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Authorised form of nameHopkinson; John (1849 - 1898)
SurnameHopkinson
ForenamesJohn
Dates1849 - 1898
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Manchester, Lancashire, England (27 July 1849)
Death:
Petite Dent de Veisivi, Val d'Herens, Switzerland (27 August 1898)
Burial:
Territet, Switzerland
ActivityResearch Field:
Electricity, physics
Education:
Trinity College, Cambridge. BA (1871, Senior Wrangler and 1st Smith's Prizeman), MA; DSc (London)
Career:
Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; Scientific Adviser, Lighthouse Department, Messrs Chance, Birmingham (since 1872); consulting engineer, London (1878); died in an Alpine accident, Evalona, Switzerland
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/06/1878
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1890
RelationshipsEldest son of John Hopkinson, mechanical engineer; father of Bertram Hopkinson (FRS 1910); father-in-law of Sir James Alfred Ewing (FRS 1887)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1898-1899 vol 64 pp xvii-xxiv signed by J A E
References:
T M Charlton, 'Professor Bertram Hopkinson, CMG, MA, BSc, FRS (1874-1918)' in NR 1974-5 vol 29 pp 101-109
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/59450460
Royal Society codeNA8063
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/1/331Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society23 December 1886
NLB/7/966Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Harrison & Sons, St Martin's Lane6 June 1893
NLB/3/517Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr [John] Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society1 July 1889
NLB/3/241Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society17 April 1889
NLB/3/616Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs West, Newman & Company24 July 1889
NLB/3/352Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Edward Ayrton, Fellow of the Royal Society17 May 1889
NLB/4/888Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society19 November 1890
NLB/3/357Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society20 May 1889
NLB/3/513Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Edward Ayrton, Fellow of the Royal Society1 July 1889
NLB/3/530Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society4 July 1889
NLB/3/610Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society23 July 1889
NLB/6/182Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society19 March 1892
NLB/3/954Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society23 November 1889
NLB/3/1022Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Hopkinson, [Fellow of the Royal Society]13 December 1889
NLB/6/839Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Harrison & Sons21 July 1892
NLB/8/141Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society20 July 1893
NLB/7/711Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mr Collings13 April 1893
NLB/10/230Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mr Collings26 October 1894
NLB/10/193Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Mr Collings19 October 1894
NLB/8/571Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society17 November 1893
NLB/11/109Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr [John] Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society22 April 1895
NLB/10/617Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to C Camme, Lead Mill Steel Works, Sheffield3 January 1895
NLB/11/186Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society10 May 1895
NLB/10/864Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Dulau & Company21 February 1895
NLB/10/863Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society21 February 1895
NLB/11/50Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society6 April 1895
NLB/11/79Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt]11 April 1895
NLB/14/442Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society12 March 1897
NLB/13/94Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society8 June 1896
NLB/12/166Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], Secretary, Royal Society23 December 1895
NLB/12/65Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society2 December 1895
NLB/12/129Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society12 December 1895
NLB/14/192Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Mr Collings, Surrey Chambers, 172 Strand, W.C.20 January 1897
NLB/14/200Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor John Ambrose Fleming, Fellow of the Royal Society20 January 1897
NLB/14/295Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society11 February 1897
NLB/14/490Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society18 March 1897
NLB/14/526Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society24 March 1897
NLB/17/208Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons30 August 1898
NLB/17/526Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society14 November 1898
NLB/18/480Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Ewing, Fellow of the Royal Society17 March 1899
NLB/18/513Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to B Hopkinson, 26 Victoria Street, S.W.24 March 1899
RR/9/283Referee's report by George Carey Foster, on a paper 'Magnetisation of iron' by John Hopkinson30 July 1885
RR/8/31Referee's report by James Clerk Maxwell, on a paper 'Residual charge of the leyden jar.—II. Dielectric properties of various glasses' by John Hopkinson25 February 1877
RR/8/98Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'Double refraction and dispersion in Iceland Spar: an experimental investigation, with a comparison with Huyghen’s construction for the extraordinary wave' by Richard Tetley Glazebrook20 November 1879
RR/8/34Referee's report by George Carey Foster, on a paper 'Electrostatic capacity of glass' by John Hopkinson30 July 1877
RR/8/32Referee's report by George Carey Foster, on a paper 'Residual charge of the leyden jar.—II. Dielectric properties of various glasses' by John Hopkinson24 April 1877
RR/8/35Letter from John Hopkinson, regarding a paper 'Electrostatic capacity of glass' by John Hopkinson12 November 1877
RR/7/451Referee's report by James Clerk Maxwell, on a paper 'The residual charge of the Leyden jar' by John Hopkinson1876
RR/7/450Referee's report by George Carey Foster, on a paper 'The residual charge of the Leyden jar' by John Hopkinson14 June 1876
RR/9/47Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'On the variation of the electrical resistance of glass with temperature, density, and chemical composition' by Thomas Gray2 February 1882
RR/8/258Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'On the dynamo-electric current, and on certain means to improve its steadiness' by Charles William Siemens1 April 1880
RR/8/229Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'Electrostatic capacity of glass, II., and of liquids' by John Hopkinson11 January 1881
