Record

Authorised form of nameLubbock; Sir; John William (1803 - 1865)
Dates1803 - 1865
NationalityBritish
Place of birthDuke Street, Westminster, London, England
Date of birth26 March 1803
Place of deathHigh Elms, near Farnborough, Hampshire
Date of death20 June 1865
OccupationBanker
Research fieldAstronomy; mathematics
ActivityEducation:
Eton; Trinity College, Cambridge. BA (1825); MA (1833)
Career:
Partner in his father's bank, Lubbock and Co (1825); first Vice-Chancellor, London University (1837-1842); sole working partner in the bank (1840-1860); a Treasurer of the Great Exhibition (1851); bank joined with another to become Roberts, Lubbock and Co (1860); died of valvular disease of the heart
Memberships:
Astronomical Society (1828)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election15/01/1829
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Treasurer 1830-1835, 1838-1845; VP 1830-1835, 1836-1837, 1838-1846
Medals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1834
Lectures:
Bakerian 1836
RelationshipsSon of Sir John William Lubbock (FRS 1821); father of John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury; succeeded his father as 3rd Baronet (1840); married (29 June 1833) Harriet, daughter of Lieutentant General Hotham, of York
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1866-1867 vol 15 pp xxxii-xxxvii
References:
H G Lyons, 'The Society's First Bequest' in NR 1939 vol 2 pp 43-46
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/5714535
Royal Society codeNA7010
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/11/146Letter from J W Lubbock to JD Roberton, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society2 July 1840
DM/6/27Letter from Few Hamilton to Sir John William Lubbock14 March 1844
MC/3Volume 3 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1839-1843
DM/1/64Copy of letter from C Few to J W Lubbock29 October 1832
MM/11/144Letter from J W Lubbock to J F W Herschel7 March 1840
IM/002822Lubbock, Sir John Williamnd
MM/14/131Letter from J F W Herschel, Collingwood, to Sir John Lubbock6 April 1845
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
DM/1/68Letter from C Few to J W Lubbock12 February 1835
AP/31/20On the Analysis of Numerical Equations1849
MM/11/45Letter from Edward Sabine, Woolwoch, to Sir J W Lubbock4 February 1845
DM/2/90Letter from J Forshall, British Museum, to J W Lubbock24 November 1835
DM/6/139Letter from Charles Few to Sir John William Lubbock, Treasurer, Royal Society15 October 1842
AP/19/17On the elements of the orbit of the comet of Halley in 17591835
DM/2/79Letter from H Bailliere, London, to J W Lubbock31 August 1831
MM/13/125Letter from J W Lubbock to P M Roget17 February 1854
MM/11/201Copy of a letter from J W Lubbock to D Nutt2 July 1842
DM/1/73Report from the Medal Committee22 October 1831
MM/11/87Extract from the minutes of the Council of the Royal Society of 18 June 1840, calling for the establishment of a magnetical and meteorological observatory "in the neighbourhood of London", signed J W LubbockMarch 1845
AP/33/16Letter from Henry Hennessy to Sir J W Lubbock1851
MM/12/76Letter from J W Lubbock to Thomas Bell12 March 1853
MM/13/97Second report of the Excise Committee February 1836
MM/13/130Letter from Henry Browning to J W Lubbock c.1830s
MM/13/129Letter from J W Lubbock to J Hudson 1830s
DM/1/65Letter from C Few to J W Lubbock29 October 1832
DM/1/86Letter from Charles Gyde (for R Taylor), Red Lion Court, to J W Lubbock19 September 1832
MM/17/11Letter from J W Lubbock to William Sharpey6 February 1855
DM/2/92Copy of letter from H Bailliere, Royal Society Apartments, to J W Lubbock28 July 1831
DM/1/48Letter from C Few to J W Lubbock28 January 1842
MM/21/52Letter from John William Lubbock to Thomas Spring-Rice29 May 1845
MM/21/51Letter from John William Lubbock to Thomas Phillips19 August 1843
DM/2/88Letter from J Forshall, British Museum, to J W Lubbock
DM/3/106Letter from J W Lubbock, St James's Palacec.1831
DM/1/62Letter from C Few to J W Lubbock16 December 1831
DM/1/99Letter from Charles Gyde (for Richard Taylor), Red Lion Court, to J W Lubbock15 January 1833
DM/1/40Letter from C Few, Covent Garden, to J W Lubbock16 July 1831
DM/2/87Letter from J Forshall, British Museum, to J W Lubbock24 November 1834
MC/7Volume 7 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1864-1866
DM/6/134Letter from Charles Few to Sir John William Lubbock, Treasurer, Royal Society15 December 1840
DM/6/138Letter from Charles Few to Sir John William Lubbock, Treasurer, Royal Society1 September 1842
DM/6/29Letter from Charles Few to Sir John William Lubbock19 March 1844
DM/3/160Report by the Barlow Telescope CommitteeMay 1831
DM/6/137Letter from Charles Few to Sir John William Lubbock, Treasurer, Royal Society12 April 1842
MM/13/89Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 13 January 1835
MM/21/80Charter, signed by the Duke of Sussex, President, Royal Society, giving John William Lubbock authority to deputise in the office of President of the Royal Society16 December 1830
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
CMB/42/2/7Minutes, meeting of the Royal Medal Committee25 November 1834
MS/123/3Copy of letter from John George Children to John William Lubbock2 November 1832
RR/2/2Referee's report by John Lubbock, on a paper 'On the secular variation of the moon's mean motion' by John Couch Adams25 June 1853
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
