Richard Inwards (22 April 1840, Houghton Regis - 30 September 1937) was a mining engineer, an astronomer and a meteorologist. Inwards managed the San Baldomero mine in Bolivia for Evans and Askin and then a mine in Spain for the Manganese Company.
He reported on mines and mining projects in South America, Mexico, Norway, Austria, Spain, Portugal and England. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1861 and a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society in 1862. He served as president of the Royal Meteorological Society in 1894 and 1895.
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