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Authorised form of nameGould; Benjamin Apthorp (1824 - 1896)
Dates1824 - 1896
NationalityAmerican
Place of birthBoston, Massachusetts, USA
Date of birth27 September 1824
Place of deathCambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Date of death26 November 1896
Research fieldAstronomy
ActivityEducation:
Harvard
Career:
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
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Obituaries:
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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