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Sabine, Sir Edward (1788-1883) Knight, General, geophysicist

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Surname: Sabine
Pretitle: Sir
Forenames: Edward
Gender: Male
Date: 1788-1883
Title: Knight
History: Astronomer and scientist. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, 1818. In 1834 commenced the first systematic magnetic survey of the British Isles. From 1839 superintended the system of magnetic observations. General Secretary of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1839-1859. Supervised another magnetic survey of the British Isles, 1858-1861, after which he was elected President of the Royal Society.
Biography: ODNB link for Sabine, Sir Edward (1788-1883), Knight General geophysicist
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275168 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P137631 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Sir Edward Sabine
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1821-1876: Papers by Edward Sabine of the Royal Society
2
1818-1877: Sir Edward Sabine: Correspondence and papers
The National Archives, Kew
3
1825-77: corresp and papers
The National Archives
4
1818-75: corresp
Royal Society
See Guide 1995
5
c1825-37: corresp (c30 items)
Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)
NRA 39159 Baring-Gould
6
1818: diary
Plymouth and West Devon Record Office
See HMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
7
1822: papers
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
8
corresp rel to Meteorological Office and Kew Observatory
National Meteorological Archive
See HMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
9
1818-19: journal
Cambridge University: Scott Polar Research Institute
See Guide 1982
10
1830-20: ornithological papers
Wellcome Collection
11
c1847-58: corresp with Sir George Airy
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
See HMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
12
1852: corresp with Thomas Andrews
Science Museum Library and Archives
NRA 43585
13
1845-60: letters (10) to Michael Faraday
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Archives
See HMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
14
1841-58: corresp (34 items) with James Forbes
St Andrews University Library
NRA 13132
15
1824-65: letters (24) to Gottingen Academy of Sciences
Niedersachsische Staats und Universitatsbibliothek
See HMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
16
letters (57) to Sir William Grove
Royal Institution of Great Britain
NRA 9522
17
1825-70: corresp with Sir John Herschel (363 items)
Royal Society
NRA 8803
18
1822-66: corresp with Sir John Herschel (103 items)
University of Texas at Austin: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Library
NRA 13677 Herschel
19
1932-49: letters (260) to Sir William Hooker
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives
See HMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
20
1830-52: letters (35) to Sir John Lubbock
Royal Society
See HMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
21
1845-62: letters to Sir Roderick Murchison
British Library, Manuscript Collections
22
letters to Lord Northampton
Castle Ashby
NRA 21088 Compton
23
1851-70: corresp (14 items) with Sir Richard Owen and William Clift
Natural History Museum Library and Archives
See Catalogue of MSS... Natural History Museum (1995)
24
1844-51: corresp with Sir Francis Ronalds
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Archives
NRA 38778 Ronalds
25
1848-71: letters (11) to 3rd and 4th Earls of Rosse
Birr Castle Archives
NRA 25548 Parsons
26
1852-65: letters (59) to William Sharpey
London University: University College London (UCL) Special Collections
NRA 18112 Sharpey
27
c1822-37: letters to James Smith
Glasgow City Archives
NRA 20864 Smith
28
1859-70: corresp with Balfour Stewart
The National Archives
29
1847-76: corresp with Sir George Stokes etc (283 items)
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
NRA 20700 Stokes
30
letters (c40) to John Tyndall
Royal Institution of Great Britain
See HMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
31
1837-54: letters (17) to William Whewell
Cambridge University: Trinity College Library
NRA 8804
32
(copies) corresp, journal (1813) and cuttings
British Library, Manuscript Collections

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