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Authorised form of namePole; William (1814 - 1900)
SurnamePole
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1814 - 1900
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England (22 April 1814)
Death:
His residence, 9 Stanhope Place, London (30 December 1900)
ActivityProfession:
Civil engineer
Research Field:
Music, astronomy
Education:
Mus Doc (1867, Oxford)
Career:
Articled to an engineer; Consulting engineer, Westminster; Professor of Engineering, Elphinstone College, Bombay (1844-1847); returned to England and was Consulting Engineer to the Government and other bodies; Professor of Civil Engineering, University College, London (1857) Lecturer at the Royal Engineer Establishment, Chatham; Member of the Government Commission on the use of Iron for War Purposes; was colour blind; wrote on the game of whist
Memberships:
FRAS; FGS; MICE (1840)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/06/1861
Council:
VP 1875-1876, 1888-1889
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1905 vol 75 pp 117-120 signed by J W S
References:
T M Charlton, 'Contributions to the Science of Bridge-Building in the Nineteenth Century by Henry Moseley, Hon.Ll.D., FRS and William Pole, D.Mus., FRS' in NR 1975-6 vol 30 pp 169-179
Royal Society codeNA8271
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/21/76Letter from William Pole to the Secretary of the Royal Society29 December 1879
IM/003616Pole, Williamnd
NLB/3/303Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr William Pole, Fellow of the Royal Society4 May 1889
NLB/3/875Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr William Pole, [Fellow of the Royal Society]31 October 1889
NLB/10/199Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Pole, Fellow of the Royal Society, 9 Stanhope Place, Connaught Square, W.19 October 1894
NLB/14/417Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr William Pole, Fellow of the Royal Society8 March 1897
NLB/21/178Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr William Pole, Fellow of the Royal Society18 September 1900
RR/7/35Letter from William Pole, on a paper 'On the theory of continuous beams' by John Mortimer Heppel16 June 1870
RR/7/34Referee's report by William Pole, on a paper 'On the theory of continuous beams' by John Mortimer Heppel24 March 1870
RR/8/1Referee's report by William Pole, on a paper 'On the Hindoo [Hindu] division of the octave, with some additions to the theory of the higher orders' by Robert Holford Macdowall Bosanquet17 March 1877
RR/8/6Second referee's report by William Pole, on a paper 'On the Hindoo [Hindu] division of the octave, with some additions to the theory of the higher orders' by Robert Holford Macdowall Bosanquet14 May 1877
RR/7/241Referee's report by William Pole, on a paper 'On the durability and preservation of iron ships, and on riveted joints' by William Fairbairn21 June 1873
RR/8/41Referee's report by William Pole, on a paper 'On friction between surfaces moving at low speeds' by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin and James Alfred Ewing14 May 1877
RR/10/273Second referee's report by William Pole, on a paper 'On the conditions for effective scour in drain-pipes of circular section' by Henry Hennessy18 May 1889
RR/10/351Referee's report by William Pole, on a paper 'Investigations into the effects of training walls in an estuary like the Mersey' by Augustus George Vernon Harcourt8 February 1890
RR/10/269Second referee's report by William Pole, on a paper 'The principles of training rivers through tidal estuaries, as illustrated by investigations into the methods of improving the navigation channels of the estuary of the Seine' by Leveson Francis Vernon-Harcourt24 January 1889
RR/10/268Referee's report by William Pole, on a paper 'The principles of training rivers through tidal estuaries, as illustrated by investigations into the methods of improving the navigation channels of the estuary of the Seine' by Leveson Francis Vernon-Harcourt6 December 1888
RR/7/361Referee's report by William Pole, on a paper 'The theory of the division of the octave, and the practic treatment of the musical systems thus obtained. Revised version of a paper entitled 'On just intonation in music with a description of a new instrument for the easy control systems of tuning other than the equal temperament of 1 divisions in the octave' by Robert Holford Macdowall Bosanquet16 January 1875
RR/5/74Referee's report by William Pole, on a paper 'Experiments to determine the effect of impact, vibratory action, and long-continued changes of load on wrought-iron girders' by William Fairbairn16 April 1864
NLB/65/54Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord Rayleigh [Robert John Strutt], FRS19 July 1923
NLB/19/831Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor George Carey Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society3 January 1900
RR/6/244Referee's report by William Pole, on a paper 'On the relation of form and dimensions to weight of material in the construction of iron-clad ships' by Edward James Reed3 April 1868
RR/10/272Referee's report by William Pole, on a paper 'On the conditions for effective scour in drain-pipes of circular section' by Henry Hennessy6 April 1889
RR/7/362Referee's report by William Pole, on a paper 'The theory of the division of the octave, and the practic treatment of the musical systems thus obtained. Revised version of a paper entitled 'On just intonation in music with a description of a new instrument for the easy control systems of tuning other than the equal temperament of 1 divisions in the octave' by Robert Holford Macdowall Bosanquet9 February 1875
EC/1861/11Pole, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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