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Authorised form of nameWhitehead; Alfred North (1861 - 1947)
SurnameWhitehead
ForenamesAlfred North
Dates1861 - 1947
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Ramsgate, Kent, England (15 February 1861)
Death:
Cambridge, Massachusetts (30 December 1947)
ActivityEducation:
MA
Honours:
OM 1945
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
11/06/1903
Medals/Prizes:
Sylvester Medal 1925
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1948-1949 vol 6 pp 281-296, plate, by Edmund T Whittaker
References:
I Gratton-Guinness, 'The Royal Society's Financial Support of the Publication of Whitehead and Russell's Principia Mathematica' in NR 1975-6 vol 30 pp 89-104
Ivor Grattan-Guinness, 'At the Feet of Whitehead', review of Victor Lowe, Alfred North Whitehead. The Man and His Work. Vol 1 (1861-1910), Vol 2 (1910-1947) in NR 1991 vol 45 pp 271-276
Ivor Grattan-Guinness, 'Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) After Twenty Years', essay review in NR 1990 vol 44 pp 280-306
Nicholas Griffin and Albert C Lewis, 'Bertrand Russell's Mathematical Education' in NR 1990 vol 44 pp 51-71
N R Ingram, 'All that you can't leave behind' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 177-184
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/17265242
Royal Society codeNA6260
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1903/16Whitehead, Alfred North: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/74/4Sets of Operations in Relation to Groups of Finite Order1899
RR/15/290Referee's report by Alfred North Whitehead, on a paper 'On the theory of consistence of logical class-frequency and its geometrical representation' by George Udny YuleMarch 1901
RR/16/409Referee's report by Alfred North Whitehead, on a paper 'The influence of bias of personal equation in statistics of ill-defined qualities: an experimental study' by George Udny YuleNovember 1905
RR/16/402Memoranda from Robert William Frederick Harrison, and reply from Wiliam Davidson Niven, on a paper 'Mathematical concepts of the material world' by Alfred North Whitehead14 December 1905
RR/16/412Referee's report by Alfred North Whitehead, on a paper ,'A property which holds good for all groupings of a normal distribution and frequency for two variables, with applications to the study of contingency-tables for the inheritance of unmeasured quantities' by George Udny YuleNovember 1906
RR/16/399Referee's report by George Ballard Mathews, on a paper 'Mathematical concepts of the material world' by Alfred North WhiteheadOctober 1905
NLB/32/27Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Sir William Niven, [Fellow of the Royal Society]14 December 1905
NLB/35/622Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons21 June 1907
NLB/41/633Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Dr Alfred North Whitehead, Fellow of the Royal Society26 January 1910
NLB/46/458Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Dr [Alfred North] Whitehead, Fellow of the Royal Society1 August 1912
NLB/53/490Copy letter from [Robert William Frederick Harrison], Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Alfred North] Whitehead, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS12 October 1916
NLB/51/179Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Dr Alfred North Whitehead FRS, Chairman of the Mathermatics Committee4 January 1915
NLB/51/234Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Dr Alfred North Whitehead FRS21 January 1915
NLB/54/235Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Messrs Harrison & Sons12 March 1917
NLB/51/327Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Dr Alfred North Whitehead FRS, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee15 February 1915
NLB/51/816Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor Alfred North Whitehead FRS, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee8 July 1915
NLB/53/184Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Alfred North] Whitehead, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS19 May 1916
NLB/55/534Copy letter from [Dr.] Arthur Schuster, Secretary of the Royal Society; to J.C.M. Garnett Esq.17 May 1918
NLB/52/529Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor Alfred North Whitehead, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS7 January 1916
NLB/52/433Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor Alfred North Whitehead, Chairman of the Sectional Committee for Maths and FRS7 December 1915
NLB/52/575Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. Alfred North Whitehead, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS18 January 1916
RR/14/271Detailed referee's report by Edwin Bailey Elliott, on a paper 'Sets of operations in relation to groups of finite order' by Alfred North Whiteheadnd [1899]
