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Authorised form of nameHopkins; William (1793 - 1866)
Dates1793 - 1866
NationalityBritish
Place of birthKingston, Derbyshire, England
Date of birth02 February 1793
Place of deathCambridge
Date of death13 October 1866
Research fieldGeology; mathematics
ActivityEducation:
MA
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election01/06/1837
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1861-1862
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Notes:
Withdrew between 1865 and 1866, according to PL.
References:
G Ferrari and A McConnell, 'Robert Mallet and the 'Great Neapolitan earthquake' of 1857 in NR 2005 vol 59 pp 45-64
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/10611332
Royal Society codeNA6316
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/002248Hopkins, Williamnd
MC/3Volume 3 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1839-1843
EC/1837/23Hopkins, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/14/77'Memorandum from the President and Council of the Royal Society to the Board of Trade on the subject of Iron Ships and their Compasses, by E Hopkins18 May 1865
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
RR/3/268Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'On some physical properties of ice' by John Tyndall9 March 1858
RR/2/6Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'On the computation of the effect of the attraction of mountain-masses, as disturbing the apparent astronomical latitude of stations in geodetic surveys' by George Biddell Airy31 January 1855
RR/2/96bReferee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'Researches in terrestrial physics.-Part II' by Henry Hennessy4 April 1851
RR/2/101Second referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'Researches in terrestrial physics.-Part II' by Henry Hennessy30 May 1851
RR/2/162Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'On the descent of glaciers' by Reverad Henry Moseley30 May 1855
RR/2/194Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'On the attraction of the Himalaya Mountains, and of the elevated regions beyond them, upon the plumb-line in India' by John Henry Pratt31 January 1855
RR/2/199Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'On the geometrical representation of the expansive action of heat, and the theory of thermo-dynamic engines' by William John Macquorn Rankine[1854]
RR/2/204Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'On the theory of waves' by Andrew John Robertson2 February 1853
RR/3/270Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'On the physical phenomena of glaciers - Part I. Observations on the mer de glace' by John Tyndall26 October 1858
RR/2/189Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'Theory of the reciprocal action between the solar rays and the different media by which they are reflected, refracted, or absorbed; in the course of which various optical laws and phenomena are elucidated and explained' by Joseph Power[1853]
RR/4/138Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'On the forces that produce the great currents of the air and of the ocean' by William Hopkins25 February 1860
RR/4/144Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'On some thermo-dynamic properties of solids' by James Prescott Joule13 December 1858
RR/5/118Referee's report by John Tyndall, on a paper 'On the theory of the motion of glaciers' by William Hopkins27 June 1862
RR/4/203Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'On the attraction of the Himalaya Mountains, and of the elevated regions beyond them, upon the plumb-line in India' by John Henry Pratt[1859]
RR/4/164Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'Report to the Royal Society of the expedition into the Kingdom of Naples to investigate the circumstances of the earthquake of the 16th December 1857' by Robert Mallet1860
RR/4/188Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'On the motion of a plate of metal on an inclined plane, when dilated and contracted; and on the descent of glaciers' by Henry Moseley21 June 1861
RR/3/131Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'On the physical structure of the old red sandstone of the county of waterford, considered with relation to cleavage, joint surfaces, and faults' by Reverend Samuel Haughton5 March 1858
RR/1/105Referee's report by George Biddell Airy, on a paper 'On the state of the interior of the earth' by William Hopkins19 April 1839
RR/1/107Referee's report by William Whewell, on a paper 'On the state of the interior of the earth' by William Hopkins16 February 1839
RR/5/271Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'On the rigidity of the earth' by William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin24 March 1863
RR/1/106Referee's report by George Biddell Airy, on a paper 'On the state of the interior of the earth' by William Hopkins22 April 1839
RR/4/136Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin on a paper 'On the construction of a new calorimeter for determining the radiating powers of surfaces in air; and its application to the surfaces of various mineral substances' by William Hopkins[1860]
RR/1bis/27Referee's report by George Biddell Airy, on a paper 'Researches in physical geology.—second series' by William Hopkins25 May 1840
