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Authorised form of nameWheatstone; Sir; Charles (1802 - 1875); physicist
Dates1802 - 1875
NationalityBritish
Place of birthGloucester, England
Date of birth6 February 1802
Place of deathParis, France
Date of death19 October 1875
Dates and placesBurial:
Kensal Green cemetery, London
ActivityHonours:
Kt 1868
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election21/01/1836
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1853-1855, 1862-1864
Medals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1840, 1843; Copley Medal 1868
Lectures:
Bakerian 1843, 1852
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
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
P/0141Portrait of Wheatstone, Sir Charles
MM/14/64Letter from G B Airy, Greenwich, to Charles Wheatstone30 October 1849
MS/710/118Letter from Charles Wheatstone, 20 Conduit Street, to [Robert Were Fox]3 June 1838
MM/22/34Lists of scientific papers in the hand of Charles Wheatstone1841
IM/004852Wheatstone, Sir Charles2001
MM/10/164Report from the Anemometers (Improvements) Committee on Eiffe's, Molyneux's and Parkinson and Frondheim's proposed improvements in Chronometers1841
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
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/3/150Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'Ocular spectres, structures and functions, mutual exponents' by James Jago15 September 1858
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/7/5Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On a distinct form of transient hemiopsia' by Hubert Airy1 March 1870
RR/6/90Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On the principle of the photometer' by William Crookes6 February 1869
RR/7/4Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On a distinct form of transient hemiopsia' by Hubert Airy10 January 1870
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/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/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/7/232Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On a standard voltaic battery' by Latimer Clark1 July 1873
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/4/109Letter from Charles Wheatstone, on an unnamed paper by John Peter Gassiot17 May 1860
MM/11/152Letter from J F W Herschel, Collingwood, to C Wheatsone20 December 1840
RR/1/259Referee's report by William Whewell and James Cumming on an unnamed paper by Charles Wheatstone[c.1830]
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
RR/4/108Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on an unnamed paper by John Peter Gassiot12 March 1860
MS/710/119Letter from Charles Wheatstone, 20 Conduit Street, London, to Robert Were Fox13 March 1839
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/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/4/261Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On the light radiated by heated bodies' by Balfour Stewart17 March 1860
EC/1836/05Wheatstone, Sir Charles: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/7/161Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On a voltaic standard of electromotive force' by Josiah Latimer Clark3 September 1872
PT/60/11Paper, 'On the specific gravitys [sic] of alloys' by A [Augustus] Matthiessen[1859]
PT/60/10Paper, 'On the electric conducting power of alloys' by A [Augustus] Matthiessen[1859]
PT/43/1Paper, 'Contributions to the physiology of vision. Part the second' by Charles Wheatstone[1852]
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
PT/43/1/3Plate, figures 5-6 and 8 showing optic axes, reflected images, and plane mirrors by unknown artist[1852]
PT/43/1/2Plate, figures 1-4 and 7-8 showing mirrors, stereoscopes, and pseudoscopes by E BerkerJanuary 1852
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
MC/2/134Letter from [Charles] Wheatstone, 20 Conduit Street, to the Royal Society14 July 1834
MC/2/171Letter from [Charles] Wheatstone, 20 Conduit Street, to the Royal Society17 May 1835
AP/43/9Unpublished paper, 'On the specific gravity of alloys: Part II' by A [Augustus] Matthiessen1859
PT/67/6Paper, 'Experimental researches on the transmission of electric signals through submarine cables' by [Henry Charles] Fleeming Jenkin[1862]
PT/60/10/5Plate, conducting power of alloys of tin, antimony, and bismuth by Augustus Matthiessen[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
PT/60/10/1Manuscript, 'On the electric conducting power of alloys' by A [Augustus] Matthiessen[1859]
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
PT/60/10/2Plate, conducting power of alloys of cadmium, tin, and lead by Augustus Matthiessen[1859]
PT/60/10/3Plate, conducting power of alloys of copper, gold, and bismuth by Augustus Matthiessen[1859]
PT/60/10/4Plate, conducting power of alloys of lead, antimony, and bismuth by Augustus Matthiessen[1859]
MC/3Volume 3 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1839-1843
PT/67/6/4Plate, 'Arrival curve for 1006 knots in 4 coils and 2192 knots in 10 coils' by unknown artist[1862]
PT/67/6/6Plate, 'Curve of amplitudes' by unknown artist[1862]
PT/67/6/3Plate, connections used in Jenkin's apparatus and arrival curves for various currents by unknown artist[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
MC/3/155Letter from Charles Wheatstone, King's College, to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society28 April 1841
MC/3/208Letter from Colonel Edward Sabine, 12 Park Place, St James's, to Sir John [William] Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]14 March 1842
MM/10/165Minutes of the Microscope Committeec.1843
MC/2/182Letter from Charles Wheatstone, 20 Conduit Street, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, [Secretary of the Royal Society]16 July 1835
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
PT/67/6/2Plate, transmission apparatus and variations of received current by unknown artist[1862]
PT/74/1/47Diagrams, spark board and measuring instrument by unknown artist[1834]
PT/74/1/45Diagram, arrangement of insulated wire by unknown artist[1834]
PT/74/1/44Drawing, revolving mirror inclined toward axis of rotation by unknown artist[1834]
PT/67/6/1Manuscript, 'Experimental researches on the transmission of electric signals through submarine cables' by [Henry Charles] Fleeming Jenkin[1862]
PT/74/1/46Diagram, hexagonal mirror by unknown artist[1834]
PT/74/1/42Diagrams, deflection of line of electricity by unknown artist[1834]
PT/74/1/41Diagram, apparatus for determining direction and velocity of electric spark by unknown artist[1834]
MC/6/1Letter from Elie Wartmann, Geneva, to General [Edward] Sabine, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]3 January 1859
MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
PT/60/5Paper, 'On the effect of the presence of metals and metalloids upon the electric conducting power of pure copper' by A [Augustus] Matthiessen and M Holzmann[1860]
PT/43/1/1Manuscript, 'Contributions to the physiology of vision. Part the second' by Charles Wheatstone[1852]
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
AP/45/5Unpublished paper, 'On spectrum analysis: with a description of a large spectroscope having nine prisms and achromatic telescopes of two feet focal length' by J P [John Peter] Gassiot1863
AP/23/43Unpublished paper, 'Description of the electro-magnetic clock' by Charles WheatstoneNovember 1840
RR/2/218Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'An enquiry 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
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
MC/10/294Letter from Warren de la Rue, Paris, to Dr [Joseph Dalton] Hooker, President of the Royal Society18 October 1875
MC/10/303Letter from Robert Sabine, 25 Cumberland Terrace, Regents' Park, to the Secretary of the Royal Society, London16 November 1875
AP/37/28Paper, 'Note on the position of aluminum [aluminium] in the voltaic series' by Charles Wheatstone25 April 1855
MC/10/391Letter from Winter Williams, 16 Bedford Row, London, to the Secretary of the Royal Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly5 May 1876
MC/10/419Letter from G [George] Carey Foster, President of the Physical Society of London, Sabden, near Whalley, Lancashire, to [Joseph Dalton Hooker], President of the Royal Society3 July 1876
MC/10Volume 10 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal SocietyJuly 1873-1876
PT/67/6/5Plate, paper band and roller transmission apparatus and diagram of signals received by unknown artist[1862]
AP/37/27Paper, 'An account of some experiments made with submarine cable of the Mediterranean electric telegraph' by Charles Wheatstone1855
