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Authorised form of nameMatthiessen; Augustus (1831 - 1870)
Dates1831 - 1870
NationalityBritish
Place of birthLondon, England
Date of birth02 January 1831
Place of deathLondon
Date of death06 October 1870
Research fieldChemistry
ActivityEducation:
PhD (Giessen)
Career:
Worked with Bunsen in Heidel berg (1852-1856); isolated Calcium and Strontium in pure state; worked at the Royal College of Chemistry, London (1857); set up a laboratory at 1 Torrington Place to research the properties of pure metals; Lecturer in Chemistry, St Mary's Hospital, London (1861-868); Lecturer in Chemistry, St Bartholomew's Hospital (1868-1870); under severe nervous strain, committed suicide
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election06/06/1861
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1869
RelationshipsSon of a merchant
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/35218678
Royal Society codeNA1095
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AP/40/11Paper, 'On the action of nitrous acid on aniline' by A [Augustus] Matthiessen1858
EC/1861/06Matthiessen, Augustus: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/43/8Unpublished paper, 'On the electric conducting power of alloys: Part II' by A [Augustus] Matthiessen1859
AP/43/9Unpublished paper, 'On the specific gravity of alloys: Part II' by A [Augustus] Matthiessen1859
RR/3/196Referee's report by William Hallowes Miller, on a paper 'On the conductive powers of mercury and __ on heat' by Augustus Matthiessen1857
RR/3/195Referee's report by William Hallowes Miller, on a paper 'On the electric-conducting power of the metals' by Augustus Matthiessen1857
RR/3/198Referee's report by John Tyndall, on a paper 'On the thermo-electric series' by Augustus Matthiessen5 March 1858
RR/4/172Referee's report by William Hallowes Miller, on a paper 'On the specific gravity of alloys' by Augustus Matthiessen1860
RR/4/173Referee's report by William Hallowes Miller, on a paper 'On the electric conducting power of alloys' by Augustus Matthiessen1860
RR/5/149Referee's report by John Tyndall, on a paper 'On the influence of temperature on the electric conducting-power of alloys' by Augustus Matthiessen and Carl Vogt7 December 1863
RR/7/13Referee's report by Augustus Matthiessen, on a paper 'Chemical and physiological experiments on living cinchoncoe' by J Broughton29 September 1870
NLB/54/865Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to N. W. Bronieweld; 207 Boulevard Raspall, Paris23 October 1917
RR/5/148Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On the influence of temperature on the electric conducting-power of alloys' by Augustus Matthiessen and Carl Vogt1 September 1863
RR/5/127Referee's report by Augustus Matthiessen, on a paper 'Experimental researches on the transmission of electric signals through submarine cables.-Part I. Laws of transmission through various lengths of one cable' by Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin16 July 1862
RR/5/144Referee's report by John Tyndall, on a paper 'On the Influence of temperature on the electric conducting-power of thallium and iron' by Augustus Matthiessen and Carl Vogt[1863]
RR/6/170Referee's report by Balfour Stewart, on a paper 'On the expansion by heat of water and mercury' by Augustus Matthiessen31 January 1866
RR/6/175Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'Researches into the chemical constitution of narcotine, and of its products of decomposition.—Part II' by Augustus Matthiessen and George Carey Foster15 January 1868
RR/6/171Referee's report by Balfour Stewart, on a paper 'On the expansion by heat of metals and alloys' by Augustus Matthiessen6 August 1866
RR/6/172Referee's report by William Hallowes Miller, on a paper 'On the expansion by heat of metals and alloys' by Augustus Matthiessennd [1866]
RR/6/173Referee's report by Balfour Stewart, on a paper 'On the expansion by heat of water and mercury' by Augustus Matthiessennd [1866]
RR/5/146Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on a paper 'Researches into the chemical constitution of narcotine, and of its products of decomposition.—Part I' by Augustus Matthiessen and George Carey Foster1 June 1863
RR/3/197Referee's report by John Tyndall, on a paper 'On the electric-conducting power of the metals' by Augustus Matthiessen20 February 1858
RR/3/194Letter from Augustus Matthiessen, on his unnamed paper30 June 1857
