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Authorised form of nameSimpson; Sir; George Clarke (1878 - 1965)
SurnameSimpson
ForenamesGeorge Clarke
Dates1878 - 1965
Dates and placesBirth:
Derby, England (02 September 1878)
Death:
01 January 1965
ActivityProfession:
Meteorologist
Education:
Diocesan School, Derby; Owens College, Manchester University; University of Gottingen
Career:
Indian Meteorological Department (joined 1906); Director, Meteorological Office (1920)
Honours:
CBE 1919; CB 1926; KCB 1935
Memberships:
FRMS (President 1940-1941)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/05/1915
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1965 vol 11 pp 157-175, plate, by E Gold
References:
R Singh and F Riess, 'The nobel laureate Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman FRS and his contacts with the British Scientific community in a social and political context' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 47-64
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/30318665
Royal Society codeNA1890
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/004202Simpson, Sir George Clarkend
AP/78/6On the Electricity of Rain and its Origin in Thunderstorms1908
EC/1915/13Simpson, Sir George Clarke: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/65/277Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [George Clarke] Simpson, FRS3 October 1923
NLB/39/509Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to C [Charles] T [Thomson] R [Rees] Wilson, Fellow of the Royal Society29 January 1909
NLB/30/447Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to George Clarke Simpson, [Fellow of the Royal Society]23 March 1905
NLB/30/588Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to George Clarke Simpson, Meteorological office, 68 Victoria Street, Westminster, S.W. April 1905
NLB/37/451Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr G [George] C [Clarke] Simpson, India Meteorological Department, Simla, India23 March 1908
NLB/39/407Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor A [Arthur] Schuster, Fellow of the Royal Society19 January 1909
NLB/40/210Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] H [Henry] Poyting FRS, Chairman of the Physics and Chemistry Committee3 May 1909
RR/17/438Referee's report by Arthur Schuster, on a paper 'On the electricity of rain and snow' by George Clarke SimpsonJanuary 1910
RR/17/434Referee's report by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, on a paper 'On the electricity of rain and its origin in thunderstroms' by George Clarke SimpsonFebruary 1909
RR/18/181Referee's report by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, on a paper 'Atmospheric electricity over the ocean' by George Clarke Simpson and C S WrightFebruary 1911
NLB/61/185Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Clarke] Simpson, Director of the Meteorological Office and FRS30 May 1921
NLB/60/343Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Clarke] Simpson, Director of the Meteorological Office and FRS21 January 1921
RR/32/52Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'On atmospheric radio-activity and Indian weather' by D B Deodhar30 May 1925
RR/33/38Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'Atmospheric ozone and terrestrial magnetism' by Charles Chree16 January 1926
RR/33/111Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'Condensation of water from the air upon hygroscopic crystals' by J S Owens14 December 1925
RR/36/64Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'The electric fields of South African thunderstorms' by Basil Ferdinand Jamieson Schonland and J Craib[January 1927]
RR/37/43Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'On the theory of the Solar diurnal variation of the Earth’s magnetism' by Sydney ChapmanNovember 1928
RR/35/110Third referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'Measurement of the biologically active ultra-violet rays of sunlight' by Leonard Erskine Hill17 July 1927
RR/35/108Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'Measurement of the biologically active ultra-violet rays of sunlight' by Leonard Erskine Hill7 February 1927
RR/36/65Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'The polarity of thunderclouds' by Basil Ferdinand Jamieson Schonland27 November 1927
RR/37/44Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'On the variability of the quiet-day diurnal magnetic variation at Eskdalemuir and Greenwich' by Sydney Chapman and J M Stagg10 December 1928
RR/36/66Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'The interchange of electricity between thunderclouds and the Earth' by Basil Ferdinand Jamieson Schonland27 November 1927
RR/37/137Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'On line-integrals of the diurnal magnetic variations' by A T Price and Sydney ChapmanMarch 1928
RR/39/49Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'An upper air temperature indicator for use with pilot-balloon' by G Chatterjee28 September 1929
RR/35/109Second referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'Measurement of the biologically active ultra-violet rays of sunlight' by Leonard Erskine HillApril 1927
RR/42/42Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'Thunder-storms and the penetrating radiation' by Basil Ferdinand Jamieson SchonlandSeptember 1930
NLB/60/191Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Clarke] Simpson, FRS21 December 1920
RR/33/37Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'A comparison of the records from British magnetic stations underground and surface' by Charles Chree and R E Watson23 June 1926
RR/42/84Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'Vertical electric currents below thunderstorms and showers' by T W Wormell11 February 1930
RR/43/16Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'The principal constituent of the tides in the English and Irish channels' by Arthur Thomas Doodson and R H Corkan1931
NLB/60/297Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Clarke] Simpson, Director of the Meteorological Office and FRS13 January 1921
RR/17/437Referee's report by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, on a paper 'On the electricity of rain and snow' by George Clarke SimpsonJanuary 1910
RR/44/40Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'A new apparatus for the measurement of the earth's magnetic field' by L F Bates9 July 1932
RR/47/81Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'The polarity of thunderclouds' by E C Halliday26 June 1932
