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Airy, Sir George Biddell, 1801-1892 (Astronomer Royal, 1835-1881)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 27 July 1801 - 2 Janauary 1892

Updated for

Charles Lyell Project - 2020

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Letters from Airy, George Biddel to Charles Lyell, 6 March 1835 - 27 March 1865

 File — Box Box 1.1: Series Coll-203/1 (Lyell 1)
Identifier: Coll-203/1/5
Scope and Contents Letters are summarised as: Explaining the theories of 'uniformity of the sea depth' in reference to equations from Mary Somerville and Pierre Simon de Laplace. Mentions separate theory of absolute depth in relation to the moon and tides. Adds personal views on Somerville and De Laplace's theories Refers to Charles Henry Davis (US Navy - researcher of tides and currents) paper on the...
Dates: 6 March 1835 - 27 March 1865

Notebook No.150, February 1847 - March 1847

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 6: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/150
Scope and Contents This black leather notebook was written whilst Lyell was in London, at 11 Harley Street and starts with memoranda, then a list of 'scientific visitors'. Written in London in the years between his travels in America, this notebook considers giraffe and bony fossil fish, but in particular focuses on the work of William, Ellery Channing (April 7, 1780 – October 2, 1842), Unitarian preacher, and on race, slavery and religion. Content warning:...
Dates: February 1847 - March 1847