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Authorised form of nameLindsay; James Ludovic (1847 - 1913); 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres; astronomer
Dates1847 - 1913
NationalityBritish
Place of birthSt Germain-en-Laye, France
Date of birth28 July 1847
Place of death2 Cavendish Square, London
Date of death31/01/1913
Dates and placesBurial:
The old chapel of Balcarres House, Fife
Research fieldAstronomy
ActivityEducation:
Eton; Trinity College, Cambridge
Career:
Enter the Army as a Lieutenant, Grenadier Guards; MP for Wigan (1874-1880); Deputy Lord High Steward for Scotland
Honours:
KT 1896
Memberships:
FRAS (President 1878-1880); FSA (1885)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election06/06/1878
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1878-1879
RelationshipsOnly son of Alexander Lindsay, 25th Earl of Crawford and Balcarres; succeeded to the title (1880); father of David, 27th Earl of Crawford (FRS 1924)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1914-1915 vol 91 pp xxv-xxvi signed by R A S
References:
Vanity Fair 11 May 1878, 12 August 1908
Notes:
Prior to 1880, he was known as Lord Lindsay.
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/9985420
Royal Society codeNA6482
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
VF/22Portrait of James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford, by Sir Leslie Ward11 May 1878
IM/002760Lindsay, James Ludevic, 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres1999
NLB/40/469Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to The Right Honourable, The Earl of Crawford KT, FRS 11th June 1909
IM/002761Lindsay, James Ludevic, 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres1999
EC/1878/14Lindsay, James Ludovic, 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres: certificate of election to the Royal Society
VF/23Portrait of James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford, by Sir Leslie Ward?12 August 1908
MC/11/199Copy letter from G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society to Lord Lindsay, President of the Astronomical Society 6 April 1878
MC/11Volume 11 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1877-1879
MS/427/123Copy letter from [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society; to the Minister of Posts and Telegraphs16 July 1881
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