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Authorised form of nameChapman; Sydney (1888 - 1970)
SurnameChapman
ForenamesSydney
Dates1888 - 1970
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Eccles, near Manchester, Lancashire, England (29 January 1888)
Death:
Boulder, Colorado, USA (16 June 1970)
ActivityResearch Field:
Geophysics, natural philosophy
Education:
MA; DSc; Manchester University; Trinity College, Cambridge
Career:
Chief Assistant, Royal Observatory, Greenwich (1910-1914); Lecturer, Trinity College, Cambridge (1914-1919); Professor, Manchester University (1919-1924); Chief Professor of Mathematics, Imperial College of Science, London (1924-)
Memberships:
FRMS (President 1932-1933)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
15/05/1919
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1934; Copley Medal 1964
Lectures:
Bakerian 1931
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB vol 17 pp 153-155
AssocMaterial:
CSAC 11/5/74. Papers deposited in the Bodleian Library, Oxford
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1971 vol 17 pp 53-89, plate, by T G Cowling
References:
W H McCrea, 'The Royal Observatory and the Study of Gravitation' in NR 1975-6 vol 30 pp 133-140, plate
D C M, 'The Inauguration of the International Geophysical Year' in NR 1956-57 vol 12 pp 160-162
Anon, 'The Royal Society Antarctic Expedition' in NR 1956-57 vol 12 pp 137-138
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/24682610
Royal Society codeNA8165
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
PB/3/1/3/4/1Correspondence with Sydney ChapmanJune 1952
PB/3/1/3/3/10Correspondence with Sydney Chapman following Blackett's 1947 paper on magnetismMay 1947-February 1949
IM/000800Chapman, SydneyOctober 1954
NLB/59/477Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Sydney] Chapman, FRS6 October 1920
PB/3/1/3/1Correspondence preceding Blackett's paper of May 1947 on Magnetic Spin1947-1948
NLB/52/315Copy letter from Arthur Schuster, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sydney Chapman Esquire8 November 1915
NLB/54/673Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Sydney] Chapman, FRS26 July 1917
RR/21/51Referee's report by Arthur Schuster, on a paper 'On the lunar diurnal variation of the Earth's magnetism at Pavlovsk and Pola (1897-1903)' by Sydney Chapman[July 1914]
RR/24/27Referee's report by Herbert Hall Turner, on a paper 'The solar and lunar diurnal variations of terrestrial magnetism' by Sydney Chapman[April 1917]
NLB/54/668Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Sydney] Chapman, FRS23 July 1917
NLB/54/664Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Sydney] Chapman, FRS20 July 1917
NLB/54/677Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir [James Hopwood] Jeans, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS26 July 1917
RR/26/68Referee's report by Syndey Chapman, on a paper 'Some experiments on thermal diffusion' by T L Ibbs26 March 1921
RR/34/102Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'A review of Mr George W Walker's magnetic survey (1915)' by Arthur Schuster30 March 1926
RR/26/33Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The harmonic development of the tide-generating potential' by Arthur Thomas Doodson[June 1921]
RR/27/42Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The reaction consequent upon the evaporation of a liquid and upon the emission of vapours from small orifices' by W G Duffield15 June 1922
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/27/126Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The kinetic theory of a special type of rigid molecule' by F B PidduckJanuary 1922
NLB/63/888Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Sydney] Chapman, FRS18 January 1923
RR/27/101Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The kinetic energy of electrons emitted from a hot tungsten filament' by J H JonesOctober 1922
RR/28/37Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The motion of electrons in gases' by Harold Albert Wilson[January 1923]
RR/29/20Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'On coupled pendulums' by Charles Herbert LeesOctober 1923
RR/29/22Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'A note on the temperature of the air at great heights' by Frederick Alexander Lindemann and Gordon Miller Bourne DobsonMarch 1923
RR/38/5Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The effect of temperature on the viscosity of neon' by R S EdwardsApril 1928
RR/29/72Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'An experiment on the origin of the earth's magnetic field' by Harold Albert WilsonAugust 1923
RR/29/78Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'A mathematical theory of evolution, based on the conclusions of Dr. J. C. Willis' by George Udny YuleOctober 1923
RR/32/94Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The transmission of electric waves around the Earth's surface' by Hector Munro Macdonald1925
