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Authorised form of nameScoresby; William (1789 - 1857)
Dates1789 - 1857
NationalityBritish
Place of birthCropton, near Whitby, Yorkshire, England
Date of birth05 October 1789
Place of deathTorquay, Devon
Date of death21 March 1857
Dates and placesBurial:
Upton church (Torquay, Devon)
OccupationClergyman
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election17/06/1824
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/9/22/4Unpublished drawing, section of whale skull by [William Scoresby?][1821]
AP/35/1Unpublished paper, 'An enquiry into some of the circumstances and principles which regulate the production of pictures in the retina of the human eye, with their measure of endurance, their colour, and changes' by William Scoresby17 November 1853-30 May 1854
AP/37/19Paper, 'On the magnetism of iron ships, and its accordance with theory, as determined in recent experiments' by William Scoresby21 June 1855
IM/004037Scoresby, Williamnd
RR/2/219Referee's report by William Benjamin Carpenter, on a paper 'An enquiry 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
MC/1/325Letter from Peter Barlow, Woolwich, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society 11 August 1831
EC/1824/12Scoresby, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/9/22/3Unpublished drawings, blow hole and skull of whale by [William Scoresby?][1821]
RR/2/218Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'An enquiry 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
PT/13/8/2Plate, apparatus for taking azimuths by William Scoresby4 November 1818
PT/13/7Paper, 'On the anomaly in the variation of the magnetic needle as observed on ship-board' by Wm [William] Scoresby3 November 1818
PT/13/8/1Letter, regarding anomalies of magnetical observations by Willm [William] Scoresby in a letter to Sir Joseph Banks4 November 1818
PT/13/8Letter, regarding anomalies of magnetical observations by Willm [William] Scoresby in a letter to Sir Joseph Banks4 November 1818
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
MC/3Volume 3 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1839-1843
MC/3/12Letter from William Scoresby, Exeter, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society20 February 1839
MC/3/13Letter from William Scoresby, Exeter, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, [Secretary of the Royal Society]22 February 1839
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
AP/9/22/6Unpublished manuscript, 'Contributions towards the anatomy of whales' by Willm [William] Scoresby30 November 1821
AP/9/22/5Unpublished drawings, skull and blowing canals of narwhal by [William Scoresby?][1821]
AP/9/22/2Unpublished drawings, 'Anatomy of the whale' by [William Scoresby?][1821]
AP/9/22/1Unpublished letter, on the anatomy of whales from Willm [William] Scoresby to Evd [Everard] Home30 November 1821
AP/15/11/6Unpublished diagram, magnet and mine or tunnel by W [William] Scoresby[1831]
AP/9/22Unpublished paper and letter, 'Contributions towards the anatomy of whales' by Willm [William] Scoresby30 November 1821
AP/15/11/3Unpublished diagram, magnetic bars by W [William] Scoresby[1831]
AP/15/11/4Unpublished diagrams, magnets near compasses by W [William] Scoresby[1831]
AP/15/11Unpublished paper, 'Paper on the determination of the thickness of solid substances, not otherwise measurable, by magnetic deviation' by W [William] Scoresby[1831]
AP/15/11/1Unpublished manuscript, 'Paper on the determination of the thickness of solid substances, not otherwise measurable, by magnetic deviation' by W [William] Scoresby[1831]
AP/15/11/2Unpublished diagrams, placement of compasses near walls by W [William] Scoresby[1831]
AP/15/11/5Unpublished diagrams, compass apparatus and magnet case by W [William] Scoresby[1831]
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