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Authorised form of nameSimpson; Maxwell (1815 - 1902)
SurnameSimpson
ForenamesMaxwell
Dates1815 - 1902
Dates and placesBirth:
Beach Hill, County Armagh, Ireland (15 March 1815)
Death:
7 Darnley Road, Holland Park Avenue, London (26 February 1902)
Burial:
Fulham cemetery, London
ActivityResearch Field:
Chemistry
Education:
Schooled in Newry; Trinity College, Dublin, BA (1837); studied under Adolph Kolbe at Marburg; studied under Robert Bunsen at Heidelburg. MB (after 1847); AB (TCD)
Career:
Trained as a Chemist in London, attended lectures at London University given by Thomas Graham and worked in Graham's laboratory (1843-1945); returned to Dublin (1845); Professor of Chemistry, Medical School of Park Street, Dublin (1847); moved to Peter Street or 'Original' School of Medicine (1849); moved to Paris (1857-1859) assisted Wurtz; took up teaching and chemical research in Dublin; returned to Wurtz in Paris for a few years; moved to London - examiner to the Indian Civil Service and to the Queen's University in Ireland; Honorary Fellow of the King's and Queen's College of Physicians of Ireland (1865); Professor Chemistry, Queen's College, Cork (1872-1892); President, Chemical Section of the British Association (1878); honorary LLD, University of Dublin (1878); Honorary DSc Queen's University (1882); retired (1892)
Memberships:
FCS (1857), Vice President (1872-1874)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
5/06/1862
RelationshipsSon of Thomas Simpson of Beech Hill, County Armagh, Ireland; married Mary Martin of Loughorne, Co Down, sister of John Martin the Young Irelander
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Irish Innovators
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1905 vol 75 pp 175-181 signed by H D
Royal Society codeNA2857
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AP/47/9On the Synthesis of Inbasic Acids1865
IM/Maull/004206Simpson, Maxwellnd
NLB/10/372Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mrs Maxwell Simpson, 9 Barton Street, West Kensington, W.14 November 1894
NLB/8/293Copy letter from 'the Clerk' [Theodore E James], to Messrs Harrison & Sons22 September 1893
NLB/12/690Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Maxwell Simpson, Fellow of the Royal Society13 April 1896
NLB/20/151Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Maxwell Simpson, Fellow of the Royal Observatory15 February 1900
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/5/150Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on a paper 'On the synthesis of tribasic acids' by Maxwell Simpson15 June 1865
RR/4/236Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on a paper 'On the synthesis of succinic and pyrotartaric acids' by Maxwell Simpson16 May 1861
RR/5/245Letter from Maxwell Simpson, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'On the synthesis of tribasic acids' by Maxwell Simpson3 July 1865
RR/5/244Referee's report by William Odling, on a paper 'On the synthesis of tribasic acids' by Maxwell Simpson27 June 1865
EC/1862/11Simpson, Maxwell: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/5/246Letter from Maxwell Simpson, to the Committee of Papers, regarding a paper 'On the synthesis of tribasic acids' by Maxwell Simpson3 July 1865
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