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Authorised form of nameVenn; John (1834 - 1923)
SurnameVenn
ForenamesJohn
Dates1834 - 1923
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Drypool, Hull, England (04 August 1834)
Death:
His home, Chaucer Road, Cambridge (04 April 1923)
Burial:
Trumpington, Cambridgeshire
ActivityProfession:
Clergyman, Church of England
Research Field:
Probability logic
Education:
Highgate School; Islington School; Caius College, Cambridge. BA (1857), MA (1860), ScD (1884)
Career:
Fellow, Caius College, Cambridge (1857-1923); President (1912-1913); ordained deacon (1858); ordained priest (1859); Curate, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire (1858-1859); Curate, Mortlake, Surrey (1860-1862); Lecturer in Logic and Moral Philosophy, Cambridge (1862); Huslean Lecturer (1869); invented a bowling machine for cricket; gave his collection of books on logic to Cambridge University Library
Memberships:
FSA (1892); Cambridge Antiquarian Society (President 1907-1908)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/06/1883
RelationshipsSon of Rev Henry Venn and his wife Martha, daughter of Nicholas Sykes of Swanland, York; married (1867) Susannah Carnegie, daughter of Rev Charles Welland Edmonstone; father of John Venn, compiler of 'Alumni Cantabrigiensis'
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Venn
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1926 vol 110 pp x-xi, plate, signed by W B H
Royal Society codeNA6576
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1883/15Venn, John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/Maull/004718Venn, Johnnd
IM/Maull/004717Venn, Johnnd
NLB/4/1096Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Venn, Fellow of the Royal Society16 January 1891
NLB/3/978Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Venn, Apthorp, Owls Road, Boscombe28 November 1889
NLB/10/977Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Venn, Fellow of the Royal Society18 March 1895
NLB/10/908Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Venn, Caius College, Cambridge4 March 1895
NLB/18/506Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons24 March 1899
NLB/15/457Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John Venn, Fellow of the Royal Society7 October 1897
NLB/15/438Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John Venn, Fellow of the Royal Society4 October 1897
NLB/46/120Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John Venn, Fellow of the Royal Society12 June 1912
NLB/45/606Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr J [John] Venn FRS11 April 1912
RR/12/323Referee's report by John Venn, on an unnamed paper by A L Haddon11 March 1895
NLB/3/916List of corrections in the addresses of Royal Society Fellows8 November 1889
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