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Barrett, Sir William Fletcher (1844-1925)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0117 MS 377
Held at: Royal Society
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Full title: Barrett, Sir William Fletcher (1844-1925)
Date(s): 1863-1924
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent: 1 volume, 1 box
Name of creator(s): Barrett | Sir | William Fletcher | 1844-1925 | Knight | physicist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1844; Education: Old Trafford Grammar School; Career: Assistant to John Tyndall, Royal Institution (1863-1866); taught at International College and the Royal School of Naval Architecture; Professor of Experimental Physics in the Royal College of Science for Ireland (1874-1910); chief founder of Society for Physical Research (1882), later became President; FRSE; MRIA; MIEE; Fell Phys Soc; Fellow of the Royal Society, 1899; died, 1925.


Scope and content/abstract:

Collected papers of William Fletcher Barrett including letters to Barrett with supporting documents by Barrett on scientific interests and some photographs.

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No publication without written permission. Apply to Archivist in the first instance.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Royal Society catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2009.

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