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Authorised form of nameSpottiswoode; William (1825 - 1883)
Dates1825 - 1883
NationalityBritish
Place of birthLondon, England
Date of birth11 January 1825
Date of death27 June 1883
Dates and placesBurial:
Westminster Abbey
ActivityEducation:
Harrow School; MA (Balliol College, Oxford)
Career:
Queen's Printer; died from Typhoid Fever.
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election02/06/1853
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
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
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MC/10/334Letter from Henry White, London, to W [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]22 January 1876
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
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
DM/7/20Letter from E Clifton to William Spottiswoode, Treasurer, Royal Society30 April 1873
MC/12/158Letter from E Collegue [?], Secretary of the Committee of the 'Annals of Bridges and Roads', Ministry of Public Works, Paris, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society21 March 1881
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
P/0124Portrait of Spottiswoode, William 1884
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
IM/004344Spottiswoode, Williamnd
MC/9/590Letter from Charles Barry, 1 Westminster Chambers, to W [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]25 June 1873
MC/11/325Letter from C E [Charles Edward] Trevelyan, 8 Grosvenor Crescent, to William Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society3 April 1879
S/0022Sculpture bust of Spottiswoode, William
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
MC/12/195Letter from Michele Viparetti [?], Avellino, Italy, to William Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society], London1 September 1881
RR/3/165Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On the representation of polyedra' by Thomas Penyngton Kirkman9 February 1856
NLB/19/611Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Frederick Bramwell, Fellow of the Royal Society9 November 1899
MC/11/9Letter from H M Senobren [?], 35 Queen's Gate, Kensington, London, to [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]25 January 1877
MC/10/65Letter from G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, [Secretary of the Royal Society], Burlington House, London, to [William Spottiswoode], Treasurer of the Royal Society30 January 1874
MC/10/9Letter from E [Edward] Stirling, Stirling House, Mont au Pretse [?], St Heliers, Jersey, to W [William] Spottiswoode, 50 Grosvenor Place, London5 August 1873
RR/7/212Referee's report by Henry John Stephen Smith, on a paper 'On the contact of surfaces' by William Spottiswoode7 November 1872
RR/4/248Referee's report by Batholomew Price, on a paper 'On the calculus of functions' by William Spottiswoode12 February 1862
MC/12/182Letter from R R W [Ralph Robert Wheeler] Lingen, Treasury Chambers, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society20 June 1881
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/4/145Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On the theory of the polyedra' by Thomas Penynton Kirkman21 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/4/249Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the calculus of symbols' by William Spottiswoode17 February 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/5/38Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On certain developable surfaces' by Arthur Cayley14 January 1863
RR/2/227Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'Researches on the theory of invariants' by William Spottiswoode2 May 1855
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/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/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
MC/12/285Letter from A C Cooke, Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton, to [William] Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]5 December 1882
RR/4/252Referee's report by Thomas Archer Hirst, on a paper 'On the contact of curves' by William Spottiswoode28 February 1862
RR/7/16Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'A ninth memoir on quantics' by Arthur Cayley30 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/6/56Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'An eighth memoir on quantics' by Arthur Cayley25 February 1867
RR/4/43Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On the analytical theory of the conic' by Arthur Cayley8 June 1862
RR/4/41Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On Tschirnhausen’s transformation' by Arthur Cayley15 January 1862
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/7/83Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On cyclides and sphero-quartics' by John Casey6 September 1871
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/7/403Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On multiple contact of surfaces' by William Spottiswoode26 July 1875
