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Authorised form of nameLamb; Sir; Horace (1849 - 1934)
SurnameLamb
ForenamesHorace
Dates1849 - 1934
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Stockport, near Manchester, Cheshire, England (27 or 29 November 1849)
Death:
Cambridge or Manchester, Lancashire (04 December 1934)
Buried:
St Giles' cemetery, now Ascension Cemetery, Cambridge
ActivityResearch Field:
Applied mathematics, geophysics
Education:
Owen's College, Manchester; Trinity College, Cambridge. BA (1872), MA
Career:
Fellow and Assistant Tutor, Trinity College, Cambridge (1872-1875); Professor of Mathematics, University of Adelaide (1875-1885); Professor of Mathematics, University of Manchester (1885-1920)
Honours:
Kt 1931
Memberships:
FLMS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
12/06/1884
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1902; Copley Medal 1923
Council:
VP 1909-1910, 1920-1922
RelationshipsSon of John Lamb of Stockport, cotton mill Foreman; married (1875) Elizabeth, daughter of Simon Foot of Dublin
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1932-1935 vol l pp 375-391, plate, by A E H Love and 391-392 by R T Glazebrook
References:
John G Jenkin, 'The Appointment of W H Bragg, FRS, to the University of Adelaide' in NR 1985-86 vol 40 pp 75-99
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
Notes:
ON and DSB give birth date as 29 November 1849. DSB gives place of death as Manchester; DNB gives Cambridge
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/46838786
Royal Society codeNA8246
Archives associated with this Fellow
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IM/002606Lamb, Sir Horacend
IM/Maull/002604Lamb, Sir Horacend
IM/002605Lamb, Sir Horacend
AP/70/12On the Differential Invariants of Twisted Courses with some illustrations of the application to quartic curves1894
NLB/2/403Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society1 June 1888
NLB/38/697Copy letter from Joseph Larmor and Archibald Geikie, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society22 October 1908
NLB/4/122Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society15 February 1890
NLB/3/660Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons6 August 1889
NLB/7/38Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society15 November 1892
NLB/10/421Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society22 November 1894
NLB/10/689Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society21 January 1895
NLB/10/700Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir George Gabriel Stokes, Fellow of the Royal Society22 January 1895
NLB/10/691Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir George Gabriel Stokes, Fellow of the Royal Society21 January 1895
NLB/10/913Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society5 March 1895
NLB/11/192Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society10 May 1895
NLB/11/641Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society23 August 1895
NLB/11/504Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Kelvin [William Thomson], Fellow of the Royal Society15 July 1895
NLB/11/501Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], Secretary, Royal Society13 July 1895
NLB/12/46Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society27 November 1895
NLB/11/753Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Andrew Russell Forsyth, Fellow of the Royal Society1 October 1895
NLB/13/444Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons11 September 1896
NLB/12/892Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society23 May 1896
RR/15/199Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The stability of the spherical nebula' by James Hopwood JeansJuly 1901
NLB/14/696Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society29 April 1897
RR/15/212Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The integration of the equations of propagation of electric waves' by Augustus Edward Hough LoveJanuary 1901
NLB/14/459Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Richard Tetley Galzebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society15 March 1897
NLB/14/489Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Howard Darwin, Fellow of the Royal Society18 March 1897
RR/15/353Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The equilibrium of rotating liquid cylinders' by James Hopwood JeansApril 1902
RR/16/26Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The longitudinal stability of aerial gliders' by George Hartley Bryan and W E WilliamsJuly 1903
RR/16/75Referee's report by Augustus Edward Hough Love, on a paper 'The propagation of tremor over the surface of an elastic solid' by Horace Lamb27 June 1903
RR/16/215Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'A method of finding the conductivity for heat' by Charles Niven10 December 1904
RR/16/351Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The rate of transmission of the Guatemala earthquake of April 19, 1903' by Richard Dixon Oldham17 February 1905
RR/16/76Referee's report by Charles Chree, on a paper 'The propagation of tremor over the surface of an elastic solid' by Horace LambJuly 1903
RR/16/142Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The origin and growth of ripple-mark' by Phoebe Sarah Hertha AyrtonJune 1904
NLB/17/63Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society9 July 1898
NLB/16/813Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society13 June 1898
NLB/16/848Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to R T Glazebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society20 June 1898
NLB/20/43Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society20 January 1900
NLB/17/769Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society19 December 1898
NLB/19/312Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professors Joseph John Thomson and Professor Arthur Schuster, [Fellows of the Royal Society]2 August 1899
NLB/19/408Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Arthur Schuster, Fellow of the Royal Society25 September 1899
NLB/23/2/430Copy letter sent from Archibald Geikie, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal SocietyJanuary 1904
NLB/23/2/251Copy letter from Michael Foster, to General The Right Honorable Sir Dighton Probyn 6 November 1902
NLB/23/2/208Copy letter from Sir Michael Foster, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society3 June 1902
NLB/23/1/820Copy letter and memoranda from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society29 January 1902
NLB/25/510Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society, 6 Wilbraham Road, Fallowfield, Manchester12 November 1902
NLB/25/644Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society 3 December 1902
NLB/27/273Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor Horace Lamb, [Fellow of the Royal Society]30 July 1903
NLB/27/120Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society6 July 1903
RR/17/378Letter from Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Determination of the surface-tension of water by the method of jet vibration' by Niels Bohr26 January 1909
NLB/30/131Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society2 February 1905
NLB/28/832Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society[2 June 1904]
NLB/32/520Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society26 March 1906
NLB/29/900Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society10 January 1905
NLB/33/233Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society20 July 1906
NLB/46/467Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society3 August 1912
NLB/35/325Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Arthur Schuster, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Physics and Chemistry Committee15 May 1907
NLB/36/576Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Arthur Schuster, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Physics & Chemistry Committee15 November 1907
NLB/39/688Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor H [Horace] Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society24 February 1909
NLB/38/688Copy letter from Joseph Larmor and Archibald Geikie, to Sir Arthur William Rucker, Fellow of the Royal Society22 October 1908
NLB/41/670Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society1 February 1910
NLB/40/816Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor A [Augustus] E [Edward] H [Hough] Love FRS, Chairman of the Mathematical Sectional Committee31 August 1909
NLB/42/312Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir Archibald Geikie KCB, PRS 18 May 1910
NLB/47/401Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor Horace Lamb FRS27 January 1913
NLB/44/632Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor H [Horace] Lamb, Chairman of the Mathematics Sectional Committee5 October 1911
NLB/44/372Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor H [Horace] Lamb, Mathematics Sectional Committee30 June 1911
NLB/43/443Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society16 January 1911
NLB/45/376Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor Horace Lamb FRS26 February 1912
NLB/45/515Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor H [Horace] Lamb FRS20 March 1912
NLB/46/726Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Mathematics Sectional Committee23 October 1912
NLB/45/765Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor H [Horace] Lamb FRS, Chairman of the Mathematics Sectional Committee4 May 1912
NLB/47/5Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor H [Horace] Lamb FRS, Chairman of the Mathematics Sectional Committee13 November 1912
NLB/46/692Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society18 October 1912
RR/12/349Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On certain functions connected with tesseral harmonics, with applications' by A H Leahy16 May 1895
NLB/48/825Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [Horace] Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society20 October 1913
NLB/50/59Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [Horace] Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society23 April 1914
NLB/50/324Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [Horace] Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society19 June 1914
NLB/50/485Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society17 July 1914
NLB/52/150Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor Horace Lamb, FRS27 September 1915
NLB/62/412Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS10 February 1922
RR/16/219Second referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The seismic effect of tidal stresses' by Richard Dixon Oldham3 June 1904
RR/16/218Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The seismic effect of tidal stresses' by by Richard Dixon OldhamMay 1904
RR/17/408Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The decay of surface waves produced by a superposed layer of viscous fluid' by W J HarrisonMay 1909
RR/17/333Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The bending of electric waves round a spherical obstacle' by John William Nicholson10 May 1909
RR/17/379Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Determination of the surface-tension of water by the method of jet vibration' by Niels Bohr26 January 1909
RR/17/192Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The gravitational stability of the Earth' by Augustus Edward Hough Love[March 1907]
RR/17/200Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper [attributed] 'Space described in a given time by a projectile moving in air' by Arnulph Henry Reginald Mallock19 February 1907
RR/20/61Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Ship resistance: the wave-making properties of certain travelling pressure disturbances' by Thomas Henry HavelockNovember 1913
