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Authorised form of nameTilden; Sir; William Augustus (1842 - 1926)
SurnameTilden
ForenamesWilliam Augustus
Dates1842 - 1926
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Regent's Park, London, England (15 August 1842)
Death:
Ruislip, London (11 December 1926)
ActivityResearch Field:
Chemistry
Education:
Schools at Kidderminster and at East Dereham, Norfolk; Bedford Modern School (ca 1856-1859); apprentice to Alfred Allchin, pharmacist (for 5 years from the age of 15); BSc (1868, London University), DSc (1871, London)
Career:
Demonstrator in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Society (1863-1872) and at the Royal College of Chemistry, London; Lecturer in Chemistry, Clifton College, Bristol (1872-1880); Professor of Chemistry and Metallurgy, Mason College (afterwards University of) Birmingham (1880); Royal College of Science (later Imperial College, London) (1894); Emeritus Professor, Imperial College, London (retired 1909); investigated the artifical production of indiarubber; 'house' at Bedford Modern School named after him (since 1998)
Honours:
Kt 1909
Memberships:
FIC (President 1891-1894); Chemical Society (President 1893-1895)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
3/06/1880
Medals/Prizes:
Davy Medal 1908
Lectures:
Bakerian 1900
Council:
VP 1904-1906
RelationshipsElder son of Augustus Tilden, clerk at the Bank of England, and his wife Anne, daughter of Henry Balles of Cambridge.
Married: 1) (1869) Charlotte Pither, daughter of Robert Bush of St Helier, Jersey (died 1905); one son; 2) (1907) Julia Mary, daughter of C W Ramie of St Helier
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB (MP); DSB; Bedfordshire Times (obituary)
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1928 vol 117 pp i-v, plate, signed by J C P
References:
Sir Brian Pippard, FRS, 'Schoolmaster-Fellows and the campaign for science education' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 63-81, plate
N R Ingram, 'All that you can't leave behind' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 177-184
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/33509917
Royal Society codeNA6503
Archives associated with this Fellow
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EC/1880/17Tilden, Sir William Augustus: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/004606Tilden, Sir William Augustusnd
IM/Maull/004605Tilden, Sir William Augustusnd
AP/74/5The Thermal Expansion of Pure Nickel & Cobalt 1899
NLB/38/750Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society30 October 1908
NLB/2/82Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society7 January 1888
NLB/3/53Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society, 77 Harborne Road, Birmingham22 February 1889
NLB/3/293Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society1 May 1889
NLB/3/767Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society5 October 1889
NLB/10/17Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons24 August 1894
NLB/8/143Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society20 July 1893
NLB/8/213Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society, The Knapp Farm, Broadway, Worcestershire28 July 1893
NLB/8/174Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr William Augustus Tilden, [Fellow of the Royal Society]24 July 1893
NLB/20/303Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society16 March 1900
NLB/10/229Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir John Evans, Treasurer, Royal Society26 October 1894
NLB/10/237Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society, 9 Ladbrooke Gardens, Notting Hill, W.29 October 1894
NLB/8/921Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society23 January 1894
NLB/12/300Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Mr Collings25 January 1896
NLB/12/713Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society17 April 1896
RR/15/107Referee's report by William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'Argon and its companions' by William Ramsay and Morris William Travers29 November 1900
RR/15/116Referee's report by Michael James Stewart Dewar, on the Bakerian Lecture 'The specific heat of metals and the relation of specific heat to atomic weight. (with an addendum by Prof. Perry)' by Professor William Augustus TildenMarch 1900
RR/15/115Referee's report by Hugh Longbourne Callendar, on the Bakerian Lecture 'The specific heat of metals and the relation of specific heat to atomic weight. (with an addendum by Prof. Perry)' by Professor William Augustus TildenFebruary 1900
RR/15/269Letter from William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'Some physical properties of nitric acid solutions' by Victor Herbert Veley and J J Manley to Arthur William Rucker18 May 1901
NLB/52/419Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor Edward Bagnall Poulton, FRS6 December 1915
RR/15/272Letter from William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'Some physical properties of nitric acid solutions' by Victor Herbert Veley and J J Manley to Robert Frederick William Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal SocietyJuly 1901
RR/15/271Letter from William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'Some physical properties of nitric acid solutions' by Victor Herbert Veley and J J Manley to Robert Frederick William Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society21 July 1901
RR/15/266Referee's report by William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'Some physical properties of nitric acid solutions' by Victor Herbert Veley and J J Manley2 March 1901
RR/15/392Referee's report by Joseph Larmor, on a paper 'The specific heats of metals and the relation of specific heat to atomic weight. Part II.' by William Augustus TildenDecember 1902
RR/15/391Referee's report by Robert Bellamy Clifton, on a paper 'The specific heats of metals and the relation of specific heat to atomic weight. Part II.' by William Augustus TildenDecember 1902
RR/16/234Referee's report by John Joly, on a paper 'The specific heats of metals and the relation of specific heat to atomic weight. Part III.' by William Augustus TildenMarch 1904
RR/16/233Referee's report by Joseph Larmor, on a paper 'The specific heats of metals and the relation of specific heat to atomic weight. Part III.' by William Augustus TildenMarch 1904
RR/16/290Referee's report by William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'The refractive index of gaseous fluorine' by Clive Cuthbertson and E B R Prideaux21 June 1905
