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Authorised form of nameCrookes; Sir; William (1832 - 1919); chemist
SurnameCrookes
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1832 - 1919
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (17 June 1832)
Death:
London (04 April 1919)
ActivityResearch Field:
Chemistry, physics
Education:
Royal College of Chemistry
Career:
Assistant, Royal College of Chemistry (1850-1854); Superintendent of Meteorology, Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford (1854); founded (1859) and edited 'Chemical News'; had a private laboratory in 7 Kensington Park Gardens; discovered thalium (1861)
Honours:
Kt 1897; OM 1910
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
4/06/1863
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1875; Davy Medal 1888; Copley Medal 1904
Lectures:
Bakerian 1878, 1879, 1883
Council:
PRS 1913-1915; VP 1895-1896, 1907-1908, 1915-1916; For Sec 1908-1912
RelationshipsSon of Joseph Crookes, tailor, and his second wife Mary Scott; married (1856) Ellen, daughter of William Humphrey of Darlington
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1919-1920 vol 96 pp i-ix, plate, signed by W A T
References:
Vanity Fair 21 May 1903 - "Ubi Crookes ibi lux"
Sir George Thomson, 'An Unfortunate Experiment: Hertz and the Nature of Cathode Rays' in NR 1970 vol 25 pp 237-242
A Gibson and W V Farrar, 'Robert Angus Smith, FRS, and "Sanitary Science"' in NR 1973-4 vol 28 pp 241-262
Frank A J L James, 'Of "Medals and Muddles". The Context of the Discovery of Thallium: William Crookes's Early Spectro-Chemical Work' in NR 1984-85 vol 39 pp 65-90
W H Brock 'The Royal society's Glass Workers' Cataract Committee; Sir William Crookes and the development of sunglasses' NR 2007 vol 61 pp301-312
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/24698570
Royal Society codeNA8188
Archives associated with this Fellow
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VF/07"Ubi Crookes ibi lux"21 May 1903
EC/1863/03Crookes, Sir William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
M/053Crookes, William
S/0005Sculpture bust of Crookes, Sir William1908
IM/001004Crookes, Sir Williamnd
P/0028Portrait of Crookes, Sir William1911
AP/47/6On the Development of certain Infusoria1865
MS/373/1/93Testimonial by William Crookes, The Chemical News, Boy Court, Ludgate Hill, London, supporting Thomas Edward Thorpe14 July 1870
AP/39/10On the Photography of the Moon1856
IM/001001Crookes, Sir Williamnd
CMB/10/1Minutes, meeting of the Glassworkers' Cataract Committee3 July 1908
CMB/10/34Minutes, meeting of the Glassworkers' Cataract Committee25 March 1915
CMB/10/29The preparation of eye-preserving glass for spectacles1910
CMB/36/20Minutes, meeting of the War Committee18 November 1915
CMB/10/20Report by Sir William Crookes on experiments done for the Glassworkers' Cataract Committee16 November 1910
CMB/36/21Minutes, meeting of the War Committee9 December 1915
CMB/10/14Report on experiments with coloured glass10 April 1909
CMB/10/30Minutes, meeting of the Glassworkers' Cataract Committee11 February 1914
CMB/36/15Minutes, meeting of the War Committee9 June 1915
CMB/10/9Report on experiments at Messrs Nuttall & Co's Glass Works5 May 1909
CMB/36/17Minutes, meeting of the War Committee1 July 1915
CMB/36/19Minutes, meeting of the War Committee15 July 1915
CMB/36/16Minutes, meeting of the War Committee24 June 1915
NLB/34/56Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society21 November 1906
IM/Maull/000999Crookes, Sir Williamnd
NLB/34/408Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society17 January 1907
IM/001002Crookes, Sir William1999
RR/15/209Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'The separation of the least volatile gases of atmospheric air, and their spectra' by George Downing Liveing and James Dewar5 July 1901
CMB/10Glassworkers' Cataract CommitteeJuly 1908 to June 1928
CMB/28Chemistry War Committee1914 to 1918
CMB/36War Committee of the Royal SocietyNovember 1914 to May 1918
NLB/41/21Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society25 September 1909
NLB/41/13Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society22 September 1909
NLB/4/469Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society9 June 1890
NLB/2/809Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to John Evans, Treasurer, Royal Society9 November 1888
NLB/2/765Copy letter from Michael Foster, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society1 November 1888
NLB/3/271Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society26 April 1889
NLB/3/304Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society4 May 1889
NLB/6/307Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society11 April 1892
NLB/6/514Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society26 May 1892
NLB/34/600Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society13 February 1907
NLB/5/287Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Drake & Gorham29 April 1891
NLB/5/446Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society12 June 1891
NLB/30/517Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society6 April 1905
NLB/10/911Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society5 March 1895
NLB/33/55Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society22 June 1906
NLB/10/748Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society30 January 1895
NLB/10/929Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society11 March 1895
NLB/10/724Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society26 January 1895
NLB/11/65Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society9 April 1895
