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Authorised form of nameMallet; Robert (1810 - 1881)
Dates1810 - 1881
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Date of birth03 June 1810
Place of deathEnmore, The Grove, Clapham Road, Surrey
Date of death05 November 1881
OccupationCivil engineer; Mechanist
Research fieldTechnology
Seismology
ActivityEducation:
BA
Career:
Entered family iron founding business aged 21; patented the 'buckled plate' (1852); Awarded Cunningham Medal of the Royal Irish Academy (1862); honorary MAI (Master of Engineering), University of Dublin (1862); honorary LLD, University of Dublin (1864); President, Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland (1866); President, Geological Society of Dublin (1846); with his son John William Mallet, FRS compiled an earthquake catalogue amd seismic map of the world (1850-1858); was the first to determine an earthquake's epicentre (Naples, 1858);
Memberships:
MRIA
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election01/06/1854
RelationshipsMarried 1. (1831) Cordelia Watson 2. (1861) Mary Daniel; father of John William Mallet (FRS 1877)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Irish Innovators
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1881-1882 vol 33 pp xix-xx signed by S H
References:
G Ferrari and A McConnell, 'Robert Mallet and the 'Great Neapolitan earthquake' of 1857 in NR 2005 vol 59 pp 45-64
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/45098210
Royal Society codeNA3801
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
RR/7/326Referee's report by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story Maskelyne, on a paper 'Addition to the paper on 'Volcanic energy: an attempt to develop its true origin and cosmical relations'' by Robert Mallet30 July 1874
MC/10/367Letter from Robert Mallet, Offices, 7 Westminster Chambers, Victoria Street, London, to G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society13 March 1876
MC/6/109Letter from Rob [Robert] Mallet, 97 Chapel Street, Dublin, to C R [Charles Richard] Weld, [Assistant] Secretary of the Royal Society, London25 October 1860
MM/19/16Letter from Edward Sabine, Treasurer, Royal Society, to William Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Society1 January 1858
MC/12Volume 12 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1880-1883
IM/005367Mallet, Robert1990
IM/002938Physical Features of the Neapolitan Earthquake1994
IM/002937Report of the Earthquake of 1857
MS/224Report on the Neapolitan Earthquake of 1857, by Robert Mallet1858
RR/4/164Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'Report to the Royal Society of the expedition into the Kingdom of Naples to investigate the circumstances of the earthquake of the 16th December 1857' by Robert Mallet1860
RR/7/327Referee's report by Joseph Prestwich, on a paper 'On the mechanism stromboli' by Robert Mallet26 June 1874
RR/4/162Referee's report by Charles Lyell, on a paper 'Report to the Royal Society of the expedition into the Kingdom of Naples to investigate the circumstances of the earthquake of the 16th December 1857' by Robert Mallet5 June 1860
RR/4/160Referee's report by Edward Sabine, on a paper 'Report to the Royal Society of the expedition into the Kingdom of Naples to investigate the circumstances of the earthquake of the 16th December 1857' by Robert Mallet26 October 1860
RR/4/169Referee's report by Thomas Romney Robinson, on a paper 'Appendix to the account of the earthquake-wave experiments made at Holyhead' by Robert Mallet20 June 1862
RR/4/163Referee's report by Thomas Romney Robinson, on a paper 'Report to the Royal Society of the expedition into the Kingdom of Naples to investigate the circumstances of the earthquake of the 16th December 1857' by Robert Mallet7 December 1860
RR/7/185Letter from William John Macquorn Rankine, on a paper 'Volcanic energy: an attempt to develop its true origin and cosmical relations' by Robert Mallet3 July 1872
RR/7/186Referee's report by George Carey Foster, on a paper 'Volcanic energy: an attempt to develop its true origin and cosmical relations' by Robert Mallet26 June 1872
RR/7/329Referee's report by Charles William Siemens, on a paper 'On the alleged expansion in volume of various substances in passing by refrigeration from the state of liquid fusion to that of solidification' by Robert Mallet25 June 1874
RR/7/187Referee's report by Andrew Crombie Ramsay, on a paper 'Volcanic energy: an attempt to develop its true origin and cosmical relations' by Robert Mallet1872
RR/7/387Referee's report by Archibald Geikie on a paper 'On the origin and mechanism of production of the prismatic (or columnar) structure of basalt' by Robert Mallet21 April 1875
RR/7/385Referee's report by Charles William Siemens, on a paper 'On the origin and mechanism of production of the prismatic (or columnar) structure of basalt' by Robert Mallet20 May 1875
RR/7/388Referee's report by Andrew Crombie Ramsay on a paper 'On the origin and mechanism of production of the prismatic (or columnar) structure of basalt' by Robert Mallet17 June 1875
RR/7/330Referee's report by Frederick Augustus Abel, on a paper 'On the alleged expansion in volume of various substances in passing by refrigeration from the state of liquid fusion to that of solidification' by Robert Mallet3 July 1874
RR/7/328Referee's report by Charles William Siemens, on a paper 'On the alleged expansion in volume of various substances in passing by refrigeration from the state of liquid fusion to that of solidification' by Robert Mallet17 June 1874
RR/7/325Referee's report by Andrew Crombie Ramsay, on a paper 'Addition to the paper on 'Volcanic energy: an attempt to develop its true origin and cosmical relations' by Robert Mallet16 June 1874
MS/426/639Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to R [Robert] Mallet9 July 1858
MS/426/540Note of a letter from [the Secretaries of] the Royal Society; to various individuals8 May 1855
IM/005368Mallet, Robertnd
