Authorised form of nameAnderson; Sir; William (1835 - 1898)
Dates1835 - 1898
Place of birthSt Petersburg, Russia
Date of birth05 January 1835
Place of deathWoolwich Arsenal
Date of death11 December 1898
St Petersburg; King's College, London
Went to England (1849); pupil of Sir William Fairbairn (FRS 1850) (1855); joined the firm Easton and Amos, Southwark (1864); worked on gun and turret mountings; designed machinery to manufacture cordite for the War Office (c 1888); Director General of ordnance factories (1889)
CB 1895; KCB 1897
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election04/06/1891
RelationshipsSon of John Anderson of Matthews, Anderson and Co, Bankers and Merchants of St Petersburg and his wife Frances, daughter of Dr Simpson; married (1856) Emma Eliza, daughter of J RBrown of Knighton, Radnorshire
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA5808
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/14/180Letter from Sir William Anderson, Woolwich Arsenal, to Sir Alfred Ewing 15 December 1890
NLB/6/420Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr William Anderson, Fellow of the Royal Society9 May 1892
NLB/17/726Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons13 December 1898
NLB/6/472Copy letter from Dr William Anderson, Lesney House, Erith18 May 1892
NLB/5/155Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alexander Blackie William Kennedy, Fellow of the Royal Society 4 April 1891
NLB/6/1152Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr William Anderson, Erith, Kent2 November 1892
NLB/7/333Copy extracts from an official letter of the Chemist of the War Department, William Anderson, Fellow of the Royal Society, to the Director of Artillery19 November 1892
IM/Maull/000099Anderson, Sir Williamnd
EC/1891/04Anderson, Sir William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/15/161Letter from [Alexander Blackie William] Kennedy, 19 Little Queen Street, Westminster, to [Herbert] Rix, The Royal Society, Burlington House3 April 1891
MC/15Volume 15 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1889-1892
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