RR/32/32Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Periodicities in European weather' by David Brunt26 June 1925
RR/30/32Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The 27-day period (interval) terrestrial magnetic disturbance' by A L Cortie[April 1924]
RR/32/45Referee's report by James Hopwood Jeans, on a paper 'The lunar diurnal magnetic variation at Greenwich and other observatories' by Sydney ChapmanJanuary 1925
RR/30/87Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Thermal diffusion measurements' by T L Ibbs[November 1924]
RR/32/55Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'An investigation of the air-flow pattern in the wake of an aerofoil of finite span' by Arthur Fage and L F G Simmons31 July 1925
RR/31/45Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Thermodynamics of electron emission' by Owen Willans Richardson[February 1924]
RR/32/120Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The kinetic theory of surface films. Part I.—The surfaces of solutions' by Robert Kenworthy Schofield and Eric Keightly Rideal14 May 1925
RR/32/117Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The electrostatic capabilities of two spheres and of two parallel cylinders' by A RussellMarch 1925
RR/34/81Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The equations applicable to simple hœmolytic reactions' by Eric Ponder[May 1926]
RR/37/93Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The thermal conductivity of gas mixtures' by T L Ibbs and A A Hirst1928
RR/34/124Referee's report by William Lawrence Bragg, on a paper 'On the form and energy of crystalline sodium nitrate' by J Topping and Sydney Chapman[November 1926]
RR/33/123Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'A class of integral equations occuring in physics' by D M Wrich and J Nicholson5 November 1925
RR/34/50Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Gas law based on molecular dimensions and molecular forces' by Otto Maass17 April 1926
RR/35/50Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The constants of the magnetic dispersion of light' by Charles Galton Darwin and W H WatsonJanuary 1927
RR/33/114Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The kinetic theory of surface films. Part II - Gaseous, expanded and condensed films' by Robert Kenworthy Schofield and Eric Keightley RidealNovember 1925
RR/35/39Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Recurrence phenomena in terrestrial magnetism' by Charles Chree and J M StaggMay 1927
RR/34/54Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Integrals of the equations of electrodynamics with an application to the electric constants of a transparent medium' by Hector Munro Macdonald[May 1926]
RR/37/43Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'On the theory of the Solar diurnal variation of the Earth’s magnetism' by Sydney ChapmanNovember 1928
RR/66/279Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Effusion and thermal transpiration in quantum statistics' by B N Srivastava[April 1939]
NLB/71/189Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Ralph Howard] Fowler Esq., O.B.E., FRS4 February 1928
RR/35/141Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The equation of state of a gaseous mixture' by John Edward Lennard-Jones and W R Cook17 March 1927
RR/37/17Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Two-dimensional potential problems concerning a single closed boundary' by W G Bickley25 February 1929
RR/37/44Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'On the variability of the quiet-day diurnal magnetic variation at Eskdalemuir and Greenwich' by Sydney Chapman and J M Stagg10 December 1928
RR/38/35Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The pressures of gaseous mixtures. II.—Helium and hydrogen, and their intermolecular forces' by C W Gibby and C C TannerNovember 1928
RR/37/100Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'A contribution to the theory of ferromagnetic crystals' by G S MahajaniJuly 1928
RR/37/137Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'On line-integrals of the diurnal magnetic variations' by A T Price and Sydney ChapmanMarch 1928
RR/38/147Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The forces on a body placed in a curved or converging stream of fluid' by Geoffrey Ingram TaylorJune 1928
RR/38/148Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'A mechanical method for solving problems of flow in compressible fluids' by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor and C F SharmanSeptember 1928
RR/40/104Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Index operatas' by W E Sumpner23 October 1929
RR/40/105Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The pressures of gaseous mixtures. Part III' by C C Tanner and Irvine MassonNovember 1929
