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Authorised form of nameBaily; Francis (1774 - 1844); Astronomer
SurnameBaily
ForenamesFrancis
Dates1774 - 1844
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Newbury, Berkshire, England (28 April 1774)
Death:
London (30 August 1844)
ActivityResearch Field:
Astronomy, metrology
Memberships:
FRAS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
22/02/1821
Council:
Treasurer 1835-1838; VP 1832-1834, 1835-1840, 1842-1843
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1844 No 60 pp 524-525
References:
Patricia Rothman, 'By "the light of his own mind": the story of James Ferguson, astronomer' in NR 2000 vol 54 pp 33-45
Alex D D Craik, 'James Ivory's last papers on the 'Figure of the Earth' (with biographical additions) in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 187-204
Royal Society codeNA6486
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1820/23Baily, Francis: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/9/43Letter from Francis Baily, 37 Tavistock Place, to Edward Cooper16 September 1835
DM/4/102Copy of a letter from Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society, to Francis Baily1830
MM/12/35Letter from Francis Baily to P M Roget6 December 1837
AP/8/3On a new method of calculating the value of Life-Annuities14 May 1812
DM/1/19Letter from Francis Baily, 37 Tavistock Square, to James Hudson, Assistant Secretary, Royal Society9 March 1831
DM/3/143Summation of a report of the Pendulum Committee 11 June 1829
DM/4/101Letter from Francis Baily to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society5 November 1830
DM/4/96Letter from Charles Rumker to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society25 June 1830
DM/2/39Report of the Lottery Office Committee21 March 1828
AP/23/24Description of a Calculating Machine, invented by Mr Thomas Fowler of Torrington in DevonshireJune 1840
CMB/42/2/7Minutes, meeting of the Royal Medal Committee25 November 1834
CMB/42/2/1Minutes from the Medal Committee10 December 1832
IM/000187Baily, Francisnd
MS/123/2Letter from the Duke of Sussex to John George Children, British Museum, London30 October 1832
RR/1/56Referee's report by Francis Baily and Richard Sheepshanks, on a unnamed paper by Demouville25 July 1833
RR/1/252Referee's report by Francis Baily, on two papers 'On the span of exchange' and 'On the English standards' by Trevor11 January 1833
RR/1/28Referee's report by Francis Baily, on a paper 'Proposal for a new method of determining the longitude, by an absolute altitude of the moon' by John Christian Bowring31 March 1838
RR/1/74Referee's report by Francis Baily, on a paper 'Experiments on the vibration of the pendulum' by William James Frodsham9 July 1838
MS/426/215Copy letter from [Charles Richard Weld, the Assistant Secretary of] the Royal Society; to Miss Baily21 July 1846
CMP/1/2Minutes of a meeting of Council of the Royal Society13 December 1832
DM/2/34'Memorandum about rooms being set aside by the Royal Society for the use of the Royal Astronomical Society'20 September 1834
CMB/42/2/4Minutes, meeting of the Royal Medal Committee in Astronomy13 April 1833
NLB/15/177Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Government Astronomer, the Observatory, Madras 8 July 1897
RR/1/8Referee's report by Francis Baily and Richard Sheepshanks, on a paper 'An account of the construction of a fluid lens refracting telescope of eight inches aperture, and eight feet and three quarters length, made for the Royal Society by George Dollond, Esq. F. R. S' by Peter Barlow 29 January 1833
CMP/1/1Minutes of a meeting of Council of the Royal Society1 December 1832
MM/12/24Letter from J G Children, British Museum, to Francis Baily18 July 1836
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