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Authorised form of nameBarrett; Sir; William Fletcher (1844 - 1925); Physicist
SurnameBarrett
ForenamesWilliam Fletcher
Dates1844 - 1925
Dates and placesBirth:
Manchester (10 February 1844)
Death:
26 May 1925
ActivityResearch Area:
Physics; psychical research
Education:
Old Trafford Grammar School
Career:
Assistant to John Tyndall, Royal Institution (1863-1866); taught at International College and the Royal School of Naval Architecture; Professor of Experimental Physics in the Royal College of Science for Ireland (1874-1910); chief founder of Society for Psychical Research (1882), later became President
Memberships:
FRSE; MRIA; MIEE; Fell Phys Soc
Honours:
Kt (1912)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
1/06/1899
RelationshipsMarried (1916) Dr Florence Willey CBE, MD
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; Dr R Charles Mollan
References:
Sir Brian Pippard, FRS, 'Schoolmaster-Fellows and the campaign for science education' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 63-81, plate
Royal Society codeNA3523
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MS/377/1/166Draft paper on entoptic vision by William Fletcher Barrettno date
MS/377/1/158Sketch of optical apparatus by William Fletcher Barrettno date
MS/377/1/160Notes on the eye by William Fletcher Barrettno date
MM/14/164Letter from Assistant Secretary, Royal Society, to Alfred W Ewing6 November 1953
MS/377/1/162Notes on the eye by William Fletcher Barrett24 January 1906
MS/377/1/161Notes on the eye by William Fletcher Barrettno date
MS/377/1/159Notes on books by William Fletcher Barrettno date
MS/377/1/153Draft article by William Fletcher Barrett, 'Remiscences of Sir Robert Ball'[1913]
MS/377/1/163Notes on experiments on the legibility of light by William Fletcher Barrett2 September-23 September 1909
MS/377/1/152Draft letter from William Fletcher Barrett to the Editor of the Physical Review[1922]
MS/377/1/164Experimental curve for light extinction experiments by William Fletcher Barrett6 September 1909
MS/377/1/165Experimental curve for light extinction experiments by William Fletcher Barrett10 September 1909
MS/743/1/79Letter from William Fletcher Barrett, Isleworth, to [John Hall] Gladstone18 June 1872
MS/743/1/151Letter from William Fletcher Barrett, 6 De Vesci Terrace, Kingstown, Co Dublin, to [John Hall] Gladstone28 September 1893
MS/377Collected papers of William Fletcher Barrett1863-1924
NLB/40/475Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to The Manager, Royal Bank of Ireland, Kingstown11 June 1909
NLB/18/690Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor W F Barrett24 April 1899
NLB/23/1/640Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Fletcher Barrett, Fellow of the Royal Society19 December 1901
NLB/23/1/653Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor William Fletcher Barrett, Fellow of the Royal Society20 December 1901
NLB/23/1/626Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor William Fletcher Barnett, Fellow of the Royal Society16 December 1901
NLB/27/851Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Fletcher Barrett, Fellow of the Royal Society11 December 1903
NLB/30/202Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Fletcher Barrett, Fellow of the Royal Society, 6 De Vesci Terrace, Kingstown13 February 1905
NLB/28/503Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Fletcher Barrett, Fellow of the Royal Society21 March 1904
NLB/31/30Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Fletcher Barrett, Fellow of the Royal Society9 June 1905
NLB/32/449Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Fletcher Barrett, Fellow of the Royal Society, 6 De Vesci Terrace, Kingstown, County Dublin8 March 1906
NLB/35/35Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Fletcher Barrett, 6 De Vesci Terrace, Kingstown, County Dublin[8 April 1907]
NLB/32/787Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Fletcher Barrett, Fellow of the Royal Society, 6 De Vesci Terrace, Kingstown, County Dublin25 May 1906
NLB/33/600Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Fletcher Barrett, Fellow of the Royal Society8 October 1906
NLB/36/855Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Fletcher Barrett, Fellow of the Royal Society, 6 De Vesci Terrace, Kingstown, Dublin3 January 1908
NLB/40/407Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor W [William] F [Fletcher] Barrett FRS 3 June 1909
NLB/46/67Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Fletcher Barrett, Fellow of the Royal Society5 June 1912
NLB/46/45Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Frederick Barrett, Fellow of the Royal Society3 June 1912
NLB/46/303Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Barrett, Fellow of the Royal Society9 July 1912
NLB/52/626Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Messrs Harrison & Sons31 January 1916
NLB/52/206Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William Fletcher Barrett, FRS14 October 1915
NLB/52/266Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William Fletcher Barrett, FRS27 October 1915
NLB/54/3Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William [Fletcher] Barrett, FRS11 January 1917
MS/929/1/17Letter from William Fletcher Barrett, FRS, to James Mackenzie Davidson1910
MS/929/1/18Letter from William Fletcher Barrett, FRS, to James Mackenzie Davidson5 February 1909
MS/929/1/16Letter from William Fletcher Barrett, FRS, to James Mackenzie Davidson6 December [1909]
MS/929/1/15Letter from William Fletcher Barrett, FRS, to James Mackenzie Davidson10 February 1909
NLB/68/138Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William Barrett, FRS19 May 1925
NLB/68/276Copy letter from Charles Scott Sherrington, President of the Royal Society; to Lady Barrett11 June 1925
NLB/47/39Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Barrett FRS19 November 1912
NLB/27/810Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor William Fletcher Barrett, Fellow of the Royal Society3 December 1903
EC/1899/02Barrett, William Fletcher: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/52New Letter Book volume 52, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration9 July 1915-8 March 1916
IM/000267Barrett, William Fletcher1922
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