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Authorised form of namePoynting; John Henry (1852 - 1914)
SurnamePoynting
ForenamesJohn Henry
Dates1852 - 1914
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Monton, near Manchester, Lancashire, England (09 September 1852)
Death:
Birmingham, Warwickshire (30 March 1914)
ActivityResearch Field:
Physics
Education:
Owen's College, Manchester. BSc (1872, London). Trinity College, Cambridge. BA (1876). MA
Career:
Assistant to Balfour Stewart (FRS 1862) at Manchester; Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; Professor of Physics, Mason College, Birmingham (1880-1914)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/06/1888
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1905
Lectures:
Bakerian 1910 (jointly)
Council:
VP 1910-1911
RelationshipsSon of Rev T Elford Poynting, Unitarian Minister; married (1880) Mary Adney, daughter of Rec J Cropper, Unitarian Minister
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1915-1916 vol 92 pp i-ix, plate, signed by J J T
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/17321194
Royal Society codeNA7852
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1888/19Poynting, John Henry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/11/65'Report on Experiment to determine the Mean Density of the Earth by the ordinary balance', by JH Poynting1887
MM/17/92Letter from JH Poynting to Secretaries of the Royal Society24 June 1891
AP/70/4On the Straining of Earth due to Secular Cooling1894
AP/70/6On the Leicester Earthquake of August 4,1893 1894
NLB/40/464Copy letter from Joseph Larmor to [John Henry] Poynting10 June 1909
NLB/17/677Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Mr Collings6 December 1898
NLB/41/470Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society21 December 1909
NLB/3/283Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society29 April 1889
NLB/3/302Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society3 May 1889
NLB/5/466Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society19 June 1891
NLB/7/577Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to John Henry Poynting17 March 1893
NLB/7/575Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Ralyeigh [John William Strutt]17 March 1893
NLB/7/907Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Harrison & Sons24 May 1893
NLB/9/174Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons10 April 1894
NLB/13/312Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society23 July 1896
NLB/13/318Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society[24] July 1896
NLB/13/297Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society22 July 1896
NLB/13/298Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook22 July 1896
NLB/14/211Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, [Fellow of the Royal Society]22 January 1897
NLB/14/364Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society24 February 1897
NLB/14/443Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to John Henry Poynting, [Fellow of the Royal Society]12 March 1897
RR/15/320Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'The movements of the flame in the explosion of gases' by Harold Baily DixonJuly 1902
RR/16/94Referee's report by Richard Tetley Glazebrook, on a paper 'Radiation in the Solar System. Its effect on temperature and its pressure on small bodies' by John Henry PoyntingJuly 1903
RR/16/93Referee's report by Joseph Larmor, on a paper 'Radiation in the Solar System. Its effect on temperature and its pressure on small bodies' by John Henry PoyntingJuly 1903
RR/16/120Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'The forces acting on a charged condensor moving through space' by Frederick Thomas Trouton and H R NobleJuly 1903
RR/16/272Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'Ionic sizes in relation to the conductivity of electrolytes' by W R BonsfieldMarch 1905
RR/16/378Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'The role of diffucion in the catalysis of hydrogen peroxide by colloidal platinum' by George Senter16 March 1905
RR/16/377Referee's report by H Sand, on a paper 'The role of diffucion in the catalysis of hydrogen peroxide by colloidal platinum' by George Senter14 March 1905
NLB/15/674Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society15 November 1897
NLB/17/266Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Arthur William Rucker, [Secretary, Royal Society]27 September 1898
NLB/17/275Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society29 September 1898
NLB/17/719Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor John Henry Poynting, [Fellow of the Royal Society], and P L Gray [9 December 1898]
NLB/17/459Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society3 November 1898
NLB/19/27Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society5 June 1899
NLB/19/312Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professors Joseph John Thomson and Professor Arthur Schuster, [Fellows of the Royal Society]2 August 1899
NLB/19/445Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Joseph John Thomson, Fellow of the Royal Society5 October 1899
NLB/23/2/405Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society11 December 1903
NLB/24/773Copy telegram from Royal Society, to [John Henry] Poynting, 10 Ampton Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham[July 1902]
NLB/29/717Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society30 November 1904
NLB/30/531Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society10 April 1905
NLB/28/537Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society25 March 1904
NLB/28/656Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor John Henry Poynting, [Fellow of the Royal Society]28 April 1904
NLB/28/831Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society2 June 1904
NLB/31/235Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to John Henry Poynting, [Fellow of the Royal Society]12 July 1905
NLB/31/701Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Professor Charles Scott Sherrington and Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellows of the Royal Society2 November 1905
NLB/31/906Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society5 December 1905
NLB/31/747Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Sir John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society8 November 1905
NLB/34/662Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society23 February 1907
