Authorised form of nameTooke; William (1777 - 1863)
Dates1777 - 1863
Place of birthSt Petersburg, Russia
Date of birth22 November 1777
Place of death12 Russell Square, London
Date of death20 September 1863
Dates and placesBurial:
Kensal Green cemetery, London
Came to England (1792); articled to a solicitor in Gray's Inn; practised as a solicitor; involved in the foundation of London University and was on its first council (1823); MP for Truro (1832-1837)
FRSA (1862, President)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election12/03/1818
RelationshipsSon of William Tooke (FRS 1783); brother of Thomas Tooke (FRS 1821); father-in-law of John Thomas Graves (FRS 1839)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1863-1864 vol 13 pp vi-vii
J H Appleby, 'The founding of St Petersburg in the context of the Royal Society's relationship with Russia' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 273-284
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA3459
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1783/04Tooke, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/Maull/004628Tooke, Williamnd
DM/1/10Letter from W Tooke, Russell Square, to James Hudson, Assistant Secretary, Royal Society7 March 1831
DM/2/139Letter from Royal Society, to William Tooke16 June 1825
DM/2/138Letter from William Tooke, Grays Inn, to W T Brande15 June 1825
IM/Maull/004629Tooke, Williamnd
DM/2/137Letter from William Thomas Brande, Royal Society, to William Tooke5 May 1825
DM/2/135Letter from William Tooke, Grays Inn, to J F W Herschel3 May 1825
IM/004630Tooke, Williamnd
EC/1817/36Tooke, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/1/281Letter from William Tooke and Charles Parker, 39 Bedford Row, to [Dr. Peter Mark Roget and John George Children,] Secretaries of the Royal Society22 January 1831
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
MC/2/309Letter from William Tooke, Russell Square, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society17 December 1838
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
AP/11/1Unpublished paper, 'New phenomena caused by the effects of magnetic influence' by J H Abraham28 February 1824
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