- H. P. Hollis
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Glaisher, James (1809–1903), astronomer and meteorologist, was born on 7 April 1809 in Rotherhithe, London, the son of James Glaisher, watchmaker, and his wife, Mary. The family moved to Greenwich shortly afterwards. Glaisher visited the Royal Observatory in 1829, where he expressed interest in the scientific instruments, and his brother ...