RR/22/76Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Discontinuous fluid motion past a curved boundary' by H LevyNovember 1915
RR/20/136Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Similarity of motion in relation to the surface friction of fluids' by Thomas Edward Stanton and J R PannellDecember 1913
RR/22/3Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Local difference of pressure near an obstacle in oscillating water' by Hertha AyrtonMarch 1915
RR/21/44Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Discontinuous fluid motion past a bent plane, with special reference to aeroplane problems' by George Hartley Bryan and Robert Jones[January 1915]
NLB/54/691Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor Horace Lamb, FRS8 August 1917
RR/22/63Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The motion of a stream of finite depth past a body' by Robert JonesAugust 1915
RR/22/69Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Some applications of conformal transformation to problems in hydrodynamics' by J G LeathemJune 1915
RR/23/52Referee's report by Hector Munro MacDonald, on a paper 'On waves in an elastic plate' by Horace Lamb5 August 1916
RR/21/145Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Eddy motion in the atmosphere' by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor[April 1914]
RR/26/41Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Note on the Cable equations' by Andrew Russell Forsythnd [1921]
RR/23/47Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On the instability of the pear-shaped figure of equilibrium of a rotating mass of liquid' by James Hopwood JeansApril 1916
RR/24/85Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Surface reflexion of earthquake waves' by George Walker Walker[August 1917]
RR/24/56Referee's report by Augustus Edward Hough Love, on a paper 'On the deflection of the vertical by tidal loading of the Earth's surface' by Horace Lamb[February 1917]
RR/24/61Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Discontinuous fluid motion' by J G Leathem[June 1917]
RR/25/19Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Periodic irrotational waves of finite height' by Thomas Henry Havelock[June 1918]
RR/25/50Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Tidal friction in the Irish Sea' by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor[January 1919]
RR/28/61Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On the depth of earthquake foci' by Sudhansu Kumar Banerji[May 1923]
RR/26/18Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The equilibrium of a heavy beam under end-load' by Thomas John I'Anson Bromwich[July 1921]
RR/27/120Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The production of artificial vowel sounds' by R A S PagetNovember 1922
RR/26/21Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The dynamics of revolving fluid on a rotating earth' by David Brunt[May 1921]
RR/26/42Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The vibrations of a circular membrane, slightly inelastic and symmetrically loaded' by Andrew Russell Forsythnd [1921]
RR/26/58Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The effect of shallow water on wave resistance' by Thomas Henry Havelock[November 1921]
NLB/56/196Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS13 December 1918
RR/31/87Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On the electric capacity of certain solids of revolution' by D M Winch[January 1925]
NLB/56/531Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS4 March 1919
NLB/53/313Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS07 July 1916
RR/23/77Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Numerical results of the theory of the diffraction of a plane electromagnetic wave by a perfectly conducting sphere' by Joseph Proudman, Arthur Thomas Doodson and G KennedyJuly 1916
RR/27/37Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On harmonic tidal constants for standard parts of reference in Canada' by W Bell DawsonJune 1922
RR/27/11Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On the use of very small pitot-tubes for measuring wind velocity' by Muriel BarkerApril 1922
RR/10/55Referee's report by Joseph John Thomson, on a paper 'On ellipsoidal current-sheets' by Horace Lamb29 March 1887
RR/27/52Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On the stress-optical effect in transparent solids strained beyond the elastic limit' by Louis Napoleon George Filon and H T JessopMarch 1922
RR/27/10Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On the depth of earthquake Foci' by S BanerjeeAugust 1922
RR/26/151Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On “light body” hydrophones and the directional properties of microphones' by A B Wood and F B Young[March 1921]
RR/26/153Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On the acoustic disturbances produced by small bodies in plane waves transmitted through water, with special reference to the single-plate direction finder' by A B Wood and F B Young[1921]
RR/27/95Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The motion of ellipsoidal particles immersed in a viscous fluid' by George Barker JefferyFebruary 1922
RR/44/65Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The reflected waves from deep focus earthquakes' by F J ScraseApril 1931
NLB/56/603Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace]
Lamb, FRS
26 March 1919
RR/28/41Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On the lateral vibrations of bars of conical type' by Dorothy Wrinch[June 1922]
NLB/59/199Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS26 July 1920
RR/42/20Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The steady broadside motion of an anchor ring in an infinite viscous liquid' by F E Relton10 November 1931
RR/32/35Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'An investigation of the flow of air an aerofoil of infinite span' by L W Bryant and D H WilliamsJune 1925
