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Title William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse : astronomy and the castle in nineteenth-century Ireland / edited by Charles Mollan.

Publication Info. New York : Manchester University Press ; [Dublin] : Royal Dublin Society, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource.
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Series Royal Dublin society--Science and Irish culture series ; no. 4
Science and Irish culture series ; no. 4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 346-355) and index.
Contents Introduction / Charles Mollan -- Succesion of the Parsons family at Birr -- History of the Parsons family and Birr Castle / The Earl and Countess of Rosse -- Origin of the 3rd Earl's interest in astronomy / Trevor Weekes -- Mary, Countess of Rosse (1813-85) / Daniel McDowell; Alison, Countess of Rosse ; David Davison -- William Parsons' influence on the town and community of Birr / Margaret Hogan -- Negotiating 'a difficult sectarian terrain': the public life and political opinions of the 3rd Earl of Rosse / Andrew Shields -- A consummate engineer / Charles Mollan -- Birr Castle observations of non-stellar objects and the development of nebular theories / Wolfgang Steinicke -- William Parsons and the Irish nineteenth-century tradition of independent astronomical research / Allan Chapman -- 'A presiding influence': the relations of the 3rd Earl of Rosse with scientific institutions in Britain and Ireland / Simon Schaffer -- The 3rd Earl of Rosse: an assessment / Trevor Weeks.
Summary This is a revealing account of the family life and achievements of the Third Earl of Rosse, a hereditary peer and resident landlord at Birr Castle, County Offaly, in nineteenth-century Ireland, before, during and after the devastating famine of the 1840s.
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Subject Rosse, William Parsons, Earl of, 1800-1867.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Mollan, R. C. (R. Charles)
Other Form: Print version: 9780719091445 0719091446 (DLC) 2015301844 (OCoLC)870285708
ISBN 9781526101921 (electronic bk.)
1526101920 (electronic bk.)