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Authorised form of nameWatts; Henry (1815 - 1884)
Dates1815 - 1884
NationalityBritish
Place of birthLondon, England
Date of birth20 January 1815
Place of deathLondon, England
Date of death30 June 1884
ActivityEducation:
University College, London. BA (1841)
Career:
Articled to an architect and surveyor at age 15, but finding this unsuitable as a profession supported himself by teaching; interested in mathematics, classics, with a sound knowledge of French and German, interested in botany. Skilled in sketching plants in watercolours; assistant to George Fownes (FRS 1845); Professor of Practical Chemistry, University College, London (1849-1857); had a speech impediment; Editor, Journal of the Chemical Society (1849-1884)

Elected Fellow of the Chemical Society (1847); Fellow of the Physical society (1879);
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election07/06/1866
RelationshipsSon of William Watts. Married (1884) Sophie, daughter of Henri Hanhart of Mulhausen, Alsace; eight sons, two daughters
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/69044778
Royal Society codeNA1675
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1866/16Watts, Henry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/373/1/110Testimonial by Henry Watts, Burlington House, supporting Thomas Edward Thorpe14 April 1874
MC/7Volume 7 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1864-1866
MC/7/8Letter from Henry Watts, editor of the journal of the Chemical Society, 7 Provost Row, Haverstock Hill, to Walter White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society22 January 1864
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