RR/63/6Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Dissociation, recombination and attachment processes in the upper atmosphere—I' by H S W MasseySeptember 1937
RR/41/45Referee's report by Frank Watson Dyson, on a paper 'On the variability of the quiet-day diurnal magnetic variation. Part II' by Sydney Chapman and J M StaggJanuary 1931
RR/39/83Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The total reflexion of electric waves the interface between two media' by Hector Munro Macdonald[February 1929]
RR/41/44Referee's report by Hector Munro Macdonald, on a paper 'The electric and magnetic state of the interior of the earth, as inferred from terrestrial magnetic variations' by Sydney Chapman and A T PriceAugust 1930
NLB/59/619Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Sydney] Chapman, FRS25 October 1920
RR/39/114Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The isotherms of hydrogen, carbon monoxide and their mixtures' by Gordon A Scott[June 1929]
RR/35/33Referee's report by Arthur Schuster, on a paper 'On certain average characteristics of world wide magnetic disturbance' by Sydney ChapmanMay 1927
RR/39/93Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Hamilton's Principle and the field equation' by D Meskyn[October 1929]
RR/35/62Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The analysis of tidal observations' by Arthur Thomas DoodsonJanuary 1928
RR/35/35Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'A theoretical discussion of certain elastic constants of calcita and crystalling sodium nitrate' by by Sydney Chapman and A E LudlamJune 1927
RR/32/73Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Experimental determination of the thermal conductivities of gases' by H Gregory and C T ArcherJune 1925
NLB/57/378Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr S [Sydney] Chapman, FRS29 October 1919
RR/46/8Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'On the flow of electric current in semi-infinite stratified media' by Louis Vessot King7 September 1932
RR/69/122Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Night cooling of the ozonosphere' by E H Gowan1946
RR/46/112Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Electron scattering in helium. Absolute measurements at 90° and 45°' by Sven Werner12 August 1932
RR/52/106Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The diurnal variation of magnetic disturbance in high latitudes' by J M StaggDecember 1934
NLB/57/554Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to unknown correspondent3 December 1919
RR/49/139Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'On the electric charge collected by water drops falling through ionized air in a vertical electric field' by J P Gott25 May 1933
RR/28/39Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The theory of diffusion viscosity and thermal conductivity of gases' by Harold Albert Wilson[January 1923]
RR/72/50Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Electromagnetic induction in a rotating sphere' by E C Bullard1949
RR/63/49Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The Royal Society expedition to Montserrat, B.W.I. Final report' by Cecil Frank PowellMarch 1937
RR/50/44Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'An electrical calculating machine' by R R M Mallock5 April 1933
RR/31/58Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'A new type of concentrated electromagnetic radiation and its bearing on the quantum theory' by George Adolphus Schott29 October 1924
RR/70/244Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Atmospheric oscillations and the resonance theory' by K Weekes and Maurice Vincent Wilkes1947
RR/53/22Referee's report by Ernest Gold, on a paper 'The Götz inversion of intensity-ratio in zenith-scattered sunlight' by Sydney Chapman[November 1934]
RR/53/21Referee's report by Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson, on a paper 'The Götz inversion of intensity-ratio in zenith-scattered sunlight' by Sydney Chapman1 November 1934
NLB/67/8Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Sydney] Chapman, FRS27 September 1924
NLB/61/826Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Sydney] Chapman, FRS1 November 1921
NLB/61/804Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Sydney] Chapman, FRS27 October 1921
RR/54/38Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The temperatures and constituents of the upper atmosphere' by David Forbes Martyn and O O PulleyDecember 1935
NLB/62/337Copy letter from an unknown correspondent; to Professor [Sydney] Chapman, FRS27 January 1922
NLB/62/374Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Sydney] Chapman, FRS2 February 1922
RR/69/37Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'A general kinetic theory of liquids I. The molecular distribution functions' by Max Born 22 February 1946
RR/56/115Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Aspects of the current system producing magnetic disturbance' by J M Stagg[May 1935]
