Reference numberNLB/37/558
Alternative reference numberNLB/37 p331
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Major P [Percy Alexander] MacMahon, Fellow of the Royal Society
Date6 April 1908
Description'Dear Major MacMahon,
In reply to your note of April 4, I find that James Six was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society on January 19, 1792. His certificate was signed by Neville Maskelyne, Francis Wollaston, Alexander Aubert, J Smeaton and Samuel F Simmons, and describes him as "a gentlemen well know to the Royal Society for the contrivance of a thermometer which shows the greatest degree of heat and cold in the absence of the observer, and for some communications on local heat, which have been published in the Philosophical Transactions".'
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA6982MacMahon; Percy Alexander (1854 - 1929); mathematician1854 - 1929
NA5529Six; James (1730 - 1793)1730 - 1793
NA6363Story-Maskelyne; Mervyn Herbert Nevil (1823 - 1911)1823 - 1911
NA3292Aubert; Alexander (1730 - 1805)1730 - 1805
NA6321Smeaton; John (1724 - 1792)1724 - 1792
NA2422Simmons; Samuel Foart (1750 - 1813)1750 - 1813
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