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Authorised form of nameAbel; Sir; Frederick Augustus (1827 - 1902)
SurnameAbel
ForenamesFrederick Augustus
Dates1827 - 1902
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Woolwich, England (17 July 1827)
Death:
06 September 1902
ActivityResearch Field:
Chemistry
Career:
Director, Chemical Establishment of the War Department
Honours:
CB 1877; Kt 1883; KCB 1891; Bt 1893; GCVO 1901
Memberships:
FCS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/06/1860
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1877
Lectures:
Bakerian 1867
Council:
VP 1877-1878
RelationshipsBrother-in-law of Frederick Field (FRS 1863)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/67206005
Royal Society codeNA3596
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1860/05Abel, Sir Frederick Augustus: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/16/6Statement by Dr Hermann Sprengel on "the discovery of the explosibility of wet guncotton through cumulative detonation"15 January 1892
IM/000006Abel, Sir Frederick Augustusnd
MM/16/5Letter from Dr Hermann Sprengel to the Royal Society15 June 1892
MM/16/9Modification of a statement by Dr Hermann Sprengel on "the discovery of the explosibility of wet guncotton through cumulative detonation"16 November 1892
MM/16/13Letter from Dr Hermann Sprengel to the President and Council of the Royal Society20 February 1893
MM/16/1Letter from Dr Hermann Sprengel to Sir Frederick Abel25 November 1891
MM/16/15Letter from Dr Hermann Sprengel to the President and Council of the Royal Society17 May 1893
MM/16/16Report by GC Foster on a letter by Dr Hermann Sprengel to the Royal Society, 17 May 189314 June 1893
MM/16/14Letter from GC Foster to Lord Rayleigh13 March 1893
MM/16/3Letter from GC Foster to Lord Rayleigh12 April 1892
MM/16/2Letter from Hugo Miller to Lord Rayleigh30 March 1892
MS/743/1/88Letter from Frederick Augustus Abel to [John Hall] Gladstone 4 April 1876
MS/743/1/60Letter from Frederick Augustus Abel, Chemical Department, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, to [John Hall] Gladstone20 June 1863
MS/743/1/62Letter from Frederick Augustus Abel, Council of Military Education, 13 Great George Street, to John Hall Gladstone29 July 1863
MS/743/1/56Letter from Frederick Augustus Abel, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, to John Hall Gladstone2 February 1863
MS/743/1/70Letter from Frederick Augustus Abel, Woolwich, to John Hall Gladstone19 July 1870
IM/000004Abel, Sir Frederick Augustusnd
IM/Maull/000005Abel, Sir Frederick Augustusnd
IM/Maull/000003Abel, Sir Frederick Augustusnd
IM/Maull/000007Abel, Sir Frederick Augustusnd
NLB/1/430Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Frederick Augustus Abel18 March 1887
NLB/4/233Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Frederick Augustus Abel, Fellow of the Royal Society20 March 1890
NLB/6/292Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Frederick Augustus Abel, Fellow of the Royal Society7 April 1892
NLB/7/67Statement as to the explosibility of wet guncotton through cumulative detonation by Hermann Johann Phillipp Sprengel16 November 1892
NLB/7/186Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor George Carey Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society16 December 1892
NLB/7/332Memoranda with reference to a statement submitted to the Council of the Royal Society by Dr Hermann Johann Phillipp Sprengel, from Frederick Augustus Abel13 December 1892
NLB/10/894Copy letter from Theodore E James, to [Messrs Harrison & Sons]4 March 1895
NLB/8/290Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Frederick Augustus Abel, Fellow of the Royal Society, Imperial Institute, S.W.21 September 1893
NLB/12/78Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Frederick Augustus Abel, Fellow of the Royal Society6 December 1895
NLB/20/721Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Frederick Augustus Abel, Fellow of the Royal Society, Imperial Institute, S.W.25 June 1900
NLB/28/278Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Andrew Noble, Fellow of the Royal Society10 February 1904
NLB/28/238Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Andrew Noble, Fellow of the Royal Society3 February 1904
MS/928/2/2Letter from Frederick Augustus Abel, 40 Cadogan Place, to Charles Vernon Boys9 March 1893
RR/6/2Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'Researches on gun-cotton.—On the manufacture and composition of gun-cotton' by Frederick Augustus Abel26 April 1866
