Authorised form of nameTodd; Sir; Charles (1826 - 1910)
Dates1826 - 1910
Place of birthIslington, London, England
Date of birth07 July 1826
Place of deathAdelaide, Australia
Date of death29/01/1910
Dates and placesBurial:
Adelaide, Australia
MA (Camb)
Supernumerary Computer, Royal Observatory, Greenwich (1841-47); Assistant Observer, Adelaide, South Australia (1848-1854); Director, Adelaide Observatory (1855-1906); Postmaster-General, Superintendent of Telegraphs, and Government Astronomer; organized meteorological service and telegraphic system
CMG 1872; KCMG 1893
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election06/06/1889
RelationshipsElder son of George Todd, grocer, of Greenwich; married (1855) Alice Gillam, daughter of Edward Bell of Cambridge; father-in-law of Sir William Henry Bragg (FRS 1907)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1911 vol 85 pp xiii-xvii signed by W H B
John G Jenkin, 'The Appointment of W H Bragg, FRS, to the University of Adelaide' in NR 1985-86 vol 40 pp 75-99
See Conservation record
Royal Society codeNA8291
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1889/15Todd, Sir Charles: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/11/591Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Charles Todd, Fellow of the Royal Society30 July 1895
NLB/19/753Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Charles Todd, Fellow of the Royal Society11 December 1899
NLB/19/827Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Ralph Wheatley Odgers Kestel3 January 1900
NLB/35/519Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Charles Todd, Fellow of the Royal Society7 June 1907
NLB/40/625Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir Charles Todd KCMG, FRS8 July 1909
NLB/5/767Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to H Todd, The Observatory, Cambridge7 October 1891
NLB/3/430Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Charles Todd, Fellow of the Royal Society, the Observatory, Adelaide7 June 1889
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