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Authorised form of nameMallet; Robert (1810 - 1881)
SurnameMallet
ForenamesRobert
Dates1810 - 1881
Dates and placesBirth:
Dublin, Ireland (03 June 1810)
Death:
Enmore, The Grove, Clapham Road, Surrey (05 November 1881)
ActivityProfession:
Civil engineer
Mechanist
Research Field:
Technology, seismology
Education:
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
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
1/06/1854
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
Royal Society codeNA3801
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/19/16Letter from Edward Sabine, Treasurer, Royal Society, to William Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Society1 January 1858
AP/57/1On the Origin and Mechanism of production of the prismatic or columnar structure of Basalt1874
MS/224Report on the Neapolitan Earthquake of 1857, by Robert Mallet1858
IM/005367Mallet, Robert1990
IM/002938Physical Features of the Neapolitan Earthquake1994
IM/002937Report of the Earthquake of 1857
MS/225Illustrations of the Great Neapolitan Earthquake, by various artists1857-1858
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/7/327Referee's report by Joseph Prestwich, on a paper 'On the mechanism stromboli' by Robert Mallet26 June 1874
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/4/168Referee'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
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/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/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/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/7/186Referee'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/7/185Letter 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/7/187Referee'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/7/325Referee'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
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/7/330Referee'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/7/386Referee'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
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/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/4/163Referee'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/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/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/7/326Referee'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
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/4/162Referee'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
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