EC/1854/09Mallet, Robert: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/4/161Letter from Robert Mallet, on his paper 'Report to the Royal Society of the expedition into the Kingdom of Naples to investigate the circumstances of the earthquake of the 16th December 1857'25 October 1860
RR/7/386Referee's report by David Forbes, on a paper 'On the origin and mechanism of production of the prismatic (or columnar) structure of basalt' by Robert Mallet13 February 1875
PT/62/7Paper, 'Account of the experiments made at Holyhead (North Wales) to ascertain the transit velocity of waves, analogous to earthquake waves through the local rock formations' by Robert Mallet15 June 1861
RR/4/165Referee's report by John Bennet Lawes, on a paper 'Account of experiments made at Holyhead (North Wales) to ascertain the transit-velocity of waves, analogous to earthquake waves, through the local rock formations' by Robert Mallet1 August 1861
RR/4/166Referee's report by James Challis on a paper 'Account of experiments made at Holyhead (North Wales) to ascertain the transit-velocity of waves, analogous to earthquake waves, through the local rock formations' by Robert Mallet27 July 1861
RR/4/167Referee's report by Thomas Romney Robinson on a paper 'Account of experiments made at Holyhead (North Wales) to ascertain the transit-velocity of waves, analogous to earthquake waves, through the local rock formations' by Robert Mallet26 October 1861
RR/4/168Referee's report by James Challis, on a paper 'Appendix to the account of the earthquake-wave experiments made at Holyhead' by Robert Mallet25 June 1862
PT/66/7Paper, 'Appendix to the account of Holyhead earthquake wave experiments' by [Robert Mallet][1862]
MC/5/222Letter from Robert Mallet, Delville, Glasnevin, Co Dublin, to Colonel [Edward] Sabine, Secretary of the Royal Society24 January 1856
MC/5/224Letter from Robert Mallet, Delville, Glasnevin, Co Dublin, to Colonel [Edward] Sabine, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]6 February 1856
MC/5/225Letter from Robert Mallet, Delville, Glasnevin, Co Dublin, to Colonel [Edward] Sabine, Secretary of the Royal Society, Somerset House, London6 February 1856
MC/5/226Letter from Robert Mallet, Delville, Co Dublin, to Colonel [Edward] Sabine, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]11 February 1856
MC/5/228Letter from Robert Mallet, Delville, Glasnevin, Co Dublin, to Colonel [Edward] Sabine, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]16 February 1856
MC/5/329Letter from E Hammond, Foreign Office, to [Lord Wrottesley], President of the Royal Society21 January 1858
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
AP/57/1On the Origin and Mechanism of production of the prismatic or columnar structure of Basalt1874
MS/225Illustrations of the Great Neapolitan Earthquake, by various artists1857-1858
MC/6/106Letter from Rob [Robert] Mallet, 97 Chapel Street, Dublin, to C R [Charles Richard] Weld, [Assistant] Secretary of the Royal Society, London11 October 1860
MC/6/174Letter from Rob [Robert] Mallet, The Grove, Clapham Road, to Wm [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society24 October 1861
MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
MC/6/311Letter from Robert Mallet, Offices, 11 Bridge Street, Westminster, to Professor G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society, Burlington House26 March 1863
MC/7/16Letter from Robert Mallet, The Grove, Clapham Road, London, to General [Edward] Sabine, President of the Royal Society, Burlington House, London5 February 1864
MC/7/60Letter from Robert Mallet, Offices, 11 Bridge Street, Westminser, to General [Edward] Sabine, [President of the Royal Society]22 April 1864
MC/7Volume 7 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1864-1866
MC/9/374Letter from Robert Mallet, Offices, 7 Westminster Chambers, Victoria Street, London13 May 1872
MC/9/483Letter from Rob [Robert] Mallet, Enmore, The Grove, Clapham Road, W [Walter] White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society29 January 1873
MC/10/216Letter from Robert Mallet, Offices, 7 Westminster Chambers, Victoria Street, London, to G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society6 February 1875
MC/9Volume 9 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1870-June 1873
MC/10/115Letter from Robert Mallet, Offices, 7 Westminster Chambers, Victoria Street, London, to G G [George Gbariel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society, London1 June 1874
MC/10/173Letter from Rob [Robert] Mallet, Offices, 7 Westminster Chambers, Victoria Street, London, to Professor G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society30 November 1874
MC/11Volume 11 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1877-1879
MC/10Volume 10 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal SocietyJuly 1873-1876
MC/11/3Letter from Robert Mallet, Enmore, The Grove, Clapham Road, to G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society, London9 January 1877
MC/11/86Letter from J W [John William] Mallet, University of Virginia, to Walter White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]29 June 1877
MC/11/94Letter from J W [John William] Mallet, University of Virginia, to Walter White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]10 August 1877
MC/11/350Letter from Robert Mallet, Enmore, The Grove, Clapham Road, to G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society28 April 1879
MC/11/364Draft letter from Robt [Robert] Mallet, Enmore, The Grove, Clapham Road, to W [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society, Burlington House21 May 1879
MC/12/218Letter from Mary Mallet, Enmore, The Grove, Clapham Road, to [Walter] White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]7 November 1881
MC/12/219Letter from Louis C [Claude] Purser, 38 Trinity College, Dublin, to Walter White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]11 November 1881
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