NLB/10/969Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society15 March 1895
NLB/10/1049Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society[March] 1895
NLB/11/282Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society24 May 1895
NLB/52/200Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Miss J. Montefoire; 98 Grosvenor Road, South West of London13 October 1915
NLB/11/473Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons10 July 1895
NLB/11/514Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society16 July 1895
NLB/11/644Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor Edwin Ray Lankester, Fellow of the Royal Society23 August 1895
NLB/13/139Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society, 7 Kensington Gardens, W. 20 June 1896
NLB/13/110Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society15 June 1896
NLB/13/151Copy letter from Michael Foster, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society, 7 Kensington Park Gardens, W. 21 June 1896
NLB/13/296Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society22 July 1896
NLB/13/373Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman, Physics and Chemistry Committee5 August 1896
NLB/13/308Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society23 July 1896
NLB/13/336Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society28 July 1896
NLB/12/128Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Joseph Lister, President of the Royal Society12 December 1895
NLB/37New Letter Book volume 37, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration10 January 1908-1 June 1908
RR/15/197Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'Notes on quantitative spectra of beryllium' by Walter Noel Hartley12 November 1901
NLB/50New Letter Book volume 50, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration6 April 1914-17 November 1914
NLB/14/397Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Joseph Norman Lockyer4 March 1897
RR/15/366Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'The spectrum of gamma cygni' by Joseph Norman Lockyer and F E Basendall6 January 1903
RR/16/6Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'The spectra of Neon Krypton and Xenon' by Edward Charles Cyril Baly27 June 1903
NLB/52/413Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor I. Gollanoz, Secretary of the British Academy1 December 1915
NLB/22/386Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, [Fellow of the Royal Society]4 May 1901
NLB/16/544Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society27 April 1898
NLB/17/430Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor W Carleton Williams, University College, Sheffield 29 October 1898
NLB/37/708Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Crookes4 May 1908
NLB/18/761Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society9 May 1899
NLB/20/545Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society18 May 1900
NLB/30/236Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society 18 February 1905
NLB/46/737Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society26 October 1912
NLB/23/2/547Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society3 November 1904
NLB/26/838Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Soiree Committee10 June 1903
NLB/26/99Copy letter from Joseph Larmor to, Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society27 January 1903
NLB/40/274Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Crookes, For Sec RS 17 May 1909
NLB/26/391Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society, 7 Kensington Park Gardens, W.11 March 1903
NLB/27/517Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society14 October 1903
NLB/26/211Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society11 February 1903
NLB/27/417Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society, 7 Kensington Park Gardens, W. 19 September 1903
NLB/27/201Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society20 July 1903
NLB/27/177Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society15 July 1903
NLB/31/632Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society23 October 1905
NLB/34/77Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society23 November 1906
NLB/26/643Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society5 May 1903
NLB/26/716Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society19 May 1903
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NLB/27/463Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society1 October 1903
NLB/27/820Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society7 December 1903
NLB/27/723Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society20 November 1903
NLB/27/683Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society13 November 1903
NLB/30/834Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society29 May 1905
NLB/38/270Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society8 July 1908
NLB/30/151Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society3 February 1905
NLB/30/758Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society19 May 1905
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NLB/30/565Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society12 April 1905
NLB/30/380Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society15 March 1905
NLB/30/386Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society15 March 1905
NLB/37/813Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Crookes FRS19 May 1908
NLB/28/486Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society14 March 1904
