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Authorised form of nameChristie; Samuel Hunter (1784 - 1865); mathematician
Dates1784 - 1865
NationalityBritish
Place of birth90 Pall Mall, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe
Date of birth22 March 1784
Place of deathAilsa Park Villas, Twickenham, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe
Date of death24 January 1865
Dates and placesBurial:
St. Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Twickenham, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe (30 January 1865)
Research fieldMagnetism
ActivityEducation:
Walworth School; Trinity College Cambridge (1800-1805)
Career:
Captain of university volunteers' grenadier company; graduated as second wrangler (1805); appointed third mathematical master at Royal Military Academy (1806); promoted to first mathematical master (1830) and became professor until his retirement (1838-1854); published 'An Elementary Course of Mathematics' (1845; 1847)
Memberships:
Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (1838)
Clubs:
Athenaeum (1837)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election12/01/1826
Age at election41
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Secretary (1837-1854); proposed for Principal Secretary (November 1838)
Committee and panels:
Catalogue Committee (1 December 1832) ; Telescope Committee (1 December 1832) ; Meteorological Committee (1 December 1832) ; Medal Committee ; Donation Fund Committee (13 December 1832) ; Committee of Mathematics ; Committee of Physics
Lectures:
Bakerian Lecture (1833)
RelationshipsParents: James Christie and Sarah Margaret Pomroy
Married: 1) Elizabeth Theodora Claydon; 2) Margaret Ellen Malcolm
Children: ten children, incl. James Robert Christie; Charles Claydon Christie; Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie (FRS 1881); Margaret Ellen Tallent
Published worksRCN: 13877
General contextChristie's research was almost exclusively focussed on terrestrial magnetism. He observed the alteration of iron's magnetic properties through rotation, demonstrated the relationship between temperature and magnetic intensity, and additionally showed a relationship between the aurora borealis and terrestrial magnetism. Furthermore, he was a central figure in the establishment of the colonial magnetic observatories and was key in the delivery process based at the Woolwich arsenal.
Royal Society Obituary or MemoirClick to view (may be contained within a meeting notice, presidential address or list of death notices)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; ODNB
Woolwich Churchyard Monumental Inscriptions
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1866-1867 vol 15 pp xi-xiv
References:
Ronald Anderson, 'The Referees' Assessment of Faraday's Electromagnetic Induction Paper of 1831' in NR 1993 vol 47 pp 243-256
James Gabriel O'Hara, 'Gauss and the Royal Society: The Reception of His Ideas on Magnetism in Britain (1832-1842)' in NR 1983-84 vol 38 pp 17-78
K K Schwarz, 'Faraday and Babbage' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 367-381
Notes:
Citation: one word deliberately obscured on election certificate
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/3254784
Royal Society codeNA8168
Archives associated with this Fellow
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MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
AP/27/1On the Measurement of Distances by the Telescope1841
MC/3Volume 3 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1839-1843
AP/27/3An account of a large and remarkably luminous spot in the sea with remarks on the water taken thence6 October 1843
MM/10/159'Description of a Percussion Shell to explode at the bottom of the Sea', by John Norton1840
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
MC/4Volume 4 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1844-1850
AP/31/13Remarks on De la Rive's Theory for the physical explanation of the causes of what produces the Diurnal Variation of the Magnetic Declination16 April 1849
AP/29/4On a new and practical form of Voltaic Battery of the highest powers, in which Potassium forms the positive elementNovember 1846
AP/30/19A Statement of the working of compasses on board the Honourable East India Company's Iron Steamer 'Pluto'1848
MM/17/38Letter from Thomas Bell to Samuel Hunter Christie17 May [1850]
AP/27/24The Theory of Vision 1 March 1845
AP/23/10The Structure and functions of the Spleen1839
AP/17/6On the Influence of the Sun's Rays on the Magnetic Needle16 October 1832
MM/21/38Letter from the Admiralty to Samuel Hunter Christie, Royal Society17 October 1853
AP/27/25On a Peculiar Souce of deteoriation of the magnetic power of Steel Bars23 May 1845
MM/14/39Letter from William Spence, 18 Lower Seymour Street, to S H Christie18 April 1845
