Authorised form of nameDouglass; Sir; James Nicholas (1826 - 1898)
ForenamesJames Nicholas
Dates1826 - 1898
Dates and placesBirth:
Bow, London, England (16 October 1826)
Bonchurch, Isle of Wight (19 June 1898)
Assistant to his father, who was Superintendent Engineer to the Corporation of Trinity House; assisted in the erection of Bishop's Rock Lighthouse, Scilly Isles; Resident Engineer to Smalls Rock Lighthouse, Milford Haven and to Wolf Rock Lighthouse; Chief Enginer, Corporation of Trinity House; designed lighthouses; erected the Eddystone Lighthouse which replaced that designed by John Smeaton (FRS 1753) (1878-1882)
Kt 1882
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
RelationshipsSon of Nicholas Douglass of Stella House, Penzance, and his wife Alice, daugther of James Douglas of Winlaton, County Durham; married (1854) Mary, daughter of James Tregarthen of St Mary's, Scilly Isles
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Royal Society codeNA6253
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/12/834Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrisons & Sons15 May 1896
NLB/12/753Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir James Douglass, Fellow of the Royal Society27 April 1896
EC/1887/05Douglass, Sir James Nicholas: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/16/865Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons22 June 1898
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