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Authorised form of nameProut; William (1785 - 1850)
SurnameProut
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1785 - 1850
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Horton, Gloucestershire, England (15 January 1785)
Death:
Sackville Street, Piccadilly, London (09 April 1850)
Burial:
Kensal Green cemetery, London
ActivityResearch Field:
Chemistry, biochemistry
Education:
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'.
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
11/03/1819
Medals/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
AP/18/1Appendix to a former paper on human OsteologyFebruary 1834
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
IM/003684Prout, William1904
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/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
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
MC/1/353Letter from [John Frederic] Daniell, King's College, to Dr. Peter Mark Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society13 December 1831
MC/2/56Letter from William Prout, Sackville Street, to John George Children, Secretary of the Royal Society22 October 1832
MC/2/79Letter from [William] Prout to the Chairman of the Physiological Committee15 April 1833
MC/2/80Letter from [William] Prout, Sackville Street, to the Chairman of the Physiological Committee15 April 1833
MC/2/91Letter from [William] Prout, Sackville Street, to John George Children, Secretary of the Royal Society14 August 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
MC/2/232Letter from William Prout, Sackville Street, to Francis Baily, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]25 November 1836
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