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Personal Papers of Joseph Larmor, 1856 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0279/CPS 15/3

Scope and Contents

The papers listed here comprise letters and notes found in the Larmor Collection, ie books which Joseph Larmor donated to the Library of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, together with a collection of photographs.


  • Creation: 1856 - 1940


Biographical / Historical

Joseph Larmor grew up in Belfast. He entered St John’s College, Cambridge in 1876. He left Cambridge only briefly (1880-85), returning to take up a lectureship in mathematics in 1885. He was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics from 1903 until his retirement in 1932. His chief work was in the area of electromagnetic theory. He was one of the Secretaries of the Cambridge Philosophical Society from 1886-1895, President from 1898-1900, and a generous benefactor to the Society’s Library.


8 file(s) : paper

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Related Materials

Correspondence of Sir Joseph Larmor with major figures in the scientific world, 1886-1932, is held by the Royal Society.


Larmor, Sir Joseph, 1857-1942, Knight, theoretical physicist

Finding aid date

2015-05-18 08:51:47+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge Philosophical Society Repository

CPS Archivist, Joan Bullock-Anderson
c/o Sedgwick Museum Archives, A G Brighton Building
Madingley Rise
Cambridge CB3 0UD