Record

Authorised form of nameSmith; Sir; Frank Edward (1876 - 1970)
Dates1876 - 1970
Date of birth14 October 1876
Date of death01/07/1970
ActivityHonours:
OBE 1918; CBE 1922; CB 1926; KCB 1931; GBE 1939; GCB 1942
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election02/05/1918
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Sec 1929-1938
Medals and prizes:
Hughes Medal 1925
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
AssocMaterial:
CSAC 9/3/74. Papers deposited in the College Archives, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1972 vol 18 pp 525-548, plate, by Charles F Goodeve
References:
Russell Moseley, 'Government Science and the Royal Society: The Control of the National Physical Laboratory in the Inter-War Years' in NR 1980 vol 35 pp 167-193
Royal Society codeNA8091
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/57/511Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to FE [Frank Edward] Smith Esq. FRS20 November 1919
RR/17/216Referee's report by William Cecil Dampier Whetham, on a paper 'The normal Weston cadmium cell' by Frank Edward Smith[August 1907]
RR/16/231Referee's report by Hugh Longbourne Callendar, on a paper 'The construction of some mercury standards of resistance, with a determination of the temperature co-efficient of resistance of mercury' by Frank Edward SmithMarch 1904
MDA/A/16/39Table of details of past Physical Science Secretaries of Royal Society17 October 1955
MDA/A/16/41Copy letter from David Christie Martin to Thomas Ralph Merton17 October 1955
NLB/59/904Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith Esquire, FRS27 November 1920
RR/17/217Referee's report by John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, on a paper 'The silver voltameter' by Frank Edward Smith, Thomas Mather and Thomas Martin Lowry[August 1907]
RR/17/215Referee's report by John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, on a paper 'The normal Weston cadmium cell' by Frank Edward Smith[August 1907]
NLB/57/206Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to FE [Frank Edward] Smith, Esq., FRS, OBE16 August 1919
RR/26/57Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'A method of analysing galvanometer records' by W Hartree and Archibald Vivian Hill18 March 1921
RR/25/16Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'Electromagnetic integrals' by Alfred George Greenhill[July 1918]
NLB/59/822Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith, FRS17 November 1920
RR/27/122Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'On doubly-resonated hot-wire microphones' by E T ParisApril 1922
RR/29/21Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'Inductively coupled low resistance circuits' by Chales Herbert Lees29 January 1923
RR/29/65Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'An electrical method of determining the velocity of detonation of explosives' by J E P WagstaffDecember 1923
RR/31/30Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'Overvoltage and transfer resistance' by Edgar Newbery[December 1924]
RR/37/125Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'Metal overvoltage measurements with the cathode ray oscillograph' by Edgar NewberyMay 1928
NLB/59/425Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith Esquire, FRS1 October 1920
RR/31/66Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'On the determination of the directions of the forces in wireless waves at the earth's surface' by R L Smith-Rose and R H Barfield[December 1924]
RR/31/86Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'On the field of force near the neutral point produced by two equal coaxial coils, with special reference to the Campbell standard of mutual inductance' by Raymond M Wilmotte[December 1924]
RR/32/133Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'On the construction of a standard high-frequency inductive resistance and its measurement by a thermal method' by Raymond M Wilmotte4 August 1925
RR/34/63Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'The loss of energy in metal plates of finite thickness, due to eddy currents produced by alternating magnetic fields' by E W Marchant and J L Miller[May 1926]
RR/34/71Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'The controlling factors of transfer resistance' by Edgar Newbery28 January 1926
RR/35/65Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'A magnetometer for the measurement of the Earth's vertical magnetic intensity in C. G. S. measure' by D W Dye20 September 1927
RR/34/72Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'Anodic overvoltage measurements with the cathode ray oscillograph' by Edgar Newbery6 January 1927
RR/35/43Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'A theory of internal ballistics based on a pressure-index law burning for propellants' by C A ClemmowMarch 1928
RR/35/16Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'The theory of metallic corrosion in the light of quantitative measurements' by Guy Dunstan Bengough, J M Stuart and A R LeeJuly 1927
