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Authorised form of nameSpottiswoode; William (1825 - 1883)
SurnameSpottiswoode
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1825 - 1883
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (11 January 1825)
Death:
27 June 1883
Burial:
Westminster Abbey
ActivityEducation:
Harrow School; MA (Balliol College, Oxford)
Career:
Queen's Printer; died from Typhoid Fever.
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
2/06/1853
Council:
Treas 1870-1878; VP 1866-1867, 1870-1878; PRS 1878-1883
RelationshipsSon of Andrew Spottiswoode, printer, who lived at no. 17 Carlton House Terrace (1840-1847)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1884-1885 vol 38 pp xxxiv-xxxix signed by A B K
References:
Roy M MacLeod, 'The X-Club: A Social Network of Science in Late-Victorian England' in NR 1969 vol 24 pp 305-322
Marie Boas Hall, 'The Royal Society in Thomas Henry Huxley's Time' in NR 1983-84 vol 38 pp 153-158
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/13090059
Royal Society codeNA7690
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/15/66Report by William Spottiswoode on a paper by Logan 25 June 1874
EC/1853/15Spottiswoode, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/11/34Letter from the Treasury to the William Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society10 November 1881
MM/12/123Letter from Warren de la Rue, 73 Portland Place, to William Spottiswoode5 July 1880
MM/12/98Letter from William Spottiswoode, Athenaeum, to Warren de la Rue26 February 1880
MM/11/43Note of a meeting concerning a William Spottiswoode memorial7 December 1883
MM/11/35Letter from the Treasury to the William Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society31 December 1881
MM/12/113Letter from Warren de la Rue, 75 Portland Place, to William Spottiswoode7 June 1880
MS/743/1/95Letter from William Spottiswoode, The Royal Society, Burlington House, London, to [John Hall] Gladstone 1 November 1878
MM/16/109Photograph of a matriculation of William Spottiswoode's coat of arms for a panel in his honour at Harrow School1958
MM/17/16Letter from CM Ingleby to William Spottiswoode15 June 1880
MM/17/19Letter from Arthur Auwers to William Spottiswoode15 July 1880
AP/62/5The attitudes of Animals in Motion 1883
DM/7/46Letter from Rev A Hunter Dunn to William Spottiswoode, Treasurer, Royal Society30 May 1878
DM/7/21Letter from E Clifton to William Spottiswoode, Treasurer, Royal Society14 May 1873
AP/37/21Researches in the Theory of Invariants1854
DM/7/20Letter from E Clifton to William Spottiswoode, Treasurer, Royal Society30 April 1873
DM/7/28Letter from E Clifton to William Spottiswoode, Treasurer, Royal Society29 October 1873
DM/7/91Letter from William Spottiswoode and John Evans, Treasurer, Royal Society to R Assheton Cross, Home Secretary12 December 1879
DM/7/25Letter from E Clifton to William Spottiswoode, Treasurer, Royal Society16 July 1873
DM/7/15Letter from J P Gassiot to William Spottiswoode, Treasurer, Royal Society24 December 1872
IM/004343Spottiswoode, Williamnd
MS/743/1/84Letter from William Spottiswoode, 50 Grosvenor Place, to [John Hall] Gladstone1 February 1875
MS/743/1/83Letter from William Spottiswoode, Coombe Bank, Sevenoaks, to [John Hall] Gladstone20 October 1874
S/0022Sculpture bust of Spottiswoode, William
P/0124Portrait of Spottiswoode, William 1884
IM/004344Spottiswoode, Williamnd
NLB/2/892Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to R Tucker, 27 Cantlowes Road, N.W.6 December 1888
NLB/10/687Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Botting Hemsley, Fellow of the Royal Society19 January 1895
NLB/19/611Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Frederick Bramwell, Fellow of the Royal Society9 November 1899
RR/4/36Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on two unnamed papers by Arthur Cayley27 May 1859
RR/2/63Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On a class of differential equations, including those which occur in dynamical problems. - Part II' by William Fishburn Donkin28 June 1855
RR/3/63Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'Sixth memoir of quantics' by Arthur Cayley28 December 1858
RR/3/165Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On the representation of polyedra' by Thomas Penyngton Kirkman9 February 1856
RR/4/46Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'A seventh memoir on quantics' by Arthur Cayley4 May 1861
RR/4/41Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On Tschirnhausen’s transformation' by Arthur Cayley15 January 1862
RR/3/168Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On the K-partitions of the R-gon and R-ace' by Thomas Penyngton Kirkman7 January 1857
RR/3/171Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On the partitions of the R-pyramid, being the first class of R-gonous X-edra' by Thomas Penyngton Kirkman28 January 1858
RR/3/169Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On autopolar polyedra' by Thomas Penyngton Kirkman8 April 1857
RR/2/234Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On a theory of the syzygetic relations of two rational integral functions, comprising an application to the theory of Sturm’s functions, and that of the greatest algebraical common measure [supplement]' by James Joseph Sylvester31 October 1853
RR/4/50Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On a new auxiliary equation in the theory of equations of the fifth order' by Arthur Cayley4 May 1861
RR/2/228Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'Researches on the theory of invariants' by William Spottiswoode28 June 1855
RR/2/227Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'Researches on the theory of invariants' by William Spottiswoode2 May 1855
RR/4/51Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On the double tangents of a curve of the fourth order' by Arthur Cayley3 August 1861
RR/4/43Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On the analytical theory of the conic' by Arthur Cayley8 June 1862
RR/5/119Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On the volumes of pedal surfaces' by Thomas Archer Hirst1 April 1863
RR/4/148Second referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On the theory of the polyedra' by Thomas Penynton Kirkman4 July 1861
RR/4/40Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On the porism of the in-and-circumscribed polygon' by Arthur Cayley27 June 1861
RR/4/251Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On internal and external division in the calculus of symbols' by William Spottiswoode3 April 1862
RR/4/223Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On the calculus of symbols - third memoir' by William Henry Leighton Russell22 June 1862
RR/4/145Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On the theory of the polyedra' by Thomas Penynton Kirkman21 February 1862
RR/4/229Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On quaternary cubics' by George Salmon20 July 1860
RR/4/247Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On an extended form of the index symbol in the calculus of operations' by William Spottiswoode12 March 1860
RR/4/252Referee's report by Thomas Archer Hirst, on a paper 'On the contact of curves' by William Spottiswoode28 February 1862
RR/4/253Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the contact of curves' by William Spottiswoode17 February 1862
RR/4/243Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On systems of linear indeterminate equations and congruences' by Henry John Stephen Smith12 April 1861
RR/4/250Referee's report by Batholomew Price, on a paper 'On internal and external division in the calculus of symbols' by William Spottiswoode6 March 1862
RR/4/222Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On the calculus of symbols - second memoir' by William Henry Leighton Russell7 March 1862
RR/4/246Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On an extended form of the index symbol in the calculus of operations' by William Spottiswoode23 February 1860
RR/4/249Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the calculus of symbols' by William Spottiswoode17 February 1862
RR/5/252Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the equations of rotation of a solid body about a fixed point' by William Spottiswoode28 July 1863
RR/5/253Copy of a letter from George Gabriel Stokes, to William Spottiswoode, regarding a paper 'On the equations of rotation of a solid body about a fixed point' by William Spottiswoode30 July 1863
RR/5/254Letter from William Spottiswoode, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'On the equations of rotation of a solid body about a fixed point' by William Spottiswoode3 August 1863
RR/6/52Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'Addition to the memoir on Tschirnhausen's transformation' by Arthur Cayley2 March 1866
RR/6/56Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'An eighth memoir on quantics' by Arthur Cayley25 February 1867
RR/6/50Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'A supplementary memoir on the theory of matrices' by Arthur Cayley4 February 1866
RR/7/16Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'A ninth memoir on quantics' by Arthur Cayley30 May 1870
RR/7/212Referee's report by Henry John Stephen Smith, on a paper 'On the contact of surfaces' by William Spottiswoode7 November 1872
RR/7/72Referee's report by James Joseph Sylvester, on a paper 'On the contact of conics with surfaces' by William Spottiswoode28 May 1870
RR/7/71Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the contact of conics with surfaces' by William Spottiswoode20 April 1870
RR/7/211Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the contact of surfaces' by William Spottiswoode10 April 1872
RR/8/15Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'Experimental researches on the electric discharge with the chloride of silver battery' by Warren de la Rue and Hugo Muller27 August 1877
RR/8/66Referee's report by Henry John Stephen Smith, on a paper 'On hyperjacobian surfaces and curves' by William Spottiswoode14 June 1877
RR/7/403Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On multiple contact of surfaces' by William Spottiswoode26 July 1875
RR/9/8Letter from Andrew Noble, on a paper 'Chemical theory of gunpowder' by Heinrich Debus to William Spottiswoode21 March 1882
RR/8/206Referee's report by Warren de la Rue, on a paper 'On the sensitive state of electrical discharges through rarefied gases' by William Spottiswoode and John Fletcher Moulton, Baron Moulton12 June 1879
RR/8/323Letter from Thomas Henry Huxley, to William Spottiswoode, regarding a paper 'On toroidal functions' by William Mitchinson Hicks2 October 1881
RR/8/344Referee's report by Henry John Stephen Smith, on a paper 'On the forty-eight coordinates of a cubic curve in space' by William Spottiswoode23 March 1881
RR/8/322Letter from William Spottiswoode, to Thomas Henry Huxley, regarding a paper 'On toroidal functions' by William Mitchinson Hicks23 July 1881
