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Authorised form of nameFairbairn; Sir; William (1789 - 1874)
SurnameFairbairn
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1789 - 1874
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland (19 February 1789)
Death:
The house of his son-in-law, Mr Bateman, Moor Park, Surrey (18 August 1874)
Burial:
Prestwick, Northumberland
ActivityProfession:
Engineer
Honours:
Bt 1869
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/06/1850
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1860
Lectures:
Bakerian 1860
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
T M Charlton, 'Contributions to the Science of Bridge-Building in the Nineteenth Century by Henry Moseley, Hon.Ll.D., FRS and William Pole, D.Mus., FRS' in NR 1975-6 vol 30 pp 169-179
A N Rollinson ' Engineering and Technology of industrial water power at Castleford mills from the seventeenth century to the twentieth century.' Notes and Records vol 70, 2016, pp 45-63
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/63995149
Royal Society codeNA6039
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1850/11Fairbairn, Sir William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/55/6On the durability and preservation of Iron Ships and on Riveted Joints1873
AP/39/21On the Action of Aqueous Vapour in Disturbing the Atmosphere1857
S/0010Sculpture bust of Fairbairn, Sir William1855
P/0039Portrait of Fairbairn, Sir William1872
IM/001346Fairbairn, Sir Williamnd
IM/Maull/001348Fairbairn, Sir Williamnd
NLB/5/878Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Leonard C Lindsay, Secretary, Victorian Exhibition, 121 Regent Street, W9 November 1891
RR/3/15Referee's report by William Fairbairn, on a paper 'On an element of strength in beams subjected to transverse strain, named by the author - the resistance of flexure' by William Henry Barlow21 April 1857
RR/3/102Referee's report by William John Macquorn Rankine, on a paper 'On the resistance of tubes to collapse' by William Fairbairn29 May 1858
RR/4/92Referee's report by William Hallowes Miller, on a paper 'Experimental researches to determine the density of steam at different temperatures, and to determine the law of expansions of superheated steam' by William Fairbairn and Thomas Tate[1860]
RR/3/101Referee's report by Robert Willis, on a paper 'On the resistance of tubes to collapse' by William Fairbairn24 May 1858
RR/3/235Referee's report by William Fairbairn, on a paper 'On the stability of loose earth' by William John Macquorn Rankine28 November 1856
RR/4/87Referee's report by Robert Willis, on a paper 'On the resistance of glass globes and cylinders to collapse from external pressure; and on the tensile and compressive strength of various kinds of glass' by William Fairbairn and Thomas Tate10 June 1859
RR/4/89Referee's report by Robert Willis, on a paper 'Experimental researches to determine the density of steam at different temperatures, and to determine the law of expansions of superheated steam' by William Fairbairn and Thomas Tate23 March 1860
RR/4/88Referee's report by William John Macquorn Rankine , on a paper 'On the resistance of glass globes and cylinders to collapse from external pressure; and on the tensile and compressive strength of various kinds of glass' by William Fairbairn and Thomas Tate6 July 1859
RR/1/61Referee's report by Robert Willis, on a paper 'An experimental inquiry into the strength of wrought-iron plates and their riveted joints as applied to ship-building and vessels exposed to severe strains' by William Fairbairn26 June 1850
RR/7/241Referee's report by William Pole, on a paper 'On the durability and preservation of iron ships, and on riveted joints' by William Fairbairn21 June 1873
RR/7/242Referee's report by William George Armstrong, on a paper 'On the durability and preservation of iron ships, and on riveted joints' by William Fairbairn10 July 1873
RR/5/74Referee's report by William Pole, on a paper 'Experiments to determine the effect of impact, vibratory action, and long-continued changes of load on wrought-iron girders' by William Fairbairn16 April 1864
MS/426/513Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to William Fairbairn25 April 1882
IM/001349Fairbairn, Sir Williamnd
RR/5/73Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on two papers, 'On the oxidation and disoxidation effected by the alkaline peroxides' by Benjamin Collins Brodie and 'On the law of expansion of superheated steam' by William Fairbairn22 October 1862
RR/5/75Referee's report by Robert Willis, on a paper 'Experiments to determine the effect of impact, vibratory action, and long-continued changes of load on wrought-iron girders' by William Fairbairn7 March 1864
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