Record

Authorised form of nameSampson; Ralph Allen (1866 - 1939)
SurnameSampson
ForenamesRalph Allen
Dates1866 - 1939
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Skull, County Cork, Ireland (25 June 1866)
Death:
Bath, Somerset (07 November 1939)
ActivityResearch Field:
Astronomy
Education:
MA
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
11/06/1903
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1939-1941 vol 3 pp 221-226, plate, by E T Whittaker
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/79389020
Royal Society codeNA671
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1903/11Sampson, Ralph Allen: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/003996Sampson, Ralph Allen2000
NLB/37/473Copy postcard from the Royal Society to Professor R [Ralph] A [Allen] Sampson, Fellow of the Royal Society, Observatory House, Durham25 March 1908
NLB/52/200Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Miss J. Montefoire; 98 Grosvenor Road, South West of London13 October 1915
RR/16/117Second referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'A practical method of computing the oblique foci of optical systems' by H Dennis Taylor18 January 1904
RR/16/116Referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'A practical method of computing the oblique foci of optical systems' by H Dennis Taylor11 January 1904
NLB/30/99Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Arthur Robert Hinks, Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie, Professor George Howard Darwin, Mr Frank Watson Dyson, and Professor Ralph Allen Sampson, [Fellows of the Royal Society]27 January 1905
NLB/31/428Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Ralph Allen Sampson, Fellow of the Royal Society, Observatory House, Durham [15] September 1905
NLB/42/632Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor R [Ralph] A [Allen] Sampson FRS 21 July 1910
NLB/34/294Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Ralph Allen Sampson, [Fellow of the Royal Society], Observatory House, Durham24 December 1906
NLB/38/623Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor Ralph Allen Sampson, Fellow of the Royal Society13 October 1908
NLB/47/21Copy letter from Joseph Larmor to [Ralph Allen] Sampson14 November 1912
NLB/47/380 Copy letter from Arthur Schuster, Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor R [Ralph] A [Allen] Sampson FRS24 January 1913
NLB/47/493Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr R [Ralph] A [Allen] Sampson FRS10 February 1913
NLB/50/46Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [Ralph Allen] Sampson, Fellow of the Royal Society22 April 1914
NLB/48/478Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [Ralph Allen] Sampson, Fellow of the Royal Society10 July 1913
NLB/50/12Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [Ralph Allen] Sampson, Fellow of the Royal Society8 April 1914
NLB/52/296Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor Ralph Allen Sampson, FRS4 November 1915
NLB/52/201Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William Crookes, President of the Royal Society13 October 1915
NLB/52/203Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William Crookes, President of the Royal Society13 October 1915
NLB/52/292Copy letter from [Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]; to Professor Ralph Allen Sampson, FRS2 November 1915
RR/19/26Referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'Some phenomena of sunspots and of terrestrial magnetism at Kew Observatory' by Charles Chree[April 1912]
RR/17/440Referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'On the determination of the chief correlations between col­laterals in the case of a simple Mendelian population mating at random' by E C SnowAugust 1910
RR/62/73Referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'On experimental and theoretical problems of photography I and II' by J E P Wagstaff and W A Prowse[1937]
RR/17/341Referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'Solution of various differential equations by arithmetical finite differences' by Lewis Fry RichardsonSeptember 1908
RR/18/106Referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'The pupil of an optical system with regard to perspective' by Conrad Beck3 July 1911
RR/20/126Referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'Notes on a generalization of the sine conditions and on the ideal lens' by T Smith4 November 1912
RR/19/113Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'A new treatment of optical aberrations' by Ralph Allen Sampson[May 1912]
RR/19/114Referee's report by Herbert Hall Turner, on a paper 'On a cassegrain reflector with corrected field' by Ralph Allen Sampson16 January 1913
RR/19/112Referee's report by Herbert Hall Turner, on a paper 'A new treatment of optical aberrations' by Ralph Allen Sampson[April 1912]
RR/19/115Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On a cassegrain reflector with corrected field' by Ralph Allen Sampson[January 1913]
RR/22/60Referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'On the conditions under which the "probable errors" of frequency distributions have a real significance' by L Isserlis2 July 1915
NLB/53/369Copy letter from [Robert William Frederick Harrison], Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Ralph Allen] Sampson, FRS21 July 1916
RR/27/59Referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'The cause of Encke's division in Saturn's ring' by George Ridesdale GoldsbroughMarch 1922
