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Authorised form of nameLawes; Sir; John Bennet (1814 - 1900)
SurnameLawes
ForenamesJohn Bennet
Dates1814 - 1900
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Rothamsted, Hertfordshire, England (28 December 1814)
Death:
Rothamsted, near St Albans, Hertfordshire (31 August 1900)
Burial:
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
ActivityResearch Field:
Agricultural chemistry
Education:
Eton; Brasenose College, Oxford (no degree)
Career:
Inherited the family estates (1834); conducted agricultural experiments; patented (1842) and manufactured (from 1843) mineral superphosphate for manure; founded the Rothamsted Agricultural Station (1843); conducted experiments with Joseph Henry Gilbert (FRS 1860)
Honours:
Bt 1882
Memberships:
FCS; RASE
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
1/06/1854
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1867
RelationshipsSon of John Bennet Lawes of Rothamsted and his wife Marianne, daughter of John Sherman of Drayton, Oxfordshire; married (1842) Caroline, daughter of Andrew Fountain of Narford Hall, Norfolk
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1905 vol 75 pp 228-236 signed by R W
References:
Vanity Fair 08 July 1882
Royal Society codeNA1652
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/Maull/002653Lawes, Sir John Bennetnd
IM/Maull/002654Lawes, Sir John Bennetnd
MM/19/77Letter from Joseph Henry Gilbert to William Sharpey25 November 1872
IM/002656Lawes, Sir John Bennetnd
NLB/2/418Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Arthur Gamgee, Fellow of the Royal Society13 June 1888
NLB/4/629Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir John Bennet Lawes, Fellow of the Royal Society25 July 1890
NLB/3/427Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Charles Whitehead, Barming House, Maidstone7 June 1889
NLB/3/426Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to R Hamilton Few, 19 Surrey Street, Strand7 June 1889
NLB/3/428Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir John Lawes, Fellow of the Royal Society7 June 1889
NLB/3/443Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir John Lawes, Fellow of the Royal Society12 June 1889
NLB/3/836Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir John Lawes, Fellow of the Royal Society21 October 1889
NLB/10/756Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir John Bennet Lawes31 January 1895
NLB/10/848Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir John Lawes, Fellow of the Royal Society19 February 1895
NLB/12/401Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir John Lawes, Fellow of the Royal Society12 February 1896
NLB/19/336Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Horace Tabberer Brown, Fellow of the Royal Society10 August 1899
NLB/19/345Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer, Fellow of the Royal Society16 August 1899
NLB/19/347Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor Joseph Reynolds Green, Fellow of the Royal Society18 August 1899
NLB/19/391Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Sir Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society13 September 1899
NLB/19/666Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir John Bennett Lawes and Sir Joseph Henry Gilbert, [Fellows of the Royal Society]20 November 1899
NLB/20/328Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Sir John Bennet Lawes, and Sir Joseph Henry Gilbert, Fellows of the Royal Society23 March 1900
RR/3/173Referee's report by William Benjamin Carpenter, on a paper 'Experimental inquiry into the composition of some of the animals fed and slaughtered as human food' by John Bennet Lawes and Joseph Henry Gilbert28 October 1858
RR/4/165Referee's report by John Bennet Lawes, on a paper 'Account of experiments made at Holyhead (North Wales) to ascertain the transit-velocity of waves, analogous to earthquake waves, through the local rock formations' by Robert Mallet1 August 1861
RR/4/152Referee's report by Lyon Playfair, on a paper 'On the sources of the nitrogen of vegetation; with special reference to the question whether plants assimilate free or uncombined nitrogen' by John Bennet Lawes, Joseph Henry Gilbert and Evan Pugh25 January 1859
RR/4/153Referee's report by William Benjamin Carpenter, on a paper 'On the sources of the nitrogen of vegetation; with special reference to the question whether plants assimilate free or uncombined nitrogen' by John Bennet Lawes, Joseph Henry Gilbert and Evan Pugh16 August 1860
RR/9/60Letter from Joseph Henry Gilbert, on his 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. II. The botanical results' by himself, John Bennet Lawes and Maxwell Tylden Masters to Joseph Dalton Hooker and William Turner Thiselton-Dyer3 May 1882
RR/10/186Referee's report by Hugo Muller, on a paper 'On the present position of the question of the sources of the nitrogen of vegetation, with some new results, and preliminary notice of new lines of investigation' by John Bennet Lawes and Joseph Henry Gilbert28 June 1888
RR/8/167Letter from Joseph Henry Gilbert, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding 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 Gilbert18 November 1879
RR/14/188Referee's report by Horace Tabberer Brown, on a paper 'Agricultural, botanical, and chemical results of experiments on the mixed herbage of permanent grass-land, conducted for many years in succession on the same land.—Part III. The chemical results' by John Bennet Lawes and Joseph Henry Gilbert15 August 1899
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/10/185Referee's report by Sydney Howard Vines, on a paper 'On the present position of the question of the sources of the nitrogen of vegetation, with some new results, and preliminary notice of new lines of investigation' by John Bennet Lawes and Joseph Henry Gilbert7 June 1888
RR/14/189Referee's report by Joseph Reynolds Green, on a paper 'Agricultural, botanical, and chemical results of experiments on the mixed herbage of permanent grass-land, conducted for many years in succession on the same land.—Part III. The chemical results' by John Bennet Lawes and Joseph Henry Gilbertnd [August 1899]
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
RR/8/230Referee's report by William Turner Thiselton-Dyer, 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. II. The botanical results' by John Bennet Lawes, Joseph Henry Gilbert and Maxwell Tylden Masters28 October 1880
RR/9/59Referee's report by Joseph Dalton Hooker and William Turner Thiselton-Dyer, 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. II. The botanical results' by John Bennet Lawes, J H Gilbert and Maxwell Tylden Masters16 March 1882
EC/1854/08Lawes, Sir John Bennet: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/743/1/113Letter from John Bennet Lawes, Rothamsted, St Albans, to [John Hall] Gladstone7 February 1888
IM/Maull/002655Lawes, Sir John Bennetnd
IM/002652Lawes, Sir John Bennet1999
NLB/8/164Copy letter from Lord Kelvin [William Thomson], to Sir John Bennet Lawes, Fellow of the Royal Society[24 July 1893]
NLB/11/254Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir John Evans, Treasurer, Royal Society20 May 1895
RR/9/157Referee's report by Arthur Gamgee, 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 Gilbert20 October 1883
VF/21"Agricultural Science"08 July 1882
NLB/10/151Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir John Evans, Fellow of the Royal Society9 October 1894
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