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Authorised form of nameAllen; William (1770 - 1843)
SurnameAllen
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1770 - 1843
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Spitalfields, London, England (29 August 1770)
Death:
Lindfield, Sussex (30 December 1843)
ActivityResearch Field:
Chemistry
Education:
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)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
19/11/1807
Ejected 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
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