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Authorised form of nameSykes; William Henry (1790 - 1872)
Dates1790 - 1872
Date of birth25 January 1790
Place of deathLondon
Date of death16 June 1872
ActivityCareer:
HEIC (from 1803); Interpreter for Hindustani and Mahratta languages (1810); Captain (1819); Major (1826); Lieutenant Colonel (1831); retired 1833; Director HEIC (1840), Chairman (1856); MP for Aberdeen (1857-1872)
Memberships:
FLS; FGS; FZS
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election06/02/1834
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1841-1842, 1846-1848
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1871-1872 vol 20 pp xxxiii-xxxiv
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/4020172
Royal Society codeNA5872
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
MC/3Volume 3 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1839-1843
AP/30/17On the Moist Bulb Problem 1848
MC/4Volume 4 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1844-1850
IM/004478Sykes, William Henrynd
MM/16/164Letter from WH Sykes, India House, to Sir John Herschel13 November 1851
MM/16/168Letter from WH Sykes, India House, to Sir John Herschel21 January 1852
MM/16/165Letter from WH Sykes, India House, to Sir John Herschel19 January 1852
MM/16/166Letter from WH Sykes, India House, to Sir John Herschel20 January 1852
MM/11/154Letter from Luke Howard, Tottenham, to WH Sykes30 April 1841
MM/16/169Letter from Edward Sabine, Woolwich, to Sir John Herschel22 January 1852
MM/16/175Letter from WH Sykes, India House, to Sir John Herschel5 March 1852
MM/16/173Letter from WH Sykes, India House, to Sir John Herschel23 February 1852
MM/16/167Letter from WH Sykes, India House, to Sir John Herschel20 January 1852
MM/16/174Letter from WH Sykes, India House, to Sir John Herschel23 February 1852
MM/16/172Letter from WH Sykes, India House, to Sir John Herschel3 February 1852
MM/16/171Incomplete letter from J F W Herschel to WH Sykes2 February 1852
AP/35/3A few Remarks on Currents in the Arctic Seas 1853
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
RR/2/235Referee's report by John Frederick William Herschel, on a paper 'On depressions of the wet-bulb thermometer during the hot season at Ahmednuggur, in the Deccan' by William Henry Sykes23 April 1851
PT/47/2Paper, 'An account of meteorological observations in four balloon ascents made under the direction of the Kew Observatory Committee of the British Association for the Advancement of Science' by John Welsh[1853]
PT/38/1Paper, 'Discussion of meteorological oservations taken in India at various heights embracing those at Dodabetta on the Neelgherry Mountains at 8640 feet above the level of the sea' by W H [William Henry] Sykes[1850]
MS/426/290Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lieut Col [William Henry] Sykes30 October 1847
MS/426/635Note of a letter from W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Col [William Henry] Sykes29 May 1858
RR/2/160Referee's report by William Henry Sykes, on a paper 'On the meteorology of the English Lake District, including the results of observations on the fall of rain at various heights, up to 3166 feet above the sea-level' by John Fletcher Miller15 May 1852
RR/2/236Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'On depressions of the wet-bulb thermometer during the hot season at Ahmednuggur, in the Deccan' by William Henry Sykes1 October 1851
MM/11/150Letter from Edward Sabine, London, to Col WH Sykes20 November 1840
RR/2/159Referee's report by William Henry Sykes, on a paper 'On the meteorology of the Lake District of Cumberland and Westmoreland, including the results of experiments on the fall of rain at various heights, up to 3166 feet above the sea-level.—Fourth paper, for the year 1850' by John Fletcher Miller26 July 1851
EC/1834/06Sykes, William Henry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
PT/47/2/1Manuscript, 'An account of meteorological observations in four balloon ascents made under the direction of the Kew Observatory Committee of the British Association for the Advancement of Science' by John Welsh[1853]
MC/3/190Letter from Professor [Arthur Bedford] Orlebar, to Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Sykes, East India House30 August 1841
MC/4/111Circular from [Arthur Bedford] Orlebar, Superintendant of the Magnetic Observatory, Bombay, presented by Lieutenant-Colonel Sykes15 December 1845
MC/4/250Letter from John Fletcher Miller, Whitehaven, to Colonel [William Henry] Sykes13 July 1848
MC/5/26Letter from F W [Frederick William] Hope to the Secretary of the Royal Society15 November 1851
MC/5/349Letter from W H [William Henry] Sykes to Dr [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society26 May 1858
MC/6/101Letter from H [Hermann] de Schlagintweit and R [Robert] de Schlagintweit, 10 Bolton Row, to General [Edward] Sabine, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]1 August 1860
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