Stewart, Balfour

Education

Student United College 1842-1843 Gk. 1; Lat. 1; Math. 1 1843-1844 Gk. 2; Log.; Math. 2; Hist. Civ. Stewart bursar, 1842. Carstairs prize, 1843.

Birth/childhood

Born 1.11.1828 son of William Stewart, tea merchant, Leith and Jane Clouston.

Career

Also at Edinburgh University.

Director of Kew Observatory 1859-1871. Professor of Natural Philosophy, Owen’s College, Manchester 1870 to death [1870-19.12.1887]. [University professor]

Publications. F.R.S. 1862.

Death

Died near Drogheda [Ireland] 19.12.1887.

Sources

  • UYUC400:17.11.1842
  • UYUY452/16/103
  • UYUY674 Andrew Henderson
  • T.G. Nasmyth, The Kingdom: its characteristics and distinguished sons (Edinburgh, 1922)
  • F. Boase, Modern English Biography...1851-1900. 6v. (Truro, 1892-1921)