RR/55/80Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Time-lag in a control system' by A Callender, Douglas Rayner Hartree and A PorterOctober 1935
NLB/62/289Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Sydney] Chapman, FRS19 January 1922
RR/62/3Second referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'On the action of ultra-violet sunlight upon the upper atmosphere' by Meghnad N Saha[February 1937]
RR/67/400Letter from Sydney Chapman, on an unnamed paper by an unknown author to the Secretary of the Royal Society14 February 1940
RR/66/13Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The molecular fields of carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide' by R E Bastick, H R Heath and T L Ibbs2 October 1939
RR/69/262Letter from Sydney Chapman, on an unnamed paper by L F Richardson to Alfred Charles Glyn Egerton13 July 1945
RR/66/8Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Thermal diffusion in mixtures of the inert gases' by B E Atkins, R E Bastick and T L Ibbs[May 1939]
RR/70/35Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'A general kinetic theory of liquids. IV. Quantum mechanics of fluids' by Max Born and H S Green1947
RR/69/121Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Ozonosphere temperatures under radiation equilibrium' by E H Gowan1 August 1946
RR/71/255Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'A general kinetic theory of liquids. VI. The equation of state' by A E Rodriguez1948
NLB/62/895Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Sydney] Chapman, FRS29 May 1922
RR/66/105Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The Earth's magnetic field in Southern Africa at the epoch, 1 July 1930' by E N Grindley8 February 1940
NLB/66/689Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Sydney] Chapman, FRS19 June 1924
RR/66/210Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'On the photo-ionization of molecules' by B D Nag Chowdhuri and K Basu[May 1939]
NLB/65/587Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Sydney] Chapman, FRS23 November 1923
RR/67/56Memorandum from J D Griffith Davies, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, on a paper 'The characteristics of thermal diffusion' by Sydney Chapman to William Lawrence Bragg1 October 1940
RR/66/261Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The steady two-dimensional radial flow of viscous fluid between two inclined plane walls' by Louis Rosenhead26 April 1940
RR/69/125Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'A general kinetic theory of liquids. II. Equilibrium properties' by H S Green3 July 1940
RR/69/38Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'A general kinetic theory of liquids III. Dynamical properties' by Max Born and H S Green24 January 1947
NLB/64/330Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Sydney] Chapman, FRS15 March 1923
RR/68/31Letter from George Paget Thomson, to Sydney Chapman, regarding a paper 'The velocity of diffusion in a mixed gas; the second approximation' by Sydney Chapman and Thomas George Cowling14 March 1941
RR/68/32Memoranda, on a paper 'The velocity of diffusion in a mixed gas; the second approximation' by Sydney Chapman and Thomas George Cowling26 April 1941
RR/67/246Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The sun’s magnetic field and the diurnal and seasonal variations in cosmic ray intensity' by L Jánossy and P Lockett1940
RR/68/37Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Critical and co-operative phenomena. VI. The neighbour distribution function in monatomic liquids and dense gases' by J Corner and John Edward Lennard-Jones[1941]
RR/69/17Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The basic reactions in the upper atmosphere. I' by David Robert Bates and Harrie Stewart Wilson Massey17 December 1945
NLB/65/321Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Sydney] Chapman, FRS11 October 1923
RR/68/79Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on two papers 'The diffusion and thermal diffusion of hydrogen-deuterium, with a note on the thermal diffusion of hydrogen-helium' by H R Heath, T L Ibbs and N E Wild, and 'Thermal diffusion in hydrogen-deuterium mixtures' by K E Grew[March 1941]
RR/68/115Second referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Theory of porometers used in the study of stomatal movements in leaves' by Howard Latimer Penman[1941]
RR/68/113Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Theory of porometers used in the study of stomatal movements in leaves' by Howard Latimer Penman1 September 1941
RR/69/126Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Thermal diffusion in mixtures of the inert gases' by K E Grew6 September 1946
RR/69/263Letter from Sydney Chapman, on an unnamed paper by L F Richardson to Alfred Charles Glyn Egerton21 August 1945
RR/69/10Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'On the propagation of electromagnetic waves through the atmosphere' by B K Banerjea 22 July 1946
