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Authorised form of nameAdams; William Grylls (1836 - 1915)
SurnameAdams
ForenamesWilliam Grylls
Dates1836 - 1915
Dates and placesBirth:
Laneast, Cornwall, England (16 February 1836)
Death:
10 April 1915
ActivityEducation:
Cambridge. MA
Career:
Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge; Professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy, King's College, London (by 1871-1906)
Memberships:
FGS; Physicial Society (President)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/06/1872
Lectures:
Bakerian 1875
RelationshipsSon of Thomas Adams, farmer, and his wife Tabitha Knill Grylls; younger brother of John Couch Adams (FRS 1849); married (1869) Mary Dingle of Lewannick, Cornwall
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1914-1915 vol 91 pp lxiii-lxiv signed by G C F
References:
Sir Brian Pippard, FRS, 'Schoolmaster-Fellows and the campaign for science education' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 63-81, plate
C Domb, 'James Clerk Maxwell in London 1860-1865' in NR 1980 vol 35 pp 67-103
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/49379752
Royal Society codeNA8034
Archives associated with this Fellow
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IM/000029Adams, William Gryllsnd
EC/1872/09Adams, William Grylls: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/15/57"The stresses and strains in isotropic elastic solid elipsoids in equilibrium under bodily forces derivable from a potential of the second degree", by Charles ChreeMarch 1894
AP/64/13The Influence of Stress and Strain on the Physical Properties of Matter. Part III - Magnetic Induction1887
NLB/4/483Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Grylls Adams13 June 1890
NLB/2/726Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], [Royal Society]18 October 1888
NLB/6/116Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Grylls Adams4 March 1892
NLB/6/217Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Grylls Adams, Fellow of the Royal Society26 March 1895
NLB/3/924Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to John Evans, Treasurer, Royal Society13 November 1889
NLB/5/951Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor W G [William Grylls] Adams, Fellow of the Royal Society23 November 1891
NLB/5/936Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Arthur Schuster, Fellow of the Royal Society20 November 1891
NLB/7/804Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Professor William Grylls Adams, Fellow of the Royal Society29 April 1893
NLB/10/555Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons17 December 1894
NLB/9/575Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Grylls Adams, Fellow of the Royal Society8 June 1894
NLB/21/614Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Grylls Adams, Fellow of the Royal Society18 December 1900
NLB/16/875Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Mr Francis Galton, Fellow of the Royal Society, 42 Rutland Gate, S.W.24 June 1898
NLB/22/784Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [William Grylls] Adams, Fellow of the Royal Society18 July 1901
NLB/18/596Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Grylls Adams, Fellow of the Royal Society7 April 1899
NLB/32/35Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to [Messrs Harrison & Sons]14 December 1905
NLB/28/500Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to F R Fowke, Secretary, Solar Physics Committee16 March 1904
NLB/38/273Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Grylls Adams, Fellow of the Royal Society8 July 1908
RR/9/221Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'Magnetic polarity and neutrality' by David Edward Hughes22 April 1884
RR/8/309Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'On the thermo-electric behaviour of Aqueous solutions with platinum electrodes' by George Gorend [1881]
RR/8/148Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'On the thermal conductivity of water' by James Thomson Bottomley6 May 1879
RR/7/429Referee's report by Henry Enfield Roscoe, on a paper 'The action of light on selenium' by William Grylls Adams and R E Day7 August 1876
RR/8/290Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'Effects of stress on the thermoelectric quality of metals. Part I' by James Alfred Ewing19 November 1881
RR/9/48Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'On the variation of the electrical resistance of glass with temperature, density, and chemical composition' by Thomas Gray25 March 1882
RR/9/97Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'On the influence of the galvanic current on the excitability of the motor nerves of man' by Augustus Vilney Waller and A de Watteville3 April 1882
RR/8/311Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'Influence of voltaic currents on the diffusion of liquids' by George Gorend [1881]
RR/8/294Letter from William Grylls Adams, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'Effects of stress on the thermoelectric quality of metals. Part I' by James Alfred Ewing4 May 1882
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/9/136Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'Experimental researches on the electric discharge with the chloride of silver battery. Part IV' by Warren De La Rue and Hugo Müller5 July 1883
RR/10/25Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'Conduction of heat in liquids' by Charles Chree28 April 1887
RR/9/311Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'On the constant of electromagnetic rotation of light in bisulphide of carbon' by John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh6 April 1885
RR/9/252Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'On the changes produced by magnetisation in the length of rods of iron, steel, and nickel' by Shelford Bidwell14 July 1885
