Reference numberEC/1887/03
Previous numbersCert XI, 118
TitleBuchanan, John Young: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationChemist and Physicist to the 'Challenger' Expedition, 1872-1876. Invented and improved apparatus and methods for collecting and analysing ocean water. Author of 'Reports on the Specific Gravity of Ocean Water' (Part 2, vol i of 'The Voyage of HMS 'Challenger''). Since the return of the 'Challenger' Mr Buchanan has continued his investigations in the steam-yacht specially fitted up by him for the purpose. The following are the titles of some of the papers contributed by him to scientific Transactions and Journals: 'Sur l'acide chloropropionique' (Comp Rend, lxv, p 417); 'On the Formation and Decomposition of some Chlorinated Acids' (Proc Roy Soc Edin, vii, p 419); 'On the Absorption of Carbonic Acid by Saline Solutions' (Proc Roy Soc, xxii, pp 192 and 483); 'On the Specific Gravity of Ocean Water' (Proc Roy Soc Edin, ix, 283); 'On the Compressibility of Glass' (Trans Roy Soc Edin, 1880); 'On a Solar Calorimeter, and some observations made with it in Upper Egypt' (Proc Roy Soc Edin, xi, 827).
ProposersFrom General Knowledge: James Caird
From Personal Knowledge: Alex Crum Brown; G S Nares; G H Richards; William Thomson; James Dewar; H E Roscoe; Balfour Stewart; Arthur Schuster; Arch Geikie; J Norman Lockyer; Wm Turner; T E Thorpe; W N Hartley; Isaac Bayley Balfour; G M Humphry; G J Romanes; [William B Carpenter]
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Buchanan, John Young: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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