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Authorised form of nameKennedy; Sir; Alexander Blackie William (1847 - 1928)
SurnameKennedy
ForenamesAlexander Blackie William
Dates1847 - 1928
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Stepney, London, England (17 March 1847)
Death:
London (01 November 1928)
ActivityProfession:
Civil engineer
Research Field:
Kinematics of mechanisms, testing of materials and machines
Education:
City of London School (1858-1862)
Career:
Involved in the development of electric lighting, of trams, and of railways; designed electrical works in India and Japan; Consulting Engineer to LNWR, LSWR, and to LCC tramways; Professor of Engineering, University College, London; Chairman, Admiralty Committee on Machinery Designs (World War 1); Chairman, Admiralty Committee on Gun-sights and Range Finders (World War 1); explored the city of Petra (1922?)
Honours:
Kt 1905
Memberships:
MICE
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
9/06/1887
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Obituaries:
Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1936-1938 vol 2 pp 213-223, plate, by Alexander Gibb
References:
F C Moon, 'Robert Willis and Franz Reuleaux: pioneers in the theory of machines' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 209-230
Royal Society codeNA1703
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/Maull/002510Kennedy, Sir Alexander Blackie Williamnd
NLB/11/984Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alexander Blackie William Kennedy, Fellow of the Royal Society12 November 1895
NLB/5/290Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrisons29 April 1891
NLB/5/155Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alexander Blackie William Kennedy, Fellow of the Royal Society 4 April 1891
NLB/12/696Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons13 April 1896
NLB/9/115Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alexander Blackie William Kennedy, Fellow of the Royal Society, 14 Old Queen Street, Westminster, S.W.3 April 1894
NLB/12/333Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to F A Eaton, Secretary, Royal Academy of Arts31 January 1896
NLB/12/397Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alexander Blackie William Kennedy, Fellow of the Royal Society13 February 1896
NLB/12/602Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Courtenay E Boyle, Secretary, Board of Trade, Whitehall Gardens, S.W.20 March 1896
RR/15/375Referee's report by Alexander Blackie William Kennedy, on a paper 'A throw-testing machine for reversals of mean stress' by Osborne Reynolds and J H Smith7 April 1902
NLB/18/396Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor A B W Kennedy, Fellow of the Royal Society4 March 1899
NLB/20/153Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Alexander Blackie William Kennedy, [Fellow of the Royal Society]15 February 1900
NLB/23/1/761Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Alexander Blackie William Kennedy, Fellow of the Royal Society17 January 1902
NLB/24/687Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Alexander Blackie William Kennedy, Fellow of the Royal Society17 June 1902
NLB/46/128Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Alexander Blackie William Kennedy, Fellow of the Royal Society13 June 1912
NLB/55/241Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Alexander [Blackie William] Kennedy, FRS01 February 1918
NLB/66/523Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Alexander Kennedy, FRS23 May 1924
NLB/65/935Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Alexander [Blackie William] Kennedy, FRS31 January 1924
NLB/66/541Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Alexander Kennedy, FRS27 May 1924
NLB/71/908Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [William Cawthorne] Unwin, FRS5 December 1928
IM/002511Kennedy, Sir Alexander Blackie Williamnd
NLB/29/882Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Alexander Blackie William Kennedy, Fellow of the Royal Society5 January 1905
RR/10/332Referee's report by Alexander Blackie William Kennedy, on a paper 'The rupture of steel by longitudinal stress' by Charles A Carus-Wilson11 June 1890
EC/1887/09Kennedy, Sir Alexander Blackie William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/12/335Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society31 January 1896
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