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Authorised form of nameClark; Josiah Latimer (1822 - 1898)
Other forms of nameClark, Latimer
SurnameClark
ForenamesJosiah Latimer
Dates1822 - 1898
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England (10 March 1822)
Death:
31 The Grove, Boltons, London (30 October 1898)
Burial:
Kensington parochial cemetery, Hanwell
ActivityProfession:
Civil engineer
Research Field:
Technology
Career:
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)
Memberships:
FRAS; FRGS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/06/1889
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Royal Society codeNA6970
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
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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