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Authorised form of nameLiveing; George Downing (1827 - 1924)
SurnameLiveing
ForenamesGeorge Downing
Dates1827 - 1924
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Nayland, Suffolk, England (21 December 1827)
Death:
26 December 1924
ActivityResearch Field:
Chemistry
Education:
St John's College, Cambridge. BA (1851), MA
Career:
Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge; Professor of Chemistry, Military College, Sandhurst; Professor of Chemistry, Cambridge University (1861-1908); President, St John's College (1911)
Memberships:
FCPS (President)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
12/06/1879
Medals/Prizes:
Davy Medal 1901
Council:
VP 1891-1892, 1902-1904
RelationshipsEldest son of Edward Liveing of Nayland
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1925 vol 109 pp xxviii-xxix, plate, signed by C T H
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/30319822
Royal Society codeNA1468
Archives associated with this Fellow
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EC/1879/16Liveing, George Downing: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/Maull/002781Liveing, George Downingnd
IM/Maull/002780Liveing, George Downingnd
RR/15/209Referee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'The separation of the least volatile gases of atmospheric air, and their spectra' by George Downing Liveing and James Dewar5 July 1901
NLB/2/299Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs West, Newman & Company10 April 1888
NLB/2/281Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society26 March 1888
NLB/2/203Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society25 February 1888
NLB/2/348Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to West, Newman & Company7 May 1888
NLB/2/277Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society23 March 1888
NLB/2/912Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society20 December 1888
NLB/2/228Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society5 March 1888
NLB/4/512Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society23 June 1890
NLB/3/180Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society4 April 1889
NLB/3/202Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society10 April 1889
NLB/3/305Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society4 May 1889
NLB/3/666Copy letter from Alfred H White, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society13 August 1889
NLB/6/920Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society16 September 1892
NLB/3/981Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons[28 November 1889
NLB/6/712Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs West, Newman & Company30 June 1892
NLB/6/927Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs West, Newman & Company20 September 1892
NLB/6/688Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society27 June 1892
NLB/6/994Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society29 September 1892
NLB/8/706Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society12 December 1893
NLB/11/79Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt]11 April 1895
NLB/14/557Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Downing Liveing, 52 Queen Anne Street, W.[c March 1897]
RR/15/108Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'Argon and its companions' by William Ramsay and Morris William Travers16 December 1900
RR/15/268Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'Some physical properties of nitric acid solutions' by Victor Herbert Veley and J J Manley14 April 1901
RR/15/397Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'The density and coefficient of cubical expansion of ice' by J H Vincent11 February 1902
RR/16/7Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'The spectra of Neon Krypton and Xenon' by Edward Charles Cyril Baly26 July 1903
RR/16/84Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'An enquiry into the variation of angles observed in crystal; especially of Potassium-Alum and Ammonium-Alum' by Henry Alexander Miers1 April 1903
NLB/15/111Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society28 June 1889
NLB/27/532Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society, 16 October 1903
NLB/21/750Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society24 January 1901
NLB/23/2/122Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society and Professor James Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society4 November 1901
NLB/23/2/134Copy letter from unknown correspondent, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society8 November 1901
RR/18/149Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'The vacuum tube spectra of mercury' by Frank Horton1 May 1911
NLB/26/246Copy letter from Joseph Larmor to, Professor [George Downing] Liveing, [Fellow of the Royal Society]16 February 1903
NLB/27/237Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society23 July 1903
NLB/27/245Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society, Newnham, Cambridge24 July 1903
NLB/27/220Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society21 July 1903
NLB/34/239Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society13 December 1906
NLB/33/56Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society, Cambridge23 June 1906
NLB/33/621Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society10 October 1906
NLB/36/105Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society16 August 1907
NLB/34/8Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society16 November 1906
NLB/33/836Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society12 November 1906
NLB/33/236Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society21 July 1906
NLB/33/593Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society5 October 1906
