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Reference numberEC/1909/17
Previous numbersCert XII, 298
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TitleLewis, William James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationProfessor of Mineralogy in the University of Cambridge since 1881. Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, since 1872. First Class in Mathematical Moderations and Finals. First Class in the School of Natural Science. Senior University Mathematical Scholarship, 1871. Author of a Treatise on Crystallography (Cambridge University Press, 1899), which has become a recognised and authoritative Text-book for English students. (This work contains a number of original crystallographic investigations; the mathematical treatment of many of the problems and methods discussed is highly original and in many respects more exhaustive than that of other Treatises). Author of various papers on the crystallography of minerals and of artificial products; in particular, a paper 'On Barium Nitrate, which definitely established the Symmetry of that Substance' (Phil Mag, vol iii, 1877); 'An Exhaustive Monograph on the Crystallography of the rare mineral Miargyrite' (Proc Camb Phil Soc, vol iv, 1883); 'Researches on Minerals from the Binnenthal' (Min Mag, vol xiii, 1903); several papers concerning methods of calculation, the determination of possible errors in crystal measurements, the representation of crystals, &c. Prof Lewis has maintained at Cambridge a School of Mineralogy which has earned a high reputation.
ProposersN S Maskelyne; L Fletcher; H A Miers; G D Liveing; T McK Hughes; A Harker; A Sedgwick; T G Bonney; A Liversidge; A E H Tutton; W Barlow; Joseph John Thomson; R T Glazebrook; W N Shaw; A S Woodward; G A Boulenger; A H Church; H Muller; James Dewar; J W L Glaisher; R B Clifton; H Woodward
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Lewis, William James: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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