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Authorised form of nameBrande; William Thomas (1788 - 1866)
Dates1788 - 1866
NationalityBritish
Place of birthArlington Street, St James's, London, England
Date of birth11 February 1788
Place of deathLondon
Date of death11 February 1866
Research fieldChemistry
ActivityEducation:
Hon DCL (Oxon)
Career:
Apprenticed to his brother, an apothecary (1802); pupil at the Anatomical School, Windmill Street, under George Pearson (FRS 1791); Professor of Chemistry (1812) and later Professor Materia Medica to the Apothecaries Company; Professor of Chemistry, Royal Institution (succeeding Sir Humphry Davy); Fellow and member of the Senate of the University of London; editor of 'Dictionary of Science and art'
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election13/04/1809
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Sec 1816-1826; VP 1834-1835
Medals and prizes:
Copley Medal 1813
Lectures:
Bakerian 1813 and 1819
RelationshipsSon of an apothecary; son-in-law of Charles Hatchett (FRS 1797)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1867-1868 vol 16 pp ii-vi, signed by A S T
References:
Sir John Craig, 'The Royal Society and the Royal Mint' in NR 1964 vol 19 pp 156-167, plate
N G Coley, 'The Animal Chemistry Club; Assistant Society to the Royal Society' in NR 1967 vol 22 pp 173-185
W P Griffith and P J T Morris, 'Charles Hatchett FRS (1765 - 1847), chemist and discoverer of niobium' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 299 - 316
Notes:
DSB gives birth date as 11 January 1788.
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/29648539
Royal Society codeNA3249
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/4Volume 4 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1844-1850
AP/11/13Unpublished paper and letter, 'Geometrical trisection of an angle' by John NicholettsDecember 1823
AP/8/4Unpublished paper, 'Experiments on the contents of the cardiac portion of the stomach, with a view to prevent an increased secretion of uric acid, with some remarks on the composition of the urine' by William T [Thomas] Brande1 January 1810
MM/14/140Letter from William Thomas Brande to the Royal Mint1 August 1838
DM/2/109Letter from JW Croker, Admiralty Office, to William Thomas Brande7 July 1825
DM/4/125Letter from Thomas Young, Board of Longitude, to W T Brande, Secretary, Royal Society7 February 1824
AP/8A/7Unpublished paper, 'Memoir on the antiseptic qualities of peat moss viewed as a preventive of dry rot in wood' by Archibald Duff7 December 1818
AP/10/7Paper, 'On the mutual action of sulphuric acid and alcohol, with observations on the composition and properties of the resulting compound' by Henry Hennell[1826]
DM/2/140Letter from William Thomas Brande, Royal Society, to Attorney General21 June 1825
AP/10/13Unpublished paper and letter, 'On the rectification of curves' by John Walsh14 July 1823
AP/11/21Unpublished paper, 'On the binomial theorem' by John Walsh 1 June 1822
AP/11/22Unpublished paper, 'Memoir of the binomial calculus, the Irish calculation' by John Walsh11 November 1823
DM/2/138Letter from William Tooke, Grays Inn, to W T Brande15 June 1825
DM/4/126Letter from Sir John Barrow, Admiralty, to W T Brande, Secretary, Royal Society1 November 1828
MS/743/1/2Testimonial by William Thomas Brande, Royal Mint on behalf of John Hall Gladstone 24 April 1849
MS/743/1/20Testimonial by William Thomas Brande, Royal Mint on behalf of John Hall Gladstone14 July 1857
DM/3/151Copy of a letter from William Thomas Brande, Secretary, Royal Society, to Edward Sabine10 March 1826
DM/2/137Letter from William Thomas Brande, Royal Society, to William Tooke5 May 1825
MS/859/2/48Letter from William Thomas Brande, Grafton Street, to Charles Hatchett, 7 Royal Crescent, Brighton14 January 1826
IM/000540Brande, William Thomasnd
IM/001362Faraday, Michael and Brande, William Thomasnd
MS/377/1/172Admission ticket to lectures at the Royal Institution of Great Britainnd [19th century]
MS/377/1/173Admission ticket to lectures at the Royal Institution of Great Britainn.d. [19th century]
PT/73/8/3Paintings, gas light burners by Wm [William] Tite[1819]
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
RR/1/93Referee's report by William Thomas Brande, on a paper 'On some elementary laws of electricity' by William Snow Harris4 June 1834
RR/1/128Referee's report by William Thomas Brande, on a paper 'Contributions to the chemistry of the urine - Paper III' by Henry Bence Jones1 July 1848
PT/5/17Paper, 'Experiments to ascertain the state of spirit in fermented liquors: with a table exhibiting the relative proportion of pure alcohol contained in several kinds of wine and some other liquors' by William Thos [Thomas] Brande1 May 1811
PT/5/15Paper, 'An account of a vegetable wax from Brazil' by William T [Thomas] Brande15 March 1811
PT/8/4Paper, 'The Bakerian Lecture: on some new electrochemical phænomena' by William Thomas Brande[1813]
PT/14/20Letter, introducing George Fisher's paper 'On the errors in longitude as determined by the chronometers at sea, arising from the action of the iron in the ships upon the chronometers' from John Barrow to Wm [William] Thos [Thomas] Brande6 May 1820
