Institute of Astronomy

Astronomers

John Couch Adams (1819-1892). Photographic copies of PE/54
PE/47/D.2.11

John Couch Adams  (1819-1892).
Engraving by Samuel Cousins from a painting by Thomas Mogford. Published London, 1851. 35x28 cm.
PE/54/D.2.11
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John Couch Adams  (1819-1892).
From 'Nature' October 14th 1886 (engraved by G.J. Stodart from a photograph by J.E. Mayall). 20x28 cm.
PE/62/Rare Books
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John Couch Adams  (1819-1892).
Photograph by J.E. Mayall (1886). Image 21x26 cm., Mounted 37x47 cm.
PE/154/D.3.11
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John Couch Adams  (1819-1892), c.1888. Shows Adams as an old man reading a book.
Mounted b/w print by photographers Olive & Katharine Edis of Sheringham, Norfolk. 30x25 cm.
PE/81/Rare Books
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John Couch Adams (1819-1892), circa 1886?
Library Room C

Photograph presented to F.J.M. Stratton of W.S. Adams
PE/16/D.2.11

Airy 1 Photograph, Negatives by Richard Sword.

George Biddell Airy (1801-92)
Vanity Fair cartoon by 'Ape', entitled 'Astronomy' (13 November 1875).
Framed colour print, 41x30 cm.
HIN417
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George Biddell Airy (1801-92)
Bust by Deville.
HIN4
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George Biddell Airy (1801-92)
Framed lithograph by Isaac Ware Slater, after Thomas Charles Wageman, c. 1830. Frame is 36x40 cm. Image is 24x28 cm.
HIN442
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Henry Andrews (1744-1820) astronomical almanac writer
Engraving by T. Blood of portrait by J. Watson, c.1800 (2 copies held)
PE/59/Rare Books DSpace

Dominique-Francois-Jean Arago,(1786-1853) French astronomer
Portrait engraving by Maurin, 30x39 cm.
PE/78/Rare Books DSpace

Aratus the poet and Urania the Muse of Astronomy
Line engraving by John Keyse Sherwin of a drawing by Henry Fuseli, 86x154 mm. Frontispiece to: Bonnycastle's 'An Introduction to Astronomy', 7th ed. 1816
E.9.1 DSpace

Francis Baily, (1774-1844) President of the Royal Astronomical Society, c.1829. Engraving by Thomas Lupton of a painting by Thomas Phillips. 42x54cm.
PE/35/D.2.11 (part scan only)

Sir Robert Stawell Ball, portrait photograph by Window & Grove, London (active 1873-1908)
PE/13/D.2.11

Sir Robert Stawell Ball, (as a young man?) Studio portrait by Werner, 39 Grafton St. Dublin, c.1860. In pencil on back 'Lady Ball, The Observatory'.
PE/5/D.2.11
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Sir Robert Stawell Ball, 1894 portrait photograph by Fitzpatrick of Belfast.
Library Room C

Sir Robert Stawell Ball c.1905
'Spy' Cartoon from 'Vanity Fair'. Framed print, 40x32.5cm.
HIN416
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Sir Robert Stawell Ball, 1891, mounted b/w portrait photograph by W. & D. Downey, London. HIN521/Rare Books.  DSpace

Balloon flights for Solar Granulation with Blackwell, Dewhirst and Dollfus at Meudon, Paris.
EX/15/D.3.11

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (German astronomer 1784-1846)
Mounted print, date unknown.
PE/20/D.2.11
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John Bird of London (1709-1776) astronomical instrument maker.
Engraving by N. Green, published 2 December 1776.
Framed b/w print, 33x43cm.
HIN422 DSpace

Johann Elert Bode (1747-1826) German astronomer.
Engraving by F. Kruger and Lith. Oldermann. 24x29 cm.
PE/69/Rare Books DSpace

Johann Elert Bode (1747-1826) German astronomer.
Engraving of portrait, 32x36 cm.
PE/80/Rare Books DSpace

James Bradley (English astronomer 1693-1762)
18th cent. engraving in gilt frame, 25x31cm.
HIN421

Baron Augustin-Louis Cauchy (French mathematician 1789-1857)
Portrait by J. Roller? Published Rosselin, Paris. Undated.
Mounted 43x50 cm.scanned area 25x33 cm.
PE/41/D.2.11 DSpace

