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Authorised form of nameRichardson; Lewis Fry (1881 - 1953)
SurnameRichardson
ForenamesLewis Fry
Dates1881 - 1953
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England (11 October 1881)
Death:
Kilmun, Argyll (30 September 1953)
ActivityEducation:
Newcastle Preparatory School; Bootham School, York (1894-1898); Durham School of Science (1898); King's College Cambridge (1900). BA (1903 Cambridge, First Class Nat Sci Tripos)
Career:
Student Assistant, National Physical Laboratory (NPL) (1903); Junior Demonstrator in Physics, University College, Aberystwyth (1905); Chemist, National Peat Industries Ltd (1906); Metrology Division, NPL (1908); Sunbeam Lamp Company, Gateshead (1909); Demonstrator and Lecture in Physics, Manchester College of Technology (1912); Superintendent, Eskdalemuir Observatory, Meteorological Office (1913-1916); Friends Ambulance Unit, attached to 16th French Infantry Division (1916); research, Aerological Observatory, Benson, Oxford (1919-1920); Lecturer in Physics, Training College, Westminster (1920); Member, International Commission for the study of Upper Air and Technical Sub-Committee on Atmospheric Pollution; Principal, Paisley College of Technology and School of Art (1929); retired (1940)
Memberships:
RMS (Honorary Secretary)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/05/1926
RelationshipsSon of David Richardson, tanner, and his wife Catherine Fry; uncle of Sir Ralph Richardson, actor; married (09 January 1909) Dorothy, daughter of William Garnett; adopted 2 sons and one daughter
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
AssocMaterial:
NCUACS 44/6/93. Papers deposited in Cambridge University Library
Obituaries:
Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1954 vol 9 pp 217-235, plate, by E Gold
References:
Bertha Swirles Jeffreys, 'John Arthur Gaunt (1904-1944)' in NR 1990 vol 44 pp 73-79
Royal Society codeNA8012
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1926/21Richardson, Lewis Fry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/003813Richardson, Lewis Frynd
IM/003815Richardson, Lewis Fry2000
RR/17/339Referee's report by Augustus Edward Hough Love, on a paper 'The solution of differential equations of arithmetical and algebraic finite differences' by Lewis Fry Richardson20 March 1908
RR/17/341Referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'Solution of various differential equations by arithmetical finite differences' by Lewis Fry RichardsonSeptember 1908
RR/28/4Referee's report by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'Theory of the measurement of wind by shooting spheres upward' by Lewis Fry Richardson17 January 1923
RR/28/5Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Theory of the measurement of wind by shooting spheres upward' by Lewis Fry Richardson[1922]
RR/36/52Referee's report by Charles Samuel Myers, on a paper 'On trying-to-think imagery and conductance' by Lewis Fry Richardson[1927]
RR/34/94Referee's report by Ralph Howard Fowler, on a paper 'The deferred approach to the limit' by Lewis Fry Richardson and J Arthur Gaunt[December 1926]
RR/34/92Referee's report by John Edensor Littlewood, on a paper 'The deferred approach to the limit' by Lewis Fry Richardson and J Arthur Gaunt[December 1926]
RR/36/54Referee's report by William McDougall, on a paper 'On the measurability of intensities of sensation' by Lewis Fry Richardson[March 1928]
RR/36/53Referee's report by William McDougall, on a paper 'On trying-to-think imagery and conductance' by Lewis Fry Richardson[March 1928]
RR/17/340Referee's report by Augustus Edward Hough Love, on a paper 'The solution of differential equations of arithmetical and algebraic finite differences - revised version' by Lewis Fry Richardson26 August 1908
NLB/57/652Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir [William] Napier Shaw, FRS7 January, 1920
RR/36/51Referee's report by Charles Edward Spearman, on a paper 'On trying-to-think imagery and conductance' by Lewis Fry Richardson[October 1927]
RR/63/69Referee's report by Alexander Russell, on a paper 'The behaviour of an osglim lamp. II. Oscillograph methods, steady motion and relaxational oscillations' by Lewis Fry RichardsonJune 1937
RR/63/70Referee's report by Alexander Russell, on a paper 'The behaviour of an osglim lamp - III—Osglims in parallel, forming models of reciprocal inhibition' by Lewis Fry RichardsonSeptember 1937
RR/69/289Report by Lewis Fry Richardson, on a paper 'The aerodynamic drag of the earth’s surface and the value of von Karman’s constant in the lower atmosphere' by Percival Albert Sheppard 23 March 1946
RR/68/258Referee's report by Lewis Fry Richardson, on two papers 'On the equation of diffusion in a turbulent medium' by W G L Sutton, and 'Evaporation from a plane, free-liquid surface into a turbulent air stream' by Frank Pasquill10 December 1942
RR/69/290Report by Lewis Fry Richardson, on a paper 'The aerodynamic drag of the earth’s surface and the value of von Karman’s constant in the lower atmosphere' by Percival Albert Sheppard May 1946
RR/69/288Referee's report by Lewis Fry Richardson, on a paper 'The aerodynamic drag of the earth’s surface and the value of von Karman’s constant in the lower atmosphere' by Percival Albert Sheppard 21 March 1946
RR/69/287Letter from Lewis Fry Richardson, on a paper 'The aerodynamic drag of the earth’s surface and the value of von Karman’s constant in the lower atmosphere' by Percival Albert Sheppard to Alfred Charles Glyn Egerton22 February 1946
RR/71/227Referee's report by Lewis Fry Richardson, on a paper 'Eddy diffusion of water vapour and heat near the ground' by Frank Pasquill22 January 1949
RR/72/229Referee's report by Frank Yates, on a paper 'A purification method for computing the latent columns of numerical matrices and some integrals of differential equations' by Lewis Fry Richardson1949
RR/72/228Referee's report by Alexander Craig Aitken, on a paper 'A purification method for computing the latent columns of numerical matrices and some integrals of differential equations' by Lewis Fry Richardson1949
RR/34/93Second referee's report by John Edensor Littlewood, on a paper 'The deferred approach to the limit' by Lewis Fry Richardson and J Arthur Gaunt[December 1926]
NLB/72/279Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Lewis Fry] Richardson, FRS17 June 1929
NLB/72/151Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Lewis Fry] Richardson, FRS25 April 1929
NLB/70/299Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Lewis Fry] Richardson, FRS28 February 1927
NLB/70/810Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Lewis Fry] Richardson, FRS3 October 1927
NLB/71/396Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Lewis] Richardson, Esq., FRS1 May 1928
IM/GA/WS/2342Richardson, Lewis Frynd
RR/33/113Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Atmospheric diffusion shown on a distance-neighbour graph' by Lewis Fry RichardsonNovember 1925
RR/63/66Referee's report by Edward Victor Appleton, on a paper 'The behaviour of an osglim lamp. I. Introduction, drift, equilibrium and A.C. bridge measurements' by Lewis Fry RichardsonApril 1937
RR/63/67Second referee's report by Edward Victor Appleton, on a paper 'The behaviour of an osglim lamp. I. Introduction, drift, equilibrium and A.C. bridge measurements' by Lewis Fry RichardsonJuly 1937
IM/003814Richardson, Lewis Frynd
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