NLB/29/783Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society10 December 1904
NLB/30/685Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society8 May 1905
NLB/30/659Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society3 May 1905
NLB/33/5Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society13 June 1906
NLB/30/860Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society1 June 1905
NLB/29/466Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society20 October 1904
NLB/35/19Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society3 April 1906
NLB/30/833Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society29 May 1905
NLB/29/745Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society5 December 1904
NLB/32/268Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society10 February 1906
NLB/31/69Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society16 June 1905
NLB/31/597Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society 16 October 1905
NLB/32/308Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society17 February 1906
NLB/37/232Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Crookes FRS18 February 1908
NLB/33/685Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society30 October 1906
NLB/33/844Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society12 November 1906
NLB/34/41Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society20 November 1906
NLB/35/124Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society18 April 1907
NLB/40/788Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Crookes, For Sec RS 20 August 1909
NLB/38/804Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society9 November 1908
NLB/34/599Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society13 February 1907
NLB/38/6Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society2 June 1908
NLB/37/500Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society30 March 1908
NLB/36/367Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society18 October 1907
NLB/36/526Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society11 November 1907
NLB/36/540Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Arthur Schuster, Fellow of the Royal Society12 November 1907
NLB/38/17Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society2 June 1908
NLB/37/376Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society11 March 1908
NLB/38/56Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society10 June 1908
NLB/41/449Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Foriegn Secretary of the Royal Society16 December 1909
NLB/37/641Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society23 April 1908
NLB/37/719Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society5 May 1908
NLB/37/861Copy Letter from Archibald Geikie to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society26 May 1908
NLB/37/576Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society8 April 1908
NLB/37/643Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society24 April 1908
NLB/37/640Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J Larmor, Fellow of the Royal Society, Secretary of the Royal Society23 April 1908
NLB/37/689Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor W [William] M [Mitchinson] Hicks, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Physics & Chemistry Sectional Committee1 May 1908
NLB/38/156Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Hugh Kerr Anderson, Fellow of the Royal Society, and others20 June 1908
NLB/37/877Copy Letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society28 May 1908
NLB/39/497Copy letter from The Robert William Frederick Harrison to The Editor, The Times, Printing House Square, EC25 January 1909
NLB/39/701Copy letter from William Crookes to The President, The Naturalists Students Association, Charkoff23 February 1909
NLB/38/639Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society15 October 1908
NLB/39/767Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Crookes, Foreign Sec9 March 1909
NLB/38/577Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to [Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society]30 September 1908
NLB/38/732Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society28 October 1908
NLB/39/260Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir W [William] Crookes, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society16 December 1908
NLB/40/255Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Colonel D [David] Prain FRS10 May 1909
NLB/40/327Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Crookes, For Sec RS24 May 1909
NLB/40/408Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor Larmor, Sec RS3 June 1909
NLB/40/780Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr G [George] J James] Burch FRS18 August 1909
NLB/41/490Copy letter from William Crookes, to Professor Angelo Menozzi, Via Marsala 8, Milan21 December 1909
NLB/41/9Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society21 September 1909
NLB/41/193Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society29 October 1909
NLB/41/175Copy letter from Sir William Crookes, to Il Presidente, R Accademia dei Lincei, Rome28 October 1909
NLB/43/71Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society2 November 1910
NLB/41/806Copy letter from Sir William Crookes, to The Rector, the University of Berlin28 February 1910
NLB/42/439Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Crookes, For Sec RS14 June 1910
NLB/42/321Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Crookes, For Sec RS19 May 1910
