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McVittie, George Cunliffe (1904–1988), astronomer and cryptanalyst

Ralph Erskine.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Numerical and Computational Mathematics; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1156 words.

McVittie, George Cunliffe (1904–1988), astronomer and cryptanalyst, was born on 5 June 1904 in Smyrna, Turkey, the eldest of three children (two sons and a daughter) of Francis Skinner...

Stratford, William Samuel (1789x91–1853), naval officer and astronomer

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 524 words.

Stratford, William Samuel (1789x91–1853), naval officer and astronomer, was, according to one source, born on 31 May 1790, the eldest son of William Stratford of Farncote, Gloucestershire....