PT/74/1/43Drawing, revolving mirror by unknown artist[1834]
RR/3/215Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On colour-blindness' by William Pole4 August 1856
AP/37/26Paper, 'On Fessell's [sic] gyroscope' by Charles Wheatstone1854
AP/37/26/1Manuscript, 'On Fessell's [sic] gyroscope' by Charles Wheatstone1854
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
AP/43/8Unpublished paper, 'On the electric conducting power of alloys: Part II' by A [Augustus] Matthiessen1859
AP/45/5/1Unpublished manuscript, 'On spectrum analysis: with a description of a large spectroscope having nine prisms and achromatic telescopes of two feet focal length' by J P [John Peter] Gassiot1863
MS/257/4/38Letter from Edward Sabine, Woolwich, to [Charles] Wheatstone11 April 1845
PP/8/20Paper, 'On a new form of stereoscope' by A Stroh1886
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
MS/257/5/99Letter from Charles Wheatstone, 20 Conduit Street to Edward Sabine, British Association, Manchester24 June 1842
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/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/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
HS/18/151Letter, from Charles Wheatstone to Sir John Herschel, dated at 20 Conduit St.30 April 1846
MM/11/190Draft letter, signed by J F W Herschel, Charles Wheatstone and Edward Sabine, forwarding the report of the Joint Committee of Physics and Meteorology of the Royal Societyc.1840
HS/18/148Letter, from Charles Wheatstone to Sir John Herschel, dated at 20 Conduit St.13 June 1842
HS/18/150Letter, from Charles Wheatstone to Sir John Herschel, dated at 20 Conduit St22 March 1845
HS/18/146Letter, from Charles Wheatstone to Sir John Herschel, dated at 20 Conduit St.13 May 1835
HS/18/155Letter, from Charles Wheatstone to Sir John Herschel, dated at Lower Mall, Hammersmith30 June 1849
HS/18/145Letter, from Charles Wheatstone to Sir John Herschel, dated at 20 Conduit St, London23 August 1833
HS/18/149Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Charles Wheatstone, dated at Collingwood17 June 1842
HS/18/156Letter, from Charles Wheatstone to Sir John Herschel, dated at Lower Mall, Hammersmith26 July 1849
HS/18/153Letter, from Charles Wheatstone to Sir John Herschel, dated at Lower Mall, Hammersmith26 February 1848
HS/21/146Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Charles Wheatstone, dated at Slough21 August 1833
HS/25/4/14Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Charles Wheatstone, dated at Feldhausen8 September 1835
HS/18/144Letter, from Charles Wheatstone to Sir John Herschel, dated at Swan Inn, Windsor23 August 1825
HS/18/147Letter, from Charles Wheatstone to Sir John Herschel, dated at 20 Conduit St.25 February 1839
HS/18/152Letter, from Charles Wheatstone to Sir John Herschel, dated at Lower Mall, Hammersmith28 December 1847
HS/18/154Letter, from Charles Wheatstone to Sir John Herschel, dated at King's College10 November 1848
HS/25/11/2Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Charles Wheatstone, dated at [London]21 December 1838
HS/25/11/3Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Charles Wheatstone, dated at Collingwood9 December 1841
HS/25/11/4Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Charles Wheatstone, dated at [Collingwood]4 December 1842
HS/25/11/5Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Charles Wheatstone, dated at [Collingwood]20 March 1845
HS/25/11/6Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Charles Wheatstone, dated at Collingwood6 April 1845
HS/25/11/7Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Charles Wheatstone, dated at [Collingwood]15 April 1845
HS/25/11/8Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Charles Wheatstone, dated at [Collingwood]9 April 1848
HS/25/11/9Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Charles Wheatstone, dated at Collingwood12 November 1848
HS/25/11/10Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Charles Wheatstone, dated at Collingwood29 June 1849
HS/25/11/11Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Charles Wheatstone, dated at Collingwood30 June 1849
HS/25/11/12Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Charles Wheatstone, dated at [Slough]1839?
HS/25/11Copies of Sir John Herschel's letters to Charles Wheatstone, from 8 September 1835 to 30 June 18491876
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