RR/46/54Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'The reproducibility and rate of coagulation of stearic acid smokes' by Hubert Sutton Patterson and W Cawood30 January 1932
RR/49/47Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'The observation of gravity by means of invariable pendulums' by Edward Crisp Bullard26 March 1933
RR/49/140Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'Shear patterns in an unstable layer of air' by A Graham18 June 1933
NLB/61/365Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Clarke] Simpson, Director of the Meteorological Office and FRS23 June 1921
NLB/61/338Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Clarke] Simpson, Director of the Meteorological Office and FRS21 June 1921
NLB/61/789Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; Dr. [George Clarke] Simpson, Director of the Meteorological Office and FRS26 October 1921
NLB/61/834Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Clarke] Simpson, Director of the Meteorological Office and FRS2 November 1921
RR/60/48Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'On the temperature of the surface waters of the Irish sea' by Joseph Proudman, H Mabel Lewis and A Leslie Dennis4 December 1936
RR/70/90Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'Discharge currents associated with kite balloons' by R Davis and W G Standring26 March 1947
RR/61/80Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'Instability of fluids heated from below' by Krishna Chandra27 July 1937
RR/63/93Referee's report by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, on a paper 'The distribution of electricity in thunderclouds' by George Clarke Simpson and F J ScraseApril 1937
RR/63/94Referee's report by Arthur Stewart Eve, on a paper 'The distribution of electricity in thunderclouds' by George Clarke Simpson and F J ScraseApril 1937
NLB/62/896Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Clarke] Simpson, Director of the Meteorological Office and FRS29 May 1922
RR/67/389Referee's report by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, on a paper 'The distribution of electricity in thunderclouds, II' by G D Robinson and George Clarke Simpson October 1940
RR/70/9Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'Photoelectric measurements of the seasonal variations in daylight at Plymouth, from 1938 to March 1941, compared with the years 1930 to 1937' by William Ringrose Gelston Atkins and M. A. Ellison1947
NLB/65/124Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [George Clarke] Simpson, FRS7 August 1923
RR/17/435Letter from Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, on a paper 'On the electricity of rain and its origin in thunderstroms' by George Clarke Simpson to Arthur Schuster9 March 1909
RR/28/81Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'Magnetic phenomena in the region of the south magnetic pole' by Charles Chree25 May 1923
NLB/71/830Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Clarke] Simpson, C.B., C.B.E., FRS12 November 1928
NLB/65/901Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [George Clarke] Simpson, FRS25 January 1924
NLB/67/123Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Dugald Clerk, KBE, FRS; also sent to [Sydney] Chapman FRS; [Frederick George] Donnan FRS; [Francis William] Aston FRS; [George Clarke] Simpson FRS; [Henry Hallett] Dale FRS; [James Hartley] Ashworth FRS; [Frederick Frost] Blackman FRS; [John Beresford] Leathes FRS30 October 1924
NLB/69/113Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Clarke] Simpson, FRS13 January 1926
NLB/68/692Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [George Clarke] Simpson, FRS16 October 1925
NLB/68/617Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [George Clarke] Simpson, FRS24 September 1925
NLB/69/435Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary of the Admiralty, S.W.113 April 1926
NLB/70/509Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [George Clarke] Simpson, CB, FRS28 April 1927
NLB/69/403Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Clarke] Simpson, FRS27 March 1926
NLB/71/374Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Clarke] Simpson, C.B., FRS26 April 1928
NLB/71/571Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Clarke] Simpson, FRS9 July 1928
NLB/71/232Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Clarke] Simpson, FRS17 February 1928
NLB/69/783Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Clarke] Simpson, C.B.E., FRS11 October 1926
NLB/72/507Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [George Clarke] Simpson, CB, FRS20 November 1929
NLB/72/761Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [George Clarke] Simpson, CB, FRS5 April 1930
NLB/71/984Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Clarke] Simpson, C.B., FRS7 January 1929
NLB/72/602Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [George Clarke] Simpson, CB, CBE, FRS16 January 1930
IM/GA/WS/4708Simpson, Sir George Clarke06/08/1954
RR/16/390Referee's report by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, on a paper 'Atmosphere electricity in high latitudes' by George Clarke Simpson7 March 1905
RR/32/44Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'The lunar diurnal magnetic variation at Greenwich and other observatories' by Sydney Chapman23 January 1925
RR/33/55Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'Measurements of the amount of ozone in the earth’s atmosphere and its relation to other geophysical conditions' by Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson and D N Harrison16 January 1926
RR/39/6Second referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'Microseisms associated with disturbed weather in the Indian seas' by Sudhansu Kumar Banerji26 January 1930
RR/39/7Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'Microseisms associated with disturbed weather in the Indian seas' by Sudhansu Kumar Banerji30 June 1929
RR/61/19Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'The photo-electric measurement of the diurnal variations in daylight in temperate and tropical regions' by William Ringrose Gelston Atkins, N G Ball and Horace H Poole9 April 1937
NLB/72/961Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [George Clarke] Simpson, CB, CBE, FRS8 August 1930
NLB/65/43Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord Rayleigh [Robert John Strutt], FRS17 July 1923
NLB/61New Letter Book volume 61, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration26 April 1921-11 November 1921
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