Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
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Smyth, William Henry

  • Mary T. Brück
Reference work entry

BornWestminster, London, England, 21 January 1788

Died Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, 9 September 1865
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Selected References

  1. Brück, Hermann A. and Mary T. Brück (1988). The Peripatetic Astronomer: The Life of Charles Piazzi Smyth. Bristol: Adam Hilger.Google Scholar
  2. Dreyer, J. L. E. and H. H. Turner (eds.) (1923). History of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1820–1920. London: Royal Astronomical Society. (Reprint, Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications.)Google Scholar
  3. Fletcher, Isaac (1866). “Admiral William Henry Smyth.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 26: 121–129.Google Scholar
  4. Jeal, Tim (1989). Baden-Powell. London: Hutchison. (Appendix 1 of this work provides a full account of Smyth’s ancestry and another of Smyth’s grandchildren with interesting ancestral ties to Nevil Maskelyne.)Google Scholar
  5. Knobel, E. B. (1880). “Notes on a Paper entitled ‘An Examination of the Double-Star Measures of the Bedford Catalogue,’ by S. W. Burnham, Esq.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 40: 532–557.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Smyth, William Henry (1844). A Cycle of Celestial Objects. Vol. 1, Prolegomea; Vol. 2, The Bedford Catalogue. London: privately printed. 2nd ed., enlarged by G. F. Chambers, London, 1881.Google Scholar
  7. — (1986). The Bedford Catalogue, from A Cycle of Celestial Objects. With Foreword by George Lovi. Richmond, Virginia: Willmann-Bell.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary T. Brück
    • 1
  1. 1.University of EdinburghEdinburghUK