RR/1/2Referee's report by William Whewell and John William Lubbock, on a paper 'On an inequality of long period in the motions of the Earth and Venus' by George Biddell Airy12 January 1832
RR/2/165Referee's report by John William Lubbock, on a paper 'On the tides, bed and coasts of the North Sea or German Ocean' by John Murray1 June 1852
RR/2/261Referee's report by Sir John William Lubbock, 3rd Baronet, on a paper 'Researches on the tides.—fourteenth series. on the results of continued tide observations at several places on the british coasts' by William Whewell13 February 1850
RR/4/94Referee's report by John William Lubbock, on a paper 'On the construction of life-tables, illustrated by a new life-table of the healthy districts of England' by William Farr9 May 1859
RR/1/59Referee's report by John William Lubbock, on an unnamed paper by W Edmonds24 June 1850
RR/1/153Referee's report by William Whewell, George Peacock and Henry Coddington, on a paper 'Researches in physical astronomy' by John William Lubbock3 May 1832
RR/1/212Referee's report by John William Lubbock, on a paper 'Observations on some of the nebulae' by William Parsons, Earl of Rosse24 June 1844
DM/3/3Letter from Trevelyan, Treasury, to J W Lubbock, Treasurer, Royal Society18 December 1840
RR/1bis/32Referee's report by Sir John William Lubbock, 3rd Baronet, on a paper 'On the influence of the moon on the atmospheric pressure, as deduced from the observations of the barometer made at the magnetic observatory at St. Helena' by John Henry Lefroy[1842]
RR/1/76Referee's report by John William Lubbock, on a paper 'On the physics of media that are composed of free and perfectly elastic molecules in a state of motion' by John James Waterston9 May 1846
MS/426/3Copy letter from [John William] Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to Messrs Newton Thornton, Land Surveyors, Norwich18 December 1840
MS/426/6Copy letter from Lord Northampton [Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton] President of the Royal Society; to the Right Honourable, the Chancellor of the Exchequer [Francis Thornhill Baring]11 January 1841
MS/426/370Copy letter from G [George] Rennie, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to Sir [John William] Lubbock & Co16 April 1849
MS/426/430Copy letter from G [George] Rennie, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to Sir J W [John William] Lubbock20 July 1850
PT/23/4Paper, 'An account of experiments made with the view of ascertaining the possibility of obtaining a spark before the circuit of the voltaic battery is completed' by John P [Peter] Gassiot26 August 1839
MS/426/425Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to M [Michael] Farady Esq4 June 1850
MC/1/286Letter from A. Wollaston, 3 Ellen Court, Temple, to John William Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society 3 March 1831
MS/426/52Copy letter from [John William] Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to Shuckard, Esq.8 April 1842
CMP/1/2Minutes of a meeting of Council of the Royal Society13 December 1832
MS/426/508Copy letter from Edward Sabine, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to Dr [Peter Mark] Roget17 February 1854
EC/1829/01Lubbock, Sir John William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DM/6/28Enclosure to letter from Few Hamilton to Sir John William Lubbock, 14 March 1844, (DM/6/27) quoting letters written concerning the will of Edwin Hill HandleyMarch 1844
MM/13/108Letter from Davies Gilbert, 27 Bower Street, to J W Lubbock10 January 1835
MM/13/85Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 20 December 1832
MM/13/90Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 13 January 1835
MM/13/91Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 20 February 1836
CMB/42/2/4Minutes, meeting of the Royal Medal Committee in Astronomy13 April 1833
CMB/42/2/2Minutes, meeting of the Royal Medal Committee in Astronomy3 April 1833
RR/2/208Referee's report by John Lubbock, on a paper 'On the effect of the pressure of the atmosphere on the mean level of the ocean' by James Clark Ross25 July 1854
MM/13/128Letter from E Russell to J W Lubbock [1835]
MM/13/127Letter from Clayton Freeling, Excise Office, to J W Lubbockc.1830s
JWLCorrespondence of Sir John William Lubbock
RR/1bis/31Referee's report by Sir John William Lubbock, 3rd Baronet, on a paper [attributed] 'On a cycle of eighteen years in the mean annual height of the barometer in the climate of London, and on a constant variation of the barometrical mean according to the Moon's declination' by Luke Howard24 November 1845
MC/1/308Letter from [Sir John William] Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society], St. James' Place, to the Royal Society29 May 1831
MC/1/327Letter from [John William Lubbock], [Treasurer of the Royal Society], to the Royal Society1 September 1831
MC/1/332Letter from Thomas John Hussey, Rectory at Hayes, to [John William] Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society], St James's Place4 October 1831
MC/1/334Letter from Thomas John Hussey, Rectory at Hayes, to [John William] Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society], 4 St James's Place19 October 1831
MC/1/336Draft letter from [Dr. Peter Mark Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society], to Rev. Thomas John Hussey, Rectory at Hayes c. November 1831
