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Jean Houzeau in Jamaica

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Jean Charles Houzeau (1820-1888) was a Belgian astronomer who was the Director of the Brussels Observatory from 1876 to 1883.

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The story of his life to 1868 . . .

 

In Jamaica 1868-76

 

And after that . . .



Jean Charles Houzeau (1820-1888)

'Félicitation pour vos recherches sur JC Houzeau de Lehaie en Jamaique'

email from Belgium, October 2007

This article on Jean Houzeau is now complete for the time being.
A plan of the area where Houzeau lived for most of his stay in Jamaica is now on the site.

Joy Lumsden MA(Cantab), PhD(UWI)
Kingston, Jamaica

References:

Daily Gleaner, June 21 1909

Jamaica Times, June 26 1909 page 11

Studies in Astronomy, J. Ellard Gore, 1904 ( chapter "A Great Belgian Astronomer")

National Library of Jamaica - MS 252 (article by J. L. Pietersz); MS 1797(letter from Houzeau, 1880)

Jamaica Times, March 6, 1915, pages 1 & 4



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