Authorised form of nameWatts; Henry (1815 - 1884)
Dates1815 - 1884
Place of birthLondon, England
Date of birth20 January 1815
Place of deathLondon, England
Date of death30 June 1884
University College, London. BA (1841)
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
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Virtual International Authority File
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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