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Authorised form of nameBarlow; William Henry (1812 - 1902)
Dates1812 - 1902
NationalityBritish
Place of birthWoolwich, England
Date of birth10 May 1812
Place of deathHis residence at High Combe, Old Charlton
Date of death12/11/1902
OccupationCivil engineer
ActivityCareer:
Trained in machinery at Woolwich dockyard; went to Constantinople to erect machinery to make ordnance for the Turkish government (1832-1838); involved in railway construction in England (1838-1844); Principal Engineer, Midland Railway; practised as a consulting engineer in London (from 1857); built St Pancras Station (opened 01 October 1868); researched sound and electricity; member of Court Enquiry into Tay Bridge disaster (1879); designed new Tay Bridge (1882)
Memberships:
MICE (President 1879-1880)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election06/06/1850
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1880-1881
RelationshipsYounger son of Peter Barlow (FRS 1823); brother of Peter William Barlow (FRS 1845); married Selina Crawford, daughter of Wlliam Caffyn of the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/50006268
Royal Society codeNA7672
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/21/91Letter from Davies Gilbert23 March 1823
AP/52/1On the Cause and Theoretic Value of the Resistance of Flexure in Beams subject to transverse stress1870
AP/31/2Paper, 'On the spontaneous electrical currents observed in the wires of the electric telegraph' by W H [William Henry] Barlow1848
MC/12Volume 12 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1880-1883
IM/Maull/000255Barlow, William Henrynd
PT/51/1/3Plate, seven girders by J F Chappé[1855]
RR/3/273Referee's report by William Henry Barlow, 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 Walker9 July 1857
RR/7/9Referee's report by William John Macquorn Rankine, on a paper 'On the cause and theoretic value of the resistance of flexure in beams' by William Henry Barlow1870
PT/58/8/5Plate, forms of iron bars numbered 24, 30, and 34-35 by unknown artist[1857]
EC/1850/06Barlow, William Henry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/30/2Unpublished paper, 'On the existence of alternating diurnal currents of electricity at the terrestrial surface and their connection with the diurnal variation of the horizontal magnetic needle' by W H [William Henry] BarlowJune 1847
RR/7/8Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin on a paper 'On the cause and theoretic value of the resistance of flexure in beams' by William Henry Barlow8 June 1870
RR/2/12Referee's report by William John Macquorn Rankine, on a paper 'On the existence of an element of strength in beams subjected to transverse strain, arising from the lateral action of the fibres or particles on each other, and named by the author "Resistance of Flexure"' by William Henry Barlow29 April 1855
PT/35/4Paper, 'On the spontaneous electrical currents observed in the wires of the electric telegraph' by W H [William Henry] Barlow[1848]
PT/58/8Paper, 'On an element of strength in beams subjected to transverse strain, named by the author "the resistance of flexure"' by William Henry Barlow[1857]
RR/2/13Referee's report by Robert Stephenson, on a paper 'On the existence of an element of strength in beams subjected to transverse strain, arising from the lateral action of the fibres or particles on each other, and named by the author "Resistance of Flexure"' by William Henry Barlow28 June 1855
RR/2/14[Copy of RR/2/13] Referee's report by Robert Stephenson, on a paper 'On the existence of an element of strength in beams subjected to transverse strain, arising from the lateral action of the fibres or particles on each other, and named by the author "Resistance of Flexure"' by William Henry Barlow28 June 1855
PT/51/1/2Plate, beams and measuring instruments by J F Chappé[1855]
PT/51/1/1Manuscript, 'On the existence of an element of strength in beams subjected to transverse strain, arising from the lateral action of the fibres or particles on each other, and named by the author the "resistence [sic] of flexure"' by William Henry Barlow[1855]
RR/3/15Referee's report by William Fairbairn, on a paper 'On an element of strength in beams subjected to transverse strain, named by the author - the resistance of flexure' by William Henry Barlow21 April 1857
PT/58/8/4Plate, forms of iron bars numbered 9, 11-12, 19, and 23 by unknown artist[1857]
PT/58/8/1Manuscript, 'On an element of strength in beams subjected to transverse strain, named by the author "the resistance of flexure"' by William Henry Barlow[1857]
PT/58/8/3Plate, forms of iron bars numbered 1-4 by unknown artist[1857]
PT/58/8/2Plate, figures 1-7 showing cylindrical and square bars with flanges and centre of rectangular beam by A A Langley[1857]
PT/51/1Paper, 'On the existence of an element of strength in beams subjected to transverse strain, arising from the lateral action of the fibres or particles on each other, and named by the author the "resistence [sic] of flexure"' by William Henry Barlow[1855]
AP/31/2/1Manuscript, 'On the spontaneous electrical currents observed in the wires of the electric telegraph' by W H [William Henry] Barlow1848
MC/12/113Letter from W H [William Henry] Barlow, High Combe, Old Charlton, to the Royal Society6 November 1880
MC/12/273Letter from W H [William Henry] Barlow, High Combe, Old Charlton, to [William] Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]2 October 1882
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