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Authorised form of nameWatson; Henry William (1827 - 1903)
SurnameWatson
ForenamesHenry William
Dates1827 - 1903
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Marylebone, London, England (25 February 1827)
Death:
Brighton, Sussex (11 January 1903)
ActivityProfession:
Clergyman, Church of England
Research Field:
Mathematics
Education:
King's College School, London; Trinity College, Cambridge. BA (1850), MA (1853), ScD (1884). Lincoln's Inn (admitted 1851)
Career:
Mathematical Master, City of London School (1854-1857); ordained deacon (1856); ordained priest (1858); Lecturer in Mathematics, King's College, London (1857); Mathematical Master, Harrow School (1857-1865); co-founder of the Alpine Club (1857); Rector of Berkswell with Barston, Warwickshire (1865-1902); wrote in conjunction with his friend Samuel Hawksley Burbury (FRS 1890) on electricity, magnetism and mathematics
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
2/06/1881
RelationshipsSon of Thomas Watson RN and his wife Eleanor Mary Kingston; married Emily Rowe, sister of Marianne, wife of Robert Baldwin Hayward (FRS 1876)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Venn
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1905 vol 75 pp 266-269 signed by S H B
References:
Sir Brian Pippard, FRS, 'Schoolmaster-Fellows and the campaign for science education' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 63-81, plate
Royal Society codeNA6045
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1881/21Watson, Henry William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/Maull/004810Watson, Henry Williamnd
IM/Maull/004811Watson, Henry Williamnd
NLB/4/396Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Reverend Henry William Watson, Fellow of the Royal Society13 May 1890
NLB/4/133Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Reverend Dr Henry William Watson, Fellow of the Royal Society 19 February 1890
NLB/4/126Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Reverend Dr Henry William Watson, Fellow of the Royal Society17 February 1890
NLB/6/632Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Reverend Henry William Watson, Fellow of the Royal Society20 June 1892
NLB/23/1/425Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Henry William Watson, Fellow of the Royal Society, 7 Upper Cheyne Row, Chelsea, S.W. 11 November 1901
RR/10/56Referee's report by Henry William Watson, on a paper 'On ellipsoidal current-sheets' by Horace Lamb9 April 1887
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