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Authorised form of nameFleming; Sir; John Ambrose (1849 - 1945); electrical engineer
SurnameFleming
ForenamesJohn Ambrose
Dates1849 - 1945
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Lancaster, Lancashire, England (29 November 1849)
Death:
Sidmouth, Devon (18 April 1945)
ActivityResearch Field:
Electrical engineering
Education:
University College, London; Royal College of Chemistry; St John's College, Cambridge. MA (Camb)
Career:
Lecturer in Applied Mechanics, Cambridge; Professor of Electrical Engineering, University College, London (1885)
Honours:
Kt 1929
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
2/06/1892
Medals/Prizes:
Hughes Medal 1910
RelationshipsSon of Rev James Fleming DD; married Clara Ripley
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Obituaries:
Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1945-1948 vol 5 pp 231-242, plate, by W H Eccles
References:
Sir Brian Pippard, FRS, 'Schoolmaster-Fellows and the campaign for science education' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 63-81, plate
J T MacGregor-Morris, 'Sir Ambrose Fleming (Jubilee of the Valve)' in NR 1954-55 vol 11 pp 134-144, plate
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/32790633
Royal Society codeNA7145
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1892/10Fleming, Sir John Ambrose: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/001447Fleming, John Ambrosend
MM/18/16Fragment of a letter from John Ambrose Flemingnd
AP/59/2On Magneto-Electric Induction in Liquid and Gaseous conductors. Part I - Production of induced currents in Electrolytes1877
IM/Maull/001446Fleming, John Ambrosend
MS/525/6/10/1'Improvements in range finders': copy provisional patent specification by John Ambrose FlemingMarch 1915
NLB/4/435Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Ambrose Fleming, 9 Clifton Gardens, Maida Hill, W.29 May 1890
NLB/3/1084Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Drake & Gorham7 January 1890
NLB/3/1058Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Ambrose Fleming2 January 1890
NLB/3/1071Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Drake & Gorham4 January 1890
NLB/3/1056Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Ambrose Fleming, 9 Clifton Gardens, Maida Hill, W.1 January 1890
NLB/7/983Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society12 June 1893
NLB/7/993Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society, 9 Clifton Gardens, Maida Hill, W.13 June 1893
NLB/7/1065Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society27 June 1893
NLB/26/230Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society13 February 1903
NLB/13/3Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Collings & Company27 May 1896
NLB/13/20Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], Secretary, Royal Society29 May 1896
NLB/13/168Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society, University College, Gower Street, W.C.24 June 1896
NLB/13/526Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society3 October 1896
RR/15/15Referee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'An artificial retina and the theory of vision' by Jagadish Chunder Bose26 June 1900
NLB/14/200Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society20 January 1897
RR/15/58Referee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'Lines of induction in a magnetic field' by Henry Selby Hele-Shaw and Alfred Hay28 June 1900
NLB/14/793Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons21 May 1897
RR/15/283Letter from John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'On a suggested relation between the refractive indices of pure metals and their molecular constants' by W Williams to Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society27 March 1901
RR/15/236Referee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'The action of magnetised electrodes upon electrical discharge phenomena in rarefied gases' by C E S PhillipsMarch 1901
RR/15/282Referee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'On a suggested relation between the refractive indices of pure metals and their molecular constants' by W Williams25 March 1901
RR/16/108Referee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'Studies in magnetic testing' by George Frederick Charles SearleJanuary 1904
NLB/22/229Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [John Ambrose] Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society, Pender Laboratory, University College, Gower Street, W.C.28 March 1901
NLB/23/2/427Copy letter sent from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society11 January 1904
NLB/24/401Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society9 May 1902
NLB/26/290Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society24 February 1903
NLB/24/630Copy telegram from Royal Society, to Professor [John Ambrose] Fleming, [Fellow of the Royal Society], 212 Finchley Road, N.W. [June 1902]
NLB/24/587Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society5 June 1902
NLB/26/536Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, Professor [John Ambrose] Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society8 April 1903
NLB/30/441Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society24 March 1905
NLB/30/737Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Amborse Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society15 May 1905
NLB/30/731Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society12 May 1905
NLB/31/844Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society23 November 1905
NLB/32/849Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society1 June 1906
NLB/32/866Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society, University College, Gower Street, W.C.8 June 1906
NLB/32/898Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society, University College, W.C.13 June 1906
NLB/35/50Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society10 April 1907
NLB/35/454Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society3 June 1907
NLB/37/902Copy Letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr J [John] A [Ambrose] Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society1 June 1908
NLB/37/515Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] A [Ambrose] Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society1 April 1908
NLB/42/55Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to M Charles Delagrave, 15 Rue Souffict, Paris17 March 1910
NLB/42/202Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] A [Ambrose] Fleming FRS 23 April 1910
NLB/43/311Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society8 December 1910
NLB/42/43Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] A [Ambrose] Fleming FRS14 March 1910
NLB/43/110Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society7 November 1910
NLB/46/242Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society28 June 1912
NLB/50/18Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [John Ambrose] Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society8 April 1914
NLB/51/30Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor John Ambrose Fleming FRS23 November 1914
NLB/50/404Copy letter from Charles Herbert Lees, to Professor [John Ambrose] Fleming, [Fellow of the Royal Society][July 1914]
NLB/50/524Copy letter from Charles Herbert Lees, to Professor [John Ambrose] Fleming, [Fellow of the Royal Society]22 July 1914
NLB/51/81Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor John Ambrose Fleming FRS7 December 1914
NLB/51/803Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor John Ambrose Fleming FRS2 July 1915
RR/17/39Referee's report [page 2] by Hector Munro Macdonald, on a paper 'A note on the theory of directive antennæ or unsymmetrical hertzian oscillators' by John Ambrose Fleming30 March 1906
RR/17/390Referee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'The theory of the dynamometer wattmeter' by J A Drysdale22 February 1909
RR/17/226Letter from John Ambrose Fleming, regarding a paper 'Alternate current measurement' by W E Sumpner8 November 1907
RR/8/18Second referee's report by George Carey Foster, on a paper 'On magneto-electric induction in liquids and gases.—Part I. production of induced currents in electrolytes' by John Ambrose Fleming31 July 1877
RR/8/17Referee's report by George Carey Foster, on a paper 'On magneto-electric induction in liquids and gases.—Part I. production of induced currents in electrolytes' by John Ambrose Fleming30 July 1877
MS/929/1/55Letter from [John Ambrose] Fleming, FRS, to James Mackenzie Davidson16 June 1917
RR/28/125Referee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on two papers 'The distribution of the magnetic field and return current round a submarine cable carrying alternating current.—Part 1' by Charles V Drysdale and 'The distribution of the magnetic field and return current round a submarine cable carrying alternating current. —Part 2' by S Butterworth[September 1923]
RR/29/8Referee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'Investigations on the paramagnetism of crystals at low temperatures' by L C JacksonJune 1923
MS/929/2/1Copy letter from James Mackenzie Davidson, 26 Park Crescent, Portland Place, to Professor [John Ambrose] Fleming, FRS15 June 1914
RR/31/54Referee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'On the electrical conductivity of magnetite' by Ernest Wilson and [Edward Felix] Herroun[January 1924]
RR/11/251Referee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'Magnetic qualities of iron' by James Alfred Ewing and Helen G Klaassen8 July 1893
RR/11/259Referee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'The effects of mechanical stress on the electrical resistance of metals' by James H Gray and James B Henderson6 March 1893
RR/12/334Referee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'Alternate current dynamo-electric machines' by John Hopkinson and E Wilson26 April 1895
RR/13/56Referee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'The measurement of high potential difference' by H C Leake, R Leventhorpe and C S Whitehead21 January 1896
RR/13/59Letter from John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'The measurement of high potential difference' by H C Leake, R Leventhorpe and C S Whitehead to the Secretary of the Royal Society17 February 1896
RR/13/57Letter from John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'The measurement of high potential difference' by H C Leake, R Leventhorpe and C S Whitehead to the Secretary of the Royal Society14 February 1896
RR/13/58Letter from Joseph John Thomson, on a paper 'The measurement of high potential difference' by H C Leake, R Leventhorpe and C S Whitehead to John Ambrose Fleming16 February 1896
NLB/57/327Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Richard [Tetley] Glazebrook, FRS, Chairman of the Physics Committee17 October 1919
NLB/62/44Copy letter from Frederick Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [John Ambrose] Fleming, FRS23 November 1921
RR/8/19Referee's report by James Clerk Maxwell, on a paper 'On magneto-electric induction in liquids and gases.—Part I. production of induced currents in electrolytes' by John Ambrose Fleming16 October 1877
RR/31/75Referee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'Experiments on the effects of resistance in the oscillating circuit of a triode' by J H Vincent and A L Beak8 January 1925
RR/14/208Referee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'On the recovery of iron from overstrain' by James Muirnd [February 1899]
NLB/65/178Copy letter from [James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society]; to Lord Rayleigh [Robert John Strutt], FRS8 September 1923
NLB/65/16Copy letter from [James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society]; to Lord Rayleigh [Robert John Strutt], FRS13 July 1923
NLB/65/928Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord Rayleigh [Robert John Strutt], FRS31 January 1924
MS/525/6/10/13Letter from John Ambrose Fleming, the Pender Electrical Laboratory, University College, Gower Street, London8 June 1915
RR/15/252Referee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'The measurement of magnetic hysteresis' by George Frederick Charles Searle and T G BedfordMay 1901
NLB/13/186Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society, University College, Gower Street, W.C.26 June 1896
RR/16/195Referee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'Two-dimensional problems in magnetic induction, with special reference to flux distribution in toothed-core armatures' by Henry Selby Hele-Shaw, Alfred Hay and P H PowellMarch 1904
NLB/22/218Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [John Ambrose] Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society26 March 1901
NLB/37/308Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] A [Ambrose] Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society28 February 1908
RR/17/38Referee's report [page 1] by Hector Munro Macdonald, on a paper 'A note on the theory of directive antennæ or unsymmetrical hertzian oscillators' by John Ambrose Fleming30 March 1906
RR/17/227Referee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'Alternate current measurement' by W E Sumpner[November 1907]
RR/8/20Letter from John Ambrose Fleming, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'On magneto-electric induction in liquids and gases.—Part I. production of induced currents in electrolytes' by John Ambrose Fleming12 November 1877
RR/19/89Referee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'An investigation into the magnetic behavior of iron and some other metals under the oscillatory discharge from a condenser' by E W Marchant[January 1913]
NLB/36/883Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to James Swinburne, Fellow of the Royal Society7 January 1908
RR/22/95Letter from John Ambrose Fleming to Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society12 August 1915
NLB/57New Letter Book volume 57, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration27 June 1919-27 February 1920
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