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1890s

Clarence Chant

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(1865-1956) Professor of Astronomy at University of Toronto, President of the Society (1904-07), editor of the Journal and Handbook for 50 years, and an important figure in the creation of the David Dunlap Observatory.

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Chant, Clarence A.
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Robert Stupart

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(1857-1940) F.R.S.C., F.R.A.S.C. Director of the Toronto Observatory and Superintendent of the Dominion Meteorological Service (1894-1929), and President of the Society (1902-03). He was knighted in 1916.

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Stupart, Sir Robert F.
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James Wadsworth

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(1842-1905) B.A., M.A., M.B. A school inspector by trade. He built the 12½" reflector (the largest in Canada at the time) that he used to observe the heavens from his observatory on Talbot Street in Simcoe, Ontario.

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Wadsworth, James J.
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George Lumsden

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(1847-1903) Corresponding Secretary (1890-99) and President of the Society (1900-01).

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Lumsden, George E.
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Arthur Harvey

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(1834-1905) F.R.S.C., F.R.A.S.C. President of the society (1898-99); Honorary President and Director, La Institutio Solar Internacional (Monte Video, Uruguay).

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Harvey, Arthur
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Larratt Smith

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(1820-1905) D.C.L., Q.C. Served as Vice President of the Society (1892-94), and President (1895).

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Smith, Larratt W.
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John Paterson

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(1846-1930) K.C., M.A., F.R.A.S.C. A math teacher at Upper Canada College, later a lawyer, and President of the Society (1896-97).

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Paterson, John A.
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Charles Carpmael

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(1846-94) M.A., F.R.A.S., F.R.S.C. Director of the Magnetic Observatory (Toronto), and Superintendent of the Dominion Meteorological Service (1876-94). President of the Society (1890-94).

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Carpmael, Charles
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Andrew Elvins

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(1823-1918) One of the founding members of the society in 1868.

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Elvins, Andrew
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1890s Wilson Donation

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Letter from Lady Wilson

To the members of the Astronomical Society

Gentlemen

It will afford me much pleasure if you will accept the telescope and celestial globe of the late Sir Adam Wilson as it was his express wish that it should be offered to this astronomical society in which he took so much interest.

I remain Gentlemen
Very Sincerely Yours

E. Wilson

Spadina Crescent
May 4th.

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1892
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