NLB/42/409Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Crookes, For Sec RS 8 June 1910
NLB/42/391Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, Sec RS to the Right Honourable, The Secretary of State for the Home Department3 June 1910
NLB/44/699Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Crookes, OM, For Sec RS26 October 1911
NLB/42/472Copy letter from William Crookes, Foreign Secretary RS to M Serge d'Oldenburg, Secretaire Perpetuel, Membre de l'Academie Imperiale des Sciences, St Petersburg16 June 1910
NLB/43/12Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Sir William Crookes, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society22 October 1910
NLB/44/29Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir W [William] Crookes OM, For Sec RS 26 April 1911
NLB/43/606Copy letter from William Crookes, to Dr Waldemar Christofer Brogger, Foreign Member of the Royal Society, Royal Frederic University, Christiana21 February 1911
NLB/45/251Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir W [William] Crookes OM, For Sec RS26 January 1912
NLB/46/231Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society26 June 1912
NLB/50/247Copy letter from William Crookes, to Major J E Baillie Martin28 May 1914
CD/10/1Letter from Carmichael Thomas; The Graphic, Tallis Street, Embankment; to Sir William Crookes, FRS15 June 1909
NLB/46/744Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society28 October 1912
NLB/46/743Copy letter from Sir William Crookes, to Dr Ladislas Thot, Ujpest, near Budapest, Hungary28 October 1912
NLB/50/24Copy letter from [William Crookes], to Major Hon W G S Cadogan8 April 1914
NLB/50/578Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, President of the Royal Society8 August 1914
NLB/50/375Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, President of the Royal Society26 June 1914
NLB/50/246Copy letter from William Crookes, to Maj Hon W G S Cadogan28 May 1914
NLB/50/23Copy letter from [William Crookes], to Captain Eric H Bonham8 April 1914
NLB/50/244Copy letter from William Crookes, to V S Corkran28 May 1914
NLB/50/332Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to [Sir William Crookes], President of the Royal Society20 June 1914
NLB/50/552Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, President of the Royal Society29 July 1914
NLB/51/126Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Sir William Crookes OM, FRS, the Sorby Research Fund Committee15 December 1914
NLB/51/123Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Sir William Crookes OM, FRS14 December 1914
NLB/50/788Copy letter from William Crookes, to Lieutenant Colonel Sir David Prain, Fellow of the Royal Society6 November 1914
NLB/50/503Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, President of the Royal Society21 July 1914
NLB/50/563Copy letter from William Crookes, to The Honorable [Herbert Henry] Asquith29 July 1914
NLB/50/665Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, President of the Royal Society7 October 1914
NLB/52/201Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William Crookes, President of the Royal Society13 October 1915
NLB/50/732Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, President of the Royal Society26 October 1914
NLB/52/203Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William Crookes, President of the Royal Society13 October 1915
NLB/51/564Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Sir William Crookes OM, PRS27 April 1915
NLB/51/774Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Sir William Crookes OM, President of the Royal Society26 June 1915
NLB/51/628Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Sir William Crookes OM, PRS10 May 1915
NLB/56/318Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William Crookes, FRS13 January 1919
NLB/52/249Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. Arthur Schuster, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS25 October 1915
RR/17/265Referee's report by Joseph Larmor, on a paper 'On scandium' by William Crookes30 April 1908
RR/17/276Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'The atomic weight of chlorine' by Edward C Edgar8 July 1908
RR/17/257Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'Preliminary note on certain phenomen of the electric discharge through rarified nitrogen' by George James BurchJanuary 1908
NLB/54/4Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Colonel C. E. Cassal; Public Analysis Department, Town Hall, Kensington, W.12 January 1917
RR/18/24Referee's report by Edwin Stephen Goodrich, on a paper 'On scandium - Part II' by William CrookesMay 1910
MS/929/1/38Letter from William Crookes, FRS, to James Mackenzie Davidson1906
MS/929/1/46Letter from William Crookes, FRS, to James Mackenzie Davidson24 June 1918
RR/17/264Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'On Scandium' by William Crookes17 April 1908
RR/5/53Referee's report by George Bowdler Buckton, on a paper 'On thallium' by William Crookes[1863]
RR/5/54Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'On thallium' by William Crookes16 April 1863
RR/20/28Referee's report by Walter Rosenhain, on a paper 'The preparation of eye-preserving glass for spectacles' by William CrookesNovember 1913
RR/20/27Referee's report by William de Wiveleslie Abney, on a paper 'The preparation of eye-preserving glass for spectacles' by William CrookesNovember 1913
RR/20/79Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'The sublimation of metals at low pressures' by George William Clarkson Kaye and Ewen18 June 1913
