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Whipple, Francis John Welsh, 1876-1943 (meteorologist)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1876 - 1943

Biography

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.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds — Box: MS Add. 8075

Francis John Welsh Whipple: Notes and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8075
Scope and Contents

Observations, notes and drafts, with related correspondence.

Dates: 1844-1943
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

'Photocopy of significant extracts from a very important file of notes by L.F.R. for possible second edition of "Weather Prediction by Numerical Process"

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9228/B.40-B.42
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Notes and Drafts is comprised of notes and designs for meteorological instruments, 1916-20; notes on visits to Bergen, 1920-21, and Danzig, 1939; drafts on psychology, 1940s; lectures on differential equations; notes on experiments on angular motion; and notes on 'The geostrophic wind', 'Dynamical meteorology', and 'Barometric gradient and wind speed'.

Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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