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Authorised form of nameHarley; Robert (1828 - 1910)
SurnameHarley
ForenamesRobert
Dates1828 - 1910
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Liverpool, Lancashire, England (23 January 1828)
Death:
Rosslyn, Westbourne Road, Forest Hill, London (26 July 1910)
Burial:
Ladywell cemetery, London
ActivityProfession:
Congregational minister
Research Field:
Mathematics, algebra
Career:
Taught mathematics at Seacombe, Liverpool, and at Blackburn; Congregational Minister, Brighouse, Yorkshire (1854-1868); Professor of Mathematics and Logic, Airedale College; Pastor, Leicester (1868-1872); Vice-Principal, Mill Hill School (1872-1881); Principal, Huddersfield College, 1882-1885); Minister, Oxford (1886-1890)
Memberships:
FRAS; Corresponding Member, Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
4/06/1863
RelationshipsSon of Robert Harley and his wife Mary, daughter of William Stevenson; married Sarah, daughter of James Stroyan of Wigan (she died 1905)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1914-1915 vol 91 pp i-v, plate, signed by P A M
References:
Sir Brian Pippard, FRS, 'Schoolmaster-Fellows and the campaign for science education' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 63-81, plate
Royal Society codeNA6124
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1863/06Harley, Robert: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/Maull/001952Harley, Robertnd
IM/Maull/001951Harley, Robert1893
NLB/3/432Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Rev Robert Harley, Fellow of the Royal Society8 June 1889
NLB/10/785Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society5 February 1895
NLB/11/661Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons4 September 1895
NLB/12/311Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Rev Robert Harley, Fellow of the Royal Society28 January 1896
NLB/12/533Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Rev Robert Harley, Fellow of the Royal Society9 March 1896
NLB/23/2/221Copy letter from Sir Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Reverend Robert Harley, Fellow of the Royal Society2 July 1901
NLB/24/614Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to The Reverend Robert Harley, Fellow of the Royal Society9 June 1902
NLB/31/651Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Reverend Robert Harley, Fellow of the Royal Society26 October 1905
NLB/38/151Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to The Reverend Robert Harley, Fellow of the Royal Society19 June 1908
RR/4/121Referee's report by James Booth, on a paper 'On the method of symmetric products, and on certain circular functions connected with that method' by Robert Harley11 March 1861
RR/4/122Referee's report by Philip Kelland, on a paper 'On the method of symmetric products, and on certain circular functions connected with that method' by Robert Harley23 March 1861
RR/7/239Referee's report by Robert Harley, on a paper 'On the algebraical analogues of logical relations' by Alexander John Ellis1 May 1873
RR/7/401Referee's report by Robert Harley, on a paper 'On the integration of algebraical functions, with illustrations in mechanics' by William Henry Leighton Russell29 March 1875
NLB/2/124Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Reverend Robert Harley, Fellow of the Royal Society, 4 Wellington Square, Oxford25 January 1888
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