Reference MS.9143
Title James Glaisher (1809-1903)
Imprint 1855-1872
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Physical description 1 File
Note Wellcome Library; GB.
Numbering Previous Number: WMS/ALS: Glaisher
Credits Glaisher, James (1909-1903)
Summary <p>1. Letter to an unnamed recipient (possibly J. B. Denton), 15 December 1857.</p><p>2. Note to an unnamed recipient, 29 December 1855.</p><p>3. Letter to an unnamed recipient, 11 April 1859.</p><p>4. Two letters to Charles Brooke, FRS, 15 December 1862 and 25 March 1872.</p><p>5. Letter to Hepworth Dixon, 6 April 1863.</p><p>6. Letter to A. J. Herschel, 9 August 1863.</p><p>7. Three letters to S. W. Silver, 11 July 1864, 18 July 1864, and 7 February 1865. Also includes British Meteorological Society fundraising flyer.</p><p>8. Letter to Dr Diamond, 23 December 1865.</p><p>9. Letter to an unnamed recipient, 14 March 1866.</p><p>10. Three letters to H. Ince, 2 February 1867, 1 April 1867, and 14 October 1867.</p><p>11. Letter to an unnamed recipient, 14 March 1866.</p><p>12. Letter to Dr Carpenter, 18 November 1876.</p><p>13. Letter to J. Hogg, 6 December 1882.</p><p>14. Two letters to unnamed recipients, n.d.</p>
Note James Glaisher was an Astronomer, Meteorologist, and pioneer of weather forecasting. A founder member of the Meteorological Society and the Aeronautical Society of Great Britain, Glaisher was also a pioneering balloonist.
Purchased from Stevens, London, July 1930 (acc.56545), and September 1930 (acc.73092); Sotheby's, London, May 1930 (acc.52792), and November 1933 (acc.67472); Glendining, London, March 1932 (acc.67624), and August 1934 (acc.67833); and Desgranges, Paris, October 1935 (acc.69099). Also purchaed from Mrs. Watson, Burnley, March 1945 (acc.72200), presumably once part of the Thomas Madden Stone autograph collection. Provenance details not recorded for acc.67430.
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Record no. MS.9143