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Authorised form of nameHofmann; August Wilhelm von (1818 - 1892)
Other forms of nameAugust Wilhelm
Other forms of surnameVon Hofman
Dates1818 - 1892
Place of birthGiessen, Germany
Date of birth08 April 1818
Place of deathBerlin, Germany
Date of death02 or 05 May 1892
Research fieldOrganic chemistry
ActivityEducation:
Doctor of Philosophy
Career:
Professor, Royal College of Chemistry, London.
Memberships:
FCS;
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election05/06/1851
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1854; Copley Medal 1875
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
References:
Sir Patrick Linstead, 'The Prince Consort, FRS, and the Founding of the Imperial College' in NR 1962 vol 17 pp 15-31
Notes:
DSB gives death date as 02 May 1892
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/56726163
Royal Society codeNA1801
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/002166Hofmann, Augustus Wilhelmnd
AP/36/21Paper, 'Contributions to the history of aniline, azobenzole and benzidine' by A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann1855
AP/39/29Paper, 'Contribution towards the history of thialdine' by A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann27 May 1857
IM/002168Hofmann, Augustus Wilhelmnd
EC/1851/09Hofmann, August Wilhelm von: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/38/31Paper, 'On some compounds of ethylene' by H L Buff1856
AP/39/28Paper, 'On a new mode of forming triethylamine' by A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann21 May 1857
AP/40/18Paper, 'Notes of researches on the poly-ammonium bases' by A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann1858
AP/38/2Unpublished paper, 'On insolinic acid' by A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann1855
IM/Maull/002165Hofmann, Augustus Wilhelmnd
AP/39/30Paper, 'On the action of sulphuric acid upon anisic and salicylic acids' by A W [August Wilhelm von] HofmannJune 1857
MM/14/26'Report of the Commission appointed to consider the subject of lighting picture galleries by gas' 20 July 1859
AP/38/8Paper, 'Note on a new class of alcohols' by Aug [Auguste André Thomas] Cahours and A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann1856
AP/38/10Paper, 'On the bromide of titanium' by A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann1856
AP/39/33Paper, 'Contributions towards the history of the phosphorus, arsenic, and antimony bases' by A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann1857
AP/36/6Paper, 'Researches on the action of sulphuric acid on the nitriles and on the amides' by G B [George Bowdler] Buckton and A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann1855
AP/38/5Paper, 'On some of the metamorphoses of the naphthalamine' by A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann1856
MS/743/1/24Testimonial by Augustus Wilhelm von Hofmann, Royal College of Chemistry, on behalf of John Hall Gladstone15 July 1857 [?]
RR/3/276Referee's report by August Wilhelm von Hofmann, on a paper 'On some new ethyl-compounds containing the alkalimetals' by James Alfred Wanklyn10 August 1858
RR/3/140Referee's report by Thomas Graham, on a paper 'Researches on the phosphorus-bases' by August Wilhelm von Hofmann and Auguste Cahours7 July 1857
RR/3/142Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on a paper 'Note on a new class of alcohols' by August Wilhelm von Hofmann and Auguste Cahours17 September 1857
RR/3/280Referee's report by August Wilhelm von Hofmann, on a paper 'On some of the products of the destructive distillation of boghead coal' by Charles Greville Williams1 June 1857
RR/3/91Referee's report by August Wilhelm von Hofmann, on a paper 'On the action of ammonia on glyoxal' by Heinrich Debus6 July 1858
RR/3/107Referee's report by August Wilhelm von Hofmann, on a paper 'Researches on organo-metallic bodies' by Edward Frankland9 April 1855
RR/3/32Letter from August Wilhelm von Hofmann, on a paper 'On the isolation of mercuric ethyl' by George Bowdler Buckton18 January 1858
RR/3/141Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'Note on a new class of alcohols' by August Wilhelm von Hofmann and Auguste Cahours15 July 1857
RR/3/9Referee's report by August Wilhelm von Hofmann, on a paper 'On the constitution and properties of ozone' by Thomas Andrews8 October 1855
RR/3/137Referee's report by John Stenhouse, on a paper 'On insolinic acid' by August Wilhelm von Hofmann7 February 1856
RR/4/65Referee's report by August Wilhelm von Hofmann, on a paper 'On the resin of ficus rubiginosa, and a new homologue of benzylic alcohol' by Warren De La Rue and Hugo Müller25 February 1860
RR/3/288Referee's report by August Wilhelm von Hofmann, on a paper 'On some of the products of the destructive distillation of boghead coal - Part II' by Charles Greville Williams22 February 1858
PT/61/7Paper, 'Contributions to the history of the phosphorus-bases. I' by A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann[1860]
RR/3/31Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'On the action of sulphuric acid upon the amides and nitriles' by George Bowdler Buckton and August Wilhelm von Hofmann3 July 1856
RR/3/138Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'On insolinic acid' by August Wilhelm von Hofmann16 July 1856
RR/4/237Referee's report by August Willhelm von Hofmann, on a paper 'On the synthesis of succinic and pyrotartaric acids' by Maxwell Simpson3 May 1861
RR/2/87Referee's report by August Wilhelm von Hofmann, on a paper 'On the frequent occurrence of indigo in human urine, and on its chemical and physiological relations' by Arthur Hill Hassall14 November 1853
RR/2/69Referee's report by August Wilhelm von Hofmann, on a paper 'On a new series of organic bodies containing metals' by Edward Frankland20 July 1852
RR/4/134Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on a paper 'Contributions to the history of the phosphorus-bases' by August Wilhelm von Hofmann29 October 1860
