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Authorised form of namePhillips; John Arthur (1822 - 1887)
SurnamePhillips
ForenamesJohn Arthur
Dates1822 - 1887
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Polgooth, near St Austell, Cornwall, England (18 February 1822)
Death:
18 Fopstone Road, London (04 January 1887)
ActivityProfession:
Civil engineer
Metallurgist
Research Field:
Metallurgy
Education:
Ecole des Mines, Paris (graduated 1846)
Career:
Apprenticed to a surveyor, but left to study metallurgy; returned to England (1848); worked as a metallurgist, London; Professor of Metallurgy, College for Civil Engineers, Putney (1848-1850); spent a year in California (1853); built and managed a metal works, Widnes; studied the microscopic structure of minerals and rocks
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
2/06/1881
RelationshipsSon of John Phillips and his wife Prudence Gaved of Tregian, St Ewe; married (1850) Mary Ann, daughter of George Andrews of Carne, Cornwall
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1887-1888 vol 43 pp iii-iv signed by W W S
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/49606311
Royal Society codeNA4990
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AP/55/14On the Composition and Origin of the Waters of a Salt Spring in Huel Seton Mine, with a Chemical and Microscopical examination of Certain Rocks in its Vicinity1873
AP/50/12Notes on the Chemical Geology of the Gold Fields of California1868
RR/6/249Referee's report by John Arthur Phillips, on a paper 'Description of the Great Melbourne telescope' by Thomas Romney Robinson and Thomas Grubb2 November 1868
RR/7/270Referee's report by Joseph Prestwich, on a paper 'On the composition and origin of the waters of a salt spring in Huel Seton Mine, with a chemical and microscopical examination of certain rocks in its vicinity' by John Arthur Phillips12 May 1873
RR/7/269Referee's report by David Forbes, on a paper 'On the composition and origin of the waters of a salt spring in Huel Seton Mine, with a chemical and microscopical examination of certain rocks in its vicinity' by John Arthur Phillips7 March 1873
RR/9/4Referee's report by John Arthur Phillips, on a paper 'On a collection of rock specimens from the Island of Socotra' by Thomas George Bonney31 July 1882
RR/6/231Letter from William Jory Henwood, to Mr White, regarding a paper 'Notes on the chemical geology of the gold-fields of California' by John Arthur Phillips8 April 1868
RR/6/229Referee's report by William Huggins, on a paper 'Notices of some parts of the surface of the moon' by John Arthur Phillips18 March 1868
RR/6/230Referee's report by Henry Clifton Sorby, on a paper 'Notes on the chemical geology of the gold-fields of California' by John Arthur Phillips3 April 1868
RR/6/232Referee's report by Warington Wilkinson Smyth, on a paper 'Notes on the chemical geology of the gold-fields of California' by John Arthur Phillips18 April 1868
EC/1881/16Phillips, John Arthur: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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