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Authorised form of nameAitken; John (1839 - 1919)
SurnameAitken
ForenamesJohn
Dates1839 - 1919
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Falkirk, Scotland (18 September 1839)
Death:
Ardenlea, Falkirk (13 November 1919)
ActivityEducation:
Falkirk; Glasgow
Career:
Apprenticed to a marine engineer
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/06/1889
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1917
RelationshipsSon of Henry Aitken of Darroch, Falkirk
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
J S Rowlinson, 'The work of Thomas Andrews and James Thomson on the liquefaction of gases' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 143-159
F Kurzer, 'The life and work of Charles Tomlinson FRS: A Career in Victorian Science and Technology' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 203-226
Royal Society codeNA1453
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MS/377/1/2Letter from John Aitken, Ardenlea, Falkirk, to [William Fletcher] Barrett13 March 1906
IM/000052Aitken, Johnnd
IM/000051Aitken, Alexander Craignd
NLB/6/105Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to John Aitken, Fellow of the Royal Society2 March 1892
NLB/6/425Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to John Aitken, Fellow of the Royal Society, Hotel Belle Vue, Baveno, Lago Maggiore, Italy9 May 1892
NLB/13/337Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons28 July 1896
NLB/14/873Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons1 June 1897
RR/16/1Referee's report by Joseph Larmor and William James Russell, on a paper 'the formation of definite figures by the deposition of dust' by John Aitken23 July 1903
NLB/23/2/407Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to John Aitken, Fellow of the Royal Society11 December 1903
NLB/57/492Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to unknown correspondent17 November 1919
NLB/54/867Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to John Aitken Esquire, FRS24 October 1917
NLB/55/77Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. John Aitken, FRS23 November 1917
NLB/55/57Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. John Aitken, FRS19 November 1917
NLB/57/546Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir [William] Napier Shaw, FRS1 December 1919
RR/14/107Referee's report by John Aitken, on a paper 'On the condensation nuclei produced in gases by the action of Röntgen rays. Uranium rays, ultra-violet light, and other agents' by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson5 December 1898
RR/14/273Referee's report by John Aitken, on a paper 'On the comparative efficiency as condensation nuclei of positively and negatively charged ions' by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson21 June 1899
RR/13/312Referee's report by John Aitken, on a paper 'Condensation of water vapour in the presence of dust-free air and other gases' by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson22 March 1896
EC/1889/03Aitken, John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/38/662Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John Aitken, Fellow of the Royal Society, Ardenlea, Falkirk20 October 1908
NLB/14/636Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, [Fellow of the Royal Society]12 April 1897
NLB/44/508Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to John Aitken FRS, Ardenlea, Falkirk24 July 1911
NLB/54/909Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Deputy Master of the [Royal] Mint2 November 1917
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