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Authorised form of nameRue; Warren de la (1815 - 1889)
Other forms of surnamede la Rue
Dates1815 - 1889
Place of birthGuernsey, Channel Islands
Date of birth15 January 1815
Place of deathLondon
Date of death19 April 1889
OccupationEngineer
Research fieldChemistry; invention; astronomy
ActivityCareer:
Card maker
Memberships:
FCS
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election06/06/1850
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1869-1870, 1883-1885
Medals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1864
Lectures:
Bakerian 1862
RelationshipsMarried Georgiana (1819-1918) third daughter of Thomas Bowles of Guernsey; had issue four sons and one daughter
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Notes:
Boase gives death date as 12 April 1889.
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/7537762
Royal Society codeNA3837
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
MM/12/114Letter from Warren de la Rue, 75 Portland Place, to William White7 June 1880
MC/9Volume 9 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1870-June 1873
MM/12/109Letter from David Gill, Cape Observatory, to Warren de la Rue6 June 1880
MM/12/96Letter from David Gill, Cape Observatory, to Warren de la Rue2 April 1880
AP/55/4Researches on Solar Physics III1872
MM/12/118Letter from JR Hind, Twickenham, to Warren de la Rue15 June 1880
MM/12/117Letter from G B Airy, Playford near Ipswich, to Warren de la Rue15 June 1880
MM/12/123Letter from Warren de la Rue, 73 Portland Place, to William Spottiswoode5 July 1880
MM/12/98Letter from William Spottiswoode, Athenaeum, to Warren de la Rue26 February 1880
MM/12/99Letter from David Gill, Cape Observatory, to Warren de la Rue22 March 1880
IM/Maull/001118De la Rue, Warrennd
MM/11/27'Report of Warren De La Rue FRS on the proposal to remount the Object Glass of Huyghens'22 January 1855
MM/12/120Letter from Henry Bessemer, Denmark Hill, to Warren de la Rue26 June 1880
MM/12/130Letter from William Huggins, Upper Tulse Hill, to Warren de la Rue15 September 1880
MM/12/122Copy of letter from Warren de la Rue, 73 Portland Place, to David Gill5 July 1880
MM/12/125Letter from G B Airy, Greenwich, to Warren de la Rue7 July 1880
MM/12/126Letter from Warren de la Rue to William White8 July 1880
MM/12/133Letter from William Huggins, Athenaeum, to Warren de la Ruec.1880
MM/12/134Letter from William Huggins, Upper Tulse Hill, to Warren de la Ruec.1880
MM/14/112Comments on the Earth as a 'great electrifying machine', by 'Polaris' 7 January 1867
MM/12/102Letter from G B Airy, Greenwich, to Warren de la Rue15 April 1880
MM/12/101Letter from Warren de la Rue, 73 Portland Place, to G B Airy14 April 1880
MM/12/100Letter from G B Airy, Greenwich, to Warren de la Rue13 April 1880
MM/11/35Letter from the Treasury to the William Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society31 December 1881
MM/12/110Letter from David Gill, Cape Observatory, to Warren de la Rue6 June 1880
MM/12/113Letter from Warren de la Rue, 75 Portland Place, to William Spottiswoode7 June 1880
MM/12/97Letter from David Gill, Cape Observatory, to Warren de la Rue10 February 1880
MM/12/124Letter from William Huggins, Upper Tulse Hill, to Warren de la Rue7 July 1880
MM/12/105Letter from David Gill, Cape Observatory, to Warren de la Rue18 May 1880
MM/12/119Letter from Warren de la Rue, 73 Portland Place, William White20 June 1880
MM/12/121Letter from the Duke of Devonshire, Devonshire House, to Warren de la Rue28 June 1880
MM/12/127Letter from David Gill, Cape Observatory, to Warren de la Rue6 August 1880
MM/14/155Letter from Warren de la Rue, 110 Bunhill Row, to George Gabriel Stokes1 June 1868
MM/12/106Letter from David Gill, Cape Observatory, to Warren de la Rue24 May 1880
MM/19/114Letter from Warren de la Rue to George Gabriel Stokes, Secretary, Royal Society19 February 1855
MC/7Volume 7 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1864-1866
AP/38/36Chemical Examination of Burmese Naphtha, or Rangoon Tar1856
AP/60/2On a Solar Photograph by M Janssen8 December 1877
AP/50/2Heliographical positions Tables I & II1868