AP/12/9Unpublished paper, 'Experiments and observations on the rotation of an iron plate 18 inches in diameter as affecting the magnetic needle suggested by S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie Esq of Woolwich' by Henry Foster[1825]
AP/25/11The Scholar's Lute among the Chinese1840
AP/17/7Remarks on Mr Snow Harris's communication 'On the Influence of the Sun's Rays on the Magnetic Needle' by Samuel Hunter Christie26 November 1832
AP/23/36Present State of the Diamond mines of Golconda 1840
AP/23/20An Account of the Process employed in Photographic Drawing 20 February 1839
AP/34/21On the Extension of the value of the ratio of the Circumference of a Circle to its Diameters to 440 places at decimals4 October 1852
AP/36/10The Attraction of Ellipsoids considered geometrically19 April 1854
AP/30/1On the Disruptive Discharge of accumulated Electricity, and the Proximate Cause of Lightning1847
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
MA/23Magnetic observations at Prague, Czecho-Slovakia [Czech Republic] Europe1840-1844
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
PT/22/3Paper, 'Discussion of the magnetical observations made by Captain Back, R N during his late arctic expedition' by S [Samuel] Hunter Christie[1836]
RR/1/91Referee's report by Samuel Hunter Christie, on a paper 'Observations on heat lightening' by Hancock 6 March 1833
RR/2/211Referee's report by Samuel Hunter Christie, on a paper 'On the extension of the value of the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter' by William Rutherford[1853]
RR/1/40Referee's report by William Whewell, on a paper 'Experimental of laws of magneto-electric induction in different masses of the same metal, and of Intensity in different metals' by Samuel Hunter Christie[1833]
RR/1/122Referee's report by Samuel Hunter Christie, on a paper 'Report of magnetic experiments tried board an iron steam-vessel, by order of the Right Honourable the Lords commissioners of the Admiralty' by Edward J Johnson[1836]
RR/1bis/5Letter from George Peacock, to Samuel Hunter Christie, regarding a paper 'On the resolution of numerical equations' by Joseph Agar11 May 1845
RR/1/62Referee's report by Samuel Hunter Christie and John Bostock, on a paper 'Experimental researches in electricity' by Michael Faraday5 April 1832
RR/1/67Referee's report by Samuel Hunter Christie, on a paper 'Magnetical experiments made principally in the south part of Europe and in Asia Minor, during the years 1827 to 1832' by George Fisher13 March 1833
RR/1/207Referee's report by Samuel Hunter Christie, on a paper 'On the method employed for exploding a mixture of oxygen and hydrogen gases, by a spark obtained from a common magnet' by William Ritchie10 June 1832
RR/1/166Referee's report by Samuel Hunter Christie, on a paper 'On the geometrical forms of turbinated and discoid shells' by Henry Moseley9 July 1838
RR/1/235Referee's report by Samuel Hunter Christie, on a paper 'An experimental inquiry into the relative merits of magnetic electrical machines and voltaic batteries, as implements of philosophical research' by William Sturgeon[c.1830]
RR/1/239Referee's report by Samuel Hunter Christie, on a paper 'Investigation of new series for the rectification of the circle' by James Thomson11 January 1837
RR/1bis/3Letter from Samuel Hunter Christie, to Joseph Agar, regarding a paper 'On the resolution of numerical equations' by Joseph Agar11 February 1845
RR/1bis/34Referee's report by Samuel Hunter Christie, on a paper 'A method of proving the three leading properties of the ellipse and the hyperbola from a well-known property of the circle' by Jonathan Frederick Pollock[1843]
RR/1/41Letter from Samuel Hunter Christie, on a paper 'Contributions to terrestrial magnetism - No. VIII' by Edward Sabine2 June 1846
RR/1/206Referee's report by Samuel Hunter Christie and William Hasledine Pepys, on a paper 'On the law which connects the various magneto-electric phenomena, lastly discovered by Dr Faraday' by William Ritchie31 January 1838
RR/1/73Referee's report by Samuel Hunter Christie, on a paper 'On certain irregularities in the magnetic needle, produced by partial warmth, and the relations which appear to subsist between terrestrial magnetism and the geological structure and thermo-electrical currents of the earth' by Robert Were Fox27 June 1832
PT/21/5Paper, 'Experimental determination of the laws of magneto-electric induction in different masses of the same metal, and of its intensity in different metal' by S [Samuel] Hunter Christie8 January 1833
PT/30/7Paper, 'On a point connected with the dispute about the invention of fluxions' by A [Augustus] De Morgan[1845]
PT/30/9Paper, 'On the use of the barometric thermometer for the determination of relative height' by James R [Robert] Christie[1845]
PT/16/25Paper, 'On the diurnal deviations of the horizontal needle when under the influence of magnets' by Samuel Hunter Christie[1823]
