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Authorised form of nameThorpe; Sir; Thomas Edward (1845 - 1925); chemist
SurnameThorpe
ForenamesThomas Edward
Dates1845 - 1925
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Barnes Green, Hapurley, near Manchester, England (08 December 1845)
Death:
Salcombe, Devon (23 February 1925)
ActivityResearch Field:
Chemistry
Education:
Owens College, Manchester; Heidelberg University, Bonn University. PhD (Heidelberg)
Career:
Professor of Chemistry, Andersonian Insitute, Glasgow (1870); Professor of Chemistry, Yorkshire College of Science, Leeds (1874-1885); Professor of Chemistry, Royal College of Science, London (1885); Director, Government Laboratories, London (1894); President, British Association (1921); keen yachtsman
Honours:
CB 1900; Kt 1909
Memberships:
FCS; FRSE; FChemSoc, Berlin
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
1/06/1876
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1889
Lectures:
Bakerian 1889 (jointly), 1894 (jointly), 1907
Council:
For Sec 1899-1903; VP 1894-1895
RelationshipsSon of George Thorpe, merchant of Trafford Bank, Manchester; married (1870) Caroline Emma, daughter of John Watts of Manchester
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1925 vol 109 pp xviii-xxiv, plate, signed by A E H T
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/59165302
Royal Society codeNA7855
Archives associated with this Fellow
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M/257Royal Medal1889
MM/18/143Letter from Arthur Bennett and E James Hall, Warrington Society, to Thomas Edward Thorpe1 February 1904
MM/18/142Letter from Arthur Bennett, Warrington Society, to Thomas Edward Thorpe29 January 1904
NLB/21/212Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society29 September 1900
IM/004599Thorpe, Sir Thomas Edwardnd
MS/373/1/82Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, Headingley, to [?] Miell21 October 1879
MS/373/1/128Obituary notice of Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe (with portrait) 1845-19251925
MS/373/1/71Memorandum on the use of lethal substances in warfare by Sir [Thomas] Edward Thorpe[March 1922]
MS/373/1/76Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, Heidelberg, to 'Dear Mamma' [Mary Wilde Thorpe]21 April 1869
MS/373/1/78Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, Cheyenne, Wyoming, to [Caroline] Emma [Thorpe]10 August 1878
MS/373/1/84Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, HMS Fantome at Clerks Court Bay, Grenada, to 'Dear Pern' [Caroline Emma Thorpe]20 August 1886
MS/373/1/81Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, Grand Pacific Hotel, Chicago, to 'Dear Pern' [Caroline Emma Thorpe]1 September 1878
MS/373/1/85Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, 16 Moray Place, Edinburgh, to 'Dear Pern' [Caroline Emma Thorpe]13 September 1921
MS/373/1/77Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, SS Germanic, to 'Dear Pern' [his wife, Caroline Emma Thorpe, nee Watts]6 July 1878
AP/58/6Researches upon Specific Volumes of Liquids. I - The Atomic Value of Phosphorus1876
IM/Maull/004597Thorpe, Sir Thomas Edwardnd
IM/Maull/004598Thorpe, Sir Thomas Edwardnd
MS/743/1/124Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, Science and Art Department, South Kensington, to [John Hall] Gladstone13 March 1890
MS/743/1/125Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, Science and Art Department, South Kensington, to [John Hall] Gladstone15 April 1890
MS/743/1/121Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, Science and Art Department, South Kensington, to [John Hall] Gladstone9 January 1890
MS/743/1/126Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, Science and Art Department, South Kensington, to [John Hall] Gladstone17 May 1890
MS/743/1/141Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, 61 Ladbroke Grove, to [John Hall] Gladstone17 January 1893
M/140Royal Medal1878
NLB/1/429Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society22 March 1887
NLB/1/348Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Thomas Edward Thorpe11 January 1887
NLB/3/11Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mr Turner13 February 1889
NLB/3/291Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to [John William Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, [Royal Society]30 April 1889
NLB/2/1009Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society28 January 1889
NLB/3/13Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society13 February 1889
NLB/3/148Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Thomas Edward Thorpe, [Royal Society]27 March 1889
NLB/3/147Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Mr Collings27 March 1889
NLB/3/152Copy letter from [Herbert Rix], to Mr Collings29 March 1889
NLB/3/627Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs West, Newman & Company25 July 1889
NLB/3/631Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Mr Collings, 172 Strand26 July 1889
NLB/3/758Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs West, Newman & Company, 54 Hatton Garden2 October 1889
NLB/3/873Copy letter from Michael Foster, to General Sir Henry Ponsonby1 November 1889
NLB/3/958Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Michael Hanly, 25 Bloomfield Terrace, Buckingham Palace Road, S.W.25 November 1889
NLB/3/1100Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Mr Collings10 January 1890
NLB/5/117Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs West, Newman & Company, 54 Hatton Garden24 March 1891
NLB/7/77Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor [Thomas Edward] Thorpe24 November 1892
NLB/5/871Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society6 November 1891
NLB/18/447Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr [T E Thorpe]13 March 1899
NLB/9/697Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs West, Newman & Company2 July 1894
NLB/9/146Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society6 April 1894
NLB/9/901Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Harrison & Sons26 July 1894
NLB/13/5Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society[28 May 1896]
NLB/13/281Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons21 July 1896
NLB/13/482Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons25 September 1896
NLB/13/336Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society28 July 1896
NLB/14/1Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society8 December 1896
NLB/12/484Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society26 February 1896
NLB/12/587Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Harrison & Sons18 March 1896
NLB/13/534Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Carey Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society2 October 1896
NLB/13/531Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society3 October 1896
NLB/12/717Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons17 April 1896
NLB/12/756Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society27 April 1896
NLB/14/416Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to John C Dobbie, Messrs A Dobbie & Son, Admiralty Buidlings, 45 Clyde Place, Glasgow8 March 1897
RR/16/296Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'The physical and chemical properties of iron carbonyl' by Sir James Dewar and Humphrey Owen JonesNovember 1905
NLB/19/215Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society13 July 1899
RR/16/306Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'Thorianite, a new mineral, from Ceylon' by Wyndham Rowland Dunstan and G S Blake11 May 1905
RR/16/300Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'The atomic weight of chlorine: An attempt to determine the equivalent of chlorine by direct burning with hydrogen' by Professor Harold Baily Dixon and E C Edgar26 May 1905
NLB/26/687Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society12 May 1903
NLB/16/380Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr T E Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society, 61 Ladbroke Grove, W.24 March 1898
NLB/18/165Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor T E Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society27 January 1899
NLB/16/806Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr T E Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society13 June 1898
NLB/16/89Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr T E Thorpe29 January 1898
NLB/16/187Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to [Dr T E] Thorpe18 February 1898
NLB/17/659Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society3 December 1898
NLB/17/345Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], Sir Andrew Noble, Sir John Wolfe Wolfe-Barrey, Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, [Fellows of the Royal Society]15 October 1898
NLB/22/561Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr [Thomas Edward] Thorpe, [Fellow of the Royal Society]4 June 1901
NLB/19/97Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of Royal Society17 June 1899
NLB/18/213Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to [Dr T E] Thorpe 7 February 1899
NLB/20/597Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons29 May 1900
NLB/18/281Copy letter from Michael Foster and Arthur William Rucker, to Dr T E Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society, Treasurer of the Kelvin Portrait Fund16 February 1899
NLB/18/377Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor T E Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society1 March 1899
NLB/18/441Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr T E Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society10 March 1899
NLB/19/769Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Assistant Editor, 'The Electrician', 1 Salisbury Court, Fleet Street, E.C.14 December 1899
NLB/20/702Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society19 June 1900
NLB/18/773Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr T E Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society10 May 1899
NLB/20/771Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor James Dewar and Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society6 July 1900
NLB/21/1Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Foreign Secretary, Royal Society14 July 1900
NLB/15/809Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whitehall, S.W. 13 December 1897
NLB/20/427Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Foreign Secretary, Royal Society25 April 1900
NLB/21/79Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Monsieur le President, 4e Congress International de Chimie Appliquee, 156 Boulevard de Magenta, Paris 25 July 1900
NLB/20/590Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Sir Clements Markham, Lord Kelvin [William Thomson], Professor Oliver Joseph Lodge, and William Whitaker, [Fellow of the Royal Society]25 May 1900
