See also:English geologist and natural philosopher, was
See also:born at
See also:Falmouth on the 26th of
See also:April 1789 . He was a member of the Society of Friends, and was descended from members who had long settled in
See also:Cornwall, although he was not related to
See also:Fox who had introduced the community into the
See also:county . He was distinguished for his researches on the
See also:internal temperature of the
See also:earth, being the first to prove that the
See also:heat increased definitely with the
See also:depth; his observations being conducted in Cornish mines from 1815 for a
See also:period of
See also:forty years . In 1829 he commenced a series of experiments on the artificial production of
See also:miniature metalliferous
See also:veins by means of the long-continued influence of electric currents, and his
See also:main results were published in Observations on
See also:Mineral Veins (
See also:Rep . Royal Cornwall Polytech .
See also:Soc., 1836) . He was one of the founders in 1833 of the Royal Cornwall Poly-technic Society . He constructed in 1834 an improved
See also:form of deflector dipping
See also:needle . In 1848 he was elected F.R.S . His
See also:garden at Penjerrick near Falmouth became noted for the number of exotic
See also:plants which he had naturalized . He died on the 25th of
See also:July 1877 . (See A
See also:Catalogue of the
See also:Works of Robert Were Fox, F.R.S., with a
See also:Sketch of his
See also:Life, by J .
See also:Collins, 1878.) His daughter, CAROLINE Fox (1810—1871),
See also:horn at Falmouth on the 24th of May 1819, is well known as the authoress of a
See also:diary, recording memories of many distinguished
See also:people, such as
See also:Mill, John Sterling and' Carlyle . Selections from her diary and
See also:correspondence (1835–1871) were published under the title of Memories of Old Friends (ed. by H . N .
See also:Pym, 1881; 2nd ed., 1882) . She died on the 12th of
See also:January 1871 .
RICHARD FOX (c. 1448-1528)
SIR STEPHEN FOX (1627–1716)
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