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Authorised form of nameHughes; David Edward (1831 - 1900)
SurnameHughes
ForenamesDavid Edward
Dates1831 - 1900
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Green-y-Ddwyryd, near Corwen, Merionethshire, Wales (16 May 1831)
Death:
40 Langham Street, London (22 January 1900)
Burial:
Highgate Cemetery, London
ActivityEducation:
Kentucky
Career:
First man to transmit and receive radio waves. Family moved to Virginia when he was young; Professor of Physics, Kentucky College, Bardstown, Kentucky; invented and patented an improvement to the type printing telegraph (1855); returned to England (1857); invented the microphone (1878); died of paralysis; left £300,000, of which £4,000 was given to the Royal Society, part being used to endow the Hughes Medal for discovery in the physical sciences, especially electricity and magnetism
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
3/06/1880
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1885
RelationshipsSon of David Hughes; married Anna, daughter of Dr Thomas Chadbourne
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
G Burniston Brown, 'David Edward Hughes, FRS, 1831-1900' in NR 1979-80 vol 34 pp 227-239, plate
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/79390164
Royal Society codeNA7981
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1880/10Hughes, David Edward: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/Maull/002292Hughes, David Edwardnd
NLB/6/1202Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor David Edward Hughes9 November 1892
NLB/10/352Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor David Edward Hughes, Fellow of the Royal Society12 November 1894
NLB/8/541Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor David Edward Hughes, Fellow of the Royal Society15 November 1893
NLB/10/673Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor David Edward Hughes, Fellow of the Royal Society18 January 1895
NLB/9/137Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor David Edward Hughes, Fellow of the Royal Society4 April 1894
NLB/15/617Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Beckett, Terrell & Company, 93 Chancery Lane5 November 1897
NLB/20/62Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Professor William Henry Preece25 June 1900
NLB/15/620Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor David Edward Hughes, Fellow of the Royal Society5 November 1897
NLB/16/169Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor D E Hughes, Fellow of the Royal Society15 February 1898
NLB/20/73Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons26 January 1900
NLB/20/120Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to H W Christmas, 42a Bloomsbury Square7 February 1900
NLB/20/677Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Major W James Adams15 June 1900
NLB/21/10Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Secretary, Estate Duty Department, Somerset House16 July 1900
RR/9/221Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'Magnetic polarity and neutrality' by David Edward Hughes22 April 1884
RR/9/222Referee's report by George Carey Foster, on a paper 'Magnetic polarity and neutrality' by David Edward Hughes23 April 1884
NLB/64/364Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Messrs Meccano Ltd.; Binns Road, Liverpool23 March 1923
IM/Maull/002293Hughes, David Edwardnd
MS/377/1/72Letter from David Edward Hughes, 94 Great Portland Street, London, to William Fletcher Barrett20 January 1879
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