NLB/20/700Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Foreign Secretary, Royal Society19 June 1900
NLB/21/86Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Secretary, Royal Society25 July 1900
NLB/21/548Copy letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, to the Italian Ambassador8 November 1900
NLB/22/755Copy letter from unknown correspondent, to [Thomas Edward] Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society10 July 1901
NLB/23/1/72Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society9 September 1901
NLB/23/1/164Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, [Fellow of the Royal Society]4 October 1901
NLB/23/1/490Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Foreign Secretary, Royal Society, 61 Ladbroke Grove, Kensington Park, W. 19 November 1901
NLB/23/1/742Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Foreign Secretary, Royal Society14 January 1902
NLB/25/1Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Professor Thomas Edward Thorpe, Foreign Secretary, Royal Society21 July 1902
NLB/25/261Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Foreign Secretary, Royal Society6 October 1902
NLB/25/383Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, [Fellow of the Royal Society]22 October 1902
NLB/25/598Copy telegram from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Thomas Edward Thorpe, [Fellow of the Royal Society][24 November 1902]
NLB/25/595Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society25 November 1902
NLB/27/801Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society, Government Laboratories3 December 1903
NLB/25/801Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Foreign Secretary, Royal Society5 January 1903
NLB/27/15Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Foreign Secretary, Royal Society17 June 1903
NLB/27/137Copy letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, to Pierre Curie9 July 1903
NLB/27/223Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Foreign Secretary, Royal Society22 July 1903
NLB/26/808Copy letter from Joseph Larmor to, [Thomas Edward]Thorpe, [Fellow of the Royal Society]4 June 1903
NLB/27/712Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Foreign Secretary, Royal Society17 November 1903
NLB/27/724Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Huggins, Major Alexander Percy MacMahon, Alfred Bray Kempe, and Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, [Fellows of the Royal Society]20 November 1903
NLB/30/703Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society9 May 1905
NLB/34/185Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society, Government Laboratories, Clement's Inn Passage, W.C.10 December 1906
NLB/32/231Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society1 February 1906
NLB/33/279Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society, Government Laboratories, Clement's Inn Passage, Strand, W.C. 27 July 1906
NLB/34/216Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society13 December 1906
NLB/35/638Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society 22 June 1907
NLB/34/818Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society13 March 1907
NLB/42/587Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir Edward Thorpe FRS, Salcomb10 July 1910
NLB/36/437Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society29 October 1907
NLB/34/703Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society27 February 1907
NLB/37/603Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to The Editor, "The Chemical News", 16 Newcastle Street, Farringdon Street, EC11 April 1908
NLB/36/732Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society9 December 1907
NLB/36/762Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society11 December 1907
NLB/37/707Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr T [Thomas] E [Edward] Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society4 May 1908
NLB/38/267Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Mr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society8 July 1908
NLB/37/741Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr T [Thomas] E [Edward] Thorpe, CB, Fellow of the Royal Society6 May 1908
NLB/37/689Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor W [William] M [Mitchinson] Hicks, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Physics & Chemistry Sectional Committee1 May 1908
NLB/38/208Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr [Thomas Edward] Thorpe, [Fellow of the Royal Society]26 June 1908
NLB/39/646Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr T [Thomas] E [Edward] Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society19 February 1909
NLB/38/424Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr [Thomas Edward] Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society31 July 1908
NLB/42/349Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir Edward Thorpe CB, FRS27 May 1910
NLB/41/614Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society24 January 1910
NLB/40/588Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Harrison & Sons30 June 1909
NLB/44/255Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir Edward Thorpe CB, FRS 31 May 1911
NLB/45/182Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir Edward Thorpe KCB, FRS12 January 1912
