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Authorised form of nameBovey; Henry Taylor (1850 - 1912); engineer
Dates1850 - 1912
NationalityBritish
Place of birthDevon, England
Date of birth07 March 1850
Place of deathEastbourne, East Sussex, England
Date of death02/02/1912
OccupationEngineer
Research fieldHydraulics
Mechanics
Engineering
ActivityEducation:
Queen's College, Cambridge (BA); McGill and Queen's University, Canada (MA; DCL)
Career:
Began working at the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board in Liverpool and became an assistant engineer; professor of civil engineering and applied mechanics at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and developed the Engineering Faculty (1877); Rector of Imperial College (1907-1909).
Memberships:
MICE; MIME; FRSC
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election05/06/1902
Age at election52
ProposerWilliam Grylls Adams; John Perry; Alfred George Greenhill; George Francis Fitzgerald; William Ramsay; William Mitchinson Hicks; James Thomson Bottomley; [William Thomson] Kelvin; Silvanus Phillips Thompson; George Carey Foster; William Henry Preece
RelationshipsParents: Mr. Edward Bovey, of Torquay.
Spouse: Emily Jane Bonar, daughter of Mr. John Redpath, of Montreal.
Children: Two sons and three daughters.
General contextAuthored treatises on Hydraulics and on the Theory of Structures and Strength of Materials.
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SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; Grace's Guides [URL; https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Henry_Taylor_Bovey last accessed: 01/05/2024]
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1913 vol 88 pp x-xi signed by W M H
References:
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
F C Moon, 'Robert Willis and Franz Reuleaux: pioneers in the theory of machines' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 209-230
Royal Society codeNA1341
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1902/04Bovey, Henry Taylor: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/Maull/000459Bovey, Henry Taylornd
NLB/25/198Copy letter from [Theodore E James], to Mr [Henry Taylor] Bovey, [Fellow of the Royal Society]18 September 1902
NLB/26/363Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, Henry Taylor Bovey, [Fellow of the Royal Society], Dean, McGill University, Montreal6 March 1903
NLB/37/797Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Harrison & Sons15 May 1908
NLB/30/254Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Henry Taylor Bovey, Fellow of the Royal Society, McGill University, Montreal20 February 1905
NLB/33/46Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Henry Taylor Bovey, Fellow of the Royal Society, care of A T Taylor, 21 Lyndhurst Road, Hampstead, N.W. 20 June 1906
NLB/38/434Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Henry Taylor Bovey, Fellow of the Royal Society, Hotel Curzon, Curzon Street, W.4 August 1908
NLB/41/593Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Henry Taylor Bovey, Fellow of the Royal Society20 January 1910
NLB/36/632Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Hugh Longbourne Callendar, Fellow of the Royal Society22 November 1907
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