AP/51/4Researches on Solar Physics No. II. Account of some recent observations on Sunspots made at the Kew Observatory1868
IM/Maull/001119De la Rue, Warrennd
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
EC/1850/10Rue, Warren de la: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/001120De la Rue, Warren1858
NLB/1/478Copy letter from John Evans, to Warren de la Rue, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chariman of the Kew Committee25 June 1887
NLB/1/487Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Warren de la Rue, Fellow of the Royal Society28 June 1887
NLB/10/21Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs T De le Rue & Company28 August 1894
NLB/19/435Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Dulau & Company 2 October 1899
MS/427/178Copy letter from [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society; to [Robert Henry] Scott Esq., Meteorological Office 17 April 1882
MS/427/446Copy letter from Warren de la Rue, Chairman of the Kew Committee; to [Thomas Henry] Huxley, President of the Royal Society[July] 1885
RR/4/67Referee's report by James Challis, on a paper 'On the total solar eclipse of July 18th, 1860, observed at Rivabellosa, near Miranda de Ebro, in Spain' by Warren De La Rue[1862]
RR/4/65Referee's report by August Wilhelm von Hofmann, on a paper 'On the resin of ficus rubiginosa, and a new homologue of benzylic alcohol' by Warren De La Rue and Hugo Müller25 February 1860
RR/5/59Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on two papers 'Researches on solar physics. Heliographical positions and areas of sun-spots observed with the Kew photoheliograph during the years 1862 and 1863' and 'Researches on solar physics.-No. II. The positions and areas of the spots observed at Kew during the years 1864-66, also the spotted area of the sun's visible disk from the com­mencement of 1832 up to May 1868' by Warren De La Rue, Balfour Stewart and Benjamin Loewy1 June 1865
RR/7/169Letter from Warren De La Rue, on his paper 'Researches on solar physics - part III' by himself, Balfour Stewart and Benjamin Loewy to the Sceretary of the Royal Society23 November 1872
RR/7/165Referee's report by George Biddell Airy, on a paper 'Researches on solar physics - part III' by Warren De La Rue, Balfour Stewart and Benjamin Loewy23 May 1872
RR/6/75Referee's report by Warren De la Rue, on a paper 'Researches on turacin, an animal pigment containing copper' by Arthur Herbert Church13 September 1869
RR/6/146Second referee's report by John Frederick William Herschel, on a paper 'Researches on solar physics. Heliographical positions and areas of sun-spots observed with the Kew photoheliograph during the years 1862 and 1863' by Warren De La Rue, Balfour Stewart and Benjamin Loewynd [1868]
RR/7/44Referee's report by Warren De La Rue, on a paper 'On the chemical activity of nitrates' by Edmund James Mills21 October 1870
RR/6/102Referee's report by John Phillips, on a paper 'Researches on solar physics. Heliographical positions and areas of sun-spots observed with the Kew photoheliograph during the years 1862 and 1863' by Warren De La Rue, Balfour Stewart and Benjamin Loewy17 August 1868
RR/6/101Referee's report by John Frederick William Herschel, on a paper 'Researches on solar physics. Heliographical positions and areas of sun-spots observed with the Kew photoheliograph during the years 1862 and 1863' by Warren De La Rue, Balfour Stewart and Benjamin Loewy14 July 1868
RR/7/167Letter from Warren De La Rue, on his paper 'Researches on solar physics - part III' by himself, Balfour Stewart and Benjamin Loewy to the Secretary of the Royal Society21 November 1872
RR/7/166Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'Researches on solar physics - part III' by Warren De La Rue, Balfour Stewart and Benjamin Loewy17 October 1872
RR/7/168Letter from Balfour Stewart, on his paper 'Researches on solar physics - part III' by himself, Warren De La Rue and Benjamin Loewy to the Secretary of the Royal Society22 November 1872
RR/8/15Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'Experimental researches on the electric discharge with the chloride of silver battery' by Warren de la Rue and Hugo Muller27 August 1877