RR/50/69Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The kelvin-poincare problem of stellar evolution' by V V Narlikar21 June 1933
RR/10/56Referee's report by Henry William Watson, on a paper 'On ellipsoidal current-sheets' by Horace Lamb9 April 1887
RR/31/89Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On circulatory motion about a cylindrical obstacle in the presence of line sources and sinks' by D M Winch[October 1924]
RR/10/295Referee's report by Arthur William Rucker, on a paper 'The diurnal variation of terrestrial magnetism' by Arthur Schuster and Horace Lamb[1889]
RR/31/60Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On the total reflexion of light' by Arthur Schuster27 October 1924
RR/10/129Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On the induction of electric currents in conducting shells of small thickness' by Samuel Hawksley Burbury12 April 1888
NLB/59/246Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS30 July 1920
RR/34/3Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The theory of ship waves' by E T Hanson[March 1926]
RR/10/196Second referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The small free vibrations and deformation of a thin elastic shell' by Augustus Edward Hough Love29 July 1888
NLB/58/425Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS4 May 1920
NLB/63/274Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS31 July 1922
NLB/59/275Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS24 August 1920
RR/11/101Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Repulsion and rotation produced alternating electric currents' by Gilbert Thomas Walker28 November 1891
NLB/58/550Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor Horace Lamb, FRS20 May 1920
NLB/59/9Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor Horace Lamb, FRS9 July 1920
RR/11/109Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Stability and instability of viscous liquids' by Alfred Barnard Basset27 September 1892
NLB/58/774Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor Horace Lamb, FRS18 June 1920
NLB/59/291Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS30 August 1920
RR/38/43Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The steady flow of viscous fluid past a fixed spherical obstacle at small reynolds numbers' by Sydney GoldsteinJanuary 1929
RR/12/208Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On the dynamical theory of incompressible viscous fluids and the determination of the criterion' by Osborne Reynolds21 November 1894
RR/39/59Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The theory of flame motion' by P J Daniell[November 1929]
RR/13/83Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Experiments on fluid viscosity' by A Mallock26 August 1895
RR/12/340Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The oscillations of a rotating ellipsoidal shell containing fluid' by Sydney Samuel Hough28 February 1895
RR/12/343Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'A dynamical theory of the electric and luminiferous medium.-Part II. Theory of electrons' by Joseph Larmor13 June 1895
RR/40/98Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On the problem of hydrodynamic stability. I. uniform shearing motion in a viscous fluid' by Richard Vynne Southwell and Letitia ChittyJuly 1929
RR/12/377Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On the dynamical theory of incompressible viscous fluids and the determination of the criterion' by Osborne Reynolds[1895]
RR/13/114Letter from Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Problems in electric convection' by George Frederick Charles Searle to Richard Tetley Glazebrook30 May 1896
RR/13/115Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Problems in electric convection' by George Frederick Charles Searle30 May 1896
NLB/58/126Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Dugald Clerk, Chairman of the Applied Sciences Committee and FRS16 March 1920
NLB/58/821Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS22 June 1920
RR/14/46Letter from Horace Lamb, regarding a paper 'On some expressions for the radial and axial components of the magnetic force in the interior of solenoids of circular cross-section' by Clinton Coleridge Farr15 June 1898
NLB/60/412Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS1 February 1921
RR/13/193Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On the application of harmonic analysis to the dynamical theory of the tides. — Part I. On laplace’s "oscillations of the first species” and the dynamics of ocean currents' by Sydney Samuel Hough3 April 1897
NLB/60/166Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS16 December 1920
RR/13/200Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On the calculation of the coefficient of mutual induction of a circle and a coaxial helix, and of the electromagnetic force between a helical current and a uniform coaxial circular cylindrical current sheet' by John Viriamu Jones30 November 1899
NLB/63/87Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS23 June 1922
NLB/63/741Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS08 December 1922
RR/13/302Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On boomerangs' by Gilbert Thomas Walker3 July 1897
RR/43/54Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The wave resistance of an ellipsoid' by Thomas Henry HavelockMay 1931
RR/10/194Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The small free vibrations and deformation of a thin elastic shell' by Augustus Edward Hough Love14 February 1888
NLB/60/783Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS5 April 1921
NLB/64/535Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS02 May 1923
NLB/61/662Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS4 October 1921
RR/10/296Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'The diurnal variation of terrestrial magnetism' by Arthur Schuster and Horace Lambnd [1889]
RR/21/94Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On the potential of ellipsoidal bodies, and figures of equilibrium of rotating liquid masses' by James Hopwood Jeans[July 1914]
NLB/61/153Copy letter from Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS25 May 1921
RR/21/112Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Fog signals. Areas of silence and greatest range of sound' by Henry Reginald Arnulph Mallock3 July 1914
RR/26/144Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The diffraction of plane electromagnetic waves by a perfectly reflecting sphere' by F Puryer White and Thomas John I'Anson Bromwich[October 1921]
NLB/63/268Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS28 July 1922
RR/48/117Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On the power radiated as sound from flexible discs with and without nodal lines' by N W McLachlan[June 1932]
RR/48/118Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On the spatial distribution of sound radiation from vibrating flexible discs and conical shells' by N W McLachlan[1932]
NLB/57/263Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor H [Sir Horace] Lamb, FRSAugust 1919
NLB/61/322Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS20 June 1921
NLB/62/175Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS16 December 1921
NLB/61/698Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS13 October 1921
NLB/62/122Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS8 December 1921
RR/34/56Second referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Integrals of the equations of electrodynamics with an application to the electric constants of a transparent medium' by Hector Munro Macdonald[June 1926]
NLB/61/843Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS 3 November 1921
NLB/55/555Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [James Hopwood] Jeans Esq., Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS07 June 1918
NLB/62/315Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS20 January 1922
NLB/62/396Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS8 February 1922
NLB/65/397Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS26 October 1923
NLB/62/569Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS15 March 1922
NLB/65/442Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS[1 November 1923]
NLB/64/151Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS10 February 1923
NLB/63/612Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS15 November 1922
NLB/62/257Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS13 January 1922
NLB/62/361Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS31 January 1922
NLB/62/598Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS21 March 1922
NLB/64/27Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS29 January 1923
NLB/63/46Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS17 June 1922
NLB/64/214Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS23 February 1923
NLB/62/779Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS4 May 1922
NLB/62/913Copy letter from [John William] Nicholson, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS2 June 1922
NLB/64/28Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS20 January 1923
NLB/62New Letter Book volume 62, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration11 November 1921-10 June 1922
NLB/64/140Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, Chairman of the Mathematical Committee and FRS8 February 1923
NLB/64/91Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS30 January 1923
NLB/64/254Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS1 March 1923
NLB/64/183Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS20 February 1923
NLB/64/129Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, Chairman of the Mathematical Society and FRS5 February 1923
NLB/64/282Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS7 March 1923
NLB/64/354Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS22 March 1923
NLB/64/332Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS15 March 1923
NLB/64/439Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS12 April 1923
NLB/63/710Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS04 December 1922
NLB/64/662Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Gilbert Thomas] Walker; FRS29 May1923
NLB/63/649Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS24 November 1922
NLB/63/679Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS30 November 1922
NLB/63/844Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS06 January 1923
NLB/66/723Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; Professor [Horace] Lamb [Chairman of the Mathematics Committee] FRS.25 June 1924
NLB/64/854Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb [Chairman of the Mathematics Committee] FRS.2 July 1923
NLB/66/868Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; Prof. [Horace] Lamb [Chairman of the Mathematics Committee] FRS.1 August 1924
NLB/64/836Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb [Chairman of the Mathematics Committee] FRS27 June 1923
RR/34/55Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Integrals of the equations of electrodynamics with an application to the electric constants of a transparent medium' by Hector Munro Macdonald[October 1926]
NLB/65/434Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS1 November 1923
NLB/64/624Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Horace] Lamb, [Chairman of the Mathematics Committee] FRS16 May 1923
NLB/64/910Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society9 July 1923
NLB/64/678Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb [Chairman of the Mathematics Committee] FRS31 May 1923
NLB/65/477Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; sent to The Times; The Morning Post; The Daily Telegraph; Nature; the Press Association6 November 1923