PT/28/3Paper, ['On a general method in analysis'] by George Boole[1844]
PT/25/14Paper, 'Computation of the ratio of the diameter of a circle to its circumference to 208 places of figures' by William Rutherford16 April 1841
PT/32/8/2Plate, figures 1-7 showing electrograph, thermometrograph, barometrograph, and contracting diaphragm by Francis Ronalds[1846]
MS/426/21Copy letter from [Samuel] Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society to Nicholas Carhols Esq., the Common, Bromwich13 November 1841
MS/426/137Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie Esq., Woolwich13 June 1845
PT/29/4Paper, 'Aµóρфωτɑ. No 2. On the epipŏlic dispersion of light, being a supplement to a paper entitled "On a case of superficial colour presented by a homogeneous liquid internally colourless"' by Sir J F W [John Frederick William] Herschel1 February 1845
PT/25/13Paper, 'Investigation of a new and simple series by which the ratio of the diameter of a circle to its circumference may easily by computed to any required degree of accuracy' by William Rutherford16 April 1841
PT/42/6Paper, 'On the solution of linear differential equations' by Rev B [Brice] Bronwin4 February 1850
MS/426/129Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Messrs. Forbes and Co. Bombay [Mumbai, India]10 April 1845
MS/426/329Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society19 May 1848
MS/426/169Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to M [Michael] Faraday Esq3 December 1845
PT/27/1Paper, 'On certain improvements on photographic processes described in a former communication' by Sir J F W [John Frederick William] Herschel in a letter to S [Samuel] Hunter Christie15 November 1842
MS/426/52Copy letter from [John William] Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to Shuckard, Esq.8 April 1842
CMP/1/2Minutes of a meeting of Council of the Royal Society13 December 1832
MS/426/69Copy letter from [Samuel] Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [George Biddel] Airy, Esq, Astronomer Royal, Royal Observatory, Greenwich19 January 1843
MC/5/100Letter from Francis Higginson, Great Globe Exhibition, Leicester Square, London, to the Council of the Royal Society, Somerset House, London5 May 1853
MS/710/23Letter from Samuel Hunter Christie, Royal Military Academy, to Sir Charles Lemon10 December 1837
AP/20/8Report upon a letter addressed by the Baron de Humboldt to HRH the President of the Royal Society and communicated by HRH to the Council9 June 1836
MM/22/18Letter from the Royal Society to John Pye Smith24 January 1840
MS/426/261Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie, Esq16 February 1847
CMP/1/1Minutes of a meeting of Council of the Royal Society1 December 1832
MC/5/102Letter from Francis Higginson, Great Globe Exhibition, Leicester Square, London, to C R [Charles Richard] Weld, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society10 May 1853
EC/1825/14Christie, Samuel Hunter: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/4/204Letter from Captain [William] Yolland, Ordinance Map Office, Southampton, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society14 January 1848
PT/16/25/1Manuscript, 'On the diurnal deviations of the horizontal needle when under the influence of magnets' by Samuel Hunter Christie[1823]
PT/16/25/2Plate, 'Curves of the diurnal deviations of a magnetic needle whose directive power was diminished by the action of two bar magnets placed in the line of the dip: the N end of the needle pointing north' by Samuel Hunter Christie[1823]
PT/16/25/3Plate, 'Curves of the diurnal deviations of a magnetic needle having the north end held in equilibris at south by two bar magnets placed in the line of the dip' by Samuel Hunter Christie[1823]
MC/1/317Letter from Samuel Hunter Christie, Royal Military Academy [Woolwich], to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, [Secretary of the Royal Society]11 July 1831
PT/29/1iLetter, regarding submission of paper on the temperature of wells and thermal springs from Thomas John Newbold to S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie 15 July 1842
PT/73/11/1Diagram, apparatus for examining effect of temperature on intensity of magnetic forces by C C Christie[1824]
PT/32/8/3Plate, figures 8-9 showing a declination magnetograph by Francis Ronalds[1846]
MC/2/250Letter from Thomas Webster, [secretary for the] Institution of Civil Engineers, Canon Row, Westminster, to Samuel Hunter Christie24 April 1837
MC/2/271Letter from Samuel Hunter Christie, the Common, Woolwich, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society28 January 1838
MC/2/282Letter from George Biddell Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society29 March 1838
MC/2/295Letter from John David Roberton, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society], to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society2 August 1838
MC/2/306Letter from Michael Faraday, Royal Institution, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society14 November 1838
MC/3/17Letter from Sir Henry Mangles Denham, 64 Mill Street, Liverpool, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society 9 April 1839
MC/3/24Letter from James Ivory, 20 Southampton Street, Pentonville, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society20 May 1839
MC/3/25Letter from Major [Thomas Best] Jervis, 22 Notting Hill Square, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society4 June 1839
MC/3/26Letter from Charles Thorp, Durham, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society5 June 1839
MC/3/40Letter from C.R. Fox, Ordnance Office, to Samuel Hunter Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]14 August 1839
MC/3/43Letter from William Henry Smyth, Cardiff Castle, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society2 October 1839
MC/3/70Letter from [Thomas Gordon] Hake, 42 Gordon Square, to [Samuel Hunter] Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]27 February 1840
MC/3/72Letter from Peter Barlow, Woolwich, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society 9 March 1840
MC/3/73Letter from John Washington, [secretary of the] Royal Geographical Society, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society 11 March 1840
MC/3/95Letter from [Thomas] Carlyle and E.M. Fitzgerald, Honorary Secretaries [of the Committee for London Subscription Library], 4 Harcourt Building, Temple, to Dr. Peter Mark Roget and Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretaries of the Royal Society22 May 1840
MC/3/123Letter from Robert Rigg, 2 Chatham Place, Walworth Road, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society9 December 1840
MC/3/124Letter from George Biddell Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to Samuel Hunter Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]9 December 1840
MC/3/139Letter from Joseph Edye, Admiralty House, Devonport, to Samuel Hunter Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]9 February 1841
MC/3/151Letter from J.W. MacDonald, Dublin Castle, to [Dr. Peter Mark Roget and Samuel Hunter Christie] the Secretaries of the Royal Society31 March 1841
MC/3/169Letter from Francis Baily, 37 Tavistock Place, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society10 June 1841
MC/3/189Letter from Sir David Brewster, St Leonards, St Andrews, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, [Secretary of the Royal Society]9 October 1841
MC/3/207Letter from Peter Barlow, Woolwich, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society14 March 1842
MC/3/214Letter from Colonel Edward Sabine, Woolwich, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society12 April 1842
MC/3/219Letter from William Bowman to Samuel Hunter Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]2 June 1842
MC/3/223Letter from [James] Challis, Plumian Professor, Greenwich Observatory, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society6 June 1842
MC/3/259Letter from Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society, the Common, Woolwich, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, [Secretary of the Royal Society]16 January 1843
MC/3/257Letter from George Biddell Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society19 December 1842
MC/3/258Letter from George Biddell Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society4 January 1843
MC/3/261Letter from George Biddell Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society24 January 1843
MC/3/263Letter from William Henry Smyth, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society7 February 1843
MC/3/268Letter from Colonel [Thomas Frederick] Colby, Ordnance Map Office, Southampton, to Samuel Hunter Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]25 February 1843
MC/3/275Letter from John Barlow, [Secretary of the] Royal Institution, to [Dr. Peter Mark Roget and Samuel Hunter Christie] the Secretaries of the Royal Society1 May 1843
MC/3/281Letter from Alfred Smee, 7 Finsbury Circus, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to its Council, Vice-Presidents, and Secretaries16 May 1843
MC/3/286Letter from George Biddell Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society25 May 1843
MC/3/294Letter from George Biddell Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society27 June 1843
MC/4/5Letter from [William Ford] Stevenson, Place du Pré-l'Evêque, Geneva, to Samuel Hunter Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]24 January 1844
MC/4/40Letter from J Davy, Three Oaks, Ambleside [?], to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society18 October 1844
