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Authorised form of nameAllen; William (1770 - 1843)
Dates1770 - 1843
NationalityBritish
Place of birthSpitalfields, London, England
Date of birth29 August 1770
Place of deathLindfield, Sussex
Date of death30 December 1843
Research fieldChemistry
ActivityEducation:
School at Rochester
Career:
Clerk, Plough Court Pharmacy; attended lectures at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, London; Lecturer on Chemistry, Guy's Hospital (1802-1826); actively opposed slavery, and advocated schemes of social improvements; helped to found an agricultural colony, Lindfield, Sussex
Memberships:
FCS (1794); FLS (1801)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election19/11/1807
Date of ejection or withdrawalEjected from the Society 1843
RelationshipsEldest son of Job and Margaret Allen (Quakers)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1844 No 60 pp 532-533
Notes:
In the index to BR it says he was ejected from the Society between 1842 and 1843, and refers to PL; but PL gives him as a member in both 1842 and 1843.
Virtual International Authority File17268394
Royal Society codeNA3179
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MS/710/10Letter from William Allen, near London, to Robert Were Fox14 November 1830
MS/710/9Letter from William Allen, London, to Robert Were Fox, Falmouth26 July 1813
MS/710/4Letter from William Allen, London, to Robert Were Fox, Falmouth30 September 1809
MS/710/8Letter from William Allen, London, to Robert Were Fox, Falmouth19 October 1810
CB/1/1/227Letter from Claude Louis Berthollet to Charles Blagden31 August 1808
EC/1807/09Allen, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/710/6Letter from William Allen, London, to Robert Were Fox, Falmouth20 March 1810
MS/710/11Letter from William Allen, 16 Chester Terrace, Eaton Square, to Robert Were Fox1 October 1840
MS/710/7Letter from William Allen, London, to Robert Were Fox, Falmouth1 August 1810
MS/710/5Letter from William Allen, London, to Robert Were Fox, Falmouth27 December 1809
PT/7/24Paper, 'On the means of procuring a steady light in coal mines without the danger of explosion' by Wm [William] Reid Clanny[1813]
PT/2/17/2Plate, diagram of water gasometer by Silvanus Bevan[1808]
PT/1/18Paper, 'On the quantity of carbon in carbonic acid' by Wm [William] Allen and Wm [William] Hasledine Pepys[1807]
PT/2/17Paper, 'On the changes produced in atmospheric air, and oxygen gas by respiration' by W [William] Allen and W H [William Hasledine] Pepys[1808]
PT/2/17/1Manuscript, 'On the changes produced in atmospheric air, and oxygen gas by respiration' by W [William] Allen and W H [William Hasledine] Pepys[1808]
PT/3/26/2Plate, engraving showing design and arrangement of water gasometer, drawn by Martin and engraved by J [James] Basire[1809]
PT/3/26Paper, 'On respiration' by Wm [William] Allen and Wm [William] Hasledyne [Hasledine] Pepys[1809]
PT/3/26/1Manuscript, 'On respiration' by Wm [William] Allen and Wm [William] Hasledyne [Hasledine] Pepys[1809]
PT/3/26/3Plate, final engraving showing design and arrangement of water gasometer, drawn by Martin and engraved by J [James] Basire[1809]
AP/8/7Unpublished paper and letters, 'Some farther remarks on the means of procuring a steady light in coal mines without the danger of explosion' by W [William] Reid ClannyNovember 1815 - January 1816
AP/8/7/3Unpublished account, regarding a trial of Clanny's new lamp witnessed by Wm [William] Patterson, Josh [Joseph] Gleghorn, and W H Holmes30 December 1815
AP/8/7/2Unpublished letter, regarding safety lamp improvements from W [William] Reid Clanny to unknown recipient27 November 1815
AP/8/7/4Unpublished letter, regarding a trial of Clanny's new lamp from W [William] Reid Clanny to William Allen11 January 1816
AP/8/7/1Unpublished manuscript, 'Some farther remarks on the means of procuring a steady light in coal mines without the danger of explosion' by W [William] Reid Clanny25 November 1815
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