Reference numberEC/1891/04
TitleAnderson, Sir William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationConsulting Engineer, Royal Agricultural Society of England. Pupil of the late Sir William Fairbairn, FRS. Member of the firm of Messrs Courtney and Stephens, Engineers, of Dublin from 1855 to 1864. President, in 1863, of the Inst of Civil Engineers of Ireland, to which Society he communicated important papers: - 'On the Theory of Braced Girders;' 'The Strength of Railway Bridges of Small Span, and the Crossbeams of Large Bridges;' and other subjects. Between 1872 and 1885, communicaetd many important papers to the Inst of Civil Engineers, eg, 'Experiments on Sugar Manufacture, in Upper Egypt, by the Sulphurous Acid Process;' 'Experiments and Observations on the Emission of Heat by Hot-water Pipes;' and 'Pureification of Water on the Large Scale by Agitation with Iron' (being a process successfully elaborated by him, and applied at the Antwerp Waterworks, &c). Received the Telford Medal and the James Watt Gold Medal of the InstCE. Author of a Lectures delivered at the InstCE; of a Textbook on 'The Conversion of Heat into Useful Work,' being the substance of a course of Lectures delivered at the Society of Arts under the 'Howard Trust;' of a paper on 'New Applications of the Mechanical Properties of Cork,' communicated as a Lecture to the Royal Institution; and of various papers communicated to the Inst of Mechanical Engineers, the Royal Agricultural Society, &c. Distinguished for the ability with which he has applied his intimate knowledge of the science of heat, and other cognate sciences, to the practical requirements of the engineer.
ProposersFrom Personal Knowledge: John Hawkshaw; Lowthian Bell; J Hopkinson; Alex B W Kennedy; W Chandler Roberts-Austen; D E Hughes; Douglas Galton; A Moncrieff; F A Abel; Frederick Bramwell; T Hawsley; W H Preece; Jas N Douglass; W Cawthorne Unwin; James Dewar; William Crookes
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Anderson, Sir William: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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