Record

Authorised form of nameRoberts-Austen; Sir; William Chandler (1843 - 1902)
Other forms of nameAusten, Sir William Chandler Roberts-
Roberts, William Chandler
SurnameRoberts-Austen
ForenamesWilliam Chandler
Dates1843 - 1902
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Kennington, Surrey, England (03 March 1843)
Death:
The Royal Mint, London (22 November 1902)
Burial Place:
Canterbury, Kent
ActivityResearch Field:
Metallurgy
Education:
Royal School of Mines, London
Career:
Assistant to the Master of the Mint; Chemist of the Royal Mint (1869); Professor of Metallurgy, School of Mines (1880); Chemist and Assayer to the Mint (1882-1902)
Honours:
CB 1890; KCB 1899
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
3/06/1875
Lectures:
Bakerian 1896
RelationshipsSon of George Roberts; assumed names of Chandler and Roberts-Austen at the request of an uncle (1885)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1905 vol 75 pp 192-198 signed by T E T
References:
Sir John Craig, 'The Royal Society and the Royal Mint' in NR 1964 vol 19 pp 156-167
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/43493574
Royal Society codeNA6451
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/8/96Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society14 July 1893
EC/1875/29Roberts-Austen, Sir William Chandler: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/377/1/9Letter from William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Royal Mint, to [William Fletcher] Barrett 7 October 1890
MS/743/1/158Letter from William Chandler Roberts-Austen, The Royal Mint, to [John Hall] Gladstone11 February 1898
MS/743/1/122Letter from William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Chilworth, to [John Hall] Gladstone12 January 1890
MS/743/1/161Letter from William Chandler Robert-Austen, The Royal Mint, to [John Hall] Gladstone 16 February 1900
NLB/18/40Copy letter from Theodore E James, to [Messrs Harrison & Sons] 4 January 1899
NLB/4/491Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society16 June 1890
NLB/2/237Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society9 March 1888
NLB/2/258Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Harrison & Sons14 March 1888
NLB/2/808Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen10 November 1888
NLB/2/793Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society7 November 1888
NLB/6/1106Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen25 October 1892
NLB/6/7Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society8 February 1892
NLB/10/258Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society1 November 1894
NLB/6/1017Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen4 October 1892
NLB/6/994Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society29 September 1892
NLB/5/362Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, [Fellow of the Royal Society]26 May 1891
NLB/11/218Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen15 May 1895
NLB/7/486Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society1 March 1893
NLB/5/904Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society 12 November 1891
NLB/5/913Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, [Fellow of the Royal Society]16 November 1891
NLB/7/790Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen25 April 1893
NLB/8/73Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, [Fellow of the Royal Society]12 July 1893
NLB/7/789Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to W Bayley Marshall, Richmond Hill, Birmingham26 April 1893
NLB/10/433Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen23 November 1894
NLB/10/280Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster5 November 1894
NLB/11/76Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society11 April 1895
NLB/8/663Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society5 December 1893
NLB/10/801Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society7 February 1895
NLB/11/524Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society16 July 1895
NLB/20/101Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society31 January 1900
NLB/13/707Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society9 November 1896
NLB/11/107Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society22 April 1895
NLB/11/153Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Thomas Andrews, Fellow of the Royal Society3 May 1895
NLB/11/165Copy letter from Herbret Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], Fellow of the Royal Society7 May 1895
NLB/11/401Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt]21 June 1895
NLB/9/711Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society3 July 1894
NLB/13/378Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society6 August 1896
NLB/13/379Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society10 August 1896
NLB/13/371Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons5 July [August] 1896
NLB/12/542Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs West, Newman & Company, 54 Hatton Garden, E.C.10 March 1896
NLB/12/618Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs West, Newman & Company, 54 Hatton Garden, E.C.24 March 1896
NLB/13/281Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons21 July 1896
NLB/13/260Copy letter from Michael Foster and Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society15 July 1896
NLB/13/316Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Berthaud Frères, 9 Rue Cadet, Paris24 July 1896
NLB/12/492Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society28 February 1896
NLB/12/427Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Newton & Company, 3 Fleet Street, E.C.18 February 1896
NLB/12/735Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Harrison & Sons23 April 1896
NLB/13/762Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [William Chandler] Roberts-Austen20 November 1896
NLB/12/602Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Courtenay E Boyle, Secretary, Board of Trade, Whitehall Gardens, S.W.20 March 1896