MS/373/1/73Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, on board the 'Augustine' in the Para River, to 'Dear Papa' [George Thorpe]23 March 1866
MS/373/1/80Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, on the train between Ogden, Utah and Green River, Wyoming, to 'Dear Pern' [Caroline Emma Thorpe]25 August 1878
NLB/52/354Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe, FRS15 November 1915
NLB/52/610Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe, FRS27 January 1916
NLB/52/650Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe, FRS; Whinfield, Salcombe, Devon3 February 1916
RR/18/15Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'The relative atomic weights of nitrogen and sulphur' by F P Burt and F L UsherMay 1910
RR/17/264Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'On Scandium' by William Crookes17 April 1908
NLB/54/599Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to K. B. C. Bennett Esquire2 July 1917
RR/22/51Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'A magnetic survey of the dominion of New Zealand' by Clinton Coleridge FarrOctober 1915
RR/7/59Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'On the relation between the sun's altitude and the chemical intensity of total daylight in a cloudless sky' by Henry Enfield Roscoe and Thomas Edward Thorpe21 May 1870
RR/7/213Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'On the combined action of heat and pressure upon the paraffins' by Thomas Edward Thorpe and John Young2 November 1872
RR/7/214Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on a paper 'On the combined action of heat and pressure upon the paraffins' by Thomas Edward Thorpe and John Young30 December 1872
RR/7/135Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on a paper 'On the measurement of the chemical intensity of total daylight made at Catania during the total eclipse of Dec. 22nd, 1870' by Henry Enfield Roscoe and Thomas Edward Thorpe14 August 1871
RR/7/419Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on a paper 'On the atomic volumes of certain compounds of phosphorus' by Thomas Edward Thorpe3 May 1875
RR/8/124Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'Observations on arctic sea-water and ice' by Edward Lawton Moss21 May 1878
RR/7/422Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, on his paper 'Researches upon the specific volumes of liquids' to the Secretary of the Royal Society1 November 1875
RR/7/420Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, on his paper 'Researches upon the specific volumes of liquids' to the Secretary of the Royal Society26 July 1875
RR/7/421Referee's report by William Odling, on a paper 'Researches upon the specific volumes of liquids' by Thomas Edward Thorpe7 August 1875
RR/7/491Referee's report by William Hallowes Miller, on a paper 'On the expansion of sea-water by heat' by Thomas Edward Thorpe and Arthur William Rücker1876
RR/7/492Letter from George Carey Foster, on a paper 'On the expansion of sea-water by heat' by Thomas Edward Thorpe and Arthur William Rücker19 April 1876
RR/8/209Referee's report by Edward Walker, on a paper 'A magnetic survey of the fortieth parallel in North America between the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Salt Lake Utah' by Thomas Edward Thorpe11 June 1879
RR/9/372Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'On the specific heats of minerals' by John Joly2 November 1886
RR/9/285Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'On the atomic weight of glucinum (Beryllium). Second paper' by T S Humpidge21 April 1885
RR/10/217Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'Contributions to the chemistry of chlorophyll. No. III' by Henry Edward Schunck10 July 1888
RR/10/334Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'Re-determination of the mass of a cubic inch of distilled water' by H J Chaney7 May 1890
RR/10/205Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'An investigation of a case of gradual chemical change' by W H Pendlebury and Margaret Seward5 January 1889
RR/10/284Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'Revision of the atomic weight of gold' by John William Mallet29 April 1889
RR/10/327Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'Photometric observations of the Sun and sky' by William Brennand8 December 1890
RR/12/212Referee's report by William Henry Mahoney Christie, on a paper 'A magnetic survey of the British Isles for the epoch January 1, 1891' by Arthur William Rucker and Thomas Edward Thorpe29 November 1894
RR/11/131Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'Re-determination of the mass of a cubic inch of distilled water' by R J Chaney1 February 1892
RR/12/294Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'On the composition of the limiting explosive mixtures of various combustible gases with air' by Frank Clowes9 April 1895
RR/12/213Referee's report by Ettrick William Creak, on a paper 'A magnetic survey of the British Isles for the epoch January 1, 1891' by Arthur William Rucker and Thomas Edward Thorpe22 December 1894
RR/12/214Detailed referee's report by Ettrick William Creak, on a paper 'A magnetic survey of the British Isles for the epoch January 1, 1891' by Arthur William Rucker and Thomas Edward Thorpe22 December 1894
RR/13/2Referee's report by Edward James Stone, on a paper 'On the determination of the photometric intensity of the coronal light during the solar eclipse of April 16th, 1893' by William De Wiveleslie Abney and Thomas Edward Thorpe19 May 1896