NLB/15/739Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, [Fellow of the Royal Society]29 November 1897
NLB/17/484Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, [Fellow of the Royal Society]24[?] October 1898
NLB/19/659Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Carey Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society20 November 1899
NLB/20/331Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Mr William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society23 March 1900
NLB/20/69Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society25 January 1900
NLB/19/609Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Carey Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society9 November 1899
NLB/23/2/290Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society23 January 1903
NLB/21/25Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons[17 July 1900]
NLB/20/163Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor William Augutus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society16 February 1900
NLB/20/135Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Carey Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society10 February 1900
NLB/22/105Copy letter from [Theodore E] James, to Professor [William Augustus] Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society4 March 1901
NLB/22/202Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [William Augustus] Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society22 March 1901
NLB/22/449Copy letter from Arthur [William] Rucker, to Professor [William Augustus] Tilden16 May 1901
NLB/23/1/40Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society26 August 1901
NLB/23/1/50Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society30 August 1901
NLB/22/806Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society19 July 1901
NLB/23/2/467Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society5 May 1904
NLB/26/302Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society26 February 1903
NLB/25/755Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society19 December 1902
NLB/29/3Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society14 June 1904
NLB/30/174Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society, The Oaks, Northwood, Middlesex8 February 1905
NLB/30/813Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society26 May 1905
NLB/28/555Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Hugh Longbourne Callendar, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Physics and Chemistry Committee29 March 1904
NLB/31/57Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society16 June 1905
NLB/31/119Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to to Professor William Augutus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society26 June 1905
NLB/31/450Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society21 September 1905
NLB/31/524Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society5 October 1905
NLB/32/86Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the President, International Congress of Applied Chemistry, Via Panisperna 89, Rome21 December 1905
NLB/31/609Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society18 October 1905
NLB/33/455Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society4 September 1906
NLB/33/425Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Wiliam Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society29 August 1906
NLB/33/664Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society17 October 1906
NLB/38/39Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society4 June 1908
NLB/36/476Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society1 November 1907
NLB/34/744Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Edward Bagnall Poulton, Fellow of the Royal Society5 March 1907
NLB/36/362Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society18 October 1907
NLB/37/284Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor W [William] A [Augustus] Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society25 February 1908
NLB/38/703Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society23 October 1908
NLB/38/762Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society2 November 1908
NLB/38/741Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society29 October 1908
NLB/40/540Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor W [William] A [Augustus] Tilden FRS23 June 1909
NLB/41/91Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society13 October 1909
NLB/48/101Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William [Augustus] Tilden, [Fellow of the Royal Society]19 May 1913
NLB/47/672Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Tilden KCB, FRS11 March 1913
NLB/50/259Copy letter from [unknown correspondent], to Sir [William Augustus] Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society5 June 1914
NLB/51/607Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Sir William Tilden FRS5 May 1915
NLB/52/421Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William Augustus Tilden, FRS6 December 1915
NLB/52/636Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor Edward Bagnall Poulton, FRS2 February 1916
NLB/52/600Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William Augustus Tilden, FRS27 January 1916
RR/18/191Referee's report by William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'The atomic weight of radium' by Robert Whytlaw-Gray and William Ramsay6 January 1912
RR/20/57Referee's report by William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'The capacity for heat of metals at low temperatures' by Ernest Howard Griffiths28 April 1913
RR/19/56Referee's report by William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'On the variation with temperature of the rate of a chemical change' by Augustus George Vernon Harcourt25 May 1912
NLB/54/599Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to K. B. C. Bennett Esquire2 July 1917
RR/9/241Referee's report by James Dewar, on a paper 'On the solubility of salts in water at high temperatures' by William Augustus Tilden and William Ashwell Shenstone10 May 1884
NLB/56/811Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William [Augustus] Tilden, FRS2 June 1919
NLB/56/425Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Joseph [John] Thomson, President of the Royal Society10 February 1919
NLB/55/147Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William Tilden, FRS19 December 1917
NLB/56/754Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William [Augustus] Tilden, FRS19 May 1919
