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Authorised form of nameEllis; Alexander John (1814 - 1890); Mathematician
Other forms of nameSharpe, Alexander John
SurnameEllis
ForenamesAlexander John
Dates1814 - 1890
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Hoxton, Middlesex, England (14 June 1814)
Death:
21 Auriol Road, West Kensington, London (28 October 1890)
ActivityResearch Field:
Mathematics, phonetics
Education:
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)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
2/06/1864
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
AP/55/5On the Algebraical Analogues of Logical Relations 1873
EC/1864/05Ellis, Alexander John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/48/1Introductory Memoir on the Plane Stigmatics1866
AP/48/2Second memoir on Plane Stigmatics1866
AP/54/7Contributions to Formal Logic 1872
AP/42/9On the Laws of Operation, and the Systemisation of Mathematics1859
AP/45/2On Climant Geometry, as a means of expressing the general relations of points on a plane, realising imaginaries and extending the theories of anharmonnic ratios.1863
AP/45/3Bessel's Hypsometric Tables, as corrected by Plantamour, reduced to English measures, and recalculated.1863
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/4/72Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the laws of operation, and the systematization of mathematics' by Alexander John Ellis1 June 1859
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
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/4/74Referee's report by George Boole, on a paper 'On the laws of operation, and the systematization of mathematics' by Alexander John Ellis8 November 1859
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/4/81Referee'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/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/7/176Referee's report by William Stanley Jevons, on a paper 'Contributions to formal logic' by Alexander John Ellis2 July 1872
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/7/239Referee's report by Robert Harley, on a paper 'On the algebraical analogues of logical relations' by Alexander John Ellis1 May 1873
RR/7/177Referee's report by Isaac Todhunter, on a paper 'Contributions to formal logic' by Alexander John Ellis1872
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/7/240Referee's report by Isaac Todhunter, on a paper 'On the algebraical analogues of logical relations' by Alexander John Ellis7 June 1873
RR/5/69Referee's report by Thomas Archer Hirst, on a paper 'Introductory memoir on plane stigmatics' by Alexander John Ellis16 September 1865
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/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/7/363Referee'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
RR/5/67Referee's report by Henry John Stephen Smith, on a paper 'Introductory memoir on plane stigmatics' by Alexander John Ellis14 September 1865
MS/427/92Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Alexander John] Ellis Esq., FRS3 March 1881
AP/43/3On Scalar & Clinant Algebracial Coordinate Geometry, introducing a new & more general theory of Analytical Geometry, including the recieved as a particular care, & explaining " imaginary points, intersections, & lines."1860
NLB/3/916List of corrections in the addresses of Royal Society Fellows8 November 1889
RR/6/114Referee's report by Henry John Stephen Smith, on a paper 'Second memoir on plane stigmatics' by Alexander John Ellis8 September 1866
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/4/77Referee'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/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/5/64Referee'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/5/65Second 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]
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
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