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Authorised form of nameShadwell; Sir; Charles Frederick Alexander (1814 - 1886)
Dates1814 - 1886
NationalityBritish
Date of birth31 January 1814
Place of deathMelksham, Wiltshire
Date of death01 March 1886
Research fieldNautical astronomy
ActivityEducation:
Royal Naval College, Portsmouth
Career:
Entered the Royal Navy (1829); Lieutenant (1838); surveyed the Tores Straits; Commander (1846); Captain (1853); lamed for life by a severe wound in the ankle, received leading a landing party over the mud flats at Takn Forts (1859); Rear Admiral (1869); Commander-in-Chief, China (1871-1875); retired (1881)
Honours:
CB 1853; KCB 1873
Memberships:
FRAS; FGS
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election06/06/1861
RelationshipsFourth son of Sir Lancelot Shadwell, last Vice Chancellor of England, and his wife Harriet, daughter of Anthony Richardson, merchant, of Powis Place, Great Ormond Street, London; unmarried
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/9250159478018527990002
Royal Society codeNA6032
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
NLB/1/686Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Admiral Alfred Phillips Ryder3 November 1887
RR/7/481Letter from John Allan Broun, on a paper 'A contribution to terrestrial magnetism; being the record of observations of the magnetic inclination, or dip, made during the voyage of H. M. S. ‘Iron Duke’ to China and Japan 1871-75' by Charles Frederick Alexander Shadwell31 August 1876
RR/7/482Referee's report by John Allan Broun, on a paper 'A contribution to terrestrial magnetism; being the record of observations of the magnetic inclination, or dip, made during the voyage of H. M. S. ‘Iron Duke’ to China and Japan 1871-75' by Charles Frederick Alexander Shadwell1876
EC/1861/13Shadwell, Sir Charles Frederick Alexander: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/7/480Referee's report by Balfour Stewart, on a paper 'A contribution to terrestrial magnetism; being the record of observations of the magnetic inclination, or dip, made during the voyage of H. M. S. ‘Iron Duke’ to China and Japan 1871-75' by Charles Frederick Alexander Shadwell1 August 1876
RR/8/63Referee's report by John Allan Broun, on a paper 'A contribution to terrestrial magnetism; being the record of observations of the magnetic inclination, or dip, made during the voyage of H. M. S. ‘Iron Duke’ to China and Japan, &c., 1871-75' by Charles Frederick Alexander Shadwell30 July 1877
MC/6/148Letter from Chas F A [Charles Frederick Alexander] Shadwell, HMS Aboukir, off Deal, to Dr [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society12 June 1861
MC/6/191Letter from Chas F A [Charles Frederick Alexander] Shadwell, HMS Aboukir, Gibraltar, to the Secretary of the Royal Society28 December 1861
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