RR/26/48Referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'The influence of satellites upon the form of Saturn's ring' by George Ridsdale Goldsbrough17 April 1921
RR/26/101Referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'The physical meaning of spherical aberration' by L C Martin[July 1921]
RR/29/31Referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'On the theory and testing of right-angled prisms' by John William Nicholson and F J CheshireMarch 1923
RR/10/375Referee's report by Alfred Barnard Basset, on a paper 'On Stokes’s current function' by Ralph Allen Sampson19 December 1890
RR/11/88Letter from Joseph John Thomson, on a paper 'On Stokes’s current function' by Ralph Allen Sampson24 August 1891
RR/11/87Letter from Joseph John Thomson, on a paper 'On Stokes’s current function' by Ralph Allen Sampson10 July 1891
RR/37/28Referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'Solid dipleidoscope prisms - Supplement' by Charles Vernon BoysJuly 1928
RR/37/27Referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'Solid dipleidoscope prisms' Charles Vernon BoysApril 1928
RR/39/112Referee's report by Alfred Fowler, on a paper 'On three Huygens Lenses in the possession of the Royal Society of London' by Ralph Allen Sampson and Alexander Eugen Conrady[April 1929]
RR/17/291Referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'The isothermal layer of the atmosphere and atmospheric radiation' by Ernest Gold13 October 1908
NLB/61/454Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Ralph Allen] Sampson, FRS8 July 1921
NLB/60/770Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Ralph Allen] Sampson, FRS4 April 1921
NLB/61/494Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Ralph Allen] Sampson, FRS12 July 1921
NLB/68/550Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Ralph Allen] Sampson, FRS6 August 1925
RR/62/71Referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'Experimental and theoretical problems of photography, II' by J E P Wagstaff and W A Prowse10 October 1936
RR/63/121Second referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'Experimental and theoretical problems of photography - I by J E P Wagstaff and W A Prowse11 December 1936
RR/63/120Referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'Experimental and theoretical problems of photography - I by J E P Wagstaff and W A ProwseOctober 1936
NLB/64/728Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor Ralph Allen Sampson, FRS11 June 1923
NLB/63/531Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Ralph Allen] Sampson, FRS03 November 1922
NLB/63/868Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS; to Professor [Ralph Allen] Sampson, FRS12 January 1923
NLB/68/456Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Ralph Allen] Sampson, FRS9 July 1925
NLB/72/791Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Ralph Allen] Sampson, FRS29 April 1930
NLB/68/301Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Ralph Allen] Sampson, FRS15 June 1925
NLB/68/819Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Ralph Allen] Sampson, FRS5 November 1925
NLB/66/577Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir [Albert Charles] Seward, FRS30 May 1924
NLB/66/556Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Ralph Allen] Sampson, FRS30 May 1924
RR/30/55Referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'On the possible ellipticity of Saturn's ring' by G R Goldbrough[June 1924]
NLB/71/865Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Messrs T. P. Collings & Co.20 November 1928
NLB/71/610Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Ralph Allen] Sampson, FRS25 July 1928
CD/73/25Letter from [Ralph Allen] Sampson; Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; to [Herbert Hall] Turner4 February 1912
CD/73/26Copy letter from [Ralph Allen Sampson]; to William Wesley and Son [publishers]4 February 1912
CD/73/13Letter from [Ralph Allen] Sampson; Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; to [J. A.] Hardcastle28 March 1911
CD/73/20Letter from [Herbert Hall] Turner; Oxford; to [Ralph Allen] Sampson1 February 1912
CD/73/28Letter from [Ralph Allen] Sampson; Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; to [Herbert Hall] Turner8 February 1912
CD/73/22Letter from [Ralph Allen] Sampson; Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; to Joseph Larmor, Secretary of the Royal Society2 February 1912
CD/73/16Letter from William Wesley and Son, Booksellers and Publishers; 28 Essex Street, Strand, London; to Professor [Ralph Allen] Sampson, Astronomer Royal for Scotland; Royal Observatory, Edinburgh23 January 1912
CD/73/17Letter from William Wesley and Son, Booksellers and Publishers; 28 Essex Street, Strand, London; to Professor [Ralph Allen] Sampson, Astronomer Royal for Scotland; Royal Observatory, Edinburgh25 January 1912
RR/62/72Second referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'Experimental and theoretical problems of photography, II' by J E P Wagstaff and W A Prowse11 December 1936
NLB/41/179Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Ralph Allen Sampson, Fellow of the Royal Society28 October 1909
NLB/52New Letter Book volume 52, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration9 July 1915-8 March 1916
NLB/61New Letter Book volume 61, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration26 April 1921-11 November 1921
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