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Authorised form of nameWalker; Sir; Gilbert Thomas (1868 - 1958)
Dates1868 - 1958
Date of birth14 June 1868
Date of death04/11/1958
Research fieldMeteorology
ActivityEducation:
St Paul's School; Whitgift School (1876-1881); BA (1889) Trinity College, Cambridge
Career:
Lecturer in Mathematics (1889); Director General of Indian Observatories (1904-1924); Professor of Meteorology, Imperial College of Science and Technology (1924)
Honours:
CSI 1911; Kt 1924
Memberships:
FRMS (President 1926-1927)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election05/05/1904
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1962 vol 8 pp 167-174, plate, by G I Taylor
References:
R Singh and F Riess, 'The nobel laureate Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman FRS and his contacts with the British Scientific community in a social and political context' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 47-64
Royal Society codeNA7775
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1904/16Walker, Sir Gilbert Thomas: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/78/6On the Electricity of Rain and its Origin in Thunderstorms1908
IM/Maull/004765Walker, Sir Gilbert Thomasnd
IM/GA/Russell/2Walker, Sir Gilbert Thomasnd
NLB/38/349Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Gilbert Thomas Walker, Fellow of the Royal Society, c/o Army & Navy Co-operative Society, Victoria Street, S.W.18 July 1908
RR/13/302Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On boomerangs' by Gilbert Thomas Walker3 July 1897
NLB/14/542Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Gilbert Thomas Walker, John Alexander McClelland and Charles Thomas Rees Wilson26 March 1897
NLB/14/871Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Gilbert Thomas Walker, [Fellow of the Royal Society]31 May 1897
NLB/15/67Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Gilbert Thomas Walker, [Fellow of the Royal Society], Trinity College, Cambridge18 June 1897
NLB/29/10Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Gilbert Thomas Walker, Fellow of the Royal Society14 June 1904
NLB/33/225Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Dr Gilbert Thomas Walker, Fellow of the Royal Society19 July 1906
NLB/36/298Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Gilbert Thomas Walker, Fellow of the Royal Society8 October 1907
NLB/37/187Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Messrs W Thacker & Co, 2 Creed Lane, Ludgate Hill, EC10 February 1908
NLB/37/792Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to W A Webb, The Hutch, Battledown Approach, Cheltenham16 May 1908
NLB/40/210Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] H [Henry] Poyting FRS, Chairman of the Physics and Chemistry Committee3 May 1909
NLB/46/452Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Dr [Gilbert Thomas] Walker, Fellow of the Royal Society1 August 1912
NLB/45/395Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr G [Gilbert] T [Thomas] Walker FRS, 4 Southdown Road, Seaford28 February 1912
NLB/65/154Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Gilbert Thomas] Walker, FRS21 August 1923
NLB/51/681Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Dr Gilbert Walker FRS, Farnley, Lymington, Hampshire21 May 1915
NLB/56/851Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. Gilbert [Thomas] Walker, FRS; Clarence Cottage, Swanage, Dorset16 June 1919
NLB/54/604Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Messrs Harrison & Sons30 June 1917
NLB/54/763Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Gilbert Thomas] Walker, FRS14 September 1917
RR/11/214Letter from William Davidson Niven, on a paper 'Repulsion and rotation produced alternating electric currents' by Gilbert Thomas Walker to the Secretary of the Royal Society8 February 1892
RR/11/213Referee's report by William Davidson Niven, on a paper 'Repulsion and rotation produced alternating electric currents' by Gilbert Thomas Walker27 January 1892
RR/11/101Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Repulsion and rotation produced alternating electric currents' by Gilbert Thomas Walker28 November 1891
RR/13/303Referee's report by Alfred George Greenhill, on a paper 'On boomerangs' by Gilbert Thomas Walker10 May 1897
RR/44/36Referee's report by Gilbert Thomas Walker, on a paper 'The electric field of overhead thunderclouds' by Sudhansu Kumar BanerjiNovember 1931
RR/13/304Referee's report by Edward John Routh, on a paper 'On boomerangs' by Gilbert Thomas Walker17 May 1897
RR/46/99Referee's report by Gilbert Thomas Walker, on a paper 'A new primary standard barometer' by J E Sears and J S Clark[September 1932]
RR/44/117Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'On periodicity in series of related terms' by Gilbert Thomas WalkerFebruary 1931
RR/44/118Second referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'On periodicity in series of related terms' by Gilbert Thomas WalkerMarch 1931
RR/46/97Referee's report by Gilbert Thomas Walker, on a paper 'The characteristics of a deep focus earthquake: a study of the disturbance of February 20, 1931' by F J Scrase[August 1932]
RR/51/35Referee's report by Gilbert Thomas Walker, on a paper 'The vertical distribution of atmospheric ozone in high latitudes' by A R Meetham and Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson[October 1934]
RR/53/91Referee's report by Gilbert Thomas Walker, on a paper 'The vertical distribution of ozone in the atmosphere' by F W Paul Götz, A R Meetham and Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson[March 1934]
RR/57/89Referee's report by Gilbert Thomas Walker, on a paper 'The movement of desert sand' by Ralph Alger Bagnold[July 1936]
NLB/64/741Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Doctor [Gilbert Thomas] Walker FRS11 June 1923
NLB/63/404Copy letter from unknown correspondent; to Dr. [Gilbert Thomas] Walker, FRS09 October 1922
NLB/63/445Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Gilbert Thomas] Walker Esq., C.S.I., FRS, Meteorological Office, Simla, India16 October 1922
NLB/63/731Copy letter from unknown correspondent; to Dr. [Gilbert Thomas] Walker, FRS08 November 1922
NLB/64/662Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Gilbert Thomas] Walker; FRS29 May1923
NLB/64/678Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb [Chairman of the Mathematics Committee] FRS31 May 1923
NLB/70/730Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Gilbert Walker, CSI, FRS14 July 1927
NLB/70/949Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Gilbert Walker, CSI, FRS18 November 1927
NLB/71/657Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Gilbert Walker, C.S.I., FRS26 September 1928
NLB/72/731Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Gilbert Walker, CSI, FRS26 March 1930
NLB/73/15Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Gilbert Walker, C.S.I., FRS14 October 1930
NLB/64/732Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society;[Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh11 June 1923
NLB/31/110Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Gilbert Thomas Walker, Fellow of the Royal Society22 June 1905
NLB/56/833Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. Gilbert [Thomas] Walker, FRS; Clarence Cottage, Swanage, Dorset5 June 1919
NLB/66/548Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Sydney] Chapman29 May 1924
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