Record

Authorised form of nameJeffreys; Sir; Harold (1891 - 1989)
Dates1891 - 1989
Date of birth22 April 1891
Date of death18/03/1989
ActivityEducation:
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 categoryFellow
Date of election07/05/1925
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1948; Copley Medal 1960
Lectures:
Bakerian 1952
SourcesAssocMaterial:
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 Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/49293789
Royal Society codeNA6946
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1925/06Jeffreys, Sir Harold: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/72/47Referee'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 Cooper1949
RR/43/41Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'On the stability of superposed streams of Fluids of different densities' by S GoldsteinApril 1931
RR/60/37Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Atmospheric oscillations' by C L PekerisOctober 1936
RR/41/135Second referee's report by Leonard Bairstow, on a paper 'The wake in three dimensional fluid flow' by Harold JeffreysMay 1930
RR/29/12Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'A general theory of the movements of the earth's crust' by John JolyJanuary 1923
RR/33/11Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Primary and secondary vortices in oscillating fluids: their connection with skin friction' by (the late) H AyrtonMarch 1926
RR/71/279Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Seismic experiments on the North German explosions, 1946 to 1947' by P L Willmore1948
RR/37/85Referee's report by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'On aerofoils of small thickness' by Harold JeffreysAugust 1928
RR/39/77Referee'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/43/55Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'The wave resistance of an ellipsoid' by Thomas Henry HavelockMarch 1931
RR/44/11Referee'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 AndradeSeptember 1931
RR/44/93Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'The transport of vorticity and heat through fluids in turbulent motion' by Geoffrey Ingram TaylorApril 1931
RR/72/40Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Observations on the turbulent fluctuations of a tidal current' by K F Bowden and Joseph Proudman1949
RR/44/117Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'On periodicity in series of related terms' by Gilbert Thomas WalkerFebruary 1931
RR/44/118Second referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'On periodicity in series of related terms' by Gilbert Thomas WalkerMarch 1931
RR/46/98Referee'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/51/14Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'On the direction of approach of microseismic waves' by A W Lee[November 1934]
RR/54/1Referee's report by Gerald Ponsonby Lenox-Conyngham, on a paper 'Travel times in seismology' by Harold Jeffreys10 July 1935
RR/54/2Referee's report by James de Graaff-Hunter, on a paper 'Travel times in seismology' by Harold Jeffreys17 July 1935
RR/70/93Referee'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/57/93Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'On fiducial probability theory' by Maurice Stevenson Bartlett[October 1936]
RR/66/23Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Terrestrial heat flow in Great Britain' by A E Benfield[August 1939]
RR/65/146Referee's report by Major Greenwood, on a paper 'The posterior probability distributions of the ordinary and intraclass correlation coefficients' by Harold JeffreysJuly 1938
RR/59/15Referee'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/59/18Second 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/66/140Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Borehole temperatures in the Transvaal and Orange Free State' by L J Krige[August 1939]
RR/72/58Letter 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 Society20 November 1949
NLB/67/7Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Harold] Jeffreys; St John's College, Cambridge27 September 1924
RR/64/69Referee'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/64/71Referee's report by George Udny Yule, on a paper 'Significance tests when several degrees of freedom arise simultaneously' by Harold Jeffreys17 January 1938
RR/64/70Referee's report by George Udny Yule, on a paper 'The law of error and the combination of observations' by Harold Jeffreys7 January 1938
RR/66/40Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Heat flow in South Africa' by Edward Crisp Bullard[August 1939]
RR/65/145Referee's report by Major Greenwood, on a paper 'The comparison of series of measures when the standard errors are unequal' by Harold JeffreysJune 1938
RR/72/57Referee'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 Chester1949
RR/66/222Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'The propagation of a pulse in the atmosphere' by C L Pekeris[February 1939]
RR/70/121Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Three-dimesnional stress systems in isotropic plates. I' by A E Green1947
RR/71/62Referee'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/68/235Referee's report by James Hopwood Jeans, on a paper 'A derivation of the tidal equations' by Harold Jeffreys[1942]
RR/72/51Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'On Heisenberg's elementary theory of turbulence' by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar1949
RR/71/74Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Recent advances in the technique of submarine gravity surveying' by R I B Cooper[1948]
RR/69/181Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'An invariant form for the prior probability in estimation problems' by Harold Jeffreys1945
RR/69/180Referee's report by Alexander Craig Aitken, on a paper 'An invariant form for the prior probability in estimation problems' by Harold Jeffreys1945
RR/39/10Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Microseisms associated with disturbed weather in the Indian seas' by Sudhansu Kumar Banerji[September 1929]
RR/71/174Third referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Some remarks on integral equations with kernels: L (?1 -x1,..., ?n -xn; a)' by Georg Kreisel13 December 1948
RR/71/172Referee'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/48/54Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Probability, statistics, and the theory of errors' by Harold Jeffreys[March 1933]
NLB/67/257Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Harold] Jeffreys; St John's College, Cambridge22 November 1924
NLB/66/627Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary, Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, W.15 June 1924
NLB/72/387Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Harold] Jeffreys, FRS26 September 1929
NLB/72/427Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Harold] Jeffreys, FRS15 October 1929
NLB/72/516Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Harold] Jeffreys, FRS25 November 1929
IM/GA/WS/3980Jeffreys, Sir Haroldnd
RR/45/113Referee's report by Edward Arthur Milne, on a paper 'An alternative to the rejection of observations' by Harold Jeffreys[April 1932]
RR/45/116Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'On the theory of errors and least squares' by Harold Jeffreys[August 1932]
RR/49/11Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Probability and chance in the theory of statistics' by Maurice Stevenson Bartlett[March 1933]
RR/67/332Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'On maintained convective motion in a fluid heated from below' by Anne Pellew and Richard Vynne SouthwellJuly 1940
NLB/67/710Copy letter from unknown correspondent; to unknown correspondent19 February 1925
IM/002415Jeffreys, Sir Harold1992
RR/64/68Referee's report by Alexander Craig Aitken, on a paper 'On the relation between direct and inverse methods in statistics' by Harold Jeffreys3 March 1937
RR/64/67Referee'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/26/69Referee's report by Edmund Johnston Garwood, on a paper 'On certain geological effects of the cooling of the earth' by Harold Jeffreys23 June 1921
RR/41/134Referee's report by Leonard Bairstow, on a paper 'The wake in three dimensional fluid flow' by Harold JeffreysMarch 1930
RR/39/13Second 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/63/50Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'The Royal Society expedition to Montserrat, B.W.I. Final report' by Cecil Frank PowellMarch 1937
RR/64/66Referee's report by Alexander Craig Aitken, on a paper 'The tests for sampling differences and contingency' by Harold Jeffreys[August 1937]
RR/67/41Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'Submarine seismic investigations' by Edward Crisp Bullard and T F GaskellOctober 1940
RR/68/91Referee'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/39/12Referee'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]
RR/45/115Referee's report by Louis Napoleon George Filon, on a paper 'On plasticity and creep in solids' by Harold Jeffreys26 July 1932
RR/71/173Second 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 Kreisel2 October 1948
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