MC/4/43Letter from John Wilson, Secretary of the General Steam Navigation Company, 69 Lombard Street, to [Dr Peter Mark Roget and Samuel Hunter Christie] Secretaries of the Royal Society11 November 1844
MC/4/45Letter from John Wilson, Secretary of the General Steam Navigation Company, 69 Lombard Street, to [Dr Peter Mark Roget and Samuel Hunter Christie] Secretaries of the Royal Society25 November 1844
MC/4/48Letter from [George Biddell] Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society11 December 1844
MC/4/54Letter from George Biddell Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to Samuel Hunter Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]25 February 1845
MC/4/90Letter from Samuel Hunter Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society], The Common, Woolwich, to the Royal Society31 October 1845
MC/4/103Letter from Samuel Hunter Christie, The Common, Woolwich, to [Charles Richard] Weld, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]4 December 1845
MC/4/109Letter from Robert Lee, 4 Saville Row, to the Royal Society15 December 1845
MC/4/112Letter from Samuel Hunter Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society] The Common, Woolwich, to Charles Richard Weld, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]16 December 1845
MC/4/116Letter from Robert Lee, 4 Saville Row, to the Royal Society24 December 1845
MC/4/118Letter from Samuel Hunter Christie, The Common, Woolwich, to Charles Richard Weld, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society30 December 1845
MC/4/125Letter from Samuel Hunter Christie, The Common, Woolwich, to Charles Richard Weld, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society7 February 1846
MC/4/132Letter from John Davies and James [Prescott] Joule, Secretaries of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester, to [Dr Peter Mark Roget and Samuel Hunter Christie], the Secretaries of the Royal Society20 April 1846
MC/4/140Letter from the parochial school of St Mary-le-Strand, 148 Strand, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Societyc. 29 May 1846
MC/4/162Letter from Richard Taylor, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society5 November 1846
MC/4/182Letter from George Biddell Airy, Altona, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society13 September 1847
MC/4/207Letter from Samuel Hunter Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society], The Common, Woolwich, to Captain [William] Yolland21 January 1848
MC/4/208Letter from [Captain William] Yolland, Ordnance Map Office, Southampton, to [Samuel Hunter] Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]24 January 1848
MC/4/209Letter from Charles Richard Weld, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, to [Samuel Hunter] Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society28 January 1848
MC/4/215Letter from [Samuel] Hunter Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society], Somerset House, to Captain [William] Yolland10 February 1848
MC/4/220Letter from [Charles] Piazzi Smyth, Royal Observatory Edinburgh, to [Samuel Hunter] Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society29 February 1848
MC/4/223Letter from [Charles] Piazzi Smyth, Royal Observatory Edinburgh, to [Samuel Hunter] Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society21 March 1848
MC/4/224Letter from Captain [Frederick William] Beechey, 8 Westbourne Crescent, to [Samuel Hunter] Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]23 March 1848
MC/4/228Letter from [Samuel Hunter] Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society], The Common, Woolwich, to [Charles Richard] Weld, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society26 April 1848
PT/73/11/21Diagram, apparatus for observing magnetism of rotating iron by S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie[1825]
PT/73/11/22Diagrams, position of rotating iron and needle by S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie[1825]
MC/4/233Letter from Mr Gyde to [Samuel Hunter] Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]8 May 1848
MC/4/238Letter from John Edward Gray to [Samuel Hunter] Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society2 June 1848
MC/4/249Letter from [Samuel] Hunter Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society], The Common, Woolwich, to Dr [Peter Mark] Roget, [Secretary of the Royal Society]5 July 1848
MC/4/261Letter from Colonel Edward Cust, Leasowe Castle near Birkenhead, to [Samuel Hunter Christie and Dr Peter Mark Roget] the Secretaries of the Royal Society12 October 1848
MC/4/271Letter from R W Rothman, registrar at the University of London, Somerset House, to [Samuel] Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society14 December 1848
MC/4/278Letter from Henry Hennessy, 13 North Mall, Cork, to [Samuel] Hunter Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]2 April 1849
