Catalogue description Catalogue of the papers of Sir John William Lubbock; Astronomer (1803 - 1865)

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Title: Catalogue of the papers of Sir John William Lubbock; Astronomer (1803 - 1865)

The collection consists of bound volumes of letters to Sir John William Lubbock (1803-1865), astronomer, Treasurer of the Royal Society 1830-1835 and 1838-1845, and Vice-President 1830-1835, 1836-1837 and 1838-1846.


The letters provide information on a wide range of Lubbock's contemporaries, not exclusively in the field of science. The largest collections include letters from George Biddell Airy, John George Children, Joshua Alwyn Compton, 2nd Marquis of Northampton, GPD de Pontecoulant and William Whewell. Smaller but no less important groups of letter are from Charles Babbage, Francis Baily, Francis Beaufort, Charles Darwin, John Couch Adams, JFW Herschel, Baden Powell and WHF Talbot.

Date: 1812 - 1860

The volumes are arranged in a single alphabetical sequence, together with a small number of unsorted personal papers and fragments of letters.

Held by: Royal Society, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Lubbock, John William, 1803-1865, Knight, scientist and astronomer

Physical description: 1639 Files
  • Astronomy

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