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Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton, 2d Marquess of Northampton


Patron of science and the arts. MP for Northampton, 1812–20. President of the Royal Society, 1838–48. Succeeded his father as second marquess of Northampton, 1828. FRS 1830.



Record of the Royal Society of London


ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.

Record of the Royal Society of London: The record of the Royal Society of London for the promotion of natural knowledge. 4th edition. London: Royal Society. 1940.