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Authorised form of nameJoule; James Prescott (1818 - 1889); Physicist
SurnameJoule
ForenamesJames Prescott
Dates1818 - 1889
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
New Bailey Street, Salford, Lancashire, England (24 December 1818)
Death:
Sale, Cheshire (11 October 1889)
ActivityResearch Field:
Physics
Memberships:
FCS; Academy of Sciences of Turin (Foreign Member)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/06/1850
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1852; Copley Medal 1870
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
References:
J S Rowlinson, 'Energy in the 19th Century', review of Crosbie Smith, The Science of Energy. A Cultural History of Energy Physics in Victorian Britain in NR 1999 vol 53 pp 281-282
Colin A Russell, review of Donald S L Cardwell, James Joule: A Biography in NR 1990 vol 44 pp 311-313
J T Lloyd, 'Background to the Joule-Mayer Controversy' in NR 1970 vol 25 pp 211-225
B Marsden, 'From Watt to Cardwell. The development of science and technology in nineteenth century Britain: the importance of Manchester, by D Cardwell, ed R L Hills' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 318-320
D Cahan 'The awarding of the Copley Medal and the discovery of the law of conservation of energy,; Joule, Mayer and Heimholtz revisted
Royal Society codeNA7041
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/14/65Letter from J P Joule, Salford, to the Royal Society 2 November 1849
IM/002460Joule, James Prescottnd
AP/38/9On the Thermal Effects of Fluids in Motion1856
MS/373/1/106Testimonial by James Prescott Joule, supporting Thomas Edward ThorpeApril 1874
AP/27/5On the Changes of Temperature by Rarefaction and Condensation of air 6 June 1844
AP/39/9On the Thermo-Electricity of Ferruginous Metals, and on the Thermal Effects of Stretching Solid Bodies28 January 1857
AP/38/30Thermal Effects of Fluids in Motion1856
AP/38/14Letter from James P Joule, Manchester, to George Gabriel Stokes 21 February 1856
P/0077Portrait of Joule, James Prescott1882
NLB/3/813Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons15 October 1889
NLB/5/878Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Leonard C Lindsay, Secretary, Victorian Exhibition, 121 Regent Street, W9 November 1891
NLB/5/845Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to L C Lindsay, Victorian Exhibition, 121 Regent Street, W.2 November 1891
NLB/12/453Copy letter from Edward Frankland, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society, to Monsieur le Secretaire Perpetuel de l'Academie des Sciences, Paris20 February 1896
RR/2/128Referee's report by Henry Moseley, on a paper 'On the mechanical equivalent of heat' by James Precott Joule1850
RR/3/265Referee's report by James Prescott Joule, on a paper 'Further researches on the polarity of the diamagnetic force' by John Tyndall9 February 1856
RR/3/145Letter from James Prescott Joule, on a paper 'On the action of aqueous vapour in disturbing the atmosphere' by Thomas Hopkins22 February 1858
RR/2/131Referee's report by William Hallowes Miller, on a paper 'On the thermal effects of fluids in motion' by William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin and James Prescott Joule7 July 1853
RR/3/144Letter from Thomas Hopkins, on his paper 'On the action of aqueous vapour in disturbing the atmosphere' to James Prescott Joule20 July 1858
RR/3/159Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'On the thermal effects of compressing fluids' by James Prescott Joule27 December 1857
RR/3/155Referee's report by John Tyndall, on a paper 'Introductory research on the induction of magnetism by electrical currents' by James Prescott Joule25 July 1855
RR/3/156Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin on a paper 'Introductory research on the induction of magnetism by electrical currents' by James Prescott Joule16 November 1855
RR/3/158Referee's report by Michael Faraday, on a paper 'Introductory research on the induction of magnetism by electrical currents' by James Prescott Joule7 January 1856
RR/2/239Referee's report by John Tyndall, on a paper 'On the thermal effects of fluids in motion - Part II' by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin and James Prescott Joule31 October 1854
RR/4/144Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'On some thermo-dynamic properties of solids' by James Prescott Joule13 December 1858
RR/5/128Referee's report by William John Macquorn Rankine, on a paper 'On the thermal effects of fluids in motion.— Part IV' by William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin and James Prescott Joule10 July 1862
RR/4/265Referee's report by William John Macquorn Rankine, on a paper 'On the thermal effects of fluids in motion - Part III - On the changes of tem­perature experienced by bodies moving through air' by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin and James Prescott Joule29 June 1860
RR/2/130Second referee's report by William Hallowes Miller, on a paper 'On the air-engine' by James Precott Joule29 March 1852
RR/7/174Referee's report by James Prescott Joule, on a paper 'On the specific heat and other physical characters of mixtures of methylic alcohol and water, and on certain relations existing between the specific heat of a mixture or solution and the heat evolved or absorbed in their formation' by August Dupre1872
RR/8/110Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'New determination of the mechanical equivalent of heat' by James Prescott Joule6 April 1878
RR/8/111Referee's report by Robert Bellamy Clifton, on a paper 'New determination of the mechanical equivalent of heat' by James Prescott Joule10 April 1878
NLB/60/558Copy letter from Arthur Schuster, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary of the Akademie der Wissenschaften; Vienna, Austria24 February 1921
NLB/61/127Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to N. K. Adam Esquire; The End House, Owlstone Road, Cambridge18 May 1921
RR/7/264Referee's report by James Prescott Joule, on a paper 'On the radiation of heat from the moon, the law of its absorption by our atmosphere, and of its variation in amount with her phases' by Laurence Parsons, Earl of Rosse4 June 1873
MS/373/1/4Letter from James Prescott Joule, 5 Cliff Point, Higher Broughton, to Thomas Edward Thorpe23 May 1870
AP/40/2On the Expansion of Wood by Heat1857
MS/426/475Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Herschel 8 November 1852
AP/23/34On the Production of Heat by Voltaic Electricity 13 October 1840
MS/426/540Note of a letter from [the Secretaries of] the Royal Society; to various individuals8 May 1855
MM/21/46Letter from William Thomson, Baron Kelvin to Edward Sabine4 October 1853
IM/002461Joule, James Prescott2000
IM/002462Joule, James Prescottcirca 1876
NLB/3/889Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society4 November 1889
RR/2/238Referee's report by William Hopkins, on a paper 'On the thermal effects of fluids in motion - Part II' by William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin and James Prescott Joule17 October 1854
RR/2/129Referee's report by William Hallowes Miller, on a paper 'On the air-engine' by James Precott Joule16 January 1852
RR/2/258Referee's report by James Prescott Joule, on a paper 'On a general law of density in saturated vapours' by John James Waterston7 May 1853
RR/3/157Referee's report by John Tyndall, on a paper 'Introductory research on the induction of magnetism by electrical currents' by James Prescott Joule4 January 1856
RR/3/154Referee's report by Michael Faraday, on a paper 'Introductory research on the induction of magnetism by electrical currents' by James Prescott Joule6 July 1855
EC/1850/15Joule, James Prescott: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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