RR/13/1Referee's report by Arthur Schuster, on a paper 'On the determination of the photometric intensity of the coronal light during the solar eclipse of April 16th, 1893' by William De Wiveleslie Abney and Thomas Edward Thorpe5 May 1896
RR/13/137Second referee's report by George Carey Foster, on a paper 'On the relations between the viscosity (internal friction) of liquids and their chemical nature.—Part II' by Thomas Edward Thorpe and J W Rodger8 February 1897
RR/14/125Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'On the oxidation of carbon at ordinary temperature by means of atmospheric oxygen with the production of electrical energy' by Willard E Case11 May 1899
RR/12/389Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'Contributions to the chemistry of chlorophyll. No. VI' by Henry Edward Schunck and Leon Marchlewski11 February 1895
RR/13/135Referee's report by George Carey Foster, on a paper 'On the relations between the viscosity (internal friction) of liquids and their chemical nature.—Part II' by Thomas Edward Thorpe and J W Rodger3 November 1896
RR/13/132Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'Colliery explosions produced by gas derived from coal dust' by Stuart28 May 1896
RR/13/133Referee's report by Wyndham Rowland Dunstan, on a paper 'On the relations between the viscosity (internal friction) of liquids and their chemical nature.—Part II' by Thomas Edward Thorpe and J W Rodger24 June 1896
RR/13/136Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, on his paper with J W Rodger 'On the relations between the viscosity (internal friction) of liquids and their chemical nature.—Part II' to the Secretary of the Royal Society14 December 1896
RR/13/134Referee's report by William Ramsay, on a paper 'On the relations between the viscosity (internal friction) of liquids and their chemical nature.—Part II' by Thomas Edward Thorpe and J W RodgerJuly 1896
RR/19/86Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'On the apparent change in weight during chemical reaction' by [John Job] Manley[June 1912]
RR/42/28Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on two papers 'The colloid chemistry of dyes: the aqueous solutions of benzopurpurine 4B and its isomer prepared from m-tolidine.—Part I' and 'The colloid chemistry of dyes: The aqueous solutions of benzopurpurine 4B and its isomer prepared from m-tolidine.—Part II' by Conmar Robinson and Harold A T MillsMarch 1931
RR/14/17Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'On the oxidation of carbon at ordinary temperatures' by Willard E Casend [June 1898]
RR/13/231Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'On the occlusion of oxygen and hydrogen by platinum black' by Ludwig Mond, William Ramsay and John Shields3 August 1897
RR/13/232Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'On the occlusion of hydrogen and oxygen by palladium' by Ludwig Mond, William Ramsay and John Shields14 December 1897
RR/10/290Referee's report by Stephen Joseph Perry, on the Bakerian Lecture 'A magnetic survey of the British Isles for the epoch January 1, 1886' by Arthur William Rucker and Thomas Edward Thorpe[1889]
NLB/62/520Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir [Thomas] Edward Thorpe, FRS27 February 1922
NLB/62/254Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir [Thomas] Edward Thorpe, FRS13 January 1922
NLB/57/889Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir [Thomas] Edward Thorpe, FRS, CB27 February 1920
NLB/65/431Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir [Thomas] Edward Thorpe, FRS31 October 1923
NLB/62/206Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir [Thomas] Edward Thorpe, FRS2 January 1922
NLB/62/442Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir [Thomas] Edward Thorpe, FRS15 February 1922
RR/7/134Referee's report by William Hallowes Miller, on a paper 'On the measurement of the chemical intensity of total daylight made at Catania during the total eclipse of Dec. 22nd, 1870' by Henry Enfield Roscoe and Thomas Edward Thorpe12 July 1871
NLB/62New Letter Book volume 62, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration11 November 1921-10 June 1922
RR/9/242Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'On the solubility of salts in water at high temperatures' by William Augustus Tilden and William Ashwell Shenstone15 January 1884
RR/11/82Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on two papers 'A study of the Planté lead-sulphuric acid-lead peroxide cell, from a chemical stand-point. Part I' and 'A study of the Planté lead-sulphuric acid-lead peroxide cell, from a chemical stand-point. Part II.—A discussion of the chemical changes occurring in the cell' by G H Robertson and H E Armstrong1891
NLB/65/378Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir [Thomas] Edward Thorpe, FRS23 October 1923
MS/373/1/127Obituary notices: Sir [Thomas] Edward Thorpe CB FRS died February 23rd 1925 & some other papers of interest5 May 1921-29 May 1925
MS/373Letters and papers of Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe1848-1925
MS/373/1/79Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, Emmaville, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah, to Caroline Emma Thorpe21 August 1878
NLB/65/562Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir [Thomas] Edward Thorpe, FRS21 November 1923
