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Charles Pritchard


Clergyman and astronomer. Headmaster, 1834–62, of Clapham Grammar School, where he established an observatory. Hulsean Lecturer, Cambridge University, 1867. Savilian Professor of astronomy, Oxford University, 1870–93. President of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1866–8. FRS 1840.


Alum. Cantab.




Alum. Cantab.: Alumni Cantabrigienses. A biographical list of all known students, graduates and holders of office at the University of Cambridge, from the earliest times to 1900. Compiled by John Venn and J. A. Venn. 10 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1922–54.

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.

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.