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Authorised form of nameWeldon; Walter Frank Raphael (1860 - 1906)
SurnameWeldon
ForenamesWalter Frank Raphael
Dates1860 - 1906
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Highgate, London, England (15 March 1860)
Death:
Nursing home, Oxford (13 April 1906)
Burial:
Holywell, Oxford
ActivityEducation:
University College, London; King's College, London; St John's College, Cambridge. MA
Career:
Demonstrator in Zoology, Cambridge (1882-1884); University Lecturer in invertebrate morphology, Cambridge (1884-1891); made a statistical study of the variations of the common shrimp; founded the study of biometrics; Jodrell Professor of Zoology, University College, London (1891-1899); Linacre Professor of Comparative Anatomy, Oxford University (1899-1906); died of acute pneumonia
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
5/06/1890
RelationshipsSon of Walter Weldon (FRS 1882) and his wife Ann Cotton; married (13 March 1883) Florence, daughter of William Tebb of Rede Hall, Burstow, Surrey
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series B 1908 vol 80 pp xxv-xli
Royal Society codeNA7134
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/15/76A note on the variation in common herring by WFR Weldon, for the Evolution Committee of the Royal Societyc.1894
MM/15/92Letter from WFR Weldon to R Harrison2 March 1897
MM/15/91Letter from WFR Weldon to R Harrison18 February 1897
MM/15/97Letter from WFR Weldon to Michael Foster12 January 1900
MM/15/89Letter from WFR Weldon to Francis Galton15 January 1894
MM/15/90Letter from WFR Weldon to Francis Galton 22 January 1894
MM/15/78Draft of a printed circular letter by WFR Weldon, on a resolution passed by the Evolution Committee of the Royal SocietyFebruary 1897
MM/15/98Letter from WFR Weldon to the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society20 January 1900
MM/15/82Copy of an excerpt from the minutes of the Royal Society's Evolution Committee15 February 1900
MM/15/85Letter from WFR Weldon to Francis Galton, on the Evolution Committee of the Royal Society27 November 1893
NLB/32/351Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Frank Walter Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society, Zoology Committee 26 February 1906
NLB/4/727Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Reverend Dr John Kerr, Isaac Roberts, Jethro Justinian Harris Teall, Richard Thorne Thorne, and Walter Frank Raphael Weldon9 October 1890
NLB/6/505Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellows of the Royal Society26 May 1892
NLB/5/185Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Drake & Gorham, 2 Princes Mansions, S.W.10 April 1891
NLB/5/217Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society16 April 1891
NLB/5/375Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons1 June 1891
NLB/5/381Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society1 June 1891
NLB/5/447Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society12 June 1891
NLB/5/518Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, 30 Wimpole Street, W6 July 1891
NLB/7/543Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society10 March 1893
NLB/10/781Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society4 February 1895
NLB/10/450Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society26 November 1894
NLB/10/353Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society12 November 1894
NLB/10/878Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society25 February 1895
NLB/17/742Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society14 December 1898
NLB/9/394Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society11 May 1894
NLB/11/70Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alfred Newton, Fellow of the Royal Society10 April 1895
NLB/9/563Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society5 June 1894
NLB/9/450Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Edward Jeremiah Bles, Marine Biological Laboratory, Plymouth19 May 1894
NLB/5/268Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, [Fellow of the Royal Society]24 April 1891
RR/15/9Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'On the correlation between duration of life and the numbers of offspring' by M Beeton, George Udney Yule and Karl Pearson22 May 1900
NLB/14/239Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society1 February 1897
RR/15/96Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'Mathematical contributions to the theory of evolution VIII. On the correlation of characters not quantitatively measurable' by Karl PearsonApril 1900
NLB/14/728Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Edwin Ray Lankester, Fellow of the Royal Society4 May 1897
RR/16/174Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'Experimental Studies in the Physiology of Heredity' by William Bateson, E R Saunders and Reginald Crundall Punnett9 October 1904
RR/16/175Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on reports to the Evolution Committee, II, regarding three papers 'Experimental Studies in the Physiology of Heredity' by William Bateson, E R Saunders and Reginald Crundall Punnett, 'Experiments with Poulty' by C C Hurst, and 'Some Experiments on Wheat-breeding' by Rowland Harry BiffenOctober 1904
NLB/18/652Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons17 April 1899
NLB/28/207Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society 30 January 1904
RR/16/368Memoranda from Robert William Frederick Harrison, and reply from Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'The function of sex' by G Archdall Reid7 October 1905
NLB/15/97Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Turner Thiselton-Dyer, Fellow of the Royal Society25 June 1897
NLB/16/48Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Weldon19 January 1898
NLB/16/144Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Ray E Lankester, Fellow of the Royal Society9 February 1898
NLB/17/48Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society8 July 1898
