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Authorised form of nameForbes; George (1849 - 1936); Engineer
SurnameForbes
ForenamesGeorge
Dates1849 - 1936
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Edinburgh, Scotland (05 April 1849)
Death:
Worthing, Sussex (05 April 1849)
ActivityProfession:
Engineer
Research Field:
Astronomy, electricity
Education:
St Andrews; Cambridge University. MA
Career:
Professor of Natural Philosophy, Andersons College, Glasgow (1872-1880); observed the Transit of Venus from Hawaii (1874); travelled from Peking to St Petersburg theough the Gobi Desert and Siberia; visited South Africa (1895) and New Zealand (1896); involved in harnessing the Niagara for the production of power
Memberships:
FRSE; FRAS; Member of the Astronomische Gesellschaft, of the Electro-technical Society of Vienna; Member of the Society of Telegraphic Engineers; AICE
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
9/06/1887
RelationshipsSon of James David Forbes (FRS 1832)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB (MP)
Obituaries:
Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1936-1938 vol 2 pp 283-286, plate, by J A Fleming and D'Arcy W Thompson
Royal Society codeNA7125
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1887/07Forbes; George: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/Maull/001490Forbes, George1893
NLB/3/54Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor George Forbes, Fellow of the Royal Society23 February 1889
NLB/5/975Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor George Forbes, Fellow of the Royal Society, 34 Great George Street, S.W.27 November 1891
NLB/8/654Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor George Forbes, Fellow of the Royal Society5 December 1893
RR/15/191Referee's report by Silvanus Phillips Thompson, on a paper 'Description of a range-finder' by George Forbes2 August 1901
RR/15/190Referee's report by Charles Vernon Boys, on a paper 'Description of a range-finder' by George Forbes4 July 1901
RR/15/336Referee's report by Charles Vernon Boys, on a paper 'A portable telemeter, or range-finder' by G Forbes1 March 1902
RR/16/179Referee's report by Alfred George Greenhill, on a paper 'Exterior ballistics. 'Error of the day' and other corrections to naval range-tables' by George Forbes22 December 1904
NLB/15/187Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Forbes, Fellow of the Royal Society12 July 1897
NLB/35/49Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Forbes, Fellow of the Royal Society10 April 1907
NLB/23/1/387Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to George Forbes, Fellow of the Royal Society5 November 1901
NLB/25/40Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Forbes, Fellow of the Royal Society, North Western Hotel, Liverpool 29 July 1902
NLB/24/535Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor [George] Forbes, Fellow of the Royal SocietyMay 1902
NLB/34/34Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Richard Threlfall, Fellow of the Royal Society, George Forbes, Fellow of the Royal Society, Sydney John Hickson, Fellow of the Royal Society20 November 1906
NLB/35/48Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to C W S Crawley, 89 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, S.W.10 April 1907
NLB/36/705Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Forbes, Fellow of the Royal Society, Uplands, Fareham, Hampshire4 December 1907
NLB/36/770Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor George Forbes, [Fellow of the Royal Society]12 December 1907
NLB/48/353Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [George] Forbes, Fellow of the Royal Society, Kinnaird Cottage, Pitlochrie, N.B 20 June 1913
RR/17/163Referee's report by Henry Bradwardine Jackson, on a paper 'Exterior ballistics. (No. 2.)' by George Forbes14 November 1907
L&P/3/345Letter, 'On the patella or limpet' from George Forbes to John Eaton Dodsworth1758
RR/8/356Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'Experimental determination of the velocity of white and of coloured light' by James Young and George Forbes19 July 1881
RR/8/357Referee's report by John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, on a paper 'Experimental determination of the velocity of white and of coloured light' by James Young and George Forbes[1881]
NLB/66/626Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the General Secretary, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Edinburgh5 June 1924
NLB/35/11Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Professor George Forbes, Fellow of the Royal Society27 March 1907
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