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Authorised form of nameLindsay; James Ludovic (1847 - 1913); 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres; astronomer
Other forms of nameLindsay, James Ludovic, Lord Lindsay
SurnameLindsay
ForenamesJames Ludovic
Dates1847 - 1913
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
St Germain-en-Laye, France (28 July 1847)
Death:
2 Cavendish Square, London (31 January 1913)
Burial:
The old chapel of Balcarres House, Fife
ActivityResearch Field:
Astronomy
Education:
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)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/06/1878
Council:
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
Royal Society codeNA6482
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
VF/22Portrait of James Lindsay11 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
MS/427/123Copy letter from [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society; to the Minister of Posts and Telegraphs16 July 1881
IM/002761Lindsay, James Ludevic, 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres1999
VF/23Portrait of James Lindsay?12 August 1908
EC/1878/14Lindsay, James Ludovic, 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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