NLB/32/456Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Hugh Longbourne Callendar, Chairman of the Physics and Chemistry Committee13 March 1906
NLB/35/545Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to John Henry Poynting, [Fellow of the Royal Society]11 June 1907
NLB/37/356Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J H Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society6 March 1908
NLB/37/881Copy Letter from Joseph Larmor to Professor J H Poynting28 May 1908
NLB/38/275Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society8 July 1908
NLB/38/201Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society[June 1908]
NLB/39/612Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] H [Henry] Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Physics & Chemistry Sectional Committee13 February 1909
NLB/39/432Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] H [Henry] Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society21 January 1909
NLB/39/461Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] H [Henry] Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society23 January 1909
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/41/181Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society28 October 1909
NLB/42/83Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] H [Henry] Poynting FRS22 March 1910
NLB/40/500Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] H [Henry] Poynting FRS 16 June 1909
NLB/40/578Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] H [Henry] Poynting FRS 29 June 1909
NLB/40/665Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] H [Henry] Poynting FRS, Chairman of the Physics and Chemistry Committee15 July 1909
NLB/41/50Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Physics and Chemistry Committee4 October 1909
NLB/42/128Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Profesor J [John] H [Henry] Poynting FRS7 April 1910
NLB/42/62Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr W [William] N [Napier] Shaw FRS 18 March 1910
NLB/42/245Copy letter from John Rose Bradford, Secretary RS [Secretary of the Royal Society] to Sir H Llewellyn Smith, KBC, Permanent Secretary, Marine Department of the Board of Trade, 7 Whitehall Gardens, SW29 April 1910
NLB/41/364Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society30 November 1909
NLB/42/531Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] H [Henry] Poynting FRS 28 June 1910
NLB/42/547Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] H [Henry] Poynting FRS4 July 1910
NLB/44/341Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor [John Henry] Poynting FRS20June 1911
NLB/44/664Copy letter from Robert William Fredercik Harrison to Proefssor J [John] H [Henry] Poynting FRS 12 October 1911
NLB/44/634Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] H [Henry] Poynting FRS5 October 1911
NLB/45/132Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] H [Henry] Poynting FRS3 January 1912
NLB/45/282Copy letter from Joseph Larmor to [John Henry] Poynting1 February 1912
NLB/45/15Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] H [Henry] Poynting FRS5 December 1911
NLB/48/256Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [John Henry] Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society5 June 1913
NLB/47/802Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] H [Henry] Poynting FRS15 April 1913
NLB/52/271Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. Charles Chree, FRS1 November 1915
RR/16/200Second referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'The effects of changes of temperature on the modulus of torsional rigidity of metal wires' by Frank Horton25 May 1904
NLB/52/574Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, FRS18 January 1916
RR/17/337Referee's report by John Henry Poynting on a paper 'The osmotic pressure of compressible solutions of any degree of concentration, part II' by Alfred William PorterApril 1908
RR/19/98Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'Contributions to the study of flicker. -Paper III' by T C Porter[January 1912]
RR/17/426Referee's report by Joseph Larmor, on a paper 'On pressure perpendicular to the shear planes in finite pure shears, and on the lengthening of loaded wires when twisted' by John Henry PoyntingMay 1909
RR/17/441Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'Sensitive micro-balances and a new method of weighing minute quantities' by Bertram D Steele and Kerr GrantJune 1909
RR/17/314Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'Measurement of ratatory dispersive power in the visible and ultra-violet regions of the spectrum' by N LowryNovember 1908
RR/18/68Referee's report by Joseph Larmor, on a paper 'The pressure of light against the source: the recoil from light' by John Henry Poynting15 January 1910
RR/17/162Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'On the dispersion in artificial double refraction' by Louis Napoleon George Filon5 March 1907
MS/928/2/127Letter from John Henry Poynting, Alvechurch, to Charles Vernon Boys28 January 1901
RR/18/85Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'A determination of the ratio of mass to weight for a radioactive substance' by L SouthernsJuly 1910
RR/18/110Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'Preliminary note on a method of measuring colour-sensations by intermittent light, with description of an unfinished apparatus for the purpose' by George James Burch 1911
RR/18/173Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'On vapour pressure of concentrated aqueous solutions' by Edgar Philip Perman and T W PriceDecember 1911
RR/20/30Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'On the refraction and dispersion of gaseous nitrogen peroxide' by Clive CuthbertsonAugust 1913
RR/20/1Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'A case of abnormal trichromatic colour vision due to a shift in the spectrum of the green-sensation curve' by William de Wiveleslie Abney and W WatsonJuly 1913
RR/20/101Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'The influence of molecular constitution and temperature on magnetic susceptibility' by A E Oxley6 January 1914
RR/20/154Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'On the luminosity curves of persons having normal and abnormal colour vision' by W WatsonMarch 1913
RR/13/221Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'Experiments on the absence of mechanical connexion between ether and matter' by Oliver Joseph Lodge7 February 1897
