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Authorised form of nameGilbert; Davies (1767-1839)
Other forms of nameDavies, Giddy
SurnameGilbert
ForenamesDavies
Dates1767-1839
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
St Erth parish, Cornwall, England (06 March 1767)
Death:
Eastbourne, Sussex (24 December 1839)
Burial:
The chapel of the Gilridges and Gilberts, north of the chancel of Eastbourne church, Sussex
ActivityEducation:
Penzance; Pembroke College, Oxford. MA (1789); DCL (1832)
Career:
MP for Helston (1804) and then for Bodmin (1806-1832); encouraged Sir Humphry Davy and other pioneer engineers
Memberships:
FSA
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
17/11/1791
Council:
PRS 1827-1830; Treas 1819-1827; VP 1819- , 1835-1836, 1837-1838
RelationshipsSon of Rev Edward Giddy, curate of St Erth, Cornwall and Catherine Davies, daughter of John Davies of "Tredea", St Erth; acquired a large property in Cornwall by his marriage; changed his name to Gilbert (1817); father John Davies Gilbert (FRS 1834); brother-in-law of John Guillemard (FRS 1806)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Family Tree Magazine (June 2003), "The Nancledra Mug" by Peter W Curtis
Obituaries:
Abstract of Papers in the Philosophical Transactions (Royal Soc Proceedings) 1840 No 4 pp 256-258
References:
W H Brock, 'The Selection of the Authors of the Bridgewater Treatises' in NR 1966 vol 21 pp 162-179, plate
Stephen G Brush, 'The Royal Society's First Rejection of the Kinetic Theory of Gases (1821), John Herapath versus Humphry Davy' in NR 1963 vol 18 pp 161-180
R K Bluhm, 'A Note on the Origin of the Society's Conversaziones' in NR 1958 vol 13 pp 61-63
L Pearce Williams, 'The Royal Society and the Founding of the British Association for the Advancement of Science' in NR 1961 vol 16 pp 221-233
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/50005783
Royal Society codeNA8707
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/14/4Letter from J Marshall, Truro, to Davies Gilbert29 March 1828
MM/21/98Letter from George Harvey to John Knowles24 April 1824
DM/4/87Letter from Robert Hay, Downing Street, to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society19 May 1830
MM/3/8Letter from Davies Gilbert, East Borne [sic], to John George Children24 November 1784
AP/13/3Letter from J Henry Doyle to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society, describing a system of communicating signals 8 May 1828
CB/1/4/57Letter from Davies Gilbert, Tredrea near Launceston, Cornwall to Charles Blagden, Paris16 October 1819
AP/9/11Some Experiments on Temperature, with a view to determine the Ratio of Temperatures and the Point of Absolute Cold31 May 1821
MM/14/5Letter from J Marshall, Truro, to Davies Gilbert 13 May 1828
IM/001648Gilbert (Giddy), Daviesnd
MM/4/80Incomplete letter from William Jory Henwood to Davies Gilbert19th century
DM/4/104Letter from Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society to P M Roget, Secretary, Royal Societyc.1830
DM/4/72Letter from Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society1829
AP/13/28Manuscript copy of Davies Gilbert's Address as President of the Royal Society, 182930 November 1829
MM/10/174'General Results of Experiments on the Polarisation of Light', by David Brewster30 November 1829
DM/4/86Copy of a letter from Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Societyc.1830
DM/4/102Copy of a letter from Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society, to Francis Baily1830
DM/4/121Letter from CW Pasley, Chatham, to Davies Gilbert24 December 1827
DM/4/84Letter from Charles Rumker to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society14 May 1830
MM/21/91Letter from Davies Gilbert23 March 1823
MS/710/43Letter from Davies Gilbert, London, to Robert Were Fox11 June 1830
DM/4/83ALetter from J Stewart, Treasury, to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society21 April 1830
DM/1/76Letter from Robert Peel to Davies Gilbert27 March 1827
DM/2/112Signed statement by Davies Gilbert re Sir Thomas Lawrence's portrait of Sir Humphry Davyc.1830
DM/2/66Letter from Davies Gilbert to P M Roget14 December 1829
DM/4/88Copy of a letter from Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society20 May 1830
AP/10/22Letter from John Walsh, Cork, to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal SocietyMay 1830
DM/4/83BCopy of a letter from Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society, to J Stewart, Treasury22 April 1830
DM/4/73Letter from Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society, to Horace Twiss14 August 1829
DM/4/89Letter from Charles Rumker to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society20 May 1830
DM/3/62Letter from Henry Kater, 12 York Gate, Regents Park, to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society8 December 1828
DM/4/51Letter from JA Lloyd, Gravesend, to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society17 June 1830
DM/4/101Letter from Francis Baily to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society5 November 1830
DM/4/67Letter from WS Stratford (for the Astronomer Royal) to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society11 November 1828
DM/4/71Copy of a letter from Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society, to J Stewart, TreasuryAugust 1829
DM/4/97Letter from Robert Hay, Downing Street, to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society3 July 1830