NLB/67/869Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Arthur] Smithells, FRS30 March 1925
NLB/68/490Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Alfred Edwin Howard] Tutton, FRS; Hotel du Mont Blanc, Courmayeur, North Italy17 July 1925
NLB/68/410Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Alfred Edwin Howard] Tutton, FRS10 July 1925
NLB/7/957Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Kelvin [William Thomson]2 June 1893
MS/373/1/74Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, Uber der Bruker, Heidelberg, to 'Dear Mamma' [Mary Wild Thorpe]8 June 1868
MS/373/1/75Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, Heidelberg, to 'Dear Father' [George Thorpe]28 February 1869
MS/743/1/97Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, Leeds, to [John Hall] Gladstone19 February 1881
NLB/3/675Copy letter from Alfred H White, to Messrs West, Newman & Company29 August 1889
NLB/3/909Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society9 November 1889
NLB/3/879Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Leonard Wyld, 54 Hamilton Terrace, St John's Wood1 November 1889
NLB/8/742Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society15 December 1893
NLB/10/182Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Editor, 'Colliery Guardian', 49 Essex Street, Strand, W.C.15 October 1894
NLB/8/978Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Thomas Edward Thorpe, [Fellow of the Royal Society]5 February 1894
NLB/14/15Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society11 December 1896
NLB/19/227Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Secretary of the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, W. 17 July 1899
NLB/19/772Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor Dr Waldeyer, Secretary, Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften , Berlin 14 December 1899
NLB/20/694Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs19 June 1900
NLB/21/202Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Henry Edward Armstrong, Professor Andrew Russell Forsyth, Sir Archibald Geikie, Professor Edwin Ray Lankester, Sir Joseph Norman Lockyer, Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, [Fellows of the Royal Society]26 September 1900
NLB/51/29Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Sir Edward Thorpe CB, FRS23 November 1914
RR/7/490Referee's report by George Carey Foster, on a paper 'On the expansion of sea-water by heat' by Thomas Edward Thorpe and Arthur William Rücker1876
RR/8/210Referee's report by Frederick John Owen Evans, on a paper 'A magnetic survey of the fortieth parallel in North America between the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Salt Lake Utah' by Thomas Edward Thorpe18 June 1879
RR/8/212Second letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'A magnetic survey of the fortieth parallel in North America between the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Salt Lake Utah' by Thomas Edward Thorpe3 December 1879
RR/8/211Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'A magnetic survey of the fortieth parallel in North America between the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Salt Lake Utah' by Thomas Edward Thorpe1 December 1879
RR/10/289Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on the Bakerian Lecture 'A magnetic survey of the British Isles for the epoch January 1, 1886' by Arthur William Rucker and Thomas Edward Thorpe6 July 1889
RR/13/101Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on the Bakerian Lecture 'On the diffusion of metals' by William Chandler Roberts-Austen2 March 1896
RR/8/219Letter from George Howard Darwin, to William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, regarding a paper 'On the secular changes in the elements of the orbit of a satellite revolving about a tidally distorted planet' by Thomas Edward Thorpe27 June 1880
RR/12/395Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, 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, 3rd Baron Rayleigh13 February 1895
EC/1876/19Thorpe, Sir Thomas Edward: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/18/141Letter from Arthur Bennett, Warrington Society, to Thomas Edward Thorpe19 January 1904
MS/373/1/83Letter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, SS Nile near Barbados, to 'Dear Pern' [Caroline Emma Thorpe]10 August 1886
NLB/3/1044Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to [John William Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, [Royal Society]21 December 1889
NLB/9/164Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Thomas Edward Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society9 April 1894
NLB/12/897Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society23 May 1896
NLB/20/464Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker and Michael Foster, to the Secretaries, Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Universitatsstrase, 8, Berlin, NW728 April 1900
RR/17/37Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'A comparison of values of the magnetic elements, deduced from the British magnetic survey of 1891, with recent observation' by William Ellis3 December 1906
RR/7/60Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on a paper 'On the relation between the sun's altitude and the chemical intensity of total daylight in a cloudless sky' by Henry Enfield Roscoe and Thomas Edward Thorpe11 July 1870
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