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John Couch Adams

Astronomer (5-Jun-1819 — 21-Jan-1892)


William Grylls Adams (editor). The Scientific Papers of John Couch Adams. Cambridge University Press. 1896-1900. 502pp. + 646pp. With a memoir by J. W. L. Glaisher.

Harold Spencer Jones. John Couch Adams and the Discovery of Neptune. Cambridge University Press. 1947. 42pp.

William M. Smart. John Couch Adams and the Discovery of Neptune. 1947. 56pp. Originally, No. 11 of Occasional Notes of the RAS.


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