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Authorised form of nameChristie; Sir; William Henry Mahoney (1845 - 1922)
SurnameChristie
ForenamesWilliam Henry Mahoney
Dates1845 - 1922
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Woolwich, London, England (01 October 1845)
Death:
At sea (22 January 1922)
Burial:
At sea, near Gibraltar
ActivityResearch Field:
Astronomy
Education:
King's College School, London; Trinity College, Cambridge. BA (1868), MA
Career:
Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; Honorary Fellow of King's College, London; Chief Assistant, Royal Observatory, Greenwich (1870); Editor, 'The Observatory,' a monthly review of Astronomy; Astronomer Royal (1881); went on astronomical expeditions to Japan (1896), India (1898), Portugal (1900) and Tunis (1905); retired (1910)
Honours:
CB 1897; KCB 1904
Memberships:
RAS (Secretary); Physical Society
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
2/06/1881
Council:
VP 1890-1891, 1900-1901
RelationshipsSon of Samuel Hunter Christie (FRS 1826); married (131 December 1881) Mary Violette, daughter of Sir Alfred Hickman
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1922-1923 vol 102 pp xi-xvi signed by F W D
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/765836
Royal Society codeNA6998
Archives associated with this Fellow
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NLB/19/752Copy telegram from an unknown correspondent, to the Astronomer Royal [Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society], Greenwich[December 1899]
EC/1881/11Christie, Sir William Henry Mahoney: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/15/50Report by WHM Christie on a paper by FC Penrose on the orientation of a number of Greek temples31 March 1897
MM/17/36Letter from WHM Christie, International Geodetic Bureau, to Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society4 November 1896
MM/17/37Letter from WHM Christie, International Geodetic Association, to Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society7 November 1896
NLB/24/198Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society21 March 1902
IM/Maull/000846Christie, Sir William Henry Mahoneynd
NLB/6/1081Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Astronomer Royal, Fellow of the Royal Society19 October 1892
NLB/1/451Copy letter from Michael Foster, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Astronomer Royal5 May 1887
NLB/1/474Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society25 June 1887
NLB/1/459Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Astronomer Royal13 June 1887
NLB/4/342Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society28 April 1890
NLB/4/452Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Henry Mahoney Christe, Fellow of the Royal Society5 June 1890
NLB/4/669Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society18 September 1890
NLB/4/606Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society21 July 1890
NLB/4/632Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Professor William Edward Ayrton, Charles Baron Clarke, William Henry Mahoney Christie, Dr Hugo Muller, Dr Armstrong, and Professor Joseph John Thomson.25 July 1890
NLB/7/874Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Astronomer Royal 19 May 1893
NLB/7/140Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society9 December 1892
NLB/5/637Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, [Royal Society]30 July 1891
NLB/5/746Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Henry Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal5 October 1891
NLB/8/121Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society19 July 1893
NLB/5/1122Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society6 January 1892
NLB/7/902Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Sclater, Fellow of the Royal Society24 May 1893
IM/000843Christie, Sir William Henry Mahoney1922
NLB/9/108Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society2 April 1894
NLB/13/39Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, S.E.1 June 1896
NLB/14/59Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Secretaries of the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, W.18 December 1896
NLB/14/545Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Sir William James Lloyd Wharton, [Fellow of the Royal Society] 27 March 1897
NLB/14/506Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal 22 March 1897
NLB/14/847Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal Royal Observatory, Greenwich, S.E.27 May 1897
NLB/17/80Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society12 July 1898
NLB/15/311Copy letter from Theodore E James, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society4 August 1897
NLB/15/101Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal26 June 1897
NLB/15/58Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal15 June 1897
NLB/16/360Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to [W H M] Christie22 March 1898
NLB/18/105Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to [W H M] Christie16 January 1899
NLB/16/400Copy agenda for a meeting at the Royal Society on the total eclipse of the Sun, January 189831 March 1898
NLB/15/630Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, [Fellow of the Royal Society]8 November 1897
NLB/15/637Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to the Secretary of Her Majesty's Treasury, Whitehall, S.W. 9 November 1897
NLB/15/741Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Andrew Ainslie Common, [Fellow of the Royal Society]29 November 1897
NLB/15/746Copy extract of a letter from Captain Burrard, to [William Henry Mahoney Christie, Astronomer Royal, Fellow of the Royal Society] 23 September 1897
NLB/15/740Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, [Fellow of the Royal Society]29 November 1897
NLB/19/563Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society2 November 1899
NLB/19/547Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society28 October 1899
NLB/20/562Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr David Gill, William Henry Mahoney Christie, and Sir C Wilson21 May 1900
NLB/22/169Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to [William Henry Mahoney] Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society[March 1901]
NLB/21/27Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal18 July 1900