RR/36/79Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'The magnetic susceptibility of some binary alloys' by James F Spencer and M E John[May 1927]
NLB/66/420Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith Esq., FRS6 May 1924
RR/36/59Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'Contact of flat surfaces' by F H Rolt and H Barrell[July 1928]
RR/38/124Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'The strength of tubular struts' by Andrew Robertson20 June 1928
NLB/58/770Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith Esquire, FRS16 June 1920
NLB/59/17Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith Esquire, FRS10 July 1920
RR/40/53Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'A comparison between the behaviour at the Ac3 point of single crystal iron and polycrystal iron, both in the strained and unstrained state' by H QuinneyMay 1929
RR/38/128Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'The difference between the mechanical and optical lengths of a steel end-gauge' by F H Rolt and H BarrellSeptember 1928
RR/38/139Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'Tribo-electricity and friction. IV.—Electricity due to air-blown particles' by P E ShawSeptember 1928
NLB/62/593Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith Esquire, FRS21 March 1922
RR/39/115Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'The natue of friction' by P E Shaw[November 1929]
NLB/68/817Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith, CBE, FRS5 November 1925
NLB/57/898Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to FE Smith Esq, FRS, Physical Society27 February 1920
NLB/61/250Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith Esquire, FRS7 June 1921
RR/17/218Referee's report by William Cecil Dampier Whetham, on a paper 'The silver voltameter' by Frank Edward Smith, Thomas Mather and Thomas Martin Lowry[August 1907]
RR/30/41Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'A self-contained standard harmonic wave-meter' by William David Dye[June 1924]
RR/62/66Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'An absolute determination of the ampere' by P Vigoureux[1936]
NLB/62/693Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward?] Smith Esquire, FRS6 April 1922
NLB/64/169Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith Esquire, FRS 15 February 1923
NLB/64/490Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Ewart ] Smith Esq., C.B.E., FRS24 April 1923
NLB/64/874Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edwards] Smith Esq. C.B.E, FRS6 July 1923
RR/33/115Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'An investigation of wireless waves arriving from the upper atmosphere' by R L Smith-Rose and R H BarfieldJanuary 1926
NLB/65/363Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith, Esq., FRS19 October 1923
NLB/67/796Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith Esq., FRS11 March 1925
NLB/65/523Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to all members of the Committees' Appointment Committee 13 November 1923
NLB/67/715Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith Esq, FRS20 February 1925
NLB/67/572Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith Esq, FRS22 January 1925
NLB/67/568Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to T. Martin Esq.23 January 1925
NLB/66/395Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith Esq., FRS1 May 1924
NLB/67/789Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary and Librarian of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith Esq., CBE, FRS9 March 1925
NLB/66/461Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Richard Glazebrook, K.C.B, FRS15 May 1924
NLB/66/530Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith, FRS24 May 1924
NLB/66/533Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith, FRS26 May 1924
NLB/69/109Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary and Librarian of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith, Esq., C.B.E., FRS12 January 1926
NLB/70/511Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith, CB, FRS28 April 1927
NLB/68/677Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith Esq., CBE, FRS12 October 1925
NLB/68/850Copy letter from Charles Scott Sherrington, President of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith, CBE, FRS12 November 1925
NLB/68/557Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith Esq., FRS7 August 1925
NLB/69/28Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith, Esq., FRS15 December 1925
NLB/68/434Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith Esq., FRS11 July 1925
NLB/68/672Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Richard [Tetley] Glazebrook, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society8 October 1925
NLB/72/482Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Frank Edward] Smith, CB, FRS12 November 1929