RR/8/16Referee's report by William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, on a paper 'Experimental researches on the electric discharge with the chloride of silver battery' by Warren de la Rue and Hugo Muller21 November 1877
RR/8/51Referee's report by Warren de la Rue, on a paper 'On a secular variation in the rainfall in connexion with the secular variation in amount of sun-spots' by Charles Meldrum2 July 1877
RR/8/94Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'Experimental researches on the electric discharge with the chloride of silver battery' by Warren de la Rue and Hugo Müller3 May 1878
RR/8/155Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'Experimental researches on the electric discharge with the chloride of silver battery' by Warren de la Rue and Hugo Müller29 November 1879
RR/7/382Referee's report by Warren De La Rue, on a paper 'On polishing the specula of reflecting telescopes' by William Lassell25 January 1875
RR/7/381Referee's report by Warren De La Rue, on a paper 'On the atmospheric lines of the solar spectrum, illustrated by a map drawn on the same scale as that adopted by Kirchhoff' by John Baboneau Nickterlien Hennessey15 February 1875
RR/8/206Referee's report by Warren de la Rue, on a paper 'On the sensitive state of electrical discharges through rarefied gases' by William Spottiswoode and John Fletcher Moulton, Baron Moulton12 June 1879
RR/9/136Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'Experimental researches on the electric discharge with the chloride of silver battery. Part IV' by Warren De La Rue and Hugo Müller5 July 1883
RR/8/260Referee's report by Warren de la Rue, on a paper 'On the sensitive state of vacuum discharges.—Part II' by William Spottiswoode and John Fletcher Moulton, Baron Moulton26 April 1880
RR/5/264Letter from Balfour Stewart, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding two papers 'Researches on solar physics. Heliographical positions and areas of sun-spots observed with the Kew photoheliograph during the years 1862 and 1863' and 'Researches on solar physics.—No. II. The positions and areas of the spots observed at Kew during the years 1864, 1865, 1866, also the spotted area the sun's visible disk from the commencement of 1832 up to May 1868' by Warren De La Rue, Balfour Stewart and Benjamin Loewy5 July 1865
RR/4/66Referee's report by Thomas Romney Robinson, on a paper 'On the total solar eclipse of July 18th, 1860, observed at Rivabellosa, near Miranda de Ebro, in Spain' by Warren De La Rue18 July 1860
RR/7/27Referee's report by John Frederick William Herschel, on a paper 'Researches on solar physics - No. II. The positions and areas of the spots observed at Kew during the years 1864, 1865, 1866, also the spotted area the sun's visible disk from the commencement of 1832 up to May 1868' by Warren De La Rue, Balfour Stewart and Benjamin Loewy4 April 1870
PT/65/1Paper, 'On the total solar eclipse of July 18th 1860 observed at Rivabellosa, near Miranda de Ebro in Spain' by Warren de la Rue30 January 1862
PT/60/3Paper, 'On the resin of Ficus rubiginosa, and a near homologue of benzylic alcohol' by Warren de la Rue and Hugo Müller[1859]
MS/427/416Copy letter from [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Robert Henry] Scott, Esq, FRS, Secretary of the Meteorological Council19 February 1885
MS/427/360Copy letter from [Michael] Foster, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Right Hon. Hugh L. Childers, Chancellor of the Exchequer[3] May 1884
MS/427/289Copy letter from [Michael] Foster, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Leonard Courtney Esq. [M.P, Treasury]12 July 1883
MS/427/433Cutting of Board of Visitors of the Royal Observatory meeting, Resolution 5 and 618 June 1885
MS/427/393Copy letter from Walter White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to A. Marth Esq.21 November 1884
MS/427/413Copy letter from [Michael] Foster, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary of the Treasury19 February 1885
MS/427/445Copy letter from [Michael] Foster, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Principal Clerks H.M. Woods and Forests28 July 1885
