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Authorised form of nameStory-Maskelyne; Mervyn Herbert Nevil (1823 - 1911)
Other forms of nameMaskelyne, Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-
SurnameStory-Maskelyne
ForenamesMervyn Herbert Nevil
Dates1823 - 1911
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Basset Down House, near Wroughton, Wiltshire, England (03 September 1823)
Death:
Basset Down House, near Wroughton, Wiltshire (20 May 1911)
Burial:
Purton, Wiltshire
ActivityResearch Field:
Mineralogy
Education:
Wadham College, Oxford. BA (1845), MA (1849)
Career:
Professor of Mineralogy, Oxford University (1856-1895); Keeper of the Mineral Department, British Museum (1857-1880); settled on his estate as a country gentleman (1879); MP for Cricklade, Wiltshire (1880-1886, 1886-1892)
Memberships:
FGS; Imperial Mineralogical Society, St Petersburg; Boston Natural History Society
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
2/06/1870
Council:
VP 1897-1899
RelationshipsEldest son of Anthony Mervin Reeve Story (FRS 1823) and his wife Margaret Maseklyne daughter of Nevil Maskelyne (FRS 1758); succeeded to the Basset Down Estate (1879); married (1858) Therza Mary, daughter of John Dillwyn Llewelyn (FRS 1836); father-in-law of Sir Arthur Rucker (FRS 1884)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1911-1912 vol 86 pp xlvii-lv signed by A W R and H A M
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/774292
Royal Society codeNA6363
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1870/05Story-Maskelyne, Mervyn Herbert Nevil: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/710/71Letter from Nevil Story Maskelyne to Caroline Fox[1854?]
MM/10/137Note concerning transaction mentioned in Nevil Maskelyne's letter to James West, 17 August 1761, of thirty pounds to Charles Hutchinson, Governor of St Helena.1762
AP/52/8Descriptions of figures in a paper on Meteorites1870
MS/743/1/43Letter from Nevil Story Maskelyne, British Museum, to [John Hall Gladstone]20 March 1860
NLB/7/76Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne24 November 1892
NLB/8/395Copy letter from the Assistant Secretary [Herbert Rix], to Messrs Harrison & Sons17 October 1893
NLB/26/223Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne, Fellow of the Royal Society13 February 1903
NLB/8/914Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story Maskelyne, Fellow of the Royal Society23 January 1894
NLB/8/1003Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Nevil Story Maskelyne, Fellow of the Royal Society9 February 1894
NLB/8/969Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Mervyn Herbert Nevil Maskelyne, Fellow of the Royal Society30 January 1894
NLB/12/700Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story Maskelyne, Fellow of the Royal Society (Chairman of Board D)14 April 1896
RR/15/124Second referee's report by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Storey-Maskelyne, on a paper 'A comparative crystallographical study of the double selenates of the series R2M(SeO4)2,6H20. Part 1- Salts in which M is zinc' by Alfred Edward Howard Tutton11 June 1900
NLB/17/90Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne, Vice President, Royal Society14 July 1898
NLB/16/734Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Story Maskelvyne, Athenaeum Club27 May 1898
NLB/17/572Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne, Vice President, Royal Society21 November 1898
NLB/20/359Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Carey Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society2 April 1900
NLB/20/605Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne, Fellow of the Royal Society30 May 1900
NLB/37/558Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Major P [Percy Alexander] MacMahon, Fellow of the Royal Society6 April 1908
NLB/39/345Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor [Herbert] N [Nevil] S [Story] Maskelyne, Fellow of the Royal Society6 January 1909
RR/5/142Referee's report by William Hallowes Miller, on a paper 'On new cornish minerals of the brochantite group' by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne[1865]
RR/7/42Referee's report by Hugo Muller, on a paper 'On the mineral constituents of meteorites' by Nevil Story Maskelyne16 February 1870
RR/5/143Referee's report by John Percy, on a paper 'On new cornish minerals of the brochantite group' by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne15 June 1865
RR/7/43Referee's report by William Hallowes Miller, on a paper 'On the mineral constituents of meteorites' by Nevil Story Maskelyne1870
RR/7/112Referee's report by Hugo Muller, on a paper 'On the meteorites of Shalka and Breitenbach' by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne11 June 1871
RR/7/111Referee's report by William Hallowes Miller, on a paper 'On the meteorites of Shalka and Breitenbach' by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne3 April 1871
RR/7/235Referee's report by Mervin Herber Nevil Story-Maskelyne, on a paper 'On a new locality of Amblygonite, and on montebrasite, a new hydrated aluminium and lithium phosphate' by Alfred Louis Olivier Des Cloizeaux20 March 1873
