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Authorised form of nameChambers; Charles (1834 - 1896)
Dates1834 - 1896
Place of birthLeeds, Yorkshire, England
Date of birth30 May 1834
Date of death26 February 1896
Research fieldMeteorology
Magnetism
ActivityEducation:
Leeds
Career:
Assistant, Kew Observatory; Assistant to the Director, and Chief Superintendent and electrician to the Indo-Europeanan Telegraph Department, Persian Gulf (1863); Superintendent, Government Observatory, Bombay (1868-1886); Director of the Colaba Observatory, Bombay
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election03/06/1869
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Authority:
Death date from TR
Notes:
Index to BR gives death date as March 1896.
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
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/189901111
Royal Society codeNA2784
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AP/51/2Observations of the Absolute Direction and Intensity of Terrestial Magnetism at Bombay1869
EC/1869/07Chambers, Charles: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/55/3On the Lunar Variations of Magnetic Declination at Bombay 1871
AP/55/2The Absolute Direction and Intensity of the Earth's Magnetic Force at Bombay; and its Secular and Annual Variation 1871
AP/54/3Descriptions of the Kew Absolute Declinometer and Deflection and Vibration Apparatus; and of the observationas taken with that instrument at Bombay in the years 1867 to 18701872
NLB/1/317Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Charles Chambers17 December 1886
NLB/1/379Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Charles Chambers, Colaba, Bombay2 February 1887
NLB/1/329Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Charles Chambers, Bombay Observatory23 December 1886
NLB/12/698Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons13 April 1896
RR/9/339Letter from Balfour Stewart, on a paper 'On the luni-solar variations of magnetic declination and horizontal force at Bombay, and of declination at Trevandrum' by Charles Chambers to John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh19 October 1886
RR/5/48Referee's report by James Clerk Maxwell, on a paper 'On the nature of the sun’s magnetic action upon the earth' by Charles Chambers[1863]
RR/9/337Letter from Balfour Stewart, on a paper 'On the luni-solar variations of magnetic declination and horizontal force at Bombay, and of declination at Trevandrum' by Charles Chambers to John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh30 June 1886
RR/6/70Referee's report by Balfour Stewart, on a paper 'On the solar variations of magnetic declination at Bombay' by Charles Chambers30 June 1868
RR/6/71Referee's report by James Challis, on a paper 'On the solar variations of magnetic declination at Bombay' by Charles Chambers18 February 1869
RR/7/160Letter from Balfour Stewart, on two papers 'The absolute direction and intensity of the Earth's magnetic force at Bombay, and its secular and annual variations' and 'On the lunar variations of magnetic declination at Bombay' by Charles Chambers16 March 1872
RR/7/159Referee's report by Balfour Stewart, on two papers 'The absolute direction and intensity of the Earth's magnetic force at Bombay, and its secular and annual variations' and 'On the lunar variations of magnetic declination at Bombay' by Charles Chambers16 March 1872
RR/7/364Referee's report by Balfour Stewart, on a paper 'The absolute direction and intensity of the Earth's magnetic force at Bombay, and its secular and annual variations' by Charles Chambers1 June 1875
RR/7/292Letter from George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'On the mathematical expression of observations of complex periodical phenomena; and on planetary influence on the earth's magnetism' by Charles Chambers and Frederick Chambers to the authors 18 February 1874
RR/7/365Letter from Charles Chambers, on his paper 'The absolute direction and intensity of the Earth's magnetic force at Bombay, and its secular and annual variations' to the Secretary of the Royal Society29 June 1875
RR/7/366Referee's report by Edward Walker, on a paper 'The absolute direction and intensity of the Earth's magnetic force at Bombay, and its secular and annual variations' by Charles Chambers4 November 1875
RR/9/334Referee's report by Balfour Stewart, on a paper 'On the luni-solar variations of magnetic declination and horizontal force at Bombay, and of declination at Trevandrum' by Charles Chambers1886
RR/6/74Referee's report by Edward Walker, on a paper 'On the solar variations of magnetic declination at Bombay' by Charles Chambers14 December 1869
PT/69/10Note, relating to Charles Chambers' paper on the sun's magnetic action by Professor W [William] ThomsonOctober 1863
RR/9/6Referee's report by William Henry Mahoney Christie, on a paper 'Sun-spots and terrestrial phenomena. II. On the variations of the daily range of the magnetic declination, as recorded at the colaba observatory, Bombay' by Charles Chambers26 October 1882
RR/9/340Second referee's report by Balfour Stewart, on a paper 'On the luni-solar variations of magnetic declination and horizontal force at Bombay, and of declination at Trevandrum' by Charles Chambers[19 October 1886]
RR/6/73Referee's report by Samuel Walter Johnson Smith, on a paper 'On the solar variations of magnetic declination at Bombay' by Charles Chambers2 November 1869
RR/9/333Referee's report by John Couch Adams, on a paper 'On the luni-solar variations of magnetic declination and horizontal force at Bombay, and of declination at Trevandrum' by Charles Chambers14 May 1886
RR/6/72Referee's report by Archibald Smith, on a paper 'On the solar variations of magnetic declination at Bombay' by Charles Chambers20 June 1869
PT/69/9/3Plate, graphs of variation of declination magnet at Toronto and St Helena by C [Charles] Chambers30 April 1863
PT/69/9/2Plate, graphs of variation of declination magnet at Toronto and St Helena by C [Charles] Chambers[1863]
RR/5/47Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'On the nature of the sun’s magnetic action upon the earth' by Charles Chambers28 October 1863
PT/69/9/1Manuscript, 'On the nature of the sun's magnetic action upon the earth' by Charles Chambers[1863]
PT/69/9Paper, 'On the nature of the sun's magnetic action upon the earth' by Charles Chambers[1863]
PT/69/9/4Plate, graphs of variation of B' sin at Toronto and St Helena by C [Charles] Chambers30 April 1863
AP/51/3On the uneliminated instrumental error in the observations of Magnetic Dip 1869
RR/9/336Re-written referee's report by Balfour Stewart, on a paper 'On the luni-solar variations of magnetic declination and horizontal force at Bombay, and of declination at Trevandrum' by Charles Chambers1886
RR/9/341Letter from John Couch Adams, on a paper 'On the luni-solar variations of magnetic declination and horizontal force at Bombay, and of declination at Trevandrum' by Charles Chambers to John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh6 November 1886
MC/9/255Letter from Chas [Charles] Chambers, Colaba Observatory, Bombay, to Lieutenant General Sir Edwd [Edward] Sabine, President of the Royal Society12 September 1871
AP/58/2On the mathematical expression of complex periodical phenomena, and on planetary influence on the Earth's Magnetism1875
MC/9Volume 9 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1870-June 1873
MC/9/546Letter from Chas [Charles] Chambers, Kolaba Observatory, Bombay, to Professor [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society5 May 1873
MC/10/53Letter from Chas [Charles] Chambers, Colaba Observatory, Bombay, to Walter White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society20 December 1873
MC/10/355Letter from Chas [Charles] Chambers, Colabra Observatory, Bombay, to Professor G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society17 February 1876
MC/11Volume 11 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1877-1879
MC/10/455Letter from Charles Chambers, Grove Cottage, Cherry Hinton, near Cambridge, to Walter White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]5 October 1876
MC/10Volume 10 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal SocietyJuly 1873-1876
MC/11/22Letter from Charles Chambers, Royal Society, Burlington House, to Professor G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society28 February 1877
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