Record

Authorised form of nameThomson; William (1819 - 1890)
Other forms of name'William Bristol'; 'William Ebor'
SurnameThomson
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1819 - 1890
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Whitehaven, Cumbria, England (11 February 1819)
Death:
25 December 1890
Burial:
Bishopthorpe churchyard, near York, Yorkshire
ActivityEducation:
Queen's College, Oxford. BA (1840), MA (1844)
Career:
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:
Fellow
Election Date:
19/02/1863
RelationshipsEldest son of John Thomson of Kelswick House, near Whitehaven. Married (1855) Zoe, daughter of James Henry Skene, British Consul at Aleppo
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
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
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView



    CONTACT US

    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →

    SUBSCRIBE

    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView