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Authorised form of nameDines; William Henry (1855 - 1927); Meteorologist
SurnameDines
ForenamesWilliam Henry
Dates1855 - 1927
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Pimlico, London, England (05 August 1855)
Death:
His home at Benson, Oxfordshire (24 December 1927)
ActivityProfession:
Meteorologist
Education:
BA (1881) Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
Career:
Designed pressure tube anemometer; Director of Experiments on upper air for the Meteorological Office (1905-1922) Personally taken lead in exploration of the upper air of the British Isles by means of kites.
Memberships:
Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (President 1901-1902)
1914 Symons Medal, Royal Meteorological Society
1924 Buchan Prize, Royal Meteorological Society
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
11/05/1905
RelationshipsMarried 1882 Catherine Emma Tugwell; two sons, LHG Dines and JS Dines who both followed their father into the Meteorological Service of the Air Ministry. LHG Dines became Assistant Superintendant in charge of the Upper Air Section at Kew Observatory, and JS Dines became the first official in charge of meteorology at South Farnborough, then Superintendant of the Forecast Division
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1928 vol 119 pp xxiii-xxxii, plate, by Napier Shaw
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/70132735
Royal Society codeNA6243
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1905/04Dines, William Henry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/17/79Letter from WH Dines to Herbert Rix, Assistant Secretary, Royal Society11 June
MS/681Papers of William Henry Dines 1879-1927
NLB/4/481Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Henry Dines, West End, Esher12 June 1890
RR/16/109Referee's report by Alexander Buchan, on a paper 'Meterological observations by the use of kites off the West Coast of Scotland, 1902' by William Napier Shaw and William Henry DinesJune 1903
RR/16/110Referee's report by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, on a paper 'Meterological observations by the use of kites off the West Coast of Scotland, 1902' by William Napier Shaw and William Henry DinesMay 1903
NLB/23/2/544Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to William Henry Dines, [Fellow of the Royal Society], Beverstone, Oxshott1 November 1904
NLB/23/2/360Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to William Napier Shaw, Fellow of the Royal Society, and William Henry Dines, [Fellow of the Royal Society]2 July 1903
NLB/23/2/542Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr William Napier Shaw, Fellow of the Royal Society, Secretary to the Meteorological1 November 1904
NLB/32/391Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Dines, Fellow of the Royal Society3 March 1905
NLB/42/62Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr W [William] N [Napier] Shaw FRS 18 March 1910
NLB/51/36Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to William Henry Dines, FRS24 November 1914
RR/18/123Referee's report by Arthur Schuster, on a paper 'The vertical temperature distribution the atmosphere over England, and some remarks on the general and local circulation' by William Henry DinesApril 1911
RR/21/113Referee's report by William Henry Dines, on a paper 'On the circulation of the atmosphere' by Henry Reginald Arnulph Mallock25 November 1914
RR/24/76Referee's report by William Henry Dines, on a paper 'Revolving fluid in the atmosphere' by William Napier Shaw[June 1917]
RR/18/122Referee's report by Charles Chree, on a paper 'The vertical temperature distribution the atmosphere over England, and some remarks on the general and local circulation' by William Henry DinesMarch 1911
NLB/71/146Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Napier Shaw, FRS21 January 1928
NLB/71/408Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Napier Shaw, FRS3 May 1928
NLB/71/440Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Napier Shaw, FRS17 May 1928
NLB/71/494Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Napier Shaw, FRS14 June 1928
NLB/37/460Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to W [William] H [Henry] Dines, Fellow of the Royal Society24 March 1908
RR/16/298Referee's report by William Napier Shaw, on a paper 'The vertical temperature gradient on the west coast of Scotland & at Oxshott: Surrey' by William Henry Dines31 December 1905
RR/16/299Referee's report by Charles Chree, on a paper 'The vertical temperature gradient on the west coast of Scotland and at Oxshott, Surrey' by William Henry DinesDecember 1905
NLB/29/409Copy letter from Joseph Larmor and Archibald Geikie, to Captain Thomas Henry Tizard, Fellow of the Royal Society, Charles Thomas Rees Wilson, William Henry Dines, Fellow of the Royal Society, H N Dickson, A J Herbertson, Dr Charles Chree, Fellow of the Royal Society, Professor Joseph Larmor, Secretary of the Royal Society, Dr William Napier Shaw, Fellow of the Royal Society, Dr H R Mill10 October 1904
NLB/32/289Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Henry Dines, Fellow of the Royal Society13 February 1906
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