NLB/58/159Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William [Augustus] Tilden, FRS22 March 1920
NLB/58/419Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William [Augustus] Tilden, FRS4 May 1920
NLB/58/508Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William [Augustus] Tilden, FRS14 May 1920
RR/12/32Referee's report by William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'On the composition of water by volume' by Alexander Scott22 March 1893
RR/11/37Referee's report by William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'Constitution of the terpenes camphors and camphor acid' by John Norman Collie19 November 1891
RR/11/275Letter from William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'On the metallurgy of lead' by J H Hannay to the Secretary of the Royal Society15 July 1893
RR/11/276Letter from William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'On the metallurgy of lead' by J H Hannay to the Secretary of the Royal Society28 July 1893
RR/14/93Referee's report by William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'The electrical conductivity and luminosity of flames containing vaporised salts' by Arthur Smithells, Harry Medforth Dawson and Harold Albert Wilson21 November 1898
RR/14/19Letter from William Augustus Tilden, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, regarding a paper 'The pharmacology of aconitine, diacetyl-aconitine, benzaconine, and aconine, considered in relation to their chemical constitution' by John Theodore Cash and Wyndham Rowland Dunstan20 January 1898
NLB/57/142Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William Tilden, FRS29 July 1919
RR/13/290Second referee's report by George Carey Foster, on a paper 'The electric conductivity of nitric acid' by Victor Herbert Veley and [John Job] Manley 8 January 1898
RR/14/180Referee's report by William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'On the action of heat on the absorption-spectra an chemical constitution of saline substances' by Walter Noel Hartley21 October 1899
RR/14/182Referee's report by William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'On the action of heat on the absorption-spectra an chemical constitution of saline substances. Part III' by Walter Noel Hartley7 November 1899
RR/13/286Referee's report by William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'The electric conductivity of nitric acid' by Victor Herbert Veley and [John Job] Manley28 November 1897
RR/13/288Letter from George Carey Foster, on a paper 'The electric conductivity of nitric acid' by Victor Herbert Veley and [John Job] Manley to Richard Tetley Glazebrook26 December 1897
NLB/57/95Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Mrs Cowland; 17 Arundel Gardens, W18 July 1919
RR/14/221Referee's report by William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'Vapour-density of bromine at high temperatures' by E P Perman and G A S Atkinson18 November 1899
RR/14/277Referee's report by William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'On the electrical conductivity of flames containing salt vapours' by Harold Albert Wilsonnd [March 1899]
NLB/55/530Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William [Augustus] Tilden, FRS17 May 1918
NLB/63/34Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William [Augustus] Tilden, FRS16 June 1922
NLB/65/365Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William [Augustus] Tilden, FRS19 October 1923
NLB/55/853Copy letter from [Dr.] Arthur Schuster, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William [Augustus] Tilden, FRS16 October 1918
RR/9/242Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on a paper 'On the solubility of salts in water at high temperatures' by William Augustus Tilden and William Ashwell Shenstone15 January 1884
RR/11/36Letter from William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'Constitution of the terpenes camphors and camphor acid' by John Norman Collie to John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, Secretary of the Royal Society19 November 1891
NLB/63/444Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William Tilden, FRS, The Oaks, Northwood, Middlesex14 October 1922
NLB/65/357Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to H. S. Wright Esq.; Charterhouse, E.C.1.19 October 1923
RR/13/287Letter from William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'The electric conductivity of nitric acid' by Victor Herbert Veley and [John Job] Manley to Richard Tetley Glazebrook4 December 1897
RR/15/3Referee's report by William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'The thermo-chemistry of the alloys of copper and zinc' by T J Baker12 December 1900
RR/15/286Referee's report by William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'The electrical conductivity of air and salt vapours' by Harold Albert Wilson26 March 1901
NLB/19/548Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Carey Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society28 October 1899
NLB/25/691Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Augustus Tilden, Fellow of the Royal Society 10 December 1902
NLB/47/689Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Tilden FRS14 March 1913
RR/17/21Referee's report by William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'On the refractive indices of gaseous potassium, zinc, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, selenium and tellurium' by Clive Cuthbertson and E Parr Metcalfe5 December 1906
RR/17/86Referee's report by William Augustus Tilden, on two papers 'The evolution of nitric oxide in the decomposition of guncotton' and 'The estimation of small quantities of nitric peroxide' by R Robertson and S Napper28 July 1906
RR/10/206Referee's report by William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'An investigation of a case of gradual chemical change' by W H Pendlebury and Margaret Seward14 January 1889
RR/12/106Referee's report by William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'Chemical analysis of the meteoric stone found at Makariwa, near Invercargill, New Zealand, in the year 1886' by Lazarus Fletcher26 January 1894
RR/19/8Referee's report by William Augustus Tilden, on a paper 'Studies on the processes operative in solutions (XXX) and on enzyme action (XX).—The nature of enzymes and of their action as hydrolytic agents' by Henry Edward Armstrong and Edward Frankland Armstrong18 October 1912
NLB/57New Letter Book volume 57, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration27 June 1919-27 February 1920
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