Personal Papers of Joseph Larmor, 1856 - 1940
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.
- 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.
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Language of Materials
Larmor, Sir Joseph, 1857-1942, Knight, theoretical physicist
Finding aid date
Part of the Cambridge Philosophical Society Repository
Executive Secretary, Beverley Larner
c/o Whipple Library, Dept of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
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Cambridge CB2 3RH
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