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Authorised form of nameReed; Sir; Edward James (1830 - 1906)
SurnameReed
ForenamesEdward James
Dates1830 - 1906
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Sheerness, Kent, England (20 September 1830)
Death:
London (30 November 1906)
Burial:
Putney Vale cemetery, London
ActivityEducation:
School of Mathematics and naval construction, Portsmouth (1849)
Career:
Apprenticed to a shipwright (before 1849); Secretary, Institute of Naval Architects (1860); Chief Constructor of the Royal Navy (1863-1870); built warships including HMS Devastation; MP for Pembroke (1874-1880); MP for Cardiff (1880-1895 and 1900-1905); published 'History of Japan' (1880) and 'Treatise on the stability of ships' (1884); Lord of the Treasury (1886)
Honours:
CB 1868; KCB 1880
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
1/06/1876
RelationshipsSon of John Reed of Sheerness; married (1851) Rosetta, daughter of Nathaniel Barnaby of Sheerness
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
Vanity Fair 20 March 1875
Notes:
E W Cooke has signed election certificate twice
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/65474964
Royal Society codeNA6456
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1876/16Reed, Sir Edward James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/63/12Notes upon the Straining of Ships caused by rolling1884
NLB/3/191Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Edward James Reed, Fellow of the Royal Society8 April 1889
NLB/6/208Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Edward James Reed, Fellow of the Royal Society25 March 1892
NLB/5/167Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Edward James Reed, Broadway Chambers, Westminster, S.W.7 April 1891
NLB/5/157Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Edward James Reed, Fellow of the Royal Society4 April 1891
NLB/7/791Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to W Wills, Broadway Chambers, Westminster, S.W.26 April 1893
NLB/7/809Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Edward James Reed, Fellow of the Royal Society2 May 1893
NLB/7/891Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Edward James Reed, Fellow of the Royal Society19 May 1893
NLB/30/612Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Edward James Reed, Fellow of the Royal Society17 April 1905
RR/7/133Referee's report by William John Macquorn Rankine, on a paper 'On the unequal distribution of weight and support in ships, and its effects in still water, in waves, and in exceptional positions on shore' by Edward James Reed13 May 1871
RR/7/132Referee's report by William John Macquorn Rankine and William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'On the unequal distribution of weight and support in ships, and its effects in still water, in waves, and in exceptional positions on shore' by Edward James Reed8 March 1871
NLB/30/353Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Edward James Reed, Fellow of the Royal Society10 March 1905
RR/6/244Referee's report by William Pole, on a paper 'On the relation of form and dimensions to weight of material in the construction of iron-clad ships' by Edward James Reed3 April 1868
RR/6/239Referee's report by William John Macquorn Rankine, on a paper 'On the relation of form and dimensions to weight of material in the construction of iron-clad ships' by Edward James Reed26 June 1868
RR/6/245Referee's report by Charles Watkins Merrifield, on a paper 'On the relation of form and dimensions to weight of material in the construction of iron-clad ships' by Edward James Reed9 April 1868
RR/9/204Referee's report by Edward James Reed, on a paper 'The variation of stability with draught of water in ships' by Francis Elgar21 April 1884
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