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Authorised form of nameHerschel; Alexander Stewart (1836 - 1907); Astronomer
SurnameHerschel
ForenamesAlexander Stewart
Dates1836 - 1907
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Feldhausen estate, Claremont, [now a suburb of Cape Town], Cape Colony, [now in South Africa], Africa (05 February 1836)
Death:
Observatory House, Slough, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom (18 June 1907)
Burial:
Chancel of St Lawrence Church, Upton, Buckinghamshire
ActivityProfession:
Astronomer
Research field:
Meteors
Education:
Was brought to England aged two (1838); Clapham Grammar School; Trinity College, Cambridge, BA (1859), MA (1877)
Career:
Lecturer in Natural Philosophy and Professor of Mechanical Physics, Glasgow University (1866-1871); Professor of Experimental Physics, College of Physical Science, Durham University (1871-1886); wrote on meteors
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
12/06/1884
RelationshipsSecond son of Sir John Frederick William Herschel (FRS 1813) and his wife Margaret Brodie, daughter of Rev Alexander Stewart; grandson of Sir William Herschel (FRS 1781); elder brother of John Herschel (FRS 1871); unmarried
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1907-1908 vol 80 pp xix-xxiii signed by H H T
Royal Society codeNA6670
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/21/84Letter from A S Herschel to Herbert Rix8 April 1895
MM/21/85Letter from AS Herschel to Herbert Rix15 April 1895
MS/743/1/82Tracks of shooting stars observed at Newcastle on Tyne Novr 27th 1872...by Alexander Stewart Herschel27 November 1872
MS/743/1/90Letter from Alexander Stewart Herschel, College of Science, Newcastle upon Tyne, to [John Hall] Gladstone21 September 1876
NLB/6/589Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alexander Stewart Herschel, Fellow of the Royal Society8 June 1892
NLB/11/59Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alexander Stewart Herschel, Fellow of the Royal Society8 April 1895
NLB/11/71Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alexander Stewart Herschel, Fellow of the Royal Society10 April 1895
NLB/9/408Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alexander Stewart Herschel, Fellow of the Royal Society16 May 1894
NLB/27/622Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Alexander Stewart Herschel, Fellow of the Royal Society, Observatory House, Slough29 October 1903
NLB/35/621Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons21 June 1907
NLB/35/716Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Professor Herbert Hall Turner, Fellow of the Royal Society9 July 1907
NLB/37/417Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor [Joseph] Larmor, Secretary of the Royal Society16 March 1908
MS/928/2/93Memorandum, 'Note on penetration of air (or other 'uncondensable gas') by very swiftly moving bodies', by Alexander Stewart Herschel3 December 1892 [1887]
MS/743/1/81Letter from Alexander Stewart Herschel, 16 Saville Row, Newcastle on Tyne, to [John Hall] Gladstone 10 February 1873
EC/1884/12Herschel, Alexander Stewart: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/928/2/92Letter from Alexander Stewart Herschel, Observatory House, Slough, to Charles Vernon Boys3 December 1892
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