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Authorised form of nameRussell; John Scott (1808 - 1882)
SurnameRussell
ForenamesJohn Scott
Dates1808 - 1882
Dates and placesBirth:
Parkhead, Glasgow, Scotland (08 May 1808)
Death:
Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Hampshire (08 June 1882)
ActivityProfession:
Civil engineer
Education:
MA
Career:
Manager of a large ship building firm, Greenock; moved to London (1844); promoter of the Great Exhibition (1851); worked in ship building on the Thames; involved with Isambard Kingdom Brunel (FRS 1830) in building the steamship "Great Eastern" (1854-1857)
Memberships:
FRSE; MICE
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/06/1849
RelationshipsEldest son of Rev David Russell
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1882-1883 vol 34 pp xv-xvii signed by P S
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/45061037
Royal Society codeNA5548
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/4Volume 4 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1844-1850
IM/003945Russell, John Scottnd
AP/61/5The Wave of Translation and the work it does1881
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
IM/003944Russell, John Scottnd
MS/426/443Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to J [John] Scott Russell, Sydenham28 February 1851
RR/9/83Referee's report by John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, on a paper 'On ether and it's relation to matter' by John Scott Russell13 December 1882
RR/8/338Referee's report by John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, on a paper 'The wave of translation and the work it does as the carrier wave of sound' by John Scott Russell4 June 1881
RR/8/339Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'The wave of translation and the work it does as the carrier wave of sound' by John Scott Russell19 July 1881
EC/1849/12Russell, John Scott: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/5/2Letter from J [John] Scott Russell, Sydenham, to C R [Charles Richard] Weld, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]25 January 1851
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