NLB/66/886Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [John William] Nicholson, FRS, Casel Hospital, Penhurst, Kent6 August 1924
NLB/65/760Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb19 December 1923
NLB/65/739Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS14 December 1923
NLB/66/745Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb [Chairman of the Mathematics Committee] FRS.3 July 1924
NLB/67/848Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [John Edensor] Littlewood Esq., FRS; circulated to the members of the Mathematics Committee25 March 1925
NLB/66/718Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Augustus Edward Hough] Love, FRS25 June 1924
RR/31/56Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Elastic waves at the surface of separation of two solids' by Robert Stoneley[July 1924]
RR/33/12Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Primary and secondary vortices in oscillating fluids: their connection with skin friction' by (the late) H ArytonApril 1926
NLB/70/290Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS22 February 1927
NLB/64/729Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb [Chairman of the Mathematics Committee] FRS11 June 1923
NLB/64/751Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb [Chairman of the Mathematics Committee] FRS14 June 1923
NLB/65/437Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Deputy Master of the Mint1 November 1923
NLB/63New Letter Book volume 63, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration10 June 1922-19 January 1923
EC/1884/14Lamb, Sir Horace: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/63/842Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS06 January 1923
NLB/14/599Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Howard Darwin, Fellow of the Royal Society7 April 1897
NLB/46/602Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society2 October 1912
RR/23/8Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The scattering of plane electric waves by spheres' by Thomas John I'Anson Bromwich9 July 1916
RR/24/47Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The initial wave resistance of a moving surface pressure' by Thomas Henry Havelock[February 1917]
RR/28/23Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Stability of a viscous liquid contained between two rotating cylinders' by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor[1922]
RR/28/97Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Studies in wave resistance: influence of the form of the water-plane section of the ship' by Thomas Henry Havelock[April 1923]
RR/10/320Second referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On the extension and flexure of cylindrical and spherical thin elastic shells' by Alfred Barnard Basset13 March 1890
RR/34/111Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On the flow of gases at high speeds' by Thomas Edward Stanton[April 1926]
RR/39/9Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'Notes on a differential equation which occurs in the two-dimensional motion of a compressible fluid and the associated variational problems' by Harry Bateman[May 1929]
NLB/59/188Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, FRS24 July 1920
RR/45/117Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The diffraction of elastic waves at the boundaries of a solid layer' by J H Jones[April 1932]
NLB/62/503Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Colonel [Henry George] Lyons, Chairman of the Gassiot Committee and FRS23 February 1922
NLB/64/112Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, Chairman of the Mathematical Committee and FRS1 February 1923
NLB/64/312Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Horace] Lamb, Chairman of the Mathematics Committee and FRS12 March 1923
NLB/66/803Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Horace] Lamb [Chairman of the Mathematics Committee] FRS.11 July 1924
RR/30/88Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The vibrations of a stretched membrane of non-uniform surface density' by E L Ince[June 1924]
NLB/66/669Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Sydney] Chapman17 June 1924
NLB/66/684Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Horace] Lamb, Chairman of the Mathematical Committee19 June 1924
NLB/12/897Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society23 May 1896
NLB/17/87Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Horace Lamb, Fellow of the Royal Society13 July 1898
NLB/52New Letter Book volume 52, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration9 July 1915-8 March 1916
RR/10/318Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'On the extension and flexure of cylindrical and spherical thin elastic shells' by Alfred Barnard Basset23 December 1889
NLB/59New Letter Book volume 59, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration9 July 1920-2 December 1920
RR/36/1Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'The vibrations of an infinite system of vortex rings' by H Levy and A G Forsdyke[June 1927]
NLB/61New Letter Book volume 61, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration26 April 1921-11 November 1921
NLB/66/720Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Sydney] Chapman25 June 1924
NLB/66/658Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Sydney] Chapman13 June 1924
NLB/70/877Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Godfrey Harold] Hardy FRS; Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill; Sir Sidney [Frederic] Harmer; Dr [] Pickard; Sir [] Edgeworth David; Professor [Robert Howson] Forsyth; Professor [Horace] Lamb; Sir James Walker27 October 1927
NLB/64New Letter Book volume 64, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration19 January 1923-11 July 1923
NLB/57New Letter Book volume 57, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration27 June 1919-27 February 1920
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