NLB/16/139Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society8 February 1898
NLB/16/581Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to W F R Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society3 May 1898
NLB/17/231Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, [Fellow of the Royal Society]12 September 1898
NLB/19/56Copy telegram from an unknown correspondent, to Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, [Fellow of the Royal Society], 8 St Aldate's Oxford[June 1899]
NLB/17/503Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Archibald Geikie, [Fellow of the Royal Society]11 November 1898
NLB/17/665Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society8 December 1898
NLB/16/869Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor W F R Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society22 June 1898
NLB/18/229Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [W F R] Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society8 February 1899
NLB/18/449Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [W F R] Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society13 March 1899
NLB/19/628Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons13 December 1899
NLB/19/767Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Andrew Russell Forsyth, Fellow of the Royal Society13 December 1899
NLB/18/776Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Michael Foster, Secretary [of the Royal Society]10 May 1899
NLB/20/449Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society26 April 1900
NLB/20/538Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society17 May 1900
NLB/20/305Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Adam Sedgwick, Fellow of the Royal Society17 March 1900
NLB/22/28Copy letter from Sir Michael Foster, to Professor [Walter Frank Raphael] Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society14 February 1901
NLB/23/2/185Copy letter from unknown correspondent, to The Editors 'Biometrika' (Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society and Karl Pearson, Fellow of the Royal Society)9 April 1902
NLB/29/74Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society30 June 1904
NLB/30/153Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Zoology Committee4 February 1905
NLB/30/17Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society17 January 1905
NLB/28/187Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Zoology Sectional Committee27 January 1904
NLB/30/273Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Zoology Committee22 February 1905
NLB/28/246Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society4 February 1904
NLB/28/300Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society13 February 1904
NLB/30/247Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, [Fellow of the Royal Society]20 February 1905
NLB/30/355Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society10 March 1905
NLB/30/466Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society28 March 1905
NLB/30/527Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Zoology Committee,8 April 1905
NLB/30/590Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society15 April 1905
NLB/29/323Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society22 September 1904
NLB/30/734Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Professor [Walter Frank Raphael] Weldon, [Fellow of the Royal Society]15 May 1905
NLB/29/613Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society14 November 1904
NLB/28/864Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society7 June 1904
NLB/31/115Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Zoology Sectional Committee26 June 1905
NLB/29/819Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society14 December 1904
NLB/28/904Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society13 June 1904
NLB/32/63Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society20 December 1905
NLB/31/537Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Zoology Sectional Committee7 October 1905
NLB/32/69Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Zoology Sectional Committee20 December 1905
NLB/32/146Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society15 January 1906
NLB/32/145Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Joseph Larmor, Secretary, Royal Society[15 January 1906]
NLB/31/636Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Physiology Sectional Committee23 October 1905
NLB/32/226Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society1 February 1906
NLB/31/663Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society27 October 1905
NLB/31/838Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society22 November 1905
NLB/32/328Copy letter from Sir Archibald Geikie, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, [Fellow of the Royal Society]21 February 1906
NLB/32/399Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Zoology Sectional Committee5 March 1906
NLB/32/457Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Zoology Committee13 March 1906
NLB/32/496Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Zoology Sectional Committee20 March 1906
NLB/32/607Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to [Messrs Harrison & Sons]23 April 1906
NLB/29/915Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Zoology Committee11 January 1905
NLB/32/738Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Professor Karl Pearson, 7 Well Road, Hampstead, N.W.18 May 1906
NLB/32/739Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Arthur Everett Shipley, Fellow of the Royal Society, Christ's College, Cambridge18 May 1906
NLB/32/737Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Professor Sydney John Hickson, Fellow of the Royal Society, Ellesmere House, Withington, Manchester18 May 1906
NLB/32/725Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Karl Pearson, Fellow of the Royal Society17 May 1906
RR/11/206Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'A new mode of respiration in the myriapoda' by F G Sinclair1892
