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Authorised form of nameWilliamson; Alexander William (1824 - 1904)
Dates1824 - 1904
NationalityBritish
Place of birthWandsworth, London, England
Date of birth01 May 1824
Place of deathHigh Pitfold, Shottermill, Haslemere, Surrey
Date of death06/05/1904
Dates and placesBurial:
Brookwood cemetery, Surrey
Research fieldChemistry
ActivityEducation:
PhD
Career:
Professor of Practical Chemistry, University College, London.
Memberships:
FCS (Vice-President 1855)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election07/06/1855
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
For Sec 1873-1889; VP 1889-1890
Medals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1862
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
J S Rowlinson, 'The work of Thomas Andrews and James Thomson on the liquefaction of gases' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 143-159
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1906-1907 vol 78 pp xxiv-xliv, plate, signed by E D
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/52465999
Royal Society codeNA3754
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1855/14Williamson, Alexander William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/37/31Paper, 'On a new phosphite of ethyl [ethyl phosphate]' by A W [Alexander William] WilliamsonJune 1854
MM/17/119Letter from Ernest Satow, Tokio, Japan, to AW Williamson, Foreign Secretary, Royal Society11 January 1882
AP/37/30Paper, 'On the constitution of coal-tar creosote' by A W [Alexander William] WilliamsonJune 1854
MS/373/1/126Testimonial by Alexander William Williamson, University College, London15 May 1874
AP/52/9On the Chemical Activity of Nitrate1870
AP/37/32Paper, 'Note on nitro-glycerine' by A W [Alexander William] Williamson1854
AP/37/34Paper, 'Note on the decomposition of sulphuric acid by pentachloride of phosphorus' by A W [Alexander William] Williamson1854
AP/37/33Unpublished letter, 'On some new compounds of phenyl' from A W [Alexander William] Williamson to Dr [William] Sharpey15 March 1854
MS/743/1/23Testimonial by Alexander William Williamson, University College London, on behalf of John Hall Gladstone15 July 1857
MC/12Volume 12 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1880-1883
MS/743/1/96Letter from Alexander William Williamson, 15 Primrose Hill Road, to [John Hall] Gladstone25 November 1880
MC/13Volume 13 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1884
NLB/1/32 Copy letter from Alexander William Williamson, to the German Ambassador[December 1885]
NLB/2/189Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Pole18 February 1888
NLB/1/304Copy letter from Alexander William Williamson, to the German Ambassador7 December 1886
NLB/2/190Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alexander William Williamson, Fellow of the Royal Society18 February 1888
NLB/1/305Copy letter from Alexander William Williamson, to the United States Minister7 December 1886
NLB/2/982Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alexander William Williamson, Fellow of the Royal Society19 January 1889
NLB/4/768Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alexander William Williamson, Fellow of the Royal Society21 October 1890
NLB/7/508Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Alexander William Williamson, Fellow of the Royal Society3 March 1893
NLB/7/457Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Manager, South Western Railway, Waterloo Station, S.E.22 February 1893
NLB/7/507Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Traffic Superintendent, London & Southwestern Railway, Waterloo Station, S.E. 3 March 1893
NLB/10/1046Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alexander William Williamson, Fellow of the Royal Society28 March 1895
NLB/12/601Copy letter from John Evans, to Messrs Robarts, Lubbock & Company20 March 1896
RR/3/33Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'On the isolation of the radical mercuric methyl' by George Bowdler Buckton13 March 1858
NLB/28/747Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons11 May 1904
MS/427/3Copy letter from [Alexander William] Williamson, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society; to Madame Barrot6 November 1879
RR/3/291Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'Researches on silica' by Philip Yorke15 June 1857
RR/3/141Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'Note on a new class of alcohols' by August Wilhelm von Hofmann and Auguste Cahours15 July 1857
RR/4/10Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'On spontaneous evaporation' by Charles Cardale Babington23 February 1860
RR/5/54Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'On thallium' by William Crookes16 April 1863
RR/7/207Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'On the normal paraffins' by Carl Schorlemmer27 June 1872