PT/58/13Paper, 'Researches on a new class of alcohols' by [August] Wilm [Wilhelm von] Hofmann and Aug [Augustus] Cahours[1857]
PT/61/8/3Plate, figures 31-39 showing form of crystals of a platinum-salt by unknown artist[1860]
MS/427/405Copy letter from [Michael] Foster, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. Wharton Jones12 January 1885
MS/426/451Note of a letter from [the Secretaries of] the Royal Society; to various individuals20 June 1851
RR/3/65Referee's report by August Wilhelm von Hofmann, on a paper 'On chemical affinity, and the solubility of the sulphate of baryta in acid liquors' by Frederick Crace Calvert22 April 1856
IM/002167Hofmann, Augustus Wilhelmnd
RR/2/104Referee's report by Thomas Graham, on a paper 'Researches into the molecular constitution of the organic bases' by August Wilhelm von Hofmann16 April 1851
RR/5/87Referee's report by August Wilhelm von Hofmann, on a paper 'On a new series of bodies in which nitrogen substituted for hydrogen' by John Peter Griess1864
RR/2/103Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'Researches into the molecular constitution of the organic bases' by August Wilhelm von Hofmann15 April 1851
PT/53/3Paper, 'Researches on the action of sulphuric acid upon the amides and nitriles, together with remarks upon the conjugate sulpho-acids' by George B [Bowdler] Buckon and A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann9 May 1856
RR/3/30Referee's report by John Stenhouse, on a paper 'Researches on the action of sulphuric acid upon the amides and nitriles, together with remarks upon the conjugate sulpho-acids' by George Bowdler Buckton and August Wilhelm von Hofmann2 July 1856
PT/61/9/6Plate, figures 74-78 showing form of crystals of phospharsonium-platinum-salt by unknown artist[1860]
PT/61/9/4Plate, figures 66-67 showing form of crystals of platinum-salt by unknown artist[1860]
PT/61/8/4Plate, figure 40 showing form of crystal of platinum-salt by unknown artist[1860]
PT/37/4Paper, 'Researches regarding the molecular constitution of the volatile organic bases' by A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann[1849]
RR/2/88Letter from William Sharpey, August Wilhelm von Hofmann and John Stenhouse, regarding experiments in a paper 'On the frequent occurrence of indigo in human urine, and on its chemical and physiological relations' by Arthur Hill Hassall16 October 1854
PT/58/14Paper, 'Researches on the phosphorus-bases' by A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann and Augtus [Augustus] Cahours[1857]
RR/3/139Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'Researches on the phosphorus-bases' by August Wilhelm von Hofmann and Auguste Cahours30 June 1857
PT/61/8Paper, 'Contributions to the history of the phosphorus-bases. Second memoir' by A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann[1860]
PT/60/16Paper, 'On the relation between boiling point and composition in organic compounds' by Hermann Kopp[1860]
PT/61/8/6Plate, figures 45-46 showing form of crystals of diphosphonium by unknown artist[1860]
PT/61/8/1Manuscript, 'Contributions to the history of the phosphorus-bases. Second memoir' by A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann[1860]
PT/61/8/2Plate, figures 28-30 showing form of crystals of bromide of monophosphonium by unknown artist[1860]
PT/61/8/5Plate, figures 41-44 showing form of crystals of di-iodide by unknown artist[1860]
PT/61/8/7Plate, figures 48-52 showing form of crystals of iodide of tetrethylphosphonium by unknown artist[1860]
PT/61/9Paper, 'Contributions to the history of the phosphorus bases. Third memoir' by A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann[1860]
PT/61/9/3Plate, figures 64-65 showing form of crystals of dibromide by unknown artist[1860]
PT/61/9/2Plate, figures 54-63 showing form of crystals of bromide of bromethyl-trimethylphosphonium by unknown artist[1860]
PT/61/9/1Manuscript, 'Contributions to the history of the phosphorus bases. Third memoir' by A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann[1860]
PT/61/9/5Plate, figures 69-73 showing form of crystals of platinum-salt by unknown artist[1860]
PT/70/15Paper, 'On a new series of bodies in which nitrogen is substituted for hydrogen' by [John] Peter Griess[1864]
MC/5/126Letter from Arthur H [Hill] Hassall, licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, 8 Bennett Street, St James' Street, to C R [Charles Richard] Weld, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society26 November 1853
MC/5/10Letter from Leonard Horner, Manchester, to Lieutenant-Colonel [Edward] Sabine, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]12 March 1851
MC/5/41Letter from Tho [Thomas] Graham, A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann, Wm [William] Allen Miller, London, to the [Earl of Rosse] President of the Royal Society and to the Council22 April 1852
MC/5/113Letter from A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann, Royal College of Chemistry, to Thos [Thomas] Bell, Secretary of the Royal Society23 June 1853
MC/5/183Letter from A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann, Royal College of Chemistry, to Colonel [Edward] Sabine, Vice-President [and Treasurer] of the Royal Society9 November 1854
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
AP/39/31Paper, 'On the separation of iodine, bromine, and chlorine, and the comparative degree of affinity of these elements for silver; with some analyses of their combinations with that metal occurring in Chili [Chile]' by Frederic Field1857
MC/7/311Letter from A W [August Wilhelm von] Hofmann, 4 Lauter Strasse, Berlin, to Professor [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society1 March 1866
MC/7Volume 7 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1864-1866
MC/9/335Letter from A W [August Wilhelm] Hofmann, Dorotheenstrasse 10, Berlin, to the Royal Society4 March 1872
MC/9Volume 9 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1870-June 1873
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