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Authorised form of nameAndrews; Thomas (1813 - 1885); chemist
SurnameAndrews
ForenamesThomas
Dates1813 - 1885
Dates and placesBirth:
Belfast (19 December 1813)
Death:
Belfast (26 November 1885)
Burial Place:
Borough churchyard, Belfast
ActivityProfession:
Surgeon
Research Field:
Chemistry
Education:
Belfast Royal Academy; studied under Thomas Thomson (FRS 1811) at Glasgow and under Jean Baptiste Andre Dumas (For Mem RS 1840) and L J Thenard (For Mem 1824) in Paris; Trinity College, Dublin studying classics and science; Edinburgh, MD (Edinburgh)
Career:
Practised medicine, Belfast (1836-); Professor of Chemistry, Royal Belfast Academic Institution; gave up practice (1845); first Professor of Chemistry, Queen's College, Belfast (1845-1879); Vice-President of Queen's College, Belfast (1845); President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1867); President, British Association (1874); declined a knighthood (1880);
Memberships:
MRCSE; MRIA (1849); FRSE (1870)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/06/1849
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1844
Lectures:
Bakerian 1869 and 1876
RelationshipsSon of Thomas John Andrews, linen merchant, of Belfast and his wife Elizabeth Stevenson; married (1842) Jean Hardie, daughter of Major Hardie of the 42nd Highlanders
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Irish Innovators
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1886 vol 41 pp xi-xv signed by A C B
References:
R Sharp, 'Some final thoughts of Sir John Herschel, FRS' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 183-186
J S Rowlinson, 'The work of Thomas Andrews and James Thomson on the liquefaction of gases' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 143-159
J Ke and M Poliakoff, 'The critical point of CO2 and N2: an experiment inspired by 'Notes and Records'' in NR 2005 vol 59 pp 171-174
Royal Society codeNA5916
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1849/02Andrews, Thomas: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/000102Andrews, Thomasnd
AP/39/32Note on the Density of Ozone1857
MS/743/1/11Testimonial by Thomas Andrews, Queen's College, Belfast, on behalf of John Hall Gladstone6 June 1855
RR/1/4Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'On the heat disengaged during metallic substitutions' by Thomas Andrews9 February 1848
RR/3/9Referee's report by August Wilhelm von Hofmann, on a paper 'On the constitution and properties of ozone' by Thomas Andrews8 October 1855
MS/201Thomas Andrews papers1836-1877
RR/3/10Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'On the constitution and properties of ozone' by Thomas Andrews11 October 1855
RR/6/15Referee's report by Thomas Graham, on the Bakerian Lecture 'On the continuity of the gaseous and liquid states of matter' by Thomas Andrews19 July 1869
RR/6/14Referee's report by John Frederick William Herschel, on the Bakerian Lecture 'On the continuity of the gaseous and liquid states of matter' by Thomas Andrews15 July 1869
RR/6/113Referee's report by Thomas Andrews, on a paper 'On the specific heat and other physical properties of aqueous mixtures and solutions' by August Dupré and Frederick James M Page21 April 1869
RR/6/110Referee's report by Thomas Andrews, on a paper 'The specific heat of mixtures of alcohol and water' by August Dupré and Frederick James M Page11 June 1868
RR/7/434Referee's report by James Clerk Maxwell, on a paper 'On the gaseous state of matter' by Thomas Andrews1876
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