James Challis (1803-1882). Plumian Professor, 1874
Photograph portrait by Maull & Polybank, London. 25x31cm.
PE/58/Rare Books (part scan only)
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James Challis (1803-1882). Plumian Professor, c.1866
Photograph portrait by Maull & Co., London. 15x20 cm.
PE/66/Rare Books
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Zerah Colburn (8 year old mathematician), c.1813
PE/38/D.2.11

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), c.1900
PE/19/D.2.10

Crookes, W., c.1911
PE/8/D.2.11

[Germinal] Pierre C. Dandelin, mathematician (1794-1847).
Engraved portrait by Demander, Bruxelles 1850. 16x24 cm.
PE/63/Rare Books DSpace

Sir George Howard Darwin (1845-1912), Plumian Professor.
Copy of watercolour by Gwen Raverat (1885-1957), original in NPG. 40x54 cm.
PE/52/D.2.11

Jean Baptiste Joseph, Chevalier Delambre (French astronomer 1749-1822)
Engraving by Julien Leopold Boilly c. 1820. 23x29 cm.
PE/65/Rare Books DSpace

Abraham de Moivre, French mathematician (1667-1754)
Engraving by J. Faber of portrait by J. Highmore, 1736.
23x33 cm.
PE/77/Rare Books DSpace

John Dollond F.R.S. (1707-1761) telescope maker.
Portrait engraving, possibly 1761.
Framed b/w print, 32x42cm.
HIN423 DSpace

Portrait of Christian Doppler (1803-1853)
From R.b.1057 DSpace

Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882-1944) in group photograph of 1906
From R.b.2832 DSpace

Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882-1944), c.1925.  Portrait showing head and left shoulder.  Possibly by Elliot & Fry.  B&W print 15x20 cm. Copy of photograph held by North Somerset Studies Library (formerly Woodspring Central Library).
PE/83/D.2.11

Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882-1944) outside front door at back end of the Observatory building, 1930 [not suitable for reproduction]
CO/17/D.3.12

Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882-1944) and Einstein outside Cambridge Observatory, 1930. Photographed by Miss W. Eddington. [not suitable for reproduction]
CO/40/D.3.12

Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882-1944), 2 portrait photographs circa 1936 by Howard Coster (1885-1959) also in NPG. HIN518 & HIN519. Mounted and framed. Signed by Coster. HIN518 image 24x28cm. of head & chest.  HIN519 image 19x28cm. of 3/4 length against bookcases.

Leonhard Euler (Swiss mathematician, 1707-1783) c.1900
PE/17/D.2.11

John Flamsteed (1646-1719) first Astronomer Royal.
Engraving by Geo. Vertue (1721) of painting by T. Gibson (1712), 24x34 cm.
PE/70/Rare Books DSpace

Scott R. Forsyth  Master of St. Johns College, Cambridge, c.1913
PE/51/D.2.11

Sir M. Foster  Secretary of the Royal Society 1881-1903, c.1900
PE/30/D.2.11

Galileo, c.1900
PE/21/D.2.11

House of Galileo, Pisa.
Mounted b/w photograph 31x38 cm. Unknown date.
TOO/13/D.2.12 DSpace

Archibald Geikie (Scottish geologist 1835-1924)
PE/28/D.2.11

Andrew Graham  (1815-1908)
PE/86/D.2.11

Starr and Reginal, photographers of Cambridge & Ely, portrait of:
Andrew Graham, Chief Assistant of Cambridge Observatory, c.1903
PE/2/D.2.11 (identical with PE/86/D.2.11)

George Graham (1673-1751) clock maker.
Engraving by J. Faber of portrait by T. Hudson.
Framed b/w print, 32x43cm.
HIN424 DSpace

Hugo Gylden, (1841-1896) astronomer.
Scanned photograph from R.a.330 (1903) DSpace

John Hadley (English mathematician and telescope designer 1682-1744)
Mounted engraving, image area 19x23 cm.
PE/79/Rare Books DSpace

Seymour Thomas S. Portrait of George Hale with letter from R.A. Gregory (Nature), 1933
PE/1/D.2.11

Edmond Halley, (1656-1742)
Mezzotint by John Faber of 1722 of a portrait by Thomas Murray of 1712. 25x36 cm.
PE/85/Rare Books
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Edmond Halley (1656-1742) from frontispiece of "Tabulae astronomicae : accedunt de usu tabularum praecepta /  Edmundi Halleii", London, 1749 (E.13.4). DSpace

