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Authorised form of nameRobertson; Abraham (1751 - 1826)
Other forms of nameRobertson, Abram
SurnameRobertson
ForenamesAbraham
Dates1751 - 1826
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Dunse, near Berwick, Berwickshire, Scotland (04 November 1751)
Death:
Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford, Oxfordshire (04 December 1826)
Burial:
St Peter's-in-the-East
ActivityProfession:
Clergyman
Research Field:
Mathematics, astronomy
Education:
Christchurch College, Oxford. BA (1779); MA (1782)
Career:
Kept a school at Ryle, Northumberland, and later one at Dunse, Berwickshire; took Holy Orders (1782); chaplain of Christchurch, Oxford; Savilian Professor of Geometry (1797); Savilian Professor of Astronomy (1810)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
21/05/1795
RelationshipsSon of Abraham Robertson
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Authority:
Altname from index to BR Abram; birth and burial place from DNB
References:
H E Bell, 'The Savilian Professors' Houses and Halley's Observatory at Oxford' in NR 1961 vol 16 pp 179-186
Virtual International Authority File3585050
Royal Society codeNA7290
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AP/12/20An account of a telescope having only one reflector; and of easy management in observingnd
L&P/10/121Letter, 'The binomial theorum demonstrated by the principles of multiplication' from Abraham Robertson to Nevil Maskelyne27 October 1794
EC/1795/14Robertson, Abraham: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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