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Authorised form of nameFlight; Walter (1841 - 1885)
SurnameFlight
ForenamesWalter
Dates1841 - 1885
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Winchester, Hampshire, England (21 January 1841)
Death:
04 November 1885
ActivityResearch Field:
Mineralogy; meteorites
Education:
Queenwood College, Hampshire. University of Halle; University of Heidelberg; University of Berlin. DSc (London)
Career:
Studied abroad (1863-1867); returned to England (1867); Assistant, Mineralogical Department, British Museum; Examiner in Chemistry and Physics, Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Assistant Examiner in Chemistry, University of London; member, Luminous Meteor Committee, British Association for the Advancement of Science; resigned due to illness
Memberships:
FGS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/06/1883
RelationshipsSon of William P Flight of Winchester; married (1880) Kate, daughter of Dr Fell of Ambleside
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
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Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/108097302
Royal Society codeNA6652
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AP/61/8Autotype of the Cranbourne Meteorite1882
RR/9/24Letter from Walter Flight, on his paper 'Report of an examination of the meteorites of Cranbourne, in Australia; of Rowton, in Shropshire; and of Middlesbrough, in Yorkshire' to the Secretary of the Royal Society24 March 1882
RR/9/25Referee's report by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne, on a paper 'Report of an examination of the meteorites of Cranbourne, in Australia; of Rowton, in Shropshire; and of Middlesbrough, in Yorkshire' by Walter Flight15 April 1882
RR/9/26Letter from Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne, on a paper 'Report of an examination of the meteorites of Cranbourne, in Australia; of Rowton, in Shropshire; and of Middlesbrough, in Yorkshire' by Walter Flight to the Secretary of the Royal Society23 June 1882
RR/9/21Referee's report by Henry Enfield Roscoe, on a paper 'Report of an examination of the meteorites of Cranbourne, in Australia; of Rowton, in Shropshire; and of Middlesbrough, in Yorkshire' by Walter Flight4 March 1882
NLB/3/212Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society10 April 1889
RR/9/20Referee's report by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne, on a paper 'Report of an examination of the meteorites of Cranbourne, in Australia; of Rowton, in Shropshire; and of Middlesbrough, in Yorkshire' by Walter Flight9 March 1882
EC/1883/07Flight, Walter: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/9/23Letter from George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'Report of an examination of the meteorites of Cranbourne, in Australia; of Rowton, in Shropshire; and of Middlesbrough, in Yorkshire' by Walter Flight to the author17 March 1882
RR/9/22Letter from George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'Report of an examination of the meteorites of Cranbourne, in Australia; of Rowton, in Shropshire; and of Middlesbrough, in Yorkshire' by Walter Flight to the author14 March 1882
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