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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. Entered the family bank, 1827. Treasurer and vice-president of the Royal Society of London, 1830–5 and 1838–47. Succeeded to the baronetcy in 1840. FRS 1829.




Record of the Royal Society of London


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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.