Authorised form of namePercy; John (1817 - 1889)
Dates1817 - 1889
Place of birthNottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Date of birth23 March 1817
Place of deathLondon
Date of death19 June 1889
Research fieldMetallurgy; chemistry
MD (1838, Edinburgh)
Studied medicine in Paris, under Gay Lussac and Antoine de Jussieu; Physician, Queen's Hospital, Birmingham (1839); Lecturer in metallurgy, Metropolitan School of Science (later Royal School of Mines) (1851)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election22/04/1847
Royal Society activityClubs:
Royal Society Dining Club, 1853-1889 (Treasurer 1855-1866)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Proc Roy Soc 1889 vol 46 pp xxxv-xl signed by W C R-A
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA2658
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1847/19Percy, John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/3/122Referee's report by John Percy, on a paper 'On the molecular properties of antimony' by George Gore3 March 1858
RR/2/56Referee's report by John Percy, on a paper 'On the application of Potash as a test for Manganese' by Edmund Davy27 April 1854
RR/3/105Referee's report by John Percy, on a paper 'Experimental relations of gold (and other metals) to light' by Michael Faraday14 May 1857
RR/5/143Referee's report by John Percy, on a paper 'On new cornish minerals of the brochantite group' by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne15 June 1865
MC/6/194Letter from John Percy, Jermyn Street, to General [Edward] Sabine, [President of the Royal Society]6 January 1862
MC/5/226Letter from Robert Mallet, Delville, Co Dublin, to Colonel [Edward] Sabine, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]11 February 1856
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
MC/10/246Letter from John Percy, House of Commons, to Walter White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society26 April 1875
MC/10Volume 10 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal SocietyJuly 1873-1876
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