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Authorised form of nameEllis; Alexander John (1814 - 1890); mathematician
Other forms of surnameSharpe
Dates1814 - 1890
NationalityBritish
Place of birthHoxton, Middlesex, England
Date of birth14 June 1814
Place of death21 Auriol Road, West Kensington, London
Date of death28 October 1890
Research fieldMathematics
Phonetics
ActivityEducation:
Shrewsbury; Eton; Trinity College, Cambridge. BA (1837)
Career:
Wrote mathematical papers and worked on phonetics with Sir Isaac Pitman; also interested in music
Memberships:
FCPS; FSA (1870)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election02/06/1864
RelationshipsChanged his name from Sharpe to Ellis by Royal Licence, after a bequest from a relative (1825)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1890-1891 vol 49 pp i-iv signed by W P
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/59165478
Royal Society codeNA6159
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1864/05Ellis, Alexander John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/45/3/2Unpublished figures, geometric drawings by Alexander John Ellis1863
NLB/18/323Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Rev Henry Brandreth, The Rectory, Dickleburgh, Scole, R.S.O., Norfolk22 February 1899
RR/4/75Referee's report by Thomas Henry Huxley, on a paper 'Researches into the nature of the involuntary muscular tissue of the urinary bladder' by George Viner Ellis14 March 1859
AP/43/3/2Unpublished figures, geometrical figures by Alexander John Ellis1860
RR/4/81Referee's report by George Boole, on a paper 'On scalar and clinant algebraical coordinate geometry, introducing a new and more general theory of analytical geometry, including the received as a particular case, and explaining ‘imaginary points,’ ‘intersections,’ and ‘lines.’' by Alexander John Ellis15 May 1861
RR/7/38Referee's report by Alexander John Ellis, on a paper 'On the mechanical performance of logical inference' by William Stanley Jevons13 May 1870
RR/7/240Referee's report by Isaac Todhunter, on a paper 'On the algebraical analogues of logical relations' by Alexander John Ellis7 June 1873
RR/7/239Referee's report by Robert Harley, on a paper 'On the algebraical analogues of logical relations' by Alexander John Ellis1 May 1873
MS/427/92Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Alexander John] Ellis Esq., FRS3 March 1881
MC/10/163Letter from Alexn J [Alexander John] Ellis, 25 Argll Road, Kensington, to Professor [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society28 October 1874
AP/43/3/3Unpublished figures, geometrical figures by Alexander John Ellis1860
NLB/3/916List of corrections in the addresses of Royal Society Fellows8 November 1889
AP/48/2/1Unpublished manuscript, 'Second memoir on plane stigmatics' by Alexander J [John] Ellis1866
RR/7/37Letter from Alexander John Ellis, on a paper 'On the mechanical performance of logical inference' by William Stanley Jevons to the Secretary of the Royal Society12 May 1870
RR/4/72Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the laws of operation, and the systematization of mathematics' by Alexander John Ellis1 June 1859
MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
MC/6/318Letter from Alex J [Alexander John] Ellis, 57A Wimpole Street, London, to W [William] Sharpey, [Secretary of the Royal Society]27 April 1863
MC/9/349Letter from Alexr J [Alexander John] Ellis, 25 Argyll Road, Kensington, to Professor [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society21 March 1872
MC/9Volume 9 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1870-June 1873
MC/10Volume 10 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal SocietyJuly 1873-1876
RR/4/74Referee's report by George Boole, on a paper 'On the laws of operation, and the systematization of mathematics' by Alexander John Ellis8 November 1859
MC/12/112Letter from Alexr J [Alexander John] Ellis, 25 Argyll Road, Kensington, to W [Walter] White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]5 November 1880
AP/43/3Unpublished paper, 'On scalar and clinant algebraical coordinate geometry, introducing a new and more general theory of analytical geometry, including the received as a particular care, and explaining "imaginary points, intersections, and lines"' by Alexander J [John] Ellis1860
AP/43/3/1Unpublished manuscript, 'On scalar and clinant algebraical coordinate geometry, introducing a new and more general theory of analytical geometry, including the received as a particular care, and explaining "imaginary points, intersections, and lines"' by Alexander J [John] Ellis1860
MC/12Volume 12 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1880-1883
RR/5/64Referee's report by Bartholomew Price, on a paper 'On clinant geometry, as a means of expressing the general relations of points in a plane, realizing imaginaries reconciling ordinary algebra with plane geometry, and extending the theories of anharmonic ratios' by Alexander John Ellis27 October 1863
RR/5/66Referee's report by George Boole, on a paper 'On clinant geometry, as a means of expressing the general relations of points in a plane, realizing imaginaries reconciling ordinary algebra with plane geometry, and extending the theories of anharmonic ratios' by Alexander John Ellis[1863]
RR/5/65Second referee's report by Bartholomew Price, on a paper 'On clinant geometry, as a means of expressing the general relations of points in a plane, realizing imaginaries reconciling ordinary algebra with plane geometry, and extending the theories of anharmonic ratios' by Alexander John Ellis[1863]
