# Record

Authorised form of name | Jeffreys; Sir; Harold (1891 - 1989) |

Dates | 1891 - 1989 |

Date of birth | 22 April 1891 |

Date of death | 18/03/1989 |

Activity | Education: MA (Camb); DSc (Durham) Career: Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge; Secretary, Geophysical Committee, R Astron Soc; Director's Assistant, Meteorological Office, 1917-1920; Librarian, 1920-1922 Honours: Kt 1953 Memberships: FRAS |

Membership category | Fellow |

Date of election | 07/05/1925 |

Royal Society activity | Medals and prizes: Royal Medal 1948; Copley Medal 1960 Lectures: Bakerian 1952 |

Sources | AssocMaterial: NCUACS 133/6/04. Papers deposited in Special Collections, The Library, St John's College, Cambridge Sources: Bulloch's Roll Obituaries: Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1990 vol 36 pp 301-333, plate, by Sir Alan Cook References: Bertha Swirles, 'Harold Jeffreys from 1891 to 1940' in NR 1992 vol 46 pp 301-308, plate |

Virtual International Authority File | http://viaf.org/viaf/49293789 |

Royal Society code | NA6946 |

Archives associated with this Fellow

Reference number | Title | Date |

EC/1925/06 | Jeffreys, Sir Harold: certificate of election to the Royal Society | |

RR/29/12 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'A general theory of the movements of the earth's crust' by John Joly | January 1923 |

RR/37/85 | Referee's report by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'On aerofoils of small thickness' by Harold Jeffreys | August 1928 |

RR/43/55 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'The wave resistance of an ellipsoid' by Thomas Henry Havelock | March 1931 |

RR/51/14 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'On the direction of approach of microseismic waves' by A W Lee | [November 1934] |

RR/43/41 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'On the stability of superposed streams of Fluids of different densities' by S Goldstein | April 1931 |

RR/44/93 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'The transport of vorticity and heat through fluids in turbulent motion' by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor | April 1931 |

RR/41/135 | Second referee's report by Leonard Bairstow, on a paper 'The wake in three dimensional fluid flow' by Harold Jeffreys | May 1930 |

RR/44/117 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'On periodicity in series of related terms' by Gilbert Thomas Walker | February 1931 |

RR/60/37 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Atmospheric oscillations' by C L Pekeris | October 1936 |

RR/44/118 | Second referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'On periodicity in series of related terms' by Gilbert Thomas Walker | March 1931 |

RR/46/98 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'The characteristics of a deep focus earthquake: a study of the disturbance of February 20, 1931' by F J Scrase | [September 1932] |

RR/71/279 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Seismic experiments on the North German explosions, 1946 to 1947' by P L Willmore | 1948 |

RR/72/47 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'The British submarine gravity surveys of 1938 and 1946' by B C Browne and R I B Cooper | 1949 |

RR/54/1 | Referee's report by Gerald Ponsonby Lenox-Conyngham, on a paper 'Travel times in seismology' by Harold Jeffreys | 10 July 1935 |

RR/72/40 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Observations on the turbulent fluctuations of a tidal current' by K F Bowden and Joseph Proudman | 1949 |

RR/70/93 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Some observations of waves and other fluctuations in a tidal current' by K F Dowden [Bowden] | 1947 |

RR/66/140 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Borehole temperatures in the Transvaal and Orange Free State' by L J Krige | [August 1939] |

RR/59/18 | Second referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Note on surges of voltage and current in transmission lines' by Frederick William Carter | [April 1936] |

RR/64/71 | Referee's report by George Udny Yule, on a paper 'Significance tests when several degrees of freedom arise simultaneously' by Harold Jeffreys | 17 January 1938 |

NLB/67/7 | Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Harold] Jeffreys; St John's College, Cambridge | 27 September 1924 |

RR/64/69 | Referee's report by Alexander Craig Aitken, on a paper 'Significance tests for continuous departures from suggested distributions of chance' by Harold Jeffreys | [December 1937] |

RR/72/58 | Letter from Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'The propagation of a sound pulse in the presence of a semi-infinite open-ended channel' by W Chester to D C Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society | 20 November 1949 |

RR/64/70 | Referee's report by George Udny Yule, on a paper 'The law of error and the combination of observations' by Harold Jeffreys | 7 January 1938 |

RR/66/23 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Terrestrial heat flow in Great Britain' by A E Benfield | [August 1939] |

RR/65/146 | Referee's report by Major Greenwood, on a paper 'The posterior probability distributions of the ordinary and intraclass correlation coefficients' by Harold Jeffreys | July 1938 |

RR/71/62 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'The determination of the masses necessary to produce a given gravitational field' by Edward Crisp Bullard and R I B Cooper | [1948] |

RR/65/145 | Referee's report by Major Greenwood, on a paper 'The comparison of series of measures when the standard errors are unequal' by Harold Jeffreys | June 1938 |

RR/72/57 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'The propagation of a sound pulse in the presence of a semi-infinite open-ended channel' by W Chester | 1949 |

RR/68/235 | Referee's report by James Hopwood Jeans, on a paper 'A derivation of the tidal equations' by Harold Jeffreys | [1942] |

RR/69/180 | Referee's report by Alexander Craig Aitken, on a paper 'An invariant form for the prior probability in estimation problems' by Harold Jeffreys | 1945 |

RR/67/332 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'On maintained convective motion in a fluid heated from below' by Anne Pellew and Richard Vynne Southwell | July 1940 |

RR/70/121 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Three-dimesnional stress systems in isotropic plates. I' by A E Green | 1947 |

RR/71/174 | Third referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Some remarks on integral equations with kernels: L (?1 -x1,..., ?n -xn; a)' by Georg Kreisel | 13 December 1948 |

