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Barrett, William, Sir, 1844-1925

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Personal name headingBarrett, William, Sir, 1844-1925
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Variant(s)Barrett, W. F. (William F.), Sir, 1844-1925
Barrett, William Fletcher, Sir, 1844-1925
Associated countryGreat Britain
Birth date1844-02-10
Death date1925-05-26
Place of birthKingston (Jamaica)
Place of deathLondon (England)
Field of activityPhysics Parapsychology
AffiliationRoyal Institution of Great Britain Royal Society (Great Britain) Royal Society of Edinburgh Royal Dublin Society Society for Psychical Research (Great Britain) American Society for Psychical Research
Profession or occupationPhysicists Parapsychologists College teachers
Found inHis Death-bed visions, 1986: t.p. (Sir William Barrett) p. 123 (W.F. Barrett, F.R.S.)
LC data base, 10-5-88 (hdg.: Barrett, William Fletcher, Sir, 1844-1925; usage: William Barrett, F.R.S.)
Wikipedia, viewed April 22, 2016 (Sir William Fletcher Barrett FRS FRSE MRIA MIEE FPS (10 February 1844 in Kingston, Jamaica - 26 May 1925 in London) was an English physicist and parapsychologist. Barrett took chemistry and physics at the Royal College of Chemistry and then became the science master at the London International College (1867-9) before becoming assistant to John Tyndall at the Royal Institution (1863-1866). Also taught at the Royal School of Naval Architecture. In 1873 he became Professor of Experimental Physics at the Royal College of Science for Ireland. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in June 1899 and was also a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Dublin Society. He was knighted in 1912. Founder of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) as well as of the American Society for Psychical Research.)
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