NLB/24/221Copy letter from Sir Michael Foster, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, [Fellow of the Royal Society]7 April 1902
NLB/21/88Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society26 July 1900
NLB/22/698Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to [William Henry Mahoney] Christie, [Fellow of the Royal Society]27 June 1901
NLB/22/291Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to [William Henry Mahoney] Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society4 April 1901
NLB/21/592Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Joint Eclipse Committee14 December 1900
NLB/24/453Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to The Astromer Royal, [William Henry Mahoney Christie]22 May 1902
NLB/22/802Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society19 July 1901
NLB/23/1/43Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to the Astronomer Royal [Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie], Royal Observatory, Greenwich, S.E.28 August 1901
NLB/23/1/371Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society1 November 1901
NLB/23/1/356Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal30 October 1901
NLB/23/1/174Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society 8 October 1901
NLB/23/1/229Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Astronomer Royal [Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society]14 October 1901
NLB/23/1/297Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society23 October 1901
NLB/23/1/627Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal18 December 1901
NLB/23/1/588Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Astronomer Royal, [William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society]9 December 1901
NLB/23/1/680Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, S.E. 1 January 1902
NLB/23/1/604Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Astronomer Royal, [William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society]11 December 1901
NLB/23/1/750Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, [Fellow of the Royal Society], Astronomer Royal15 January 1902
NLB/23/1/830Copy letter from Theodore E James, to the Astronomer Royal [William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society]3 February 1902
NLB/23/1/874Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to the Astronomer Royal [William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society]31 January 1902
NLB/24/336Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal29 April 1902
NLB/24/352Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society2 May 1902
NLB/24/580Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal4 June 1902
NLB/25/381Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, William Napier Shaw, Richard Teltey Glazebrook, Sir Normal Lockyer, Fellows of the Royal Society28 October 1902
NLB/24/789Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to [William Henry Mahoney Christie], Astronomer Royal, Fellow of the Royal Society12 July 1902
NLB/25/631Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to the Astronomer Royal [Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society]2 December 1902
NLB/25/818Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Astronomer Royal, [Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society]7 January 1903
NLB/26/523Copy letter from Joseph Larmor to, [Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie], [Fellow of the Royal Society], Astronomer Royal7 April 1903
NLB/27/539Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal19 October 1903
NLB/26/624Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal, Greenwich1 May 1903
NLB/27/745Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, S.E. 24 November 1903
NLB/30/99Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Arthur Robert Hinks, Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie, Professor George Howard Darwin, Mr Frank Watson Dyson, and Professor Ralph Allen Sampson, [Fellows of the Royal Society]27 January 1905
NLB/33/34Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Astronomer Royal, [Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society]19 June 1906
NLB/38/204Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal26 June 1908
NLB/30/655Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society2 May 1905
NLB/32/191Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society23 January 1906
NLB/29/448Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal17 October 1904
NLB/31/219Copy letter from [Robert William Frederick Harrison], to Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal10 July 1905
NLB/31/880Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society29 November 1905
NLB/31/826Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, S.E.21 November 1905
NLB/32/570Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society6 April 1906
NLB/32/559Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal4 April 1906
NLB/32/551Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Sir William Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society30 March 1906
NLB/32/758Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal22 May 1906
NLB/32/890Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society12 June 1906
NLB/32/851Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Observatory, Greenwich6 June 1906
NLB/35/344Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie, Astronomer Royal22 May 1907
NLB/35/293Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal13 May 1907
NLB/36/484Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Henry Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society4 November 1907
NLB/37/58Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Huggins KCB, OM, FRS17 January 1908
NLB/38/279Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to [Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie], Astronomer Royal8 July 1908
NLB/40/254Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William [Henry Mahoney] Christie KCB, FRS10 May 1909
NLB/40/251Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William [Henry Mahoney] Christie KCB, FRS8 May 1909
NLB/41/500Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society4 January 1910
NLB/42/760Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir W [William Henry Maloney] Christie KCB, FRS4 October 1910
