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Authorised form of nameGassiot; John Peter (1797 - 1877)
Dates1797 - 1877
NationalityBritish
Place of birthLondon, England
Date of birth02 April 1797
Place of deathIsle of Wight
Date of death15 August 1877
OccupationMerchant
Research fieldElectricity
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election09/04/1840
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1852-1853, 1857-1859, 1864-1866, 1867-1870
Medals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1863
Lectures:
Bakerian 1858
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
References:
H G L, 'A Fragment of History' in NR 1938 vol 1 pp 28-31
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/106836430
Royal Society codeNA5190
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1840/12Gassiot, John Peter: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/001617Gassiot, John Peternd
MC/5/164Letter from J F W [John Frederick William] Herschel, 32 Harley Street, to J [John] Gassiot24 April 1854
MM/14/21Report on the Acton enclosures by William Tite and J P Gassiot23 February 1859
MM/21/39Letter from John Peter Gassiot to George A Halsted29 October 1853
MM/21/41Letter from George A Halsted to John Peter Gassiot16 November 1853
MM/21/40Letter from George A Halsted to John Peter Gassiot3 November 1853
MM/21/81Letter from Balfour Stewart to John Peter Gassiot3 March 1870
DM/7/15Letter from J P Gassiot to William Spottiswoode, Treasurer, Royal Society24 December 1872
AP/36/14Paper, 'On the vine disease in the port-wine districts of the Alto-Douro [Portugal] in April 1854' by Joseph James Forrester5 May 1854
MS/843/30Letter from John Peter Gassiot, Clapham Common, Surrey, to William Sharpey, Secretary, the Royal Society4 July 1871
AP/38/32Paper, 'Description of an instrument for registering changes of temperature' by Balfour Stewart10 June 1856
IM/Maull/001616Gassiot, John Peternd
IM/001618Gassiot, John Peter1853
RR/4/107Referee's report by William Robert Grove, on a paper 'On the stratifications in electrical discharges, as observed in torricellian and other vacua - second communication' by John Peter Gassiot14 April 1859
RR/4/109Letter from Charles Wheatstone, on an unnamed paper by John Peter Gassiot17 May 1860
RR/3/110Referee's report by John Tyndall, on a paper 'On the stratifications and dark band in electrical discharges as observed in Torricellian vacua' by John Peter Gassiot25 May 1858
RR/4/106Referee's report by John Tyndall, on an unnamed paper by John Peter Gassiot27 April 1859
RR/4/108Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on an unnamed paper by John Peter Gassiot12 March 1860
RR/4/104Referee's report by John Tyndall, on a paper 'On the stratifications in electrical discharges, as observed in torricellian and other vacua - second communication' by John Peter Gassiot23 March 1859
RR/4/105Referee's report by William Robert Grove, on a paper 'On the stratifications in electrical discharges, as observed in torricellian and other vacua - second communication' by John Peter Gassiot7 February 1859
RR/6/219Letter from John Peter Gassiot, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'Some experiments with the great induction coil at the Royal Polytechnic' by John Henry Pepper21 July 1869
MC/6/52Letter from J P [John Peter] Gassiot, Kew Observatory, to Dr [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society21 December 1859
DM/7/17Letter from William Tite to William Spottiswoode, Treasurer, Royal Society27 January 1873
MM/19/85Letter from John Peter Gassiot to Thomas Bell22 October 1860
MM/19/90Letter from John Peter Gassiot to William Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Society20 October 1865
RR/1/7 Referee's report by John Peter Gassiot, on an unnamed paper by Peter Barlow 16 November 1845
MM/19/91Letter from Alfred Smee to John Peter Gassiot20 October 1865
DM/7/32Letter from J P Gassiot to William Spottiswoode, Treasurer, Royal Society7 November 1873
MM/14/11'Account of Expenses incurred for four Balloon Ascents described in Mr Welsh's report printed in the Philosophical Transactions of 1853', by J P Gassiot1853
IM/001357Deputation to Michael Faradaynd
P/0147Deputation to Michael Faradayc1857
PT/53/5Paper, 'Account of the construction of a standard barometer and description of the apparatus and processes employed in the verification of barometers at the Kew Observatory' by John Welsh22 May 1856
PT/23/4Paper, 'An account of experiments made with the view of ascertaining the possibility of obtaining a spark before the circuit of the voltaic battery is completed' by John P [Peter] Gassiot26 August 1839
PT/28/2/2Plate, batteries and electroscopes by John Peter Gassiot[1843]
PT/28/2/1Manuscript, 'A description of an extensive series of the water battery; with an account of some experiments made in order to test the relation of electrical and chemical action which takes place before and after completion of the voltaic circuit' by John P [Peter] Gassiot[1843]
PT/75/7/2Diagrams, apparatuses with thermometer tubing by [John Peter Gassiot?][1858]
MC/3Volume 3 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1839-1843
MC/3/53Letter from John Peter Gassiot, Clapham Common, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, [Secretary of the Royal Society]19 November 1839