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/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/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/8/208Letter 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/8/323Letter from Thomas Henry Huxley, to William Spottiswoode, regarding a paper 'On toroidal functions' by William Mitchinson Hicks2 October 1881
MC/12/205Letter from G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, [Secretary of the Royal Society], Lensfield Cottage, Cambridge, to [William] Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]11 October 1881
RR/3/63Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'Sixth memoir of quantics' by Arthur Cayley28 December 1858
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/4/253Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the contact of curves' by William Spottiswoode17 February 1862
MC/12/170Letter from A [Auguste] Daubrée, National School of Mines, Paris, to William Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society9 May 1881
MC/12/192Letter from Lyon Playfair, House of Commons, to [William] Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]28 July 1881
MS/426/491Note of a letter from [the Secretaries of] the Royal Society; to new Fellows and Foreign Members3 June 1853
MC/12/157Letter from J W [Joseph William] Copley, Travellers' Club, Pall Mall, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society and to the Council and Fellows of the Royal Society21 March 1881
MS/427/81Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary, Governing Body, Westminster School20 January 1881
MS/427/283Copy letter from [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Leonard Courtney, M.P, Treasury28 June 1883
MC/12/338Letter from J [Jules] Barrois, London, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society, London20 June 1883
MS/427/54Copy letter from [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society; to the Under Secretary of State for India7 September 1880
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
MC/12/191Letter from F Camens [?], Ministry of Post & Telegraphs, Paris, to W [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society, Burlington House, London25 July 1881
MS/427/286Copy letter from [Michael] Foster, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Principal Librarian, British Museum5 July 1883
MC/12/303Letter from Leonard Courtney, Treasury Chambers, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society8 February 1883
RR/4/36Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on two unnamed papers by Arthur Cayley27 May 1859
MS/427/110Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary of the H. M. Treasury17 June 1881
MC/12/240Letter from W J Colville [?], Clarence House, St James's, to W [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society20 March 1882
MC/10/222Letter from T A [?] Jaques, 83 Cheapside, to W [William] Spottiswoode, Treasurer of the Royal Society, Burlington House16 February 1875
MC/12/68Letter from R R W [Ralph Robert Wheeler] Lingen, Treasury Chambers, Whitehall, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society, Burlington House16 June 1880
MC/12/225Letter from Ad [Adolphe] Wurtz, President of the Academy of Sciences, Paris, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society5 December 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
MC/9/440Letter from Willm [William] Tite, 42 Lowndes Square, to W [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]3 December 1872
MC/12/331Letter from J W [John William] Dawson, McGill College, Montreal, to W [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society28 May 1883
NLB/10/525Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Messrs W H & C Spottiswoode12 December 1894
RR/3/169Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On autopolar polyedra' by Thomas Penyngton Kirkman8 April 1857
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/7/485Referee's report by William Kingdon Clifford, on a paper 'On multiple contact of surfaces' by William Spottiswoode1876
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
MC/12/75Letter from Jas [James] Risdon Bennett, 22 Cavendish Square, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society5 July 1880
MC/11/11Letter from Mattw [Matthew] Collins to [Joseph Dalton Hooker], President of the Royal Society and to the Membersc. January 1877
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/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/8/322Letter from William Spottiswoode, to Thomas Henry Huxley, regarding a paper 'On toroidal functions' by William Mitchinson Hicks23 July 1881
MC/12/91Letter from G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, Observatory, Armagh, Ireland, to [William] Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]4 September 1880
P/0125Portrait of Spottiswoode, William
PT/64/4Paper, 'On the calculus of symbols' by William Spottiswoode[1861]
PT/71/5Paper, 'On the sextactic points of a plane curve' by William Spottiswoode[1865]
MC/9/185Letter from William Huggins, Upper Tulse Hill, to [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]30 March 1871
MC/12/148Letter from T H [Thomas Henry] Huxley, [Secretary of the Royal Society], South Kensington, to W [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society15 February 1881
MC/10/188Letter from G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, [Secretary of the Royal Society], Lensfield Cottage, Cambridge, to [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]1 January 1875
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/4/46Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'A seventh memoir on quantics' by Arthur Cayley4 May 1861
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/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/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
PT/60/2Paper, 'On an extended form of the index symbol in the calculus of operations' by William Spottiswoode[1859]
MC/12/286Letter from Henry E [Edward] Armstrong, The London Institution, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society6 December 1882
MC/12/288Letter from A C Cooke, Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton, to [William] Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]11 December 1882
MC/12/339Letter from Leonard Courtney, Treasury Chambers, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society23 June 1883
RR/4/226Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On the calculus of functions' by William Henry Leighton Russell21 January 1862
RR/7/211Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the contact of surfaces' by William Spottiswoode10 April 1872
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
PT/65/2Paper, 'On a new method of approximation applicable to elliptic and ultra-elliptic functions (second memoir)' by Charles W [Watkins] MerrifieldMarch 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/5/254Letter 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
PP/2/6Paper, 'Note on W [William Henry Leighton] Russell's paper "On certain geometrical theorems, No. 2"' by William Spottiswoode1882
RR/3/47Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'Third memoir upon caustics' by Arthur Cayley24 April 1856
MC/11/261Letter from Few & Co, 19 Surrey Street, Strand, Victoria Embankment, London, to Wm [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society], 41 Grosvenor Place29 October 1878
MC/5/327Letter from Ths [Thomas] Goldstücker, 12 Chalcot Terrace, Primrose Hill, to Dr [William] Sharpey, [Secretary of the Royal Society]13 January 1858
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
MC/11/364Draft letter from Robt [Robert] Mallet, Enmore, The Grove, Clapham Road, to W [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society, Burlington House21 May 1879
MC/7/219Letter from W [William] Spottiswoode to Dr [William] Sharpey, [Secretary of the Royal Society]30 May 1865
MC/7Volume 7 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1864-1866
PP/1/28Paper, 'Note on W [William Henry Leighton] Russell's paper "On certain definite integrals, No. 10"' by William Spottiswoode1882
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/5/119Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On the volumes of pedal surfaces' by Thomas Archer Hirst1 April 1863
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
MC/8/441Letter from W [William] Spottiswoode, 50 Grosvenor Place, to Sir Edward Sabine, President of the Royal Society6 November 1869
MC/9/181Letter from G B [George Biddell] Airy, Flamsteed House, Greenwich, to William E Spottiswoode, Treasurer of the Royal Society20 March 1871
MC/9/206Letter from W [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society], Her Majesty's Printing Office, London, to the Royal Society26 May 1871
MC/9/212Letter from Edward Sabine, President of the Royal Society, Burlington House, London, to William Spottiswoode, Treasurer of the Royal Society7 June 1871
MC/9/207Copy letter from W S [William Spottiswoode], [Treasurer of the Royal Society], Her Majesty's Printing Office, to [John Peter] Gassiot26 May 1871
MC/9/236Letter from J P [John Peter] Gassiot, Southsea, to W [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]10 July 1871
MC/9/234Letter from Edward Sabine, [President of the Royal Society], to Wm [William] Spottiswoode, Treasurer of the Royal Society5 July 1871
MC/9/235Letter from W [William] Sharpey, Hampstead, to W [William] Spottiswoode, Treasurer of the Royal Society6 July 1871
MC/9/238Letter from Robert H [Henry] Scott, Honorary Secretary, Meteorological Office, 116 Victoria Street, London, to W [William] Spottiswoode, Treasurer of the Royal Society15 July 1871
MC/9/259Letter from Edward Sabine, President of the Royal Society, Ferryside, Carmathenshire, to Wm [William] Spottiswoode, Treasurer of the Royal Society30 September 1871
MC/9/282Letter from Willm [William] Tite, 42 Lowndes Square, to W [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]16 November 1871
MC/9/313Letter from E [Edward] Frankland, President of the Chemical Society, Burlington House, to [William Spottiswoode], Treasurer of the Royal Society26 January 1872
MC/9/326Letter from E [Edward] Frankland, President of the Chemical Society, Burlington House, to W [William] Spottiswoode, Treasurer of the Royal Society12 February 1872
MC/9/338Letter from W [William] Spottiswoode, 50 Grosvenor Place, to the Royal Society9 March 1872
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
