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Authorised form of nameGrubb; Sir; Howard (1844 - 1931)
SurnameGrubb
ForenamesHoward
Dates1844 - 1931
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Dublin, Ireland (February or 28 July 1844)
Death:
Monkstown, Ireland (16 or 17 September 1931)
ActivityProfession:
Engineer
Optician
Research Field:
Optical engineering
Education:
Trinity College, Dublin; Honorary Master in Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin (1876)
Career:
Took over his father's optical works, Dublin; constructed large telescopes for the British and Colonial governments including the 'Great Melbourne Telescope' and the 'Great Vienna Refractor'; worked on periscopes for the Royal Navy; Scientific Advisor to the Commissioners of Irish Lights; awarded Boyle Medal of the Royal Dublin Society (1912)
Honours:
Kt 1887
Memberships:
FRAS; FRDS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/06/1883
RelationshipsYoungest son of Thomas Grubb (FRS 1864); married (1871) Mary Hester, daughter of George Hamilton Walker MD of Louisiana, USA
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB; Irish Innovators
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1932 vol 135 pp iv-ix, plate, signed by S S C
References:
A A Mills and R Hall, 'The Production of a Plane Surface. As Illustrated by Specula From Some Early Newtonian Telescopes' in NR 1982-83 vol 37 pp 147-166
Notes:
DSB gives birth and death dates as February 1844 and 17 September 1931
Royal Society codeNA8229
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/12/131Letter from Howard Grubb, Dublin, to William Huggins15 September 1880
MM/12/95Copy of a letter from H Grubb to David Gill12 November 1879
NLB/2/400Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Howard Grubb, Fellow of the Royal Society30 May 1888
NLB/3/219Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mr G S Waterlow, Finsbury Stationery Works, Clifton Street, E.C.12 April 1889
NLB/8/324Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Howard Grubb, Fellow of the Royal Society, 51 Kenilworth Square, Rathgar, Dublin2 October 1893
NLB/15/441Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Howard Grubb, Fellow of the Royal Society5 October 1897
NLB/15/460Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Howard Grubb, Fellow of the Royal Society7 October 1897
NLB/15/431Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Robarts Lubbock & Company, 15 Lombard Street, E.C.[2 October 1897]
NLB/40/318Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir Howard Grubb FRS 24 May 1909
NLB/43/42Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Howard Grubb, Fellow of the Royal Society26 October 1910
IM/001811Grubb, Sir Howard1922
EC/1883/11Grubb, Sir Howard: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/5/750Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Howard Grubb, Fellow of the Royal Society5 October 1891
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