NLB/33/608Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society8 October 1906
NLB/33/110Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Downing Livening, Fellow of the Royal Society, Newnham, Cambridge29 June 1906
NLB/33/680Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society19 October 1906
NLB/32/833Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Newnham30 May 1906
NLB/32/875Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to M Armet de Lisle, Nogent-sur-Marne, Seine10 June 1906
NLB/36/729Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society7 December 1907
NLB/37/704Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor G [George] D [Downing] Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society4 May 1908
NLB/40/665Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] H [Henry] Poynting FRS, Chairman of the Physics and Chemistry Committee15 July 1909
NLB/43/6Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society20 October 1910
NLB/45/461Copy letter from Archibald Geikie to Professor [George Downing] Liveing8 March 1912
NLB/47/570Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor G [George] D [Downing] Liveing FRS24 February 1913
NLB/51/454Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor George Downing Liveing FRS23 March 1915
NLB/51/793Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor George Downing Liveing FRS1 July 1915
RR/17/355Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'The spectrum of the higher constituents of the air' by Herbert Edmeston Watson12 July 1908
RR/18/45Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'The chemical physics involved in the precipitation of free carbon from the alloys of the iron-carbon system' by William Herbert Hatfield May 1910
RR/18/46Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'The chemical physics involved in the precipitation of free carbon from the alloys of the iron-carbon system' by William Herbert Hatfield 24 October 1910
RR/17/282Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'The spectrum of scandium and its relation to solar spectra' by Alfred Fowler15 July 1908
RR/18/48Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'On the absorption of gases by charcoal' by I F HomefrayApril 1910
RR/17/402Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'The spectrum of magnesium hydride' by Alfred Fowler3 July 1909
RR/19/11Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'On changes in the absorption spectra of “didymium” salts' by Walter C Ball27 April 1912
RR/17/453Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'The spectrum of radium emanation' by Herbert Edmeston Watson30 June 1909
RR/18/40Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'The absorption spectra of sulphur vapour at different temperatures and pressures and their relation to the molecular complexity of this element' by J Ivon Graham29 May 1910
RR/18/155Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'On the ionic solubility-product' by James Kendall23 February 1911
RR/18/184Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'On the anode and cathode spectra of various gases and vapours' by G Stead8 May 1911
RR/18/143Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'On some mineral constituents of a dusty atmosphere' by Walter Noel Hartley30 March 1911
NLB/59/644Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [George Downing] Liveing, FRS28 October 1920
RR/18/18Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'On the absolute expansion of mercury' by Hugh Longbourne Callendar and Herbert Moss10 November 1910
RR/19/93Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'The changes in certain absorption spectra in different solvents' by Thomas Ralph Merton27 April 1912
RR/16/206Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'On enhanced lines of Pitanium, Iron & Chromium in the Fraunhoferic Spectrum' by Frank E Baxandall and Joseph Norman Lockyer23 July 1904
RR/11/278Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'Flame spectra at high temperatures.—Part I. Oxy-hydrogen blow-pipe spectra' by Walter Noel Hartley30 May 1893
RR/9/64Referee's report by Arthur Schuster, on a paper 'On the ultraviolet spectra of the elements. Part I - Iron' by George Downing Liveing and James Dewar10 July 1882
RR/8/256Referee's report by George Downing Liveing and James Dewar, on a paper 'On the absorption spectra of cobalt salts' by William James Russell20 December 1880
RR/9/147Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'Measurements of the wave-lengths of lines of high refrangibility in the spectra of elementary substances' by Walter Noel Hartley and W E Adeney1883
RR/9/258Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'On radiant matter spectroscopy.—Part II. Samarium' by William Crookes27 July 1885
RR/13/189Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'Experiments on the flame spectrum of carbon monoxide' by Walter Noel Hartley22 March 1897
RR/10/248Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'Researches in the chemistry of selenic acid and other selenium compounds' by Charles A Cameron and John Macallan5 May 1889
RR/10/188Referee's report by Arthur Schuster, on a paper 'On the spectrum of the oxy-hydrogen flame' by George Downing Liveing and James Dewar6 February 1888
RR/10/187Referee's report by William Huggins, on a paper 'On the spectrum of the oxy-hydrogen flame' by George Downing Liveing and James Dewar25 January 1888
RR/11/140bisReferee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'The rate of explosion in gases' by Harold Baily Dixon20 August 1892
RR/12/21Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'The variation of molecular surface-energy with temperature' by William Ramsay and John Shields17 May 1893
RR/12/100Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'On the absorption spectra of dilute solutions' by Thomas Ewan22 May 1894
