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Authorised form of nameHadfield; Sir; Robert Abbott (1858 - 1940); Metallurgist
SurnameHadfield
ForenamesRobert Abbott
Dates1858 - 1940
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Attercliffe, near Sheffield, Yorkshire, England (28 November 1858)
Death:
His house on Kingston Hill, Surrey (30 September 1940)
ActivityResearch Field:
Metallurgy
Honours:
Kt 1908; Bt 1917
Memberships:
MICE
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/05/1909
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1939-1941 vol 3 pp 647-664, plate, by C H Desch
References:
Geoffrey Tweedale, 'Sir Robert Abbott Hadfield FRS (1858-1940), and the Discovery of Manganese Steel' in NR 1985-86 vol 40 pp 63-74, plate
Paul A Tunbridge, 'Faraday's Genevese Friends' in NR 1972-3 vol 27 pp 263-298
Vanity Fair 04 September 1912
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/49338753
Royal Society codeNA8230
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1909/11Hadfield, Sir Robert Abbott: certificate of election to the Royal Society
VF/15"Steel" (Sir Robert A Hadfield)14 November 1901
IM/001826Hadfield, Sir Robert Abbottnd
IM/001825Hadfield, Sir Robert Abbott1999
RR/25/42Referee's report by Robert Abbott Hadfield, on the Bakerian Lecture 'Experiments on the artificial production of diamond' by Charles Algernon Parsonsnd [1918]
NLB/3/194Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Robert Abbott Hadfield, [Fellow of the Royal Society]10 April 1889
NLB/30/129Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Robert Abbott Hadfield, [Fellow of the Royal Society]2 February 1905
NLB/28/139Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Benjamin Baker, Fellow of the Royal Society16 January 1904
NLB/32/46Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Robert Abbott Hadfield, Hecla Works, Sheffield18 December 1905
NLB/37/664Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to R [Robert] A [Abbott] Hadfield. 28 Hertford Street, Mayfair, W29 April 1908
NLB/44/672Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir Robert Hadfield FRS14 October 1911
NLB/40/818Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir R [Robert] A [Abbott] Hadfield FRS30 August 1909
NLB/40/835Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Messrs Harrison & Sons8 September 1909
NLB/45/652Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir Robert Hadfield FRS20 April 1912
NLB/46/129Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Robert Abbott Hadfield, Fellow of the Royal Society13 June 1912
NLB/42/633Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor B [Bertram] Hopkinson FRS 21 July 1910
NLB/44/391Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison [signed by Theodore E James] to Messrs Harrison & Sons3 July 1911
NLB/44/780Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir Robert Hadfield FRS9 November 1911
NLB/45/331Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir Robert [Abbott] Hadfield14 February 1912
NLB/46/291Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Robert Hadfield, Fellow of the Royal Society6 July 1912
NLB/45/366Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir Robert Hadfield FRS21 February 1912
NLB/47/150Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir R [Robert Abbott] Hadfield FRS6 December 1912
NLB/63/20Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS; to Sir Dugald Clerk, FRS15 June 1922
NLB/63/111Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS; to Sir Robert [Abbott] Hadfield, FRS29 June 1922
RR/18/139Referee's report by Francis Henry Neville, on a paper 'On sinhalese iron and steel of ancient origin' by Robert Hadfield20 October 1911
RR/23/38Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The corrosion and electrical properties of steels' by Robert Abbott Hadfield and Edgar NewberyNovember 1916
NLB/54/705Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir [Robert Abbott] Hadfield, FRS14 August 1917
NLB/54/642Copy letter from Dr. Arthur Schuster, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir [Robert Abbott] Hadfield, FRS12 July 1917
NLB/54/706Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir [Robert Abbott] Hadfield, FRS14 August 1917
RR/26/106Referee's report by James Alfred Ewing, on a paper 'On the influence of low temperatures on the magnetic properties of alloys of iron with nickel and manganese' by Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Robert Abbott Hadfield and H R Woltjer22 March 1921
