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Authorised form of nameHerschel; John (1837 - 1921)
SurnameHerschel
ForenamesJohn
Dates1837 - 1921
Dates and placesBirth:
Cape of Good Hope (29 October 1837)
Death:
31 May 1921
ActivityEducation:
Clapham Grammar School; Addiscombe
Career:
Royal Engineers, Bengal (1856); went to India (1859); Captain; appointed to the Great Trigonometrical Survey (c1857-1886); employed by the Royal Society to observe the eclipses of the sun (1868 and 1871)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
8/06/1871
RelationshipsSon of Sir John Frederick William Herschel (FRS 1813); grandson of Sir William Herschel (FRS 1781); younger brother of Alexander Stewart Herschel (FRS 1884); married (1867) Mary Cornwallis, daughter of Rev Lipscombe, rector of Welbury, Yorkshire and widow of D Power QC
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
References:
Alex D D Craik, 'James Ivory, FRS, mathematician: "the most unlucky person that ever existed"' in NR 2000 vol 54 pp 223-247
Mike Ware 'Herschel's Chrysotoype: A Golden Legend Re-told' in History of Photography, Vol 30, Number 1, Spring 2006
Royal Society codeNA7955
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1871/07Herschel, John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/226A history of pendulum observations, by John Herschel1881-1886
NLB/32/29Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Colonel John Herschel, Fellow of the Royal Society14 December 1905
RR/8/317Referee's report by Alexander Ross Clarke, on a paper 'On gravimeters; with special reference to a torsion gravimeter, designed by the late J. Allan Broun, F. R. S' by John Herschel11 February 1881
NLB/57/665Copy letter from AH White, Assistant Librarian of the Royal Society; to Col. J [John] Herschel, FRS8 January 1920
MS/427/104Copy letter from [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Major [John] Herschel R.E. FRS28 April 1881
MS/427/96Copy letter from [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Major [John] Herschel, FRS24 March 1881
MS/427/101Copy letter from [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Major [John] Herschel R.E. FRS23 April 1881
MS/427/100Copy letter from [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Major [John] Herschel R.E. FRS12 April 1881
NLB/3/111Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Colonel John Herschel, Fellow of the Royal Society14 March 1889
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