Authorised form of nameCumming; James (1777 - 1861)
Dates1777 - 1861
Place of birthSt James, Westminster, England
Date of birth24 October 1777
Place of deathNorth Runcton, near King's Lynn, Norfolk
Date of death10 November 1861
Research fieldPhysics
Marlborough School; Trinity College Cambridge. BA (1801), MA (1804)
Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge (1803); Professor of Chemistry, University of Cambridge (1815-1861); Proctor, University of Cambridge (1818); Rector, North Runcton, Norfolk (1819-1861); wrote on electricity and galvanism; constructed electroscopes; is reputed to have been a discoverer of thermo-electricity; wrote 'A manual of electro-dynamics'
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election11/01/1816
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1832-1834
RelationshipsSon of James Cumming of London
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Venn
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA3495
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1815/19Cumming, James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/1/54Referee's report by James Cumming and William Hasledine Pepys, on a paper 'Some experiments and observations on the combinations of carbonic acid and ammonia' by John Davy[1830]
RR/1/259Referee's report by William Whewell and James Cumming on an unnamed paper by Charles Wheatstone[c.1830]
CMP/1/1Minutes of a meeting of Council of the Royal Society1 December 1832
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
MC/2/54Letter from [James] Cumming, Cambridge, to John George Children, Secretary of the Royal Society21 October 1832
MC/2/55Letter from Charles Hatchett, Belle Vue House, Chelsea, to John George Children, Secretary of the Royal Society22 October 1832
RR/1/138Referee's report by James Cumming, on a paper 'On certain properties of vapour' by Dionysius Lardner[c.1832]
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