RR/5/178Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'On mauve or aniline-purple' by William Henry Perkin19 November 1863
RR/7/157Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'On putrefaction' by Frederick Crace Calvert10 June 1872
RR/7/179Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'On fluoride of silver - Part III' by George Gore10 June 1872
RR/7/213Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'On the combined action of heat and pressure upon the paraffins' by Thomas Edward Thorpe and John Young2 November 1872
RR/6/175Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'Researches into the chemical constitution of narcotine, and of its products of decomposition.—Part II' by Augustus Matthiessen and George Carey Foster15 January 1868
RR/7/497Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'The optical deportment of the atmosphere in relation to the phenomena of putrefaction and infection' by John Tyndall19 May 1876
RR/8/21Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'On supersatured saline solutions' by J G Grenfell3 November 1877
RR/10/77Second referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'On evaporation and dissociation. Part V. A study of the thermal properties of methyl-alcohol' by William Ramsay and Sydney Young5 May 1887
RR/5/73Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on two papers, 'On the oxidation and disoxidation effected by the alkaline peroxides' by Benjamin Collins Brodie and 'On the law of expansion of superheated steam' by William Fairbairn22 October 1862
MS/427/37Copy letter from [Alexander William] Williamson, Secretaire pour L'Strange [Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society]; to Madame la Marquise d Colbert Chabanais21 June 1880
RR/5/134Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'Investigations of the specific heat of solid and liquid bodies' by Hermann Kopp3 November 1864
RR/5/84Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'On the molecular mobility of gases' by Thomas Graham29 July 1863
RR/6/177Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on two papers 'Researches into the chemical constitution of narcotine, and of its products of decomposition.—Part III' and 'Researches into the chemical constitution of narcotine, and of its products of decomposition.- Part IV' by Augustus Matthiessen and Charles Romley Alder Wright8 July 1869
RR/8/179Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'An account of experiments on the influence of colloids upon crystalline form, and on movements observed in mixtures of colloids with crystalloids' by William Miller Ord9 July 1879
RR/8/337Referee's report by William Odling, on a paper 'On the coefficients of expansion of the di-iodide of lead, PbI2, and of an alloy of iodide of lead with iodide of silver, PbI2.AgI' by G F Rodwell and Alexander William Williamson15 June 1881
NLB/32/83Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons22 December 1905
RR/10/75Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'On evaporation and dissociation. Part V. A study of the thermal properties of methyl-alcohol' by William Ramsay and Sydney Young25 March 1887
RR/4/29Referee reports by Alexander William Williamson, on three papers 'On the isolation of the organo-metals, mercuric, stannic, and plumbic ethyls; and observations on some of their derivatives - Second memoir' by George Bowdler Buckton; 'Researches on organo-metallic bodies - Fourth memoir' by Edward Frankland; 'On the atomic weight of graphite' by Benjamin Collins Brodie12 July 1859
RR/3/136Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'Researches on the cinchona alkaloids' by William Bird Herapath4 July 1858
RR/4/102Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'On the influence of atmospheric pressure upon some of the phenomena of combustion' by Edward Frankland28 July 1861
RR/5/93Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'On the influence of physical and chemical agents upon blood; with special reference to the mutual action of the blood and the respiratory gases' by George Harley14 June 1864
RR/5/147Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on a paper 'Researches into the chemical constitution of narcotine, and of its products of decomposition.—Part I' by Augustus Matthiessen and George Carey Foster13 June 1863
MC/10/54Letter from Asa Gray, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Professor A W [Alexander William] Williamson, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society25 December 1873
MC/10/434Letter from A M Ron, Toronto, to A W [Alexander William] Williamson, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society, London, England27 July 1876
MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
MC/6/259Letter from C B [Charles Beaumont] Phipps, Buckingham Palace, to Dr [William] Sharpey, [Secretary of the Royal Society]12 November 1862