RR/1/108Referee's report by George Biddell Airy, on a paper 'On the state of the interior of the earth' by William Hopkins11 August 1839
RR/3/219Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'On the effect of local attraction upon the plumb-line at stations on the English Arc of the Meridian, between Dunnose and Burleigh Moor; and a method computing its amount' by John Henry Pratt22 August 1855
RR/4/135Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin on a paper 'On the construction of a new calorimeter for determining the radiating powers of surfaces in air; and its application to the surfaces of various mineral substances' by William Hopkins[1860]
RR/4/270Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'On the veined structure of glaciers; with observations upon white ice-seams, air-bubbles and dirt-bands, and remarks upon glacier theories' by John Tyndall12 April 1859
RR/4/201Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'On the influence of the ocean on the plumb-line in India' by John Henry Pratt12 April 1859
RR/4/137Letter from William Thomson, Lord Kelvin on a paper 'On the construction of a new calorimeter for determining the radiating powers of surfaces in air; and its application to the surfaces of various mineral substances' by William Hopkins17 December 1860
PT/61/6Paper, 'On the construction of a new calorimeter for determining the radiating powers of the surfaces; and its application to the surfaces of various mineral substances' by W [William] Hopkins[1860]
PT/26/2Paper, 'Researches in physical geology (third series)' by W [William] Hopkins16 November 1841
PT/59/8Paper, 'Experimental researches on the conductive powers of various substances, with the application of the results to the problem of terrestrial temperature' by W [William] Hopkins[1857]
PT/66/8Paper, 'On the theory of the motion of glaciers' by W [William] Hopkins[1862]
MS/426/451Note of a letter from [the Secretaries of] the Royal Society; to various individuals20 June 1851
RR/2/238Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'On the thermal effects of fluids in motion - Part II' by William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin and James Prescott Joule17 October 1854
RR/3/132Referee's report by Leonard Horner, on a paper 'On the physical structure of the old red sandstone of the county of waterford, considered with relation to cleavage, joint surfaces, and faults' by Samuel Haughton8 April 1858
RR/5/117Referee's report by John Frederick William Herschel, on a paper 'On the theory of the motion of glaciers' by William Hopkins21 June 1862
RR/5/113Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'On the simultaneous distribution of heat throughout superficial parts of the earth' by Henry Hennessy10 November 1862
RR/5/206Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'Theoretical considerations on the conditions under which the (drift) deposits containing the remains of extinct mammalia and flint implements were accumulated, and on their geological age. - On the Loess of the valleys of the South of England, and of the Somme and the Seine' by Joseph Prestwich8 April 1862
PT/26/2/1Manuscript, 'Researches in physical geology (third series)' by W [William] Hopkins16 November 1841
PT/26/2/2Plate, system of fissures uplifted from below by William Hopkins16 November 1841
PT/61/6/1Manuscript, 'On the construction of a new calorimeter for determining the radiating powers of the surfaces; and its application to the surfaces of various mineral substances' by W [William] Hopkins[1860]
PT/61/6/2Plate, furnace bath by unknown artist[1860]
PT/61/6/3Plate, spiral bulb by unknown artist[1860]
PT/61/6/4Plate, parts of Hopkins' calorimeter by unknown artist[1860]
PT/61/6/5Plate, draft of spiral bulb by [William Hopkins][1860]
PT/61/6/6Plate, draft of disassembled calorimeter by [William Hopkins][1860]
PT/61/6/7Plate, draft of assembled calorimeter by [William Hopkins][1860]
PT/61/6/8Plate, draft of furnace bath by [William Hopkins][1860]
PT/61/6/9Plate, draft of spiral bulb by [William Hopkins][1860]
MC/3/31Letter from [William] Hopkins, Cambridge, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, [Secretary of the Royal Society]4 July 1839
MC/3/36Letter from [William] Hopkins, Cambridge, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society20 July 1839
PT/66/8/1Manuscript, 'On the theory of the motion of glaciers' by W [William] Hopkins[1862]
PT/66/8/2Plate, diagram of whole resultant force on small plane by [William Hopkins][1862]
PT/66/8/3Plate, sections of glacier through plane and by axis by [William Hopkins][1862]
PT/66/8/4Plate, vertical section of glacier by [William Hopkins][1862]
PT/66/8/5Plate, direction of maximum tension in relation to glacier axis by [William Hopkins][1862]
PT/66/8/6Plate, capillary tube made by plane through axis by [William Hopkins][1862]
MC/3/242Letter from George Biddell Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to George Fisher, Secretary of the Astronomical Committee of the Royal Society29 October 1842
MC/5/37Letter from W [William] Hopkins, Cambridge, to the Royal Society14 April 1852
MC/5/67Letter from W [William] Hopkins, Cambridge, to [the Earl of Rosse, President of the Royal Society]4 December 1852
MC/5/125Letter from W [William] Hopkins, Cambridge, to the Royal Society23 November 1853
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