NLB/69/444Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith Esq., FRS15 April 1926
NLB/69/396Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith Esq., FRS25 March 1926
NLB/70/446Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith Esq., FRS5 April 1927
NLB/69/946Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith, Esq., C.B.E., FRS., National Physical Committee, Teddington, Middlesex.24 November 1926
NLB/72/149Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith Esq., CB, FRS23 April 1929
NLB/71/430Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Rev. T. Wellard, St. Olave's Church, Harts Street, EC214 May 1928
RR/37/124Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'A revision of the theory of transfer resistance' by Edgar NewberyMay 1928
RR/36/73Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on two papers 'Tribo-electricity and friction. II.—Glass and solid elements' and 'Tribo-electricity and friction. III.—Solid elements and textiles' by P E Shaw and C S Jex[November 1927]
NLB/72/541Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Registrary; Cambridge University6 December 1929
NLB/73/210Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Editor of 'The Times'2 March 1931
NLB/73/239Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Frank [Edward] Smith K.C.B., Secretary of the Royal Society23 March 1931
CD/44/13Letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, to Sir [William] Napier Shaw, [Frank Edward] Smith, and [William James Uglow] Woolcock6 July 1923
EC/1918/21Smith, Sir Frank Edward: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/GA/WS/1255Smith, Sir Frank Edwardnd
RR/34/52Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'Evidence for a film theory of hydrogen overpotential from surface tension measurements' by A L McAulay and Frank Philip Bowden7 February 1926
RR/17/118Referee's report by John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, on a paper 'A new current weigher and a determination of the electromotive force of the normal Weston cadmium cell' by William Edward Ayrton, Thomas Mather and Frank Edward Smith[June 1907]
NLB/57/331Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to FE [Frank Edward] Smith Esq, FRS20 October 1919
NLB/66/201Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frank Edward] Smith, Esq., FRS13 March 1924
NLB/65/722Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society12 December 1923
MDA/C/5/1Correspondence and papers relating to the Curl Trust1938-1952
RR/17/119Referee's report by Andrew Gray, on a paper 'A new current weigher and a determination of the electromotive force of the normal Weston cadmium cell' by William Edward Ayrton, Thomas Mather and Frank Edward Smith18 July 1907
RR/68/164Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'Relaxation methods applied to engineering problems VIIA - Biharmonic analysis as applied to the flexure and extension of flat elastic plates' by L Fox and Richard Vynne Southwell6 May 1941
NLB/66/506Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, FRS20 May 1924
NLB/68/812Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Deputy Master of the Royal Mint5 November 1925
NLB/65/766Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord Rayleigh [Robert John Strutt], FRS21 December 1923
NLB/57New Letter Book volume 57, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration27 June 1919-27 February 1920
RR/16/232Referee's report by Silvanus Phillips Thompson, on a paper 'The construction of some mercury standards of resistance, with a determination of the temperature co-efficient of resistance of mercury' by Frank Edward Smith19 April 1904
RR/28/14Referee's report by Andrew Gray, on a paper 'On an electromagnetic method for the measurement of the horizontal intensity of the earth's magnetic field' by Frank Edward Smith22 April 1922
RR/28/15Referee's report by Arthur Schuster, on a paper 'On an electromagnetic method for the measurement of the horizontal intensity of the earth's magnetic field' by Frank Edward Smith[1922]
RR/36/69Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'A new determination of the ratio standard yard to the international prototype metre' by J E Sears, W H Johnson and H L P Jolly[October 1927]
RR/39/119Second referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'The ageing of standard cells; increased accuracy in their use; and international comparisons' by A Norman Shaw, H E Reilley and R J Clark[May 1929]
RR/39/118Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'The ageing of standard cells; increased accuracy in their use; and international comparisons' by A Norman Shaw, H E Reilley and R J Clark13 October 1929
MS/421/6Register of Papers submitted to the Royal Society, series A, 1927-19331927-1933
MS/421/8Register of Papers submitted to the Royal Society, series A, 1933-19391933-1939
MS/421/9Register of Papers submitted to the Royal Society, series A, 1939-19511939-1951
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