MC/8/19Letter from Alexr W [Alexander William] Williamson, University College, to W [Walter] White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]1 March 1867
AP/37/29Paper, 'On some new derivatives of chloroform' by A W [Alexander William] WilliamsonJune 1854
AP/39/23Unpublished paper, 'The gyroscope. A popular explanation of its movements by means of a verbal formula applicable in general to the popular explanation of the phenomena of combined motions. To which is added, the mathematical theory of the gyroscope deduced from elementary principles' by William Cook1857
AP/58/6Researches upon Specific Volumes of Liquids. I - The Atomic Value of Phosphorus1876
RR/6/291Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on two papers 'Research conducted for the medical department of the privy council at the pathological laboratory of St. Thomas's Hospital. First series.—The chemical nature and composition, combinations, and metamorphoses of the colouring-matters of bile' and 'Research conducted for the medical department of the privy council at the pathological laboratory of St. Thomas's Hospital regarding urine' by Johann Ludwig Wilhelm Thudichum13 May 1868
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
MC/11/51Draft letter from A W [Alexander William] Williamson, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society, to the President of the Commission Organisatrice19 April 1877
MC/9/524Letter from Alexd W [Alexander William] Williamson, University College, London, to [William] Spottiswoode, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]22 March 1873
MC/9Volume 9 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1870-June 1873
MC/10/63Letter from Otto Struve, Pulkowa, to [Alexander William Williamson], Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society25 January 1874
MC/10/252Letter from C [Carl] Ludwig, Waisenhausstrasse 30, Leipzig, to Professor [Alexander William] Williamson, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society19 April 1875
MC/10/255Letter from D K Mason, Consul, Consulate of Siam, 5 Great Winchester Street Buildings, London, to A [Alexander] Williamson, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society, London11 May 1875
MC/10/185Letter from D K Mason, Consul for Siam, Consulate of Siam, 5 Great Westminster Street Buildings, London, to A W [Alexander William] Williamson, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society, London29 December 1874
MC/10/240Letter from G [Gustav] Kirchhoff, Margarethenstrasse 4, Berlin, to Professor [Alexander William] Williamson, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society19 April 1875
MC/10/243Letter from J [Joseph] Van Beneden, Louvain, to A [Alexander] Williamson, [Foreign] Secretary of the Royal Society, London23 April 1875
MC/10/443Letter from Griffin Wm [William] Tyre [?], Multan, Punjab, India, to Professor A W [Alexander William] Williamson, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society, Burlington House30 August 1876
MC/11Volume 11 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1877-1879
MC/10Volume 10 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal SocietyJuly 1873-1876
MC/11/7Letter from E H Peabody, Academy of Sciences, 263 Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, to Professor Alexander Wm [William] Williamson, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society, London, England20 January 1877
MC/11/159Letter from Simon Newcomb, Washington, to [Alexander William Williamson], Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society22 January 1878
MC/11/165Letter from B A [Benjamin Apthorp] Gould, National Observatory, Cordoba, Argentine Republic, to [Alexander William Williamson], Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society, London2 February 1878
MC/11/204Letter from G [Gustav] Kirchhoff, Keithstrasse 9, Berlin, to Professor [Alexander William] Williamson, [Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society]26 April 1878
MC/11/264Letter from A de Tets, chargé d'affaires of the Netherlands, London, to [Alexander William] Williamson, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society5 November 1878
MC/12/37Letter from Spencer F [Fullerton] Baird, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, to Dr Alex W [Alexander William] Williamson, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society, London15 April 1880
MC/12/99Letter from Ferd [Ferdinand] von Mueller, Melbourne, to [Alexander William Williamson], Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society14 October 1880
MC/12/355Letter from Prof Dr C [Constantin] Le Paige, Royal Society of Sciences, Liège, to Professor Alex [Alexander] William Williamson, [Foreign] Secretary of the Royal Society9 October 1883
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