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Authorised form of nameRoberts; Isaac (1829 - 1904)
SurnameRoberts
ForenamesIsaac
Dates1829 - 1904
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Groes, Denbighshire (27 January 1829)
Death:
Crowborough, Sussex (17 July 1904)
Burial:
Birkenhead cemetery, Flaybrick Hill, Birkenhead, Cheshire
ActivityResearch Field:
Astronomy, geology
Career:
Worked for a firm of builders and lime burners, Liverpool; became manager (1855); started his own business as a builder, Liverpool (1858); retired having earned enough to concentrate on science (1888); studied underground water; took up astronomy and became an expert in stellar photography; photographed the nebula in Andromeda (1888) and in Orion (1889); died suddenly; was cremated
Memberships:
FRAS (1882); FGS (1870)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
5/06/1890
RelationshipsSon of William Roberts, farmer.
Married: 1) (1875) Ellen Anne, daughter of Antony Cartmel; 2) (1901) Dorothea Klumpke of San Francisco
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1905 vol 75 pp 356-363 signed by R S B
Royal Society codeNA7133
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/Maull/003843Roberts, Isaacnd
NLB/4/5Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Isaac Roberts, Fellow of the Royal Society15 January 1890
NLB/4/727Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Reverend Dr John Kerr, Isaac Roberts, Jethro Justinian Harris Teall, Richard Thorne Thorne, and Walter Frank Raphael Weldon9 October 1890
NLB/6/338Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Isaac Roberts, Fellow of the Royal Society21 April 1892
NLB/23/2/540Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Mrs Isaac Roberts27 October 1904
RR/10/372Referee's report by Andrew Ainslie Common, on a paper 'On a photographic method for determining variability in stars' by Isaac Roberts1 July 1890
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
EC/1890/12Roberts, Isaac: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/11/34Copy list of exhibits, photographic exhibition, Imperial [Institute][April 1895]
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