Francis John Welsh Whipple: Notes and Papers
||Francis John Welsh Whipple: Notes and Papers
||Whipple, Francis John Welsh, 1876-1943
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||Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
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Francis John Welsh Whipple (1876-1943) was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and Trinity College, Cambridge. He worked as a mathematics teacher at his old school, 1899-1914, before becoming Superintendent of Instruments at the Meteorological Office, Kew Observatory, in 1914. He was Superintendent at the observatory, 1925-1939, and served as the President of the Royal Meteorological Society, 1936-1938.
The collection also contains correspondence of John Welsh (1824-1859), Fellow of the Royal Society, and Superintendent of Kew Observatory, 1852-1859, who was the godfather of G.M. Whipple (1842-1893), father of F.J.W. Whipple.
Observations, notes and drafts, with related correspondence.
Presented by Mr R.T.P. Whipple, only son of F.J.W. Whipple, 1975.
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Please cite as Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Francis John Welsh Whipple: Notes and Papers, MS Add.8075
|Whipple, Francis John Welsh (1876-1943) meteorologist|
|Bragg, Sir William Henry (1862-1942) knight, physicist|
|Brisbane, Sir Thomas Makdougall (1773-1860) baronet, colonial governor and astronomer|
|Broun, John Allan (1817-1879) physicist and meteorologist|
|Richardson, Lewis Fry (1881-1953) mathematician and pacifist|
|Welsh, John (1824-1859) meteorologist|
|Manuscripts/MS Add.8075 contains: |
||Notes and correspondence, mainly on meteorological subjects.
||Miscellaneous drafts and notes, mainly on mathematical subjects.
||Work on meteors.
||Correspondence of John Welsh. 3 letters to John Welsh from John Allan Broun, whom Welsh worked with in Edinburgh in 1853: 1851 (from Paris), 1853 and 1859 (from the Trevandrum Observatory, Travancore). 13 letters from John Welsh to his mother, 1844 and 1857-1858, from Scotland and the Western Islands. The later letters refer to the lung infection from which he died in 1859. 1 letter and sheet of observations, 1861, from Sir Thomas Makdougall-Brisbane, founder of the Mackerstoun Observatory, Kelso. 1 letter from Thomas Blakiston, 1857, from Hudson's Bay.