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Authorised form of nameAstbury; William Thomas (1898 - 1961)
Dates1898 - 1961
NationalityBritish
Place of birthLongton, England
Date of birth25 February 1898
Place of deathLeeds
Date of death04/06/1961
Research fieldX-ray crystallography; molecular biology
ActivityCareer:
Director of Textile Physics Research Laboratory, and Reader, University of Leeds.
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election14/03/1940
Royal Society activityLectures:
Croonian 1945
SourcesSources:
DSB
AssocMaterial:
CSAC 33/10/75. Papers deposited in the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1963 vol 9 pp 1-35, plate, by J D Bernal
References:
Joan Mason, 'Women in Science: Breaking Out of the Circle', essay review in NR 1992 vol 46 pp 177-182
J A Witkowski, 'W T Astbury and Ross G Harrison: The Search for the Molecular Determination of Form in the Developing Embryo' in NR 1980 vol 35 pp 195-219
Royal Society codeNA6226
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
PB/1/33/1/1Nobel Prize1948
IM/GA/WS/2565Astbury, William Thomas1946
RR/50/22Referee's report by William Lawrence Bragg, on a paper 'X-Ray studies of the structure of hair, wool, and related fibres. II.- the molecular structure and elastic properties of hair keratin' by William Thomas Astbury and H J WoodsAugust 1933
RR/52/24Referee's report by Robert Howson Pickard, on a paper 'X-ray studies of the structure of hair, wool, and related fibres - III—The configuration of the keratin molecule and its orientation in the biological cell' by William Thomas Astbury and Wayne A SissonMarch 1935
RR/52/23Referee's report by Charles Glover Barkla, on a paper 'X-ray studies of the structure of hair, wool, and related fibres - III—The configuration of the keratin molecule and its orientation in the biological cell' by William Thomas Astbury and Wayne A SissonFebruary 1935
RR/60/49Referee's report by George Edward Briggs, on a paper 'The structure of the wall of the green alga Valonia ventricosa' by Reginald Dawson Preston and William Thomas AstburyNovember 1936
NLB/65/5Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Messrs. [George] Routledge and Sons Ltd.; 68 Carter Lane, E.C.4.12 July 1923
RR/67/4Referee's report by Albert Charles Chibnall, on a paper 'X-ray studies of the molecular structure of myosin' by William Thomas Astbury and Sylvia DickinsonJune 1940
RR/67/270Referee's report by William Thomas Astbury, on a paper 'The fine structure of phloem fibres I. Untreated and swollen hemp' by B C Kundu and Reginald Dawson PrestonOctober 1939
RR/67/341Referee's report by William Thomas Astbury, on a paper 'The fine structure of phloem fibres II, Untreated and swollen jute' by Reginald Dawson Preston1940
RR/69/215Referee's report by William Thomas Astbury, on a paper 'Divergent-beam X-ray photography of crystals' by Kathleen Yardley Lonsdale1945
RR/67/271Second referee's report by William Thomas Astbury, on a paper 'The fine structure of phloem fibres I. Untreated and swollen hemp' by B C Kundu and Reginald Dawson Preston25 June 1940
RR/67/276Referee's report by William Thomas Astbury, on a paper 'Structure and molecular anisotropy of sorbic acid, CH3 . CH : CH . CH : CH . COOH' by Kathleen Yardley Lonsdale, John Monteath Robertson and Ida Woodward1940
RR/69/53Referee's report by William Thomas Astbury, on a paper 'The crystal structure of two polymides ('nylons') by Charles William Bunn and E V Garner 1946
RR/70/38Referee's report by William Thomas Astbury, on a paper 'An X-ray study of horse methaemoglobin. I' by Joy Boyes-Watson, Edna Davidson and Max Ferdinand Perutz1947
RR/69/317Referee's report by William Thomas Astbury, on a paper 'Structure and thermal properties associated with some hydrogen bonds in crystals VII. Behaviour of KH2PO4 and KH2A sO4 on cooling' by Alfred Rene Jean Paul Ubbelohde and Ida Woodward1946
RR/68/511Referee's report by William Thomas Astbury, on a paper 'Structure and thermal properties of crystals, VI. The role of hydrogen bonds in Rochelle salt' by Alfred Rene Jean Paul Ubbelohde and Ida Woodward[1944]
RR/71/235Referee's report by William Edward Astbury, on a paper 'Shape and molecular orientation in lepidopteran scales' by L E R Picken1948
RR/71/165Referee's report by William Thomas Astbury, on a paper 'A comparative X-ray study of foetal and adult sheep haemoglobins' by John Cowdery Kendrew and Max Ferdinand Perutz[1948]
RR/71/231Referee's report by William Thomas Astbury, on a paper 'An X-ray study of horse methaemoglobin. II' by Max Ferdinand Perutz1948
NLB/69/230Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to E. E. Prue Esq., East Grinstead, Sussex10 February 1926
RR/72/169Referee's report by William Thomas Astbury, on a paper 'The crystal structure of horse met-myoglobin. I. General features: the arrangement of the poly-peptide chains' by John Cowdery Kendrew1949
NLB/64/823Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh26 June 1923
NLB/66/220Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh.18 March 1924
RR/30/7Referee's report by Robert John Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, on a paper 'Tabulated data for the examination of the 230 space-groups by homogeneous X-rays' by William Thomas Astbury and Kathleen Yardley[March 1924]
RR/30/6Referee's report by Arthur Schuster, on a paper 'Tabulated data for the examination of the 230 space-groups by homogeneous X-rays' by William Thomas Astbury and Kathleen Yardley[1924]
NLB/66/255Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh27 March 1924
EC/1940/02Astbury, William Thomas: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/67/5Referee's report by Felix Eugen Fritsch, on a paper 'The structure of the cell wall in some species of the filamentous green alga Cladophora' by William Thomas Astbury and Reginald Dawson PrestonMarch 1940
RR/67/6Letter from Felix Eugen Fritsch, on a paper 'The structure of the cell wall in some species of the filamentous green alga Cladophora' by William Thomas Astbury and Reginald Dawson Preston to J D Griffith Davies, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society5 April 1940
NLB/66/168Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, FRS6 March 1924
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