RR/9/235Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'On the transfer of energy in the electromagnetic field' by John Henry Poynting10 June 1884
RR/9/234Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'On the transfer of energy in the electromagnetic field' by John Henry Poynting11 April 1884
RR/9/301Referee's report by Joseph John Thomson, on a paper 'On the connexion between electric current and the electric and magnetic inductions in the surrounding field' by John Henry Poynting17 July 1885
RR/11/30Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'Re-determination of the mass of a cubic inch of distilled water' by H J Chaney4 February 1891
RR/12/63Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'On the Newtonian constant of gravitation' by Charles Vernon Boys16 July 1894
RR/11/51Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'On the forces, stresses, and fluxes of energy in the electromagnetic field' by Oliver Heaviside7 September 1891
RR/20/80Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'On the diffraction of light by particles comparable with the wave-length' by Bernard Augustus Keen and Alfred William PorterOctober 1913
RR/12/405Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'On the velocities of the ions' by William Cecil Dampier Whetham28 May 1895
RR/13/140Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'Magnetization of liquids' by John Sealy Edward Townsend1896
RR/13/139Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'Magnetization of liquids' by John Sealy Edward Townsend12 July 1896
RR/14/87Referee's report by Charles Vernon Boys, on a paper 'An experiment in search of a directive action of one quartz crystal on another' by John Henry Poynting and P L Gray27 October 1898
RR/8/131Referee's report by Charles William Siemens, on a paper 'On a method of using the balance with great delicacy, and on its employment to determine the mean density of the Earth' by John Henry Poynting22 July 1878
RR/14/86Referee's report by George Francis Fitzgerald, on a paper 'An experiment in search of a directive action of one quartz crystal on another' by John Henry Poynting and P L Gray24 October 1898
RR/18/61Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'Observations on the anomalous behaviour of delicate balances and an account of devices for increasing accuracy in weighings' by J J ManleyJuly 1910
RR/8/132Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'On a method of using the balance with great delicacy, and on its employment to determine the mean density of the Earth' by John Henry Poynting30 October 1878
RR/13/199Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'On the relation between magnetic stress and magnetic deformation in nickel' by E Taylor Jones8 March 1897
RR/13/238Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'On contact electricity of metals' by J Erskine Murray27 February 1898
RR/13/276Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'Some experiments with cathode rays' by Alan Archibald Campbell Swinton15 March 1897
RR/17/313Referee's report by Frank Watson Dyson, on a paper 'Lines of unknown origin in celestial spectra' by Joseph Norman Lockyer and F E Baxandall13 October 1908
RR/14/249Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'On a quartz thread gravity balance' by Richard Threlfall and James Arthur Pollock8 May 1899
RR/14/257Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'The diffusion of ions into gases' by John Sealy Edward Townsend10 June 1899
RR/17/377Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'The osmotic pressures of calcium ferrocyande solutions, part II, weak solutions' by Randal Thomas Mowbray Berkeley, E G J Hartley and J StephensonFebruary 1909
RR/11/78Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'On a determination of the mean density of the Earth and the gravitation constant by means of the common balance' by John Henry Poynting1891
RR/17/450Referee's report by John Henry Poynting on a paper, 'A wave-length comparator for standards of length: An instrument for fine measurement in wave-lengths of light. - With an appendix on the use of wave-length rulings as defining lines on standards of length' by Alfred Edwin Howard TuttonJune 1909
MM/11/64Letter from JH Poynting, Birmingham, to the Royal Society23 April 1887
RR/16/199Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'The effects of changes of temperature on the modulus of torsional rigidity of metal wires' by Frank HortonApril 1904
NLB/16/210Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [Arthur] Schuster22 February 1898
NLB/17/369Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Francis Fitzgerald, Fellow of the Royal Society19 October 1898
NLB/19/831Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor George Carey Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society3 January 1900
NLB/43/543Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society7 February 1911
NLB/43/500Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Henry Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society30 January 1911
RR/17/14Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'Ionic size in relation to the physical properties of aqueous solutions' by William Robert Bousfield18 February 1906
RR/9/300Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'On the connexion between electric current and the electric and magnetic inductions in the surrounding field' by John Henry Poynting19 May 1885
NLB/10/7Copy letter from Michael Foster, to The Secretaries, Königliche Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen 20 August 1894
NLB/39/718Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] H [Henry] Poynting, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Physics & Chemistry Sectional Committee26 February 1909
RR/12/27Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'On the thickness and electrical resistance of thin liquid films' by Arnold William Reinold and Arthur William Rucker16 April 1893
RR/12/396Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on four papers 'Argon, a new constituent of the atmosphere' by John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh and William Ramsay, 'The liquefaction and solidification of argon' by K Olszewski, 'On the spectra of argon' by William Crookes, 'On the spark spectrum of argon as it appears in the spark spectrum of air' by Walter Noel Hartley, and a letter from George Francis Fitzgerald to John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh18 February 1895
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