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Authorised form of nameWeldon; Walter (1832 - 1885)
SurnameWeldon
ForenamesWalter
Dates1832 - 1885
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Loughborough, Leicestershire, England (31 October 1832)
Death:
At his residence, Rede hall, Burstow, Surrey (20 September 1885)
ActivityResearch Field:
Chemistry
Career:
Worked in his father's business; moved to London and took up journalism (aged 22); instituted 'Weldon's Register of facts and occurrences in literature, science and art' (1860-1863); discovered a process for the perpetual regeneration of manganese for use in the production of chlorine; a founder of the Society of Chemical Industry
Memberships:
FCS; FRSE
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
8/06/1882
RelationshipsSon of a manufacturer; married Ann Cotton; father of Walter Frank Raphael Weldon (FRS 1890)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1889 vol 46 pp xix-xxiv signed by F W R
Royal Society codeNA2856
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
P/0140Portrait of Weldon, Walter
NLB/10/886Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Editor, 'British Medical Journal', 429 Strand, W.C.26 February 1895
NLB/10/884Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Walter Weldon, Fellow of the Royal Society26 February 1895
EC/1882/19Weldon, Walter: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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