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Mechanics Magazine 1833 Apr-Sept: Memorials

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1833. Autographical Memorials of Eminent Philosophers, Engineers and Mechanics.

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Alphabetical memorials of Eminent Philosophers, Engineers and Mechanics

  • Aikin, Arthur, Esq., F.L.S. Secretary to the Society of Arts.
  • Airy, George Biddel, Esq., M.A. F.G.S. Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy, Cambridge.
  • Allan, Thomas, (late), F.R.S. L. & E. Author of some valuable Papers on Mineralogy and Geology, in the Transactions of the Royal and other Societies; died 1832.
  • Applegath, Augustus, of Crayford, Esq. Inventor of several valuable Improvements in Printing Machinery.
  • Arago, M. Dominique Francois, Member of the Institute of France, in which he succeeded to the place of the scarcely less celebrated Lalande, and Secretary to the French Board of Longitude; pre-eminent among the living Philosophers of France, for the splendour and universality of his genius; there is scarcely a branch of Science which he has not illustrated, and enriched by his labours. Joint Editor with M. Gay Lussac, of the Annales de Chimie et de Physique.
  • Bakewell, Robert, Esq. Author of the excellent Introduction to Geology."
  • Banks, Sir Joseph, late President of the Royal Society.
  • Barry, Sir David, M.D. F.R.S.
  • Barton, Mr. John, Engineer, Inventor of the Metallic Piston.
  • Bidder, Mr. George, the once celebrated "Calculating Boy," now Assistant Civil Engineer to the East India Dock Company.
  • Biot, M. Baptiste Jean, Professor of Natural Philosophy in the University of France, Member of the Institute, &c. Author of the"Traite de Physique," one of the most lucid and profound Works on the Physical Sciences, which modem times have produced.
  • Blackwall, John, of Crumpsall Hall, Esq. F. L. S.
  • Blake, Robert, Esq., Assistant Master Shipwright, Royal Dock Yard, Portsmouth, Inventor of the round sterns, patent fid, and many other valuable Improvements in Naval Architecture. ,
  • Blore, Edward, Esq., Architect, F. A. S.
  • Bostock, John, M.D. F.R.S. Author of "Elementary System of Physiology," and other valuable Scientific Works.
  • Bouvard, the able coadjutor of La place, in his Astronomical Investigations. u 1'be immense calculations of Bouvard, have detected every varying phasis of the law of universal attraction. Leslie • •
  • Bran de, William T. Esq. F.R.S. Professor of Chemistry, Royal Institution, Superintendent of Machinery, Royal Mint.
  • Brodie, B. C. Esq., F. It. S. Se1jeant Surgeon to the King, and Surgeon to St. George's Hospital.
  • Brunel, Isambard Kingdom, Esq., C.E. F.R.S.
  • Buckland, Rev. William, D. D. F.R.S. Professor of Geology, Oxford, President of the Geological Society, and Author of "Reliquice Diluvianre."
  • Burnett, Sir William, M.D. K. C. B. Medical Commissioner of the Navy.
  • Burnet, Gilbert, Esq., Professor of Botany, King's College.
  • Busby, Charles Augustin, Esq., Architect, Brighton, Author of "Designs for Villages and Country Houses," " Designs for Modern Embellishments," Inventor of an Improved Water Wheel, Improved Mode of If eating Houses, &c,
  • Challis, Rev. James, M. A. Author of the very masterly Report, read at the last meeting of the British Association, on the Theory of Fluids, and of some previous tracts on the same subject, distinguished for their mathematical ability.
  • Cheverton, Benjamin, Esq., Inventor of a very ingenious Carbonic Acid Gas Engine, author of numerous valuable Communications to this and other scientific journals.
  • Clegram, William, Esq., Resident Engineer of the Gloucester and Berkeley Canal.
  • Cleland, James, Esq. Author of Annals of Glasgow," and many other valuable contributions to Scotch Statistics.
  • Cline, Henry, the late eminent Surgeon, founder of the Clinical System of Medical Instruction.
  • Conybeare, Rev. William Daniel, M.A. F.R.S. F.G.S.
  • Costard, Rev. George, A. M. late Vicar of Twickenham, Author of the " History of Astronomy, and other esteemed Works on Astronomical Subjects.
