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Authorised form of nameMacintosh; Charles (1766 - 1843)
SurnameMacintosh
ForenamesCharles
Dates1766 - 1843
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Glasgow, Scotland (29 December 1766)
Death:
Dunchattan, near Glasgow (25 July 1843)
ActivityProfession:
Chemist
Career:
Placed in counting house, but devoted himself to chemistry; began commercial manufacture of chemicals (c 1787); started first alum works in Scotland (1797); patented his method for waterproofing fabrics (1823), hence 'Mackintosh' coat
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
29/04/1824
RelationshipsSon of George Macintosh, merchant, of Glasgow and his wife Mary Moore, aunt of General Sir John Moore
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1843 No 58 pp 486-488
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/67245194
Royal Society codeNA5481
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
EC/1824/04Macintosh, Charles: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/1/232Letter from James Crichton, 5 Great Hamilton Street, Glasgow, to Captain Edward Sabine, Secretary of the Royal Society5 June 1830
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