NLB/12/426Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Drake & Gorham18 February 1896
NLB/12/403Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society14 February 1896
RR/15/1Referee's report by William Chander Roberts-Austen, on a paper 'An experimental investigation into the flow of marble' by Frank Dawson Adams and John Thomas NicolsonJuly 1900
RR/15/146Referee's report by William Chandler Roberts-Austen, on a paper 'Micro-crystalline structure of platinum' by Thomas Andrews21 December 1901
RR/15/55Referee's report by William Chandler Roberts-Austen, on a paper 'An investigation of the spectra of flames resulting from operations in the open hearth and 'basic' bessemer processes' by Walter Noel Hartley and Hugh RamageDecember 1900
RR/15/51Referee's report by William Chandler Roberts-Austen, on the Bakerian lecture 'The crytalline structure of metals' by James Alfred Ewing and Walter RosenhainJuly 1900
NLB/14/275Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society8 February 1897
NLB/14/391Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society3 March 1897
NLB/18/240Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society10 February 1899
NLB/22/510Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William [Chandler] Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society24 May 1901
NLB/15/495Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society14 October 1897
NLB/15/703Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society 19 November 1897
NLB/16/138Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society8 February 1898
NLB/18/672Copy letter from Michael Foster, to [Sir William] Roberts-Austen [20 April 1899]
NLB/18/209Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir W C Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society7 February 1899
NLB/15/671Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society13 November 1897
NLB/16/496Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Thomas Andrews, Fellow of the Royal Society22 April 1898
NLB/16/597Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society[5] May 1898
NLB/16/788Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Morgan & Kidd6 June 1898
NLB/16/771Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Morgan & kidd3 June 1898
NLB/16/475Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society20 April 1898
NLB/16/748Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Morgan & Kidd, Richmond1 June 1898
NLB/17/345Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], Sir Andrew Noble, Sir John Wolfe Wolfe-Barrey, Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, [Fellows of the Royal Society]15 October 1898
NLB/19/71Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to H Jackson 13 June 1899
NLB/19/17Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society2 June 1899
NLB/19/16Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society2 June 1899
NLB/19/581Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society4 November 1899
NLB/19/543Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, [Fellow of the Royal Society]28 October 1899
NLB/19/478Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Roberts Austen, [Fellow of the Royal Society]11 October 1899
NLB/18/654Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Sir William Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society17 April 1899
NLB/19/472Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Arthur William Rucker, Secretary, Royal Society, Hotel zur Rose, Wiesbaden, Germany10 October 1899
NLB/20/682Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Dr J K Rose15 June 1900
NLB/22/196Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William [Chandler] Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society20 March 1901
NLB/20/523Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen14 May 1900
NLB/24/333Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society28 April 1902
NLB/21/239Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society8 October 1900
NLB/22/10Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society11 February 1901
NLB/22/361Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir [William Chandler] Roberts Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society1 May 1901
NLB/21/621Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society19 December 1900
NLB/22/358Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir [William Chandler] Roberts Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society1 May 1901
NLB/22/602Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William [Chandler] Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society11 June 1901
NLB/24/78Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society25 February 1902
NLB/25/305Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society15 October 1902
NLB/23/1/513Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, [Fellow of the Royal Society]25 November 1901
NLB/24/332Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society28 April 1902
NLB/24/478Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society23 May 1902
NLB/24/334Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society28 April 1902
NLB/24/35Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society19 February 1902
NLB/24/313Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society24 April 1902
NLB/24/344Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society30 April 1902
NLB/24/242Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society10 April 1902
NLB/25/398Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society, and Dr T K Rose30 October 1902
NLB/25/348Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen20 October 1902
NLB/24/568Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society3 June 1902
NLB/25/320Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society16 October 1902
NLB/24/636Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society10 June 1902
NLB/25/573Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, [Fellow of the Royal Society]21 November 1902
