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Horsley, Samuel (1733-1806)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0117 MS 544
Held at: Royal Society
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Full title: Horsley, Samuel (1733-1806)
Date(s): nd
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent: 3 boxes
Name of creator(s): Horsley | Samuel | 1733-1806 | Bishop of St Asaph | mathematician
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1733; Education: Trinity Hall, Cambridge; LLB (1758); Incorporated at Oxford (1767); DCL (Oxford 1774); Career: Rector of St Mary, Newington, Surrey (1758-1793); Rector of Albury, Surrey (1774-1779); Rector of Thorley, Hertfordshire (1777-1782); Archdeacon of St Albans (1781-1788); Vicar of South Weald, Essex (1782-1793); Prebendary of St Paul's (1783-1794); Prebendary of Gloucester (1787-1793); Bishop of St David's (1788-1793); Bishop of Rochester (1793-1802); Dean of Westminster (1793-1802); Bishop of St Asaph (1802-1806); was active in the improvement of conditions of junior clergy RSActivity; Fellow of the Royal Society, (1767); Secretary of the Royal Society Council, (1773-1778); died, 1806.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers on mathematics and physics collected by the Reverend Samuel Horsley DD, FRS.

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Conditions governing reproduction:

No publication without written permission. Apply to Archivist in the first instance.

Finding aids:

Table of contents at front of first box.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Royal Society catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2009.

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