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Authorised form of nameJenkin; Henry Charles Fleeming (1833 - 1885); engineer and Electrician
SurnameJenkin
ForenamesHenry Charles Fleeming
Dates1833 - 1885
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Dungeness, Kent, England (25 March 1833)
Death:
Edinburgh (12 June 1885)
ActivityProfession:
Civil engineer
Research Field:
Engineering
Education:
Edinburgh Academy; Genoa. MA
Career:
Met James Clerk Maxwell (FRS 1861) at school; apprenticed at the engineering works of Sir William Fairbairn (FRS 1850) (1851), Manchester, and to the works of John Penn (FRS 1859), Greenwich; experimented on the resistance and insulation of electric cables; fitted electric cables (1858-1873); Professor of Engineering, University College, London (1865); Professor of Engineering, University of Edinburgh (1868-1885); died of blood poisoning after an operation on his foot
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
1/06/1865
RelationshipsSon of Charles Jenkin, RN, and his wife Henrietta Camilla, novelist; married (1859) Anne, daughter of Alfred Austin; father of Charles Frewen Jenkin (FRS 1931)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1885 vol 39 pp i-iii signed by W T
References:
T M Charlton, 'Maxwell, Jenkin and Cotterill and the Theory of Statically-Indeterminate Structures' in NR 1971 vol 26 pp 233-246
Graeme Gooday, 'A Victorian scientist and engineer', review of Gillian Cookson and Colin Hempstead, 'Fleeming Jenkin and the birth of electrical engineering' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 265-266
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/46922041
Royal Society codeNA7979
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1865/10Jenkin, Henry Charles Fleeming: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/61/3Effects of Stress on the Thermo-Electric Quality of Metals. Part I1881
RR/4/141Letter from Charles Vincent Walker, on a paper 'On the insulating properties of gutta percha' by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin20 June 1860
RR/4/139Referee's report by Charles Vincent Walker, on a paper 'On the insulating properties of gutta percha' by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin12 July 1860
RR/5/126Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'Experimental researches on the transmission of electric signals through submarine cables.-Part I. Laws of transmission through various lengths of one cable' by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin1 May 1862
RR/6/180Referee's report by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin, on a paper 'On a method of making a direct comparison of electrostatic with electro­magnetic force; with a note on the electromagnetic theory of light' by James Clerk Maxwell16 July 1868
RR/7/94Referee's report by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin, on a paper 'Measurements of specific inductive capacity of dielectrics, in the physical laboratory of the University of Glasgow' by John C Gibson and Thomas Barclay29 June 1871
RR/8/41Referee's report by William Pole, on a paper 'On friction between surfaces moving at low speeds' by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin and James Alfred Ewing14 May 1877
RR/7/244Referee's report by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin, on a paper 'On a new relation between heat and electricity' by Frederick Guthrie27 May 1873
RR/7/248Referee's report by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin, on a paper 'Determination of the number of electrostatic units in the electromagnetic unit made in the Physical Laboratory of Glasgow University' by Dugald Kichan30 May 1873
RR/8/351Referee's report by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin, on a paper 'On the friction of water against solid surfaces of diffe­rent degrees of roughness' by William Cawthorne Unwin20 February 1881
RR/9/316Referee's report by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin, on a paper 'The influence of stress and strain on the physical properties of matter' by Herbert Tomlinson9 February 1885
RR/4/140Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On the insulating properties of gutta percha' by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin11 June 1860
RR/9/91Referee's report by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin, on a paper 'The influence of stress and strain on the action of physical forces' by Herbert Tomlinson22 March 1882
MS/427/156Copy letter from [Michael] Foster, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Henry Charles] Fleeming Jenkins and Dr. [John] Hopkinson21 January 1882
MS/427/160Copy letter from [Michael] Foster, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lieut-Col. [John] Donnelly.3 February 1882
AP/63/7On the Production of Transient Electric Currents in Iron and Steel Conductors by twisting them when magnetised or by magnetising them when twisted16 July 1881
RR/5/127Referee's report by Augustus Matthiessen, on a paper 'Experimental researches on the transmission of electric signals through submarine cables.-Part I. Laws of transmission through various lengths of one cable' by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin16 July 1862
RR/7/142Referee's report by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin, on a paper 'Polarization of metallic surfaces in aqueous solutions. On a new method of obtaining electricity from mechanical force, and certain relations between electrostatic induction and the decomposition of water' by Cromwell Fleetwood Varley21 February 1871
RR/8/40Referee's report by Charles Watkins Merrifield, on a paper 'On friction between surfaces moving at low speeds' by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin and James Alfred Ewing30 April 1877
RR/8/171Referee's report by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin, on a paper 'On the determination of the rate of vibration of tuning-forks' by Herbert McLeod and George Sydenham Clarke10 Jue 1879
RR/9/94Referee's report by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin, on a paper 'The influence of stress and strain on the physical properties of matter. Part II. electrical conductivity-continued. The alteration of the electrical conductivity of cobalt, magnesium, steel, and platinum-iridium produced by longitudinal traction; Discovery of simple relations between the ‘critical points’ of metals'by Herbert Tomlinson7 April 1882
RR/9/319Letter from Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin on a paper 'The influence of stress and strain on the physical properties of matter' by Herbert Tomlinson to the Secretary of the Royal Society28 March 1885
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