MC/9/441Letter from Robert H [Henry] Scott, Honorary Secretary, Kew Observatory, Richmond, Surrey, to W [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]5 December 1872
MC/9/437Letter from S [Sydney] Smirke, Tunbridge Wells, to W [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]27 November 1872
MC/9/473Letter from G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, [Secretary of the Royal Society], Cambridge, to [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]10 January 1873
MC/9/480Letter from W [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society], Her Majesty's Printing Office, London, to [George Gabriel] Stokes, [Secretary of the Royal Society]23 January 1873
MC/9/462Letter from H [Henry] Reeve, Privy Council Office, to W [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]23 December 1872
MC/9/488Letter from John Thickett [?], 66 Great Russell Street, to W [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]5 February 1873
MC/9/509Letter from William Tite, Atkinson's Hotel, Torquay, to [William] Spottiswoode, [Secretary of the Royal Society]5 March 1873
MC/9/508Letter from Sydney Smirke, Royal Academy, to W [William] Spottiswoode, [Secretary of the Royal Society]5 March 1873
MC/9/513Letter from Sydney Smirke, Tunbridge Wells, to W [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]8 March 1873
MC/9/549Letter from David Ferrier, 23 Somerset Street, Portman Square, to W [William] Spottiswoode, Treasurer of the Royal Society9 May 1873
MC/9/524Letter from Alexd W [Alexander William] Williamson, University College, London, to [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]22 March 1873
MC/9/558Letter from George Russell, Secretary of HM Office of Works, to Wm [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society], Burlington House 20 May 1873
MC/9/581Letter from Robert H [Henry] Scott, Director of the Meteorological Office, 116 Victoria Street, London, to the Secretary of the Royal Society16 June 1873
MC/9/552Letter from George Russell, Secretary of HM Office of Works, to Wm [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society], Burlington House 12 May 1873
MC/10/4Letter from Charles Barry, 1 Westminster Chambers, Victoria Street, Westminster, to W [William] Spottiswoode, [Secretary of the Royal Society]22 July 1873
MC/10/19Letter from Sydy [Sydney] Smirke, Tunbridge Wells, to W [William] Spottiswoode, [Secretary of the Royal Society]10 September 1873
MC/10/21Letter from Sydy [Sydney] Smirke, Tunbridge Wells, to W [William] Spottiswoode, [Secretary of the Royal Society]16 September 1873
MC/10/22Letter from W [William] Spottiswoode, British Association, Bradford, to the Royal Society18 September 1873
MC/9Volume 9 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1870-June 1873
MC/10/66Letter from Warren de la Rue, 73 Portland Place, to W [William] Spottiswoode, Treasurer of the Royal Society31 January 1874
MC/10/264Letter from James Caird, 8 Queen Gate Gardens, to [William Spottiswoode], Treasurer of the Royal Society7 June 1875
MC/10/141Letter from Horne & Hunter [?], 6 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, to Walter White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society], Burlington House13 July 1874
MC/10/142Letter from S [Samuel] Carter, Quarry Hill, Battle, to W [William] Spottiswoode, Treasurer of the Royal Society13 July 1874
MC/10/190Letter from Vernon Lushington, Admiralty, Whitehall, to W [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]7 January 1875
MC/10/186Letter from William Huggins, Upper Tulse Hill, to [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]30 December 1874
MC/12/146Letter from Francis Galton, 42 Rutland Gate, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society1 February 1881
MC/10/191Letter from John Evans, Nash Mills, Hemel Hempsted, to [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]11 January 1875
MC/10/239Letter from J P [John Peter] Gassiot, St John's House, Ryde, to W [William] Spottiswoode, Treasurer of the Royal Society19 April 1875
MC/10/340Letter from J W Stephenson, Equitable Assurance Office, Mansion House Street, Opposite the Mansion House, London, to Wm [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]29 January 1876
MC/10/385Letter from O [Olaus] Henrici, University College, to [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]25 April 1876
MC/10/410Letter from Henry White, London, to [William Spottiswoode], Treasurer of the Royal Society15 June 1876
MC/10Volume 10 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal SocietyJuly 1873-1876
MC/11/10Letter from Mattw [Matthew] Collins, corresponding member of the Society of Physics and Natural History of Bordeaux, 6 Marlboro Place, to Wm [William] Spottiswoode, Treasurer and Vice-President of the Royal Society 27 January 1877
MC/12/50Letter from T D Pigott, Controller, Stationery Office, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society1 June 1880
PT/64/4iPaper, 'On the contact of curves' by William Spottiswoode[1861]
MC/11/163Letter from W [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society], Burlington House, London, to [George Gabriel] Stokes, [Secretary of the Royal Society]29 January 1878
RR/2/226Referee's report by James Joseph Sylvester, on a paper 'Researches on the theory of invariants' by William Spottiswoode26 April 1855
MC/11/242Letter from T D Pigott, Controller, Stationery Office, to [William Spottiswoode], Treasurer of the Royal Society1 August 1878
MC/11/243Letter from Few & Co, 19 Surrey Street, Strand, Victoria Embankment, London, to W [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society], Burlington House2 August 1878
MC/12/101Letter from William Law, Treasury Chambers, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society22 October 1880
MC/11/307Letter from Franklin Coxworthy, author of 'Electrified Condition', Chertsey, Surrey, to William Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society11 February 1879
MC/11/282Letter from R R W [Ralph Robert Wheeler] Lingen, Treasury Chambers, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society11 December 1878
MC/11/296Letter from Dr Jos [Joseph] Staender, Royal Librarian, Royal Paulina Library, Münster, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society and to the Council11 January 1879
MC/11/301Letter from Richd [Richard] Assheton Cross, Secretary of State, Home Department, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society29 January 1879
MC/11/302Letter from Richd [Richard] Assheton Cross, Secretary of State, Home Department, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society31 January 1879
MC/11/280Letter from George F [Fergusson] Wilson, Heatherbank, Weybridge Heath, to W [William] Spottiswoode, Treasurer of the Royal Society9 December 1878
MC/11/306Letter from Louis Mallet to [William] Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]4 February 1879
MC/11/321Letter from Henry J S [John Stephen] Smith, Meteorological Office, 116 Victoria Street, London, to W [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society24 March 1879
MC/11/333Letter from H C Rohen [?], East India Club, 14 St James's Square, to [William] Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]9 April 1879
MC/11/342Letter from Joseph John Alley, topographical antiquarian and scientific draughtsman, Hope Terrace, Lower Broughton Road, Manchester, to William Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society of London, 41 Grosvenor Place, London24 April 1879
MC/11/344Letter from Sydney Williams, Williams & Norgate, 14 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, to W [William] Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]25 April 1879
MC/11/312Letter from F [Fidèle] Motte, Dampremy, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society, London22 February 1879
MC/11/361Letter from Th [Theodor] Schwann, Liège, to William Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society18 May 1879
MC/11/367Letter from J S [Jean Servais] Stas, Brussels, to William Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society, London27 May 1879
MC/11/382Letter from A [Arthur] Auwers, Lindenstrasse 103, Berlin, to William Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]16 June 1879
AP/37/21Unpublished paper, 'Researches on the theory of invariants' by William Spottiswoode1854
MC/12/42Letter from W H [William Henry] Preece, General Post Office, to W [William] E Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]27 April 1880
MC/11/410Letter from H S Carington, Secretary, The Whitworth Land Company Limited, 44 Charlton Street, Manchester, to W [William] Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]30 July 1879
MC/11/429Letter from A B Mitford, Office of Works, to [William] Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]31 October 1879
MC/11/405Letter from H Drory, Meirelbeke, near Ghent, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society, London24 July 1879
MC/11/409Letter from W [William] Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society], Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall, to the Royal Society28 July 1879
MC/11/416Letter from Robert Hall, Admiralty, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society9 September 1879
MC/11/427Letter from Dr Jos [Joseph] Staender, Royal Librarian, Royal Paulina Library, Münster, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society and to the Council18 October 1879
MC/11/441Letter from R Launder [?], Assistant Secretary of the Office of Works, to W [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society, Burlington House21 November 1879
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
MC/11/430Letter from Edwin Dunkin, Kenwyn, Kidbrooke Park Road, Blackheath, to W [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society1 November 1879
MC/11/434Letter from Horace Brown, Salem, Massachusetts, USA, to Wm [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society, London5 November 1879
MC/12/2Letter from C E D Black, India Office, to [William] Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]3 January 1880
MC/11Volume 11 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1877-1879
MC/12/13Letter from J H [John Hall] Gladstone, 17 Pembridge Square, to Wm [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society3 February 1880
MC/12/19Letter from A F O [Adolphus Frederick Octavius] Liddell, Whitehall, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society, Burlington House9 March 1880
MC/12/30Letter from A [Albert] de Lapparent, President of the Geological Society of France, Paris, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society2 April 1880
MC/12/63Letter from John Tyndall, Royal Institution of Great Britain, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society9 June 1880
MC/12/62Letter from Jas [James] Risdon Bennett, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Royal College of Physicians, Pall Mall East, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society8 June 1880
MS/427/39Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frederick Joseph] Bramwell Esq., FRS19 June 1880
MC/12/71Letter from [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society, Burlington House, to the Right Hon [Sir William Harcourt], Secretary of State for the Home Department19 June 1880
MC/12/77Letter from John Evans, [Treasurer of the Royal Society], Nash Mills, Hemel Hempstead, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society8 July 1880
MC/12/81Letter from T H [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Science and Art Department South Kensington, to [William] Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]17 July 1880
MC/12/140Letter from Robert Hall, Admiralty, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society, Burlington House13 January 1881
MC/12/162Letter from Viscount Enfield, India Office, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society11 May 1881
MC/12/159Letter from John Scott Russell, Oak Lodge, Hamlet Road, Upper Norwood, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society19 April 1881
MC/12/167Letter from J H Cole [?], Treasury Chambers, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society6 June 1881
MC/12/152Letter from Ernst Curtius, Royal Academy of Sciences, Berlin, to W [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society, London11 March 1881
MC/12/172Letter from G B [George Biddell] Airy, Playford near Ipswich, to William Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]9 June 1881
MC/12/190Letter from [?], President of the International Congress of Electricians, Ministry of Post & Telegraphs, Paris, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London13 July 1881
MC/12/197Letter from C Robinson, secretary, 72 Bishopsgate Street within EC, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society, London19 September 1881
MC/12/207Letter from William Huggins, Upper Tulse Hill, to [William] Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]17 October 1881
MC/12/247Letter from L F [Luigi Federico] Menabrea, 35 Queen's Gate, to William Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society1 May 1882
MC/12/232Letter from T H [Thomas Henry] Farrer, Board of Trade, Whitehall Gardens, to [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society]6 February 1882
MC/12/269Draft letter from W [William] Spottiswoode, Combe Bank, Sevenoaks, to an unknown correspondent11 September 1882
MC/12/241Letter from J F D [John Fretcheville Dykes] Donnelly, Science and Art Department, London, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society24 March 1882
MC/12/243Letter from Arthur Schuster, The Owens College, Manchester, to [William] Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]27 March 1882
MC/12/234Letter from Warren de la Rue, Vice Chairman of the Kew Committee, Kew Observatory, Richmond, Surrey, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society24 February 1882
MC/12/237Letter from W [William] Doberck, Markree Observatory, Collooney, Ireland, to W [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society9 March 1882
MC/12/250Letter from Dav [David] Milne-Home, Milne Graden, Coldstream, to the Duke of Richmond & Gordon, London19 May 1882
MC/12/251Letter from the Duke of Richmond & Gordon, 49 Belgrave Square, to W [William] Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society] 10 May 1882
MC/12/268Draft letter from W [William] Spottiswoode, Combe Bank, Sevenoaks, to an unknown correspondent8 September 1882
MC/12/272Letter from J H Cole [?], Treasury Chambers, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society27 September 1882
MC/12/271Letter from J H Cole [?], Treasury Chambers, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society27 September 1882
MC/12/273Letter from W H [William Henry] Barlow, High Combe, Old Charlton, to [William] Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]2 October 1882
MC/12/246Letter from J F D [John Fretcheville Dykes] Donnelly, Science and Art Department, London, to W [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society, Burlington House27 April 1882
MC/12/296Letter from J C [John Couch] Adams, Observatory Cambridge, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society13 January 1883
MC/12/287Letter from Leonard Courtney, Treasury Chambers, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society8 December 1882
RR/4/148Second referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On the theory of the polyedra' by Thomas Penynton Kirkman4 July 1861
MC/12/290Letter from J H Cole [?], Treasury Chambers, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society18 December 1882
MC/12/293Letter from R R W [Ralph Robert Wheeler] Lingen, Treasury Chambers, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society, Burlington House1 January 1883
MC/12/305Letter from Leonard Courtney, Treasury Chambers, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society14 February 1883
MC/12/300Letter from A C Cooke, Southampton, to [William] Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]22 January 1882
MC/12/281Letter from Robert H [Henry] Scott, Secretary of the Meteorological Office, 116 Victoria Street, London, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society9 November 1882
MC/12/304Letter from J [Jules] Janssen, Astrophysical Observatory of Paris, Sis Parc de Meudon, Leine & Oise, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society8 February 1883
MC/12/314Letter from Giulio Cangentano [?], Genua, Italy, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society15 March 1883
MC/12/329Letter from J H Cole [?], Treasury Chambers, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society2 May 1883
MC/12/307Letter from Richd [Richard] Grosvenor, Treasury Chambers, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society, Burlington House22 February 1883
MC/12/310Letter from Edw [Edward] Schunck, 13 Lansdowne Road, Wimbledon, to W [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society2 March 1883
MC/12/306Letter from Robert H [Henry] Scott, Secretary of the Meteorological Office, 116 Victoria Street, London, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society14 February 1883
MC/12/322Letter from F [Frederick] Napier Broome, Government House, Mauritius, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society18 April 1883
MC/12/332Letter from J W [John William] Dawson, McGill College, Montreal, to [Walter] White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]28 May 1883
MC/12/335Letter from J [John] Pope Hennessy, Governor, Government House, Mauritius, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society, London12 June 1883
MC/12Volume 12 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1880-1883
PP/1/16/3Note, regarding 'On certain geometrical theorems, No. 1' by William Spottiswoode[1881]
MC/12/259Letter from R R W [Ralph Robert Wheeler] Lingen, Treasury Chambers, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society27 June 1882
MC/12/242Letter from Arthur Schuster, 295 Upper Brook Street, Manchester, to [William] Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]27 March 1882
MC/12/295Letter from W T [William Turner] Thiselton Dyer, Assistant Director of Royal Gardens, Kew, to W [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society, Burlington House10 January 1883
MC/12/342Letter from Leonard Courtney, Treasury Chambers, to Professor [George Gabriel] Stokes, [Secretary of the Royal Society]29 June 1883
MS/427/1Copy letter from [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society; to the Chief Commissioner of H. M. Works.3 November 1879
MS/427/36Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary, Treasury18 June 1880
MC/12/52Letter from F J [Frederick Joseph] Bramwell, 37 Great George Street, Westminster, to W [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society, Burlington House3 June 1880
MS/427/134Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Colonel [John] Donnelly1 November 1881
MS/427/123Copy letter from [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society; to the Minister of Posts and Telegraphs16 July 1881
RR/8/66Referee's report by Henry John Stephen Smith, on a paper 'On hyperjacobian surfaces and curves' by William Spottiswoode14 June 1877
RR/9/8Letter from Andrew Noble, on a paper 'Chemical theory of gunpowder' by Heinrich Debus to William Spottiswoode21 March 1882
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
AP/61/8Unpublished photograph, 'The Cranbourne meteorite' by Walter Flight1882
AP/62/5Unpublished paper, 'The attitudes of animals in motion' by E [Eadweard] Muybridge1883
PP/1/16Paper, 'On certain geometrical theorems, No. 1' by W H L [William Henry Leighton] Russell1881
PP/1/14Paper, 'On a new electrical storage battery' by Henry Sutton1881
PP/1/20/1Manuscript, regarding 'On a new electrical storage battery' by Henry Sutton[1881-1882]
MS/257/4/106Copy of a letter from Edward Sabine, 13 Ashley Place to William Spottiswoode7 June 1871
PP/1/20Appendix, regarding 'On a new electrical storage battery' by Henry Sutton[1881-1882]
MS/257/4/232Letter from William Spottiswoode, H M Printing Office to [Edward Sabine]13 December 1864
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
PP/1/40Paper, 'On the movement of gas in "vacuum discharges"' by William Spottiswoode and J [John] Fletcher Moulton1882
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/2/228Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'Researches on the theory of invariants' by William Spottiswoode28 June 1855
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/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/4/229Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On quaternary cubics' by George Salmon20 July 1860
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/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
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