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Authorised form of nameKane; Sir; Robert John (1809 - 1890)
Dates1809 - 1890
NationalityIrish
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Date of birth24 September 1809
Place of deathDublin, Ireland
Date of death16 February 1890
Research fieldChemistry
ActivityEducation:
Trinity College, Dublin (1828); Paris. MD
Career:
Professor of Chemistry, Apothecaries Hall, Dublin (1831-1845); Lecturer in Natural Philosophy and later Professor of Chemistry, Royal Dublin Society (1834-1847); worked in Liebig laboratory at Giessen, Hesse, Germany and isolated acetone from wood spirit; Director of Museum of Irish Industry (1845); Principal of the Royal College, Cork (in 1848); President, Queen's College, Cork (1846-1873); Honorary LLD University of Dublin (1868); Vice Chancellor, Royal University of Ireland (1880); analysed a mineral as the arsenide of manganese, Kaneite
Honours:
Kt 1846
Memberships:
MRIA (1832); LKQCP (1832); FKQCP (1841)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election07/06/1849
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1841
RelationshipsSon of John Kane, manufacturing chemist, of Dublin; married (1890) Katherine Baily of Newbury, Berkshire
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Irish Innovators
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1889-1890 vol 47 pp xii-xviii by signed J E R
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/45044280
Royal Society codeNA5547
Archives associated with this Fellow
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IM/002472Kane, Sir Robert Johnnd
EC/1849/08Kane, Sir Robert John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/3/258Referee's report by Robert John Kane, on a paper 'Examination of select vegetable products from India' by John Stenhouse4 February 1856
MC/3/97Letter from Robert Kane, 37 Tavistock Place, to the Secretary of the Royal Society2 June 1840
PT/23/7Paper, 'Contributions to the chemical history of archil [orchil] and litmus' by Robert Kane21 April 1840
PT/26/15Paper, 'Contributions to the chemical history of the compounds of palladium and platinum' by Robert Kane[1842]
RR/3/247Referee's report by Robert John Kane, on a paper 'On rubian and its products of decomposition. Part III' by Edward Schunck13 August 1855
MC/3Volume 3 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1839-1843
MC/7/162Letter from Robert Kane, Industrial Museum, 57 Stephens Green, Dublin, to Dr W H [William Hallowes] Miller, [Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society], Burlington House, Piccadilly, London8 January 1865
MC/7Volume 7 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1864-1866
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