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Authorised form of nameAugustus Frederick (1773 - 1843); Duke of Sussex
Dates1773 - 1843
NationalityBritish
Place of birthBuckingham Palace, London, England
Date of birth27 January 1773
Date of death21 April 1843
Dates and placesBurial:
Kensal Green cemetery (4 May 1843)
ActivityCareer:
Freemason, initiated 20 December 1798, Lodge 'zur siegenden Wahreit' [Victorious Truth] No 14, subsequently No 185, in Berlin, one of four formed when Royal York Lodge of Friendship split for that purpose, passed 19 January 1799 and raised 4 February 1800.
Honours:
KG 1786; Baron Arklow, Earl of Inverness and Duke of Sussex 1801
Memberships:
Athenaeum
Membership categoryRoyal Fellow
Date of election22/05/1828
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
PRS 1830-1838; VP 1838-1839
RelationshipsIllegally married 1. Lady Augusta Murray 2. (1831) Celia Underwood
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1843 No 58 pp 484-485
References:
R K Bluhm, 'A Note on the Origin of the Society's Conversaziones' in NR 1958 vol 13 pp 61-63
L F Gilbert, 'The Election to the Presidency of the Royal Society in 1820' in NR 1954-55 vol 11 pp 256-279
L Pearce Williams, 'The Royal Society and the Founding of the British Association for the Advancement of Science' in NR 1961 vol 16 pp 221-233
The Library and Museum of Freemasonry, 'Freemasons and the Royal Society. Alphabetical List of Fellows of the Royal Society who were Freemasons' 2010, page 27
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/59434926
Royal Society codeNA8338
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
DM/2/4Letter from the Lord Chamberlain to the Duke of Sussex9 March 1831
MM/5/37Letter from Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, Kensington Palace15 May 1833
MM/5/36Letter from Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, St Asaph18 August 1832
MM/5/35Letter from Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, to Kensington Palace3 January 1832
MM/12/33Draft of a reply to Anthony Panizzi's pamphlet, by P M Roget27 November 1837
MM/14/150Letter from TM Mason, 28 York Terrace, to the Duke of Sussex, President of the Royal Society24 October 1836
DM/2/29Letter from the Duke of Sussex, Kensington Palace, to Francis Baily17 April 1834
DM/2/9Declaration of the Duke of Sussex as President of the Royal Society under the Act 9 GEO IV cap 171830
MM/12/4Letter from Anthony Panizzi, British Museum, to Duke of Sussex21 November 1834
DM/1/78Draft of letter from Duke of Sussex, Kensington Palace, to Sir William Knighton11 August 1832
MM/12/5Letter from Anthony Panizzi, British Museum, to Duke of Sussex18 December 1834
DM/2/7'Address to the Queen Adelaide' from the Duke of Sussex1831
DM/2/5'Address from His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex to His Majesty King William IVth'1831
DM/2/8Queen Adelaide's reply to the Duke of Sussex's address1831
DM/1/79Draft of letter from J G Children, Somerset House, to Sir William Knighton12 May 1832
MC/2/204Letter from Dr. [John] Davy, to [Prince Augustus Frederick, the Duke of Sussex], President of the Royal Society and to the Councilc. April 1836
MM/21/80Charter, signed by the Duke of Sussex, President, Royal Society, giving John William Lubbock authority to deputise in the office of President of the Royal Society16 December 1830
MS/123/21Letter from the Duke of Sussex to John George Children, Royal Society, Somerset House4 June 1835
IM/000160Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussexnd
MDA/A/7/6Letter from Sir Henry Lyons, FRS, Fingest Grove, near High Wycombe, Bucks to Sir Henry Dale, PRS30 May 1942
MS/123/4Letter from the Duke of Sussex to John George Children, British Museum, London4 November 1832