  • Cousin, James Anthony Joseph, Author of "Traite du Calcul, Differential et Integral," and other valuable Mathematical Works; died 1808.
  • Cumming, Rev. James, M. A. F.R.S. Professor of Chemistry, Cambridge.
  • Cunningham, Allan, F. L. S. Sculptor, better known as one of the most popular novelists and general writers of the day.
  • Curtis, John, Esq., F. L. S. Author of "British Entomology.
  • Cockerell, Charles R. Esq., Architect, A. R. A. F.A.S. Author of "Antiquities of Greece."
  • Corbaux, Francis, Esq., Author of several esteemed works on Probabilities .
  • Dalton, John, D. C. L. F. R. S. Member of the French Institute, the Founder, (if not originator;) of the Atomic Theory.
  • Dana, Samuel, M.D. Boston, U.S.
  • Daniell, J. F. Esq. F. R.S . Professor of Chemistry, King's College.
  • Daubeny, Charles, M. D. F.R.S. F.L.S. F.G.S. Professor of Chemistry, Oxford, Author of Description of Volcanoes.
  • Deville, Mr. James, the famous practical Craniologist.
  • Duncan, Philip, B. Esq., M. A. Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
  • Donaldson, Thomas Leverton, Esq., Architect; Author of "Collection of approved Examples of Doorways from Ancient Buildings in Greece and Italy,' &c.
  • Downing, Mr. Samuel, Working Carpenter; the Author of some Letters in this Journal, on the Education of the People, remarkable for vigour of sentiment and elegance of diction.
  • Dufresnoy, M. the distinguished French Geologist.
  • Elliotson, John, M. D. F. R. S. Professor of Practical Medicine, Univer3ity of London, Physician of St. Thomas's Hospital, and President of the Phrenological Society.
  • Ellis, Sir Henry, D. C. L. F.R.S. Sec. Soc. of Antiq. Principal Librarian to the British Museum.
  • Featherstonehaugh, G. W. Esq. F.G.S. Editor of the Monthly American Journal of Geology and Natural Science.
  • Fernssac, Baron, the able and public spirited Conductor of the Bulletin des Science$.
  • Fitton, W. Henry, M.D. F.R.S. F.G.S.
  • Forbes, James David, F.R.S. L. & E. F.G.S. Professor of Natural Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh
  • Fowler, Charles, Esq. Architect; erected Covent Garden and Hungerford Markets.
  • Franklin, Captain, Sir John, R. F. R. S. Commander of the two Expeditions sent in 1819 and 1825, to determine the limits of North America.
  • Galloway, Thomas, Esq . M. A. Professor of Mathematics, Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
  • Gautier, Dr. Alfred, of Geneva, Author of a valuable Historical Essay on the Problem of the 1'h ree Bodie • .
  • Granville, August us Eozzi, M.D. .F. I>. S. F. L. . Physician Royal Metropolitan Infirmary.
  • Greenough, George ll~Uas, I~sq ., F. It . . }'. 1 ... S. F. G. ' .Vice President of the Royal Geographical Society.
  • Grooby, Rev. James, B. A. F .It. A. S.
  • Guthrie, George James, F~sq ., •. n. S. President of the Royal College of Surgeons.
  • Gwilt, Joseph,Esq., Architect, Author of "Treatise on the Equilibrium of Arches.
  • Hamilton, W.R.B.A. Astronomer Royal of Ireland, St. Andrew's Professor of Astronomy, Trinity College, Dublin.
  • Hancock, Mr. Walter, Engineer, Stratford, of Steam carriage celebrity.
  • Haviland, John, M.D. F.G.S. Regius Professor of Physic, Cambridge.
  • Hall, Samuel, of Nottingham, Esq. Inventor of the Gas Singing Apparatus, an Improved Steam Engine, &c.
  • Heath, James , Esq., Senior Associate Engraver, Royal Academy.
  • Heaton, Brothers, Engine Makers, Birmingham, Inventors of a Steam Carriage, Safety Gun Lock, &c.
  • Henning, John, Sculptor and Medallist; executed the beautiful miniature copies of the Elgin Marbles, the frieze of the Athenaeum Club House, &c.
  • Henslow, Rev.John Stevens, M.A. F.L.S. F.G.S. Professor of Botany in the University of Cambridge.
