Authorised form of nameClark; Josiah Latimer (1822 - 1898)
Other forms of nameLatimer
Dates1822 - 1898
Place of birthGreat Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England
Date of birth10 March 1822
Place of death31 The Grove, Boltons, London
Date of death30 October 1898
Dates and placesBurial:
Kensington parochial cemetery, Hanwell
OccupationCivil engineer
Research fieldTechnology
Began working as a Chemist; worked in a firm of chemical manufacturers, Dublin; took up railway surveying (c 1847); Engineer under his brother Edwin Clark, Menai Straits bridge (1848); Chief Engineer, Electric and International Telegraph Company (1860-1870); partner in the firm Clark, Ford and Taylor, laying cable in different parts of the world; invented the 'double cap invert' insulator; constructed the standard voltaic battery known as the 'Clark cell' (1873)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election06/06/1889
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA6970
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
EC/1889/07Clark, Josiah Latimer: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/54/4On a Voltaic Standard of Electromotive Force1872
IM/Maull/000854Clark, Josiah Latimernd
NLB/3/656Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons2 August 1889
NLB/17/440Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons1 November 1898
RR/7/162Referee's report by James Clerk Maxwell, on a paper 'On a voltaic standard of electromotive force' by Josiah Latimer Clark1872
RR/7/231Letter from James Thomson Bottomley, on a paper 'On a standard voltaic battery' by Latimer Clark26 March 1873
RR/7/232Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On a standard voltaic battery' by Latimer Clark1 July 1873
RR/7/161Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On a voltaic standard of electromotive force' by Josiah Latimer Clark3 September 1872
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