Record

Authorised form of namePerry; John (1850 - 1920)
SurnamePerry
ForenamesJohn
Dates1850 - 1920
Dates and placesBirth:
Ulster (14 February 1850)
Death:
04 August 1920
ActivityResearch Field:
Engineering
Education:
Queen's College, Belfast
Career:
Assistant Master, then Science Master, Clifton College, Bristol (1870-1874); Professor of Engineering, Japan (1875-1879); Electrical engineer and inventor (1879-1896); Professor of Engineering and Mathematics, City and Guilds of London, Technical College, Finsbury (1881-1896); worked with W E Ayrton (FRS 1881)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
4/06/1885
RelationshipsSecond son of Samuel Perry of Garvagh; married Alice Jowitt of Sheffield (died 1904)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1926 vol 111 pp i-vii, plate, signed by H T T
References:
Sir Brian Pippard, FRS, 'Schoolmaster-Fellows and the campaign for science education' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 63-81, plate
N R Ingram, 'All that you can't leave behind' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 177-184
Royal Society codeNA5509
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/14/178Letter from John Perry, 13 Brunswick Square, to Sir Alfred Ewing 13 December 1890
EC/1885/15Perry, John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/76/5Explosions of Mixtures of Coal-Gas and Air in a Closed Vessel 1905
IM/000998Perry, JohnSeptember 1899
NLB/37/627Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society14 April 1908
NLB/40/497Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] Perry FRS 15 June 1909
NLB/2/908Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society15 December 1888
NLB/5/958Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs West, Newman & Company24 November 1891
NLB/7/539Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society10 March 1893
NLB/5/383Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to [John William Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, [Royal Society]1 June 1891
NLB/5/420Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society5 June 1891
NLB/5/433Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society10 June 1891
NLB/5/606Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, [Royal Society]22 July 1891
NLB/5/737Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to [John William Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, [Royal Society]1 October 1891
NLB/5/928Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society18 November 1891
NLB/5/1171Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society20 January 1892
NLB/13/642Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons26 October 1896
NLB/12/869Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Francis Galton, [Fellow of the Royal Society]21 May 1896
NLB/12/372Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society10 February 1896
RR/15/93Referee's report by John Perry, on a paper 'The tempering of iron hardened by overstrain' by James MuirNovember 1900
RR/15/104Referee's report by John Perry, on a paper 'Underground temperature at Oxford in the year 1899 as determined by five platinum resistance thermometers' by Arthur Alcock Rambaut5 June 1900
RR/15/116Referee's report by Michael James Stewart Dewar, on the Bakerian Lecture 'The specific heat of metals and the relation of specific heat to atomic weight. (with an addendum by Prof. Perry)' by Professor William Augustus TildenMarch 1900
RR/15/68Referee's report by John Perry, on a paper 'A three limbed linkage mechanism for converting circular into straight line motion' by F J Jervis-Smith2 April 1900
RR/15/115Referee's report by Hugh Longbourne Callendar, on the Bakerian Lecture 'The specific heat of metals and the relation of specific heat to atomic weight. (with an addendum by Prof. Perry)' by Professor William Augustus TildenFebruary 1900
RR/15/187Referee's report by John Perry, on a paper 'The elastic equilibrium of circular cylinders under certain practical systems of load' by Louis Napoleon George FilonJune 1901
RR/15/296Referee's report by John Perry, on a paper on a paper 'Experimental researches on drawn steel. - Part I. The influence of changes of temperature on magnetism. Part II. Resistivity, elasticity and density, and the temperature coefficients of resistivity and elasticity' by J R AshworthMarch 1902
NLB/21/407Copy telegram from an unknown correspondent, to Professor John Perry, 34 palace Gardens Terrace, W.14 November 1900
NLB/15/231Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to T E Davies, Royal College of Science, South Kensington, S.W. 20 July 1897
NLB/15/783Copy letters sent from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society8 December 1897
NLB/16/201Copy letter from Michael Foster, to John P Mellor, Assistant Solicitor to H.M. Treasury21 February 1898
NLB/16/202Copy letter from Michael Foster, to the Secretary to H.M. Office of Works, 12 Whitehall Place. S.W.21 February 1898
NLB/17/500Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Professor John Perry, [Fellow of the Royal Society]11 November 1898
NLB/17/331Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, [Fellow of the Royal Society]12 October 1898
NLB/17/570Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Secretary, Her Majesty's Office of Works18 November 1898
NLB/19/589Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society6 November 1899
NLB/19/65Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, [Fellow of the Royal Society]12 June 1899
NLB/19/362Copy letter from the Secretary of the Royal Society, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society, Royal College of Science, South Kensington, S.W. 28 August 1899
NLB/18/354Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to [Professor J] Perry Undated
NLB/19/211Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor George Carey Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society13 July 1899
NLB/19/343Copy letter from Joseph Lister, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society15 August 1899
NLB/19/854Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society8 January 1900
NLB/21/258Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society13 October 1900
NLB/21/311Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society 26 October 1900
NLB/20/785Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society10 July 1900
NLB/23/2/404Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to The Secretary, Joint Scholarships Board, 37 Norfolk Street, Strand W.C.11 December 1903
NLB/23/2/165Copy letter from Sir Michael Foster, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society15 February 1902
NLB/23/2/266Copy letter from unknown correspondent, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society2 December 1902
NLB/30/683Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society, Royal College of Science, South Kensington, S.W. [8 May 1905]
NLB/23/1/720Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society9 January 1902