NLB/52/687Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor Alfred North Whitehead, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS14 February 1916
RR/17/439Referee's report by Alfred North Whitehead, on a paper 'On the determination of the chief correlations between col­laterals in the case of a simple Mendelian population mating at random' by E C SnowJune 1910
RR/22/87Referee's report by Alfred North Whitehead, on a paper 'On the partial correlation ratio' by Karl PearsonJune 1915
RR/23/36Letter from Alfred North Whitehead, on a paper 'On main crests of ship waves' by George Green20 February 1916
NLB/53/167Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Alfred North] Whitehead, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS15 May 1916
NLB/53/41Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Alfred North] Whitehead, FRS21 March 1916
NLB/53/512Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Alfred North] Whitehead, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS21 October 1916
RR/23/70Referee's report by Alfred North Whitehead, on a paper 'Mathematical contributions to the theory of evolution XIX. Second supplement to a memoir on skew variation' by Karl PearsonFebruary 1916
NLB/56/889Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Alfred North] Whitehead, FRS20 June 1919
NLB/53/392Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Alfred North] Whitehead, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS26 July 1916
NLB/53/142Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Alfred North] Whitehead, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee of the Royal Society and FRS8 May 1916
NLB/53/183Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Alfred North] Whitehead, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS19 May 1916
NLB/53/219Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Alfred North] Whitehead, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS31 May 1916
NLB/53/433Copy letter from unknown correspondent; to Professor [Alfred North] Whitehead, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS10 August 1916
RR/26/147Referee's report by Arthur Stanley Eddington, on a paper 'The theory of the inertial field' by Alfred North Whitehead[October 1921]
NLB/53/636Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Alfred North] Whitehead, FRS15 November 1916
NLB/57/864Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to unknown correspondent25 February 1920
NLB/58/734Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Alfred North] Whitehead, FRS14 June 1920
NLB/55/261Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Colonel G.S.H. Pearson, Strand House, Carey Street, W.C.207 February 1918
NLB/60/122Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Alfred North] Whitehead, FRS11 December 1920
RR/16/403Report by Alfred North Whitehead, on his paper by 'Mathematical concepts of the material world'December 1905
RR/14/268Referee's report by William Burnside, on a paper 'Sets of operations in relation to groups of finite order' by Alfred North Whiteheadnd [February 1899]
RR/14/270Referee's report by Edwin Bailey Elliott, on a paper 'Sets of operations in relation to groups of finite order' by Alfred North Whiteheadnd [February 1899]
RR/14/269Detailed referee's report by William Burnside, on a paper 'Sets of operations in relation to groups of finite order' by Alfred North Whiteheadnd [1899]
NLB/65/555Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Alfred North] Whitehead, FRS20 November 1923
NLB/61/824Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society, to Professor [Alfred North] Whitehead, FRS1 November 1921
NLB/55/935Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Alfred North] Whitehead, FRS 29 October 1918
NLB/69/305Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Alfred North] Whitehead, FRS25 February 1926
NLB/69/29Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Alfred North] Whitehead, FRS15 December 1925
NLB/68/617Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [George Clarke] Simpson, FRS24 September 1925
NLB/69/903Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; Messrs Coutts & Co12 November 1926
RR/16/401Referee's report by William Davidson Niven, on a paper 'Mathematical concepts of the material world' by Alfred North Whitehead27 November 1905
RR/14/272Second referee's report by Edwin Bailey Elliott, on a paper 'Sets of operations in relation to groups of finite order' by Alfred North Whitehead11 February 1899
NLB/53New Letter Book volume 53, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration9 March 1916-10 January 1917
RR/16/400Referee's report by William Burnside, on a paper 'Mathematical concepts of the material world' by Alfred North WhiteheadOctober 1905
NLB/68/812Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Deputy Master of the Royal Mint5 November 1925
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