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Authorised form of nameDewar; Sir; James (1842 - 1923)
SurnameDewar
ForenamesJames
Dates1842 - 1923
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Kincardine-on-Forth, Fife, Scotland (20 September 1842)
Death:
Royal Institution, London (27 March 1923)
ActivityResearch Field:
Chemistry, physics
Education:
Edinburgh University. MA
Career:
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh; Jacksonian Professor of Natural Experimental Philosophy, University of Cambridge (1875); Fullerian Professor of Chemistry, Royal Institution, London (1877)
Honours:
Kt 1904
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/06/1877
Medals/Prizes:
Rumford Medal 1894; Davy Medal 1909; Copley Medal 1916
Lectures:
Bakerian 1901; Rumford 1894
Council:
VP 1899-1900
RelationshipsSon of Thomas Dewar of Kincardine
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1926 vol 111 pp xiii-xxiii, plate
References:
Sir Brian Pippard, 'Siegfried Ruhemann (1859-1943), FRS 1914-1923' in NR 1993 vol 47 pp 271-276
John Shorter, 'Humphrey Owen Jones, FRS (1878-1912), Chemist and Mountaineer' in NR 1978-9 vol 33 pp 261-277
J S Rowlinson, 'A national treasure house. <i>'The common purposes of life': science and society at the Royal Institution of Great Britain</i> ed Frank A J L James ' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 105-106
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/10588893
Royal Society codeNA5870
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1877/04Dewar, Sir James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/10/34Letter from James Dewar, Royal Institution, to Sir William Thomson17 December 1891
MM/10/33Letter from James Dewar, Royal Institution, to Sir William Thomson10 December 1891
MS/743/1/154Letter from James Dewar, Royal Institution of Great Britain, to [John Hall] Gladstone26 June 1897
MS/743/1/142Letter from James Dewar, Royal Institution of Great Britain, to [John Hall] Gladstone21 January 1893
RR/15/209Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'The separation of the least volatile gases of atmospheric air, and their spectra' by George Downing Liveing and James Dewar5 July 1901
NLB/34/407Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society15 January 1907
NLB/40/740Copy letter from F A Joule to Sir James Dewar28 July 1909
NLB/40/745Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir Joseph Larmor, Sec RS 29 July 1909
NLB/24/342Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society30 April 1902
NLB/2/348Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to West, Newman & Company7 May 1888
NLB/3/196Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Bewar, Fellow of the Royal Society10 April 1889
NLB/4/854Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society12 November 1890
NLB/3/119Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, [Royal Society]21 March 1889
NLB/4/1152Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor James Dewar2 February 1891
NLB/6/558Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society31 May 1892
NLB/3/981Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons[28 November 1889
NLB/6/712Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs West, Newman & Company30 June 1892
NLB/6/927Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs West, Newman & Company20 September 1892
NLB/3/1090Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Edwin Ray Lankester, Fellow of the Royal Society8 January 1890
NLB/7/776Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society[24 April 1893]
NLB/23/2/48Copy letter from Sir Michael Foster, to Professor [James] Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society26 March 1901
NLB/7/894Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt]19 May 1893
NLB/10/54Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir John Evans, Treasurer, Royal Society19 September 1894
NLB/10/264Copy letter from Lord Raleigh [John William Strutt], to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society1 November 1894
NLB/8/714Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society13 December 1893
NLB/10/319Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society, Royal Institution, Albemarle Street, W.8 November 1894
NLB/10/546Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir John Evans, Treasurer, Royal Society14 December 1894
NLB/10/259Copy letter from Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], to Horace Alfred Damer Seymour, Royal Mint1 November 1894
NLB/10/545Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society14 December 1894
NLB/10/678Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society18 January 1895
RR/7/323Referee's report by George Harley, on a paper 'On the physiological action of the chinoline and pyridine bases' by John Gray McKendrick and James Dewar9 October 1874
NLB/9/771Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir John Evans, Treasurer, Royal Society11 July 1894
NLB/13/29Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society[May] 1896
NLB/13/20Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], Secretary, Royal Society29 May 1896
NLB/13/263Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Woolcombe16 July 1896
RR/15/394Second referee's report by Hugh Longbourne Callendar, on a paper 'The measurements of temperature. Parts I-III' by Morris William Travers, George Senter and Adrien Jaquerod4 July 1902
NLB/13/526Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society3 October 1896
NLB/16/312Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Henry Young, Assistant Secretary, Royal Institution, Albemarle, W.[14 March 1898]
NLB/12/745Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor Haddon25 April 1896
NLB/12/750Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society27 April 1896