RR/11/93Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'A new mode of respiration in the myriapoda' by F G Sinclair4 October 1891
RR/12/179Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'Contributions to the life-history of the foraminifera' by Joseph Jackson Lister10 July 1894
RR/12/53Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'On the structure and affinities of Heliopora coerulea, Pallas. With some observations on the structure of Xenia and Heteroxenia' by Gilbert Charles Bourne8 August 1894
RR/11/245Referee's report by Walter Frank Rafael Weldon, on a paper 'On the coloration of the skins of fishes, especially of pleuronectidae' by J T Cunningham and C A MacMunn1893
RR/12/399Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'The effect of environment on the development of echinoderm larvae: an experimental inquiry into the causes of variation' by H M Vernon30 January 1895
RR/12/320Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'On the evolution of the vertebral column of amphibia and amuivta' by Hans Friedrich Gadow26 October 1893
RR/14/79Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'Mathematical contributions to the theory of evolution.—V. On the reconstruction of the stature of prehistoric races' by Karl Pearson10 July 1898
RR/12/354Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'The development of Asterina gibbosa' by Ernest William MacBride28 March 1895
RR/13/37Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'On the development of Lichenopora verrucaria' by Sidney Frederic Harmer28 November 1895
RR/14/6Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on two papers 'The giant cells in the nerve cord of Arenicola' by Frederick William Gamble and James Hartley Ashworth, and 'The stomodaeum, mesenterial filaments, and endoderm of Xenia' by James Hartley Ashworth9 March 1898
RR/14/71Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'A study of the phyto-plankton of the Atlantic' by George Robert Milne Murray and Vernon Herbert Blackman18 June 1898
RR/14/101Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'The relations between the hybrid and parent forms of echinoid larvae' by H M Vernon6 June 1898
RR/13/172Referee's report by Frank Evers Beddard and Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'Fragmentation in lineus gesserensis' by Alexander Crum Brown16 February 1897
RR/14/186Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'The the external features the development of Lepidosiren paradoxa, Fitz' by John Graham Kerrnd [May 1899]
RR/13/261Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'On a discontinuous variation occurring in Biscutella lævigata' by Edith R Saunders15 July 1897
RR/12/110Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on two papers 'On the evolution of the vertebral column of fishes' by Hans Friedrich Gadow and E C Abbott, and 'On the structure and affinities of Heliopora coerulea, Pallas. With some observations on the structure of Xenia and Heteroxenia' by Gilbert Charles Bourne8 August 1894
EC/1890/16Weldon, Walter Frank Raphael: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/15/77A printed circular letter by WFR Weldon, on a resolution passed by the Evolution Committee of the Royal SocietyFebruary 1897
NLB/5/184Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society, University College10 April 1891
NLB/10/334Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society10 November 1894
NLB/9/205Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society16 April 1894
RR/15/50Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'Variation' by James Cossar Ewart29 April 1900
RR/15/138Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'The association of attributes in statistics, with examples from the material of the Childhood Society, etc' on a paper by George Udny YuleDecember 1899
RR/15/126Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'Certain laws of variation' by H M Vernon29 March 1900
NLB/17/236Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society17 September 1898
NLB/19/48Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society9 June 1899
NLB/18/187Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Herdman2 February 1899
NLB/19/855Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Andrew Russell Forsyth, Fellow of the Royal Society8 January 1900
NLB/20/278Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to William Abbott Herdman, [Fellow of the Royal Society]12 March 1900
NLB/30/274Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society22 February 1905
NLB/30/724Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Professor [Walter Frank Raphael] Weldon, [Fellow of the Royal Society]12 May 1905
RR/14/54Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'Observations upon the normal and pathological histology and bacteriology of the oyster' by William Abbott Herdman and Rubert William Boyce8 February 1899
RR/11/47Second referee's reports by Arthur Milnes Marshall and Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'On some histological features and physiological properties of the post-œsophageal nerve cord of the crustacea' by William Bate Hardy5 March 1893
MM/15/73'Evolution Commitee of the Royal Society'1897
NLB/7/61Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster18 November 1892
NLB/20/470Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Abbott Herdman, Fellow of the Royal Society30 April 1900
NLB/32/509Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Zoology Sectional Committee22 March 1906
NLB/32/601Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Zoology Committee11 April 1906
NLB/30New Letter Book volume 30, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration14 January 1905-6 June 1905
RR/11/50Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'On some histological features and physiological properties of the post-œsophageal nerve cord of the crustacea' by William Bate Hardy20 July 1891
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