See also:fourth son of
See also:Forbes, 7th
See also:baronet of Pitsligo, and was
See also:born at
See also:Edinburgh on the loth of
See also:April 1809 . He entered the university of Edinburgh in 1825, and soon afterwards began to contribute papers to the Edinburgh Philosophical Journal anonymously under the signature " A." At the age of nineteen he became a
See also:fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and in 1832 he was elected to the Royal Society of
See also:London, A
See also:year later he was appointed
See also:professor of natural philosophy in Edinburgh University, in succession to Sir
See also:Leslie and in competition with Sir
See also:David Brewster, and during his tenure of that
See also:office, which he did not give up till 186o, he not only proved himself an active and efficient teacher, but also did much to improve the
See also:internal conditions of the university . In 1859 he was appointed successor to Brewster in the principalship of the
See also:College of St Andrews, a position which he held until his
See also:death at
See also:Clifton on the 31st of
See also:December 1868 . As a scientific investigator he is best known for his researches on
See also:heat and on glaciers . Between 1836 and 1844 he published in the Trans .
See also:Roy .
See also:Soc . Ed. four series of " Researches on Heat," in the course of which he described the polarization of heat by
See also:tourmaline, by transmission through a bundle of thin
See also:mica plates inclined to the transmitted ray, and by reflection from the multiplied surfaces of a
See also:pile of mica plates placed at the polarizing
See also:angle, and also its circular polarization by two internal to the theatre,making his first appearance in London as Chastelard in Mary,
See also:Queen of Scots . He studied under
See also:Samuel Phelps, from whom he learnt the traditions of the tragic stage . He played with the Bancrofts and with John Hare, supported
See also:Miss Mary
See also:Anderson in both England and
See also:America, and also acted at different times with Sir
See also:Henry Irving . His refined and
See also:style, and beautiful
See also:voice and elocution made him a marked man on the
See also:English stage, and in
See also:Pinero's The Profligate at the
See also:Garrick theatre (1889), under Hare's management, he established his position as one of the most individual of London actors . In 1895 he started under his own management at the
See also:Lyceum with Mrs Patrick
See also:Campbell, producing Romeo and Juliet,
See also:Macbeth and also some
See also:modern plays; his impersonation as Hamlet was especially
See also:fine, and his capacity as a romantic actor was shown to
See also:advantage also in John
See also:Davidson's For the
See also:Crown and in
See also:Maeterlinck's Pelle,a.r and Melisande .
In 1900 he married the actress Gertrude
See also:Elliott, with whom, as his leading
See also:lady, he appeared at various theatres, producing in subsequent years The
See also:Light that Failed, Madeleine Lucette
See also:Riley's Mice and Men, and G .
See also:Shaw's Caesar and
See also:Jerome K . Jerome's Passing of the Third
See also:Floor Back, &c . His
See also:brothers, Ian
See also:Robertson (b . 1858) and Norman Forbes (b . 1859), had also been well-known actors from about 1878 onwards .
EDWARD FORBES (1815—1854)
SIR JOHN FORBES (1787—1861)
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