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Authorised form of nameHarris; Sir; William Snow (1791 - 1867)
Dates1791 - 1867
NationalityBritish
Place of birthPlymouth, Devon, England
Date of birth01 April 1791
Place of death6 Windsor Villas, Plymouth, Devon
Date of death22 January 1867
ActivityHonours:
Kt 1847
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election02/06/1831
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Copley Medal 1835
Lectures:
Bakerian 1839
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1867-1868 vol 16 pp xviii-xxii
References:
F Kurzer, 'The life and work of Charles Tomlinson FRS: A Career in Victorian Science and Technology' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 203-226
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/5710291
Royal Society codeNA8346
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1831/18Harris, Sir William Snow: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/710/49Letter from William Snow Harris, Probus, to Robert Were Fox, Falmouth14 October 1837
DM/4/118Letter from WS Harris, Plymouth, to the President and Council of the Royal Society2 May 1823
AP/33/15Unpublished paper, 'On induced and other magnetic forces' by William Snow Harris24 April 1851
IM/001962Harris, Sir William Snownd
IM/001963Harris, Sir William Snow2002
RR/5/99Referee's report by John Tyndall, on a paper 'Further inquiries concerning the laws and operation of electrical force' by William Snow Harris21 November 1864
RR/3/130Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On quantitative measurement in statical electricity, and on some new phenomena of electrical force' by William Snow Harris1 September 1856
RR/2/93Referee's explanatory note by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'On induced and other magnetic forces' by William Snow Harris6 February 1852
AP/11/9/3Unpublished diagram, magnetic balance and sets of magnets by [William Snow Harris?]29 May 1825
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
RR/2/89Referee's report by Michael Faraday, on a paper 'On induced and other magnetic forces' by William Snow Harris19 August 1851
RR/2/92Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'On induced and other magnetic forces' by William Snow Harris6 February 1852
RR/1/158Referee's report by William Snow Harris, on an unnamed paper about thunder storms by Edward Lowe7 August 1850
RR/1/195Referee's report by William Snow Harris, on a paper 'Second series of approximate deductions made from about 50,000 observations taken during the years 1836, 1837, and 1838, at the P. Louis Observatory, Mauritius, four times each day; namely, at 8 a.m., at noon, and at 4 and 8 p.m' by J A [John Augustus] Lloyd26 June 1840
MM/16/124Letter from WS Harris, Plymouth, to Sir John Herschel26 November 1851
RR/1/93Referee's report by William Thomas Brande, on a paper 'On some elementary laws of electricity' by William Snow Harris4 June 1834
MM/16/125'Abstract of papers by the Hon H Cavendish', by WS Harris1851
RR/5/96Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'On some new phenomena of residuary charge, and the law of exploding distance of electrical accumulation on coated glass' by William Snow Harris25 October 1861
RR/1/268Referee's report by William Snow Harris, on a paper 'Barometrical observations, showing the effect of the direction of the wind on the difference between distant barometers' by Lieutenant Colonel Philip James Yorke[1837]
RR/1/92Referee's report by Peter Barlow, on a paper 'On some elementary laws of electricity' by William Snow Harris[1834]
PT/19/8iPaper, 'On the power of masses of iron to controul [sic] the attractive force of a magnet' by W [William] Snow Harris28 April 1831
PT/19/8Paper, 'On the influence of screens in arresting the process of magnetic action' by Mr William Snow Harris3 April 1831
PT/19/8i/3Plate, mass of iron placed below magnet by William Snow Harris28 April 1831
PT/19/8i/4Plate, mass of iron placed between magnet and suspended iron by William Snow Harris28 April 1831
PT/19/8i/5Plate, diagram of experiment with iron cylinders by William Snow Harris28 April 1831
PT/19/8i/1Manuscript, 'On the power of masses of iron to controul [sic] the attractive force of a magnet' by W [William] Snow Harris28 April 1831
PT/19/8i/2Plate, arrangement of magnets and suspended iron by William Snow Harris28 April 1831
PT/19/8i/6Plate, arrangement of magnet, iron mass, and third substance by William Snow Harris28 April 1831
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
MC/2/131Letter from James Hudson, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society], to the Royal Society2 July 1834
RR/5/100Telegram from William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'Further inquiries concerning the laws and operation of electrical force' by William Snow Harris to George Gabriel Stokes22 December 1864
PT/73/13/1Diagrams, apparatus for measuring heat of metallic substances in air by [William Snow Harris?][1826]
PT/73/14/1Diagrams, mechanical arrangements for observing magnetism by unknown artist[1830]
PT/73/14/2Diagrams, mechanical arrangements for observing magnetism by unknown artist[1830]
MC/5/251Letter from W [William] Snow Harris, Athenaeum, to C R [Charles Richard] Weld, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]20 June 1856
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
AP/45/6Unpublished paper, 'Further enquiries concerning, the laws, and the operation of electrical force' by William Snow Harris1864
PT/26/9Paper, 'On the specific inductive capacities of certain electrical substances' by W [William] Snow Harris1 May 1842
MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
AP/11/9Unpublished paper, 'On the construction and use of a magnetic balance' by William Snow Harris29 May 1825
AP/11/9/2Unpublished diagram, magnetic balance and components by [William Snow Harris?]29 May 1825
AP/11/9/1Unpublished manuscript, 'On the construction and use of a magnetic balance' by William Snow Harris29 May 1825
MC/6/314Letter from W [William] Snow Harris, 6 Windsor Villas, Plymouth, to [Walter] White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]29 March 1863
MC/7/17Letter from W [William] Snow Harris, 6 Windsor Villas, Plymouth, to Walter White [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]7 February 1864
MC/7Volume 7 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1864-1866
MC/8/57Letter from C [Charles] Tomlinson, King's College, to Walter White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]15 June 1867
MC/8/59Letter from C [Charles] Tomlinson, King's College, to Professor [William Allen] Miller, Treasurer of the Royal Society18 June 1867
RR/2/90Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'On induced and other magnetic forces' by William Snow Harris1 October 1851
RR/5/95Referee's report by John Tyndall, on a paper 'On some new phenomena of residuary charge, and the law of exploding distance of electrical accumulation on coated glass' by William Snow Harris24 October 1861
RR/5/97Letter from William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'On some new phenomena of residuary charge, and the law of exploding distance of electrical accumulation on coated glass' by William Snow Harris29 October 1861
RR/5/101Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'Further inquiries concerning the laws and operation of electrical force' by William Snow Harris22 December 1864
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
AP/17/7Unpublished paper, 'Remarks on Mr [William] Snow Harris's communication "On the influence of the sun's rays on the magnetic needle"' by S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie26 November 1832
AP/17/6Unpublished letter, 'On the influence of the sun's rays on the magnetic needle' from William Snow Harris to Samuel Hunter Christie16 October 1832
AP/33/15/1Unpublished manuscript, 'On induced and other magnetic forces' by William Snow Harris24 April 1851
AP/33/15/2Unpublished figures, experimental apparatus by William Snow Harris1851
AP/45/6/1Unpublished manuscript, 'Further enquiries concerning, the laws, and the operation of electrical force' by William Snow Harris1864
AP/45/6/2Unpublished figures, experimental apparatus by William Snow Harris1864
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