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Authorised form of nameSouth; Sir; James (1785 - 1867)
SurnameSouth
ForenamesJames
Dates1785 - 1867
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Southwark, London, England (October 1785)
Death:
Observatory, Campden Hill, Kensington, London (19 October 1867)
ActivityResearch Field:
Astronomy
Career:
Surgeon
Honours:
Kt 1830
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
15/02/1821
Medals/Prizes:
Copley Medal 1826
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1867-1868 vol 16 pp xliv-xlvii, signed by T R R
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/52468442
Royal Society codeNA7104
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1820/22South, Sir James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/15/71Cuttings from 'The Times' containing James South's letter about pseudo-Fellows, and some genuine, lending their names to the promotion of Railway schemes1845
DM/2/147Copy of a petition from Sir James South for a Royal charter of incorporationc.1831
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1832
MM/10/7A satirical poster holding up to scorn some contemporary astronomers - notably G B Airy and Richard Sheepshanks1843
RR/5/249Referee's report by John Couch Adams, on a paper 'Experiments, made at Watford, on the vibrations occasioned by railway trains passing through a tunnel' by James South11 July 1863
RR/5/250Referee's report by Thomas Romney Robinson, on a paper 'Experiments, made at Watford, on the vibrations occasioned by railway trains passing through a tunnel' by James South12 August 1863
MS/426/561Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir J [James] South11 March 1856
MS/426/560Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir J [James] South8 March 1856
MS/426/536Copy letter from W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir James South23 April 1855
MS/426/563Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir James South1 April 1856
MS/426/62Copy letter from [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir James South6 October 1842
MS/426/547Copy letter from W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir James South28 June 1855
MC/1/100Letter from James South, Hackney [?] Street, to Sir Humphry Davy, President of the Royal Society15 January 1824
MC/1/138Letter from James South, 6 Compton Terrace, Islington, to [Sir Humphry Davy], President of the Royal Society24 November 1825
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