Authorised form of namePorrett; Robert (1783 - 1868)
Dates1783 - 1868
Place of birthLondon, England
Date of birth22 September 1783
Date of death25 November 1868
Research fieldChemistry
Assistant to his father as Ordnance Storekeeper; Tower of London; Chief Clerk of the Stores, Ordnance Office; retired on a pension (1850); worked on explosives
FSA; FCS (original member); Fellow of the Astronomical Society
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election09/06/1848
RelationshipsSon of the Ordnance Storekeeper, Tower of London; unmarried
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1869-1870 vol 18 pp iv-v
John Lee has signed election certificate twice
Royal Society codeNA5610
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1848/14Porrett, Robert: certificate of election to the Royal Society
PT/9/14Paper, 'Further analytical experiments relative to the constitution of the prussic, of the ferruretted chyazic, and of the sulphuretted chyazic acids; and to that of their salts, together with the application of the atomic theory to the analysis of these bodies' by Robert Porrett22 February 1815
PT/8/27Paper, 'On the nature of the salts term'd triple prussiates, and on acids formed by the union of certain bodies with the elements of the prussic acid' by Robert Porrett6 June 1814
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