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Authorised form of nameBarlow; William Henry (1812 - 1902)
SurnameBarlow
ForenamesWilliam Henry
Dates1812 - 1902
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Woolwich, England (10 May 1812)
Death:
His residence at High Combe, Old Charlton (12 November 1902)
ActivityProfession:
Civil engineer
Career:
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)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/06/1850
Council:
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/31/2On the spontaneous Electrical Currents observed in the wires of the Electric Telegraph 1848
IM/Maull/000255Barlow, William Henrynd
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
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
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/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
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
EC/1850/06Barlow, William Henry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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
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