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Authorised form of nameThomson; James (1822 - 1892)
SurnameThomson
ForenamesJames
Dates1822 - 1892
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Belfast (16 February 1822)
Death:
08 May 1892
ActivityProfession:
Engineer
Education:
Glasgow University. MA (1839), LLD, DSc
Career:
Worked as an engineer in Belfast; Professor of Civil Engineering, Queen's College, Belfast (1857-1873); Professor of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Glasgow (1873-1889); resigned due to failing eyesight; died of pneumonia
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/06/1877
Lectures:
Bakerian 1892
RelationshipsSon of James Thomson; brother of William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs (FRS 1851)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
J S Rowlinson, 'The work of Thomas Andrews and James Thomson on the liquefaction of gases' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 143-159
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1893 vol 53 pp i-x signed by J T B
Royal Society codeNA6472
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AP/39/26On the Plasticity of Ice, as Manifested in Glaciers1857
NLB/6/171Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor James Thomson, Fellow of the Royal Society16 March 1892
NLB/6/156Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor James Thomson, Fellow of the Royal Society14 March 1892
NLB/6/624Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Kelvin [William Thomson], Fellow of the Royal Society14 June 1892
NLB/6/674Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mr Collings, 172 Strand24 June 1892
NLB/6/973Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to James Thomson, 22 Grove Street, Newcastle on Tyne27 September 1892
NLB/7/201Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to James Thomson, 22 Wentworth Place, Newcastle on Tyne20 December 1892
NLB/7/912Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to James Thomson, 22 Wentworth Place, Newcastle on Tyne25 May 1893
RR/8/172Referee's report by James Thomson, on a paper 'On the determination of the rate of vibration of tuning-forks' by Herbert McLeod and George Sydenham Clarke5 November 1879
RR/10/60Referee's report by James Thomson, on a paper 'Note on some experiments on the viscosity of ice' by J F Main10 June 1887
RR/9/348Referee's report by James Thomson, on a paper 'Notes upon the straining of ships caused by rolling' by Francis Elgar23 June 1886
EC/1877/18Thomson, James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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