MS/426/704Copy letter from W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society; to W DelaRue17 December 1860
MM/12/111Letter from David Gill, Cape Observatory, to Warren de la Rue6 June 1880
MM/12/132Rough draft of a letter from Warren de la Rue to David Gillc.1880
RR/6/164Letter from Charles Pritchard, to Warren De La Rue, regarding a paper 'Spectroscopic observations of the sun.—No. II' by Joseph Norman Lockyer16 December 1868
RR/6/166Referee's report by Warren De La Rue, on an addendum to the paper 'Spectroscopic observations of the sun.—No. II' by Joseph Norman Lockyer17 April 1869
RR/6/103Letter from Warren De La Rue, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'Researches on solar physics. Heliographical positions and areas of sun-spots observed with the Kew photoheliograph during the years 1862 and 1863' by Warren De La Rue, Balfour Stewart and Benjamin Loewy5 December 1868
RR/6/181Referee's report by William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, on a paper 'On a method of making a direct comparison of electrostatic with electro­magnetic force; with a note on the electromagnetic theory of light' by James Clerk Maxwell, and 'Researches on solar physics. Heliographical positions and areas of sun-spots observed with the Kew photoheliograph during the years 1862 and 1863' by Warren De La Rue, Balfour Stewart and Benjamin Loewy19 October 1868
NLB/11/34Copy list of exhibits, photographic exhibition, Imperial [Institute][April 1895]
RR/7/28Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin on a paper 'Researches on solar physics - No. II. The positions and areas of the spots observed at Kew during the years 1864, 1865, 1866, also the spotted area the sun's visible disk from the commencement of 1832 up to May 1868' by Warren De La Rue, Balfour Stewart and Benjamin Loewy11 June 1870
PT/65/1/1Manuscript, 'On the total solar eclipse of July 18th 1860 observed at Rivabellosa, near Miranda de Ebro in Spain' by Warren de la Rue30 January 1862
PT/65/1/2Plate, eyepiece of telescope by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/3Plate, tangential square seen on glass plate by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/4Plate, 'Scale of colours with which the prominences were compared' by [Warren de la Rue][1862]
PT/65/1/5Plate, two drawings of eclipse by [Warren de la Rue][1862]
PT/65/1/6Plate, 'Photograph of the coloured drawing' by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/7Plate, 'Photograph of the coloured drawing' by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/8Plate, Kew heliograph at Rivabellosa by W [William] G Miller[1862]
PT/65/1/9Plate, diagram through crosswires by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/10Plate, positions of micrometer by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/11Plate, diagram of nearest approach of centres of sun and moon by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/12Plate, photograph of first totality by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/13Plate, 'Photograph shewing the phenomena of totality immediately after total obscuration' by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/14Plate, 'No 25 photograph - first totality' by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/15Plate, photograph of eclipse after total obscuration by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/16Plate, photograph of first totality of eclipse by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/17Plate, photograph of first totality of eclipse by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/18Plate, 'No 26 photograph - second totality' by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/19Plate, 'No 26 photograph - second totality' by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/20Plate, photograph of second totality of eclipse by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/21Plate, photograph of second totality of eclipse by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/22Plate, photographs of prominences during totality of eclipse by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/23Plate, ['Partial phase at 3h 3min 53.7sec GMT'] by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/24Plate, ['Partial phase at 2h 48min 25.6sec GMT'] by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/25Plate, 'The village of Rivabellosa' by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/26Plate, 'Total eclipse of July 18th 1860 as seen at Rivabellosa Spain with a 3 inch achromatic immediately after the commencement of totality' by Warren de la Rue[1862]
