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Authorised form of nameLubbock; Sir; John William (1803 - 1865)
SurnameLubbock
ForenamesJohn William
Dates1803 - 1865
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Duke Street, Westminster, London, England (26 March 1803)
Death:
High Elms, near Farnborough, Hampshire (20 June 1865)
ActivityProfession:
Banker
Research Field:
Astronomy, mathematics
Education:
Eton; Trinity College, Cambridge. BA (1825); MA (1833)
Career:
Partner in his father's bank, Lubbock and Co (1825); first Vice-Chancellor, London University (1837-1842); sole working partner in the bank (1840-1860); a Treasurer of the Great Exhibition (1851); bank joined with another to become Roberts, Lubbock and Co (1860); died of valvular disease of the heart
Memberships:
Astronomical Society (1828)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
15/01/1829
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1834
Lectures:
Bakerian 1836
Council:
Treasurer 1830-1835, 1838-1845; VP 1830-1835, 1836-1837, 1838-1846
RelationshipsSon of Sir John William Lubbock (FRS 1821); father of John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury; succeeded his father as 3rd Baronet (1840); married (29 June 1833) Harriet, daughter of Lieutentant General Hotham, of York
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1866-1867 vol 15 pp xxxii-xxxvii
References:
H G Lyons, 'The Society's First Bequest' in NR 1939 vol 2 pp 43-46
Royal Society codeNA7010
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/11/146Letter from J W Lubbock to JD Roberton, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society2 July 1840
DM/6/27Letter from Few Hamilton to Sir John William Lubbock14 March 1844
DM/1/64Copy of letter from C Few to J W Lubbock29 October 1832
MM/11/144Letter from J W Lubbock to J F W Herschel7 March 1840
IM/002822Lubbock, Sir John Williamnd
MM/14/131Letter from J F W Herschel, Collingwood, to Sir John Lubbock6 April 1845
DM/1/68Letter from C Few to J W Lubbock12 February 1835
AP/31/20On the Analysis of Numerical Equations1849
MM/11/45Letter from Edward Sabine, Woolwoch, to Sir J W Lubbock4 February 1845
DM/2/90Letter from J Forshall, British Museum, to J W Lubbock24 November 1835
AP/19/17On the elements of the orbit of the comet of Halley in 17591835
DM/2/79Letter from H Bailliere, London, to J W Lubbock31 August 1831
MM/13/125Letter from J W Lubbock to P M Roget17 February 1854
MM/11/201Copy of a letter from J W Lubbock to D Nutt2 July 1842
DM/1/73Report from the Medal Committee22 October 1831
MM/11/87Extract from the minutes of the Council of the Royal Society of 18 June 1840, calling for the establishment of a magnetical and meteorological observatory "in the neighbourhood of London", signed J W LubbockMarch 1845
AP/33/16Letter from Henry Hennessy to Sir J W Lubbock1851
MM/12/76Letter from J W Lubbock to Thomas Bell12 March 1853
MM/13/97Second report of the Excise Committee February 1836
MM/13/130Letter from Henry Browning to J W Lubbock c.1830s
MM/13/129Letter from J W Lubbock to J Hudson 1830s
DM/1/65Letter from C Few to J W Lubbock29 October 1832
DM/1/86Letter from Charles Gyde (for R Taylor), Red Lion Court, to J W Lubbock19 September 1832
MM/17/11Letter from J W Lubbock to William Sharpey6 February 1855
DM/2/92Copy of letter from H Bailliere, Royal Society Apartments, to J W Lubbock28 July 1831
DM/1/48Letter from C Few to J W Lubbock28 January 1842
MM/21/52Letter from John William Lubbock to Thomas Spring-Rice29 May 1845
MM/21/51Letter from John William Lubbock to Thomas Phillips19 August 1843
DM/2/88Letter from J Forshall, British Museum, to J W Lubbock
DM/3/106Letter from J W Lubbock, St James's Palacec.1831
DM/1/62Letter from C Few to J W Lubbock16 December 1831
DM/1/99Letter from Charles Gyde (for Richard Taylor), Red Lion Court, to J W Lubbock15 January 1833
DM/1/40Letter from C Few, Covent Garden, to J W Lubbock16 July 1831
DM/2/87Letter from J Forshall, British Museum, to J W Lubbock24 November 1834
DM/6/134Letter from Charles Few to Sir John William Lubbock, Treasurer, Royal Society15 December 1840
DM/6/29Letter from Charles Few to Sir John William Lubbock19 March 1844
DM/3/160Report by the Barlow Telescope CommitteeMay 1831
MM/13/89Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 13 January 1835
MM/21/80Charter, signed by the Duke of Sussex, President, Royal Society, giving John William Lubbock authority to deputise in the office of President of the Royal Society16 December 1830
CMB/42/2/7Minutes, meeting of the Royal Medal Committee25 November 1834