  • Herschell, Sir William, the late Illustrious Astronomer; discoverer of the planet, whicl1 he called, in honour of his Royal patron, George the Third, the Geogim Sidus, but now more commonly known by the name of Uranus; discovered also the sixth and seventh satellites of Jupiter.
  • Heurteloup, Baron, the celebrated Litl1otritist; received in 1833, from the French Academy of 1CiPnces, the first prize in surgery, (6000 francs,) for his discoveries in Lithotrity; created also Knight of the Legion of Honour.
  • Hope, Thomas Charles, M. D. F.R.S. L. & E. Professor of Chemistry, Edinburgh• the discoverer of Strontian .
  • Hawkins, John Isaac, Esq., C.E.
  • Inman, Rev. James, D.D. Professor of Mathematics, Royal Naval College, Portsmouth.
  • Johnston, James, F. W. Esq ., M.A. F.R.S.E.
  • Jones, Dr. Thomas P. Superintendent of the Patent Office, Washington, Editor of the Franklin Journal.
  • Joynes, R .S. D.D. President of the Chatham and Rochester Philosophical and Literary Institution.
  • Kater, Captain, Henry, F. R. Inventor of tl1e Convertible Pendulum, and Author of numerous Papers in the Transactions of the Royal Society, describing Experiments made with it to determine the Figure of the Earth.
  • Keate, Robert, Esq. Surgeon to St. George's Hospital.
  • Kirby, Rev. William, A.M. F.R.S. F.L.S. F.G.S. Rector of Barham, one of the Authors of the Introduction to Entomology .
  • Kirby, Rev. Henry, M.A. Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge.
  • Knowles, John, Esq., F.R.S.
  • Konig, Charles, Esq., Foreign Secretary to the Royal Society, and Keeper of Nat. Hist. British Museum. .
  • Lacroix, M. of Paris, Member of the Institute and Legion of Honour, Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, in the University of France; Author of numerous Standard Elementary Works on Geometry, Arithmetic, Algebra, &c.
  • Laplace, the Newton of France; Author of the "Mechanique Celeste," and "Expostion du Systeme du Mondce;" Peer of :France, President of the Academy of Sciences, and some while Minister of the Interior. Died 5th May, 1827. "We cannot affirm that it was granted to him to create an entirely new; as Archimedes and Galileo have done ; to give to mathematical doctrines original principles, like Descartes, Newton, and Leibnitz, or like Newton, to extend to all the universe the terrestrial d dynamics of Galileo; but Laplace was born to bring everything to perfection, to investigate everything, to extend all the limits, and to resolve what had been thought incapable of solution. He would have completed the science of the Heavens, if the science could be completed. Baron Fourier's Historical Eulogy.
  • Lawrence, William, Esq ., F.R.S. Surgeon to St. Bartholomew's, Bethlem, Bridewell, and London Fever Hospitals.
  • Lecount, Lieut. Peter, R.N. F.R.A.S. Author of some valuable Investigations into the Magnetic Properties of Iron Bodies.
  • Leyburn, Thomas, Esq., F.R.A.S. Professor of Mathematics, Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and for more than thirty years Editor of the Mathematical Repository.
  • Lindley, John, Esq. F.R.S. F.L.S. Professor of Botany, London University, and Assist. Sec. Horticultural Society.
  • Lowry, Wilson, the late eminent Engraver.
  • Lubbock, John William, Esq., M.A. V. P. R. S. F.R.A.S. F.G.S.
  • Macartney, James, M.D. F.R.S. F.L.S. M.R.I.A. Professor of Anatomy and Surgery, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Macgregor, Sir James, M.D. F. R. S. K. C. T. S. K. C. Bart. Physician Extraordinary to the King, Director General of the Medical Department of the Army.
  • Macintosh, Sir James, the late eminent Orator, Metaphysician and Historian, Author of the History of Ethical Science, in the Enc. Britt. For the loan of the interesting Autographical Criticism on Sir J. F. W. Herschell's Discourse on Natural Philosophy, given in the Engraving, we are indebted to our esteemed correspondent Sir George Cayley, Bart., M. P. for Scarborough.
  • Mc. Konochie, Captain Alexander, Professor of Geography, London University, and Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society.
  • Malthus, Rev. T. R. M.A. F.R.S. Professor of History and Political Economy, East India College, Heyleybury; Author of the celebrated " Essay on the principle of Population."