NLB/12/884Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society23 May 1896
NLB/14/324Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Mr Collings17 February 1897
RR/15/57Referee's report by James Dewar, on a paper 'An investigation of the spectra of flames resulting from operations in the open hearth and 'basic' bessemer processes' by Walter Noel Hartley and Hugh Ramage5 January 1901
NLB/14/147Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society, Royal Institution12 January 1897
NLB/28/478Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society14 March 1904
RR/16/296Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'The physical and chemical properties of iron carbonyl' by Sir James Dewar and Humphrey Owen JonesNovember 1905
NLB/22/633Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [James] Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society, Royal Institution, Albemarle Street, W.18 June 1901
NLB/15/110Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society28 June 1897
NLB/23/1/307Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor James Dewar, [Fellow of the Royal Society]23 October 1901
NLB/16/311Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons14 March 1898
NLB/15/874Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society5 January 1898
NLB/18/114Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons17 January 1899
NLB/18/107Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons17 January 1899
NLB/18/115Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons18 January 1899
NLB/22/257Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [James] Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society 1 April 1901
NLB/20/234Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Carey Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society2 March 1900
NLB/20/702Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society19 June 1900
NLB/20/90Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons, 46 St Martin's Lane30 January 1900
NLB/20/771Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor James Dewar and Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society6 July 1900
NLB/20/95Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Michael Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society30 January 1900
NLB/20/700Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Foreign Secretary, Royal Society19 June 1900
NLB/22/537Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [James] Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society31 May 1901
NLB/21/658Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society4 January 1901
NLB/21/610Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society18 December 1900
NLB/21/709Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society14 January 1901
NLB/22/732Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [James] Dewar, [Fellow of the Royal Society]8 July 1901
NLB/21/801Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society5 February 1901
NLB/23/2/122Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society and Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society4 November 1901
NLB/23/2/475Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society5 May 1904
NLB/25/706Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society12 December 1902
NLB/24/694Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor James Dewar, [Fellow of the Royal Society]20 June 1902
NLB/27/497Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society9 October 1903
NLB/30/830Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society29 May 1905
NLB/31/124Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Scoeity27 June 1905
NLB/31/633Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society23 October 1905
NLB/31/843Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society23 November 1905
NLB/36/818Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society19 December 1907
NLB/38/269Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society8 July 1908
NLB/39/721Copy letter from Archibald Geikie to Professor [Ernest] Rutherford27 February 1909
NLB/39/128Copy letter from Archibald Geikie to Sir J [James] Dewar1 December 1908
NLB/39/161Copy letter from Archibald Geikie to [James] Dewar4 December 1908
NLB/39/145Copy letter from Archibald Geikie to Sir James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society3 December 1908
NLB/41/226Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor Sir James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society4 November 1909
NLB/54/114Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir James Dewar, FRS8 February 1917
NLB/42/120Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir James Dewar FRS6 April 1910
NLB/46/774Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society1 November 1912
NLB/45/669Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir James Dewar FRS22 April 1912
MS/929/1/50Letter from James Dewar, FRS, to James Mackenzie Davidson5 March 1908
NLB/47/840Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir James Dewar FRS19 April 1913
NLB/48/231Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society2 June 1913
NLB/53/583Copy letter from [Dr.] Arthur Schuster, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS; to Sir James Dewar, FRS02 November 1916
NLB/54/621Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir James Dewar, FRS6 July 1917
NLB/54/599Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to K. B. C. Bennett Esquire2 July 1917
NLB/54/689Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir James Dewar, FRS8 August 1917
MS/929/1/52Letter from James Dewar, FRS, to James Mackenzie Davidson20 May 1918
NLB/54/885Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir James Dewar, FRS29 October 1917