RR/6/6Referee's report by John Hall Gladstone, on a paper 'Contributions to the history of explosive agents' by Frederick Augustus Abel2 August 1869
RR/6/3Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on the Bakerian Lecture 'Researches on gun-cotton.—Second memoir. On the stability of gun-cotton' by Frederick Augustus Abel18 April 1867
RR/6/136Referee's report by Frederick Augustus Abel, on a paper 'On hydrofluoric acid' by George Gore5 April 1869
RR/7/282Referee's report by John Hall Gladstone, on a paper 'Contributions to the history of explosive agents - Second memoir' by Frederick Augustus Abel30 March 1874
RR/7/283Referee's report by Andrew Noble, on a paper 'Contributions to the history of explosive agents - Second memoir' by Frederick Augustus Abel16 April 1874
RR/7/333Referee's report by Astley Cooper Key, on a paper 'Researches on explosives - Fired gunpowder' by Andrew Noble and Frederick Augustus Abel30 July 1874
RR/7/330Referee's report by Frederick Augustus Abel, on a paper 'On the alleged expansion in volume of various substances in passing by refrigeration from the state of liquid fusion to that of solidification' by Robert Mallet3 July 1874
RR/7/332Referee's report by John Hall Gladstone, on a paper 'Researches on explosives - Fired gunpowder' by Andrew Noble and Frederick Augustus Abel18 June 1874
RR/10/40Referee's report by Frederick Augustus Abel, on a paper 'A coal-dust explosion' by W Galloway22 March 1887
RR/8/295Referee's report by Frederick Augustus Abel, on a paper 'On the influence of coal-dust in colliery explosions. No. III' by W Galloway1 July 1881
RR/8/301Second referee's report by Frederick Augustus Abel, on a paper 'On the influence of coal-dust in colliery explosions. No. III' by W Galloway10 December 1881
RR/11/140Referee's report by Frederick Augustus Abel, on a paper 'The rate of explosion in gases' by Harold Baily Dixon29 July 1892
RR/6/4Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on the Bakerian Lecture 'Researches on gun-cotton.—Second memoir. On the stability of gun-cotton' by Frederick Augustus Abel18 May 1867
RR/6/5Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'Contributions to the history of explosive agents' by Frederick Augustus Abel21 July 1869
RR/6/1Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on a paper 'Researches on gun-cotton.—On the manufacture and composition of gun-cotton' by Frederick Augustus Abel15 May 1866
RR/10/301Referee's report by Frederick Augustus Abel, on a paper 'An experimental investigation of the circumstances under which a change of the velocity in the propagation of the ignition of an explosive gaseous mixture takes place in closed and open vessels. Part I. Chronographic measurements' by Frederick John Smith30 March 1889
MS/373/1/116Testimonial by Frederick Augustus Abel, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, supporting Thomas Edward Thorpe8 April 1874
MM/16/7Report by GC Forster on a statement by Dr Hermann Sprengel on "the discovery of the explosibility of wet guncotton through cumulative detonation"19 September 1892
MM/16/11Letter from Sir Frederick Abel to Lord Rayleigh13 December 1892
MM/16/10Letter from Sir Frederick Abel to Lord Rayleigh23 November 1892
MM/16/4Letter from Dr Hermann Sprengel to Lord Rayleigh3 June 1892
MM/16/12Letter from GC Foster to Lord Rayleigh24 December 1892
MM/16/8Letter from Dr Hermann Sprengel to Lord Rayleigh16 November 1892
NLB/3/916List of corrections in the addresses of Royal Society Fellows8 November 1889
NLB/6/532Copy letter from Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], to Dr Hermann Johann Phillipp Sprengel, Fellow of the Royal Society, Terling Place Witham, Essex29 May 1892
NLB/10/465Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Frederick Augustus Abel, Fellow of the Royal Society, 40 Cadogan Place, S.W.27 November 1894
RR/8/177Referee's report by Astley Cooper Key, on a paper 'Researches on explosives. No. II.—Fired gunpowder' by Andrew Noble and Frederick Augustus Abel14 October 1879
RR/8/176Referee's report by John Hall Gladstone, on a paper 'Researches on explosives. No. II.—Fired gunpowder' by Andrew Noble and Frederick Augustus Abel15 August 1879
NLB/6/925Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor George Carey Foster19 September 1892
IM/000008British Association Meeting in Newcastle1889
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