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Thomson, William (1824-1907) Baron Kelvin, physicist

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Surname: Thomson
Forenames: William
Gender: Male
Date: 1824-1907
Title: Baron Kelvin
Biography: ODNB link for Thomson, William (1824-1907) Baron Kelvin, physicist
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P147572 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P28357 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for William Thomson
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
corresp and papers
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
NRA 20700 Stokes
2
corresp and papers
Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department
NRA 10032
3
c1814-1924: Thomson family papers incl those of James Thomson (1822-1892), engineer
Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department
See Annual Return 2008
4
1850-1885: additional patents and agreements regarding telegraph communications
Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department
See Annual Return 2007
5
1846-79: corresp rel to laboratory supplies
Glasgow University Archive Services
NRA 35474
6
1888-1906: letters and notes to scientific instrument makers
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
See Accessions to repositories 1989
7
1888-1906: corresp with his instrument-makers
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
See Annual return 1999
8
1849-50: lecture notes
Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department
See Accessions to repositories 1969
9
1905-09: testamentary papers
Glasgow City Archives
NRA 13033 Moncrieff

See NRAS 0415
10
1905-07: letters and reports
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
See Guide vol 2
11
1876-1918: business papers rel to patent compass
Glasgow University Archive Services
NRA 13691
12
1836-1906: letters to his sister, Elizabeth King
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
See Accessions to repositories 1990
13
c1850-59: letters rel to Atlantic telegraph cable
Glasgow City Archives
NRA 20864 Smith
14
letters to Bottomley and Barlow families
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
See Annual Return 1995
15
1884: letters (12) to Sir John Conroy
Oxford University: Balliol College Manuscripts & Special Collections
NRA 22851 Conroy
16
1855-93: corresp with Walter Crum and the Crum family
Glasgow City Archives
NRA 41114
17
1882-1884: letters to Sebastian de Ferranti
Science and Industry Museum
NRA 13215
18
1846-65: letters (55) to James David Forbes
St Andrews University Library
NRA 13132
19
1888-1904: letters (11) to Oliver Heaviside
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Archives
NRA 38781 Heaviside
20
1884-1907: letters (40) to Sir Oliver Lodge
London University: University College London (UCL) Special Collections
NRA 20647 Lodge
21
1868-79: corresp with James Clerk Maxwell (12 items)
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
22
1870-1903: letters (21) to Sir William Henry Preece
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Archives
NRA 38907 Preece
23
1904-05: corresp with David Reid
Glasgow University Archive Services
See Accessions to repositories 1979
24
letters (37) to Royal Institution
Royal Institution of Great Britain
NRA 9522
25
1882-1904: letters (12) to Sir Arthur Schuster
Royal Society
26
1883-1911: corresp with Frederick JJ Smith
Oxford University: History of Science Museum
NRA 9532 Oxford scientific
27
1860-67: corresp with Balfour Stewart
The National Archives
28
1849-1907: letters (19) to Silvanus Thompson
Imperial College Archives and Corporate Records Unit
NRA 11421 Thompson
29
1841-59: letters (10) to David Thomson
Aberdeen University, Special Collections Centre
NRA 28720
30
1884-1906: scientific corresp with Sir Joseph John Thomson
Collection held privately: enquiries to The National Archives, Archives Sector Development
NRA 23828 Thomson

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