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Authorised form of nameGlaisher; James (1809 - 1903)
SurnameGlaisher
ForenamesJames
Dates1809 - 1903
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Rotherhithe, London, England (07 April 1809)
Death:
'The Shola', Croydon, Surrey (07 February 1903)
ActivityProfession:
Meteorologist
Research Field:
Meteorology
Career:
Assistant, Cambridge University Observatory (1833); Chief of Magnetic and Meteorological Department, Greenwich (1838-1874); prepared meteorological reports for the Registrar General (1847-1902); made balloon ascents with Henry Coxwell; Superintendent of the Magnetical and Meteorological Department of the Royal Observatory, under the Astronomer Royal.
Memberships:
FRAS; FRMS (President 1867-1868)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/06/1849
RelationshipsSon of James Glaisher; married (1843) Cecilia Louisa, youngest daughter of Henry Belville, Assistant at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich; father of James Whitbread Lee Glaisher (FRS 1875)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
References:
W H McCrea, 'The Royal Observatory and the Study of Gravitation' in NR 1975-6 vol 30 pp 133-140, plate
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/57395186
Royal Society codeNA8224
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AP/32/10On the meteorology of England during the years 1847, 1848 and 1849 1850
MM/11/101Simultaneous readings of two barometers by James Glaisher1849
MM/21/70Letter from James Glaisher to the Council of the Royal Society15 January 1850
IM/Maull/001669Glaisher, Jamesnd
MS/743/1/54Letter from James Glaisher, Blackheath, to [John Hall] Gladstone4 October 1862
IM/001668Glaisher, Jamesnd
IM/001670Glaisher, James1891
NLB/4/1174Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to James Glaisher, Fellow of the Royal Society4 February 1891
NLB/26/221Copy letter from Joseph Larmor to, James Whitbread Lee Glaisher, Fellow of the Royal Society13 February 1903
RR/2/71Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'On the determination of the mean temperature of every day in the year, as deduced from the observations taken at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, in the years from 1814 to 1851' by James Glaisher23 February 1853
RR/2/72Referee's report by Edward Sabine, on a paper 'On the determination of the mean temperature of every day in the year, as deduced from the observations taken at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, in the years from 1814 to 1851' by James Glaisher22 March 1853
RR/1/75Referee's report by John Frederick William Herschel, on a paper 'On the amount of the radiation of heat, at night, from the earth, and from various bodies placed on or near the surface of the earth' by James Glaisher[1847]
MS/426/668Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to George Grove2 July 1859
EC/1849/07Glaisher, James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/34/7Determination of the mean temperature of every day in the year as deduced from the observations taken at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich in the years from 1814 to 18511852
MS/910Collected papers of scientific content for the Illustrated London Almanack, edited by James Glaisher1845-1857
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