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Authorised form of namePerry; Stephen Joseph (1833 - 1889)
SurnamePerry
ForenamesStephen Joseph
Dates1833 - 1889
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (26 August 1833)
Death:
27 December 1889
Burial:
Georgetown, Demerera, Guyana
ActivityProfession:
Roman Catholic priest
Research Field:
Astronomy, magnetism
Education:
Douai College, France; Rome
Career:
Entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuit) (1853); went to Stonyhurst College (1856); ordained Priest (1866); Director of the Astronomical and Meteorological Observatories, Stonyhurst; Lecturer in Astronomy and Mathematics, Stonyhurst College; led several eclipse expeditions; contracted a disease whilst leading an eclipse expedition on the Isles du Salut, off French Guiana, of which he died
Memberships:
FRAS (1869)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
4/06/1874
RelationshipsSon of Stephen Perry, steel pen manufacturer of Red lion Square, London
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1890 vol 48 pp xii-xv signed by A A C
References:
Dr George Bishop, 'Stephen Joseph Perry 1833-1889 : priest, scientists, educator' Thesis (MSc) - UMIST, 1977
Father Cortie, 'Father Stephen Joseph Perry, SJ', The Month LXVIII (January - April 1890), p 305, p 474
Royal Society codeNA6437
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1874/13Perry, Stephen Joseph: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/Maull/003524Perry, Stephen Josephnd
NLB/1/293Copy letter from John Evans, to Professor Stephen Joseph Perry1 December 1886
NLB/3/63Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Rev Stephen Joseph Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society, Stonyhurst1 March 1889
NLB/3/526Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Rev Stephen Joseph Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society4 July 1889
NLB/3/533Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Rev Stephen Joseph Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society5 July 1889
NLB/3/572Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Rev Stephen Joseph Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society[July 1889]
NLB/3/621Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Rev Stephen Joseph Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society25 July 1889
RR/6/218Referee's report by Archibald Smith, on a paper 'Magnetic survey of the West of France, 1868' by Stephen Joseph Perry2 November 1869
RR/6/217Referee's report by Balfour Stewart, on a paper 'Magnetic survey of the West of France, 1868' by Stephen Joseph Perry13 August 1869
RR/7/194Referee's report by Balfour Stewart, on a paper 'Magnetic observations made at Stonyhurst College Observatory, from April 1863 to March 1870' by Stephen Joseph Perry24 July 1872
RR/7/268Referee's report by Edward Walker, on a paper 'Magnetic survey of Belgium in 1871' by Stephen Joseph Perry29 April 1873
RR/7/265Referee's report by George Biddell Airy, on a paper 'Magnetic survey of Belgium in 1871' by Stephen Joseph Perry25 February 1873
RR/7/266Letter from Stephen Joseph Perry, on his paper 'Magnetic survey of Belgium in 1871' to the Secretary of the Royal Society28 February 1873
RR/7/267Letter from George Biddell Airy, on a paper 'Magnetic survey of Belgium in 1871' by Stephen Joseph Perry3 March 1873
RR/10/290Referee's report by Stephen Joseph Perry, on the Bakerian Lecture 'A magnetic survey of the British Isles for the epoch January 1, 1886' by Arthur William Rucker and Thomas Edward Thorpe[1889]
NLB/3/532Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Edward Walter Maunder5 July 1889
NLB/3/658Copy letter from Alfred H White, to the Rev Stephen Joseph Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society2 August 1889
RR/10/70Referee's report by William Henry Mahoney Christie, on a paper 'Report of the observations of the total solar eclipse of August 29, 1886, made at the Island of Carriacou' by Stephen Joseph Perry and Lieutenant J Masterman19 August 1887
RR/10/71Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'Report of the observations of the total solar eclipse of August 29, 1886, made at the Island of Carriacou' by Stephen Joseph Perry and Lieutenant J Masterman20 August 1887
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