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Authorised form of nameDaniell; John Frederic (1790 - 1845); physicist
Dates1790 - 1845
NationalityBritish
Place of birthEssex Street, Strand, London, England
Date of birth12 March 1790
Place of deathAt the Royal Society, whilst attending a meeting of the Council, London
Date of death13 March 1845
Research fieldMeteorology
Chemistry
Electricity
ActivityCareer:
Invented the hygrometer which was named after him (1820); made meteorological observations; invented a water barometer and a pyrometer (1832); Professor of Chemistry, King's College London (1831); invented the constant battery which was named after him and which won him the Copley Medal
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election05/05/1814
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
For Sec 1839-1845
Medals and prizes:
Rumford Medal 1832; Copley Medal 1837; Royal Medal 1842
RelationshipsBrother of Edmund Robert Daniell (FRS 1828)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1845 No 62 pp 577-580
References:
David A Cumming, 'John MacCulloch, FRS, at Addiscombe: The Lectureships in Chemistry and Geology' in NR 1979-80 vol 34 pp 155-183
V Gold, 'Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Appointment of J F Daniell, FRS, as Professor of Chemistry at King's College London' in NR 1973-4 vol 28 pp 25-29
W H Brock, 'William Prout and Barometry' in NR 1969 vol 24 pp 281-294
S Ross, 'Faraday Consults the Scholars: the Origins of the Terms of Electrochemistry' in NR 1961 vol 16 pp 187-220
Notes:
Note on certificate "April 28th Ballot postponed there being only 17 members present"
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/15509252
Royal Society codeNA8195
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/001053Daniell, John Fredericnd
DM/1/29Letter from John Daniell, Gower Street, to James Hudson, Assistant Secretary, Royal Society21 March 1831
MM/3/9Letter from Edward Sabine, Woolwich, to Daniell2 February 1844
DM/3/163JF Daniell, 'Memoranda of the construction of a Barometer for the Royal Society December 1822'1822
PT/20/10Paper, 'On the water-barometer erected in the hall of the Royal Society' by J F [John Frederic] Daniell[1832]
MC/1/353Letter from [John Frederic] Daniell, King's College, to Dr. Peter Mark Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society13 December 1831
MC/4/66Letter from William Sharp, Humber Bank House, Hull, to the Royal Society9 April 1845
RR/1/44Referee's report by William Hasledine Pepys, on a paper 'Further observations on voltaic combinations' by John Frederic Daniell1 June 1837
RR/1/258Referee's report by John Frederic Daniell, on a paper 'On the relative attractions of sulphuric acid for water, under particular circumstances: with suggestion of means of improving the ordinary process of manufacturing sulphuric acid' by Henry Hough Watson13 July 1838
MC/4/51Letter from D F Vander [Van de] Pant, Hall of the Batavian Society of experimental philosophy, Rotterdam, to [John Frederic Daniell] Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society 7 January 1845
MS/426/668Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to George Grove2 July 1859
EC/1814/05Daniell, John Frederic: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DM/3/103Letter from P M Roget, Secretary, Royal Society, to JF Daniell21 June 1831
MC/4/146Letter from [William] Allen Miller, King's College London, to Dr [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society11 June 1846
MC/1/324Draft letter from [Dr. Peter Mark Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society], Bernard Street, to [John Frederic] Daniell6 August 1831
IM/001366Faraday, Michael and Daniell, John Fredericnd
MC/3/174Letter from Christopher Hansteen, Christiania, to [John Frederic Daniell,] Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society18 June 1841
PT/23/5Letter, 'Second letter on the electrolysis of secondary compounds' by J [John] Frederic Daniell to Michael Faraday29 April 1840
PT/26/7Letter, 'Sixth letter on voltaic combinations' from J [John] Frederic Daniell to Michael Faraday12 April 1842
MC/3Volume 3 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1839-1843
MC/3/77Letter from [Carl Friedrich Philipp] von Martius, Munich, to John Frederic Daniell, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society24 March 1840
MC/3/116Letter from Major Edward Sabine, 3 St James's Place, to John Frederic Daniell, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society17 November 1840
MC/3/117Letter from John Frederic Daniell, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society, to Captain [John Augustus] Lloyd20 November 1840
MC/3/164Letter from [Adolphe] Quetelet, [Secrétaire perpètuel de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et Belles-Lettres], Brussels, to John Frederic Daniell, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society21 May 1841
MC/3/198Letter from [Carl Friedrich Philipp] von Martius, Munich, to John Frederic Daniell, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society6 January 1842
MC/3/110Letter from Johannes Müller, Berlin, to John Frederic Daniell, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society1 November 1840
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
MS/426/102Copy letter from [John Frederic] Daniell, foreign secretary fo the Royal Society; to Mr. D. F Vander [Van de] Pant, Rotterdam, [Netherlands]30 October 1844
MC/4/41Letter from D F Vander [Van de] Pant, Rotterdam, to [John Frederic] Daniell, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society 25 October 1844
MC/4/68Letter from William Allen Miller, King's College [London], to Dr [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society24 April 1845
PT/73/15/28Diagram, water barometer by Charles Stewart Drewry[1832]
PT/73/15/29Diagram, 'Comparison of the oscillations of the water barometer with those of the mercurial from hourly observations of Mr Hudson in July 1831' by unknown artistJuly 1831
PT/74/4/5Diagrams, voltaic combinations by unknown artist[1837]
MC/4Volume 4 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1844-1850
AP/10/6Unpublished paper, 'On the barometer' by J [John] Frederic Daniell[1825]
AP/12/6Unpublished paper, 'On the barometer' by J F [John Frederic] Daniell[1826]
RR/1/261Referee's report by John Frederic Daniell, on a paper 'An account of several new instruments and processes for determining the constants of a voltaic circuit' by Charles Wheatstone24 June 1843
AP/23/8/1Manuscript, 'An account of experiments made with the view of ascertaining the possibility of obtaining a spark before the current of the voltaic battery is completed' by J P [John Peter] Gassiot25 August 1839
AP/23/8Paper, 'An account of experiments made with the view of ascertaining the possibility of obtaining a spark before the current of the voltaic battery is completed' by J P [John Peter] Gassiot25 August 1839 - 19 November 1839
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