RR/9/251Letter from William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'Observations on variations of the electromotive force between metals at high temperatures in fused salts' by Thomas Andrews to the Secretary of the Royal Society17 October 1885
RR/9/265Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'On 'transfer-resistance' in electrolytic and voltaic cells' by George Gore21 May 1885
RR/10/208Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'On evaporation and dissociation.—Part VIII. A study of the thermal properties of propyl alcohol' by William Ramsay and Sydney Young17 October 1888
RR/10/252Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'On the effects of pressure on the magnetisation of cobalt' by Charles Chree15 February 1890
RR/9/400Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'On a comparison between apparent inequalities of short period in sun-spot areas and in diurnal declination-ranges at Toronto and at Prague' by Balfour Stewart and William Lant Carpenter 9 April 1886
RR/9/363Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'Dynamo-electric machinery' by John Hopkinson1 June 1886
RR/10/386Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'Preliminary note on a new magnetometer' by W Stroud14 June 1890
RR/11/3Letter from William Grylls Adams, on his paper 'Comparison of simultaneous magnetic disturbances at several observatories' to John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, the Secretary of the Royal Society16 November 1891
RR/11/7Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'The thermal emissivity of thin wires in air' by William Edward Ayrton and H Kilgour6 October 1891
RR/11/107Second referee's report by Arthur Schuster, on a paper 'Comparison of simultaneous magnetic disturbances at several observatories' by William Grylls Adams1892
RR/11/2Referee's report by Arthur Schuster, on a paper 'Comparison of simultaneous magnetic disturbances at several observatories' by William Grylls Adams1891
RR/11/1Referee's report by David Gill, on a paper 'Comparison of simultaneous magnetic disturbances at several observatories' by William Grylls Adams24 June 1891
RR/12/335Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'Alternate current dynamo-electric machines' by John Hopkinson and E Wilson8 May 1895
RR/8/312Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on two papers 'Experiments on electric osmose' and 'Electric currents caused by liquid diffusion and os­mose' by George Gore[1881]
RR/10/209Second referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'On evaporation and dissociation.—Part VIII. A study of the thermal properties of propyl alcohol' by William Ramsay and Sydney Youngnd [1888]
RR/10/296Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'The diurnal variation of terrestrial magnetism' by Arthur Schuster and Horace Lambnd [1889]
RR/9/105Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'On impact with a liquid surface' by Arthur Mason Worthington3 April 1882
RR/9/112Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'Preliminary paper on a uniform rotation machine; and on the theory of electromagnetic tuning forks' by Robert Holford Macdowall Bosanquet26 February 1883
RR/7/430Referee's report by George Carey Foster, on a paper 'The action of light on selenium' by William Grylls Adams and R E Day23 October 1876
RR/9/19Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'On the production of transient electric currents in iron and steel conductors by twisting them when magnetised, or by magnetising them when twisted' by James Alfred Ewing20 June 1882
RR/9/15Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'On the production of transient electric currents in iron and steel conductors by twisting them when magnetised, or by magnetising them when twisted' by James Alfred Ewing29 March 1882
RR/9/250Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'Observations on variations of the electromotive force between metals at high temperatures in fused salts' by Thomas Andrews6 October 1885
RR/9/388Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on two papers 'On the vapour-densities of alcohol' and 'On the vapour pressures of ammonium chloride' by William Ramsay and Sydney Young20 February 1886
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
MS/427/273Copy letter from Walter White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Thomas Bunt M.P23 April 1883
AP/64/7The Influence of Stress & Strain on the Physical Properties of Matter. Part I - Elasticity. The Effects of Change of Temperature on the Intestinal Friction and Torsional Elasticity of Metals1886
NLB/3/498Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Evans, Treasurer, Royal Society25 June 1889
RR/15/279Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'A determination of the value of the earth's magnetic field in international units' by William Watson18 July 1901
NLB/28/716Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Grylls Adams, Fellow of the Royal Society5 May 1904
RR/7/431Referee's report by James Clerk Maxwell, on a paper 'The action of light on selenium' by William Grylls Adams and R E Day31 October 1876
RR/8/293Letter from George Gabriel Stokes, to William Grylls Adams, regarding a paper 'Effects of stress on the thermoelectric quality of metals. Part I' by James Alfred Ewing14 April 1882
RR/9/208Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'Some relations of heat to voltaic and thermo-electric action of metals in electrolytes' by George Gore1884
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/9/187Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'Experiments, by the method of Lorentz, for the further determination the absolute value of the British Association Unit of Resistance, with an appendix on the determination of the pitch of a standard tuning-fork' by John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh and Nevil Vincent Sidgwick17 February 1883
RR/8/310Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'Phenomena of the capillary electroscope' by George Gorend [1881]
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