FOR POSTING: List of Civil List Pensioners in Science from Herschel to Heaviside

As may be expected this is a very distinguished list of about fifty scientists and dependents, (widows, sisters, children) containing nearly all the most famous scientists of that era (just over a century). In the early twentieth century the Order of Merit was created, followed by the Companion of Honour. The CLP, OM and CH are equally meritorious in their respective fields, being essentially the highest honours that can be bestowed in the arts, humanities, literature, music and science. CLP is an appointment, OM and CH are honours.


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