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Authorised form of nameWhite; Sir; William Henry (1845 - 1913)
Dates1845 - 1913
NationalityBritish
Place of birthDevonport, Devon, England
Date of birth02 February 1845
Place of deathLondon
Date of death27/02/1913
ActivityEducation:
Royal School of Naval Architecture
Career:
Apprentice at the Dockyard, Devenport; joined the Admiralty; Confidential Assistant to Sir Edward James Reed (FRS 1876); Secretary to the Council of Construction, the Admiralty (1872); Assistant Constructor (1875); Chief Constructor (1881); left the Admiralty (1883); organized a department for constructing large battleships at the Armstrong works, Elswick; returned to the Admiralty (1885-1902); Assistant Controller and Director of Naval Construction; responsible for the construction of more than 200 ships
Honours:
KCB 1895
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election07/06/1888
RelationshipsMarried twice
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1913-1914 vol 89 pp xiv-xix signed by P W
Royal Society codeNA6967
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/12/116Letter from Charles Pritchard to William White12 June 1880
IM/Maull/004872White, Sir William Henrynd
NLB/5/1043Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Henry White, Admiralty, Fellow of the Royal Society18 December 1891
NLB/10/598Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Harrison & Sons[January 1895]
NLB/19/79Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons14 June 1899
NLB/30/831Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Henry White, Fellow of the Royal Society29 May 1905
NLB/32/7Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Henry White, Fellow of the Royal Society, 8 Victoria Street, Westminster, S.W.12 December 1905
NLB/35/549Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William White, Fellow of the Royal Society12 June 1907
NLB/35/576Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William White, Fellow of the Royal Society14 June 1907
NLB/39/459Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William [Henry] White, KCB, Fellow of the Royal Society23 January 1909
NLB/39/454Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir W [William Henry] White, KCB, Fellow of the Royal Society25 January 1909
NLB/41/415Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William White, Fellow of the Royal Society10 December 1909
NLB/43/588Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Henry White, Fellow of the Royal Society17 February 1911
NLB/43/678Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Henry White, Fellow of the Royal Society8 March 1911
NLB/46/302Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William White, Fellow of the Royal Society9 July 1912
NLB/35/472Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William White, Fellow of the Royal Society4 June 1907
EC/1888/25White, Sir William Henry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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