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Authorised form of nameSimms; William (1793 - 1860)
SurnameSimms
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1793 - 1860
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Birmingham, England (07 December 1793)
Death:
Carshalton, Surrey (21 June 1860)
ActivityCareer:
Optician, Astronomical and Mathematical Instrument maker, under the title of Troughton and Simms.
Memberships:
MRAS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
3/06/1852
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1860-1862 vol 11 pp xxix-xxx
References:
Allan Chapman, 'Pre-Eminently Precise', review of Anita McConnell, Instrument Makers to the World. A History of Cooke, Troughton, and Simms and Eleanor Mennim, Transit Circle. The Story of William Simms, 1793-1860 in NR 1995 vol 49 pp 168-170
A W Skempton and Joyce Brown, 'John and Edward Troughton, Mathematical Instrument Makers' in NR 1972-3 vol 27 pp 233-262
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/59890534
Royal Society codeNA5621
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1852/11Simms, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
MC/1/210Letter from [William] Simms, Fleet Street, to Davies Gilbert, President of the Royal Society17 March 1830
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