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Authorised form of nameScoresby; William (1789 - 1857)
SurnameScoresby
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1789 - 1857
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Cropton, near Whitby, Yorkshire, England (05 October 1789)
Death:
Torquay, Devon (21 March 1857)
Burial:
Upton church (Torquay, Devon)
ActivityProfession:
Clergyman
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
17/06/1824
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1857-1859 vol 9 pp 57-60
Notes:
Biography in RS Library. DNB does not specify the whereabouts of Upton church - there are Uptons in both Devon and Yorkshire; the former is probably the more likely place of burial. Clergyman and Arctic explorer, 'The Times' 21 March 2001
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/52472663
Royal Society codeNA6138
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AP/35/1Production of Pictures in the Retina30 May 1854
AP/15/11Paper on the determination of the thickness of solid substances, not otherwise measureable, by the Magnetic Deviation1831
AP/37/19On the Magnetism of Iron Ships, and its accordance with theory, as determined in recent experiments21 June 1855
IM/004037Scoresby, Williamnd
RR/2/219Referee's report by William Benjamin Carpenter, on a paper 'An inquiry into some of the circumstances and principles which regulate the production of pictures on the retina of the human eye, with their measure of endurance, their colours and changes' by William Scoresby23 March 1854
EC/1824/12Scoresby, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/2/218Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'An inquiry into some of the circumstances and principles which regulate the production of pictures on the retina of the human eye, with their measure of endurance, their colours and changes' by William Scoresby9 February 1854
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