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Authorised form of nameWheatstone; Sir; Charles (1802 - 1875); Physicist
SurnameWheatstone
ForenamesCharles
Dates1802 - 1875
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Gloucester, England (6 February 1802)
Death:
Paris, France (19 October 1875)
Burial:
Kensal Green cemetery, London
ActivityHonours:
Kt 1868
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
21/01/1836
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1840, 1843; Copley Medal 1868
Lectures:
Bakerian 1843, 1852
Council:
VP 1853-1855, 1862-1864
RelationshipsUncle of Oliver Heaviside (FRS 1891)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1875-1876 vol 24 pp xvi-xxvii
References:
K K Schwarz, 'Faraday and Babbage' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp367-381
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/54231425
Royal Society codeNA7559
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AP/37/26On Fessell's Gyroscope 1854
MM/10/181'Note on the Self-acting, Electro-magnetic, Telegraphic Instruments', by Charles Wheatsone26 April 1841
MM/6/4Letter from Charles Wheatstone, Conduit Street, to Michael Faraday2 June 1835
MM/11/152Letter from J F W Herschel, Collingwood, to C Wheatsone20 December 1840
P/0141Portrait of Wheatstone, Sir Charles
MM/14/64Letter from G B Airy, Greenwich, to Charles Wheatstone30 October 1849
AP/23/43Description of the Electromagnetic Clock November 1840
AP/43/8On the Electric Conducting Power of Alloys : Part II1860
MS/710/118Letter from Charles Wheatstone, 20 Conduit Street, to [Robert Were Fox]3 June 1838
AP/37/28On the position of Aluminium in the Voltaic Series25 April 1855
AP/37/27An Account of some Experiments made with submarine Cable of the Mediterranean Electric Telegraph1855
MM/22/34Lists of scientific papers in the hand of Charles Wheatstone1841
AP/43/9On the specific gravity of alloys : Part II1859
IM/004852Wheatstone, Sir Charles2001
RR/3/80Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On the phenomenon of relief of the image formed on the ground glass of the camera obscura' by Antoine Jean Francois Claudet13 November 1857
MM/10/164Report from the Anemometers (Improvements) Committee on Eiffe's, Molyneux's and Parkinson and Frondheim's proposed improvements in Chronometers1841
RR/3/78Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On various phenomena of refraction through semi-lenses or prisms, producing anomalies in the illusion of stereoscopic images' by Antoine Jean Francois Claudet7 July 1856
RR/4/109Letter from Charles Wheatstone, on an unnamed paper by John Peter Gassiot17 May 1860
RR/1/259Referee's report by William Whewell and James Cumming on an unnamed paper by Charles Wheatstone[c.1830]
RR/4/108Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on an unnamed paper by John Peter Gassiot12 March 1860
RR/3/130Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On quantitative measurement in statical electricity, and on some new phenomena of electrical force' by William Snow Harris1 September 1856
RR/3/215Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On colour-blindness' by William Pole4 August 1856
RR/3/150Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'Ocular spectres, structures and functions, mutual exponents' by James Jago15 September 1858
RR/4/31Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'Conductibility of mercury and amalgams' by Frederick Crace Calvert and Richard Johnson1 October 1859
RR/4/61Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On the electrical condition of the egg of the common fowl' by John Davy7 June 1859
RR/2/250Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On the vibrations and tones produced by the contact of bodies having different temperatures' by John Tyndall9 February 1854
RR/3/272Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'A system of train-signalling, by which also disabled trains may telegraph for assistance without the aid of portable apparatus' by Charles Vincent Walker19 June 1857
RR/4/262Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On the long spectrum of electric light' by George Gabriel Stokes16 July 1862
RR/4/261Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On the light radiated by heated bodies' by Balfour Stewart17 March 1860
RR/7/5Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On a distinct form of transient hemiopsia' by Hubert Airy1 March 1870
RR/5/145Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On the Influence of temperature on the electric conducting-power of thallium and iron' by Augustus Matthiessen and Carl Vogt1 June 1863
RR/5/148Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On the influence of temperature on the electric conducting-power of alloys' by Augustus Matthiessen and Carl Vogt1 September 1863
RR/5/157Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On the photographic transparency of various bodies, and on the photographic effects of metallic and other spectra obtained by means of the electric spark' by William Allen Miller23 August 1862
RR/5/220Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On spectra of electric of light, as modified by the nature of the electrodes and the media of discharge' by Thomas Romney Robinson22 October 1862
RR/6/90Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On the principle of the photometer' by William Crookes6 February 1869
RR/1/205Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'An attempt to account for the discrepancy between the actual velocity of sound in air or vapour, and that resulting from theory' by William Ritchie
RR/1/193Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'Observations and experiments on the solar rays that occasion heat; with the application of a remarkable property of these rays to the construction of the solar and oxy-hydrogen gas microscopes' by Joseph Bancroft Reade23 December 1836
RR/7/4Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On a distinct form of transient hemiopsia' by Hubert Airy10 January 1870
RR/7/232Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On a standard voltaic battery' by Latimer Clark1 July 1873
RR/2/216Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On the periodic and non-periodic variations of the temperature at Toronto in Canada, from 1841 to 1852 inclusive' by Edward Sabine16 February 1853
RR/1/233Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on two papers 'On a peculiar source of deterioration of the magnetic powers of steel bars' by William Sturgeon and 'On the supposed properties of the electric and magnetic fluids' by William Ford Stevenson9 August 1845
RR/4/1Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On the difference in the magnetic properties of hot-rolled and cold-rolled malleable iron, as regards the power of receiving and retaining induced magnetism of subpermanent character' by George Biddell Airy27 June 1862
RR/4/140Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On the insulating properties of gutta percha' by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin11 June 1860
RR/7/3Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'Note on an extension of the comparison of magnetic disturbances with magnetic effects inferred from observed terrestrial galvanic currents; and discussion of the magnetic effects inferred from galvanic currents on days of tranquil magnetism' by George Biddell Airy21 April 1870
RR/7/161Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On a voltaic standard of electromotive force' by Josiah Latimer Clark3 September 1872
MS/426/155Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to C [Charles] Wheatstone Esq1 November 1845
MM/15/2Copy of "An Account of several new Instruments and Processes for determining the Constants of a Voltaic Circuit", by Charles Wheatstone1843
MS/710/119Letter from Charles Wheatstone, 20 Conduit Street, London, to Robert Were Fox13 March 1839
MM/10/165Minutes of the Microscope Committeec.1843
RR/6/9Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'Comparison of magnetic disturbances recorded by the self-registering magnetometers at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, with magnetic disturbances deduced from the corresponding terrestrial galvanic currents recorded by the self-registering galvanometers of the Royal Observatory' by George Biddell Airy7 June 1868
RR/1/261Referee's report by John Frederic Daniell, on a paper 'An account of several new instruments and processes for determining the constants of a voltaic circuit' by Charles Wheatstone24 June 1843
EC/1836/05Wheatstone, Sir Charles: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/2/218Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'An inquiry into some of the circumstances and principles which regulate the production of pictures on the retina of the human eye, with their measure of endurance, their colours and changes' by William Scoresby9 February 1854
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