Mary Somerville entry: Overview screen.
26 December 1780
Mary Fairfax, later MS, was born at the manse in Jedburgh
2 February 1826
The results of MS's first experimental investigation of the connection between light and magnetism were presented to the Royal Society
by William Somerville
; they later appeared in the Society's Philosophical Transactions
2 September 1848 John Murray
of London published MS's most successful book, an explanatory textbook in two volumes entitled Physical Geography
29 November 1872
MS died in Naples
at the age of ninety-one.