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Authorised form of nameRussell; William James (1830 - 1909)
SurnameRussell
ForenamesWilliam James
Dates1830 - 1909
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England (20 May 1830)
Death:
Ringwood, Hampshire (12 November 1909)
ActivityEducation:
University College, London. PhD (1855, Heidelberg)
Career:
Demonstrator of Chemistry, Owen's College, Manchester (1851-1853); worked under Bunsen in Heidelberg; Assistant to Alexander Williamson (FRS 1855), at University College, London (1857); Professor of Natural Philosophy, Bedford College, London (1860-1870); Lecturer in Chemistry, Medical School, St Mary's Hospital, London (1868-1870); Lecturer in Chemistry, Medical School, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London (1870-1897); co-founder of the Institute of Chemistry (President 1894-1897)
Memberships:
FCS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/06/1872
Lectures:
Bakerian 1898
Council:
VP 1897-1899
RelationshipsSon of Thomas Pougher Russell, banker, of Gloucester; married (1862) Fanny, daughter of Abraham Follett Osler (FRS 1855); father-in-law of Alexander Scott (FRS 1898)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1910-1911 vol 84 pp xxx-xxxi signed by G C F
Royal Society codeNA6366
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AP/59/9On Double Salts of Silver Nitrate and Alkaline Nitrates 1877
NLB/1/254Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr William James Russell, Fellow of the Royal Society8 November 1886
NLB/3/490Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr William James Russell, Fellow of the Royal Society24 June 1889
NLB/5/681Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Dr William James Russell, Fellow of the Royal Society5 September 1891
NLB/5/342Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr William James Russell, Fellow of the Royal Society21 May 1891
NLB/5/671Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Dr William James Russell, Fellow of the Royal Society1 September 1891
NLB/10/887Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Robert Henry Scott, Fellow of the Royal Society26 February 1895
NLB/9/592Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr William James Russell, Fellow of the Royal Society11 June 1894
NLB/15/78Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Phillip Magnus, Tangley Hill, Chilworth, Guilford18 June 1897
RR/15/380Referee's report by Joseph Larmor, on a paper 'The formation of definite figures by the deposition of dust' by William James Russell10 February 1903
RR/15/379Referee's report by John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, on a paper 'The formation of definite figures by the deposition of dust' by William James RussellFebruary 1903
RR/16/1Referee's report by Joseph Larmor and William James Russell, on a paper 'the formation of definite figures by the deposition of dust' by John Aitken23 July 1903
RR/16/222Referee's report by Arthur Schuster, on a paper 'The action of wood on a photographic plate in the dark' by William James RussellJuly 1904
NLB/16/406Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr W J Russell, Vice President of the Royal Society30 March 1898
NLB/16/263Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Dr W J Russell, [Fellow of the Royal Society]4 March 1898
NLB/15/108Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr William James Russell, Fellow of the Royal Society, 34 Upper Hamilton Terrace, N.W. 28 June 1897
NLB/16/187Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to [Dr T E] Thorpe18 February 1898
NLB/15/894Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr William James Russell, Fellow of the Royal Society11 January 1898
NLB/17/582Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr William James Russell, Vice President, Royal Society22 November 1898
NLB/17/621Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr William James Russell, Vice President, Royal Society28 November 1898
NLB/21/298Copy telegram from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William James Russell, [Fellow of the Royal Society], 34 Upper Hamilton Terrace, N.W.[23 October 1900]
NLB/21/270Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr William James Russell, Fellow of the Royal Society16 October 1900
NLB/21/591Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr William James Russell, [Fellow of the Royal Society]13 December 1900
NLB/21/459Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr William James Russell, Fellow of the Royal Society21 November 1900
NLB/23/2/310Copy letter sent from Joseph Larmor, to Dr William James Russell, Fellow of the Royal Society20 March 1903
NLB/23/1/593Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr William James Russell, Fellow of the Royal Society10 December 1901
NLB/29/225Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Dr [William James] Russell, [Fellow of the Royal Society]11 August 1904
NLB/37/818Copy Letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr W [William] J [James] Russell, Fellow of the Royal Society19 May 1908
NLB/29/165Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William James Russell, Fellow of the Royal Society16 July 1904
NLB/28/236Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William James Russell, Fellow of the Royal Society3 February 1904
NLB/29/218Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Dr William James Russell, Fellow of the Royal Society3 August 1904
NLB/33/307Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr William James Russell, Fellow of the Royal Society, 34 Upper Hamilton Terrace, N.W. 1 August 1906
NLB/33/197Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr William James Russell, Fellow of the Royal Society13 July 1906
NLB/33/269Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr William James Russell, Fellow of the Royal Society, 34 Upper Hamilton Terrace, N.W.26 July 1906
NLB/37/499Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr D [Dukinfield] H [Henry] Scott, Fellow of the Royal Society30 March 1908
RR/16/224Referee's report by Francis Darwin, on a paper 'The action of wood on a photographic plate in the dark' by William James Russell4 July 1904
RR/8/60Referee's report by Heinrich Debus, on a paper 'An attempt to form double salts of nitrate of silver and other nitrates' by William James Russell and Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne1 December 1877
RR/8/256Referee's report by George Downing Liveing and James Dewar, on a paper 'On the absorption spectra of cobalt salts' by William James Russell20 December 1880
RR/8/340Referee's report by George Carey Foster, on a paper 'On the absorption spectra of cobalt salts' by William James Russell5 March 1881
RR/10/23Referee's report by William James Russell, on a paper 'The air of sewers' by Thomas Carnelley and John Scott Haldane7 June 1887
RR/10/35Referee's report by William James Russell, on a paper 'Studies on some new micro-organisms obtained from air' by Percy Faraday Frankland2 March 1887
RR/10/32Referee's report by William James Russell, on a paper 'A new method for the quantitative estimation of micro-organisms present the atmosphere' by Percy Faraday Frankland23 January 1887
RR/10/33Referee's report by William James Russell, on a paper 'Further experiments on the distribution of micro-organisms in air (by Hesse's method)' by Percy Faraday Frankland and T G Hart18 December 1886
RR/10/132Referee's report by William James Russell, on a paper 'A new method of determining the number of micro-organisms in air' by Thomas Carnelley and Thomas Wilson4 March 1888
RR/9/332Referee's report by William James Russell, on a paper 'The determination of organic matter in air' by Thomas Carnelley and William Mackie4 October 1886
RR/9/308Referee's report by William James Russell, on a paper 'Contributions to the chemistry of chlorophyll. Part I' by Henry Edward Schunck24 July 1885
RR/11/89Referee's report by William James Russell, on a paper 'Contributions to the chemistry of chlorophyll. No. IV' by Henry Edward Schunck24 July 1891
RR/11/133Referee's report by William James Russell, on a paper 'Researches on turacin, an animal pigment containing copper.-II' by Arthur Herbert Church3 June 1892
RR/14/181Referee's report by William James Russell, on a paper 'On the action of heat on the absorption-spectra an chemical constitution of saline substances' by Walter Noel Hartley2 November 1899
MS/373/1/120Testimonial by William James Russell, Chemical Laboratory, St Bartholomew's Hospital, supporting Thomas Edward Thorpe25 April 1874
EC/1872/07Russell, William James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/5/332Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr William James Russell, [Fellow of the Royal Society]16 May 1891
RR/16/223Referee's report by Harry Marshall Ward, on a paper 'The action of wood on a photographic plate in the dark' by William James RussellJuly 1904
NLB/15/341Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Dr William James Russell, Fellow of the Royal Society14 August 1897
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