PT/68/15Paper, 'Researches into the chemical constitution of narcotine' by A [Augustus] Matthiessen and G C [George Carey] Foster[1863]
RR/6/177Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on two papers 'Researches into the chemical constitution of narcotine, and of its products of decomposition.—Part III' and 'Researches into the chemical constitution of narcotine, and of its products of decomposition.- Part IV' by Augustus Matthiessen and Charles Romley Alder Wright8 July 1869
RR/6/176Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on two papers 'Researches into the chemical constitution of narcotine, and of its products of decomposition.—Part III' and 'Researches into the chemical constitution of narcotine, and of its products of decomposition.- Part IV' by Augustus Matthiessen and Charles Romley Alder Wright21 April 1869
RR/6/174Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on a paper 'Researches into the chemical constitution of narcotine, and of its products of decomposition.—Part II' by Augustus Matthiessen and George Carey Foster23 November 1867
RR/4/174Referee's report by John Tyndall, on a paper 'On the effect of the presence of metals and metalloids upon the electric conducting power of pure copper' by Augustus Matthiessen26 May 1860
RR/4/179Referee's report by William Hallowes Miller, on a paper 'On the effect of the presence of metals and metalloids upon the electric conducting power of pure copper' by Augustus Matthiessen23 May 1860
PT/60/5Paper, 'On the effect of the presence of metals and metalloids upon the electric conducting power of pure copper' by A [Augustus] Matthiessen and M Holzmann[1860]
PT/60/10/3Plate, conducting power of alloys of copper, gold, and bismuth by Augustus Matthiessen[1859]
RR/4/176Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin on a paper 'On the electric conducting power of alloys' by Augutsus Matthiessen[1860]
RR/4/178Referee's report by William Robert Grove, on a paper 'On the specific gravity of alloys' by Augustus Matthiessen5 May 1860
PT/60/10/5Plate, conducting power of alloys of tin, antimony, and bismuth by Augustus Matthiessen[1859]
PT/60/10/2Plate, conducting power of alloys of cadmium, tin, and lead by Augustus Matthiessen[1859]
PT/60/10/1Manuscript, 'On the electric conducting power of alloys' by A [Augustus] Matthiessen[1859]
RR/4/177Referee's report by William Robert Grove, on a paper 'On the electric conducting power of alloys' by Augutsus Matthiessen12 April 1860
PT/60/10/4Plate, conducting power of alloys of lead, antimony, and bismuth by Augustus Matthiessen[1859]
PT/60/11Paper, 'On the specific gravitys [sic] of alloys' by A [Augustus] Matthiessen[1859]
PT/60/10Paper, 'On the electric conducting power of alloys' by A [Augustus] Matthiessen[1859]
PT/64/1Paper, 'On the influence of temperature on the electric conducting power of metals' by A [Augustus] Matthiessen and M [Moritz] von Bose[1861]
RR/4/175Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'On the influence of temperature on the electric conducting power of metals' by Augustus Matthiessen and Moritz von Bose31 March 1862
PT/64/1/3Plate, calibrated thermometer tube by [Augustus] Matthiessen1862
PT/64/1/2Plate, apparatus for determining resistance by [Augustus] Matthiessen1862
PT/64/1/1Manuscript, 'On the influence of temperature on the electric conducting power of metals' by A [Augustus] Matthiessen and M [Moritz] von Bose[1861]
PT/69/1Paper, 'On the influence of temperature on the electric conducting power of thallium and iron' by A [Augustus] Matthiessen and [August Christoph] C [Carl] VogtFebruary 1863
RR/5/145Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'On the Influence of temperature on the electric conducting-power of thallium and iron' by Augustus Matthiessen and Carl Vogt1 June 1863
RR/5/147Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'Researches into the chemical constitution of narcotine, and of its products of decomposition.—Part I' by Augustus Matthiessen and George Carey Foster13 June 1863
PT/70/3Paper, 'On the influence of temperature on the electric conducting power of alloys' by A [Augustus] Matthiessen and [August Christoph] C [Carl] Vogt[1863]
MC/8/451Letter from A [Augustus] Matthiessen, Laboratory, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, to Professor [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society15 November 1869
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
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