  • Meyrick, Sir Samuel Rush, D. C. L. F. S. A. Author of "Critical Inquiry into Ancient Arms and Armour."
  • Morgan, William, the late Eminent Calculator, and Writer on Finance; died 1832.
  • Murchison, Rod. Impey, Esq., F.R.S. F.G.S. F.L.S.
  • Oersted, Hans Christian, Professor of Natural Philosophy in the University of Copenhagen, and Secretary of the Royal Society of Copenhagen; :Founder of the new Science of Electro-Magnetism.
  • Paganini, Nicolo, the celebrated Violinist.
  • Paris, John Ayrton, M.D. F.R.S. F.L.S. Author of ' Life of Sir H. Davy. H Science in Sport made Philosophy in Earnest. "Treatise on Diet;" the Inventor of the ingenious toy called the 1'haurnat1"ope.
  • Parry, Captain Sir, W. E. F.R.S. the celebrated Polar Sea Navigator.
  • Peacock, Rev. George, M. A. F.R.S. F.G.S.
  • Piazzi, of Palermo, the discoverer of the Planet Ceres.
  • Pond, John, Esq., F. R. S. Astronomer Royal.
  • Powell, Rev. Baden, M. A. F. R. S. Savilian Professor of Geometry, Oxford.
  • Pritchard, Mr. Andrew, Author of "Microscopic Cabinet, Inventor of the Jewel and Doublet Microscope.
  • Prout, William, M.D. F.R.S.
  • Quetelet, M. Director of the Observatory, at Brussels.
  • Rennie, George, Esq., C.E. F.R.S.
  • Richardson, John, M.D. F.R.S. F.L.S. the Companion of Captain Sir John Franklin, in his North American Expeditions, Author of the "Zoology of North America.
  • Riddle, Edward, Esq., Master of the Mathematical School, Royal Naval Asylum, Greenwich, Author of "Treatise on Navigation and Nautical Astronomy.
  • Rigaud, S. P. Esq., M. A. F.R.S. Savilian Professor of Astronomy, Oxford.
  • Ritchie , Rev. William, L.L.D. F.R.S. Professor of Natural Philosophy, London University and Royal Institution .
  • Robison, John, Esq., Sec. Royal Soc1ety of Ed1nburgb.
  • Robinson, Rev. T. R. D.D. Professor of Astronomy at Armagh.
  • Robinson, P. F. Esq., Architect, F. A. S. F.G.S. Author of the "Vitruvius Britannicus," " Rural Architecture, " Designs for Ornamental Villas, &c.
  • Roget, Peter Mark, M. D. Sec. Royal Society, F.R.A.S. F.L.S. F.G.S. Author of the Useful Knowledge Society's Treatise on Electricity, Galvanism, Magnetism, and Electro Magnetism.
  • Ross, Captain, John, R. N. F. R. S. the first and last, and upon the whole most persevering and successful of the modern explorers of the Polar Reg1ons; is supposed to have discovered, in his last Expedition, the exact position of the North Magnetic Pole; Author of Treatise on Steam Navigation.
  • Rumker, Charles, Esq., the late indefatigable Director of the Astronomical Observatory at Paramatta, New South Wales; was the first to observe in 1822, the celebrated Comet of Encke, also the Comet of 1824.
  • Rutter, J. 0. . Esq., Inventor of the New Mode of Generating Heat, from Water and Tar, Author of Practical Observations on Gas Lighting.
  • Sabine, Joseph, Esq. M.A. F.R.S. F. H. .
  • Sabine, Captain Edward, Sec. R. S. one of the Resident Committee at the Admiralty, for advising on Scientific Subjects; Author of "Experiments to determine the Figure of the Earth," for which he was awarded the Lalande Astronomical Prize, by the French Academy of Sciences.
  • Scoresby, Rev. (late Captain,) William, F. R. S. L. & E. Corresponding Member of the French Institute.
  • Sedgwick, Rev. Adam, M.A. F.R. . F.G.S. Woodwardian Professor of Geology, Cambridge.
  • Shee, Sir Martin Archer, President of the Royal Academy, F. R. S.
  • Sinclair, the Right Hon. Sir John, Bart. L. L. D. the founder and first President of the late Board of Agriculture, Author of the Statistical Account of Scotland, History of the Public Revenue, Code of Longevity, &c.
