The Life of Roger Langdon: Told Himself, with Additions by His Daughter by Roger Langdon

ISBN: 9781108021647

Published: November 18th 2010

Paperback

110 pages


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The Life of Roger Langdon: Told  by  Himself, with Additions by His Daughter by Roger Langdon

The Life of Roger Langdon: Told by Himself, with Additions by His Daughter by Roger Langdon
November 18th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 110 pages | ISBN: 9781108021647 | 4.18 Mb

First published in 1909, this autobiography details the astonishing life of Roger Langdon (1825 94), a country station-master and amateur astronomer. Langdons life is a remarkable story of self-education and determination: he started work as aMoreFirst published in 1909, this autobiography details the astonishing life of Roger Langdon (1825 94), a country station-master and amateur astronomer.

Langdons life is a remarkable story of self-education and determination: he started work as a farmers boy at the age of eight, ran away from the home to work for a shipowner in Jersey at fourteen, and was then employed by a blacksmith, canvas manufacturers, and a solicitor before finding work with the Great Western Railway.

Langdon was from an early age interested in astronomy, and eventually constructed four telescopes and his own observatory. He developed his own method for photographing the moon and the transit of Venus, and presented a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society, which is included in the appendices.

Langdon died before completing his autobiography, and the latter chapters on his scientific achievements and final years were completed by his daughter Ellen.



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