RR/17/85Referee's report by William Crookes, on two papers 'The evolution of nitric oxide in the decomposition of guncotton' and 'The estimation of small quantities of nitric peroxide' by R Robertson and S Napper19 July 1906
MS/929/1/41Letter from William Crookes, FRS, to James Mackenzie Davidson11 October 1913
NLB/53/203Copy letter from [Joseph John] Thomson, President of the Royal Society and FRS; to Sir William Crookes, O.M., FRS25 May 1916
RR/6/90Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On the principle of the photometer' by William Crookes6 February 1869
RR/23/17Referee's report by Alfred Fowler, on a paper 'On the photographic spectra of meteorites' by William CrookesNovember 1916
NLB/56/348Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William Crookes, FRS17 January 1919
RR/7/164Letter from William Crookes, on his paper 'Researches on the atomic weight of thallium' to the Secretary of the Royal Society26 November 1872
RR/6/87Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'On the measurement of the luminous intensity of light' by William Crookesnd [1869]
RR/7/233Referee's report by William Odling, on a paper 'Researches on the atomic weight of thallium' by William Crookes15 January 1873
RR/7/369Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'On attraction and repulsion resulting from radiation - Part II' by William Crookes16 June 1875
MS/929/1/45Letter from William Crookes, FRS, to James Mackenzie Davidson17 November 1913
NLB/56/692Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Messrs Harrison & Sons]16 April 1919
RR/7/163Letter from William Crookes, on his paper 'Researches on the atomic weight of thallium' to the Secretary of the Royal Society17 November 1872
RR/8/88Referee's report by James Clerk Maxwell, on a paper 'On repulsion resulting from radiation.—Part VI' by William Crookes23 October 1878
MS/929/1/42Letter from William Crookes, FRS, to James Mackenzie Davidson14 October 1913
RR/8/89Referee's report by James Clerk Maxwell, on the Bakerian Lecture 'On the illumination of lines of molecular pressure, and the trajectory of molecules' by William Crookesnd [1878]
MS/929/1/40Letter from William Crookes, FRS, to James Mackenzie Davidson3 October 1913
MS/929/1/43Letter from William Crookes, FRS, to James Mackenzie Davidson31 October 1913
RR/7/295Referee's report by John Clerk Maxwell, on a paper 'On the action of heat on gravitating masses' by William Crookes24 February 1874
MS/929/1/44Letter from William Crookes, FRS, to James Mackenzie Davidson3 November 1913
RR/7/294Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'On the action of heat on gravitating masses' by William Crookes18 February 1874
RR/8/151Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on the Bakerian Lecture 'On the illumination of lines of molecular pressure, and the trajectory of molecules' by William Crookes15 January 1879
RR/7/370Referee's report by James Clerk Maxwell, on a paper 'On attraction and repulsion resulting from radiation - Part II' by William Crookes1875
RR/8/282Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'On the viscosity of gases at high exhaustions' by William Crookes30 March 1881
RR/9/130Referee's report by Arthur Schuster, on a paper 'On radiant matter spectroscopy. A new method of spectrum analysis' by William Crookes1883
RR/9/95Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'Action of free molecules on radiant heat, and its conversion thereby into sound' by John Tyndall28 February 1882
RR/9/129Referee's report by Henry Enfield Roscoe, on a paper 'On radiant matter spectroscopy. A new method of spectrum analysis' by William Crookes26 June 1883
RR/9/259Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'On radiant matter spectroscopy.—Part II. Samarium' by William Crookes26 August 1884
RR/9/258Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'On radiant matter spectroscopy.—Part II. Samarium' by William Crookes27 July 1885
RR/9/404Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'The coefficient of viscosity of air' by Herbert Tomlinson10 March 1886
RR/10/249Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'Researches in the chemistry of selenic acid and other selenium compounds' by Charles A Cameron and John Macallan14 May 1889
NLB/57/493Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to unknown correspondent18 November 1919
RR/12/270Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'A possible explanation of the two-fold spectra of oxygen and nitrogen' by Edward Charles Cyril Baly11 March 1895
RR/8/152Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'Contributions to molecular physics in high vacua. Magnetic deflection of molecular trajectory. - Laws of magnetic rotation in high and low vacua. - Phosphorogenic properties of molecular discharge' by William Crookes22 April 1879
RR/12/352Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'Flame spectra observed at Swedish Bessemer works' by C J Lundström and Walter Noel Hartley12 August 1895
RR/13/39Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'On the spectrum of cyanogen as produced and modified by spark discharges' by Walter Noel Hartley1 August 1896
RR/14/230Detailed referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'On the constitution of the electric spark' by Arthur Schuster and Gustav Hemsalech13 February 1899
RR/13/281Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'Cathode rays and some analogous rays' by Silvanus Phillips Thompson3 July 1897
RR/14/229Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'On the constitution of the electric spark' by Arthur Schuster and Gustav Hemsalech13 February 1899
