Authorised form of nameLewis; William (1708 - 1781)
Dates1708 - 1781
Place of birthRichmond, Surrey, England
Place of deathKingston, Surrey
Date of death21 January 1781
Dates and placesBaptism:
20 June 1708
Richmond, Surrey
Research fieldChemistry
Chemical technology
Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1725); Emmanuel College, Cambridge; MB (1731)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election31/10/1745
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Copley Medal 1754
RelationshipsSon of William Lewis, brewer, of Richmond, Surrey
Bulloch's Roll; DSB; Venn
There is a William Lewis (1714-1781) entry in DNB, but according to index to BR it is inaccurate. Details of education and family from Venn.
Royal Society codeNA6814
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/2/521Paper, 'Experimental examination of platina, paper three' by William Lewis1754
MS/391/58Bond of William Lewis to the Treasurer of the Royal Society16 January 1746
L&P/2/525Paper, 'Experimental examination of platina, paper four' by William Lewis1754
L&P/2/519Paper, 'Experimental examination of platina, paper 3' by William Lewis1754
L&P/3/228Paper, 'Experimental examination of platina, paper 5. Alloys of platina and gold' by William Lewis1757
L&P/3/231Paper, 'Experimental examination of platina, paper 6' from William Lewis1757
L&P/2/508Paper, 'Experiments with platina' by William Lewis1758
EC/1745/12Lewis, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society31 October 1745
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