  • Smith, Sir James Edward, Founder and First President of the Linnean Society, Author of "the English Flora.
  • Smith, Mr. William, of Hackness, Engineer and Mineralogist, F.G.S. the Father of English Geologists.
  • South, Sir James, President of the Royal Astronomical Society, F.R.S.
  • Stephenson, George, Esq., C. E. ; executed the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, and Sole Engineer of the Grand Junction Railway, between Manchester and Birmingham, now in course of execution.
  • Stephenson, Robert, Junr. Esq. C.E. Sole Engineer of the London and Birmingham Railway.
  • Stevenson, Robert, Esq., C.E. F.R.S. E. F. G. S.; erected the Bell Rock Light House, next to the Tour de Corduan, the finest in the World.
  • Stratford, Lieut. W. S. F. R. S. F. R. A. S. Superintendent of the Nautical Almanac.
  • Sturgeon, Mr. William, of Woolwich, a Practical Electrician, and Philosophical Lecturer, of well merited Eminence; originally a private bombardier of the Royal Artillery.
  • Syme, James, Esq., F.R.S.E. Professor of Clinical Surgery in the University of Edinburgh.
  • Symington, William, late, C. E.; constructed the first Steam Vessel in Great Britain.
  • Smirke, Sir Robert, Architect, R.A. F.R.S .
  • Somerville, Mrs Mary, one of the profoundest Mathematicians (albeit her sex,) of the present age; authoress of the best summary of the astronomical labours of Laplace, which has yet appeared in the English tongue; first known to the Scientific World for some curious observations on the Magnetizing Power of the violet ray.
  • Taylor, Thomas, Esq., the able Translator of the Works of Plato, Proclus, and Aristotle; Author also of "Elements of a new Method of Reasoning in Geometry," "Dissertation on Diverging Series," and of several curious Papers on the properties of Numbers in this Journal.
  • Taylor, John, Esq., F.R.S. F.G.S.
  • Thirlwall, Rev. Connop, M. A. Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.
  • Thomson, Thomas, M. D. F.R.S. F.L.S. Professor of Chemistry, Glasgow.
  • Travers, Benjamin, Esq., F.R.S. Surgeon to St. Thomas's Hospital.
  • Turner, Edward, M.D. F.R.S. L.&E. Professor of Chemistry London University, Sec. Geolog. Society.
  • Venturi, Johannes Baptiste, the celebrated Italian Engineer; particularly distinguished for his successful investigations into the Motions of Fluids.
  • Walker, Mr. W. C. Wood Engraver; executed the accompanying sheet of Autographs a favorable specimen of his skill in a most difficult branch of Xylograpby.
  • Waterton, Charles, of Walton Hall, Esq., Author of "Wanderings in South America, &c."
  • Watkins, Mr. Francis, Philosophical Instrument Maker, Author of "Popular Sketch of Electro Magnetism.
  • Watson, John Burgess, Esq., Architect; erected the New Parish Church of Staines.
  • Whewell, Rev. William, of Trinity College, Cambridge, M.A. F.R.S. F.G.S. Author of "Elementary Treatise on Mechanics."
  • Wyatville, Sir Jeffery, Architect, F.R.S. F.A.S. Renovator of Windsor Castle, one of the few works which do honour to the architectural taste of the present times.
  • Wyon, William, Esq., Chief Engraver, Royal Mint.
  • Wronski, Hoene, the Polish Astronomer; Author of a somewhat memorable Petition to Parliament "sur la spoliation d"un savant etranger par le Bureau de Longitudes des Londres." .
  • Walker, Ebenezer, of Lynn, Esq., Author of many ingenious papers on practical subjects in Nicholson's Journal, Philosophical Magazine, and Mechanics' Magazine; constructed the reflecting Apparatus of Hunston Light House, the first on that principle introduced into England.
  • Wheatstone, C. Esq., Author of some very original Papers in the recent numbers of the Journal of the Royal Institution, on the Vibration of Sounding Bodies; Inventor of the AEolina, Microphone, and other instrumental novelties.
  • Young, Mr. J. R. Professor of Mathematics, in Belfast College, Author of Elements of Geometry, and numerous other Mathematical Works of great merit


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