NLB/24/450Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [John] Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society, Royal College of Science, S.W.22 May 1902
NLB/38/40Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society, Imperial College of Science and Technology, South Kensington, S.W.[June 1908]
NLB/30/622Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society18 April 1905
NLB/30/490Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society1 April 1905
NLB/31/452Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society21 September 1905
NLB/31/523Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society5 October 1905
NLB/33/815Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society7 November 1906
NLB/33/101Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society28 June 1906
NLB/33/501Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society14 September 1906
NLB/32/522Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society26 March 1906
NLB/33/429Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society29 August 1906
NLB/32/599Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society11 April 1906
NLB/37/95Copy letter from [Joseph] Larmor to Professor J [John] Perry FRS24 January 1908
NLB/36/494Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society4 November 1907
NLB/36/766Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor John Perry, [Fellow of the Royal Society]12 December 1907
NLB/39/154Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society3 December 1908
NLB/39/335Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to The Secretary, The Joint Scholarships Board5 January 1909
NLB/38/803Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society9 November 1908
NLB/43/158Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society10 November 1910
NLB/43/656Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society4 March 1911
NLB/43/629Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor John Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society28 February 1911
NLB/54/453Copy letter from [Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]; to Professor [John] Perry, FRS17 May 1917
NLB/47/219Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] Perry FRS18 December 1912
NLB/45/517Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] Perry FRS20 March 1912
NLB/47/800Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J Perry FRS15 April 1913
NLB/48/237Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [John] Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society3 June 1913
NLB/21/104Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Carey Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society28 July 1900
NLB/55/153Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [John] Perry, FRS21 December 1917
NLB/53/278Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [John] Perry, FRS27 June 1916
NLB/54/601Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [John] Perry, FRS29 July 1917
RR/22/116Referee's report by John Perry, on a paper 'The electrical ignition of gases below atmospheric pressure' by W M ThorntonJune 1915
NLB/54/876Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [John] Perry, FRS26 October 1917
NLB/55/927Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [John] Perry, FRS28 October 1918
RR/8/147Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'The contact theory of voltaic action.—Paper No. III' by William Edward Ayrton and John Perry29 October 1878
RR/10/173Referee's report by John Perry, on a paper 'On the specific resistance of mercury' by Richard Tetley Glazebrook and T C Fitzpatrick24 August 1888
RR/11/4Referee's report by John Perry, on a paper 'The passive state of iron and steel. Part III' by Thomas Andrews10 May 1891
RR/10/388Referee's report by John Perry, on a paper 'On the causes of terrestrial magnetism' by Henry Wilde17 May 1890
RR/11/152Referee's report by John Perry, on a paper 'On the measurement of the magnetic properties of iron' by Thomas Gray13 July 1892
NLB/59/263Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Messrs Harrison & Sons]7 August 1920
RR/11/5Referee's report by James Thomson Bottomley, on a paper 'Quadrant electrometers' by William Edward Ayrton, John Perry and W E Sumpner3 July 1891
RR/13/272Referee's report by John Perry, on a paper 'On the passage of heat between metal surfaces and liquids in contact with them' by Thomas Edward Stanton3 May 1897
RR/13/240Referee's report by John Perry, on a paper 'On contact electricity of metals' by J Erskine Murray8 March 1898
RR/14/151Referee's report by John Perry, on the Bakerian Lecture 'The crystalline structure of metals' by James Alfred Ewing and Walter Rosenhainnd [July 1899]
RR/14/160Referee's report by John Perry, on a paper 'Experimental researches on the deflections of bent beams' by Louis Napoleon George Filonnd [October 1899]
RR/14/210Referee's report by John Perry, on a paper 'On the recovery of iron from overstrain' by James Muirnd [February 1899]
NLB/69/461Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Herbert Hall] Turner, FRS22 April 1926
RR/9/351Referee's report by John Perry, on a paper 'Effects of stress and magnetisation on the thermoelectric quality of iron' by James Alfred Ewing20 April 1886
NLB/68/325Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Henry Edward] Armstrong, FRS18 June 1925
CD/31/1Letter from John Perry; Board of Education, Royal College of Science, London, South Kensington; to the Secretary of the Royal Society 8 January 1902
NLB/16/210Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [Arthur] Schuster22 February 1898
NLB/19/340Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to the Secretary to Her Majesty's Treasury12 August 1899
NLB/18/444Copy letter from an unknown author, to Professor J Perry, Fellow of the Royal Society10 March 1899
NLB/34/755Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Professor Herbert Hall Turner, Fellow of the Royal Society5 March 1907
RR/12/92Referee's report by John Perry, on a paper 'On the whirling and vibration of shafts' by Stanley Dunkerley16 November 1893
RR/12/139Referee's report by John Perry, on a paper 'Propagation of magnetization of iron as affected by the electric currents in the iron' by John Hopkinson and E Wilson18 June 1894
RR/13/211Referee's report by John Perry, on a paper 'On the thermal conductivities of single and mixed solids and liquids and their variation with temperature' by Charles Herbert Lees14 January 1898
RR/14/276Referee's report by John Perry, on a paper 'On a rotary converter' by E Wilson24 April 1899
NLB/15/781Copy letters sent from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Michael Foster [Secretary, Royal Society]7 December 1897
NLB/18/362Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to the Secretary, H.M. Office of Works, Storey's Gate, Westminster, S.W.28 February 1899
NLB/20/784Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Edward Ayrton, Fellow of the Royal Society10 July 1900
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