NLB/54/894Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir James Dewar, FRS30 October 1917
RR/9/389Referee's report by James Dewar, on a paper 'On the vapour pressures of ether' by William Ramsay and Sydney Young14 August 1886
MS/929/1/51Letter from James Dewar, FRS, to James Mackenzie Davidson2 November 1910
RR/9/241Referee's report by James Dewar, on a paper 'On the solubility of salts in water at high temperatures' by William Augustus Tilden and William Ashwell Shenstone10 May 1884
RR/7/324Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the physiological action of the chinoline and pyridine bases' by John Gray McKendrick and James Dewar13 December 1874
RR/9/76Referee's report by James Dewar, on a paper 'On melting point' by Edmund James Mills22 February 1882
RR/9/75Letter from James Dewar, on a paper 'On melting point' by Edmund James Mills to the Secretary of the Royal Society22 February 1882
RR/9/64Referee's report by Arthur Schuster, on a paper 'On the ultraviolet spectra of the elements. Part I - Iron' by George Downing Liveing and James Dewar10 July 1882
RR/8/256Referee's report by George Downing Liveing and James Dewar, on a paper 'On the absorption spectra of cobalt salts' by William James Russell20 December 1880
RR/9/73Referee's report by James Dewar, on a paper 'Researches on chemical equivalence. Part IV and V' by Edmund James Mills1 January 1882
RR/9/286Referee's report by James Dewar, on a paper 'On the atomic weight of glucinum (Beryllium). Second paper' by T S Humpidge27 June 1885
NLB/53/582Copy letter from [Dr.] Arthur Schuster, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS; to The Deputy Master of the Mint02 November 1916
RR/9/329Referee's report by James Dewar, on a paper 'On the practical measurements of temperature. Experiments made at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge' by Hugh Longbourne Callendar17 October 1886
RR/10/188Referee's report by Arthur Schuster, on a paper 'On the spectrum of the oxy-hydrogen flame' by George Downing Liveing and James Dewar6 February 1888
RR/10/187Referee's report by William Huggins, on a paper 'On the spectrum of the oxy-hydrogen flame' by George Downing Liveing and James Dewar25 January 1888
RR/10/356Referee's report by James Dewar, on a paper 'On the specific heats of gases at constant volume.—Part I. Air, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen' by John Joly1 January 1890
RR/17/366Referee's report by James Dewar, on a paper 'Studies of the processes operative in solutions, XI - the displacement of salts from solution by various precipitants' by Henry Edward Armstrong and J V Eyre29 July 1909
RR/10/190Referee's report by Arthur Schuster, on a paper 'On the ultra-violet spectra of the elements.–Part III. Cobalt and nickel' by George Downing Liveing and James Dewar14 March 1888
RR/8/161Referee's report by James Dewar, on a paper 'Researches on the action of organic substances on the ultra-violet rays of the spectrum' by Walter Noel Hartley and Alfred Kirby Huntington18 November 1879
RR/10/189Referee's report by William Huggins, on a paper 'On the ultra-violet spectra of the elements.–Part III. Cobalt and nickel' by George Downing Liveing and James Dewar8 March 1888
RR/17/22Referee's report by Harold Baily Dixon, on a paper 'On a new Iron carbonyl, and on the action of light and of heat on the Iron carbonyls' by James Dewar and Humphrey Owen Jones[January 1907]
NLB/67/916Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to unknown correspondent8 April 1925
NLB/64/401Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Charles [Scott] Sherrington, President of the Royal Society28 March 1923
RR/7/322Referee's report by Thomas Lauder Brunton, on a paper 'On the physiological action of the chinoline and pyridine bases' by John Gray McKendrick and James Dewar30 July 1874
NLB/64/785Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Henry Edward] Armstrong, FRS.19 June 1923
NLB/65/892Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Henry Edward] Armstrong24 January 1924
CD/32Documents on Sir James Dewar: correspondence about alleged statements, for the consideration of the Royal Society's Council1917
MS/427/322Copy letter from Walter White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary of the Royal Society of Edinburgh10 December 1883
NLB/68/325Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Henry Edward] Armstrong, FRS18 June 1925
NLB/2/199Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs West, Newman & Company24 February 1888
NLB/3/383Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Mr Collings, 172 Strand28 May 1889
NLB/6/509Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster26 May 1892
NLB/11/132Copy letter from Michael Foster, to; Professor James Dewar, Professor William Cawthorne Unwin, Professor Charles Vernon Boys, Reverend Frederick John Smith and Harold Baily Dixon, Fellows of the Royal Society26 April 1895
NLB/13/186Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society, University College, Gower Street, W.C.26 June 1896
NLB/14/430Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor [James] Dewar, [Fellow of the Royal Society]10 March 1897
NLB/20/694Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs19 June 1900
NLB/22/804Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [James] Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society19 July 1901
NLB/22/822Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [James] Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society25 July 1901
NLB/69/285Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lady Dewar, Cavendish Square, W.122 February 1926
CD/32/1Letter from Sir Joseph John Thomson, President of the Royal Society; to Sir James Dewar23 June [1917]
NLB/10/702Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster22 January 1895
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