Authorised form of nameVoelcker; John Christopher Augustus (1822 - 1884)
Dates1822 - 1884
Place of birthFrankfurt-am-Main, Germany
Date of birth24 September 1822
Place of death39 Argyll Road, Kensington
Date of death05 December 1884
Research fieldAgricultural chemistry
Gottingen; Giessen. PhD (Gottingen)
Assistant to Gerrit Jan Mulder of Utrecht; went to Edinburgh (1847); Professor of Chemistry, Royal Agricultural Society (1849); moved to London and established a private laboratory in Salisbury Square (1863)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election02/06/1870
RelationshipsSon of Frederick Adolphus Voelcker of Frankfurt; married (1852) Susannah Wilhelm
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1884-1885 vol 38 pp xviii-xxiii signed by J H G
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA1620
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1870/15Voelcker, John Christopher Augustus: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/8/166bisReferee's report by John Christopher Augustus Voelcker, on a paper 'Agricultural, botanical, and chemical results of experiments on the mixed herbage of permanent meadow, conducted for more than twenty years in succession on the same land.—Part I' by John Bennet Lawes and Joseph Henry Gilbert15 August 1879
RR/9/156Referee's report by John Christopher Augustus Voelcker, on a paper 'Supplement to former paper, entitled—"Experimental inquiry into the composition of some of the animals fed and slaughtered as human food.”—Composition of the ash of the entire animals, and of certain separated parts' by John Bennet Lawes and Joseph Henry Gilbert23 July 1883
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