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Shaw, Sir William Napier, 1854-1945 (Knight, meteorologist)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1854 - 1945

Biography

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.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

 File

'1927 Draft report of B.A. Committee Postcard Balloons', 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9228/B.17
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers re: report of British Association/Royal Meteorological Society Joint Committee on the Upper Air; material chiefly concerns the use of balloons to investigate the upper air

Dates: 1927
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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'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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Shaw, W. Napier: Correspondence with the Press, 1913 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/PRESS 3/1/2/11133
Scope and Contents

Includes mention of Richardson, L.F. and Bower, M. and a report by Cave, C.J.P.

Dates: 1913 - 1946
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Scholarly access to this material may be restricted if it contains information exempted from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000. Please apply in advance to the Cambridge University Press Archivist.
 Fonds

Sir Napier Shaw: Notebook and corrected proofs of 'The air and its ways'

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9584
Dates: 1913-1922
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).
 Fonds

Sir William Napier Shaw: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8434
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, speeches, reports, lectures and miscellaneous papers on meteorological matters and education.

Dates: 1850-1950 (Circa)
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).
 Fonds — Multiple Containers

Sir William Napier Shaw: Scientific Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8124
Scope and Contents General 1. Folder entitled 'Twice Twenty & Four', containing typed pages for Napier Shaw's autobiography, as well as press cuttings, letters and a menu. 2. Photograph album of 'The Cruise of RMS Duchess of Richmond, 25 Jan. - 7 Mar., 1927'. 3. Photograph album, untitled, c.1927, containing mostly group photographs. 4. Napier Shaw, 'cave letters', 1903-1933. 5. Photographs of Napier Shaw, including a Christmas card from D.C. Archibald. 6. Meteorological photographs and some journal...
Dates: 1901-1945 (Circa)
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).
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University Publisher: Correspondence with Shaw, W. Napier, 1937 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/PRESS 3/1/3/4220
Scope and Contents

23 carbon typed letters.

Dates: 1937 - 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Scholarly access to this material may be restricted if it contains information exempted from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000. Please apply in advance to the Cambridge University Press Archivist.

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ARCHON code (for CUL materials)
Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 5
University Archives (GBR/0265) 2
 
Type
Archival Object 4
Collection 3
 
Subject
Meteorology 2
Air pollution 1
Atmospheric pressure 1
Education 1
Weather 1