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Mr. Richard Inwards

Nature volume 140, page 715 (23 October 1937) | Download Citation



SOMETIME near the beginning of the present century a distinguished Continental meteorologist remarked that in England meteorologists were long-lived. It was perhaps the example of the Meteorological Council of that time that was in the mind of the speaker. If the remark had been printed in time it might have been included in the well-known book on "Weather Lore“by Richard Inwards, who died on September 30, at the age of ninety-seven, after seventy-six years of fellowship of the Royal Astronomical Society and seventy-five of the Royal Meteorological Society, including therein a considerable period of 'occlusion' at his residence in Croft-down Road, Highgate, accentuated by failing eyesight.

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