NLB/64/681Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Sydney] Chapman, FRS.31 May 1923
RR/70/119Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'A general kinetic theory of liquids V. Liquid He II' by H S Green12 February 1948
RR/68/230Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The thermal diffusion of radon gas mixtures' by G E Harrison18 March 1942
RR/69/211Letter from Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The thermochemistry of carbon: valence states, heats of sublimation and energies of linkage' by L H Long and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish to J D Griffith Davies, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society1 February 1946
RR/71/46Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The cataphoresis of spherical, solid non-conducting particles in a symmetrical electrolyte' by F Booth[1948]
RR/71/61Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The magnetic field within the earth' by Edward Crisp Bullard15 December 1948
RR/70/20Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The basic reactions in the upper atmosphere II. The theory of recombination in the ionized layers' by David Robert Bates and Harrie Stewart Wilson Massey14 March 1947
RR/71/30Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The emission of the negative system of nitrogen from the upper atmosphere and the significance of the twilight flash in the theory of the ionosphere' by David Robert Bates16 October 1948
RR/70/171Letter from Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Atmospheric tides in the ionosphere. III. Lunar tidal variations at Canberra' by David Forbes Martyn to David Christie Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Royal SocietyJanuary 1947
RR/71/68Referee's report by Thomas George Cowling, on a paper 'The lunar atmospheric tide at twenty-seven stations widely distributed over the globe' by Sydney Chapman and K K Tschu[1948]
RR/70/172Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Atmospheric tides in the ionosphere. III. Lunar tidal variations at Canberra' by David Forbes Martyn 1947
RR/27/107Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'A theory of meteors, and the density and temperature of the outer atmosphere to which it leads' by Frederick Alexander Lindemann and Gordon Miller Bourne DobsonNovember 1922
NLB/66/92Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof [Sydney] Chapman, FRS21 February 1924
NLB/66/599Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Sydney] Chapman3 June 1924
RR/39/27Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on two papers 'A flow method for comparing the specific heats of gases part I. The experimental method' and 'A flow method for comparing the specific heats of gases. part II. The theory of the method' by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, P S H Henry and Eric Keightley Rideal[November 1929]
NLB/65/434Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS1 November 1923
NLB/66/508Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Sydney] Chapman20 May 1924
NLB/66/164Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Sydney] Chapman, FRS6 March 1924
NLB/67/123Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Dugald Clerk, KBE, FRS; also sent to [Sydney] Chapman FRS; [Frederick George] Donnan FRS; [Francis William] Aston FRS; [George Clarke] Simpson FRS; [Henry Hallett] Dale FRS; [James Hartley] Ashworth FRS; [Frederick Frost] Blackman FRS; [John Beresford] Leathes FRS30 October 1924
NLB/66/138Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sydney Chapman, FRS28 February 1924
NLB/71/58Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Sydney] Chapman, FRS15 December 1927
NLB/66/332Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Sydney] Chapman, FRS10 April 1924
RR/30/20Referee's report by Syndey Chapman, on a paper 'On the drift of spinning projectiles' by J W Campbell[May 1924]
NLB/68/334Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the General Secretary of the International Union of Physics; 45 Rue d'Ulm, Paris20 June 1925
NLB/66/623Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Sydney] Chapman, FRS6 June 1924
NLB/68/337Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Richard [Tetley] Glazebrook, FRS20 June 1925
NLB/66/898Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Right Honorable [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, FRS11 September 1924
NLB/66/726Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Sydney] Chapman, FRS27 June 1924
NLB/66/843Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Sydney] Chapman24 July 1924
NLB/66/635Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Sydney] Chapman, FRS10 June 1924
NLB/68/335Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Sydney] Chapman, FRS20 June 1925
NLB/68/291Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Sydney] Chapman, FRS12 June 1925
