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Authorised form of nameSwan; Sir; Joseph Wilson (1828 - 1914)
SurnameSwan
ForenamesJoseph Wilson
Dates1828 - 1914
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Sunderland, Durham, England (31 October 1828)
Death:
Overhill, Warlingham, Surrey (27 May 1914)
ActivityPhysicist, chemist and inventor, whowith Thomas Edison is credited with the invention of the electic lamp (light bulb)
Education:
MA ('honoris causa') Durham
Honours:
Kt 1904
Memberships:
MIEE; FCS; FIC
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/06/1894
Medals/Prizes:
Hughes Medal 1904
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1919-1920 vol 96 pp ix-xiv signed by W G
Royal Society codeNA5291
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/Maull/004469Swan, Sir Joseph Wilsonnd
AP/8A/17An improved method of making anatomical preparations2 April 1818
MS/377/1/133Letter from Joseph Wilson Swan, 58 Holland Park, London, to [William Fletcher] Barrett27 March 1906
MS/377/1/132Letter from Joseph Wilson Swan, Paris, to [William Fletcher] Barrett19 October 1881
IM/Maull/004468Swan, Sir Joseph Wilsonnd
NLB/10/946Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Joseph Wilson Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society, Lauriston Bromley, Kent12 March 1894
NLB/11/179Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons[May 1895]
NLB/11/139Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Joseph Wilson Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society29 April 1895
NLB/11/123Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Joseph Wilson Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society, Lauriston, Bromley, Kent25 April 1895
NLB/9/590Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Joseph Wilson Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society, Lauriston, Bromley, Kent11 June 1894
NLB/9/670Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Joseph Wilson Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society26 June 1894
NLB/29/793Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Joseph Wilson Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society12 December 1904
NLB/13/795Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons27 November 1896
NLB/14/225Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Joseph Wilson Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society25 January 1897
NLB/14/872Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, [Fellow of the Royal Society]31 May 1897
NLB/15/191Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Joseph Wilson Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society12 July 1897
NLB/15/301Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Joseph Wilson Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society, 58 Holland Park, W.30 July 1897
NLB/23/1/7Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Joseph Wilson Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society, Twyford House, Almouth, Northumberland6 August 1901
NLB/15/362Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Joseph Wilson Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society, 58 Holland Park, W. 23 August 1897
NLB/19/432Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Joseph Wilson Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society30 September 1899
NLB/24/263Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Joseph Wilson Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society15 April 1902
NLB/21/679Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Joseph Wilson Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society, 58 Holland Park, W.8 January 1901
NLB/23/1/69Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Joseph Wilson Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society9 September 1901
NLB/23/2/558Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Dr Joseph Wilson Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society9 November 1904
NLB/30/361Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Joseph Wilson Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society13 March 1905
NLB/29/737Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Joseph Wilson Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society4 December 1904
NLB/29/781Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Joseph Wilson Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society9 December 1904
NLB/37/541Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir J [Joseph] W [Wilson] Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society3 April 1908
NLB/39/13Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir Joseph [Wilson] Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society13 November 1908
NLB/38/808Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Joseph Wilson Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society9 November 1908
NLB/40/33Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir J [Joseph] W [Wilson] Swan FRS, 1 Essex Court, Temple. EC25 March 1909
NLB/41/486Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Joseph Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society20 December 1909
NLB/43/344Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Joseph Wilson Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society14 December 1910
NLB/44/305Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir Joseph [Wilson] Swan FRS 12 June 1911
NLB/46/359Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Joseph Swan, Fellow of the Royal Society13 July 1912
RR/1/19Referee's report by Joseph Wilson Swan, on a paper 'On the nerves of the uterus' by Thomas Snow Beck15 August 1845
RR/13/274Letter from Silvanus Phillips Thompson, on a paper 'Stress and other effects produced in resin and in a viscid compound of resin and oil by electrification' by Joseph Wilson Swan to Robert Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society29 May 1897
NLB/57/180Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr Garnett8 August 1919
MS/928/6/2/4Letter from Joseph Wilson Swan, Bromley, to Charles Vernon Boys15 April 1891
NLB/71/703Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Kenneth Swan, Esq., W119 October 1928
MOB/069Electric bulbs by Edison and Swan Electric Light Company Ltdlate 19th century
MOB/068Electric lamp by Joseph Wilson Swanc.1877
EC/1894/20Swan, Sir Joseph Wilson: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/10/134Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs W F Dennis & Company, 11 Billiter Street, E.C.5 October 1894
NLB/14/791Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, [Fellow of the Royal Society]18 May 1897
RR/13/275Referee's report by Silvanus Phillips Thompson, on a paper 'Stress and other effects produced in resin and in a viscid compound of resin and oil by electrification' by Joseph Wilson Swan29 May 1897
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