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Authorised form of nameChenevix; Richard (c 1774 - 1830)
SurnameChenevix
ForenamesRichard
Datesc 1774 - 1830
Dates and placesBirth:
Ballycommon, near Dublin, Ireland (c 1774)
Death:
Paris, France (05 April 1830)
ActivityResearch Field:
Chemistry, mineralogy
Education:
University of Glasgow
Career:
Chenevix family arrived in Ireland from France in 1685 as a result of the persecution of the Huguenots; studied chemistry at Glasgow under Professor Joseph Black; returned to France; wrote an important paper on the new chemical nomenclature; contributed papers to French Chemical journals; published his first paper on the analysis of an ore of the metal lead (1801); discovered Niobium (1802) and worked at Palladium and Platinum erroneously asserting that Palladium was an alloy of Platinum and Mercury; lived in Paris for some time; wrote dramas
Memberships:
MRIA
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
5/03/1801
Medals/Prizes:
Copley Medal 1803
RelationshipsSon of Colonel Chenvix; married La Comtess de Ronault
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Irish Innovators
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1830-1831 No 1 p 8
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/38271793
Royal Society codeNA5521
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
CB/1/3/46Draft of a letter from Charles Blagden to R Chenevix 11 March 1808
CB/1/3/53Draft of a letter from Charles Blagden to R Chenevix 28 July 1808
CB/1/3/57Draft of a letter from Charles Blagden to R Chenevix 19 November 1808
CB/1/3/39Letter from R Chenevix, Madrid to Charles Blagden, Royal Society, Somerset House, London1807
CB/1/3/58Draft of a letter from Charles Blagden to R Chenevix 1 May 1809
CB/1/3/48Draft of a letter from Charles Blagden to R Chenevix 19 May 1808
CB/1/1/218Letter from Claude Louis Berthollet, Arcueil to Charles Blagden3 April 1806
CB/1/3/42Letter from R Chenevix, Paris to Charles Blagden, Royal Society, Somerset House, London30 November 1807
CB/1/3/54Letter from R Chenevix to Charles Blagden30 June 1808
CB/1/3/45Draft of a letter from Charles Blagden to R Chenevix 7 April 1808
CB/1/3/52Letter from R Chenevix to Charles Blagden15 May 1808
CB/1/3/51Letter from R Chenevix to Charles Blagden27 March 1808
CB/1/3/56Letter from R Chenevix to Charles Blagden7 September 1808
CB/1/3/44Draft of a letter from Charles Blagden to R Chenevix 7 July 1808
CB/1/3/55Draft of a letter from Charles Blagden to R Chenevix 1 August 1808
CB/1/3/43Draft of a letter from Charles Blagden to R Chenevix 3 February 1808
CB/1/3/49Draft of a letter from Charles Blagden to R Chenevix 7 June 1808
CB/1/3/47Draft of a letter from Charles Blagden to R Chenevix 29 April 1808
MS/859/2/35Letter from Richard Chenevix, Montjeron, to Charles Hatchett6 June [1820]
MS/859/2/41Letter from Richard Chenevix, Montjeron par Villeneuve St Georges, Department de Seine et Oise, France, to Charles Hatchett, Bellevue House, Chelsea10 June 1821
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
CB/1/3/40Letter from Richard Chenevix, Madrid to Charles Blagden, Brighton12 August 1807
L&P/12/43Paper, 'On the chemical nature of the humours of the eye' by Richard Chenevix1802
L&P/12/87Paper, 'On the action of platina and mercury upon each other' by Richard Chenevix1804
L&P/12/20Paper, 'Appendix to paper on oxygenised and hyperoxygenised muriatic acid' by Richard Chenevix1802
L&P/11/157Paper, 'Analysis of the arseniates described by Johann Jerome Schroeter' by Richard Chenevix1800
L&P/12/8Paper, 'Observations and experiments upon oxygenised and hyperoxygenised muriatic acid and its combinations' by Richard Chenevix1802
L&P/12/55Paper, 'Inquiry into the nature of a metallic substance sold in London as a new metal called Palladium' by Richard Chenevix1803
L&P/11/165Paper, 'Observations and experiments on Dr James' powder' by Richard Chenevix1801
L&P/12/26Paper, 'Analysis of corundum and some of the substances which accompany it' by Richard Chenevix1802
EC/1800/17Chenevix, Richard: certificate of election to the Royal Society: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CB/1/3/50Letter from R Chenevix to Charles Blagden2 February 1808
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