1800s

Thomas Lindsay 1800s

Thomas Lindsay, Recording Secretary of the Astronomical and Physical Society of Toronto (1895-1900).

Photo published in JRASC, 1917.

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Robert Ridgeway 1800s

Robert Ridgeway, one of the original eight members of the Toronto Astronomical Club in 1868.

Photo published in JRASC, 1917.

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James Hughes 1800s

James L. Hughes, one of the original eight members of the Toronto Astronomical Club in 1868.

Photo published in JRASC, 1917.

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Samuel Clare 1800s

Samuel Clare, one of the original eight members of the Toronto Astronomical Club in 1868.

Photo published in JRASC, 1917.

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Charles Sparling 1890s

Charles P. Sparling, Charter Member (1890) and General Treasurer.

Published in JRASC, 1917.

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Earliest Society Bylaws

A transcription of this document is provided below. A photo of this document appeared in JRASC, (35) 89 along with this note:

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TAS 1880s #2

At Mr. Howell's house, 218 Bleecker Street, Toronto. (About 1888).  The object shown on the table is a Wimshurst influence machine made by Mr. Moore.  With this machine and Leyden jars, they were able to get a spark about 13 inches long, which they photographed.

Left to right: Mr. Baters, A. Elvins, A.F. Miller, G.G. Pursey, W.J. Moore.

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TAS 1880s

Photograph taken at a meeting of the Toronto Astronomical Society (probably 1888).  This meeting was held at the home of Samuel E. Roberts, 1 Avenue Street (a short street that ran from the head of Elizabeth Street to University Avenue), Toronto.

From left to right: G.G. Pursey, A. Elvins, S. Roberts, D.J. Howell, A.F. Hunter, A.F. Miller.

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Meredith Seal 1897

A recreation of Edmund A. Meredith's 1897 candidate for a new seal of the Astronomical & Physical Society of Toronto. Recreation by Randall Rosenfeld.

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Harvey Seal 1897

A recreation of Arthur Harvey's 1897 candidate for a new seal of the Astronomical & Physical Society of Toronto. Recreation by Randall Rosenfeld.

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