Miss Caroline Letitia Herschel F.R.A.S. aetat 79 (1750-1848)
Mounted print of oil portrait by M.F. Tieleman[n] (1829) 28x32 cm.
2 copies, one presented by a member of the Herschel family.
PE/68/Rare Books DSpace

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, (1792-1871)
Engraving by William Ward of portrait by H.W. Pickersgill, 1835
28x37 cm.
PE/75/Rare Books DSpace

Sir John Herschel, (1792-1871)
Engraving by G. Gabrielli, published by Williams & Son, Eton, 1875
29x39 cm.
PE/76/Rare Books DSpace

Dr Herschel, (1738-1822) 1814.
Engraving by James Godby, published by Frederick Rehberg.
Shows Herschel against background of stars in Gemini where Uranus was discovered in 1781.
23x31 c. mounted on card.
PE/73/Rare Books DSpace

Sir W. Herschel (1738-1822) 1807?
Engraving by E. Scriven of portrait by J. Russell.
Published by Charles Knight & Co. London. 26x37 cm.
PE/72/Rare Books DSpace

Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687) c.1900
PE/14/D.2.11

Hipparchus (c.100BC-127BC), C.1900
PE/18/D.2.10

Fred Hoyle (1915-2001), statue by Sheila Solomon (1992), photograph

Sir William Huggins
PE/56/D.2.11

Christiaan Huyghens (1629-1695), c. 1900
PE/23/D.2.11

Staff Members of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, 1967
GP/16/D.2.10  DSpace

Henry Jackson (1839-1921) Professor of Greek at Trinity College
PE/44/D.2.11

Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb (classical scholar 1841-1905)
PE/27/D.2.11

Francis Jenkinson, Librarian of Cambridge University (Engraved by J.S. Sargent)
PE/4/D.2.11

Johnston Stoney D.G., late 19th Cent.
PE/11/D.2.11

Kepler c.1900
PE/15/D.2.11

E.H. Linfoot, John Couch Adams Astronomer, 1967
PE/84/D.2.11

George Downing Liveing (1827-1924) Professor of Chemistry at Cambridge University, c.1912
PE/43/D.2.11

J. Norman Lockyer (1836-1920)
Photograph by Winifred L. Lockyer (died 1934).
Published in: 'Supplement to Nature' November 6, 1919. 15x21 cm.
PE/7/D.2.11 DSpace

Rev. A. J. Mason, 1915
PE/12/D.2.11

Portrait of a man, 19th cent. by Maurin?
Engraving, mounted 43x50 cm.
PE/45/D.2.11

James Clerk Maxwell (1839-1879), 1881
PE/64/Rare Books

Prof A. A. Michelson, (physicist 1852-1931), early 20th Century
PE/9/D.2.11

Hugh Frank Newall  (reproduction print of portrait by Fiddes-Watt c. 1930)
PE/34/D.2.11

Hugh Frank Newall  (original oil painting by Fiddes-Watt c. 1930)
Observatory Room G

Newall, Professor and Mrs, 1922 (taken by door of Madingley Rise)
PE/32/D.2.11
PE/32/D.2.11

Newall Professor and Mrs, (twin portrait photographs)
PE/32/D.2.11
PE/32/D.2.11

H.F. Newall's Coach and Horses (open top carriage). Circa 1910, 24x19 cm.
CO/8/D.3.12
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H. F. Newall's Coach and Horses (closed carriage). Circa 1910, 19x12 cm.
CO/8/D.3.12
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Corner of Madingley Rise Newall's house built 1890. Photograph taken early 20th Century. 23x29 cm.
CO/6/D.3.12
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Newton when B.A. at Trinity College, 1677
Engraved by Burnet Reading (1749/50-1838) from a head painted by Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), published 1799
Mounted, 37x53cm.
PE/37/D.2.11
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Newton, print (after Kneller 1689) 1863
Engraved by Thomas Oldham Barlow. Framed 47x57 cm. HIN448
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Newton, print (after Kneller 1689) 1867
Engraved by Thomas Oldham Barlow. Gilt frame 56x66 cm.
HIN378(&429)
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Isaacus Newton Esq. sitting in high-backed armchair.
Engraving by F. Faber, published 1726. Based on painting by John Vanderbank of 1725.
In gilt frame 36x47 cm..
HIN426
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Sir Isaac Newton
Cast of bust by Roubiliac.
HIN3
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Part II Astrophysics, 1998-9
GP/19/D.2.10

