Authorised form of nameLindsay; James Ludovic (1847 - 1913); 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres; astronomer
Dates1847 - 1913
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
Eton; Trinity College, Cambridge
Enter the Army as a Lieutenant, Grenadier Guards; MP for Wigan (1874-1880); Deputy Lord High Steward for Scotland
KT 1896
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)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1914-1915 vol 91 pp xxv-xxvi signed by R A S
Vanity Fair 11 May 1878, 12 August 1908
Prior to 1880, he was known as Lord Lindsay.
Virtual International Authority File
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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