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Authorised form of nameStoney; George Johnstone (1826 - 1911)
SurnameStoney
ForenamesGeorge Johnstone
Dates1826 - 1911
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Oakley Park, Kings County, Ireland (15 February 1826)
Death:
30 Chepstow Crescent, Notting Hill Gate, London (05 July 1911)
Burial:
Ashes buried in Dundrum, County Dublin, Ireland
ActivityResearch Field:
Mathematical physics
Education:
Trinity College, Dublin. BA (1848), MA (1852)
Career:
First Assistant Astronomer, Parsonstown Observatory (1848-1852); Professor of Natural Philosophy, Galway (1852-1857); Secretary, Queen's University of Ireland (1857-1882); left Dublin for London (1893)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/06/1861
Council:
VP 1899-1900
RelationshipsSon of George Stoney of Oakley Park and his wife Anne, daughter of Bindon Blood of Cranagher and Rockforest, County Clare; elder brother of Bindon Blood Stoney (FRS 1881); father of George Gerald Stoney (FRS 1911); uncle of George Francis Fitzgerald (FRS 1883); married (1863) his cousin Margaret Sophia, daughter of Robert Johnstone Stoney of Parsonstown (she died 1872)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1911-1912 vol 86 pp xx-xxxv, plate, signed by J J
References:
J G O'Hara, 'George Johnstone Stoney, FRS, and the Concept of the Electron' in NR 1974-5 vol 29 pp 265-276, plate
Royal Society codeNA8284
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/21/41Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Fernbanl, Bowth, County Dublin20 July 1900
EC/1861/16Stoney, George Johnstone: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/65/9On the logarithmic law of Atomic Weights1888
MS/377/1/131Letter from George Johnstone Stoney, Elsinore, Howth, to [William Fletcher] Barrett28 August 1905
IM/004419Stoney, George Johnstone1910
NLB/6/527Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to George Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society27 May 1892
NLB/17/531Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society14 November 1898
NLB/10/378Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society15 November 1894
NLB/8/797Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, 8 Upper Hornsey Rise, N.1 January 1894
NLB/13/728Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society12 November 1896
NLB/20/253Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Vice President, Royal Society7 March 1900
NLB/13/20Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], Secretary, Royal Society29 May 1896
RR/15/24Referee's report by John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, on a paper 'The kinetic theory of planetary atmospheres. Part I' by George Hartley BryanJune 1900
NLB/14/59Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Secretaries of the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, W.18 December 1896
RR/15/22Referee's report by George Johnstone Stoney, on a paper 'The kinetic theory of planetary atmospheres. Part I' by George Hartley BryanMay 1900
RR/15/23Referee's report by Joseph Larmor, on a paper 'The kinetic theory of planetary atmospheres. Part I' by George Hartley Bryan20 May 1900
NLB/17/374Copy letter Arthur William Rucker, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, [Fellow of the Royal Society]19 October 1898
NLB/18/166Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr G Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society28 January 1899
NLB/16/267Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr G Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society4 March 1898
NLB/19/406Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society13 September 1899
NLB/15/813Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Dr George Johnston Stoney, [Fellow of the Royal Society]16 December 1897
NLB/16/773Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr G Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society3 June 1898
NLB/17/515Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society11 November 1898
NLB/20/448Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society26 April 1900
NLB/20/566Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Carey Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society22 May 1900
NLB/21/20Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Fernbank, Howth, County Dublin16 July 1900
NLB/20/735Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society27 June 1900
NLB/20/794Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society10 July 1900
NLB/21/66Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society, Fernbank, Howth, County Dublin 23 July 1900
NLB/21/52Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Abbott Herdman, Fellow of the Royal Society20 July 1900
NLB/21/29Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society, Fernbank, Howth, County Dublin18 July 1900
NLB/21/193Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnston Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society25 September 1900
NLB/25/568Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society20 November 1902
NLB/24/796Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society, Fernbank, Howth, County Dublin14 July 1902
NLB/34/277Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of Royal Society20 December 1906
NLB/36/606Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons19 November 1907
NLB/38/170Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society22 June 1908
NLB/36/598Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnstone-Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society19 November 1907
NLB/38/120Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society17 June 1908
NLB/38/423Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society31 July 1908
NLB/39/65Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr G [George] Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society20 November 1908
NLB/43/214Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society22 November 1910
NLB/41/734Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society17 February 1910
RR/6/280Letter from George Johnstone Stoney, to William Sharpey, regarding a paper 'On the physical constitution of the sun and stars' by George Johnstone Stoney7 August 1867
RR/6/281Letter from William Sharpey, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'On the physical constitution of the sun and stars' by George Johnstone Stoney10 August 1867
RR/10/226Referee's report by George Carey Foster, on a paper 'On the logarithmic law of atomic weights' by George Johnstone Stoney24 July 1888
RR/6/279Referee's report by William Huggins, on a paper 'On the physical constitution of the sun and stars' by George Johnstone Stoney1 August 1867
NLB/2/312Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to George Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society, 9 Palmerston Park, Dublin16 April 1888
NLB/12/393Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Andrew Ainslie Common, Fellow of the Royal Society, Secretary, Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, Royal Astronomical Society13 February 1896
RR/15/10Referee's report by George Johnstone Stoney, on a paper 'On cosmic evolution' by A W Bickerton21 May 1900
NLB/14/430Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor [James] Dewar, [Fellow of the Royal Society]10 March 1897
NLB/33/682Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society19 October 1906
NLB/36/880Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr J [George] Johnstone Stoney, Fellow of the Royal Society6 January 1908
RR/6/282Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'On the physical constitution of the sun and stars' by George Johnstone Stoneynd [1867]
NLB/20/390Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society6 April 1900
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