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Authorised form of nameProut; William (1785 - 1850)
Dates1785 - 1850
NationalityBritish
Place of birthHorton, Gloucestershire, England
Date of birth15 January 1785
Place of deathSackville Street, Piccadilly, London
Date of death09 April 1850
Dates and placesBurial:
Kensal Green cemetery, London
Research fieldChemistry
Biochemistry
ActivityEducation:
MD
Medals and Awards
Copley Medal 1827; a second Copley Medal that year was awarded to Lietenant Henry Foster FRS 'For his magnetic and other observations made during the Arctic expedition to Port Bowen'.
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election11/03/1819
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Copley Medal 1827 'For his Paper, entitled, 'On the Composition of simple alimentary substances, with some preliminary remarks on the analysis of organized bodies in general'.
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
References:
N G Coley, 'Henry Bence-Jones, MD, FRS (1813-1873)' in NR 1973-4 vol 28 pp 31-56
W S C Copeman, 'William Prout, MD, FRS, Physician and Chemist (1785-1850)' in NR 1969 vol 24 pp 273-280, plate
W H Brock, 'William Prout and Barometry' in NR 1969 vol 24 pp 281-294
W H Brock, 'The Selection of the Authors of the Bridgewater Treatises' in NR 1966 vol 21 pp 162-179
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/5733421
Royal Society codeNA1335
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/2/79Letter from [William] Prout to the Chairman of the Physiological Committee15 April 1833
IM/003684Prout, William1904
MC/1/353Letter from [John Frederic] Daniell, King's College, to Dr. Peter Mark Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society13 December 1831
NLB/10/929Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Crookes, Fellow of the Royal Society11 March 1895
NLB/23/2/524Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to The Reverend T J Prout, Christ Church, Oxford8 July 1904
MC/2/232Letter from William Prout, Sackville Street, to Francis Baily, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]25 November 1836
NLB/11/862Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Philip Joseph Hartog, Owens College, Manchester21 October 1895
EC/1818/33Prout, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/1/324Draft letter from [Dr. Peter Mark Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society], Bernard Street, to [John Frederic] Daniell6 August 1831
PT/12/22Paper, 'Description of an acid principle prepared from the lithic or uric acid' by Wm [William] Prout[1818]
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
MC/2/56Letter from William Prout, Sackville Street, to John George Children, Secretary of the Royal Society22 October 1832
MC/2/91Letter from [William] Prout, Sackville Street, to John George Children, Secretary of the Royal Society14 August 1833
MC/2/80Letter from [William] Prout, Sackville Street, to the Chairman of the Physiological Committee15 April 1833
MC/2/122Letter from William Prout, Sackville Street, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, Bernard Street, Russell Square28 May 1834
MC/2/164Letter from William Prout, Sackville Street, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]10 March 1835
PT/73/13/7Diagrams, details of apparatus for determining composition of a substance by unknown artist[1827]
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
PT/73/13/6Diagram, apparatus for determining composition of a substance by unknown artist[1827]
AP/15/27Unpublished paper, 'On the use of a substance call'd the false tongue in foals' by [William] Sewell25 February 1832
AP/18/1Unpublished appendix, 'Appendix to a former paper on human osteology' by Walter AdamFebruary 1834
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