RR/8/157Referee's report by William Chandler Roberts-Austen, on an untraced paper by Mr Fawsitt23 April 1879
RR/7/318Referee's report by Henry Enfield Roscoe, on a paper 'On the quantitative analysis of certain alloys by means of the spectroscope' by Joseph Norman Lockyer and William Chandler Roberts-Austen2 February 1874
RR/7/317Referee's report by Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne, on a paper 'On the quantitative analysis of certain alloys by means of the spectroscope' by Joseph Norman Lockyer and William Chandler Roberts-Austen12 July 1874
RR/7/398Referee's report by George Carey Foster, on a paper 'On the liquation, fusibility, and density of certain alloys of silver and copper' by William Chandler Roberts-Austen22 March 1875
RR/10/210Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on a paper 'On certain mechanical properties of metals considered in relation to the periodic law' by William Chandler Roberts-Austen19 March 1888
RR/10/211Letter from William Chandler Roberts-Austen, to John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, regarding a paper 'On certain mechanical properties of metals considered in relation to the periodic law' by William Chandler Roberts-Austen4 August 1888
RR/11/273Letter from William Chandler Roberts Austen, on a paper 'On the metallurgy of lead' by J H Hannay to the Secretary of the Royal Society6 June 1893
RR/13/92Referee's report by Charles Thomas Heycock, on a paper 'On the structure of metals, its origin and changes' by M F Osmond and William Chandler Roberts-Austen22 June 1896
RR/11/193Referee's report by William Chandler Roberts-Austen, on a paper 'On the liquation of metals of the platinum group' by Edward Matthey28 March 1892
RR/11/270Letter from William Chandler Roberts Austen, on a paper 'On the metallurgy of lead' by J H Hannay to the Secretary of the Royal Society1 June 1893
RR/11/271Referee's report by William Chandler Roberts Austen, on a paper 'On the metallurgy of lead' by J H Hannay1 June 1893
RR/11/277Letter from William Chandler Roberts Austen, on a paper 'On the metallurgy of lead' by J H Hannay to the Secretary of the Royal Society16 August 1893
RR/13/166Referee's report by William Chandler Roberts-Austen, on his paper 'On micro-physical structure of pure gold and micro-segregation in gold alloys' by Thomas Andrews10 May 1897
RR/12/367Letter from William Chandler Roberts-Austen, to John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, regarding a paper 'On the occlusion of oxygen and hydrogen by platinum black. - Part I' by Ludwig Mond, William Ramsay and John Shields9 August 1895
RR/13/93Referee's report by William Cawthorne Unwin, on a paper 'On the structure of metals, its origin and changes' by M F Osmond and William Chandler Roberts-Austen8 July 1896
RR/13/102Referee's report by George Matthey, on the Bakerian Lecture 'On the diffusion of metals' by William Chandler Roberts-Austen9 March 1896
RR/13/165Letter from Thomas Andrews, on his paper 'On micro-physical structure of pure gold and micro-segregation in gold alloys' to William Arthur Rucker, Secretary of the Royal Society10 February 1898
RR/13/230Referee's report by William Chandler Roberts-Austen, on a paper 'On the occlusion of oxygen and hydrogen by platinum black' by Ludwig Mond, William Ramsay and John Shields27 July 1897
RR/13/233Referee's report by William Chandler Roberts-Austen, on a paper 'On the occlusion of hydrogen and oxygen by palladium' by Ludwig Mond, William Ramsay and John Shields8 January 1898
RR/14/184Referee's report by William Chandler Roberts-Austen, on a paper 'Gold-aluminium alloys' by Charles Thomas Heycock and Francis Henry Nevillend [November 1899]
MS/743/1/150Letter from William Chandler Roberts-Austen, The Royal Mint, 3 August 1983, to [John Hall] Gladstone3 August 1893
NLB/6/1025Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Robarts-Austen5 October 1892
NLB/5/879Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society9 November 1891
NLB/5/927Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, [Royal Society]17 November 1891
NLB/8/645Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, [Fellow of the Royal Society]1 December 1893
NLB/10/732Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Le Directeur, Comptoir Lyon-Alemand, 13 Rue Montmorency, Paris 28 January 1895
NLB/11/108Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Henry Preece, Fellow of the Royal Society22 April 1895
NLB/13/21Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society29 May 1896
NLB/13/127Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society19 June 1896
NLB/13/778Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society23 November 1896
NLB/14/401Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Arthur William Rucker, Secretary, Royal Society5 March 1897
NLB/15/235Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, [Fellow of the Royal Society]21 July 1897
NLB/16/461Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Arthur William Rucker, [Fellow of the Royal Society]6 April 1898
NLB/15/509Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society19 October 1897
NLB/15/712Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society22 November 1897
NLB/17/15Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Morgan & Kidd1 July 1898
NLB/17/549Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society17 November 1898
NLB/21/441Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society19 November 1900
RR/13/101Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on the Bakerian Lecture 'On the diffusion of metals' by William Chandler Roberts-Austen2 March 1896
RR/12/368Referee's report by William Chandler Roberts-Austen, on a paper 'On the occlusion of oxygen and hydrogen by platinum black. - Part I' by Ludwig Mond, William Ramsay and John Shields9 August 1895
NLB/20/390Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society6 April 1900
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView



    CONTACT US

    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →

    SUBSCRIBE

    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView