Thompson, Silvanus P. (Silvanus Phillips), 1851-1916

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English physicist; author of works on electricity and magnetism, and on lives of scientists. Thompson had hoped to get enough subscriptions to print this work however it didn't materialize. There is a printed order form tipped in, saying the edition would be limited to 225 copies and printed by Ernest Enthoven at the Essex House Press.

From the description of Albrecht Dürer's Geometry : manuscript translation of the 1538 edition of Underweysung der Mussung, ca. 1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122560385

Student, Royal College of Chemistry, London, England, 1875-1876; principal and professor of applied physics and electrical engineering, Finsbury Technical College, London, England, 1886-1916.

From the description of Correspondence and manuscripts, 1867-1922. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84131926

Born, York, 1851; educated at Bootham School, York; Flounders' Institute, Pontefract; Royal College of Chemistry, 1875-1876; Science master, York; Professor of Experimental Physics, University College, Bristol, 1876-1885; Principal and Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Finsbury Technical College, 1885-1916; President of the Physical Society; President of the Institution of Electrical Engineers; particularly noted for his work in electrical engineering; died, 1916. Publications: include: Dynamo-Electric Machinery: a manual for students of electrotechnics Second edition (E & F N Spon, London, 1884); Light Visible and Invisible. A series of lectures delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, at Christmas, 1896, with additional lectures (Macmillan & Co, London, 1897); Michael Faraday. His life and work (Cassell & Co, London, 1898); Optical Tables and Data for the use of opticians (E & F N Spon, London, 1900); Contributions to Photographic Optics by Otto Lummer, translated and augmented by S P Thompson (Macmillan & Co, London, 1900); The Life of William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs (Macmillan & Co, London, 1910); Calculus made Easy (Macmillan & Co, London, 1910).

From the guide to the THOMPSON, Professor Silvanus Phillips (1851-1916), 1828-1951, (Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine)

Student, Royal College of Chemistry, London, England, 1875-1876; Principal and Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Finsbury Technical College, London, England, 1886-1916.

From the description of Spencer Collection, ca. 1830-1908. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80405075

From the description of Collins Collection, 1882-1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80710034

From the description of Autograph Letter Collection. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82023309

From the description of Papers, 1828-1929. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77646612

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creatorOf Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Thompson, Silvanus P. (Silvanus Phillips), 1851-1916. Spencer Collection, ca. 1830-1908. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Hughes, David Edward, 1831-1900. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Unwin, William Cawthorne, 1838-1933. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Voigt, Woldemar, 1850-1919. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Huggins, William, Sir, 1824-1910. Papers. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Collection of Papers relating to William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), 1856-1907 Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Bramwell, F. J. (Frederick Joseph), Sir, 1818-1903. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Lodge, Oliver, Sir, 1851-1940. Correspondence, 1874-1938. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Kohlrausch, Friedrich Wilhelm Georg, 1840-1910. Papers. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901. Papers. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Bose, Jagadis Chandra, Sir, 1858-1937. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Lenard, Philipp, 1862-1947. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Maxim, Hiram S. (Hiram Stevens), 1840-1916. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Lummer, O. (Otto), 1860-1925. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922. Letters to S. P. Thompson, 1879-1880. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Lee, Sidney, Sir, 1859-1926. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Thorpe, T. E. (Thomas Edward), Sir, 1845-1925. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Crookes, William, 1832-1919. Papers. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Bonney, T. G. (Thomas George), 1833-1923. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Thomson, Elihu, 1853-1937. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Rücker, Arthur William, Sir, 1848-1915. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1823-1913. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Thompson, Silvanus P. (Silvanus Phillips), 1851-1916. Papers. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Dewar, James, Sir, 1842-1923. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Clifton, Robert Bellamy, 1836-1921. Items in various series of The Royal Society, 1871-1917. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Murray, James Augustus Henry, Sir, 1837-1915. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Swan, Joseph Wilson. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Todhunter, I. (Isaac), 1820-1884. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Russell, William James. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf THOMPSON, Professor Silvanus Phillips (1851-1916), 1828-1951 Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
creatorOf Thompson, Silvanus P. (Silvanus Phillips), 1851-1916. Albrecht Dürer's Geometry : manuscript translation of the 1538 edition of Underweysung der Mussung, ca. 1900. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Thompson, Silvanus P. (Silvanus Phillips), 1851-1916. Collins Collection, 1882-1940. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Heaviside, Oliver, 1850-1925. Papers, 1884-1922. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn John Lane Company Records TXRC00-A11., 1856-1933, bulk 1894-1930 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Sprengel, Hermann, 1834-1906. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Perkin, William Henry, Sir, 1838-1907. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Thompson, Silvanus P. (Silvanus Phillips), 1851-1916. Papers, 1877-1914. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Ewing, J. A. (James Alfred), 1855-1935. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Roberts-Austen, W. C. (William Chandler), Sir, 1843-1902. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf John Lane Company. Records of the John Lane Company, 1856-1933 (bulk, 1894-1930). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf A.H. Bickmore & Co. Trade catalogs of electrical equipment, 1876-1960. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn Whiting, Sarah Frances, 1846-1927. Papers, 1859-1927. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Heaviside, Oliver, 1850-1925. Selected papers [microform], 1874-1922. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Lodge, Oliver, Sir, 1851-1940. Papers. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Poynting, J. H. (John Henry), 1852-1914. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Rayleigh, John William Strutt, Baron, 1842-1919. Correspondence. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Lemström, Selim, 1838-1904. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Thompson, Silvanus P. (Silvanus Phillips), 1851-1916. Papers, 1828-1929. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Lister, Joseph, Baron, 1827-1912. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Harcourt, Augustus George Vernon, 1834-1919. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Du Bois, Henri Éduard Johan Godfried, 1863-1918. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Thompson, Silvanus P. (Silvanus Phillips), 1851-1916. Correspondence and manuscripts, 1867-1922. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Mascart, Éleuthère Élie Nicolas, 1837-1908. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Thompson, Silvanus P. (Silvanus Phillips), 1851-1916. Autograph Letter Collection. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Thomson, J. J. (Joseph John), 1856-1940. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Righi, Augusto, 1850-1920. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Jervis-Smith, Frederick John, 1848-1911. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Ramsay, William, 1852-1916. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Preece, William Henry, 1834-1913. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Schuster, Arthur, Sir, 1851-1934. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Marconi, Guglielmo, marchese, 1874-1937. Papers. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
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Birth 1851-06-19

Death 1916-06-12

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