MC/4/280Letter from [George Biddell] Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to [Samuel Hunter] Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society7 May 1849
MC/4/283Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Sabine, Woolwich, to [Samuel Hunter] Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]23 May 1849
MC/4/286Letter from James Glaisher, 13 Dartmouth Terrace, Blackheath, to Samuel Hunter Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]4 June 1849
MC/4/291Letter from James [Cosmo] Melvill, East India House, to Samuel [Hunter] Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]27 June 1849
MC/4/320Letter from [Thomas Stephens] Davies, Ordnance Terrace, Shooters Hill, to [Samuel] Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society2 February 1850
MC/4/334Letter from [George Biddell] Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to [Samuel Hunter] Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society18 March 1850
MC/4/336Letter from Edward Sabine and [John] Forbes Royle, General Secretaries [of the British Association for the Advancement of Science], 6 Queen Street Place, London, to [Samuel Hunter Christie and Thomas Bell] the Secretaries of the Royal Society22 March 1850
MC/4/338Letter from [Baden] Powell to [Samuel Hunter] Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]
MC/4/342Letter from Robert Brown, 17 Dean Street, Soho, to [Samuel Hunter] Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society11 April 1850
MC/4/346Letter from [Samuel] Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society, to Reverend [Thomas Romney] Robinson, President of the British Association [for the Advancement of Science]19 April 1850
MC/4/363Letter from James C [Cosmo] Melvill, East India House, to Samuel H [Hunter] Christie14 November 1850
MC/4/371Letter from Fra [Francis] Ronalds, Kew Observatory, to S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]18 December 1850
MC/5/25Letter from James [C] Melvill, East India House, to Samuel H [Hunter] Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]15 November 1851
MC/5/30Letter from G B [George Biddell] Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society31 January 1852
MC/5/51Letter from G B [George Biddell] Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society29 September 1852
MC/5/62Letter from James C [Cosmo] Melvill, East India House, to S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]19 November 1852
MC/5/82Letter from Frederick Manning, London, to [Thomas Bell and Samuel Hunter Christie], the Secretaries of the Royal Society3 February 1853
MC/5/84Letter from Francis Higginson, 2 Marine Place, Dover, to S [Samuel] Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society, Somerset House, London24 February 1853
MC/5/89Letter from S [Samuel] Hunter Christie, The Common, Woolwich, to Francis Higginson10 March 1854
MC/5/90Letter from Francis Higginson, 2 Marine Place, Dover, to S [Samuel] Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society, and to the President [the Earl of Rosse] and the Fellows16 March 1853
MC/5/95Letter from Lovell [Augustus] Reeve to S [Samuel] Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society25 April 1853
MC/5/103Letter from Francis Higginson, Great Globe Exhibition, Leicester Square, London, to the Earl of Rosse, President of the Royal Society14 May 1853
MC/5/105Letter from James C [Cosmo] Melvill, East India House, to S [Samuel] Hunter Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]18 May 1853
MC/5/114Letter from Francis Higginson, No 5 Royal Hill, Greenwich, to the [Earl of Rosse], President and to the Fellows of the Royal Society9 July 1853
MC/5/119Letter from John P [Peter] Gassiot, Kew Observatory, to S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society24 October 1853
MC/5/123Letter from John Tyndall, Royal Institution, Albermarle Street, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society15 November 1853
MC/5/130Letter from James C [Cosmo] Melvill, East India House, to S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]1 December 1853
MC/5/159Letter from James C [Cosmo] Melvill, East India House, to Samuel H [Hunter] Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]30 March 1854
MC/5/172Letter from Benjamin Oliveira, 8 Upper Hyde Park Street, London, to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society10 July 1854
MC/5/178Letter from S [Samuel] Hunter Christie to Colonel [Edward] Sabine, Treasurer of the Royal Society10 October 1854
MC/5/221Letter from the Duc de Persigny, ambassador of France, Albergate House, to Samuel H [Hunter] Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]23 January 1856
MC/6/1Letter from Elie Wartmann, Geneva, to General [Edward] Sabine, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]3 January 1859
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