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Authorised form of nameHind; John Russell (1823 - 1895); astronomer
Dates1823 - 1895
NationalityBritish
Place of birthNottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Date of birth12 May 1823
Place of death3 Cambridge Park Gardens, Twickenham, Middlesex
Date of death23 December 1895
Dates and placesBurial:
Twickenham churchyard, Middlesex
OccupationAstronomer
Research fieldAstronomy
ActivityEducation:
Nottingham High School
Career:
Assistant, Magnetical and Meteorological Department, Royal Observatory, Greenwich (1840-1844); Observer in the private Observatory of George Bishop (FRS 1848) (1844-1861); was granted £100 from the Royal Bounty Fund (1851) and received a Civil List pension of £200 (1852); Superintendent of the Nautical Almanac (1853-1891)
Memberships:
FRAS (1844, President 1880-1881); Institute of France (Corresponding); Philomathic Society of Paris (Corresponding)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election04/06/1863
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1855
RelationshipsSon of John Hind of Nottingham, lace manufacturer
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Notes:
First citation and list of proposers from certificate when elected 1851. Note on this certificate: 'but election declared void. Re-elected on another certificate - June 4, 1863' (see HS.9.357).
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/64769611
Royal Society codeNA7673
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
EC/1863/07Hind, John Russell: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/12/118Letter from JR Hind, Twickenham, to Warren de la Rue15 June 1880
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
NLB/12/190Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to T Almond Hind, Esquimalt, Wimbledon, S.W.1 January 1896
NLB/12/186Copy letter from Theodore E James, to [Harrison & Sons Limited]1 January 1896
MS/427/443Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, President of the Royal Society; to G. W. Underhill, R.N., The Admiralty16 July 1885
MS/427/110Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary of the H. M. Treasury17 June 1881
MS/426/483Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Mr [John Russell] Hind, 22 Grove Road, St Johns Wood15 April 1853
MS/426/492Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to J F W [John Frederick William] Herschel25 November 1853
MS/426/553Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to L C Wyon, Esq9 November 1855
EC/1851/08Hind, John Russell: certificate of candidature for election to the Royal Society
MC/5/128Letter from J F W [John Frederick William] Herschel, 32 Harley Street, to C R [Charles Richard] Weld, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]28 November 1853
MC/5/149Letter from G B [George Biddell] Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to Colonel [Edward] Sabine, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society6 March 1854
MC/5/154Letter from [Augustus] De Morgan, Royal Astronomical Society, Somerset House, to the Secretary of the Royal Society13 March 1854
MC/5/218Letter from C B [Charles Beaumont] Phipps, [Keeper of the Privy Purse], Windsor Castle, to Lord Wrottesley, [President of the Royal Society]12 November 1855
MC/6/147Letter from J R [John Russell] Hind, Nautical Almanac Office, 3 Verulam Buildings, Gray's Inn, London, to Dr [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society12 June 1861
MC/8/23Letter from J R [John Russell] Hind, Mr Bishop's Observatory, Twickenham, to the Secretary of the Royal Society6 March 1867
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