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Authorised form of nameBrougham; Henry Peter (1778 - 1868); Baron Brougham and Vaux
SurnameBrougham
ForenamesHenry Peter
Dates1778 - 1868
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
A house at the corner of the West Bow and the Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland (19 September 1778)
Death:
His chateau at Cannes, France (07 May 1868)
Buried in cemetry at Cannes
ActivityProfession:
Barrister
Education:
High School and University of Edinburgh; LLD (1834, King's College, Aberdeen, 1834)
Career:
Barrister, Attorney General, MP; Lord Chancellor (1830)
Freemason, initated 1799, Lodge Fortrose No 108, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, (Ross and Cromarty) while on a yachting excursion on a ship, known locally as the 'Mad Brigg' while 21 years of age.
Honours:
Baron 1830
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
03/03/1803
RelationshipsMarried Mary Anne Eden (1785-1865) eldest daughter of Thomas Eden, 4th son of Sir Robert Eden, 3rd Bart of West Auckland. Had two daughters, one of whom died an infant and the other aged 17, unmarried.
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
Sir Kenneth Hutchison, 'The Royal Society and the Foundation of the British Gas Industry' in NR 1984-85 vol 39 pp 245-270
Alex D D Craik, 'James Ivory's last papers on the 'Figure of the Earth' (with biographical additions) in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 187-204
Library and Museum of Freemasonry, 'Freemasons and the Royal Society: Alphabetical List of Fellows of the Royal Society who were Freemasons' 2010 page 12
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/34592194
Royal Society codeNA8151
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AP/33/7Further Experiments on Light1852
MM/16/155Letter from Thomas Bell, Royal Society, to Sir John Herschel25 October 1852
MM/16/156Rough draft of a report by George Gabriel Stokes and G B Airy on a paper by Lord Brougham1 November 1852
IM/Maull/000589Brougham, Henry Peter, Baron Brougham and Vauxnd
AP/13/27Account of the accident to the Packet Ship 'New York' from Lightning9 February 1828
DM/1/27Letter from P M Roget, Royal Society, to Lord Brougham, the Lord Chancellor18 March 1831
CB/1/2/194Draft of a letter from Charles Blagden to Mr Millerc1796
CB/1/2/191Letter from Henry Brougham (later Baron Brougham and Vaux), Edinburgh to Charles Blagden, London26 July 1795
CB/1/2/195Letter from Henry Brougham (later Baron Brougham and Vaux), Edinburgh to Charles Blagden, Royal Society, Somerset Place, London29 October 1795
CB/1/2/193Draft of a letter from Charles Blagden to Henry Brougham (later Baron Brougham and Vaux) 22 February 1796
IM/000590Brougham, Henry Peter, Baron Brougham and Vauxnd
RR/2/37Referee's report by John Frederick William Herschel, on a paper 'Further experiments on light' by Henry Lord Brougham1 November 1852
RR/2/36Referee's report by George Biddell Airy, on a paper 'Further experiments on light' by Henry Lord Brougham17 June 1852
RR/2/38Letter from Benjamin Collins Brodie, on a paper 'Further experiments on light' by Henry Lord Brougham to The Royal Society23 November 1853
RR/2/35Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'Further experiments on light' by Henry Lord Brougham8 June 1852
L&P/10/142/2Plate, 'Figures of reflections of light' by Henry Brougham1796
MS/426/209Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord [Henry Peter] Brougham 11 June 1846
L&P/10/142/1Paper, 'Experiments and observations on the inflection, reflection and colours of light' by Henry Brougham1796
L&P/10/142Paper, 'Experiments and observations on the inflection, reflection and colours of light' by Henry Brougham1796
MS/426/125Copy letter from [John William] Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to C. Few Esq.17 March 1845
MS/426/418Copy letter from Thos [Thomas] Bell, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord [Henry] Brongham, Cannes12 April 1850
MS/426/576Copy letter from W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord [Henry] Brougham19 December 1856
MS/426/579Copy letter from W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord [Henry] Brougham16 January 1857
AP/34/4Further Experiments and Observations on the Properties of Light1853
CB/1/2/196Letter from Henry Brougham (later Baron Brougham and Vaux), 7 George Street, Edinburgh to Charles Blagden, Royal Society, Somerset Place, London17 February 1796
MS/426/412Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord [Henry] Brongham 2 April 1850
EC/1802/12Brougham, Henry Peter, Baron Brougham and Vaux: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CB/1/2/192Letter from Henry Brougham (later Baron Brougham and Vaux), Edinburgh to Charles Blagden, London15 September 1795
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