PT/65/1/27Plate, 'Total eclipse of July 18th 1860 as seen at Rivabellosa Spain with a 3 inch achromatic immediately previous to the end of totality' by Warren de la Rue[1862]
PT/65/1/28Plate, ['Copy of a touched photograph shewing the phenomena of totality immediately after total obscuration'] by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/29Plate, ['Copy of a touched photograph shewing the phenomena of totality one minute after total obscuration'] by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/30Plate, ['Copy of a touched photograph shewing the phenomena of totality immediately previous to the reappearance of the sun'] by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/31Plate, diagram of first totality prominences by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/32Plate, diagram of second totality prominences by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/1/33Plate, 'Index map' by unknown artist[1862]
MC/5/264Letter from Warren de la Rue, 110 Bunhill Row, London, to [Charles] Richard Weld, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]7 November 1856
MC/6/131Letter from Warren de la Rue, Royal Astronomical Society, to Professor [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society15 April 1861
MC/6/212Letter from Warren de la Rue, London, 110 Bunhill Row, to General [Edward] Sabine, President of the Royal Society11 March 1862
MC/7/24Letter from Warren de la Rue, 17 Lewes Crescent, Brighton, to General [Edward] Sabine, [President of the Royal Society]24 February 1864
MC/7/113Letter from Warren de la Rue, 110 Bunhill Row, to General [Edward] Sabine, President of the Royal Society6 August 1864
MC/7/138Letter from G B [Giovanni Battista] Donati, Paris, to the Royal Society12 November 1864
MC/8/142Letter from T R [Thomas Romney] Robinson, North Great George Street, Dublin, to General [Edward] Sabine, [President of the Royal Society]17 February 1868
MC/8/162Letter from Warren de la Rue, 110 Bunhill Row, to Professor [George Gabriel] Stokes, [Secretary of the Royal Society]31 March 1868
MC/8/292Letter from [Pierre Jules Cesar] Janssen, Simla, Himalaya, to W [Warren] de la Rue2 January 1869
MC/8/302Letter from A S [Alexander Stewart] Herschel, Collingwood, Hawkhurst, to the Royal Society24 January 1869
MC/8/311Letter from Warren de la Rue, 139 Marina Parade, Brighton, to Professor [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society2 February 1869
MC/8/436Letter from T R [Thomas Romney] Robinson, Observatory Armagh, to W [Warren] De La Rue28 October 1869
MC/9/7Letter from T R [Thomas Romney] Robinson, Observatory Armagh, to W [Warren] de la Rue11 January 1870
MC/9/59Letter from Warren de la Rue, The Observatory, Cranford, Middlesex, to Sir Edward [Sabine], [President of the Royal Society]22 April 1870
MC/9/60Letter from Geo [George] Verdon, 8 Victoria Chambers, Victoria Street, Westminster, to Sir Edwd [Edward] Sabine, President of the Royal Society23 April 1870
MC/9/62Letter from Warren de la Rue, The Observatory, Cranford, Middlesex, to Sir Edward [Sabine], [President of the Royal Society]26 April 1870
MC/9/66Letter from Warren de la Rue, The Observatory, Cranford, Middlesex, to Dr [William] Sharpey, [Secretary of the Royal Society]2 May 1870
MC/9/69Letter from Warren de la Rue, The Observatory, Cranford, Middlesex, to Sir Edward [Sabine], [President of the Royal Society]6 May 1870
MC/9/183Letter from B [Balfour] Stewart, Harrow, to [Warren] de la Rue27 March 1871
MC/9/319Letter from Warren de la Rue, The Observatory, Cranford, Middlesex, to Dr [William] Sharpey and Professor [George Gabriel] Stokes, [Secretaries of the Royal Society]30 January 1872
MC/9/363Letter from Warren de la Rue, 110 Bunhill Row, to Dr [William] Sharpey, [Secretary of the Royal Society]12 April 1872
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