MC/3/41Letter from John Peter Gassiot, Clapham Commons, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society26 August 1839
PT/28/2Paper, 'A description of an extensive series of the water battery; with an account of some experiments made in order to test the relation of electrical and chemical action which takes place before and after completion of the voltaic circuit' by John P [Peter] Gassiot[1843]
PT/75/7/1Diagrams, stratification of mercury tubes by [John Peter Gassiot?][1858]
PT/75/8/3Diagrams, vacuum tube, carbonic acid generator, and glass vessels by [John Peter Gassiot?][1858]
PT/75/8/2Diagram, vacuum tube and carbonic acid generator by [John Peter Gassiot?][1858]
MC/5/119Letter from John P [Peter] Gassiot, Kew Observatory, to S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society24 October 1853
MC/5/124Letter from John Tyndall, Royal Institution, to J P [John Peter] Gassiot18 November 1853
MC/5/171Letter from John P [Peter] Gassiot, Chairman of the Kew Committee of the British Association, to the Earl of Rosse, President of the Royal Society25 June 1854
MC/5/321Letter from John P [Peter] Gassiot, Clapham Common, to Dr [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society8 December 1857
MC/5/305Letter from John P [Peter] Gassiot, Kew Observatory, to Major General [Edward] Sabine, Treasurer of the Royal Society28 October 1857
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
MC/6/302Letter from J P [John Peter] Gassiot, Clapham Common, to G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society19 February 1863
MC/6/363Letter from C B [Charles Beaumont] Phipps, Windsor Castle, to Dr [William] Sharpey, [Secretary of the Royal Society]6 November 1863
MC/8/326Letter from B [Balfour] Stewart, Kew Observatory, Richmond, Surrey, to J P [John Peter] Gassiot23 February 1869
AP/45/5Unpublished paper, 'On spectrum analysis: with a description of a large spectroscope having nine prisms and achromatic telescopes of two feet focal length' by J P [John Peter] Gassiot1863
RR/2/50Referee's report by unnamed referee, on a paper [attributed] 'A description of an extensive series of the water battery; with an account of some experiments made in order to test the relation of the electrical and the chemical actions which take place before and after completion of the voltaic circuit' by John Peter Gassiot23 March 1844
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
MC/9/56Letter from J P [John Peter Gassiot], Clapham Common, Surrey, to Dr [William] Sharpey, [Secretary of the Royal Society]13 April 1870
MC/9/53Letter from B [Balfour] Stewart, Kew Observatory, Richmond, Surrey, to J P [John Peter] Gassiot, Chairman of the Kew Committee9 April 1870
MC/9/177Letter from J P [John Peter] Gassiot, Clapham Common, Surrey, to Dr [William] Sharpey, [Secretary of the Royal Society]13 March 1871
MC/9/178Letter from J P [John Peter] Gassiot, Clapham Common, to Dr [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society15 March 1871
MC/9/205Letter from J P [John Peter] Gassiot, Pier Hotel, Southsea, to Walter White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]23 May 1871
MC/9/207Copy letter from W S [William Spottiswoode], [Treasurer of the Royal Society], Her Majesty's Printing Office, to [John Peter] Gassiot26 May 1871
MC/9/236Letter from J P [John Peter] Gassiot, Southsea, to W [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]10 July 1871
MC/9Volume 9 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1870-June 1873
MC/10/37Letter from J P [John Peter] Gassiot, Clapham Common, Surrey, to Walter White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society11 November 1873
AP/23/8/2Unpublished appendix, regarding 'An account of experiments made with the view of ascertaining the possibility of obtaining a spark before the current of the voltaic battery is completed' by J P [John Peter] Gassiot19 November 1839
AP/23/8/1Manuscript, 'An account of experiments made with the view of ascertaining the possibility of obtaining a spark before the current of the voltaic battery is completed' by J P [John Peter] Gassiot25 August 1839
AP/23/8Paper, 'An account of experiments made with the view of ascertaining the possibility of obtaining a spark before the current of the voltaic battery is completed' by J P [John Peter] Gassiot25 August 1839 - 19 November 1839
AP/23/27Unpublished letter, 'On Nobili's plate of colours' from J P [John Peter] Gassiot to Sir J F W [John Frederick William] Herschel13 January 1840
MC/10/239Letter from J P [John Peter] Gassiot, St John's House, Ryde, to W [William] Spottiswoode, Treasurer of the Royal Society19 April 1875
MC/10Volume 10 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal SocietyJuly 1873-1876
AP/36/14/1Manuscript, 'On the vine disease in the port-wine districts of the Alto-Douro [Portugal] in April 1854' by Joseph James Forrester5 May 1854
AP/45/5/1Unpublished manuscript, 'On spectrum analysis: with a description of a large spectroscope having nine prisms and achromatic telescopes of two feet focal length' by J P [John Peter] Gassiot1863
AP/45/5/2Diagrams, prisms by John Peter Gassiot1863
AP/45/5/4Diagram, spectroscope mechanism by John Peter Gassiot1863
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