AP/45/3Unpublished paper, 'Bessel's hypsometric tables, as corrected by [Emile] Plantamour, reduced to English measures, and recalculated' by Alexander J [John] Ellis1863
AP/45/3/1Unpublished manuscript, 'Bessel's hypsometric tables, as corrected by [Emile] Plantamour, reduced to English measures, and recalculated' by Alexander J [John] Ellis1863
AP/45/2Unpublished paper, 'On clinant geometry, as a means of expressing the general relations of points on a plane, realising imaginaries, and extending the theories of anharmonic ratios' by Alexander J [John] Ellis1863
AP/42/9Unpublished paper, 'On the laws of operation, and the systematisation of mathematics' Alexander J [John] Ellis1859
AP/48/1Unpublished paper, 'Introductory memoir on the plane stigmatics' by Alexander J [John] Ellis1865-1866
AP/48/2Unpublished paper, 'Second memoir on plane stigmatics' by Alexander J [John] Ellis1866
RR/6/114Referee's report by Henry John Stephen Smith, on a paper 'Second memoir on plane stigmatics' by Alexander John Ellis8 September 1866
AP/48/2/2Unpublished diagrams, plane stigmatics by Alexander John Ellis1866
AP/55/5Unpublished paper, 'On the algebraical analogues of logical relations' by Alexander J [John] Ellis1873
RR/7/176Referee's report by William Stanley Jevons, on a paper 'Contributions to formal logic' by Alexander John Ellis2 July 1872
RR/7/177Referee's report by Isaac Todhunter, on a paper 'Contributions to formal logic' by Alexander John Ellis1872
AP/54/7Unpublished paper, 'Contributions to formal logic' by Alexander J [John] Ellis1872
RR/7/363Referee's report by Alexander John Ellis, on a paper 'The theory of the division of the octave, and the practic treatment of the musical systems thus obtained. Revised version of a paper entitled 'On just intonation in music with a description of a new instrument for the easy control systems of tuning other than the equal temperament of 1 divisions in the octave' by Robert Holford Macdowall Bosanquet10 February 1875
PP/5/26Paper, 'Tonometrical observations on some existing non-harmonic musical scales' by A J [Alexander John] Ellis and Alfred J [James] Hipkins1884
PP/6/12Paper, 'Observations on the upper partial tones of a pianoforte string, struck at one-eighth of its length' by Alfred James Hipkins[1884-1885]
AP/48/1/1Unpublished manuscript, 'Introductory memoir on the plane stigmatics' by Alexander J [John] Ellis1865
PP/5/25Paper, 'Observations on the harmonics of a string struck at one-eighth of its length' by Alfred James Hipkins1884
RR/4/73Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On the laws of operation, and the systematization of mathematics' by Alexander John Ellis8 January 1860
RR/4/77Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On scalar and clinant algebraical coordinate geometry, introducing a new and more general theory of analytical geometry, including the received as a particular case, and explaining ‘imaginary points,’ ‘intersections,’ and ‘lines.’' by Alexander John Ellis15 May 1860
RR/4/78Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On scalar and clinant algebraical coordinate geometry, introducing a new and more general theory of analytical geometry, including the received as a particular case, and explaining ‘imaginary points,’ ‘intersections,’ and ‘lines.’' by Alexander John Ellis9 May 1860
RR/4/79Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On scalar and clinant algebraical coordinate geometry, introducing a new and more general theory of analytical geometry, including the received as a particular case, and explaining ‘imaginary points,’ ‘intersections,’ and ‘lines.’' by Alexander John Ellis25 April 1860
RR/4/80Referee's report by Bartholomew Price, on a paper 'On scalar and clinant algebraical coordinate geometry, introducing a new and more general theory of analytical geometry, including the received as a particular case, and explaining ‘imaginary points,’ ‘intersections,’ and ‘lines.’' by Alexander John Ellis29 June 1861
RR/5/67Referee's report by Henry John Stephen Smith, on a paper 'Introductory memoir on plane stigmatics' by Alexander John Ellis14 September 1865
RR/5/68Letter by Henry John Stephen Smith, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'Introductory memoir on plane stigmatics' by Alexander John Ellis15 September 1865
RR/5/69Referee's report by Thomas Archer Hirst, on a paper 'Introductory memoir on plane stigmatics' by Alexander John Ellis16 September 1865
RR/8/2Letter from Alexander John Ellis, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'On the Hindoo [Hindu] division of the octave, with some additions to the theory of the higher orders' by Robert Holford Macdowall Bosanquet9 April 1877
RR/8/3Referee's report by Alexander John Ellis, on a paper 'On the Hindoo [Hindu] division of the octave, with some additions to the theory of the higher orders' by Robert Holford Macdowall Bosanquet9 April 1877
MC/15/104Letter from Tristram [James] Ellis, West Kensington, to the Secretary of the Royal Society30 October 1890
MC/15Volume 15 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1889-1892
HS/7/39Letter, from Alexander John Ellis to Sir John Herschel, dated at Edinburgh9 April 1856
HS/7/40Letter, from Alexander John Ellis to Sir John Herschel, dated at Colney Hatch24 February 1859
HS/7/41Letter, from Alexander John Ellis to Sir John Herschel, dated at Colney Hatch1 March 1859
HS/7/42Letter, from Alexander John Ellis to Sir John Herschel, dated at Argyll Road Kensington28 October 1868
HS/22/154Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Alexander John Ellis, dated at Collingwood26 May 1843
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