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Authorised form of nameSouth; Sir; James (1785 - 1867)
Dates1785 - 1867
NationalityBritish
Place of birthSouthwark, London, England
Date of birthOctober 1785
Place of deathObservatory, Campden Hill, Kensington, London
Date of death19 October 1867
Research fieldAstronomy
ActivityCareer:
Surgeon
Honours:
Kt 1830
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election15/02/1821
Royal Society activityMedals and 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
MC/5/250Letter from Sir J [James] South, Observatory Kensington, to [Charles Richard Weld], Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society19 June 1856
MC/1/241bLetter from the Royal Society to Sir James South29 June 1830
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/5/202Letter from W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society, to Sir James South20 June 1855
MM/10/7A satirical poster holding up to scorn some contemporary astronomers - notably G B Airy and Richard Sheepshanks1843
MC/1/308Letter from [Sir John William] Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society], St. James' Place, to the Royal Society29 May 1831
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
MC/1/265Letter from Sir James South, Observatory Kensington, to Prince Augustus Frederick, President of the Royal Society and to the Council 22 December 1830
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/426/563Copy 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/5/203Letter from J [James] South, Observatory Kensington, to W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society, Somerset House22 June 1855
MC/1/206Letter from Sir James South, Observatory Kensington, to [Davies Gilbert] President of the Royal Society and to the Council11 March 1830
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
MC/1/217Letter from Sir James South, Observatory Kensington, to [Davies Gilbert], President of the Royal Society and to the Council22 April 1830
MC/1/209Letter from Davies Gilbert, President of the Royal Society, to the Royal Society16 March 1830
MC/1/218Letter from Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society, Bernard Street, to Sir James South22 April 1830
MC/1/207Letter from [Dr. Peter Mark Roget], Secretary of the Royal Society, Bernard Street, to [James] South13 March 1830
MC/1/219Letter from Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society, Bernard Street, to Sir James South22 April 1830
MC/1/236Letter from James South, Observatory Kensington, to [Davies Gilbert], President of the Royal Society and to the Council10 June 1830
MC/1/238Letter from [Dr. Peter Mark Roget] to [James South] June 1830
PT/18/5Paper, 'Re-examination of seven double stars made whilst the former part of this communication was in the press' by James SouthFebruary-March 1826
MC/1/241aLetter from Sir James South, Observatory Kensington, to [Davies Gilbert], President of the Royal Society and to the Council28 June 1830
PT/18/6Paper, 'Actual calculations and results' by [James South][1826]
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
MC/2/23Letter from R. Byham, Office of Ordnance, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society 10 February 1832
MC/2/202Letter from Sir James South, Observatory Kensington, to [Prince Augustus Frederick, the Duke of Sussex], President of the Royal Society 7 April 1836
MC/3/237Letter from Dr. Peter Mark Roget, [Secretary of the Royal Society], to Sir James South6 October 1842
MC/3/244Letter from James South, Stover House, Newton Abbot, Devon, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society, and to the Council2 November 1842
MC/3/236Letter from William Shuckard, Royal Society Library, to Sir John William Lubbock, Vice-President and Treasurer of the Royal Society6 October 1842
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
PT/18/4Index, accompanying 'Observations of the apparent distances and positions of 448 double and triple stars, made in the years 1823, 1824, and 1825; together with a re-examination of 36 stars of the same description, the distances and positions of which were communicated in a former memoir' by James South22 October 1825
PT/73/12/16Drawings, sections through axis and telescope by [T Bradley][1826]
PT/18/2Paper, 'Observations of the apparent distances and positions of 448 double and triple stars, made in the years 1823, 1824, and 1825; together with a re-examination of 36 stars of the same description, the distances and positions of which were communicated in a former memoir' by James South22 October 1825
MS/426/536Copy letter from W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir James South23 April 1855
MC/5/198Letter from J [James] South, Observatory Kensington, to [Lord Wrottesley], the President of the Royal Society5 April 1855
MC/5/234Letter from Sir J [James] South, Observatory Kensington, to [Charles Richard] Weld, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society19 March 1856
MC/5/230Letter from Sir James South, Observatory Kensington, to [Charles Richard] Weld, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society10 March 1856
MC/5/231Letter from Sir James South, Observatory Kensington, to [Charles Richard] Weld, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society11 March 1856
MS/426/561Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir J [James] South11 March 1856
MC/5/229Letter from Sir James South, Observatory Kensington, to [Charles Richard] Weld, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society8 March 1856
MC/5/238Letter from Sir J [James] South, Observatory Kensington, to [Charles Richard Weld], Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society2 April 1856
MC/5/236Letter from Sir J [James] South, Observatory Kensington, to [Charles Richard] Weld, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society31 March 1856
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
MC/6/330Letter from J [James] South, Observatory Kensington, to [Sir Edward Sabine], President of the Royal Society, and to the Council10 June 1863
MC/7/72Letter from Antoine d'Abbadie, 104 rue de Bac, Paris, to General [Edward] Sabine, President of the Royal Society21 May 1864
MC/7/205Letter from J [James] South, Observatory Kensington, to W [Walter] White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society10 May 1865
MC/7/204Letter from J [James] South, Observatory Kensington, to W [Walter] White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society9 May 1865
MC/7Volume 7 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1864-1866
PT/18/3Observations, accompanying 'Observations of the apparent distances and positions of 448 double and triple stars, made in the years 1823, 1824, and 1825; together with a re-examination of 36 stars of the same description, the distances and positions of which were communicated in a former memoir' by James South22 October 1825
PT/18/14Paper, 'On the discordances between the sun's observed and computed right ascensions as determined at the Blackman Street Observatory, in the years 1821 and 1822; experiments to shew that they do not originate in instrumental derangement; also a description of a seven-feet transit with which the observations were procured, and upon which the experiments were made' by James South1 June 1826
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
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