RR/8/60Referee's report by Heinrich Debus, on a paper 'An attempt to form double salts of nitrate of silver and other nitrates' by William James Russell and Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne1 December 1877
RR/7/317Referee's report by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne, on a paper 'On the quantitative analysis of certain alloys by means of the spectroscope' by Joseph Norman Lockyer and William Chandler Roberts-Austen12 July 1874
RR/9/25Referee's report by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne, on a paper 'Report of an examination of the meteorites of Cranbourne, in Australia; of Rowton, in Shropshire; and of Middlesbrough, in Yorkshire' by Walter Flight15 April 1882
RR/9/370Referee's report by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne, on a paper 'On the specific heats of minerals' by John Joly1886
RR/9/371Referee's report by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne, on a paper 'On the specific heats of minerals by gravitational method' by John Joly1886
RR/12/274Letter from Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story Maskelyne, regarding a paper 'The rubies of Burma and associated minerals: their mode of occurrence, origin, and metamorphoses. A contribution to the history of corundum' by C Barrington Brown and John Wesley Judd22 April 1895
RR/14/258Referee's report by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne, on a paper 'The thermal deformation of the crystallised normal sulphates of Potassium, Rubidium, and Caesium' by Alfred Edwin Howard Tuttonnd [February 1899]
RR/12/254Second letter from Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story Maskelyne, to John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, regarding two papers 'An instrument for grinding section-plates and prisms of crystals of artificial preparations accurately in the desired directions' and 'An Instrument of precision for producing monochromatic light of any desired wave-length, and its use in the investigation of the optical properties of crystals' by Alfred Edwin Howard Tutton3 February 1894
RR/12/397Referee's report by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story Maskelyne, on a paper 'An instrument for cutting, grinding, and polishing section-plates and prisms of mineral or other crystals accurately in the desired directions' by Alfred Edwin Howard Tutton28 December 1894
RR/7/326Referee's report by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story Maskelyne, on a paper 'Addition to the paper on 'Volcanic energy: an attempt to develop its true origin and cosmical relations'' by Robert Mallet30 July 1874
RR/12/275Referee's report by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story Maskelyne, on a paper 'The rubies of Burma and associated minerals: their mode of occurrence, origin, and metamorphoses. A contribution to the history of corundum' by C Barrington Brown and John Wesley Judd20April 1895
NLB/8/913Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story Maskelyne, Fellow of the Royal Society22 January 1894
NLB/16/728Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal, St Stephen's House, Victoria Embankment26 May 1898
NLB/18/799Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Lord Chamberlain16 May 1899
RR/9/20Referee's report by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne, on a paper 'Report of an examination of the meteorites of Cranbourne, in Australia; of Rowton, in Shropshire; and of Middlesbrough, in Yorkshire' by Walter Flight9 March 1882
RR/12/107Referee's report by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story Maskelyne, on a paper 'Chemical analysis of the meteoric stone found at Makariwa, near Invercargill, New Zealand, in the year 1886' by Lazarus Fletchernd [1893]
RR/12/253Letter from Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story Maskelyne, to Herbert Rix, regarding two papers 'An instrument for grinding section-plates and prisms of crystals of artificial preparations accurately in the desired directions' and 'An Instrument of precision for producing monochromatic light of any desired wave-length, and its use in the investigation of the optical properties of crystals' by Alfred Edwin Howard Tutton31 January 1894
RR/15/122Referee's report by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne, on a paper 'A comparative crystallographical study of the double selenates of the series R2M(SeO4)2,6H20. Part 1- Salts in which M is zinc' by Alfred Edward Howard Tutton16 April 1900
RR/12/255Referee's report by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story Maskelyne, on two papers 'An instrument for grinding section-plates and prisms of crystals of artificial preparations accurately in the desired directions' and 'An Instrument of precision for producing monochromatic light of any desired wave-length, and its use in the investigation of the optical properties of crystals' by Alfred Edwin Howard Tuttonnd [1894]
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