MS/123/3Copy of letter from John George Children to John William Lubbock2 November 1832
RR/2/2Referee's report by John Lubbock, on a paper 'On the secular variation of the moon's mean motion' by John Couch Adams25 June 1853
RR/1/2Referee's report by William Whewell and John William Lubbock, on a paper 'On an inequality of long period in the motions of the Earth and Venus' by George Biddell Airy12 January 1832
RR/2/165Referee's report by John William Lubbock, on a paper 'On the tides, bed and coasts of the North Sea or German Ocean' by John Murray1 June 1852
RR/2/261Referee's report by Sir John William Lubbock, 3rd Baronet, on a paper 'Researches on the tides.—fourteenth series. on the results of continued tide observations at several places on the british coasts' by William Whewell13 February 1850
RR/4/94Referee's report by John William Lubbock, on a paper 'On the construction of life-tables, illustrated by a new life-table of the healthy districts of England' by William Farr9 May 1859
RR/1/59Referee's report by John William Lubbock, on an unnamed paper by W Edmonds24 June 1850
RR/1/153Referee's report by William Whewell, George Peacock and Henry Coddington, on a paper 'Researches in physical astronomy' by John William Lubbock3 May 1832
RR/1/212Referee's report by John William Lubbock, on a paper 'Observations on some of the nebulae' by William Parsons, Earl of Rosse24 June 1844
DM/3/3Letter from Trevelyan, Treasury, to J W Lubbock, Treasurer, Royal Society18 December 1840
RR/1bis/32Referee's report by Sir John William Lubbock, 3rd Baronet, on a paper 'On the influence of the moon on the atmospheric pressure, as deduced from the observations of the barometer made at the magnetic observatory at St. Helena' by John Henry Lefroy[1842]
RR/1/76Referee's report by John William Lubbock, on a paper 'On the physics of media that are composed of free and perfectly elastic molecules in a state of motion' by John James Waterston9 May 1846
MS/426/3Copy letter from [John William] Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to Messrs Newton Thornton, Land Surveyors, Norwich18 December 1840
MS/426/6Copy letter from Lord Northampton [Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton] President of the Royal Society; to the Right Honourable, the Chancellor of the Exchequer [Francis Thornhill Baring]11 January 1841
MS/426/370Copy letter from G [George] Rennie, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to Sir [John William] Lubbock & Co16 April 1849
MS/426/430Copy letter from G [George] Rennie, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to Sir J W [John William] Lubbock20 July 1850
MS/426/425Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to M [Michael] Farady Esq4 June 1850
MS/426/52Copy letter from [John William] Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to Shuckard, Esq.8 April 1842
CMP/1/2Minutes of a meeting of Council of the Royal Society13 December 1832
MS/426/508Copy letter from Edward Sabine, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to Dr [Peter Mark] Roget17 February 1854
EC/1829/01Lubbock, Sir John William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DM/6/28Enclosure to letter from Few Hamilton to Sir John William Lubbock, 14 March 1844, (DM/6/27) quoting letters written concerning the will of Edwin Hill HandleyMarch 1844
MM/13/108Letter from Davies Gilbert, 27 Bower Street, to J W Lubbock10 January 1835
MM/13/85Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 20 December 1832
MM/13/90Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 13 January 1835
MM/13/91Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 20 February 1836
CMB/42/2/4Minutes, meeting of the Royal Medal Committee in Astronomy13 April 1833
CMB/42/2/2Minutes, meeting of the Royal Medal Committee in Astronomy3 April 1833
RR/2/208Referee's report by John Lubbock, on a paper 'On the effect of the pressure of the atmosphere on the mean level of the ocean' by James Clark Ross25 July 1854
MM/13/128Letter from E Russell to J W Lubbock [1835]
MM/13/127Letter from Clayton Freeling, Excise Office, to J W Lubbockc.1830s
JWLCorrespondence of Sir John William Lubbock1821-1860
RR/1bis/31Referee's report by Sir John William Lubbock, 3rd Baronet, on a paper [attributed] 'On a cycle of eighteen years in the mean annual height of the barometer in the climate of London, and on a constant variation of the barometrical mean according to the Moon's declination' by Luke Howard24 November 1845
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