NLB/72/318Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Sydney] Chapman, FRS4 July 1929
NLB/71/916Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Augustus Edward Hough] Love, FRS7 December 1928
NLB/73/184Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Sydney] Chapman, FRS3 February 1931
NLB/73/368Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir George Hadcock, K.B.E., FRS9 July 1931
NLB/66/35Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Sydney] Chapman, FRS12 February 1924
NLB/67/525Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Sydney] Chapman, FRS15 January 1925
NLB/68/674Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Sydney] Chapman, FRS8 October 1925
EC/1919/03Chapman, Sydney: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/26/139Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The dissipation of energy in permanent ocean currents, with some relations between salinities, temperatures and currents' by R O Street[February 1921]
RR/28/82Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Magnetic phenomena in the region of the south magnetic pole' by Charles Chree4 June 1923
RR/32/44Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'The lunar diurnal magnetic variation at Greenwich and other observatories' by Sydney Chapman23 January 1925
RR/31/39Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The principal constituent of the tides of the North Sea' by Joseph Proudman and Arthur Thomas Doodson[February 1924]
RR/32/128bReferee's report by Sydney Chapman, on an appendix to a paper 'An investigation of the flow of air an aerofoil of infinite span' by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, L W Bryant and D H WilliamsJune 1925
RR/43/73Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The field of force and the form of the carbon dioxide molecule. - Part I. Thermal diffusion in mixtures containing carbon dioxide' by T L Ibbs and A C R WakemanSeptember 1931
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/35/34Referee's report by William Lawrence Bragg, on a paper 'A theoretical discussion of certain elastic constants of calcita and crystalling sodium nitrate' by by Sydney Chapman and A E LudlamMay 1927
RR/45/55Referee's report by Ernest Gold, on a paper 'The lunar diurnal variation of atmospheric temperature at Batavia, 1866-1928' by Sydney Chapman12 March 1932
NLB/57/437Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr C [Charles] Chree, FRS7 November 1919
RR/60/47Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'On the temperature of the surface waters of the Irish sea' by Joseph Proudman, H Mabel Lewis and A Leslie Dennis16 December 1936
RR/62/1Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'On the action of ultra-violet sunlight upon the upper atmosphere' by Meghnad N Saha[November 1936]
RR/66/41Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Seismic investigations on the Palaeozoic floor of east England' by Edward Crisp Bullard, T F Gaskell, W B Harland and C Kerr-Grant[October 1939]
RR/66/104Letter from John David Griffith Davies, to Sydney Chapman, regarding a paper 'The Earth's magnetic field in Southern Africa at the epoch, 1 July 1930' by E N Grindley7 February 1940
RR/68/153Letter from Sydney Chapman, to Alfred Charles Glyn Egerton, regarding a paper 'The summation of infinite harmonic series' by Frederick Soddy28 March 1941
NLB/66/387Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, FRS30 April 1924
NLB/66/673Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Eddington, FRS17 June 1924
NLB/66/669Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Sydney] Chapman17 June 1924
RR/37/42Referee's report by Ralph Howard Fowler, on a paper 'On the Brownian displacements and thermal diffusion of grains suspended in a non-uniform fluid' by Sydney ChapmanFebruary 1928
NLB/65/43Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord Rayleigh [Robert John Strutt], FRS17 July 1923
NLB/65/140Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord Rayleigh [Robert John Strutt], FRS10 August 1923
PB/1/33/2Correspondence concerning the Copley Medal of the Royal Society1956
RR/66/285Letter from Sydney Chapman, to Alfred Charles Glyn Egerton, regarding a paper 'The air wave surrounding an expanding sphere' by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor19 December 1939
NLB/66/720Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Sydney] Chapman25 June 1924
NLB/66/548Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Sydney] Chapman29 May 1924
NLB/66/804Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Sydney] Chapman, FRS11 July 1924
NLB/66/658Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Sydney] Chapman13 June 1924
NLB/66New Letter Book volume 66, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration1 February 1924-25 September 1924
NLB/66/841Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, FRS24 July 1924
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