NLB/42/693Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir W [William] H [Henry Mahoney] Christie KCB, FRS, same letter sent to all the members of the Observatories Committee8 August 1910
RR/9/6Referee's report by William Henry Mahoney Christie, on a paper 'Sun-spots and terrestrial phenomena. II. On the variations of the daily range of the magnetic declination, as recorded at the colaba observatory, Bombay' by Charles Chambers26 October 1882
RR/11/181Referee's report by William Henry Mahoney Christie, on a paper 'On the photographic spectra of some of the brighter stars' by Joseph Norman Lockyer3 January 1893
RR/9/256Referee's report by William Henry Mahoney Christie, on a paper 'On the variations of the mean diurnal inequality of the horizontal component of the earth’s magnetic force at Bombay, and their relations to the sun-spot period' by Frederick Chambers19 May 1885
RR/11/63Referee's report by William Henry Mahoney Christie, on a paper 'On the causes which produce the phenomena of new stars' by Joseph Norman Lockyer14 January 1981
RR/10/374Second referee's report by William Henry Mahoney Christie, on a paper 'On a photographic method for determining variability in stars' by Isaac Roberts15 February 1890
RR/10/373Referee's report by William Henry Mahoney Christie, on a paper 'On a photographic method for determining variability in stars' by Isaac Roberts12 February 1890
RR/12/212Referee's report by William Henry Mahoney Christie, on a paper 'A magnetic survey of the British Isles for the epoch January 1, 1891' by Arthur William Rucker and Thomas Edward Thorpe29 November 1894
RR/12/192Detailed referee's report by William Henry Mahoney Christie, on a paper 'On the photographic spectrum of the great nebula in Orion' by Joseph Norman Lockyer8 November 1894
RR/12/190Letter from William Henry Mahoney Christie, to John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, regarding a paper 'On the photographic spectrum of the great nebula in Orion' by Joseph Norman Lockyer7 November 1894
RR/12/191Referee's report by William Henry Mahoney Christie, on a paper 'On the photographic spectrum of the great nebula in Orion' by Joseph Norman Lockyer7 November 1894
NLB/57/672Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to unknown correspondent10 January 1920
RR/12/299Referee's report by William Henry Mahoney Christie, on a paper 'On the magnetical results of the voyage of H. M. S. "Penguin," 1890-93' by Ettrick William Creak23 May 1895
RR/13/223Referee's report by William Henry Mahoney Christie, on a paper 'Comparative photographic spectra of stars to the 3½ magnitude' by Frank McClean12 May 1897
RR/14/190Referee's report by William Henry Mahoney Christie, on a paper 'The piscian stars' by Joseph Norman Lockyer12 December 1899
NLB/62/445Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Frank [Watson] Dyson, FRS16 February 1922
RR/9/186Referee's report by William Henry Mahoney Christie, on a paper 'The principal cause of the large errors at present existing between the positions of the moon deduced from Hansen’s tables and observation: and the cause of an apparent increase in the secular acceleration in the moon’s mean motion required by Hansen’s tables, or of an apparent change in the time of the earth's rotation' by Edward James Stone23 May 1883
CD/49/11Note for the Royal Society's Council, from [Sir William Henry Mahoney] Christie, Astronomer Royal of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich17 March 1904
MS/427/360Copy letter from [Michael] Foster, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Right Hon. Hugh L. Childers, Chancellor of the Exchequer[3] May 1884
MS/427/375Copy letter from [Michael] Foster, Secretary of the Royal Society; to M. le General Banez, Presidient du Comité international des poids et mesures, and to le Prof. [Adolph] Hirsch, Director of the Observatory 24 July 1884
MS/427/433Cutting of Board of Visitors of the Royal Observatory meeting, Resolution 5 and 618 June 1885
CD/49/3Letter from [Sir William Henry Mahoney] Christie, Astronomer Royal of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich; to [Herbert Hall] Turner28 September 1903
MS/427/430Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, President of the Royal Society; to the Astronomer Royal [William Henry Mahoney Christie]23 May 1885
NLB/10/189Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster17 October 1894
NLB/12/393Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Andrew Ainslie Common, Fellow of the Royal Society, Secretary, Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, Royal Astronomical Society13 February 1896
NLB/15/141Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal6 July 1897
NLB/15/720Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to the Under Secretary of State for India, Whitehall, S.W. 22 November 1897
NLB/16/361Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Lockyer22 March 1898
NLB/15/745Copy letter from St George Gore, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, [Astronomer Royal, Fellow of the Royal Society]9 June 1897
NLB/19/361Copy letter from the Secretary of the Royal Society, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society, enclosing a copy letter to Sir Courtenay Boyle, Office of Works28 August 1899
NLB/21/32Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Mahoney Christie, [Fellow of the Royal Society] 18 July 1900
NLB/30/557Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie, Astronomer Royal, [Fellow of the Royal Society]12 April 1905
NLB/31/447Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society21 September 1905
NLB/36/237Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie, Fellow of the Royal Society27 September 1907
NLB/40/247Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William [Henry Mahoney] Christie KCB, FRS 7 May 1909
NLB/15/744Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to the Under Secretary of State for India, India Officem Whitehall, S.W. 1 December 1897
NLB/23/2/495Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor Herbert Hall Turner, [Fellow of the Royal Society]17 June 1904
RR/10/70Referee's report by William Henry Mahoney Christie, on a paper 'Report of the observations of the total solar eclipse of August 29, 1886, made at the Island of Carriacou' by Stephen Joseph Perry and Lieutenant J Masterman19 August 1887
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