DM/4/65Letter from Horace Twiss, Downing Street, to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society4 October 1828
DM/4/70Letter from Davies Gilbert, President, Royal SocietyAugust 1829
DM/4/103Letter from Thomas Brisbane to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society17 November 1830
DM/4/46Letter from Robert Hay, Downing Street, to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society26 November 1829
DM/4/95Letter from Charles Rumker to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society18 June 1830
DM/4/122Copy of a letter from Davies Gilbert to CW Pasley27 December 1827
DM/4/52ALetter from JA Lloyd, Blackfriars, to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society3 August 1830
DM/4/93Letter from Charles Rumker to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society24 May 1830
DM/4/90Charles Rumker, "Memorandum to Davies Gilbert esq MP, President of the Royal Society"1830
DM/4/111Letter from Charles Rumker, Hamburg, to Davies Gilbert8 March 1831
DM/4/96Letter from Charles Rumker to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society25 June 1830
DM/4/66Letter from Horace Twiss (for Sir George Murray), Downing Street, to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal SocietyNovember 1828
AP/10/27Letter from John Walsh, Cork, to Davies Gilbert, Royal Society7 August 1831
AP/10/15Letter from John Walsh, Cork, to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society23 January 1830
DM/4/133Letter from F Stewart, Treasury, to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal SocietyDecember 1828
AP/13/15On the absorption of atmospheric moisture by the State of Chalk and Limestone22 February 1827
AP/10/21Letter from Benjamin Gompertz, to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society25 March 1830
AP/10/49Letter from Davies Gilbert, Secretary, Royal Society, to John Coombe1833
AP/10/23Letter from Benjamin Gompertz, to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society 24 June 1830
AP/15/20On certain irregularities in themagnetic needle produced by partial warmth, and the relations which appear to subsist between terrestrial magnetism and the geological structure, and thermo electrical currents of the earth1832
CB/1/4/55Letter from Davies Gilbert, 27 Gower Street to Charles Blagden, Paris17 March 1819
CB/1/4/56Letter from Davies Gilbert, 27 Gower Street to Charles Blagden18 July 1819
CB/1/4/58Draft of a letter from Charles Blagden, Paris to Davies Gilbert6 October 1819
DM/4/68Letter from J Stewart, Treasury, to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society29 July 1829
DM/4/69Letter from J Stewart, Treasury, to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society29 July 1829
IM/001650v1828
MM/1/16Letter from Thomas Frederick Colby, Ordnance Map Office, to Davies Gilbert17 June 1830
IM/001646Gilbert (Giddy), Davies2002
IM/001649Gilbert (Giddy), Daviescirca 1839
MDA/A/7/6Letter from Sir Henry Lyons, FRS, Fingest Grove, near High Wycombe, Bucks to Sir Henry Dale, PRS30 May 1942
MS/123/14Letter [possibly draft] from John George Children to the Duke of Sussex21 November 1832
MS/123/13Letter from John Herapath to the Duke of Sussex17 November 1832
MS/425/16Copy letter, John William Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society, to Davies Gilbert 6 May 1831
MC/1/71Letter from Davies Gilbert, Treasurer of the Royal Society, East Bourne, to the Royal Society 19 July 1821
MC/1/72Letter from Davies Gilbert, Treasurer of the Royal Society, to the Royal Society 8 September 1821
MC/1/73Letter from Davies Gilbert, Treasurer of the Royal Society, Cornwall, to the Royal Society 29 October 1821
AP/15/13On the Caves and Fissures in the Mendip Hills1831
EC/1791/20Gilbert, Davies: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DM/4/98Copy of a letter from Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society, to Charles Rumker5 July 1830
MM/13/108Letter from Davies Gilbert, 27 Bower Street, to J W Lubbock10 January 1835
MS/710/44Letter from Davies Gilbert to Robert Were Fox, Falmouth10 July 1837
DM/4/85Letter from Robert Hay, Downing Street, to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society19 May 1830
DM/4/91Letter from Robert Hay, Downing Street, to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society26 May 1830
CB/1/4/54Letter from Davies Gilbert, 27 Gower Street to Charles Blagden, Paris15 February 1819
MM/13/91Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 20 February 1836
IM/001647Gilbert (Giddy), Daviesnd
MC/1/67Letter from Davies Gilbert, Treasurer of the Royal Society, East Bourne, to the Royal Society c. November 1820
MC/1/76Letter from Davies Gilbert, Treasurer of the Royal Society, to the Royal Society 13 November 1821
MC/1/80Letter from Davies Gilbert, Treasurer of the Royal Society, East Bourne, to the Royal Society 7 January 1822
MC/1/85Letter from Davies Gilbert, Treasurer of the Royal Society, East Bourne, to the Royal Societyc. October 1822
MC/1/86Letter from A.E. Pitcher, Southampton Street, Bloomsbury Square, to Davies Gilbert, Treasurer of the Royal Society13 February 1823
MC/1/87Letter from Davies Gilbert, Treasurer of the Royal Society, to A.E. Pitcherc. February 1823
MC/1/110Letter from George Harvey, Plymouth, to Davies Gilbert, Treasurer of the Royal Society1 May 1824
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