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Authorised form of nameWalker; James Thomas (1826 - 1896)
SurnameWalker
ForenamesJames Thomas
Dates1826 - 1896
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Cannanore, India (01 December 1826)
Death:
13 Cromwell Road, London (16 February 1896)
Burial:
Brompton cemetery, London
ActivityEducation:
East India College, Addiscombe
Career:
Received a commission in the Bombay Engineers (1844); went to India (1846); surveyed the northern frontier (1849-1853); Lieutenant (1853); Assistant, Trigonometrical Survey of India under Sir Andrew Scott Waugh (FRS 1858) (1853-1860); served and severely wounded in the Indian Mutiny; Major (1858); Superintendent of the Trigonometrical Survey of India (1861-1883); Lieutenant-Colonel, Royal Engineers; Surveyor General of India (1878-1883); Major General (1878); General (1884)
Honours:
CB 1877
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
1/06/1865
RelationshipsEldest son of John Walker of the Madras Civil Service and his wife Margaret Allen of Edinburgh; married (1854) Alice, daughter of Sir John Scott, general
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1895-1896 vol 59 pp xliii-xlvi signed by C R M
Notes:
The Qualifications section of the election certificate (ie the citiation) is blank
Royal Society codeNA6271
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1865/16Walker, James Thomas: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/10/84Letter from Col JT Walker, Mussoorie [sic], to the Government of India11 August 1870
MM/14/105Letter from JT Walker, Dehra Doon, India, to Edward Sabinec.1860s
NLB/12/443Copy letter from Theodore E James, to [Messrs Harrison & Sons]19 February 1896
NLB/2/19Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to General James Thomas Walker, Fellow of the Royal Society, 13 Cromwell Road, S.W.7 December 1887
NLB/2/772Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to General [James Thomas] Walker, Fellow of the Royal Society2 November 1888
NLB/3/142Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to George Mathews Whipple, [Superintendent of Kew Observatory]26 March 1889
NLB/3/21Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to General James Thomas Walker, Fellow of the Royal Society15 February 1889
NLB/3/121Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to General James Thomas Walker20 March 1889
NLB/3/112Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to General James Thomas Walker, Fellow of the Royal Society14 March 1889
NLB/3/143Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to General James Thomas Walker, Fellow of the Royal Society26 March 1889
NLB/3/229Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to General James Thomas Walker, Fellow of the Royal Society15 April 1889
NLB/3/267Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to General James Thomas Walker, Fellow of the Royal Society25 April 1889
NLB/3/937Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to General [James Thomas] Walker, Fellow of the Royal Society18 November 1889
NLB/8/1113Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to General James Thomas Walker, Fellow of the Royal Society27 February 1894
NLB/11/565Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mr G Pearson, 3 Bolt Court, Fleet Street, E.C.24 July 1895
NLB/11/550Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Mr George Pearson, Engraver, 3 Bolt Court, Fleet Street, E.C.22 July 1895
NLB/11/543Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to General [James Thomas] Walker, Fellow of the Royal Society19 July 1895
NLB/11/533Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to General [James Thomas] Walker, Fellow of the Royal Society17 July 1895
NLB/11/744Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to General [James Thomas] Walker, Fellow of the Royal Society, Costylost, Washaway, Cornwall30 September 1895
NLB/11/719Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to General [James Thomas] Walker, Fellow of the Royal Society, Costylost, Washaway, Cornwall24 September 1895
NLB/11/832Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to General James Thomas Walker, Fellow of the Royal Society14 October 1895
RR/11/16Referee's report by James Thomas Walker, on a paper 'On hindoo astronomy' by William Brennand6 January 1892
RR/11/212Referee's report by James Thomas Walker, on the Bakerian Lecture 'On the grand currents of atmospheric circulation' by James Thomson16 May 1892
RR/12/401Referee's report by Alexander Ross Clarke, on a paper 'India's contribution to geodesy' by James Thomas Walker27 May 1895
RR/12/402Referee's report by George Howard Darwin, on a paper 'India's contribution to geodesy' by James Thomas Walker8 June 1895
RR/12/403Referee's report by Charles William Wilson, on a paper 'India's contribution to geodesy' by James Thomas Walker6 July 1895
MS/427/430Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, President of the Royal Society; to the Astronomer Royal [William Henry Mahoney Christie]23 May 1885
MM/10/85Copy of letter from Col JT Walker, Dehra Doon, to Sir Edward Sabine11 August 1870
RR/12/40Referee's report by James Thomas Walker, on a paper 'Harmonic analysis of hourly observations of air temperature and pressure at British observatories.—part I. Temperature' by Richard Strachey3 April 1893
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