Authorised form of nameSimms; William (1793 - 1860)
Dates1793 - 1860
Place of birthBirmingham, England
Date of birth07 December 1793
Place of deathCarshalton, Surrey
Date of death21 June 1860
Optician, Astronomical and Mathematical Instrument maker, under the title of Troughton and Simms.
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election03/06/1852
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1860-1862 vol 11 pp xxix-xxx
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 File
Royal Society codeNA5621
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1852/11Simms, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/1/210Letter from [William] Simms, Fleet Street, to Davies Gilbert, President of the Royal Society17 March 1830
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
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