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Biographical entry Scott, William (1825 - 1917)

Born
8 October 1825
Hartland, Devon, England
Died
29 March 1917
Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Astronomer and Member of clergy

Summary

William Scott was Colonial Astronomer, New South Wales 1856-1862 and instituted the collection of meteorological records of New South Wales.

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Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • William Scott - Records, 1856 - 1917; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

St Paul's College Archives, University of Sydney

  • William Scott - Records, 1865 - 1878; St Paul's College Archives, University of Sydney. Details

Published resources

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Journal Articles

  • Orchiston, Wayne, 'Mission Impossible: William Scott and the First Sydney Observatory Directorship', Journal of Astronomical Historyand Heritage, vol. 1, no. 1, 1998, pp. 21-43. Details
  • Tyler, Peter J., 'Seeing Stars in the City: a History of Early Astronomy in Sydney', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 142, no. 3/4, 2009, pp. 1-14. Details
  • Wood, H., 'History of Australian Astronomy: Sydney Observatory 1858-1983', Proceedings of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol. 5, no. 2, 1983, p. 273. Also available at http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu//full/1983PASAu...5..273W/0000273.000.html. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.