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Authorised form of nameJames; Sir; Henry (1803 - 1877); surveyor
Dates1803 - 1877
NationalityBritish
Place of birthRose-in-Vale, near St Agnes, Cornwall, England
Date of birth08 June 1803
Place of deathHis residence in Southampton, Hampshire
Date of death14 June 1877
ActivityEducation:
Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
Career:
Officer in Royal Engineers; 2nd Lieutenant (1826); appointed to the Ordnance Survey (1827); Local Superintendent, Geological Survey of Ireland (1843); Captain (by 1848); Director of Admiralty Engineering works, Portsmouth (by 1848); Director General, Ordnance Survey (1854-1875); Lieutenant Colonel (1854); Colonel (1857); Major General (1868); Lieutenant General (1874)
Honours:
Kt 1860
Memberships:
FGS of London and Dublin; MRIA
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election09/06/1848
RelationshipsSon of John James of Truro and his wife Jane, daughter of John Hosken of Carines; married Anne, daughter of Major General Watson, Royal Engineers
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/45145602409901360525
Royal Society codeNA2879
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
EC/1848/08James, Sir Henry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/37/5Growth of Land Shells 4 February 1854
MC/7Volume 7 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1864-1866
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
MS/744Papers of Sir Henry James1850-1875
PT/53/10Paper, 'On the deflection of the plumb line at Arthur's Seat and the mean specific gravity of the earth' by Lieutenant Colonel [Henry] James7 February 1856
PT/53/11Paper, 'On the figures, dimensions and mean specific gravity of the earth as derived from the ordnance survey of Great Britain and Ireland' by Lt Colonel [Henry] James[1856]
MOB/064Henry James's Model of Arthur's seat1856
RR/6/81Referee's report by William Hallowes Miller, on a paper 'Abstract of the results of the comparisons of the standards of length of England, France, Belgium, Prussia, Russia, India, Australia, made at the ordnance Survey Office, Southampton' by Henry James and Alexander Ross Clarkend [1867]
RR/6/78Referee's report by George Biddell Airy, on a paper 'Abstract of the results of the comparisons of the standards of length of England, France, Belgium, Prussia, Russia, India, Australia, made at the ordnance Survey Office, Southampton' by Henry James and Alexander Ross Clarke13 February 1867
MS/744/1Correspondence of Sir Henry James Knight Director General of the Ordnance Survey, from various authors1835-1868 and nd.
PT/53/10/1Manuscript, 'On the deflection of the plumb line at Arthur's Seat and the mean specific gravity of the earth' by Lieutenant Colonel [Henry] James7 February 1856
PT/53/10/2Plate, contoured plan of Arthur's Seat by unknown mapmaker[1856]
PT/53/10/3Plate, 'Sections through Arthur's Seat' by unknown artist[1856]
PT/53/11/1Manuscript, 'On the figures, dimensions and mean specific gravity of the earth as derived from the ordnance survey of Great Britain and Ireland' by Lt Colonel [Henry] James[1856]
PT/53/11/2Plate, 'Chart of the world' by unknown mapmaker[1856]
MC/5/261Letter from H [Henry] James, Ordnance Map Office, Southampton, to G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, [Secretary of the Royal Society]15 October 1856
MC/6/90Letter from J [John] Cameron, Lieutenant Colonel Royal Engineers, Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton, to C R [Charles Richard] Weld, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]8 June 1860
MC/6/100Letter from J [John] Cameron, Lieutenant Colonel Royal Engineers, Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton, to C R [Charles Richard] Weld, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]31 July 1860
MC/7/75Letter from Henry James, Colonel Royal Engineers, Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton, to the Secretary of the Royal Society23 May 1864
MC/7/77Letter from W [William] Sharpey, [Secretary of the Royal Society], Burlington House, London, to Colonel Sir H [Henry] James27 May 1864
MC/7/195Letter from Henry James, Colonel Royal Engineers, Ordnance Survey Ofce, Southampton, to Professor W H [William Hallowes] Miller, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society4 April 1865
MC/7/318Letter from Henry James, Colonel Royal Engineers, Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton, to the Secretary of the Royal Society4 April 1866
MC/8/114Letter from T [Thomas] Archer Hirst, the Athenaeum, to [William] Sharpey, [Secretary of the Royal Society]26 November 1867
MC/8/252Letter from Henry James, Colonel Royal Engineers, Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton, to the Secretary of the Royal Society9 October 1868
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