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Authorised form of nameBaxendell; Joseph (1815 - 1887)
Dates1815 - 1887
NationalityBritish
Place of birthManchester, England
Date of birth19 April 1815
Place of deathThe Observatory, Birkdale, near Southport
Date of death07 October 1887
Research fieldMeteorology; astronomy
ActivityCareer:
Went to sea (1829-1835); assisted his father in his job as a land steward; took up astronomy; Astronomer to the Corporation of the City of Manchester (by 1881)
Memberships:
FRAS (1858); Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election12/06/1884
RelationshipsSon of Thomas Baxendell and his wife, nee Shepley; married Mary Anne, sister of Norman Pogson, government astronomer of Madras
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1887-1888 vol 43 pp iv-vi signed by B S
James Bottomley 'Memoir of the late Joseph Baxendell, FRS, FRAS' in Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, 4th deries, Vol. 1, pp 28-58
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/35237920
Royal Society codeNA6668
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
EC/1884/09Baxendell, Joseph: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/005451Baxendell, Josephnd
MC/8/31Letter from Josh [Joseph] Baxendell, Cheetam Hill, Manchester, to Lieut-General Edward Sabine, President of the Royal Society22 March 1867
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