RR/8/343Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the forty-eight coordinates of a cubic curve in space' by William Spottiswoode28 February 1881
RR/4/226Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On the calculus of functions' by William Henry Leighton Russell21 January 1862
MS/427/1Copy letter from [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society; to the Chief Commissioner of H. M. Works.3 November 1879
RR/2/60Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On a class of differential equations, including those which occur in dynamical problems.- Part I' by William Fishburn Donkin7 April 1854
RR/2/226Referee's report by James Joseph Sylvester, on a paper 'Researches on the theory of invariants' by William Spottiswoode26 April 1855
RR/5/223Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On the calculus of symbols.—Third memoir' by William Henry Leighton Russell16 June 1863
RR/8/260Referee's report by Warren de la Rue, on a paper 'On the sensitive state of vacuum discharges.—Part II' by William Spottiswoode and John Fletcher Moulton, Baron Moulton26 April 1880
RR/5/38Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On certain developable surfaces' by Arthur Cayley14 January 1863
RR/4/37Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On the equation of differences for an equation of any order, and in particular for the equations of the orders two, three, four, and five' by Arthur Cayley25 May 1860
RR/3/47Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'Third memoir upon caustics' by Arthur Cayley24 April 1856
RR/4/49Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on two papers 'On an extension of Arbogast’s method of derivations' and 'On the equation for the product of the differences of all but one of the roots of a given equation' by Arthur Cayley7 February 1861
RR/4/248Referee's report by Batholomew Price, on a paper 'On the calculus of functions' by William Spottiswoode12 February 1862
RR/7/83Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On cyclides and sphero-quartics' by John Casey6 September 1871
RR/2/233Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On a theory of the syzygetic relations of two rational integral functions, comprising an application to the theory of Sturm’s functions, and that of the greatest algebraical common measure' by James Joseph Sylvester5 August 1853
RR/8/207Referee's report by James Clerk Maxwell, on a paper 'On the sensitive state of electrical discharges through rarefied gases' by William Spottiswoode and John Fletcher Moulton, Baron Moulton12 June 1879
MS/426/491Note of a letter from [the Secretaries of] the Royal Society; to new Fellows and Foreign Members3 June 1853
MS/427/81Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary, Governing Body, Westminster School20 January 1881
MS/427/39Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frederick Joseph] Bramwell Esq., FRS19 June 1880
MS/427/54Copy letter from [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society; to the Under Secretary of State for India7 September 1880
MS/427/283Copy letter from [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Leonard Courtney, M.P, Treasury28 June 1883
MS/427/48Copy letter from [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society; to the Rt. Hon. [William Ewart] Gladstone, Combe Bank, Sevenoaks15 July 1880
MS/427/97Copy letter from [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society; to M. Berger, Commissaine-General of the [Exposition Internationale] d'Électricité28 March 1881
MS/427/123Copy letter from [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society; to the Minister of Posts and Telegraphs16 July 1881
MS/427/286Copy letter from [Michael] Foster, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Principal Librarian, British Museum5 July 1883
MS/427/110Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary of the H. M. Treasury17 June 1881
MS/427/36Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary, Treasury18 June 1880
MS/427/134Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Colonel [John] Donnelly1 November 1881
DM/7/17Letter from William Tite to William Spottiswoode, Treasurer, Royal Society27 January 1873
DM/6/38Letter from H Reeve to William Spottiswoode, Treasurer, Royal Society13 February 1875
DM/7/32Letter from J P Gassiot to William Spottiswoode, Treasurer, Royal Society7 November 1873
NLB/10/525Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Messrs W H & C Spottiswoode12 December 1894
RR/7/485Referee's report by William Kingdon Clifford, on a paper 'On multiple contact of surfaces' by William Spottiswoode1876
RR/5/251Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On the equations of rotation of a solid body about a fixed point' by William Spottiswoode22 June 1863
RR/8/208Letter from William Spottiswoode, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'On the sensitive state of electrical discharges through rarefied gases' by William Spottiswoode and John Fletcher Moulton, Baron Moulton28 June 1879
RR/3/58Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on four papers 'Fourth and fifth memoirs on quantics'; 'On the tangential of a cubic'; 'On the surface which is the envelope of planes through the points of an ellipsoid at right angles to the radius vectors from the centre' by Arthur Cayley29 April 1858
P/0125Portrait of Spottiswoode, William
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