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Authorised form of nameBottomley; James Thomson (1845 - 1926)
SurnameBottomley
ForenamesJames Thomson
Dates1845 - 1926
Dates and placesBirth:
10 January 1845
Death:
18 May 1926
ActivityProfession:
Electrical engineer
Education:
Queen's College, Belfast; Trinity College, Dublin. BA, MA (Dublin)
Career:
Assistant to Thomas Andrews (FRS 1849); Demonstrator of Experimental Physics, University of Glasgow (for 29 years); Private assistant to his uncle, Lord Kelvin
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/06/1888
RelationshipsSon of William Bottomley and his wife Anna, sister of Lord Kelvin; nephew of William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (FRS 1851).
Married: 1) Annie Elizabeth, daughter of W W Heap of Manchester; 2) Eliza Jennet, daughter of Charles Blandy of Madeira and sister of Lord Kelvin's second wife
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1927 vol 113 pp xii-xiii, plate, signed by A R
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/64789237
Royal Society codeNA8724
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1888/10Bottomley, James Thomson: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/7/555Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr James Thomson Bottomley, Fellow of the Royal Society11 March 1893
NLB/1/547Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to James Thomson Bottomley26 July 1887
NLB/7/566Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Edward Ayrton15 March 1893
NLB/1/592Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to James Thomson Bottomley30 September 1887
NLB/3/704Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to James Thomson Bottomley, Fellow of the Royal Society, 13 University Gardens, Glasgow20 September 1889
NLB/6/353Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to James Thomson Bottomley23 April 1892
NLB/6/1112Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Edward Ayrton, Fellow of the Royal Society25 October 1892
NLB/7/615Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Edward Ayrton, Fellow of the Royal Society23 March 1893
NLB/5/604Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to James Thomson Bottomley, Fellow of the Royal Society22 July 1891
NLB/7/135Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr James Thomson Bottomley, Fellow of the Royal Society7 December 1892
NLB/7/524Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Edward Ayrton, Fellow of the Royal Society7 March 1893
NLB/7/156Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr James Thomson Bottomley, Fellow of the Royal Society13 December 1892
NLB/7/670Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt]7 [April] 1893
NLB/7/459Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr James Thomson Bottomley, Fellow of the Royal Society22 February 1893
NLB/7/370Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr James Thomson Bottomley, Fellow of the Royal Society31 January 1893
NLB/7/552Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to James Thomson Bottomley, 13 University Gardens, Glasgow10 March 1893
NLB/7/667Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mr James Thomson Bottomley7 April 1893
NLB/7/698Copy letter from Messrs West, Newman & Company12 April 1893
NLB/11/824Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to John Gray, The University, Glasgow11 October 1895
NLB/20/82Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr James Thomson Bottomley, Fellow of the Royal Society29 January 1900
NLB/19/849Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Edward Ayrton, Fellow of the Royal Society8 January 1900
NLB/20/64Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr James Thomson Bottomley, Fellow of the Royal Society23 January 1900
NLB/30/228Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor James Thomson Bottomley, Fellow of the Royal Society15 February 1905
NLB/29/857Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr James Thomson Bottomley, Fellow of the Royal Society, 13 University Gardens, Glasgow21 December 1904
NLB/35/56Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr James Thomson Bottomley, Fellow of the Royal Society11 April 1907
NLB/35/23Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr James Thomson Bottomley, Fellow of the Royal Society4 April 1907
NLB/35/51Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons10 April 1907
NLB/36/176Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr James Thomson Bottomley, Fellow of the Royal Society2 September 1907
NLB/34/753Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr James Thomson Bottomley, Fellow of the Royal Society5 March 1907
NLB/35/336Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor James Thomson Bottomley, Fellow of the Royal Society17 May 1907
NLB/35/436Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor James Thomson Bottomley, Fellow of the Royal Society31 May 1907
NLB/35/618Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Dr James Thomson Bottomley, Fellow of the Royal Society21 June 1907
NLB/34/791Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr James Thomson Bottomely, Fellow of the Royal Society8 March 1907
NLB/37/880Copy Letter from Joseph Larmor to Dr Bottomley28 May 1908
NLB/37/503Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Baldwyn J Pugh, "Woodcroft", Buckhurst30 March 1908
NLB/39/326Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr J [James] T [Thomas] Bottomley, Fellow of the Royal Society5 January 1909
RR/17/127Referee's report by Joseph Larmor, on a paper 'Experiments with vacuum gold-leaf electroscopes on the mechanical temperature effects in rarefied gases' by James Thomson Bottomley and F A King7 February 1907
RR/7/231Letter from James Thomson Bottomley, on a paper 'On a standard voltaic battery' by Latimer Clark26 March 1873
RR/8/149Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'On the thermal conductivity of water' by James Thomson Bottomley20 May 1879
RR/8/148Referee's report by William Grylls Adams, on a paper 'On the thermal conductivity of water' by James Thomson Bottomley6 May 1879
RR/10/13Letter from John Tyndall, to John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, regarding a paper [attributed] 'On radiation from dull and bright surfaces' by James Thomson Bottomley6 July 1887
RR/11/119Referee's report by William Edward Ayrton, on a paper 'Thermal radiation in absolute measure' by James Thomson Bottomley22 August 1892
RR/11/120Letter from James Thomson Bottomley, on his paper 'Thermal radiation in absolute measure' to John William Strutt, Secretary of the Royal Society25 September 1892
RR/11/150Referee's report by James Thomson Bottomley, on a paper 'On the Clark cell as a standard of electromotive force' by Richard Tetley Glazebrook and S Skinner11 April 1892
RR/11/5Referee's report by James Thomson Bottomley, on a paper 'Quadrant electrometers' by William Edward Ayrton, John Perry and W E Sumpner3 July 1891
RR/14/116Letter from James Thomson Bottomley, regarding a paper 'Thermal radiation in absolute measure' by James Thomson Bottomley and J C Beattie29 January 1900
RR/14/115Referee's report by William Edward Ayrton, on a paper 'Thermal radiation in absolute measure' by James Thomson Bottomley and J C Beattie20 January 1900
RR/14/117Letter from William Edward Ayrton, to R W F Harrison, regarding a paper 'Thermal radiation in absolute measure' by James Thomson Bottomley and J C Beattie12 February 1900
NLB/55/671Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [James Thomson] Bottomley, FRS16 July 1918
NLB/69/592Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. Alexander Russell, FRS12 June 1926
NLB/36/221Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Dr James Thomson Bottomley, [Fellow of the Royal Society]23 September 1907
NLB/7/4Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to James Thomson Bottomley10 November 1892
NLB/36/124Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Dr James Thomson Bottomley, [Fellow of the Royal Society]19 August 1907
RR/17/128Referee's report by Joseph Larmor, on a paper 'Thermal radiation in absolute measure at very low temperatures' by James Thomson Bottomley and F A King[July 1907]
NLB/39/264Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr R [Richard] T [Tetley] Glazebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society18 December 1908
RR/17/129Referee's report by Arthur Schuster, on a paper 'Thermal radiation in absolute measure at very low temperatures' by James Thomson Bottomley and F A King[August 1907]
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