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Authorised form of nameCumming; James (1777 - 1861)
SurnameCumming
ForenamesJames
Dates1777 - 1861
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
St James, Westminster, England (24 October 1777)
Death:
North Runcton, near King's Lynn, Norfolk (10 November 1861)
ActivityResearch Field:
Physics
Education:
Marlborough School; Trinity College Cambridge. BA (1801), MA (1804)
Career:
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'
Memberships:
FGS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
11/01/1816
Council:
VP 1832-1834
RelationshipsSon of James Cumming of London
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Venn
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/37699620
Royal Society codeNA3495
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1815/19Cumming, James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
RR/1/259Referee's report by William Whewell and James Cumming on an unnamed paper by Charles Wheatstone[c.1830]
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/1/138Referee's report by James Cumming, on a paper 'On certain properties of vapour' by Dionysius Lardner[c.1832]
CMP/1/1Minutes of a meeting of Council of the Royal Society1 December 1832
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
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