Authorised form of nameWeldon; Walter (1832 - 1885)
Dates1832 - 1885
Place of birthLoughborough, Leicestershire, England
Date of birth31 October 1832
Place of deathAt his residence, Rede hall, Burstow, Surrey
Date of death20 September 1885
Research fieldChemistry
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
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election08/06/1882
RelationshipsSon of a manufacturer; married Ann Cotton; father of Walter Frank Raphael Weldon (FRS 1890)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1889 vol 46 pp xix-xxiv signed by F W R
Royal Society codeNA2856
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
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
P/0140Portrait of Weldon, Walter
EC/1882/19Weldon, Walter: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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