Authorised form of nameHarrison; William (1728 - 1815)
Dates1728 - 1815
Date of birth20 May 1728
Place of deathCaroline Place, Guildford Street, London
Date of death24 April 1815
Dates and placesBurial:
Hampstead parish church
OccupationScientific instrument maker
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election09/05/1765
Bulloch's Roll
Seymour L Chapin, 'Lalande and the Longitude: A Little Known London Voyage of 1763' in NR 1977-8 vol 32 pp 165-180
Colonel H Quill, 'John Harrison, Copley Medallist, and the £20,000 Longitude Prize' in NR 1963 vol 18 pp 146-160
J C Taylor and A W Wolfendale, ' John Harrison: clockmaker and Copley Medallist. A public memorial at last' in NR 2007 vol 61 pp 53-62
Withdrew May 1804.
Royal Society codeNA7845
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MS/391/100Bond of William Harrison to the Treasurer of the Royal Society16 May 1765
EC/1765/06Harrison, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/1/25Letter from William Harrison, 3 Caroline Place, to the President and Fellows of the Royal Society 3 May 1804
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
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