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Authorised form of nameRoss; Sir; James Clark (1800 - 1862)
SurnameRoss
ForenamesJames Clark
Dates1800 - 1862
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (15 April 1800)
Death:
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (03 April 1862)
ActivityResearch Field:
Polar navigation, geomagnetism
Honours:
Kt 1843
Memberships:
FLS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
11/12/1828
Council:
VP 1844-1845, 1856-1857
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1862-1863 vol 12 pp lxi-lxiii
References:
G E Fogg, 'The Royal Society and the Antarctic' in NR 2000 vol 54 pp 85-98
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 1. 1731-1847' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 307-332
E Murphy, 'A mad house transformed: the lives and work of Charles James Beverly FRS (1788-1868) and John Warburton MD FRS (1795-1847)' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 267 - 281
Royal Society codeNA7948
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/Maull/003885Ross, Sir James Clarknd
MS/237Log of the Proceedings on board HMS Fury on a voyage for the discovery of the North West Passage1824-1825
MM/11/140Letter from Martyn Roberts, St James's Street, to Sir James Clerk Ross3 July 1839
AP/25/12Atmospheric Tides1841
MM/19/95Letter from William Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Society, to James Clark Ross7 November 1854
MM/14/36'Extract from the Instructions to Captain James Ross 14th September 1839', Admiralty1839
MM/19/93Copies of Referee's Reports on a paper of Sir James Clark Ross1854
MM/19/94Letter from William Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Society, to James Clark Ross3 November 1854
MM/19/92Copy of letter from William Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Society, to James Clark Ross27 October 1854
IM/Maull/003886Ross, Sir James Clarknd
MM/10/182'Geological Remarks on Kerguelen's Land' by Robert McCormick1841
MM/10/186'Plants from Kerguelen's Land collected in May June & July 1840' and 'Plants from St Helena February 1840', by John Robertson1840
MM/25/2Letter from Sir James Clark Ross, Athenaeum, to [Sir John] Richardsonc.1847
IM/005733Ross, Sir James Clarknd
MM/10/184'On the Birds of Kerguelen' by Robert McCormick1841
RR/2/207Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'On the effect of the pressure of the atmosphere on the mean level of the ocean' by James Clark Ross15 July 1854
DM/3/1Note on a Report of the Joint Committee of Physics and Meteorology, 'on the propriety of recommending the establishment of fixed magnetic observatories'c.1840
MC/4/1Copy letter to W J Hooker from Gilbert Elliot, 2nd Earl of Minto4 January 1844
RR/3/172Referee's report by James Clark Ross on an unnamed paper attributed to Henry Welchman King6 July 1857
AP/19/21On the portable Position of the South Magnetic Pole1835
DM/3/3Letter from Trevelyan, Treasury, to J W Lubbock, Treasurer, Royal Society18 December 1840
DM/3/2Draft of a report of the Joint Committee of Physics and Meteorology, 'on the propriety of recommending the establishment of fixed magnetic observatories' January 1839
HS/14Correspondence of John Frederick William Herschel: volume 14 Pogson-R miscellaneous1810-1871
MS/426/396Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Lords of the Admiralty17 November 1849
CMP/1/2Minutes of a meeting of Council of the Royal Society13 December 1832
EC/1828/28Ross, Sir James Clark: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/15/6List of letters to Sir JC Ross in the collection of Sir Edward Sabine's correspondence
MM/10/185'Catalogue of Birds collected on board HM Sloop the Terror, between the Cape of Good Hope & Van Diemen's Land', by John Robertson10 September 1840
IM/003887Ross, Sir James Clarknd
RR/2/208Referee's report by John Lubbock, on a paper 'On the effect of the pressure of the atmosphere on the mean level of the ocean' by James Clark Ross25 July 1854
MS/426/278Copy of the Memorial from Joseph H [Henry] Kay, Lieut R N, Director of the Magnetic Observatory; to the President of the Royal Society30 November 1846
DM/3Domestic Manuscripts Volume 31782-1841
IM/003889Ross, Sir John and Sir James Clark2001
MM/10/183'Catalogue of Geological Specimens procured at Kerguelen during the months of May, June & July 1840' by John Robertson1840
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