Authorised form of nameThomson; William (1819 - 1890)
Other forms of name'William Bristol'; 'William Ebor'
Dates1819 - 1890
Dates and placesBirth:
Whitehaven, Cumbria, England (11 February 1819)
25 December 1890
Bishopthorpe churchyard, near York, Yorkshire
Queen's College, Oxford. BA (1840), MA (1844)
Published 'Outline of the laws of thought' (1842); Tutor, Queen's College, Provost of Queen's (1855); Chaplain to Queen Victoria (1859); Bishop of Gloucester; Bishop of Bristol (1861); Archbishop of York (1862)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
RelationshipsEldest son of John Thomson of Kelswick House, near Whitehaven. Married (1855) Zoe, daughter of James Henry Skene, British Consul at Aleppo
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Vanity Fair 24 June 1871
Royal Society codeNA3845
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/4/767Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir William Thomson, Fellow of the Royal Society21 October 1890
NLB/4/1183Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir William Thomson, Fellow of the Royal Society6 February 1891
RR/3/96Referee's report by William Thomson, on a paper 'On the equation of Laplace's functions' by William Fishburn Donkin20 February 1857
RR/3/222Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin on a paper 'On the magnetic induction of crystals' by Julius Plücker13 July 1857
MS/427/123Copy letter from [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society; to the Minister of Posts and Telegraphs16 July 1881
MS/426/529Note of a letter from [the Secretaries of] the Royal Society; to W [William] Thomson; to Dr Mancet 4 September 1854
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