NLB/57/154Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Messrs. Spink & Son31 July 1919
NLB/57/95Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Mrs Cowland; 17 Arundel Gardens, W18 July 1919
RR/17/207Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'The conversion of diamond into coke in high vacuum by cathode rays' by Charles Algernon Parsons and Alan Archibald Campbell Swinton10 January 1908
NLB/55/589Copy letter from [Joseph John] Thomson, President of the Royal Society; to Sir William Crookes, FRS21 June 1918
NLB/55/707Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William Crookes, O.M., FRS29 July 1918
NLB/55/713Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William Crookes, O.M., FRS01 August 1918
NLB/62/462Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Assistant Secretary of the British Association17 February 1922
MS/373/1/7Letter from William Crookes, 20 Mornington Road, London, to [Thomas Edward] Thorpe11 July 1877
MOB/066Radiometers by William Crookesc.1875
MOB/067Otheoscope by William Crookesc.1875
MS/373/1/60Letter from William Crookes, 7 Kensington Park Gardens, London, to [Thomas Edward] Thorpe15 April 1916
CMB/10/8Minutes, meeting of the Glassworkers' Cataract Committee5 May 1909
IM/005599Swinton, Alan Archibald Campbell1896
NLB/5/270Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Drake & Gorham24 April 1891
NLB/13/398Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], Sir Joseph Fayrer, Dr William Huggins, William Crookes 18 August 1896
NLB/9/334Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society30 April 1894
NLB/14/430Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor [James] Dewar, [Fellow of the Royal Society]10 March 1897
RR/16/160Referee's report by Hugh Frank Newall, on a paper 'On the Ultra violet spectrum of Gadolinium' by William Crookes29 December 1904
RR/16/78Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'The structure of Gold leaf, and the absorption spectrum of Gold' by John William Mallet27 June 1903
NLB/28/77Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society5 January 1904
NLB/27/805Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society2 December 1903
NLB/39/600Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to S W [William] Crookes, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society12 February 1909
NLB/42/9Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr H [Hans Friedrich] Gadow FRS 7 March 1909
NLB/50/268Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, President of the Royal Society8 June 1914
NLB/50/479Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, President of the Royal Society15 July 1914
NLB/51/521Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Sir William Crookes OM, PRS16 April 1915
NLB/51/644Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Sir William Crookes OM, PRS14 May 1915
RR/17/144Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'A method of depositing copper upon glass from aqueous solutions in a thin brilliantly reflecting film, and thus producing a copper mirror' by Frederick Daniel Chattaway[November 1907]
RR/18/142Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'On some mineral constituents of a dusty atmosphere' by Walter Noel Hartley27 November 1911
RR/8/87Referee's report by James Clerk Maxwell, on the Bakerian Lecture 'On repulsion resulting from radiation. –Part V' by William Crookes23 January 1878
RR/17/84Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'Constants of explosion of cordite and of modified cordite' by Robert Robertson24 March 1906
NLB/57/701Copy letter from Sir William Bate Hardy, FRS, Secretary of the Royal Society [?]; to Admiral Sir Henry B [Braderwine] Jackson, FRS, GCB20 January 1920
RR/12/395Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on four papers 'Argon, a new constituent of the atmosphere' by John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh and William Ramsay, 'The liquefaction and solidification of argon' by K Olszewski, 'On the spectra of argon' by William Crookes, 'On the spark spectrum of argon as it appears in the spark spectrum of air' by Walter Noel Hartley, and a letter from George Francis Fitzgerald to John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh13 February 1895
MM/21/66Letter from William Crookes to EJ Collings13 November 1875
NLB/13/150Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society22 June 1896
NLB/28/451Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society9 March 1904
NLB/50/595Copy letter from William Crookes, to The Secretary, H M Treasury17 September 1914
NLB/30New Letter Book volume 30, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration14 January 1905-6 June 1905
NLB/52New Letter Book volume 52, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration9 July 1915-8 March 1916
NLB/57/644Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Conrad Dressler, Esq2 January [1920]
RR/12/396Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on four papers 'Argon, a new constituent of the atmosphere' by John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh and William Ramsay, 'The liquefaction and solidification of argon' by K Olszewski, 'On the spectra of argon' by William Crookes, 'On the spark spectrum of argon as it appears in the spark spectrum of air' by Walter Noel Hartley, and a letter from George Francis Fitzgerald to John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh18 February 1895
NLB/57New Letter Book volume 57, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration27 June 1919-27 February 1920
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