MC/2/5Letter from James Ivory, 20 Southampton Street, Pentonville, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, [Secretary of the Royal Society]12 January 1832
MC/2/59Letter from [Peter] Barlow to George Dollond, St. Paul's Churchyard22 October 1832
MC/2/72Letter from the personal secretary of [Jean-Baptiste] Baillière, [publisher and bookseller], Regent Street, to [John William] Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]14 March 1833
MC/2/76Letter from Professor [Stephen Peter] Rigaud, Observatory Oxford, to John William Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society12 April 1833
MC/2/88Letter from John William Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society, to Antonio Panizzi, [Librarian at the British Museum]7 July 1833
MC/2/94Copy letter from [John George Children], British Museum, to Walter Adam17 August 1833
MC/2/101Letter from Prince Augustus Frederick, [Duke of Sussex], President of the Royal Society, Somerset House, to John William Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society30 November 1833
MC/2/103Letter from Charles [Dietrich Eberhard] Konig, Athenaeum, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society] 8 December 1833
MC/2/135Letter from Heinrich Christian Schumacher, Altona, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer and] Vice-President of the Royal Society5 August 1834
MC/2/137Letter from William Somerville to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]15 August 1834
MC/2/142Letter from Richard Taylor, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society], St. Mildred's Court11 November 1834
MC/2/144Letter from Joseph Barclay Pentland, Rue de l'Université, Paris, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]14 November 1834
MC/2/147Letter from George Peacock, Trinity College Cambridge, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society26 November 1834
MC/2/148Letter from William Whewell, Trinity College Cambridge, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society26 November 1834
MC/2/149Letter from Arnold and Dent, [clockmakers], 84 Strand, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]5 December 1834
MC/2/155Letter from Richard Taylor, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, to John William Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society20 January 1835
MC/2/159Letter from [Charles Wentworth] Dilke, 9 Lord Grosvenor Place, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]16 February 1835
MC/2/160Letter from T. Coates, 59 Lincoln's Inn Fields, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society], 29 Eaton Place, Belgrave Square27 February 1835
MC/2/164Letter from William Prout, Sackville Street, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]10 March 1835
MC/2/162Letter from R.B. Bate, Poultry, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]7 March 1835
MC/2/167Letter from Benjamin Falz, Nîmes, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]1 April 1835
MC/2/168Letter from [Charles] Few, Covent Garden, to John William Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society4 May 1835
MC/2/172Letter from Macedonio Melloni, Paris, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]29 May 1835
MC/2/173Letter from Stephen Peter Rigaud, Oxford, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]28 May 1835
MC/2/175Letter from Sir David Brewster, Belleville by Kingussie, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]7 June 1835
MC/2/178Letter from Joseph F. Dessiou to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]27 June 1835
MC/2/179Letter from [August Leopold] Crelle, Berlin, to John William Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society27 June 1835
MC/2/181Letter from Captain Francis Beaufort, Admirality, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]11 July 1835
MC/2/183Letter from Thomas John Hussey, Rectory at Hayes, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]18 July 1835
MC/2/184Letter from [Pierre] Daussy, Ministère de la Marine et des Colonies, Depot des Cartes et Plans, Paris, to [John William] Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]12 September 1835
MC/2/186Letter from John George Children, Secretary of the Royal Society, British Museum, to John William Lubbock, Vice-President and Treasurer of the Royal Society4 November 1835
MC/2/189Letter from John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society], 29 Eaton Place, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, [Secretary of the Royal Society12 November 1835
MC/2/190Letter from Charles Few, Covent Garden, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]25 November 1835
MC/2/191Letter from Charles Few, Covent Garden, to John William Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society26 November 1835
MC/2/213Letter from Richard Taylor, [printer], to John William Lubbock9 June 1836
MC/2/249Letter from David Brewster to John William Lubbock, 29 Eaton Place, Belgrave Square15 April 1834
MC/2/295Letter from John David Roberton, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society], to Samuel Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society2 August 1838
MC/2/296Copy letter from John William Lubbock, Mitcham Grove, to John Clayton Freeling7 August 1838
MC/2/298Letter from John William Lubbock, London, to the Secretary of the Royal SocietyAugust 1838