MS/123/14Letter [possibly draft] from John George Children to the Duke of Sussex21 November 1832
MS/123/6Incomplete letter from the Duke of Sussex to unknown recipient1830s
MS/123/8Letter from the Duke of Sussex to unknown recipient16 November 1832
MS/123/12Letter from the Duke of Sussex to unknown recipient20 November 1832
MS/123/9Letter from the Duke of Sussex to John George Children, British Museum, London19 November 1832
MS/123/22Letter from George Biddell Airy to the Duke of Sussex2 June 1835
MS/123/23Letter from the Duke of Sussex to John George Children18 June 1835
MS/123/24Letter from the Duke of Sussex to John George Children, British Museum1830s
MS/123/5Letter from the Duke of Sussex to unknown recipient12 November 1832
MS/123/15Letter from the Duke of Sussex to an unknown recipient23 November 1832
MS/123/3Copy of letter from John George Children to John William Lubbock2 November 1832
MC/2/276Letter from Richard Taylor, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, to [Prince Augustus Frederick], the President of the Royal Society and to the Council8 February 1838
MS/123/1Letter from the Duke of Sussex to John George Children29 October 1832
MS/123/13Letter from John Herapath to the Duke of Sussex17 November 1832
MS/123/20Draft letter from John George Children to the Duke of Sussex16 September 1834
MS/123/2Letter from the Duke of Sussex to John George Children, British Museum, London30 October 1832
MC/1/292Letter from [F.J. Robinson], Lord Goderich, Colonial Office, to Prince Augustus Frederick, [President of the Royal Society]17 March 1831
MC/2/129Letter from John George Children, [Secretary of the Royal Society], to the Royal Society 19 June 1834
MC/2/264Letter from John Russell, Whitehall, to [Prince Augustus Frederick], the Duke of Sussex, the President of the Royal Society24 November 1837
MC/1/265Letter from Sir James South, Observatory Kensington, to Prince Augustus Frederick, President of the Royal Society and to the Council 22 December 1830
MC/1/299Letter from Edmund R. Daniell, [Secretary of the] Royal Institution, to [Prince Augustus Frederick], President of the Royal Society and to the CouncilMarch 1831
MS/426/34Copy letter from [John William] Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to his Excellency, Baron [Alexander] von Humboldt19 January 1842
MS/426/32Copy letter from [John William] Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to his Excellency, the Chavalier 14 January 1842
MM/13/99Letter from the Treasury to the Duke of Sussex, President of the Royal Society13 November 1832
MS/123/10Letter from J[osiah] Forshall to the Duke of Sussex12 November 1832
MM/5/34Letter from Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, St Asaph, to Pettigrew18 September 1830
MM/12/34Letter from P M Roget, Bernard Street, to the Duke of Sussex 27 November 1837
MM/12/30Letter from Anthony Panizzi, British Museum, to Duke of Sussex4 November 1837
DM/3/93Letter from John Barrow (for Admiralty), Admiralty Office, to the Duke of Sussex, President, Royal Society12 April 1831
DM/2/28Letter from the Duke of Sussex, Kensington Palace, to Treasury17 April 1834
DM/2/30Letter from the Duke of Sussex, Kensington Palace, GB Greenough17 April 1834
MS/123/19Letter from the Duke of Sussex to John George Children, British Museum, Montague Street, London15 September 1834
CMP/1/1Minutes of a meeting of Council of the Royal Society1 December 1832
IM/000161Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex2001
P/0128Portrait of Augustus Frederick; Duke of Sussex1830s
MC/2/101Letter from Prince Augustus Frederick, [Duke of Sussex], President of the Royal Society, Somerset House, to John William Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society30 November 1833
MC/1/280Letter from Dr. Peter Mark Roget, [Secretary of the] Royal Society, to Le Duc Duhamel21 January 1831
MC/1/289Letter from John Augustus Lloyd, 19 [John] Adam Street, Adelphi, to [Prince Augustus Frederick], the Duke of Sussex, President of the Royal Society, 15 March 1831
MC/1/307Letter from James Henderson, 4 Whitehall, to [Prince Augustus Frederick], President of the Royal Society and to the Council27 May 1831
MC/1/330Letter from Michael Joseph Quin, 17 Well Street, Falcon Square, St. Martin's-le-Grand, to [Prince Augustus Frederick], the Duke of Sussex, [President of the Royal Society]24 September 1831
MC/1/337Letter from [William Frederick] Witherington, 29 Hadlow Street, Burton Crescent, to [Prince Augustus Frederick], President of the Royal Society and to the Council2 November 1831
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
MC/2/24Letter from John [?] Herapath, 2 Upper Bedford Place, Kensington, to [Prince Augustus Frederick], President of the Royal Society12 February 1832
MC/2/25Copy letter from John George Children, British Museum, to John Herapath14 February 1832
MC/2/26Letter from John [?] Herapath, 2 Upper Bedford Place, Kensington, to [Prince Augustus Frederick], President of the Royal Society16 February 1832
MC/2/27Copy letter from John George Children, British Museum, to John Herapath19 February 1832
MC/2/35Copy letter from John George Children, Secretary of the Royal Society, to John Herapath13 April 1832
MC/2/40Letter from James Gye, 3 Abingdon Street, Westminster, to the Council of the Royal SocietyMay 1832
MC/2/49Letter from John Robison, [General] Secretary of the Royal Society Edinburgh, to the Duke of Sussex, [Prince Augustus Frederick], President of the Royal Society18 October 1832
MC/2/64Letter from Henry Wheatley, [Keeper of the] Privy Purse, St James's Palace, to the Duke of Sussex, [Prince Augustus Frederick], President of the Royal Society30 November 1832
MC/2/74Letter from Herbert Taylor, Windsor Castle, to the Duke of Sussex, [Prince Augustus Frederick], President of the Royal Society25 March 1833
MC/2/118Letter from J.J. Ellis, Rectory, St Martin Outwich, to [Prince Augustus Frederick], Duke of Sussex, [President of the Royal Society]24 April 1834
MC/2/192Letter from Henry Wheatley, [Keeper of the Privy Purse], St. James's Palace, to the [Duke of Sussex, President of the Royal Society]28 November 1835
MC/2/194Letter from Prince Augustus Frederick, [the Duke of Sussex], President of the Royal Society, Kensington Palace, to the Fellows of the Royal Society10 December 1835
MC/2/216Letter from Rev. Adam Browne, Kensington Palace, to the Fellows of the Royal Society18 June 1836
MC/2/202Letter from Sir James South, Observatory Kensington, to [Prince Augustus Frederick, the Duke of Sussex], President of the Royal Society 7 April 1836
MC/2/275Letter from E.J. Yates, Albany Terrace, Staffordshire Potteries, Hanley, to [Prince Augustus Frederick], the President of the Royal Society3 February 1838
MC/2/279Letter from George Newport to [Prince Augustus Frederick] the President of the Royal Society and to the Council7 March 1838
MC/2/307Letter from Henry Barnett, 6 Breams Buildings, Chancery Lane, to [Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex], President of the Royal Society 29 November 1838
MC/2/297Letter from Prince Augustus Frederick, [the Duke of Sussex, President of the Royal Society], Kensington Palace, to the Royal Society19 August 1838
MC/2/292Letter from Dr. [Giuseppe] Belluomini, 9 Great Marlborough Street, to [Prince Augustus Frederick,] the Duke of Sussex, [President of the Royal Society]15 July 1838
MC/2/239Letter from John [Laurens] Bicknell, Abingdon Street, to [Prince Augustus Frederick], the President of the Royal Society and to the Council6 February 1837
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
AP/8/18Unpublished paper and letter, 'Boussole angulaire de Leonelli' ['Leonelli's angular compass'] by Z [Zecchini] Leonelli13 August 1831
