Authorised form of nameDaniell; John Frederic (1790 - 1845); Physicist
ForenamesJohn Frederic
Dates1790 - 1845
Dates and placesBirth:
Essex Street, Strand, London, England (12 March 1790)
At the Royal Society, whilst attending a meeting of the Council, London (13 March 1845)
ActivityResearch Field:
Meteorology, chemistry, electricity
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
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
Rumford Medal 1832; Copley Medal 1837; Royal Medal 1842
For Sec 1839-1845
RelationshipsBrother of Edmund Robert Daniell (FRS 1828)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Proc Roy Soc 1845 No 62 pp 577-580
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
Note on certificate "April 28th Ballot postponed there being only 17 members present"
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
AP/10/6On the Barometer20 January 1825
DM/3/163JF Daniell, 'Memoranda of the construction of a Barometer for the Royal Society December 1822'1822
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 Huge Watson13 July 1838
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
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
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
IM/001366Faraday, Michael and Daniell, John Fredericnd
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