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Authorised form of nameBessemer; Sir; Henry (1813 - 1898)
SurnameBessemer
ForenamesHenry
Dates1813 - 1898
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Charlton, Hertfordshire, England (19 January 1813)
Death:
Denmark Hill, London (15 March 1898)
Burial:
Norwood cemetery, Surrey
ActivityCareer:
In his father's business as a manufacturer of gold chains, and type founder; white metal art work trader, London (1830); invented a perforated die (1833); produced plumbago pencils; patented an amalgum of cast iron and steel, for gun manufacture; established a steel works, Sheffield, making guns and rails
Honours:
Kt 1879
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
12/06/1879
RelationshipsSon of Anthony Bessemer; married (1833) Anne, daughter of Richard Allen of Amersham
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
Vanity Fair 06 November 1880
Royal Society codeNA1539
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
M/123Bessemer Medal of the Iron and Steel Institute1873
EC/1879/04Bessemer, Sir Henry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/12/120Letter from Henry Bessemer, Denmark Hill, to Warren de la Rue26 June 1880
NLB/16/323Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons16 March 1898
NLB/16/433Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir I Lowthian Bell, Fellow of the Royal Society4 April 1898
IM/000356Bessemer, Sir HenrySeptember 1999
IM/000357Bessemer, Sir Henrynd
VF/05"Steel"06 November 1880
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