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Authorised form of nameSykes; William Henry (1790 - 1872)
SurnameSykes
ForenamesWilliam Henry
Dates1790 - 1872
Dates and placesBirth:
25 January 1790
Death:
London (16 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
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/02/1834
Council:
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
AP/30/17On the Moist Bulb Problem 1848
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
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
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
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