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Authorised form of nameLloyd; Humphrey (1800 - 1881)
SurnameLloyd
ForenamesHumphrey
Dates1800 - 1881
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Dublin, Ireland (16 April 1800)
Death:
The provost's house, Dublin, Ireland (17 January 1881)
ActivityProfession:
Clergyman
Research Field:
Natural Philosophy, physical optics and terrestrial magnetism
Education:
Trinity College, Dublin. BA (1819); MA (1827); DD (1840); University of Oxford DCL (1855)
Career:
Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin; Erasmus Smith Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Dublin (1831-1843); discovered a new kind of refraction when light passes through biaxial crystals (1832); designed 'Lloyd's Mirror Experiment' (1834); with Edward Sabine, FRS he designed a new instrument for measuring dip and intensity of magnetic fields at the same time; contributed to establishment of School of Engineering at Trinity College, Dublin (1841); Senior Fellow, Trinity College, Dublin (1843); President, British Association (1857); Cunningham Medal of Royal Irish Academy (1862); Vice-Provost, Trinity (1862); Provost, Trinity (1867)
Memberships:
MRIA President 1846-1851; FRSE; FCPS (Honorary); Honorary Member of the Philosophical Society of Manchester
Honours:
German order 'Pour le Merite' 1874
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
21/01/1836
RelationshipsEldest son of Rev Bartholomew Lloyd, Provost of Trinity College, and Eleanor McLaughlin; married Dorothea, daughter of Rev James Bulwer, Rector of Hunworth-cum-Stody, Norfolk
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Irish Innovators
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1880-1881 vol 31 pp xxi-xxvi signed J H J
References:
James Gabriel O'Hara, 'Gauss and the Royal Society: The Reception of His Ideas on Magnetism in Britain (1832-1842)' in NR 1983-84 vol 38 pp 17-78
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
Royal Society codeNA8252
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/11/105Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Royal Irish Academy4 March 1850
IM/Maull/002784Lloyd, Humphreynd
IM/002785Lloyd, Humphreynd
MM/11/181Letter from Humphrey Lloyd, Trinity College Dublin, to J W Lubbock4 May 1842
MM/11/169Letter from Humphrey Lloyd, Trinity College Dublin, to J F W Herschel1 February 1842
MM/11/170Letter from Humphrey Lloyd, Trinity College Dublin, to J F W Herschel8 February 1842
MM/11/162Letter from Humphrey Lloyd, Trinity College Dublin, to J F W Herschel11 January 1842
MM/11/153'Circular to the Magnetic Observations' by from Humphrey Lloyd15 January 1841
MM/11/185Letter from Humphrey Lloyd, Trinity College Dublin, to J F W Herschel20 October 1846
MM/11/193Letter from Humphrey Lloyd, Trinity College Dublin, to Edward Sabine24 November [1840]
MM/11/165Letter from Humphrey Lloyd, Trinity College Dublin, to J F W Herschel27 January 1842
MS/710/66Letter from Humphrey Lloyd, 3 Charles Street, St James, to [Robert Were Fox]29 April 1857
MM/11/163Letter from G B Airy, Royal Observatory, to J F W Herschel18 January 1842
RR/3/214Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on an unnamed paper by Phillips14 July 1856
RR/2/207Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'On the effect of the pressure of the atmosphere on the mean level of the ocean' by James Clark Ross15 July 1854
RR/3/241Letter from Humphrey Lloyd, on an unnamed paper by an unknown author4 November 1857
RR/2/64Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'Formulization of horary observations presumed à, priori to be nearly of a periodic nature' by S M Drach11 May 1852
RR/4/25Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'On the bifalar magnetometer' by John Allan Broun11 April 1860
RR/3/236Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'On periodical laws discoverable in the mean effects of the larger magnetic disturbances.—No. III' by Edward Sabine27 February 1856
RR/4/20Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'On the lines of the solar spectrum' by David Brewster and John Hall Gladstone30 April 1860
RR/3/238Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'On the lunar-diurnal magnetic variation at Toronto' by Edward Sabine23 June 1856
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/5/2Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'On the diurnal inequalities of terrestrial magnetism, as deduced from observations made at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, from 1841 to 1857' by George Biddell Airy10 June 1863
RR/4/275Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'On magnetic storms and earth-currents' by Charles Vincent Walker15 April 1861
RR/5/91Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'Account of magnetic observations made in the years 1858–61 inclusive, in British Columbia, Washington Territory, and Vancouver Island' by Robert Wolseley Haig14 November 1863
RR/4/260Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd on a paper 'On the great magnetic disturbance which extended from August 28 to September 7, 1859, as recorded by photography at the Kew Observatory' by Balfour Stewart14 August 1861
RR/1/156Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'On the total reflection from the surface of any crystal' by Michael Macann22 March 1848
RR/6/263Letter from Humphrey Lloyd, regarding two papers 'Results of the magnetic observations at the Kew Observatory.— No. III' and 'Contributions to terrestrial magnetism.-No. X' by Edward Sabine13 August 1866
RR/5/230Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'Results of the magnetic observations at the Kew Observatory, from 1857 and 1858 to 1862 inclusive.-No. I' by Edward Sabine20 June 1863
RR/2/90Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'On induced and other magnetic forces' by William Snow Harris1 October 1851
RR/5/114Letter from Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'On the simultaneous distribution of heat throughout superficial parts of the earth' by Henry Hennessy to George Gabriel Stokes19 November 1862
RR/3/1Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'Discussion of the observed deviations of the compass in several ships, wood-built and iron-built: with a general table for facilitating the examination of compass-deviations' by George Biddell Airy29 October 1855
RR/3/242Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'On hourly observations of the magnetic declination made by Captain Rochfort Maguire, R. N., and the officers of H. M. S. ‘Plover,' in 1852, 1853 and 1854, at Point Barrow, on the shores of the polar sea' by Edward Sabine 4 September 1857
RR/3/240Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'On the evidence of the existence of the decennial inequality in the solar-diurnal magnetic variations, and its non-existence in the lunar-diurnal variation, of the declination at Hobarton' by Edward Sabine7 January 1857
MS/426/321Note of a letter from [the Secretaries of] the Royal Society]; to Rev H [Humphrey] Lloyd18 March 1848
MS/426/60Copy letter from [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Rev. Prof. [Humphrey] Lloyd14 July 1842
EC/1836/03Lloyd, Humphrey: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/710/67Letter from Humphrey Lloyd, Trinity College [Dublin], to Caroline Fox11 March [ny]
RR/2/236Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'On depressions of the wet-bulb thermometer during the hot season at Ahmednuggur, in the Deccan' by William Henry Sykes1 October 1851
RR/5/115Letter from Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'On the synchronous distribution of temperature over the earth's surface' by Henry Hennessy to George Gabriel Stokes25 June 1864
RR/3/2Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'Discussion of the observed deviations of the compass in several ships, wood-built and iron-built: with a general table for facilitating the examination of compass-deviations' by George Biddell Airy16 July 1855
RR/2/91Response by Michael Faraday to referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'On induced and other magnetic forces' by William Snow Harris13 January 1852
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