Authorised form of nameWalker; James (1781 - 1862)
Dates1781 - 1862
Date of birth14 September 1781
Date of death08 October 1862
OccupationCivil engineer
Designed Bishop's Rock Lighthouse, Scilly Isles
FRSE; MICE (President 1834-1845); Honorary Associate, Institution of Naval Architects
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election17/04/1828
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1843-1844
Bulloch's Roll
Proc Roy Soc 1862-1863 vol 12 pp lxiv-lxvi
Denis Smith, in Transactions of the Newcomen Society 1987-1998 vol 69, no 1, pp 23-55
Institute of Civil Engineering Minutes of Proceedings 1862-1863 vol 22 (obituary)
Transactions of the Institution of Naval Architects 1862 vol 3 pp xxv-xxvi (obituary)
Gentleman's Magazine, February 1863, p 254 (obituary)
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA5839
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1828/16Walker, James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
PT/73/13/8Diagrams, weighing machine and boats by unknown artist[1827]
AP/17/13Unpublished paper, 'An account of a second series of experiments on the resistance of fluids to bodies passing through them' by James WalkerMay 1833
AP/17/13/1Unpublished manuscript, 'An account of a second series of experiments on the resistance of fluids to bodies passing through them' by James WalkerMay 1833
AP/17/13/2Unpublished technical drawing, 'Mr Walker's boat for experiments on the resistance of fluids' by James WalkerMay 1833
AP/17/13/3Unpublished technical drawing, 'Mr Wood's boat on Paisley Canal' by James WalkerMay 1833
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