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About John Pringle Nichol
Nichol, John Pringle. 13/01/1804-19/09/1859. Ref: 1159. Male.
- Titles and British Honours: Rev.
- Place of Birth: Huntly Hill, nr. Brechin, Angus.
- Place of Death: Glenburn House, Rothesay, Bute.
- Place of interment: Grange Cemy, Edinburgh.
- Profession: Schoolmaster, Astronomer.
- Appointments Held: Preacher and Teacher, Hawick; Editor, Fife Herald; Headmaster, Cupar Academy, Fife; Rector 1827, Montrose Academy; Professor 1836-59, Practical Astronomy, Glasgow University.
- Undergraduate Studies: Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, King's College, Aberdeen, Divinity.
- Postgraduate Studies: LL.D (Hon Glasgow 1837).
- Publications: "View of the Architecture of the Heavens", "The Solar Sysrem", "The Stellar Universe", "Cyclopaedia of the Physical Sciences".
- Marital Status: Married 1st (1831) Miss Tullis, 2nd (1853) Miss Pease.
- Mother: Jane Forbes.
- Father: John Nichol, gentleman farmer, Northumberland.
- Other Family: Father in law of William Jack FRSE 1834-1924.
- References: DNB 40, 1894, 412-3; Irving 389; A Boyle, Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 5, 1984.
- Memberships: FRAS.
- Date of Election: 02/05/1836.
- Proposers: Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, 7/3/1836, (ms Proposal NLS Acc 10,000/45).Billet 4/4/1836, 11/4/1836, 18/4/1836).
- Resigned/Removed/Election Cancelled/Not Admitted: Election Cancelled.
- Date of Resignation: Election Cancelled 1840-4.
- Notes: Instrumental in transferring the University Observatory to Dowanhill in 1840.
- Fellow Type: OF.
SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 695
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