MC/2/299Letter from John William Lubbock, Eaton Place, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society29 September 1838
MC/2/300Letter from John William Lubbock, Eaton Place, to the Secretary of the Royal Society29 September 1838
MC/3/34Letter from John William Lubbock to the Royal Society12 July 1839
MC/3/44Letter from Charles Few, Covent Garden, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]15 October 1839
MC/3/60Letter from Charles Few, Covent Garden, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]11 December 1839
MC/3/65Letter from Edward Sabine, Royal Society apartments, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]18 January 1840
MC/3/84Letter from John Waller, Eaton Place, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]15 April 1840
MC/3/99Letter from C. Romilly, House of Commons, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]13 June 1840
MC/3/102Letter from George Biddell Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]3 July 1840
MC/3/126Letter from William Newton, Norwich, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]12 December 1840
MC/3/141Letter from Charles Few, Covent Garden, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]13 February 1841
MC/3/200Letter from John William Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society, to Christian Carl Josias von Bunsen14 January 1842
MC/3/201Letter from Christian Carl Josias von Bunsen, 4 Carlton Terrace, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer and] Vice-President of the Royal Society15 January 1842
MC/3/203Letter from John William Lubbock, Vice-President and Treasurer of the Royal Society, to Christian Carl Josias von Bunsen22 January 1842
MC/3/205Letter from Major Edward Sabine, 12 Park Place, St James's, to Sir John [William] Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]29 January 1842
MC/3/208Letter from Colonel Edward Sabine, 12 Park Place, St James's, to Sir John [William] Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]14 March 1842
MC/3/215Letter from Charles Few, Covent Garden, to Sir John William Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society25 April 1842
MC/3/226Letter from John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society], St James's Place, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]8 June 1842
MC/3/236Letter from William Shuckard, Royal Society Library, to Sir John William Lubbock, Vice-President and Treasurer of the Royal Society6 October 1842
MC/3/246Letter from James [Cosmo] Melvill, East India House, to Sir John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]5 November 1842
MC/3/304Letter from James Orchard Halliwell[-Philipps], 10 Fitzroy Street, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]11 October 1843
MC/3/305Letter from William Shuckard, 3 Cadogan Street, Chelsea, to Sir John William Lubbock, Vice-President and Treasurer of the Royal Society18 October 1843
MC/3/308Letter from George Dollond, St Paul's Churchyard, to Sir John [William] Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]3 November 1843
MC/4/5Letter from [William Ford] Stevenson, Place du Pré-l'Evêque, Geneva, to Samuel Hunter Christie, [Secretary of the Royal Society]24 January 1844
MC/4/10Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Sabine, [Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society], Woolwich, to Sir John William Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society6 March 1844
MC/4/37Letter from Few, Hamilton & Few, Covent Garden, to Sir John William Lubbock4 September 1844
MC/4/55Letter from George Biddell Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to Sir John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]7 March 1845
MC/4/58Letter from George Biddell Airy, Royal Observatory Greenwich, to Sir John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]12 March 1845
MC/4/61Letter from Charles Few, Covent Garden, to Sir John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]22 March 1845
MC/4/62Letter from [Humphrey] Lloyd, Trinity College Dublin, to Sir John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]24 March 1845
MC/4/93Letter from Sir John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society], 2 Mildred's Court, to Charles Richard Weld, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]5 November 1845
PT/73/16/1Diagram, chart of high water times by [John William Lubbock?][1833]
MC/5/72Letter from J W [John William] Lubbock to [William Henry Smyth], the Secretary of the Telescope Committee18 December 1852
MC/5/119Letter from John P [Peter] Gassiot, Kew Observatory, to S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society24 October 1853
PT/75/8/11Drawings, egg tubes of various insects by [John Lubbock][1858]
PT/75/8/12Drawings, egg tubes of Nepa and egg of Cynips lignicola by [John Lubbock]12 October 1858
PT/75/8/13Drawings, egg tubes of various insects by [John Lubbock][1858]
PT/75/8/14Drawings, development of egg tubes of Coccus hesperidum and Coccus persicae by [John Lubbock][1858]
MC/7/347Letter from John Lubbock, 15 Lombard Street, to Dr [William] Sharpey, [Secretary of the Royal Society]26 July 1866
MC/7/380Letter from John Lubbock to Dr [William] Sharpey, [Secretary of the Royal Society]28 November 1866
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView



    CONTACT US

    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →

    SUBSCRIBE

    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView