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Authorised form of nameMerrifield; Charles Watkins (1827 - 1884)
SurnameMerrifield
ForenamesCharles Watkins
Dates1827 - 1884
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (20 October 1827)
Death:
45 Church Road, Hove, Brighton, Sussex (01 January 1884)
ActivityProfession:
Barrister
Research Field:
Mathematics, hydraulics, naval architecture
Career:
Entered the Education Department, Whitehall (1847); Examiner, Department of Public Education; Vice-Principal, Royal School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, South Kensington (1867-1873)
Memberships:
FMS (1866, President 1878-1880)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
4/06/1863
RelationshipsSon of John Merrifield of Tavistock, Devon; married Elizabeth Ellen, daughter of John Nicholls of Trekenning, St Columb (she died 1869)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1883-1884 vol 36 pp i-iii
Notes:
DNB says that some sources indicate he was born in Brighton.
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/89193267
Royal Society codeNA729
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1863/08Merrifield, Charles Watkins: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/4/184Referee's report by Bartholomew Price, on a paper 'On a new method of approximation applicable to elliptic and ultra-elliptic functions' by Charles Watkins Merrifield30 August 1860
RR/6/182Referee's report by William John Macquorn Rankine, on a paper 'On the law of the resistance of the air to rifled projectiles' by Charles Watkins Merrifield1 June 1868
RR/7/321Referee's report by Charles Watkins Merrifield, on a paper 'On the calculus of factorials' by H F C Logan21 June 1874
RR/8/223Referee's report by Charles Watkins Merrifield, on a paper 'English reproduction table' by William Farr25 February 1880
RR/6/17Referee's report by James Clerk Maxwell, on three papers 'On the resistance of the air to the motion of elongated projectiles having variously formed heads' by Francis Bashforth, 'On the resistance of the air to rifled projectiles' by J A Longridge and 'On the law of the resistance of the air to rifled projectiles' by Charles Watkins Merrifield19 May 1868
RR/4/182Referee's report by Bartholomew Price, on a paper 'On the comparison of hyperbolic arcs' by Charles Watkins Merrifield9 July 1859
RR/4/183Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the comparison of hyperbolic arcs' by Charles Watkins Merrifield4 May 1859
RR/4/187Referee's report by Thomas Archer Hirst , on a paper 'On a new method of approximation applicable to elliptic and ultra-elliptic functions - Second memoir' by Charles Watkins Merrifield5 July 1862
RR/4/186Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On a new method of approximation applicable to elliptic and ultra-elliptic functions - Second memoir' by Charles Watkins Merrifield7 June 1862
RR/4/185Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On a new method of approximation applicable to elliptic and ultra-elliptic functions' by Charles Watkins Merrifield27 July 1860
PT/60/13Paper, 'On a new method of approximation, applicable to elliptic and ultra-elliptic functions' by Charles W [Watkins] Merrifield17 March 1860
PT/65/2Paper, 'On a new method of approximation applicable to elliptic and ultra-elliptic functions (second memoir)' by Charles W [Watkins] MerrifieldMarch 1862
RR/6/245Referee's report by Charles Watkins Merrifield, on a paper 'On the relation of form and dimensions to weight of material in the construction of iron-clad ships' by Edward James Reed9 April 1868
RR/8/40Referee's report by Charles Watkins Merrifield, on a paper 'On friction between surfaces moving at low speeds' by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin and James Alfred Ewing30 April 1877
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