ASHE, EDWARD DAVID, naval officer, astronomer, writer, and office holder; b. c. 1813 in Bath, England; m. 28 May 1851 Marcella Percy at Quebec, and they had four daughters and four sons; d. 30 March 1895 in Sherbrooke, Que.
Edward David Ashe entered the Royal Navy on 20 March 1830 and, after studying gunnery at Portsmouth, England, successfully passed his examination in 1836. [mehr][weniger]
Before giving an account of my proceedings in reference to the eclipse, I think it only right, in justice to our party, to state that the arrangements were made very hastily, as it was not until the last moment that would admit of my reaching the station allotted to me by the American astronomers, viz., Jefferson City, that I was informed that $400 had been appropriated for the purpose of taking my telescope to Iowa. [mehr][weniger]
As it is in the blood of most Englishmen from the "West Country" to seek adventure abroad, it is little wonder that the visit of an uncle from Australia strengthened a desire I felt to seek my fortune in that country. This uncle--H. C. Corfield--was the owner of some pastoral country in the Burnett district, [mehr][weniger]
Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm Karl Philipp Georg Eduard Seidel (* 25. Juni 1842 in Perlin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin; † 7. November 1906 in Groß-Lichterfelde bei Berlin) war ein deutscher Ingenieur und Schriftsteller. [mehr][weniger]