Shaw, Napier, 1854-1945

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Sir William Napier Shaw (1854-1945), meteorologist, was educated at King Edward VI's school, Birmingham, and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he took the natural sciences tripos. He was a fellow of Emmanuel, 1877-1906, and assistant director of the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, 1898-1900. He was secretary of the Meteorological Council, 1900-1905, then director of the Meteorological Office, 1905-1920. He became professor of meteorology at the Royal College of Science in 1920 and worked there until 1924. Shaw's published works included Forecasting weather (1911) and the Manual of meteorology (4 vols., 1926-1931). He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1891 and knighted in 1915.

From the guide to the Sir William Napier Shaw: Correspondence and Papers, 19th - 20th century, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

Sir William Napier Shaw (1854-1945), meteorologist, was educated at King Edward VI's school, Birmingham, and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he took the natural sciences tripos. He was a fellow of Emmanuel, 1877-1906, and assistant director of the Cavendish laboratory in Cambridge, 1898-1900. He was secretary of the Meteorological Council, 1900-1905, then director of the Meteorological Office, 1905-1920. He became professor of meteorology at the Royal College of Science in 1920 and worked there until 1924. Shaw's published works included Forecasting weather (1911) and the Manual of meteorology (4 vols., 1926-1931). He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1891 and knighted in 1915.

From the guide to the Sir William Napier Shaw: Scientific Papers, 20th century, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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referencedIn Sir William Napier Shaw: Correspondence and Papers, 19th - 20th century Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Shaw, Napier, 1854-1945. Scientific papers. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Sir William Napier Shaw: Scientific Papers, 20th century Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Sir William Napier Shaw: Scientific Papers, 20th century Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Rotch, Abbott Lawrence, 1861-1912. Abbott Lawrence Rotch papers 1896-1912 (bulk 1903-1910). Library of Congress
referencedIn Bjerknes, V. (Vilhelm), 1862-1951. Papers, 1877-1951. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Ellsworth Huntington papers, 1779-1952, 1890-1947 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Sir William Napier Shaw: Correspondence and Papers, 19th - 20th century Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Napier Shaw collection, 1929 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Abbott Lawrence Rotch Papers, 1896-1912, (bulk 1903-1910) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Huntington, Ellsworth, 1876-1947. Ellsworth Huntington papers, 1779-1953 (inclusive), 1890-1947 (bulk). Yale University Library
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Birth 1854-03-04

Death 1945-03-23

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