NLB/56/878Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Robert [Abbott] Hadfield, FRS20 June 1919
RR/35/100Referee's report by Walter Rosenhain, on a paper 'Alloys of iron and maganese of low carbon content' by Robert Abbott HadfieldMarch 1927
RR/35/99Referee's report by Henry Cort Harold Carpenter, on a paper 'Alloys of iron and maganese of low carbon content' by Robert Abbott Hadfield14 March 1927
NLB/63/40Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Robert [Abbott] Hadfield, FRS16 June 1922
NLB/56/760Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Robert [Abbott] Hadfield, FRS20 May 1919
NLB/60/369Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Robert [Abbott] Hadfield, FRS24 January 1921
NLB/54/447Copy letter from Dr. Arthur Schuster, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir [Robert Abbott] Hadfield, FRS17 May 1917
NLB/55/663Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Dugald Clerk, FRS15 July 1918
NLB/57/471Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Robert [Abbott] Hadfield, FRS12 November 1919
RR/35/101Referee's report by Cecil Henry Desch, on a paper 'Thermal changes in iron-manganese alloys, low in carbon' by Robert Abbott HadfieldMarch 1927
RR/43/47Referee's report by Cecil Henry Desch, on a paper 'A research on Faraday's "steel and alloys"' by Robert Abbott HadfieldJuly 1931
RR/18/42Referee's report by George Frederick Charles Searle, on a paper 'On the magnetic properties of iron and its alloys in intense field' by Robert Abbott Hadfield and Bertram Hopkinson14 June 1910
NLB/61/291Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Robert [Abbott] Hadfield, FRS17 June 1921
NLB/55/641Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Robert [Abbott] Hadfield, FRS08 July 1918
NLB/64/313Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John Dewrance; Cranmore Place, Chiselhurst12 March 1923
NLB/63/164Copy letter from unknown correspondent; to Sir Robert Hadfield, FRS07 July 1922
NLB/63/742Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Robert Hadfield, FRS08 December 1922
IM/001827Hadfield, Sir Robert Abbott1922
RR/48/2Referee's report by Walter Rosenhain, on a paper 'On the effect of the temperature of liquid hydrogen (-252.8° C.) On the tensile properties of forty-one specimens of metals comprising (a) pure iron 99.85%; (b) four carbon steels; (c) thirty alloy steels; (d) copper and nickel; (e) four non-ferrous alloy' by W J De Haas and Robert Abbott Hadfield[May 1933]
RR/48/1Referee's report by Cecil Henry Desch, on a paper 'On the effect of the temperature of liquid hydrogen (-252.8° C.) On the tensile properties of forty-one specimens of metals comprising (a) pure iron 99.85%; (b) four carbon steels; (c) thirty alloy steels; (d) copper and nickel; (e) four non-ferrous alloy' by W J De Haas and Robert Abbott Hadfield[June 1933]
NLB/67/74Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [William Ernest] Dalby, FRS15 October 1924
NLB/69/587Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Frederick Orpen] Bower, FRS12 June 1926
NLB/71/803Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary, Iron and Steel Institute, 28 Victoria Street, SW15 November 1928
NLB/73/296Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Robert [Abbott] Hadfield, Bt., FRS8 May 1931
NLB/3/224Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Robert Abbott Hadfield12 April 1889
NLB/3/276Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Robert Abbott Hadfield, [Fellow of the Royal Society]26 April 1889
NLB/28/115Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Benjamin Baker, Fellow of the Royal Society12 January 1904
EC/1909/10Hadfield, Sir Robert Abbott: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/24/45Referee's report by Samuel Walter Johnson Smith, on a paper 'A contribution to the study of the magnetic properties of manganese and of some special manganese steels' by Robert Abbott Hadfield, C Chéneveau and Ch Géneaund [1917]
NLB/53/370Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to The Secretary, Reconstruction Committee, 6a Dean's Yard, S.W. 24 July 1916
RR/43/48Referee's report by James Alfred Ewing, on a paper 'A research on Faraday's "steel and alloys"' by Robert Abbott Hadfield1931
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