Authorised form of nameChamberlain; Joseph (1836 - 1914)
Dates1836 - 1914
Place of birthCamberwell Grove, London, England
Date of birth08 July 1836
Place of deathHighbury, Birmingham
Date of death02/07/1914
University College School, London
Worked in a screw manufactory, Birmingham; retired (aged 38); MP for Birmingham (1876-1885); MP for Birmingham West (1885-1894); President, Local Government Board (1886); Secretary for the Colonies (1895); retired from public life due to ill health (1906)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election14/12/1882
RelationshipsSon of a boot and shoe maker and his wife Caroline, daughter of Henry Harben provision merchant.
Married: 1) (1861) Harriet, daughter of Archibald Kenrick of Edgbaston (she died 1863); 2) (1868) Florence, cousin of his first wife; 3) (1888) Mary, daughter of William Crowninshield Endicott, Judge, of USA; father of Arthur Neville Chamberlain (FRS 1938)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Vanity Fair 27 January 1877, 01 December 1898 (group), 30 November 1893 (group), 07 March 1901, 29 January 1908
Certificate of a Candidate of the privileged class for Election
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA2876
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1882/20Chamberlain, Joseph: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/12Volume 12 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1880-1883
NLB/17/421Copy letter from Michael Foster, to The Marquis of Salisbury [Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil], Arthur James Balfour, Joseph Chamberlain, George Joachim Goschen, Sir John Eldon Gorst, the Duke of Devonshire [Spencer Compton Cavendish], the Earl of Halsbury [Hardinge Stanley Giffard], and Viscount Richard Assheton Cross27 October 1898
NLB/16/456Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Joseph Chamberlain, H.M. Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies6 April 1898
MC/12/291Letter from J [Joseph] Chamberlain, Highbury, Moor Green, Birmingham, to G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, [Secretary of the Royal Society]22 December 1882
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