PT/7/26Paper, 'Additional observations on the effects of magnesia in preventing an increased formation of uric acid, with remarks on the influence of acids upon the composition of the urine' by William Thomas Brande[1813]
PT/14/2Paper, 'The Bakerian Lecture. On the composition and analysis of the inflammable gaseous compounds resulting from the destructive distillation of coal and oil, with some remarks on their relative heating and illuminating powers' by William Thomas Brande[1819]
PT/2/16Paper, 'Some observations on Mr [William Thomas] Brande's paper on calculi' by Evd [Everard] Home[1808]
PT/8/4/1Manuscript, 'The Bakerian Lecture: on some new electrochemical phænomena' by William Thomas Brande[1813]
PT/7/10Paper, 'Additional remarks on the state in which alcohol exists in fermented liquors' by William Thomas Brande[1812]
PT/6/4Paper, 'Observations of a comet, with remarks on the construction of its different parts' by Wm [William] Herschel16 December 1811
PT/6/3Paper, ['Chemical researches on the blood, and some other animal fluids'] by William Brande[1811]
PT/4/12Second part of paper, 'On the mode of breeding of the ovoviviperous [sic] shark, and on the aeration of the fœtal blood in different classes of animals' by Everard Home[1810]
L&P/12/120Paper, 'Chemical experiments on Guaiacum' by William Thomas Brande1805
PT/2/15Paper, 'On the differences in the structure of calculi, which arise from their being formed in different parts of the urinary passages, and on the effects that are produced upon them, by the internal use of solvent medicines' by Mr W [William Thomas] Brande in a letter to Everard Home23 April 1808
PT/3/22Paper, 'Observations on albumen, and some other animal fluids; with remarks on their analysis by electro-chemical decomposition' by Wm [William Thomas] Brande1 May 1809
PT/11/5Paper, 'Observations on an astringent vegetable substance from China' by William Thomas Brande[1816]
MS/426/508Copy letter from Edward Sabine, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to Dr [Peter Mark] Roget17 February 1854
IM/Maull/000539Brande, William Thomasnd
IM/000541Brande, William Thomasnd
DM/3/120Letter from John Barrow, Admiralty Offices, to W T Brande, Secretary, Royal Society3 April 1824
MM/13/85Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 20 December 1832
EC/1809/02Brande, William Thomas: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/13/88Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 29 January 1833
MM/13/92Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 3 March 1836
MC/1/57Letter from T. Phillips, 8 George Street, to William Thomas Brande, Secretary of the Royal Society 3 June 1818
MC/1/58Letter from William Bain, Comely Bank, Edinburgh, to [William Thomas Brande], Secretary of the Royal Society 17 November 1818
MC/1/59Letter from Augustus Bozzi Granville, Saville Row, to William Thomas Brande, Secretary of the Royal Society6 January 1819
MC/1/89Letter from John Burridge, 55 Nelson Square, to William Thomas Brande, Secretary of the Royal Society 12 May 1823
MC/1/130Letter from Knight, Jones and Knight, solicitors, St James' Square, to William Thomas Brande, Secretary of the Royal Society25 May 1825
PT/8/4/2Plate, figures showing electrochemical experiment with brass bulbs and thermometers by unknown artist[1813]
MC/1/131Letter from William Sooke [?], Gray's Inn, to William Thomas Brande, Secretary of the Royal Society 30 May 1825
MC/1/137Letter from an unknown correspondent, to William Thomas Brande, Secretary of the Royal Society23 November 1825
MC/1/140Letter from R. Slade, Doctor's Commons, to William Thomas Brande, Secretary of the Royal Society7 March 1826
MC/1/146Letter from William Thomas Brande, Secretary of the Royal Society, Grafton Street, to Sir John Frederick William Herschel, Secretary of the Royal Society26 October 1826
PT/15/6Paper, 'On the new compounds of chlorine and carbon, and on a new compound of iodine, carbon, and hydrogen' by Mr [Michael] Faraday[1820]
PT/15/22Paper, 'Observations on the variation of local heat made amongst the Garrow Hills in February and March 1820' by D [David] Scott in a letter to W T [William Thomas] Brande14 April 1820
PT/15/23Paper, 'On some subterraneous trees discovered at the foot of the cliffs about a mile to the eastward of Mundsley [Mundesley]' by Jeaffreson Miles in a letter to W T [William Thomas] Brande7 September 1820
MC/1/243Letter from Sir John Barrow, [Second Secretary to the Admiralty], Admiralty Office, to William Thomas Brande7 July 1830
MC/1/247Letter from Dr. Peter Mark Roget, [Secretary of the Royal Society], to [Sir John Barrow]15 July 1830
AP/10/13/1Unpublished letter, regarding paper on curves from John Walsh to W T [William Thomas] Brande14 July 1823
AP/10/13/2Unpublished manuscript, 'On the rectification of curves' by John Walsh14 July 1823
AP/11/13/1Unpublished letter, regarding trisection of an angle from John Nicholetts to William Thomas Brande30 December 1823
AP/11/13/2Unpublished manuscript, 'Geometrical trisection of an angle' by John Nicholetts24 December 1823
AP/11/13/3Unpublished diagram, trisection of an angle by [John Nicholetts][December 1823]
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