RR/8/324Referee's report by George Carey Foster, on a paper 'Electrostatic capacity of glass, II., and of liquids' by John Hopkinson5 February 1881
RR/9/284Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'Magnetisation of iron' by John Hopkinson8 October 1885
RR/9/318Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'The influence of stress and strain on the physical properties of matter' by Herbert Tomlinson4 March 1885
RR/9/349Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'Effects of stress and magnetisation on the thermoelectric quality of iron' by James Alfred Ewing19 March 1886
RR/10/119Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'On the changes produced by magnetisation in the dimensions of rings and rods of iron and of some other metals' by Shelford Bidwell29 February 1888
RR/10/97Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'The influence of stress and strain on the physical properties of matter.—Part I. Elasticity (continued).—The effect of magnetisation on the elasticity and the internal friction of metals' by Herbert Tomlinson15 April 1887
RR/10/152Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'Magnetic qualities of nickel' by James Alfred Ewing and G C Cowan15 May 1888
RR/10/150Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'Magnetic qualities of nickel (supplementary paper)' by James Alfred Ewing20 July 1888
RR/10/154Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'On the magnetisation of iron and other magnetic metals in very strong fields' by James Alfred Ewing and William Low11 November 1888
RR/9/350Letter from John Hopkinson, on a paper 'Effects of stress and magnetisation on the thermoelectric quality of iron' by James Alfred Ewing21 March 1886
RR/10/251Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'On the effect of temperature on the specific inductive capacity of a dielectric' by W Cassie13 July 1889
RR/10/274Referee's report by James Alfred Ewing, on a paper 'Magnetic and other physical properties of iron at a high temperature' by John Hopkinson26 April 1889
RR/10/275Referee's report by William Edward Ayrton, on a paper 'Magnetic and other physical properties of iron at a high temperature' by John Hopkinson16 May 1889
RR/10/306Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'On the magnetic action of displacement-currents in a dielectric' by Silvanus Phillips Thompson11 March 1889
RR/9/363Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'Dynamo-electric machinery' by John Hopkinson1 June 1886
RR/11/172Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'On current curves' by R L Hippisley26 June 1892
RR/12/111Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'On the measurement of the magnetic properties of iron' by Thomas Gray15 May 1894
RR/12/138Referee's report by Joseph John Thomson, on a paper 'Propagation of magnetization of iron as affected by the electric currents in the iron' by John Hopkinson and E Wilson30 May 1894
RR/13/48Referee's report by John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, on a paper 'On the capacity and residual charge dielectrics as affected by temperature and time' by John Hopkinson and E Wilson1896
RR/12/338Letter from John Hopkinson, regarding a paper 'Alternate current dynamo-electric machines' by John Hopkinson and E Wilson[1895]
RR/12/334Referee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'Alternate current dynamo-electric machines' by John Hopkinson and E Wilson26 April 1895
RR/12/337Referee's report by William Edward Ayrton, on a paper 'Alternate current dynamo-electric machines' by John Hopkinson and E Wilson29 July 1895
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/13/47Referee's report by Joseph John Thomson, on a paper 'On the capacity and residual charge dielectrics as affected by temperature and time' by John Hopkinson and E Wilson4 January 1897
RR/12/336Letter from William Edward Ayrton, to John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, regarding a paper 'Alternate current dynamo-electric machines' by John Hopkinson and E Wilson22 July 1895
RR/12/413Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'Iron and steel at welding temperatures' by T Wrightson11 March 1895
RR/14/89Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'Contributions to the theory of alternating currents' by W G Rhodes18 February 1898
RR/8/36Second letter from John Hopkinson, regarding a paper 'Electrostatic capacity of glass' by John Hopkinson20 November 1877
RR/8/33Referee's report by James Clerk Maxwell, on a paper 'Electrostatic capacity of glass' by John Hopkinson21 June 1877
RR/8/96Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'An experimental determination of the values of the velocities of normal propagation of plane waves in different directions in a biaxal crystal, and a comparison of the results with theory' by Richard Tetley Glazebrook22 July 1878
RR/9/92Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'The influence of stress and strain on the action of physical forces' by Herbert Tomlinson29 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
NLB/2/512Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society25 July 1888
NLB/3/620Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr [John] Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society25 July 1889
NLB/3/1027Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Hopkinson, [Fellow of the Royal Society]16 December 1889
NLB/3/1063Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to [John William Strutt] the Lord Rayleigh, [Royal Society]3 January 1890
NLB/8/562Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Hopkinson, Fellow of the Royal Society15 November 1893
RR/9/300Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'On the connexion between electric current and the electric and magnetic inductions in the surrounding field' by John Henry Poynting19 May 1885
RR/12/139Referee's report by John Perry, on a paper 'Propagation of magnetization of iron as affected by the electric currents in the iron' by John Hopkinson and E Wilson18 June 1894
RR/11/23Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'On the time-relations of the excursions of the capillary electrometer, with a description of the method of using it for the investigation of electrical changes of short duration' by George James Burch7 October 1891
RR/10/276Referee's report by Arthur William Rucker, on a paper 'Magnetic and other physical properties of iron at a high temperature' by John Hopkinson19 June 1889
EC/1878/11Hopkinson, John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/10/312Referee's report by John Hopkinson, on a paper 'The influence of stress and strain on the physical properties of matter.— Part III. Magnetic induction (continued).—The internal friction of nickel, and cobalt, studied by means of magnetic cycles of very minute range' by Herbert Tomlinson[1889]
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