 December 1896
NLB/9/142Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Benjamin Apthorp Gould, Foreign Member of the Royal Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.5 April 1894
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