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Authorised form of nameEllery; Robert Lewis John (1827 - 1908)
Dates1827 - 1908
Place of birthCranleigh, Surrey, England
Date of birth14 July 1827
Date of death14/01/1908
ActivityCareer:
Trained for the medical profession, but went to Australia in search of gold (1851); took up astronomy; founded a Government Observatory, Williamstown; Superintendent, Geodetic Survey of the Colony of Victoria (1858-1874); Government Astronomer, Melbourne (1863-1895);
Honours:
CMG 1889
Memberships:
FRAS (1859); Royal Society of Victoria (President)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election12/06/1873
RelationshipsSon of John Ellery, Surgeon, of Cranleigh.
Married: 1) (1853) daughter of Dr John Shields of Launceston, Tasmania (she died 1856); 2) (1858) Margaret, sister of his first wife
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1909 vol 82 pp vi-x signed by H H T
References:
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/63066279
Royal Society codeNA6424
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
EC/1873/09Ellery, Robert Lewis John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/14/133Copy of report on the working of the Great Melbourne Telescope, by RLJ Ellery1870
MC/7Volume 7 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1864-1866
NLB/25/487Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Robert John Lewis Ellery, Fellow of the Royal Society11 November 1902
NLB/37/74Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Harrison & Sons20 January 1908
NLB/32/643Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Robert Lewis John Ellery, Fellow of the Royal Society, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia[26 April 1906]
NLB/32/652Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to [Messrs Harrison & Sons]30 April 1906
NLB/37/118Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to H [Herbert] H [Hall] Turner FRS29 January 1908
NLB/37/305Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to The Secretary, English Scottish & Austrailian Bank Ltd, 38 Lombard Street, EC28 February 1908
MC/7/124Letter from Robert L J [Lewis John] Ellery, Directory of the Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne, Victoria, to Dr [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society, Burlington House, London24 September 1864
MC/7/186Letter from Rob L J [Robert Lewis John] Ellery, Observatory Melbourne, to Dr [William] Sharpey, [Secretary of the Royal Society], Burlington House, London24 March 1864
MC/7/254Letter from Robt L J [Robert Lewis John] Ellery, Melbourne Observatory, Victoria, Australia, to Dr [William] Sharpey, [Secretary of the Royal Society], Burlington House25 August 1864
MC/8/293Letter from Rob L J [Robert Lewis John] Ellery, Observatory Melbourne, to Major General [Edward] Sabine, [President of the Royal Society], London4 January 1869
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