Authorised form of nameSmith; Robert Angus (1817 - 1884)
Dates1817 - 1884
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
Date of birth15 February 1817
Place of deathColwyn Bay, Denbighshire
Date of death12 May 1884
Dates and placesBurial:
St Paul's churchyard, Kersal, Manchester
Research fieldChemistry
Lecturer, Chemistry; authorized by the University of London, with the approval of Government, to grant certificates in Chemistry for the purposes of graduation in Medicine
FCS; Literary and Philosophical Society, Manchester (Honorary Secretary)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election11/06/1857
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Eville Gorham, 'Robert Angus Smith, FRS, and "Chemical Climatology"' in NR 1981-82 vol 36 pp 267-272
A Gibson and W V Farrar, 'Robert Angus Smith, FRS, and "Sanitary Science"' in NR 1973-4 vol 28 pp 241-262, plate
R W Jones, 'Dalton's unfortunate choice' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 15-33
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA6043
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
EC/1857/11Smith, Robert Angus: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/004285Smith, Robert Angusnd
AP/45/11On the absorption of gases by Charcoal1862
MM/17/22Letter from RA Smith to Walter White28 October 1882
MM/17/23Letter from RA Smith to Walter White29 October 1882
MM/17/24Letter from RA Smith to Walter White31 October 1882
MS/373/1/105Testimonial by Robert Angus Smith, Manchester, supporting Thomas Edward Thorpe8 April 1874
AP/60/17Absorption of Gases by Charcoal No. 2 - A New Series of Equivalents of Molecules1879
AP/28/23On the Decomposition & Analysis of the Compoundss of Ammonia & Cyanogen24 November 1845
IM/Maull/004284Smith, Robert Angusnd
RR/7/209Referee's report by Robert Angus Smith, on a paper 'On the organic matter of air' by Arthur Hutchinson Smee31 July 1872
RR/8/205Referee's report by Heinrich Debus, on a paper 'Absorption of gases by charcoal. Part II. On a new series of equivalents or molecules' by Robert Angus Smith21 May 1879
MS/427/226Copy letter from [Michael] Foster, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. Angus [Robert] Smith, FRS2 November 1882
IM/Maull/004286Smith, Robert Angusnd
MC/6/121Letter from John Smith, Moncreiffe Terrace, Perth, to C R [Charles Richard] Weld, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society17 January 1861
MC/6/123Letter from R [Robert] Angus Smith, 20 Grosvenor Square, Manchester, to C R [Charles Richard] Weld, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]4 February 1861
MC/6/124Letter from R [Robert] Angus Smith, 20 Devonshire Street and 20 Grosvenor Square, Manchester, to C R [Charles Richard] Weld, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]6 February 1861
MC/6/159Letter from R [Robert] Angus Smith, 20 Grosvenor Square, Manchester, to Professor [William] Sharpey, [Secretary of the Royal Society], or C R [Charles Richard] Weld28 June 1861
MC/8/110Letter from R [Robert] Angus Smith to Walter White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]19 November 1867
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