RR/69/181 | Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'An invariant form for the prior probability in estimation problems' by Harold Jeffreys | 1945 |

RR/71/74 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Recent advances in the technique of submarine gravity surveying' by R I B Cooper | [1948] |

RR/72/51 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'On Heisenberg's elementary theory of turbulence' by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar | 1949 |

NLB/67/257 | Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Harold] Jeffreys; St John's College, Cambridge | 22 November 1924 |

RR/39/12 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Notes on a differential equation which occurs in the two-dimensional motion of a compressible fluid and the associated variational problems' by Harry Bateman | [May 1929] |

NLB/66/627 | Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary, Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, W.1 | 5 June 1924 |

NLB/72/387 | Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Harold] Jeffreys, FRS | 26 September 1929 |

NLB/72/427 | Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Harold] Jeffreys, FRS | 15 October 1929 |

NLB/72/516 | Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Harold] Jeffreys, FRS | 25 November 1929 |

IM/GA/WS/3980 | Jeffreys, Sir Harold | nd |

RR/39/10 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Microseisms associated with disturbed weather in the Indian seas' by Sudhansu Kumar Banerji | [September 1929] |

RR/54/2 | Referee's report by James de Graaff-Hunter, on a paper 'Travel times in seismology' by Harold Jeffreys | 17 July 1935 |

RR/49/11 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Probability and chance in the theory of statistics' by Maurice Stevenson Bartlett | [March 1933] |

RR/59/15 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Note on surges of voltage and current in transmission lines' by Frederick William Carter | [March 1936] |

RR/64/68 | Referee's report by Alexander Craig Aitken, on a paper 'On the relation between direct and inverse methods in statistics' by Harold Jeffreys | 3 March 1937 |

NLB/67/710 | Copy letter from unknown correspondent; to unknown correspondent | 19 February 1925 |

IM/002415 | Jeffreys, Sir Harold | 1992 |

RR/39/77 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'On the criterion for stability of a layer of viscous fluid heated from below' by A R Low | [June 1929] |

RR/64/66 | Referee's report by Alexander Craig Aitken, on a paper 'The tests for sampling differences and contingency' by Harold Jeffreys | [August 1937] |

RR/66/222 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'The propagation of a pulse in the atmosphere' by C L Pekeris | [February 1939] |

RR/64/67 | Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On the relation between direct and inverse methods in statistics' by Harold Jeffreys | [March 1937] |

RR/66/40 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Heat flow in South Africa' by Edward Crisp Bullard | [August 1939] |

RR/73/37 | Referee's report by Richard Vynne Southwell, on a paper 'Finite strains in an anisotropic elastic continuum' by James Gardner Oldroyd | 14 February 1950 |

RR/73/38 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Finite strains in an anisotropic elastic continuum' by James Gardner Oldroyd | February 1950 |

RR/73/1 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'The theory of axisymmetric turbulence' by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar | 1950 |

RR/73/13 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'The propagation of a sound pulse in the presence of a semi-infinite, open-ended channel. II' by W Chester | 1950 |

RR/26/69 | Referee's report by Edmund Johnston Garwood, on a paper 'On certain geological effects of the cooling of the earth' by Harold Jeffreys | 23 June 1921 |

RR/33/11 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Primary and secondary vortices in oscillating fluids: their connection with skin friction' by (the late) H Ayrton | March 1926 |

RR/39/13 | Second referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Notes on a differential equation which occurs in the two-dimensional motion of a compressible fluid and the associated variational problems' by Harry Bateman | [August 1929] |

RR/41/134 | Referee's report by Leonard Bairstow, on a paper 'The wake in three dimensional fluid flow' by Harold Jeffreys | March 1930 |

RR/44/11 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'On the groupings and general behaviour of solid particles under the influence of air vibrations in tubes' by Edward Neville Da Costa Andrade | September 1931 |

RR/45/113 | Referee's report by Edward Arthur Milne, on a paper 'An alternative to the rejection of observations' by Harold Jeffreys | [April 1932] |

RR/45/115 | Referee's report by Louis Napoleon George Filon, on a paper 'On plasticity and creep in solids' by Harold Jeffreys | 26 July 1932 |

RR/45/116 | Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On the theory of errors and least squares' by Harold Jeffreys | [August 1932] |

RR/48/54 | Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Probability, statistics, and the theory of errors' by Harold Jeffreys | [March 1933] |

RR/57/93 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'On fiducial probability theory' by Maurice Stevenson Bartlett | [October 1936] |

RR/63/50 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'The Royal Society expedition to Montserrat, B.W.I. Final report' by Cecil Frank Powell | March 1937 |

RR/67/41 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Submarine seismic investigations' by Edward Crisp Bullard and T F Gaskell | October 1940 |

RR/68/91 | Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On the significance tests for the introduction of new functions to represent measures' by Harold Jeffreys | [1941] |

RR/71/172 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys and Frank Smithies, on a paper 'Some remarks on integral equations with kernels: L (?1 -x1,..., ?n -xn; a)' by Georg Kreisel | [1948] |

RR/71/173 | Second referee's report by Harold Jeffreys and Frank Smithies, on a paper 'Some remarks on integral equations with kernels: L (?1 -x1,..., ?n -xn; a)' by Georg Kreisel | 2 October 1948 |

RR/73/39 | Letter from Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Finite strains in an anisotropic elastic continuum' by James Gardner Oldroyd to D C Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society | 24 February 1950 |

RR/73/53 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Finite elastic deformation of incompressible isotropic bodies' by Albert Edward Green and R T Shield | 15 March 1950 |

RR/73/91 | Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'The decay of axisymmetric turbulence' by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar | 19 May 1950 |

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