RR/12/128Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'On hollow pyramidal ice crystals' by Karl Grossmann and Joseph Lomas20 February 1894
RR/12/133Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on two papers 'Flame spectra at high temperatures.— Part II. The spectrum of metallic manganese, of alloys of manganese, and of compounds containing that element' and 'Flame spectra at high temperatures.—Part III. The spectroscopic phenomena and thermo-chemistry the bessemer process' by Walter Noel Hartley13 June 1894
RR/12/180Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'On the photographic arc spectrum of electrolytic iron' by Joseph Norman Lockyer14 January 1894
NLB/59/590Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [George Downing] Liveing, FRS22 October 1920
RR/12/181Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'On the photographic arc spectrum of iron meteorites' by Joseph Norman Lockyer14 January 1894
RR/12/324Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on the Bakerian Lecture 'On the laws connexion between the conditions of a chemical change and its amount.—III. Further researches on the reaction of hydrogen dioxide and hydrogen iodide' by Augustus George Vernon Harcourt and William Esson10 April 1895
RR/12/351Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'Flame spectra observed at Swedish Bessemer works' by C J Lundström and Walter Noel Hartley15 April 1895
RR/14/95Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on two papers 'On the intimate structure of crystals. Part I. Crystals of the cubic system with cubic cleavage' and 'On the intimate structure of crystals. Part II. Crystals of the cubic system with cubic cleavage. Haloid compounds of silver' by William Johnson Sollas28 January 1898
RR/10/190Referee's report by Arthur Schuster, on a paper 'On the ultra-violet spectra of the elements.–Part III. Cobalt and nickel' by George Downing Liveing and James Dewar14 March 1888
RR/13/173Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'On the change of absorption produced by fluorescence' by John Burke4 July 1897
NLB/60/392Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [George Downing] Liveing, FRS27 January 1921
RR/13/219Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'On the appearance of the cleveite and other new gas lines in the hottest stars' by Joseph Norman Lockyer4 July 1897
NLB/60/454Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor C. Pereira; 42 Rue dos Lisiadas, Lisbon9 February 1921
RR/10/189Referee's report by William Huggins, on a paper 'On the ultra-violet spectra of the elements.–Part III. Cobalt and nickel' by George Downing Liveing and James Dewar8 March 1888
RR/10/5Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'Total eclipse of the sun observed at Caroline Island, on 6th May, 1883' by William de Wiveleslie Abney28 July 1887
RR/10/360Referee's report by George Downing Liveing and Arthur William Rucker, on five papers 'On the chief line in the spectrum of the nebulae', 'Note on the spectrum of the nebula of orion' and 'Preliminary note on photographs of the spectrum of the nebula in Orion' by Joseph Norman Lockyer, 'On a re-determination of the principal line in the spectrum of the nebula in Orion, and on the character of the line' and 'Note on the photographic spectrum of the great nebula in Orion' by William Huggins27 May 1890
MS/427/34Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [George Downing] Liveing, FRS14 May 1880
NLB/2/199Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs West, Newman & Company24 February 1888
NLB/4/334Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor George Downing Liveing23 April 1890
NLB/2/921Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society22 December 1888
NLB/3/383Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Mr Collings, 172 Strand28 May 1889
NLB/8/694Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor George Downing Liveing, Fellow of the Royal Society9 December 1893
NLB/14/430Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor [James] Dewar, [Fellow of the Royal Society]10 March 1897
NLB/42/132Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor G [George] D [Downing] Liveing FRS 9 April 1910
RR/19/50Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'On the effect of the acidic radical on the colour intensity of copper salts' by C S Garrett28 August 1912
RR/19/63Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'On the ultimate lines, and the quantities of the elements producing these lines, in spectra of the oxyhydrogen flame and spark' by Walter Noel Hartley and Henry Webster Moss19 April 1912
RR/9/215Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'Researches on spectrum photography in relation to new methods of quantitative chemical analysis. Part II' by Walter Noel Hartley2 April 1884
RR/10/6Second referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'Total eclipse of the sun observed at Caroline Island, on 6th May, 1883' by William de Wiveleslie Abney6 May 1883
RR/9/143Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'Researches on spectrum photography in relation to new methods of quantitative chemical analysis. Part I' by Walter Noel Hartley18 July 1883
RR/9/146Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'Measurements of the wave-lengths of lines of high refrangibility in the spectra of elementary substances' by Walter Noel Hartley and W E Adeney18 May 1883
RR/12/33Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'On the composition of water by volume' by Alexander Scott10 April 1893
RR/17/176Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'The absorption spectra of the vapours of benzene and its homolognes, at different temperatures and pressures, and of solutions of benzene' by Walter Noel Hartley10 December 1907
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