Authorised form of nameDouglass; Sir; James Nicholas (1826 - 1898)
Dates1826 - 1898
Place of birthBow, London, England
Date of birth16 October 1826
Place of deathBonchurch, Isle of Wight
Date of death19 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
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election09/06/1887
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
PP/8/33/1Manuscript, 'On fluted craterless carbons for arc lighting' by James N [Nicholas] Douglass1886
PP/8/33Paper, 'On fluted craterless carbons for arc lighting' by James N [Nicholas] Douglass1886
PP/8/33/2Figures, fluted and cylindrical carbons by James N [Nicholas] Douglass1886
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