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John William Lubbock, 3d baronet


Astronomer, mathematician, and banker. A neighbour of CD’s in Down. First vice-chancellor of London University, 1837–42. Partner in the family bank, 1825. Treasurer and vice-president of the Royal Society of London, 1830–5 and 1838–45. Succeeded to the baronetcy in 1840. FRS 1829.




Record of the Royal Society of London


DNB: Dictionary of national biography. Edited by Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee. 63 vols. and 2 supplements (6 vols.). London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1912. Dictionary of national biography 1912–90. Edited by H. W. C. Davis et al. 9 vols. London: Oxford University Press. 1927–96.

DSB: Dictionary of scientific biography. Edited by Charles Coulston Gillispie and Frederic L. Holmes. 18 vols. including index and supplements. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1970–90.

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.