Hugh Lee Pattinson (1796-1858) metallurgist & F.R.A.S.
Photograph portrait reading a newspaper. 39x51 cm.
PE/40/D.2.11 DSpace

William Perfect (medical doctor, Mason, 1731/2-1809), 1803
Mezzotint engraved by W. Say (1803), 25x36 cm.
PE/73/Rare Books DSpace

Giuseppe Piazzi (1746-1826).
Engraving by Luigi Rados (1773-1840) of picture by Roberto Focosi. 48x38 cm.
PE/36/D.2.11 (scan is only part of item)

Joseph Piazzi (1746-1826) 1813
Engraving by C. Turner. Published by Mssrs. Colnaghi & Co. London.
Mounted on cloth, 25x36 cm.
PE/71/Rare Books
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Charles Pritchard, (British astronomer 1808-1893)
HIN420

Dr Jesse Ramsden (telescope maker 1735-1800), painted 1791
PE/39/D.2.11

Lord Rayleigh, John William Strutt, 3rd baron Mathematician and Physician at Trinity (1842-1919)
PE/42/ D.2.11

Ole Romer (Danish astronomer 1644-1710),c.1900
PE/22/D.2.11

Lord Rosse (William Parsons, 3rd Earl) Print of portrait by Stephen Catterson Smith (1860)
27x36 cm. (scanned image 19x23 cm.) mounted.
PE/3/D.2.11
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Portrait photograph of Lord Rutherford, 1932, by O. Birley
PE/25/D.2.11

Revd. Richard Sheepshanks (1794-1855) Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, Secretary of the RAS, FRS (1830) benefactor to astronomy. His elder sister, Anne Sheepshanks (1789-1876) was a generous donor to the Cambridge, and many other observatories (see ODNB)
PE/50/D.2.11 Engraving by Lumb Stocks (1812-1892), 36x28cm.
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PE/67/Rare Books : photograph 100x122 mm.
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John Smeaton (English engineer 1724-1792)
Engraving, possibly dated 1792. 13x18cm.
PE/60/Rare Books

Mr Stanley's Retirement, 1953/4. (Leonard John Stanley, 1888-?) Assistant to Mr Newall 1906-13, Assistant Solar Physics Observatory 1913-46, Assistant Combined Observatories 1946-53
GP/5/D.2.10

Mr F.J.M. Stratton at Japan Eclipse, c.1936
Photographic print, 15-x117 mm.
EX/11/D.3.11
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Struve, F.G.W., c.1857
PE/87/D.2.11

Portrait photograph of F.G.W. Struve (1865)
from R.a.48 DSpace

J.J. Thomson, 1913
PE/61/Rare Books

J.J. Thomson, 1922
PE/26/D.2.11

J.J. Thomson, 1924
PE/53/D.2.11

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin (1824-1907)
PE/55/D.2.11 DSpace

Tycho Brahe, c.1900
PE/24/D.2.11

Unidentified Group Photographs
GP/20/D.2.10

Two Unidentified Portraits from upstairs. Engraving, possibly 18th cent. Photograph portrait of old man, possibly Cambridge Assistant, Andrew Graham.
PE/82/Rare Books

Unidentified astronomer?
Photograph portrait 125x100 mm.
PE/46/D.2.11
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Samuel Vince (1749-1821) Plumian Professor of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, c. 1821
Engraved by R. Cooper, drawn by T. Wageman, published by T. Clay, London 1821.
Proof copy on wooden frame, 25x33cm.
PE/57/Rare Books (part scan only)
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Alfred Russel Wallace, (naturalist 1823-1913) photograph of memorial medallion, 1916
PE/6/D.2.11 DSpace

J. Ward  (1843-1925) Professor of Mental Philosophy and Logic at University of Cambridge
PE/29/D.2.11

William Hyde Wollaston M.D., V.P.R.S. (1766-1828)
Engraving by W. Ward of painting by J. Jackson, published 1824.
Framed b/w print, 48x61cm.
HIN425
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