AP/8/16Unpublished paper, 'Théorême de Leonelli' by Z [Zecchini] Leonelli15 May 1831
AP/8/15Unpublished paper, 'Nouvelle méthode de tirer les racines numériques' ['New method for finding digital roots'] by Zecchini Leonelli13 August 1831
AP/8/16/1Unpublished manuscript, 'Théorême de Leonelli' by Z [Zecchini] Leonelli15 May 1831
AP/8/16/2Unpublished diagram, sections of a circle by Z [Zecchini] Leonelli15 May 1831
AP/8/18/2Unpublished diagram, angular compass by Z [Zecchini] Leonelli13 August 1831
AP/8/17/2Unpublished drawing, compensation pendulum by Zecchini Leonelli13 August 1831
AP/8/17/1Unpublished manuscript, 'Description d'un nouveau pendule à compensation qu'on peut adapter aux horloges de clochers, aussi bien qu'aux plus petites pendules' ['Description of a new compensation pendulum that can be adapted to bell tower clocks as well as to the smallest clocks'] by Zecchini Leonelli13 August 1831
AP/8/18/1Unpublished manuscript, 'Boussole angulaire de Leonelli' ['Leonelli's angular compass'] by Z [Zecchini] Leonelli13 August 1831
AP/8/18/3Unpublished letter, regarding papers submitted to the Royal Society from Z [Zecchini] Leonelli to the Duke of Sussex [Augustus Frederick]24 August 1831
AP/10/31Unpublished letter, regarding 'A curious fact' from John Bates to the President of the Royal Society1 October 1833
AP/10/31/2Unpublished drawings, views of cards and tube by John Bates1 October 1833
AP/10/31/1Unpublished manuscript, regarding 'A curious fact' from John Bates to the President of the Royal Society1 October 1833
AP/8/17Unpublished paper, 'Description d'un nouveau pendule à compensation qu'on peut adapter aux horloges de clochers, aussi bien qu'aux plus petites pendules' ['Description of a new compensation pendulum that can be adapted to bell tower clocks as well as to the smallest clocks'] by Zecchini Leonelli13 August 1831
AP/10/39Unpublished letter, regarding 'A curious fact' from George Canning Huson to the President of the Royal Society21 September 1833
AP/10/40Unpublished letter, regarding 'A curious fact' from Peter Smyth to the President of the Royal Society24 September 1833
AP/10/45Unpublished letter, regarding 'A curious fact' from Ralph Hobson to the President of the Royal Society of Arts9 October 1833
AP/15/21Unpublished paper, 'A method of deducing the longitude from the moon's right ascension' by Thos [Thomas] Kerigan28 January 1832
AP/15/21/2Unpublished diagram, plane of the meridian by [Thomas Kerigan]28 January 1832
AP/15/21/1Unpublished manuscript, 'A method of deducing the longitude from the moon's right ascension' by Thos [Thomas] Kerigan28 January 1832
AP/16/30Unpublished paper, 'The quadrature of the circle' by James Ryan11 September 1831
AP/16/30/3Unpublished letter, 'The quadrature of the circle' from James Ryan to the Duke of Sussex11 September 1831
AP/16/7Unpublished letters, regarding a cure for cholera morbus from B E De BercaNovember 1831
AP/16/15/2Unpublished letter, 'The quadrature of the globe, and consequently of time' from John George Hartley to the Duke of Sussex3 May 1831
AP/16/15Unpublished paper, 'The quadrature of the globe, and consequently of time' by J G [John George] Hartley3 May 1831
AP/16/7/2Unpublished letter, regarding a cure for cholera morbus from B E De Berca to the Duke of Sussex24 November 1831
AP/20/8Unpublished letter, 'Report upon a letter addressed by the Baron de Humboldt to HRH the President of the Royal Society and communicated by HRH to the Council' from S [Samuel] Hunter Christie and G B [George Biddell] Airy to the President of the Royal Society9 June 1836
AP/26/19Unpublished letter, 'New history of magnetism' from G P [Georg Philip] Uhthoff to the Duke of Sussex29 March 1843
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